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Today I was lucky to spend 5 hours with 27 baby elephants @ the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. To date the DSWT has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo. All the elephants here are survivors of poaching and ivory hunters; and if nothing is done all! elephants are gone in 10-15 years. This baby elephant arrived Sunday @dswt and the keepers named her Suswa. She has a 50% chance if surviving and see the wild herds of Tsavo. Suswa will hopefully soon need a sponsor. Join me. #davidsheldrick #DontLetThemDisappear

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@a_theranasaurus I think we need to go to a foster parent meeting again very soon ... let’s invite all our friends. #tbt Nov 18 2016 - @eirsoccer donated a Do Democracy ball last year ... the elephant in the pic is Kamok. She came to the orphanage as a baby and is now 4 years old and back in the wild and Tvaso National Park. I hope she will be safe. #DontLetThemDisappear

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I scrolled through my feed to go and copy this quote, because I think the world could do with the reminder. When I looked at the date I saw I had posted it (with this photo) on the 16 Nov 2016 - almost a year ago to the day. How so many people have still not realised that we have only one planet and only one chance to protect it, baffles me. But for those who do, and who work tirelessly everyday to protect it, support it, advocate for it and do their bit, no matter how small - heres to you. Don’t ever stop. .
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"Men are easily inspired by human ideas, but they forget them just as quickly. Only Nature is eternal unless we senselessly destroy it. . . .

In fifty years time nobody will be interested in the results of conferences which fill today's headlines.. .
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But fifty years from now when a lion walks into the red dawn and roars resoundingly, it will mean something to people and quicken their hearts... they will stand in quiet awe as for the first time in their lives, they watch 20,000 zebra wander across the empty plain.. .
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Is it then really so stupid to work for the zebras, lions and men who will walk the earth in a hundred or two hundred years time? "
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Bernhard Grzimek - 1965
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Photo by @amivitale. Mike Learka receives affection from Nadasoit, an eight month old elephant who was orphaned due to the drought. Mike, a Samburu warrior, is one of the incredible keepers at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community owned and run elephant sanctuary in all of Africa. While providing a home and nuturing young, orphaned elephant calves so they can one day return to the wild, the sanctuary is also leading a transformation in the way humans relate to wild animals.

I am currently running a limited edition, fine art flash print sale to support the important work happening at @r.e.s.c.u.e and 100% of the proceeds from this sale will go to the sanctuary. (Link in profile.) #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety @natgeo #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya#northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica#photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #nikond5 #protectelephants

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#Repost @gio_ewbank (@get_repost)
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Não é hoje que você conhece meu amor e respeito pelos elefantes, animais e natureza. Ontem tive notícias que me deixaram muito abalada ... Onde vamos parar ??? Que tipo de ser humano pensa que é normal matar animais inofensivos para usar suas peças como acessórios ou decoração, ou então se sentir "poderoso" matando um animal com uma arma. O presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, autorizou e depois adiou a política de importação de presas de elefante africano como troféu! Sim, ele autorizou e demorou ... mas adiar não é suficiente !!! Isso não pode acontecer ... animais inofensivos não podem pagar pela ganância humana! Se queremos um futuro melhor, também precisamos cuidar da vida selvagem! Respeite a natureza e os animais ... siga @wildlifedirect e @paula_kahumbu para saber como ajudar nossos animais !!! Assine a petição https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/po/trump_vs_elephants/?zkTVeeb e siga tbm @avaazorg !!! Não vamos deixar isso acontecer! Juntos somos mais fortes!!! #elephants #lelephant #loveelephants #nature #saveelephants #dontletthemdisappear #bekindtotheelephants 💚💚💛🐘🐘🐘
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It is not today that you know my love and respect for elephants, animals and nature. Yesterday I had news that left me very shaken ... Where are we going to stop ??? What kind of human being thinks it is normal to kill harmless animals to use their parts as accessories or decoration, or else feel "powerful" killing an animal with a gun. US President Donald Trump has authorized and then postponed the policy of importing African elephant tusks as a trophy! Yes, he authorized and took ... but postponing is not enough !!! This can not happen ... harmless animals can not pay for human greed! If we want a better future, we also need to take care of wildlife! Respect nature and animals ... follow @wildlifedirect and @paula_kahumbu to know how to help our animals !!! Sign the petition https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/po/trump_vs_elephants/?zkTVeeb and follow tbm @avaazorg !!! Let's not let that happen! Together we are stronger!!! #elephants #lelephant #loveelephants #nature 💚💚💛🐘🐘🐘

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Cada elefante morto é uma família destruída. Sou apaixonada por eles e meu sonho sempre foi conhecê-los, mas conhecer de verdade, sabe?
Ao ver notícias como estas, não consigo parar de chorar. Apesar disso, resolvi secar as lágrimas, pois eu preciso deles, tal como precisam de mim.
Tentarei, a partir de agora, ajudá-los com todas minhas forças, e, acima de tudo, não desistirei! Deus está comigo, e preciso que vocês também estejam!
Tenho fé que não vou viver apenas um sonho, afinal, sonhos são feitos para serem vividos! Não destrua uma família, não permita que outros façam isso, e não esqueçamos que NADA JUSTIFICA MATAR ANIMAIS INOFENSIVOS!
Eu sou Alessandra Thainá Ribeiro e falo pelos elefantes e por todos animais, já que os próprios não podem se manifestar! ❤️ #🐘
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@wildlifedirect @paula_kahumbu @avaazorg #elephants # lelephant #Loveelephants #nature #saveelephants #dontletthemdisappear #bekindtotheelephants 💚💙💛

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#Repost @gio_ewbank (@get_repost)
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Não é hoje que você conhece meu amor e respeito pelos elefantes, animais e natureza. Ontem tive notícias que me deixaram muito abalada ... Onde vamos parar ??? Que tipo de ser humano pensa que é normal matar animais inofensivos para usar suas peças como acessórios ou decoração, ou então se sentir "poderoso" matando um animal com uma arma. O presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, autorizou e depois adiou a política de importação de presas de elefante africano como troféu! Sim, ele autorizou e demorou ... mas adiar não é suficiente !!! Isso não pode acontecer ... animais inofensivos não podem pagar pela ganância humana! Se queremos um futuro melhor, também precisamos cuidar da vida selvagem! Respeite a natureza e os animais ... siga @luisamell, @wildlifedirect e @paula_kahumbu para saber como ajudar nossos animais !!! Assine a petição:.
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/po trump_vs_elephants/?zkTVeeb.
e siga tbm @avaazorg !!! Não vamos deixar isso acontecer! Juntos somos mais fortes!!! #elephants #lelephant #loveelephants #nature #saveelephants #dontletthemdisappear #bekindtotheelephants 💚💚💛🐘🐘🐘
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It is not today that you know my love and respect for elephants, animals and nature. Yesterday I had news that left me very shaken ... Where are we going to stop ??? What kind of human being thinks it is normal to kill harmless animals to use their parts as accessories or decoration, or else feel "powerful" killing an animal with a gun. US President Donald Trump has authorized and then postponed the policy of importing African elephant tusks as a trophy! Yes, he authorized and took ... but postponing is not enough !!! This can not happen ... harmless animals can not pay for human greed! If we want a better future, we also need to take care of wildlife! Respect nature and animals ... follow @luisamell, @wildlifedirect and @paula_kahumbu to know how to help our animals !!! Sign the petition https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/po/trump_vs_elephants/?zkTVeeb and follow tbm @avaazorg !!! Let's not let that happen! Together we are stronger!!! #elephants #lelephant #loveelephants #nature 💚💚💛🐘🐘🐘

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#RepostSave @gio_ewbank with @repostsaveapp ・・・ Não é hoje que você conhece meu amor e respeito pelos elefantes, animais e natureza. Ontem tive notícias que me deixaram muito abalada ... Onde vamos parar ??? Que tipo de ser humano pensa que é normal matar animais inofensivos para usar suas peças como acessórios ou decoração, ou então se sentir "poderoso" matando um animal com uma arma. O presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, autorizou e depois adiou a política de importação de presas de elefante africano como troféu! Sim, ele autorizou e demorou ... mas adiar não é suficiente !!! Isso não pode acontecer ... animais inofensivos não podem pagar pela ganância humana! Se queremos um futuro melhor, também precisamos cuidar da vida selvagem! Respeite a natureza e os animais ... siga @wildlifedirect e @paula_kahumbu para saber como ajudar nossos animais !!! Assine a petição https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/po/trump_vs_elephants/?zkTVeeb e siga tbm @avaazorg !!! Não vamos deixar isso acontecer! Juntos somos mais fortes!!! #elephants #lelephant #loveelephants #nature #saveelephants #dontletthemdisappear #bekindtotheelephants 💚💚💛🐘🐘🐘
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It is not today that you know my love and respect for elephants, animals and nature. Yesterday I had news that left me very shaken ... Where are we going to stop ??? What kind of human being thinks it is normal to kill harmless animals to use their parts as accessories or decoration, or else feel "powerful" killing an animal with a gun. US President Donald Trump has authorized and then postponed the policy of importing African elephant tusks as a trophy! Yes, he authorized and took ... but postponing is not enough !!! This can not happen ... harmless animals can not pay for human greed! If we want a better future, we also need to take care of wildlife! Respect nature and animals ... follow @wildlifedirect and @paula_kahumbu to know how to help our animals !!! Sign the petition https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/po/trump_vs_elephants/?zkTVeeb and follow tbm @avaazorg !!! Let's not let that happen! Together we are stronger!!! #elephants #lelephant #loveelephants #nature 💚💚💛🐘🐘🐘

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Não é hoje que você conhece meu amor e respeito pelos elefantes, animais e natureza. Ontem tive notícias que me deixaram muito abalada ... Onde vamos parar ??? Que tipo de ser humano pensa que é normal matar animais inofensivos para usar suas peças como acessórios ou decoração, ou então se sentir "poderoso" matando um animal com uma arma. O presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, autorizou e depois adiou a política de importação de presas de elefante africano como troféu! Sim, ele autorizou e demorou ... mas adiar não é suficiente !!! Isso não pode acontecer ... animais inofensivos não podem pagar pela ganância humana! Se queremos um futuro melhor, também precisamos cuidar da vida selvagem! Respeite a natureza e os animais ... siga @wildlifedirect e @paula_kahumbu para saber como ajudar nossos animais !!! Assine a petição https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/po/trump_vs_elephants/?zkTVeeb e siga tbm @avaazorg !!! Não vamos deixar isso acontecer! Juntos somos mais fortes!!! #elephants #lelephant #loveelephants #nature #saveelephants #dontletthemdisappear #bekindtotheelephants 💚💚💛🐘🐘🐘
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It is not today that you know my love and respect for elephants, animals and nature. Yesterday I had news that left me very shaken ... Where are we going to stop ??? What kind of human being thinks it is normal to kill harmless animals to use their parts as accessories or decoration, or else feel "powerful" killing an animal with a gun. US President Donald Trump has authorized and then postponed the policy of importing African elephant tusks as a trophy! Yes, he authorized and took ... but postponing is not enough !!! This can not happen ... harmless animals can not pay for human greed! If we want a better future, we also need to take care of wildlife! Respect nature and animals ... follow @wildlifedirect and @paula_kahumbu to know how to help our animals !!! Sign the petition https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/po/trump_vs_elephants/?zkTVeeb and follow tbm @avaazorg !!! Let's not let that happen! Together we are stronger!!! #elephants #lelephant #loveelephants #nature 💚💚💛🐘🐘🐘

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🌍 Protect Our Planet 🐘 #BeKindToElephants The US administration is lifting the ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa. -please take a min to sign the petition : link -> https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/secretary-zinke-do-not?abid=2b3880f&abver=256 -For every #BeKindToElephants hashtag, @theellenshow will donate to the David Sheldrick wildlife trust! ( @dswt )💚💙

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Shoot wildlife with cameras, not guns.

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Kenya has banned all trophy hunting since 1977.

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#Repost @amivitale (@get_repost)
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Photo by @amivitale. Today, was a sad day for elephants. In times like these, it is more important than ever to do all that we can to protect these incredible, gentle beings. Therefore, I am announcing the launch of a limited edition, fine art flash print sale to support the important work of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ) on their one year anniversary. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to supporting the elephants and the Samburu community who are helping to foster a mutually supportive relationship between wildlife and people. For $225 plus shipping, you will receive a stunning 12 x 14 archival print of Mpala and the herd of elephants bathing and you can learn more about the sanctuary in my recent National Geographic magazine story, "Warriors Protecting Elephants." This sale only lasts until Dec. 10, 2017.

Reteti is the first ever community owned and run elephant sanctuary in all of Africa and provides a home to orphaned elephants as a result of poaching, human wildlife conflict and drought related issues. All of these elephants will one day be returned to the wild to live the life they were meant to lead. What’s happening at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way humans relate to wild animals. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.

The image will be printed by the fine art studio of Paper & Ink on 12x14 inches (30.5x36 cm) and with Epson's Ultrachome HDX archival pigment ink on Canson's PrintMaKing Rag archival paper which is designed to meet museum longevity requirements. Follow the link in my profile to the shop page on my website to order and please add shipping ($25 domestic, $35 international). #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety @natgeo #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya#northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica#photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassa

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For the elephants. How any human could lift this ban is beyond me. Oh. He’s not human. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #fucktrump

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Watching this herd of elephants take a bath was a highlight of our time in Africa. The social interactions and intelligence of these giants is unmistakable.
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I fully support hunting as a means to find food but am troubled by trophy hunting of species like elephants who are already under threat due to poaching. Conservation organizations have widely condemned the reversal of a rule to prevent the import of elephant heads from certain African countries to the U.S. by the Trump administration. I’m hearing that they may be backing away from the decision now, good news for the conservation of elephants! Keep up the pressure. #protectelephants

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