For 30 years NWNL has studied Kenya’s iconic, charismatic jumbos that create water access for so many other species in the Mara River Basin. What can you do to celebrate and help elephants?
(scroll down for a few ideas 🙂 )
Namibia: Chobe River in the Caprivi Strip, elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Kenya: Maasai (aka Masai) Mara National Reserve, Mara Conservancy, Mara Triangle, Silhouette of Elephant (‘Loxodonta africana’) at sunset
East Africa, Kenya, Chyulu Hills, Old Donyo Wuas Lodge, Mbirikani,
Kenya: Amboseli, herd of African elephants (‘Loxodonta africana’) with Mt Kilimanjaro in distance at sunset,
Kenya: Samburu National Reserve, female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) with two young adults and baby drinking from Uaso Nyiro River, seen from rear,
Kenya: Tsavo East National Park, close-up of two young adult orphaned African elephants (‘Loxodonta africana’) intertwining trunks at mud hole,
Kenya: Amboseli National Park, baby elephant (‘Loxodonta africana’) with plant in mouth, herd of females in background.
Kenya: Amboseli National Park, male elephant (‘Loxodonta africana’).
Tanzania: Lake Manyara National Park, matriarchal herd of African elephants (‘Loxodonta africana’) with newborn,
Artist Talk on Saturday 4/11 from 6-7:30pm
Join me as I share the inspiration and creative process behind photographs taken while on expedition in Africa and North America for No Water No Life ®.
Following Rivers, coordinated with the help of NWNL Exhibition Editor Jasmine Graf, is a compelling collection of giclee photographs grouped together with informational captioning that illustrates that what we do in our communities impacts the availability, quality and usage of our freshwater resources.
Photography by Alison M. Jones on view @ Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries
March 14—October 3, 2015 at 199 Main Street in Beacon, NY.
Part of Beacon’s “Second Saturdays” city-wide celebration of free arts + culture events.
Sunday Lecture 4/26 @ 10:30am
“Caring for Our Watersheds – Locally and Globally” Dr. Judy Shaw and Alison M. Jones will discuss how stewardship of our watersheds can raise awareness of the threats to freshwater availability, quality and usage in New Jersey’s Raritan River Basin and globally. They will speak about ways to foster upstream and downstream partnerships that can create sustainable resource management solutions. @ Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ. (732) 246-3113
“No fishing. No gardening. No hunting. No land. No fresh water.” Jamie Dardar, in his Creole-Indian drawl, noted that below New Orleans, the Mississippi River’s delta is now losing one football field of land every hour. Maps are outdated with each wave.
In Jamie’s youth, gardens on Isle de Jean Charles spilled over with tomatoes, okra and vegetables galore. Fruit trees filled farmers’ bushel baskets. Wildlife, fish, crabs, shrimp and oysters provided the fare for feasts, sustenance and livelihoods.
As a young man Jamie left this paradise to drive 18-wheelers cross-country. But he quickly returned to the island’s bounty. Today he’s watching the sea-level rise and intense storms reduce his island to nothing. Land subsides as oil and gas extraction leave empty cavities. Abandoned drilling channels erode its shores. Oil spills and rusting rigs ruin local fisheries. Soil is too saline for crops or trees. From Minnesota on down, polluted waters pass dams and levees that retain floodplain sediment that could otherwise restore this delta.
The island’s residents now call their home “The Bathtub.” Jamie expects it will be under water in two years. He has re-applied to drive 18-wheelers along the Interstates.
• Pollution from Industrial, Agricultural and Urban Runoff.
• Protection of Migratory Birds and Watershed Biodiversity.
• Loss of Cypress, Hardwood Forests and Wetlands.
• Effectiveness of Levees, Locks and Dams, and Floodways.
• Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Resource Management.
Louisiana shrimp boat
Mississippi River barge
Why support a No Water No Life expedition?
NWNL expeditions help raise global awareness of freshwater availability, quality and usage. For eight years, NWNL has returned with interviews, still photos and video imagery from our six case-study watersheds in North America and Africa. This documentation informs and inspires actions that will help insure… fresh water, for everyone, forever.