@Regrann from @fabenigeria - The United Nations #MarineLitter Campaign will be launched at World #OceanSummit on Thursday the 23rd of February.
Watch out! @Regrann_App from @mzokunnu - Scientists have estimated that 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year.
Marine debris is one of the leading problems that our oceans face with approximately 100 million animals killed every year as a result of injestion, drowning and fatal injury.
We must do our part to protect those who can't protect themselves.
Give that voice to those without a voice.
NEW article up on the NEWS page about HSBC Bank cutting its funding of destructive Palm Oil and the people that stood behind the movement. Link in bio!
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight Grylls the Lion sleeps in the background as Etosha the lioness is on the lookout at @erindinamibia.
Thank you to Erindi Game Reserve in Namibia for the amazing hospitality & experience to be up close and personal with these amazing animals!
Cheers to @donalboyd & @jarradseng for sharing their incredible knowledge! & and company of an awesome team!
Please stop and read!
This is the first photo I post that isn't mine and it's for a good reason. . @mirkochianucci.photography took this stunning capture of a cheetah in the Serengenti National Park, Tanzania. He introduced me to a photography contest that has an interesting twist: for each uploaded photo, you can choose the charity you want to support.
Mirko chose to support @wildnfreecharity, the charity I founded a couple of years ago, born from a passion for wild animals and the desire to do my bit to protect them and their habitat, with a particular focus on their rehabilitation and safe reintroducation back to the wild. So I am incredibly grateful for this but we need your help because this contest is based on votes only! So if you love this photo too, can you please take a minute to vote for it?
Here is the link (also in my bio) https://photochallenge.panasonic-eneloop.eu/en/vote/photo/14639/mirko-mirko
There are prizes for both winners the charity with a donation of £4628 and the photographer with a Panasonic DMC-G80MEF-K-camera if we win. We could do so much to support wildlife rehab centres with this fund!
It is free to enter but please make sure you confirm your vote from the email your receive after voting.
The competition had already started when we entered it and although there are some great photos and charities already taking part, we want to try and need every single one of you to help!
The competition end on the 31st March. Thank you so much in advance!
Most Canadians believe it is time to end the practice of hunting animals for sport. Based on a recent poll conducted last week, 80% of all Canadians support enacting legislation that would ban trophy hunting in their province and 90% oppose hunting animals for sport. However, while there is a growing awareness and opposition to trophy hunting in the province of British Columbia, not many people know that Canada is actually the top country of origin for trophies brought into the U.S. and is one of the largest trophy exporters in the world.
A recent 2017 media release on a nationwide poll by Ban Trophy Hunting Ltd. states, "When asked which country they believe is the largest exporter of trophy animals in the world, 42% of Canadians mentioned African nations. Only 12% identified Canada as the largest exporter, including 15% of Canadians aged 18-to-34 and 18% of British Columbians.” Are you one of the Canadians that would be more likely to vote for a federal political party that vowed to make trophy hunting illegal in Canada?
Although we are in the final days of the dolphin drive hunt season here in Taiji, there is no reprieve for the captive dolphins held in the harbour pens. This morning the banger boats left the harbour in quick succession, searching in their final days for pods of dolphins to desecrate, destroy and profit from.
While the hunters were out searching, the trainers were preparing another harrowing transfer of imprisoned dolphins. At around 8am they started the transfer process of four Bottlenose dolphins from the harbour pens to the pens at Dolphin Base. The dolphins were manhandled into slings on either side of a skiff, and transported to Dolphin Base, their fins covered with towels, young trainers pouring buckets of water over the dolphins heads.
The nets were lowered at Dolphin Base where trainers swam under the nets with the dolphins still trapped in slings and pushed them into their new cell of incarceration.
This is the second transfer in two days. Over 150 dolphins are being held in cramped, mixed species, overcrowded sea pens in Taiji. When the banger boats take off their poles to mark the end of the drive hunt season for another year, these dolphins will still be here, lonely, hungry, miserable, and no longer wild.
The divers grab hold of the terrified dolphins in preparation for a pen transfer.
The trainers pour small cups of water over the heads of the dolphins in a weak attempt to keep them hydrated.
It's hornbill breeding season! February is when hornbill pairs start searching for cavities, inspecting and cleaning them out. Hornbills are secondary cavity-nesters. Which means that they do not make their own cavities, they look for suitable cavities to breed.
Photo: Kalyan Varma
Scuba diving Silfra cathedral is incredible... And freezing!!!!! Diving this in December brought about 3degF water and 0deg air temps. So worth it, to dive between the Eurasian and North American Plates! Geology and scuba wins! •
Like all #ficus on Ile Aux Aigrettes, this seedling's evolved to defend itself against giant tortoise browsing. The red leaf vein is a warning signal that it might be poisonous, older leaves higher off the ground are solid green #Mauritius#conservation
Gidget the Goliath approves of Newtecpoly's community bench that's made of 100% plastic ocean waste! Check out our "Sea Trash to See Treasure" campaign so together we can clean up more beaches and create more benches!