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  • Vanishing Paradise : Press Room : Vanishing Paradise Lauds Visionary Coastal Master Plan
    its draft 2012 Coastal Master Plan Thursday Vanishing Paradise urged state officials to ensure that the final plan uses the best available science to create a bold clear vision for the future of the Mississippi River Delta s wetlands and communities We are rapidly losing our Mississippi River Delta and its surrounding wetlands at the rate of about a football field of land per hour which puts people and wildlife at an increased risk each and every year said a statement by Vanishing Paradise A healthier safer stronger coast for this Sportsman s Paradise will become reality only through bold actions based on the best available science that helps us clearly understand the possibilities for restoring and protecting our delta for future generations We call on Louisiana s leaders as well as hunters and anglers from across the state to support a comprehensive science based approach to restoration as the draft plan moves through the review process Contact Emily Guidry Schatzel guidrye nwf org 225 253 9781 newer older Search Join VP on Recent Blogs 04 27 16 The Bonnet Carré Provides Plenty of Recreational Opportunities 04 14 16 Register for Conservation on Tap April 20th 04 06 16 Florida

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Articles : New Report Shows U.S. Wetland Losses Accelerating
    and estuarine intertidal wetlands in America s coastal regions were lost three times faster than during the previous study period About 25 000 acres of salt marsh disappeared each year between 2004 and 2009 Eighty three percent of these acres were lost to open water predominantly through subsidence and sea level rise More than 140 000 acres of bottomland hardwood forests were lost each year in the United States between 2004 and 2009 These seasonally flooded wetlands in the South and Southeast provide vital wintering habitat for ducks Since the 1950s the United States has lost more than 26 million acres of coastal wetlands bottomland hardwood forests and freshwater marshes an amount equivalent to the surface area of Lakes Superior and Erie combined Wetlands are among nature s most productive ecosystems providing habitat for waterfowl fish and many other species of wildlife Freshwater wetlands alone cover only 1 percent of the earth s surface but provide habitat for more than 40 percent of the world s species Coastal wetlands are similarly productive and diverse For example 66 percent of marine fish rely on coastal wetlands at some stage in their life cycle Wetlands also provide a host of important societal benefits including recreational opportunities floodwater storage groundwater recharge and water purification The Department of Interior s Status and Trends of Wetlands serves as a report card on our nation s wetlands said Paul Schmidt chief conservation officer for DU and with wetland losses now outstripping wetland gains the findings in the 2004 2009 report are discouraging The accelerating losses documented in the report are especially troubling in light of current federal budget discussions centered on future funding for wetland conservation programs Significant cuts to federal funding for wetland conservation programs would result in further dramatic increases in the rate of wetland loss in the United States Schmidt said Funding for programs such as the North American Wetlands Conservation Act the Wetlands Reserve Program and the Land and Water Conservation Fund is essential to protect our wetlands and wildlife safeguard the quality and quantity of our nation s fresh water and preserve our hunting and fishing heritage The report s findings highlight the significance of the habitat restoration and conservation efforts of DU and its partners while underscoring the need for strong federal wetland policies and programs Everyone who cares about wetlands wildlife and the health of our nation s environment and economy should contact their members of Congress and urge them to support funding for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act Wetlands Reserve Program and Land and Water Conservation Fund said Dale Hall Ducks Unlimited CEO We agree that the deficit must be controlled and our nation s debt must be reduced but Congress should avoid slashing funding for conservation programs that produce a positive return on investment for our nation s economy Overall hunting and fishing support more than 1 6 million jobs and generate more than 25 billion a year in federal state and local taxes Hunters and

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Press Room
    anglers calling for Congress to dedicate Clean Water Act penalties from last summer s oil disaster to Gulf Coast restoration The oil disaster has jeopardized already degraded wildlife habitats that read more Feb 25 Cast and Blast Giveaway Announced FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baton Rouge February 25 2011 It s a sportsman s dream come true a two day three night cast and blast vacation for you and a friend courtesy of Captain Ryan Lambert and Cajun Fishing Adventures Round trip airfare for two is also included provided by Vanishing Paradise Cajun Fishing Adventures named one of the top five read more Feb 17 B A S S signs VP letter urging Congress to restore Louisiana s Coast B A S S today added its name to Vanishing Paradise s growing list of sportsmen s organizations signing a letter to Congress urging it to dedicate the resources and implement policies needed to restore Louisiana s imperiled coastal wetlands The letter authored by the National Wildlife Federation s Vanishing Paradise campaign and Ducks Unlimited was signed by the three owners of read more Feb 02 Michael Iaconelli Joins Effort to Protect Restore Louisiana s Coastal Wetlands Michael Iaconelli one of professional bass fishing s elite anglers and host of City Limits Fishing on the Versus Network is giving his support to help the National Wildlife Federation and Louisiana Wildlife Federation raise awareness for the need to restore and protect Louisiana s imperiled coastal wetlands Iaconelli s Professional Edge Fishing has joined with more than read more Feb 01 DU Calls Attention to Threatened Gulf Coastal Wetlands On the 14TH Annual World Wetlands Day Tomorrow marks the 14th annual celebration of World Wetlands Day when government agencies non governmental organizations and citizens seize the opportunity to recognize the importance of wetland ecosystems for humans and wildlife alike In light of this past year s Deepwater Horizon oil spill Ducks Unlimited is using this read more Jan 27 Vanishing Paradise Praises House Bill Amendment to Dedicate Gulf Oil Spill Fines to Gulf Restoration House Democratic Amendment Similar to Recently Introduced Bill by GOP Congressman Scalise Vanishing Paradise commended an amendment in an updated oil spill response bill introduced last night by U S Rep Ed Markey D Ma that would implement a key recommendation by the bipartisan oil spill commission The recommendation is for Congress to dedicate 80 percent read more Jan 12 Oil Spill Commission Says Congress Should Use BP Fines for Gulf Restoration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baton Rouge LA January 12 2011 Commission Recommendation Echoes Mabus Report to President Today Vanishing Paradise is calling on Congress to heed a key recommendation in the final report from the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling The recommendation is that Congress should dedicate read more Jan 06 B A S S Backs Wildlife Federations Coastal Restoration Efforts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baton Rouge LA January 6 2011 The 2011 Bassmaster Classic to be held Feb 18 20 in New

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Employment
    restoration projects and a strong plan for hurricane protection throughout the Gulf with an emphasis on coastal Louisiana Mississippi and possibly Alabama This role will require frequent travel to meet with and cultivate constituents grasstops Learn more and apply online If you are seeking volunteer opportunities please contact Andy McDaniels About Our Mission Advisory Council Pro Staff Sponsors News Media Employment Search Join VP on Recent Blogs 04 27 16

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Cabela's Sporting Dog Adventures
    to be part of the popular hunting dog show Cabela s Sportingdog Adventures Our very own Andy McDaniels returns for season 5 as the host of Conservation Corner a feature on each episode Catch us and Rommel the Labrador on the Pursuit Channel every Wednesday at 11 30 pm Thursday at 7 30 pm and Saturday at 9 pm Vanishing Paradise is a project of the National Wildlife Federation Featured Episodes Season 5 Season 3 Conservation Corner Season 4 Ep 1 Introduction 41s Ep 2 Getting Kids Outdoors Ep 3 The Need to Preserve Wetlands Ep 4 Waterfowl and the Delta Ep 5 Fishing in the Delta Ep 6 The Need for Conservation Ep 7 How the Delta Formed Ep 8 Contributing Factors Ep 9 More Contributing Factors Ep 10 Solutions Exist Ep 11 Sediment Diversions Mimic Nature Ep 12 Wax Lake Outlet Search Join VP on Recent Blogs 04 27 16 The Bonnet Carré Provides Plenty of Recreational Opportunities 04 14 16 Register for Conservation on Tap April 20th 04 06 16 Florida Bay A Vision of Paradise in Decline Vanishing Paradise was launched in 2009 by Ducks Unlimited and National Wildlife Federation to advocate for restoration of the

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Vanishing Paradise Playlist
    Wax Lake Delta increases every year and the area is now prime wintering grounds for the ducks and geese that travel the Central and Mississippi Flyways Watch Restore the Gulf Coast Call Your Senators FEB 2012 Almost 2 years after the BP Oil Spill Congress still has not acted Watch Waterfowl Season Opens in Vanishing Paradise DEC 2011 On opening day hunters took to the delta with high hopes for the season Watch Sportsmen to Congress Restore the Delta JUL 2011 Five outdoor industry leaders came up to D C in 2011 to talk to their legislators about the need to dedicate BP s oil spill penalties to comprehensive restoration 3m4s Watch Restoration Wins Big at 2011 Bassmaster Classic MAR 2011 B A S S anglers Kevin Van Dam and Mike Iaconelli talk about the importance of the delta and how we can help restore it 3m21s Watch Sportsmen Unite for Coastal Louisiana Vanishing Paradise AUG 2010 Bob Marshall and Ducks Unlimited Chief Biologist Dale Humburg explains the importance of the delta to migratory ducks and the impact concerns from the 2010 oil disaster 2m16s Watch Vanishing Paradise APR 2010 Since the 1930 s Louisiana has lost over 1 900

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  • Vanishing Paradise : Outdoor Kitchen Show
    camp and we ll take you with us on outdoor adventures all over the South If you re looking for Cajun culture and recipes this is the place Visit their website for air times and more recipes Search Join VP on Recent Blogs 04 27 16 The Bonnet Carré Provides Plenty of Recreational Opportunities 04 14 16 Register for Conservation on Tap April 20th 04 06 16 Florida Bay A

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  • Vanishing Paradise : News & Updates : Two Whole Foods Stores Designate Vanishing Paradise For Community Giving Day
    your calendar On Wednesday April 20th you can support our efforts to help restore Coastal Louisiana s waterfowl and fishing habitats by shopping at Whole Foods Both the Whole Foods Market stores in Baton Rouge and Lafayette have designated Vanishing Paradise a sportsmen outreach program by the National Wildlife Federation for its upcoming Community Giving Day on April 20th Five percent of the day s proceeds at each store will be donated to our program Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day is a designated day during which a Whole Foods Market store gives a percentage of store sales to a chosen Community Partner We are honored that both the Baton Rouge and Lafayette leadership teams selected the Vanishing Paradise program as their Community Partner You can also join us that evening at either location for craft brew and a chat during Conservation on Tap newer older Search Join VP on Recent Blogs 04 27 16 The Bonnet Carré Provides Plenty of Recreational Opportunities 04 14 16 Register for Conservation on Tap April 20th 04 06 16 Florida Bay A Vision of Paradise in Decline Vanishing Paradise was launched in 2009 by Ducks Unlimited and National Wildlife Federation to advocate for

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