Watch: Efforts under way to restore Louisiana pelican rookery

Breton National Wildlife Refuge, the second oldest wildlife refuge, plays a critical role for nesting pelicans and other seabirds. Credit: USFWS via YouTube

Louisiana’s Breton Island is a tiny piece of land in the Gulf of Mexico, but it plays an important role for nesting pelicans and other seabirds. Coastal restoration efforts are under way to more than double the size of the island, funded largely with settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Why is this work so important? Watch below as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discusses the role of Breton National Wildlife Refuge, the second oldest refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System.