Louisiana Wetlands

As our wetlands vanish so do our animals, industry and storm protection.

Wetlands Education Partnership

The New Orleans Pelicans and Audubon Nature Institute have a game plan to educate locals and visitors of all ages about coastal wetlands loss and how each of us can help. Together, we'll reach millions of people each year. That's good news for all of us who love Louisiana's coast! Read more about teaming up with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Learn about the Wetlands

Louisiana wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate—every 38 minutes, we lose the equivalent of a football field. 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.

  • 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

Quest for the Coast presented by Chevron

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: A Distance Learning Program at the Aquarium
  • 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

Government documents

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.

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