Charlie Dailey@charliedailey

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Very happy to see my Sumatran Orang-utan and climate change story run today on BBC In Pictures and hopefully by sharing the story we can raise awareness. ***LINK IN BIO***. The Leuser Ecostystem is an UNESCO World Heritage Site & one of the largest, single continuous blocks of tropical rainforest left in SE Asia. It is also the last place on earth where elephants, orang-utans, rhinos & tigers roam. But despite Leuser's status as a WHS & being protected by Presidential decree, it is under continued threat from illegal deforestation by palm oil companies. This not only impacts the fragile ecosystem & the critically endangered iconic wildlife that call Leuser home. It also exacerbates climate change on a global scale.
Palm oil is used in approximately 50% of all super market shelf goods, from food & snack manufacturing to cosmetics. If all major companies like Pepsi-co, Unilever & Proctor & Gamble insisted on using only sustainable palm oil, RSPO certified, the rainforests of Leuser would not be at risk. We cannot let Gerald Durrell's words become a reality. "Orang-utans look you in the eye, they meet your gaze with that of an equal.... Destroying them will rank as one of the great barbarous acts of humanity."





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North Sumatra
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Sing like no one is listening
Love like you've never been hurt
Dance like no one is watching
And live like it's heaven on Earth


Happy Valentines





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South Beach, Miami
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A great friend reminded me recently of the importance of the female voice behind the camera. Of the power of the feminine story telling narrative and our place in shaping the world around us. With the revelations of the #metoo era galvanising the female experience it is a salient time to champion women behind the lens






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North Sumatra
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Tonight is a magical night in the skies above us. A lunar eclipse coincides with a super blue blood moon, last seen 152 years ago. A full moon in January is also known as a Wolf moon, a term taken from the Algonquian Native American tribes. Tribes that lived in harmony with nature and their environment. All this celestial magic may be being reflected back on earth, if you believe in that sort of thing.
Today Hong Kong lawmakers voted to ban the ivory trade in an historic vote that hopefully gives elephants a fighting chance at surviving mankind's destructive ways.
Hong Kong as a gateway to China has always been the heart of darkness of the ivory trade, perpetuating the slaughter of 100 000 African elephants a year.
The court ruling today is an important day for elephants. It does not ensure their survival, but it is definitely a great day for conservation under magical celestial skies. •




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Okavango Delta
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'Are you not entertained?
Are you not entertained?'
Maximus Meridius: Gladiator
The battles begin in St Moritz for the snow polo 2018 World Cup . •


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St. Moritz
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On assignment in the winter wonderland of the St Moritz Snow Polo World Cup. •



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St. Moritz
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We share 97% of their DNA and have destroyed 80% of their habitat. •
The Sumatran Orang-utan is on the IUCN's critically endangered list; the last tier before extinction, due to loss of habitat. •
Dr Ian Singleton has been working with orang-utans in Sumatra for over 20yrs & is nominated for the prestigious 2018 Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation. He is the director of SOCP (the Sumatran conservation orang-utan programme) who do amazing work on all aspects of orang-utan conservation. This includes rescue and rehabilitation of illegally held pets; most have been beaten, abused & kept in filthy cages since the time they were stolen from their mothers.
Once rehabilitated these orang-utans are released into the wild & SOCP are creating 2 new viable satellite breeding populations in the hope of safe guarding the species. To date over 350 have been released into the new sites.

This young female is one of the lucky ones. Nearing the end of her rehabilitation she will soon be released into the wild. This beautiful shy yet inquisitive red haired great ape will soon be living in the forests, building her nests and foraging for fruit. The next battle is then to safe guard her environment, to stop the destruction of Sumatra's last remaining forests and protect the Leuser Ecosystem. •



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North Sumatra
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'Trees are poems, that the Earth
Writes upon the sky.' Kahil Gribran

Dawn chorus views of the Leuser ecosystem, tropical rainforests in northern Sumatra. The horizon turns a bruised pink just before sun rise & the canopy is still blanketed in mist. This shot was taken only 30 minutes drive from my previous post, the post apocalyptic scenes of illegal deforestation by palm oil companies. Shooting these images on the same day in the same area affected me powerfully. 'Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a madman or an economist.' Sir David Attenborough.
The forests are the lungs of our planet, creating oxygen & sequestering carbon. They are vital to the planets health & our own survival & Indonesia is being deforested faster than any place on earth. The 2006 Stern Report on the economics of climate change concluded that the benefits of strong early action on climate change out weigh the costs; I.e taking action now will be cheaper than reparation later. By not properly protecting these forests from industrialisation & consuming responsibly by demanding an end to use of #conflictpalmoil by many of the major companies that make our everyday products we are all complicity in this climate crime. As well as the ravages of climate change being felt around the world on our own kind we are threatening the existence of magically species that call Leuser home. Orangutans, tigers, clouded leopards, sun bears, Sumatran forest rhinos & elephants & a menagerie of wonderfully named birds such as storm storks, sunbirds, whiskered treeswifts, rajah scops owl, masked finfoot & short tailed frog mouths to name but a fantastical few.
We must stop #conflictpalmoil, we must save our forests, we must #saveleuser




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For #worldconservationday I have been exploring the #Leuser ecosystem of Northern Sumatra. A #worldheritagesite & the last place on earth where tigers, elephants, orangutans & rhinos roam in virgin rainforest. This wilderness is home to species on the brink of extinction but it is also an incredible biodiverse ecosystem that is vital to the health of the planet & the fight against climate change.
The lower regions of Leuser are peat lands and are home to the highest density of Orangutans. Peat lands or swamps store 500 billion metrics tonnes of Carbon - twice as much as all the forests globally. Palm oil companies are illegally logging, burning & draining these areas of Leuser & creating plantations. This action puts Indonesia as the 3rd biggest carbon emitter after the US & China.
The forests are a noisy cacophony of birds, monkeys & dragon flies punctuated with haunting Orangutan & elephant song. The plantations are silent, jarring straight tree lines. The land is scarred & evokes post apocalyptic scenes. Canals are cut to drain the water, exploding the sequestered carbon into the atmosphere. Flash floods devastate the regions causing economic disaster for the local communities. Iconic species teeter on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss and the devastation of climate change is felt around the world. All of this for #conflictpalmoil. A cheap product that is used as a preservative in many everyday items such as shampoo and biscuits. This image was taken in the Tripa region of Leuser, illegally logged, burnt and drained. A small number of tenacious & hard working NGO's & Conservationists are on the ground fighting to save Leuser but global pressure is needed to demand big companies such as PepsiCo & Nestle only use sustainable palm oil. Everyone should know about Leuser & this climate crime. #saveleuser




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