Do you think of the American Southwest as a desert with little life to be found? Think again! When founded in 2002, The Biodiversity Group actually made Tucson and the Sonoran Desert its staff and board headquarters for the main reason that, hectare by hectare, Arizona is the most biodiverse state in the Union. Tourists flock here from all over the world to see 14 species of hummingbirds, another 14 species of rattlesnakes (yes, that is distinctly a good thing), as well as unusual tropical species like elegant trogons and vine snakes.
In addition to keeping us happily hiking between trips to the tropics, we also give back to and connect our own local people and wildlife. We work with libraries, community groups, and Arizona schools to bring free Biodiversity PEEK programs to places they are needed most. And, our travelling photo expositions are constantly on the move around the United States, including an upcoming show in the works with The American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Guess we’ll have to clean ourselves up a bit for that one!