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715 L St.
99501 Anchorage , AK
United States
61° 12' 54.9864" N, 149° 54' 11.3256" W
Alaska US
Organization Overview: 

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:

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NOAA Ocean Service 1305 East West Highway
20910 Silver Spring , MD
United States
39° 0' 14.94" N, 77° 2' 21.03" W
Maryland US
Organization Overview: 

The 95,331 miles of ocean and Great Lakes coastlines are home to almost 153 million people, about 53 percent or the total U.S. population. Our nation’s coasts host a variety of industrial and business activities—fisheries, energy facilities, marine transportation, and recreation—that contribute tens of billions of dollars to the economy per year. Our ports handle about $700 billion in merchandise, the cruise industry generates $12 billion annually, and retail expenditure on recreational boating account for over $30 billion nationwide.

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1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 5128
20230 Washington , DC
United States
38° 53' 31.5996" N, 77° 1' 55.1316" W
District Of Columbia US
Organization Overview: 

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.

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1133 Fifteenth St. N.W. Suite 1100
20005 Washington , DC
United States
38° 54' 17.4708" N, 77° 2' 2.4108" W
District Of Columbia US
Organization Overview: 

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is committed to achieving measurable outcomes and will use the best science available to focus its efforts and regularly define, evaluate and reevaluate where and how it makes its conservation investments.With this clear “stake in the ground,” the Foundation intends to put itself at the forefront of a movement to drive accountability for sustainable conservation results.

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Suite 1010 , Higher Ed Center 111 East Las Olas Blvd.
33301 Fort Lauderdale , FL
United States
26° 7' 27.3792" N, 80° 7' 44.0436" W
Florida US
Organization Overview: 

The Florida Atlantic University Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) mission was to work with policymakers and the public in the pursuit of options for managing growth while preserving natural systems, promoting a strong economy, and planning livable communities. In 2010, CUES closed down due to Florida’s state budget reductions for higher education.

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Ariel Rios Building 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
20460 Washington , DC
United States
38° 53' 38.04" N, 77° 1' 44.04" W
District Of Columbia US
Organization Overview: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has ten Regional offices, each of which is responsible for the execution of the Agency's programs within several states and territories.

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3734 Ben Walters Lane
99603 Homer , AK
United States
59° 38' 40.56" N, 151° 31' 15.6" W
Alaska US
Organization Overview: 

Cook Inletkeeper is a citizen-based, non-profit whose mission is to protect the health of Alaska’s Cook Inlet watershed. They combine education, research and advocacy to advance and improve the health of the watershed through restoration and protection measures.

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PO Box 101145
99510 Anchorage , AK
United States
61° 13' 5.16" N, 149° 54' 1.08" W
Alaska US
Organization Overview: 

Founded in 1994, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to protecting the long-term health of Alaska’s marine ecosystems and sustaining the working waterfronts of our state’s coastal communities.

Our members include fishermen, subsistence harvesters, marine scientists, business owners, conservationists, families, and others who care deeply about Alaska’s oceans.

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444 North Capitol Street, NW Suite 725
20003 Washington , DC
United States
38° 53' 54.8556" N, 77° 0' 34.812" W
District Of Columbia US
Organization Overview: 

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest.

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United States
21° 7' 31.7928" N, 95° 48' 2.8116" W
US

Project Summary

The coastal zone of the Gulf and Caribbean coasts of Mexico is extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts. These areas are already threatened by habitat degradation, ecosystem fragmentation, increased development and population growth, and a lack of coastal zone legislation to guide management and protection. There is an urgent need to develop an integrated Environmental Strategic Plan for the coastal zone with the involvement of government, university sectors, and stakeholders, and to develop a regional coastal zone program and legislation.

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