Who will speak out the American beaver in El Paso?

American beaver swimming in a small canal west of the Montoya - Meadowlark intersection in the Upper Valley On June 25 distinguished El Paso biologist, Dr. Ad Konings, went birding at the El Paso Country Club and found a beaver in a small canal west of the Montoya - Meadowlark intersection.  As he approached this … Continue reading Who will speak out the American beaver in El Paso?

Last chance to save the vaquita

Over the past few years I have been involved with international efforts to help call attention to the plight of the rarest marine mammal on earth, the vaquita porpoise.  This beautiful sea creature from the Sea of Cortez is so rare, and its future so much in doubt, that the species could go extinct at … Continue reading Last chance to save the vaquita

The Franklin Mountains are rich in biodiversity

Rock squirrel by Rick LoBello by Rick LoBello, Education Curator Everyone of us living on the planet needs biodiversity and ecosystem services to function. Biodiversity provides the world’s supply of oxygen, clean air and water, pollination of plants, pest control, wastewater treatment and many other ecosystem services. As a result we need to be informed … Continue reading The Franklin Mountains are rich in biodiversity

Help build a roof in Africa

My friend Dr. Alan Goodall, who some of you may know as the author of The Wandering Gorillas, has asked me to help the Batwa in Rwanda with several projects - especially this one https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kwizera-go-to-school. I posted a blog about the Batwa late in 2018 and just recently have been in touch with Richard Ntakirutimana by SKYPE … Continue reading Help build a roof in Africa

“Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth”

What will El Paso do when there is no more land to develop?by Rick LoBello All over El Paso and the surrounding area developers are on the move building new roads, shopping centers and housing areas.  These projects are making life a little easier for those of us who drive back and forth to work … Continue reading “Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth”

President George H.W. Bush

I was greatly inspired this week when I watched America remember a great president like President George H.W. Bush.   With all the negative news and stories about President Trump, I only wish we had a president like President Bush today.  Like so many American's I believe that President Trump wants to be a good President, … Continue reading President George H.W. Bush

El Paso Zoo to Partner with Big Bend National Park on Wildlife Conservation

As you can imagine I am very excited about this project.   If you would like to help in anyway contact me at lobellorl@elpasotexas.gov.   To learn more about the park I posted a blog on my iloveparks.com site.    EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso Zoo (zoo) will be piloting a Zoo-Park partnership with Big … Continue reading El Paso Zoo to Partner with Big Bend National Park on Wildlife Conservation

Don’t miss Parts Unknown this Sunday

Anthony Bourdain was one of my all time favorite TV show personalities.  I loved the way he told stories of his food adventures from around the world.  I had hoped to meet him someday thinking that he might come to El Paso like in 2013 when he visited Las Cruces filming an episode on New … Continue reading Don’t miss Parts Unknown this Sunday