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10 hours ago

Look at this fat ass mussel I found in the #ghostriver #tennessee #tennesseewildlife #freshwatermussel #freshwater #mussels #wolfriver #moscowtennessee #ecology #vulnerablespecies psa that if you find a freshwater mussel or something that's still alive, don't crack it open just for fun, bc that's depressing as hell and will make me super sad. I picked this mussel up briefly a couple times hah but made sure to handle it gently and put it back in the exact spot I found it and it happily reburied itself (it was right on the surface of the sand when I found it tho! Which is why I picked it up on an impulse whoops ) ... Also I am becoming very curious and doing a lot of googling, if anyone can figure out what exact mussel this is that'd be so sik

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Day 141. Species: Correa eburnea, Deep Creek Correa⠀ Family: RUTACEAE⠀ -⠀ Naturally we think of islands as being areas of land that are limited in their area and isolated by the waters that surround them. Since the days of Alfred Russell Wallace and Charles Darwin, islands have been viewed as model systems for understanding how evolution proceeds and how ecological communities assemble. By the mid 20th century, biologists had an understanding of how the affects of those two principal characteristics of islands, isolation and spatial extent, affect the organisms that in habit them. Small islands can support fewer species due to the limited amount of resources they contain and their extinction rates are higher than larger islands. Islands close to the mainland are easier to be reached by immigrants and, over evolutionary time, speciation occurs at a slower rate than more remote islands which experience a greater degree of genetic isolation. This area of ecology is known as Island Biogeography and in the 21st century ecologists are applying this theory to conservation of mainland systems.⠀ -⠀ Today’s featured plant lives on an island. No I’m not talking about Australia or even Kangaroo Island. The Vulnerable listed Correa eburnea is found right here on the mainland Fleurieu Peninsula. It exists on a different kind of island, a fragment. Instead of being surrounded entirely by an ocean, its habitat is encompassed by an expanse of farmland, plantation forestry and the rocky coast of the Southern Ocean. Deep Creek Conservation Park is an island. We are now beginning understand that in many ways the processes that affect the biodiversity of oceanic islands also affect remnant fragments of natural vegetation and that this theory can help inform conservation planning for organisms threatened with extinction like C. eburnea.

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I’m almost out of these little @marvellous creatures collab cuties, but don’t worry - I have a new pangolin design coming in my next pin drop! I’m so excited to show you the new stuff! I. The meantime you can grab this little sweetheart through the link in my bio x

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“An elephant is being killed by poachers on average every fifteen minutes.”⠀ - Don Pinnock, quoted by the @nytimes ⠀ ⠀ We are sad to report the recent news that Botswana has decided to lift its five-year-running ban on elephant trophy hunting. Botswana is home to a third of Africa’s elephants and this news is beyond discouraging for conservationists and protectors of wildlife around the globe.⠀ ⠀ It is a decision entrenched in political maneuvering and economic balance, but one that is dire for elephants.⠀ ⠀ We applaud @theellenshow and @iamkristindavis who have called for tourism boycotts to Botswana if the ban is not reinforced. We join those efforts and urge you to support conservation organizations that are working to protect this vulnerable species. No one organization can tackle this problem alone. Here are just a few that can use our help:⠀ ⠀ @sheldricktrust@lewa_wildlife@africanwildlifefoundation@nature_org@savetheelephants ⠀ ⠀ Image captured at @bushtops by @ktmerry ⠀ ⠀ #elephanttrophyhunting #botswanahuntingban

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This guy was found on the beach stuck on rocks and covered in sand. No injuries and just needs a couple of days in care to ensure nothing else is going on and ensure he is flying well. Look at those big beautiful ears! I couldn't help myself.... I named him Dumbo 🤣❤🐘👂 @batsqld #Pteropus #poliocephalus #greyheadedflyingfox #flyingfox #fruitbat #notactuallyafruitbat #notapet #notouchnorisk #vaccinatedcarer #australiananimals #batsofinstagram #wildlife #wildliferescue #australianwildlife #cuteanimals #babybat #babybatburrito #babyanimals #batpup #vulnerablespecies

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The lion [Panthera leo] is the second largest cat in the world (dwarfed slightly by the tiger ). . Their habit is the grasslands, scrub and open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. . Thick manes protect them from neck injuries when fighting. . Lions sleep 16-20 hr/day. . Vulnerable species with numbers decreasing due to human-animal conflict, poaching, trophy hunting [IUCN RedList]. . . . #pantheraleo #lionsofinstagram #savethelions #vulnerablespecies #iucnredlist #subsaharanafrica #lionhead #serengeti #wildcat #lionsmane #lionportrait #wildlife_photography #wildlifeconservation @pridelionalliance #ecotourism #promoteecotourism #earth_shots #saveouranimals #bigcats #africawildlife @bigcatsconservation @naturefirst_org #wildlife_aroundworld #serengetisafari #ndutu #stunning_portraits_ph @ndutusafarilodge #margaretweissphotography

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The final post meant for for Bear Appreciation Week is on the largest land carnivore on the planet, the Polar Bear. These giants roam on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean in search of seals and other marine mammals. This is obviously threatened by climate change. This species is what a scientist would call specialized. A specialized species is a species that is most vulnerable to change as they have adapted to a very certain lifestyle. These animals need the ice, or life will become much harder for the adorable killers. To see what people are doing to help these animals, see organizations like @polarbearsinternational , and see what you can do to help fix this terrible climate. Species Factfile 10: Specific Name: Ursus maritimus Range: Arctic Habitat: Tundra Diet: Carnivorous Status: Vulnerable Population: Unknown Population Trend: Unknown #polarbear #vulnerablespecies #bearappreciationweek #conservation #endextinction #climatechange

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Today is World Turtle Day, and while I love all turtles, the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea ) is by far my favorite. They live an impressive life: capable of diving down over 4,000 ft to feed, found across the globe, travel over 3,500 miles to nest, and have evolutionary roots dating back more than 100 million years! Unfortunately, their population is decreasing due to poaching, plastic ingestion, entanglement, and boat strikes. Remember to do your part to take care of the environment, so that a little hatchling like this guy, can continue on his species for years to come. • • • #worldturtleday #seaturtle #procreate #seaturtlehatchling #scicomm #sciart #florida #sciartist #illustration #seaturtlenestingseason #wildlifeart #protectwhatyoulove #vulnerablespecies #leatherbackseaturtle #sustainability #floridaleatherbacks #reducereuserecycle

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#shameonyoubotswana Because of a decision, taken for political gain and driven by financial greed, you have accelerated the demise of this magnificent species. There are better ways to manage human/wildlife conflict than to give in to the baser instincts of rich psychopaths. A dead elephant stops earning tourist dollars - a live one will keep earning for 60 or more years! There is a sound economic argument for rejecting hunting. Some of us travel long distances, and pay a lot of money, to see large beasts like this because our ancestors killed off all the ones in our own countries. Don’t make the same mistake. #elephants #elephantconservation #vulnerable #vulnerablespecies #baddecision #botswana #chobe #chobenationalpark #botswanatourism #banhunting

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4 days ago

Drawing of a channel billed toucan. These toucans have a lifespan of 20 years! #drawings #wildlifeconservation #funfacts #art #toucan #vulnerablespecies #bird #animals #animalart

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3 days ago

Do you known that the long tusks of walrus can reach a length of 1 meter and weigh up to more than 5kg? Species: Odobenus rosmarus IUCN status: vulnerable #environment #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wild #wilderness #wildlife #environment #iucn #iucnstatus #preservenature #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #biodiversity #walrus #walruspuppy #species #vulnerablespecies #endangeredspecies #animals #fridaysforfuture

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4 days ago

Walking safari again, this time with the big guy in the frame : ) I think we might have gotten a little closer to him than this but we never bothered him, we let him go about his business, grazing wherever he wanted to, keeping downwind, just watching him enjoy life, as he rightfully should, Reinhard at Gorah Elephant camp is one of the best guides I've ever met, really knowledgeable and engaged in the wildlife, making sure that they come first, not the customer, also as it should be! @world_wildlife states that the two threats that impact African elephants the most are the demand for ivory and changes in land usage. The majority of the ivory leaving Africa continues to be acquired and transported illegally, and over 80% of all the raw ivory traded comes from poached African elephants. source: Wikipedia. I think that the elephants in the southern parts of Africa are enjoying better protection today but the ones in central Africa have a much tougher life. Remember: The only useful place for a tusk is attached to an animal! (Yeah, I just remembered that more animals than elephants have tusks ) Olympus OM-D E-M1mk2 with Voigtlander 42.5mm f0.95 and ISO 200, f-stop unknown - - - - - - - #southafrica #elephant #safari #addonationalpark #addoelephantnationalpark #africa #africanelephant #olympussverige #olympusomdem1mk2 #omdem1mk2 #voigtlander #zuiko #bnw #voigtlander425mmf095 #monochrome #getolympus #omdrevolution #vulnerablespecies #saveourwildlife #othzensvisions #wildlife #absoluteconfidence #bigfive #voigtlanderism

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4 days ago

"Vanishing Viper 2019: A European Perspective on Adder Conservation" - June 8th & 9th @bangor_university An adder conference with speakers and delegates from across Europe coming together to discuss how best to conserve one of our most iconic but vulnerable native snakes. Registration closes on May 27th and tickets can be purchased on eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vanishing-viper-2019-a-european-perspective-on-adder-conservation-tickets-53725404130 The Facebook event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227664600619904/ Logo design: Fleur Brown #conference #vanishingviper #vanishingviper #vv19 #conservation #vulnerablespecies #nature #wildlife #snakes #adders #addersareamazing #viperaberus #arguk #nwwarg #bangorherpsoc

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4 days ago

Saw eight nēnē yesterday, both sets were two banded adults and two unbranded jouveniles. Yay for more nēnē in the world. #vulnerablespecies #hawaii #hvnp

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These majestic and powerful big and little cats are officially classified as a vulnerable species [IUCN RedList]. . Estimated only 20,000 remaining in the world due to habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade, human-wildlife conflict. . Lion cubs are weaned at 3-4 months, start eating meat at 3 mth but still rely on their mothers until they are around 16 - 24 mth old. . They are not fully grown until 3-4 years old. Lionesses are fiercely protective of their cubs. . Females stay within the pride, while the males will leave the pride and form their own coalition with other males. . Male lions play no paternal role in raising cubs. . Lionesses are not only responsible for raising their cubs, but are also the primary hunters for their prides. Lions role is protection of the pride. . The eating hierarchy is males first, followed by females and lastly the cubs. . . . #savethelions #lioness #lioncubs #bigcats #bigcatsofinstagram #wildlifephotographer #awesomeanimals #natgeotraveller #vulnerablespecies #wildlife_shots #wildlifeconservation #serengeti #iucnredlist #beautifulanimals #iucnredlistofthreatenedspecies #awesomeanimals @lionrecovery #lioness #wildlifeaddict #biodiversityconservation @ilcp_photographers #lioncubsofinstagram #africawildlife #ecotourism #savelions #lionfamily #wildlife_vision #subsaharanafrica #cutecubs #bbcwildlife #natgeotraveller #margaretweissphotography

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Day 137. Species: Goodenia varia, Sticky Goodenia⠀ Family: GOODENIACEAE⠀ -⠀ Goodenia varia is one of around 50 species of Goodenia that can be found growing in South Australia. The genus is incredibly widespread, filling many of the available temperate niche spaces: the only place that Goodenia is not found is the dry arid region of the state, and even here oasis of vegetation around mound-springs and permanent soaks have their own unique, isolated species. Today’s featured plant, G. varia, is much more common in Mallee communities in south Australia, being listed as common along the Nullabor coast, Kangaroo Island, the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas and into the Mallee region of the South-East. In saying that, the range of the species stretches the length of the South Australian coast. Development and coastal erosion on the Adelaide metro and Fleurieu coasts have rendered populations in this part of its range Vulnerable or Near Threatened. If you are adding plants to your garden this winter or spring, head over to a native plants nursery and maybe pick up G. varia and add help increase the species’ numbers!

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On our Seabird Observer course we put a lot of focus on the Leach's Storm-Petrel. A tiny seabird that weighs a tenth of a pound. They tend to be attracted by lights and have a difficult time taking off again, if they land. Bird handling is an essential skill when working in this field. Our next seabird course is running next month. To book a seat or inquire further please email us! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Globally, Leach's Storm-Petrels are classified as Vulnerable. Found one? Contact @cpawsnl ⠀ .⠀ #endangeredspecies #threatenedspecies #vulnerablespecies #endangeredwildlife #seabirds #conservation #leachsstormpetrel #seabirdobserver #ornithology #marine #ocean #marineenvironment #marinebiology #yyt

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The first sighting of a Komodo dragon always leaves an indelible impression. But what about the second or third encounters?⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Would you ever get tired of spotting dragons 🐉?⠀ ⁣⁣⠀ ⁣⁣⠀ ⁣⁣⠀ ⁣⁣⠀ ⁣⁣⠀ #kalimayadiveresort #divesumbawa #komodonationalpark #komodotrip #komododragon #komodoisland #wildindonesia #natgeoyourshot #prehistoric #lizard #herpetofauna #herpsofinstagram #herpetology #herpetologia #natgeoindonesia #chasingextinction #reptiles #giantlizard #bucketlistchecked #vulnerablespecies #boattour #floresindonesia #rincaisland #dragon #indonesiaphotography #indophotography #indonesia_greatshots #indonesia_nature_lover

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6 days ago

I love the vertical space this large rock wall gives the snow leopards at Tulsa Zoo's Lost Kingdom. It gives them so many opportunities to exhibit natural behaviors and gives them a good vantage point for creeping on ALL of the neighbors 😄

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Ready for take off ... . “Cheetah” derived its name from the Hindi word “Chita” which means “spotted one”. . Cheetahs [Acinonyx jubatus] can’t roar and therefore are classified as a Lesser Cat. . Built for speed with its large chest, narrow waist, long thin legs and slim well muscled body to allow it to run at great speeds of up to 120 km/h but for only short distances of up to 500m approx. Following a hunt their heart rate can be as high as 250 bpm [N. 120-170 bpm]. . Their ability to run at such speeds is due to their enlarged nostrils, lungs and heart which allow for increased oxygenation and circulation. . Habitat for cheetahs are open grasslands, savanna’s, dense vegetation and shrublands. . Female cheetahs are solitary animals apart from when they are raising cubs. . Male cheetahs will live in coalitions of 2 or more. . Cheetahs have exceptional eyesight with their elongated retinas they have sharper and wide angle vision, makes up for their poor sense of smell when hunting for prey. . Endangered animal and considered “vulnerable”. Humans are their most feared predator with a 90% decline in individuals in the past 100 years and numbers are decreasing [IUCN RedList]. . . . #cheetahs #wildcat #tanzania 🇹🇿 #africawildlife #naturefirst #bigcats #wildlifephotographer #savanna #savannacat #wildlife_photography #wildlife_shots #endangeredspecies #vulnerablespecies #iucn #iucnredlist #bbcwildlife #bigcatsofinstagram #natgeotraveller #savethecheetah #wildlifeconservation @ccfcheetah #cheetahconservationfund @serengeticheetahproject #wildplanet #cheetahsofinstagram #cheetahconservationfund #wildlifephotographer #ecotourism #cheetahsofinstagram #awesomeanimals #margaretweissphotography

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1 weeks ago

As we enter the fourth day of Bear Appreciation Week, the bear that will be presented today is the Asiatic Black Bear. This medium sized bear lives throughout Asia from Iran to Southern Russia and Japan. Just like their American cousins (that I’ll cover tomorrow ), they’re generalists that will eat anything that they come across. However, the black bears of Asia are faced with many different challenges that are slicing into the population. Poaching is an enormous problem for the continued survival of these animals, and like most cases in poaching, it’s for no good reason. These bears are captured from the wild as cubs to be used for illegal bear bile farming. Bear bile is a digestive fluid made from the bears’ liver and it is then stored in the gallbladder. I know you’re probably asking what is this fluid used for, and of course its Chinese medicine. The methods for removing the bladder are absolutely horrid as well, from implanting tubes that extract the bile to just killing the bear and taking the gallbladder. Even if the bile is extracted through no-lethal ways, it’s estimated that 50%-60% of these bears die from the complications cause from these surgical harvests. Along with the sun bear and the brown bear, there is an estimated 12,000 bears that pointlessly suffer for some Chinese asshat to try and fix his headache even though the bile has no effects on humans. But they’re is hope. Like me, the governments of several countries have stepped in to try and stop this horrid crap. Once the bears had been freed, they are taken by organizations like @animalsasia to heal and recover. Check these guys out as they are doing really good work in saving this precious species! Species Factfile 7: Specific Name: Ursus thibetanus Range: Central to Southeast Asia Habitat: Forests, Grasslands, Alpine Areas Diet: Omnivorous Status: Vulnerable Population: Unknown Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Poaching, Habitat Destruction #conservation #vulnerablespecies #asiaticblackbear #bearappreciationweek #endchinesemedicine

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Quite a mouthful for this Black-crowned Night-Heron. Looks like the fish is a Florida bream. . A breeding Black-crowned Night-Heron will brood any chick that is placed in its nest. The herons apparently don’t distinguish between their own offspring and nestlings from other parents (Cornell Lab of Ornithology ). . May 4, 2019. . . #allmightybirds #featherperfection #your_best_birds #earthfocus @bbcearth #therealflorida #wildflorida #roamflorida #exploreflorida #wildlifeconservation #blackcrownednightheron #birds #birdwatchers #ornithology @cornellbirds #audubon #vulnerablespecies

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I spy with my little eye two fluffy crowned crane chicks! #balearicapavonina #vulnerablespecies #babyseason

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A beautiful Dusky Pademelon complete baby in her pouch, whilst they look like miniture kangaroos you won't find them in Australia, they are native to the islands of New Guinea. . . #duskypademelon #mammal #marsupials #raremammal #vulnerable #chesterzoo #conservasion #vulnerablespecies #loveit #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #baby #cute #wildlifephotography #beautiful #newguinea #wildlife_perfection #animalsofinstagram #animals #mammalsofinstagram #wildlifelovers #animalsoftheworld #nativetonewguinea #worldanimals

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Giraffe populations have plummeted 40% in the last three decades. Up until now, the IUCN viewed the conservation status of giraffes as “least concern.” However, the world’s tallest land animal is now classified as vulnerable to extinction, and this is mainly as a result of human activity. How have giraffe numbers dropped so rapidly? Several factors have contributed to the decline of this beautiful animal, including illegal poaching, loss of habitat, and fewer acacia trees (their main food source ), due to climate change. Currently, there is estimated to be only around 111,000 giraffes left in the wild. You can help save giraffes by giving money and/or time to conservation groups, raising awareness among your friends and family, and by simply staying informed about important issues affecting wildlife. 🌏🦒♥️ ❗️SHARE this post. Make a difference.❗️ . . Follow @impact change . . #impact #change #haveanimpact #bethechange #changetheworld #makeadifference #savetheplanet #climatechange #globalwarming #environment #savetheenvironment #actonclimate #climateaction #ecofriendly #environmentallyfriendly #sustainability #planetearth #zerowaste #nature #green #impactchange #giraffe #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #endangered #vulnerablespecies

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Today is #endangeredspeciesday There are currently over 98,000 species on the IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature ). This list consists of species whose numbers are recorded as simply declining all the way up to those that you hear are critically endangered or even extinct in the wild. Over 27,000 are threatened with extinction in the near future. Educate yourself. Be conscious of what we are doing to the environment. Support conservation projects. Be aware. (Pesquet's Parrot: Vulnerable as of 2017 )

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Conserve and Protect🙏• @olpejeta Today is Endangered Species Day! A perfect opportunity for all, young and old, to learn about the importance of safeguarding endangered species and small everyday actions to take to protect them. Here on Ol Pejeta, we provide a safe haven for endangered species — the African wild dog, rhino, chimpanzee, lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, Grevy's zebra and Jackson's hartebeest to name a few. 🐘 Seeing these animals in their natural habitat is a great privilege, and it is important that we all come together to conserve and protect them. Visit the link in our bio to learn more about the endangered species on Ol Pejeta and steps we are taking as a conservancy to safeguard their existence on our wonderful planet . . . . 📷 Glyn Edmunds #InternationalEndangeredSpeciesDay #EndangeredSpeciesDay #OlPejeteRhinos #AfricanWildDogs #Cheetah #GrevysZebra #Lion #Leopard #AfricanElephant #ProtectingBiodiversity #EndangeredSpecies #WildlifeConservation #EndWildlifeCrime #IUCNRedList #NorthernWhiteRhino #SustainableTourism #SaveOurRhinos #SvaingRhinos #AfricanElephants #StopPoaching #EndPoaching #EndangeredSpeciesAct #VulnerableSpecies #OlPejetaConservancy #ConservationYouCanTouch #RacingExtinction #EndExtinction

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The third bear species I’ll be covering during this Bear Appreciation Week is the Andean bear (aka spectacled bear ). This beautiful bear, as its name suggests, is native to western and central South America where it feeds on fruits, incests and other food sources it comes across. It is the last of its lineage which includes the massive short-faced bears which were the largest bears that had ever existed. These animals, like many others that live in South America, are threatened by habitat destruction, but these bears are threatened by a specific type more then any other. Habitat Fragmentation is the process of deforestation that separates a population and causes genetic diversity to crumble as inbreeding becomes more prevalent. These bears used to be found all over the Andes mountain range but now only inhabit a fraction of their former range. Of course they are also threatened by poaching for the pet trade, trophy hunting, natural products and conflict with humans. Andean bears are mostly harmless and hate humans but farmers that are already illegally letting their cows graze in their habitat shoot the bears as they think they threaten the livestock even though the livestock could be competing with the bears for food. If you want to learn more about the plight of the Andean bear, visit @spectacledbearconservation to see what is happening to these animals and what you can do to help! Species Factfile 6: Specific Name: Tremarctos ornatus Range: South America Habitat: Cloud forests, Grasslands, Scrub Deserts Diet: Various plant matter, carrion Status: Vulnerable Population: 2,500-10,000 Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Habitat Destruction, Hunting, Climate Change. #andeanbear #spectacledbear #vulnerablespecies #bearappreciationweek #conservation

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Protect yourself on safari by packing a torch for when darkness descends in Africa and - more importantly - do what you can to protect wildlife this Endangered Species Day. Click on the link in our bio to shop for conservation . . . . . #endangeredspeciesday #vulnerablespecies #lion #conservation #waterhole #endangeredspeciesday2019 #safari #africa #fightingspeciesextinction #lovelions #protectlions #protectwildlife #wildlife #youbuywegive #antipoaching #conservation #savelions #kgalagadi #wild #wildlife #africanwildlife #endangered #thesafaristore #animals #animallovers #nature #naturelovers #forthrloveoflions #thesafaristore

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Today is Endangered Species Day! A perfect opportunity for all, young and old, to learn about the importance of safeguarding endangered species and small everyday actions to take to protect them. Here on Ol Pejeta, we provide a safe haven for endangered species — the African wild dog, rhino, chimpanzee, lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, Grevy's zebra and Jackson's hartebeest to name a few. 🐘 Seeing these animals in their natural habitat is a great privilege, and it is important that we all come together to conserve and protect them. Visit the link in our bio to learn more about the endangered species on Ol Pejeta and steps we are taking as a conservancy to safeguard their existence on our wonderful planet . . . . 📷 Glyn Edmunds #InternationalEndangeredSpeciesDay #EndangeredSpeciesDay #OlPejeteRhinos #AfricanWildDogs #Cheetah #GrevysZebra #Lion #Leopard #AfricanElephant #ProtectingBiodiversity #EndangeredSpecies #WildlifeConservation #EndWildlifeCrime #IUCNRedList #NorthernWhiteRhino #SustainableTourism #SaveOurRhinos #SavingRhinos #AfricanElephants #StopPoaching #EndPoaching #EndangeredSpeciesAct #VulnerableSpecies #OlPejetaConservancy #ConservationYouCanTouch #RacingExtinction #EndExtinction

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Day 133. Species: Boronia parviflora, Swamp Boronia⠀ Family: Rutaceae⠀ -⠀ Today is the 13th annual Endangered Species Day. A day to serve as a reminder that our planet is in the midst of its 6th Great Mass Extinction, and the first time in Earth’s history that just one of its myriad species, namely Homo sapiens, is at the root of it. I won’t sat too much about today’s featured plant, Boronia parviflora, other than that it is rated as Critically Endangered in the Mount Lofty Ranges and that it is at imminent risk of Extinction due to habitat loss and climate change.⠀ -⠀ Along with B. parvifloa, a recent United Nations report has revealed that some 25% of the plants and animals that call this pale blue dot home are now Vulnerable to Extinction, a state of affairs that is unprecedented in human history. This equates to around 1,000,000 unique species of plants and animals that my future children are likely to never see in the wild and may only hope to read about in books. To some, this seems like theft. The biodiversity of our planet is being snatched away from future generations and those 1,000,000 species are being denied their innate right to existence. ⠀ -⠀ But all is not lost. Life is resilient and with great effort and good science we have a chance of arresting the decline. This is why I study Conservation Biology, I want to be part of the solution. I strive to take actions and make choices that make it more likely that the generations of tomorrow can enjoy our planet’s wildlife and wild places as much as I do today. Using the tools of science we can work to understand the drivers of extinction and develop strategies to remedy those problems. I will finish with a quote from the American conservation biologist M.E. Soulé:⠀ -⠀ “The extinction problem has little to do with the death rattle of its final actor. The curtain in the last act is but a punctuation mark: it is not interesting in itself. What biologists want to know about is the process of decline in numbers.”

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A belated Happy Birthday to Coco's awesome mom, Misha who turned 6 years old the day after Mother's Day! #snowleopard #snowleopards #pantherauncia #panthera #bigcat #bigcats #bigcatsofasia #bigcatsofthehimalayas #vulnerablespecies #snowleopardconservation

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As I promised, we’re back with the second bear out of the 7 species that will be featured this week (Forgot to mention that we will go by smallest to largest, only excluding one because they have their own holiday ). Today’s bear is the sloth bear, native to India and Sri Lanka in Central Asia. These animals, like the sun bear that was showcased yesterday, is specialized in eating ants and termites by tearing into their mounds with its massive claws. It’s very charismatic, which is one of the reasons it’s now threatened. A group in India called the Kalanders are taking bears from the wild and using them for “entertainment” by putting a hole in their snout and putting a rope through it. This is extremely painful for the bears, but their handlers flock the rope and cause them to dance. This practice and many other animal-based tourist traps (theme parks, animal shows, photo opportunities on the street ) are both inhumane and bad for the environment as these animals are often taken from the wild. Luckily for some of the sloth bears effected by this horrible practice, the folks at foundations like @freethebears give them a second chance at life as they rehabilitate them back from the brink. Check them out to see the great work they are doing for this species. Species Factfile 5: Specific Name: Melursus ursinus Range: India, Sri Lanka Habitat: Forest, Grasslands Diet: Ants, Termites, Fruit Status: Vulnerable Population: Unknown Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Deforestation, Poaching, Capture for Entertainment #bearappreciationweek #vulnerablespecies #slothbear #conservation

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Weird how people care so much about #abortion but not #trophyhunting Polar bears and lions may not be #endangeredspecies YET, but they are #vulnerablespecies

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The King William (Billy ) Pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides ), despite its name and appearance is not a true pine. It belongs to the related family Cupressaceae. Native to Tasmania in Australia, its name refers to William Lanne, the last Aboriginal Tasmanian. The species is listed as vulnerable having declined by about 40% in the last 200 years. . . . . . #harcourtarboretum #cupressaceae #athrotaxisselaginoides #kingwilliampine #vulnerablespecies #tasmania #williamlanne #conservation #threatenedtrees

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Another look at the beautiful Snow Leopard with that amazing tail and big wide feet. The snow leopard has long fur and underfur to protect them against the environment where they live with their wide feet acting like 'snow shoes', they can also use their thickly fured tail as a muffler wrapping it around their body and face whilst sleeping for extra warmth. #leopards #snowleopards #vulnerable #animals #snowleopardsofinstagram #bigcats #beautiful #bigcatsofinstagram #conservation #catlovers #vulnerablespecies #bigcatsanctuary #cat #cats #wildlifeconservation #bigcatconservation #loveit #beautifulcats #aninalsofinstagram #stunning #catsofinstagram #worldcats #catsoftheworld #saveourbigcats #catlove #amazingcats #supportthebigcatsanctuary

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Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad It's makin' me crazy - Steve Miller Band Mating lions - we dubbed this King Mr. 7 Seconds for obvious reasons. He gave the lioness a love bite on the neck which explains her look of shock. I debated whether or not to post this one, but it’s an important part of the circle of life. In fact, a male lion can mate up to 100 times a day, but yet their population numbers have been decreasing at a staggering rate over the years mainly due to loss of habitat! We can do better for this vulnerable species! #lion #lions #lionking #lionsofinstagram #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #matinglions #lionporn #thelionking #bigcats #bigcatsofinstagram #serengeti #serengetinationalpark #animalsofinstagram #splendidanimals #connectwithnature #wildlifesafari #safari #tanzania #africa #protectwildlife #journeytoafrica #africatravel #wildlifeconservation #vulnerablespecies #junglelove #stevemillerband #savelions #circleoflife

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Welcome to the beginning of Bear Appreciation Week, for everyday this week I’ll be going over one of the 8 species of bear as to give some attention to their plights. I’ll start off with the smallest bear, the Sun Bear. As many animals that live in their range of Southeast Asia, these creatures are facing an increasing threat of extinction from deforestation as the land is converted to farmland. These animals are specialized for living in the trees and feeding off ants and termites that live in them. The range of this bear is limited to a couple of countries in Southeast Asia and they already have been expelled from most of their former range. To see how to protect what habitat they have left on the island of Borneo in Indonesia, visit the two organizations in the post to see what’s happening along with @bsbcc to see what you can do. As Bill Nye said, “The planet is on “F**king Fire!” and we can save the world if we ban together to fight this change but we need to do it now or it will be to late. @billnye Species Factfile 4: Specific Name: Helarctos malayanus Range: Southeast Asia Habitat: Rainforest Diet: Incests, Fruit, Honey Status: Vulnerable Population: Unknown Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Deforestation, Poaching, Poison from Palm Oil plants #bearappreciationweek #sunbear #vulnerablespecies #conservation

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Not done with reptiles quite yet, so for today here's a dwarf crocodile, the smallest living species of croc. They're an African species, and unfortunately, they're currently considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. . . . . . #illustrator #illustration #dessin #draw #drawing #crosshatching #pencil #pencildrawing #linework #crocodile #reptile #animalart #natureart #wildlifeart #vulnerablespecies #dwarfcrocodile #animaldrawing #pencilart #crocodilian #animals #zoology #fauna #artoftheday #instaart #animalillustration #naturedrawing #illustrationoftheday

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Our second Vulnerable Species Collectable has just been released, the Sea Turtle Collectable! With 20% of all profits going to WWF, click the link in our bio and celebrate this wonderful species 🐢

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Gopher tortoises like this one @zooatl got their name because of their ability to dig large, deep burrows similar to gopher holes. These burrows aren’t just important shelter for the tortoises –they're often taken over by other species living in the same area, making gopher tortoises a key player in ensuring the survival of many other animals native to the southern U.S.. Unfortunately, collisions with vehicles are a major threat to these tortoises, as many individuals have to cross roadways in order to forage, find mates, or build a new home. If you live in a state that the gopher tortoise calls home check out the link in my bio to learn best practices and how you can report a sighting. #tortoise #gophertortoise #brakeforwildlife #vulnerablespecies #photoark #savetogether

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Uma was very active in the rocky shallow pools of the river searching for crabs and it was difficult trying to follow her with my underwater housing. She was also stirring up the sediment so I was pleased to get any decent shots at all. #Asiansmallclawedotter #otter #mustelid #smallclawedotter #smallmammal #otterlove #vulnerablespecies #palawan #palawanbiodiversity #philippines #morefuninthephilippines #puertoprincesa #notowildpets #letthemlivefree #illegalpettrade #poaching #stoppoaching #conservation

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Our second outing with Uma was to some local waterfalls where she had a great time hunting for crabs in the shallow pools so although her staple diet in captivity is dead fish she certainly hasn't lost her hunting instincts. Diana remarked how much Uma had taken to me and going along the river with her was like taking a dog for a walk as I have done so much in my life. Every time she made contact with me she became very vocal and my underwater housing became a familiar friend to her as she gleefully played with all the knobs. The species is known for being vocal and has 12 separate vocalizations used to communicate with its group; Asian small-clawed otters are highly social and intelligent animals and quite often live in social groups of 15 to 20 otters. #Asiansmallclawedotter #otter #mustelid #smallclawedotter #smallmammal #otterlove #vulnerablespecies #palawan #palawanbiodiversity #philippines #morefuninthephilippines #puertoprincesa #illegalpettrade #poaching #stoppoaching #conservation

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Polar Bear video now live! Link to full video in bio 👆 When the opportunity arose for me to join a WWF Polar Bear expedition in Canada with Nat Hab I immediately said yes ✅ After 1 week on the snow in Hudson Bay & hours and hours of footage, I managed to create this snapshot video to shine a spotlight on the threats Polar Bears are facing and to learn about what we can do to help combat Climate Change. I even managed to film a Polar Bear rescue relocation! 🐻 With 19 subspecies of Polar Bears and 60-80% based in Canada I knew my chances of seeing a Polar Bear in its natural habitat were in my favour. Sadly this may not always be the case due to the devastating effects of Climate Change ❄️ With only 26,000 Polar Bears left in the world, they are now officially listed as a vulnerable species with numbers expected to drastically decline further by 2040 unless we do something to help 🙏 #wwf #nathab #greatwhitebeartours #polarbear #canada #hudsonbay #climatechange #animalconservation #animalprotection #animalwelfare #animalrescue #animaladvocate #ecotravel #volunteer #volunteering #ethicalchoices #ethicaltravel #nonprofit #animalmission #vulnerablespecies #endangeredspecies #criticallyendangeredspecies #makingadifference #worldanimalwarriors #waw

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Here is a happy #Komodo #Dragon wondering along the #coast This photo was taken from a boat and it was a surprise. Komodos usually get out on the coast in the morning. The are lonely most of their life. Their saliva contains a bacteria that kills their preys. They follow their preys (sometimes even days depending on the size of the prey ) until they die. They prefer #savanna and #grassland environments. If you are in Komodo, don’t wonder around by yourself! #KomodoNationalPark most likely will close next year to help restoring their population. . . #coastalenvironment #vulnerablespecies #conservation #protectenvironment

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This one is the 2nd poster of the endangered species project. This little guy is a Pangolin and all 8 species of this warrior build mammal are under threat, ranging from vulnerable to critically endangered. Pangolins are haunted and eaten in many parts of Africa and in some Asian countries such as China or Vietnam where their meat is considered a delicacy. They are the most trafficked animal in the world, their scales being sold on the black market for up to $3,000/kg.😢 #pangolin #endangeredspecies #endangered #criticallyendangered #vulnerablespecies #vulnerable #underthreat #mammals #art #artist #poster #digitalart

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Happy World Binturong Day! This small mammal is native to southeast Asia where it lives in the trees and forages for food. This guy is said to smell like buttered popcorn. Even this extremely pleasant aroma can’t save it, it is classified as vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN Redlist as deforestation continues to destroy its home. Do some more research about what you can do to protect biodiversity. Also check out @abconservation to see some more binturongs in action if you so desire, or donate whichever you choose! Species Factfile 1: Specific Name: Arctictis binturong Range: Southeast Asia Habitat: Forests Diet: Omnivorous Status: Vulnerable Population: Unknown Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Deforestation, Collection for the Pet Trade! #biodiversity #binturong #worldbinturongday #vulnerablespecies

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