#regram#rg @paulnicklen: “Charismatic megafauna” is a term often used in conservation circles. It essentially means giant, majestic animals that make people emotional. Think humpback whales, polar bears and tigers—the all-stars. Obviously, I love working with these big, beautiful animals as much as the next guy—if not more—but I’m still attracted to the little ones. Like this sunflower starfish in the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas). When the canopy of macrocystis kelp is pierced by afternoon light and lights up the seafloor, the small creatures have the same power to make us emotional. That’s why I believe it’s important to ask people to get outside more often. Conservation is about a connection to the land and water, and it’s hard to connect with something you’re unfamiliar with. Go outside, get under the water, climb a mountain, or just walk in the park. Any time outside is good for us, and for the earth. #turningthetide for @sea_legacy
Shifting the protein in your diet from animal meat to the plant-based proteins developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate. Proud to be an investor in @BeyondMeat to help combat climate change. Learn more via link in bio.
Thank you @EPN for your continued efforts to protect our oceans. #regram#rg @leonardodicapriofdn: Great work by the Mexican Government following the announcement of its intent to create a new marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean, the largest protected area of its kind in North America. The massive planned expansion of the #revillagigedo#marine park was announced at the #ourocean conference in Malta. Follow the link in bio to learn more. Photo credit: Creative Commons, Lwp Kommunikáció
#regram#rg @franslanting: Iguazu Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. It straddles the border of Brazil and Argentina and attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. Yet this magnificent expression of wild water on an epic scale is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. A few years ago a severe drought impacted the two rivers that feed Iguazu Falls so dramatically that the thundering falls were reduced to trickles for months. The water did rebound when rain returned to the region upstream, but it is sobering to realize that even the most powerful phenomena in nature are affected by our collective impact on the planet. Follow me @FransLanting for more images and stories about our changing earth. @natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #brazil#iguaçu#iguazú#waterfall#beauty#naturelovers#wonder#climatechange
The island nation of #niue has announced the protection of 40% of its waters. The protected area will include deep ocean seamounts and the biodiversity-rich Beveridge Reef, home to the highest density of grey reef sharks in the world. As the global community comes together at #ourocean 2017 to address the challenges facing the ocean, this South Pacific island is taking an extraordinary leadership role by establishing a park of this magnitude. @natgeopristineseas
#regram#rg @leonardodicapriofdn: The U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the world’s most indispensable environmental laws, essential to saving imperiled #wildlife around the globe. But despite the ESA’s undeniable success in protecting wildlife and #ecosystems in the U.S. and abroad, some powerful members of Congress and special interest groups are trying to dismantle it. We need your help to save this landmark Act before it’s too late. Join us and IFAW in taking #oneactforall. Link in bio.
#regram#rg @nasaclimatechange: Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its yearly lowest extent for 2017, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. Observations indicate that on Sept. 13, 2017, ice extent shrunk to the eighth lowest in the satellite record, at 4.64 million square kilometers, or 1.79 million square miles. Visit the link in our bio for the full story. Video credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio/Helen-Nicole Kostis. #nasa#globalwarming#climatechange#arctic#ice#ocean#science#data
#regram#rg @time: "Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) stopped by the Yale Climate Conference in New Haven, appearing onstage for a discussion with former Secretary of State John Kerry about climate change. The actor, environmentalist and 'Before the Flood' producer drew a substantial crowd of 2,500, making pointed statements about the Trump administration's stance on and recalling his attempt to sway the then-President-Elect when he visited Trump Tower in December. "We should not have people in office who do not believe in facts and truths and modern science that are able to manipulate and risk the entire future of this entire generation," DiCaprio said. "We are at that turning point right now, and we are going to look back at this point in history, and frankly this administration, and certain people are going to be vilified for not taking action. They really are. And it's up to this generation, it's up to all of you to get involved and make a difference." Video source: Yale University"
#regram#rg @leonardodicapriofdn: This #worldrhinoday, learn about how the expansion of the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary in Tanzania Africa will provide protected habitat for the critically endangered #blackrhino. LDF is proud to support this work. Link in bio.
#regram#rg @wwf: Have you heard? Kazakhstan will be the 1st country to bring wild tigers back to Central Asia, where they have gone extinct for nearly half a century! Wild tigers once prowled from eastern Turkey to the island of Bali - but their home range has since shrunk by over 90%. Kazakhstan’s plan to reintroduce tigers will help protect an important habitat for wildlife ＋ people and contribute to the Tx2 goal to #doubletigers
Proud to support the work of over 100 organizations at home and abroad. These grantees are active on the ground, protecting our oceans, forests and endangered species for future generations – and tackling the urgent, existential challenges of climate change. #regram#rg @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn: “This round of grants comes at a critical time. With a lack of political leadership, and continued evidence that climate change is growing worse with record-breaking heat waves and storms, we believe we need to do as much as we can now, before it’s too late. ” – LDF CEO, Terry Tamminen. At LDF, we’re so proud of the incredible work from our grantees that continue to fight for our planet. Click the link in our bio to learn more about their work.
#regram#rg @greenpeace: A group of Indigenous Secwepemc people from Canada are building tiny houses in the path of the massive Kinder Morgan tar sands oil pipeline’s planned route through their territory. The house is a symbol of the home they are fighting to protect, creating hope and community in the face of destruction.
Support relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Text GIVE to 80077 to donate now. #regram#rg @gettyentertainment: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx participate in the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon in NYC. Celebrities are joining forces in multiple cities to raise funds for recent hurricane victims. Proceeds will go to multiple charities assisting with relief efforts. | September 12, 2017 | 📷: @twargophoto | #handinhand via #gettyentertainment
Join us tonight for a special telethon to raise support for the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Tune in on all major networks at 8PM ET. Learn more: www.HandInHand2017.com #handinhand
A special thank you to @tiffanyandco for their commitment to saving the elephants and the launch of the #tiffanysavethewild collection. 100% of profits will be donated to @elephantcrisisfund. Link in bio to learn more. Photo credit: Susan McConnell