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FERC Relicensing Engagement in the Mobile Bay Basin

World Wildlife Fund

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2011
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama

About this grant

The Mobile Bay Basin is host to one of the greatest arrays of aquatic freshwater species in the continental United States, yet the region has experienced a staggering loss of biodiversity that can primarily be attributed to the habitat loss and fragmentation caused by dams and other modifications to rivers and streams. The relicensing of several hydropower facilities in the basin provides a valuable opportunity to improve conditions for the remaining freshwater species. With previous support, the World Wildlife Fund’s Southeastern Rivers and Streams Program promoted the protection and enhancement of aquatic ecosystems during the relicensing processes under way in the Mobile Bay Basin. Renewal support will enable the organization to continue this effort. The fund, one of the largest conservation organizations in the world, has more than one million members in the United States alone.