Shell believes that by working together we can win. That is why we partner and engage with responsible organizations to leverage their expertise and ensure our investments make the most impact. Learn more about our key Conservation Partners below.
Shell believes that by working together we can win. That is why we partner and engage with responsible organizations to leverage their expertise and ensure our investments make the most impact.
America’s WETLAND Foundation
The America's WETLAND Foundation elevates issues facing the Gulf Coast, specifically those of wetlands loss, and increases support for efforts to conserve and save coastal Louisiana. Shell has been in partnership with AWF since 2003 and is now the foundation’s World Sponsor. http://www.americaswetland.com/
Coastal Conservation Association
The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a non-profit marine resource conservation organization comprised of 18 state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific seaboards. CCA’s strength is drawn from the more than 125,000 recreational saltwater anglers who make up its membership. On all three coasts, CCA’s broad grassroots efforts influence the conservation, restoration and enhancement of our coastal marine resources through habitat creation, marine science and advocacy. Shell has partnered with CCA since 2005 to complete many key conservation and habitat projects across the Gulf Coast and beyond.
CCA Website: http://www.joincca.org/
Building Conservation Trust:
In 2010, Shell Oil Company announced that it would provide $1.5 million in funding over three years to the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) habitat program. In 2013, the Building Conservation Trust (BCT) was officially created as CCA’s national habitat program. BCT has created a model for the successful collaboration of businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies to revitalize critical habitat and establish a vibrant foundation for the marine ecosystem. The grassroots-driven projects achieve one or more of five key objectives: restore degraded habitats; create new habitats; advance the science of coastal habitat restoration and marine fisheries conservation; foster habitat stewardship; and educate coastal communities of the value of conservation. Shell Oil Company continues to support Building Conservation Trust’s habitat projects through its ongoing partnership.
BCT Website: https://www.buildingconservation.org/
Ducks Unlimited (DU) is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Since 1983, Shell and DU have partnered on the Gulf Coast to conserve wetlands and waterfowl in Texas and Louisiana. Through the Gulf Coast Initiative, a part of DU’s Rescue Our Wetlands campaign, Shell and other public and private partners fund DU’s comprehensive conservation efforts on the coast to benefit residents of and visitors to Louisiana and Texas. The goal of the program is to stem the loss of wetland habitat along the Texas and Louisiana coast in order to provide:
- Increased quality habitat for waterfowl, fish and wildlife
- Improved protection against storm surges
- Decreased coastal erosion
- Improved lifestyle conditions for Shell employees (recreation venues, economic vitality, flood protection, etc.)
- Protection of Shell's Gulf Coast assets and infrastructure
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
NFWF was created by Congress in 1984 and has become one of the world’s largest conservation grant-makers. They work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore our nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Shell’s partnership with NFWF was initiated in 1990.
To foster the health of the Gulf of Mexico’s marine ecosystems, the National Fish and Wildlife partnered with the Shell Oil Company in 1998 to establish the Shell Marine Habitat Program (link). Through this program, grants are awarded to support conservation and restoration activities that benefit key species and their habitats along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
Founded in 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) provides private funding for transformational projects supported by sound science with measurable results and meaningful impact. Statewide projects ranging from priority land acquisitions to habitat restoration and improvements to state parks ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy, explore, and be inspired by the wild things and wild places in Texas. A partner of TPWF since 2006, Shell recently supported the construction of the Shell Reef, a new artificial reef off the coast of Port O’Connor that will provide high-quality fishing and recreational opportunities for Texans.
The Nature Conservancy
A leading conservation organization in the United States and around the world, The Nature Conservancy works with public and private partners to ensure our lands and waters are protected for future generations. Shell began our partnership with The Nature Conservancy in 1990 and is now a Global partner working around the world to protect habitats and address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, urban strategies and conservation lands.
Wildlife Habitat Council
Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) partners with corporations, fellow conservation organizations and government agencies to empower and recognize wildlife habitat and conservation education programs. Our members are environmental leaders at local, national and global levels, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them. Since 1988, WHC has certified more than 1,000 habitat and education programs worldwide. A WHC member since 2002, Shell and its employee volunteers have developed and maintained WHC-certified wildlife habitat at company sites in Texas, Louisiana and Canada.