Wildlife Conservation Network@wildnetorg

WCN is dedicated to protecting endangered species & their habitats by supporting innovative strategies for people & wildlife to co-exist & thrive.

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Happy World Turtle Day! A lovely loggerhead Caretta swans by on its way to feed in Belize. With lifetimes that span decades and reaching sexual maturity easily into the second decade or later, seaturtles are the ocean's mariners and very vulnerable to fisheries both as bycatch (especially in the fisheries for shrimp) and targeted to meet demand for their meat and shells. Support turtle conservation by supporting our partners at @maralliance - Photo by Rachel Graham at MarAlliance #worldturtleday #turtles #loggerhead #seaturtle #saveturtles


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African lions are one of the most iconic animals on the planet, but we've lost half of them in just 25 years. @LionRecovery Fund (LRF) and their partners are working to bring lions back. Today, the LRF is celebrating #EndangeredSpeciesDay with an announcement of six new grants in key lion sites across Africa. Each of these projects shows there is hope for lions to recover. Learn about the different projects in their most recent press release - the link is in our bio. Photo by Grace Chu and Steven Dang #lions #savelions #lionrecovery #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #protectourplanet


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The Pallas's cat, also called the manul, is a small wild cat that lives in the grasslands of Central Asia. These small felines are are about the size of a domestic cat and feed largely on small rodents and birds. Pallas cats face a wide range of threats, from habitat degradation, prey base decline, to hunting. They have been classified by the IUCN as near threatened since 2002. The Pallas cat is just one of many small cats our partners at @smallwildcats work to conserve. Check out their page and website for more info! #pallascat #smallwildcats #wildcats


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We hope you had an amazing Mother’s Day! 🐾♥️ Photo by Susan McConnell #lions #cubs #lioness #savelions


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Grevy's zebras used to roam in healthy herds across the semiarid scrublands and plains of Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Kenya. Today, their numbers have rapidly declined; they are found primarily across Southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya. @grevyszebratrust works to protect northern Kenya's Grevy's zebras. Learn more on our website or on their page! Photo credit: Jillian Knox


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Happy 92nd birthday to wildlife ambassador, Sir David Attenborough. Thank you for everything you do to protect wildlife and our planet - you inspire us and many others. 🌍 Photo via @bbc #davidattenborough #wildlife #naturalist #planetearth


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When Hamza, a conservationist and expert saiga antelope tracker working for @saiga_conservation ventures into the vast Ustyurt Plateau in search of saigas, his findings surprise him—read our latest newsletter story to learn more. Link in our bio. (Photo credit: Eugene Polonsky) #wildlife #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifephotography #saiga #saigaantelope #wildlifeconservation #uzbekistan #kazakhstan #ustyurtplateau


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Our partners at Alianza Gato Andino - Andean Cat Alliance are tackling human-carnivore conflict in the Andes via the help of livestock guarding #dogs, to save the beautiful Andean cat. Read our latest newsletter story to learn more, and to meet Andean, the first livestock puppy in AGA's conflict mitigation program. Link in our bio. (Photo: Juan Repucci/AGA) #andeancat #wildlifephotography #cats_of_instagram #catsofinstagram #cat #chile #patagonia #andes #wildlife #conservation #conservationphotography #endangeredspecies #endangered


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We love penguins. On #WorldPenguinDay, we get to share our love of #penguins all day long! There are 18 species of penguins living in the Southern Hemisphere, and we are fortunate to be working with @globalpenguinsociety (GPS) to protect all 18 species! Take this handsome fella here, an Adélie penguin. Adélie penguins live on the Antarctic continent and on many small, surrounding coastal islands. (Photo: Susan McConnell) #wildlife_perfection #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #photooftheday #wildlifeonearth


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Happy #EarthDay! Wild landscapes and ocean-scapes are disappearing or under enormous pressures due to climate change, increasing human populations, industrialization, pollution, and a myriad other reasons. But with your help we are working to protect all that is wild and beautiful on our planet, and our planet itself. Thank you for supporting us! 🌎 #earthday2018 #wildlife #wildlifeconservation


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Just two days left until our 2018 Spring Wildlife Conservation Expo! Tickets are still available - but if you aren't able to make it, we will be live-streaming the presentations on our Facebook page. Stay tuned right here for some behind the scenes updates on Instagram live as well! Photo by Susan McConnell #WCNExpo #wildlifeconservation #endangeredspecies #lions


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Save elephants while getting a grip! WCN and @savetheelephants have joined forces with @popsockets to bring you a limited edition PopSocket specially designed for STE - 50% of all profits will be donated directly to the protection of these gentle giants in Kenya. Click the link in our bio to purchase! Photo by ©️ Jack Swenson ExpeditionGallery.com #popsockets #savetheelephants


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