Izaak Walton League of America, an organization dedicated to preserving the nation's natural outdoor recreational resources. The league seeks to prevent water pollution and soil erosion; protect forests; defend public lands against commercial exploitation; protect fish and wildlife; and encourage conservation education. The league publishes Outdoor America, a quarterly. The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 and named for the 17th-century nature writer. Membership is about 50,000. Headquarters are in Arlington, Virginia.
Variety isn't just the spice of life; it's the currency of all well-functioning ecosystems great and small. What happens that currency is in trouble?
Flagship species like leopards, whales and wolves grace wildlife calendars, bring in big conservation dollars and help regulate their ecosystems. But what about the tiny guys you won't find on your calendar? How important are they to Earth's biodiversity?