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A critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle washed up on Fort Morgan Beach, Alabama. The adult female was found dead on Saturday with a beach chair tangled around its neck.
โ€œThe chair had barnacles on it so had been in the water for a while. So much stuff left on the beach washes into the gulf โ€” why we need something like โ€˜Leave Only Footprints,'โ€ said Debbie Harbin with the conservation group Share the Beach Fort Morgan.


A sea of plastic, discovered yesterday by @sustainablecoastlineshawaii in the Dominican Republic.

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, and the number is expected to jump another 20% by 2021.

Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceansโ€”this is on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments.

Our addiction to plastic is out of control.


๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’”via @dp4k.m_reincarnated: South Africa Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa has just signed a death certificate for 1500 lions!

1500 lions a year can be slaughtered for their bones and exported to the Far East. So canned lion hunting gets a knock when the USA restricts the trophy hunters from importing lions shot in canned lion hunts, and the โ€˜esteemedโ€™ minister simply ups the quota for exporting bones to assist the sick business to keep going.
Even the blind can clearly see, this is a money making game at the expense of an entire species!

The captive breeding and canned hunting industry is an unscrupulous and appalling industry, duping volunteers who believe they are raising orphaned cubs to be released into the wild but are paying to participate in the supply chain for the death camps.
Africa's lions are in critical demise and the factory farming of lions is making sure they'll be extinct in the very near future.


(Taiwan News) โ€“ Taiwan's Forestry Bureau said on July 13 that the ban on the sale of ivory will enter into force in 2020, in a measure to protect African elephants, who are illegally hunted for their tusks, reported CNA.

From January 1 2020, all ivory products will no longer be legally bought and sold, in-line with similar international bans.

According to the "African Elephant Status Report 2016" published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the total population of African elephants has decreased from 508,000 in 2006 to 415,000 in 2015.

According to the Forestry Bureau, at this rate the African elephant will become extinct within 20 years.

Once the ban enters into force on January 1 2010, offenders will face a maximum prison sentence of five years and a maximum fine of NT$1.5 million (US$49,050).


It's a fresh new week to conquer! Channel your inner goat and get through it. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ช


The Endangered Species Act has successfully protected 99% of listed species from extinction.

But members of the U.S. House have proposed bills that would undermine the scientific basis of the ESA and pose a risk to vulnerable ecosystems.

Tell your representatives to oppose any proposal to gut the Endangered Species Act ๐Ÿ‘‰LINK IN BIO๐Ÿ‘ˆ


The mesmerizing beauty of nature. ๐ŸŒŒโœจ This spectacular glow, caused by bioluminescent plankton, was captured off the Anglesey coast by Kris Williams.


Peeka-ROO! Check out the little one emerging from his mama's pouch.

Tree kangaroos are found in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia. Joeys will live in their mother's pouch for about 10 months.

These tree-dwelling animals have lost more than 90% of their historical range, making them endangered.


"Do we really want to be known as the generation of Australians who could have saved the reef, but didnโ€™t?" โ€“ The Climate Council


Happy first #WorldChimpanzeeDay! A day to celebrate our closest relatives, and raise awareness to conserve their long-term survival.
"Fanta was just one year old and had never experienced a water hole before. While her mother watched she explored the water with a leaf, but then she discovered her own reflection and began to interact with it, making funny faces and ultimately kissing herself, like a child might do in front of a mirror."
๐ŸŽฅ: @ChristineEckstrom & @FransLanting


The US throws away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Globally, humans buy a million plastic bottles every minute. To top it off, 91% of all plastic is not recycled.


Think about where the thousands of cubs go when they've become too much and too dangerous for a person to handle.

Cub petting/walking is not conservation.

They were not rescued.

They will not be released.

They were bred for the bullet.

Traveling abroad? Don't pet a cub. ๐Ÿฆโœ‹๏ธ๐Ÿšซ