We must protect this planet and the incredible species that live here.
Proud of the great work from the @leonardodicapriofdn and Wildlife Conservation Network initiative, @LionRecovery Fund (LRF). They recently announced six new grants in key lion sites across Africa. Each of these projects shows there is hope for lions to recover. Link in bio to learn about the different projects.
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#Regram#RG@oceana: Opening the floodgates to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling is a catastrophe waiting to happen for marine life, coastal communities and our oceans. President Trump’s radical offshore drilling plan puts oil industry priorities ahead of people, ignoring widespread local and state opposition. SPEAK UP! Tell President Trump and Secretary Zinke: No new offshore drilling before our oceans, marine life and communities pay the ultimate price. (Link in bio) #ProtectOurCoast
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#Regram#RG@lionrecovery: Lions can benefit people! The tourism industry in Africa is already worth a staggering USD34 billion per year and is set to expand with growing global demand among the world’s public to see species such as lions. Many African countries are currently overly dependent on commodities or agriculture, and nature-based tourism can diversify and grow economies. However, the potential of the tourism industry will ONLY be realised if much greater investment is made in protecting the assets on which it depends. This means more funding for the protection of lions and other wildlife, and for the management of the wilderness areas on which they depend. Perspective from LRF Director, @petelindseyafrica
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#Regram#RG@world_wildlife: Results from the largest ever research study of gorillas and chimpanzees in Western Equatorial Africa show population numbers higher than first believed. The bad news is that 80% of these great apes live outside of protected areas. To save them we must address their greatest threats: poaching, illegal logging, and habitat destruction. You can read more about the study by following the link in our bio.
What do you do when the oil industry has poisoned your drinking water? ⠀
In the northern Ecuadorian Amazon, indigenous communities are building their own solutions through systems that collect and filter rainwater. ⠀
You can help them reach their goal: link in bio.⠀
Proud that Appian Way took part in producing this film. In theaters November 21. #RobinHoodMovie
#Regram#RG@oceana: The demand for fins is one of the greatest threats facing #shark populations around the world, and fins from as many as 73 million #sharks end up in the global shark fin trade every year. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S. Tell your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins by following the link in our bio. #FinBanNow
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