#regram#rg @natgeotravel: photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Rwanda. A picture of Muhoza, a Silverback Gorilla living in the forest of the Volcanoes National Park. There are only several hundred mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and about half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa. Gorillas can climb trees but are usually found on the ground in communities of up to 30 individuals. These troops are organized according to fascinating social structures. Troops are led by one dominant, older adult male, often called a silverback because of the swath of silver hair that adorns his otherwise dark fur. A gorilla group is named after the Silverback leading the family. Each gorilla group has distinct and unique characteristic quiet different from another. The animals are peaceful, gentle, social, and mainly vegetarian creatures. Many conservation initiatives are meant to aid mountain gorillas, and it is believed that their numbers may be steady or slowly increasing. Still, they continue to face major threats from habitat loss and poaching. Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #rwanda#gorilla#mountaingorillas
#regram#rg @unfoundation: This photo was taken by photographer @jasonbhouston as part of our ongoing #eyeonclimate series—a campaign dedicated to raising awareness of climate change impacts and solutions around the @UnitedNations’ Annual Meeting on Climate Change, #cop23. "Because of unpredictable flow levels and more and more rapid changes in the river courses, river travel, which is essential for regional trade around Puerto Breu, Peru, is becoming increasingly difficult. Human habitation of the Amazon can be traced back over 10,000 years, and over that time the indigenous tribes who live there have become intimately adapted to the predictable, well-established seasonality that defines these forests. The effects and impacts of #climatechange including rising temperatures and unstable hydrological cycles is leading to a laundry list of threats to those living in the Amazon, including more frequent drought, decreasing fish stocks, increasing prevalence of malaria and other diseases, crop failures, and forest fire.” -@jasonbhouston How is your #eyeonclimate? Share your climate change story with us, using the hashtag #eyeonclimate.
#regram#rg @rainforestactionnetwork: This is why JPMorgan Chase & Co. needs to stop funding TransCanada, the company behind Keystone XL pipeline. Pipelines spell disaster for our environment, climate and Indigenous rights. #nokxl#keepitintheground Sign our petition and tell Chase to get out of KXL and #defundtarsands. Link in the bio!
"How someone could want to shoot such an intelligent, empathetic animal as an elephant is beyond me…But what is most concerning for elephants is that renewed imports of trophy ivory into the US might undermine the all-important ivory trade bans put in place by America and China.” -Frank Pope, CEO of @SavetheElephants, a grantee of the @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn with the @ElephantCrisisFund on Trump’s decision to reverse the ban on imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe into the US. Link in bio to learn more. Photo Credit: Peter Pham, 2011
#regram#rg @nrdc_org: From November 6 to 17, world leaders will gather in Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd U.N. climate change conference (#COP23) to discuss next steps in the fight against climate change. Just one year into the historic Paris climate agreement, countries are plowing forward to fight climate change, including China, India, Mexico, and Canada. With President Trump’s reckless announcement of withdrawal from the agreement, the United States has a lot of work to do, and we must continue to urge Congress to stop jeopardizing our progress on tackling climate change. Take action in our bio link!
#regram#rg @wwf: Exciting news! 2 million hectares of land in Bhutan will be protected forever through an innovative project called #bhutanforlife! Today is a day of celebration in Bhutan! The Royal Government of Bhutan and WWF officially announced the commitment by donors from around the world to create the US$ 43 million fund called Bhutan for Life, which will permanently protect 2 million hectares, most of which is forests, allowing Bhutan to sustain its commitment to conservation for eternity.
#regram#rg @leonardodicapriofdn: Scientists have identified a new species of #greatape on the Indonesian island of #sumatra: the #tapanuliorangutan. With only 800 individuals left, this is the most #endangered Great Ape species in the world. Follow the link in bio to learn more. Photo credit: James Askew
#regram#rg @paulnicklen: Climate change is real. It’s time to stop debating this inconvenient truth, and instead direct our collective energy towards good decisions for the planet. Big change comes from small adjustments. Some ways to #doyourpart include avoiding plastics, choosing certified fish, and volunteering your time to a cause for change. Visit @AnInconvenientTruth and check out @ZariaLynn to see what others are doing. @SeaLegacy | #turningthetide | #ocean | #protect | #beinconvenient | #climatechangeisreal | @AnInconvenientTruth | @NatGeoPristineSeas | @mattiasklumofficial
#regram#rg @dailyoverview: Palm tree plantations surround the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The trees are cultivated in terraces cut into the contours of hills, to avoid erosion caused by streaming water. Malaysia is now one of the world’s largest exporters of palm oil – used primarily as a cooking ingredient – shipping nearly 18 million tonnes per year. The rapid expansion of palm oil plantations in the world’s tropical regions is becoming an increasingly significant source of carbon emissions. Clearing the native trees to make space for the palms is projected to add more than 558 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by 2020 – an amount greater than all of Canada’s current fossil fuel emissions. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
#regram#rg @leonardodicapriofdn: Today is #internationalsnowleopardday. In partnership with The Christensen Fund, LDF is helping to support and expand a 10-year project in Central Asia dedicated to working with a wide array of local community organizations to protect #snowleopards from extinction. Follow the link in bio to learn more.
#regram#rg @bertiegregory: A lettuce coral covered in anthias in the Northern Red Sea. The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation.
#regram#rg @wwf: Overfishing, #pollution, #climatechange and more are threatening the future of our #oceans. Governments, companies and organisations have to make the commitment to protect the ocean's natural assets. 🌊 Discover more about the push for a healthy Mediterranean Sea at: http://pand.as/2xmxOMw
#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.