#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
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#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
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#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
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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.
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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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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!
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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
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#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 | 19 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
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#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 | 21 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
317,655 Likes | 22 days ago | 1,541
#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
324,661 Likes | 28 days ago | 1,643
#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
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#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.
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#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 | 35 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.
286,460 Likes | 36 days ago | 1,289
#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 | 37 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 | 39 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
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#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 | 41 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 | 43 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 | 44 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
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#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 | 47 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 | 48 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!
355,151 Likes | 49 days ago | 2,800
#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
335,071 Likes | 50 days ago | 1,995
#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 | 51 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 | 53 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 | 54 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 | 55 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 | 56 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 | 57 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 | 58 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 | 60 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 | 62 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
320,725 Likes | 63 days ago | 2,148
#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 | 64 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 | 65 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 | 67 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 | 69 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
315,172 Likes | 70 days ago | 1,430
#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 ⠀
134,612 Likes | 72 days ago | 1,631
#Regram #RG @defendersofwildlife: A rule change would spell disaster for red wolves. Visit our red wolf action page to learn more & see what you can do to help. (Link in bio). #redwolves #wolves #StopExtinction #DefendersofWildlife #naturephotography #naturelovers #natureonly #natureshots #naturegram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeaddicts #animals #animallovers #animallover #animalsofinstagram #instaanimal #animalsofig
222,097 Likes | 73 days ago | 3,302
#Regram #RG @oceana: Great news for our oceans! Today, #Starbucks announced plans to eliminate plastic straws from its 28,000 stores worldwide! Starbucks distributes more than 1 billion straws a year, so this news is a great step in breaking free from plastic. Learn more about plastic in our oceans, and how you can #BreakFreeFromPlastic, by following the link in our bio. . . . 🎥: Shutterstock #ocean #oceans #plastic #plastics #straws #stopsucking
349,348 Likes | 74 days ago | 1,667
Proud to have had a role in producing the upcoming documentary, #Vaquita - Sea Of Ghosts, out early next year. Stay tuned for details. Copyright: Terra Mater Factual Studios
226,957 Likes | 75 days ago | 1,337
The #vaquita is the world's smallest and most endangered porpoise, and scientists estimate there’s fewer than 30 of them left on Earth. This International #SavetheVaquita Day, help @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn and @NRDC_ORG fight to protect the vaquita before we lose them forever. Follow the link in bio to learn more.
307,540 Likes | 77 days ago | 1,670
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: Bees are nature's unsung heroes. 🐝 Not only is their honey delicious and medicinal, but their pollinating prowess makes them essential to the circle of life. In fact, about 75% of the world's food crops depend on bees and other pollinators. Conventional agriculture practices—including the overuse of agrochemicals and habitat destruction—are killing off bee populations around the world, bringing us closer to the brink of a pollination crisis. Yet there is reason for hope; sustainable farming methods used on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms support the biodiversity that is essential to bees, and to humans too. For communities we work with in Guatemala's Petén region, honey production provides an economic alternative, beyond sustainable timber harvesting, that allows them to earn money and conserve their forests at the same time. Photo by @sergioizquierdophoto #sustainability #rainforestalliance #honeyproduction #reforestation #natureconservation
134,628 Likes | 79 days ago | 1,453
#Regram #RG @wwf: Great news! Belize is now OFF the @UNESCO in danger list😀👏This was made possible by your continuous support and the collective effort of the Belize coalition. . #DYK that over 11 million people living in and near #WorldHeritage sites depend on them for food, water, medicine and jobs? World Heritage sites belong to all of us, and we must continue to play our part to protect them. #SaveOurHeritage
487,535 Likes | 81 days ago | 2,743
We produced the documentary, @VirungaMovie, a few years ago to raise awareness about the need to protect the last mountain gorillas. Recent news on oil threats remind us of the need to remain vigilant in protecting Virunga. @VirungaNationalPark has worked hard to build economic alternatives to oil for the local communities. Any decommissioning of the park would destroy that work, create more environmental damage and threaten the endangered mountain gorillas. Click on the link in bio to find out how you can help. Photo Credit: @sachsel
310,261 Likes | 83 days ago | 1,695
#Regram #RG @africanparksnetwork: Nature is being restored across the 15 parks we currently manage across Africa. Our 2017 Annual Report features the range of interventions currently underway, from extreme species translocations and reintroductions to providing security to create safer spaces for both humans and wildlife. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing the stories of these remarkable parks, starting with the first park we assumed management of in 2003, and one of our greatest conservation successes. Over just 14 years, Majete has transformed from a once-empty forest with no employment or tourism and only a few remaining antelope within its perimeter, to a productive and flourishing haven for Africa's most iconic wildlife, generating revenue and benefits for local communities. Decades of lawlessness and poaching had seen the reserve’s wildlife completely eradicated by the 1990s. This all changed in 2003, when African Parks assumed management of Majete, the first park to enter our portfolio. We immediately began to revive the park through a series of species reintroductions. Today, Majete is flourishing, so much so that wildlife is being moved to populate other parks and private reserves within the country. We've maintained a 14-year track record of zero poaching of rhinos and elephants since their introduction; and tourism has increased 14 percent from last year, with over 9,000 visitors, half of whom were Malawian nationals bringing in over US$550,000 to the reserve and communities. Majete is a tale of a park rising from the ashes – living proof of how a park deemed to be a wasteland can be revived and restored and serve as a life-source for wildlife and humans alike. Read the full story by clicking the link in the bio. Photo @pedromcbride ### African Parks success and ability to restore these areas could not have been achieved without the support of our partners: the DNPW, The Wyss Foundation, @wwfbelgium , the @postcodeloterij and the @peoplespostcod
2,193,554 Likes | 86 days ago | 41,874
First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood
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#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: For Waorani women living along the Via Maxus oil road in Yasuni National Park, the day begins at the crack of dawn, young children in tow and empty buckets in hand, as they wait in the morning mist for the oil company bus that will take them 1 hour up the road to the oil station. There, the company fills their buckets with potable water and the women haul the heavy buckets home. This sequence is repeated again in the afternoon. Every day. These women can no longer collect drinking water from nearby streams, as oil companies polluted the streams over the last three decades. ⠀ ⠀ Now, we are working alongside Waorani technicians to install rainwater catchment systems that will provide these families with filtered drinking water right next to their homes, improving families' health and reducing their dependency on the oil company. ⠀ ⠀ Interested in supporting this vital work? Follow the link in our bio today to help build solutions to oil pollution in the Amazon. ⠀ ⠀ #LessOilMoreWater #waoraniresistance
240,679 Likes | 88 days ago | 977
#Regram #RG @algore: It makes me happy when I see evidence that @ClimateReality trainings may be helping to empower inspiring young leaders to make positive change. At only 16 years of age, Climate Reality Leader @Jamie_s_Margolin is leading #ThisIsZeroHour, a youth climate movement helping activists and organizers to take concrete action to address the climate crisis. On July 21, the group will march in Washington, DC to push our leaders to act on climate. http://bit.ly/Zero-Hour
522,017 Likes | 89 days ago | 2,060
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: The Niokolo-Kobo National Park holds the last remaining population of lions in Senegal with less than 100 lions. Although the species is at dire risk of going extinct in the country, there is hope. With elevated management and law enforcement presence in Niokolo-Koba, the park has the potential of maintaining a population of hundreds of lions. @pantheracats, a grantee of LRF, is working to establish a 656 square mile secure zone—slightly larger than the size of Hong Kong—in the park with plans to gradually expand this zone. #lions #big cats #lionrecovery #wildlifeconservation Photo Credit: Susan McConnell
472,405 Likes | 90 days ago | 2,264
#Regram #RG @unccd: Planting a tree is just the first step to achieve #landdegradationneutrality. Did you know that restoring degraded lands reduces inequality and conflict in countries affected? 🌳🌱🌷🤩 #isnotjustatree #climateaction #greenearth #peace #equality #happiness
233,821 Likes | 95 days ago | 1,326
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: Called the “Fitbit for the oceans,” the Ocean Health Index assess ocean health on a local and regional scale. And for the very first time a score has been indexed for Hawaii. . For the people of Hawaii, there is a deep-rooted spiritual, physical and emotional connection to the ocean. When the ocean thrives, the people thrive. The Hawaii Ocean Health Index, built on cultural, economic and ecological values, is the first assessment of its kind to give a more complete picture of ocean health regionally, measuring the benefits our oceans can provide now and into the future. This data sets the stage for a new normal when it comes to safeguarding oceans and coastal environments around the world.
383,374 Likes | 97 days ago | 2,406
Great news from @leonardodicapriofdn and Tompkins Conservation’s rewilding project. #Regram #RG @tompkins_conservation: A new generation of jaguars is born in Iberá for the first time in decades! Meet the newest additions to Iberá Park in Corrientes, Argentina. These two tiny cubs are the first newborns of our jaguar reintroduction program at Iberá Park and represent the future of their species in the region. The jaguar is the largest feline in the Americas and is currently in critical danger of extinction in Argentina, after having lost 95% of its original distribution. To help avoid the extinction of this species in Argentina, our team has been working urgently in recent years to help bring back jaguar to their native range in the northeastern wetlands of Argentina. The arrival of these cubs marks a historic moment for our rewilding work and for conservation. // ¡Por primera vez en décadas una nueva generación de jaguares nace en el Parque Iberá! Estos dos pequeños cachorros son los primeros recién nacidos de nuestro programa de reintroducción de jaguares en el Parque Iberá y representan el futuro de sus especies en la región. El jaguar es el felino más grande de América y actualmente se encuentra en grave peligro de extinción en Argentina, luego de haber perdido el 95% de su distribución original. Para ayudar a evitar la extinción de esta especie en Argentina, nuestro equipo ha estado trabajando intensamente en los últimos años para ayudar a traer al jaguar a su rango nativo en los humedales del noreste de Argentina. La llegada de estos cachorros marca un momento histórico para nuestro trabajo de conservación. #nationalparks #conservation #wildlife #rewilding
203,215 Likes | 98 days ago | 892
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: Not a single marine mammal has gone extinct in U.S. waters since the Marine Mammal Protection Act was enacted 45 years ago, yet anti-wildlife members of Congress are still threatening to gut it. NRDC won’t let that happen. Our oceans team works hard to protect and strengthen the MMPA, to help these important species recover, and to prevent the endangerment of others. #WorldOceansWeek
344,164 Likes | 100 days ago | 1,498
@LeonardoDiCaprioFdn is partnering with Porky Hefer on this project that uses eco-friendly art to bring attention to the issues impacting wildlife. Thank you to @SFAAdvisory and @southernguildgallery for bringing South African artist, Porky Hefer’s work to @DesignMiami/ Basel. Learn more about Porky’s work benefiting LDF’s mission to protect these endangered species. Courtesy of Southern Guild, photos by Antonia Steyn
249,231 Likes | 101 days ago | 756
#Regram #RG @ca_waterkeepers: A watershed moment for our Waterkeepers. Vanity Fair features our work as “aquatic superheroes,” who defend clean water from Trump and Pruitt. Check out the magazine on newsstands now and 🔗 in bio.💧 • Photo @danielmanssonphotography @vanityfair @vfphoto. Special thanks @runronrun • #Waterkeepers #BlueResistance #WorldOceansDay #VanityFair
487,834 Likes | 102 days ago | 1,718
#Regram #RG @thewcs: Tropical forests are in trouble. Right now, habitat loss is one of the greatest threats to the future of elephants, tigers, and countless other species. The Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA) is an important tool to help combat it. TFCA agreements have saved more than 67 million acres of forest in Botswana, Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, and many other countries. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced that would ensure this program continues, and even expands to protect more areas. If you’re in the U.S., contact your senators via the link in our bio and urge them to support it. . . #asia #forest #elephants #asianelephants #tropicalforests #senate #legislation #speakup #actnow #conservation #habitatloss
164,925 Likes | 104 days ago | 1,085
This #WorldOceansDay, @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn partner, Global Fishing Watch is helping bring transparency to global fishing, supporting efforts to improve monitoring and enforcement to stop illegal fishing. globalfishingwatch.org/map
171,105 Likes | 105 days ago | 640
#Regram #RG @sierraclub: Over 100 people rallied in Anchorage, Alaska this past Wednesday to oppose drilling in the Arctic Refuge. @mypubliclands is taking comments on its plan only until June 19th -- make sure to add yours at sc.org/Arctic #DefendTheSacredAK #ProtectTheArctic #StandWithTheGwichin
179,763 Likes | 106 days ago | 1,049
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photograph by @enricsala The high seas - marine waters beyond any country’s jurisdiction - cover 64 percent of the ocean’s surface, and are dominated by a handful of fishing countries that reap the biggest benefits of fishing in these global commons. The main types of fishing in the high seas target tuna (like the yellowfin in the photo), sharks, squid, krill, and deep bottom-dwelling fish. But do these countries really benefit from that distant fishing? And who does? A new @natgeopristineseas study reveals that, without large government subsidies, fishing in more than half of the current high seas fishing grounds would be unprofitable. In fact, on aggregate, subsidies to high seas fishing (more than $4 billion per year) are more than twice larger than the profits. These results support the idea of eliminating subsidies that perpetuate overfishing and destruction of the marine environment. For a bolder proposal for conservation of the high seas, watch Enric Sala's TED talk (link at @enricsala profile) @natgeo @globalfishingwatch #highseas
205,880 Likes | 107 days ago | 1,428
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: In February, despite massive protests by indigenous Amazonians, the Ecuadorian government announced the auction of 16 new oil blocks in the Amazon, covering nearly 7 million acres of roadless, primary rainforest. Block 22 overlaps the legal territory of 18 Waorani communities. All 18 communities are united in resistance and launched a global campaign last week in opposition to oil extraction on indigenous lands. They have drafted a petition to oil companies telling them not to bid on Oil Block 22. Their lands are not for sale. ⠀ ⠀ Support the Waorani and help defend the Amazon. Sign the global petition petition telling oil companies that Waorani land, the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth, is not for sale! ⠀ ⠀ Link in Bio. ⠀ ⠀ #WaoraniResistance #resistenciawaorani
577,948 Likes | 111 days ago | 2,475
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: Exactly a year ago, President Trump vowed to withdraw U.S. participation from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Fortunately, leaders across the country have rejected Trump’s call to walk away from the promise of Paris. That’s why we are proud to join @BloombergDotOrg in announcing the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge: which calls on America’s mayors to lead the way in tackling climate change and join the #WeAreStillIn pledge. Learn more in our profile link.
580,979 Likes | 112 days ago | 2,149
#Regram #RG @oceanconservancy: The way all our ocean’s beaches should look 💙 Click the link in our bio to learn about and join our 2018 International Coastal Cleanup and make sure more and more shorelines look like this beautiful photo by @adventures_ofjess! 🌊
277,094 Likes | 113 days ago | 4,053
#Regram #RG @everytown: Too many voices have been silenced; ours don’t have to be. On June 1, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, #WearOrange, a color so loud it can’t be ignored. Text ORANGE to 644-33 to find a Wear Orange Weekend event near you.
526,950 Likes | 114 days ago | 2,371
#Regram #RG @oceana: TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Right now, Secretary Zinke is working to destroy vital protections for the #Arctic Ocean and the beluga whales that depend on it. Dangerous new oil and gas exploration activities in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea would effectively sabotage belugas’ ability to communicate and survive. It’s on us to protect these highly sociable marine mammals from President Trump’s catastrophic offshore drilling plans. Click the link in our bio to make your voice heard before the May 30th comment deadline. #ProtectOurCoast . . . Photo Credit: Vicki Beaver (NSB) #ocean #whale #whales #trump #takeaction
298,259 Likes | 116 days ago | 1,674
#Regram #RG @unfoundation: Powering the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan is the largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp. The size of 33 soccer fields, the plant provides 12 to 14 hours of power per day. Before the solar plant, energy was expensive and less reliable, with families only able to use electricity for 6-8 hours a day. . The benefits of the solar plant are far-reaching: allowing children to study at night, families to more safely walk in the camp, food to stay fresh longer, and more. It also cuts carbon emissions (the equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oil) and energy costs, saving the @UnitedNations half a million U.S. dollars per month. The solar plant also creates job opportunities by employing Syrian refugees who live in Za’atari. . This green technology is run by @Refugees, dedicated to building better futures for the millions forced from home. . . . #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals #SDGs #SolarPower . Photo credit: @stuartramson/ UN Foundation
134,927 Likes | 118 days ago | 1,299
What does indigenous resistance on the frontlines of oil expansion in the Amazon look like? The Waorani people are showing the world. Watch this video about the Waorani’s movement to protect their rainforest territory from destruction at the hands of the oil industry and then sign the petition telling the oil companies that the most biodiverse place on Earth is not for sale. Link in bio. #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaoran i#Keepitintheground #NoBlock22 #IndigenousRights #ClimateAction #ClimateJustice #directaction #deforestation #environmentaljustice #forests #Amazon #rainforest
535,658 Likes | 119 days ago | 2,270
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: With a responsibility for 10% of the world’s ocean surface, 23 Pacific countries and territories came together to form the Pacific Oceanscape. This framework was put in place in order to protect, manage and sustain the Pacific Ocean’s cultural and natural integrity. Here at @ConservationOrg, we work hand-in-hand with these communities and governments across the #Pacific to conserve critical habitats in the region, including islands, coasts and the open #ocean.
196,573 Likes | 120 days ago | 1,275
If we don’t act now, oil companies will continue to push deeper and deeper into the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth, threatening one of our planet’s most important defenses against climate change and the indigenous peoples who have lived there for millennia. The Waorani people, guardians of this ancient forest, are united in resistance. Stand with them by signing their declaration that their rainforest is not for sale. Link in bio. #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani #Keepitintheground #NoBlock22 #IndigenousRights #ClimateAction #ClimateJustice #directaction #deforestation #environmentaljustice #forests #Amazon #rainforest
107,082 Likes | 121 days ago | 545
#Regram #RG @unbiodiversity: Happy #IntlBiodiversityDay everyone!! This year's theme marks 25 years of safeguarding life on Earth🌍💚 . For the past 25 years, Parties to @UNBiodiversity have been undertaking actions to conserve biodiversity, use it sustainably, and equitably share the benefits from the use of genetic resources. Working hard for a better world! #Biodiversity25Years #IDB2018 More info: www.cbd.int/idb/2018
782,891 Likes | 121 days ago | 11,401
We must protect this planet and the incredible species that live here.
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Proud of the great work from the @leonardodicapriofdn and Wildlife Conservation Network initiative, @LionRecovery Fund (LRF). They recently announced six new grants in key lion sites across Africa. Each of these projects shows there is hope for lions to recover. Link in bio to learn about the different projects. Photo Credit: Susan McConnell
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#Regram #RG @oceana: Opening the floodgates to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling is a catastrophe waiting to happen for marine life, coastal communities and our oceans. President Trump’s radical offshore drilling plan puts oil industry priorities ahead of people, ignoring widespread local and state opposition. SPEAK UP! Tell President Trump and Secretary Zinke: No new offshore drilling before our oceans, marine life and communities pay the ultimate price. (Link in bio) #ProtectOurCoast . . . 📸: Shutterstock #whale #whales #ocean #takeaction
285,081 Likes | 127 days ago | 1,446
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: A new bill in #Hawaii looks ban companies from selling #sunscreen with two chemicals that damage #coral #reefs. The bill would make Hawaii the first state in the U.S. to enact legislation designed to protect marine #ecosystems by banning sunscreens with such chemicals.
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#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Lions can benefit people! The tourism industry in Africa is already worth a staggering USD34 billion per year and is set to expand with growing global demand among the world’s public to see species such as lions. Many African countries are currently overly dependent on commodities or agriculture, and nature-based tourism can diversify and grow economies. However, the potential of the tourism industry will ONLY be realised if much greater investment is made in protecting the assets on which it depends. This means more funding for the protection of lions and other wildlife, and for the management of the wilderness areas on which they depend. Perspective from LRF Director, @petelindseyafrica Photo by @neilmidlane #tourism #phototourism #ruraldevelopment #economicgrowth #economicdiversification #sustainabledevelopment #lions #bigcatsofinstagram #lionrecovery #africanconservation #jobcreation #peopleandwildlife #ecotourism
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#Regram #RG @world_wildlife: Results from the largest ever research study of gorillas and chimpanzees in Western Equatorial Africa show population numbers higher than first believed. The bad news is that 80% of these great apes live outside of protected areas. To save them we must address their greatest threats: poaching, illegal logging, and habitat destruction. You can read more about the study by following the link in our bio.
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#Regram #RG @unenvironment: Together, we can #BeatPlasticPollution. Join a clean-up or start your own for #WorldEnvironmentDay 🌍🌏🌎 on 5 June - registration link in our bio ⬆️⬆️⬆️ #BeatPollution #CleanSeas 📷 @cyrilvillemain / UN Environment
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#Regram #RG @AmazonFrontlines: What do you do when the oil industry has poisoned your drinking water? ⠀ ⠀ In the northern Ecuadorian Amazon, indigenous communities are building their own solutions through systems that collect and filter rainwater. ⠀ You can help them reach their goal: link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #LessOilMoreWater
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Proud that Appian Way took part in producing this film. In theaters November 21. #RobinHoodMovie
448,062 Likes | 138 days ago | 1,935
#Regram #RG @oceana: The demand for fins is one of the greatest threats facing #shark populations around the world, and fins from as many as 73 million #sharks end up in the global shark fin trade every year. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S. Tell your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins by following the link in our bio. #FinBanNow . . . 📸: Shutterstock #ocean #takeaction #shark #sharks
475,719 Likes | 139 days ago | 3,074
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: “What is the meaning of our lives, really, if we work and live destroying the planet while sacrificing the future of our children? What is the meaning of our lives if our decision... is to reduce the opportunities for our children or grandchildren?” – French President @EmmanuelMacron, addressing US Congress. Unite in the fight against #climatechange. Act now. conservation.org/climatepledge #PlanetB #Macron
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The inspirational #JaneGoodall at Monday’s philanthropy dinner following the Milken Institute Global Conference.
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: We don’t remember anyone voting to kill elephants, bears, and whales in the 2016 election, but somehow that’s become part of President Trump’s agenda. These iconic species shouldn’t die in the name of big-game hunters and corporate interests. Take action in our profile link!
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#Regram #RG @nature_org: The Dugout Ranch operated by @nature_utah embodies the vision of conservation minded individuals and the mission of @nature_org. Originally a series of homesteads in the 1880’s it was purchased by @nature_org in 1997 and was expanded to host students and research groups as a research station as well as working cattle ranch. Only with vision like this can we work together securing our planets future. Thank you so much for your hospitality @nature_utah and supporting this project celebrating our public lands!! #earthoptimism #gratitude #rushingthroughutah
452,420 Likes | 145 days ago | 2,538
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: The Desert Lily Preserve is a 2,000 acre protected area of the California Desert that serves as a sanctuary for some of the state's most stunning wildflowers.
343,532 Likes | 146 days ago | 1,935
#Regram #RG @unenvironment: The rapid pace of #climatechange, combined with a population explosion in the last century, habitat loss, chemical and other pollution, is causing ecological imbalances and pushing more and more species towards the brink of extinction. #BeatPollution #CleanSeas #BreatheLife
359,260 Likes | 147 days ago | 1,364
#Regram #RG @unbiodiversity: Marine and coastal biodiversity are the world’s largest source of protein and under serious threat from pollution. We have to protect these vital systems by reducing marine pollution! Over three billion people depend on it for their livelihoods. #GlobalGoal14 🌍💙🌊 Photo credit: Hermansyah/ Unsplash📸 . . #GlobalGoals #marine #coastal #lifeunderwater #biodiversity #ecosystems #Beatpollution #BeatPlasticPollution #sustainability #water #biodiversity #natgeo #animals #influencer #CleanSeas #SeaLegacy #TurningTheTide #climatechange #marinecosystems #marinepollution #photooftheday #nature #oceans #un #unitednations #wwf
272,587 Likes | 148 days ago | 1,568
#Regram #RG @unfccc: On #WorldPenguinDay, we must not forget that #ClimateChange is the most dangerous threat facing these feathered friends 🐧 . A study from the @udelaware found that up to 60 percent of the current Adélie penguin habitat in Antarctica could be unfit to host colonies by the end of the century . A study from the Multidisciplinary Institute in Strasbourg found 70 percent of King #penguins - around 1.1 million breeding pairs - may disappear or be forced to find new homes before the end of the century . The best way to ensure the penguin’s survival? Take #ClimateAction today. #GlobalGoals #SDG13 #SDG15