Earth Day 2019: with dramatically escalating man-made climate change and biodiversity loss wreaking havoc across our sickly planet, international boundaries become increasingly irrelevant. Africa’s elephants are America’s elephants. America’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is Africa’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. .
With that in mind, please donate to an environmental cause today. In fact, I would be very happy if you donated to Big Life Foundation @biglifeafrica .
The photo is ELEPHANT DRINKING, AMBOSELI 2007 (Killed by Poachers, 2009)
His name was Igor. For 49 years, he wandered the plains of the Amboseli ecosystem in East Africa. A gentle soul like most elephants, he was so relaxed that in 2007, he allowed me to come within a few feet of him to take his portrait.
Two years later, it was perhaps this level of trust that allowed poachers to get close enough to kill him and hack out the tusks from his face.
And so it was that in late 2010, Igor became the poster child of Big Life Foundation, the non-profit organization that I co-founded with Richard Bonham to help protect and preserve the wild animals of the Amboseli/Tsavo/Kilimanjaro ecosystem, Igor's former home.
Now, 8 years later, Big Life protects over 1.6 million acres with more than 230 rangers in 36 permanent and mobile outposts. With the aid of multiple patrol vehicles, tracker dogs, night vision equipment and aerial monitoring, this new level of co-ordinated protection for the ecosystem has brought about a dramatic reduction in poaching of ALL animals in the region, with numerous arrests of some of the worst, most prolific poachers.
But it is not easy to maintain this success. Big Life needs financial support. So please go to biglife.org to learn more, and donate.
Shot on medium format black and white film without zoom or telephoto lenses, the photograph is featured in “On This Earth, A Shadow Falls”, available on Amazon.
Still haven't done all models in nature study, so here's Shuki Kato's African Elephant! Swipe left for the Asian one.
It was nice to mindlessly fold from diagrams again. Creating myself gives too much pressure sometimes, though I'm ready for another mask now I think :-) maybe I should "stop thinking and start folding" more.
1 uncut square 50x50 cm Agua Papel by @fabianco11 backed with smooth thin kraft #origami#papercraft#paperfolding#paper#elephant#african
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🎪🐘🎪🐘🎪🐘🎪🐘🎪🐘🎪🐘🎪 @dumbo is such an incredibly beautiful movie about the true power of a Mother’s love!❤️ Many parts had tears streaming down my face thinking about the bond with my Mommy, but I know in my heart she was looking down on me from heaven as it was one of her favourite films that we would watch together.
This breathtaking remake of the original film was through the imagination of the iconic Tim Burton - as with all films, it is visually astonishing with a darker energy but leaves a deep thought-provoking impact!
Nature's gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love. Many more species remain to be discovered.
The good news is that through advocacy, education, changes in consumer behavior, preservation of current legal protections and advancement of new policies, species extinction can be slowed!
That where YOU come in.
EarthAction.org is offering the resources below to help you educate, inspire, and organize your communities and networks to protect species locally and globally.
oggi è la giornata mondiale della Terra. Come tutte le giornate mondiali di qualcosa, oggi si fa caso a tutto ciò che riguarda l’argomento di quella giornata, dal giorno dopo come sarà? di solito non cambia niente.
Per quanto riguarda l’argomento “Terra” sarebbe bello se, chi ancora non presta attenzione alle proprie azioni, lo farebbe anche solo per un giorno a settimana.
- cercare di ridurre lo spreco alimentare
- scegliere alimenti privi di packaging - fare la raccolta differenziata
- eliminare prodotti monouso, come bottigliette, buste, cannucce, borse, ..
- prediligere alimenti a km0 o del territorio per ridurre l’impiego di mezzi di trasporto
- camminare o usare la bicicletta
- chiudere l’acqua quando ci si lava i denti
- non lasciare luci e spie accese
e mille altre indicazioni, cominciamo da queste..applicate almeno una indicazione nuova a settimana e cominciate a pensare in modo collettivo, perché OGNUNO di noi fa la differenza.