The Gorilla Doctors gave an update Kebirungi's infant (pictured) and the rest of the Nshongi group - all 7 members were reported in good health!
"Dr. Ricky Okwir, one of our Uganda field vets, took this beautiful photo of Kebirungi's infant during a routine health check on Nshongi gorilla group. He reports that all 7 members of the group are in good health!" #gorilla#gorillas#mountaingorillas#endangered#passionforgorillas
So today I joined some passionate and dedicated volunteers of the Florida Native Plant Society and a few of my favorite #AmeriCorps people to check up on the status of the endangered 4 petal #pawpaw . I totally forgot to take pictures of the pawpaw but I did learn a thing or two about #lichens . Lichens are actually a hybrid- They are the result of a symbiotic relationship between an algae and a fungus.
I also met the fuzzy Lechea cernua which is listed as state #endangered
I am so grateful for protected lands for without our #stateparks#nationalparks and #preserves we would watch plant, animal, and natural habitats be developed right out of existence #britishsoldierslichen
As the Southern Resident's fragile population hangs in the balance, there has been growing support both in British Columbia and Washington State to kill thousands of pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) in the name of "saving the whales". Although they're legally protected under the U.S Marine Mammal Protection Act, Senator Maria Cantwell passed the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act earlier this year that will allow for the indiscriminate killing of sea lions throughout the Columbia River and its tributaries. The new legislation means its easier to kill sea lions as former requirements (such as documenting specific sea lions that cause problems and using non-lethal hazing measures) have been removed. Some proponents in British Columbia are proposing up to 50% of "problem" populations should be killed, arguing pinnipeds are consuming too much fish and making it more difficult for the Southern Resident killer whales to find prey.
Slaughtering such a vast number of pinnipeds is not only completely unethical, but it also has the potential to have unintended effects on the ecosystem. Bigg's transients are one of three ecotypes residing in the Pacific North West and they exclusively feed on marine mammals, namely harbor seals. These killer whales have been thriving in recent years thanks to healthy pinniped populations. With a potential decline of up to 50%, will the transients suffer as a consequence? The single most effective way to rebound Chinook Salmon populations and save the Southern Resident killer whales is to breach the four lower snake river dams. Don't let them use pinnipeds as a scapegoat. Please call Senator Maria Cantwell ((202) 224-3441) and ask her to repeal the bill she passed legalising the senseless killing of pinnipeds at the Columbia River mouth!
Photo: T049A1 breaching by @gary_j27
One of the last five wild populations of black-footed ferret live near #Meeteetse , Wyoming. The #BlackFootedFerret was listed as #extinct in the wild until 2008; they are still #endangered today. The black-footed ferret eats mostly prairie dogs. P.S.: this skeleton of an endangered species is in our collection by special permit from @wygameandfish.
According to the FAO, the total number of fishing vessels in the world in 2014 was estimated at about 4.6 million.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016. #seaspiracy
The IUCN Red List classifies the quokka as vulnerable due to declining populations and loss of habitat from logging and development. Threats include foxes, dogs, and cats on the mainland, which has limited their population. On Rottnest, there are no foxes, dogs, or cats, but human visitors have killed quokkas out of cruelty. Quokkas are also at risk of developing muscular dystrophy, a disease in which muscles are damaged and weakened.
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Encouraging news from ECF partner, @conservation_lower_zambezi who report a number of notable successes including the apprehension of eight suspects, seizure of two pieces of ivory, four firearms, four rounds of ammunition, 30 snares and the confiscation of 197 kgs of bushmeat. The arrests and seizures were made possible thanks to the combined efforts of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) Scouts, Community Scouts, the Chongwe and Luangwa Intelligence Units and ECF-supported Rapid Response Unit and the Dog Unit. CLZ’s crime-busting dog unit is led by a driven and passionate Zambian called Peter Tembo whose life was transformed by wildlife conservation.
Credit : @elephantcrisisfund Photo: Francois D’Elbee
On the left is 2 month old Ribbon 🎗️ and on the right is Arthur The Brave 👑🦏 Both these young rhinos were orphaned by poachers. Ribbon was rescued two weeks ago, and after careful rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit @careforwild, this was me introducing Ribbon to Arthur. We are hoping that Ribbon will be accepted and become apart of the young crash. 🦏🦏🦏🦏🦏🦏🦏🦏 "The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul."— Shanna Rodriguez
Hey friends! I'm running the #LondonMarathon in April and I have the privilege of being chosen as one of the #runners for #SavetheRhinoInternational ! I am ecstatic to help support these #endangered , natural habitats and their iconic inhabitants. Will you help me?
Over the next few months, I will be running some #fundraising events, like raffles and virtual games, and I hope to get your support, so be on the look out! Thank you!! Link to #donate is on my bio 😇🙏
Had a great opportunity to go to Miami this week and support @art4apes ... also had the chance to draw (finally), and did this of a red panda - my favourite animal! Only had about 2.5 hours to work on this and it turned out great! Was so thankful to have met so many incredibly talented people while I was there!