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Conservation International We work to create a healthy and productive planet for us all―because people need nature to thrive. http://bit.ly/2CyM3Am
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Environmental jargon is everywhere these days. conservation international's human nature blog looks to make sense of it in our explainer series we’re calling “what on earth?” . . . in this installment, we break down “conservation agreements,” an approach that helps conserve biodiversity while improving the quality of life for local communities. click the link in our bio to learn more.
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To understand how to feed the world, we first need to understand the land — how healthy it is, what threats it faces, how people are using it. in partnership with nasa and lund university in sweden, conservation international (ci) is combining satellite images and data to prevent land degradation. . . the result? trends.earth, a free, open source online tool available to everyone from scientists to governments to help countries evaluate the status of their soil and to make the best decisions for their land — and for the people that depend on it. . . human nature sat down with tristan schnader, vital signs senior project manager at ci, and alex zvoleff, data science director at ci, to break down the tool and how world leaders are already using it. click the link in our bio.
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Did you know that pangolins are the world’s most illegally trafficked animal? this #worldpangolinday, make a difference by speaking up. . . . help us raise awareness to help end wildlife trafficking by clicking the link in the bio.
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Happy #chinesenewyear!
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New laws on the sale of ivory and the speculation that more countries plan to c***k down on the ivory market have made headlines recently. click the link in our bio to learn about conservation international experts react to the latest news.
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One of these things is not like the other... happy #hippoday!
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Protected areas in brazil that are deforested are more likely to subsequently lose legal protections, according to a study published in the proceedings of the national academy of sciences. . . . "it's a vicious cycle," said mike mascia, senior director, social sciences at conservation international and co-author of the study. "if a protected area has suffered from deforestation, then it becomes vulnerable to loss of legal protections. and if a government scales back some or all legal protections, then the remaining forest may be even more vulnerable to the forces that led to deforestation in the first place." scientists refer to these legal changes as paddd, which stands for protected area downgrading, downsizing or degazettement, says mascia. "a very fresh and well-known example is what happening to bear's ears national monument, in utah. president trump reduced the size of bear's ears - that's paddd. now that area is open for mining." for the full study, click the link in our bio.
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It’s #valentinesday, when thoughts turn to romance — a complicated matter for us humans, but even more so for some of our animal friends. in honor of the holiday, @conservationorg’s human nature blog updated our list of the more colorful mating habits of the animal kingdom, including which species like to be wined and dined and which species will cheat only if they’re drunk. click the link in our bio to learn more.
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From ivory to national monuments, nature has already made headlines in 2018. experts from conservation international tell us the questions on their minds this year. click the link in our bio to learn more.
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#repost @shawnheinrichs with @get_repost ・・・ the passionate @conservationorg community ranger team are working day and night to defend the last remaining major nesting beach for leatherback turtles in all of the western pacific! if this beach is lost, so will the western pacific leatherback turtles. 🐢😔 by by engaging communities on the front lines of conservation, we can truly turn the tide of destruction and save the last of our endangered marine species. #repost @hamishdw ・・・ there she glows. the prehistoric, vulnerable & beautiful leatherback turtle. exhausted after her long travels & evening of labour. once gaining strength she will leave her eggs & continue her pelagic movements, joining a current that will bring her as far as hawaii or even new zealand. pic: @shawnheinrichs @conservationorg #tagging #indonesianoceanpride
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Did you know 81% of americans can’t name a living scientist? in honor of international day of women and girls in science today, meet some of @conservationorg's [awesome] female science leads. featured in the photo above (clockwise from top left): (1) rachel neugarten, director, conservation priority setting; (2) karyn tabor, director of ecosystem modeling and early warning systems; (3) aulani wilhelm, svp center for oceans; (4) annette olsson, scientific technical advisor, ci singapore; (5) shyla raghav, climate change lead; (6) emily pidgeon, phd, senior director, strategic marine initiatives. . . for more profiles, visit the link in our bio and check out our instagram story. #womeninscience #meetascientist
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Environmental protection agency administrator scott pruitt — the man in charge of the environmental health of the united states — on wednesday questioned whether climate change is “necessarily a bad thing.” . . as the saying goes, there are no s****d questions. so, ci's human nature blog is here to answer pruitt’s question with three irrefutable facts about climate change. check out the link in our bio to learn more.
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#repost @r.e.s.c.u.e with @get_repost ・・・ we're so moved to hear that kaila is determined to ride 24 km to raise funding for milk for the reteti herd before she turns 8. each tin costs 750/- kenyan shillings (about $7.50usd). her goal is to contribute 500 tins. right now, there are 12 baby elephants and one rhino who go through 60 tins per day, so her contribution will make quite a difference. if you'd like to make a donation in support of kaila, you can make a contribution through our website (link in profile). simply click to "give in someone's honor" and note that the donation is being mail in honor of kaila. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #bekindtorhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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“we have work to do. we can’t stop.” - peter seligmann, conservation international’s founder & chairman of the board
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9,500 saplings (of 14 types of trees) have been planted along the liyutang water reservoir in china as part of a fresh water ecosystem restoration initiative. other key aspects of the project include: a baseline biodiversity survey, fishpond reform, waste treatment system improvements, and environmental education with local community groups. . . fresh water is the lifeblood of our planet. no one can survive without it. click the link in bio to learn how @conservationorg is helping transform the way the world manages water. from urban centers like bogotá to arid landscapes like northern kenya, we’re promoting clean water for all.
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A recent survey found that 81 percent of americans could not name a living scientist. at conservation international, we have lots of scientists you should know. today, we spoke to shyla raghav, ci’s climate change lead, about how she remains optimistic. click the link in our bio to learn more. #meetascientist
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News about conservation and the environment is made every day, but some of it can fly under the radar. click the link in our bio for 3 big stories from last week that you should know, featuring: (1) former national monuments shrunk by trump to be opened for mining claims, (2) almost four environmental defenders a week killed in 2017 and (3) the pentagon warned that climate change threatens half of america’s military installations.
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Take our pledge to remember the true value of an elephant. with your help, we can ensure that future generations get to see these magnificent creatures in the wild. click the link in our bio and join conservation international in helping to protect them. #weneedelephants
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Mangrove forests are amazing ecosystems that grow along tropical coasts, where they thrive in saltwater and tidal conditions. mangrove ecosystems are some of the most productive and biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet: they serve as important habitats for fish, sharks, manatees, c***s and other important species; provide food, jobs and other resources to communities around the world; and protect some of the most vulnerable coastal communities from the devastating impacts of climate change. . . . still curious? here are some facts you need to know about mangroves. click the link in our bio for more. #worldwetlandsday
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And we’re live! visit @conservationorg on facebook for a special #livewithfriends nature savers episode, featuring a behind-the-scenes tour of our dc office to meet some of the [awesome] staff working to save the nature that sustains us all.
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