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When it comes to conserving the world’s oceans, we have work to do, a new study co-authored by @TheWCS in the journal One Earth says. 🌊🐢 According to the study, a full one-third of all marine species have less than 10% of their range protected. In addition, conserving a portion of habitat for all marine species would require an additional 3.2 million sq. miles of new conservation areas or an area about the size of Brazil. “The international community needs to rapidly increase the scale of marine conservation efforts if we are to maintain the health of our oceans,” said lead author Dr. Kendall Jones of WCS’s Conservation Solutions Program. Read the full study via the link in @thewcs bio.
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@presidenciaperu @martinvizcarraperu, creating the Nazca Ridge Marine Protected Area will be your powerful legacy and secure the future of the Peru’s ocean abundance for generations to come. Right now, less than 0.5% of Peru’s maritime territory is under legal protection, far from the 10% goal to which the government committed to achieve by this year. More than 1,000 species can be found in the Nazca Ridge, including blue whales, humpback whales, orcas, marine turtles, sharks and tuna. It is also home to deep-sea species such as cold-water corals and cod. By protecting this area, we can help maintain its abundance for generations to come and in turn, ensure neighboring fisheries thrive. Join @Oceana @oceana_peru in urging Peru’s President Vizcarra to create the Nazca Ridge Marine Protected Area and have his action celebrated at the UN Ocean Conference in June. Visit OCEANA.ORG/NazcaNow. #NazcaNow #NascaYa #30x30
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There are less than 500 Hirola in the world and those that are left are understandably skittish. Hirola are among the most elusive and least known antelopes in the world, which makes this photo by @global_wildlife_conservation’s @robindmoore especially rare. Their loss would represent the first extinction of a mammalian genus on mainland Africa in modern human history. @tsavotrust is among those groups making sure that this doesn’t happen on our watch by protecting and restoring the Hirola throughout its range in Kenya, including Tsavo East National Park, where this image was recently taken. #ExtinctionEndsHere #WildlifePhotography #ConservationOptimism #WildlifeConservation #EndExtinction #stopextinction
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From the @guardian: Did you take part in Friday’s #FridaysForFuture strike? @gretathunberg made an appearance at the march in Bristol, UK. She addressed a crowd of about 25,000 people and praised the way climate activists in the city had managed to delay plans for a new airport. Protests were staged in other parts of the world, from Australia to Nigeria. Swipe right for highlights. Photos: Dylan Martinez/Reuters +@fff_Sydney + @FridayNigeria + @Fri4FutureSea + @fff_tui + @lizwathuti + @MakichyanA & @brothadestin via Twitter
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From @cnnclimate: Twice as much food as previously estimated is wasted, with people in wealthier countries wasting more, according to a recent study published in the journal PLOS One. Climate experts have identified food waste as one of the top sustainability problems worldwide. "Globally, if food waste could be represented as its own country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter, behind China and the US," according to the United Nations environment program. The UN estimates annual global food waste at 1.3 billion tons. (📸: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
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Scientists are warning that the Great Barrier Reef could be heading for major coral bleaching. From The @Guardian: If high ocean temperatures in the region do not drop in the next two weeks, the reef is set for a third major coral bleaching outbreak in the space of five years. “We are down to the wire,” said Prof Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. Coral bleaching is a stress reaction caused when corals spend long periods in warmer than average water. Rising ocean temperatures are caused by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In August 2019, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority downgraded the reef’s longterm outlook from “poor” to “very poor” for the first time.
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From the @UNEP: An invasive species of seaweed blighting tourist beaches in Mexico 🇲🇽 has become more aggressive due to #climatechange. The Sargassum weed is spreading, filling coastal waters and blocking sunlight essential to the growth of indigenous sea grasses and other plants. There is some good news though. Efforts are underway to hold back its advance and protect local ecosystems. #biodiversity2020 📷: @UNDP Mexico
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From @cnnclimate: The Colorado River — which provides water to more than 40 million people from Denver to Los Angeles — has seen its flow dwindle by 20% compared with the last century, and scientists found that the climate crisis is mainly to blame. Without any cuts to emissions, the report says the river's discharge could shrink by between 19% and 31% by the middle of this century. "Without this river, American cities in the Southwest would dry up and blow away," said Brad Udall, a senior climate scientist at Colorado State University. "The science is crystal clear — we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions immediately." (📸: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)
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@nowthisnews takes a look at how divers are restoring Florida's coral reefs in this underwater nursery 🌊
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From @yaleenvironment360: The economic and health costs of air pollution from burning fossil fuels totaled $2.9 trillion in 2018, calculated in the form of work absences, years of life lost, and premature deaths, according to a new report. The cost represents 3.3 percent of global GDP, or about $8 billion per day. The study, the first of its kind to quantify the global impacts of air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels, focused on the health impacts of three specific types of pollutants: Nitrogen dioxide, ozone, and fine particulate matter. It also included a regional breakdown of air pollution impacts. The researchers found that the most premature deaths from fossil fuel-related air pollution in 2018 were in mainland China (1.8 million), India (1 million), and the United States (230,000). As a result, those three countries also faced the highest annual costs: $900 billion in China, $600 billion in the U.S., and $150 billion in India. To learn more, click the link in @yaleenvironment360’s bio. Photo credit: Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace
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From @cnnclimate: Polar bears rely on sea ice for nearly every aspect of their survival, and with ice beginning to melt earlier in the season, these animals are becoming thinner and having fewer cubs, according to a new study. Polar bears “are an icon of climate change, but they're also an early indicator of climate change because they are so dependent on sea ice,” writes Kristin Laidre, the study’s author and a professor at the University of Washington. Polar bears are considered a vulnerable species, one level below "endangered." Their future, the researchers write in their findings, depends on scientists' ability to predict how climate change will continue to impact the bears. (📸:Paul Souders/Getty Images)
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Last week @EarthAlliance shared updates from the #AustraliaWildlifeFund and how you have helped to make a difference. Watch some of these stories of hope and recovery unfold in this new video. Thank you to our partners on the ground @wireswildliferescue @aussieark and @bushheritageaus and to everyone who has made a difference by supporting the #AustraliaWildfireFund
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From @cnnclimate: In these “very dark times,” Jane Goodall explains to CNN’s Becky Anderson why she is still hopeful. To watch the full interview, tap the link in their bio.
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From the @worldeconomicforum: MISSING: 77% of Antarctica's chinstrap penguins. Read more by tapping the link in the @worldeconomicforum’s bio #penguins #climatechange #ice #birds #antarctica
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From The @WashingtonPost: Construction crews began blasting sites within Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument as part of the construction of President Trump’s border barrier, and the affected areas include sites sacred to Native American groups, according to a congressman from Arizona and advocates. The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is an internationally recognized biosphere reserve — meaning it has plants and animals so rare that the United Nations has given it a special designation. It includes about 330,000 acres of designated wilderness and is home to ancestral grounds sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation, one of at least a dozen Native American groups that claim connections to grounds within the monument. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), whose district includes the reservation, said crews this week began blasting through parts of Monument Hill, which includes a burial site for the Tohono O’odham Nation. Click the link in the @WashingtonPost’s bio to read more. (Photo by @vanhoutenphoto/The Washington Post)
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A pangolin’s natural defense is to roll into a ball when threatened, which is why they’re such easy targets for wildlife traffickers. Today on #WorldPangolinDay, I'm supporting the @PangolinCrisis team with their #RollWithUs campaign to protect these gentle creatures from the trafficking crisis that is putting them at risk of extinction. Share this post to help raise awareness for pangolins and follow @PangolinCrisis for more information.
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Amidst the devastation wreaked by the recent bushfires in Australia are inspiring stories of compassion and solidarity. These photos from @global_wildlife_conservation capture some of the incredible stories made possible with support from the @EarthAlliance #AustraliaWildfireFund. From rescuing and rehabilitating kangaroos whose homes have burnt to the ground to providing food for Critically Endangered Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies, from resettling turtles whose pools have dried up to building a sanctuary for wild koalas, the tireless work of @wireswildliferescue @aussieark and @bushheritageaus in the field is inspiring. To lend your support to Australia, please click link in bio. @earthalliance @global_wildlife_conservation @oxygenseven
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Ahead of #WorldPangolinDay this Saturday, find out more about the critically endangered Sunda Pangolin, the most illegally trafficked animal in the world 🌍 Via @racingextinction, Artwork by @_undertheskin/undertheskin.co.uk #IllegalWildlifeTrade #RacingExtinction
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From @cnnclimate: 🐝 Bumblebee populations are rapidly declining across North America and Europe, according to a study from the University of Ottawa that examined 66 bumblebee species across the two continents. The study’s findings highlighted that as climate change causes temperatures and precipitation to rise beyond what bumblebees can tolerate, their risk for extinction increases. “The things [we] grew up with as kids are fading away very fast,” said a senior author of the study. “It’s not just that we’re looking at what our kids will experience; it’s that we are looking back not even a full generation, just to when we were kids, and saying, ‘Could we take our children to places we loved and find what we found?’ What our study says is that that answer is no across entire continents.” (📸:Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Getty Images)
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Xavante children from the Tsiba’adzatsi village in the Brazilian Amazon help plant seedlings at a nursery established to help with the recovery of degraded areas in the state of Mato Grosso. This is a project led by @EarthAlliance Amazon Forest Fund recipient Operação Amazônia Nativa to help with food security for indigenous communities while reforesting places that have been damaged by fire and other threats. 🌱
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#Regram #RG @cnn: Earth faced unprecedented heat in July, its hottest month on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ▫️July's temperature across land and ocean surfaces worldwide was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average of 60.4. ▫️ It was the highest for July since records began in 1880, besting the record set in 2016 by 0.05 degrees. ▫️Sea ice set a record low for July, appearing 19.8% below average, beating the record of July 2012, according to an analysis by the National Snow and Ice Data Center using data from NOAA and NASA.
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Global warming in the Arctic doesn't only mean ice sheets melting. Here are 4 other unexpected and terrible consequences of the rise in temperature.
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Wildlife trafficking is the fourth-largest illegal trade in the world, worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually. It’s a key component of the unfolding biodiversity crisis causing ecosystem collapse, which is dangerous for humans, too. We can be a part of stopping trafficking in its tracks. Take action: https://on.nrdc.org/2Yw0jJV[Artwork by @experrinment]
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#Regram #RG @ladzinski: Disgustingly unacceptable. I have no other words for this scene, an algae bloom on Lake Erie’s south western shore. The leading contributor of these blooms is excess phosphorus and nitrates from agricultural fertilizer that’s washed into streams as well as distributed via wind during winter months. Pollutants from industrial and pharmaceutical factories are also a link. High temperatures and still air create perfect conditions for algae to proliferate and accumulate at the surface. Photographed on assignment for @natgeo
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#Regram #RG @ajplus: "It's toxic to us." Plastic bags and toilet seats. Hundreds of discarded fishing nets. All of this was stuck to the seabed of Greece’s Andros island. Volunteers collected over 660 lbs of plastic waste. But some say the microplastics leave an invisible imprint on the environment and even ourselves. They can be consumed by fish that then become a part of our diet. #environment #pollution #plasticbags #coralreefs #greece #seabed #fishingnets #microplastics #coral #plastic #ocean #sealife #sea #fish #trash #zerowaste #plasticfree #recycle #reef #underwater #oceanlife #marinelife #rubbish #reef #sea #miroplastic #underwaterphoto #saveouroceans #conservation
121,675 Likes | 528 days ago | 1,225
#Regram #RG @IPCC: IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land: Land is under growing human pressure. Land is a part of the solution. But land can't do it all. #SRCCL #climatechange #GlobalGoals
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#Regram #RG @guardian: Ethiopians have planted about 350m trees in a single day as part of a national effort to tackle the climate crisis and deforestation. The aim is to grow 4bn new trees by getting every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings over the summer. Public offices reportedly closed to enable civil servants to take part in the initiative, which broke India's record of most trees planted in a day (50m). Ethiopia's forest coverage shrank from 35% in the 1900s to just 4% in the 2000s.
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The more we learn to connect with and appreciate the natural world, the more we realize we need to protect it. #Serengeti, narrated by @lupitanyongo, premieres August 4 on @discovery.
329,119 Likes | 536 days ago | 9,280
#Regram #RG @sealegacy: A young sea turtle drags a tangle of fishing nets and other debris through the open ocean off the coast of the Canary Islands. This is just one example of the danger that #plasticpollution poses to the health of marine wildlife. Seabirds and whales are found dead with their bellies full of #plastic. Coastal communities the world over are suffocated by plastic waste that comes from far-off shores. And in America, the plastics industry intends to expand production at least 35% by 2025 - with no plan for preventing more #plasticpollution from entering our ocean, or protecting frontline communities from toxic pollutants. Current #US regulations are decades old and we think it's well past time for @EPAgov to update them. Will you join us and stand up for our ocean, our communities and help #StopPlasticPolluters? Join us and start #TurningTheTide by signing the petition (link in our bio and in our stories) to make sure the #EPA knows you want new standards for protecting our #ocean. #BreakFreeFromPlastic and join the 275+ organizations standing in support including @SeaLegacy @BlueSphereFoundation @lonelywhale 🎥 : @francisperez000 UPDATE: Hi everyone! Several of you asked what happened to this little sea turtle, and we are happy to be able to tell you that she was cut free soon after this video was taken. Thank you for your concern for her safety and well-being. 🐢🌊🙏
282,160 Likes | 537 days ago | 1,356
This #WorldRangerDay, I stand with the world’s rangers, who are on the front line of conservation, bravely giving their all to protect planet Earth. Link in bio to learn more. @thingreenlinefoundation
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THESE EYES. They belong to Save the Rhino Trust Namibia trackers and Rhino Rangers. They risk everything, everyday to protect the last free-roaming population of Black Rhinos left on earth. Today on #WorldRangerDay, let’s show them we see them and help them do their job for rhinos, for us and for the future of this planet. Join me, @savetherhinonamibia, and @wildnetorg by sharing this picture and donating at https://donate.wildnet.org/srt and spread awareness using #eyeseeyou.
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#Regram #RG @guardian: The Arctic Circle is suffering from an unprecedented number of wildfires in the latest sign of a climate crisis. Huge blazes in Greenland, Siberia and Alaska are producing plumes of smoke that can be seen from space. The World Meteorological Organisation has said these fires emitted as much CO2 in a month as the whole of Sweden does in a year.
738,147 Likes | 539 days ago | 4,677
In Thailand's Huai Kha Khaeng (HKK) Wildlife Sanctuary, tigers are roaring back thanks to a major long-term effort by the government of Thailand, supported by @thewcs. As a result, tiger numbers in the sanctuary have risen dramatically, from 41 in 2010-11 to 66 today – a more than 60 percent increase. In addition, tigers moving beyond boundaries of the sanctuary are providing a foundation for a recovering population across the entire Western Forest Complex of Thailand, with benefits even spilling over across the border into the Taninthayi region of Myanmar. #GlobalTigerDay
297,812 Likes | 540 days ago | 3,378
#Regram #RG @ashlukadraws: WE ARE MAUNA KEA. Standing in solidarity with protesters on Mauna Kea, protecting the Sacred ‘āina from scientific imperialism. It breaks my heart to see indigenous people and land continue to be dismissed by the state of Hawaii and its wealthy developers. Words from @kanielaing: “You don’t have to be Hawaiian to understand the dangerous precedent this sets. Mauna Kea impacts all of us. It’s an environmental struggle against wealthy developers who seek free reign. It’s a microcosm of what’s happening across Hawaii and the world: profiteers exploiting fragile places without regard for the future. We’re not concerned about how many passive dollars this will bring our economy. We are concerned about whether we will be able to breathe in 20 years, or be out of fresh water, or have any space left in our sacred places, or if the beaches we grew up in still be there. Some things are more important than a quick buck—like our planet’s and peoples’ survival. That would be $1.3 billion well spent. #maunakea #wearemaunakea #kukiaimauna” To support, visit kahea.org / donate to Hawaii Community Bail Fund (link in highlights) ❤️ ———————- This image was drawn using stills from my friends at @standingabovetheclouds, a beautiful, powerful portrayal of the mothers and sisters at the forefront of the fight to protect sacred land on the Big Island.
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Now playing. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood
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#Regram #RG @cnnclimate: By 2050, London will feel more like Barcelona, Seattle will feel like San Francisco, and New York will feel like Virginia Beach, according to a new climate change study conducted by the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich university. Drawing these city-to-city comparisons can "help people visualize the impact of climate change in their own city, within their lifetime," said Jean-Francois Bastin, lead author of the study. Most European cities are expected to become 3.5 degrees Celsius (6.3 Fahrenheit) warmer in the summer and 4.7 degrees Celsius (8.5 Fahrenheit) warmer in the winter. These might not sound like significant shifts, but warming temperatures could encourage the spread of infectious disease, endanger food security, and lead to water shortages, said Alex Lo, a senior lecturer in climate change at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
#Regram #RG @cnnclimate: Environmentalists have removed more than 40 tons of plastic from the Pacific Ocean. And while that might seem like a lot — equivalent in weight to about 24 cars — it barely made a dent. Members of the Ocean Voyages Institute said the cleanup mission was the "largest and most successful ocean cleanup to date" in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Located between California and Hawaii, it is the biggest concentration of floating debris in the world. The crew removed trash including detergent bottles, plastic furniture and children's toys, and also collected fishing gear called "ghost nets" — massive nets of nylon or polypropylene that drift and accumulate plastic debris. “What we’ve done out there is small compared to the magnitude of the problem, but it’s scalable and can be spread,” said the founder of the group. It's estimated that 1.15 to 2.41 million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. (📸: Ocean Voyages Institute)
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An incredible win for the Amazon. The Waorani have succeeded in protecting over 500,000 acres of rainforest from oil drilling. Proud to support the #WaoraniResistance. #Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: Today, Waorani leaders gave a symbolic press conference outside Ecuador’s first oil well explaining what this historic victory means for the Waorani People and neighbouring indigenous nations across the Ecuadorian Amazon: “The court’s final ruling states very clearly that our territory is our decision and that our forest is not for sale!" said Nemonte Nenquimo Waorani leader. “This is a victory for all indigenous nations that have been manipulated and deceived by the government, and whose rights have been violated. The Government has to listen to us and respect our decisions, and the lives of all Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon.“ Now, let’s build on the Waorani's precedent-setting victory in order to defend 7 million acres more of rainforest under threat from oil extraction in the Ecuadorian Amazon! Link in bio #ResistenciaWaorani #waoraniresistance
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Join the fight for the vaquita. @SeaofShadows exposes and combats the criminal enterprises driving the world's smallest porpoise to extinction. Now playing across the US. Link in bio for tickets. #SeaofShadows
450,667 Likes | 556 days ago | 2,313
#Regram #RG @gretathunberg: School strike week 46. The climate crisis doesn’t go on summer holiday, and neither will we. We go on. #fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #climatestrike
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#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by Marcio Pimenta @marpimenta for @everydayclimatechange . Amazon, Brazil 🇧🇷 . Yesterday I flew over part of the Amazon and saw how the current Brazilian government is against environmental policies. The National Institute of Space Research detected an increase of 88% in Amazon deforestation comparing June 2019 to June 2018. Since the beginning of the extreme right-wing government of President Jair Bolsonaro, there is an expansion of economic activities in the region that clear the forest for mining, agricultural expansion and livestock. #everydayclimatechange #climatecrisis #brazil #amazon #rainforest #stressnexus #leicam10
656,221 Likes | 558 days ago | 3,600
#Regram #RG @paulnicklen: All that a grizzly bear from Alaska should worry about is its next meal, saving energy, the whereabouts of other bears, and gaining weight for the long winter hibernation ahead. What they should not be worrying about is human encroachment, mining activity, who is going to put a bullet in them from a cowardly distance, roads being built through fragile habitat, toxic mining chemicals flowing down its salmon bearing streams, harassment by low flying mining helicopters, excessive noise and overall destruction of its habitat. Thank you to everyone who weighed in on the Pebble Mine. We need you and so do these bears. Thank you for lending your voice, power and might in this cause. Go to the link in my bio. #nopebblemine With @ericnixonphoto and @liannanixon
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#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: The Waorani communities thank everyone standing in solidarity with their struggle: “In the name of our forests, our rivers, and our ancestors we the Waorani People thank you for standing in solidarity with us in this struggle. Our children and future generations will remember your commitment to safeguard the lungs of the earth, the Amazon. Our struggle continues and your support will continue to be vital! Now, we need more signatures to reach our goal of 500 000! ” - @waoresistencia Sign the Waorani's urgent letter! (link in bio) #WaoraniResistance#ResistenciaWaora
260,664 Likes | 562 days ago | 2,060
The endangered vaquita is on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 15 remaining. Take action and sign the petition via the link in bio and watch the incredible fight to save them in @seaofshadows, premiering 7/12 in select theaters. #SaveTheVaquitaDay
337,991 Likes | 569 days ago | 3,257
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: The climate crisis is altering seasonal patterns and fueling disasters across the nation. 🚨 In California, this means hotter days and more severe weather events, including wildfires. 🔥 As a result, Californians face a variety of increasing health problems, from asthma to heat strokes. California residents have much to gain from climate action—and lives to lose if we fail to clean up climate-damaging pollution. Learn more via the link in our profile. - #california #climatechange #health #asthma #publichealth #wildfire #climatechangeisreal
240,065 Likes | 571 days ago | 2,392
The government of Ecuador is still trying to auction off the ancestral lands of the Waorani for oil drilling. Link in bio to sign the petition and protect the Amazon. #WaoraniResistance @amazonfrontlines
363,880 Likes | 571 days ago | 1,827
#Regram #RG @financialtimes: 🚨 Temperatures are rising, the glaciers of the Himalayas are melting — and here’s why this is particularly significant: because the area provides water for about 800m people across Asia. 🚨 A forthcoming study surveyed decades of satellite data and found that the glaciers have been losing the equivalent of 50cm of ice vertically each year since 2000, melting twice as fast as they were during the 1975 to 2000 period. Several factors contribute to melting in the Himalayas, including settled soot and changing precipitation factors. However, the new study suggests that temperature is the single biggest factor that drives the rate of melting, underscoring the impact of climate change on an area that is a critical source of water supply for India and China. 🔸 The research comes as global carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high last year, and as the earth’s average temperature has warmed about 1C compared with pre-industrial times. 🔸 Read more at the link in our bio. 📸: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
155,808 Likes | 572 days ago | 1,090
#Regram #RG @greenpeace: We’re on an epic voyage from Pole to Pole, campaigning for a huge network of ocean sanctuaries. If we win, it might be one of the biggest conservation efforts in human history. . Everyone has a part to play. Are you on board yet? www.greenpeace.org/protecttheoceans . #Oceans #ProtectTheOceans #blueplanet #greenpeace #activism #nature #instagood #Earth #environment #water
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#Regram #RG @bbcnews: "Only rain can save Chennai from this situation." A well completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran completely dry. The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tanks. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut down temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city's metro. Officials in the city continue to try and find alternative sources of water - but the community continue to pray for rain. Tap the link in our bio to read more about Chennai's water crisis. (📸 Getty Images) #chennai #watercrisis #india #bbcnews
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#Regram #RG @worldeconomicforum: 65 metres high and rising 10 metres every year. #india #tajmahal #environment #pollution #health
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#Regram #RG @mongabay: Logging and hunting have decimated a population of Bornean orangutans in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park in Indonesia. Help has recently come from a pair of unlikely allies: an animal welfare group and a human health care nonprofit. Cross-disciplinary collaboration to meet the needs of ecosystems and humans is becoming an important tool for overcoming seemingly intractable obstacles in conservation. Read about it on www.mongabay.com #orangutans #apes #greatapes #primates #animals #wildlife #conservation #environment #nature #indonesia
218,471 Likes | 579 days ago | 1,687
#Regram #RG @oneearth: How Belize saved it's coral reefs with grassroots action and government collaboration. . . . #OneEarth #biodiversity #Ecology #coralreefs #belize #ocean #conservation #oceanconservation #pristine #coral #water #nature #Environmental #environment #caribbean #coastal #coast #marine
408,569 Likes | 580 days ago | 1,610
#Regram #RG @time: The long journey to the Fijian village of Vunidogoloa leads to a #ghosttown forced into retreat by #climatechange and the rising seas that come with it. Once home to more than 100 people, Vunidogoloa has been overrun by the tropical forest. Plants cover the town square. The stench of rotting rodents wafts from abandoned homes, and salt water seeps up through the soil as far as 300 ft. from Natewa Bay. A few times a year, king tides inundate the village with knee-high waters; locals were forced to place precious possessions on tall surfaces and run for the hills. And so, five years ago, Vunidogoloa was abandoned. The Fijian government built a new town about a mile up the hill at a cost of half a million dollars. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama tells TIME he plans to move 40 Fijian villages in the coming years to cope with rising sea levels. “Every day," he says, "I think about climate change." Read this week's full cover story—Our Sinking #Planet—and see more pictures at the link in bio. Photographs by @cgregoryphoto for TIME
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#Regram #RG @abcnews: Massive 223-ft. shape of a whale made of plastic waste collected from the ocean, in event in China raising awareness of sea pollution. #pollution #environment #ocean #whales #beaches
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#Regram #RG @cnnbusiness: Climate change is likely to cost the world’s largest public companies nearly $1 trillion over the next five years. But the opportunities for new products and services to reduce environmental damage could be worth much more. A survey published Tuesday suggests that growing demand for low-emission products and shifts in consumer preferences could generate over $2 trillion for leading businesses. Hit the link in our bio to learn more.
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#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: The Makame Wildlife Management Area in northern Tanzania is rich with the Maasai culture and abundant with wildlife. But living alongside lions is not easy and creates many challenges for traditional pastoralists to keep their livestock safe. LRF Director @petelindseyafrica recently made a trip to this area to visit our partner @honeyguide_tz to see how they are tackling these issues. Click the link in our bio to learn why we're hopeful this area will become critically important for wildlife. Photo: @jackdswenson #lions #lionrecovery #tanzania #conservation #wildlife #bigcatsofinstagram
365,199 Likes | 587 days ago | 2,117
#IceOnFire is now streaming on @hbo. I hope audiences will be inspired to take action to protect our planet. Special thank you to director Leila Conners and everyone that helped bring this project to life.
987,514 Likes | 587 days ago | 10,846
In theaters July 26th. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood
196,529 Likes | 589 days ago | 1,609
#IceOnFire, which I produced and narrated, highlights the firsthand accounts of the experts on the forefront of the climate crisis. Premieres tomorrow June 11 on @hbo.
193,041 Likes | 589 days ago | 1,047
#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion: This is Mia, she's a 13-year-old climate activist. You may have seen her at the @xr_youth Heathrow action during #InternationalRebellion 'I joined XR Youth during Rebellion Week as I realised we are the ones who can make the change. Being part of XR Youth has given me so much hope, as there is so much passion and care shown. We have a voice, and together we are louder.' Photo from #FacesOfTheFuture series by @taltakingpics Reposted from @xr_youth #xryouth #ExtinctionRebellion #climatestrike #schoolstrike4climate #youngactivist #humansofxr #xrinternational #climatestrike #climatejustice #globalwarming #ecologicalbreakdown #ecologicalconsciousness #climatecollapse #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #rebelforlife #xr #extinction
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Follow a team of scientists, activists, journalists, and undercover agents as they fight to save the vaquita from extinction. Watch the official trailer for @seaofshadows, a Terra Mater production in association with Appian Way. In select theaters 7/12/19. #WorldOceansDay
191,953 Likes | 591 days ago | 1,317
Studies show that 35-50% of the ocean must be protected to meet biodiversity protection and sustainability goals, yet only 2% of the world’s ocean is currently in fully to high protected marine reserves. On this #WorldOceansDay, use the link in bio to sign the #GlobalDealForNature to demand increased protections for our oceans.
155,763 Likes | 591 days ago | 1,066
It has become clear that beyond 1.5⁰C average rise in global temperature, the biology of the planet becomes gravely threatened as ecosystems begin to unravel. Sign the #GlobalDealForNature petition by clicking the link in bio to urge world leaders to protect our ecosystems for generations to come.
182,430 Likes | 592 days ago | 1,398
Did you know that only 15% of the world’s lands are protected? We need nature for our continued existence on the planet. Link in bio to sign the #GlobalDealForNature petition urging world leaders to protect half of the Earth’s lands.
119,056 Likes | 593 days ago | 1,028
#Regram #RG @unenvironment: Green 🌳 is Gold 🥇 The Green Rural Revival Program is working to improve lives, livelihoods and the environment. Instead of relying on heavily polluting industries, the focus is on win-wins for people and planet like eco-tourism. Explore more in our Stories ☝️ #BeatAirPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay
290,617 Likes | 596 days ago | 1,399
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by Paul Nicklen @PaulNicklen | An Antarctic fur seal relaxes atop a cliff overlooking the Subantarctic landscape of South Georgia. Having reached shore after a winter spent at sea, this seal arrived with the intention to breed among the thousands of seals that inhabit the island’s beaches. Although the species was once in severe danger from overhunting, their population has rebounded significantly in recent years, with their numbers now likely in the millions. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for more photos of wildlife from around the world. #furseal #SouthGeorgia #conservation #ocean
234,027 Likes | 597 days ago | 3,235
#Regram #RG @care2: If we don't act quickly, giraffes could disappear forever. Link in bio.
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#Regram #RG @int.anti.poaching.foundation: Our wildlife is a global responsibility. We're all in. Why should you be? Read the article in National Geographic to find out. Link in bio.
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#Regram #RG @worldeconomicforum: East Timor is a tiny country with huge dreams. #plastic #waste #recycling #environment #asia
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#Regram #RG @guardian: Daze Aghaji is a 19-year-old-student running to become one of the youngest ever members of European parliament. "I am trying to do something. To be part of a new politics, part of the new world that I want to see. “She is also a member of climate activist group @ExtinctionRebellion and is seeking to make the environmentalist space more inclusive. “There is such an image here of black people not being involved in environmental stuff. We need to break that stigma of it being so white [in the UK].” Photo: Graeme Robertson . . . . .#climatecrisis #MEPS #extinctionrebellion #activism #student #europe #elections #race
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#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Monarch butterflies migrate annually from Mexico and California to the northern US and Canada. Multiple facets of climate change are contributing to the variation in migratory patterns and population size. Global warming adversely affects monarchs’ reproductive cycles and development at all stages of life, and delays the butterflies’ natural instincts to make moves. Coupled with increased storms, rain, and high winds, the migration is greatly disrupted. This great journey is further impeded by the declining availability of the monarch’s main food source and breeding place: milkweed. Increasing temperatures and periods of drought are making it harder for this plant to grow. Illegal logging and land-use changes are limiting the space where it can flourish. Farmers' use of herbicide-resistant varieties of crops allows for more liberal spraying of herbicides and pesticides. This helps control weeds in their fields but also depletes the natural habitat for butterflies. Monarchs pollinate plants, like milkweed, and allow them to flourish. Without these pollinators the natural food web and human food systems are damaged. This unique migratory process is not only a spectacular sight, but has far-reaching effects on larger ecosystems. #everydayclimatechange #monarchbutterfly #mexico #biosphere #Michoacan #mariposa #ReservadelaBiosferadelaMariposaMonarca #SantuarioElRosario
193,743 Likes | 605 days ago | 1,496
#Regram #RG @time: The world is listening to @gretathunberg. Organizers estimate that on March 15, a remarkable 1.6 million people in 133 countries participated in a climate strike inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist’s solo action—mostly students who walked out of #school for a few minutes, an hour or a full day of #protest. Since then, the walkouts have continued, with students around the world united by the #FridaysForFuture and #YouthStrike4Climate hashtags. Thunberg attributes her determination to her diagnosis of Asperger’s, a mild form of autism spectrum disorder. “It makes me see the world differently. I see through lies more easily,” she says. “I don’t like compromising. For me, it’s either you are #sustainable or not—you can’t be a little bit sustainable.” Her openness about her diagnosis, and willingness to share about her experiences of depression, anxiety and eating disorders, are another reason why many see Thunberg as a role model. “To be different is not a weakness. It’s a strength in many ways, because you stand out from the crowd.” Thunberg is in the 2019 class of Next Generation Leaders, featuring rising stars in politics, technology, culture, science, sports and entertainment. Read more, and see the full list, at the link in bio. Video by @streiffert for TIME.
224,065 Likes | 606 days ago | 2,482
#Regram #RG @worldeconomicforum: Mexico City produces 13,000 tonnes of waste every day. #mexico #waste #pollution #environment #nature
945,928 Likes | 608 days ago | 7,765
Focusing on never-before-seen solutions to the environmental crisis, #IceOnFire, which I produced and narrated, premieres June 11 at 8PM on @hbo.
597,986 Likes | 608 days ago | 9,824
In this town, it can all change…like that! Link in bio to watch the new #OnceUponATimeInHollywood trailer. In theaters July 26.
102,096 Likes | 609 days ago | 763
Proud to bring #AndWeGoGreen, co-produced by Appian Way, to @festivaldecannes. @fiaformulae #ABBFormulaE
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#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by Ami Vitale @amivitale | On Monday, @UnitedNations released the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystems. It states clearly that our human activity is taking down one million plants and animals, causing the sixth extinction event on this planet. It’s happening at an incredibly fast and accelerating rate. A million beautiful, ancient creatures like Sudan might breathe their last breath in our lifetime (here, in his final moments, Sudan was comforted by dedicated @olpejeta keeper Zacharia Mutai). Witnessing the last of anything die is something I never want to do again. Witnessing it a million times over may be more than my heart can stand and may be more than our fragile ecosystem can bear. Nature needs us now. Support and engage @conservationorg @nature_org @nature_africa and other orgs working to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. In order to protect prevent more heartbreaking deaths like this, we need to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030. @safariparkdvurkralove #rhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #stoppoaching #kenya
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#Regram #RG @theeconomist: Bleaching is bad for coral. It happens when heat-stressed polyps, the sessile animals that construct coral reefs, eject the photosynthetic algae which usually reside within them. These algae are symbionts, providing nutrients to their hosts in return for shelter, so losing them is harmful to polyps and often results in their death. The higher temperatures brought about by global warming have therefore led to worries that more frequent episodes of bleaching might result in the loss of entire reefs. For the full article search "Protecting coral reefs" at economist.com Credit: Getty Images/cinoby #coral #reef #coralreef #sea #nature #photography #underwater #climatechange #conservation
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#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion:🐝 On Sunday, @xr_families_london and friends marched from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace to hand in letters to the Queen asking her to declare a Bee Rehabilitation Programme on all her land across the UK. Without bees we would be very hungry - they pollinate much of the crops and plants that produce our food. Thirty-five species of bees in the UK are facing extinction because of habitat-loss and pesticides. 🐝 #savethebees #extinctionrebellion #xrfamilies Photo by @jeremyhutchison
281,271 Likes | 614 days ago | 1,433
For more than a decade, the threat of North America’s largest copper and gold mine has loomed over the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. This project would directly impact the world’s largest and greatest sockeye salmon run, putting in jeopardy thousands of American jobs, a 10,000 year cultural tradition of subsistence, and a huge sport fishing and tourism economy. Today we have another chance to ensure the Pebble Mine doesn't put this all at risk. Click the link in bio to let the Army Corps of Engineers know that you oppose the construction of Pebble Mine. #SaveBristolBay #NoPebbleMine — Photo by Ben Knight
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#Regram #RG @cnn: For the first time since 1882, when the first coal-fired power plant started running in the UK, the country has gone coal-free for a full week, according to the National Grid Electricity System Operator. "While this is the first time this has happened, I predict it will become the new normal," said Fintan Slye, director of the ESO. "We believe that by 2025 we will be able to fully operate Great Britain's electricity system with zero carbon." For more on renewable energy, follow @cnnclimate (📸: Andrew Aitchison/In Pictures via Getty Images)
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#Regram #RG @tictoc: Over 1,000,000 species on the planet are facing extinction, says the UN's first comprehensive report on global biodiversity.
210,228 Likes | 619 days ago | 2,731
#Regram #RG @greenmatters: Officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that they are considering adding giraffes to the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it was officially launching a detailed investigation to determine if giraffes should be named an endangered species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature labeled giraffes as "vulnerable" in 2016, and noted that giraffe populations had decreased by up to 40 percent over the past three decades. Click the link in bio to learn more. #livegreen #learngreen #enndangeredspecies #conservation #giraffes #protectwildlife #greenmatters
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#Regram #RG @antonioguterres: Whenever I can, I stop for a moment to take in the view from my offices at @UnitedNations Headquarters in New York. Looking out at this vibrant and diverse city, I remember all the villages and towns the world over, where I've heard people express the same, simple hope -- for a life of dignity and security on a planet that is thriving. The UN belongs to those people -- to all of you. That's why I'm happy to be here on @Instagram to give you a first-hand look at my job as Secretary-General and share what motivates me to strive for a better, more peaceful world for us all. 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten #FirstPost #UnitedNations
215,613 Likes | 621 days ago | 2,218
Link in bio to take action and protect our wolves. #Regram #RG: @defendersofwildlife: Nearly 3,500 wolves have already been killed at the state level without federal protections. With the administration proposing to remove all gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act, that death rate will grow. The work of recovering this iconic species is not done, and we need your help. Click the link in our bio to let the Department of the Interior know that you oppose this disastrous plan to delist gray wolves! #StopExtinction #graywolves #wolves #wolf #EndangeredSpecies #DefendersofWildlife #naturephotography #naturelovers #natureonly #natureshots #naturegram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #conservation #wildlifeaddicts #animals #animallovers #animallover #animalsofinstagram #instaanimal #animalsofig #graywolf #conservationphotography #conservationist #environment #animalsco #animalsaddict
366,041 Likes | 622 days ago | 2,825
#Regram #RG @unenvironment: 🚨 A new report from @ipbes_ warns: Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely. ⚠ 1,000,000 species are threatened with extinction, many within decades.🔺Transformative changes are needed to restore and protect nature. #ipbes7
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#Regram #RG @greenpeace: This week, thousands of Indigenous People gathered in Brasília, the capital of Brazil to to share experiences, traditional knowledge, support each other and, most importantly, demand the government protect their rights. Indigenous Peoples are the guardians of the forest, fighting to protect it from a greedy industry. We can’t afford more deforestation. Go to the link in our bio to save the Amazon. 📸: Christian Braga/MNI - @christiaanbraga . . . . #SavetheAmazon #NoForestNoLife #greenpeace #IndigenousPeople #IndigenousRights #TerraLivre2019 #TerraLivre #ATL #Brazil #Brasil #Brasilia #AcampamentoTerraLivre
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#Regram #RG @guardian: Thousands of people around the world have been taking part in @ExtinctionRebellion's international "climate rebellion" week. Organisers say demonstrations were planned in 33 countries. In the UK, the movement has been criticised for being too white and privileged, but it has also drawn support in huge numbers, with 30,000 new backers or volunteers having offered their support to the environmental activist group since the week of action began. Here, activists from around the world tell us why they have taken part. Story: @jessie__mac
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#Regram #RG @pacificstand: Historically, the shoreline of Saint Lawrence Island is sheathed in sea ice that forms throughout the winter and melts in the summer, but the sea ice never formed completely in the winter and spring of 2018-2019, due to the warming climate. ▫️ This has created new challenges for the Yup’ik people, for whom subsistence hunting is a primary source of food and identity. The Yup'ik have been hunting and fishing the Bering Sea for thousands of years, with walrus being a staple of their diet. The walrus herds were decimated by whalers in the 1800s, but have since rebounded, only now they are newly threatened by the retreating sea ice, and the hunting season for walrus has grown shorter as well. ▫️ Photographer @kiliiiyuyan traveled to Saint Lawrence Island last spring to work with indigenous youth on an art therapy project to address suicide in their community. Follow the link in our bio to read more about his work in this remote community. ▫️ Photo: @kiliiiyuyan #yupik #subsistencehunting #climatechange #Alaska #masksofgriefandjoy
165,877 Likes | 628 days ago | 1,592
#Regram #RG @brutamerica: London's Natural History Museum was the site of a "die-in" protest by climate change activists, following the arrest of more than 1,000 activists in the week since protests first began in the city. The activists, from the group @extinctionrebellion, have staged protests at various sites around London with the goal of stopping what they call a "global climate crisis." #uk #London #protest #climate #climatechange #nature #environment #earthday #Brut #BrutAmerica #brutmoments
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#Regram #RG @nowthisnews: The @weatherchannel is using immersive, green screen technology to imagine a future devastated by climate change. Learn more about immersive tech by clicking the link in our bio 🔗
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#Regram #RG @sealegacy: Photo by @daisygilardini //The harp seal fur industry has declined drastically in the last 15 years, thanks to conservation campaigns around the world and income from sealing generated in Canada is at its lowest level since records have been kept. Thirty-five countries, including Russia, have enacted a ban on imported seal products. However, the Canadian government still supports the hunt for cultural and economic reasons in coastal communities.
398,094 Likes | 632 days ago | 2,208
#Regram #RG @aljazeeraenglish: Fisherman Samwu Ndaye is a volunteer who every morning combs the beach of Ngor, a 400-year-old village on Africa's western most tip in the Senegalese capital #Dakar, to clean up the plastic waste that builds up there. Single-use plastic products of every kind litter the villages along Senegal's coastline along with other waste that gets washed up on the beach. ‘If we don't clean it, no one will,’ said Ndaye, who is one of a growing number of volunteers who dedicate their time to cleaning up what has rapidly become a modern scourge. The waters around Dakar are heavily polluted with plastic and ‘more arrives each day,’ according to the fisherman. The rapid growth of the West African country's population, especially in larger cities like Dakar, has led to a hike in the production of household waste. Photo by Nic Bothma/ @epaphotos We've been nominated for a Webby Award, follow the link in our bio to vote for us
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The Waorani people have won a legal victory to protect 1/2 million acres of rainforest from oil drilling and set a historic precedent for indigenous rights. Let's ramp up the pressure to permanently protect this land. Link in bio to send a message to the Ecuadorian government. @amazonfrontlines #waoraniresistance