Actor and Environmentalist
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: A new grant from Lion Recovery Fund is for an innovative carbon finance project by BioCarbon Partners and @LionLandscapes which will create a safe place for lions to roam in a key wildlife corridor in Zambia. This carbon finance project will not only protect the landscape for its carbon absorption benefits, but will offer its carbon credits at a premium due to the additional benefits that this project brings for both lions and their prey such as anti-poaching law enforcement. 🦁🛡 Original image by Ed Selfe #savelions #lionrecovery #luangwe#lowerzambezi #Zambia #Africa#africanbush #wildlife #lion #lions#lionking #cubs #wildlifephotography#DYK #nationalparks #safari #big5#picoftheday #photooftheday#africansafari #animals #instadaily#animalsofinstagram #conservation#catsofinstagram #savethelions
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#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, President and CEO of @tompkins_conservation , join forces for the official ceremony to complete what they pledged to do last year: create five new #nationalparks in #Chile and expand three others. Tompkins Conservation’s two flagship projects in Chile – #Pumalín and #Patagonia Parks, are now becoming national parks. Follow the link in bio to read more. Photo Credit: @jamesqmartin
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#Regram #RG @conservationorg: While the Gulf of California is home to a wealth of marine life, it’s also beset by overfishing, pollution and illegal fishing, despite government regulation and the creation of protected areas. However, all is not lost according to Edgardo Ochoa, Conservation International's marine and diving safety officer. . . . “Never before have we had the knowledge, technology and resources we have now to revert the damage and to plan for the future,” Ochoa says. To learn more, click the link in our bio.
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Proud of what @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn and our partners have accomplished over the last 20 years, but so much more needs to be done. Watch to learn more. #Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: 2018 is an important year. Never have issues like protecting our environment and our climate been more urgent than now. Watch this video to learn more about LDF’s mission and how you can join us in supporting this critical work. Visit leonardodicaprio.org to watch the full video.
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#Regram #RG @conservationorg: The world’s coral reefs are experiencing bleaching events caused by climate change. Most scientists believe that “we will certainly lose reefs as we know them in most places." Only six of the 100 locations that the scientists examined have escaped severe bleaching, and this number is expected to decline. To learn more, click the link in our bio.
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#Regram #RG @world_wildlife: 2017 was the third-hottest year on record in the United States and the costliest in history for natural disasters. From severe droughts to hurricanes to wildfires, these weather extremes are more evidence of the consequences of climate change. Thankfully, local leaders from businesses, universities, and governments are stepping up to combat climate change, setting more aggressive renewable energy targets and training the next generation of climate leaders. We need to make sure tomorrow’s communities are safe from the devastating impacts of our changing climate.
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#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: We’re building a movement for indigenous cultural survival and rainforest protection and we want you to join us! Please sign the petition to stand with indigenous peoples defending their rainforest territories and become a part of this inspiring movement in the Amazon.⠀ ⠀ www.amazonfrontlines.org/stand-indigenous-peoples/ ⠀ #amazon #amazonlife #amazingearth #AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience #indigenousrising #waterprotectors #forestguardians #resistance #indigenousresistance #climatechange #biodiversityhotspot #climatejustice #humanrights
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#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by John Novis @johnnovis for @everydayclimatechange Cocoa Farmer in Cameroon Forest Solutions Cameroon - Konye's Cooperative Cocoa Farming. Ndomon Albert, 21, a farmer working on a cocoa farm in the village of Essam, Molongo. Working together in cooperative units and practicing agroforestry to produce a diversity of crops, including cocoa, farmers can support themselves financially in the long term, while providing food for their families and local markets. Agroforestry relies on biodiversity and can restore fertility to fallow and degraded lands, creating a physical and financial buffer from degradation of the remaining forests and improving the soil's ability to nourish plants and produce food. Apart from the benefits of biodiversity and community financial support, agroforestry can be a sustainable solution against the industrial exploitation of the Congo basin forests, which concerned scientists and environmentalists claim will determine the future climate change. If left alone, the forest area is a vital collector of CO2 but if the forests are felled and the land is converted to industrial farming, as has been widely practiced for the past 30 years in south-east Asia, then the forest conversion emits vast quantities of CO2 and intensifies climate change. #cocoa #cocoafarming #farmer #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #everydayclimatechange #change #climateaction #globalwarming #deforestation #biodiversity @greenpeace
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#Regram #RG @nytimes: This small agricultural village in the hills of Indonesia's Sumatra island is a testament to happy days in human-elephant relations. When the village — Gajah Makmur, which means “Prosperous Elephant” — was founded in 1991, residents nursed an injured wild elephant back to health. But then it disappeared into the forest, never to be seen again. But when wild elephants raided, villagers organized into brigades and used everything they could gather — pots and pans, a megaphone — to scare off the rampaging giants, forcing them to a palm oil plantation elsewhere. It was just 1 example of how the rapid expansion of palm oil plantations into elephant territory in Indonesia has brought humans and elephants into more frequent conflict. Increasingly, that conflict is deadly. Sumatra, in the western part of the country, has one of the largest populations of Asian elephants outside India. But their numbers are decreasing quickly, from an estimated 2,800 in 2007 to around 1,700 in 2014. Along with habitat destruction, poaching is considered a major threat to the species. @kemaljufri took this photo of an elephant transporting palm oil tree branches. Visit the link in our profile to read more. #🐘
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#Regram #RG @stevewinterphoto: @stevewinterphoto @natgeo Here are 2 cubs cooling off and relaxing in a tree. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “Stop the demand and the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have-kids hang out and play like these 2 cubs. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris @africanparksnetwork #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema
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#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by @FransLanting Emperor penguins never set foot on land. They gather on the sea ice that forms around Antarctica each winter to raise their young. It’s a race against time because they have to fledge their chicks before the sea ice melts in late summer. It is hard to know yet what the ultimate effects of climate change will be for these remarkable birds, but the worst-case scenario is that the sea ice will start melting from under the feet of young emperors before they are ready to go to sea. The birds cannot go anywhere else because the massive edge of the Antarctic ice shelf prevents them from going inland. Just like polar bears in the Arctic, emperor penguins are totally dependent on sea ice for their survival. They are like canaries in a global coal mine when it comes to bearing witness how our planet is changing. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom to learn how emperors are coping with life. @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Penguins #Antarctica #Climatechange #leonardodicaprio
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