Shine bright like a diamond. Or better yet, a firefly. 😋
Nature has created so many wonderful creatures through millions of years of evolution that it would be truly shameful for us to make them go extinct before their time just because we can't control our insatiable appetite to expand. What a terrible, boring and bland world this would be without the myriad creatures in all their beauty and splendour to share it with us! Our environmentalism has to be focused on preserving forests and wildlife because they're beautiful and not because of their monetary value to us. #Extinction#Nature#Conservation#Ecology#Protect#WeCannotLoseToGreed#GoVegan#environmentalism#SadhanaForest
Keep calm and sparkle on ☺️🙏💙 💙👉Please swipe for more . . 📷 Nikon D3000 (Macro Setting) - No staging, no filters, no fancy editing - just Nature as She is - unadulterated & perfect 💙
Rainforestfolk acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of this nation and the true custodians of the lands where we live, learn, work and play.
Hot off the back of our kākāpō takeover yesterday – we have some more great kākāpō news! 💚
One of the five kākāpō that still remain with us, Hinemoa-2-A-19 is returning home today after his recent stay at our Vet Hospital receiving treatment for an infection.
You may remember that zoo vet Melanie was on Anchor Island earlier this year with our partners @kakapo_recovery and was able to carefully assist Hinemoa-2-A-19 in hatching out of his shell.
This was because his wing was abnormally stuck to the inside walls, making it impossible to hatch by himself! That she was able to help him then on island, and again with necessary treatment during the course of his stay with us has been pretty special, and today – she’s seeing him off to the airport.
Hinemoa-2-A-19 will return to the island via VIP flight with our friends at @airnz to Invercargill, before hopping on a helicopter to Whenua Hou to be reintroduced to island life by the Kākāpō Recovery team.
He’s had a long road to recovery, initially being assessed for aspergillosis in May and determined to be free of the disease he returned to island in June.
At the end of September, he returned to us for further assessment due to weight loss and was treated for an enteritis (intestinal) infection that responded well to treatment. Now he’s gaining weight well and is 1.8kgs so he will be returned to his whānau and given time to re-adapt to island life, and we’ll continue to look after the four kākāpō (2 juveniles and 2 adults) that remain in our care.
Cendrawasih Bay - Optimal Sailing Session (October - April)
The enormous Cenderawasih Bay in North East Papua is home to the largest marine park in Indonesia, with some of the finest coral gardens and dramatic vertical walls to dive.
Cenderawasih Bay is the only place in the world where it is possible to see such a large quantity of whale sharks and with such ease, and not only diving, but just snorkelling or swimming. The numerous Japanese wrecks scattered around the bay from the Second World War are another major call. Underwater exploration of the Cenderawasih region has only just begun, and we expect more surprises to emerge for these extra ordinary seas.
Read more about Cendrawasih Bay in our website: https://www.theluxury.voyage/destination-blog/cendrawasih-bay
Jenna Anand, in discussion with entrepreneurs on cleaner energy business ideas.
In partnership with Universiti Teknologi Brunei and @livewirebrunei , the 2-day workshop was designed to develop awareness, entrepreneurial skills and ideas into viable business solutions for energy diversification and efficiency.
The Brunei government aims to generate at least 10% of total power from new and renewable resources by 2035.
On 12th of November 2019 People pledged not to use plastic.And release it in river ,thousands of diya's were lightened to to spread awarness among people to do the same. Every Individual in India has a equal responsibility to make sure the proper disposal of plastic and waste by using dustbins, by douing so the plastic will not end up in the river,lakes which is a vital part of our ecosystem .The plastic also ends up killing many birds and animal .By following simple steps and using dustbins we can stop all this . "Lets Take A Pledge That We Will Not Throw Plastic Waste Anywhere But In Dustbins And Try Not To Use Plastic "
Day 12: This year the @montanafarmbureau has been celebrating 💯 years of existence. I’m thankful to be a part of an organization that advocates & supports conservation stewardship that is based on hope, not fear. I enjoyed Bruce Vincent’s presentation on leading the discussion over our natural resources & the environment, it’s one more people need to hear. Great job MFBF- 🥂 to the next 💯 + years!!! #thankfulchallenge#thankful#grateful#conservation#stewardship
Meet the faces behind #pointbushecosanctuary ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today we're introducing Ann Dennison - Trust Treasurer, and proud donor of the land the Ecosanctuary is sited on. Ann was born in London and she would say she 'tolerated' the English weather until she was given the chance to escape to live in East Africa when her parents moved abroad in her late teens. This led to 40 years living life as an expatriate after meeting husband Gary in Libya in the 80's while they were both based there for work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ann has been a champion for not for profits, charities and non-government organisations for over 40 years, and was recognised with an award from the Singapore Government during her time living there for her dedication to a large number of charities across the country. Here in Waimate she is involved with Bushtown, Trackways and The Eco Project to name a few of her ongoing projects in addition to developing our Ecosanctuary. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ann and Gary have owned the land of Point Bush Ecosanctuary for some 33 years ... during this period they enhanced native bush around the Whitehorse Walkway, planting some 25,000 native trees in 1989 that have now grown to form a beautiful section of restored native forest with thriving native birdlife.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The land has now been gifted to Point Bush Ecological Restoration Trust to continue the next 500 years of native forest regeneration and protection of birdlife... and with retirement brings many more days that look like this for Ann continuing to care for our native species.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My first mallard has me hooked on duck hunting: it was just at first legal light, unidentifiable ducks were streaking every direction across the sky as we waited. This mallard and another were flying low right up the mouth of the channel we had settled in. I raised my gun and followed it for a 25 degree turn before firing. It was cinematic, one shot and the mallard plunged out of the sky like it had turned to stone with an exaggerated downward velocity that was surreal. That’s all it took.
Big thanks to @greatwhitedrizzy for putting us on the ducks, and showcasing his rescue skills by rescuing 3 duck hunters and their dog who had sunk their boat before first light.
I haven’t shared any of my university work up to this point due to my sole fixation on Finding Solitude, but now stepping back from the film, I have had time to pursue personal projects within my practice. Full project description below:
This series comprises of seven images along the Catface Mountain Copper Mine access road - situated across from Tofino and within the Ahousaht Hahoulthee. Although the proposed mine is within a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, laws in BC do not prevent mining companies from staking claims within the zone. A road up the mountain has been constructed, along with cabins. Mining samples are strewn about. Imperial Metals legally own the rights to the copper deposits within the mountain, and even though there is immense protest against further development, it is still highly concerning that this ownership persists. The impacts on the land - beyond the overt and sickening visual aspects - would be potentially devastating. Tailings would almost certainly overflow into our waters. The justification for the proposal and inaction of immense geographical mutilations like the Catface Copper Mine are backwards and exploitative: they create jobs. But examining this process at a global level makes abundantly clear the short sighted and self serving process that is instead of diverting humanity’s path towards destruction, accelerating towards it. And this does not even begin to touch on the unapologetic disrespect to the original caretakers of the land, the blatant appropriation of said land, and the enforcement of homogenous colonial acts (including the commodification of natural resources) .
I focused on the access road, now overgrown with alder, highlighting nature’s resurgence after human interference and the choices made collectively as a species that have led to this point (visualizing the previously mentioned road analogy, where humanity has chosen to accelerate towards destruction instead of turning away. This is that road. This is that future). Instead of destruction being at the forefront, I chose to present these images in a quiet, subdued manner, ethereal, liminal and ghostly. (Continued in comments)
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North western Zambia on the boarder of kafue national park, (no fences and everything roams free)
⚠WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES⚠ A large percentage of my followers are Brazilian 💚 and you guys have sent in some very upsetting clips! ☹️ my thoughts are with all those affected!
“More than 40 days have passed since the beginning of a mysterious oil spill in Northeastern #Brazil and just like when the rainforest was burning, NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS CRISIS SO WE MUST SPEAK UP ON BEHALF OF THE SUFFERING ENVIRONMENT/ANIMALS! Please share this post with your followers, tag people, celebrities and news media that need to see this right away as only when this post goes truly viral will international aid be offered and political leaders will be forced to take immediate action to avoid further embarrassment! Sadly, that’s what it comes down to, and at least there’s a very specific way every single person reading this can help RIGHT NOW: share this post on your stories! Over 2,000 kilometers of coastline are at risk and it’s almost entirely the locals volunteering and trying to cleanup this mess as their livelihoods depends on these coastlines…while the Brazilian government tries to blame other countries for this mess, despite disabling their Oil Disaster Committee earlier in 2019 and only sending a few thousand troops to help, not nearly enough to combat this massive environmental crisis. And it’s not only the beaches, mangroves and corals need help too, far too many innocent animals are also dying and the more time that passes without any comprehensive plan in place, the more damage will be done. This is the largest environmental disaster in Northeastern Brazil’s history, a region rich in #coral reefs, #environmental protection areas, tourism and so many other social, environmental and economic issues so we MUST all do our part to help by sharing this post and using our social media platforms to create widespread awareness all over the Internet and amongst news media organizations to get the world’s attention, and help, ASAP! 🇧🇷”
Words by @karmagawa
Videos by @salvemaracaipe@institutobiota@souriovazabarris@rodrigodefreitas8@myworldmore@ecosurfoficial@pesemlixo#brasil#oilspill#conservation#environment#saveouroceans
Only by Helicopter can the difficult sampling sites be reached. This stunning location had no spawning Coho Salmon but timing is everything. We used our drone to photograph ourselves loading the helicopter.