The Gulf of Mexico teems with life – from the coastal forest and wetlands to the coral reefs and deep-water sponges – that support a vast economic engine that feeds into the nation’s economy. Yet decades of degradation have taken its toll here, on the world’s 9th largest body of water.

The Nature Conservancy has worked in this region for more than 35 years and is committed to long-term restoration – projects that will restore the health and resiliency of the Gulf for millions of people who depend on it for their way of life.

Zoom in and click on the points to learn more about our work in each of the Gulf states.

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  • Restoration project: Current and ongoing conservation and restoration projects
  • Historical project: A selection of long standing and Conservancy legacy projects and preserves
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