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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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.
This #WorldElephantDay, we thank you for helping to make our critical work possible! More than 3,000 WWF supporters donated $263,211 in less than four weeks to fund an emergency action plan to train rangers and get boots on the ground to fight wildlife crime. THANK YOU! Learn more by following the link in our bio.
Happy #WorldLionDay! Once found throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, wild lions now exist only in Africa and India’s Sasan-Gir National Park, a wildlife sanctuary created to protect the last remaining Asiatic lion populations. We are working to protect lions from poaching and habitat fragmentation to ensure their genetic diversity and long-term survival in the wild.
The third-longest river in the world, the Yangtze River connects many of China’s disparate landscapes and cultures. But once flush with thousands of porpoises and dolphins, the river is now home to only around 1,000 finless porpoises – a wild population smaller than that of the giant panda. In 1991, WWF estimated that the Yangtze finless porpoise’s numbers would continue to hover around 2,700, yet each year another 13% of the population has been lost. The Yangtze finless porpoise is now critically endangered, and without direct intervention, the Yangtze’s last surviving aquatic mammal could become extinct. With our help, Chinese provinces and companies have begun to coordinate conservation efforts and pollution controls to manage the river’s natural resources. Click the link in our bio to read the full story, written and photographed by @Justin.Jin.
Photojournalist and filmmaker Emmanuel Rondeau, with the help of Bhutanese rangers, set out on a WWF mission to capture camera trap images of a wild tiger in Bhutan. The results? The first high-resolution camera trap images of a wild tiger in Bhutan at an altitude above 11,000 feet! Home to an estimated 103 wild tigers, Bhutan is a model of conservation, working to ensure tiger safety and natural breeding in the wild against the backdrop of poachers and illegal wildlife traders. We're supporting tiger countries like Bhutan through a variety of initiatives aimed to protect tigers from poaching and habitat loss.
Meet the snow leopard, the majestic spotted cat of the mountains of Central Asia. Nicknamed the “ghost of the mountains” for its solitary and elusive nature, the snow leopard plays an important role as top predator and indicator of the health of their high-altitude habitat. If these cats thrive, so will countless other species and the millions of people whose livelihoods depend on these mountain ecosystems. Join us in our fight to protect them from habitat loss, retaliatory killings, and poaching. Link to petition in bio. #SaveSnowLeopards
As of TODAY, we have used more resources from nature than our planet can create in a year. For the remainder of 2017, we will be living on resources borrowed from future generations. Small actions make a big difference and all of us play an important role in creating a world where we live within our limits. Join us and pledge to #movethedate. Follow the link in our bio to learn more. #EarthOvershootDay
Over the last century, we have lost more than 96% of the world’s wild tigers due to habitat destruction and rampant poaching. WWF and @TigerBeerUS have combined forces in a six-year partnership to bring attention to the current #3890tigers in the wild and move toward the collective goal of doubling the number of wild tigers by 2022. Link in bio. #GlobalTigerDay
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In 2015, WWF and Apple kicked off a five-year project designed to help China—the world’s largest producer and consumer of paper products—reduce its environmental footprint by producing paper products from responsibly managed forests within its own borders. In July, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificates were awarded for more than 320,000 acres of forest land in southern China. Nearly two-thirds of the land is owned and managed by one private company, Maoyuan Company. The remainder is owned and managed by Guangxi Qinlian Forestry Company, a state government entity. The land includes semi-natural forests and forest plantations.
Roughly 50% of the world’s mangroves have been wiped out in the last half century. If we don’t act now, we could lose the remaining mangrove cover in just 100 years. That would be bad news for climate change. Mangroves store 3 to 4 times more carbon than tropical forests, making these trees an essential part in the fight against a changing climate. WWF is working with various partners, including fisheries and coastal communities, to promote mangrove conservation worldwide. #WorldMangroveDay
The Arctic is one of the most stark and beautiful places on Earth. Vast expanses of pack ice cover deep spans of ocean, providing a home to an array of species and over several million people. But climate change is the single greatest threat to this region. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. Even a slight shift in temperature could potentially result in an ice-free Arctic within this century. For four decades, WWF has been part of the movement to fight this global crisis. Our vision is a world powered by renewable energy, where communities and ecosystems are resilient in the face of a changing climate.
Happy #SharkAwarenessDay! From the tiny dogfish to the massive basking shark shown here, more than 400 shark species roam our oceans. Despite their reputation as ruthless predators, they are more likely to be killed by humans than the other way around. We are working to stop the overfishing of sharks to ensure their long-term survival around the world.
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today as a @tigerbeerus partner i removed my profile pic to mirror the disappearance of tigers in the wild… now I’m challenging you to help the world’s last 3,890 wild tigers by 'disappearing' yourself or creating art and making a donation like i’ve done to the @world_wildlife rangers keeping tigers safe. link in bio...
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My profile picture disappeared to bring awareness for the disappearance of tigers in the wild. As a #TigerPartner, I’m dedicated to helping protect the world’s last 3,890 wild tigers. Join me by deleting your profile picture, creating art or making a donation as I’ve done to the @world_wildlife rangers that keep wild tigers safe at http://linkto.us/meganfox #3890Tigers
Over the last century, we have lost more than 96% of the world’s wild tigers due to habitat destruction and rampant poaching. WWF and @TigerBeerUS have combined forces in a six-year partnership to bring attention to the current #3890tigers in the wild and move toward the collective goal of doubling the number of wild tigers by 2022. Link in bio.
The largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere needs your help now! The government of Belize has not put into place promised protections for the Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site, leaving the reef under threat from offshore oil drilling and damaging coastal construction. You can help. Follow the link in our bio to take action now.
Breaking news in the fight to save vaquita: As of today, gillnets are permanently banned in Upper Gulf of California. “This is a fantastic and encouraging step forward in the path to saving the vaquita, provided the ban is fully enforced and accompanied by fishing alternatives for local communities," said Jorge Rickards, acting CEO of WWF-Mexico. Learn more by following the link in our bio.
Man-made snowbanks give Saimaa ringed seals, like this pup, a lifeline.
With an estimated 360 individuals left in the wild, the Saimaa ringed seal is one of the rarest seals in the world. Found only in the Saimaa water system in Finland, the seals face increasingly low-snow winters due to climate change and this makes nesting more difficult. This year, the seals were struggling to find nests to give birth, so a group of volunteers, including WWF, went to work to create snow banks for them. Out of the 81 pups born months later, 90% were born in these man-made snowbanks.
In a disturbing and growing new trend, endangered Asian elephants of all ages are being slaughtered in Myanmar for their skin and other body parts. Elephant poaching rates since January have already surpassed the annual average for the country. In a country that has fewer than 2,000 wild Asian elephants, this is a frightening uptick that requires immediate action to ensure their survival. WWF is launching an emergency action plan to train, equip, and deploy 10 antipoaching teams to the most vulnerable areas, and implementing a thorough plan to stop the slaughter. We need to raise $230,000 to deploy our emergency antipoaching plan. Now, with 8 days left, generous WWF supporters John and Gail Eyler will match your donation to help save wild elephants in Myanmar, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $33,000. Please donate today so we can deploy antipoaching patrols as soon as possible. Learn more by following the link in our bio.