#Repost@janegoodallinst Protecting and helping improve the well-being of chimpanzees is up to each of us. Today, we celebrate chimpanzees and must remember that every species is precious and plays a role in its ecosystem - we must find a way to live harmoniously with the other beings with whom we share this planet. Thank you to everyone who has taken a stand for chimpanzees; let’s make today and everyday about giving back to them and protecting species around the world. You can help us bring community-centered conservation, sanctuary care, and education to the next level to protect chimpanzees and their habitats while working with local people to improve livelihoods, and grow the next generation of compassionate citizens: bit.ly/supportjgi | #chimpanzeesofinstagram#chimpanzees#janegoodall#drjanegoodall#drgoodall#chimps#wildlifeconservation#conservation
#Repost@sharkconservationfund Photo courtesy of @thelife_aquatic. Today on #SharkAwarenessDay we're highlighting the #SharkConservationFund project working to protect sharks and rays in Australia, a global hotspot for endemic sharks and rays threatened with extinction. With support from SCF, the Humane Society International, in collaboration with the Australian Marine Conservation Society, will conduct a joint three-year program to secure legal, public and policy support to protect and conserve Australia’s migratory sharks. This program includes reducing the number of threatened sharks caught in Australian fisheries, securing the listing of all threatened shark species under State and Federal laws, and preventing the introduction of new and the expansion of existing shark culling programs, transition existing shark control programs towards non-lethal technologies.
The Shark Conservation Fund is a philanthropic collaboration focused on halting the overexploitation of the world’s sharks and rays, preventing extinctions, reversing declines and restoring populations. To read more about our projects visit sharkconservationfund.org (link in bio).
#Repost@racingextinction In honor of humans’ closest cousin, #WorldChimpanzeeDay is a celebration of chimpanzees and an opportunity to raise awareness about the vital need for worldwide participation in their care, protection, and conservation in the wild and in captivity.
July 14, 1960 is the day Dr. Jane Goodall first stepped foot in what is now Gombe Stream National Park to study wild chimpanzees. Dr. Goodall called attention to the remarkable chimpanzee and to this day, six decades later, advocates on their behalf. Through the groundbreaking research of Dr. Jane Goodall and the scientists who followed her, we now know so much more about the many behaviors we share with our great ape cousins, including tool making and use, communication, and altruism, among so many others. The more we learn, the more important it is that we celebrate our connection and responsibility to protect these complex and intelligent beings. @janegoodallinst
#Repost@climatetracker It's a historic day. The Republic of Ireland is now the first country in the world to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies. The bill was passed with all-party support(!!) in the lower house of parliament.
#Repost@land__is__life The Native Kichwa people of #Sarayaku have been leaders in the #Indigenous movement against oil development in the #Amazon. On July 26th their leadership will present their Kawsak Sacha (Living Forest) declaration and plan before the President of #Ecuador in Quito. Kawsak Sacha is a radically new form of conservation that places Indigenous self-determination at the center of the development decisions affecting ancestral lands. Support this important campaign by clicking on the link in our bio! @kawsaksacha#livingforest
#Repost@nrdc_org This Saturday is International Save the Vaquita Day! Vaquita are the smallest, and most endangered porpoise species on the planet. It's estimated that there's only 30 of them left on Earth, so it's critical that we take action to protect them. Visit the link in our profile to learn more about what you can do to help save the vaquita!
#Repost@africanwildlifefoundation#Elephant ears help the world's largest mammal to radiate heat in order to help keep them cool in the intense African heat. Elephants also love a mud bath - it not only helps them to cool off but also acts as a protective coating.