South Carolina's South Lowcountry encompasses the Savannah and New-Wright rivers and extends through the Calibogue Sound, Port Royale Sound, and Fripp-Trenchars estuarine systems. The priority habitat of the region is wetlands covering 56,915 acres. The wetlands provide important habitat for waterfowl and other wetland-dependent wildlife, including threatened or endangered species and fishery resources. Highlights of this area include 6 active bald eagle nesting territories, 12 active rookeries (some containing up to 2,500 nesting pairs of egrets, ibis, and herons) and populations of American alligators. To date, the Conservancy has helped to protect 34,336 acres in the South Lowcountry.
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