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Waterfowl among first beneficiaries of oil spill criminal settlement

HOUSTON – Nov. 15, 2013 – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced five projects to restore and enhance habitats for species impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster, including the Gulf Coast Migratory Waterfowl Enhancement Project. Funded through the NFWF-administered Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, these are the first restoration projects in Texas resulting from the RESTORE Act.

Ducks Unlimited celebrates victory for Gulf Coast restoration

Ducks Unlimited is pleased that key elements of the RESTORE Act were included in the Surface Transportation Extension Act reported out of conference committee today.

Shell Oil Company Contributes Half-Million to Gulf Coast Restoration

Shell Oil Company recently donated $250,000 to Ducks Unlimited, reaching the half-million dollar mark in their support of DU's ongoing efforts to protect and restore rapidly disappearing coastal wetland habitats in Louisiana.

Policy News 3-16

DU to sportsmen: Ask Congress to direct oil spill fines back to Gulf Coast restoration; DU helps protect Miss. land grants funding from massive budget cuts; Natural Resources Trustees announce $1 billion down payment for Gulf Coast restoration efforts

Policy News 3-15

One year later: DU joins NWF to update sportsmen on Gulf spill restoration efforts, Teleconference set for April 20 at 8 p.m. EDT; DU and SCI victorious in effort to protect hunting on public lands, court rules waterfowl hunting can proceed on national wildlife refuges

Media Advisory for Monday, April 18, 2011

Concerned hunters and anglers join to discuss the Gulf oil spill's ongoing effects on coastal Louisiana's wildlife and habitats on a tele-town hall with Larry Schweiger of the National Wildlife Federation and Dale Hall, CEO of DU.

Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later

Join DU and NWF on national teleconference call this Wednesday (4/21/11) at 8 p.m. EDT

Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative program update

Responding to the possible impacts of the Louisiana oil spill in June 2010, Ducks Unlimited, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Natural Resources Conservation Service partnered up to put habitat on the ground for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. In this video update, DU CEO Dale Hall explains the benefits of this partnership.

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Information and Resources

Information and resources on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf oil spill puts millions of Canada's migratory birds at risk

While the Gulf oil spill certainly has far-reaching consequences for people, the environment and industry, from a purely bird-centric view, the spill occurred in one of the worst possible places.

Ducks Unlimited, Partners Improve Atchafalaya Wetlands

Ducks Unlimited continues commitment to wetlands conservation in Louisiana.

U.S. senators, DU staff member rally for protection of migratory birds in wake of oil spill

Ryan Heiniger, DU director of conservation programs for Minnesota and Iowa, met with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN) and others to discuss repercussions of the Gulf oil spill on North America's migratory birds.

Faces of the Gulf Coast: Byron Prest

Plaquemines Parish DU chairman talks about the oil spill.

Faces of the Gulf Coast: Frank Jurisich

Frank Jurisich, an oyster fisherman from Empire, Louisiana, shares his story of the Gulf Coast and the oil spill.

Faces of the Gulf Coast: Tommy and Emmy Ware

Tommy and Emmy Ware, father-daughter hunters and fishermen from Diamondhead, Mississippi, share their oil spill story.

DU scientist interviewed on national radio program

Ducks Unlimited's Dr. Tom Moorman appeared as a guest on Diane Rehm's National Public Radio program Monday, June 21, 9-10 a.m. CDT.

Gulf Coast Band Recoveries

The impact of the oil released as a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion has obvious implications for residents – both wildlife and people – who rely on Gulf Coast wetlands for their livelihood. What may not be as apparent, however, is the continental significance of this coastal landscape for waterfowl.

Gulf Oil Spill Media Coverage

Oil spill news coverage related to Ducks Unlimited

Gulf Oil Spill Q&A

Questions and answers from the experts about Gulf Coast habitat and the oil spill

DU Gulf Coast Response Team

Ducks Unlimited's Gulf Coast Response Team was formed to address the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico and to lead the coastal marsh restoration efforts in the region.

DU's Response to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Ducks Unlimited's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Information

Resources for those directly affected by the Gulf oil spill

Gulf Coast Facts & Figures

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Videos

Ducks Unlimited's video collection about the Gulf Coast and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Ducks Unlimited Gulf Oil Spill Resource Center

Ducks Unlimited's resource center for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Tom Moorman's Letter on the Gulf Coast

A letter from Dr. Tom Moorman, head of DU's Gulf Coast Response Team, on the state of Gulf Coast habitat before and after the oil spill

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