Blue Wildebeest- Jejane Game Reserve, South Africa.
Wildebeest are found in the not-too-wet and not-too-dry grassy plains of Central to Southern Africa. Predated by lions, hyena and hunting dogs, they are constantly travelling in large herds grazing and searching for water. Their Great Migration in may/June is considered one of the greatest spectacles on earth with up to 1.5 million wildebeests migrating from the Serengeti to Masai Mara in search of greener pastures - along with hundreds of zebra, antelope and gazelle. Despite this species being declared as Least Concern on the ICUN, its biggest threat is habitat fragmentation, with many migratory routes being disrupted due to increased farming, safari tourism and spread of civilisation. Other threats include reduced water availability and poaching. It is imperative that this species is continually conserved, serving as a key component to the Savannah grassland ecosystem and food web.
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The Congo Basin, key habitat for gorillas and chimpanzees, is rich in minerals such as coltan, gold and tin that are used in electronics.
Mining is a major factor in the decline of species like the Grauer’s gorilla, which have lost habitat to the industry and are also hunted when forest is opened up for mining.
Participating in cellphone recycling programs helps reduce the demand for mining in gorilla habitat.
A pair of rufous-necked hornbills. This is an endangered bird, less then 10.000 are left.
Photo by christianziegler , insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with jorisvanalphen and uwicer in #Bhutan.
Bienvenue à Lani qui vient de rejoindre le centre @game_rangers_international. Ce petit éléphanteau d’un an a été retrouvé seul et en détresse, marchant le long de la rivière de Rufunsa, en Zambie. Heureusement, elle reprend chaque jour des forces grâce aux soins et à l’affection de son soigneur, Oscar. Quand elle sera plus forte, elle sera présentée aux autres éléphanteaux de la nurserie. @ifaw-GRI .
18.1.2019 SELF CARE WIN
Walked in to work to catch up with a work colleague. Somehow ended up making plans to have a joint birthday celebration when we get the chance! -
I fully opened up to this person because she is more than just my colleague, she is my friend. A twenty year age gap sure but I still learn a lot from her. People are awesome!
“These clouds contain millions of ice crystals. The halos you see are caused by both refraction, or splitting of light and also reflection, or glints of light from these ice crystals. The crystals have to be oriented and positioned just so with respect to your eye, in order for the halo to appear. That’s why, like rainbows, halos around the sun - or moon - are personal. Everyone sees their own particular halo, made by their own particular ice crystals, which are different from the ice crystals making the halo of the person standing next to you.” ❄️🌈
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the @greenvillelibrary to open #GreenvilleSC’s first seed library! 🌱📚 Come to our kickoff event on 2/23 (link in bio) to start planning your spring garden + learn about upcoming workshops.
What are we pulling through the #ice when #icefishing in central #Maine ? Top: typical #landlockedsalmon; this one being several inches shy of a keeper, but fun as heck to pull up! Bottom: a 10" #brooktrout. The two love the shallow, cold water in the #Winter in order to more easily ambush #smelt, so you're not always sure what's on the other end of your line once the flag pops. In our experience, the #brookie will be unwinding your spool when you get to the hole, while the #salmon will require a little more finesse to set the hook as it is less aggressive and takes out less line after the initial strike. Both of these fish were returned to the water after a quick photoshoot to hopefully continue to spawn upcoming generations of their species. #hunt#fish#respect#huntfishrespect#hunting#fishing#hunter#angler#conservation#fishandgame
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16th century manuscripts with parchment limp binding. With beautiful alum tawed enclosures belts. The parchment cover is dehydrated and fragile specially in the folding areas.