leonardodicaprio From @texasparkswildlife :
Sea turtle rescue! Our game wardens and biologists rescued these sea turtles that were stunned by the frigid weather and unable to swim.
The sea turtles are taken to rehabilitation facilities to recover and then will be released back into the wild when the weather warms up.
Why not let nature take its course? Sea turtles are a threatened species. Also, deep channels created by humans for boating and shipping may entice sea turtles to venture deeper into the bays and further away from the safety of the Gulf.
leonardodicaprio From @natgeo :
Namibia’s Okavango Delta, a protected wetland that provides crucial habitat for wildlife, lies about 160 miles downstream of a site in a riverbed where ReconAfrica began test drilling for oil and gas on January 11.
Africa’s largest remaining herd of savanna elephants moves through ReconAfrica's license area. The company plans to conduct a seismic survey, which biologists say could disrupt the sensitive animals.
Photo: Beverly Joubert / NatGeo
leonardodicaprio The #ArtforWildlifeRangers photography sale is extended through Feb 28. 27 of the world’s most renowned photographers joined to support ranger teams in Africa most severely hit by the pandemic.
Rangers’ work is critical for addressing climate change and species extinctions, yet their salaries have been drastically cut, many furloughed, leaving wildlife and local communities vulnerable and unprotected.
Hosted by @global_wildlife_conservation@NaturalState_org and @tusk_org 100% of proceeds will be contributed to the Ranger Fund to support rangers on the ground and the iconic wildlife they protect. All print sales will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund to double your generous contribution.
To see more photos and make a purchase, visit: artsy.net/rangers
leonardodicaprio Sharks are in real danger of becoming extinct. If we act now, we can save sharks and preserve the ocean’s health. See how @sharkconservationfund is tackling the problem.
The new SCF-funded report on #OceanicSharkStatus – ‘Half a Century of Global Decline in Oceanic Sharks and Rays’ – is a must-read analysis that serves as a wake-up call, and highlights the need for urgent conservation action across the globe.
The study, a collaboration of @shark_specialist_group , @sfuscience , @jamescookuniversity & @georgiaaquarium , assesses the extinction risk for sharks, rays and chimaeras, documenting an alarming, ongoing, global decline of oceanic shark and ray species over the past 50 years, primarily due to overfishing.
leonardodicaprio One year after the impact of the devastating bushfires that roared through parts of Australia’s New South Wales, staff at @AussieArk came across the first Koala joey born within their wild sanctuaries. The joey brings new hope for the species and to both Aussie Ark and supporting partners @global_wildlife_conservation and @wild.ark after the 2019-2020 fires.
The past fire season killed more than 1 billion animals. Koalas were hard hit while also facing other threats: car strikes, feral predators and disease. Aussie Ark’s wild sanctuary includes 5,750 hectares of bushland in the Barrington Tops of New South Wales, and in time this will provide protection to around 1,500 koalas. #KoalaArk provides a safe haven to the lovable marsupials and protects remaining critical Koala habitat, including from intense bushfires.