From longleaf pine forest and beaches along the Gulf to the mountains and forests of north Alabama, Alabama's varied geography provides for a wide range of plant and animal diversity. Our state boasts 18 river systems and more species of freshwater fish, mussels, turtles, snails and crayfish than any other state.
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Dr. Edward O. Wilson to be Honored April 23. Purchase Tickets to Attend "Alabama's Biodiversity - Inspiring A New Century of Discovery."
Join citizens from throughout Alabama, Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Moody Music Building on The University of Alabama campus for an evening of storytelling and sharing discoveries about Alabama's natural world to honor Dr. Edward O. Wilson, Alabama native and internationally recognized naturalist and biodiversity expect. The event is open to the public. Admission is $10 donation and will support the Edward O. Wilson Endowed Biodiversity Fellowship program at The University of Alabama. Speakers include butterfly experts, frog callers and naturalists who have discovered animals and plants found only in Alabama, as well as remarks by Dr. Wilson.
Watch osprey couple, Josie and Elbert, as they nest and (hopefully!) raise babies along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Also known as the sea hawk, the osprey is North American’s only raptor that feasts almost exclusively on live fish, making it a vital indicator species for coastal and estuarine health.
Business and community leaders have witnessed how environmental restoration has contributed to local community and economnic growth around the Gulf.
See how oyster restoration projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have protected Alabama's shorelines and created jobs.
Alabama's Marine Program Director, Judy Haner, discusses opportunities for successful restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Nature Conservancy is experimenting with a variety of oyster restoration techniques in the southeastern United States.