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Every species of ape, including gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and 20 species of gibbon, is threatened. If the global community doesn’t take serious action now, we will see some species of apes go extinct in as little as 20 years. Don’t let them disappear! Proceeds from the LDF & @janegoodallinst apparel collection go to projects working to protect the survival of apes. Available now through 11/16. Link in bio to purchase.


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Only five days left to buy a shirt! Today’s chimpanzee is constantly threatened by the dangers of poaching, habitat loss, and deforestation. Don’t let them disappear! Purchase a limited edition LDF & Jane Goodall t-shirt or sweatshirt now through November 16th and proceeds will go to conservation projects directly helping ensure the long-term survival of apes. Link in bio to purchase.
*Note: LDF and the Jane Goodall Institute do not endorse or support any close proximity or interaction with wildlife. To protect humans and wildlife from disease and other threats, only experts should be handling or interacting with wildlife in this way.*


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#Repost @natgeowild This Javan gibbon, Rose, is alive and thriving today thanks to @balisafari. At three-months-old, she was in poor health and destined to be sold in the illegal pet trade. Thankfully, she was rescued and given a home @balisafari where she has been well cared for. Found only in Java, Indonesia, there are less than 2,000 of these gibbons left in the wild due to habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade. Conservation institutions like @balisafari and @taman_safari work to save this species by rescuing confiscated Javan gibbons – without professional care and socialization with other gibbons this species’ chance at survival is slim outside of their natural habitat. These institutions also collaborate with the Bogor Agricultural University to successfully manage a captive breeding program for this endangered primate species. For a still shot of Rose, follow @joelsartore


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#Repost @350org BREAKING: A federal judge in Montana ruled that Trump’s permit for the Keystone XL pipeline violated key laws, sending the project back to the drawing board and blocking any construction. This is a huge victory. For over a decade, Indigenous people, farmers and ranchers, and their allies around the world have been fighting to stop this pipeline. Our movement stopped Keystone once again, and we won’t stop until this pipeline is gone for good. Our planet depends on it. This lawsuit was brought by @indigenousrising @northernplainsresourcecouncil @foe_us @sierraclub @nrdc_org @centerforbiodiv and @boldalliance #nokxl #keystoneXL #promisetoprotect


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Only one week left, don’t miss out! Every purchase of a Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation & Jane Goodall t-shirt or sweatshirt will benefit ape conservation. Proceeds go to on the ground projects helping ensure the long-term survival of apes and their habitats. Available through Nov 16 - link in bio. Don’t let them disappear!


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#Repost @world_wildlife @OurPlanet is a new @Netflix original documentary series from Silverback Films, in collaboration with WWF. It will be released in Spring 2019 and we’re excited to announce that Sir David Attenborough will be the voice of the series. Follow the link in our bio to learn more.


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Submit your public comment by Nov. 15th! #StandWithBearsEars and tell the Trump administration to halt illegal planning for #BearsEars: http://utahdinebikeyah.org/deis-comments/. Help LDF grantee @protectbearsears alive with Native culture and wisdom!
Follow @protectbearsears for updates regarding ongoing protection and restoration of #BearsEars National Monument!
#BearsEarsHeals #StandWithBearsEars #HonorTribes
Photo by @rayvahnn0001


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It is estimated that #orangutans have lost over 80% of their habitat in the last 20 years, largely due to fragmentation from the palm oil and wood pulp industries. We’ve teamed up with the @janegoodallinst to develop a line of apparel to raise awareness for ape conservation and support teams on the ground working to save this incredible species. All proceeds will benefit ape conservation work by our grantees. Available until Nov. 16th only! Swipe to see more, and follow the link in bio to make your purchase.
*LDF and the Jane Goodall Institute do not endorse or support any close proximity or interaction with wildlife. To protect humans and wildlife from disease and other threats, only experts should be handling or interacting with wildlife in this way.*


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#Repost @africanwildlifefoundation Bonobos are just like us humans. Only that we don’t face extinction. These great apes have experienced a significant population reduction in the past 12 to 20 years due to ongoing war in their range in the DRC, hunting for bushmeat as well as poaching.


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#Repost @savinggorillas When gorillas are on the move, it's common for one gorilla to hold on to another gorilla's back while walking on two feet. This is a friendly behavior and a sign of alliance between gorillas. #MountainGorillas


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Help support ape conservation by buying a limited edition LDF t-shirt or sweatshirt today! LDF is having a flash sale to raise funds for on the ground conservation projects that protect the long-term survival and habitats of bonobos and other ape species. Join us by following the link in bio and making a purchase today, available now through Nov 16th!
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#wildlife #bonobos #gibbons #gorillas #apes #orangutans #chimpanzees #conservation #poaching


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#Repost @thomasdmangelsen
For most of my adult life I’ve known and admired Jane Goodall and her late husband Hugo van Lawick’s work in National Geographic magazines, films, and books they have done. I have always dreamed of going to what is now called Gombe National Park, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in Tanzania, where Jane and Hugo did much of their studies of chimpanzees. Jane went there as a young woman of 26, in 1960, to study and do research on chimpanzees. Now in it’s 58th year, it’s the longest research study of wildlife in the world.

Although Jane and I have been good friends for nearly twenty years, this past June was the first time I was able to go with her to Gombe, where it all began. It was and will remain one of the most memorable times of my life. Walking in her “footsteps” and experiencing some of Jane’s favorite places like the “Peak”, the “Waterfall,” and of course observing and photographing my first chimps, many of whom are descendants of those Jane studied and knew so well, was simply magical.

Going to Gombe gave me an even greater appreciation for Jane’s fortitude, passion, respect, and the sacrifices she made then and continues to make today, not only to save chimps and all wildlife and wild places, but to better understand ourselves, and what we must do to preserve our tiny planet as we know it. Thank you Jane!

“Laid Back” is one of three new Limited Edition prints of chimpanzees debuting at tomorrow’s artist reception at the Jackson Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery. If you’re in the area, I hope to see you there!