#regram#rg @conservationorg: Called the “Fitbit for the oceans,” the Ocean Health Index assess ocean health on a local and regional scale. And for the very first time a score has been indexed for Hawaii. . For the people of Hawaii, there is a deep-rooted spiritual, physical and emotional connection to the ocean. When the ocean thrives, the people thrive. The Hawaii Ocean Health Index, built on cultural, economic and ecological values, is the first assessment of its kind to give a more complete picture of ocean health regionally, measuring the benefits our oceans can provide now and into ...
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Great news from @leonardodicapriofdn and Tompkins Conservation’s rewilding project. #regram#rg @tompkins_conservation: A new generation of jaguars is born in Iberá for the first time in decades! Meet the newest additions to Iberá Park in Corrientes, Argentina. These two tiny cubs are the first newborns of our jaguar reintroduction program at Iberá Park and represent the future of their species in the region. The jaguar is the largest feline in the Americas and is currently in critical danger of extinction in Argentina, after having lost 95% of its original distribution. To help avoid the extinction of this species in Argentina, ...
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#regram#rg @nrdc_org: Not a single marine mammal has gone extinct in U.S. waters since the Marine Mammal Protection Act was enacted 45 years ago, yet anti-wildlife members of Congress are still threatening to gut it. NRDC won’t let that happen. Our oceans team works hard to protect and strengthen the MMPA, to help these important species recover, and to prevent the endangerment of others.
@LeonardoDiCaprioFdn is partnering with Porky Hefer on this project that uses eco-friendly art to bring attention to the issues impacting wildlife. Thank you to @SFAAdvisory and @southernguildgallery for bringing South African artist, Porky Hefer’s work to @DesignMiami/ Basel. Learn more about Porky’s work benefiting LDF’s mission to protect these endangered species. Courtesy of Southern Guild, photos by Antonia Steyn
247K likes / 741 comments / 10 days ago
#regram#rg @ca_waterkeepers: A watershed moment for our Waterkeepers. Vanity Fair features our work as “aquatic superheroes,” who defend clean water from Trump and Pruitt. Check out the magazine on newsstands now and 🔗 in bio.💧 • Photo @danielmanssonphotography @vanityfair @vfphoto. Special thanks @runronrun •
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#regram#rg @thewcs: Tropical forests are in trouble. Right now, habitat loss is one of the greatest threats to the future of elephants, tigers, and countless other species. The Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA) is an important tool to help combat it. TFCA agreements have saved more than 67 million acres of forest in Botswana, Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, and many other countries. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced that would ensure this program continues, and even expands to protect more areas. If you’re in the U.S., contact your senators via the link in our bio and urge them to ...
164K likes / 1K comments / 13 days ago
This #worldoceansday, @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn partner, Global Fishing Watch is helping bring transparency to global fishing, supporting efforts to improve monitoring and enforcement to stop illegal fishing. globalfishingwatch.org/map
170K likes / 638 comments / 14 days ago
#regram#rg @sierraclub: Over 100 people rallied in Anchorage, Alaska this past Wednesday to oppose drilling in the Arctic Refuge. @mypubliclands is taking comments on its plan only until June 19th -- make sure to add yours at sc.org/Arctic
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#regram#rg @natgeo: Photograph by @enricsala The high seas - marine waters beyond any country’s jurisdiction - cover 64 percent of the ocean’s surface, and are dominated by a handful of fishing countries that reap the biggest benefits of fishing in these global commons. The main types of fishing in the high seas target tuna (like the yellowfin in the photo), sharks, squid, krill, and deep bottom-dwelling fish. But do these countries really benefit from that distant fishing? And who does? A new @natgeopristineseas study reveals that, without large government subsidies, fishing in more than half of the current ...
205K likes / 1K comments / 16 days ago
#regram#rg @amazonfrontlines: In February, despite massive protests by indigenous Amazonians, the Ecuadorian government announced the auction of 16 new oil blocks in the Amazon, covering nearly 7 million acres of roadless, primary rainforest. Block 22 overlaps the legal territory of 18 Waorani communities. All 18 communities are united in resistance and launched a global campaign last week in opposition to oil extraction on indigenous lands. They have drafted a petition to oil companies telling them not to bid on Oil Block 22. Their lands are not for sale. ⠀ ⠀ Support the Waorani and help defend the Amazon. ...
577K likes / 2K comments / 20 days ago
#regram#rg @nrdc_org: Exactly a year ago, President Trump vowed to withdraw U.S. participation from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Fortunately, leaders across the country have rejected Trump’s call to walk away from the promise of Paris. That’s why we are proud to join @BloombergDotOrg in announcing the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge: which calls on America’s mayors to lead the way in tackling climate change and join the pledge. Learn more in our profile link.
580K likes / 2K comments / 21 days ago
#regram#rg @oceanconservancy: The way all our ocean’s beaches should look 💙 Click the link in our bio to learn about and join our 2018 International Coastal Cleanup and make sure more and more shorelines look like this beautiful photo by @adventures_ofjess! 🌊