#SayNoToIvory

Africa trip is finally up!
Check it out if you’re bored. For those of you who inquired about prints, they are also made available for purchase. 👉🏼Link in BIO

Elephant family traveling the Mara. I’ve followed @davidyarrow for some time now and was so inspired by his perspective of nature. .
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#africanelephant #photographer #travel #getoutandplay #seetheworld #yourshotphotographer #conservation #martinskwamamaza #nature #natureisamazing #elephant #kenya #samburu #africa #vacation #travelandleisure #discover #canonusa #gamedrive #natgeo #nationalgeographic #naturephotography #tusk #saynotoivory #worthmorealive @doc_smartins

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This elephant skull won't get as many likes as a baby elephant, but there’s an unexpected uplifting story behind it: this elephant died of natural causes. Too many don't get that chance, or end up orphaned (see second photo). I'm hoping to help change that and believe the more we know about elephants, the more we will be compelled to protect them. I'm honored to be invited to speak at my old stomping grounds at The New York Public Library alongside @cbmapmaker on the intersection of conservation, art, science and travel; how I got involved with creating The Elephant Map Project with rare talent Connie Brown; and what an oversized big-brained, big-hearted creature living in Africa can teach us about ourselves.
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We're speaking at @nypl on 42nd and 5th Avenue on Monday at 6:30 pm (gulp!). Anything for the elephants. First come, first served.
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Behind the photos: elephant skull, Botswana on safari with conservation champions @greatplainsconservation; @dswt orphan, Kenya; mapmaker Connie @cbmapmaker and progress shots of @elephantmapproject; final map; creating new generations of stewards through personal experiences; the ultimate goal: a life at ease in the wild (photo snapped on safari with @angamasafari).
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#elephantconservation #nyevent #nypl #newyorkpubliclibrary #wildlifeconservation #cartography #elephantskull #stewardship #storytelling #collaboration #artandscience #electrifytravels #artforconservation #mapmaking #redstonestudios #anatomyofamap #elephantconservation #dswt #warbyparker #future #worthmorealive #saynotoivory #nycevents #forwardthinking #gooutside #wild #protectwhatyoulove

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- Born to be wild -

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CALIFORNIA Assembly Bill No. 96
or AB96
Yours truly, along with many others including The Humane Society of the United States, San Francisco SPCA, Defenders of Wildlife and WildAid showed up in Sacramento March of 2015 to testify in support of a state bill, that if passed, would further protect elephants and rhinos from becoming extinct. Our opposition, several rifle and hunting organizations – including the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International – opposed the bill, concerned that it would place unnecessary burdens on collectors and owners of firearms made with ivory.
The bill was introduced & championed by State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins who chose the number 96 for the bill, drawn from advocates’ estimate that 96 elephants are killed per day.
The bill passed and became operative on July, 1, 2016 making California the 5th state to have passed such a bill.
This bill now makes it unlawful to purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell, or import with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified, and would make this prohibition enforceable by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
For more details on AB96 got to
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB96

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An elephant’s memory is not limited to its herd, nor is it limited to its species. In one instance, two circus elephants that performed together rejoiced when crossing paths 23 years later. Elephants have also recognized humans that they once bonded with after decades apart.

#repost #doubleimpact #givingback #elephants #wildlife #saveelephants #protect #saynotoivory #standtogether #animals #babyelephant #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #stoppoaching #photojournalism #dogood #animals #animalsofinstagram #likeforfollow #instagram #wildlife #instadaily

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regram @wildaid
#elephantnews - #ivory seizure worth half a million dollars seized at Bangkok airport. @runeerdal captures this beautiful #tusker #tuskerthursday #saynotoivory #ivoryfree

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On #WorldWildlifeDay I stand with elephants & the people of Africa who ❤️ them. #JoinTheHerd yearofthelephant.org
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#saynotopoaching
#saynotoivory
#westandwithafrica
#savetheelephants
#yearoftheelephant
#wildlife
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#africa
@wildaid

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Mark your calendar! This Monday, January 22nd, the New York Public Library will host a talk entitled Cartography as Stewardship: Connie Brown in Conversation with Katie Losey. In this conversation, Connie and Katie will discuss how the maps came to be, detailing the themes, cartographic sources, the design traditions which inspired them, and more. See you there!
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Event details: January 22 at 6:30 pm at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue. Photo courtesy of @nypl.
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#nypl #newyorkpubliclibrary #patienceandfortitude #bekindtoelephants #stewardship #artandconservation #nyc #nycevent #lion #nyplevents #nyevent #africanelephant #timeoutnewyork #timeoutny #wildlifeprotection #elephantconservation #worthmorealive #saynotoivory #mapmaker #redstonestudios #cartography #newyorkcity #blackandwhitephoto #stephenschwartzmanbuilding #library #midmanhattanlibrary #midtownnyc #libraryevent

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More close encounters. And eye contact.

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#elephantnews - #ivory seizure worth half a million dollars seized at Bangkok airport. @runeerdal captures this beautiful #tusker #tuskerthursday #saynotoivory #ivoryfree

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I just love the elephants of Amboseli! The best time to view these large family groups is in the mornings when they are heading to the marsh within the park and in the evenings when they are heading back out for the night. They are so calm and relaxed it is wonderful just observing them! 💕🐘
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#wildsidesafaris #wildlife_seekers #amboseli #magicalkenya #elephants #africageophoto #WhyILoveKenya #tembeakenya #safari #worldwildlife #wildanimals #ig_wildplace #nikonphotographers #withmytamron #150600mm #nikonmea #handsoffourelephants #splendid_animals #naturalworld #wildography #saynotoivory #wildlifeonearth #wildlifephotography #show_us_nature #african_portraits #destination_wild #igkenya #majestic_wildlife #keepitwild #yourshotphotographer

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Our team is so excited for this year’s @gainesvillevegfest! Check out their page for updates about the event! Here’s a picture from last year’s event 🐘

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“Without elephants there will be major habitat changes, with negative effects on the many species that depend on the lost habitat.”– Samuel Wasser
#Elephants #SaveOurElephants #StopPoaching #Wildlife #SayNoToIvory #BeKindToElephants #SaveOurWildlife #Africa #Kenya #SeeKenya #MagicalKenya #TembeaKenya #WildlifePhotography #Nature #Explore #Travel #MasaiMara #PhotoOfTheDay #WildlifeGeography

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Elephants don't cover themselves in mud and dust for no reason. Ellies use this mud to create a layer of protection from the sun. So, basically it's their version of sunscreen. Depending on the region that the elephant is they might appear different colours due to the hue of the soil in that area. This close up snap that I took of an elephant in the Samburu National Reserve shows the the most amazing patterns of mud stains along its ears and face 💛 #kenya #elephants #samburu #samburunationalreserve #africa #travel

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No matter how many times I've experienced a scene like this, my heart pounds every time. It's a surreal experience having the world's largest land mammal walking towards you, totally wild and unpredictable.

It's something that everyone should experience! So get in touch... Let's make it happen! #safari #thisissouthafrica
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#elephant #elephants #saynotoivory #savetheelephants #wildlifeplanet #earthpix

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Elephants are the only non-human animals to mourn their dead, performing burial rituals and returning to visit graves.

#doubleimpact #givingback #elephants #wildlife #saveelephants #protect #saynotoivory #standtogether #animals #babyelephant #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #stoppoaching #photojournalism #dogood #repost
source: http://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/08/11/12-amazing-facts-about-elephants/

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Will a new day dawn for elephants in 2018?

With China’s full ban of the domestic ivory trade on Dec 31st 2017, the tides have finally turned. Hong Kong will ban their trade in 2021.

In the best case scenario, the sentiment will cascade throughout Asia and spur more countries to solidify their commitment to saving elephants, and to take concerted action to rid the gaps and loopholes within governments that are allowing thousands of elephants to die on our watch. Let's hope that dawn will come.
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A few centuries ago, there were about 26 million elephants. Today, there are fewer than 400,000.

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I am so happy that I am able to collaborate with such an amazing company and cause.
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