Our planet faces many big conservation challenges. No one person or organization can tackle these challenges alone, but together we can.
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Climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet, but @williamshatner wants you to know there is hope. More than 2,500 of America’s businesses, universities, investors, charitable foundations and state and local governments are still in to fight climate change. Learn more about the #WeAreStillIn movement by following the link in our bio.
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Help save Norway's #wolves.
Norwegian authorities have decided that a total of 50 critically endangered wolves can be culled this winter. This equals about 90% of the wolves that permanently reside in #Norway. So far, six wolves have been shot. Now, @wwfnorge is going to court to save the wolves. Learn how you can help: www.wwf.no/saveourwolves
#BhutanForLife is an incredible project to permanently protect 5 million acres of land in Bhutan. Today we're announcing the commitment by donors from around the world to create the US$ 43 million fund needed to make this happen! Learn more about this incredible place by following the link in our bio.
Nearly 3 billion people globally rely on fuelwood and charcoal to meet daily cooking needs. Daily use of these fuels results in forest loss, declining wildlife populations, human health problems from smoke inhalation, and greenhouse gas emissions. The WWF Forest team is unleashing the power of the crowd to develop new, self-sustaining ways of generating funding for alternative energy. WWF is running a crowdsourcing challenge through November 21, 2017 to bring together the best and brightest minds to illuminate new ways of funding this important work. We are looking for bold, new, innovative ideas and models that promote solutions that overcome expensive barriers to scaling up access to alternative energy. Enter the challenge to make your mark on WWF’s work to halt deforestation and restore forests. The winning idea, to be decided by a committee of conservation, finance, and development sector representatives, will receive a $5,000 prize for first place! Follow the link in our bio to see the challenge and official rules.
“We hear rustling in the dry leaf litter below us. A tiny Appert’s tetraka bird hops from one twig to another, yellow feathers flashing. All around us, eyes peer out of the holes in hollow trees. We see three lemur species in 30 minutes. Much of the life around us evolved in isolation, or was brought here by humans in the last 2,000 years. Nine out of 10 of Madagascar’s species exist nowhere else on Earth.” – WWF’s Rachel Kramer, Senior Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation and TRAFFIC. Follow the link in our bio to read more.
From 2015 to 2016 alone, an estimated 2.5 million acres of grasslands in the US Great Plains were plowed up. Since 2009, more than 53 million acres—an area the size of Kansas—has been plowed or developed. According to the 2017 edition of WWF’s Plowprint Report, this trend is threatening six populations of songbirds and tainting water sources. We are dedicated to eliminating the spread of grasslands loss in the Northern Great Plains by 2030 and are working with policy makers, producers, and companies to make that a reality. Follow the link in our bio to learn more.
Starting today, the Mexican government, supported by Mexican and international experts and scientists, will begin an unprecedented effort to save the vaquita. Vaquita CPR (Conservation, Protection, and Recovery) seeks to temporarily relocate the remaining vaquitas to a sea-based sanctuary, with the end goal of returning the porpoises to their natural habitat once the primary threat to their survival – drowning in gillnets – has been eliminated. WWF recognizes this effort as a risky but necessary action to save the vaquita from extinction. While this is going on, we will continue our conservation efforts, such as “ghost” net retrieval and acoustic monitoring, to ensure a gillnet-free environment for the vaquitas. #SaveTheVaquita
Introducing Wild Classroom, an education portal designed to connect educators and parents with the tools and resources they need to help kids explore and understand the world around them. Check out our growing selection of free animal and nature related teachers guides, fact sheets, and activity plans. Follow the link in our bio to learn more.
Wildlife is a source of inspiration. It nurtures a sense of wonder. It is integral to the balance of nature. For more than 50 years, we’ve worked to find solutions that save the marvelous array of life on our planet. Ultimately, by protecting species, we save this beautiful, vulnerable, and utterly irreplaceable planet we call home. #WorldAnimalDay
Happy #WorldGorillaDay! Gorillas share 98.3% of their DNA with humans, making them our closest cousins after chimpanzees and bonobos. They live in family groups led by a dominant male who holds his position for years. Once a female begins to breed, she will likely give birth to only one baby every four to six years and only three or four over her lifetime. This low rate of reproduction makes it difficult for gorillas to recover from population declines, and a 2010 United Nations report revealed that they may disappear from large parts of the Congo Basin by the mid-2020s. WWF is working with partners to help save this magnificent animal. Our longest-running gorilla research and tourism program is in Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas in the Central African Republic.
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Jack’s @kokuahawaiifoundation and Johnson Ohana Foundation are proud to stand with cities, states, universities & businesses working to ensure the U.S. remains a global climate leader. Will you join us? There’s never been a more important time for the world to show solidarity for fighting climate change. wearestillin.com #actonclimate
“A mating pair of lions lounges together during sunrise in Maasai Mara National Reserve. Of the dozens of mammals I saw when I traveled to Kenya with WWF—elephants, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes—lions opened up their world to us more than any other. Because we stayed in a secluded mobile camp in the middle of Maasai Mara National Reserve, we were able to visit areas where there were no other tourists and spend hours observing lions without interruption.” – WWF’s Elissa Poma
September is Membership Month! We’re looking for 3,000 people who love wildlife and want to protect nature. Follow the link in our bio to learn more and join now! As a member, you will: Be a protector of vulnerable wildlife and their habitats around the world. Stand up against wildlife crime, deforestation, and many other threats to nature and people. Get donor updates that show how you're making a difference. Enjoy a subscription to World Wildlife magazine, featuring unforgettable photographs and in-depth reports on conservation projects you support. Know that you are protecting the future of nature.
“My guide, Fernando, shouted with excitement, exclaiming for me to turn around. As I did, a 22-foot whale shark swam directly towards me and then veered left. I could clearly see its rippling gills and unique pattern of white dots. The experience of swimming next to these ancient creatures blew away whatever fear and anxiety I felt after jumping into open water with nothing but a life vest on. How amazing that our planet’s ocean can support life of this size!” – WWF’s Ellie Yanagisawa on a @naturalhabitatadventures trip. WWF is working to create further protections for these marine giants by studying shark habits and improving whale shark tourism in Mexico and the Philippines. #WhaleSharkDay
Orangutans play a vital role in dispersing seeds within their rainforest homes. They are the largest tree-dwelling mammals and the only great apes found outside Africa. One hundred years ago, they inhabited rainforests throughout Southeast Asia, but deforestation has reduced their habitat to the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. We have partnered with the Frankfurt Zoological Society to protect Thirty Hills, the last rainforest stronghold in Central Sumatra for orangutans. #OrangutanDay
Nicknamed “America’s Fish Basket,” Bristol Bay is one of the most productive marine ecosystems on Earth. This vast watershed is the site of the world’s largest salmon fishery and home to hundreds of fish, bird, and terrestrial animal species, including moose and rainbow trout. Thousands of locals and native Yup’ik and Dena’ina rely on these animals for their subsistence. But the proposed construction of the Pebble Mine puts this remarkable ecosystem in danger. According to the EPA, the construction of the mine would destroy 94 miles of salmon streams and 5,350 acres of wetlands, lakes, and ponds. Help us protect Bristol Bay now! Link to petition in bio.
For thousands of years, snow leopards have been a top predator in the mountains of Central Asia. Capable of jumping 50 feet in length, they scale steep cliffs in search for prey like Argali wild sheep, blue sheep, and ibex. But their population numbers are in decline. Habitat loss, hunting, and retaliatory killings threaten the future of this magnificent species. Join us to protect these endangered cats. Link in bio.