Just one week left to get your #JoinTheHerd shirts and hoodies! All proceeds go to our #rhino and #elephant programs. Get yours at Represent.com/josh
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Thanks to everyone who has supported my represent.com/josh campaign so far! Just one more week to get your #JoinTheHerd tee, tank top and hoodie! All proceeds go to @wildaid's effort to protect elephants and rhinos in Africa. (Link in bio)
8 in 10 Americans support a nationwide ban on the buying and selling of shark fins, because they know sharks are more valuable alive and swimming in our oceans than in a bowl of soup. Eleven U.S. states have already passed bans on fins, and now we need to take this movement nationwide. Tell your member of Congress to support the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act today and protect these magnificent creatures! #FinBanNow#WorthMoreAlive#RacingExtinction#SaveSharks
We are late for #nationalpuppyday but don't miss out on @toms newest #animalinitiative shoes! TOMS is partnering with WildAid to provide educational opportunities to impoverished students living near critical #wildlife habitat and help protect vulnerable #pandas.
Shoes come in styles for men, women and children. (Unfortunately not yet available for dogs.) Check out the collection here at http://toms.sh/1A1K1WJ
Another tough day in the life of WildAid's very own @andrewwegst . Today Andy is filming Chuck, a 48 year old (100 human year equivalent) Southern White rhino. Chuck is an absolute sweetheart and a mere 5000 pounds!
To learn more about WildAid's work with rhinos, visit: wildaid.org/rhinos
Thrilled to be supported by @joshduhamel 's limited edition #jointheherd t-shirt. Proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts will go towards our rhino and elephant campaigns and help put an end to illegal wildlife trade. Get yours at represent.com/josh #Repost@joshduhamel with @repostapp
I just launched my first ever limited edition charity t-shirt available for two weeks only. Get yours here: represent.com/josh (Link to buy in my bio!) 100% of the proceeds from the sale support @Wildaid to help put an end to the illegal wildlife trade by protecting rhinos and elephants in Africa. #JoinTheHerd@represent
Now playing! When Naledi loses everything, she'll win your heart. This incredible, true-life story of a baby elephant's journey reveals why every elephant counts. As a baby elephant fights to survive, across Africa elephants face equally terrible odds. When the buying stops, the killing can too. See her story on @netflix today! Learn more about the film: www.naledifilm.com
There are only about 30 #vaquita porpoises left in the world. The smallest and most endangered cetacean species on the planet faces extinction in three years if the people with the power to save it don't take immediate action. The vaquita’s steep decline is solely attributable to the use of gillnets in their habitat.
Vaquita get tangled and drown in gillnets used to catch shrimp, #totoaba, and other fish. We have the power to save the vaquita. Boycott shrimp from Mexico and these actors will respond. They will finally ensure that the vaquita’s waters are gillnet free.
There is nothing like drawing a thing to make you really see it. 95% of the world’s #rhinos have been lost in the past 40 years. In 2016, 1054 rhinos were poached in South Africa, which while a decrease from 2015, remains unacceptably high. #Poaching is attributable to the rising demand for rhino horn in some Asian countries, including Vietnam, where many people falsely believe that rhino horn can cure cancer, rheumatism and other ailments---properties that are refuted by science.
This week, 10 local artists in Ho Chi Minh City partnered with WildAid to create Rhino Arts Week, which features street art and interactive activities to convey rhino conservation messages to the public.
Panda, panda, panda, ! @toms animal initiative is partnering with WildAid to provide educational opportunities to impoverished students living adjacent to critical panda habitats. Safeguarding giant pandas, which are listed as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is essential to preserving the biodiversity of their habitats, and with less than 2000 left in the wild, they need continued protection. Check out the collection here http://toms.sh/1A1K1WJ
Three years ago, Satao, one of the greatest remaining big tusker elephants in East Africa, was gunned down in his prime by poachers for his ivory.
Today, we mourn another of these last giant tuskers: Satao 2, killed by poachers with what appears to have been poisoned arrows. His body, with his tusks still intact, was found this weekend by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers in Tsavo East National Park.
Only six of these giant tuskers are now estimated to remain in the entire Tsavo ecosystem in Kenya. This brings home all the more dramatically just how vulnerable the giant tusked elephants are in the area that Big Life protects.
A world-famous elephant such as Tim, Amboseli’s largest tusker, who has been speared twice in the last year or two (and recovered), is now collared in an attempt to better protect him.
We feel outrage when one of these elephants with giant tusks is killed by poachers. But in truth, a life is a life, and the lives of ALL elephants matter equally.
So Big Life’s rangers will continue to protect the lives of ALL elephants in the 2-million-acre ecosystem they patrol.
~ Big Life
||Pictured is Tim, Amboseli's largest tusker||
Today I received the devastating news of the death of Satao II who had been shot by poachers with poisoned arrows. The tusker in this image (who is not Satao II) is the largest I have been privileged to be in the presence of, yet his magnificence cannot compare to the splendour that surrounded Satao and Satao II. It may seem selfish to say, but every day my own (and many others) chances of seeing one of the greats decreases substantially - for me it's a lifelong dream fading fast - as a result of mans greed and ignorance. "We have lost the way, greed has poisoned mans souls" and sadly the innocent suffer for it.
Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! There is an African proverb that says “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Today, on a day when we celebrate all that is beautiful, good and hopeful about the wild and its many animals, it is worth bearing in mind that we all play a part in making sure wild species are conserved and protected for future generations. And who better to speak for the voiceless than the youth? This year's theme for WWD is "listen to young voices" so if you belong to the youth, speak up for #wildlife#conservation and #doonethingtoday
A juvenile and mother white bellied tree #pangolin at the Pangolin Conservation in St. Augustine, FL photographed by @joelsartore. This juvenile is only 70 days old and is the first of her species to be bred in captivity. Frustratingly, certain cultures, including that of traditional Chinese medicine, falsely believe the pangolin’s unique protective keratin scales (made of the same material as your fingernails) have curative properties. Because of this, it’s estimated that over one million pangolins have been hunted and killed in the last decade, meaning they are likely the most illegally-trafficked animal in the world. Now that the four species of Asian pangolins are becoming endangered, smugglers are turning their attention to the four found in Africa, including this species.
Thankfully, in September #CITES (Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species) unanimously voted for a complete trade ban of all eight pangolin species, giving this animal the highest level of protection possible from this organization. #pangolins#endangeredspecies#savethepangolins#wildlifeconservation#photoark#natgeo#babyanimals#photoarkbook#racingextinction
Some more Tumani cuteness from today! You can see her teeth in this video. What you don't see is the real ending, where she started walking towards me and poked me in the face with her stick! #rhino#blackrhino#tumani
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP @thulathularhinofund
As a result of the increased attacks and poaching of Rhinos Elephants and all wildlife, we are now forced to improve the security and anti poaching measures in place. To fully equip our anti poaching personnel to protect our heritage and our people, the following wish~list is urgently needed. Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated. Francoise Thula Thula
Night vision goggles ~ $500 each
Binoculars ~ $70 each
Water camel packs ~ $50 each
LED heavy duty torches ~ $90 each
1 x 4x4 patrol vehicle ~ $10 000
Extra satellite Anti Poaching Base Camp ~ $5000
Black army knives ~ $30 each
Secure Digital Radio System $7000
We also have daily running costs including fuel, training and ammunition.
EMERGENCY SECURITY FUND
Our hearts have been warmed by all the love, support and messages sent.
THANK YOU <3
THULA THULA RHINO ORPHANAGE POACHING TRAGEDY
Thank you for all the special messages of love, support and proposals of help received all day by all rhino lovers. This despicable poaching attack has left us all in shock.
What we need now is to act quickly for the protection of the remaining rhinos and also of course all the dedicated staff at the orphanage.with deadly anti poaching actions and extra security.
An EMERGENCY SECURITY FUND FOR THE RHINO ORPHANAGE with Indiegogo has been launched by one of our previous volunteers at the Thula Thula rhino orphanage. Thank you Megan Richards, you are a star.
here is the link : https://www.generosity.com/fundraisers/2046034/csfb?ref=gogo__fblk__16125406
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT @thulathularhinofund
WAN shared a brief and heartbreaking message yesterday from Allison Thomson from Outraged South African Citizens Against Poaching (OSCAP). It read “Last night one of our rhino orphanages was attacked by poachers and one rhino had to be euthanized this morning. The staff were apparently beaten. Please keep all of them in your thoughts.” -- Here is the latest update as of now:
The vicious attack on Monday took place at the Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; tragically leaving rhinos dead, care-givers severely beaten and one young woman sexually assaulted.
An Indiegogo fundraising campaign launched by orphanage volunteer, Megan Richards, has already generated $16,237 in a few hours. The goal is to reach $55,000 USD to enable them to keep the remaining baby rhinos safe for a year.
Please Help Donate To Their Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign, Link In Our Bio! READ MORE: www.WorldAnimalNews.com @worldanimalnews@peace_4animals