#Regram #RG @elephantcrisisfund: Encouraging news from ECF partner, @conservation_lower_zambezi who report a number of notable successes including the apprehension of eight suspects, seizure of two pieces of ivory, four firearms, four rounds of ammunition, 30 snares and the confiscation of 197 kgs of bushmeat. The arrests and seizures were made possible thanks to the combined efforts of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) Scouts, Community Scouts, the Chongwe and Luangwa Intelligence Units and ECF-supported Rapid Response Unit and the Dog Unit. CLZ’s crime-busting dog unit is led by a driven and passionate Zambian called Peter Tembo whose life was transformed by wildlife conservation. Read his remarkable story on our ECF website (link in bio). Photo: Francois D’Elbee
#Regram #RG @unfccc: In 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Joanna Sustento survived the disaster, but her parents, her brother, her sister in law & her nephew were among the more than 6.000 victims. Together with other “climate pilgrims” she walked all the way from Rome to Katowice, to call for urgent #ClimateAction. In the margins of the #ClimateChange conference #COP24 she said: “It’s not easy to live with the consequences of Climate Change.”
#Regram #RG @pacificclimatewarriors: “We always talk about taking action now. And standing up and doing something. And I think we did that today.” . “Today was a powerful act of solidarity. It was incredible to see the support from across the whole movement. It was incredible to be there fighting to be heard together.” . These are some of the reflections from Pine and Isaac pictured here. . Today 100 people, led by First Nations people, Pacific Climate Warriors and Climate Strike students occupied the foyer of Parliament House calling on the Australian Government to put an end to the Adani mine and to step up their ambition on Climate Action by committing to a 100% transition to renewable energy. . The people united, will never be divided. . #fightforfuture #fight4future #stopadani
#Regram #RG @mongabay: According to a study published in the journal PloS One late last year, there has been little attempt to understand the impacts on Amazonian mammals of converting primary and secondary forests into oil palm plantations despite the fact that the areas most likely to be converted to oil palm plantations overlap with areas harboring numerous threatened species of birds and mammals. Read about it on www.mongabay.com #palmoil #amazon #rainforest #animals #wildlife #biodiversity #conservation #environment
#Regram #RG @wwf: For the last four weeks, we’ve brought some hard-hitting Living Planet Report stories to your timelines. This report hopefully has opened many eyes and raised awareness about the declining health of our precious planet. . . Because of the amazing response we’ve received from you all, we’re re-sharing some of the most powerful images and lessons from our month of coverage. . . Global wildlife populations have fallen over 60% in four decades. . . 90% of seabirds now have plastic in their stomach. . . Biodiversity is in steep decline . . We all depend on nature, and we have pushed it to the brink. But there is hope. We can protect and restore nature - the time to act is now #LPR2018 #ClimateChangeIsReal #NatureMatters #Biodiversity #SaveNature #StopPoaching #SaveOurWildlife #EndangeredSpecies #WildlifePhotographer #Conservation #SaveTheEarth #SaveOurPlanet #SaveNature #NatureFirst #Nature #Nature_brilliance #Nature_photography #Naturegeography #ClimateChange
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Video by @amivitale | Shaba, the proxy matriarch, teaches all the babies to browse in the wild. After her mother was killed by poachers, Shaba was brought to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in 2016. Initially wary of the keepers, Shaba is now an instrumental part of the sanctuary, helping to keep order, teaching the young ones how to navigate steep paths and greeting new orphans with a heartfelt and emotional hello. Shaba guides her fellow elephants as they adapt to life at the sanctuary in addition to helping teach the keepers how to better care for their charges. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide. Learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nature_africa #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
#Regram #RG @sierraclub: Forty-eight years ago on December 2, 1970, the EPA was founded to protect our land, water, air, and climate. Now, Donald Trump has nominated former coal lobbyist and current Acting EPA Admin Andrew Wheeler to head the agency full time. As acting head, he has already fought to allow more pollution and done the bidding of corporate polluters. For a decade, Wheeler has been a lobbyist for the coal industry and has denied the science of climate change. And as Acting Administrator, he has stacked the deck in favor of polluters and against the public by attacking bedrock principles of clean air and clean water, and undermining how EPA calculates health benefits of proposed safeguards. Such a leader at the EPA would pose a threat to the health and safety of everyone in America. The Senate should staunchly oppose any nominee for EPA Administrator that does not put people, our health, our climate, clean air, and clean water before the interests of corporate polluters.
#Regram #RG @undp: 2018 is set to become the hottest year on record according to the World Meteorological Organization. Nature is struggling to heal itself and we need to take action. We have 12 years to reduce #CO2 emissions by 50% to keep #globalwarming at 1.5°C. Earth's #climate has never changed as rapidly or as extreme as it is now. From overfishing, coral reef destruction, to melting ice glaciers and the chopping down of 🌳🌳🌳, humans are stripping nature and polluting #Earth faster than nature can regenerate. We only have one 🌍; every one of us can help #nature to heal. Over the next ten days we’re meeting with leaders from across the globe at #COP24 in Katowice, #Poland 🇵🇱 to discuss #climateaction and countries' progress toward the #ParisAgreement. Tune in over the next week and a half for updates from COP24. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP Moldova l ADA Caption: Drought in Moldova. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #UNDP #ParisAgreement #SaveEarth, #CleanEnergy #Climatechange #Climate2020 #GlobalGoals #SDG13 #SDGs #ParisAgreement #zerocarbon #environment #ecosystems #biodiversity #cleanenergy #climatechangeisreal #sustainableliving #sustainability @UN @UNFCCC @UNEnvironment #COP24 @UNDPClimate @undpeurasia
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by @drewtrush | When I asked Jeff Rasic of @alaskanps what he thought was important about an ecosystem like Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska, he said, "Well, all ecosystems are important, but a unique thing about Yukon-Charley is that protected within this conservation unit is an entire (and large) watershed—the Charley River basin—along with a segment of the massive Yukon River, plus a wide range of upland and lowland settings in which there live a full complement of large and small mammals, birds, and fish, predators and prey. All the pieces are there, and largely functioning together as they have for millennia. There are a few chinks—declining king salmon populations come to mind—but this is really intact system and something not to be taken for granted." As a result of his vision, and forward-thinking style, we're working together to show you the life of some of the animals living in this amazing place. Follow along with @drewtrush to learn more. #commonground #publiclands
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: “Our territory is not for sale. Our future is in the jungle. As a Waorani woman, I can say that we will never permit the companies to enter our territory and destroy our lives. We are united to resist and protect our rainforest, which we all depend upon”, affirmed Nemonte Nenquimo, indigenous Waorani spokeswoman and founding member of our indigenous partners Alianza Ceibo, during a meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, during her current visit to Ecuador. The Waorani of Pastaza are organized to defend their territory, one of the last remaining oil-free, roadless areas which the Ecuadorian State plans to auction off to oil companies. Stand with the Waorani to protect their rainforest home: https://waoresist.amazonfrontlines.org/ #ecuador #amazon #indigenous #forests #indigenousresistance #indigenousrights #unitednations #pastaza #climatechange #tribe #waorani #waoresist
#Regram #RG @natgeotravel: Photo by @max.lowe // Watching this white bear move across the arctic tundra I stood for a moment in surreal awe, witnessing something I had heard about my whole life and had never been sure I would actually experience in person. We all hear about the threat of climate change when it comes to arctic ecosystems, but polar bears truly are the big white fuzzy canaries in the coal mine. As the apex predators of their world, the slow recession of the sea ice’s development into the winter season has a sharp and direct impact on their wellbeing as they depend on that ice to hunt seals, and have no other food source that can supplement to support their massive appetite. I only hope we can make the change needed so that our children’s children might know these bears as a creature that shares their world as we do. To see more from his time in the Canadian Arctic and Polar Bear country, follow @max.lowe
#Regram #RG @oceana: The Endangered Species Act has prevented 99% of the species under its care from going extinct. But right now, it’s under attack. ADD YOUR NAME NOW BY FOLLOWING THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO OPPOSE ANY LEGISLATION THAT WOULD WEAKEN THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT! . . 📸: NOAA #ocean #oceans #takeaction #stopextinction
#Regram #RG @unfccc: The #ParisAgreement gave us a historic plan to act on #ClimateChange and build a better tomorrow for everyone. Now, at #COP24, we need to finalize the Paris Agreement implementation guidelines to turn the agreement into reality & unlock concrete #ClimateAction
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | A lone male elephant reaches for fresh leaves in the branches in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, last week. We all know about the threats facing elephants and their decline in many parks across Africa. But in Gorongosa, elephant numbers are recovering. Years of civil war wiped out much of the park's wildlife, and poaching persisted until recently. However, increased security and investment into the park and the people who live in and around it have brought life back and now the park is thriving again. The story of Gorongosa will be featured in @natgeo magazine next year.
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#Regram #RG @nowthisnews: Newly-elected representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@ocasio2018) spent her first day on Capitol Hill with climate activists outside House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office. The protesters were calling for Democrats to adopt a ‘Green New Deal’ to reach 100% renewable energy.
#Regram #RG @action4ifaw: "Having just returned from a visit with the Chinese government, I am delighted to see that they have postponed the lifting of the ban and hope that eventually it will remain in force." - ifaw CEO Azzedine T. Downes responds to China's postponement of lifting the ban on the trade of rhino horn and tiger parts © IFAW-WTI
Martin Scorsese is not only one of cinema’s most incredible talents, but a personal hero and a friend. It was an honor to celebrate you tonight, @martinscorsese_. @themuseumofmodernart #MoMAFilmBenefit Photo Credit: @bfa @matteoprandoni
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: A young Kofan filmmaker trainee from Sinangoe uses his camera to document moments from his community's major victory earlier this week, as part of a landmark legal battle to defend one of Ecuador’s largest and most important rivers, and nullify 52 gold mining concessions. "My camera is a weapon", says Nixon Andi, who uses his camera as as a tool to show the beauty of his ancestral land, the richness of his culture, but also the threats, destruction, and violations which his people and rainforest home face. Amazon Frontlines and the Ceibo Alliance are training indigenous youth to tell their own stories and the stories from their nations through video and photography in our Indigenous Storytellers program. Learn more at www.amazonfrontlines.org #ecuador #amazon #indigenous #indigenousrising #indigenousmedia #forests #environment #journalism #indigenousresistance #mining