#Regram #RG @unfoundation: We hear the calls of young people demanding action on today's climate emergency. Unless leaders today step up, we cannot create the kind of world where young people can live and thrive. #ClimateChange is a race we can win, but we don't have a moment to lose. . Photos: UN Foundation/ Parker LaCourse . #FridaysForFuture #FridaysForClimate #ClimateAction #ActOnClimate #SDGs #GlobalGoals
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#Regram #RG @oceana: Southern sea otters would be extinct if not for the Endangered Species Act (ESA), but right now, it's under attack. Imperiled ocean animals need you now more than ever. Add your name now by following the link in our bio to tell your members of Congress to oppose any legislation that would weaken the ESA. #StopExtinction. 📸: Doug Meek
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#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: This is Elisabetta Zavoli @elizavola taking over the @everydayclimatechange Instagram account this week and sharing my documentary work of the ‘Landfill midwife’ project. . Some men, from Cikiwul village, catch up fishes in the highly polluted muddy waters that percolate from Bantar Gebang biggest dump zone. Banter Gebang landfill receives the waste of about 15 millions people living in Jakarta. Trash pickers need the litter to make a living and the Indonesian society needs trash pickers to recycle all possible materials that otherwise would be just discarded. . Indonesia, is ranked the second largest plastic polluter in the world behind only China with reports showing that the country produces 187.2 million tonnes of plastic waste each year of which more than 1 million tons leaks into the ocean. Recent studies discovered that as plastics decay, they emit traces of methane and ethylene, two powerful greenhouse gases, and the rate of emission increases with time. The emissions occur when plastic materials are exposed to ambient solar radiation, whether in water or in the air, but in air, emission rates are much higher. Results show that plastics represent a heretofore unrecognized source of climate-relevant trace gases that are expected to increase as more plastic is produced and accumulated in the environment. Polyethylene, used in shopping bags, is the most produced and discarded synthetic polymer globally and was found to be the most prolific emitter of methane and ethylene. It’s estimated that over 8 billion tons of virgin plastic have been produced since 1950, making plastic one of the largest man-made materials on the planet, behind steel and cement. Of that volume, more than half was produced in the last 16 years, amid a global boom in single-use, disposable plastic. Current annual production levels are expected to double in the next 20 years. #everydayclimatechange #climatechange #globalwarming #climatechangeisreal #en
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#Regram #RG @sierraclub: The #Atlanta City Council just approved a roadmap for reaching the city’s goal to be powered entirely by renewables by 2035! One of the best parts? The plan’s deep commitment to equity. The transition to 100% #cleanenergy will create new jobs, reduce electricity costs, and benefit all residents -- especially the vulnerable communities historically impacted the most by burning #fossilfuels. #ReadyFor100 #100ATL #ATL
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#Regram #RG @yalenenvironment360: China’s decision to no longer import the world’s recycled waste has left municipalities and waste companies from Australia to the U.S. scrambling for alternatives. In the year since the Chinese ban was implemented, millions of tons of plastics and other recyclables have piled at export facilities, been sent to incinerators, or ended up in landfills. In England, more than half-a-million more tons of plastics and other household trash were burned last year, while communities across the U.S. curtailed collections or halted their recycling programs entirely. But experts say the crisis triggered by China’s ban could have an upside if it leads to better solutions for managing the world’s waste. To read the full story, visit our website. Link in bio. Story by Cheryl Katz. Photo by Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images.
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#Regram #RG @unenvironment: Reducing plastic pollution in the oceans is a priority issue for us. . Last year: . . 🐬127 countries had adopted legislation to regulate plastic bags . 🐟30 countries charged consumers fees for plastic bags . 🐠63 countries had mandates for producer responsibility on single-use plastics . The push to #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas continues to gain momentum. . Learn more about our work on our annual report: at www.unenvironment.org/annualreport
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This #InternationalWomensDay I’m celebrating the work of @1millionwomen, an incredible organization building a lifestyle revolution to fight the climate crisis. Link in bio to learn more.
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#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: “Our territory is our life. Without our territory, without our forest, we cannot exist. We hope that our rights and lives will be respected. Our forest is not for sale!” A powerful and historic moment for indigenous rights and the rights of nature has just happened in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Chanting songs about defending the forest and carrying their spears, on Wednesday the Waorani people marched towards the Provincial Court of Pastaza where they filed a lawsuit to demand the respect of their collective rights and to protect their lands from oil extraction. The Waorani were joined by other indigenous nations from the north and south, including Siona, Kofan, Secoya, Kichwa, Achuar, Sapara, and others, who expressed their solidarity and affirmed their alliance to protect their rainforest homes. Show your support for #WaoraniResistance by helping them reach 100,000 signatures on their petition. Please share to your network! waoresist.amazonfrontlines.org/action #amazon #ecuador #indigenous #indigenousrights #frontlines #tribes #survival #climatechange #environment #forests #amazonia #waorani
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#Regram #RG @washingtonpost: Of climate change’s many plagues — drought, insects, fires, floods — saltwater intrusion in particular sounds almost like a biblical curse. Rising seas, sinking earth and extreme weather are conspiring to cause salt from the ocean to contaminate aquifers and turn formerly fertile fields barren. A 2016 study in the journal Science predicted that 9 percent of the U.S. coastline is vulnerable to saltwater intrusion — a percentage likely to grow as the world continues to warm. Scientists are just beginning to assess the potential effect on agriculture, East Carolina University hydrologist Alex Manda said, and it’s not yet clear how much can be mitigated. If farmers in coastal areas have any hope of protecting their land — and their livelihoods — the first step is to disentangle the complex web of causes that can send ocean water seeping into the ground beneath their feet. “We spend a lot of time and money to try to prevent salt,” farmer Dawson Pugh says. “I worry what the future is. If it keeps getting worse, will it be worth farming?” Read more at washingtonpost.com. (Photos by Eamon Queeney/for The Washington Post)
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#Regram #RG @guardian: Young people striking from school over climate change have issued an open letter ahead of a global day of action on 15 March. Students across 50 countries are expected to participate and nearly 500 events are listed to take place on the day. Janine O’Keefe from FridaysForFuture.org hopes to see "over 100,000" participating in the day of action. The letter was written by a global coordination group of 150 students, including the first youth climate striker Greta Thunberg.
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#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: Today is #WorldWildlifeDay2019 and this year's theme is #LifeUnderWater. Through our @SharkConservationFund, we're working to halt the overexploitation of the world’s sharks and rays, preventing extinctions, reversing declines and restoring populations. Follow the link in bio to read more about SCF's projects.
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The Leuser Ecosystem must be protected for the wellbeing of the many species that call it home and for its powerful effects on climate, as it stores vast amounts of carbon. Join the movement to protect this landscape and answer @stellamccartney’s challenge to participate in the #THERESHEGROWS campaign. For every person that dedicates a tree, the Stella McCartney Cares Foundation will make a donation to @canopyplanet, a not-for-profit that works to protect the Leuser Ecosystem. Link in bio to learn more. #LeuserEcosystem #LovetheLeuser #Forests #rainforests #ancientandendangered #Conservation #Sumatra #Indonesia #Climate #Sustainability
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#Regram #RG @guardian: Teachers staged a protest in front of the Department for Education in London to demand that the climate crisis is made part of the curriculum. Organisers @extinctionrebellion say students will only hear climate change mentioned in fewer than 10 lessons out of approximately 10,000, and believe that it should be made an 'educational priority'. Students also joined the protest. The demonstration comes as young people across the world participate in school strikes to urge politicians to take action. Photos: Jonathan Watts/Guardian + Extinction Rebellion
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#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Lions can recover with sufficient investments to protect them, their prey species, and habitats. This is why we are proud to announce the latest round of projects we are funding to support the impressive conservation work of our partners in the field. Over the next week, we'll be sharing more information about each of these six new projects and how they are working to protect lion populations in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Gabon. Click the link in our bio to learn more. Photo credit: Steve Mandel
383,448 Likes | 19 days ago | 1,890
#Regram #RG @world_wildlife: The Arctic Refuge is one of the world's most important protected areas, providing vast, intact habitat for wildlife to roam freely. In 2017, Congress approved opening up parts of this national treasure to allow for oil and gas drilling. This move, which is now being fast-tracked, would disturb the species we cherish and destroy tundra and wetland habitat. We have very limited time to make our voices heard! Sign our letter and oppose oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: follow the link in our bio!
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#Regram #RG @bbcearth: #EarthCapture by @georgetheexplorer Meerkats are the ultimate survivors. They thrive in some of the world's most hostile environments, where daytime temperatures can reach 50c by day and freeze overnight. Incredibly, they don't even drink water and instead absorb it from their prey - primarily insects - an amazing desert adaptation. This particular colony is one of two groups habituated on the edge of the Nwetwe Pan in Botswana, right outside Jack's Camp. Researchers and film crews from all over the world have visited these babies' ancestors, making them a very famous family! Sadly, recent reports have stated that the global meerkat population hangs in the balance, with a new scientific model giving them about 50 years before the species faces complete extinction in the wild due to the impacts of climate change. . . . . . #africa #meerkat #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #bbcearth #earth #planetearth #earthwonder #nature_briiliance #amazingplaces #wonderfulplaces #amazinganimals #climatechange #extinction #conservation #animallovers #cute #baby #babyanimals #naturephotography #liveauthentic #savetheplanet
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#Regram #RG @350org: A historic gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people coming together from every state and territory in Australia to take action to protect water and songlines from greedy corporations and #climatechange. Follow @SeedMob for more #WATERISLIFE action info [Photos from @seedmob]
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#Regram #RG @theeconomist: Our cover this week focuses on the oil industry. In a year blighted by wildfires and polar freezes, climate change is becoming hard to ignore. Yet demand for oil is rising and the energy industry is planning multi-trillion-dollar investments to satisfy it. No firm embodies this strategy better than ExxonMobil, the giant that rivals admire and green activists love to hate. It plans to pump 25% more oil and gas in 2025 than in 2017. If the rest of the industry pursues even modest growth, the consequences for the climate could be grave. #TheEconomist
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#Regram #RG @mongabay: Illegal traffickers want animals by any means necessary, even if they are endangered or if they suffer in transit. More than 380 wildlife species (211 birds, 101 mammals, 47 reptiles, seven amphibians and 17 invertebrates) were illegally traded from across Peru to meet worldwide demand between year 2000 and 2015. The drivers of this trade vary: people want these animals for companionship, for their beauty or for scientific or ornamental purposes, among other reasons. Read about it on www.mongabay.com #animals #wildlife #wildlifetrafficking #endangeredspecies #conservation #biodiversity #environment #nature
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@youthvgov continues to break new ground. Link in bio to learn more. #JoinJuliana #youthvgov . #Regram #RG @nowthisnews: 'They said we could never win. And then we started winning.' — These young people from all around the U.S. are taking legal action in the fight against climate change. To learn more, click the link in our bio 🌏
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#Regram #RG @gretathunberg: This picture is from Brighton. This week well over 100 000 school children were on strike for the climate!! British PM says that the children on school strike are “wasting lesson time”. That may well be the case. But then again, political leaders have wasted 30 yrs of inaction. And that is slightly worse.... #schoolstrike4climate #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike
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#Regram #RG @wmo_omm: In a clear sign of continuing long-term climate change associated with record atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been confirmed as the four warmest years on record. A consolidated analysis by WMO of five leading international datasets showed that the global average surface temperature in 2018 was approximately 1.0° Celsius above the pre-industrial baseline (1850-1900). It ranks as the fourth warmest year on record. The year 2016, which was influenced by a strong El-Niño event, remains the warmest year on record, followed by 2017 and 2015. “The long-term temperature trend is far more important than the ranking of individual years, and that trend is an upward one, “ said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. “The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years. The degree of warming during the past four years has been exceptional, both on land and in the ocean.” “Temperatures are only part of the story. Extreme and high impact weather affected many countries and millions of people, with devastating repercussions for economies and ecosystems in 2018,” he said. “Greenhouse gas emission reduction and climate adaptation measures should be a top global priority,” said Mr Taalas. #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #climateaction #parisagreement #greenhousegases
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#Regram #RG @elephantcrisisfund: Good news from China where Beijing has agreed to ban all auctions of ivory cultural relics this year. China’s third largest city has developed an ivory policy stronger than that of national government by completely eliminating the cultural relics loophole left behind following China’s 2017 ivory trade ban. ECF partner, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has been working tirelessly to ensure effective implementation of China’s ivory trade ban and says the move by Beijing is a ‘notable development’ and shows other large Chinese cities that such a decision is possible. #ivoryban #China #NaturalResourcesDefenseCouncil #ElephantCrisisFund.
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#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: Ensuring clean water for future generations of the Amazon is an ongoing dream we share with our indigenous partner Alianza Ceibo. . Working towards this dream, we've already installed 1164 rainwater harvesting systems in over 80 communities - achieving to provide a reliable and safe water supply for families affected by the impacts of nearly half a century of oil exploitation on their ancestral territories. This year, our efforts will be focused on providing maintenance workshops in the communities to ensure the sustainability of this solution and families' autonomy in caring for and repairing their systems over time. Find out more: www.amazonfrontlines.org . #water #amazon #ecuador #colombia #peru #waterislife #indigenous #indigenousresistance #tribes #secoya #waorani #kofan #siona #amazonia
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#Regram #RG @paulnicklen: The salmon that got away. I sat in this blind for two weeks, waiting for one decisive moment to happen. I could hear the wolves back in the forest but I rarely got a glimpse of them. I would enter the blind in the dark at 5am and sit there everyday until dark. To move my hands in the blind was too much movement. I literally could not move a muscle. My goal was to get a shot of a wolf catching a large salmon. If we want to protect coastal wolves then we need to protect salmon which in turn feed on herring. In the coming weeks, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are encouraging and “mismanaging” the removal of 40 million pounds of herring out of the Strait of Georgia. Most of this herring ends up as chicken feed, fish farm feed and feed for captive marine mammals. We are devastated by the loss of our salmon on this coast, we are devastated by the fact that our orca populations are starving and yet, we allow the removal of the last of the foundation fish that fuels this entire ecosystem. When are we going to stand up and call DFO out? They managed the Atlantic Cod fishery to a complete collapse. They have mismanaged our salmon populations and now they literally driving our herring populations to complete collapse. Please follow along all week as @cristinamittermeier @sealegacy @pacificwild and myself post on this incredibly pressing issue. #biglittlefish #foundationfish #wolf #speakout
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#Regram #RG @cnnbusiness: Morocco is home to the world's largest concentrated solar farm. Built on an area the size of more than 3,500 soccer fields, the Noor-Ouarzazate complex produces enough electricity to power a city the size of Prague, or twice the size of Marrakesh, and saves the planet from more than 760,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. Morocco aims to have 42% of its power come from renewable sources by 2020.
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#Regram #RG @oceana: Every year, fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the shark fin trade. Shark finning is a gruesome practice that involves chopping off a shark’s fins and dumping the body back into the ocean to slowly drown or bleed to death. Many are plucked from the ocean, maimed for their fins and tossed back to sea to die. While shark finning is illegal in the U.S., the demand for fins drives this horrible practice, and the U.S. participates in this demand by allowing the buying and selling of shark fins. DO YOUR PART! Tell your representative in Congress to ban the sale of shark fin products in the U.S. to help protect sharks by following the link in our bio. #FinBanNow. 📸: OCEANA / LX
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#Regram #RG @unenvironment: When we learn from nature 🐝 we can make a difference for the planet! @studio.ant in India🇮🇳 has created a biomimicry cooling system inspired by the structure of a beehive. The innovation saves energy⚡️& helps protect the ozone layer. Together, we can #SolveDifferent. Copy https://www.unenvironment.org/ into your browser to learn more. 📷 Monish Siripurapu/Ant Studio #ClimateAction #MondayMotivation #climatechange #innovation
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#Regram #RG @cnn: A massive hole two-thirds the size of Manhattan has been discovered growing in an Antarctic glacier, signaling rapid ice decay that has shocked scientists. The cavity — measuring almost 1,000 feet tall — is big enough to have contained 14 billion tons of ice, and “most of that ice melted over the last three years,” NASA said. (📸: NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck)
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#Regram #RG @nytimes: On one side of a barricade in remote British Columbia, the Wet’suwet’en people hoped to stop a pipeline that would cross their traditional land. On the other side were heavily armed police looking to enforce its pre-construction. The 416-mile pipeline would carry gas extracted from the Dawson Creek area of the province to the liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia. The company behind the pipeline, Coastal GasLink, has signed agreements with all 20 of the elected councils representing First Nations people along the route. It also awarded 620 million in Canadian dollars in contract work to Indigenous businesses as part of the pipeline project. But the protests highlight a dual leadership structure among the Wet’suwet’en people. Most of the hereditary chiefs — who collectively claim title to a New Jersey-sized section of British Columbia and represent the traditional governance of the Wet’suwet’en — were opposed. “Money means nothing to us,” said Chief Madeek, one of the hereditary leaders, who also goes by Jeff Brown. By asserting their sovereignty over the land, Indigenous groups have tried to stall, with varying degrees of success, oil and gas projects across the country. The Unist’ot’en camp of the Wet’suwet’en people has become an important part of a broader movement of Indigenous resistance to Canada’s fossil fuel ambitions. Visit the link in our profile to read more. @photobracken shot these photos of protestors; the Unist’ot’en camp; the Unist’ot’en camp spokeswoman Freda Huson speaking with police; and camp supporters standing behind a fire, set to cover a retreat from police.
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The vessels working to protect the last remaining vaquitas are under constant threat of attack by poachers. We must continue to support organizations like @seashepherdsscs that are fighting to keep this incredible species alive. Click the link in bio to learn how you can support their conservation efforts.
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Congratulations to the @seaofshadows team on their @sundanceorg win, and thank you to everyone for bringing the plight of the vaquita to the forefront.
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#Regram #RG @guardian: Thousands of teenagers in Belgium took part in another student strike action for climate change on Thursday, following similar protests in recent weeks. A reported 30,000 people skipped classes for the marches held in Brussels, Liege and Leuven, which included primary school pupils. A number of children also demonstrated outside the home of Belgium's environment minister ahead of the event. 3,000 academics and scientists have backed up the protests, saying "the activists were absolutely right." Photos: Paul-Henri Verlooy/Belga via ZUMA Press/REX/Shutterstock
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#Regram #RG @worldeconomicforum: The Orkneys generate 140% of the electricity they need. #wef19 #davos #scotland #renewables #environment
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#Regram #RG @unenvironment: Mountains 🗻 are spectacular landscapes which are often called nature's water towers. They cover 24% of the Earth’s landmass and support a wide variety of ecosystems. Human activities can tip the delicate balance of mountain ecosystems, so the challenge is to sustainably manage them. #mountains #ecosystems
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#Regram #RG @greenpeace: Last Friday, a mining dam collapsed in a small town in Brazil, releasing almost 13 million cubic meters of toxic mud and leaving behind a trace of death and sorrow. This comes only 3 years after the biggest environmental disaster in the country, when another dam broke off. Enough is enough. Governments and corporations MUST stop putting profits over the lives of people and nature. Aerial shots: Fernanda Ligabue Land shots: Nilmar Lage . . . . #Brumadinho #forçabrumadinho #brumadinhomg #SOSBrumadinnho #Brazil #brasil #Mariana #Vale #semlicençaparadestruir #environment #greenpeace #nature #environmentaldisaster
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Proud to have @seaofshadows, a Terra Mater production in association with Appian Way, showing at #Sundance. Congratulations to the whole team for the incredible work they’re doing to save the vaquita.
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#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: The link between deforestation and climate change is clear: when we lose forests we lose a crucial ally in keeping excess carbon out of the atmosphere. 🌲 Plus, even more emissions are created when felled trees release the carbon they’d been storing, and what most often replaces the now-vanished forest, livestock and crops, generate massive amounts of even more greenhouse gases. 🌎 Taken together, this emissions triple-whammy accounts for a quarter of all emissions worldwide. That’s why our alliance is working around the world to change farming, transform communities, and protect forests. Join us!
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#Regram #RG @world_wildlife: Unprecedented heat waves, coral bleaching, and more frequent and extreme storms: the impacts of climate change are all around us. By reducing emissions and helping communities prepare, we can prevent the worst impacts. Click the link in our bio to find out what’s at stake if we don’t take action to fight climate change.
442,124 Likes | 55 days ago | 2,474
#Regram #RG @nature_org: A family of chimpanzees wanders in the forest at Mahale National Park on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. Rising eastward from the shoreline, the Greater Mahale Ecosystem encompasses 4.8 million acres of mostly forested landscape. This ecosystem is home to approximately 93 percent of Tanzania’s 2,800 endangered chimpanzees, only some of which live within Mahale Mountains National Park. The Tuungane (pronounced TOO-un-gah-nee, Kiswahili for “Let’s Unite”) project is a collaboration between TNC and Pathfinder International, a global reproductive health organization. TNC and Pathfinder are also engaging other stakeholders to achieve holistic, large-scale impact, including Frankfurt Zoological Society, Jane Goodall Institute, Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Tongwe Trust, and the Government of Tanzania. Since it's implementation in 2012, eight new Village Land Use Plans earmark 228,000 acres as village forest reserves to protect key chimp habitat, and 37 forest scouts have been trained and deployed. 🙌 Photo by: @amivitale
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#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: After two years supporting a consortium of 17 scientists led by UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, we are proud to announce the release of the @OneEarth climate model published by @SpringerNature, which gives the world a pathway to solving the #climatechange crisis by limiting temperature rise to 1.5C. Follow the link in bio to learn more.
676,982 Likes | 58 days ago | 3,162
#Regram #RG @cristinamittermeier: When I slipped into warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean, I was greeted by a massive whale shark plowing toward me - its gaping mouth scooping invisible tunny fish eggs and plankton just below the water's surface. Despite the overwhelming urge to stroke the gentle giant as it passed, I kept both hands on my camera, cognizant of observing new and much-needed regulations in place to protect these sharks. This area in Mexico is a feeding ground for hundreds of whale sharks, which draws tourists who want to swim alongside these gentle giants. Recently, new regulations have been implemented in the area to protect whale sharks and educate both tourists and tour operators. Tip #13 for 2019 is to seek out and support local ecotourism practices and companies when traveling.
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#Regram #RG @franslanting: Photo by @FransLanting For as long as anyone can remember, Monarch butterflies have fluttered from all over the American West to coastal California every fall to overwinter in a few sheltered places. In communities like Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz (my hometown for many years) their annual return has been as predictable as autumn colors are to people on the East Coast. I remember my amazement when I first saw them covering single trees by the thousands. But their wintering sites have become eerily quiet. A recent census by the Xerces Society confirms that the western Monarch population is in the midst of a catastrophic collapse. Their numbers have declined by more than 95% from more than ten million in the 1980s to a mere 20,000 today. The unthinkable is becoming a real possibility. Western Monarchs may go extinct if this trend continues. Researchers have not identified a single cause for this demise, but point to pesticides, habitat loss and drought as factors. Butterflies are barometers for an ecosystem’s health. When they go, we have reasons to worry, not just for them, but about ourselves too. It breaks my heart that a phenomenon that has been synonymous for generations with nature’s enduring cycles may turn into a new symbol for how seriously the balance of nature is being upset in our lifetime. What are your thoughts about this? Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom as we bear witness to our changing planet. @LeonardodiCapriofdn @Xercessociety @Thephotosociety #Monarchs #Endangered #Extinction #Nature #Butterfly #Santacruz #MontereyBay #California
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#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: The Rondonia region of #Brazil originally had over 200,000 km2 of rainforest but has become one of the most deforested places in the Amazon. Side by side images shows C. 2006 to 2018. #10YearChallenge
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What will the Arctic look like in 10 more years? #ClimateAction becomes more urgent every day. It is my hope that both we, as individuals, and the organizations that represent us treat climate change as the urgent threat that it is. . #Regram #RG @greenpeace: This is the truth about the #10YearChallenge. This is the Arctic 100 years ago vs Today. . . . #10yearschallenge #worldismelting #climatechange #greenpeace #nature #beauty #iceberg #peoplevsoil #environment #photo #photography
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#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: Good news! Proposals have been submitted by India, the Philippines, and Bangladesh to prohibit international trade in smooth-coated and Asian small-clawed otters. These beautiful species are poached across Asia for their skins and for pet trade. Luckily, these proposals will be voted on at #CITES #COP18 in Sri Lanka this May, and hopefully action will be taken to protect otters! For more info, click the link in our bio. _ #weottersaveotters @worldanimalprotectionus @iucn_otterspecialistgroup @traffic_wltrade @speciessurvivalnetwork Photo credit Nicole Duplaix @globalotters
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#Regram #RG @guardian: Joshua Tree national park has been forced to close after vandalism to its distinctive namesake plants. A skeleton staff and volunteers have attempted to maintain the attraction over the 18-day US government shutdown, but found themselves overwhelmed by visitors and sanitation issues. The park's iconic landscape is fragile and could take generations to grow back, officials said. With just eight rangers left to oversee the 800,000 acre park, the gates will likely remain closed until the shutdown ends.
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#Regram #RG @nature_org: Plitviče Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia. It's known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon. The region’s rivers, remarkably undisturbed and home to a wealth of different species, have earned the distinction of the “blue heart of Europe.” But now, the Balkan region is at the brink of a hydropower development boom of global proportions, with hundreds, if not thousands, of new dams planned and under construction. TNC is advocating for smart renewable energy use in the Balkans without sacrificing habitat. Photo by: Ken Geiger #conservation #nature #thebalkans #waterfall
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#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by James Whitlow Delano @jameswhitlowdelano on @everydayclimatechange: An abandoned hotel almost at the water's edge due to beach erosion in Talipanan Beach in Puerto Galera. By law, all structures are supposed to be 3 m from the high water mark but unregulated or underregulated rampant development has meant that when stronger storms, due to climate change, have washed away the beach, the land behind the beach, which would allow the beach to be replenished, is increasingly sealed under concrete. Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippine Recently world-famous Boracay Island was forcibly closed for six months of clean up. Puerto Galera, Mindoro along with El Nido, Palawan and Panglao Island off of Bohol Island have been mentioned as possible subjects to similar closure in the future. #climatechange #globalwarming #risingseas #rampantdevelopment #tourism #philippines #mindoro #puertogalera #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: The California Coastal Commission recently urged cities along the Pacific Ocean to prepare for the worst impacts of sea level rise: erosion, frequent flooding, and permanent land loss. Southern California’s beaches won’t just be decimated—many of them could disappear. Act on climate. Save our beaches and coastlines by taking action via our profile link.
183,151 Likes | 70 days ago | 1,048
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: LDF is proud of our partners at RESOLVE who are unveiling a technological breakthrough for environmental conservation at #CES2019 – the Trailguard camera sensor, which uses the cutting-edge #Movidius AI technology to help monitor and protect wild forests. Follow the link in bio to read more.
211,373 Likes | 73 days ago | 1,322
#Regram #RG @undp: Climate change is being felt in this heart of the Amazon in Peru, bordering Brazil. In this remote stretch of river and deep jungle, the temperature🌡can drop to 16°C. The chill is a surprise for visitors expecting tropical heat. For the local people, these changes are worrying and more frequent these days. It's not just the mercury dropping. Food and wildlife are disappearing. To save what remains of nature, 24 indigenous communities teamed up and proposed a conservation area in Peru. Today, they live next to a national park, an indigenous reserve and this latest conservation concession, Yurúa Breu. By protecting the #LungsofEarth, they will also protect some of the world's last isolated people deep in the rainforests between Peru and Brazil. ☝️Tap the link in our bio for a photo story about how we are supporting their conservation efforts. 📷: Mónica Suárez Galindo/ @pnud_peru #unitednations #undp #environment #sustainable #climate #climateaction #globalgoals #southamerica #peru #brazil #indigenous #amazon #rainforest #Ucayali #Yurúa #Asheninka #rainforestdefenders
388,355 Likes | 74 days ago | 1,946
#Regram #RG @nature_org: A tower of reticulated giraffe in Loisaba Wildlife conservancy in Northern Kenya. Since the 1990s, reticulated giraffe populations have decreased by 70%. Once almost taken for granted as an abundant animal, now giraffes may be slipping away without public notice. In December 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature moved giraffes two categories down the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species from "Least Concern" to "Vulnerable." To address this, scientists are researching giraffes on two large areas of protected land, Loisaba Conservancy, which TNC helped protect and establish for the Loisaba Community Trust, and Namunyak Community Conservancy, one of 27 conservancies supported by TNC partner Northern Rangelands Trust. In 2017, the partners also affixed solar-powered satellite GPS tracking devices to 11 giraffes to understand their movements. Unfortunately, two of those animals were poached, but the remaining giraffes’ movements will provide valuable data that will help TNC and others develop informed conservation strategies. – Photo by @amivitale #giraffes #africa #conservation #kenya #reticulatedgiraffe #wildlife
268,366 Likes | 75 days ago | 4,322
#Regram #RG @yearsofliving: Ireland will be the first country in the world to completely divest from fossil fuels 🇮🇪 #YEARSProject #Ireland #divest #fossilfuel #renewables #climatechange
402,360 Likes | 75 days ago | 2,202
#Regram #RG @sealegacy: Photograph by @PaulNicklen // Overfishing, climate change, pollution, and acidification have pushed our oceans to the brink of collapse. But we have the collective ability to make 2019 the most successful year for our oceans yet! For the next 19 days, we are sharing 19 things you can do to save our oceans. Tip #1 is to advocate for fossil-free, renewable energy. Seek out and invest in wind and solar energy options to end our dependency on oil, gas and coal.
282,137 Likes | 79 days ago | 3,118
#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by @mettelampcov A winter snow storm is approaching the Sierra Nevada mountains near Mammoth mountain. According to a new study from Scripps Institution of Oceanography: winter will still be coming to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, but winters will be becoming shorter, and disappearing earlier in the year, which could have implications for state water management and wildfire activity. This is particularly important for California, the most agriculturally-diverse state in the country and which experienced the worst wildfires on record in 2017 and 2018. #climatechange #sierranevada #mountains #snow #landscapephotography #california #water #snowstorm #watertodustphotoproject
175,828 Likes | 80 days ago | 1,191
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: Protecting the Amazon is much more than saving trees and fighting off extractive industries. If the forest is still standing today, it's largely thanks to indigenous peoples' vast encyclopedic knowledge of the forest, transmitted from generation to generation across millennia. Today, pressures from colonization and industrialization are pushing Amazonian cultures and knowledge to the brink of disappearance. But elders and youth from communities in the Western Amazon are fighting back, and working to recover, document and preserve their traditional knowledge, such as ancient medicinal plant knowledge. ⠀⠀ Join and support this movement to protect the Amazon, for long-term forest conservation and cultural survival! @leonardodicaprio and @leonardodicapriofdn are doubling matching all monthly donations (follow link in our bio)⠀⠀ #amazon #ecuador #indigenous #indigenousrights #frontlines #tribes #survival #climatechange #environment #forests #amazonia
162,875 Likes | 81 days ago | 1,952
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: Entomologists around the world have identified signs of an arthropocalypse, a precipitous decline in the population of beneficial insects like butterflies and bees🦋🐝. The most worrisome part is that there appears to be no single cause. Everything from habitat loss to agricultural practices to climate change contributes to the decline. We need to find a way to get back to symbiosis with the natural world. We can start with these insects. Take action via the link in our profile!
317,016 Likes | 82 days ago | 2,556
#Regram #RG @oceana: The federal government has authorized companies to harm marine mammals like #dolphins and #whales with seismic airgun blasting activities in the Atlantic Ocean. These dangerous and extremely loud surveys are used by private companies to identify potential oil and gas deposits deep below the seafloor. Moreover, exploratory drilling like BP Deepwater Horizon, which exploded in the Gulf eight years ago and caused the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, would be the next step they take to confirm the presence of subsea oil and gas. Follow the link in our bio to tell your members of Congress to #ProtectOurCoast and #BlockTheBlast. . 📸: Shutterstock
397,780 Likes | 83 days ago | 2,001
#Regram #RG @unenvironment: #Didyouknow : Some of the best protected forests 🌳 are those occupied by indigenous peoples! People who have lived in forests for generations recognize the high value of the ecosystem on which they depend for food 🍛, shelter, and water 💧. Studies have also found that tree cover is better maintained in areas where communities have legal rights to forest lands #forests #nature
243,985 Likes | 86 days ago | 2,802
#Regram #RG @greenmatters: Milan is the latest city to embrace “going green” in a major way. According to the ‘Associated Press,’ the Italian city revealed plans to plant 3 million trees by the year 2030. Some of their plans to make the metropolis more green include turning a no-longer-operating freight railway network into a series of park, planting trees in more than 2,000 schoolyards, and introducing greenery to 10 million square meters of flat rooftop. If successful, the plans could prove to have major benefits to the city and its citizens: Milan official estimate that increasing the number of trees by 30 percent will absorb an additional 5 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, and could potentially reduce temperatures in the city by 2 degrees Celsius. Click the link in bio to learn more about this project! #learngreen #livegreen #sustainability
408,446 Likes | 87 days ago | 4,717
#Regram #RG @cnn: This Swedish teenager stood up to a crowd of global leaders at a United Nations summit on climate change in Poland on Wednesday. "You are not mature enough to tell it like is. Even that burden you leave to us children," 15-year-old Greta Thunberg said, scolding the crowd of negotiators at the COP24 meeting for not doing enough to fight climate change. After two weeks of negotiations, nearly 200 nations agreed on a set of rules meant to help curb global warming, but scientists and even the negotiators themselves say the moves won't be enough to stop carbon pollution from reaching critical levels. (🎥: Connect4Climate)
324,347 Likes | 92 days ago | 2,376
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Lions are disappearing across Africa. In fact, we’ve lost half of all lions in just 25 years. But together, we can bring them back. Learn more by clicking the link in our bio. Photo: Steve Mandel #lionrecovery #lions #conservation #Africa #wildAfrica #wildlife
279,393 Likes | 94 days ago | 1,945
The Amazon has never been under greater threat, and neither has our climate. But away from the alarming headlines, indigenous peoples are taking action on the frontlines together with two of my favorite organizations: @amazonfrontlines and #AlianzaCeibo. From halting oil auctions to blocking gold rushes and building clean water solutions and solar energy alternatives, their movement is working, and it’s growing. This work is urgent and important, and I’m proud to announce that through the @leonardodicapriofdn we’ll be matching all monthly donations made to @AmazonFrontlines and #AlianzaCeibo - up to $50,000 per month throughout 2019. Click the link in my bio and join me and support this movement to protect the Amazon, indigenous rights, and our climate.
293,798 Likes | 95 days ago | 1,174
#Regram #RG @elephantcrisisfund: Encouraging news from ECF partner, @conservation_lower_zambezi who report a number of notable successes including the apprehension of eight suspects, seizure of two pieces of ivory, four firearms, four rounds of ammunition, 30 snares and the confiscation of 197 kgs of bushmeat. The arrests and seizures were made possible thanks to the combined efforts of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) Scouts, Community Scouts, the Chongwe and Luangwa Intelligence Units and ECF-supported Rapid Response Unit and the Dog Unit. CLZ’s crime-busting dog unit is led by a driven and passionate Zambian called Peter Tembo whose life was transformed by wildlife conservation. Read his remarkable story on our ECF website (link in bio). Photo: Francois D’Elbee
128,832 Likes | 96 days ago | 879
#Regram #RG @unfccc: In 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Joanna Sustento survived the disaster, but her parents, her brother, her sister in law & her nephew were among the more than 6.000 victims. Together with other “climate pilgrims” she walked all the way from Rome to Katowice, to call for urgent #ClimateAction. In the margins of the #ClimateChange conference #COP24 she said: “It’s not easy to live with the consequences of Climate Change.”
123,861 Likes | 97 days ago | 708
#Regram #RG @pacificclimatewarriors: “We always talk about taking action now. And standing up and doing something. And I think we did that today.” . “Today was a powerful act of solidarity. It was incredible to see the support from across the whole movement. It was incredible to be there fighting to be heard together.” . These are some of the reflections from Pine and Isaac pictured here. . Today 100 people, led by First Nations people, Pacific Climate Warriors and Climate Strike students occupied the foyer of Parliament House calling on the Australian Government to put an end to the Adani mine and to step up their ambition on Climate Action by committing to a 100% transition to renewable energy. . The people united, will never be divided. . #fightforfuture #fight4future #stopadani
279,170 Likes | 99 days ago | 1,774
#Regram #RG @mongabay: According to a study published in the journal PloS One late last year, there has been little attempt to understand the impacts on Amazonian mammals of converting primary and secondary forests into oil palm plantations despite the fact that the areas most likely to be converted to oil palm plantations overlap with areas harboring numerous threatened species of birds and mammals. Read about it on www.mongabay.com #palmoil #amazon #rainforest #animals #wildlife #biodiversity #conservation #environment
579,011 Likes | 101 days ago | 3,048
#Regram #RG @wwf: For the last four weeks, we’ve brought some hard-hitting Living Planet Report stories to your timelines. This report hopefully has opened many eyes and raised awareness about the declining health of our precious planet. . . Because of the amazing response we’ve received from you all, we’re re-sharing some of the most powerful images and lessons from our month of coverage. . . Global wildlife populations have fallen over 60% in four decades. . . 90% of seabirds now have plastic in their stomach. . . Biodiversity is in steep decline . . We all depend on nature, and we have pushed it to the brink. But there is hope. We can protect and restore nature - the time to act is now #LPR2018 #ClimateChangeIsReal #NatureMatters #Biodiversity #SaveNature #StopPoaching #SaveOurWildlife #EndangeredSpecies #WildlifePhotographer #Conservation #SaveTheEarth #SaveOurPlanet #SaveNature #NatureFirst #Nature #Nature_brilliance #Nature_photography #Naturegeography #ClimateChange
206,945 Likes | 102 days ago | 1,504
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Video by @amivitale | Shaba, the proxy matriarch, teaches all the babies to browse in the wild. After her mother was killed by poachers, Shaba was brought to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in 2016. Initially wary of the keepers, Shaba is now an instrumental part of the sanctuary, helping to keep order, teaching the young ones how to navigate steep paths and greeting new orphans with a heartfelt and emotional hello. Shaba guides her fellow elephants as they adapt to life at the sanctuary in addition to helping teach the keepers how to better care for their charges. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide. Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nature_africa #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
293,805 Likes | 103 days ago | 2,123
#Regram #RG @sierraclub: Forty-eight years ago on December 2, 1970, the EPA was founded to protect our land, water, air, and climate. Now, Donald Trump has nominated former coal lobbyist and current Acting EPA Admin Andrew Wheeler to head the agency full time. As acting head, he has already fought to allow more pollution and done the bidding of corporate polluters. For a decade, Wheeler has been a lobbyist for the coal industry and has denied the science of climate change. And as Acting Administrator, he has stacked the deck in favor of polluters and against the public by attacking bedrock principles of clean air and clean water, and undermining how EPA calculates health benefits of proposed safeguards. Such a leader at the EPA would pose a threat to the health and safety of everyone in America. The Senate should staunchly oppose any nominee for EPA Administrator that does not put people, our health, our climate, clean air, and clean water before the interests of corporate polluters.
363,625 Likes | 104 days ago | 2,732
#Regram #RG @undp: 2018 is set to become the hottest year on record according to the World Meteorological Organization. Nature is struggling to heal itself and we need to take action. We have 12 years to reduce #CO2 emissions by 50% to keep #globalwarming at 1.5°C. Earth's #climate has never changed as rapidly or as extreme as it is now. From overfishing, coral reef destruction, to melting ice glaciers and the chopping down of 🌳🌳🌳, humans are stripping nature and polluting #Earth faster than nature can regenerate. We only have one 🌍; every one of us can help #nature to heal. Over the next ten days we’re meeting with leaders from across the globe at #COP24 in Katowice, #Poland 🇵🇱 to discuss #climateaction and countries' progress toward the #ParisAgreement. Tune in over the next week and a half for updates from COP24. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP Moldova l ADA Caption: Drought in Moldova. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #UNDP #ParisAgreement #SaveEarth, #CleanEnergy #Climatechange #Climate2020 #GlobalGoals #SDG13 #SDGs #ParisAgreement #zerocarbon #environment #ecosystems #biodiversity #cleanenergy #climatechangeisreal #sustainableliving #sustainability @UN @UNFCCC @UNEnvironment #COP24 @UNDPClimate @undpeurasia
265,290 Likes | 106 days ago | 2,219
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by @drewtrush | When I asked Jeff Rasic of @alaskanps what he thought was important about an ecosystem like Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska, he said, "Well, all ecosystems are important, but a unique thing about Yukon-Charley is that protected within this conservation unit is an entire (and large) watershed—the Charley River basin—along with a segment of the massive Yukon River, plus a wide range of upland and lowland settings in which there live a full complement of large and small mammals, birds, and fish, predators and prey. All the pieces are there, and largely functioning together as they have for millennia. There are a few chinks—declining king salmon populations come to mind—but this is really intact system and something not to be taken for granted." As a result of his vision, and forward-thinking style, we're working together to show you the life of some of the animals living in this amazing place. Follow along with @drewtrush to learn more. #commonground #publiclands
213,671 Likes | 108 days ago | 1,766
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: “Our territory is not for sale. Our future is in the jungle. As a Waorani woman, I can say that we will never permit the companies to enter our territory and destroy our lives. We are united to resist and protect our rainforest, which we all depend upon”, affirmed Nemonte Nenquimo, indigenous Waorani spokeswoman and founding member of our indigenous partners Alianza Ceibo, during a meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, during her current visit to Ecuador. The Waorani of Pastaza are organized to defend their territory, one of the last remaining oil-free, roadless areas which the Ecuadorian State plans to auction off to oil companies. Stand with the Waorani to protect their rainforest home: https://waoresist.amazonfrontlines.org/ #ecuador #amazon #indigenous #forests #indigenousresistance #indigenousrights #unitednations #pastaza #climatechange #tribe #waorani #waoresist
368,366 Likes | 109 days ago | 1,874
#Regram #RG @natgeotravel: Photo by @max.lowe // Watching this white bear move across the arctic tundra I stood for a moment in surreal awe, witnessing something I had heard about my whole life and had never been sure I would actually experience in person. We all hear about the threat of climate change when it comes to arctic ecosystems, but polar bears truly are the big white fuzzy canaries in the coal mine. As the apex predators of their world, the slow recession of the sea ice’s development into the winter season has a sharp and direct impact on their wellbeing as they depend on that ice to hunt seals, and have no other food source that can supplement to support their massive appetite. I only hope we can make the change needed so that our children’s children might know these bears as a creature that shares their world as we do. To see more from his time in the Canadian Arctic and Polar Bear country, follow @max.lowe
260,872 Likes | 111 days ago | 1,788
#Regram #RG @oceana: The Endangered Species Act has prevented 99% of the species under its care from going extinct. But right now, it’s under attack. ADD YOUR NAME NOW BY FOLLOWING THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO OPPOSE ANY LEGISLATION THAT WOULD WEAKEN THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT! . . 📸: NOAA #ocean #oceans #takeaction #stopextinction
110,401 Likes | 112 days ago | 1,166
#Regram #RG @unfccc: The #ParisAgreement gave us a historic plan to act on #ClimateChange and build a better tomorrow for everyone. Now, at #COP24, we need to finalize the Paris Agreement implementation guidelines to turn the agreement into reality & unlock concrete #ClimateAction
274,464 Likes | 114 days ago | 1,801
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | A lone male elephant reaches for fresh leaves in the branches in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, last week. We all know about the threats facing elephants and their decline in many parks across Africa. But in Gorongosa, elephant numbers are recovering. Years of civil war wiped out much of the park's wildlife, and poaching persisted until recently. However, increased security and investment into the park and the people who live in and around it have brought life back and now the park is thriving again. The story of Gorongosa will be featured in @natgeo magazine next year.
691,379 Likes | 116 days ago | 5,798
The @leonardodicapriofdn & @janegoodallinst apparel line is back for a limited time. Proceeds fund on-the-ground projects ensuring the protection of apes and their habitats. Available through 11.26 - link in bio to purchase.
161,850 Likes | 118 days ago | 2,261
#Regram #RG @nowthisnews: Newly-elected representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@ocasio2018) spent her first day on Capitol Hill with climate activists outside House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office. The protesters were calling for Democrats to adopt a ‘Green New Deal’ to reach 100% renewable energy.
Martin Scorsese is not only one of cinema’s most incredible talents, but a personal hero and a friend. It was an honor to celebrate you tonight, @martinscorsese_. @themuseumofmodernart #MoMAFilmBenefit Photo Credit: @bfa @matteoprandoni
145,433 Likes | 121 days ago | 847
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: A young Kofan filmmaker trainee from Sinangoe uses his camera to document moments from his community's major victory earlier this week, as part of a landmark legal battle to defend one of Ecuador’s largest and most important rivers, and nullify 52 gold mining concessions. "My camera is a weapon", says Nixon Andi, who uses his camera as as a tool to show the beauty of his ancestral land, the richness of his culture, but also the threats, destruction, and violations which his people and rainforest home face. Amazon Frontlines and the Ceibo Alliance are training indigenous youth to tell their own stories and the stories from their nations through video and photography in our Indigenous Storytellers program. Learn more at www.amazonfrontlines.org #ecuador #amazon #indigenous #indigenousrising #indigenousmedia #forests #environment #journalism #indigenousresistance #mining
156,524 Likes | 123 days ago | 1,040
Last day to purchase limited edition @leonardodicapriofdn & @janegoodallinst apparel to raise funds for ape conservation projects around the world. Every purchase contributes directly to projects helping ensure the protection of apes. Don’t let them disappear. Link in bio to purchase.
214,930 Likes | 124 days ago | 1,259
#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by Mette Lampcov @mettelampcov for @everydayclimatechange The world’s oceans have been absorbing far more excess heat in recent decades than scientists had predicted - the Earth could be set to warm even faster. Over the past quarter-century, Earth’s oceans have retained 60 percent more heat than scientists had originally foreseen. The world's oceans have absorbed more than 93% of the excess heat from greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from fossil fuels, leading to an increase in global ocean temperatures. The warming of the oceans leads to deoxygenation, and sea level rise resulting from the expanding seas as they heat up and increase the melting of sea ice. This will have multiple effects on marine life such as loss of breeding grounds for marine mammals, seabirds and fisheries. Millions of people rely on fisheries and aquaculture for a source of income and protein worldwide. The rise in ocean temperatures are also causing more severe hurricanes, and intensified El Nino events that will have huge socio-economic impact with extreme weather events such flooding and drought - #climatechangeisreal #worldoceans#oceans #wave#documentaryphotography#dronephotography #naturephotography#environment #sciencefacts#protectouroceans #california#globalwarming
249,009 Likes | 125 days ago | 1,184
Today’s chimpanzee is constantly threatened by the dangers of poaching, habitat loss, and fragmentation. Don’t let them disappear. Purchase a limited edition @leonardodicapriofdn & @janegoodallinst t-shirt or sweatshirt now through 11/16 and all proceeds will go to conservation projects directly helping ensure the long-term survival of apes. Link in bio to purchase. -- *LDF and the Jane Goodall Institute do not endorse or support any close proximity or interaction with wildlife. To protect humans and wildlife from disease and other threats, only experts should be handling or interacting with wildlife in this way.*
621,641 Likes | 126 days ago | 3,071
#Regram #RG @mayorofla: Thank you to the thousands of firefighters, law enforcement officials and first-responders working around the clock to protect lives and property. #WoolseyFire 📸 @danorst - Mayor's Photography Corps
1,001,561 Likes | 126 days ago | 8,109
Every species of ape, including gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and 20 species of gibbon, is threatened. If the global community doesn’t take serious action now, we will see some species of apes go extinct in as little as 20 years. Don’t let them disappear. Proceeds from the @leonardodicapriofdn & @janegoodallinst apparel collection go to projects working to protect the future of apes. Available through 11/16. Link in bio to purchase.
1,126,556 Likes | 130 days ago | 14,384
Excited to be joining forces with @janegoodallinst to bring you an exclusive range of apparel benefitting ape conservation. Proceeds go to on-the-ground projects helping ensure the long-term survival of apes and their habitats. One week left to purchase - link in bio to see the collection.
273,987 Likes | 130 days ago | 3,607
#Regram #RG @guardian: “If there was a 60% decline in the human population, that would be equivalent to emptying North America, South America, Africa, Europe, China and Oceania", Mike Barrett, executive director of science and conservation at WWF has said. Recent analyses showed that even if the destruction were to end now it would take 5-7 million years for the natural world to recover. Barrett says that there is a link between the food system and depletion of wildlife, explaining that eating less meat is an essential part of reversing losses. “This is actually now jeopardising the future of people. Nature is not a ‘nice to have’ – it is our life-support system.”
837,190 Likes | 132 days ago | 5,526
It is estimated that orangutans have lost over 80% of their habitat in the last 20 years, largely due to fragmentation from the palm oil and wood pulp industries. @leonardodicapriofdn and the @janegoodallinst have teamed up to develop a line of apparel to raise awareness for ape conservation and support teams on the ground working to save this incredible species. All proceeds will benefit ape conservation work by our grantees. Swipe to see the apparel design - link in bio to purchase. Available until 11/16.
247,269 Likes | 133 days ago | 2,181
Election day is here. Let’s mobilize our community to get to the polls and make our voices heard. Post a picture of you after you’ve finished voting using @leonardodicaprio #VoteWithUs so we can see how we all work together to enact change in our country. I’ll be reposting your pictures on my Instagram Stories throughout the day.
137,354 Likes | 134 days ago | 1,160
#Regram #RG @kamalaharris: Spread the word: voters in these states have the opportunity to register in person on Election Day.
318,198 Likes | 134 days ago | 3,827
To the Spanish speaking community, I urge you to vote on the 6th of November. This is how we can make a difference and change the future of this country. Visit gobierno.usa.gov/como-votar to learn more. @nowthisnews
960,711 Likes | 137 days ago | 15,114
This election might be the most consequential of our lifetime. I urge you all to go to the polls and make your voice heard. Between now and election day, 11/6, visit thelastweekend.org to get involved. Video from @nowthisnews.
132,291 Likes | 138 days ago | 839
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: A groundbreaking victory for indigenous rights in the upper Amazon!⠀ ⠀ The Kofan people of the Ecuadorian Amazon won a landmark legal battle yesterday to protect one of the most biodiverse headwater regions of the Amazon basin, nullifying 52 gold mining concessions and stopping a gold rush that threatened more than 60,000 acres of primary rainforest in their ancestral lands. This victory is not only important to the wellbeing of a rainforest and river network that thousands of people depend on, but it’s also a precedent-setting moment for indigenous rights in Ecuador with broader implications for protecting rainforests vital to Earth’s climate. ⠀ ⠀ Stay tuned as we continue to share information about this victory, what’s next for the Kofan of Sinangoe and how you can be involved. ⠀ ⠀ #StandWithSinangoe#EarthDefenders#EarthGuardians#Waterprotectors
94,438 Likes | 138 days ago | 612
Excited to announce that the @leonardodicapriofdn and @janegoodallinst are partnering to raise awareness about the urgent need to protect apes and their habitats. You can help ensure their future by purchasing our limited edition t-shirts and sweatshirts. Proceeds will support critical ape conservation work around the world. Available until 11/16. Link in bio to purchase.
165,347 Likes | 138 days ago | 1,729
#Regram #RG @markruffalo: Florida, it's time to elect a governor who will work and fight for the people. Let's help @andrewgillum bring it home. If you haven't already, get out there and vote for him on November 6th 🗳 andrewgillum.com
56,129 Likes | 139 days ago | 357
#Regram #RG @rockthevote: [SWIPE] 👀 There are tons of first time voters heading to the polls on Nov 6th. Check out some informative steps to help make #ElectionDay a breeze! #RockTheVote
233,480 Likes | 140 days ago | 1,234
#Regram #RG @nytimes: Climate change is ravaging California’s underwater kelp forests. 5 years ago, assigning wickedness to the purple urchin, a shellfish the size of a plum with quarter-inch spikes, would have been absurd. But when climate change helped trigger a 60-fold explosion of purple urchins off Northern California’s coast, the urchins went on a feeding frenzy and the kelp was devoured. “It would be like one of those beautiful deciduous forests turned into a desert,” said Gretchen Hofmann, a professor of marine ecology at the @ucsantabarbara. “But in the matter of 5 years.” The story of the kelp’s disappearance is the story of an interwoven food system breaking down, and in the process threatening people’s livelihoods. Kelp forests exist along the cooler coastlines of every continent but Antarctica. And they are under threat both from rising ocean temperatures and from what those warmer waters bring. @ga.briella took this photo of purple urchins while @californiadfw did research. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
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It is unacceptable that in 2018, 7,000,000 people will die prematurely due to air pollution. It’s time for our leaders to clean up our air and protect our health. Link in bio to learn more. #EveryBreathMatters @who @wmo_omm @unenvironment @unfccc
234,560 Likes | 141 days ago | 1,258
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: 🌱 Reforestation, rehabilitation of degraded land areas, and sustainable community forestry are all examples of how we’re fighting deforestation while highlighting the importance of forests in the fight against climate change. Now more than ever, natural climate solutions like these must play a large role in holistic climate action. 🌲💪 #RainforestAlliance #ForestsResist #ClimateChange #ActOnClimate #IPCC #TheForgottenSolution @unfccc
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#Regram #RG @nativegiving: 🔜 WATCH LIVE TONIGHT AT 8PM CT at www.StandNVote.org (link in profile)! #StandNVote
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#Regram #RG @nativegiving: TOMORROW: Everybody's favorite Auntie Beachress joins the stage with @davematthewsband, @markruffalo, and many more for a FREE #StandNVote concert at Standing Rock’s Prairie Knights Casino! If you can’t make it, tune in at 8pm MT for the livestream on www.StandNVote.org
182,026 Likes | 144 days ago | 802
#Regram #RG @africanparksnetwork: Future conservation leaders are on the rise in Africa. Last year, more than 65,000 children from local communities received access to environmental education through the parks under our management. These lessons help build support for conservation and teach children about the reasons and the benefits of protecting and preserving the life-giving resources that the parks bring with them. It’s because of these young people that we are hopeful for a brighter and wild future. 📷 @warren_smart #africanparks #conservation #wildlife #communities #africanparksnetwork #odzala #congo
541,601 Likes | 145 days ago | 2,840
#Regram #RG @paulnicklen: While we tend to see ice as a chunk of frozen water, Antarctic species like these Adelie penguins see it as habitat and a refuge from predators. Here, under the ice, they feed on krill, tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that form the bulk of their diet. Ice like this is essential to their survival - and it's disappearing quickly, as temperatures are rising faster at the poles than elsewhere on the planet. For decades, I've been photographing the wild spaces and species of Antarctica. Now, I'm excited to share my latest work exploring the rapidly changing environment of the Antarctic Peninsula in @NatGeo magazine’s November issue, available this week. Don't miss your chance to explore the depths of this polar region with me, and follow us @Sea_Legacy to learn how we're continuing our work to protect this fragile ecosystem. With @cristinamittermeier, @andy_mann, @craigwelch and @ladzinski.
70,581 Likes | 146 days ago | 611
From Serve America & @sethmoulton: Four. That’s the number of female combat veterans currently serving in the House and Senate. MJ, Abigail, Elaine, Chrissy, Gina, Elissa, Amy, and Mikie have served our country from the Air Force to the CIA. Now they are running to serve, fight for, and protect our country in Congress just as they did overseas. #WomenRising
117,833 Likes | 147 days ago | 1,364
#Regram #RG @markruffalo: It’s #TurnoutTuesday and #EarlyVoting has begun in a number of states. If your state is on this list, get out there and vote 🗳
135,022 Likes | 147 days ago | 727
#Regram #RG @politico: Early voting started in eight states and Washington, D.C., today with Election Day just 15 days away. A poll worker pictured above opened a voting station in Miami-Dade County, Florida, where voters will cast ballots in two key races with national implications: the Senate battle between Sen. Bill Nelson and GOP challenger Gov. Rick Scott, and the gubernatorial race between Republican Ron DeSantis and Dem Andrew Gillum.🔸 Meanwhile, as it looks increasingly possible that Democrats could take back the House, President Trump is privately distancing himself from a Republican thumping on election day, sources say. And over in the Senate, Democrats have shifted their strategy from winning the upper chamber, to limiting their losses. Link in bio for our race ratings with predictions for every House, Senate and gubernatorial race. 📸 AP Photo
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California, today is the last day to register online to vote. Go to whenweallvote.org to get registered and ready for November 6th. --------------- #Regram #RG @whenweallvote: Save the Date! #ElectionDay is November 6. . You've already registered, but have you found your polling place or seen your ballot? It's all at whenweallvote.org.
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#Regram #RG @Greenpeace: The beauty of the Antarctic is breathtaking. Check the link in our bio to join the movement to protect it. ....#ProtectAntarctic #natureisamazing #wildlife #nature #oceans #Greenpeace
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#Regram #RG @AmazonFrontlines: Ecuador’s national water authority (SENAGUA) has now established a protected zone for the Cofan, Chingual and Aguarico rivers, which the indigenous Kofán people of Sinangoe and many other local populations depend upon. This encouraging recognition also comes at a critical moment in the Kofán people’s struggle for justice: today, a judicial inspection is taking place on site as part of a legal case which the community has won against the Ecuadorian government, demanding the suspension of all mining concessions on and near Sinangoe ancestral territory. “We hope that the judicial visit to the mining zone will help judges to understand the great importance of the rivers and the threat which mining represents for our life as Kofán”, says Mario Criollo, President of the A’I Cofan community of Sinangoe. We stand with the community of Sinangoe in their fight to protect their territory from illegal resource extraction. Join us, sign the pledge to #StandWithSinangoe: link in bio. #waterislife#waterdefenders#amazon #amazonlife#AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising#forestguardians #resistance#indigenousresistance#climatechange#climatejustice #humanrights
447,529 Likes | 152 days ago | 6,385
#Regram #RG @SierraClub: Polar bears are facing a new threat -- and it's not climate change. A company called SAExploration wants to start seismic oil testing in critical bear habitat as early as December. Go to sc.org/SAExploration and tell SAExploration: stay out of the Arctic Refuge. Then, tag your friends to make sure they take action for polar bears too! #bears #polarbears #arctic #arcticrefuge
461,448 Likes | 153 days ago | 1,988
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Just another sunset or the closing credits for Africa’s lions? In the wildlife areas most visited by tourists, lions are a regular sighting. This creates the misconception that lions are doing just fine. The reality is that their numbers have declined by half in the last 25 years or so. The LRF supports a wide range of conservation projects around Africa designed to protect lions, their habitats and prey. Central to our philosophy is the conviction that conserving Africa’s wildlife will benefit the continents people and economies.. Photo @petelindseyafrica
157,993 Likes | 154 days ago | 718
#Regram #RG @350org: After the UN's IPCC published its critical report on 1.5˚C last Monday, thousands sprung into action all over the world. Thankfully, many people around the world, not paralyzed, but motivated by the latest science, showed over the past week that they’re willing to step up to this challenge, and take targeted political actions, together, to enact meaningful change. Through a range of tactics, they’ve brought a strong, pointed message to decision makers: 1.5˚C means no more support to the fossil fuel industry, in any form. #1o5c #fossilfree #keepitintheground #climatechange
146,051 Likes | 155 days ago | 1,039
#Regram #RG @AmazonFrontlines: Cost is one of the greatest barriers to getting kids into the classroom in the Amazon. Even though public school is free in Ecuador, schools supplies, transportation and uniforms can be a daunting financial burden on families. In indigenous communities, children are invited to wear culturally traditional uniforms to school once a week. Although women have been sewing these uniforms by hand for generations, the government required families to buy these traditional uniforms from outside manufacturers. Moreover, the uniforms don’t reflect cultural differences between one community and another, and often the design itself isn’t accurate. A group of Kofan women decided to take matters into their own hands. They started a women’s sewing cooperative in the community of Dureno and are pushing the government to hire them to produce the traditional uniforms for the next school year. Kofan women have been taking part in intensive sewing workshops organized by the cooperative and have set their sites beyond just producing uniforms for their children— they are beginning to make clothing for the whole community! #amazon #amazonlife##AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising#forestguardians #resistance#indigenousresistance#culture#indigenousculture#culturaindigena#indigenouswomen#womenleaders
349,525 Likes | 156 days ago | 2,091
#Regram #RG @wwf: Large amounts of the Arctic are currently covered in ice - whether sea ice or glacial ice - but this will change, with climate change causing the region to become a wetter, warmer, less predictable place... Unless countries take urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions further, the effects of a warming Arctic will continue to be felt around the world. Rising sea levels, changes in climate and rain patterns, increasing severe weather events, and effects on fish stocks, marine mammals and bird populations... Photo by Conservation Biologist @joshuapowell_official for #WWFVoices and with thanks to @poseidonexpeditions
374,878 Likes | 161 days ago | 4,369
#Regram #RG @guardian: We have 12 years to limit a climate change catastrophe, a scientific report has announced today. Following devastating hurricanes in the US, record droughts in Cape Town and forest fires in the Arctic, the report makes clear that climate change is already happening and has upgraded its risk warning. At the current level of commitments by world leaders, we're on course for a disastrous 3C of global warming. The authors of the report are refusing to accept defeat though and believe that the increasingly visible damage caused by climate change will shift opinion.
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#Regram #RG @whenweallvote: Register to vote and get a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Register now and vote on November 6. Text WeAllVote to 97779 or visit whenweallvote.org to get started. #WhenWeAllVote . . . . . . . Bria Smith, Milwaukee, WI (17 years old) Student & Blogger. Helped register young voters over the Summer. . Sterling Elliot, Newport News, VA (19 years old) Concert cellist. Second year student at Juilliard, New York. . Tori Streitmatter, Sparland, IL (24 years old) Comes from a farming family in IL. Currently works with an organization that provides resources to the agricultural community. . Dominic Cavazos, San Antonio, TX (18 years old) A Special Olympian and Graduate of Alamo Heights High School . Daniel Davila, Encino, CA (22 years old) Graduate of USC Music, up and coming musician of Puerto Rican descent
253,038 Likes | 166 days ago | 1,302
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: Did you know that there are rainforests right in the United States? 🌲 The Hoh Rain Forest in Washington state holds a web of interdependence that teaches us a lesson that we at the @rainforestalliance take to heart: We base all our work in the knowledge that everything is connected, and that therefore, protecting forests & improving the livelihoods of rural people benefits us all. Find out more in my article about the beauty of connection in the magical Hoh Rain Forest by clicking the link in our bio or checking out today’s Stories! #RainforestAlliance #Interdependence #HohRainForest #OlympicNationalPark #PNW #ExplorePNW #OptOutside #FindYourPark #FollowTheFrog #WednesdayWisdom📸: @lilylandes
385,442 Likes | 167 days ago | 2,526
#Regram #RG @earthjustice: Huge victory for #Yellowstone grizzly bears! Safeguards were reinstated, after a judge ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to strip Endangered Species Act protections from the population was illegal. "This is a victory for the bears and for people from all walks of life who come to this region to see the grizzly in its natural place in the world." - Tim Preso, Earthjustice Managing Attorney Grizzly 📸: @thomasdmangelsen #wilderness #wildlifephotography #grizzlybear #naturephotography #nature #adventure #animals #earth #earthpix #nogrizhunt
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#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: There are only a few weeks left until governments from around the world meet to decide the fate of the Antarctic Ocean. We need every country at this meeting to agree to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, the largest protected area on Earth. The Sanctuary would create a safe haven for Antarctic wildlife like penguins to recover from the pressures of pollution and overfishing, and help safeguard against growing threats associated with climate change, which all put the future of this fragile region at risk. But it will only become a reality if all governments feel the momentum of a truly global movement calling for Antarctic protection. Photo by @daisygilardini #climatechange #antarcticsanctuary #Antarctic #greenpeace #protectantarctic
165,174 Likes | 167 days ago | 2,804
#Regram #RG @cnn: This shocking drone footage shows the devastation left by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia on Friday. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake and 3-meter-high (10 foot) waves killed hundreds.
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I encourage everyone to take the steps necessary to register to vote, especially if it’s your first time. Link in bio to learn more. #TurnoutTuesday @marchforourlives
259,898 Likes | 170 days ago | 1,404
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: Worldwide, the ocean is changing rapidly. The forces of climate change, acidification and overfishing are putting enormous pressure on our oceans — and on the human populations who depend on their resources. The challenge of tackling these changes — which, if left unchecked, will affect us all — is as urgent as it is enormous. But every Goliath has its David. For the threats to our oceans, that David just might be Kiribati — a tiny island nation roughly half the size of London — where former President Anote Tong conceived the Pacific Oceanscape, an unprecedented effort among Pacific island nations to collaboratively and sustainably manage nearly 40 million square kilometers of vital ocean.
334,773 Likes | 171 days ago | 2,333
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: Today is #SaveTheKoalaDay. #Koalas are faithful to their home ranges, which are rapidly being destroyed by urbanization, highway upgrades, mining, deforestation, infrastructure, wildfires, and drought. With a massive increase in immigration sending Australia’s population to 25 million in less than 9 years, coastal native forests, homelands of koalas and other forest-dependent species are being eradicated to accommodate the upsurge in growth. Follow the link in bio to read about their plight and find out what you can do to help.
170,808 Likes | 172 days ago | 1,385
Proud to be working with, and being an investor in, @fiaformulae. Pictured is the new car debuting this December at the SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix. Hoping to be there to see the future of electric racing. @alejandroformulae #sponsored
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#Regram #RG @reuters: Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson @lucas_jackson_ was perched on a cliff above Greenland’s Helheim glacier, when an explosion broke the arctic silence. More explosions followed. He ran across a muddy tundra to a video camera on a tripod overlooking the glacier and ripped off the trash bag he had used to protect it. He hit record as fast as he could focus. The popping sounds morphed into a low rumble. Over the next half hour, the ice broke apart and a four-mile wide chunk tumbled into the sea in a process called calving - one rarely witnessed on this scale. As a photographer, Jackson has captured erupting volcanoes, the aftermath of hurricanes and tornadoes, and war, but he says he has never felt so small. It was a poignant end to a months-long project examining climate change in Greenland. For both journalists and scientists, climate change is difficult to document. It most often happens imperceptibly - a tenth of a degree increase in temperature, a few less inches of rain, a slowly melting ice sheet. That’s why it was so overwhelming to watch billions of tons of ice collapse at all once, Jackson said. Suddenly it didn’t feel like a small or distant problem. Follow the link in our bio to read more. #reuters #reutersphotos #ice #icecalving #greenland
177,165 Likes | 174 days ago | 4,423
Beef is one of the most resource intensive foods in our diet. @beyondmeat is on a mission to take the animal out of the equation. Their plant-based 1/4 lb. Beyond Burger uses 99% less water, 93% less land, generates 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and uses nearly 50% less energy than what it takes to produce a single 1/4 lb. U.S. beef burger. Proud to be an investor in the #futureofprotein. Link in bio to learn more.
155,887 Likes | 175 days ago | 876
#Regram #RG @michelleobama: Thank you, Las Vegas! It was so much fun to be with you to help kick off @WhenWeAllVote’s Week of Action. Now let’s get working to help everyone we know get registered and ready to vote. I know that there are a lot of folks who think that voting isn’t relevant to their lives. Or they think that it won’t make a difference. Or they think the whole system is rigged. A lot of folks are just trying to get their kids to day care, and get things done at work, and get enough sleep every night. Trust me, I get it. I get being busy, and I definitely get feeling frustrated. But I also know that those frustrations will only get worse if we don’t do something to make it better—and our best chance to do that is by voting and electing leaders who will listen to us, leaders who will take on the issues we care about. If we’re going to make sure all of our voices are heard this November, we’ve got to make sure everyone is registered to vote. You can register to vote right now—just text WeAllVote to 97779 or visit WhenWeAllVote.org to get started, and make sure all your friends and family do the same. That’s how we’ll show ourselves and each other that our votes do matter, not just in the election this fall, but in every election.
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#Regram #RG @virunganationalpark: Today is #WorldGorillaDay. Did you know gorillas are the largest primate on earth, and share 98% of their DNA with humans? Virunga is home to around a third of the world's population of critically endangered Mountain Gorillas, a sub-species of the eastern gorilla. You can read more about these amazing animals on our website. #mountaingorilla #gorillas #virunga#virunganationalpark #drc #congo#wildlifephotography
353,596 Likes | 177 days ago | 2,048
Nepal has been a leader in efforts to double tigers within its own borders and serves as a model for conservation for all of Asia and the world. I am proud of @leonardodicapriofdn’s partnership with @world_wildlife to support Nepal and local communities in doubling the population of wild tigers. Link in bio to learn more.
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#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: In celebration of #WorldRhinoDay, we're highlighting our work with the George Adamson African Wildlife Preservation Trust in expanding the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary, one of the last refuges of the critically endangered Black Rhino. Follow the link in bio to read more.
479,934 Likes | 178 days ago | 1,793
#Regram #RG @franslanting: Photo by @FransLanting A nearly full-grown black rhino calf appears to be hiding behind its mom, who is a formidable adversary for any natural enemy, but she is defenseless against poachers who come equipped with military hardware like machine guns and night goggles. I photographed these rhinos at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, which has ramped up a paramilitary force of its own in response, but many places which harbor rhinos do not have the resources to do so. That is why we need to draw attention to their plight on Sept. 22, which is World Rhino Day. Please, consider supporting the organizations in the links below. They are as determined to act with solutions to the poaching crisis as this rhino mother is to defend her offspring. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom to see and learn more about rhinos. @LeonardodiCaprio @LeonardodiCapriofdn @Wildaid @World_wildlife @Lewa_wildlife @WorldRhinoDay #Wildaid #Rhino #AspinallFoundationn #endangered #protection #naturelovers
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Make your voice heard. Registering to vote just takes a few minutes. Text WeAllVote to 97779 or go to weall.vote/register to get started. #WhenWeAllVote @michelleobama @WhenWeAllVote
283,973 Likes | 179 days ago | 1,746
#Regram #RG @natgeotravel: Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Malé, the capital of the Maldives is like a mini-Manhattan in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Built on an atoll, the reef is now dead and unable to grow upwards with rising sea levels. To see more about our response to changing climate, follow @geosteinmetz
324,109 Likes | 181 days ago | 1,470
#Regram #RG @nature_org: Patrick Assumpção carries bananas through reforested land in the Mantiqueira mountain region of Brazil. These trees are part of a much larger plan to reforest nearly 3 million acres of land and to take 280 million tons of carbon dioxide out of the air over 3 decades. TNC Brazil is working here to support agroforestry systems, which mix native trees with other species for the production of wood, food, and seeds. These trees can feed communities, protect water sources, and also absorb carbon dioxide, making reforestation a key climate change mitigation tool. - Photo by @felipe.fittipaldi #brazil #reforestation #climate #trees #carbon
458,611 Likes | 181 days ago | 1,701
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Lions today face threats such as human wildlife conflict, habitat loss, and lack of wild prey. Their numbers have declined dramatically over the past 25 years—now is the time to reverse the trend. Click the link in our bio to learn about our collaborative approach to work across governments, organizations, and communities to bring lions back. Photo: Tom Stahl #lions #lionrecovery #threatthursday #conservation #wildlife #wildlifephotography #africa
1,037,499 Likes | 184 days ago | 6,992
Thank you @jacksonfamilywines, @bankofamerica, and @tiffanyandco for celebrating @leonardodicapriofdn’s 20th Anniversary and for your continued support and efforts to protect our planet. Additional thank you to our art partners: Lisa Schiff of @sfaadvisory, @sothebys, and @invaluableofficial. Photo Credit: Getty.
1,015,448 Likes | 184 days ago | 5,069
Thank you to my friends @janegoodallinst and @markruffalo for coming to @leonardodicapriofdn’s 20th anniversary gala. It is leaders like the both of you that help push for positive change for the planet. Photo Credit: Getty
227,191 Likes | 187 days ago | 1,316
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: Proceeds from the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration online auction will support LDF's work around the world to build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Artwork curated by Lisa Schiff at @sfaadvisory. Follow the link in bio to learn more. - Photo credits • Wayne Thiebaud • Ai Wei Wei • Matthew Wong • Deborah Butterfield • Jack Goldstein
112,049 Likes | 188 days ago | 1,543
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: We Oppose Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice. The next Supreme Court justice will likely cast the deciding vote in key environmental and public health rulings—ultimately shaping the health of our planet and children for generations. Brett Kavanaugh is not right for the job. In his 12 years as a federal judge, he consistently put industry interests over people. He has expressed extreme views that would make it harder for citizens to sue polluters and for agencies to make and enforce rules that address emerging threats. We don’t oppose nominees lightly—but there’s too much on the line. We need a justice to enforce the laws that protect us from environmental ruin. Kavanaugh’s biases are already clear. He is not that justice. Take action via the link in our profile. #WhatsAtStake #StopKavanaugh
274,575 Likes | 191 days ago | 1,748
#Regram #RG @unfoundation: “Planet or Plastic? On the northern remote beaches of northern Kenya near the Somali border these young men have chosen planet. Saidi Hussein, 30 (left) is the founder, Jilan Yussuf, 22 (centre) and Bashir Ali, 24 (right) are members of the Mwangaza Youth Group, a youth community initiative focusing on turtle conservation. They take weekly shifts on the remote Rubu Island near the Somali border, a known site for turtles nesting, to patrol beaches, collect plastic and trash, and protect turtle nests.”. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Actions to reduce plastic waste help protect life below water and build greater resilience to climate change impacts. Additionally, most chemicals that make plastics are derived from fossil fuels. By reducing use of single-use plastics, everyone can do their part to support healthier, cleaner oceans.. This photo was shared by @ggkenya for @WWF as part of our #EyeOnClimate challenge - a campaign dedicated to raising the profile of #climatechange solutions in the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018.. How is your #EyeOnClimate? Inspire action by sharing the climate solutions you see.. #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeas #GlobalGoals #SDGs #ClimateAction #SDG13 #StepUp2018
354,245 Likes | 192 days ago | 2,961
#Regram #RG @greenpeace: 100,000—that’s how many orangutans have died in the past 16 years because their homes are being torn down to make way for palm oil plantations. We must protect their habitats. 📸: Bjorn Vaugn....#palmoil #orangutan #orangutans #indonesia #forestfires #forest #rainforest #biodiversity #nature #wildlife #greenpeace #photooftheday
292,620 Likes | 193 days ago | 1,444
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Lions are becoming rarer. A century ago there were 200,000 lions roaming earth and today that number has dwindled to an estimated 20,000. Join us in supporting the best ideas to bring lions back. Click the link in our bio to learn more about our 100% donation model—all money raised goes directly to projects to recover the King of Beasts. Photo: @susankmcconnell #lions #lioncubs #cubs #africa #wildlife #conservation #babyanimals #wildlifephotography
185,331 Likes | 194 days ago | 4,097
#Regram #RG: @nrdc_org: Donald Trump says he loves clean air and water, but he hates all the rules that guarantee them—rules like the Clean Power Plan, which he’s currently trying to replace. His administration’s proposed Dirty Power Scam wouldn’t just slow our progress on climate change—it could reverse it. The proposal says almost nothing about cleaner, renewable energy technologies. It would increase climate-changing carbon emissions, worsen air pollution, and harm public health. Trump’s EPA is putting polluters and their fossil fuel profits ahead of climate—and our health, safety, prosperity, and future are at risk. Visit the link in our profile to take action!
159,423 Likes | 196 days ago | 1,723
We need local innovation to address plastic pollution. Watch this video about a full-cycle approach to clean the streets of Kyebando, Uganda that provides economic incentives for filling plastic bottles with trash and using these "recycled bricks" to build functional structures such as latrines and houses. Learn more at ShadowmanVan.org. @nachsonm #ShadowmanVan
312,979 Likes | 198 days ago | 1,295
#Regram #RG @mission_blue: Currently, the one of the most serious threats to the endangered North Atlantic right whale is death or injury from entanglement in fishing gear. Happily, this particular whale was successfully disentangled by a team of trained state and federal biologists! Photo credit to @NOAA News Archive 123110 #NoBlueNoGreen #HopeSpots #OceanOptimism #MissionBlue #SylviaEarle #OceanConservation #MarineConservation #ThinkBlue #Ocean
210,971 Likes | 199 days ago | 1,680
#Regram #RG @tompkins_conservation: Pumalín National Park, one of Chile’s newest national parks, encompasses 994,000 acres and protects Valdivian temperate rainforests. These wet, ancient forests extend all the way to the sea, something that is increasingly rare worldwide. The story of this park started in 1991 when Doug Tompkins purchased 42,000 acres of vulnerable forest-filled land that was at risk of logging. Today, it not only protects these forests for perpetuity but honors Doug’s legacy with his namesake: Pumalín National Park – Douglas R. Tompkins.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— El Parque Nacional Pumalín, uno de los parques nacionales más recientes de Chile, abarca 994,000 acres y protege las selvas templadas Valdivianas. Estos antiguos bosques húmedos se extienden hasta el mar, creando un paisaje cada vez más difícil de ver en estos tiempos. La historia de este parque comienza en 1991 cuando Douglas Tompkins decide comprar 42 acres de tierra llena de bosques que corrían el riesgo de la tala. Hoy en día, no sólo protege estos bosques a perpetuidad, sino que también honra el legado de Doug con su nombre: el Parque Nacional de Pumalín - Douglas R. Tompkins. #nationalparks #conservation #wildlife
310,075 Likes | 200 days ago | 1,480
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: Coal is a dying industry. Sustainable forestry is an industry based on life. 🌲 It is possible to create jobs AND fight climate change and we’re proud to support sustainable forestry projects that are doing just that in the heart US coal country. . We are working with landowners in the Appalachian mountains on how to plan for the forest's future in terms of generations, rather than years. 🕰 Responsible forest managers balance the needs of the environment, wildlife, and communities—supporting decent livelihoods while conserving our forests. . #RainforestAlliance #ForestsResist #ClimateChange #NoCleanCoal #CleanPowerPlan #Appalachia #SustainableForestry
165,834 Likes | 201 days ago | 812
#Regram #RG @unccd: Healthy source #watersheds are vital for nearly all #cities around the world. #Water funds are a proven, successful mechanism for downstream water users to fund upstream #land conservation, restoration and improved land management practice in #agriculture; in return, they help to secure improved water quality, and in some cases increased supplies. 📸 Drew Kelly/The Nature Conservancy @nature_org
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#Regram #RG @natgeopristineseas: Last week, New Caledonia created multiple marine protected areas safeguarding 28,000 square kilometers of pristine coral reefs in the Coral Sea! 🐠
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#Regram #RG @unfccc: In New York City, heating and electricity in buildings makes up over 70% of the city's greenhouse gas emissions. . The city has just stepped up its #climateambition with a plan that will reduce the energy consumption in the city’s largest buildings by 20% by 2030, as well as to set a framework for increasing the cuts by 40% to 60% by 2050. . The standards are a historic move that can shape building policies around the world! . #stepup2018 #climatechange
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#Regram #RG @greenmatters: Renewable energy played a key role in this achievement, since the biggest emissions reductions were in the electricity sector. Solar power alone grew 33%, while natural gas, an energy source derived from fossil fuels, dropped by over 15%.⠀ ⠀ The California Air Resources Board reported a 13% reduction in carbon pollution since the state’s 2004 peak, even as the economy grew by 26%. The state currently boasts a “carbon intensity” — meaning the amount of carbon pollution emitted per $1 million of gross state product — that’s half the national average!⠀ ⠀ The 2030 target will require California to cut its emissions an additional 40 percent below 1990 levels, a goal that the state is calling “the most ambitious carbon goal in North America.”⠀ ⠀ #learngreen #livegreen #california #climateaction #cleanenergy #solarpower #solar #renewable #actonclimate #greenmatters
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#Regram #RG @pacificstand: For our indigenous land rights photo issue, @magnumphotos photographer Stuart Franklin went to Borneo where the Malaysian government has routinely put private-sector interests and infrastructure projects ahead of the livelihoods of indigenous people. In this photo one Penan boy cuts another’s hair on the veranda of their longhouse, Long Jaik. Long Jaik is in the midst of a legal land dispute with a company that sells timber and palm oil. Longhouses act as social and political units, and often the longhouse communities are the groups that bring land-rights cases to court, or plan blockades. Experience the essay on our custom built microsite following the link in bio. Project created in partnership with @pulitzercenter Photo: Stuart Franklin
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#Regram #RG @oceana: Experts predict that 99% of seabird species will have ingested plastic by 2050, the result of which can be death. It's time to #BreakFreeFromPlastic, before it's too late. . . 📸: Kristian Bell 📸: Unkas Photo #ocean #oceans #takeaction #birds #seabirds #plastic #plastics
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#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by Ashley Crowther @ashleycrowtherorg for @everydayclimatechange: The half frozen lake at the village of Gokyo, Nepal at 4750m above sea level. The Himalayan region is the fastest warming region, excluding the arctic, on the globe due to climate change. This warming is leading to increased extreme and unfamiliar weather patterns such as little to no snowfall over the 2017/2018 winter period. And also slower paced phenomena such as glacier retreat. This region and others in the Himalayas are the source of many of Asia's great rivers that provide water for roughly 1.4 billion people. Without snow recharging glaciers and with glaciers retreating the water security for the entire Asian continent is at risk. -- -- #everydayclimatechange #climatechange #globalwarming #climatechangeisreal #himalayas #environment #southasia #nepal #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #reportagespotlight
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#Regram #RG @africanparksnetwork: Watch: Lions, Africa’s iconic predator, have returned to the plains of Liwonde National Park in Malawi for the first time in 20 years! A total of nine lions have just been reintroduced to Liwonde (from South Africa and from Majete Wildlife Reserve also in Malawi), through a series of translocations to return the species to the park. Five additional lions were also translocated to Majete Wildlife Reserve from South Africa to increase the genetic diversity of the reserve’s pride. Lion populations have declined by over 90% over the last 100 years as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation, lack of prey, human-wildlife conflict and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. Now, fewer than 20,000 lions remain across Africa, and have gone extinct in 26 African countries. But through initiatives such as these, Malawi is providing sanctuary for wild lions and is bringing them home. This extraordinary initiative was made possible with support from the Dutch Government, the @lionrecovery, the @leonardodicapriofdn and @leonardodicaprio. The return of these lions is part of a larger predator restoration initiative for Liwonde, where cheetahs were also reintroduced last year. Since 2015, African Parks along with the DNPW have drastically reduced illegal activity; almost 31,000 wire snares have been removed, wildlife conflict has been reduced and now tourism is on the rise, positively impacting local people. Projects like these show that with determination, political will and community and donor support – we can create a better future where nature’s return benefits both people and wildlife. Click the link in our profile to read the full story.🎥 @warren_smart #AfricanParks #Lions #BigCats #Predators#LionRecovery #Malawi #Liwonde#Wildlife #NationalPark
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Indigenous leaders from across the Amazon Basin met in Bogotá this week, and released a declaration calling for the consolidation of the biggest environmental and cultural corridor in the world to unite protected areas with indigenous territories, recover degraded areas and promote the sustainable use of the forest. Photo Credit: @cesardavidmar / @avaaz_org.
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#Regram #RG @nature_org: Dan Kusnierz, the Water Resources Program Manager for the Penobscot Nation, collects water samples on the Penobscot River near Indian Island, Maine. —Photo by Bridget Besa.. The Nature Conservancy in partnership with an unprecedented array of partners, including the Penobscot Indian Nation, have come together to accomplish the goal of restoring the Penobscot River. This project is part of TNC’s Shared Conservation Agenda: Protecting Land & Water. #science #river #conservation #restoration #sunrise
327,578 Likes | 212 days ago | 1,910
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: Today is #WorldOrangutanDay! LDF has been actively working with @wwf, @frankfurt.zoological.society, and @theorangutanproject to permanently protect 30 Hills, home of #orangutans and the last and largest remaining block of lush, lowland tropical rainforest that earned Sumatra its name – the “Emerald of the Equator." Follow the link in bio to read more. #InternationalOrangutanDay
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#Regram #RG @unfoundation: “Villagers of East End in the Pig Keys plant hundreds of mangrove seedlings in the wake of hurricane Mitch. The mangroves will eventually grow tall and help anchor the shoreline, offering a natural barrier to storm surges. The Caribbean islands off the coast of Honduras and their inhabitants are particularly vulnerable to the effects of #climatechange. As the waters warm, the reefs that have sustained the Garifuna people’s way of life are vanishing from bleaching. As sea levels rise, their humble homes are flooded. And as storms grow fiercer in the late summer, they live with imminent fear. Perhaps more than just a first line of defense, these seedlings symbolize hope and resiliency for a people who face the looming threats of climate change every day.” Mangroves offer a two-for-one solution to climate change by protecting coastlines and absorbing carbon dioxide. Many countries are exploring ways to conserve and restore mangroves to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. This photo was shared by @macstonephoto as part of our #EyeOnClimate challenge - a campaign dedicated to raising the profile of #climatechange solutions in the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018. How is your #EyeOnClimate? Inspire action by sharing the climate solutions you see.
390,509 Likes | 214 days ago | 2,262
#Regram #RG @paulnicklen: Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to the largest concentration of brown bears in the world. As many bear populations around the world decline, Katmai provides some of the few remaining unaltered habitats on Earth with bountiful and sustainable populations of wild salmon – a key food source for for these powerful and awe-inspiring creatures. Wild salmon are also the foundation of a nutrient cycle that sustains this entire ecosystem and a tourism industry built on fishing and bear watching. This all could change if the proposed Pebble Mine begins construction nearby. The millions upon millions of fish that come to the region every year to spawn, the largest sockeye salmon run in the world, will be put at risk in the pursuit of gold and copper when an entire infrastructure network of pipelines, roads, and shipping lanes take over the land. #Follow @Sea_Legacy as we take an in-depth look into this region in the upcoming months.
288,494 Likes | 215 days ago | 1,488
#Regram #RG @sea_legacy: Photo by @SimonAgerPhotography // Open net Atlantic salmon farms are currently in operation throughout some of the most essential and sensitive marine habitats in British Columbia. These fish farms are full of disease and pollution and have been contributing to a decline in the health of wild salmon. Wild salmon is a foundational species to the health of surrounding ecosystems and a decline in their populations affects all other species which rely on them for survival, including humans. Indigenous people have been fighting, and putting everything on the line to protect this sacred resource for decades. Starting in 2022, fish farm tenures will need to be approved by First Nation communities before they are renewed, initiating the first step in both reconciliation with these communities and protection for wild salmon. In the meantime, by sharing your voice as well as being a conscious consumer, you can help to #GetFishFarmsOut. When purchasing fish, check if it is wild salmon and talk to your vendor about where it came from. In honour of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, let’s show support to ensure that wild salmon stocks are plentiful both now and for future generations.
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#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: The best way to protect the world’s forests? Keep people in them. In countries around the world, forests have remained intact precisely because local communities had long managed them effectively. These communities often farm and harvest timber on a very small scale, but keep commercial enterprises and illegal actors out. As we’ve seen in our work in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, if you hand forests to communities that have an incentive to keep the forest standing, and have a culture of forest-based livelihoods, it has proven to be a more effective approach to keeping the forest standing than traditional, strict protection. #rainforestalliance #followthefrog #guatemala #mayabiospherereserve #deforestation #communityforestry 📸: @sergioizquierdophoto
287,181 Likes | 217 days ago | 1,355
#Regram #RG @enricsala: Today, New Caledonia has announced the creation of four fully-protected marine reserves, safeguarding 28,000 square kilometers of pristine coral reefs and surrounding waters. In these lush coral reefs around the remote islands and atolls of the Coral Sea, the fish have seen few divers, and it’s the sharks - blacktips, whitetips, silvertips, gray reefs, nurse sharks, and others - that preside over the reefs, alongside numerous green turtles that nest in the protected Entrecasteaux Islands. Thank you New Caledonia for this gift to the planet. Take a look at our @natgeopristineseas expedition in collaboration with @waittfoundation, which in 2013 conducted some of the first filming and scientific surveys of these remote reefs, informing their protection - link on my profile.
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#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by @adamfergusonphoto | Dataka Baibuke, age 18, unloads seaweed grown and harvested near Beniamina Island in the Solomon Islands, June, 2018. Dataka lives in a small community of seaweed farmers who are threatened by rising seas. The surrounding seas have risen about 7 to 10 millimeters per year since 1993, roughly three times today’s global average — and what scientists expect across much of the Pacific by the second half of this century. @adamfergusonphoto #adamfergusonphoto #globalwarming #solomonislands #risingseas #conservation
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#Regram #RG @natgeotravel: Photo by @FransLanting One memorable evening I waded into a water hole in Botswana to capture a perfect reflection of a gathering of elephants at twilight with a rising full moon suspended in a luminous pink evening sky. The image has become a symbol for the primeval qualities of Botswana’s wilderness and the grandeur of elephants. I share it in recognition of World Elephant Day, August 12, to celebrate the majesty of elephants and to draw attention to the organizations that have forged a strong coalition aimed at reversing the poaching crisis that has decimated elephant populations almost everywhere. The @ElephantCrisisFund was established by @SaveTheElephants in partnership with @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn and @WildNetOrg. They support the right people in the right places and they are making a real difference. Check them out and lend your support so they can do even better. And follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more intimate encounters with elephants. @ThePhotoSociety @NatGeoCreative #Elephants #Respect #Dignity #Conservation #Wonder #Naturelovers #Botswana
273,704 Likes | 219 days ago | 1,157
#Regram #RG @elephantcrisisfund: The most positive news for elephants in the last six months has been the final closure of ivory markets in China and the decision to close the Hong Kong markets over a five-year period. But that doesn’t mean the Ivory Crisis is over. Although the tide is slowly turning, much more needs to be done. A combination of visionary support, collaboration between governments and NGOs and an integrated approach is helping but we still have a long way to go in our struggle to save elephants. As we celebrate World Elephant Day, read how our valiant partners are battling the ivory crisis across Africa and Asia in our new ECF report out today by clicking on the link in the bio. Cover photo: @acsafaris #ivorycrisis #worldelephantday #elephantcrisisfund
353,756 Likes | 220 days ago | 1,890
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: Photo by @FransLanting The bald eagle is a direct beneficiary of the Endangered Species Act. America’s national bird has made a dramatic comeback as a result of the protection it gained under what many people have called the most significant legislation ever passed to protect wildlife. But now the Endangered Species Act is being reviewed in Washington DC for amendments that may significantly undermine its effectiveness to protect other species as well as it did for the bald eagle. That would be a tragedy; for eagles and for us. But it’s not a done deal yet. If you care about this, please inform yourself and support the organizations who are as vigilant as eagles to protect our wildlife. And follow @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom to learn more about the plight of wildlife around the world. @world_wildlife @nrdc_org @defendersofwildlife @sierraclub @leonardodicaprio @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @natgeocreative #endangered #eagle #conservation #wildlife
167,303 Likes | 221 days ago | 1,181
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: This #WorldLionDay marks the one-year anniversary of the Lion Recovery Fund, which was created by @wildnetorg in partnership with the @leonardodicapriofdn. As we look back over this groundbreaking year, we know that recovery IS possible. Your support has equipped us to fund 28 conservation projects from 20 organizations across 14 countries! Check out the link in our bio to learn more about the dynamic efforts that will bring lions roaring back. Will you join us in this journey to #savelions?
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#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: Today on #IndigenousDay, LDF is proud to feature our #IndigenousRights Program. LDF actively supports Indigenous communities who are on the front lines defending their lands, water, people and culture from mounting pressures. This includes Indigenous-led projects to map and monitor native territories, defend land rights, develop sustainable livelihoods, and promote public advocacy efforts. Follow the link in bio to read more about these projects. - Photo courtesy of @amazonfrontlines
403,559 Likes | 223 days ago | 2,553
#Regram #RG @nytimes: From @nytmag | In March, Geophysical Research Letters reported that the western part of #Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at its fastest rate in at least 450 years. Some scientists believe that the Arctic hasn’t seen ice melt similar to this in 5,000 years. If the ice sheet melts entirely, sea levels would rise 20 feet, leaving Lower Manhattan underwater. Jason Gulley, a geologist, and Celia Trunz, a PhD student in geology, have been conducting meltwater research by releasing a fluorescent red dye to determine how and why more rivers form on the surface of the ice sheet and what will happen as a result of these new rivers. So far, they’ve found that the rivers lubricate the ice slab, making the sheets move faster toward the coasts — which could cause even more icebergs to calve into the ocean. @geosteinmetz took this #aerialphoto in Greenland while on assignment for @nytmag. This week's issue of the magazine is an unusual one, with just a single story, by Nathaniel Rich: Humans almost saved the planet from #climatechange 30 years ago. Visit the link in our profile to read about how we failed.
159,784 Likes | 224 days ago | 1,160
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: The Waorani people have a message for the world:⠀ ⠀ “We are a rainforest people, who live far away from roads. We hunt, fish and grow our food, and we heal ourselves with plant medicines. In the coming months, the Ecuadorian Government plans to sell our land to the oil companies. If we don’t act now, our rainforest homeland - where we have lived for thousands of years - will be put on auction and sold to the highest-bidder.”⠀ ⠀ Amazon Frontlines is supporting the Waorani in the defense of their lands and lives. Join us by donating to #WaoraniResistance today: link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #amazon #amazonlife#AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising#forestguardians #resistance#indigenousresistance#climatechange#climatejustice #humanrights
328,793 Likes | 225 days ago | 1,523
#Regram #RG @UNFoundation: Kayapo, Brazil @CristinaMittermeier / “A young Kayapo woman carries her baby in the forest. The people of the village of Kubenkrajke are raised to believe that that if they are good to the forest and the river, they will be provided with everything they need to sustain themselves. The Kayapo people live across 46 villages in the southeastern Amazon region of Brazil. Despite threats from deforestation, they have protected over 10 million hectares of rainforests and savannahs. Stopping deforestation is vital for sustaining livelihoods, protecting biodiversity and mitigating climate change. And indigenous people have an essential role to play. @UN’s REDD+ programme aims to safeguard forests globally, by helping developing countries reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in sustainable development. The programme is working to ensure that indigenous voices are heard in this decision-making.”. This photo was shared by National Geographic photographer & @Sea_Legacy founder @CristinaMittermeier, as part of our #EyeOnClimate challenge - a campaign dedicated to raising the profile of climate change solutions in the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018.. How is your #EyeOnClimate? Inspire action by sharing the climate solutions you see. unfoundation....#climateaction #climatechange #SDGs #GlobalGoals #SDG13 #GlobalGoal13 #Brazil #indigenouswomen #deforestation #indigenouspeople #rainforest #kayapo #amazonrainforest
282,479 Likes | 227 days ago | 1,241
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique is one of the last great wild places on Earth and one of the remaining strongholds for the African lion. Lions are disappearing in Africa, so every remaining stronghold for these iconic big cats—like Niassa—are crucial for their conservation. @niassalionproject (NLP) is protecting lions in this area through conservation efforts that focus on lions AND people. By working closely with community members, government officials, reserve management team, and tourism operators, NLP is working to build a sustainable lion-friendly community. Photo: @susankmcconnell #bigcatsofinstagram #lions #africa #lionrecovery #conservation
216,404 Likes | 228 days ago | 1,827
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: Great news! In a big win for the vaquita, the U.S. Court of International Trade sided with NRDC, the Animal Welfare Institute, and the Center for Biological Diversity, and ordered the Trump administration to ban Mexican seafood imports caught with gillnets. Gillnets are the primary threat to the tiny porpoise, and with as few as 15 vaquitas left in the wild, the action comes not a minute too soon. Learn more about this victory in our profile link!
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#Regram #RG @StuartPalley: The Cranston Fire last night shortly after dusk, on assignment for the @latimes. Feeling pretty gutted today about the news from the Carr Fire in Redding where dozens of homes are reported lost and two confirmed firefighter fatalities after the fire created a rotating convective column and possibly unleashed hurricane force winds on the western part of town. Primary reports I received from firefighters and photographers on the ground indicate a literal wall of fire that hit the town last night forcing a retreat focused on saving lives. More high temperatures, low humidities, and winds are predicted for later today at the Carr Fire and the Cranston Fire is facing high temps as well. I’m staying local for the #cranstonfire and monitoring new starts, but thinking of everyone affected by the fires in North Ops and for the firefighters running on little sleep. We are in your debt. @latimesphotos #cafire #calfire #usfs #longexposure #terraflamma #documentary #climate #fire #mountains #summer #us #la #socal #ca #forest @ericmarshfoundationwildland @wffoundation
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#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: 🐝 There is something about the buzz of bees, that calms the nerves, and reassures the soul. Because bees are the sole pollinators for a wide variety of plants around the world, and are a critical catalyst in global food production, the natural world would look, sound, and taste like a much different place if they went extinct. Many of our most popular foods would disappear—among them chocolate, apples, tomatoes, and almonds. We don't want to live in a world where bees no longer exist. That's why we are proud of the sustainable farming methods used on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. They support the biodiversity that is essential to humans, and the survival of bees too. Visit the link in our bio, to watch our video featuring an incredible husband and wife apiarist/activist team. They are part of a growing movement working to save bees from the global crisis of colony collapse, and have an inspiring story for us all. Photo by @sergioizquierdophoto #RainforestAlliance #FollowTheFrog #SaveTheBees #sustainableagriculutire #beekeeping
203,087 Likes | 231 days ago | 1,263
#Regram #RG @virunganationalpark: On #WorldRangerDay we celebrate the amazing conservation work of park rangers worldwide. We are so proud of the efforts of our own staff, who continue to show such dedication and resilience, despite the dangers they face in protecting the communities and natural landscapes of Africa’s oldest national park. To support their work, click the link in our bio. #virunga #virunganationalpark #conservation #drc #rdc
383,242 Likes | 233 days ago | 2,013
This #GlobalTigerDay, help @world_wildlife and @leonardodicapriofdn save tigers across their habitat — from India and Indonesia all the way to the Russian Far East. Link in bio to learn more.
301,371 Likes | 234 days ago | 1,578
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photograph by @cristinamittermeier // The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo remains steadfast in opening up parts of Virunga and Salonga National Parks, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, for oil exploration and drilling. Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park, is one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas and is home to over half of the global population of critically endangered mountain gorillas. Similar in merit, Salonga protects several endemic endangered species and covers a significant part of the Congo Basin, the world’s second-largest rainforest after the Amazon. Allowing drilling in these parks produces nothing positive; large amounts of carbon dioxide will be released into the atmosphere; biodiversity in the area will be lost; endangered species will be put at significant risk; the livelihoods of thousands of traditional farmers and fishermen who rely on unpolluted lands and water will be in peril. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermier for more photography that helps mend the plight of our planet by sparking dialogues on conservation. #Wildlife #Endangered #Conservation #Gorilla #Oil #Nature
299,292 Likes | 235 days ago | 3,631
The Trump Administration failed to meet the court order to reunify all the families separated at the border by July 26. Watch this short video featuring @MarkRuffalo, @Common, parents and children at the border, and humanitarian workers about how kids are still being kept in cages, and parents are being forced to pay thousands of dollars to get them back. Click the link in bio to watch the full video and find out how you can make a difference at ReunifyFamilies.org.
185,504 Likes | 236 days ago | 1,017
#Regram #RG @world_wildlife: Mangroves are one of the Earth’s most critical ecosystems. They buffer coasts from storm surges, serve as vital habitat for untold marine and terrestrial species, and provide food and livelihoods for local communities. While these ecosystems cover just 0.1% of Earth’s land surface, they’re a powerful tool against climate change, storing more carbon per hectare than any other type of forest. Fifty percent of the world’s mangroves have disappeared in the past half-century. WWF is collaborating in the Global Mangrove Alliance to support projects that reverse the ongoing loss of critically important mangroves. Follow the link in our bio to learn more about saving mangroves.
349,610 Likes | 237 days ago | 1,446
Great report from @leonardodicapriofdn grantee @eyesontheforest as they revealed how palm oil illegally grown inside protected forests in Sumatra – including in the Thirty Hills landscape, home to critically endangered elephants, orangutans and tigers – appears to enter the supply chains of the biggest palm oil producers in Indonesia, eventually filtering its way down into everyday products. Link in bio to learn more.
307,378 Likes | 238 days ago | 1,474
#Regram #RG @AfricanParksNetwork: Continued hope for the protection of Zambia’s national parks and wildlife as the Government steps up partnerships with conservation organisations. We commend the Zambian Government as they commit to increasing wildlife conservation efforts in the country to enhance capacity and transfer knowledge, skills and technology. African Parks has partnered with the Government of Zambia and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife since 2003 and has experienced the benefit of these partnerships first hand as we have achieved remarkable results in both @liuwaplainnationalpark and Bangweulu Wetlands, which have been under our management since 2003 and 2008 respectively. Wildlife populations have increased, communities are thriving and tourism is flourishing. However, this would not have been possible without the support of the local communities and wildlife authority. We thank them for their commitment to conservation in Zambia, signalling a brighter future for all that live in these areas. Click the link in the bio to learn more. Photo: @lorenzfischer.photo #AfricanParks #Liuwa #Bangweulu #nature #travel #safari #africa #wanderlust #zambia
603,078 Likes | 239 days ago | 8,314
#Regram #RG @algore: Most of us are feeling extreme heat this summer. I’m worried that 2018 will add to the concerning trend where 17 of the 18 hottest years on record have occurred since 2001. Nearly every continent has experienced multiple record breaking heat events this year. This cannot become a new normal. We must use our voice and our votes to solve the climate crisis.
237,574 Likes | 242 days ago | 1,319
#Regram #RG @elephantcrisisfund: Our partner, @biglifeafrica, has shared the news that in 2017 its surveillance unit assisted @kenyawildlifeservice (KWS) to confiscate one ton of ivory (2,000 pounds). The ECF supported development of this unit. Although these confiscations are a positive indication that Big Life and KWS are successfully targeting the ivory supply chain, they are a sad reminder that elephants continue to be killed for their tusks. #elephantcrisisfund #Amboseli #Kenya #BigLifeFoundation #antitrafficking. Photo: Axel Fassio
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#Regram #RG @UNFoundation: "The Maasai family, a few kilometers in the bush from Terraat, Simanjiro Region, Tanzania. Since the national grid can't reach these villages, electricity in the 'boma' (small hut) is supplied by a PV panel and Mobisol system, which charges three mobile phones, two radios, and one rechargeable torch. The phones allow the family to stay in contact as they search for places to graze their cattle.” Globally, nearly 1 billion people still lack access to electricity. Off-grid solar energy systems like this one play a crucial role in improving lives while helping to reduce carbon emissions that cause climate change. At the High-level Political Forum #HLPF this week, countries will review progress on access to sustainable energy among other #GlobalGoals.This photo was shared by @marcogarofalophoto as part of our #EyeOnClimate challenge - a campaign dedicated to raising the profile of climate change solutions in the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018. How is your #EyeOnClimate? Inspire action by sharing the climate solutions you see.
473,695 Likes | 244 days ago | 1,689
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Lions are an 'umbrella species'—investing in their conservation protects habitats and all of the species living inside those habitats. YOU can help us in this work of turning landscapes into lionscapes at lionrecoveryfund.org (link in bio). Photo: John McCormack #lions #bigcatsofinstagram #africa #conservative #wildlife #wildlifeconservation
246,915 Likes | 245 days ago | 1,687
#Regram #RG @lonelywhale: Today, we're proud to introduce our collaborative campaign with @bacardilimited1862 to remove 1 billion single-use plastic straws by the year 2020. Join us, together we will make sure #TheFutureDoesntSuck 👉 thefuturedoesntsuck.org #1BillionBy2020 #StrawlessOcean#GoodSpirited
331,699 Likes | 247 days ago | 1,663
#Regram #RG @unccd: A significant proportion of managed and natural ecosystems are degrading: over the last two decades, approximately 20 per cent of the #Earth’s vegetated surface shows persistent declining trends in productivity, mainly as a result of land/water use and management practices. #LandDegradation #Desertification #TakeAction #MakeDifference #BePartOfTheSolution #ActOnClimateChange #SLM #LandDegradationNeutrality #SDG #GlobalGoals #SDG15 #UnitedNations 🌐
162,130 Likes | 249 days ago | 764
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: LDF is grateful for the support of Jackson Family Wines and @JuliaKJackson, leaders in the wine industry for renewables, on the installation at @LACMA of @johngerrard.inst’s Solar Reserve as part of our art and environment series curated by @sfaadvisory. #LACMA #solarreserve Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan
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#Regram #RG @africanparksnetwork: Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve has had a difficult past. Decades of poaching and lawlessness saw a previously productive 1,800 km2 reserve with 1,500 elephants in the 1990’s reduced to fewer than 100 individuals. Game animals were hunted out. Nkhotakota had become an empty Reserve. With wildlife practically gone, there was no reason to visit Nkhotakota, no revenue, no productivity, and little to no value for the surrounding communities. But African Parks had a different vision for the most extensive remaining wild landscape in Malawi, one that included bringing it back to life. Upon assuming management in 2015, we immediately began preparing Nkhotakota for one of the world’s largest wildlife translocations. By August 2017, over a two-year period, the park received almost 500 elephants and 2,000 other animals. Poaching has been dramatically reduced through the presence of a well-trained and equipped ranger team, tourism has begun to increase, and the birth of new calves born in the park from the 2016 translocated elephants has already been documented. Extreme measures were taken to restore this landscape, and it was an extraordinary collaboration between the Government of Malawi, our donors and the team in Nkhotakota. It is early days, but in only two short years, already this park symbolises possibility and what nature can do with our help if only given the chance. Read the full story by clicking the link in the bio. 📷 @frankweitzer _________________________________________⠀ Our work in Nkhotakota would not be possible without the support of our key partners: the DNPW, @postcodeloterij , @peoplespostcodelottery , Stichting Dioraphte, the Wyss Foundation and WWF-Belguim.⠀ ⠀ #AfricanParks #AnnualReport #Restoration #NaturesReturn #Nkhotakota #Malawi ⠀