#Regram #RG @mongabay: According to a study published in the journal PloS One late last year, there has been little attempt to understand the impacts on Amazonian mammals of converting primary and secondary forests into oil palm plantations despite the fact that the areas most likely to be converted to oil palm plantations overlap with areas harboring numerous threatened species of birds and mammals. Read about it on www.mongabay.com #palmoil #amazon #rainforest #animals #wildlife #biodiversity #conservation #environment
#Regram #RG @sierraclub: Forty-eight years ago on December 2, 1970, the EPA was founded to protect our land, water, air, and climate. Now, Donald Trump has nominated former coal lobbyist and current Acting EPA Admin Andrew Wheeler to head the agency full time. As acting head, he has already fought to allow more pollution and done the bidding of corporate polluters.
For a decade, Wheeler has been a lobbyist for the coal industry and has denied the science of climate change. And as Acting Administrator, he has stacked the deck in favor of polluters and against the public by attacking bedrock principles of clean air and clean water, and undermining how EPA calculates health benefits of proposed safeguards. Such a leader at the EPA would pose a threat to the health and safety of everyone in America.
The Senate should staunchly oppose any nominee for EPA Administrator that does not put people, our health, our climate, clean air, and clean water before the interests of corporate polluters.
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by @drewtrush | When I asked Jeff Rasic of @alaskanps what he thought was important about an ecosystem like Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska, he said, "Well, all ecosystems are important, but a unique thing about Yukon-Charley is that protected within this conservation unit is an entire (and large) watershed—the Charley River basin—along with a segment of the massive Yukon River, plus a wide range of upland and lowland settings in which there live a full complement of large and small mammals, birds, and fish, predators and prey. All the pieces are there, and largely functioning together as they have for millennia. There are a few chinks—declining king salmon populations come to mind—but this is really intact system and something not to be taken for granted." As a result of his vision, and forward-thinking style, we're working together to show you the life of some of the animals living in this amazing place. Follow along with @drewtrush to learn more. #commonground #publiclands
#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines: “Our territory is not for sale. Our future is in the jungle. As a Waorani woman, I can say that we will never permit the companies to enter our territory and destroy our lives. We are united to resist and protect our rainforest, which we all depend upon”, affirmed Nemonte Nenquimo, indigenous Waorani spokeswoman and founding member of our indigenous partners Alianza Ceibo, during a meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, during her current visit to Ecuador.
The Waorani of Pastaza are organized to defend their territory, one of the last remaining oil-free, roadless areas which the Ecuadorian State plans to auction off to oil companies. Stand with the Waorani to protect their rainforest home:
#ecuador #amazon #indigenous #forests #indigenousresistance #indigenousrights #unitednations #pastaza #climatechange #tribe #waorani #waoresist
#Regram #RG @natgeotravel: Photo by @max.lowe // Watching this white bear move across the arctic tundra I stood for a moment in surreal awe, witnessing something I had heard about my whole life and had never been sure I would actually experience in person. We all hear about the threat of climate change when it comes to arctic ecosystems, but polar bears truly are the big white fuzzy canaries in the coal mine. As the apex predators of their world, the slow recession of the sea ice’s development into the winter season has a sharp and direct impact on their wellbeing as they depend on that ice to hunt seals, and have no other food source that can supplement to support their massive appetite. I only hope we can make the change needed so that our children’s children might know these bears as a creature that shares their world as we do. To see more from his time in the Canadian Arctic and Polar Bear country, follow @max.lowe
#Regram #RG @oceana: The Endangered Species Act has prevented 99% of the species under its care from going extinct. But right now, it’s under attack. ADD YOUR NAME NOW BY FOLLOWING THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO OPPOSE ANY LEGISLATION THAT WOULD WEAKEN THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT!
📸: NOAA #ocean #oceans #takeaction #stopextinction
#Regram #RG @unfccc: The #ParisAgreement gave us a historic plan to act on #ClimateChange and build a better tomorrow for everyone. Now, at #COP24, we need to finalize the Paris Agreement implementation guidelines to turn the agreement into reality & unlock concrete #ClimateAction
#Regram #RG @natgeo: Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | A lone male elephant reaches for fresh leaves in the branches in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, last week. We all know about the threats facing elephants and their decline in many parks across Africa. But in Gorongosa, elephant numbers are recovering. Years of civil war wiped out much of the park's wildlife, and poaching persisted until recently. However, increased security and investment into the park and the people who live in and around it have brought life back and now the park is thriving again. The story of Gorongosa will be featured in @natgeo magazine next year.
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