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Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Inc

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Causes: Animal-Related, Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: The mission of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Inc. is Education, Conservation and Rehabilitation for the welfare of Florida''s natural fauna.


The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is a lead response team for the Federal Marine Mammal Stranding Network, assisting with all marine mammal strandings from central Walton County west to the Alabama state line. The refuge stranding team is trained to stabilize and transport distressed marine animals and sea turtles. Stranding Center staff is instrumental in collecting data and samples for use by state and federal agencies for important research and tracking.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is a worthy organization and provides a valuable service to the Northwest Florida "Emerald Coast" by providing rescue, rehabiliation and release of native wildlife. In addition, they serve an educational purpose in the community with their outreach efforts in the areas of wildlife care and conservation. I am proud to be associated with the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge located in Destin, Florida.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am constantly amazed at the knowledge, expertise, dedication and passion of both the staff and the volunteers. Their commitment to saving the lives of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife is above and beyond the call of duty. On call 24 hours a day, no animal in need goes without.

Review from Guidestar