Our Stories

The Conservancy has helped to protect more than 3 million acres along the Gulf of Mexico.


Connecting Communities to the Coast

The Conservancy is partnering with communities and other organizations to establish conservation corps crews across the Gulf of Mexico.

Protecting America's Great Swamp Forest

The Nature Conservancy added 5,359 acres in the Atchafalaya River Basin to our preserve system on July 2, 2015!

#LoveOurGulf Slideshow

The Nature Conservancy in the Gulf of Mexico would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our inaugural #LoveOurGulf Photo Contest! There were over 190 entries and unfortunately, there could only be three winners. See the winning photographs by watching this slideshow.

Sweet Home Alabama

"People like me — and the hundreds of other volunteers... are part of the solution." Katherine Sather talks about her experience volunteering to restore the Gulf.

People are Part of the Solution in the Gulf

Q&A with Minor Sinclair of Oxfam America about a new partnership with the Conservancy.

Animals of the Gulf

Watch a slideshow introducing some of the Gulf's most fascinating creatures.

Science and Restoration

Constructing Half Moon Reef

Watch a video about Half Moon Reef, one of the largest and most innovative oyster reef restoration projects in the country.

Rebuilding our Economy, Restoring Our Environment

Read our latest report on new and expanded opportunities for Gulf Coast businesses and communities. Or download a PDF.

We're in Your Backyard! Click to Explore.

"Explore this interactive map of current and historical projects in the Gulf and learn about the places and wildlife we work to protect".

Conservation Goes to the Cloud

Our cloud-based program puts restoration at your fingertips so you can try your hand at restoring the Gulf. How could sea level rise affect Pensacola Bay? Where are the most promising places for oyster restoration?

Visit an Oyster Reef

Our interactive oyster reef shows why oysters are so much more than just a delicious appetizer.

2011: Experts Predict Largest Gulf "Dead Zone" on Record

As a result of extreme flooding throughout the Mississippi River Valley this spring, the "dead zone" could threaten seafood production, livelihoods and marine life.



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