The Nature Conservancy has been protecting the natural character of the Gulf of Mexico for more than 40 years. Find out what we’ve accomplished, what we’re working on now, and what the future holds for conservation on the Gulf.
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Read our joint report with Oxfam America on the value of green infrastructure for Gulf coast businesses and communities.

News: Federal help Still Key for Saving the Gulf >

Next to the New Orleans International Airport and alongside Interstate 10 west of the city is a stand of dead and dying bald cypress trees. This once beautiful place, a part of the LaBranche wetlands, is suffering from altered hydrology, land subsidence, and salt-water intrusion that have weakened the trees and made them vulnerable to pests, disease, and storms.

Partnering to Restore a Mississippi Jewel >

The Nature Conservancy is working with public and private partners to restore a jewel in the Mississippi Delta.

Gulf Migrations >

The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most important—yet vastly unprotected—migration corridors on earth.

Students Help Raise Osprey Platform in New Orleans

The Nature Conservancy is excited about a new partnership with The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation and St. Paul’s Episcopal School to create additional Osprey nesting habitat along Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.

Protecting America’s Great Swamp Forest >

The Nature Conservancy is working with a range of partners to restore America’s Great Swamp Forest as part of its Atchafalaya River Basin Initiative.

Connecting Communities to the Coast >

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

Restoring the Gulf - Watch a Video>

The Nature Conservancy is continuing its work conserving the lands and waters central to this region’s way of life. We are restoring shorelines, protecting the Gulf’s waters, ensuring that communities benefit from restoration, and seizing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore this unique and amazing place.

Charting Restoration >

As BP-related funds are planned for expenditure by local, state and federal agencies, it is imperative that plans backed by science, public input and research inform future decision making.

Restoration Is Just Good Business >

Business and community leaders in the Gulf are calling for environmental restoration to create jobs, strengthen communities and contribute to economic renewal. Hear what they have to say.

News and Press >

The Nature Conservancy in the Gulf of Mexico’s latest news and press archive.


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