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Photo by Brian Skerry @brianskerry | A female leatherback turtle crawls ashore under moonlight to nest on the island of Trinidad. Researchers are uncertain as to exactly how old leatherbacks must be in order to begin mating, though most estimates say the turtles are 20 to 30 years old. The female pulls herself from the sea, typically after dark, digs her nest and lays a clutch of eggs. The hatchlings are born about 60 days later. Leatherbacks are the largest, widest ranging and deepest diving of all sea turtle species. Their lineage dates back more than 100 million years. To learn more about ocean exploration and marine ecosystems follow @BrianSkerry. #seaturtles #leatherbackturtles #trinidad #endangered
Photo by Brian Skerry @brianskerry | A female leatherback turtle crawls ashore under moonlight to ne...
Photo by Frans Lanting @franslanting | I’m sharing this image of a young orangutan in recognition of World Orangutan Day. He has reason to look distraught. Nearly half of all orangutans—a staggering 150,000, in all—vanished from Borneo in the past 15 years, due to destruction of their forest habitat and the impact of the wild pet trade. This orphaned young male was rescued and brought to a rehab center, but he won’t have much of a future unless we protect the forests all orangutans depend on for their survival. I welcome you to support the organizations that are on the front lines of helping orangutans, with public activities as well as covert operations aimed at busting wildlife criminals. @World_Wildlife and @WildAid need your help. And follow me @FransLanting for more encounters with endangered animals around the world. 
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Photo by Frans Lanting @franslanting | I’m sharing this image of a young orangutan in recognition of...
Video by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | An endangered red-shanked douc langur sits for its Photo Ark shoot at the @endangeredprimaterescuecenter in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. In Vietnamese, this monkey is called vooc ngu sac, which means “five-colored macaque,” a reference to the species’ colorful fur. To see a still shot of this species, follow me @joelsartore. #langur #primate #endangered #Vietnam #PhotoArk
Video by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | An endangered red-shanked douc langur sits for its Photo Ark sh...
Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | An adult whooping crane tends to a chick in a public exhibit area at the International Crane Foundation (@savingcranes) in Baraboo, Wisconsin. A beautiful enclosure in a marsh allows visitors to observe as the adults search for food to give the chick. Learn more about what it takes for this endangered species to survive by following me, @joelsartore. #whoopingcrane #bird #endangered #photoark
Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | An adult whooping crane tends to a chick in a public exhibit ar...
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Everyday these days seems to be dedicated to an international animal day it’s almost hard to keep up. Unfortunately there aren’t enough days in the year to acknowledge every animal species under threat of extinction but these days are important not only to create awareness but to acknowledge the desperate need for progress and positive conservation efforts made globally by the charitable organisations who work tirelessly to protect and preserve threatened animal species and their habitats. Yesterday was international orangutan day and nearly half of all orangutans, a staggering 150,000, have vanished from just Borneo alone in the past 15 years as a direct result of habitat destruction and the impact of the wild pet trade. They share 97% of our DNA but we have destroyed more than 80% of their habitat. Globally we need to do whatever we can to support the organizations that are on the front lines helping orangutans and all endangered species on this planet we share.
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Photo by @timlaman | “Let me show you my foot!” A Tapanuli orangutan male shows off his impressive foot, complete with a long and opposable big toe. This is one reason orangutans are such amazing climbers–long toes, and the ability to grip with their big toe. But having these great adaptations for forest life won’t do them much good if they don’t have any forest left. Tapanuli orangutans, a new species discovered in 2017, is under serious threat in the only area in which they are found, a small area of Sumatra, Indonesia. Follow me @TimLaman to learn more about this rarest great ape. #orangutan #tapanuliorangutan #tapanuli #sumatra #indonesia #endangered #endangeredspecies
Photo by @timlaman | “Let me show you my foot!” A Tapanuli orangutan male shows off his impressive f...
Photo by @timlaman | I wonder what he’s thinking. Does he know, or have any sense, that his species, the Tapanuli orangutan, is the most critically endangered of all the great apes, with only 800 left in the world? This population of orangutans in Sumatra, Indonesia, was just discovered in 2017 to be a unique species, distinct from the other populations of Sumatran orangutan and Bornean orangutan. Now a dam project in its only stronghold threatens its future. It is up to the people of Indonesia and their government to decide their priorities. Will the Tapanuli orangutan be one of the treasures of Indonesia’s biodiversity? The orangutans can’t control their own fate–it is in human hands. Learn more about the Tapanuli orangutan on my feed @TimLaman.  #orangutan #tapanuliorangutan #tapanuli #sumatra #indonesia #endangered #endangeredspecies
Photo by @timlaman | I wonder what he’s thinking. Does he know, or have any sense, that his species,...
Photo by @brentstirton | Harare, Zimbabwe: I was privileged to spend time with the world’s best pangolin caregivers at the #tikkihywoodtrust for an upcoming Nat Geo story. I saw an extraordinary #relationship unfold as these men helped rescued, traumatized #pangolin find ants and termites to eat and kept them safe from predators and poachers. Pangolins, the world’s most trafficked animal in the illegal wildlife trade, are extraordinarily endangered. The Tikki Hywood Trust undertakes public awareness campaigns, trains law enforcement and judiciary personnel, conducts research, and rehabilitates pangolins confiscated from the illegal trade. They operate with partners across Africa and advise in Asia. 
A recently opened extension #tikkihywoodfoundation.cameroon is doing great work in one of the epicenters of the illegal pangolin trade. Founder Lisa Hywood is seen as a global expert on caring for pangolins in captivity, and along with partner Ellen Connelly, they represent an extraordinary example of how to care for animals. The trust also engages with other organizations and governments throughout Africa to highlight the plight of pangolins, raising awareness of their conservation status, as well as implementing conservation actions. Many of their activities are not covered by research grants, and they rely on sponsors and donations to continue their work. It is estimated that over a million pangolin have been lost in the last ten years, from a population that we have never counted. We have no idea how many remain,
and we know no one has ever successfully bred these fragile animals in captivity. We are losing these extraordinary animals so quickly to the illegal Asian market that they may disappear before we can truly appreciate them. #conservation #Endangered #antipoaching #WildlifeCrime #Africa
Photo by @brentstirton | Harare, Zimbabwe: I was privileged to spend time with the world’s best pang...
Photo by @KenGeiger | The grey crowned crane is one of the most regal birds you’ll see in Southern Africa. It stands over three feet tall and has a wingspan of over six feet. Unfortunately only 17,000 to 22,000 remain in the wild, and their numbers are on the decline, according to the IUCN Red List. To explore more images of the #Africa follow @kengeiger
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Photo by @KenGeiger | The grey crowned crane is one of the most regal birds you’ll see in Southern A...
Photo by @FransLanting | For as long as anyone can remember, monarch butterflies have fluttered from all over the American West to coastal California every fall to overwinter in a few sheltered places. Their annual return has been as predictable as autumn colors are to people on the East Coast. I remember my amazement when I first saw them covering single trees by the thousands in my hometown of Santa Cruz. But their wintering sites have become eerily quiet. A recent census by the Xerces Society confirms that the western monarch population is in the midst of a catastrophic collapse. Their numbers have declined by more than 99 percent, from ten million in the 1980s to less than 30,000 today. The unthinkable is now a real possibility. Western monarchs may go extinct if this trend continues. Researchers point to pesticides, habitat loss, and drought as reasons. Butterflies are barometers for an ecosystem’s health. When they go, we have reasons to worry, not just for them, but about ourselves too. It breaks my heart that a phenomenon that has been synonymous for generations with nature’s enduring cycles may become a new symbol for how seriously the balance of nature is being upset in our lifetime. But it’s not too late to act. Go to @Xercessociety to find out what you can do. And follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom as we bear witness to our changing planet. @Thephotosociety #Monarchs #Endangered #Extinction #Nature #Butterfly #Santa Cruz #MontereyBay #California
Photo by @FransLanting | For as long as anyone can remember, monarch butterflies have fluttered from...
Photo by @stephenwilkes | A lone rhino ambles through this painterly scene in the Ngorongoro Crater. This three million year old crater was once a volcano, said to be similar in height to Mount Kilimanjaro before its eruption. It now exists as a natural enclosure for approximately 25,000 animals, allowing photographers and scientists alike to get a closer look at many endangered species who reside here. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #StephenWilkes #Tanzania #Rhino #Endangered #Painterly #Nature #Landscape #NationalGeographic #NgorongoroCrater
Photo by @stephenwilkes | A lone rhino ambles through this painterly scene in the Ngorongoro Crater....
Photos by @FransLanting | “A storm came and an island went.” East Island was tiny, but for sea turtles in Hawaii it was the center of their universe. Now the island is gone, wiped out by Hurricane Walaka. East Island was one of the Hawaiian Leeward Islands, an archipelago of atolls that stretches for a thousand miles in the Central Pacific. Even though they are mere feet above sea level, they are home to millions of seabirds and to endangered green sea turtles and Hawaiian monk seals. All of them are now threatened by the extreme weather episodes and the sea level rise caused by climate change. The aerial view in this set of photos shows Tern Island in the French Frigate Shoals. It has an airstrip built in World War II to serve military planes. After the war researchers were able to use the island as a base, but now the island has been abandoned and its future is doubtful. It may be the next island in the region to disappear. It's unclear where the millions of creatures who depend on these fragile islands can go when the islands become submerged. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more stories about our changing planet. @LeonardodiCaprio @LeonardodiCapriofdn @ThePhotoSociety @NatGeoTravel @NatGeoWild #Hawaii #Seaturtle #Endangered #Climatechange #Climatereality #Sealevelrise
Photos by @FransLanting | “A storm came and an island went.” East Island was tiny, but for sea turtl...