World Wildlife Fund@world_wildlife

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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The tiny Bolivian town of Versalles, nestled along the Iténez River, is home to one of the largest river turtle hatcheries in the Amazon. Unfortunately, the river level is rising and many baby river turtles are drowning before they even leave the nest. Why? Community members and conservationists alike believe the water level increases have been caused by new, nearby dams. To help, local volunteers dig up nests to free the turtles before they drown. Free-flowing rivers are a critical part of a healthy and thriving planet. You can help protect them. Join WWF’s Freshwater Force by following the link in our bio. Late last year, @beautifuldestinations joined us in the field to capture this incredible footage and help us tell this story. #WorldTurtleDay


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Tigers are the largest of all the Asian big cats. They rely primarily on sight and sound rather than smell for hunting and can consume up to 88 pounds of meat at one time. Did you know that a key ingredient in pesto also plays a major role in the survival of this iconic big cat? Pine nuts are a key food for deer and wild boar, the Amur tiger’s main prey. If we consume pine nuts faster than the trees can replenish, we’re taking away food from tigers' prey and, ultimately, tigers. Learn more by following the link in our bio.


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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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