Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center Fact Sheet
The Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center (AABC) is the largest state non-game recovery program of its kind in the United States. The mission of AABC is to promote the conservation and restoration of rare freshwater species in Alabama waters and in turn, restore cleaner water in Alabama's waterways.
Many species of mollusks, like the Spiny Riversnail (Io fluvialis) are either extinct or missing from state waters. The AABC will lead efforts to return many species to state waters, where future generations of Alabamians will benefit from the clean water initiatives these unique animals can promote.