#Regram#RG@natgeo: Photograph by @thomaspeschak A bottlenose dolphin hangs upside down effortlessly as the current rages around the underwater volcanic pinnacle known as "El boiler". Situated off San Benedicto island, it lies in the heart of the #Revillagigedo archipelago marine protected area, 240 miles south of Baja California, Mexico. A critical initiative to expand this marine reserve, to further benefit large marine species that roam vast distances is currently underway. Shot on assignment for @NatGeo magazine for the forthcoming September 2017 story focused on marine conservation successes in Mexico. Please #followme@thomaspeschak and @maresmexicanos to learn more about Mexico's western seas, where conservation initiatives are bearing fruit. #mexico#baja#dolphin#diving#conservation
#Regram#RG@unfccc: The Earth’s climate is changing at a rate that has exceeded most scientific forecasts. Some families and communities have already started to suffer from disasters and the consequences of climate change, forced to leave their homes in search of a new beginning.
For the UN refugee agency UNHCR, the consequences of climate change are enormous. Scarce natural resources such as drinking water are likely to become even more limited. Many crops and some livestock are unlikely to survive in certain locations if conditions become too hot and dry, or too cold and wet. Food security, already a concern, will become even more challenging.
Climate change will fuel forced migration. We all need to prepare, in a coordinated way, and to protect the most vulnerable.
#Regram#RG@leonardodicapriofdn: #palmoil is an ingredient found in many everyday products and foods – things like potato chips, candy bars, cosmetics and yes even pizza (dough). Palm oil companies have cleared and continue to clear some of the most critical landscapes in the world to make room for their crops. In the process, they are destroying critical ecosystems and threatening the culture and livelihoods of local communities.
The public has spoken. In just 60 days, more than 2.5 million comments have been submitted by Americans across the country who love and cherish our national monuments – designations that safeguard our nation’s history, our culture, and our natural wonders. @usinterior Secretary Ryan Zinke, please listen to the American people: Protect our #MonumentsForAll.
Time is running out to submit public comments supporting our marine national monuments. Make your voice heard by Monday, July 10th and tell @RepRyanZinke that our #blueparks protect incredible ocean landscapes and species. Link in bio. #MonumentsForAll
08 Jul 2017
#Regram#RG@paulnicklen: A massive male polar bear exits the sea and climbs an iceberg near Svalbard, Norway. We were in a small zodiac boat cruising through the ice and accidentally surprised this big male who was out hunting for bearded seals. In one motion, he effortlessly pulled his approximately 800 pound mass out of the water leaving a small waterfall running down the ice. I am always humbled by their power and grace. I apologized for the surprise encounter and left him to his hunt which requires stealth, patience and strategy. He was not going to catch a seal with us in his icy domain. I am proud that this piece will soon be hanging in the @paulnicklengallery in NYC. I will be there on July 15th to launch a new body of work and celebrate in the work of @chrisburkard.#nature#bear#polarbear#naturelovers#ice#beauty#climatechangeisreal#blackandwhite