Mark Angelo

After witnessing the world’s greatest wildlife migration along Kenya’s Mara River, the author reflects on the role of rivers in nurturing entire ecosystems. This post is part of a special National Geographic news series on global water issues. By Mark Angelo As an avid paddler and long-time river enthusiast, I’ve always marveled at the ability...

As dams come down in different parts of the world, exciting opportunities are opened to restore lost habitats and cultural sites sacred to indigenous peoples. This post is part of a special National Geographic news series on global water issues.  By Mark Angelo As a river advocate and paddler for several decades, I’ve seen many...

An innovative new initiative aims to better protect a stretch of the Fraser River, one of the most productive stretches of river anywhere in the world. By Mark Angelo This post is part of a special news series on global water issues. The Fraser River is British Columbia’s largest and most ecologically diverse waterway. At...

With its origins in British Columbia, Rivers Day has now evolved into a global event celebrating the values of our waterways while also urging the need for better stewardship. By Mark Angelo This post is part of a special news series on global water issues. As final preparations are being made for World Rivers Day,...

Restoration of urban streams across the world are exciting and serve as a source of hope and inspiration while also adding greatly to the quality of life in local communities. This post is part of a special National Geographic news series on global water issues.  By Mark Angelo This past week, I worked with a large number of...

An ancient way of life that sustains 200,000 people will be lost if the Ethiopian Government can find the money to build a big new hydroelectric dam on the Omo River. This post is part of a special National Geographic news series on global water issues.  By Mark Angelo This past week, I returned from...