Happy World Elephant Day!

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 🙂 ) Participate in the #elegram project ---------> and tell others to participate too! Send an … Continue reading Happy World Elephant Day!

Please LIKE our photo on FB in a Biodiversity Int’l photo contest!

Please LIKE our photo on FB in a Biodiversity Int'l photo contest! It shows a reason for hope that the 300 thousand people who depend on Lake Turkana will not resort to conflict as they watch their lake disappear… Negotiating environmental justice Can international attention halt dam projects? As Ethiopia's Omo River is depleted by … Continue reading Please LIKE our photo on FB in a Biodiversity Int’l photo contest!

The Value of Water in a dry land – Photos from the Omo River Basin

            - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Charcoal burning destroys Kenya’s forests

  How many trees are cut down to make one bag of charcoal? This illegal trade destroys endangered animals natural habitat and puts pressure on the entire ecosystem. Fact - In Kenya, charcoal provides energy for 82% of urban and 34% of rural households. Source: http://asokoinsight.com/news/illegal-logging-charcoal-burning-destroying-east-africas-forests/ - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

I dream of rain, I dream of gardens in the desert sand – Desert Rose

"Water is the true wealth in a dry land." --U.S. author Wallance Stegner, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian The Desert Rose is not a real rose, or a member of the rosaceae family, but a spectacular succulent! It is sometimes called the Elephant's Foot because its trunks swell to store water from summer rains to last … Continue reading I dream of rain, I dream of gardens in the desert sand – Desert Rose

Happy Migratory Fish Species Day!

Kuki Gallmann, the first Ambassador for Migratory Species, has staged many celebrations of World Migratory Bird Day at her home in Kenya. NWNL Director was proud to attend the first of these joyful events. This year Kuki Gallmann released a video to mark World Migratory Bird Day. Her words (transcribed below by NWNL) apply equally … Continue reading Happy Migratory Fish Species Day!

River waters are never the same from one moment to the next….

- Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Lichen is part of the biodiversity of vegetation in our watersheds and serves as tool for water retention.

- Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Daily Post – Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE

- Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.” ― Wendell Berry Read a related article: The Race to Save Ethiopians Damned by the Dam, by Al Mariam   - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director