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Our planet faces many big conservation challenges. No one person or organization can tackle
these challenges alone, but together we can.

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Alongside sharks and sea turtles, dolphins are some of the oldest creatures on the Earth. While you may be more familiar with dolphins found in the ocean, there are a number of dolphins that call rivers home. These freshwater animals are indicator species, which means their health reflects the overall health of the rivers they live in. Take a look at the river dolphins around the world, the challenges they face, and what WWF is doing to keep them around for the long haul by following the link in our bio.


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Happy #MothersDay! Join us in celebrating all moms for the extraordinary steps they take to protect, nurture, and raise their young.


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We're celebrating #WorldMigratoryBirdDay today by helping protect one of America's most iconic landscapes and critical habitat for migratory birds: the grasslands of the Great Plains. Current conservation funding for the Great Plains is being threatened by environmental rollbacks included in the 2018 Farm Bill. These conservation programs provide ranchers and farmers with assistance to keep grasslands intact, and to invest in more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable production--in turn, protecting habitat for migratory birds and numerous other grassland species. Check the link in our bio to take action today.


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Late last year, a group of scientists working with WWF set out on a mission to tag the Amazon's river dolphins for the first time using satellite technology. The tagging took place in Bolivia, Brazil, and Colombia and as of now, 15 dolphins have been successfully tagged. The Amazon is one of the world's last strongholds for free-flowing rivers, but it's at risk from threats such as mining pollution and poorly planned dams. Information collected from these tags will be critical to understanding dolphin movement and better help us in our efforts to protect them and their habitats. Free-flowing and connected rivers are critical to the health of wildlife and communities across the globe. Will you help us protect them? Join the Freshwater Force and pledge to protect rivers today by following the link in our bio. Special thanks to the @BeautifulDestinations team for joining us in Bolivia and capturing this incredible footage of one of the tagging missions.


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Black rhinos are the smaller of the two African rhino species. The most notable difference between white and black rhinos are their hooked upper lip. This distinguishes them from the white rhino, which has a square lip. Black rhinos are browsers rather than grazers, and their pointed lip helps them feed on leaves from bushes and trees. They have two horns, and occasionally a third, small posterior horn. These iconic creatures are under pressure from poaching and habitat loss. To protect black rhinos from poaching and habitat loss, WWF is taking action in three African rhino range countries: Namibia, Kenya, and South Africa. Together, these nations hold about 87% of the total black rhino population.


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Late last year, a group of scientists working with WWF set out on a mission to tag the Amazon's river dolphins for the first time using satellite technology. The tagging took place in Bolivia, Brazil, and Colombia and as of now, 15 dolphins have been successfully tagged. The Amazon is one of the world's last strongholds for free-flowing rivers, but it's at risk from threats such as mining pollution and poorly planned dams. Information collected from these tags will be critical to understanding dolphin movement and better help us in our efforts to protect them and their habitats. Free-flowing and connected rivers are critical to the health of wildlife and communities across the globe. Will you help us protect them? Join the Freshwater Force and pledge to protect rivers today by following the link in our bio. Special thanks to the @BeautifulDestinations team for joining us in Bolivia and capturing this incredible footage of one of the tagging missions.


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It’s a critical time in the fight to conserve one of the last four intact grasslands in the world. Congress is currently working on the 2018 Farm Bill, which will impact the landscapes and unique wildlife in America’s grasslands. If Congress approves environmental rollbacks and riders, there could be a severe decrease in the funding to protect vital ecosystems and economic resources. Follow the link in our bio to learn more.


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Did you know narwhals change color as they age? The unicorns of the sea are born a blue-gray color, but will become nearly all-white as they age. To help protect narwhals and other whales, WWF raises awareness of and addresses the threat of underwater noise pollution.


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Results from the largest ever research study of gorillas and chimpanzees in Western Equatorial Africa show population numbers higher than first believed. The bad news is that 80% of these great apes live outside of protected areas. To save them we must address their greatest threats: poaching, illegal logging, and habitat destruction. You can read more about the study by following the link in our bio.


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Happy #WorldPenguinDay!


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Today, trees are being lost at a rate of 27 football fields per minute. Every action we take to protect the world’s forests makes a difference. Looking for the FSC label while shopping is one way you can help save forests. FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council, a certification system co-founded by WWF 26 years ago. What it really means is that the product you buy comes from a forest that is responsibly managed. Trees in these forests are grown and harvested according to a robust set of guidelines that, ultimately, benefit the environment and economy. Some of these guidelines include limiting the number of trees cut down, restricting highly hazardous pesticides and protecting the rights of indigenous people, as well as wildlife habitats. Follow the link in our bio to learn more. #EarthDay


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Happy #EarthDay! Want to help save forests🌲? You can do so while shopping! Look for the FSC label when buying paper, wood, or other forest products. You can learn more about FSC by following the link in our bio.


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