On the banks of the Omo River

These photos were selected in response to a weekly photo challenge - the theme is HAPPY. Click here to view more images of Omo Valley cultures in Ethiopia. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

What are anadromous fish?

Tomorrow is World Fish Migration Day (WFMD). The ancient migration story of fish ascending rivers from oceans to breed is miraculous.  Such fish - called anadromous, from the Greek word  “anadramein” meaning “running upward” - include salmon, steelhead, shad, sturgeon, lamprey in the Pacific Northwest; and shad, sturgeon, alewives and herring along the US East…

A glimpse of life in the Omo River Basin

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Omo Valley Cultures in Ethiopia

If man fails to honor the rivers, he shall not gain life from them. ~ The Code of Hammurabi, 1760 BC

Alternatives for Pastoralists

NWNL is currently in Kapenguria, Kenya, investigating alternative lifestyles that could be adopted by Turkana people left without fish or grazing lands due to reduction of Lake Turkana's water level because of Gibe dams and agricultural schemes in Ethiopia. NWNL documents a CABESI Project Initiative:  ALTERNATE LIVELIHOODS TO PASTORALISM:  Training individuals and groups in beekeeping,…