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#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique is one of the last great wild places on Earth and one of the remaining strongholds for the African lion. Lions are disappearing in Africa, so every remaining stronghold for these iconic big cats—like Niassa—are crucial for their conservation. @niassalionproject (NLP) is protecting lions in this area through conservation efforts that focus on lions AND people. By working closely with community members, government officials, reserve management team, and tourism operators, NLP is working to build a sustainable lion-friendly community. Photo: @susankmcconnell #bigcatsofinstagram #lions #africa #lionrecovery #conservation
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: Great news! In a big win for the vaquita, the U.S. Court of International Trade sided with NRDC, the Animal Welfare Institute, and the Center for Biological Diversity, and ordered the Trump administration to ban Mexican seafood imports caught with gillnets. Gillnets are the primary threat to the tiny porpoise, and with as few as 15 vaquitas left in the wild, the action comes not a minute too soon. Learn more about this victory in our profile link!
#Regram #RG @StuartPalley: The Cranston Fire last night shortly after dusk, on assignment for the @latimes. Feeling pretty gutted today about the news from the Carr Fire in Redding where dozens of homes are reported lost and two confirmed firefighter fatalities after the fire created a rotating convective column and possibly unleashed hurricane force winds on the western part of town. Primary reports I received from firefighters and photographers on the ground indicate a literal wall of fire that hit the town last night forcing a retreat focused on saving lives. More high temperatures, low humidities, and winds are predicted for later today at the Carr Fire and the Cranston Fire is facing high temps as well. I’m staying local for the #cranstonfire and monitoring new starts, but thinking of everyone affected by the fires in North Ops and for the firefighters running on little sleep. We are in your debt. @latimesphotos #cafire #calfire #usfs #longexposure #terraflamma #documentary #climate #fire #mountains #summer #us #la #socal #ca #forest @ericmarshfoundationwildland @wffoundation
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: 🐝 There is something about the buzz of bees, that calms the nerves, and reassures the soul. Because bees are the sole pollinators for a wide variety of plants around the world, and are a critical catalyst in global food production, the natural world would look, sound, and taste like a much different place if they went extinct. Many of our most popular foods would disappear—among them chocolate, apples, tomatoes, and almonds. We don't want to live in a world where bees no longer exist. That's why we are proud of the sustainable farming methods used on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. They support the biodiversity that is essential to humans, and the survival of bees too. Visit the link in our bio, to watch our video featuring an incredible husband and wife apiarist/activist team. They are part of a growing movement working to save bees from the global crisis of colony collapse, and have an inspiring story for us all. Photo by @sergioizquierdophoto #RainforestAlliance #FollowTheFrog #SaveTheBees #sustainableagriculutire #beekeeping
#Regram #RG @virunganationalpark: On #WorldRangerDay we celebrate the amazing conservation work of park rangers worldwide. We are so proud of the efforts of our own staff, who continue to show such dedication and resilience, despite the dangers they face in protecting the communities and natural landscapes of Africa’s oldest national park. To support their work, click the link in our bio. #virunga #virunganationalpark #conservation #drc #rdc
This #GlobalTigerDay, help @world_wildlife and @leonardodicapriofdn save tigers across their habitat — from India and Indonesia all the way to the Russian Far East. Link in bio to learn more.
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photograph by @cristinamittermeier // The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo remains steadfast in opening up parts of Virunga and Salonga National Parks, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, for oil exploration and drilling. Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park, is one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas and is home to over half of the global population of critically endangered mountain gorillas. Similar in merit, Salonga protects several endemic endangered species and covers a significant part of the Congo Basin, the world’s second-largest rainforest after the Amazon. Allowing drilling in these parks produces nothing positive; large amounts of carbon dioxide will be released into the atmosphere; biodiversity in the area will be lost; endangered species will be put at significant risk; the livelihoods of thousands of traditional farmers and fishermen who rely on unpolluted lands and water will be in peril. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermier for more photography that helps mend the plight of our planet by sparking dialogues on conservation. #Wildlife #Endangered #Conservation #Gorilla #Oil #Nature
#Regram #RG @world_wildlife: Mangroves are one of the Earth’s most critical ecosystems. They buffer coasts from storm surges, serve as vital habitat for untold marine and terrestrial species, and provide food and livelihoods for local communities. While these ecosystems cover just 0.1% of Earth’s land surface, they’re a powerful tool against climate change, storing more carbon per hectare than any other type of forest. Fifty percent of the world’s mangroves have disappeared in the past half-century. WWF is collaborating in the Global Mangrove Alliance to support projects that reverse the ongoing loss of critically important mangroves. Follow the link in our bio to learn more about saving mangroves.
Great report from @leonardodicapriofdn grantee @eyesontheforest as they revealed how palm oil illegally grown inside protected forests in Sumatra – including in the Thirty Hills landscape, home to critically endangered elephants, orangutans and tigers – appears to enter the supply chains of the biggest palm oil producers in Indonesia, eventually filtering its way down into everyday products. Link in bio to learn more.
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#Regram #RG @AfricanParksNetwork: Continued hope for the protection of Zambia’s national parks and wildlife as the Government steps up partnerships with conservation organisations. We commend the Zambian Government as they commit to increasing wildlife conservation efforts in the country to enhance capacity and transfer knowledge, skills and technology. African Parks has partnered with the Government of Zambia and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife since 2003 and has experienced the benefit of these partnerships first hand as we have achieved remarkable results in both @liuwaplainnationalpark and Bangweulu Wetlands, which have been under our management since 2003 and 2008 respectively. Wildlife populations have increased, communities are thriving and tourism is flourishing. However, this would not have been possible without the support of the local communities and wildlife authority. We thank them for their commitment to conservation in Zambia, signalling a brighter future for all that live in these areas. Click the link in the bio to learn more. Photo: @lorenzfischer.photo #AfricanParks #Liuwa #Bangweulu #nature #travel #safari #africa #wanderlust #zambia
#Regram #RG @algore: Most of us are feeling extreme heat this summer. I’m worried that 2018 will add to the concerning trend where 17 of the 18 hottest years on record have occurred since 2001. Nearly every continent has experienced multiple record breaking heat events this year. This cannot become a new normal. We must use our voice and our votes to solve the climate crisis.
#Regram #RG @UNFoundation: "The Maasai family, a few kilometers in the bush from Terraat, Simanjiro Region, Tanzania. Since the national grid can't reach these villages, electricity in the 'boma' (small hut) is supplied by a PV panel and Mobisol system, which charges three mobile phones, two radios, and one rechargeable torch. The phones allow the family to stay in contact as they search for places to graze their cattle.” Globally, nearly 1 billion people still lack access to electricity. Off-grid solar energy systems like this one play a crucial role in improving lives while helping to reduce carbon emissions that cause climate change. At the High-level Political Forum #HLPF this week, countries will review progress on access to sustainable energy among other #GlobalGoals.This photo was shared by @marcogarofalophoto as part of our #EyeOnClimate challenge - a campaign dedicated to raising the profile of climate change solutions in the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018. How is your #EyeOnClimate? Inspire action by sharing the climate solutions you see.
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Lions are an 'umbrella species'—investing in their conservation protects habitats and all of the species living inside those habitats. YOU can help us in this work of turning landscapes into lionscapes at lionrecoveryfund.org (link in bio). Photo: John McCormack #lions #bigcatsofinstagram #africa #conservative #wildlife #wildlifeconservation
#Regram #RG @lonelywhale: Today, we're proud to introduce our collaborative campaign with @bacardilimited1862 to remove 1 billion single-use plastic straws by the year 2020. Join us, together we will make sure #TheFutureDoesntSuck 👉 thefuturedoesntsuck.org #1BillionBy2020 #StrawlessOcean#GoodSpirited
#Regram #RG @unccd: A significant proportion of managed and natural ecosystems are degrading: over the last two decades, approximately 20 per cent of the #Earth’s vegetated surface shows persistent declining trends in productivity, mainly as a result of land/water use and management practices. #LandDegradation #Desertification #TakeAction #MakeDifference #BePartOfTheSolution #ActOnClimateChange #SLM #LandDegradationNeutrality #SDG #GlobalGoals #SDG15 #UnitedNations 🌐
The right scent to set the scene for fun times with friends and family! Filling my home with memories, laughter and the new Peony & Cherry fragrance from Glade. #LifeByScent #Glade #ad @glade
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: LDF is grateful for the support of Jackson Family Wines and @JuliaKJackson, leaders in the wine industry for renewables, on the installation at @LACMA of @johngerrard.inst’s Solar Reserve as part of our art and environment series curated by @sfaadvisory. #LACMA #solarreserve Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan
#Regram #RG @africanparksnetwork: Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve has had a difficult past. Decades of poaching and lawlessness saw a previously productive 1,800 km2 reserve with 1,500 elephants in the 1990’s reduced to fewer than 100 individuals. Game animals were hunted out. Nkhotakota had become an empty Reserve. With wildlife practically gone, there was no reason to visit Nkhotakota, no revenue, no productivity, and little to no value for the surrounding communities. But African Parks had a different vision for the most extensive remaining wild landscape in Malawi, one that included bringing it back to life. Upon assuming management in 2015, we immediately began preparing Nkhotakota for one of the world’s largest wildlife translocations. By August 2017, over a two-year period, the park received almost 500 elephants and 2,000 other animals. Poaching has been dramatically reduced through the presence of a well-trained and equipped ranger team, tourism has begun to increase, and the birth of new calves born in the park from the 2016 translocated elephants has already been documented. Extreme measures were taken to restore this landscape, and it was an extraordinary collaboration between the Government of Malawi, our donors and the team in Nkhotakota. It is early days, but in only two short years, already this park symbolises possibility and what nature can do with our help if only given the chance. Read the full story by clicking the link in the bio. 📷 @frankweitzer _________________________________________⠀ Our work in Nkhotakota would not be possible without the support of our key partners: the DNPW, @postcodeloterij , @peoplespostcodelottery , Stichting Dioraphte, the Wyss Foundation and WWF-Belguim.⠀ ⠀ #AfricanParks #AnnualReport #Restoration #NaturesReturn #Nkhotakota #Malawi ⠀
Get ready for the summer greatest festival in #Beirut #waterfront #lebanon #beirutholidays on August 3rd!!! See you there 🤩
Proud to have had a role in producing the upcoming documentary, #Vaquita - Sea Of Ghosts, out early next year. Stay tuned for details. Copyright: Terra Mater Factual Studios
The world of girls, the world of colours and happiness 👭 يا بنات يا بنات #nancyajram
The #vaquita is the world's smallest and most endangered porpoise, and scientists estimate there’s fewer than 30 of them left on Earth. This International #SavetheVaquita Day, help @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn and @NRDC_ORG fight to protect the vaquita before we lose them forever. Follow the link in bio to learn more.
كِبر البحر بحبكن ... #نانسي_عجرم
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: Bees are nature's unsung heroes. 🐝 Not only is their honey delicious and medicinal, but their pollinating prowess makes them essential to the circle of life. In fact, about 75% of the world's food crops depend on bees and other pollinators. Conventional agriculture practices—including the overuse of agrochemicals and habitat destruction—are killing off bee populations around the world, bringing us closer to the brink of a pollination crisis. Yet there is reason for hope; sustainable farming methods used on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms support the biodiversity that is essential to bees, and to humans too. For communities we work with in Guatemala's Petén region, honey production provides an economic alternative, beyond sustainable timber harvesting, that allows them to earn money and conserve their forests at the same time. Photo by @sergioizquierdophoto #sustainability #rainforestalliance #honeyproduction #reforestation #natureconservation
كل الحب والتقدير للشعب المغربي الحبيب، وشكر من القلب لكل المحبين والجمهور العزيز يلي فِرِح وفَرَّحني بمهرجان موازين. غنّينا وسهرنا مع بعض بليلة من العمر. بحبكم كتير ❤❤ #المغرب #موازين #نانسي_عجرم
We produced the documentary, @VirungaMovie, a few years ago to raise awareness about the need to protect the last mountain gorillas. Recent news on oil threats remind us of the need to remain vigilant in protecting Virunga. @VirungaNationalPark has worked hard to build economic alternatives to oil for the local communities. Any decommissioning of the park would destroy that work, create more environmental damage and threaten the endangered mountain gorillas. Click on the link in bio to find out how you can help. Photo Credit: @sachsel
To my best friend: I love you 💙
#Regram #RG @africanparksnetwork: Nature is being restored across the 15 parks we currently manage across Africa. Our 2017 Annual Report features the range of interventions currently underway, from extreme species translocations and reintroductions to providing security to create safer spaces for both humans and wildlife. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing the stories of these remarkable parks, starting with the first park we assumed management of in 2003, and one of our greatest conservation successes. Over just 14 years, Majete has transformed from a once-empty forest with no employment or tourism and only a few remaining antelope within its perimeter, to a productive and flourishing haven for Africa's most iconic wildlife, generating revenue and benefits for local communities. Decades of lawlessness and poaching had seen the reserve’s wildlife completely eradicated by the 1990s. This all changed in 2003, when African Parks assumed management of Majete, the first park to enter our portfolio. We immediately began to revive the park through a series of species reintroductions. Today, Majete is flourishing, so much so that wildlife is being moved to populate other parks and private reserves within the country. We've maintained a 14-year track record of zero poaching of rhinos and elephants since their introduction; and tourism has increased 14 percent from last year, with over 9,000 visitors, half of whom were Malawian nationals bringing in over US$550,000 to the reserve and communities. Majete is a tale of a park rising from the ashes – living proof of how a park deemed to be a wasteland can be revived and restored and serve as a life-source for wildlife and humans alike. Read the full story by clicking the link in the bio. Photo @pedromcbride ### African Parks success and ability to restore these areas could not have been achieved without the support of our partners: the DNPW, The Wyss Foundation, @wwfbelgium , the @postcodeloterij and the @peoplespostcodelottery #AfricanParks #AnnualReport #Restoration #NaturesReturn
#موازين_2018 #موازين #NancyAjram #Morocco
#موازين_2018 #موازين #NancyAjram #Morocco
#موازين_2018 #موازين #NancyAjram #Morocco
Thank you Mawazine! Always enjoying your amazing atmosphere! #موازين_2018 #موازين #NancyAjram #Morocco
#موازين #المغرب #نانسي_عجرم الآن
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#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: For Waorani women living along the Via Maxus oil road in Yasuni National Park, the day begins at the crack of dawn, young children in tow and empty buckets in hand, as they wait in the morning mist for the oil company bus that will take them 1 hour up the road to the oil station. There, the company fills their buckets with potable water and the women haul the heavy buckets home. This sequence is repeated again in the afternoon. Every day. These women can no longer collect drinking water from nearby streams, as oil companies polluted the streams over the last three decades. ⠀ ⠀ Now, we are working alongside Waorani technicians to install rainwater catchment systems that will provide these families with filtered drinking water right next to their homes, improving families' health and reducing their dependency on the oil company. ⠀ ⠀ Interested in supporting this vital work? Follow the link in our bio today to help build solutions to oil pollution in the Amazon. ⠀ ⠀ #LessOilMoreWater #waoraniresistance
#Regram #RG @algore: It makes me happy when I see evidence that @ClimateReality trainings may be helping to empower inspiring young leaders to make positive change. At only 16 years of age, Climate Reality Leader @Jamie_s_Margolin is leading #ThisIsZeroHour, a youth climate movement helping activists and organizers to take concrete action to address the climate crisis. On July 21, the group will march in Washington, DC to push our leaders to act on climate. http://bit.ly/Zero-Hour
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: The Niokolo-Kobo National Park holds the last remaining population of lions in Senegal with less than 100 lions. Although the species is at dire risk of going extinct in the country, there is hope. With elevated management and law enforcement presence in Niokolo-Koba, the park has the potential of maintaining a population of hundreds of lions. @pantheracats, a grantee of LRF, is working to establish a 656 square mile secure zone—slightly larger than the size of Hong Kong—in the park with plans to gradually expand this zone. #lions #big cats #lionrecovery #wildlifeconservation Photo Credit: Susan McConnell
#Regram #RG @unccd: Planting a tree is just the first step to achieve #landdegradationneutrality. Did you know that restoring degraded lands reduces inequality and conflict in countries affected? 🌳🌱🌷🤩 #isnotjustatree #climateaction #greenearth #peace #equality #happiness
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: Called the “Fitbit for the oceans,” the Ocean Health Index assess ocean health on a local and regional scale. And for the very first time a score has been indexed for Hawaii. . For the people of Hawaii, there is a deep-rooted spiritual, physical and emotional connection to the ocean. When the ocean thrives, the people thrive. The Hawaii Ocean Health Index, built on cultural, economic and ecological values, is the first assessment of its kind to give a more complete picture of ocean health regionally, measuring the benefits our oceans can provide now and into the future. This data sets the stage for a new normal when it comes to safeguarding oceans and coastal environments around the world.
Great news from @leonardodicapriofdn and Tompkins Conservation’s rewilding project. #Regram #RG @tompkins_conservation: A new generation of jaguars is born in Iberá for the first time in decades! Meet the newest additions to Iberá Park in Corrientes, Argentina. These two tiny cubs are the first newborns of our jaguar reintroduction program at Iberá Park and represent the future of their species in the region. The jaguar is the largest feline in the Americas and is currently in critical danger of extinction in Argentina, after having lost 95% of its original distribution. To help avoid the extinction of this species in Argentina, our team has been working urgently in recent years to help bring back jaguar to their native range in the northeastern wetlands of Argentina. The arrival of these cubs marks a historic moment for our rewilding work and for conservation. // ¡Por primera vez en décadas una nueva generación de jaguares nace en el Parque Iberá! Estos dos pequeños cachorros son los primeros recién nacidos de nuestro programa de reintroducción de jaguares en el Parque Iberá y representan el futuro de sus especies en la región. El jaguar es el felino más grande de América y actualmente se encuentra en grave peligro de extinción en Argentina, luego de haber perdido el 95% de su distribución original. Para ayudar a evitar la extinción de esta especie en Argentina, nuestro equipo ha estado trabajando intensamente en los últimos años para ayudar a traer al jaguar a su rango nativo en los humedales del noreste de Argentina. La llegada de estos cachorros marca un momento histórico para nuestro trabajo de conservación. #nationalparks #conservation #wildlife #rewilding
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: Not a single marine mammal has gone extinct in U.S. waters since the Marine Mammal Protection Act was enacted 45 years ago, yet anti-wildlife members of Congress are still threatening to gut it. NRDC won’t let that happen. Our oceans team works hard to protect and strengthen the MMPA, to help these important species recover, and to prevent the endangerment of others. #WorldOceansWeek