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Here in New England

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Preserving Living Treasures in Our Backyard with Grassroots Wildlife Conservation


In our increasingly crowded and busy world, many of the wondrous living treasures that grace our Earth—from rhinos and polar bears to tropical orchids—are at risk of disappearing. Equally threatened are many of the beautiful and little known animals and plants that live in your state, your town, or perhaps your own backyard.

Our mission is to work with you to help preserve some of our rare and declining species while teaching you about the diversity and wonder of the natural world around you. Come outside with us, roll up your sleeves, and help make sure that generations to come will, like you, delight in hands-on experiences with our rarer wild neighbors.


Projects & Resources 

Turtle Conservation

From conservation land, to the laboratory, to your own backyard—we’re working to save rare and threatened turtle species right here in New England.

Franklin Park Biodiversity Project

We're monitoring native and invasive species to develop a better understanding of how they can coexist in an urban landscape and prevent further population declines. Community collaboration is encouraged!

Amphibian Conservation

Locally, ZNE is working to restore populations of marbled salamanders and Eastern spadefoot toads. Globally, we're fighting amphibian extinction throughout Panama.

By Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

New England Blazing Star and Native Pollinators

Native pollinator species are on the decline due to habitat loss. We're helping to bring back rare wildflowers on conservation land around Middlesex county.

Bridle Shiners

We've learned to care for this fish in captivity and worked with conservationists who have succeeded in breeding bridle shiners in captivity.

Boston Area City Nature Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Boston Area City Nature Challenge – a fun competition with cities across the world to document and identify the most species!

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Educator Resources

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