Let’s celebrate Earth Day every day. United by nature. Guided by science. #Regram
: "Today is 22 April World EARTH DAY 🌍: Hanging out of an open-door chopper I shot this aerial of flamingoes flying low over Lake Logipi, a shallow hot-spring fed soda lake in the Suguta Valley just south of Lake Turkana in the northern end of Kenya's Rift Valley. I get to go travel to some pretty amazing places in Africa and through my work I get to see and share with you what is really going on.
Global warming is affecting the flamingoes mating season. Flamingos depend on the rainfall to help them mate, without adequate rain they won’t engage in it. With global warming reducing the chances of rain in many areas often causing drought there will be a significant reduction of baby flamingoes in the years ahead. Global warming also dries out the lagoons, lakes, and swampy areas where flamingos live, not only affecting their drinking water but changing the water salinity and causing the growth of a type of cyano-bacteria that is lethal to flamingoes at high dosages. In July - August 2004 at Lakes Manyara, Big Momela and Embagai flamingoes were dying at a rate of 15-50 a day because of this.
We can actively mitigate the effects of climate change on our precious wildlife and protect our wild spaces by supporting organisations like @nature_africa
who understand and work hard to protect them.
Today on Earth Day I'd like to announce an open call to showcase Africa’s natural beauty — and inspire others — to entering @nature_org
’s What’s Your Nature? Photo Contest. I plan to! You can enter by going to this link: bit.ly/kephotocontest
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