#Repost @amazonfrontlines “The forest is our home, it’s our territory. Today the judges have to ratify the court verdict. They have to respect our rights. If they fail, it means that the government is continuing to manipulate the judicial system “ - declared Nemonte Nenquimo, Waorani leader, this morning at a press conference outside the courthouse, where leaders of other indigenous nations joined in to support. Today, we hope that the Ecuadorian judicial system acts with transparency and ratifies the victory of the Waorani people! Take a stand and support their fight! Sign the petition (link in bio) and share! #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani #IndigenousRights #Rainforest #ClimateChange
#Repost @guardian ・・・ France has recorded record-breaking temperatures as Europe continues to face a sweltering heatwave. Temperatures in Carpentras have hit 45.1C (113F) and hundreds of schools have had to close across the country with exams being postponed. Scientists say the heatwave sweeping across Europe is closely linked to the climate crisis and that extreme weather events are much more likely over the coming decades. . . . . #climatechange #biodiversity
#Repost @amazonfrontlines ・・・ Today the Waorani people mobilized in the city of Quito in Ecuador to deliver the signatures of over 122,000 people to their global petition to the government, demanding respect for their rights and to protect the Amazon rainforest from oil drilling. The Waorani are calling on the world to unite with their struggle, for a forest we all depend upon!⠀ ⠀ Thank you to everyone for your incredible support so far! And if you haven’t already, please sign the Waorani’s letter here: https://buff.ly/2IIOeoZ⠀ ⠀ #WaoraniResistance #biodiversity #ecology #nature #biology #indigenous #indigenousresistance #waorani #amazon
Studies show we spend 95% of our lives inside. #OutsideICan... ✔️ improve my heart health ✔️ better my critical thinking ✔️ reduce stress and anxiety Join me & @OutsideICan by sharing your story. Let’s get outside!
The giraffe has enchanted children, travelers and nature lovers alike, with its beautiful long neck, long eyelashes and unique patterns. Seeing giraffes in the wild was a truly amazing experience. But this species has been facing a “silent extinction”— most people don’t know that wild populations have declined by about 40% over the past few decades. This World Giraffe Day, join me and my friends @hsiglobal to help protect giraffes! 🦒 Check out our story to see how you can support listing giraffes under Endangered Species Act! . . . . . #Conservation #Biodiversity #ecology #nature #giraffes #giraffe #savegiraffes #naturepics #photography #landscape #biology #zoology #outdoor #restoration #endangeredspeciesact #animals #animalpic #earth #africa
#Repost @thisisryot ・・・ It is with great honor we announce that EARTH has won a Bronze Lion for Use Of Original Music in the Film Craft category at @cannes_lions! Congratulations to @lildickygram, @3darstudios, and everybody involved in this project! #WeLoveTheEarth 🌎 . . . #Biodiversity #Conservation #donate #ecology #nature #lildicky #EarthSong #ClimateAction #Sustainability #Earth #Forests #Oceans #regenerativeagriculture
#Repost @elephantcrisisfund ・・・ U.S law enforcement agencies have broken a major drug and ivory smuggling network in Africa worth millions of dollars, arresting two of the four kingpins at the heart of the operation. The arrests by the Southern District of New York and the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service, are a major breakthrough in efforts to stamp out the illegal global wildlife trade and solid proof that the trade is linked to serious crime including narcotics and money laundering. The bust also exposes the deep transnational criminal links between East and West Africa - one of the alleged criminal leaders was arrested in Senegal and is awaiting extradition, while another was arrested in Uganda and is now facing trial in the U.S. We congratulate all those involved in making the arrests and are confident that by extraditing the accused to the U.S, justice will be properly served. We hope this case sends a message to all traffickers, especially those high level criminals who think they are untouchable, that wildlife trafficking is no longer an easy or safe form of crime. Visit the link in our bio to read more. Photo: Frank af Petersens
#Repost @guardian Breakthrough alert: the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, which manages $1tn (£786bn) of Norway’s assets, has been given the go ahead for the largest fossil fuel divestment ever. The country's parliament voted plans into law for the fund to dump investments in eight coal companies and an estimated 150 oil producers. The fund will also have a legal mandate to invest directly in renewable energy projects. The legislation empowers it to invest up to $20bn, beginning with wind and solar projects in developed markets. The fund’s blow to fossil fuel companies comes as calls increase for investors to end their contribution to the climate crisis. In an open letter to the European Investment Bank, 80 civil society organisations and academics called on the central bank to end its fossil fuel financing, which topped €2.4bn (£2.1bn) in 2018.
In an attempt to diversify an economy that was overly reliant on tourism, policymakers in both Hawaii and Washington, D.C. encouraged the world’s largest biotech companies to utilize Kauai’s favorable climate and fertile soil to test genetically engineered seeds and crops. Corporations including Syngenta, Pioneer DuPont, BASF, and Dow Agrosciences have since applied hundreds of tons of Restricted Use (RU) pesticides on thousands of acres across the Garden Island’s West Side, the traditional homeland of an indigenous and disenfranchised population. . Join the international debate about pesticides that is raging around the world, as well as the people’s movement to hold corporations and governments accountable for poisoning planet Earth. @Poisoning_Paradise . . #GMOFree #Hawaii #Kauai #AG #Poisoning Paradise #PoisoningParadiseMovie
#Repost @leonardodicaprio ・・・ Studies show that 35-50% of the ocean must be protected to meet biodiversity protection and sustainability goals, yet only 2% of the world’s ocean is currently in fully to high protected marine reserves. On this #WorldOceansDay, use the link in bio to sign the #GlobalDealForNature to demand increased protections for our oceans.
#Repost @lionrecovery ・・・ Since the original Lion King was released in theaters 25 years ago we’ve lost half of all African lions, but we believe there is hope for lions to recover. @Disney is supporting @Wildnetorg’s Lion Recovery Fund around the release of The Lion King to support our efforts to double the number of lions in Africa by 2050. Will you join us in our goal to help the King of Beasts return? Protect the Pride! Show your support for lions with hashtags #TheLionKing #ProtectThePride
Happy World Environment Day! 🌎 Make a difference for #WorldEnvironmentDay this year. Plant a tree with your friends Commute without polluting Clean the environment you love. Share the action you’ll take with @UNEnvironment
#Repost @futurecoalition ・・・ TODAY is an important day in the fight for climate action. Tag a friend a friend below to help ensure #AllEyesOnJuliana! . Since 2015, 21 young people from across the country have been suing the federal government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property by knowingly contributing to climate change for over five decades. The youth plaintiffs have been successful at winning every step of the way, despite efforts by both the U.S. government and the fossil fuel industry to shut it down. Like Brown v. Board of Education did for civil rights, Juliana v. United States has the potential to become the landmark climate change case of our country’s history. . Today, the 21 Juliana plaintiffs present their argument to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon about why this case should continue to trial. This hearing represents a crucial point in the case. It will determine two things: whether the case should continue to trial as the youth request and whether the federal government should halt new fossil fuel extraction projects while the court decides the case. Together, we have the opportunity to make climate history. . Tune in to the livestream of the hearing at 2pm PT / 5pm ET. Visit bit.ly/WATCHJULIANA (link in bio) to set a reminder. . . . Image description: a square graphic with a black background. Written in large white lettering at the top is the hashtag all eyes on Juliana. Below that in smaller white lettering reads Since 2015, 21 young people from across the country have been suing the federal government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property by knowingly contributing to climate change for over five decades. Today, the 21 Juliana v. United States youth plaintiffs will present their argument to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon about why this case should continue to trial.
#Repost @turtleconservancy Take a deep breath, turtles will be okay as long as we all band together and take a stand to save them! The situation for turtles and tortoises worldwide is certainly dire— Turtles are the most endangered group of vertebrates in the world. Of the 356 species of turtles and tortoises worldwide, approximately 61% are threatened or already extinct. Every year species are rapidly declining and ultimately going extinct due to pressures from climate change, the pet trade, habitat destruction, human consumption, traditional medicine, invasive species and more. Within the next two decades, over one-third of the world’s turtle and tortoise species could be gone forever. It’s a lot, and it’s easy to feel helpless, but remember that you’re not alone, and neither are the turtles! Join us in our fight to secure their future and protect lands and all wildlife! Visit our website, become a member, donate or start a fundraiser of your own, and don’t forget to spread the word! (📸: one of many adorable baby Diamondback Terrapins (M. terrapin being released with the help of our partners at @tnp_leeds_point!) #WorldTurtleDay #WorldTurtleDay2019 🐢✊🏼 . . . . . . . . . #turtleconservancy #wildlifepreserve #turtleconservation #wildlifeconservation #tortoisesofinstagram #turtles #turtlesofinstagram #tortoisesofinstagram #diamondbackterrapin
#Repost @unbiodiversity International Day for Biological Diversity (#IDB2019) is on May 22, and the theme is "Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health." Join us in celebrating #BiodiversityDay by sharing photos of the ways biodiversity interacts with your #food and your #health. Link in bio 👉 #BiodiversityIsFood #BiodiversityIsHealth Quote from Dr. Cristiana Pasca-Palmer, Executive Secretary of the @unitednations Convention on Biological Diversity, @unbiodiversity
#Repost @whalesanctuaryproject Whale Aid Russia – Plans for Returning the Orcas and Belugas to the Ocean: Last July, more than 100 beluga whales and orca were captured in Russian waters with the purpose of selling them to marine entertainment parks in China. But last month, the Russian government invited a team led by Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Whale Sanctuary Project to visit the whales, assess their condition, and advise on whether they can be returned to the ocean. We have concluded that all of the whales being held at the so-called “whale jail” can indeed be rehabilitated and released, and we now move to the next stage: How to implement this ambitious plan, and there are significant challenges to be met. - Our recommendation to the Russian government is that releasing them in or near where they were captured would have the highest likelihood of successful release. - We do not support any plan that would release the whales directly into the open ocean adjacent to their sea pens, as simply opening the gates and letting the whales out would be a grave mistake that would jeopardize their health, welfare and survivability. - Our team remains committed to providing expertise and assistance to facilitate a responsible rehabilitation and release program, and to help mobilize the necessary international resources to implement it. You can read our most recent updates and developments on our website at whalesanctuaryproject.org @whalesanctuaryproject - #whalesanctuaryproject #whaleaidrussia #endcetaceancaptivity #captivitykills #orcas #belugas #oceanfuturessociety #jeanmichelcousteau Photo by Harry Rabin
#Repost @elephantcrisisfund Although poaching in Zambia’s North Luangwa National Park is under control, thanks to the determined efforts of our partner @frankfurt.zoological.society (FZS) the threat remains particularly in the Game Management Areas adjoining the National Park. The ECF is currently funding the purchase of a specially modified vehicle to safely transport the wildlife detection canine unit, and the training of 30 new community rangers (some of whom are pictured here during the selection process) to boost anti poaching operations inside and outside the park. #communityrangers #NorthLuangwaNationalPark #Zambia #FrankfurtZoologicalSociety. Photo: North Luangwa Conservation Project
#Repost @earthdaynetwork 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. 🐝🦒🐡🐞🐢🐋🦈🦏🐘🦍
More than 1 million pangolins have been illegally traded over the past 10 years with recent record-breaking seizures of trafficked pangolin scales. But there is hope for pangolins. This #EndangeredSpeciesDay LDF is proud to announce that, in partnership with @savepangolinsofficial Pangolins and @wildnetorg, we are launching the #PangolinCrisisFund to help save one of the world's most unique animals from extinction. Join us to help protect pangolins. Link in bio! Photo credit: Alexander Ley
#Repost @leonardodicaprio For more than a decade, the threat of North America’s largest copper and gold mine has loomed over the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. This project would directly impact the world’s largest and greatest sockeye salmon run, putting in jeopardy thousands of American jobs, a 10,000 year cultural tradition of subsistence, and a huge sport fishing and tourism economy. Today we have another chance to ensure the Pebble Mine doesn't put this all at risk. Click the link in bio to let the Army Corps of Engineers know that you oppose the construction of Pebble Mine. #SaveBristolBay #NoPebbleMine — Photo by Ben Knight
#Repost @daisygilardini Photo by @daisygilardini | In each and every species on earth, when the maternal bond is established, it's one of the strongest feelings in nature. It starts at the moment of conception and grows deeper as the fetus develops in the mother’s body. In celebration of Mother’s Day I’d like to share this tender moment between a polar bear mama and her two cubs. Shot in Wapusk National Park – Manitoba - Canada #mothersday #motherhood #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #canada #Nikon #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #westerndigital
#Repost @amazonfrontlines Over one week ago, the Waorani won a historic victory for the Amazon, for indigenous rights and our climate, protecting half a million acres of rainforest from oil extraction! This precedent-setting verdict is a huge step forward for indigenous peoples' lives and territories in the face of extractive threats in the Amazon. Sign & Share the Waorani's letter demanding respect for the court's decision and for indigenous rights: (link in profile)
#Repost @elephantcrisisfund Tourism is booming and jobs are being created in Chad’s Zakouma National Park. After years of strong law enforcement by @africanparksnetwork poaching is under control and security is greater inside the park. This has seen the area boom as a tourist destination and the creation of new jobs for local people. Not too long ago, Chad was on the brink of losing all its elephants due to poaching. ECF has supported African Park’s work by funding tracking collars to allow for continuous surveillance by law enforcement patrols. #elephants #community #tourism #ZakoumaNationalPark #Chad #AfricanParks #ElephantCrisisFund. Photo: Eva Reid
#Repost @lionrecovery Incredible update from @greaterlimpopocarnivores: “Recently the Limpopo Lion Protection Unit team removed and destroyed poisoned meat laid in a manner suggesting it was targeting carnivores. Sadly some birds of prey did feed upon the meat poisoned with 'Temic' and died. A mere few days after the bait was removed the team found sign of the large Shingwedzi Pride passing through poison site. This pride occupies a territory covering South Africa's Kruger National Park and Mozambique's Limpopo National Park. Safeguarding them, and other transboundary animals, from targeted poaching is pivotal to ensuring the Limpopo National Park lion population recovers. This photo was taken in Kruger National Park as the pride fed on a buffalo - safe, content and wild. Well done team!” . . . . . 📸 @raekokes #greaterlimpopocarnivores #GLCP #limpopolionprotectionunit #limpoponationalpark #krugernationalpark #shingwedzi #africanlion #lion #lioncub #pride #conservation #action #savethelions @pantheracats @lionrecovery
The recently released @IPBES #GlobalAssessment report analyzes the implications of biodiversity loss and prospects for people and nature. The science is clear: #climatechange and #biodiversity loss are two sides of the same coin - we cannot save the climate without saving biodiversity and vice versa. It's time for a #GlobalDealForNature globaldealfornature.org/ #IPBES7
#Repost @green4ema Let’s end the week with some good news! New York just banned offshore drilling in its waters. “According to Newsday, New York officials allege offshore drilling could cost the state close to 320,000 jobs and billions of dollars in tourism and fishing-related revenue. And officials, along with environmentalists, also point to the threat of an oil spill.” #EMASocialSunday#climateaction#climatechange#newyork#greenliving#sustainableliving
#Repost @curious.earth.hq 🚨 BREAKING NEWS! 🚨 Tonight @ukparliament has declared an ‘environment and climate emergency’ in response to increasing pressure from climate activists across the country (and world!). This makes the UK Parliament the first in the world to do so. 💚 * @uklabour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, proposed the motion today in the #HouseOfCommons urging MPs to take on their ‘historic duty’ over climate change. 🌎 * This move comes in response to the strikes that have taken place across the world over the past few months - from the @gretathunberg inspired #schoolstrike4climate, to the #youthstrike4climate and more recently the @extinctionrebellion activity. 💪 * The question now is - what does a climate emergency mean? And will any action actually be taken as a result of this? We predict an interesting few months ahead... 👀 * * * * #climatechange #climateemergency #climateaction #internationalrebellion #climate #eco #ecofriendly #environment #environmental #sustainable #noplanetb #breakingnews #politics #parliament #news #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #extinctionrebellion
#Repost @lildickygram we made an incredibly informative website that educates and provides action steps on how to help save the earth www.welovetheearth.org
Chile receives two new national parks from @tompkins_conservation in the largest private land donation in history. Pumalín Douglas Tompkins National Park and Patagonia National Park are now open for visitation! This finalizes a 2017 agreement to create five national parks and expand three others with Tompkins Conservation’s donation of over 1 million acres and land contributed by the state. These expanded protections position Patagonia, now home to 91% of the acreage of protected lands in Chile, as a model for future conservation. It has also propelled the vision for The Route of Parks of Patagonia, a scenic, 1,700-mile conservation route of 17 national parks spanning from Puerto Montt to Cape Horn. Read more here: http://bit.ly/pumalinpatagonia Photo credit: Tompkins Conservation #TompkinsConservation #nationalparks #Patagonianationalpark #pumalindouglastompkins
The @MayorOfLA’s #GreenNewDealLA will create 400,000 green jobs by 2050 while saving 1,600 lives annually from improved air quality. The 2019 Sustainable City pLAn offers a global model for upholding the #ParisAgreement through equity and an inclusive economy.
#Repost @thelife_aquatic A Tiger Shark locals have nicknamed “Patrick” swims up and over my camera in the water off Jupiter, Florida. Patrick is s young, male Tiger estimated to be about 5 years old. I’ve seen this shark a few times over the last couple of years but usually only a quick glimpse hanging out on the edge of sight. Now that he has grown older and bolder he will come right in and spends considerable time with divers even needing to be moved around a bit when coming too close. I often wonder how this acclimation to humans will affect sharks like this over their lifetime. It’s great for divers of course and they are the most staunch supporters of these animals but not everyone has as much love and understanding for them as we do. It’s clear through the jewelry (hooks) he sports that all of Patrick’s interactions with humans have not been as positive. We must seem a strange species to him, one full of contradictions, either feeding him or trying to kill him. . . . #tigers #tigershark #sharks #emeraldcharters #jupiter #sharkconservationfund #leonardodicapriofdn #openwater #sharkweek #nimarsrl #canonusa #5D4 #cressi #discoverocean #sharksdaily #discoversharks #conservation #ecotourism #diving #worthmorealive
BREAKING! The Waorani people have just won a major legal victory to protect half-a-million acres of rainforest from oil and set a historic precedent for indigenous rights! Thank you to everyone who stood behind the Waorani people and helped make this important victory happen. Now we need to ramp up pressure to permanently protect this land and support other indigenous nations whose territories are still on the auction block. Join us by sending a message to the Ecuadorian government: respect the court’s decision and respect indigenous rights! Link in bio. A very special thanks to our partners at @amazonfrontlines for their tireless and amazing work!
#Repost @leonardodicaprio Thank you to @lildickygram and all the artists that came together to make “Earth” happen. Net profits from the song, video, and merchandise will go to many @leonardodicapriofdn partners on the frontlines of implementing solutions to climate change. Link in bio to watch. #WeLoveTheEarth ---- The @leonardodicapriofdn partners that will benefit from this collaboration include: @sharkconservationfund, @100isNow, @globalgreengrants, the Quick Response Fund for Nature, and the Carbon Cycle Institute.
LDF is inspired by our supporters around the globe who are standing up for the future of our planet. This #EarthDay, we want to highlight YOU and the reasons you celebrate this special day. Follow the instructions below for a chance to be featured on LDF’s Instagram stories this Earth Day (Monday, 4/22): 1) Follow @leonardodicapriofdn on Instagram 2) Email a photo of yourself* along with your name, where you are from, and why or how you are celebrating Earth Day to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email submissions must be received by Friday, 4/19 at 4pm Pacific Time. On Monday, 4/22 we will feature a few of our inspiring supporters on IG stories celebrating Earth Day worldwide! *permission to use photo must be specified in email.
#Repost @amazonfrontlines HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: The Waorani people are in court fighting to defend their rainforest territory from oil. Almost 75% of Amazonian crude oil is refined, and consumed, in the US. It’s time to recognize our interconnectedness and stand with the Waorani in their fight to protect life and our shared climate future. ⠀ ⠀ You can help today by getting 10 people to sign their petition: link in bio.
#Repost @whalesanctuaryproject What began as a global outcry has begun to evolve into a work of international cooperation as people of many nationalities gathered in Moscow to begin a long-term effort to return 97 illegally-captured orcas and beluga whales to the ocean. The whales are currently languishing in small, icy sea pens in Srednyaya Bay on Russia’s Far East coast, commonly referred to by Russian media as a “whale jail.” After President Vladimir Putin tasked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment with determining the future of the whales, the Ministry invited Jean- Michel Cousteau to bring a team to Russia to assess the condition of the whales and to advise the government on a rehabilitation program with a view to their being returned to ocean waters. The team of experts, brought together by Jean-Michel Cousteau of Ocean Futures Society and Charles Vinick of the Whale Sanctuary Project has arrived in Vladivostok and will be spending several days at the notorious “whale jail.” The whales were captured illegally last year by a consortium of four companies whose apparent intention was to sell them to marine entertainment parks in China. To learn more about this urgent situation, and how you can help these whales- whalesanctuaryproject.org #WhaleAidRussia #whalesanctuaryproject #oceanfuturessociety #blackfish #dontbuyaticket #captivitykills #belugas #orcas #compassion #orcaresearchtrust #jeanmichelcousteau #freerussianwhales
Happiest of birthdays to the one and only Dr. Jane Goodall #Repost @janegoodallinst On April 3rd, we celebrate the 85th birthday of Dr. Jane Goodall, a woman who for nearly 60 years has inspired and motivated millions of people around the globe to live in greater harmony with nature and to create a more just and peaceful world. Happy birthday Jane! TUNE IN!! We're celebrating Dr. Goodall's 85th birthday LIVE on her @facebook page at 2:30 pm ET/ 11:30 am PT w. @katemara ! Ask Jane questions in the comments for chance to have them answered by Jane! Are you a part of #generationjane? WATCH link in bio! | #drgoodall #drjanegoodall #inspiration #inspirational #janegoodall #birthday #hope #generationjane
#WhoSaysYouthDontLobby ? Join LDF grantee @OurclimateUS and dozens of young people at your state capitol on April 9th to demand bold climate policy and make our voices heard. Young people will win this - but we need your help! Find your lobby day and join the movement at www.youthlobbyday.org.
#Repost @green4ema Let’s end the week with some positive news! Puerto Rico just passed a bill to require 100% renewable electricity by 2050. “Eighteen months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico–an island-wide blackout that was the longest in the history of the U.S. that helped contribute to the thousands of deaths from the storm–the island is now planning to shift to 100% renewable energy.” #emasocialsunday#puertorico#goodnews#climateaction#climatechange#renewablenergy#zerowaste#greenliving#sustainableliving#puertoricostrong
#Repost @lionrecovery We believe in uniting across industries to find the best possible solutions for lions. This is why we’re excited to announce the launch of the Lionscape Coalition, our new initiative with Africa’s leading ecotourism operators to support the future of lions. Africa’s tourism industry thrives on the health of its iconic wildlife populations, creating a unique opportunity for tourism to play a pivotal role in lion conservation. This coalition will not only raise funds for lion conservation, but will inspire and inform travelers about the crisis facing these magnificent cats. Click the link in our bio to learn more and support the founding coalition partners: @andbeyondtravel, @ultimatesafaris, @singita_, and @wearewilderness Photo: @singita_ #lionrecovery #travelandbeyond #andbeyondimpact #oursingita #ultimatesafaris #wildernesssafaris #lions #savelions #bigcats
#Repost @repocasiocortez I, too, wish that our government hadn’t ignored climate change for 30 years in deference to the fossil fuel industry and put all generations present + future in the position of having to act dramatically to save our planet. . Unfortunately, that’s what they did. We can’t change the past. But we can change the future. So before our nation stands a choice: to wring our hands, fear the future, and allow fear and anxiety to paralyze us into inaction; or we can rise to the immense challenge ahead - as we have has many times in our history - and go all-in to invest, prepare, and heal because we CHOOSE to stand by the principle that our country and our planet is too precious to give up on. . We choose the latter.
#Repost @amazonfrontlines "In our indigenous cosmovisions and cultures, water is a living being, just like us. We should be conscious of the health of our rivers, and our duty to care for them and not contaminate them, and advance solutions to protect them." Read this beautiful article by Kofan leader Emergildo Criollo & founding member of our indigenous partner Ceibo Alliance on seven years of building clean water solutions in communities affected by oil contamination - in Chronicles section of our website (link in bio) Join the movement for a healthy future in Amazon: www.amazonfrontlines.org/lessoilmorewater #water #amazon #ecuador #indigenous #indigenousrights #frontlines #tribes #survival #climatechange #environment #forests #amazonia
#Repost @sharkconservationfund New IUCNShark Red List shows many shark species facing increased extinction threat – including the Mako, the ocean’s fastest fish. The Shark Conservation Fund is funding urgent actions this year to halt the decline. Follow the link in bio to read more.
Today, scientists, innovators, educators, and artists committed to advancing solutions to our planet's global warming crisis are convening at @GroundedSummit. Climate change is not a problem for the future - it's happening now. Grounded shares our mission to restore ecological balance to our world. Learn more: www.grounded.org #getgrounded
#Repost @waterkeeperalliance The Trump administration denied our request to extend the WOTUS comment period, giving us only 60 days to express our fierce opposition to this rulemaking that would accelerate the extinction of more than 75 endangered species & remove Clean Water Act protections from millions of miles of waterways. In comparison, the Obama administration provided a 207-day comment period when originally defining the rule. The time is NOW to submit your comment at waterkeeper.org. #linkinbio #savethecleanwateract 📸: @jaketrostphotography
#Repost @int.anti.poaching.foundation The Pangolin, sometimes referred to as the armored ant-eater, is the most heavily poached wild mammal in the world. Their unfortunate human-created status has even been featured by Guinness World Records – Yet, many people don’t even know they exist! Pangolins are timid, slow-moving creatures covered in scales made from keratin (like our hair or nails). When a pangolin is threatened it will roll into a ball and relies on its scaly armor to protect itself. Their sharp scales may deter predators such as lions, but unfortunately their instinctive defenses do not work against humans. Superstition and greed drives intense poaching of this uniquely adapted animal. The pangolin is most often poached for its meat and scales. Although the plight of the pangolin is dire, IAPF's work alongside other local stakeholders is helping to reverse their misfortune. Learn more and support #IAPF’s conservation efforts: www.iapf.org #IAPF #AntiPoaching #Akashinga #Rangers #Conservation #Pangolin Image source: www.news.mongabay.com
#Repost @avaaz_org Today is the biggest student climate strike in history (over 112 countries!) and we want to hear your story!! 🤩🌍 Are you a student, a teacher, a parent who is marching? Are you simply on the Internet and feeling inspired for the first time in years?! No matter what: we want to hear from YOU! Share your story and tag us @avaaz so that we can feature it on our official page. #ClimateStrikeStories #climatestrike #fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #faithinhumanityrestored #yeswevote #WeAreEurope #love #WhateverItTakes #HumansofEurope
#Repost @raincoastconservation Today’s recommendation by the National Energy Board for approval of the Trans Mountain tanker and pipeline proposal was no surprise. Unfortunately no mitigation measures can protect the Southern Residents from the noise of the increased tanker traffic. The Canadian government have already bought the pipeline. If the cost also includes the extinction of the Southern Resident killer whales will that finally make it too much? The government is making this choice on the behalf on all Canadians - and the Southern Residents. Do you agree? 📷 @noaa
#Repost @elephantcrisisfund The last remaining elephants of Chinko, in the south-east Central African Republic, are getting extra protection in the form of a newly purchased ultra-light motorized aircraft, part-funded by the ECF. The Savannah Aircraft, which arrived in December, is now one of two patrolling the skies above the Chinko Protected Area. Thanks to this, as well as helicopter support and a permanent forward operating base (also funded by the ECF) @africanparksnetwork rangers now have easier access to elephant priority areas. Photo: Gael Le Martin