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Led by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the Mississippi Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.
Mississippi’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
Lying directly above the geographic center of the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi is in the main flyway for transgulf bird migrants. Black bear wander the bottomlands along the Mississippi, Pearl and Pascagoula Rivers. The Gulf sturgeon spends much of its life in marine environments of the Mississippi Sound, but moves to the freshwater of the Pearl and Pascagoula Rivers to spawn.
Mississippi’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy shows how urban and suburban development, incompatible forestry practices and stream channel modification could imperil this spectacular wildlife heritage. If we invest in the strategy today, we can engage all stakeholders in balancing wildlife conservation needs with economic growth and conserve our wildlife for future generations.
A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage
About a dozen organizations and businesses from across Mississippi have come together to spread the word about the Mississippi Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.