#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by @jimmy_chin @kristine_tompkins celebrating life, beauty and 10.3 million acres of newly decreed Chilean National Parks after the signing ceremony w Chile’s President Bachellet. The magnitude and scale of what Doug and Kris Tompkins and a community of friends have accomplished as conservationists is almost impossible to entirely comprehend and might only be truly understood over a few generations. In awe of their vision, their audacious dream and their fortitude to realize it. Welcome to the new Patagonia National Park, Chile. @tompkins_conservation
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: Today we share a quote from the gathering of four indigenous nations organized last week by Amazon Frontlines and Alianza Ceibo. During this gathering, Waorani women and elders traveled from their communities deep in the forest to the industrial areas of Lago Agrio to meet with members of three other indigenous nations, the Siona, Secoya and Kofán, who have lived with impacts of the oil industry for decades. Members of these nations shared their experiences and vision for their people, and came away from the meeting inspired to work together to protect their remaining rainforest territories and their cultures. buff.ly/2F5ieua #amazon #amazonlife#amazonrainforest#indigenousrights #indigenousresilience #indigenousrising#forestguardians#resistance #indigenousresistance #climatechange#climatejustice#humanrights
#Regram #RG @everytown: For too long, too many lawmakers have been bought by the NRA. It’s time to #throwthemout. Get involved at the link in our bio.
#Regram #RG @unitednations: When the eggs of olive ridley turtles hatch in Sindhudurg, #India, it is one of the local fishermen who carefully collects them from under the sand and releases them into the sea. There are 63 million people living on the country's coastline, and most of them work in fishing, tourism, and other areas directly related to nature. If biodiversity is not protected, the ecosystem becomes unbalanced. India is the second-largest producer of fish in the world. Growing demand on🐠 supplies, coupled with destructive fishing practices, was threatening the area, which is one of 11 ecologically critical habitats in the country. With support from #UNDP, the #UnitedNationsDevelopment Programme, fishing communities are taking the lead to protect life under water, creating sustainable livelihoods and preserving the biodiversity around them.In just two years, the number of olive ridley 🐢 nesting areas protected by villagers increased five-fold. Regram: @undp |📷:
#Regram #RG @EverydayClimateChange: Photo by @bernardodeniz For @everydayclimatechange: A Chinese woman sells seeds in the street market in China’s Heilongjiang province, near the border with Russia at -40 Celsius (-40 F). Extreme temperatures are more common nowadays with a side effect of climate change. Worldwide record setting cold temperatures during the first weeks of 2018. Some scientists believe that Arctic warming may be a factor in this type of weather. #winter #everydayclimatechange #china #winter
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: 9,500 saplings (of 14 types of trees) have been planted along the Liyutang Water Reservoir in China as part of a fresh water ecosystem restoration initiative. Other key aspects of the project include: a baseline biodiversity survey, fishpond reform, waste treatment system improvements, and environmental education with local community groups . . . Fresh water is the lifeblood of our planet. No one can survive without it. Click the link in bio to learn how @ConservationOrg is helping transform the way the world manages water. From urban centers like Bogotá to arid landscapes like northern Kenya, we’re promoting clean water for all.
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org: Anti-environment members of Congress are trying to weaken the Endangered Species Act, effectively declaring it open season on imperiled species like the gray wolf. Visit the link in our profile to help us defend the Endangered Species Act before it’s too late.
Proud to support @LACMA as it transitions to new, energy efficient lighting for Chris Burden’s #urbanlight installation. It is my hope that leaders from other cultural, civic and private institutions will follow the example set by LACMA to examine the financial and environmental benefits of switching to LED lightbulbs in public places as a way to help combat climate change. #UrbanLightTurns10 Photo Credit: John Sciulli (c) Museum Associates/LACMA
#Regram #RG @mattiasklumofficial: A tranquil place of incomprehensible marine wealth! The rich waters of the Raja Ampat archipelago off Western Papua, Indonesia are some of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. Let's protect Raja Ampat and other fragile marine ecosystems! Shot on assignment with @ansgarklumphotos & @einars.pics #rajaampat #indonesia #marine #ecosystem #paradise #protectouroceans #divers #instagood #photooftheday#mattiasklum#nikonambassador#conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeotravel @mattiasklumcollection @tierragrandefilms
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve is a marvel of vast, unbroken forest canopy, rich biodiversity, and archeological treasures. Yet this majestic oasis faces terrible threats: In some areas of the reserve, deforestation related to illegal logging and illicit drug-related activity is laying waste to precious ecosystems, centuries-old cultures, and traditional livelihoods. However, in the “multiple-use zone” section of the reserve, the Rainforest Alliance and our partner communities have developed a thriving forest economy—and achieved an astonishing near-zero deforestation rate. Now that’s how you #FightDeforestation. #RainforestAlliance #Guatemala #CommunityForestry #MayaBiosphereReserve #Tikal #ZeroDeforestation #followthefrog
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: A new grant from Lion Recovery Fund is for an innovative carbon finance project by BioCarbon Partners and @LionLandscapes which will create a safe place for lions to roam in a key wildlife corridor in Zambia. This carbon finance project will not only protect the landscape for its carbon absorption benefits, but will offer its carbon credits at a premium due to the additional benefits that this project brings for both lions and their prey such as anti-poaching law enforcement. 🦁🛡 Original image by Ed Selfe #savelions #lionrecovery #luangwe #lowerzambezi #Zambia #Africa #africanbush #wildlife #lion #lions #lionking #cubs #wildlifephotography #DYK #nationalparks #safari #big5 #picoftheday#photooftheday#africansafari #animals #instadaily #animalsofinstagram #conservation#catsofinstagram#savethelions
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, President and CEO of @tompkins_conservation , join forces for the official ceremony to complete what they pledged to do last year: create five new #nationalparks in #Chile and expand three others. Tompkins Conservation’s two flagship projects in Chile – #Pumalín and #Patagonia Parks, are now becoming national parks. Follow the link in bio to read more. Photo Credit: @jamesqmartin
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: While the Gulf of California is home to a wealth of marine life, it’s also beset by overfishing, pollution and illegal fishing, despite government regulation and the creation of protected areas. However, all is not lost according to Edgardo Ochoa, Conservation International's marine and diving safety officer. . . . “Never before have we had the knowledge, technology and resources we have now to revert the damage and to plan for the future,” Ochoa says. To learn more, click the link in our bio.
Proud of what @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn and our partners have accomplished over the last 20 years, but so much more needs to be done. Watch to learn more. #Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: 2018 is an important year. Never have issues like protecting our environment and our climate been more urgent than now. Watch this video to learn more about LDF’s mission and how you can join us in supporting this critical work. Visit leonardodicaprio.org to watch the full video.
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: The world’s coral reefs are experiencing bleaching events caused by climate change. Most scientists believe that “we will certainly lose reefs as we know them in most places." Only six of the 100 locations that the scientists examined have escaped severe bleaching, and this number is expected to decline. To learn more, click the link in our bio.
#Regram #RG @world_wildlife: 2017 was the third-hottest year on record in the United States and the costliest in history for natural disasters. From severe droughts to hurricanes to wildfires, these weather extremes are more evidence of the consequences of climate change. Thankfully, local leaders from businesses, universities, and governments are stepping up to combat climate change, setting more aggressive renewable energy targets and training the next generation of climate leaders. We need to make sure tomorrow’s communities are safe from the devastating impacts of our changing climate.
#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by John Novis @johnnovis for @everydayclimatechange Cocoa Farmer in Cameroon Forest Solutions Cameroon - Konye's Cooperative Cocoa Farming. Ndomon Albert, 21, a farmer working on a cocoa farm in the village of Essam, Molongo. Working together in cooperative units and practicing agroforestry to produce a diversity of crops, including cocoa, farmers can support themselves financially in the long term, while providing food for their families and local markets. Agroforestry relies on biodiversity and can restore fertility to fallow and degraded lands, creating a physical and financial buffer from degradation of the remaining forests and improving the soil's ability to nourish plants and produce food. Apart from the benefits of biodiversity and community financial support, agroforestry can be a sustainable solution against the industrial exploitation of the Congo basin forests, which concerned scientists and environmentalists claim will determine