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New York/Canadian-Media: July has been declared as the Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries celebrates the importance of healthy habitat with this year's focus on Connecting Habitat, Climate, and Communities.
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With a long-standing history of conserving habitat to support healthy fish populations, NOAA Fisheries works to restore habitat to help recover endangered species, and supporting resilient coastal ecosystems, protecting and restoring coastal wetlands, mangroves, coral and oyster reefs, and river habitats are beneficial to fisheries as well as to strengthen coastal resilience to climate change.
$8.3 million in funding for 23 ongoing habitat restoration projects has been recommended for Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Projects to support productive and sustainable fisheries, healthy ecosystems to bolster environmental education projects.
With a primary role in recovering endangered and threatened species, NOAA Fisheries aims to set goals for each species’ recovery comeback through the development of recovery plan by working with other federal agencies, states, tribes, and other stakeholders to recover listed species.