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#Repost @amazonfrontlines We’re building a movement for indigenous cultural survival and rainforest protection and we want you to join us! Please sign the petition to stand with indigenous peoples defending their rainforest territories and become a part of this inspiring movement in the Amazon.⠀
#amazon #amazonlife#amazingearth #AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising#waterprotectors#forestguardians#resistance#indigenousresistance#climatechange#biodiversityhotspot#climatejustice#humanrights
A global campaign is being launched to turn a huge tract of #oceans around the #Antarctic into the world’s biggest sanctuary, five times the size of Germany, protecting #wildlife, #biodiversity and helping the fight against #climatechange. The huge 1.8m sq km reserve would ban all #fishing in a vast area of the #WeddellSea and around the Antarctic Peninsula, safeguarding species including #penguins, #killerwhales, #leopardseals and #bluewhales.
Photo by Nick Karvounis.
New York City plans to #divest $5bn from #fossilfuels and sue oil companies over their contribution to #climatechange!
#NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said “New York City is standing up for future generations by becoming the first major US city to divest our pension funds from fossil fuels. At the same time, we’re bringing the fight against climate change straight to the fossil fuel companies that knew about its effects and intentionally misled the public to protect their profits. As climate change continues to worsen, it’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient.”
#Repost @africanwildlifefoundation There is greater biodiversity in #Africa’s Albertine Rift region where #Virunga National Park is located than in any other ecosystem on the continent. This richly diverse array of habitats is home to critical populations of the world’s last remaining mountain #gorillas.
#Repost #RG @dailyoverview Check out this incredible view of the “Bomb Cyclone” - the powerful winter storm currently making its way toward the northeastern United States. From this vantage point in outer space, we can see the center of the low pressure area and a thick band of clouds bringing even more snow and gusty winds from the Mid-Atlantic states towards New England. The term “bomb cyclone” refers to the intensification of the storm that happens when an extreme drop of pressure occurs in a short period of time. /// Image and info courtesy of @nasagoddard
#Repost @oceana #BREAKING: Today, the Trump administration announced its plans to open nearly all U.S. federal waters to offshore drilling activities. This plan opens the floodgates to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling, threatening coastal economies that rely on clean and healthy oceans. This radical offshore drilling plan is a clear example of politics over people, ignoring widespread local and state opposition. Together, we must stand united against this grave attack, before it’s too late. Add your name now to tell Secretary Zinke that you oppose offshore drilling (link in bio). #ProtectOurCoast
Announcing #Reefscape, a partnership between @carnegieairborne, @planetlabs and LDF that aims to help us better understand the condition of #CoralReefs around the world, as well as build a foundation for a new #satellite mission to study #coral from space and advance #conservation efforts. Follow the link in bio to learn more.
Photo courtesy of Greg Asner / Divephoto.org
#Repost @paulnicklen The act of reflection is a way of looking forward. We learn from failure. We get inspired from past triumphs. In the first week of the new year, many of us have set goals that may intimidate or frighten us. As time goes on, we may stumble as we try to accomplish ambitious milestones. That’s OK. Embrace the failure. Learn from it. And keep going. Growth is never easy, but it’s always worth it. How do you want to grow in 2018?
#Regram #RG @mattiasklumofficial: A manta ray glides over me and my camera in Indonesia's Raja Ampat. Mantas are filter feeders and eat large quantities of zooplankton, which they swallow with their open mouths as they swim. Mantas do visit cleaning stations for the removal of parasites like in this short film. The largest mantas can reach 1,350 kg (2,980 lb) and at least 7 m (23 ft) in "wingspan". In 2014, Indonesia brought in a fishing and export ban as it realized that manta ray tourism is more economically beneficial than allowing the fish to be killed. A dead manta is worth $50 to $600 while manta ray tourism can bring in $1 million during the life of a single manta ray. Indonesia has 2.2 million square miles of ocean and this is now the world's largest sanctuary for manta rays. Mantas have one of the highest brain-to-body mass ratios of all fish and if approached with care and respect they can be curious and spend a long time with you. The coral reefs of Raja Ampat are some of the richest marine habitats on Earth. Let's protect Raja Ampat and other fragile marine- and terrestrial ecosystems on this vulnerable and magical planet! Shot on assignment with @ansgarklumphotos & @naturebyeinar #thecoraleden #mantaray#rajaampat #indonesia #marine#ecosystem #protectbiodiversiry#paradise #divers #instagood#photooftheday #mattiasklum #wwf #iucn#conservation @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @irisalexandro
#Repost @natgeo Photo by @FransLanting At the end of 2017 China plans to implement its ban on the import and sale of elephant ivory, which President Xi Jinping agreed to do with President Obama back in 2015. Let’s hope that the current White House administration holds up its side of this bargain by not allowing the import of elephant ivory from Zimbabwe or Zambia. Elephants are awesome and deserve to be respected as whole animals and not as the commercialized sum of their body parts. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of elephants and other scenes from wild Africa. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @christineeckstrom #elephants #SaveTheElephants #WildAid #ivory #respect #dignity #awesome
#Repost @tompkins_conservation Iberá Park welcomes more than 40 animals from Mendoza Ecopark. Sebastián Di Martino, Coordinator of the CLT Rewilding Program, Argentina, shared: "We are taking a step forward in the collaboration between institutions and provinces to restore the ecology of Iberá and northern Argentina. Today, Mendoza Ecopark, consistent with their declared intention to give their animals a better quality of life, gave them the opportunity to live freely in nature and reinforce populations that had previously been extinct. What seemed impossible 10 years ago –provinces and institutions collaborating to restore a complete ecosystem in Argentina– is a reality today, and this large movement of fauna is proof of it."// Parque Iberá le da la bienvenida a más de 40 animales recién llegados desde el Ecoparque de Mendoza. Sebastián Di Martino, coordinador del programa de rewilding de CLT, Argentina comentó que: “Estamos ante un paso más en la colaboración entre instituciones y provincias para la restauración ecológica del Iberá y el Norte de la Argentina. Hoy, el Ecoparque de Mendoza, ha sido consecuente con su intención declarada de dar una mejor calidad de vida a sus animales, ofreciéndoles la oportunidad de vivir libres en la Naturaleza y de reforzar poblaciones que anteriormente se habían extinguido." #rewilding #conservationlandtrust #clt
LDF has been recognized for its efforts on the issues of #environmental and #wildlife crime at the inaugural award ceremony of the INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee, hosted by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Edinburgh. The award for Outstanding Achievement was given to the foundation for its work to elevate and address the most urgent environmental challenges we face. At the forefront of its agenda is the urgency to act on the planetary crisis of accelerated #climatechange and unprecedented loss of #biodiversity from wildlife crime and illegal #deforestation and fishing. Our very own Executive Director Justin Winters accepted the award.
#Repost @amazonfrontlines The A’i people, known more widely as the Kofán, historically occupied a territory that spread from the foothills of the Andes mountains deep into the Amazon basin in what is now Ecuador and Colombia. Before the arrival of the Spanish it is estimated that the Kofán numbered between 15,000 to 20,000 people. Centuries of brutality at the hands of conquistadors, missionaries, rubber tappers, five decades of civil war in Colombian and Ecuador, and most recently, the presence of oil companies, decimated the Kofán people, their culture and their lands. The Kofán now number approximately 2,100 people and live in a greatly reduced and fragmented territory.⠀
Today, the Kofán, along with the other indigenous peoples of the Amazon, face immense and ongoing threats to their ancestral culture, their land and their way of life. As one of the four indigenous nations that make up the organization Alianza Ceibo, members of the Kofán nation and dozens of Kofán communities are working alongside Amazon Frontlines to defend their lives and their forests for future generations. We are honored to work with the Kofán and are excited to share information about their struggle and stories from their communities. ⠀
You can learn more about the A’i Kofán on our website: https://buff.ly/2BAB2CO
#Repost @sea_legacy Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // Cooling the entire planet may seem like a daunting task, but if we heal our oceans, we can pull unprecedented amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and eventually reverse global warming. The good news is that a wide array of both proven and promising new solutions already exist. Reforesting the oceans and restarting natural nutrient cycles can drawdown carbon, deacidify and cool surface waters, at the same time as producing sustainable food and biofuel. It’s an exciting time to work in conservation, as we can see the tipping point ahead. We just need to push hard enough to tip it. Will you help us in #TurningTheTide?
#Repost @leonardodicaprio Proud to support the #PalauPledge, a new conservation initiative for visitors to this beautiful island. Written with the help of Palau’s children, every visitor must pledge to heal and secure the natural environment for future generations. Watch this clip from #BeforetheFlood and visit PalauPledge.com to learn more.
#Repost @lionrecovery Today our grantee Wildlife Crime Prevention is launching a public awareness campaign to stop the illegal bushmeat trade in Zambia. Illegal bushmeat snares can be a threat to many animals they were not intended for, like these lions. Find out more about the campaign at thisisnotagame.info
Original image: Susan McConnell
#savelions #lion #lions #lionrecovery #lionking #cub #cubs #lioness #Africa #africanbush #wildlife #wildlifecrime #wildlifetrafficking #wildlifephotography #DYK #nationalparks #animals #instadaily #animalsofinstagram #conservation #catsofinstagram #instagood #cats #wildcats #bigcats
#Repost @sierraclub BREAKING NEWS: Trump just announced plans to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. He doesn’t have the authority to shrink national monuments, but that apparently won’t stop him from trying. This land grab is illegal, and we'll be seeing him in court.
While Trump hears from our lawyers, Congress needs to hear from you! Go to sc.org/monumentsforall and tell them to stand strong in protecting our public lands. #monumentsforall #nature #wildlife #publiclands #nationalmonument #nationalmonuments #protectbearsears #bearsears
#Repost @lionrecovery Happy Wildlife Conservation Day! This kind of beauty is worth celebration. And preservation. Lion Recovery Fund is dedicated to recovering lions and restoring the landscapes where the roam. By supporting conservationists on the ground, LRF is working towards our shared vision of doubling the number of lions by 2050. Follow the link in bio to join us in bringing lions back from the brink. : Susan McConnell
#savelions #Africa #wildlifeconservationday #wildlifeconservation #wildlifephotography #lioness #cubs #family
#Repost @amazonfrontlines "What is life in a forest where the water has been poisoned?⠀⠀
For more than half-a-century the Kofan, Siona, Secoya and Waorani peoples of the Amazon have lived downriver from Ecuador’s largest oil fields, which have contaminated their rivers and creeks and gravely impacted their health, while enriching the oil industry and providing fuel for the automobiles of modern society. Today, oil companies continue to pollute rivers and streams while using the allure of access to electricity to convince remote indigenous communities to allow these companies deeper into their territories.⠀⠀
We believe that building indigenous-led solutions to these threats is fundamental to ensuring the autonomy and empowerment of the oldest guardians of the Amazon rainforest. Learn more about our solutions-driven projects at: https://buff.ly/2mR8Ftc