It's with much Honour we Present you the First of its Kind @CapturedInAfricaSafariForChange RHINO-ROUTE
This Route has been carefully structured for Guest to be hands on in the Rhino Conservation experiences and accompany the most incredible legends and iconic Rhino conservationist in the fight against extinction giving back maximum support to the efforts on the frontline and ultimately making a huge difference for Rhino conservation in South Africa .
Meet the Saiga Antelope! #WildlifeWednesday ✅ Found in Asia and southeastern parts of Europe, Saiga inhabits grasslands, savannas, shrublands, deserts and arid areas. ✅ Although they’ve been around for thousands of years, since the time of the mammoths, the number of saigas has dropped drastically in the last couple of years because of uncontrolled hunt, habitat loss and due to increased competition for grazing with other species. Over 60% died in 2015 due to a bacteria outbreak. Local people also kill saiga for its meat and horns. Horns are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Saiga is listed as critically endangered species with less than 50, 000 animals left in the wild. ✅ Only male Saiga have horns which are used for competitive fights during their winter mating season. ✅ The most distinctive feature on the head of saiga is its nose. Long, humped nose covers the mouth. Although it looks weird, nose prevents dust from entering the lungs during the summer and warms the cold air before reaching the lungs during the winter. ✅ Saigas are famous for their long and exhausting migrations that take place each year. Migrations start at November and they are directed toward the winter grounds in the south.
During migrations, they travel up to 72 miles per day and can run up to 80 miles per hour.
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Today is National Celebration of Life Day! Whatever season of life you are in, remember to take time to celebrate all of the good things in your life.🎉💃🏼 #life
This is my RESIST movement. There are so many things in the world I can not change. It will take more than just me. Connecting people to nature is the first step to fixing our global environmental crisis. we started Canco Park Conservancy to protect the only green space in our neighborhood. follow us @cancopark
This photo was snapped by one of the team who attended Bunbury Mill during December to hedge lay, during a well deserved break.
Hedge laying is a traditional method of rejuvenating a tall and straggly hedge to form a stockproof barrier. This would normally be undertaken about every forty years but has fallen out of favour with the advent of barbed wire and netting. Nowadays hedge layers are likely to be from all walks of life with an interest in preserving the landscape, although there are professional teams working on hedges belonging to the National Trust, canals or new road schemes. .
It will normally take a laid hedge a few years to thicken out and become properly established. During this time it it vitally important to prevent the "regrowth" becoming choked by nettles etc.
Bunbury Mill and it's beautiful grounds are maintained by a hard working group of volunteers, and we are so grateful for everyone who freely gives up their time to help preserve our local beauty spot and the historical mill. If you would like to volunteer at Bunbury Mill, either with the maintenance or with front of house on a Sunday, then please do get in touch.
. #BunburyMill #conservation#wildlifeconservation#volunteercheshire#hedgelaying #hedgelayinglife#watermill#cheshirelife
The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) the largest land mammal! I was fortunate enough on one of my days off to witness about 40 elephants bathe in a watering hole! 🐘💦 -
You can tell if an elephant is either left or right handed in the shortness of their tusks and their large ears are said by some to be shaped somewhat like Africa. They are not just for hearing, they are a vital tool in keeping them cool in the heat. -
Never take anything for granted. In the past 50 years, more than 1 in 4 birds (almost 3 billion) have been lost in North America alone. The decline is widespread, including hundreds of species from diverse habitats, even common backyard birds.
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) in fennel.
Barred owl (Strix varia) in Vancouver, BC. Photo taken last Saturday. Barred owls are one of the easiest owls to photograph. If you’re a beginner wildlife photographer, you should start by photographing barred owls.
This year I am hoping to get a better picture of a great-horned owl and possibly find a western screech owl and a great gray owl if my summer job is in the Interior. Getting pictures of great-horned owls should be fairly easy, since they can be seen in almost every forested area in Metro Vancouver.
This month's featured non-profit is the Amazon Conservation Team. This non-profit is focused on protecting the Amazon rain forest by working alongside indigenous leaders. .
Why does this matter? The rain forest is home to diverse plants, animals, and indigenous communities. The forest plays a vital role in regulating water cycles across the world and is rich in biodiversity, the only one left of its kind. Deforestation has been destroying the forest for years because of the resources that are within the forest. This wipes way the biodiversity and endangers the people living there. .
The Amazon Conservation Team works to ensure the forest is in good health, for economic stability with local communities, and to preserve cultures and traditions of the indigenous community. In the last 24 years, they have established over 193k acres of national parklands, mapped over 70 million partners' territories and protected areas, and improved 5.8 million acres of land through its work. .
10% of purchase will go towards a non-profit of your choice with the Amazon Conservation Team as one of the options.
You can learn more or donate to the Amazon Conservation Team here: https://cutt.ly/brmdfKH
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What? Conservation Chat with Nicola Koper
When? January 23rd @ 3:00 pm
Where? Thirsty Moose Pub, UNBC
Come out to the Thirsty Moose Pub on Thursday, January 23rd at 3:00 pm to meet Dr. Nicola Koper, a professor from the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, and this year's speaker for the joint TWS and NRESi colloquium presentation.
Nicola will discuss international conservation work that she is involved with in Grenada and Belize. This will be a relaxed and fun opportunity to chat about conservation, research, and career paths.
Snacks will be available for participants and additional food and drink is available for purchase from The Moose.
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Are hedgehogs at risk in your area??? Our new research details when, where and why hedgehog roadkill is most likely to occur.
Follow the link to our new web page featuring the hedgehog roadkill map to see if there are high risk roads near you! https://www.mammal.org.uk/science-research/hedgehog-hotspots/ or get to the website through the link in our bio and click 'Read More' on the Hedgehog Road Casualty Hotspots banner 🦔 (C) Ian Cook
Praca ze sztuką to nie tylko miłe chwile, ale duża odpowiedzialność i nerwy, czasem na poprzednich nieodpowiedzialnych właścicieli, złe konserwacje, fatalne zabezpieczenia Kupując sztukę stajemy się powiernikami historii. Pielęgnujmy ją. #art#painting#conservation#artadvisor#workwork#melamuter
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Happy Wildlife Wednesday! Today we’re featuring this beautiful large-headed Capuchun monkey. It was captured by @ericsonpinedo in the forest close to Iquitos🐒🌿
#wildlifewednesday Ran into this rough green snake catching some rays this past Fall at #pilotmountain#statepark while checking on some of my #deer#research projects.
Was always one of my favorite kinds of #animals to run into running wild as a little kid in the #NC#Piedmont .
Unfortunately, sightings are much more rare for me now with habitat loss (urban sprawl and development) and pesticides (drastic decrease in their prey - bugs and insects 🐞 🐛 🐜) contributing to their decline.
The most dangerous thing in the ocean...plastic. In what ways do you reduce your plastic use?🦈📸pc: @selinamiles and @onoutahiti
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"Un nudibranquio es miembro de lo que hoy es un clado taxonómico, en lugar de un pez. Los nudibranquios son a menudo llamados informalmente ""babosas de mar"", un término no científico. Esto ha llevado a algunos a suponer que cada babosa de mar debe ser un nudibranquio. Los nudibranquios son muy numerosas en términos de especies, y son a menudo muy atractivos y sensibles. Entre este grupo se encuentran las más coloridas criaturas de la tierra"
Necklace VHF tags for more bird science! These tags will be attached to largely terrestrial species like pheasant or partridge. Unlike GPS, we'll need to go out and use radio equipment to find out where the birds are. #ornithology#science#conservation
We're reminiscing on last summers whale research and tagging aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Valkyrie.
Our team joined the California Ocean Alliance as well as researchers from several institutions to conduct whale research in Monterey Bay, California.
The tags deployed and retrieved 1-2 days later record video, kinetics, depth, and location of the humpback whales. This can also be compared with underwater hydrophone receivers that sit at the bottom of Monterey Bay, and help the scientific community better understand whales' behaviors and communications.
These gorgeous Julia butterflies (Dryas iulia) dart between plants like little flames, never failing to catch the eye. This shot was taken as the individual nectars from Lantana camara flowers in Tena, Ecuador. •
Whilst native across the Americas, these butterflies have become invasive in Southeast Asia, being released during Buddhist ceremonies and weddings in Thailand. They have colonised areas of Thailand and Malaysia, establishing populations too large to control. This may threaten native SE Asian butterflies with extinction through increased resource competition, highlighting the dangers of introduced invasive species. •
Idaho BHA will be accepting consignments from 10:00am-2:00pm. Consignee’s choose the sales price and donation amount (25%, 50% or 100%) for each item. Items that do not sell can be picked up from 6:00pm-8:00pm You can sell almost ANY piece of outdoor gear. Guns are NOT allowed. Knives and bows require seller to be with the item while it is on display.
Leopards are excellent climbers. They will often drag their kills up into trees away from other predators. They can carry up to three times their body weight. Even though they are the smallest of the ‘big cats’ pound for pound, leopards are the strongest cats in Africa!
Video credit Suzyo Zimba
It may still be duck season, but my mind is in another place.
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The Kangaroo Island Dunnart (critically endangered) and the Brush-tailed Rock-Wallaby (vulnerable) are two of the animals which have been most impacted by the fires in Australia. I am currently auctioning off both original pieces to support conservation groups working with species affected by the recent tragedy (auction link in bio). 50% will be donated to @nature_org through ebay and the other 50% will go to the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund setup by @zoosvictoria. This portion I will be donating once the auction is completed. Even if you’re not interested in the work, please consider donating. Thanks everyone!