The Indonesian #rainforest is disappearing right before our very eyes with studies suggesting that more than 2.5 million acres are being lost every single year.
As a result, the Bornean #orangutan is now Critically Endangered.
These great #apes are being forced out of their forest homes and left with nowhere to go. Many starve to death or are killed when they stray into villages or onto farmland in search of food.
We are the last and only hope for #orangutans in West #Borneo and our teams work 24/7 to try and bring as many to #safety as possible. The work is often exhausting, relentless and heart-breaking.
But the shocking reality is that if we do not take action now, we risk losing the orangutan forever.
In addition to emergency rescues and translocations, we are working hard to protect precious orangutan #habitat. Our extensive landscape #conservation project involves working to protect forest, encouraging sustainable farming, reforesting areas lost in fires and creating #tree corridors that allow orangutans to move freely and safely between protected areas.
Our education and outreach programmes are helping us to inspire and encourage change in local communities.
Please join us today by sharing this video and play your own vital part in protecting and preserving the future of this magnificent species.
@emptythetanksworldwide LESS WASTE WEDNESDAY!
From the Seattle Times: "Starbucks is under pressure to develop a replacement for its standard coffee cups, which are lined with plastic that makes them not recyclable or compostable in many municipal waste systems. They announced a series of internal and external steps including $10 million for a three-year program to back entrepreneurs working on the problem." Seattle also passed a law banning plastic straws and utensils that takes effect in July. The ban pertains to any business that sells food or drinks. #lesswastewednesday#coffeecup#starbucks#
EXTINCTION-IT’S HAPPENING PEOPLE. @keiko_conservation using @RepostRegramApp - Terrible news from @disunityfilm via @nenedeean.
"RIP – A Message To Sudan
Just like we know that our time in this world is limited, we knew that your days on earth would also come to an end. Still, when the message came through to say you were here no more, it was still somehow a surprise. We saw you only last month, sleeping in the shade, hiding away from the harsh midday sun. It was obvious that your time was coming to an end and even with the best medical attention, it showed us that no one can outrun death, not even being the last male of your kind.
On behalf of humanity, we want to say sorry;
Sorry for not fighting for your kind sooner,
Sorry for thinking we had more time,
Sorry we let you down and by that, sorry to the future generations of this planet who won’t be able to see your magnificent specie roaming Africa once again. . #disunitythefilm#olpejeta#sudan#lastmalenorthernwhiterhino
Repost from @leonardodicaprio - #Regram@natgeo: Photo by @amivitale With a heavy heart, I share this news and hope that Sudan's legacy will awaken us to protect this magnificent and fragile planet. Yesterday, Joseph Wachira, 26 comforted Sudan, the last living male Northern White Rhino left on this planet moments before he passed away. Sudan lived a long, healthy life at the conservancy after he was brought to Kenya from @safari_park_dvur_kralov in the #czechrepublic in 2009. He died surrounded by people who loved him at @olpejeta after suffering from age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds. Sudan has been an inspirational figure for many across the world. Thousands have trooped to Ol Pejeta to see him and he has helped raise awareness for rhino conservation. The two female northern white rhinos left on the planet are his direct descendants. Research into new Assisted Reproductive Techniques for large mammals is underway due to him. The impact that this special animal has had on conservation is simply incredible. And there is still hope in the future that the subspecies might be restored through IVF.
In 2009, I had the privilege of following this gentle hulking creature on his journey from the snowy Dour Krylov zoo in the Czech Republic to the warm plains of Kenya, when he was transported with three of his fellow Northern White Rhinos in a last ditch effort to save the subspecies. It was believed that the air, water, and food, not to mention room to roam, might stimulate them to breed—and the offspring would then be used to repopulate Africa. At the time, there were 8 Northern white rhinos alive, all in zoos. Today, we are witnessing the extinction of a species that had survived for millions of years but could not survive mankind. Follow @olpejeta and @amivitale to learn more about how we can protect these magnificent creatures. @natgeo@natgeocreative@olpejeta@kenyawildlifeservice@thephotosociety#SudanForever#WorthMoreAlive#OlPejetaRhinos#NorthernWhiteRhinos#protectrhinos#DontLetThemDisappear#rhinos#saverhinos#stoppoaching#kenya#northernkenya#africa#racingextinction
@iamkristindavis on Instagram: “@cynthiaenixon is stepping up to run for Governor of NY. I am thrilled to support her and I know…” @cynthiaenixon is stepping up to run for Governor of NY. I am thrilled to support her and I know that she cares deeply about the issues facing all of us. I’m so proud of her and I know she will work tirelessly to create change for all who need representation. #iloveny#change
@climate_awareness_network We have the power to change industries. To change unsustainable behaviors like single use plastic production. @snact has made the switch to fully biodegradable packaging, and should be supported alongside other companies also making the switch like @creativenaturesuperfoods .
Speak up, vote with your currency, together we #can make a difference.
@bbcearth A black-capped chickadee hand-feeding from @natpeeper in the garden in Ontario, Canada. These small non-migratory birds are native to North America and caterpillars make up much of their summer diet. They hunt for food by hopping along tree branches, sometimes hanging upside down to get a better vantage point.