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These unusual little blue feet belong to a bird known as the blue-footed booby, which can be found in the Galapagos, an archipelago of Islands in South America off the coast of Ecuador. It was recently announced that the Galápagos is officially saying goodbye to plastic pollution in a bid to protect their coasts, its ecosystem and its animals.

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Happy birthday to marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson, whose work impacted the future of environmental activism around the world.

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Have you stood nose-to-trunk with a baby elephant yet? Well if you haven’t, stop what you’re doing and check out #MyAfrica, our newest 360-degree immersive VR experience, click the link in our bio to watch now.

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When it comes to producing your favorite bottle of wine, climate change can have a huge impact. Click the link in our bio to learn more about the effects environmental changes have had on the past, present and future of one of history’s most storied beverages. #NationalWineDay

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Trond Larsen, Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program Director, traveled to the remote La Mosquitia, Honduras on an exploration in search of the rumored lost city, City of the Monkey God. And what he uncovered was a conservationist’s equivalent to treasure: a pristine ecosystem untouched by humans since long before Columbus arrived in the Americas, filled with many species so rare some were even thought extinct. Click the link in our bio to learn more about Trond’s journey deep into this untouched environment and witness some of the first images released to the public.

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“The instant we help the natural world, it pays us back 1000 times over.”
@ConservationOrg is proud to partner with @DaveMatthewsBand to take a stand for elephants and for community-based conservation. $10 to support Reteti Elephant Sanctuary ( @r.e.s.c.u.e ) and you’ll be entered to win a luxury safari in Kenya, a trip to see Dave in concert VIP, and a chance to see your donation at work with a visit to Reteti.
Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International who provide critical operational support and work to scale the community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
Film by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @BrettLowell.

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In honor of World Turtle Day, we explore a state-of-the-art program tagging sea turtles trekking across the Pacific Ocean. #WorldTurtleDay

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If you’ve never visited the Amazon, the world’s most famous forest may inspire visions of dense, pristine trees, thundering waterfalls and wildlife galore. And in fact, you’d be right. Housing 10% of the world’s known species, the Amazon hosts the richest biodiversity (the variety of species and ecosystems that comprise all life on earth) of any ecosystem on the planet.
People near and far rely on Amazonia’s ecosystems, but despite the crucial services it provides, ongoing deforestation and climate change threaten to permanently alter this massive system. Today, International Day of Biological Diversity, it is important to spotlight efforts to prevent irreversible damage to Amazonia’s rich biodiversity, and the steps we have taken here at @ConservationOrg to figure out what parts of Amazonia we can’t afford to lose and areas that must be prioritized for conservation. Click the link in our bio to learn more.

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The Bird's Head Seascape has the richest marine biodiversity in the world and one of the most compelling #conservation victories. The area is home to Indonesia's first #shark and #mantaray sanctuary, and this led to #Indonesia designating all its territorial waters as a manta sanctuary - the largest in the world.

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Innovation is aiding conservation in Peru’s Alto Mayo Protected Forest. Despite the area’s protected status, illegal farming and logging still occur in this swath of forest in the Amazon River basin, and people are routinely caught and fined. But now drones are being used to successfully catch the culprits, sparing rangers from traveling to potentially dangerous areas while still enabling them to catch illegal activity.

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Today people around the world tuned in to the #RoyalWedding to celebrate love, so what better time to also celebrate our love for one thing we all certainly have in common - Mother Nature. People need nature to survive no matter where in the world they call home, so take a second today to stop, take a deep breath, look around, and appreciate everything Mother Nature has to offer.

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Humans need nature to survive, but so do many endangered species. We can help protect threatened animal populations if we take steps to understand the threats against them and protect their natural habitats. #EndangeredSpeciesDay

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