Hit us with your best shot! 📸🖼️📱 . It’s #WorldPhotoDay and we would like to know, what is your natural environment element to capture on camera? . It could be any place in the world, animals, insects, plants, flowers… The sky is the limit! 🌎🌍🌏 . Share your photos by tagging @earthdaynetwork or using #ednphoto - we would love to see them!
“In other words, it’s a giant bee vomit mess. Or, as we like to call it, honey” 🍯🐝 . From honey to hives and from pollen to pesticides, we’re talking honeybees and how you can help this #WorldHoneybeeDay (link in bio) . 📸: Simun Ascic/Shutterstock
Earlier this week, 16-year old climate activist #gretathunberg begun her 2-week trip in a zero-carbon sailboat to New York for the @unfoundation #ClimateSummit. . There are no excuses ❌ Doesn't matter where you are in the 🌎 you can make your voice be heard 🔊 . Felling inspired yet? Get out there and #climatestrike! . #Repost @gretathunberg ・・・ School strike week 52. Pos 47 degrees 17 minutes north and 13 degrees 17 minutes west #fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #climatestrike
Today is #internationalyouthday and we’re highlighting the world’s most inspiring young leaders for our planet 🙌🏿🙌🏻🙌🏼🙌🏽 . From Argentina to Belgium and from the USA to Uganda, young people are mobilizing to demand action on #climatechange, #plasticpollution, #deforestation, and more 🌍🌎🌏 . Many of them are too young to vote, some are even too young to drive, but they are already driving enormous change in the world around them. . What do you see in the faces of this youngest generation? You see urgency. You see determination. These young people understand that we need transformational change. Do you⁉️
To save our planet, we must put indigenous perspectives and indigenous solutions at the heart of environmental conservation 🌎 . Two reports out this week highlight the importance of #indigenous knowledge and participation in the fight against #climatechange and #biodiversity loss. . The time is now to include indigenous communities in all aspects of protection of our planet 🙌🏽🙌🏼🙌🏻🙌🏿 . Learn more about this today on the blog – link in bio.
It's time to listen to the world's scientists -- we're in the midst of a #climatecrisis, and 👏THE 👏 TIME 👏TO 👏ACT 👏 IS 👏 NOW👏 . A new @ipcc report out today warns that humans are exploiting natural resources at an "unprecedented rate," and the risks are enormous . Learn more about today's @unitednations special report on #climate, food, and agriculture (Link in bio) . 🖌️: #joelpett
Recycling feels good ♻️🌎 . It seemingly gives us power to control our own habits for the benefit of our planet. . But what if that feel-good sentiment is all just a placebo effect? . A million plastic bottles are purchased every minute. Meanwhile, a recent study suggests that only 9% of the world’s plastic is recycled. That means tons of our recyclables still end up in landfills or oceans, making a mess of ecosystems ❌ . Read more about #recycling, how did we get to this situation and what you can do to help in our blog. (Link in bio)
We want to give an enormous THANK YOU to @sussexroyal for featuring our work and the work of all of these fantastic organizations! . Your support is so important to us — through your help, we can help take on a daily mission to make this Earth a better place for this generation and the ones to come. . Lastly, thank you to everyone that thought of us and nominated us for such an honor ♥️
Don't throw shark shade 🦈 . No matter how how frightening #sharks are portrayed in TV, they are vital parts of ecosystems . Learn everything about this fascinating, amazing and fragile creatures in our blog! (Link in bio) . 📸: Ryan Murray from @lamaveproject
Who’s paying for your flight? ✈️🌏 . You may know the cost, but what about the true costs of our current system? It’s time to take a hard look at the way our actions impact the planet, and to demand a new way forward. . We are partnering with writer and illustrator @meganjherbert to bring the realities of our #climatecrisis to life. . Stay tuned for more 🖌️ #ArtistsForTheEarth
"Our current economies are running a Ponzi scheme with our planet. We are borrowing the Earth’s future resources to operate our economies in the present." - @globalfootprintnetwork founder Mathis Wackernagel. . Today is #EarthOvershootDay, the day that human demand for natural resources surpasses what the Earth can regenerate in a year. July 29 is the earliest #OvershootDay in history. . Learn more about the significance of this day and what you can do to help #movethedate. Link in bio.
DON'T BE A FOSSIL FOOL -- . It's a little-known fact, but the plastics we use every day are made from fossil fuels, often crude oil. . @fridaysforfutureusa teamed up with @extinctionrebellion and @earth_uprising to protest plastics for #FridaysForFuture in Washington, DC. . Remember -- it's not just about individual responsibility -- this shouldn't lie just on your shoulders. It's about taking action to demand industry change to overhaul a broken system -- we need a better alternative to plastics!
The #hottestdayoftheyear is no reason to celebrate. . Millions of people are experiencing the heat of the #climatecrisis in Western Europe with all-time record temperatures. . This is an emergency and we need to take action NOW. What are we waiting for? . 🖌️ by @harrywoodgateart
Plastic isn't just what you drink from -- . Now it's also what you drink 🥤 . According to a @wwf report, your water, shellfish, beer, and salt are full of tiny, nearly-invisible plastic particles called #microplastics 🤢 . Do you need more reasons to #EndPlasticPollution??
#Bees are in dramatic decline around the 🌎 — in the US alone, #beekeepers report declines of 40% . While many of the causes of colony collapse are complicated, one is not — #pesticide use 🌫️🐝. . The EPA recently reapproved the use of sulfoxaflor, despite acknowledging that the pesticide is “HIGHLY TOXIC ⚠️ to bees and other pollinating #insects.” . Learn more about these incredible creatures, the threats that they face, and what you can do about it today on the blog. Link in bio.
Did you know... an estimated 8 billion pounds of #plastic have been produced since it was first introduced in 1950? . Since then, our planet has faced the consequences of improper disposal. . #PlasticPollution is expanding worldwide: beaches are littered with it, sea life is choking on it, and a new report finds that we're even drinking a credit-card-size amount of plastic every week from our drinking water. . It's time to do something to #EndPlasticPollution. Don't you think?
“When people say ‘Wow, the global youth climate movement is so big,’ I want to say, ‘You haven’t seen anything yet.’ . This is only the beginning of the beginning. We will never give up.” 🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿
Only the #ocean can create such breathtaking sculptures 🌊✨ . Every human on Earth relies on the oceans to survive in some way or another. But if nothing changes by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish. . We need to act NOW! Let’s work together to keep our oceans healthy beautiful for future generations 🌎
Oh say can you see... It’s almost time for #4thofJuly festivities in the United States 🎇🌭🍉🍔✨ . But between the single-use plastics and the traffic jams, #IndependenceDay can have a major negative impact on the planet 🌍❌ . Check out our 5 life hacks for an eco-friendly 4th, today on the blog (link in bio). 🇺🇸 Because taking steps to protect the future of the home you hold dear is a patriotic act! 🇺🇸
#plasticfreejuly is a month long initiative started by @plasticfreejuly, dedicated to helping people find solutions and alternatives to single-use #plastic ♻ . This month we commit to living with less plastic and less waste. This is a big challenge, but we have to try. . There are so many alternatives - it just takes that first step!🌿 Tell us in the comments: What are your top #plasticfrejuly2019 tips? . Join the #challenge and #EndPlasticPollution‼️
ATTENTION‼️ . 📢 The time to act on climate change is NOW! 📢 . From July 12th-14th we’ll be participating in the Youth Climate Summit organized by @thisiszerohour in Miami. . The event will host a series of workshops and frontline speakers like @littlemissflint all to help grow your climate advocacy skills. . If you want to be a part of it, go to thisiszerohour.org/miami for more! . #youthclimatesummit #gettingtotheroots #thisiszerohour
5 SECOND RULE — Did you know that more than 30% of food produced for human consumption ends up in the landfill? That wasted food has an enormous carbon footprint — if food waste were a country, it would be the world’s 3rd largest emitter after the 🇺🇸 and 🇨🇳. . . So compost your food scraps, enjoy your leftovers, work with your organization or institution to reduce food waste, and — yes — eat the cupcake! ⏳🧁 . . . #foodwaste #smashed #cupcake #5secondrule #foodphotography #sprinkles #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #foodie #footprint #foodprint #waste
" @GretaThunberg was what we, thousands of young people, needed to show the whole world – that ignoring a problem does not make it disappear, it makes it worse." . . #FridaysForFuture youth climate striker @andercongil shares why the #climatestrike movement has grown exponentially across Spain to give a voice to hundreds of thousands demanding action to solve our current #climatemergency 🌎 . Read Ander’s story in our blog. Link in bio 👆
Can you hear the buzz?? 🐝 It’s #PollinatorWeek! 🦋🦇🐦 . Did you know #pollinators are often keystone species? As bees and other pollinators are dying off in mass numbers across the globe, it’s more important than ever to protect them. . By doing so, we also help protect our own food supply— Their work ensures full harvests of crops and contributes to healthy plants everywhere. 🍎🥑🥕🥝 . Toxic insecticides, like neonics, are one of the primary reasons for bee die-offs. Instead of using those harmful chemical sprays this summer, try a safer repellant like lemon eucalyptus oil. . You can celebrate and honor these little amazing creatures turning your existing garden into a wildlife oasis 🌺💐🌿 . Learn more about how we can #ProtectOurSpecies in the link on our bio
It’s #WorldGiraffeDay! . On this day we celebrate the longest-necked animal in the world and raise support, create awareness & shed light on the challenges giraffe face in the wild. . Biologists have warned us for years that giraffes are gravely imperiled. But unlike the slaughter of elephants and rhinos, the collapse of Africa’s giraffes has been quiet and overlooked. . Their numbers have dropped 40% in the last 30 years alone and there are only 111,000 left in the wild. . 🦒 How much do you know about #Giraffes?🦒 🌿A giraffe’s pattern is as unique as our fingerprints. . 🌿Having bigger, rounder spots seems to correlate with a higher survival rate for young giraffes. . 🌿The spots may also impact the animal’s ability to regulate its temperature. . 🌿Some trees succeed in life by offering giraffes a meal of flowers, which means they are also #pollinators as they are capable of traveling more than ten miles a day between stands of flowering trees. . 🌿They can then live up to 40 years in captivity but unfortunately due to poaching,predators, and other threats, they are likely to live up to only 25 years in the wild. . Will you stick your neck out for giraffes? . If you are in the US, you can sign our petition to help these giants in the wild be protected by the #EndangeredSpeciesAct - Link in bio
Regretting your weekend's fast-food choices? 🥺 . Now's the time eating healthy again, because it's #EatYourVeggiesDay! 🥕🍅🥒🍆🌿 . This world really needs to eat more vegetables, and today is the perfect opportunity to re-introduce tasty goodness into our diets. . Let´s all celebrate by adding more fresh greens, red, oranges, etc. to our plate today, and every day. . Just start by challenging yourself to get five full servings of fruits and veggies today. There are plenty of exciting ways to incorporate veggies into your meals. Wash them for a tasty snack, whip them into a delicious recipe, dip them in your favorite humus... It's up to you! . What are your favorite veggies to eat? 😋 #JoinEatShare
Time to come out of our shells! 🐢 . June 16 is #WorldSeaTurtleDay, a day we honor one of the key species in our planet. . From maintaining productive coral reef ecosystems to transporting essential nutrients from the oceans to beaches and coastal dunes. Sea turtles have played vital roles in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans for more than 100 million years 🌊🐢 . There are seven different species of sea turtles ranging from the largest Leatherback to the smallest Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle. But sadly, six of the seven species are vulnerable to critically endangered because of illegal poaching, habitat destruction, climate change and pollution. . Let this day be a reminder that we need work together to #ProtectOurSpecies and save these beautiful creatures.
We know #climatechange can be overwhelming and scary but we are living in one of the most important times in history — NOW is the time to demand bold #action to avoid the worst impacts of climate change on our #health, our #species, our #food security, and more. We need an all-encompassing, generation-wide effort. This isn’t just about recycling and energy-efficient lightbulbs, anymore — this is about demanding transformational #change from business and finance, and brave and ambitious action from our national leaders. . Let´s all join and support the young people around the world demanding #emergencyaction to avoid global climate breakdown. The planet cannot wait — we start today. Are you in? 🙋 . 📸: @justcomics_official
📢 What do we want? -Climate justice! When do we want it? -Now!!! 📢 . From Argentina to Belgium and from the USA to Uganda, young people are mobilizing by the hundreds of thousands to demand greater action on #climatechange, #plasticpollution, #deforestation, and more. Driven by the understanding that the action that leaders take — or do not take — in the next decade will determine life and livelihoods for generations to come. . Today in our blog we're featuring 15 young climate activists you should be following on social media. Many of them are too young to vote, some are even too young to drive, but they are already driving enormous change in the world around them. . People all over the world have the power to change the paradigm in the face of our climate crisis. You can join young people in the streets to demand emergency action to avoid global climate breakdown. . Feeling inspired yet? . Read the full post on the link in our bio 🔝 What do you see in the faces of this youngest generation? You see urgency. You see determination. These young people understand that we need transformational change. Do you?
Beating pollution is a race we can win. That’s why we’re so pleased to partner with @lg_uk . LG Electronics employees are running tomorrow in the @jpmorgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt to raise funds for our #GreatGlobalCleanup in Europe -- Our US-based cleanup in April removed more than 3.5 MILLION pounds of litter, trash, and debris from waterways, parks, and more! . LG Electronics is taking bold steps to fight #climatechange as well – the South Korean company has made an ambitious commitment to reducing their carbon #footprint to zero by 2030! . Learn more about LG’s commitment to #sustainability. Link in bio.
The ocean is full of amazing creatures, from deep-sea vents thousands of feet beneath the water's surface to sunlit coral reefs. It's strange and marvelous under the sea. 🐋🐟🐠🐡🦐🦑🐚 On this #WorldOceansDay 🌊 we want to feature one of the most endangered mammals in our oceans: The #vaquita 🐳 This little porpoise is the smallest cetacean in the world. It was discovered in 1958 and today we are one step away from losing it forever with less than 30 left in the wild. This species, native to the Gulf of California, is teetering on the brink of extinction due to illegal fishing gillnet methods that accidentally entangle vaquitas as #bycatch while supplying the black market with endangered Totoaba fish, which is coveted for it’s “medicinal properties”. ________________________________ What can you do to help #ProtectOurSpecies? ✔️ Protect wildlife habitats: Do your bit to preserve your environment, whether its volunteering at your local reserve or sanctuary, or create a space for nature in your garden. ✔️ Educate others: Spend time doing some research and spread the word. ✔️ Shop ethically: Avoid buying products made from endangered animals. ✔️ Be an ethical tourist: Pick your experiences wisely. We all love spending time with animals, but the rise of animal experiences abroad is endangering the lives of many animals. Featured artist 🖌️: @thatzachrocks
“My first day as a climate striker looked weird to many people, including my family. Passersby kept on shaking their heads wondering what had happened to me. 🤔 Many people were and still are opposed to my strikes. They argue that at my age I should not be missing any day of school.” 🤯 @fridaysforfutureug climate striker Leah Namugerwa shares the experience of her first day striking as a 14-year-old student in Uganda today on our blog. 🇺🇬✏️💡 . . “My Friday has greatly changed since I started striking. Friday used to be ordinary, but now it is the busiest day of the week.” 🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿 . Read Leah’s story on our blog. Link in bio. 👆 . . . . #fridaysforfuture #fridays #studentstrike #youthstrike4climate #climatestrike #uganda #kampala #beatplasticpollution #climateaction #gretathunberg
Even if you are a recycling pro when it comes to #plastic ♻️ you have to consider whether the convenience of using plastic is actually worth the cost. It may be difficult to avoid using plastics in all aspects of life. But in your day to day routine, when you are holding a piece of plastic you should ask yourself "Can I find an alternative for that?" 🤔 - Chances are you can! Don't let convenience kill our planet🌍 Together we can #EndPlasticPollution #Repost @greenpeace ・・・ Life in plastic is not that fantastic 📸: @adbusters.magazine . . . . . #greenpeace #breakfreefromplastic #nature #plastic #waste #pollution #environment #singleuse #singleuseplastics #oceanplastics #instaplastics #instaplastic #instawaste
On June 2, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. In the wake of that announcement, subnational actors and stakeholders from across the US stepped up to reaffirm their commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and seizing the enormous economic opportunities of clean energy. . One of these groups is the US Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors who remain committed to meeting the goals of the #ParisAgreement. Currently 24 governors strong, the USCA represents 55% of the U.S. population and an $11.7 trillion economy – an economy larger than all countries but the United States and China. . The climate and clean energy policies in Alliance states have attracted billions of dollars of new investment and helped create more than 1.7 million clean energy jobs, over half the total clean energy jobs in the United States. Now celebrating its 2-year anniversary, the US Climate Alliance is leading on climate action to create good jobs, bolster local economies, and build a brighter, safer, more resilient future for all. . Learn more at usclimatealliance.org . #climatechange #actonclimate #usclimatealliance #climateaction #renewableenergy #cleanenergy
“No it’s fine, no really, I don’t need a bag!”🥜🌰🐿 . . That feeling when you go to the store and realize you forgot your #reusable bags but you don’t want to take a #plastic one because you’re stubborn and committed to the fight to #EndPlasticPollution! 🙅🏻♀️🙅🏽♂️🙅🏾♀️🙅🏿♂️ . . Double tap if you can relate 🙋♀️🙋♂️ . . #PlasticPollution is one of the most important environmental problems that we face today. It impacts our health and the health of our planet. . . An estimated 8 billion pounds of plastic have been produced since the material was first introduced in 1950 and every single piece still exists today, whether it’s still whole or broken into micro particles. 🔸▪️🔻🔹▫️ . . This why when it comes to plastic pollution, no action is too small. Just by bringing your own bags you can prevent over 330 plastic bags from entering the oceans every year. And remember, business supply is driven by consumer demand — that’s where you come in! . . So yeah, maybe you’re stubborn, but you’re definitely you’re not nuts — Every action counts! 🥜 . . . #zerowaste #believeinbetter #bethechange #plasticfree #ecoliving #sustainability #gogreen #weekend #groceryshopping #groceryhaul #squirrel #nuts #consciousconsumer
Tacos and bagels and hash browns — oh my! 🌯🌮🍟 . . It’s almost the weekend and we are drooling for these gorgeous dishes! . . Did we mention that they’re #plantbased — Good for the belly, and good for the planet! . . What’s your favorite weekend food to go plant-based? Drop us a comment below and tag us in your food pics with #JoinEatShare 👇 . . . Let’s build the future we crave, one bite at a time! 🍽🌏🤤 . . 📸 @chefcharitymorgan @howtobeveganinthehood @switch4good
$1 can help support cleaner air, stronger communities, and an investment that pays off for decades to come. How is this possible? Because a dollar can plant a #tree 🌳🌲, and all the opportunity that it brings, in countries around the world 🌍 . The benefits of #trees are extraordinary. Trees provide food 🍑🍊🍏, energy and income to help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability. . Trees also filter the air and help reverse the impacts of climate change. 🌬️ In just one year, a mature leafy tree produces enough oxygen for 10 people! . When you choose to plant a tree you are choosing to make your world a better place. So join us to support efforts to strengthen communities through tree-planting. With the 1-1 model of the Canopy Project, each dollar you donate supports the planting of one tree in communities that need them most. . Our goal is to plant 7.8 billion trees in 2020 -- one for every person in the world -- to fight deforestation, pollution and climate change. Can you help us get there? . Link in bio! . #EarthDay2020 #plantatree #canopyproject
A nationwide #art project, the Migrating Mural Project, is bringing the beauty of precious #pollinators like #monarch #butterflies to walls around the United States. 🎨🦋👩🏻🎨 . . From a caterpillar in Arkansas to fully-fledged monarchs in downtown Orlando, Florida, artist Jane Kim and her business partner Thayer Walker are connecting people to the natural world, using the beauty of creatures to inspire greater protections and action. 🐛 . . With a hope of breaking down political and ideological barriers, the murals hope to show that there are things “we can share and build together.” . . “What we’re really trying to do here is create this common ground. Everyone can appreciate monarch butterflies, no matter what your political or religious views are.” 💡🙏🏽💡 . . . 📷: Artist Jane Kim paints the 270-long monarch butterfly mural in Ogden, Utah. 📸 credit: Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner
Not all superheroes wear capes — some wear safety goggles 👩🔬 👨🔬 . . Today is #GeekDay and it’s time for the geeks of the world to unite! 🌿🔬🦠🔭🧪 . . If you’re a nerd (like us!) and proud to be, if you’re passionate about #science and care about our planet, we have a program launching soon that needs your help — . Earth Challenge 2020 will connect everyday individuals with the latest technology to collect and share information on the world around you — the quality of the air you breathe, the water you drink, and more. This project, launching early 2020, aims to become the largest #citizenscience initiative in history to share information for global scientific empowerment, education, and action, strengthening the links between science, the environment, society, and public policy! . . You can help save our planet — learn more, sign up, and become a citizen scientist! ⚡️🥼⚡️ . . . Link in bio. #EC2020 #citsci #EarthDay2020
“Even though you are tiny, your voice is big.” 8-year-old @tinydiplomat Havana Chapman-Edwards informed, awed, and inspired yesterday at the youth #climatestrikes in Washington DC. 🌎📣👧🏾 . . “I am only in second grade, but even I know that you can’t escape the effects of climate change,” Havana told us. “There is so much more work to be done by our lawmakers, and we young people will hold them accountable!” 👈🏼👈🏽👈🏾 . . . 📸 @leighvogel #globalclimatestrike #studentstrike #FridaysForFuture
“The seas are rising, and SO ARE WE.” 👈🏾 . . Youth from across the East Coast have converged in Washington DC to demand great action on climate change and protections for our environment. 🙌🏻🙌🏽🙌🏿 . . This is about #climatejustice, this is about #indigenous rights, this is about demanding that our leaders hear the voices of our youngest generation — the generation that will live the impacts of our action, or inaction. 👊🌍 . . In the words of @gretathunberg, “I want you to act like our house is on fire. Because it is.” 🔥🌱⏳
Ready to shellebrate #WorldTurtleDay?! Here are some fun facts about turtles: . . 🐢 Sea turtles have existed for more than 100 million years, making them some of the most ancient creatures on Earth. They even survived the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. . . 🐢 Sea turtles do not have teeth — instead, all turtles have very sharp beaks for biting. Turtle hatchlings emerge from their eggs using the caruncle or “egg-tooth” 😬 . . 🐢 Each species has its own unique diet. The green sea turtle feeds on seagrasses, leatherbacks feed on jellyfish and other soft-bodied animals, and loggerheads feed on crabs, clams, and other heavy-shelled animals. 🦀 . . 🐢 Female sea turtles lay their eggs on land in sandy coastal areas, and most return to nest on the same beach on which they were born . . . We can all agree that turtles are some of the most beautiful sea creatures, but sadly habitat loss and human interference are major problems. Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles and other marine mammals die each year from ocean pollution and ingestion or entanglement in marine debris. . Let's work together to #ProtectOurSpecies
This year’s #BiodiversityDay focuses on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and as a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human well-being. . The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat all rely on biodiversity. . If we ignore our responsibility towards all living beings, we will inevitably end up destroying our future. . Join the conversation, take action and conserve our #biodiversity!
Everyday our environment is being threatened by #plasticpollution and it is in our hands to make it stop. Are you thinking of ways you can help #endplasticpollution? 🤔 ❌Stop using solo cups❌ Something as small as a solo cup can make a big impact in our environment since they are made of plastic #6, which makes them very difficult to #recycle ♻️ YOU can make a #change and make it happen! Double tap if you are with us 💕
It’s #EndangeredSpeciesDay. Currently, 36% of all species on Earth are at risk of extinction due to human-caused activities like pesticide use, deforestation, and growing climate change. 🐞🌿🔥 . . But it’s not too late for human activity to turn things around — we’ve seen remarkable turnarounds, bringing species like the bald eagle, Indian rhino, and the West Indian manatee back from the brink. 🦅🦏 . . So join us to #ProtectOurSpecies. Every action counts, and you can help us to secure a future for the precious species on the planet we all share. . . Ready to take action? Click the link in bio to get informed, inspired, and empowered. 🐝🦒🐡🐞🐢🐋🦈🦏🐘🦍
From #MothersDay to #EndangeredSpeciesDay 2019 we’re highlighting threatened mamas and their babies! Are you ready for some Grey’s Zebra cuteness? . Females Grevy’s Zebras usually give birth to a single foal after a gestation period of 390 days, the longest of any equid. The mother will leave the herd to give birth in heavy brush and will drive away other zebras during the first two days of life before rejoining the nursery group. Grevy's females become independent of their mother at 13 to 18 months of age. Young males remain with their mother for at least three years. . Grevy’s zebras have undergone one of the most substantial reductions of range of any African mammal. Habitat loss in an already restricted range is a serious threat to the Grevy’s survival. They have to compete for resources with other grazers, as well as cattle and livestock. Due to overgrazing and competition for water, Grevy’s juveniles have a low survival rate. However, the primary cause of the decline of Grevy’s zebras is hunting. They are hunted for their striking skins, food and, in some regions, medicinal uses. . Together we can save these awesome mamas, babies, and families. Join us to #ProtectOurSpecies!
We’re highlighting threatened mamas and their babies from #MothersDay to #EndangeredSpeciesDay 2019, today is the turn for the #PolarBear! . Polar bear cubs are typically born as tiny, blind, downy, helpless creatures. They spend the next two to three months consuming their mothers’ rich milk and growing by leaps and bounds. Mother bears are teachers and protectors. They keep their cubs close by and ‘clack’ at them when they wander too far. They will fight off predators and sometimes hide cubs from danger when fleeing a threat. Their dedication can even extend past their cubs’ lives: mother bears have been seen protecting dead cubs, refusing to leave them even when threats emerge. . Studies about polar bear population indicate that their numbers have declined by 40% over the past decade. As a result of climate change, the sea ice in the Arctic is melting and forcing the bears to travel further and use more energy to catch their prey. Polar bears are starving and could face extinction faster than previously thought. . Give some love to these fierce mamas and join us in our efforts to #ProtectOurSpecies! Photo credit: @trackerbaz
We’re highlighting amazing and threatened mamas and their babies from #MothersDay to #EndangeredSpeciesDay 2019! . Having a baby elephant is a serious commitment. Elephants have a longer pregnancy than any other mammal—almost 22 months. At birth, elephants already weigh some 200 pounds and stand about three feet tall. Adult females and calves move together as groups, but adult males disperse from their mothers when reaching adolescence. . Since 1986, the Asian elephant has been listed as endangered as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations. . The pre-eminent threats to Asian elephants today are loss, degradation and fragmentation of habitat, leading in turn to increasing conflicts between humans and elephants. They are poached for ivory and a variety of other products including meat and leather. . Together we can save these awesome mamas, babies, and families. Join us to #ProtectOurSpecies!
We’re highlighting incredible and threatened mamas and babies from #MothersDay to #EndangeredSpeciesDay 2019! . . Tiger cubs stay close to their moms until they turn two, after which they largely become solitary. At birth, tiger cubs are defenseless and nearly blind, so tiger moms are incredibly protective, leaving their cubs only to hunt. While cubs instinctively know how to stalk prey, moms teach them essential hunting skills like hiding behind vegetation. 🔎🌿🐅 . . . With only 2,000 - 3,000 mature individuals estimated in the wild, tigers are endangered. Some of their biggest threats are coastal erosion from rising sea levels, poaching for pelts, and large-scale habitat loss due to human growth and expansion. . . . It’s not too late to save these incredible creatures. Join us to #ProtectOurSpecies!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, soon-to-be moms, hoping-to-be moms, adopted moms, foster moms, grandmas, and mother figures out there! . . Between Mother’s Day and Endangered Species Day on May 17, we’re highlighting some of the most incredible — and most endangered — mamas in the world 🗺 . . . Meet the Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth — the tiniest of the family of sloths, the Pygmy three-toed is entirely native to the island of Escudo de Veragua, off the Caribbean coast of Panama. 🇵🇦 . . Baby pygmies stick to their mothers (literally) for 5-10 months. During the time, babies learn to climb by using their mothers as jungle gyms!🧗🏽♀️ . . . Critically endangered with a rapidly declining population and shrinking habitat area, Pygmy three-toed sloths are threatened with extinction. But we can change the course for these magnificent mamas, babies, and families — join us to #protectourspecies and protect sloths!