Our coastal areas are under constant development pressure, suffer from pollution, and face new challenges brought on by climate change, including sea level rise, ocean warming, and acidification. The National Wildlife Federation currently has a strong program working with partners on the restoration of the coastal wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta, on the ecological restoration of the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil disaster, and on coastal resilience along the Atlantic Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. We plan to expand this work with the long-term goal that coastal ecosystems are managed to reduce impacts of climate change and other coastal hazards in ways that protect coastal communities, economies, and important fish and wildlife habitat.
The National Wildlife Federation's goal, as laid out in our strategic plan, is to protect and restore coastal ecosystems to sustain fisheries and wildlife and to protect people and wildlife from rising sea levels and intensifying coastal storms. We plan to do this by:
Tell your members of Congress to save America's vulnerable wildlife by supporting the Recovering America's Wildlife Act.Read More
Residents are taking the first steps toward recovery for people and wildlife, following the devastating hurricanes that struck the Caribbean last fall.Read More
Take stunning wildlife photos without disturbing your subject.Read More
The Arctic is a unique ecosystem of extremes, but human activities are threatening this incredible wild place.Read More
You don't have to travel far to join us for an event. Attend an upcoming event with one of our regional centers or affiliates.