National Fish and Wildlife Foundation projects
Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
Executive Director and CEO, NFWF
"Over the past 24 months, conservation projects supported by the Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife have expanded the habitats for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds and boosted survival rates for endangered sea turtle hatchlings. They [the projects] will have lasting benefits for these and many other species."
Progress to date
- Sea turtle hatchling. Improved sea turtle hatchling success across 78 miles of priority Florida beaches, resulting in approximately 80,000-100,000 additional sea turtle hatchlings annually.
- Wetland habitat. Restored more than 500,000 acres of wetland habitat to benefit hundreds of thousands of migratory waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds each year.
- Wildlife rescue facilities. Enhanced the capacity of 14 wildlife rescue facilities to treat injured marine mammals and sea turtles.
- Bird nesting sites. Protected critical migratory bird nesting sites on 30 islands and beaches.
- Oyster reefs. Restored more than 3.5 miles of oyster reefs, which in turn protect sensitive coastal habitats.
- Sea turtle protection. Reduced by-catch of sea turtles as well as valuable recreational and commercial fish (bluefin tuna and red snapper) by providing more than 500 Gulf fishermen with special equipment.