Wildlife Conservation Network (@wildnetorg) — WCN is dedicated to protecting endangered species & their habitats by supporting innovative strategies for people & wildlife to co-exist & thrive.
Bigger than most small wild cats, the clouded leopard is striking; its brownish-
Bigger than most small wild cats, the clouded leopard is striking; its brownish-grey coat a potpourri of marbled blotches, black streaks, and spots. Although found in many parts of Asia, Jim Sanderson from @smallwildcats and his colleague, Po-Jen Chiang from Formosan Wild Sound, are focused on Taiwan, where clouded leopards have been effectively eradicated since the 1940s. Click the link in our bio to learn about the present-day conservation efforts of these cats in hopes of reintroducing them into Taiwan. #cats#catsofinstagram#cloudedleopard#wildlifeconservation#wildlifephotography
18.12.2018 16:32:53
The Ethiopian wolf is one of only three species of wolves in Africa, and they're
The Ethiopian wolf is one of only three species of wolves in Africa, and they're also the rarest and most endangered canid in the world. Our partners from Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme are on the scene to protect these wolves from threats such as rabies and canine distemper and that's just one of their many initiatives to protect wolves. You can learn more about EWCP by visiting their program page on our website. Photo by Will Burrard-Lucas
17.12.2018 19:13:36
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Did you know that penguins are not just found in Antarctica, but also places lik
Did you know that penguins are not just found in Antarctica, but also places like Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and South Africa? These versatile flightless birds are charismatic and quick to adapt! Our partners at @globalpenguinsociety work with all 18 penguin species worldwide. Photo by Susan McConnell #penguin#penguins
14.12.2018 18:48:22
Released back into the Wild! Have you been following along with the #MpindoPackR
Released back into the Wild! Have you been following along with the #MpindoPackRelease? Thank you to @painted_dog_conservation and all involved for helping this pack run free once again. #Repost@painted_dog_conservation with @get_repost ・・・ Mpindo Release: The actual release of the Mpindo pack at Jambili pan. They now run free in the wilderness of Hwange National Park, their new home. Video Credit: Pieter Huisman @eyesealife#MpindoPackRelease
14.12.2018 18:23:01
The Lion Recovery Fund (@lionrecovery) has funded 36 lion conservation projects
The Lion Recovery Fund (@lionrecovery) has funded 36 lion conservation projects in 17 countries across Africa since we launched it in 2017 with @leonardodicapriofdn. This week the LRF announced 7 new projects it is funding to protect lion landscapes and bring lion populations back. Click the link in our bio to learn more about these innovation projects. Photo: @petelindseyafrica#lions#lionrecovery#africa#wildlife#conservation
13.12.2018 17:06:21
Quiz time...Can you guess how much this monkey weighs? Hint: they are very tiny!
Quiz time...Can you guess how much this monkey weighs? Hint: they are very tiny! These monkeys are called cotton-top tamarins and live only in northwestern Colombia. They live their entire lives in the trees, but sadly their forest habitat is being destroyed for cattle ranching, agriculture, and urban development. Click the link in our bio to learn about @proyectotiti and what they are doing to protect this critically endangered species. Photo: Tara K Meyer / @tarakm13#Colombia#primates#monkeys#conservation#wildlife#deforestation
11.12.2018 16:37:05
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Sharks and rays are some of the oceans top predators and an irreplaceable part o
Sharks and rays are some of the oceans top predators and an irreplaceable part of the marine ecosystem that has been in place for 400 million years. Today their survival is threatened by pollution, climate change, and overfishing as well as a global demand for their meat and their fins. Our partner, @maralliance works together with local communities and their governments to change attitudes about sharks and create ways to protect this ancient and iconic species. For more on their work, check out their page! Photo by: Maralliance #sharks#rays
07.12.2018 18:35:14
Elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet, but did you know they are
Elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet, but did you know they are also the ONLY land mammal that can't jump? #elephants#Africa#Wildlife#didyouknow#wildlifephotography Photo: Roy Terlien
06.12.2018 17:15:31
The world of small wild cats is full of mystery and intrigue. For instance, are
The world of small wild cats is full of mystery and intrigue. For instance, are you familiar with the African Golden Cat? They are Africa’s least studied wild cat species, due to their elusive nature and because of their habitat preference for the dense Equatorial forests of Africa, making them harder to study. Go follow @smallwildcats to get more small wild cat updates! #cats#smallcats#wildcats#wildlife#conservation#wildlifephotography
05.12.2018 20:44:34
When we work together, we can save wildlife. @biglifeafrica @elephantcrisisfund
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When we work together, we can save wildlife. @biglifeafrica@elephantcrisisfund#Repost@elephantcrisisfund with @get_repost ・・・ UNEARTHING TIM: The Battle to Rescue an Amboseli Icon Mondays don’t start much worse than this: a big bull elephant stuck in the mud deep in the Kimana swamp. Our hearts sank. An aerial view confirmed the worst: Tim, one of Africa’s largest and most magnificent elephants, clearly in serious trouble. Big Life rangers responded immediately, but the outlook wasn’t good. Tim was up to his neck in mud and immobilized, with no chance of escaping on his own. Nor was there a way for a vehicle to get close to him. Failure—Tim’s death—was a real possibility. Everyone got to work. How do you pull a 6-ton object out of a suction pit, when that object is alive, thrashing, and has no idea the people around him are trying to help? Tim was understandably aggressive, stressed, and tiring fast. Luckily, support was on the way from all over Kenya. A @KenyaWildlifeService tractor had been steadily chugging in from Amboseli since the alert was sounded, and our experienced friends at @DSWT were also wrapping their heads around how to pull Tim out. The answer was going to be a 300m long tow strap, flown in from Nairobi. The tractor ultimately had to approach from the far side, where the land was drier/firmer. Two Big Life Land Cruisers and the tractor pulled, the tow strap went tight, and then… the strap snapped. After more pulling, and more strap breakages/repairs, the tractor and vehicles finally managed to pull Tim onto firmer footing. But he was too worn out from the ordeal to even stand. The vehicles kept pulling slowly, knowing that his life depended on it. Finally, in the last light of the day, Tim stood. As the crowd cheered, he shrugged the tow straps off before slowly heading back toward @KimanaSanctuary. The rangers stayed with him until he was safely back on protected land. Rangers are keeping an eye on Tim, and he appears to be fine. We’re not quite sure how many lives Tim has left, but we’ll continue doing our best to make sure that he lives the rest of his life to the fullest.
05.12.2018 16:04:53
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Happy #InternationalCheetahDay! Cheetahs are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Re
Happy #InternationalCheetahDay! Cheetahs are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List with decreasing populations. One of their main threats is that cheetahs often come into conflict with farmers and communities as human populations continue to grow in their habitat. Unfortunately, this conflict can be deadly for cheetahs. Check out our partners @ccfcheetah and @cheetahconservationbotswana to learn how they are mitigating human-wildlife conflict and protecting cheetahs across their landscapes. Photo: Jon McCormack #cheetah#catsofinstagram#wildlife#conservation#Africa
04.12.2018 16:10:52
@saiga_conservation works to conserve saiga antelope, an ancient species that ha
@saiga_conservation works to conserve saiga antelope, an ancient species that has seen a startling 95% of their population lost in the past fifteen years from poaching and disease. SCA is on the scene in central Asia and Russia, making sure that saiga like this young one have a bright and hopeful future. (Fun fact: After the saiga babies are born, they are breastfed by the female for up to 4 months. Their weight at birth is about 3.5 kg (7.7 pounds) 😊 Photo by A.Gilev #wildlifeconservation#saiga
30.11.2018 17:37:26
Did you know that @richardbranson favorite animal is the painted wolf?! Painted
Did you know that @richardbranson favorite animal is the painted wolf?! Painted wolves, also known as painted dogs or the African wild dog, are a relatively unknown species despite being listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List. It's great to see champions coming forth to bring awareness to this species. Photo: Jon McCormack #paintedwolves#painteddogs#Africanwilddog#dogsofinstagram#Africa#wildlife#endangeredspecies
29.11.2018 16:35:59
Spectacled bears are the ONLY bear species in South America and are highly endan
Spectacled bears are the ONLY bear species in South America and are highly endangered. These adorable bears are threatened primarily due to habitat loss that has led to a reduction of feeding areas. Learn how our partner @spectacledbearconservation is studying these bears and working with local communities to ensure their future. Photo by @spectacledbearconservation#bears#peru#conservation#wildlife
28.11.2018 18:02:40
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While human-wildlife conflict over livestock is a major threat facing lions acro
While human-wildlife conflict over livestock is a major threat facing lions across Africa, bushmeat snaring and trade in lion bones and other body parts are also on the rise for these majestic felines within the Niassa Reserve in Mozambique. People living in the reserve are often extremely poor and have limited opportunities to earn an income. Our partners, @NiassaLionProject are working with communities to promote better land use—so there is space for lions and people to coexist—and develop alternative livelihoods that will allow people to increase food security in conservation friendly ways Photo by Susan McConnell #bigcats#bigcatsofig#lions
26.11.2018 18:55:42
Wishing our U.S. based wildlife lovers a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankfu
Wishing our U.S. based wildlife lovers a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for your continued support to protect wildlife, their habitats, and the local communities surrounding these wild places. Photo: @susankmcconnell#happythanksgiving#thanksgiving#lions#wildlife#conservation#lions
22.11.2018 17:18:01
This is a beautiful IUCN red listed endangered Great Green Macaw. With just 1,50
This is a beautiful IUCN red listed endangered Great Green Macaw. With just 1,500 individuals left, the magnificent Great Green Macaw teeters on the edge of extinction. Ara Project, (@araproject.proyectoara) collaborates with partners across the parrot's range to boost their population in the short term while also protecting and reconnecting habitat for the long term. | Photo taken at @araproject.proyectoara Manzanillo site in Costa Rica | #greatgreenmacaw#macaw#parrot#endangeredspecies#wildlifeconservation
21.11.2018 18:04:05
Why do cheetahs have black "tear marks" that run down the inside corners of thei
Why do cheetahs have black "tear marks" that run down the inside corners of their eyes? These tear marks are very helpful when cheetahs hunt for two reasons. They help reflect the sun during daytime hunting. This is similar to the black marks that football players put under their eyes during a game. These lines also act like sights on a rifle and help the cheetahs aim when they are running at top speeds after their prey. #didyouknow#cheetah#animalfacts#wildlife Photo: Ron Kimball
20.11.2018 17:27:17
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