We have to know the possibilities of ecosystems and the level of intervention they can take, and take measures to preserve them...to protect the species that are on the brink of disappearance, or are just less numerous. Man has to protect the environment and live in harmony within it, and this is the only way we can contribute to the preservation and protection of biodiversity of the region and of the world. ~Dr. Ilya Zholdasova, Uzebekistan; Sturgeon: Ancient Survivors of the Deep
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Earthwave Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Betty Wills, an avid conservationist, professional writer, and long time member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Ms Wills was awarded emeritus status when she retired as our volunteer executive director in January 2014. Earthwave Society is located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Over the years we have worked with some of the nation's foremost conservationists, and wildlife and fisheries biologists, several of whom served on our Board of Directors, including the late Kim Graham, often referred to as "Mr. Paddlefish", and Dr. Louis A. Helfrich, retired Emeritus from Virginia Tech after serving 30 years in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation.
With the help and tireless support of caring volunteers, we have achieved many of our conservation goals, and helped draw public attention to the plight of several threatened and endangered species. We continue to teach biodiversity and the prudent utilization of natural resources in order to insure healthy fish and wildlife populations in a healthy thriving environment.
We have utilized electronic media to document some of the earliest field research on alligator gar, and the biology and life history cycles of several listed species (ESA), including paddlefish, sturgeon, least terns, and piping plovers.
Our public television documentaries have served to promulgate a better understanding of good conservation practices, and have helped reestablish, and in some instances create a bond between people and the wonders of nature.
Our efforts have recently expanded into marine environments, and the intricate coral reefs that sustain life in the vast oceans of the world.
Longlure frogfish (genus Antennarius).
At the International Sturgeon Conference in Manhatten, NY, guest speaker Bill
Murray, quoted famous author and noted lecturer, Charles Wm. Beebee....
"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived though its first material expression be destroyed. A vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again." (video clip above)
©2006 U.S. Postal Service Commemorative Edition Stamp
Original photograph was licensed to USPS as a digital frame capture from the documentary, Sturgeon: Ancient Survivors of the Deep.
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