#Regram#RG@everydayclimatechange: everydayclimatechange photo by John Novis @johnnovis for @everydayclimatechange
Tavolo Community Forest in Papua New Guinea
There are usually no roads with community forest management. The forest provides food, medicine, craft and building materials for the Tavolo community. All access is by foot or by boat within the Tavolo FSC certified community forest management area in New Britain, Papua New Guinea. This is a key distinguishing feature from the logging roads usually associated with forest dwellers turned loggers. The corporate lumber trade is aware of the rich timber growing in Papua New Guinea and unregulated and badly managed deforestation could be at risk in the future. The PNG rainforest plays a critical role in regulating the global climate and halting runaway climate change, for the benefit of the entire biosphere.
The Hopi, Navajo, Ute Mountain Ute, Ute, and Zuni tribes of Southeastern Utah need your help.
Trump recently signed an executive order mandating a review of 27 of our national monuments. This process could end with these monuments being rescinded or dramatically reduced. Now is the time to speak up. Tell the Trump administration why protecting our most special federal lands and waters matters. Visit monumentsforall.org #MonumentsforAll
17 May 2017
#Regram#RG@conservationorg: Edgardo Ochoa wrestles with an abandoned fishing net he helped remove from a reef off Otoque Island, Panama. Ochoa first discovered the net when was he was scouting for dive training sites in Panama Bay in 2000. These so-called “ghost nets” can ravage marine habitats for decades. Nearly two decades later, as a marine safety officer for @ConservationOrg, he was able to do something about it. With a newly formed Ghost Net Removal Team that included @ConservationOrg, local NGOs and government agencies, Edgardo was finally able to help remove the ghost net from the reef. For the full story, visit blog.conservation.org #ghostnet#panama#net#marine#conservation#ocean#reef
Proud of the involvement @leonardodicapriofdn staff had in #ProjectDrawdown. This must-read by #PaulHawken brings together hundreds of scientific studies, creating the top 100 solutions to restore balance to the climate and make our planet a better place. Learn more on drawdown.org.
13 May 2017
#Regram#RG@everydayclimatechange: Mette Lampcov @mettelampcov for @everydayclimatechange - Two men are fishing where the Owens river is diverted and separated into the start of the California aqueduct; the Sierra Nevada mountains are covered in snow in the background, in the Owens Valley, CA.
After years of drought and very low snowpack in the Sierra Nevadas where most water in California originates, this year was the total opposite, with one storm after another slamming into California. These storms are called atmospheric rivers, bringing one of the largest snowpacks in history. Now the weather is starting to warm up and the DWP ( Department of Water and Power ) are bracing themselves for flooding, as that snow starts to melt. The aqueduct is currently running full to capacity and the DWP is working overtime to spread water to help avert flooding, diverting water into smaller creeks and fields, hoping that at the same time they might replenish the groundwater. They have not seen this level of water in 40 years or more, and its only the beginning of spring and warmer weather. Extreme flooding and drought are two sides of the same coin, and experts see this as a connection to climate change.
12 May 2017
The smallest member of the porpoise family is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Unsustainable and illegal fishing practices have caused a dramatic decline in the vaquita's population. Fewer than 30 vaquita may be left in the wild and without immediate action, they face imminent extinction.
Join me and @World_Wildlife and let President Peña Nieto of Mexico know that we demand action to protect the vaquita today. Link in bio.
11 May 2017
Thank you @ChristiesInc and Thierry Gillier, founder of @zadigetvoltaire, for your generous offer to donate part of the proceeds of your auction to @LeonardoDicaprioFdn and @Oceana.
Pictured here is a painting by Sterling Ruby, inspired by the sunrises and sunsets in my hometown, Los Angeles.