HOUMA, LOUISIANA – ConocoPhillips announced a donation of $1 million to Ducks Unlimited to support Louisiana coastal wetlands restoration efforts. ConocoPhillips has supported Ducks Unlimited initiatives for more than 20 years and has allocated more than $6.8 million to wetlands restoration efforts since 2012.
“As the largest land owner in the area, ConocoPhillips is committed to playing a key role in the restoration and preservation of the Louisiana wetlands,” said Don Hrap, president, ConocoPhillips Lower 48. “We recognize the land is a crucial habitat for many species of wildlife and our wetlands conservation efforts not only preserve the land’s ability to protect and nourish that wildlife, but also provide benefits to the local community. We are pleased to continue our long history of collaboration with Ducks Unlimited.”
ConocoPhillips, through its subsidiary, The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company LLC, is the largest private wetlands owner in the United States, with approximately 600,000 acres of wetland properties in southeast Louisiana. The company partners with a number of local and state organizations, including Ducks Unlimited, to work on projects in the wetlands. In addition to habitat protection for several species of concern, these projects also focus on habitat restoration. Programs like mangrove planting help protect and reclaim acres of property that are essential to slowing hurricane surge and reducing storm-related flooding. This helps protect the nation’s seafood, maritime trade, and oil and gas industries; protects local home and business investments; and increases the quality of commercial and recreational fishing.
Ducks Unlimited is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, other wildlife and people. For more information visit www.ducks.org.
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ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $75 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,600 employees as of Sept. 30, 2017. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,403 MBOED for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017, and proved reserves were 6.4 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.
Romelia Hinojosa (media)