How Important Are Mussels to Their Environment?

How Important Are Mussels to Their Environment?

Mussels are very important invertebrates that provide tremendous benefits to their environments. However, many of them face threats and are protected by the Endangered Species Act. Mussels are important because they filter the water they’re in. They improve water quality and provide food for other animals in the rivers they live in. They also are a good indicator if something is going wrong in their waters.

Why is it important to conserve elephants?

Why is it important to conserve elephants?

When you think of animals that are at risk of extinction, elephants are probably one of the first animals that come to mind. Their numbers have been dwindling for years and many organizations are working hard to preserve their numbers. 

So why are elephants at risk? And what are people doing about it?