Welcome to the Friends of Charleston Harbor Wildlife Project!

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This is a website dedicated to the awareness and protection of the natural communities in the Charleston Harbor area. Within this site, we seek to highlight important wildlife areas, endangered species, and the natural ecosystems that enrich the Lowcountry and make it such a great place to live. The first step towards conservation is understanding. It has been said that “In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand.”¹ And so the first thing we can do is open our eyes to the immense beauty and diversity of the wildlife that graces the Lowcountry throughout the year.

We invite you to use this website as a tool. Learn about “What’s new in the harbor” from our blog, explore the “What can I do?” page to get ideas on how to explore the area and find birds and mammals in your own backyard. Learn more about important wildlife areas, endangered species, and the ecosystems that build our watershed. Let this website be your jumping-off point into Charleston’s rich natural history!

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The Friends of Charleston Harbor Wildlife Group was started by the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League. To learn more about CCL, see our about page or go over to the CCL website!

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¹ Baba Dioum, 1968 speech to the IUCN in New Dehli, India

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