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Louisiana wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate—every 38 minutes, we lose the equivalent of a football field. When the wetlands vanish so do our animals, our industry and our natural storm protection.
What is a Louisiana Wetland?
In Louisiana, marshes and swamps make up most of our wetlands. The Louisiana wetlands are not only beautiful but functional as they reduce storm damage and coastal erosion, and also provide one of the most productive ecosystems on earth.
Learn about the Wetlands
- Louisiana Swamp—Audubon Zoo
- Louisiana Swamp—Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
- Gulf of Mexico Exhibit—Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
- Mississippi River Gallery—Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Download the Pelicans Mobile app featuring a fun and engaging game to educate users about the coastal issues affecting not only New Orleans and Louisiana, but the entire Gulf South.
Educators, Learn More
- Coast to Classroom: New Distance Learning Program
- Wild-lab.com: an online Earth Science curriculum
- Hurricane on the Bayou Educator Guide: Download and read
- Teacher Workshops: at the Zoo and Aquarium
- Wetland Express: Outreach Vehicle
- NOAA Report Download: Impacts of Oil on Marine Mammals
- USFWS Report Download: Effects of Oil on Wildlife & Habitat
How You Can Help
Support Audubon Nature Institute as we preserve native Louisiana habitats—like the wetlands—by educating our diverse audience about the natural world. Donate now.