San Miguel River Preserve

The San Miguel is home to one of the best known examples of the globally rare narrowleaf cottonwood, Colorado blue spruce, and thinleaf alder riverfront plant communities. The Nature Conservancy protects more than 30...

Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary

Chilka Lake a large brackich water ecosystem and an internationally important wetlands area. In 2001, hoping to promote more tourism, the Indian government cut a passage for tour boats through a sandbar, altering the...

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

ISIMANGALISO WELANDS PARK, South Africa's first world heritage site, is a haven for many species of threatened and endangered plants and animals, although climate change threatens the fragile balance in the park’s five ecosystems....

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Teddy Roosevelt first arrived in North Dakota at age 24, with the simple aim of seeing the prairie and shooting a bison. He did both, but the latter might well be the last destructive...

Little Missouri National Grassland

The great prairie grasslands once covered North America like a whispering blanket a million square miles wide, home to bison, elk, and dozens of Native American tribes. So it was for thousands of years,...

Nassawango Creek Preserve

While much of Nassawango Creek Preserve is protected, agricultural runoff, increased residential development, and wetland alterations continue to threaten this area. The Swainson’s Warbler remains on the state endangered list, and bald cypress trees...

The Mink River Estuary

A migratory stopover for more than 200 species of birds, The Mink River Estuary is also home to two species on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s threatened and endangered list: the Hine’s emerald dragonfly...

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Ocean polution and dumping are a serious threat to the survival of remaining sea turtle populations. Closer to home, pollution, eroding dunes, marauding predators such as dogs and birds, and beachfront lighting (which confuses...

Delaware Bayshores

Shoreline erosion, invasive reeds, oil spills, farming, and human and animal activity at popular beaches all threaten nesting and foraging habitat for migratory birds on this major migration route. While much of this region...

The Aysen Wilderness

The economic and environmental prorities collide in the Aysen region of Southern Chile. Electricity supplies Chile’s cities and powers the industries that drive the nation’s economy, but the cost of damming rivers and running...

Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Efforts to conserve the forests  of the Nilgiri Hills have altered the lives and undermined the livelihoods of indigenous peoples who have hunted and farmed and grazed the region for thousands of years. And now...

The Greenbrier Valley – Appalachian Twists & Turns

Environmental damage from many years of mining, logging, and pooply planned development still threatens West Virginia’s most vulnerable ecosystems, including the wild caves and limestone shale barrens in and around the Greenbrier Valley. The...