This short video follows the story of the Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail, New York’s rarest species of land snail. This snail, along with the help of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and The State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry, is in a constant battle to keep its species alive within Chittenango Falls State Park in upstate NY, which is where it is currently endemic to. Many efforts are currently taking place to help the existence of the snail and to continue to grow its populations.
The potential extinction of this land snail points to a much larger issue of land snail extinction around the world, as well as the mass extinction of the world’s important biodiversity. This short video shows us the importance of the role that academia and passionate citizens can play in the protection of our worlds sensitive biodiversity, all beginning with a local endangered and endemic species of land snail.