Conservation International@conservationorg

Check out our latest virtual reality experience ‘My Africa’ online around the world today.

http://www.conservation.org/myafrica

Happy #FathersDay. With many fathers in the animal kingdom going above and beyond for their offspring, from enduring freezing temperatures for months to traveling more than 100 miles to find water — even carrying newborns in their mouths to protect them from harm — we thought the least these dads deserve this year a card.


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Happy #Caturday


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Happy #NaturePhotographyDay.
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Many of us will never visit eastern Kenya, West Java or any number of the far-flung places where conservationists are racing to protect nature. But a skilled photographer can take you there, to tell a story about these places and to offer a glimpse into the lives of those who depend on nature. Today, @ConservationOrg photography manager, Louisa Barnes shares some of her favorite nature photography photos.


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The warm wind and rose-pink vistas of Northern Kenya have been home to the Samburu for around 600 years, and 2 years ago a new venture opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for the community.
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Reteti Elephant Sanctuary @r.e.s.c.u.e is the first community owned and operated sanctuary of its kind in Africa, and it is providing new livelihoods for the Samburu. Running Reteti and protecting the wildlife that share the land they call home has helped them fund their schools, provide more health care, and make their community an overall safer place.
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To learn more about Reteti and the Samburu check out our latest virtual reality experience #MyAfrica. Link in bio.
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Photos by My Africa Stills Photographer @ggkenya


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The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) is the story about how warriors who once feared elephants have become their protectors. All men working at Reteti were at some point warriors or are currently warriors, It’s a tribal rite of passage that every young man becomes a warrior.

What’s happening here at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.
You can be a part of Reteti and join us in protecting wildlife. You might even win a trip to see us. For $10 contribution in support of Reteti, you will be entered for a chance to win a trip here, another trip to see Dave Matthews in concert and take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @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 even bigger, lasting impacts worldwide.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Over 20 years ago, @ConservationOrg joined forces with @starbucks to establish standards to evaluate and recognize farmers of high-quality sustainably grown coffee. Today that standard, known as C.A.F.E. Practices, is making a big impact far beyond just the coffee @starbucks purchases. #SustainCoffee


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For the past 17 years we have had the honor of partnering with @glassybaby. The small Seattle-based company has spread light in many ways, from being an integral part of starting the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary @r.e.s.c.u.e., to helping support our latest VR film #MyAfrica.
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Thank you @glassybaby for believing in our work from the very beginning and supporting us every step of the way. We could not do what we do without you.
Much love and gratitude from the team and the elephants of Reteti Elephant Sanctuary.
Photo by @katie.rowe

@conservationorg @nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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Seafood is one of our planet’s most important resources with over 3 billion people around the world relying on #seafood as their main source of protein. Help keep Earth’s oceans healthy by choosing #fish that has been sustainably sourced. You can help shift demand away from unsustainably harvested stocks and put pressure on suppliers to improve practices, so all fisheries are better managed.


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Happy #SealSunday


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Called the “Fitbit for the oceans,” the Ocean Health Index assess ocean health on a local and regional scale. And for the very first time a score has been indexed for Hawaii.
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For the people of Hawaii, there is a deep-rooted spiritual, physical and emotional connection to the ocean. When the ocean thrives, the people thrive. The Hawaii Ocean Health Index, built on cultural, economic and ecological values, is the first assessment of its kind to give a more complete picture of ocean health regionally, measuring the benefits our oceans can provide now and into the future. This data sets the stage for a new normal when it comes to safeguarding oceans and coastal environments around the world.


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#Repost @ariellekebbel
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“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” - Ryunosuke Satoro
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Happy #WorldOceansDay Today, 100% of the net proceeds from this shirt created by @shailenewoodley and @omazeworld will support @conservationorg efforts to protect the oceans we rely on. I love working this org and am so proud of the work they are doing. Pls visit link in my bio for more info. 🐬🌊🐋🐟


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“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” - Ryunosuke Satoro
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Happy #WorldOceansDay


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