Conservation International@conservationorg

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Innovation is aiding conservation in Peru’s Alto Mayo Protected Forest. Despite the area’s protected status, illegal farming and logging still occur in this swath of forest in the Amazon River basin, and people are routinely caught and fined. But now drones are being used to successfully catch the culprits, sparing rangers from traveling to potentially dangerous areas while still enabling them to catch illegal activity.


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Today people around the world tuned in to the #RoyalWedding to celebrate love, so what better time to also celebrate our love for one thing we all certainly have in common - Mother Nature. People need nature to survive no matter where in the world they call home, so take a second today to stop, take a deep breath, look around, and appreciate everything Mother Nature has to offer.


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Humans need nature to survive, but so do many endangered species. We can help protect threatened animal populations if we take steps to understand the threats against them and protect their natural habitats. #EndangeredSpeciesDay


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Photo by @amivitale. Dave Matthews (@davematthewsband) plays his song “Mother of Africa” with his friend, Robert Lemaian, at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in northern Kenya. I met Dave in the middle of a blizzard at Standing Rock in North Dakota last year and by some small miracle, he agreed to come to the elephant sanctuary and allow me make a short film. Dave has tirelessly worked as an advocate for conservation efforts and contributed large sums to peacefully proactive environmentalist groups. Go see him if you can. Not only is his music beautiful but he is an authentically awesome human being.
Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in northern Kenya is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. You can support this incredible place and the people who protect wildlife. Make a $10 contribution in support of Reteti for a chance to win a trip to Kenya, see Dave Matthews in concert and take home a Rockbridge Guitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave. @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador


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#Repost @amivitale
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While the UK is introducing one of the world's toughest ivory bans, and China, Hong Kong and Taiwan are strengthening their own bans, the US is taking steps backwards, to ease the import of so called “elephant trophies.” Dave Matthews Band (@davematthewsband) is taking a stand for the elephants and for community based conservation. Watch this new video of Dave and his incredible song “Mother of Africa” at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) - and then make a $10 contribution to support the sanctuary, and enter to win a chance at a luxury safari to Kenya and see Dave in concert with @prizeo (link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for baby elephants, you’ll also be entered to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
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Film by @amivitale @danehenrydigital @brettlowell.
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@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrich @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya#northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador


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With a responsibility for 10% of the world’s ocean surface, 23 Pacific countries and territories came together to form the Pacific Oceanscape. This framework was put in place in order to protect, manage and sustain the Pacific Ocean’s cultural and natural integrity. Here at @ConservationOrg, we work hand-in-hand with these communities and governments across the #Pacific to conserve critical habitats in the region, including islands, coasts and the open #ocean.


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The Mathews Mountain Range was once one of the most heavily poached areas in Kenya. But the communities once in conflict with wildlife, now help them thrive through the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary @r.e.s.c.u.e . See more of Reteti through our latest VR experience #MyAfrica, click the link in our bio to watch now.


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Happy #MothersDay


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Being an elephant mother is a full-time job — and then some. In anticipation of #MothersDay, we explore why #elephants make the best mothers. Click the link in our bio to learn more.


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When a lioness runs away with your camera you might think all hope is lost... But thanks to our #MyAfrica partners at @DEEP_VR and their expertise shooting in Maasai Mara, we have this amazing up-close footage to show for it. And a special thanks to @passionpicturesfilms and @3d_vision3. Click the link in our bio to watch ‘My Africa’ today.


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#MothersDay is right around the corner, and to celebrate, we encourage you to get outside and enjoy #MotherNature. What are you plans to get outdoors and spend quality time with mom this weekend?


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A new bill in #Hawaii looks ban companies from selling #sunscreen with two chemicals that damage #coral #reefs. The bill would make Hawaii the first state in the U.S. to enact legislation designed to protect marine #ecosystems by banning sunscreens with such chemicals.


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