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, … Continue reading Kenya’s Mara River – Under Threat Today

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 … Continue reading Endangered Species Day

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 … Continue reading A Watershed Thankful List

Anadromous Fish and Dams in NJ’s Raritan River

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones Bianca is a Syracuse University senior studying Biology and Economics. Her NWNL summer research on watershed biodiversity also yielded these NWNL blogs:  Wild v. Hatchery Salmon; Buffalo & Bison; Papyrus & Phragmites; Deer & Elephants and … Continue reading Anadromous Fish and Dams in NJ’s Raritan River

SPECIES INVASIONS: Water Hyacinth and Zebra Mussels

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) Bianca T. Esposito is a Syracuse University senior studying Biology and Economics. Her summer research for NWNL was on biodiversity and water resources. Her past NWNL blogs are:  Wild v Hatchery Salmon; Buffalo & Bison; Papyrus & Phragmites; & Deer & Elephants. INTRODUCTION Invasive … Continue reading SPECIES INVASIONS: Water Hyacinth and Zebra Mussels

Surprisingly Similar: Deer and Elephant

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) NWNL research intern Bianca T. Esposito is a Syracuse University  senior studying Biology and Economics. Her summer research was on the nexus of biodiversity and water resources. She already has 3 NWNL blogs on African and N American watershed species:  Wild v … Continue reading Surprisingly Similar: Deer and Elephant

The Endangered Species Act: 1973-2018

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director) NWNL research intern Isabelle Bienen is a junior at Northwestern University studying Social Policy with minors in Environmental Policy & Culture and Legal Studies. Her  research on the Endangered Species Act focuses on a current topic of interest in the US.  Her 5-blog … Continue reading The Endangered Species Act: 1973-2018

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, … Continue reading Papyrus and Phragmites: Invasive Species

Viceroy Magic

Photos, paintings and a story by John Ruskey Note from NWNL Director Alison M. Jones:  John Ruskey is a NWNL Partner and friend, and owner of Quapaw Canoe Company which runs expeditions on the Lower Mississippi River, its backwaters, oxbows and bayous. As NWNL highlights the value of the Endangered Species Act, we applaud John for supporting … Continue reading Viceroy Magic

Wild and Scenic River: Deschutes River

In 1988, sections of the Deschutes River in Oregon were added to the Wild and Scenic River System. From Wikiup Dam to the Bend Urban Growth boundary; from Odin Falls to the upper end of Lake Billy Chinook; and from the Pelton Reregulating Dam to the confluence with the Columbia River: all are designated segments. … Continue reading Wild and Scenic River: Deschutes River