Proud to team up with Represent to protect our oceans. Every purchase of our @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn oceans apparel will benefit #oceanconservation organizations like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Get yours at represent.com/ldf. Link in bio.
---- @SeaShepherdsscs has been removing threats to the smallest porpoise in the world, the critically endangered vaquita. There are less than 30 #vaquita left! In addition to patrolling the area for poachers, SSCS vessels have worked tirelessly in the #Gulf of #California to remove dangerous fishing gear, that entangles, and often kills, the vaquita. Since February 2016, SSCS has retrieved more than 385 sets of illegal fishing nets.
#Regram#RG@world_wildlife: Photo by @CristinaMittermeier / SeaLegacy // A King penguin surveys its breakfast—a krill rich in the protein which makes it a foundational food for all sea life, from penguin chicks to the leviathan blue whales that swim these Antarctic waters. SeaLegacy recently went on a mission to the Antarctic Peninsula to document the rapidly expanding krill fisheries and their effect on this fragile ecosystem. #SpeakForNature.
We must protect our #oceans. By purchasing a limited-edition @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn oceans t-shirt or sweatshirt you will directly support our partners like Global Fishing Watch (pictured here) and their ocean conservation efforts. Click link in bio. Global Fishing Watch is an online platform that launched in September 2016 by Google in partnership with @Oceana and Skytruth, to provide the world’s first global view of commercial fishing activities. At any moment, 200,000 vessels are publicizing their locations via the Automatic Identification System (AIS). Using satellite technology and GPS tracking, Global Fishing Watch is shining a light on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. These activities deplete fish populations, hurt the global economy, and threaten the lives of many fishermen. In an unprecedented move, the countries of Indonesia and Peru have agreed to share their data, setting an example of transparency and collaboration for our world’s oceans.
Join me in protecting our #oceans. @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn is teaming up with @Represent to raise awareness of #oceanconservation, and to support the work of our partners on the ground. Join us by purchasing a limited-edition LDF oceans t-shirt or sweatshirt – your contribution will directly support our partners and their ocean conservation efforts as we help them expand the impact of their work around the world. Link in bio.
#Regram#RG@leonardodicapriofdn: LDF is proud to support the work of the Solutions Project, which aims to accelerate the transition to 100% #cleanenergy for 100% of people. Their activities include a 100% marketing campaign, direct investments in frontline leadership, and network building, which together seek to shift the public narrative and culture of our movement to be more inclusive, collaborative and celebratory. #renewableenergy#renewables#solarpower#windpower
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#Regram#RG@world_wildlife: Oceans make up 95% of the space available to life on Earth and cover 71% of our planet’s surface. They are home to an estimated 2 million species, from the largest animal that has ever lived—the blue whale—to the tiniest bacteria. At WWF, we are committed to creating and maintaining healthy and resilient marine ecosystems that support abundant biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods, and thriving economies. #WorldOceansDay
On this day - when the world celebrates the magnificence of Earth’s oceans - I urge you to think about the need for conservation of our water planet.
Approximately 98% of Earth’s biosphere - where life can exist on the planet - is ocean, and yet only about 3% is protected. Science tells us that, for a healthy planet, at least 30% of the oceans must be protected. We have a lot more work to do.
Every other breath we takes comes from the sea, with more than 50% of the oxygen needed to survive generated by the ocean. If for no other reason than our own survival, ocean ecosystems must be conserved.
The oceans give us so many riches, and taking care of the sea means a healthy future for all.
Today, I will be speaking to world leaders at the General Assembly of the United Nations about the need to protect our water planet. I hope you join me in pushing for greater protection of our seas.
To see more underwater photography, and to learn more about oceanic conservation efforts, follow me - @BrianSkerry - on Instagram.
Now more than ever, the world is looking for bold leadership at every level to tackle climate change and environmental conservation issues. I am honored to work with President Peña Nieto (@EPN) to ensure the future viability of marine life in the Gulf. This action is a critical step towards ensuring that the Gulf of California continues to be both vibrant and productive, especially for species like the critically endangered #vaquita. My foundation, @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn, and I look forward to continuing to work with President Peña Nieto, our NGO partners and the local communities in the Gulf to reach greater progress on these important issues. Link in bio to learn more.
#Regram#RG@unitednations: Forests benefit the environment, economy and society all at the same time.
Forest management not only tackles climate change, but also increases water quality, biodiversity, pest control, employment and tourism opportunities, just to name a few.
That's why @undp is working to enhance Turkey's forest management through a new system to take comprehensive carbon measurements, including through training the government's forestry workers.
Regram @undpeurasia | : Esat Sungur
#Regram#RG@wwf: #DYK that oceans absorb about 40% of the world’s carbon dioxide, and are an important source of protein for billions of people?
Unfortunately, the health of our seas faces a multitude of challenges from overfishing to climate change. This #WorldEnvironmentDay, comment on this post to show you want better protection for our oceans!
Thank you @NatGeo for airing #BeforetheFlood for free. We must continue to educate and move forward. #Regram#RG@natgeo: Climate change is real - and it’s dangerous. Join @LeonardoDiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Here, he and @enricsala watch - and listen to - narwhals purr on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, where their habitat is rapidly shifting. - #BeforeTheFlood is a film from Academy Award Winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens, delving into the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Watch the film for free now and learn how you can take action against climate change: natgeotv.com/BeforeTheFlood.
Today, the future livability of our planet was threatened by President Trump's careless decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. Our future on this planet is now more at risk than ever before. For Americans and those in the world community looking for strong leadership on climate issues, this action is deeply discouraging. Now, more than ever, we must be determined to solve climate change, and to challenge those leaders who do not believe in scientific facts or empirical truths. It is time for all of us to stand up, organize, fight back, and channel our energy into grassroots political action.
You can start by supporting these organizations on the front lines of this fight:
1. @NRDC_Org: nrdc.org
2. @indivisibleteam: indivisibleguide.com/act-locally
3. Resistance Manual: www.resistancemanual.org/Climate_/_Environment
4. Stand Up America: standupamerica.com/act
5. Take action on BeforeTheFlood.com/Act
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#Regram#RG@unfccc: “The sustainability train has left the station. Get on board or get left behind.”
Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, @unitednations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the world to rally behind the Landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement.
“The effects of climate change are already being felt around the world. They are dangerous and they are accelerating. It is absolutely essential that the world implements the #ParisAgreement and that we fulfil that duty with increased ambition,” he told a gathering of students, business leaders and academics at the New York University Stern School of Business.
#Regram#RG@nrdc_org: The Paris climate accord is a global commitment that 195 nations approved to combat climate change. Withdrawing the United States would be a foolish and reckless mistake.
The following is a statement by @RheaSuh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council:
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“If true, this is a reckless and foolish mistake, and our kids will pay the price. The Paris climate accord is a triumph of American leadership. It’s about doing what’s best for our people at home—spurring clean energy innovation and creating millions of good-paying jobs, while protecting our children and communities from pollution. And we got the whole world to join us.
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“Trump would be walking away from that American victory, abandoning U.S. climate and clean energy leadership and breaking our promise to the rest of the world. Foreign leaders would remember that the next time we need their cooperation on what’s important to us.
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"This is not putting America first: It’s putting fossil fuel profits ahead of the national interest. We have a right to demand better from our president and to fight for our children’s future.”
Salvemos a la vaquita, el mamífero marino más amenazado del mundo. Desafortunadamente, la pesca ilegal ha provocado que la población de la vaquita se reduzca drásticamente. Quedan menos de 30 vaquitas y necesitamos tu ayuda para salvarlas.
Únete a @World_Wildlife y pidamos al gobierno y la gente de México que implemente medidas urgentes para proteger a la vaquita marina, antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Please, help to save the vaquita, the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Unfortunately, illegal fishing has drastically reduced the vaquita population. Now, there are less than 30 vaquitas left and we need your help to save them. Join World Wildlife Fund and ask the government and people of Mexico to urgently implement the measures necessary to protect the vaquita, before it’s too late. [Link en Bio]
#Regram#RG@nrdc_org: The world’s tallest mammal is headed for extinction, but the Endangered Species Act may be able to help!
Giraffe populations have declined almost 40% over the last 30 years, mostly because of hunting for bushmeat, habitat destruction and fragmentation, and the international trade in giraffe bone carvings and hunting trophies.
That’s why we've joined together with partners to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help protect giraffes by listing them as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
The civil war in South Sudan is hampering humanitarian relief after famine was declared in parts of the country this February. When aid deliveries fail to arrive, health workers are forced to decide which children get fed and which do not.
Video: @katyaochagavia + @josh_tou
Footage courtesy of Louis Leeson and @savethechildren
#Regram#RG@everydayclimatechange: everydayclimatechange photo by John Novis @johnnovis for @everydayclimatechange
Tavolo Community Forest in Papua New Guinea
There are usually no roads with community forest management. The forest provides food, medicine, craft and building materials for the Tavolo community. All access is by foot or by boat within the Tavolo FSC certified community forest management area in New Britain, Papua New Guinea. This is a key distinguishing feature from the logging roads usually associated with forest dwellers turned loggers. The corporate lumber trade is aware of the rich timber growing in Papua New Guinea and unregulated and badly managed deforestation could be at risk in the future. The PNG rainforest plays a critical role in regulating the global climate and halting runaway climate change, for the benefit of the entire biosphere. #papuanewguinea #rainforest#tavolo #newbritain #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #photooftheday #nofilter @greenpeace
The Hopi, Navajo, Ute Mountain Ute, Ute, and Zuni tribes of Southeastern Utah need your help.
Trump recently signed an executive order mandating a review of 27 of our national monuments. This process could end with these monuments being rescinded or dramatically reduced. Now is the time to speak up. Tell the Trump administration why protecting our most special federal lands and waters matters. Visit monumentsforall.org #MonumentsforAll
#Regram#RG@conservationorg: Edgardo Ochoa wrestles with an abandoned fishing net he helped remove from a reef off Otoque Island, Panama. Ochoa first discovered the net when was he was scouting for dive training sites in Panama Bay in 2000. These so-called “ghost nets” can ravage marine habitats for decades. Nearly two decades later, as a marine safety officer for @ConservationOrg, he was able to do something about it. With a newly formed Ghost Net Removal Team that included @ConservationOrg, local NGOs and government agencies, Edgardo was finally able to help remove the ghost net from the reef. For the full story, visit blog.conservation.org #ghostnet#panama#net#marine#conservation#ocean#reef
Proud of the involvement @leonardodicapriofdn staff had in #ProjectDrawdown. This must-read by #PaulHawken brings together hundreds of scientific studies, creating the top 100 solutions to restore balance to the climate and make our planet a better place. Learn more on drawdown.org.
#Regram#RG@everydayclimatechange: Mette Lampcov @mettelampcov for @everydayclimatechange - Two men are fishing where the Owens river is diverted and separated into the start of the California aqueduct; the Sierra Nevada mountains are covered in snow in the background, in the Owens Valley, CA.
After years of drought and very low snowpack in the Sierra Nevadas where most water in California originates, this year was the total opposite, with one storm after another slamming into California. These storms are called atmospheric rivers, bringing one of the largest snowpacks in history. Now the weather is starting to warm up and the DWP ( Department of Water and Power ) are bracing themselves for flooding, as that snow starts to melt. The aqueduct is currently running full to capacity and the DWP is working overtime to spread water to help avert flooding, diverting water into smaller creeks and fields, hoping that at the same time they might replenish the groundwater. They have not seen this level of water in 40 years or more, and its only the beginning of spring and warmer weather. Extreme flooding and drought are two sides of the same coin, and experts see this as a connection to climate change.
The smallest member of the porpoise family is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Unsustainable and illegal fishing practices have caused a dramatic decline in the vaquita's population. Fewer than 30 vaquita may be left in the wild and without immediate action, they face imminent extinction.
Join me and @World_Wildlife and let President Peña Nieto of Mexico know that we demand action to protect the vaquita today. Link in bio.
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