Wildlife

At Nature Abounds, we work on a lot of aspects important to the survival of wildlife species, from legislation to education to habitat protections and enhancements. Keep an eye on this page as we will share highlights of how our work helps wildlife and the ecosystems they live in as well as how you or others can help. 

Endangered Species

Wildlife species can't vote nor enact legislation to save their own species. That's up to us as the stewards of the earth, and humans have failed many species to date.  


At Nature Abounds, we will work hard to keep ecosystems healthy as well as the species that live there themselves.  We do so by building and protecting habitats, educating the public about wildlife species and how they can help, and supporting legislation like the Endangered Species Act. 

Turtles in Trouble

Turtles and tortoises are central to the food web. Sea turtles graze on the sea grass found on the ocean floor, helping to keep it short and healthy. In turn, healthy sea grass is an important breeding ground for many species of fish, shellfish, and crustaceans.  It is the same for freshwater and land turtles as turtles contribute to the health of marshes and wetlands.   


However, turtles and tortoise are in serious trouble. Although turtles have been on the planet for about 220 million years, scientists now report that almost half of all turtle species is threatened. 


Find out more about how turtles are in trouble.  


Find out how you can help turtles


Want to help turtles? Become a Certified Turtle Ambassador.


Looking for turtle-themed activities and fact sheets? Click here

Wildlife Crossings

Wildlife crossings save human and animal lives.  We look forward to working with communities across the country to implement them. 

Atlantic Menhaden

Often referred to as "the most important fish in the sea," the tiny Atlantic menhaden,  plays a vital role in marine ecosystems from Maine to Florida. It is a food source for not only wildlife species such as whales, dolphins, ospreys and eagles, but to fish species like tuna, cod, striped bass and tarpon. 


The population of Atlantic Menhaden has plummeted to record lows, due to overfishing. Nature Abounds is working with other organizations, such as the Pew Trust, to change this.