Photographer Joel Sartore is in the midst of a daunting quest to document 12,000 captive species before they disappear. His goal is to raise awareness of these creatures—such as this flock of scarlet ibis—and the mounting threat of extinction many of them face. To see more of Satore's animal portraits, visit the link in our bio. 📸: Joel Sartore | @joelsartore
I don’t approve of keeping animals locked and I don’t do zoo’s or places where a picture with an animal is supposed to be a tourist attraction. This place is very different tough - I was pleased I could spend the day with the animal keepers at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, understanding the reasons of why they ended up there, many of whom were saved and would not have otherwise been alive if it wasn’t for this place. Walking around listening to the employees I learnt a lot about the different animals and was even lucky enough to help out with the feeding :-) #animalorphanage#animalrescue#animalhelp#protectedspecies
Morning! We get asked a lot about our logo and name - the logo is a stylised shell (for protection) and the name Protected Species is a play on words about the human species being under threat (from climatic or habitat changes)..and needing raincoats that looked good whilst protecting them! #protectedspecies#practifashion
I never expected to make use of what I learned in environmental awareness classes about #seaturtle as much as I did last night!
A good 20-30 little guys came out of the sand and people put them in a bucket with water to observe. Gladly some of us made sure they end up in the sea after their short walk on the sand. They were ridiculously attracted to light (normally they follow the moon to the sea, but they get confused by resorts and cities) which we used to guide them to the sea. Finally, the most confused small ones were transferred to a dark area where the moonlight would guide them to the sea and we observed them touching the water in dark. That’s when their journey started! Have fun little fellows, glad to have been part of the beginning of this journey!
To new beginnings! 2 weeks in my #Knauss fellowship with #protectedspecies and no time to waste! What an amazing opportunity to see a Shinto ritual by priests from the Urashima shrine at the International #SeaTurtle Symposium @ISTS38_Kobe opening ceremonies.
Photo by @gav.ocean .
The Grey Nurse Shark.
The East Coast subpopulation are listed as Critically Endangered and the West Coast listed as Near Threatened.
They are now a protected species but were once commercially fished quite extensively and due to their placid nature, were easy targets.
Today, recreational and commercial fishing and mortality related to shark control measures such as shark nets and drumlines are still the greatest threats to the Grey Nurse Shark populations.
See the link on our bio to sign the petition to remove the Shark Nets in NSW and to read more about it and the alternatives.
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I Am Tom & Jerry’s Singapore 🇸🇬 Edition
#Singapore Botanical Garden #cleanandgreen#wildlifesanctuary#diversitymatters#protectedspecies#happytouring - 16.02.2018
SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
- is a 158-year old tropical garden located at the fringe of Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping district. It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1859, it showcases the best and most spectacular of tropical flora set in stunning verdant landscape.
The recent cooler weather in Florida has been forcing manatees to huddle together in tight herds to keep warm. Did you know? Despite their largely rotund bodies, manatees actually have very little body fat—their size is due to their bone structure. This is why manatees are prone to cold stress and must stick to warm waters.
Video: Discover Crystal River Florida