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💚☀️ This leaf-like sea slug, Elysia Chlorotica, can run on solar power! This lucky nudibranch has the ability to photosynthesize by stealing photosynthesizing cells from algae it eats. And when there's no algae around? This sea slug lives off sunlight! ⠀
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Image: Patrick Krug / Flickr
#seaslug #nudibranch #solarpower #sun #photosynthesis #ocean #animals #sea #sealife #nature #conservation #green #wildlife #wildanimals #wildandfree #wildliferescue #worthfightingfor #racingextinction #startwith1thing #awareness #education #compassion #protection #rescue #animal #animallovers #animalsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animalprotection


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😔 What have us humans done to this beautiful planet. Taken it for granted for way to long & now the most beautiful species & places in the world are disappearing. We're leaving nothing left for our next generations to be awed by... soon, beautiful animals and places will only be seen in pictures. Sad sad sad world this has become... #saveplantearth #shameonus #planetstupid #stupidhumans #savetheworld #racingextinction


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Message for our Colorado followers! Do you like cheesecake? Do you like cheetahs?? If so, you’re in luck! This Sunday, June 24th, there will be at the Wheat Ridge Grange in Wheat Ridge, CO. Tickets are only $10 at the door!
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The guest speaker is Brian Badger, Director of Conservation and Outreach at CCF. Please join in for an evening of sweet fun and conservation! Link to the event page in bio. 🐱🧀🍰
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#CCF #cheetahconservationfund #cheetah #ccfcheetah #bigcat #cheesecake #cheesecakeforcheetahs #brianbadger #colorado #wheatridge #benefit #racingextinction #endextinction #endangered #endangeredspecies #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #savethecheetah #humansforcheetahs #raceforlife #namibia #africa


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Our newest orphan has safely arrived at the sanctuary! He is in good health, even if somewhat underweight... He is a very active baby, who climbs all over, plays, eats well and is very interested in leaves ;) At the same time we cannot forget that he was brutally taken from his mother's arms who lost her life defending him. For each baby captured, we estimate that 10 chimpanzees have lost their life in the process. The CCC plays an essential role in the fight against poaching and we could not do so without your help. https://www.projetprimates.com/help-us/ #chimpanzeeconservationcenter
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Please sign the petition in @animalsasia bio link. Circus with animals MUST and will disappear! 🙏🏼🐻 #emptythecages ・・・
WILL YOU HELP END CRUEL WILD ANIMAL PERFORMANCES IN VIETNAM?

Gentle moon bears, endangered elephants and even orangutans face devastating violence and abuse in Vietnam’s shameful circuses.

This cruelty must end… NOW.

SIGN THE PETITION: www.animalsasia.org/circusban (link can be found in @animalsasia bio)
Via @animalsasia
#captivity #animalcruelty #animalabuse #boycottcircus #dontbuyaticket #elephant #bear #monkey #circus #wildlife #wildanimals #wildandfree #wildliferescue #worthfightingfor #racingextinction #startwith1thing #awareness #education #conservation #compassion #protection #rescue #animal #animallovers #animalsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animalprotection


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Racing against extinction of this beautiful animal - Lifetime warranty - mixed media on canvas 110x110 cm #elephants - Something in the past that we use to know....if we dont take action! #racingextinction @leonardodicaprio #artirenehoff #elephants #elephantart


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#J50 (Scarlet) is dying. She has peanut head and is emaciated. This is a photo of her in her glory days, just around the time #GovernorInslee began ignoring our pleas to breach the dams and sentenced her and her family to starve.
PLEASE CALL Gov Jay Inslee ☎️360 902 4111
#Breachthedams, help the #SRKWs🐳
#FreeTheSnake #ExtinctionIsForever #racingextinction


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The common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous, semiaquatic mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus(Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis). The name comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse" (ἱπποπόταμος). After the elephant and rhinoceros, the common hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl. Despite their physical resemblance to pigsand other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, the closest living relatives of the Hippopotamidae are cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises, etc.) from which they diverged about 55 million years ago.

Gear: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/160 sec at f/10, ISO 1000

#discoverychannel #nationalgeographic #animalplanet #gopro #nature #discovery #photography #wildlife #vegan #veganism #animal #animals #animalkingdom #naturelovers #ocean #racingextinction #startwithonething #savetheworld #instagraffiti


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There's a population of orcas off the coast of B.C. that primarily eats Chinook salmon. In recent years, some have starved to death. After not being seen for two months, 23-year-old L92, also known as Crewser, is dead, which means only 75 remain. We don't know why he died so young, but we do know these orcas are facing a number of disturbances from human activities. We have been calling on the government to do more for these critically endangered orcas so they can begin to recover. •
Thank you to our friend @hysazu for continuing to document these orcas off the coast of B.C.

Repost @wwfcanada
#orca #whale #killerwhale #whales #southernresidents #southernresidenterwhales #ocean #conservation #BC #BritishColumbia #Canada #marinelife #wildlife #wildanimals #wildandfree #wildliferescue #worthfightingfor #racingextinction #startwith1thing #awareness #education #compassion #protection #rescue #animal #animallovers #animalsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animalprotection


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A new study finds that a full third of protected areas have been converted for human use or are facing major pressures from development. It’s clear governments need to do more to protect vulnerable ecosystems. Read more - link in our story. #racingextinction @leonardodicapriofdn


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In Tanzania, the Temminck’s Pangolin is sometime called ‘bwana mganga’ (‘the doctor’) because of the false belief that it’s body parts have medicinal value. Witch doctors burn pangolin scales in the belief that it will keep lions away, whilst they are also believed to bring good luck and rain. Together with international demand for superstitious belief in their body parts, the Temminck’s numbers are plummeting and the species is currently listed a vulnerable.
Photo: Darren Pietersen, African Pangolin Working Group
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Please help us introduce the pangolin to those that are unaware of its existence. Together we can do our part to try put an end the brutal poaching and illegal trafficking of these incredibly shy and extraordinary creatures. Sadly, they are currently the most heavily trafficked wild mammals in the world.
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#PangolinLove #FightforPangolins #ThePangolin #Pangolin #Pangolins #SavethePangolin #SavePangolins #ProtectthePangolin #ProtectOurPangolin #ProtectingPangolins #ProtectingWildlife #Conservation #WildlifeConservation #Biodiversity #EndangeredSpecies #FacingExtinction #RacingExtinction #IUCN #CITES


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Double tap if you agree that fins belong on sharks, not in soup!! The demand for fins is one of the greatest threats facing shark populations around the world. 💔🦈 While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S.
Want to do something about it? TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins - link in my story. 👆#FinBanNow #WorthMoreAlive #RacingExtinction @bluespherefoundation @oceana @racingextinction @candace.crespi @oceanicpreservationsociety


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More and more corporations are ditching plastic straws (see: @mcdonaldsuk) as we consumers assert that we don’t want them polluting our planet. Let’s keep it up! 👏🏾
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#Repost @eyeopeningcomics with @get_repost
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Say No To Straws (Earth Day Comic) #earthday #laststraw #saynotostraws #racingextinction #savetheearth #savetheoceans #plasticpollution #justonething


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Little 43 is doing well at Lilayi Elephant Nursery, thanks to the special care given to her by her keepers. They have stayed by her side, day and night, monitoring her health and behaviour whilst offering her the comfort she desperately needs as she tries to recover from the trauma of losing her mother. #griwildliferescue #weareallrangers #elephants #elephantrescue #bekindtoelephants #worthmorealive #racingextinction #saveelephants #conservation


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I have no words, just oohs and aahs!! What an amazement to see these beautiful giants in their natural habitats. From Bald Eagles, to Harbor Seals, Orchas and Humpback ❤️ my heart is full!! .
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Help save these animals by keeping them wild, not in tanks for our own amusement, or to be ripped apart, beaten and sold on the market. Honestly, even whale watching excursions can be somewhat harmful, accidentally hitting them and possibly killing them, by altering the way a whale behaves by upsetting them, etc. Though our crew kept their distance and followed procedure, not getting too close, shutting off the engine, etc., we are still invading their space, their home. And many people out there don't care about the rules, regulations or the harm that will be caused, and for another buck will go further into their space. Yes, research is amazing, so try it out, may learn a thing or two, as I have.
#racingextinction #turningthetides #oceanpreservation #keepitwild #pacificwild #savethewhales #orchaawarenessmonth #emptythetanks #seaworldsucks #freewilly #getinformed #research #blackfish #orcas #humpback #harborseals #pnw #olympicmountains #sanjuanislands #excursions


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Quitting single-use plastic carrier bags is the easiest step. What’s your alternative? Let us know your plastic-free shopping favourites... #Repost @oceanicpreservationsociety
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Please ditch those disposable plastic bags. The turtles thank you. 🐢💙 #planetorplastic #stopsucking #racingextinction #plasticpollution #plasticpollutes #antiplasticpeople #breakfreefromplastic #postdisposable


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I spy a couple giraffe 👀 These adult lions lead the resident pride of a reserve in South Africa. Being around them wakes up your soul. Hearing them call at night can rock you to sleep. This is my favorite place.
Eternal gratitude to @beeboswell for lending me her lens!
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#lion #lioness #lions #lionpride #pride #honeyguide #rangercamp #entabeni #southafrica #conservation #ecotourism #wildlife #wildlifeig #yourshotphotographer #oneplanet #onelife #onecandle #racingextinction #ourcommonhome


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Thanks for joining this week and be sure to follow their Instagram to see how the world's largest survey of #sharks and #rays unfolds!
Help safeguard a future for sharks and rays by giving today - copy & paste this link into your browser: https://globalfinprint.org/donate/
Watch #OceanWarriors tonight 9/8C to see more on illegal fishing in #Palau. .
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Sampling: Palau / Australian Institute of Marine Science, Coral Reef Research Foundation & .
#Tech2Protect #FinPrint #BRUV #marinescience #GoPro #illegalfishing #racingextinction #savesharks #saverays


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Manta rays 🌏
I highly recommend to everyone to watch documentary film Racing Extinction about fishing for manta rays in Indonesian villages and about enviromental degradation caused by oil and gas companies. 🗺️
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Illustration created by Richard Hlavaty, coloured by me.
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#illustration #illustrate #illustrations #illustagram #colouredpencils #colouring #pencils #pencildrawing #pencil #draw #drawing #drawingoftheday #art #artist #artwork #omalovanky #dneskreslim #facepaintbook #artistoninstagram #instart #instaillustration #manta #ocean #mantaray #illustrationoftheday #artdaily #racingextinction


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Curious and quirky; it's the kiwi bird! I was lucky enough to see kiwi at a conservation breeding centre in New Zealand when I visited in 2012. They're a truly unique bird, whose drastic decline in numbers can only be reversed with a little help from conservationists! Check out my latest blog post to see how @oldmoutcider (@oldmoutcideruk) and @kiwisforkiwi have teamed up on a mission to save the kiwi! Visit www.kateonconservation.com to find out more or follow the link in my bio to join the mission yourself! (Old Mout Cider will donate 20p to Kiwis for kiwi for every sign up!). #SaveTheKiwi
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#kiwi #kiwibird #oldmoutcider #kiwiandlime#summer #wildlife #endangered #racingextinction #realkiwihours #kiwimeme #kiwiexperience #conservation #newzealand #endangeredspecie s#kiwirelease #bird #nativebirds #kiwipics #feather #adventure #birds #nature #naturelovers #travel #environment #outdoors #unique #ad
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Start your day the right way by taking a morning stroll with our wonderful elephants 🐘


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#Repost @shawnheinrichs with @get_repost
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Shark finning is a wasteful and inhumane practice in which a shark’s fins are cut off and the body is discarded at sea to drown. While shark finning is illegal in American waters, fins are still bought and sold in the United States. Fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year.
TAKE ACTION: Add your name now and tell Congress to prohibit the sale and trade of all shark fin products in the U.S. >> LINK IN MY STORY 👆
A nationwide ban on the sale of shark fins is the best way to ensure that the U.S. is not supporting shark finning and protect sharks around the world. 💪🦈 #finbannow #racingextinction #turningthetide @oceana @racingextinction @sea_legacy @bluespherefoundation


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Regrann from @discoverychannel - Among the smartest of all animals, elephants continue to be in grave danger from poachers fueling the ivory trade. #RacingExtinction
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Lost fishing gear is four times more likely to entangle and kill animals than all other forms of marine pollution combined. More info: buff.ly/2FETgo3
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Want to see how we did last year? Our Annual Progress Report for 2017 is now available online. We’d like to thank all of our supporters as well, because without you, the cheetah wouldn’t stand a chance.
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Check out the progress we’ve made as we race to save the cheetah via the link in bio. 🐱
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#CCF #cheetahconservationfund #cheetah #ccfcheetah #bigcat #annualreport #2017 #racingextinction #endextinction #endangered #endangeredspecies #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #savethecheetah #humansforcheetahs #raceforlife #namibia #africa


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#Earthlyf - Couldn’t resist sharing this powerful message from oceanicpreservationsociety 👏#Repost @oceanicpreservationsociety with @get_repost
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Powerful cover from @stylistmagazine about plastics becoming the new cigarettes. Using plastics are now as frowned upon as smoking. 🚫 @lonelywhale #SayNoToPlastic #StopSucking #PlasticOrPlanet #RacingExtinction


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The demand for fins is one of the greatest threats facing shark populations around the world. 💔🦈 While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S.
Want to do something about it? TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins - link in our story. 👆#FinBanNow #WorthMoreAlive #RacingExtinction @shawnheinrichs @oceana @racingextinction @candace.crespi @oceanicpreservationsociety


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Powerful cover from @stylistmagazine about plastics becoming the new cigarettes. Using plastics are now as frowned upon as smoking. 🚫 @lonelywhale #SayNoToPlastic #StopSucking #PlasticOrPlanet #RacingExtinction


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Animal Agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, ocean dead zones, deforestation. It is killing our planet and racing us closer to extinction. It’s also killing us. Eating meat & dairy has been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, liver failure, erectile dysfunction.. and the list goes on. Listen to your heart. Go vegan. If you have any questions or need help going vegan please hit me up. Below are some links to learn more. .
@cowspiracy @earthlingsfilm @_challenge22_ @racingextinction .
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#fuckfactoryfarming #govegan #veganmeanslove #animalagriculture #dairyisscary #southfloridavegan #veganaf #racingextinction #sketch #ipadpro #pattern #words #factoryfarming #leaveanimalsalone


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Update on Edisto Shark Tournament 2018
569 pd Shark was caught at a recent shark tournament and was careless dumped off Edisto Beach.
End Shark Tournaments in Edisto Beach South Carolina.
End Shark Tournaments in Edisto Beach, South Carolina email city officials and cc me at michelle@palmettooceanconservancy.org.
Contact The City Of Edisto Beach in South Carolina.
And the Governor of South Carolina http://www.townofedistobeach.com/ http://governor.sc.gov/Contact/Pages/default.aspx.
Let’s end shark tournaments!!
http://www.townofedistobeach.com/town-council
Please share!!! Please share!!
Palmetto Ocean Conservancy
Guardians of the Sea 🔱🌊💙 #edistobeach #southcarolina #endsharktournaments #sharks #environment #ocean #oceanlife #protectouroceans #mako #protectsharks @sharkangels @nakaweproject @islandpacket_beaufortgazette @peta follow me @palmettoceanconservancy @adimichellemeissen #dnr #noaa #noaafisheries #racingextinction #sharkangels @shawnheinrichs @wtoc11 @nakaweproject @islandpacket_beaufortgazette @respect_the_fin @girlsthatscuba @world_wildlife @worldoceansday


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Please if you can, consider supporting @animalsasia’s wonderful work. This is how a real sanctuary looks like #notpets 🙏🏼 ・・・
Most bile farm survivors have spent decades in tiny cells. They have no survival skills, many have been physically mutilated and all are psychologically scarred.

For rescued bear, safety, healthcare and diet are important, but these new lives must also be lives worth living.

To keep the bears mentally stimulated and enjoying each and every day, sanctuary staff prepare a constantly rotating programme of enrichment from unusual tastes, to new toys and even new friends.

Providing this enrichment is a task that never ends, but when you see a bear enjoying a swing, working out a new puzzle feeder or exploring a new structure, it's all worth it.
Via @animalsasia #bear #bearstagram #bearsanctuary #Endbearbilefarming #moonbearprotection #moonbear #bearsofinstagram #wildlife #wildanimals #wildandfree #wildliferescue #worthfightingfor #racingextinction #startwith1thing #awareness #education #conservation #compassion #protection #rescue #animal #animallovers #animalsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animalprotection


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Notes From the Field! #Jamaica Stesha Pasachnik “What an exciting time in Jamaica! We are deep into the nesting season and may have just solved the mystery and promoted nesting in our man-made nesting sites. We’ve also found several rock hole nests and taken measures to protect them. We are also wrapping up our radio tracking work which has also allowed us to explore beyond the core area, discovery new potential nesting sites and making big plans for future invasive control measures. Stay tuned for more exciting updates 💚🦎🇯🇲
#Repost @iguana_foundation
#iguana #jamaicaniguana #jamaican #cyclura #conservation #nature #iguanasofinstagram #wildjamaica #reptiles #caribbean #lizard #wildlife #success #racingextinction #criticallyendangered #naturephotography #876


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Wishing these little guys the best of luck💙🐢 #Repost @natgeopristineseas with @get_repost
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In the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles islands harbor important nesting sites for both hawksbill and green sea turtles. Though both species have been legally protected in the Seychelles' waters since 1994, across the globe their populations are declining due to foraging and nesting habitat destruction, marine pollution, hunting, and fishing bycatch. Indeed it is already a journey for these little hatchlings to survive and thrive into adulthood. Protecting key marine ecosystems is critical to keeping endangered sea turtles from disappearing.

Video shot by @neilgelinas during our expedition to the Seychelles Outer Islands in 2015.

#NatGeo #pristineseas #waittexpedition @waittfoundation #marine #conservation #exploration #expedition #ocean #protection #seaturtle #Seychelles


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ATTENTION FROM @shawnheinrichs
Shark finning is a wasteful and inhumane practice in which a shark’s fins are cut off and the body is discarded at sea to drown. While shark finning is illegal in American waters, fins are still bought and sold in the United States. Fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year.
TAKE ACTION: Add your name now and tell Congress to prohibit the sale and trade of all shark fin products in the U.S. >> LINK IN MY STORY 👆@shawnheinrichs
A nationwide ban on the sale of shark fins is the best way to ensure that the U.S. is not supporting shark finning and protect sharks around the world. 💪🦈 #finbannow #racingextinction #turningthetide @oceana @racingextinction @sea_legacy @bluespherefoundation


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"You are told your whole life since you are a kid that sharks are dangerous. You are warned about venturing too far into the ocean. But then, finally you are underwater and you see the thing you have been taught your whole life to fear and it is perfect and it doesn’t want to hurt you and it is the most beautiful thing you have every seen. And your whole world changes.” -- Rob Stewart 💙🙏🦈 Photo: @shawnheinrichs #motivationmonday #savesharks @teamsharkwater @racingextinction @bluespherefoundation @conservationorg @sea_legacy #turningthetide #worthmorealive #racingextinction


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#Repost @fashionsaysno (@get_repost) Hace unas semanas pude ver trabajar a la fotógrafa estadounidense @sarawilsonpix quien, desde dentro del mundo de la fotografía de moda, está llevando a cabo fuertes campañas de protección hacia los rinocerontes. Personas como ella mueven el planeta. Mi modelo más querido del mundo mundial, Loïc, con 5 añitos, colaboró así de bien en la iniciativa 💜💜💜💜💜 Con 2 Añitos ya posaba como un autentico profesional para mis fotografías y para mis cursos fotográficos, lo lleva en su interior.... y todo el futuro que le queda!
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These Spanish boys slay me..
Expressions curtesy of rhino poaching description!
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Adopt a baby rhino!
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#worthmorealive #racingextinction #photos #fashionphotography #giveback #rhino #stopthemadness #stoptheslaughter #endextinction #savethespecies #endangeredspecies #endangered #protection #antipoaching #africa #seriousaboutwildlifecrime #resist #riseup #conservation #wild #wildlife #animal #photo #fashiongram #fashiondiaries #picoftheday #instagood


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Remembering Sudan 🦏 “He was a great ambassador for his species and will be remembered for the work he did to raise awareness globally of the plight facing not only rhinos, but also the many thousands of other species facing extinction as a result of unsustainable human activity.” – Richard Vigne, @OlPejeta CEO.

Following the passing of the last male Northern White Rhino, we’ve created a unique interactive UV print that pays tribute to a species bound for extinction. 20% of proceeds go to @olpejeta who are caring for the last two remaining female rhinos 👉 link in bio. Proudly sponsored by @fedrigoni_uk. | undertheskin.co.uk


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Fresh off the press: ‘Rembering Sudan’, our latest @_undertheskin landscape print is available for pre-order NOW 🦏🌅🔦 Following the passing of the last male Northern White Rhino, we’ve created a unique print that pays tribute to a species that is tragically bound for extinction. 20% of proceeds go to @olpejeta who are caring for the two remaining female rhinos. This screen print was hand crafted by my brother super talented bro (designer, screen printer and ongoing collaborator @james.f.harrison) in a limited edition of 100 👉 link in bio


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Shark finning is a wasteful and inhumane practice in which a shark’s fins are cut off and the body is discarded at sea to drown. While shark finning is illegal in American waters, fins are still bought and sold in the United States. Fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year.
TAKE ACTION: Add your name now and tell Congress to prohibit the sale and trade of all shark fin products in the U.S. >> LINK IN MY STORY 👆
A nationwide ban on the sale of shark fins is the best way to ensure that the U.S. is not supporting shark finning and protect sharks around the world. 💪🦈 #finbannow #racingextinction #turningthetide @oceana @racingextinction @sea_legacy @bluespherefoundation


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Imagine a world where a creature this beautiful has disappeared forever. That was the situation for this butterfly until very recently when an entire neighborhood got together to save this unique species!

Meet the Green Hairstreak (Callophrys viridis)!! There is no filter on this beauty, she's just born that way! It was thought that the Green Hairstreak had disappeared completely from San Francisco, much like the extinct Xerces blue butterfly that was endemic to the coastal dune habitats. The dunes were developed into housing and the very last living Xerces blue was seen in 1941. It is thought that the Xerces blue was the first American butterfly species to go extinct due to habitat loss brought on by human development. In fact there are several species of butterflies that have disappeared from SF's environment and lately there has been an effort to change this trend and reintroduce many of these last remaining species back into the city's green and open spaces.

The story of the Green Hairstreak can give us all a lot of hope and encouragement. In 2006 this beautiful little butterfly was rediscovered in SF by lepidopterist Liam O'Brien. In 2007 a huge effort began to re-establish habitat for the Green Hairstreak and through a series of large plantings of host and nectar plants, create a corridor that would connect the two small remaining populations of the butterfly. Ten years later they have made enormous progress and if you go and visit this little neighborhood in the Sunset district of SF, you can take the self-guided tour through the corridor and see this butterfly thriving in its proper habitat. And the best part is that when you reintroduce native plants you're supporting all the creatures that are a part of that ecosystem. Everyone wins!

Get together with your neighbors and learn what you can accomplish together with the simple act of gardening to support the native species of your area! Make a plan together to minimize pesticides and maximize habitat. Make your very own corridor!
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