Endangered Species Day

Last Friday (May 17) was Endangered Species Day - an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Today's blog gives an overview of a few endangered species the Endangered Species Coalition highlight on their website that are…

It’s Not Easy Being a Horseshoe Crab in New York Harbor

Blog by Joe Reynolds, Coastal Naturalist Photo by Joe Reynolds. Intro by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director: To honor last week’s Endangered Species Day, we’re posting Joe’s blog on horseshoe crabs which are “Near-Threatened” per Endangered Species International. My children grew up on Long Island Sound mesmerized by the spring tide of these prehistoric, armored…

Botswana’s Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site!

A place as extraordinary as the Okavango Delta certainly deserves to be designated as a World Heritage Site - and finally it is!  As #1000 on that list, it’s one of NWNL’s favorite natural landscapes and wetlands ecosystem. You can see why in the photos. It’s literally an oasis in an arid country with no…

NWNL on the Clinch River for World Rivers Day!

Did you know that more than 48 freshwater mussel species can be found in the Clinch Valley region? The Clinch River flows through the southwestern tip of Virginia to join the Tennessee River which in turn joins the Ohio, a major tributary to the Mississippi. Mussels purify the water and a single mussel can filter…

Today is Endangered Species Day

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Federal Endangered Species Act!  NWNL would like to share photos of endangered species around the world which we have been lucky enough to encounter. Click on photos above for species information and check out our photoshelter galleries to see lots more! Photos © Alison M. Jones