Starting this month's fieldwork trip with a quick visit to the Nieuwoudtville glacier pavements. 300 million years ago these rock formations were craved in by 1km high glaciers! Who says fieldwork can't be educational and fun!
The Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph built as a parish church in 1912 and elevated to cathedral status in 2013. EverGreene restored existing murals, plaster and scagliola and designed and produced 25 new figurative murals and over 100 decorative murals to recognize the historic and current presence of immigrants in the Brooklyn diocese. Unique depictions of the Madonna, patroness of 20 of the well represented countries in the diocese, adorn the roundels in the Co-Cathedral.
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Come and apply for a reserve internship at Carlton Marshes!
It is a 6 month voluntary internship with Suffolk Wildlife Trust working on the reserves local to Carlton Marshes. Conservation skills, practical experience and a chance to work as part of our team.
Applications are online through our website - check online for more details.
Today, I submitted a letter advising my government - the Ethiopian government, on the urgent need for us to TRULY take responsibility and face the realities of our environmental destruction.
I warned of the most dangerous misconceptions currently taking place in our country - where there is the idea that we can somehow achieve mass economic development without considering the dependence of over 80% of our people on the natural environment.
I called for REAL commitment to create CHANGE and greater coherence between the different national policies and strategies to protect our natural resources, our wildlife, our heritage and our FUTURE.
We simply cannot keep watching from the sidelines as we deplete the very foundations that we require as a nation to build a sustainable, inclusive and realistic strategy for Ethiopia’s growth... which is why we WON’T!
Together we will #SaveTheWild, but I need you to shout with me.
Share, educate, challenge and bring awareness to what really matters. It doesn’t have to be at political level, we can all start with those around us.
And trust me when I say the biggest problems are often the ones we overlook as harmless.
Fortunately, it's been a quiet start to the year for our Bird of Prey Hospital with only a few patients so far. One Barn Owl patient was brought in on January 26th, very underweight and down on his luck. After a lot of TLC and time to rest he has been released by the Fawkes Family who originally picked him up.
We wanted to thank everyone who has supported the hospital as we couldn't do it without you. Your donations go towards the cost of everything from food to vet care for the 60-100 birds we recieve annually. Every donation helps to save a life, with just £10 covering the cost of a bag of Emeraid, an emergency liquid nutrition that many birds recieve.
La especie del día. El arbusto colorido muestra flores llamativas de color rojo, esta especie crece dentro de los bosques como arbustos erectos o ramificados apoyada a los troncos de Polylepis. Centropogon ferrugineus. Provicia de Napo, Oyacachi. Foto: R. Erler.⠀
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I’m not saying that the @mark19apparel crop hoodies will get you a 9 point buck, but I’m not saying they won’t either 😏
Get yours from the @mark19apparel store but don’t forget to use the code “SFLEX” at checkout to save 20% on your entire order! .
Also this is no make up, haven’t brushed my hair, woke up at 4:45! This is about as close to my natural state as it gets!
This was the first Wild Dog I ever saw. 2013 at Mkhuze Game Reserve. I remember every second of this sighting and the moments leading up to it & will never forget the two pregnant females both with 3 legs due to snaring.
It was our last day at the reserve and we spent the day driving around looking for any predators as we hadn't seen any yet.
After no luck and me being the grumpy human I am - I decided I would go for an afternoon swim to sulk.
It was there I met a lady that was here monitoring for @wildlife_act - she was monitoring the leopards there. We ended up chatting and I told her about all my game reserve adventures and she asked me what have I never seen before. I went through the list pangolin, honeybadger, wild dog - and she stopped me.
She looked at her watch and it was 4.58pm. She very casually told me I should take a drive to the one picnic site within the reserve and I might be lucky.
I remember thinking this lady is crazy. You can't just look at your watch and know what's what. Anyway I was grumpy and desperate to see a predator and asked my dad to drive me to the picnic site.
We turned a corner and started to drive slower as we couldn't see a thing. When suddenly all we saw were these quick flashes of tails moving in the grass next to the car.
Next thing a pack of 13 dogs got up from the grass and we watched and followed them for an hour.
I had never seen wild dogs before and to be honest had no idea what they looked like - but at that very moment I got goosebumps and knew this was a special animal
Whenever you speak to someone about a wild dog sighting they all have this moment when they know this animal is unique and they know the sighting they are witnessing is incredible.
I'm hoping to bring this feeling to the screen. I want you to fall in love with dogs like I am. I want you to see them for their amazing characteristics and family dynamics. I want you to be Part Of The Pack - because without us sharing this message, this animal will become more and more under threat until a creature no one knows or is talking about disappears... Picture by: Me, Emily.
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It is great to see all the appreciation that William Morris are receiving these days in Denmark through the lovely exhibition at @nivaagaard. Drachmann Arkitekter has worked with William Morris wallpapers for many years now and we never tire of using them. We have recently been commissioned to create a colour scheme for an early 20th century cottage. We were asked to reinterpret our own 1930'es colour scheme from Poul Henningsens's private home into a new colour scheme in harmony with the cottage. We are using William Morris wallpapers alongside a contemporary wallpaper by Galbraith and Paul and linseed oil paint.
We love looking back at the orphaned orangutans in our soft-release programme and seeing how they have grown. This video clip was taken of Okto about 4 years ago. He looks so young! Okto is now 7-years-old and lives at Camp Buluh, in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.
A wonderful way to support our work is to adopt Okto or Mona, a 3-year-old female orangutan. From £30 for a year, you receive a personalised certificate, small soft toy & sticker (postal adoptions only), updates and our newsletter. Use this link or visit our website, link in bio www.orangutan.org.uk/adopt
The wet season is always a busy time of the year for illegal activity, but thanks to the commitment of our team in the Kasonso Busanga, we are ensuring we do all we can to keep the area safe and conducive for wildlife to thrive.
While we sponsor and deploy multiple foot-patrols throughout the area, in conjunction with the Zambian DNPW, by far the most effective tool in allowing us to police the area at this time of the year, is our aerial capability.
It proves time and again it's benefit, and here are just some of the results from this current wet season which includes multiple suspects, firearm recoveries, snare recoveries and the destruction of a number of poaching camps. Illegal activity ranges from unlicensed fishing to bushmeat and ivory poaching.
We keep up the fight!
Photograph by @Paulnicklen // Wishing everyone in British Columbia a wonderful Family Day, from our SeaLegacy family! SeaLegacy Headquarters is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., where co-founders @paulnicklen and @cristinamittermeier also make their home. We are proud to be a part of this vibrant west coast community, home to magnificent animals like these right whale dolphins. Join #theTide to become a member of our global family pod! Click the link in our bio.
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Turtle Time! #repost@skseaturtles 🐢 It's Volunteer Monday!!! Today we would like to introduce you to Mickey Snead.
SKSTMN: How did you become involved with the SKSTMN?
Mickey: I had heard about SKTSTMN from day one and was always eager to join. When I had the opportunity to try out for in-water my 3rd semester I knew I had to go for it! Since then I have been involved in nest excavations and will soon be on the Hotline. Volunteering with SKSTMN has given me an experience that I wouldn’t have anywhere else and I’m so grateful for all I have learned.
SKSTMN: What is your favorite species of sea turtle?
Mickey: Green!! They are so beautiful. Their shells are one of nature’s works of art. They are also so graceful and calm in the water, I could watch them swim for hours. However, my goal is to see an Arribada in Costa Rica and then my favorite may change to an Olive Ridley 😉
SKSTMN: What are some of your hobbies, favorite things to do on the island?
Mickey: I love to hike, snorkel and spend as much time as I can outdoors with my pup. I am also attempting to scuba dive at every dive site in St. Kitts and Nevis!
SKSTMN: Anything else you want to tell us?
Mickey: After completing my DVM I hope to specialize in Wildlife Medicine and continue to promote conservation. The relationship between humans and wildlife is so special and we have the power to educate and create a world that everyone can live comfortably in. #vetmed#veterinarian#vetstudent#seaturtle#stkitts#womeninmedicine#womeninscience#conservation#snorkel#dive#turtle#hawksbill#hatchling#volunteer#rossvet#vetstudentlife
Ever Wondered What a Great White in Chase Looks Like?🦈
Video courtesy of Barcroft TV via YouTube
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With a camera towed behind his boat, Charles Maxwell caught the attention of this Great White, and this stunning film!
The shark was not baited to the camera, being drawn by a natural curiosity. The shark followed for a period, before testing the camera with a bite!
Shark teeth are highly sensitive, giving the shark a great deal of information on what they touch.
After this test, the shark lost interest in the camera, as it realised the camera was not food.