The Gulf Coast is one of the most biologically rich places on Earth. The RESTORE Act creates a mechanism to harness penalties from the Deepwater Horizon disaster to benefit this special place with a balance of ecosystem restoration and appropriate economic projects. Download Audubon’s Florida Gulf Ecosystem Priorities for the RESTORE Act to learn more.
Audubon Florida, working in concert with other Gulf state Audubon offices, Gulf Audubon chapters and allied conservation organizations, proposes a science-driven set of priority projects that are likely to have the greatest ecological impact on the entire Gulf coast and especially Florida’s vulnerable coastal areas.
Florida has an important legacy of ecological planning efforts inform restoration of the Gulf of Mexico and its bird populations. In Florida, our ecology IS our economy, and we know that the integrity of the Gulf and its habitats supports our economic well-being.
Audubon is particularly focused on projects and ongoing programs that will help secure the future of waterbirds, seabirds and shorebirds in the Gulf. Birds, including the iconic brown pelican, were especially hard hit during and after the oil spill. Yet issues that threaten these species relate to a larger range of challenges and solutions. Learn more by downloading our latest publication Florida Gulf Ecosystem Priorities for the RESTORE Act.