A shrimp fisherman sorting his catch off the Alabama coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf Shrimping A shrimp fisherman sorting his catch off the Alabama coast of the Gulf of Mexico. © Ami Vitale

Priority Landscapes

Gulf of Mexico

Conserving the Lands and Waters Central to the Gulf of Mexico’s Way of Life

The Nature Conservancy has been protecting the natural character of the Gulf of Mexico for more than 40 years. We have been saving critical habitat through land acquisition, pioneering on-the-ground and in-the-water restoration projects, and advocating policies to achieve large-scale conservation in each of the Gulf states.

water lilies, cypress, Black Creek, Betty and Crawford Rainwater Perdido River Nature Preserve (2300 Acres on the Florida side of the Perdido River below I-10)
FL061220_D057.tif water lilies, cypress, Black Creek, Betty and Crawford Rainwater Perdido River Nature Preserve (2300 Acres on the Florida side of the Perdido River below I-10) © Beth Maynor Young