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
By Christina Belasco Today we celebrate World Wildlife Day. Acting to preserve our planet's treasured biodiversity is more important now than ever. To honor our beloved creatures we share with you all today photos from our African and North American case study watersheds! We can never forget that these animals all depend on healthy, clean fresh … Continue reading Celebrating World Wildlife Day!
By Christina Belasco, NWNL Project Manager Today we celebrate and advocate on behalf of the iconic and magnificent elephant. As a keystone species and overall flagship symbol of conservation, the value of these creatures cannot be understated. Elephants are extremely intelligent, loving, and are an irreplaceable part of our natural world and landscape, which is why we must … Continue reading Happy World Elephant Day!
Ironically, just after our blog yesterday, about the remarkable qualities of elephants, more sad statistics were featured in today's NY Times, p. A9. Study Details Elephant Deaths Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa from 2010 to 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an … Continue reading Knowing the facts will help us SAVE ELEPHANTS
The African savannah elephant is the largest land mammal in the world. In folklore, elephants are known for not forgetting. For the African savannah elephant, memory is a tool for surviving challenges that may come intermittently over decades. Long-term memory tends to be vested in the older females, called matriarchs, without which the herd could … Continue reading An elephant’s memory of water
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