#Repost@africanparksnetwork Endangered black rhinos received a lifeline earlier this year, when six of this rare species were flown more than 3,000 miles from South Africa to their new home in Zakouma National Park in Chad. This historic journey saw rhinos return to Zakouma for the first time almost 50 years, establishing a founder population in this secure protected area. African Parks, along with the Chadian Government, have spent the last eight years making the park safe for their return, as well as for all the wildlife and people living in and around the park. These six rhinos have been under the care of a dedicated rhino-ranger protection unit, who are their guardians and who monitor them 24/7. This extraordinary initiative would not have been possible without the collaboration between the Chadian and South African Governments, and the Zakouma on the ground who are all working together to ensure the survival of this species long into the future. As these first six adjust to their home, plans are underway to move an additional 14 rhino in 2019, creating a genetically diverse founder population who can breed and thrive in Zakouma. Rhino’s have been on this planet for millions of years, and our vision is that they are here, in the wild, forever. Learn more about our efforts by clicking the link in the bio. Photo: @kyledenobrega#africanparks#conservation#wildlife#goodnews#africa#zakouma#chad#rangers#worthmorealive#hope#nature#rhinos#rhinomove#nationalpark#bemoved#endangeredspecies
#Repost@amazonfrontlines It was such an honor for @amazonfrontlines and Nemonte and Flor, two women leaders from the Ceibo Alliance, to receive the @leonardodicapriofdn Environmental Activist Award and to share an evening with Dr. #JaneGoodall and @leonardodicaprio at the @leonardodicapriofdn 20th anniversary gala— both of whom truly understand the importance of supporting indigenous peoples at the center of the battle for our planet’s future. Nemonte, Flor and the rest of the team return to the #westernamazon inspired to stand strong with indigenous communities in resistance on the frontlines of rainforest destruction.
#Repost@franslanting Photos by @FransLanting The rain forests of South East Asia are as important as those of the Amazon and the Congo, but there is not much left of them in an original state. The pressures from the growing economies in the region is enormous. In these images you can see the process of clearcutting forest to make way for palm oil plantations, which is a main source of forest loss in Borneo. If the present rate of deforestation continues there will be no habitat left in another generation for wonders of nature like the ones we have been sharing with you recently like orangutans, tarsiers and rafflesias. And that would be a tragedy not just for them, but also for every person growing up in the region, because they are part of a unique natural heritage found nowhere else. So if you care, and especially if you live in this part of the world, I hope you consider raising your voice and please support the organizations that can help make a difference. It is not too late to stem the tide! @leonardodicaprio@leonardodicapriofdn@world_wildlife@WildAid@Conservation.org@thephotosociety#Borneo#Rainforest
#Repost@350org BREAKING: New York City pledges to invest over $4 billion of the city’s public pension fund assets into climate solutions. The announcement follows the City’s fossil fuel divestment commitment made in January. #DivestNY#FossilFree
Proceeds from the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration online auction will support LDF's work around the world to build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Artwork curated by Lisa Schiff at @sfaadvisory. Follow the link in bio to learn more. - Photo credits • Wayne Thiebaud • Ai Wei Wei • Matthew Wong • Deborah Butterfield • Jack Goldstein
#Repost@nrdc_org Climate victory! California’s governor has just signed a bill into law that sets an ambitious target for the state to get 100 percent of its power from clean sources by 2045. The bill sets in stone some of the strongest clean energy goals in the country—including requirements for California to run on 50 percent renewable electricity by 2026 and 60 percent by 2030. Visit the link in our bio to learn more.
#Repost@sierraclub JUST NOW -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has just signed Senate Bill 100 (SB100) into law, setting the 5th largest economy in the world on a path to 💯% clean energy by 2045. SB100 builds on California’s clean energy leadership by establishing bold new clean energy targets for the state. California is now the largest global economy to commit to 100% clean energy.
Congratulations Gov. Jerry Brown, local leaders, and the more than 7,000 Sierra Club supporters who took action! 💯💯💯 #cleanenergy#CA#ReadyFor100
#Repost@wild.ark (🔊 Turn up your sound) We are excited to announce our latest project in partnership with the Igiugig community of Lake Iliamna, Alaska. Phase 1 of the project named "Grizzly Plains" will secure a vital piece of land on the shore of the Kvichak River, one of the most important rivers in the greater Bristol Bay Salmon fishery, which is the largest natural Salmon fishery in the world. The Grizzly Plains project, led by the people of Igiugig, will be looking at increasing conservation, cultural, education and ecotourism initiatives across their homeland to help preserve the incredible biodiversity of the region. To find out more and show your support follow 👉 link in our bio. . . . #grizzlyplains#conservation#alaska#bristolbay#savebristolbay