Kenya’s Mara River – Under Threat Today

By NWNL Director Alison M JonesPhotos © Alison M Jones This May, NWNL was again in Kenya investigating the impacts of proposed dams, drought and deforestation on Kenya’s Mara River.  Many scenes substantiated concern. On arrival in Kenya, conversations were a-buzz with comments on the extremely low levels of Mara River and its Talek River,…

The Serengeti’s Meyasi Mollel

Today, NWNL Director Alison M Jones will give a joint presentation in New York City with Serengeti Preservation Foundation Director, Meyasi Mollel. They will discuss Africa's Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem, its threats, and a variety of solutions to protect the wildlife and ecosystems within this renowned "8th Wonder of the World." Zebras about to cross the Mara…

Women as Saviors of the Serengeti

Written by Meyasi Mollel.Images © Alison M Jones, unless otherwise noted. NWNL Director Alison Jones met Tanzania's Meyasi Meshilieck a year ago in Kenya, via NWNL's partner Serengeti Watch co-directors Boyd Norton and Dave Blanton. In her NWNL Interview with Meyasi, they discussed his views as a science educator in Tanzania and his passion for conservation. As…

A Watershed Thankful List

All photos © Alison M. Jones For 12 years, NWNL has documented six case-studies in North America and Eastern Africa – as well as a Spotlight on the ongoing 7-year California Drought. Thus, this week we want to share our appreciation of nature’s miracles and human stewardship in these special watersheds! NWNL says THANK YOU for…

Papyrus and Phragmites: Invasive Species

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) NWNL research intern Bianca T. Esposito is a senior at Syracuse University studying Biology and Economics. Her research this summer is on the nexus of biodiversity and water resources. Her earlier NWNL blogs were: Wild Salmon v Hatchery Salmon and Buffalo,…