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#Regram #RG @yaleenvironment360 Scientists have created fake rhino horn that looks and feels so much like the real thing they argue it could help undermine the illegal market for horn lucratively sold as an aphrodisiac in traditional Chinese medicine.&ampnbsp
The artificial horn is made out of bundled horsehair glued together with a matrix of silk giving the material the same collagenous properties as authentic rhino horn. 
But some conservation groups and scientists are challenging the concept arguing that the artificial horn could simply drive up the value and demand for the real thing as well as complicate law enforcement efforts to reduce poaching and illegal trade. 
To learn more visit the @yaleenvironment360 website. Link in their bio. 
Photo credit James Sanders/Flickr.

#Regram #RG @yaleenvironment360 Scientists have created fake rhino horn that looks and feels so much like the real thing they argue it could help undermine the illegal market for horn lucratively sold as an aphrodisiac in traditional Chinese medicine.&nbsp The artificial horn is made out of bundled horsehair glued together with a matrix of silk giving the material the same collagenous properties as authentic rhino horn. But some conservation groups and scientists are challenging the concept arguing that the artificial horn could simply drive up the value and demand for the real thing as well as complicate law enforcement efforts to reduce poaching and illegal trade. To learn more visit the @yaleenvironment360 website. Link in their bio. Photo credit James Sanders/Flickr ...

Lost&amphellipand found! The Silver-backed #Chevrotain a miniature fanged &amplsquodeer&amprsquo from Vietnam has been lost to science for over 25 years but thanks to @global_wildlife_conservation the Southern Institute of Ecology and @leibnizizw we now have camera trap photos of the Chevrotain from Vietnam&amprsquos coastal forests. This is the critical first step in preventing the extinction of the species which is about the size of a soccer ball and is one of a number of fascinating species that live in the diverse tropical forests of Southeast Asia&ampmdasha region ravaged by poaching from snares..

Lost&hellipand found! The Silver-backed #Chevrotain a miniature fanged &lsquodeer&rsquo from Vietnam has been lost to science for over 25 years but thanks to @global_wildlife_conservation the Southern Institute of Ecology and @leibnizizw we now have camera trap photos of the Chevrotain from Vietnam&rsquos coastal forests. This is the critical first step in preventing the extinction of the species which is about the size of a soccer ball and is one of a number of fascinating species that live in the diverse tropical forests of Southeast Asia&mdasha region ravaged by poaching from snares. ...

play_circle_filled #Regram @worldeconomicforum Australian bushfires are creating a terrifying weather phenomenon.
3 people have already died. #environment #fires #wildlife #sydney #australia.

#Regram @worldeconomicforum Australian bushfires are creating a terrifying weather phenomenon. 3 people have already died. #environment #fires #wildlife #sydney #australia ...

#Regram #RG @aussieark Officials have issued a warning of &ampquotcatastrophic fire danger&ampquot as firefighters battle over 60 blazes raging across the Australian state of New South Wales which has caused the tragic loss of lives and livelihoods. There have already been significant harmful impacts to wildlife with entire ecosystems up in smoke and individual species affected including around 350 Koalas presumed dead &ampndash all before the fires reach their peak.
Our hearts go out to the victims of the current fires which we know have been exacerbated by the decline of native biodiversity. Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate on Earth and the country is amongst the worst 7 countries worldwide for biodiversity loss. Australian conservation efforts need a radical overhaul. Mitigating the intensity of these fires mostly set by humans and their activities can be achieved by restoring our native ecosystem engineers such as bandicoots bettongs and potoroos. These species help to maintain healthy forests by continually turning over and breaking down forest leaf litter thereby drastically reducing fuel load. In their absence fires are more intense often reaching the treetops which can affect populations of species already on the brink like the Koala. Slow growing and ancient Australian East coast temperate forests are of global significance as these forests have some of the highest carbon storage on the planet. Fires of this intensity threaten their very existence but managing wildlife to reduce fire intensity and protect forests is underappreciated for its importance in reducing the release of carbon into the atmosphere.
Aussie Ark works with Australia&amprsquos most threatened and imperiled wildlife several of which are extinct on the mainland. Native wildlife conservation sanctuaries provide refuge as well as source populations for rewilding and restoring Australia&amprsquos native ecosystems.
Our sincere well wishes go out to all those affected by these devastating fires. If you encounter any injured wildlife please contact your local animal authorities for rescue and rehabilitation..

#Regram #RG @aussieark Officials have issued a warning of &quotcatastrophic fire danger&quot as firefighters battle over 60 blazes raging across the Australian state of New South Wales which has caused the tragic loss of lives and livelihoods. There have already been significant harmful impacts to wildlife with entire ecosystems up in smoke and individual species affected including around 350 Koalas presumed dead &ndash all before the fires reach their peak. Our hearts go out to the victims of the current fires which we know have been exacerbated by the decline of native biodiversity. Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate on Earth and the country is amongst the worst 7 countries worldwide for biodiversity loss. Australian conservation efforts need a radical overhaul. Mitigating the intensity of these fires mostly set by humans and their activities can be achieved by restoring our native ecosystem engineers such as bandicoots bettongs and potoroos. These species help to maintain healthy forests by continually turning over and breaking down forest leaf litter thereby drastically reducing fuel load. In their absence fires are more intense often reaching the treetops which can affect populations of species already on the brink like the Koala. Slow growing and ancient Australian East coast temperate forests are of global significance as these forests have some of the highest carbon storage on the planet. Fires of this intensity threaten their very existence but managing wildlife to reduce fire intensity and protect forests is underappreciated for its importance in reducing the release of carbon into the atmosphere. Aussie Ark works with Australia&rsquos most threatened and imperiled wildlife several of which are extinct on the mainland. Native wildlife conservation sanctuaries provide refuge as well as source populations for rewilding and restoring Australia&rsquos native ecosystems. Our sincere well wishes go out to all those affected by these devastating fires. If you encounter any injured wildlife please contact your local animal authorities for rescue and rehabilitation. ...

Ghana&amprsquos #Atewa Forest Reserve provides drinking water to 5 million+ people &ampamp harbors 100+ wildlife species at risk of extinction. We must prioritize the protection of these irreplaceable places for a healthy planet. Read more @washingtonpost wapo.st/2oDUBFi  @arochaghana #SaveAtewaForestNow

Photo courtesy of A Rocha.

Ghana&rsquos #Atewa Forest Reserve provides drinking water to 5 million+ people &amp harbors 100+ wildlife species at risk of extinction. We must prioritize the protection of these irreplaceable places for a healthy planet. Read more @washingtonpost wapo.st/2oDUBFi @arochaghana #SaveAtewaForestNow Photo courtesy of A Rocha ...

#Regram #RG @washingtonpost
Rising seas will be much worse and more expensive to deal with than previously thought new research finds. Even under a scenario of very modest climate change 150 million people worldwide will live below the high-tide level by 2050 and 190 million will by 2100. If climate change and sea level rise follow a worse path as many as 340 million people living below the high-tide level could be in peril to say nothing of how many could be affected by floods and extreme events. Such figures are three times &ampmdash or more &ampmdash higher than earlier estimates. Read more by clicking the link in the @washingtonpost&amprsquos bio..

#Regram #RG @washingtonpost Rising seas will be much worse and more expensive to deal with than previously thought new research finds. Even under a scenario of very modest climate change 150 million people worldwide will live below the high-tide level by 2050 and 190 million will by 2100. If climate change and sea level rise follow a worse path as many as 340 million people living below the high-tide level could be in peril to say nothing of how many could be affected by floods and extreme events. Such figures are three times &mdash or more &mdash higher than earlier estimates. Read more by clicking the link in the @washingtonpost&rsquos bio. ...

#Regram #RG @cnnclimate
October 2019 was the warmest October ever according to data from the European Union&amprsquos Copernicus Climate Change Service an organization that tracks global temperatures. This year has seen several hottest-month records including July which Copernicus said was the warmest month of all on record replacing the record set in July 2016. Copernicus has been tracking temperatures the planet&amprsquos temperatures since 1979. 📸Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

#Regram #RG @cnnclimate October 2019 was the warmest October ever according to data from the European Union&rsquos Copernicus Climate Change Service an organization that tracks global temperatures. This year has seen several hottest-month records including July which Copernicus said was the warmest month of all on record replacing the record set in July 2016. Copernicus has been tracking temperatures the planet&rsquos temperatures since 1979. 📸Spencer Platt/Getty Images ...

play_circle_filled #Regram #RG @apnews How do you help endangered gorillas? With lots of human help. 
The Associated Press traveled deep into Rwanda&amprsquos rainforest where mountain gorillas are making a rare comeback. It wouldn&amprsquot have happened without an intervention known as &ampldquoextreme conservation&amprdquo that includes monitoring every single gorilla occasionally intervening with veterinary care and funding forest protection by sending money into communities. 
Read the full story at apnews.com 
Video by Bram Janssen and Marshall Ritzel.

#Regram #RG @apnews How do you help endangered gorillas? With lots of human help. The Associated Press traveled deep into Rwanda&rsquos rainforest where mountain gorillas are making a rare comeback. It wouldn&rsquot have happened without an intervention known as &ldquoextreme conservation&rdquo that includes monitoring every single gorilla occasionally intervening with veterinary care and funding forest protection by sending money into communities. Read the full story at apnews.com Video by Bram Janssen and Marshall Ritzel ...

play_circle_filled Actor and activist Jane Fonda tells CNN&amprsquos Don Lemon that civil disobedience is the &ampldquonew normal&amprdquo in order to enact change and address the climate crisis. Fonda has said she wants to get arrested every Friday to raise awareness about the devastating challenges that are facing the Earth calling these protests &ampldquoFire Drill Fridays.&amprdquo Repost from @cnnclimate.

Actor and activist Jane Fonda tells CNN&rsquos Don Lemon that civil disobedience is the &ldquonew normal&rdquo in order to enact change and address the climate crisis. Fonda has said she wants to get arrested every Friday to raise awareness about the devastating challenges that are facing the Earth calling these protests &ldquoFire Drill Fridays.&rdquo Repost from @cnnclimate ...

play_circle_filled Today 8/7c #Regram #RG @motherjonesmag To understand the stakes in the next year&amprsquos election The Weather Channel and the Climate Desk are bringing the climate crisis to your living room in a one-hour special &ampldquo2020 Race to Save the Planet&amprdquo which airs next Thursday November 7 at 8 p.m. ET.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Climate change is quickly becoming the defining issue of the 2020 presidential election. How the next U.S. world leader confronts that threat will define where we live what we eat how nations will survive. Despite the urgency of the issue there hasn&amprsquot been a true forum for presidential candidates of both parties to thoughtfully discuss their plans to face the current climate challenge. That changes on Thursday night.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ With a year until we select our next president The Weather Channel has teamed up with the Climate Desk a partnership of 18 media organizations working together on covering climate change to deliver an hour of climate conversations with nine candidates&ampmdash five Democrats and three Republicans. Hurricane expert Dr. Rick Knabb will host &ampldquo2020 Race to Save the Planet&amprdquo which features interview segments where meteorologists and science journalists meet the candidates in communities from Paradise California to Charleston South Carolina to discuss how they came to understand the threat of climate change and their visions for how to address this crisis as president.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @berniesanders @elizabethwarren @pete.buttigieg @kamalaharris @corybooker former Governors William Weld and @marksanford and former Congressman @joewalshofficial will all appear in the special.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Following the special Climate Desk reporter @jamilahking will join Dr. Knabb for an hour-long audience Q/A. Viewers can keep in the loop on social media with #RaceToSaveThePlanet..

Today 8/7c #Regram #RG @motherjonesmag To understand the stakes in the next year&rsquos election The Weather Channel and the Climate Desk are bringing the climate crisis to your living room in a one-hour special &ldquo2020 Race to Save the Planet&rdquo which airs next Thursday November 7 at 8 p.m. ET.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Climate change is quickly becoming the defining issue of the 2020 presidential election. How the next U.S. world leader confronts that threat will define where we live what we eat how nations will survive. Despite the urgency of the issue there hasn&rsquot been a true forum for presidential candidates of both parties to thoughtfully discuss their plans to face the current climate challenge. That changes on Thursday night.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ With a year until we select our next president The Weather Channel has teamed up with the Climate Desk a partnership of 18 media organizations working together on covering climate change to deliver an hour of climate conversations with nine candidates&mdash five Democrats and three Republicans. Hurricane expert Dr. Rick Knabb will host &ldquo2020 Race to Save the Planet&rdquo which features interview segments where meteorologists and science journalists meet the candidates in communities from Paradise California to Charleston South Carolina to discuss how they came to understand the threat of climate change and their visions for how to address this crisis as president.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @berniesanders @elizabethwarren @pete.buttigieg @kamalaharris @corybooker former Governors William Weld and @marksanford and former Congressman @joewalshofficial will all appear in the special.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Following the special Climate Desk reporter @jamilahking will join Dr. Knabb for an hour-long audience Q/A. Viewers can keep in the loop on social media with #RaceToSaveThePlanet. ...

#Regram #RG @greenpeace
More than 4000 people marched last night on the streets of Bucharest demanding the Romanian Ministry of Forest to put an end to illegal logging and real protection for Europes last virgin forests. Similar protests took place in several cities across the country. 
Each year 38 million cubic meters of wood disappear from Romania&amprsquos forests. Most of the trees are cut down illegally. . 
There have also been hundreds of attacks on forest rangers including two who have been brutally murdered for protecting these forests. 
From the Amazon to Romania attacks against forest defenders are increasing. We need to protect the forests and the people who protect them. 🌲🌲🌲 . . 
#StopIllegalLogging . 📸 Cătălin Georgescu / @greenpeace_romania . . #greenpeace #forests #forestsarelife #amazon #nature #conservation #trees #treesofinstagram🎄#romania.

#Regram #RG @greenpeace More than 4000 people marched last night on the streets of Bucharest demanding the Romanian Ministry of Forest to put an end to illegal logging and real protection for Europes last virgin forests. Similar protests took place in several cities across the country. Each year 38 million cubic meters of wood disappear from Romania&rsquos forests. Most of the trees are cut down illegally. . There have also been hundreds of attacks on forest rangers including two who have been brutally murdered for protecting these forests. From the Amazon to Romania attacks against forest defenders are increasing. We need to protect the forests and the people who protect them. 🌲🌲🌲 . . #StopIllegalLogging . 📸 Cătălin Georgescu / @greenpeace_romania . . #greenpeace #forests #forestsarelife #amazon #nature #conservation #trees #treesofinstagram🎄#romania ...

#Regram #RG @vice More than 11000 scientists from 153 countries have declared a climate emergency in a new report that calls for six urgent actions to confront the climate crisis. ⁠
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Read more via @motherboard at the link in the @vice bio. ⁠
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📸 Texas Military Department.

#Regram #RG @vice More than 11000 scientists from 153 countries have declared a climate emergency in a new report that calls for six urgent actions to confront the climate crisis. ⁠ ⁠ Read more via @motherboard at the link in the @vice bio. ⁠ ⁠ 📸 Texas Military Department ...