Wildlife of America's Gulf Coast

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Wildlife of America's Gulf Coast

Jessica Bibza

Senior Specialist for Wildlife Policy

John Kanter

Senior Wildlife Biologist

Hilary Barbour

Director of Gift Planning

Rice’s Whale Audible

The Gulf of Mexico is a national treasure, a haven to over 15,000 wildlife species, from dolphins and whales to turtles and manatees, spanning from Mexico to Florida. This region also serves as home to thousands of communities where 50 million people live, work, and play.

Join John Kanter, Senior Wildlife Biologist, and Jessica Bibza, Senior Specialist for Wildlife Policy and Marine Biologist, as they explore the amazing species of the Gulf Coast, from song birds to manatees, and highlight some of the most awe-inspiring migrations that occur in this area and beyond. Enjoy learning about the iconic species that depend on this important region, the threats they face, and how anyone can make a difference to give them a brighter future.

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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