deforestation Photos & Videos

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Happy World Water Day! You might ask yourself what does one of the world’s largest shampoo companies have in common with environmental conservation? It turns out: water. At the heart of the 1% for the Planet model, we pair thoughtful businesses and individuals with high-impact environmental nonprofits that align with their values. In late 2018, we partnered new 1% for the Planet business member @biolage with @conservationorg. In just a few short months, we’ve already seen this partnership take off and an impressive impact. This #WorldWaterDay we’re proud to of this incredible partnership between @biolage & @conservationorg - working together to protect 400 acres of forest ecosystem to fight deforestation and ensure we all have access to clean water. #worldwaterday #alltogetherfortheplanet #onepercentfortheplanet #cleanwater #pollution #deforestation

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El Chaco, Santiago del Estero, Salta y Formosa albergan el 80 por ciento de los bosques del país. Estas provincias poseen un valor forestal y maderable muy importante, que hacen que sus industrias que utilizan la madera sean rigurosas en su aprovechamiento e industrialización. Así lo entiende Luciano Olivares, subsecretario de Recursos Naturales, quien en el marco del Día Internacional del Bosque conmemorado ayer 21 de marzo, analizó el patrimonio boscoso, las acciones desarrolladas en este sentido y las cuestiones pendientes. El bosque tiene un valor ambiental, ecológico e industrial para las comunidades. Desde el gobierno tratamos de ponerlo siempre en valor para los chaqueños, para el país y el mundo‘Así, recordó que la Ley 26331 de presupuestos Mínimos Ambientales para la Protección de los Bosques Nativos (conocida como Ley Bonasso), tiene más de 10 años de vigencia y el Chaco la viene aplicando desde su reglamentación a través de ordenamiento territorial. ‘Tenemos la zona roja con unas 500 mil hectáreas, con la incorporación de unas 150 mil hectáreas del Parque Nacional El Impenetrable. Las zonas amarillas comprenden casi todo los departamentos Almirante Brown y General Güemes, y en la zona verde se pueden transformar para usos agropecuarios respetando ciertos procedimientos y autorizaciones‘, detalló. En este sentido, comentó que en el Chaco existe una industria que demanda la madera para poder trabajar. Es que en la provincia hay tres grandes industrias que todos los días consumen madera: la industria del carbón, el tanino y las carpinterías y/o mueblerías que demandan el algarrobo. ‘No estamos en contra del aprovechamiento pero que sea sustentable, ordenado y legal. Tenemos que trabajar es en que el aprovechamiento de la madera sea más sustentable y aprovechable‘, explicó. Entre Machagai, Quitilipi y Presidencia de la Plaza existen alrededor de 500 aserraderos y carpinterías. ‘En esa zona está el 90 por ciento de las industrias que trabajan la madera que llegan desde toda la provincia. Lo importante es la capacidad que se generó para darle valor agregado. #deforestation #ambiental

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Boreal and temperate forests are found largely in economically developed countries, such as the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. But the widely accepted view that developed countries’ #forests are adequately protected and managed is far from the truth. These forests face deforestation threats, like increased use of woody #biomass energy, and new emerging climate threats, such as larger and more intense wildfires. One of the main goals of this week’s Primary Forest Symposium, organized by WHRC and @griffithuniversity , was to generate and share the #science needed to support better approaches to protecting #primaryforests in the face of a rapidly changing #climate. The work is critical to the health and protection of these #ecosystems.

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🇩🇪🚘 Der deutsche Konzern @volkswagen macht einen gewaltigen Schritt. ∙ #Volkswagen wird im Jahr 2026 innerhalb des Unternehmens die letzte Generation von Verbrennungs-Motoren lancieren. ∙ Nach dem Diesel-Skandal 2015 folgte ein Strategie-Wechsel, bei dem Elektro-Fahrzeuge in den Fokus gerieten. Michael Jost, Strategie-Chef von #VW , ergänzte bei einer Konferenz am Hauptsitz in #Wolfsburg zudem: «Wir reduzieren #Verbrennungsmotoren schrittweise auf ein absolutes Minimum.» ∙ Jost erläuterte, dass man bei VW gewillt ist, radikale Schritte einzuleiten, damit man dem #Klimawandel als globaler Konzern entgegenwirken kann. ∙ 🌱 @improvemagch #TomorrowIsNow

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Happy Friday everyone! Did you know that female Ruffed Lemurs commonly give birth to twins or triplets after a 90 to 120 day gestation period, though they may give birth to as many as six offspring in one litter! ••• Black-and-white ruffed lemurs make a nest for their young, placing it in the trees roughly 32 to 65 feet (10 to 20 meters) above the ground out of branches, leaves and other foliage. Young stay in the nest while the female forages and until they are more independent. When a female needs to travel with her young, she carries them in her mouth, rather than on her belly, as is common in most other lemur species. 📸: @dukelemurcenter #PositivelyPrimates #Deforestation #Madagascar #SavePrimates #Home #babyPrimate #Monkey #Lemur #Prosimian #SaveTheForest #Captivity #Zoo #DukeLemurCenter

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We spent the last week with this wonderful man, Eduardo and his friend Juan who are some of the last great leaders of the “Camesino a Campesino” movement here in Central America. They came from Honduras to share their knowledge with farmers here in Guatemala about a simple low cost water harvesting method called sand dams. We are partnering with a village in Baja Verapaz where families only receive water from the municipal water system for a few hours every 15 days! This is climate change and getting worse every year. Then they have to buy water from a water truck-1000 liters for $6 and it lasts a family three days. That’s a lot of money for people here when many only make $1 or $2 a day. These pictures show the extremely dry conditions here, the deforestation and the little water that is left in the rivers. Most of the rivers are now dry. #climatechange #climateresilience #farmertofarmer #capesinoacampesino #water #agua #deforestation @vibrantvillagefoundation

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Adult males have large cheek flaps to show their dominance to other males. The cheek flaps are made mostly of fatty tissue and are supported by the musculature of the face. Mature males' throat pouches allow them to make loud calls. The species display significant sexual dimorphism; females typically stand 115 cm (3 ft 9 in) tall and weigh around 37 kg (82 lb), while flanged adult males stand 137 cm (4 ft 6 in) tall and weigh 75 kg (165 lb). A male orangutan has an arm span of about 2 m (6.6 ft). www.beeborneo.com #palmoil #travel #wildlife #release #deforestation #savetheorangutans #criticallyendangered #kalteng #fosteranorangutantoday #ofia #australia #drbirute #orangutanfoundationintl #endangeredspecies #saynotopalmoil #instanature #nature #environment #photooftheday #instagood #destruction #rescue #rehabilitate #borntobewild #orphan #rainforest #bhfyp #xt #wonderfulindonesia #explore

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FactFile Friday: #34 Common Name: Halloween Moon Crab aka the Red Land Crab Scientific Name: Gecarcinus quadratus Distribution & Wild Habitat: This species come from Central America, more specifically along the Pacific Coast of Mexico to Panama. There have also been reportedly seen in northwestern South America (confusing) but it is considered a new subspecies. As to where they inhabit, it is mainly in mangroves and forests as they are humid but G.quadratus can also been seen in sand dunes. Conservation Status: They’ve not been assessed in the wild as have many other species. Hopefully the IUCN can provide this data soon. With an assumption, these crabs would most likely be least concern due to their high range. Threats in the Wild: Loss of mangroves and rainforests in Central America is affecting the biodiversity. This loss of diversity could be affecting the population of Halloween Moon Crabs as they could be becoming more heavily predated upon and also have a lack of food. They have also been under threat from the pet industry as there is an all time high for exotic pets and Halloween Crabs; due to their irresistibly cute face, have became a part of the pet trade. This has decreased over recent years as more are being captive bred. If buying one as a pet they require very specific conditions and always source where you’re getting your exotics from, if it is wild caught please don’t buy and support the illegal capture of wildlife. Thank you for reading, C Picture credit @petsathomeuk #america #centralamerica #mexico #panama #pacific #animals #invertebrate #crustacean #crab #halloween #moon #halloweenmooncrab #crabsofinstagram #deforestation #rainforest #mangrove #wildlife #conservation #wildlifeconservation #environment #environmentalist #environmentalist00

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Do you think this a good step toward rebuilding our natural ecosystems? 🌲 🌳 Follow 🧬 @greenerside_wellness 🧬 3.5-7 billion trees are cut down every year, so koodos to these guys for finding a clever way to combat this global issue‼️ If the rate deforestation isn’t curbed soon, we could see some serious problems on the only planet we call home‼️ • What do you think about this? 🤔

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When you plant trees, you are directly cleaning the air. As a tree matures, it can consume 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year as it turns that CO2 into parts of itself. It also releases enough oxygen to supply your needs for two years. These two effects help to give the earth a healthier climate. Join us on April 13th as we set out to plant 10,000 trees! Visit our Facebook for info. 🌲🌳🌲🌳🌲

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We're very excited to announce that Our Planet Soap's Endangered Species Soap collection is now available at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Denver Zoo, and the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC. And of course, at our Soap Factory location in Boise Idaho (by appointment). Lots more locations coming soon! We make palm oil-free, chemical-free, plastic-free gentle soap. Each bar is named and designed after an endangered animal. We want to bring attention to how what you purchase can make a difference. Ours is olive oil-based, infused with healing plants, nourishing oils, and the best essential oils. Packaged in post-consumer recycled cardboard boxes, you are left with only soft skin and zero waste. We give back 10% of our net profits to endangered species conservation efforts. We'll be asking our customers later in the year where they want us to donate for 2019! Stay tuned for the survey. 🦍 🦈 🐅 🐘 #CincinnatiZoo #DenverZoo #RiverbanksZoo #EndangeredSpecies #PalmOilFree #Zerowaste #PlasticFree #NaturalSkinCare #Orangutans #Gorillas #Whales #Honeybees #Polarbears #Tigers #certifiedcrueltyfree #vegan #givingback #ourplanetsoap #loveourplanet @cincinnatizoo @denverzoo @riverbankszoo #biodiversity #deforestation #habitatloss #animalconservation

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@pidzh_ says it best: “You are what you eat. Fish eat Plastic, You eat Fish. What goes around, Comes around.” We are polluting and contaminating our one incredibly resourceful source of food with #plasticwaste Remember in the 60s the #ecofight about the #Amazon and the #deforestation that was happening, and was found to be #detrimental to our #ecosystem and all of the #species in it. Well our fight today, CONTINUES AND has EXPANDED to save our OCEANS WELLBEING. The reefs around the world are dying. Fish, sharks, turtles, dolphins and whales need reefs to feed and take care of themselves properly. If we don’t start seeing how one affects the other and we ARE ALL AFFECTED by the same issue: #plasticproblem our result will be .... scary to say the least. How else can this #information attain the mass who live without ever truly seeing or be near the ocean?! You. You. You. YOU ARE THE SOLUTION. Talk to everyone as if no one knows. Got kids?! Do it for the kids. Do it for your neighbors kids, your cousins, your friends. Whatever it takes.... STOP USING #PLASTIC IT SUCKS THE LIFE OUT OF EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES. #plasticcontinents Share this message and feel the difference ✨🌊💗

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Posted @withrepost @ecocarelifestyle ✨✨ The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year.✨✨ That works out to about 100 bits of microplastic over the course of just one meal, according to a study published in Environmental Pollution. A team of UK-based researchers put petri dishes with sticky surfaces next to dinner plates in three homes in the UK. After just 20 minutes, the dishes accumulated an average of 14 microplastics.

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🏜🌍 Der Begriff #Desertifikation beschreibt die Ausdehnung von Wüsten und wüstenähnlichen Landschaften. ∙ Der Mensch gilt als Hauptursache der Desertifikation. ∙ Auf der Welt sind mehr als 168 Länder davon betroffen. Am schlimmsten trifft es #Afrika mit 46 Prozent betroffener Landfläche. ∙ Auch #Asien und #Südamerika haben sehr mit der Desertifikation zu kämpfen. ∙ Es gibt bereits verschiedene Projekte wie zum Beispiel «The Great Green Wall» in Afrika, die die Landschaften schützen sollen. ∙ 🌱 @improvemagch #TomorrowIsNow

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I cant express how funny the third slide is to me idk. But Honduran White Bats! Are nearly on the endangered species list. They and many other important animals are being seriously threatened by the deforestation happening in the South and Central Americas. Spreading the word and educating one another is one of the only ways we can change what's happening in our world. #wildlifeconservation #deforestation #conservation #honduranwhitebat #illustration #ink #copics #animals #art #artistofinstagram

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Deforestation in Haiti has wiped out more than 99% of the forests that covered the country, the animals are struggling to survive, without trees, just a few inches of rain can turn the mountains in a mudslide. Every year numerous are the deaths caused by these landslides, and malnutrition increases precisely because of the inability to cultivate these lands. © Aldo Soligno / LUZ

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21 de Marzo EN EL DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LOS BOSQUES celebramos las diversas maneras en que los bosques y los árboles nos sustentan y protegen💚 Este año nuestro propósito es concienciar sobre el grave problema de la deforestación. 🌳🔥 En todo el mundo se eliminan enormes extensiones de bosques para cultivar productos de consumo humano, como el aceite de palma. Esos bosques son el hogar de muchos animales, que no tendrán otro lugar para vivir. 🐒🐨🐻🐿💥 . Leer más: http://www.hazteveg.com/p/1033/alimentacion_y_cambio_climatico #ForestDay #DiadelosBosques #AnimaNaturalis #animalrightsactivist #YoSoyAnimaNaturalis #deforestacion #deforestation #palmoil #nopalmoil #palmoilkills #orangutan #Forests #protectourforests #protectrainforests #rainforest #treesarelife

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Just 10 more days until these products and more are available on our site! Get a preview of the site now and check back April 1st! We ain’t foolin’ around • • 🌲 www.alpineclothingcompany.com 🌲 (link in bio) • • • • • #saveourtrees #saveourforests #saveourplanet #deforestation #wildfires #alpineclothingcompany #clothing #apparel #clothes #streetwear #clothingline #brand #tshirt #clothingbrand #tshirts #menswear #tees #streetfashion #shirt #wear #accessories #pants #fashionable #shirts #nature #shop #shopping #entrepreneur

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“Presero tutti gli alberi, E li misero in un museo degli alberi, E fecero pagare alla gente, Un dollaro e mezzo solo per vederli. Non sempre ci si rende conto, Che non si sa mai ciò che si ha, Fino a quando non se ne è andato. Hanno lastricato il paradiso, E messo su un parcheggio per auto.” (J.Mitchell) #deforestation #countryside #farmer #👨🏻‍🌾 🥺🌲🌳🐻💚

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The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. Deforestation is like taking away the lungs of the planet. For what? Economic gain? We’re not cutting down trees, we’re cutting down our air. We’re cutting off our life span along with every other living creature. #deforestation #savetheearth #cleanair #climatechange

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PAS SI SAUVAGE. J+1 à l'empreinte ! ! L'expo est visible jusqu'à demain soir les ptits loups ^^ Et puis, faites plaisir à vos papilles, à vos sens, leurs pâtisseries sont bonnes de OUF. MOOD. 1 Anniversaire. 1 expo pas si sauvage qui se termine. 1 nouvelle expo qui prend forme. 1 amie qui m'inspire. 1 Aurore. 😉 Bye ! #pefc -france #deforestation #antalis #lessismore #rouen #rouen_influenceur #rouentourisme #exposition #illustration #editionlimitee #onvaetrebien #enzo #handmade #greenhome #ecoliving #savetheplanet #ecolife #artisanal #france #artmetal #acier #rouille #lune #cercle

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The much awaited #PYP Exhibition is coming up, and one of the topics this year is about " #Deforestation ". Our Year 6 group went on a trip to Akim Oda, in the Eastern region and had a great informative experience. Read our upcoming article to know more! #ARISExhibition #PYPExhibition #IBPYP

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It’s not only us that rely on trees, millions of other species rely on them as well. We plant 4 trees for every item purchased, follow the bio link to our website. Worldwide shipping and FREE UK Shipping! We also take donations! If you want to help the planet but don’t fancy a t-shirt, donate on our website. £10 will plant 5 trees £20 will plant 10 trees £50 will plant 25 trees! #trees #uk #beautiful #plant #tree #tshirt #treephotography #nature #Europe #our #planet #earth #ourplanetearth #sustainability #fridaysforfuture #replant #bethechange #naturalworld #deforestation

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. این روزها که هموطنانمان در استان های #گلستان و #مازندران گرفتار #سیل شده اند، صحبت های زیادی درباره تاثیر #جنگل_زدایی و #جنگل_تراشی بر وقوع سیل می شود. اما برخی نیز به وجود رابطه میان #پوشش_گیاهی و احتمال وقوع سیل تردید دارند. . برای درک رابطه این دو، لازمست با یکی از مفاهیم اساسی علوم آب آشنا شویم. . #لگ_تایم : لگ تایم عبارت است از، تفاوت زمانی، زمان وقوع اوج بارندگی و زمان وقوع اوج تخلیه رواناب از منطقه بدیهی است هرچه این دو به هم نزدیک تر شوند (مقدار لگ تایم کاهش یابد) #احتمال وقوع سیلاب افزایش می یابد. کاهش لگ تایم به معنای هجوم حجم عظیمی از آب به دره ها و زهکشها در مدت زمان کوتاه است که احتمال سرریز شدن آب از آبراهه ها و وقوع سیل را افزایش می دهد. عوامل متعددی لگ تایم را کنترل می کنند که یکی از مهمترین آنها، "پوشش گیاهی" منطقه است. وجود پوشش گیاهی موجب تاخیر در تخلیه خروج آب باران از حوضه آبریز می شود و به این ترتیب با افزایش لگ تایم، احتمال وقوع سیل را کاهش می دهد. . ◆ دیگر عوامل موثر بر لگ تایم: شیب منطقه، شدت بارش، جنس بستر و... ◆ ویدئو از اینترنت . #سیلاب #مخاطرات_طبیعی #جنگل #جنگلهای_هیرکانی #محیط_زیست #جنگلهای_شمال #تخریب_جنگلهای_شمال #نابودی_جنگلها . #Flash_Flood #Lag_Tim #Deforestation #Forest #naturalhazards #naturaldisasters #علم_را_جدی_بگیریم ! #درسی_که_نمیگیریم ! #نگذارید_بمیرد_جنگل ! 980102

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It is so great seeing an initiative such as @unitednations ' #GreeningtheBlue pilot they're running at the UN headquarters in NYC. They've consciously removed paper towels and installed additional hand dryers in efforts to combat paper/water #waste , #deforestation , and reduce #carbon emissions. Are there organizations in your city that have taken steps to make their buildings greener?

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The Canopy IV Oil on Board - 2018 18 x 13cm . . . Rainforests around the world are one of the Earth’s primary carbon sinks, these are areas that absorb more carbon than they release. Deforestation is now happening so fast that if it continues at its current rate there will be no rainforests left in just 40 years. . . . “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” ― Mahatma Gandhi . . . DEVOUR 4th-7th April 2019 Galleruy @oxo , Oxo Tower Wharf Bargehouse St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH 25% of all exhibition profits will be donated to REGUA, a charity in Brazil who are conserving the Atlantic rainforest. The Atlantic Forest is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth as well as one of the most diverse. REGUA protects over 25,000 acres of forest and have planted over 500,000 trees. The money raised from DEVOUR will go directly to purchasing more trees for them to plant. #art #artist #artwork #painting #oilpainting #fineart #jellygreen #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist   #landscapepainting #landscape #londongallery #green #exhibition #nature #rainforests #forests #deforestation #amazon #naturelovers #wild #rainforest #climatechange #tropical #trees #conservation #charity #forestfires #environment #jungle

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World Bank to invest USD 12 Bn to increase forest cover in Africa 🌳🌲🌳 . How important you think it is for us to preserve our trees? 🍂 . Tell us in comments! . Read the article from the link in bio . . #deforestation #africa #mothernature #saveearth

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@seekthetruth ・・・ #Palmoil is terrible for the environment and leads to the death of an estimated 6,000 orangutans each year as a result of #deforestation. Orangutans, along with many other animals, are constantly being run out of their homes due to logging and entire forests are cut down to make palm oil. The sobering reality of this is made evident in this footage captured and shared by the International Animal Rescue. This took place in the Sungai Putri forest of Borneo, #Indonesia. According to The Independent, the footage was captured in 2013 but was just recently released to the media. The video shows the reaction of an orangutan faced with watching his entire home be torn apart. As he scampers away in fear, he ends up face to face with the excavator. It’s almost as if he reaches up to it for help before it knocks him over. As for this orangutan, International Animal Rescue stepped up to rescue him after his entire home was destroyed. “Despite all the obstacles thrown at them, our team were able to rescue this orangutan and bring him to safety,” #InternationalAnimalRescue writes. The group warns of many different consequences associated with logging, for instance it drives more animals into civilized communities. This creates conflict, and often unnecessary death for the animal. Other issues associated with deforestation include: Reduced biodiversity – as more forests are cut down, more animals and plants lose their homes Perpetuates #climatechange and reduces available carbon – rainforests are the carbon sinks of the planet, absorbing incredible amounts of carbon released from fossil fuels. When forests are chopped down, this carbon goes back into the air. It’s not just the #animals that suffer. It also takes away homes from indigenous peoples and violates their land rights, as well as human rights. While Indonesia’s rainforests take up just 1% of Earth’s total land, they contain 12% of mammal species,10% of the world’s known plant species, and 17% of all bird species. Many of these species are endangered or facing extinction, such as Sumatran tigers, rhinos and orangutans. Source: powerfulmind.co

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What an honour to see this fella swinging from trees in Borneo! . My biggest regret last time I visited southeast Asia was not stopping at Borneo to see my favourite animal, the mighty orangutan. . So I was beyond excited to get the chance to go back and see them this week. It was just as incredible as I imagined. Such a privilege. . Sepilok orangutan rehabilitation centre do an amazing job releasing captured orangutans back into the wild. Many of these rescued orangutans were kept as pets or lost their homes to deforestation for palm oil farms. . Most people go to sepilok rehab centre to see them visit the feeding platform. However, they did not turn up when I was there. But that's actually a GOOD thing. It means they are thriving by themselves and are getting closer to being able to be released into the wild. . In the end we got treated to seeing a wild and a rescued orangutan make friends elsewhere in the park, swinging through the trees together, playfighting. This was by far more exciting to see. Hopefully they can both roam free soon... . . Did you know orangutans share over 96% of our DNA?!?! Amazing right?! . . . . . . . #borneo #sabah #eastsabah #orangutan #sepilok #sepilokorangutans #sepilokorangutanrehabilitationcentre #sepilokorangutanrehabilitation #sepilokorangutanrescuecentre #animalrescue #wildorangutan #maleorangutan #wildlife #wildanimals #apes #borneowildlife #malaysiawildlife #rainforest #rainforestwildlife #traveltheworld #southeastasia #palmoil #deforestation #amazingworld #nationalgeographic #amazinganimals #wonderfulwildlife #saveourplanet #animallovers #wild

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“We are running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.”

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For the 2019 International Day of the Frog, we are calling on electric car companies to take responsibility for the damage caused by copper mining by committing to predominantly recycled copper in their cars. The very photogenic frog pictured is the newly discovered Manduriacu glass frog (Nymphargus manduriacu) whose lives in the Ecuadorian Andes. Sadly, by next year the Manduriacu glass frog may already be extinct. Its only known habitat is the Manduriacu River Reserve (Rio Manduriacu Reserva), which is at risk due to the development of a new copper mine in the area. Even if the mine doesn't go ahead, any disturbance from exploration could threaten its survival. Although electric cars and renewables may seem green, mining the copper used in their construction destroys vital habitat. Mines are not "clean and green”. In November 2018, BMW signed a deal with copper-giant Codelco called the “Responsible Copper Initiative”. Given the biodiversity in the areas to be mined by Codelco in Ecuador, not to mention the other social and environmental impacts, there is little chance that this deal will bring anything other than convenient corporate greenwashing. We are calling on BMW to make a commitment to use predominantly recycled copper in their electric cars, rather than helping to strengthen the development of new copper mines. If BMW and more car companies like them pushed for recycled copper in their vehicles, electric cars would actually be a greener alternative. The Intag valley and surrounding areas are some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, with new species constantly being discovered. Mining in this region will put countless rare and endangered species at risk. Email BMW's CEO Harald Krueger and tell him you think BMW should make a stand by only using recycled copper in their electric cars: harald.kreuger @bmw.de Photograph credit: Jose Vieira (www.tropicalherping.com) Design credit: Ella Ellington Via @rainforest_action_group

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🌳Since 2008, the Ka'apor indigenous people, who have lived in the Amazon forest for centuries, ask for help from the Brazilian government to stop the continuous and violent attacks by the mafia on their land and their request has been accepted. The Ka’apor will be constantly monitored by federal officials and operations against the wood mafia will become routine🌳

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Factors behind the decline include, habitat changes wrought by humans, deforestation, and conversion of natural habitats for agriculture, the use of chemicals like herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides. Insecticides hurt non-target species and neonicotinoids have been implicated in the worldwide decline of bees. Pesticides may play a role in one-eighth of the species’ decline. Other factors include invasive species, parasites, and diseases. Climate change plays a big role, especially extremes of weather such as droughts, which are likely to increase in intensity, duration, and frequency in the future. #xrfashionaction @wake_up_punk

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The #Frog & #Forest – not the name of an olde English #pub but a story which combines tribute to World Forests Day and World Frog Day which came to pass this week. https://www.aqua-firma.com/news Once thought to be extinct, #Madagascar ’s Golden Mantella Frog can be found in numbers reaching 2,000 (they’ve been individually ID’d and counted!), in a very isolated part of our planet. For the story and how you can be surrounded by golden frogs and Madagascar’s loudest #lemurs visit: #wildlife #wildlifephotography #travelphotography #extinct #goldenmantella #rainforest #conservation #travel #wildlifetravel #birdwatching #lemur #indrilemur #deforestation @rainforesttrust #worldfrogday2019 #worldforestday Photos: @ralphhpannell

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After everything that Jackie has been through, it is wonderful to see her in a natural environment looking strong and happy with her new family! Thank you for sharing this great photo @apeactionafrica. #chimpanzee #Cameroon #Africa #rescue #primates #Repost @apeactionafrica ( @get_repost ) ・・・ Jackie. Last week we showed you rescued chimpanzee Jackie taking her first steps into her forest enclosure after being integrated into Song's group (https://buff.ly/2uhwnzN). Although she was a little nervous at first, her new friends reassured her. Since then she has been growing in confidence and eagerly exploring the trees in her new home. . 📷 Ape Action Africa / Alex Benitez . #jackie #chimp #chimpanzee #rescue #notapet #forest #trees #climbing #exploring #confidence #friends #safe #rehabilitation #sanctuary #protectprimates #deforestation #bushmeat #primatesarenotpets

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46% of all trees have been cut down

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ZERO-WASTE👌:There are so many things around us that seem biodegradable💩but are not🙅. Take this plastic lined paper receipt📠for example, that after serving as an evidence📄will just sit in the trash🗑️ forever and contribute to the global🌍 microplastic waste🚮 Not to mention the damaging effects it has on hormones🙍and heart♥️due to the BPA(Bisphenol A) chemical it is laced with, which is absorbed through our skin👎 To save ourselves 🙋and to save the earth🗾 from deforestation🌳and global warming🎚️, go paperless and opt for digital receipts💻and digital wallets📱to reduce our carbon footprint👣. #reimagineandrepurpose

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