Leonardo DiCaprio @leonardodicaprio

Actor and Environmentalist

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#Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines:
Ensuring clean water for future generations of the Amazon is an ongoing dream we share with our indigenous partner Alianza Ceibo.
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Working towards this dream, we've already installed 1164 rainwater harvesting systems in over 80 communities - achieving to provide a reliable and safe water supply for families affected by the impacts of nearly half a century of oil exploitation on their ancestral territories. This year, our efforts will be focused on providing maintenance workshops in the communities to ensure the sustainability of this solution and families' autonomy in caring for and repairing their systems over time. Find out more: www.amazonfrontlines.org .
#water #amazon #ecuador #colombia #peru #waterislife #indigenous #indigenousresistance #tribes #secoya #waorani #kofan #siona #amazonia

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#Regram #RG @paulnicklen:
The salmon that got away. I sat in this blind for two weeks, waiting for one decisive moment to happen. I could hear the wolves back in the forest but I rarely got a glimpse of them. I would enter the blind in the dark at 5am and sit there everyday until dark. To move my hands in the blind was too much movement. I literally could not move a muscle. My goal was to get a shot of a wolf catching a large salmon. If we want to protect coastal wolves then we need to protect salmon which in turn feed on herring. In the coming weeks, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are encouraging and “mismanaging” the removal of 40 million pounds of herring out of the Strait of Georgia. Most of this herring ends up as chicken feed, fish farm feed and feed for captive marine mammals. We are devastated by the loss of our salmon on this coast, we are devastated by the fact that our orca populations are starving and yet, we allow the removal of the last of the foundation fish that fuels this entire ecosystem. When are we going to stand up and call DFO out? They managed the Atlantic Cod fishery to a complete collapse. They have mismanaged our salmon populations and now they literally driving our herring populations to complete collapse. Please follow along all week as @cristinamittermeier @sealegacy @pacificwild and myself post on this incredibly pressing issue. #biglittlefish #foundationfish #wolf #speakout

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#Regram #RG @cnnbusiness:
Morocco is home to the world's largest concentrated solar farm. Built on an area the size of more than 3,500 soccer fields, the Noor-Ouarzazate complex produces enough electricity to power a city the size of Prague, or twice the size of Marrakesh, and saves the planet from more than 760,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. Morocco aims to have 42% of its power come from renewable sources by 2020.

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#Regram #RG @oceana:
Every year, fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the shark fin trade. Shark finning is a gruesome practice that involves chopping off a shark’s fins and dumping the body back into the ocean to slowly drown or bleed to death. Many are plucked from the ocean, maimed for their fins and tossed back to sea to die. While shark finning is illegal in the U.S., the demand for fins drives this horrible practice, and the U.S. participates in this demand by allowing the buying and selling of shark fins. DO YOUR PART! Tell your representative in Congress to ban the sale of shark fin products in the U.S. to help protect sharks by following the link in our bio. #FinBanNow. 📸: OCEANA / LX

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#Regram #RG @unenvironment:
When we learn from nature 🐝 we can make a difference for the planet! @studio.ant in India🇮🇳 has created a biomimicry cooling system inspired by the structure of a beehive. The innovation saves energy⚡️& helps protect the ozone layer. Together, we can #SolveDifferent. Copy https://www.unenvironment.org/ into your browser to learn more. 📷 Monish Siripurapu/Ant Studio #ClimateAction #MondayMotivation #climatechange #innovation

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#Regram #RG @cnn: A massive hole two-thirds the size of Manhattan has been discovered growing in an Antarctic glacier, signaling rapid ice decay that has shocked scientists. The cavity — measuring almost 1,000 feet tall — is big enough to have contained 14 billion tons of ice, and “most of that ice melted over the last three years,” NASA said. (📸: NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck)

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#Regram #RG @nytimes:
On one side of a barricade in remote British Columbia, the Wet’suwet’en people hoped to stop a pipeline that would cross their traditional land. On the other side were heavily armed police looking to enforce its pre-construction. The 416-mile pipeline would carry gas extracted from the Dawson Creek area of the province to the liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia. The company behind the pipeline, Coastal GasLink, has signed agreements with all 20 of the elected councils representing First Nations people along the route. It also awarded 620 million in Canadian dollars in contract work to Indigenous businesses as part of the pipeline project.
But the protests highlight a dual leadership structure among the Wet’suwet’en people. Most of the hereditary chiefs — who collectively claim title to a New Jersey-sized section of British Columbia and represent the traditional governance of the Wet’suwet’en — were opposed. “Money means nothing to us,” said Chief Madeek, one of the hereditary leaders, who also goes by Jeff Brown. By asserting their sovereignty over the land, Indigenous groups have tried to stall, with varying degrees of success, oil and gas projects across the country. The Unist’ot’en camp of the Wet’suwet’en people has become an important part of a broader movement of Indigenous resistance to Canada’s fossil fuel ambitions. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
@photobracken shot these photos of protestors; the Unist’ot’en camp; the Unist’ot’en camp spokeswoman Freda Huson speaking with police; and camp supporters standing behind a fire, set to cover a retreat from police.

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The vessels working to protect the last remaining vaquitas are under constant threat of attack by poachers. We must continue to support organizations like @seashepherdsscs that are fighting to keep this incredible species alive. Click the link in bio to learn how you can support their conservation efforts.

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Congratulations to the @seaofshadows team on their @sundanceorg win, and thank you to everyone for bringing the plight of the vaquita to the forefront.

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#Regram #RG @guardian: Thousands of teenagers in Belgium took part in another student strike action for climate change on Thursday, following similar protests in recent weeks. A reported 30,000 people skipped classes for the marches held in Brussels, Liege and Leuven, which included primary school pupils. A number of children also demonstrated outside the home of Belgium's environment minister ahead of the event. 3,000 academics and scientists have backed up the protests, saying "the activists were absolutely right." Photos: Paul-Henri Verlooy/Belga via ZUMA Press/REX/Shutterstock

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#Regram #RG @worldeconomicforum: The Orkneys generate 140% of the electricity they need. #wef19 #davos #scotland #renewables #environment

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#Regram #RG @unenvironment:
Mountains 🗻 are spectacular landscapes which are often called nature's water towers. They cover 24% of the Earth’s landmass and support a wide variety of ecosystems. Human activities can tip the delicate balance of mountain ecosystems, so the challenge is to sustainably manage them. #mountains #ecosystems

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