There's so much unbelievable life out there. So many species that most of us will only see a fraction of them. Every one has a place in the environment that they're best adapted to. Everything is linked to make ecosystems healthy and functioning. Every species that is lost, weakens our very own grasp on survival. So let us celebrate all the wildlife out there and work towards a world that is more inclusive of species other than our own - because, ultimately we depend on them. Happy World Wildlife Day. #worldwildlifeday
It costs nothing to care, and everything not to.
3 weeks ago I felt so privileged and humbled meeting these orphans cared for and loved by @dswt in Nairobi. The saying that you never forget an elephant... it's true. I had many expectations for my Africa adventure and really high ones for meeting and seeing elephants ... and reality was even better than I could have ever imagined. Watching and looking at an elephant... it's like connecting to something deep within, something ancient, eternal, full of wisdom. Best comparison I have is watching and listening to the ocean.
Here is what I learned... these animals, and many others, they need space - space to live, be, fulfill their purpose. Humanity takes up too much space, too much of everything - and this causes conflict... and in the end it's animal that suffers.
I am glad that China is planning to shut down Ivory trade, it should be banned outright globally. And I'm glad new fences etc are being introduced to help human wildlife conflict.
But we need a fundamental shift in attitude and approach, we need to stop seeing ourselves on the top of the food chain and instead realise that everything is connected - it's a circle, not a damn pyramid! #ndotto
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GO SEE "BORN IN CHINA" THIS WEEK!!! Disney will donate to World Wildlife Organization, if you see it opening week.
WWF is the worlds leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species. We share this planet with amazing animals and it's our duty to protect them from the most dangerous animal alive...HUMANS! Pass it on! 🦁 #wwf#worldwildlifefoundation#worldwildlifeday#protecttheanimals#ourduty#borninchina
Wild Life : On March 3rd we celebrate #WorldWildlifeDay, this year’s theme, “Listen to the Young Voices” helps us to recognize the importance of our youth in helping us to ensure the continued protection of the world’s wildlife.
Happy #EarthDay 🤗 #Repost@amivitale with @repostapp
Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! The day before I left Kenya, a two-week-orphaned elephant was rescued after falling into a well. In the past such elephants would likely have died, but now Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), part of the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, will care for her until she is one day put back in the wild, walking the migratory routes that her family has walked for centuries. Follow @r.e.s.c.u.e and @sararacamp to learn more about their amazing work! You can help #GROWtheGood and support the partnership between @conservationorg and @lifeisgoodco by buying this @lifeisgood t-shirt.100% of net profits from the sale of the Sarara Elephant tee help fund sustainability and conservation initiatives in Africa http://www.lifeisgood.com/sarara-elephant/
Happy earth day. Every day should be a day that we celebrate this glorious planet and all her wonders. It's hard to process the damage, we as a species, have done to the planet in the last 120 years. Felled vast areas of rainforests and brought magnificent wildlife to the brink of extinction. Polluted our waterways & oceans and brought about a level of global warming that is melting the poles, bleaching the reefs & fuelling drought ridden war zones. The wilderness is the lifeblood of our planet & our survival. The mesmeric warm, rich brown waters of the Okavango delta are one of the great wonders of the world, veins that support a richness of wildlife that is staggering. This morning I was at Victoria falls before sunrise, the first person in the park and had the falls to myself for at least an hour which was a perfect way to spend Earth day. The BBC tells me that today was the first day the UK went 24 hours without burning coal for fuel which is also reason to celebrate. But that Putin has his eyes set of the vast untapped oil reserves of the Arctic and Trumps main achievement in his first 100 days is passing a bill that repeals regulations for big industries polluting waterways. The biggest challenge of our generation is whether we evolve fast enough to realise that if we destroy the wilderness we destroy ourselves.
Having worked at an elephant hospital in Thailand and experiencing this first hand I truly know and have felt the pain these elephants go through. If you have a few minutes & a huge heart for elephants. Please read this post from @dr.evanantin 🏻 #Repost@dr.evanantin with @repostapp
Today is #worldwildlifeday and this year's focus is on Asiatic & African elephants. If you have any interest in elephants then please continue reading...I usually keep my posts positive on purpose, but this is something that is too important to me, so apologies for this sad post....but it must be shared. Did you know that most baby Asian #elephants in the tourism trade have gone through a process called "phajaan"? Phajaan is a term that means to crush the elephants spirit, or to separate the spirit from the body. As babies, they take them away from their mothers and put them in a tiny cage, big enough only for them to stand but not sit or move around at all. Then they're literally beaten, for days on end, in the most cruel ways possible. The elephant trunk is so sensitive, and it's how they eat and explore the world. But during phajaan, they'll often be encouraged to stick out their trunks to smell or investigate something, but then their trunks are beaten with bats and spears and whips. The elephants are deprived of food, poked with sticks and blades, kicked, and screamed at. They play terrible mind games with them. It's a truly awful, horrible thing. The idea, in the end, is to crush this animal's spirit so much that they are just an empty shell who will listen to every command...and then they are sold to tour operators for elephant rides and treks and the illegal logging industry. Let's see how much we can get this post shared and spread the word with your friends and family...If you know someone going to #SoutheastAsia soon, share this with them, too. The individual pictured here with me barely survived Phajaan and the illegal logging industry and now gets to live the rest of her days at @elephantnaturepark . She lives with the permanent damage of leg and hip bone fractures she obtained while being overworked in the past. Plz read the rest in comments!