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A mug only a mother... well actually we also love this face. #sharks are keystone species and incredibly important for #marine ecosystems. That's why this #marinemonday🐋🐳🐠 we want to highlight their importance. #sharks keep fish populations healthy and in proper proportion. Without sharks, marine ecosystems would collapse. Did you know that 1 billion people rely on seafood as their primary protein source? #worthmorealive #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #shark #saynotosharkfinsoup photo: @alancegan captures this amazing #friendsnotfood moment
This adorable baby #rhino just remembered it's Friday! Happy FriYay!! Photo: @batian_kenya captures an absurdly cute baby #rhino . #rhinos #jointheherd #saynotopoaching #worthmorealive #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #fridayfeels
#elephantnews : UPDATE: the total of poisoned #elephants has been increased to 14. Tragically another four elephants were found dead having been poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe. And it's not just elephants that are dying. Predators and scavengers such as #lions, #hyenas #jackals and #vultures endure slow deaths after eating the stomach and intestines of the dead animals, while other animals like #antelope and #zebra have succumbed to also drinking from the poisoned buckets. #worthmorealive #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #ivoryfree #saynotopoaching #saynotoivory #jointheherd #elephant Photo: @shannon__wild captures a playful little ele
#elephantnews : 9 adult #elephants and 1 calf have been poisoned with cyanide around Zimbabwe's largest wildlife area, Hwange National Park. 4 of the elephants were missing their tusks. #poachers leave buckets of cyanide mixed with salt to kill the elephants and come back to retrieve their tusks. Truly devastating. #jointheherd #saynotoivory #saynotopoaching #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #tuskerthursday #worthmorealive #elephant #ivoryfree #ivory Photo: a striking photo by @runeerdal of a meandering #Tusker
Happy #worldgiraffeday ! #giraffes have recently silently slipped onto the #endangeredspecies list. After years of habitat destruction and #poaching, #giraffe populations have reduced by 30%, placing them in the vulnerable category for the first time. #saynotopoaching #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #worthmorealive photo: @pravirpatel capturing this flexible yogi giraffe
Did you know that #lions are threatened by more than just #trophyhunting ? Lions also face extinction due to human-lion conflict and #poaching for #lionbones and other parts. We must #letlionslive and #saynotopoaching. #StopWildlifeTrafficking #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo Photo: @willbl capturing some beautiful #lion affection
#pangolinnews - a raid in Indonesia has resulted in the arrest of two suspects and rescue of 223 #pangolins . Sadly another 24 of the #pangolins perished from stress and dehydration prior to rescue. Photo: @vietnamwildlife photographing and adorable previous rescue. #pangolin #pangolins #wildlifetrafficking #worthmorealive #saynotopoaching #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo
#pangolin , #beaver , artichoke or pinecone with legs? #pangolins have overlapping scales that feel a bit like our fingernails and are also made of keratin. Yet demand for #pangolin scales and meat has caused this mammal to be the most trafficked mammal in the world! Learn more at wildaid.org/pangolins . Photo: @smith_brothers_photography capture an elusive/shy #pangolin
Global populations of #hawksbill #seaturtles have declined by more than 80% due to demand for products made from tortoiseshell, bycatch, coastal habitat degradation, #climatechange, and ocean pollution. #WorldSeaTurtleDay #seaturtle #seaturtles #tooraretowear #worthmorealive #wildlifetrafficking photo: @jeff_yonover capturing the beautiful unique hawksbill
Happy #WorldSeaTurtleDay from the WildAid team and @joshduhamel . Thank you Josh for helping us to spread the word. When you travel abroad, help stop #wildlifetrafficking and don't bring home #endangeredspecies souvenirs like tortoiseshell accessories. #tooraretowear #worthmorealive #seaturtle #seaturtles #saynotopoaching
Happy #WorldSeaTurtleDay! These magnificent animals are #TooRareToWear. When you travel abroad, help #StopWildlifeTrafficking and don’t bring home endangered species souvenirs like tortoiseshell accessories. ___________________________________________ Join @JoshDuhamel, @USFWS, @USFWA and @WildAid to #SayNoToPoaching. We believe that #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo. #SeaTurtle #SeaTurtles #MarineConservation #WorthMoreAlive _____________________________________________ Photo: @jeff_yonover capturing a majestic and critically #endangered #hawksbill
Who knows what tomorrow is! #seaturtle #seaturtles #worthmorealive #tooraretowear photo: @jeff_yonover capturing a magnificent #hawksbill
Our Hong Kong office has been hard at work protesting @maximshk restaurant for their continued serving of #sharkfinsoup . Maxims is the largest Chinese restaurant group. Support #sharks by protesting Maxims. You can also send the CEO of maxims an email at michaelwu @maxims.com.hk to tell him how you feel about #sharkfinsoup . #sharks #shark #worthmorealive #keystonespecies #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo
While Vietnam's illicit #rhinohorn trade is rooted in traditional medicine, ambitious young business men now use it to get in the "good books" of superiors. Sadly although banned, #rhinohorn is still available for purchase if you know where to look. For more on this, check out the @theatlantic 's piece on "The Rich Men Who Drink Rhino Horns." Photo: @pravirpatel an awe-some photo of a tough mudder #rhino . #rhinos #worthmorealive #jointheherd #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #saynotopoaching #HandsOffMyHorn
#rhinonews -Hong Kong customs has arrested two individuals for smuggling #rhinohorn this past weekend. Photo: @smith_brothers_photography capture a cheeky #rhino. #rhinos #worthmorealive #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #saynotopoaching #HandsOffMyHorn
Why do photos matter more than ever? Nick Nichols was recently quoted as saying, "what can experts fight with, when they can't fight with facts?...pictures. I still believe that [photography] plays—I hate to say it this way—unfortunately the strongest role, because data and science doesn’t necessarily hit you emotionally.” 🐅 ❤️ #tiger #tigers #tigertuesday #saynotopoaching #worthmorealive #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo photo: @lovetiger.tigerlove capturing a majestic #tiger
🐅❤️! Did you know that Nepal is now protecting their #tigers with troops and cameras? @suhaderbent capturing a chilling photo of #amurtiger . #tigertuesday #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #saynotopoaching #worthmorealive #tigers #tiger
#elephantnews : wildlife rangers in Africa are asking Hong Kong to #banivory today. Hong kong is now the largest ivory trading market thanks to China closing its markets. Photo: @russ_wildlife capturing a bold and beautiful #tusker #ivoryfree #saynotoivory #saynotopoaching #elephants #elephant #jointheherd #worthmorealive #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo
Thank you!! We raised $118,458. Your support protects sanctuaries vital to #mantarays #seaturtles #sharks and other #marineanimals #marineconservation #worldoceansday