Education, Conservation and Rehabilitation

for the welfare of Florida’s natural fauna.

We need your help now more than ever! Since Hurricane Sally hit Sep 16th we've had 246 animals rescued.


The mission of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) is education, conservation and rehabilitation for the welfare of Florida’s natural fauna. Run by caring staff and dedicated volunteers, the ECWR is a 501(c)3 non-profit with brand new headquarters located at 3051 Clopton’s Circle in Navarre, Fl. (850) 684-1485

We are supported through the generous donations of local residents and businesses.

ECWR provides wildlife rescue, rehab and environmental outreach to five counties in Northwest Florida. The Refuge rescues thousands of animals a year working closely with local law enforcement, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to protect, treat and release native species. The Refuge also is the lead response team for the Federal Marine Mammal Stranding Network assisting with all marine-mammal strandings from mid-Walton County to the Alabama state line.

Now more than ever - We Need Your Support!

Reconciling the needs of humans and the needs of others that share our planet seems an unattainable task; however, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff, volunteers, and members have a profound belief in human possibilities.

From the smallest communities to multinational efforts, it takes just one individual, one action, to inspire others who will continue to advance and meet our goals. It’s your turn to be that one individual. It’s your turn to take that action.