** HALF IN HALF OUT.... It must be so annoying for these animals to have vehicles come around the corner when you're relaxing nicely in a mud pool.... This one was right next to to road so he was obliged to move in the opposite direction in case of danger.
@Regrann from @wildlife_alliance - Water snakes, like many other wildlife species in Cambodia, are exploited for food. Cambodia has the largest water snake harvest of any country in the world. Some are killed for their skin, but the majority are used as raw meat for domesticated predators or are cooked or dry-roasted as meat for humans. Some of these water snakes are endemic to Cambodia, meaning they don’t exist naturally anywhere else on the planet. Thanks to our diligent team, thousands have been rescued and released back into protected habitat and given their second chance at life in the wild!
With three days to go until I release my endangered animals collection, I'd like to announce the third organisation I'll be sharing proceeds with @painteddogconservationinc I've worked with these lovely people in the past, and am truly passionate about helping raise awareness around these beautiful creatures! The site you'll need to visit from Thursday onwards is yangafrica.bigcartel.com 🏻
Black and white picture. I'll post the original soon..!
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Photo by @amivitale. Suyian was the first elephant rescued by the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Northern Kenya. Reteti is part of the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy and is the first community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa.
The Matthews Range where Namunyak is situated is home to Africa's second-largest elephant population. Community-based wildlife keepers there are working to rehabilitate abandoned and orphaned elephants in order to eventually return them to the nearby wild herds. In this sense, community based conservation is likely to be the only viable alternative for vast tracts of Africa, in the parts beyond agriculture and where big animals and nomadic pastoralists still make their home.
This elephant sanctuary is the culmination of a two-decades long process of tipping conservation upon its head, protecting wildlife for, and not just from, people. In that sense the sanctuary is as much about people as it’s about elephants.
The elephants and this initiative need your support. You can help by following or donating!
Gorgeous photo of an endangered dugong coming up to breathe, generously shared with us by @oceanaimee!
Log onto SaveTheDugong.org
and join the fight to BAN the BRUTAL HUNTING of ENDANGERED DUGONGS and stop the destruction of their habitat. It only takes a few clicks. Use our site to send an email to the government and make your voice heard!