#Regram#RG@oceana: Together, we can save ocean protections from the chopping block. The Trump Administration is attacking the very bedrock of ocean – and environmental – protection in the United States… and we need to fight back. Click the link in our bio to add your name now: Tell @noaa to preserve existing measures that protect our oceans and save marine life! : VideoDive
Protect our planet. Now until August 23rd, you can bid on exclusive pieces of #artwork. All proceeds go to @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn grantees that are working to build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Link in bio. www.2017ldfauction.org
Photo credit: Patrick Zacharias
#Regram#RG@oceana: A southern resident killer whale calf swims beside its mother through the Haro Strait. Unfortunately, sightings of these endangered marine species are becoming increasingly rare. A recent study in the journal PLOS ONE found that as high as 69 percent of Southern Resident killer whale pregnancies end in failure. What's to blame? The truth is that humans are wiping out most of the whale's food supply. Visit OCEANA.org/blog to learn how these endangered whales are careening towards extinction, and why scientists believe they might have found a solution that offers a glimmer of hope. : Monika Wieland Shields
#Regram#RG@lionrecovery: Lions are known for their beauty, power and ferocity. But few know that they have been disappearing at an alarming rate. Help us turn up the volume on this quiet crisis - REGRAM this. And to give, please visit lionrecoveryfund.org or follow the link in the bio. Thank you so much! 🦁
We’re losing snow leopards at an alarming rate due to habitat destruction, human-wildlife conflict and poaching. Sign @world_wildlife’s petition and urge the leaders of snow leopard range countries to #SaveSnowLeopards. Link in bio.
#Regram#RG@natgeo: Photo by @enricsala | This lemonpeel angelfish finds refuge in Kingman Reef, a remote coral atoll that is part of the US Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument - for now. On April 26, 2017, an Executive Order was signed that threatens to carve up – or even abolish – dozens of National Monuments and Marine Sanctuaries across the nation. These protected areas are gifts from nature that belong to all of us, now and for future generations. If you want our monuments and marine sanctuaries to be kept as they are, please let the Department of Commerce know before August 15, using the link on my profile @enricsala
#Regram#RG@sierraclub: Make no mistake: Trump's ties to the oil and gas industry, his denial of climate change, and his utter disregard for science pose a very serious threat. As the nation's leader in grassroots environmental litigation, we will bring legal action at every turn.
Hear from Pat, director of our Environmental Law Program (ELP), about the ELP's three-part strategy to #resist Trump and save our climate.
Learn more about the Environmental Law Program at sierraclubfoundation.org/donate
#Regram#RG@amazonwatch: Sápara children walk through the outskirts of their village deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our colleague took this photo during a trip in April with @empoweredbylight, during which we helped the Sápara install solar energy and communications systems to power their resistance to oil drilling in their ancestral territory.
#Regram#RG@conservationorg: Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed for its ivory — and this cruel, gruesome practice could drive the species to extinction within a generation. The Sarara Initiative, a model of sustainable community-based conservation, is working toward the security for elephants and people.
#Regram#RG@franslanting: Beyond the National Parks and National Monuments we’re all familiar with, there are scores of other public lands in the USA that are administered by the Department of the Interior. The Bureau of Land Management is charged with looking after many millions of acres of wilderness areas, but it barely has the resources to do so. And that is before the cutbacks that are now being contemplated in Washington, D.C. Here’s one amazing place I discovered while doing an aerial survey of the Colorado Plateau on assignment for @NatGeo. It’s called the San Rafael Swell and it’s located in central Utah. It’s full of shale rock and that means there may be oil and gas deposits underneath the surface. Imagine what this landscape would like with access roads for mineral extraction. Become part of the conversation if you care and check some of the links below and follow me @FransLanting for more coverage of these special places. @WildernessSociety@thephotosociety@leonardodicaprio#MonumentsForAll#beauty#naturelovers#naturephotography#wilderness#America#Conservation
Grateful for all who came out to the @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn Gala & contributed to our efforts to protect the planet. This past year LDF and its partners made a measurable difference. We helped protect more than 1.6 million square kilometers of ocean – an area more than twice the size of Texas – including the creation of the largest marine reserve in the world in Antarctica's Ross Sea. We are also supporting efforts to bring back the jaguar and the Mexican Gray Wolf - now 32 wolf packs have returned to the Pacific Northwest! In Tanzania our partner has restored the wildlife of Mkomazi national park, and in the grasslands of Kenya, where we are helping jump start an important carbon sequestration project. These are just a few of the stories about the impact the generosity of our donors has helped make possible. Click the link in bio to get involved.
#Regram#RG@paulnicklen: The sea around the Antarctic Peninsula is a magical, fragile place; rich with wildlife, like this humpback whale feeding on krill. It is finally time to protect it.
This week in Moscow we are representing @natgeo, @sea_legacy and @natgeopristineseas at #Antarctica2020, a meeting of the Ambassadors from the countries representing the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Resources #CCAMLR to begin the process of creating a network of Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica. Caption by @cristinamittermeier
#Regram#RG@amazonwatch: Gloria Ushigua, a leader of the Sápara people of the Ecuadorian Amazon, speaks before delivering a letter from the Sápara to the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco. The letter demands that state-run oil company Andes Peteoleum cancel plans to drill on Sápara territory. If drilling happens, the Sápara and their rainforest homes face massive destruction.
#Regram#RG@greenpeace: Gorgeous image of wind turbines standing strong over the clouds in Germany.
We could be the generation that ends fossil fuels.
#Regram#RG@natgeo: Photograph by @thomaspeschak A bottlenose dolphin hangs upside down effortlessly as the current rages around the underwater volcanic pinnacle known as "El boiler". Situated off San Benedicto island, it lies in the heart of the #Revillagigedo archipelago marine protected area, 240 miles south of Baja California, Mexico. A critical initiative to expand this marine reserve, to further benefit large marine species that roam vast distances is currently underway. Shot on assignment for @NatGeo magazine for the forthcoming September 2017 story focused on marine conservation successes in Mexico. Please #followme@thomaspeschak and @maresmexicanos to learn more about Mexico's western seas, where conservation initiatives are bearing fruit. #mexico#baja#dolphin#diving#conservation
#Regram#RG@unfccc: The Earth’s climate is changing at a rate that has exceeded most scientific forecasts. Some families and communities have already started to suffer from disasters and the consequences of climate change, forced to leave their homes in search of a new beginning.
For the UN refugee agency UNHCR, the consequences of climate change are enormous. Scarce natural resources such as drinking water are likely to become even more limited. Many crops and some livestock are unlikely to survive in certain locations if conditions become too hot and dry, or too cold and wet. Food security, already a concern, will become even more challenging.
Climate change will fuel forced migration. We all need to prepare, in a coordinated way, and to protect the most vulnerable.
For three weeks we traveled by dog sled over the frozen sea ice of northwestern Greenland. As we neared the end of our journey, near the Inuit village of Qaanaaq, a flurry of snow covered the landscape and delighted Naimanngitsoq Kristiansen, one of our Inuit guides.
Ice is melting rapidly in the Arctic and the sea ice is becoming unstable. To see images of how our dog team fell through the ice and into the freezing water, please #follow me at @CristinaMittermeier
#Regram#RG@leonardodicapriofdn: #palmoil is an ingredient found in many everyday products and foods – things like potato chips, candy bars, cosmetics and yes even pizza (dough). Palm oil companies have cleared and continue to clear some of the most critical landscapes in the world to make room for their crops. In the process, they are destroying critical ecosystems and threatening the culture and livelihoods of local communities.
A powderblue surgeonfish swims by a dead coral reef off Vommuli Island, in the Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives. The rise in sea temperatures in recent years has killed coral reefs globally at an alarming rate, destroying marine life and damaging natural coastal barriers -- leaving coastal population centers at risk as storms become more common and more violent. The loss of coral reefs may cost $1 trillion globally, according to an Australian study, including the loss of millions of travelers and hundreds of thousands of tourism industry jobs worldwide. Photo taken in December 2016 by @austin_merrill.
The public has spoken. In just 60 days, more than 2.5 million comments have been submitted by Americans across the country who love and cherish our national monuments – designations that safeguard our nation’s history, our culture, and our natural wonders. @usinterior Secretary Ryan Zinke, please listen to the American people: Protect our #MonumentsForAll.
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing, also known as IUU fishing, robs the world’s oceans of 26 million tonnes of seafood annually, bringing financial losses to a staggering US$ 23 billion a year. The Port State Measures Agreement brokered by @UNFAO not only presents a great strategy to stop illegal fishing, but it also gives processors and retailers another way to track their supplies and acquire fish that only comes through ports legally. For consumers, the treaty ensures that we buy seafood that was legally caught. FAO / : Luciano Simonelli
Time is running out to submit public comments supporting our marine national monuments. Make your voice heard by Monday, July 10th and tell @RepRyanZinke that our #blueparks protect incredible ocean landscapes and species. Link in bio. #MonumentsForAll