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THREATS TO SUMATRAN TIGERS
Roughly 40 Sumatran tigers a year lose their lives to poaching. Poachers set up snare traps, small wire loops which tighten once a tiger steps into it. The tiger is unable to move and is shot once the poachers return. From there, the tiger is either skinned to become a rug or has its bones removed to become an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicines (which are scientifically proven to have no effect)
Palm oil plantations are destroying thousands of acres of sumatran land of which tigers used to roam. Now tigers are being pushed out of their dense jungle to make room for plantations and are pushed toward human civilisations and are attacked and killed by scared villagers. Animals are killed by either the flames, smoke inhalation or by having burning trees fall onto and crush them. Palm oil is the cheapest and most easily obtained oil and is used in almost every product on the shelves. What may be cheap for you is worth their lives.
ILLEGAL COFFEE FARMS
many illegal squatters are setting up cheaply run coffee farms in Sumatran provinces. In order to set up such farms, extensive areas of land must be cleared. This once again drives the Tigers out of their jungle and toward human civilisation where they are killed or poached by villagers.
❤️❤️❤️ Repost @lauradyerphotography
Happy weekend all, and it's a long one for some of us! A couple of lions on a hot Kalahari day- we were lucky to spend the afternoon with them although the temperature was easily around 45! #lion #africa #african_portraits #africanamazing #igs_photo #igs_africa #igscwildlife #kalahari #earthcapture #earth_shotz #bigcats #cats #lion #lionking #waterhole #african #nature #travelgram
For what is believed to be the first time in more than 140 years, this past weekend, three bison calves were born in Banff National Park’s backcountry.
Once migrating across North America in herds of up to 30 million, the bison population has steadily decreased, almost to the point of being hunted to extinction in the late 19th century.
The birth of the bison, is wonderful news in the world of animal welfare and conservation! 🙏❤️🙌 READ MORE: 🌍 www.WorldAnimalNews.com @worldanimalnews @peace_4animals
When you choose to go to a circus with animals in them, you are choosing to fund animal cruelty. It is incredible to see laws catching up to the abuse that captive animals face while in circuses. Every little thing you do makes a difference and this is a great example of it. All the petitions you've signed, all of the protests you've attended, and all of the people you have made aware to this cruelty has changed the lives of animals in the circus.
Animal cruelty is NOT entertainment.
Image: Milinda Wattegedara / Entry - The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2016 // There is poetry in the #leopard's tail and power in its #paws. As she tried to carry her wild #pig kill further up into the tree from where it had been stashed, it slipped from her grip. In a heartbeat, the #cat lunged forward, grasping and extending to precariously secure her precious meal.
Location: #Yala National Park , Sri Lanka
#srilanka #yalanationalpark #srilankanleopard #pantherapardus #bigcat post via @sanctuaryasia
Hey guys! A friend of mine found this dog in Greensboro, North Carolina. She's been wandering around for about a week and was found around 3:00 PM today around Phillips Ave and English. She was taken to the vet and is not microchipped. If you know who this dog belongs to please DM us or contact @ohhmyitsmiya. Thanks!
HUGE NEWS! Los Angeles prohibits the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties! We congratulate all involved, especially our friends at Performing Animal Welfare Society - PAWS on this monumental achievement! #CompassionWorks #BoycottTheCircus #StopCircusAbuse #EmptyTheCages #SaveTigers post via @compassionworks
It's not too late to change this. As a consumer you have all the power to help save their species and their home. Companies like Pepsi Co and Wilmar burn them alive for more available space to grow palm oil for snack foods and products. If you support the companies that burn their home then you support the leuser ecosystem being destroyed. Vote with your wallet, the small decisions you make in the grocery store make a big impact on this species.
A mother #orangutan holds its baby close in the #rainforest of #Borneo.Though we share 97 per cent of our DNA with the imperiled #species , we are nowhere like them. Today, the critically endangered #orangutans have only #humans to blame for having just a decade left on this planet. @purvavariyar enumerates how the palm oil industry, man's apathetic attitude towards Indonesia's rainforests and orangutan's own biology is spelling doom for the #Bornean and #Sumatran orangutans.
Image: Jorel Cuomo
Read 'Bleeding Orangutans' by logging onto www.sanctuaryasia.com to understand the dangerous elements at play that threaten the survival of Asia's only species of great #apes .
#borneoisland #sumatra #indonesia #greatape #palmoilindustry #criticallyendangeredspecies
Hey guys! We are looking for a #FURever home for this little pup! He is about 3 years old and was just treated for heartworm. He is playful and his antics are wonderful. He does have a problem with going to the bathroom inside the house I think that can be fixed with the right family. He is neutered, up to date on all vaccines, and is a healthy doggy.
If you are interested in adopting him or want more information please DM us on this account.
The tide is beginning to turn for sharks 🦈 Consumption of shark fin soup in China is down by 80%. Imports, sales and prices have also decreased. This is great news for the 100 million sharks killed unsustainably each year in our oceans. #FinBanNow #shark #sharkfin #Sharks #saynotosharkfinsoup #marineconservation #oceans #ocean #OceanConservation post via @wildaid
I miss these guys already and I just saw them a few weeks ago! ❤️❤️❤️ Repost @noahsarkclub
Good morning! Shere Khan’s morning routine: Walk... S-t-r-e-t-c-h, chuff, make tree biscuits, and patrol!
Do you have a morning routine?
#noahsarkclub #cat #bigcat #tiger #yoga #morningroutine
PEACE ON EARTH
How it should be 🌍❤️ #Repost @olpejeta
Video of a southern white rhino and a pair of giraffes strolling across the Ol Pejeta plains.
Footage by Glyn Edmunds
#DiscoverTheWild #NaturalWonder #WildlifeVideo #nature #ProtectBiodiversity #giraffe #reticulated #BlackRhino #worthmorealive #tpwf
What's the difference between a lion and the little cat purring away on the end of your bed? Well, basically the difference is their size. Otherwise they are remarkably similar. Kittens and cubs are carried the same way, curl into the same ball and they will play the same pouncing games that teach them to hunt. Explore the Soul of the Cat with us this Big Cat Week on @natgeowild and find out just how wild your little tabby actually is. #soulofthecat #littlebigcats #bigcatweek
Such treasures camera traps reveal! Here, a #melanistic common #leopard and its normal counterpart are caught in a same, stunning frame. #Pakke #Tiger #Reserve in #Arunachal #Pradesh is truly a #biodiverse jewel. Under the visionary leadership of Divisional Forest Officer Tana Tapi, the park has set exemplary standards for #wildlife management in #India. Along with their protection duties, over the last four years, Pakke's inspired field personnel have procured stunning images of the reserve 's wildlife. To see the rest of the incredible selection of such camera trap images from Pakke, visit here -
Image Courtesy: Pakke Forest Department
#wildlife #conservation #arunachalpradesh #cameratrapping #pakketigerreserve #melanisticleopard #melanism post via @sanctuaryasia
Thank you guys for having us! ❤️❤️ As many of you know we are still looking for a County in which we can purchase land and begin building a sanctuary for exotic animals. I had a wonderful meeting in Columbus County North Carolina with the head of economic development and the head of animal control last week. During our visit to Columbus County we stopped by @ncmnswhiteville and I also got a chance to meet one of my best friends mom who works at the Museum!
I will be back in Columbus County to visit some properties there and also to meet with some local business men after the 22nd of this month. I will update you guys then!
Thanks so much Shazir Haque for the drop by. Wishing you guys the very best! #LoveLearnRespectProtect. #bigcatrescue
A camera-trap image of #tigress T-8 and her three #cubs at a #waterhole in the Brahmapuri #Forest Division in #Maharashtra. The Deputy Conservator of Forest Ashish Thakare nostalgically reminsces about the three cubs he saw grow up to adulthood as he tracked and monitored the family and their forest territory through many ups and downs.
Read 'The Queen Mother's Heirs' in our latest April 2017 issue of Sanctuary Asia.
#wildlife #forestofficer #tadoba #maharashtra #cameratrap Post via @sanctuaryasia
Did you know you could tell a Sumatran tiger apart from other subspecies of tigers by their distinct "mane" on both sides of their face?
There are currently less than 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. Although these tigers are a part of a few AZA accredited Species Survival Plans, things are still looking bad for the Sumatran tiger. The good news is that you have the power to save them!
Every year entire rain forests are destroyed by companies who use palm oil. They burn down rain forests so that they can plant more trees to grow palm oil fruit. So how can you help? By not consuming palm oil! This helps the Sumatran tiger in two ways. The first is that the demand will go down for palm oil if you don't fund the companies who burn forests. The second is that their habitat won't be destroyed! You can save this tiger by voting with your wallet! #ShizzysWildcatRescue #SumatranTiger #SayNoToPalmOil #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #Indonesia #Malaysia