Threats

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Despite being the most important habitat for migratory birds in the Northern Hemisphere, one of the most productive wetlands in the world, and the last of its kind in North America, the Atchafalaya Basin is under siege. The Atchafalaya Basin faces threats from all fronts, including but not limited to, unsustainable and illegal cypress logging, increased sedimentation, privatization of public waters, illegal development, and lack of enforcement of environmental laws.

Sedimentation

Logging

Human Interference