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From a surprise video message from Dr. Jane Goodall to tear-jerking tales of wildlife's recovery, the Wildlife Conservation Expo had many special moments and memories. Read our top highlights from Expo on our blog. Link in bio! Photo: Ken and Michelle Dyball #lions#wildlifephotography#wcnexpo18#flashbackfriday#wildlife#conservation
Happy World Okapi Day! Check out @okapiconservation to learn more about the elusive okapi, also known as the forest giraffe! #Repost@okapiconservation WORLD OKAPI DAY: Each okapi has an individually unique stripe pattern, just like humans have unique fingerprints. This helps us identify each animal in our camera traps. #okapi#wildlife#Africa#worldokapiday
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world. They need our help. Dr. Jane Goodall shared a special video message with guests at #WCNExpo18 this past Saturday. To join the fight to save pangolins, donate at wildnet.org/pangolins (link in bio) and check out @savepangolinsofficial. Every dollar helps. #pangolins#conservation#wildlife#savepangolins#janegoodall@janegoodallinst
This weekend at #WCNExpo,@africanparksnetwork will share how they are bringing lions out of crisis and into recovery. They successfully reintroduced 9 lions into Liwonde National Park earlier this year after decades without a breeding pair in the park. Learn more about Expo speakers like African Parks Network by clicking the link in our bio. Photo 1: @africanparksnetwork Photo 2: @stevewinterphoto#lions#wildlife#WCNExpo#wildlifeconservation#liwonde#malawi#africa@lionrecovery
Did you know penguins are an excellent indicator of the health of our oceans? Learn why from Dr. Popi Borboroglu of Global Penguin Society at #WCNExpo this Saturday in San Francisco. Can't make it? Tune into the talks on our Facebook Live starting at 10 am PT. Link in bio for more information! Photo: @susankmcconnell#wildlife#conservation#penguins
We are almost one week away from our bi-annual Wildlife Conservation Expo here in San Francisco. If you live in the Bay Area and love wildlife, come join us for a full day of inspiring updates from our conservation partners and guest speakers. Tickets are available through the link in our bio. Photo by Jillian Knox
Sharks face severe threats from high levels of fishing, primarily for their fins. Sharks mature slowly and have few young—they simply cannot sustain these high levels of fishing. Visit @MarAlliance to learn what they are doing to reverse the downward trend of declining shark populations. #sharks#oceans#conservation Photo: @maralliance
Last year, elephants had a huge win. China made it illegal to buy and sell elephant ivory. Yet the fight for elephants is far from over, as when killing for ivory shuts down in one place it flares up again somewhere else. Hear field updates from our partner @savetheelephants at #WCNExpo on Saturday, October 13 in San Francisco about the latest news in elephant conservation. Together, we can ensure that elephants remain a part of our planet's diverse future. Photo: Frank af Petersens #elephants#illegalivorytrade#Samburu#Kenya#Africa#wildlife#wildlifephotography#conservation
Proyecto Titi, based out of Colombia, is the premier leader in the conservation of cotton-top tamarins, which we lovingly refer to as "the cutest little monkey in the world." This wonderful organization is committed to raising public awareness to the plight of the cotton-tops with fantastic projects in the field and the local community. Check out their program page for more information! http://bit.ly/2ovoJhq Photo by Juliett Gonzalez
Andean cats are kind of like unicorns. There has only been 10 recorded sightings in the past 25 years that conservationists have been studying them. Our partners at the Alianza Gato Andino - Andean Cat Alliance (AGA) surmount incredible challenges every day to unearth the mysteries surrounding this gorgeous feline. Most AGA staff have never laid eyes on an Andean cat. Yet to them it represents all that is wild and beautiful in the Andes. AGA was the first to capture and radio collar an Andean cat and uses its increasing knowledge of the cat for conservation education and the growth of protected areas. To support this program, visit our website - the link is in our bio. Photo by Cristian Sepulveda #andeancats
An injured painted wolf pup is nursed back to health by its pack. Less than 1% of painted wolves remain in the wild, but we can reverse this trend. Become #PartOfThePack by supporting these canines through the @paintedwolf_org Kickstarter campaign (link in their bio). #Repost@paintedwolf_org with @get_repost ・・・ One of the things I love about the painted wolves is how close-knit the family is and the deep care they have for their pups. I rarely take video, but I captured this when one of Blacktip's injured puppies (who Henry Bandure and I nick-named Limpy) got left behind in a hunt and was lost. In case you were wondering, over the following three weeks, Limpy was nursed by her step-sister Tris (who we called Doc) and made a full recovery. (Please excuse the quality of the video - I'm not in the Warwick Sloss league (or the few below that!). #paintedwolf#paintedwolffoundation#paintedwolves#africanwildogs#wilddogs#manapools#wpy54#wpy2018#nhm#wildlifephotography#injuredanimal#cutestthingever
Snow leopards are some of the world’s most mysterious cats. Although they are rarely sighted, they live in areas where they often threaten livestock and the economic needs of the people who live in and around their habitat. Dr. Rodney Jackson, director of the @snowleopardconservancy (SLC), is a leading expert on the snow leopard and will be at #WCNExpo in San Francisco on October 13. Join us at Expo to learn how SLC protects snow leopards through education, research, and grassroots conservation. Check the link in our bio get your tickets to Expo. #wildlife#conservation#snowleopards#wildlifephotography Photo: Eric Ash
Rhinos are one of the "big five" animals that draw tourists to African safaris. This means that protecting rhinos brings economic growth and opportunities to local communities through tourism. Not only does their conservation help people, but it also helps protect elephants, buffalo, and so many other species that share habitats with rhinos. We thank our friends at @WildLife_ACT for their work relocating 200 black rhinos and putting tracking collars on 250 rhinos since 2010. Photo: Grace Chu and Stephen Dang #WorldRhinoDay#wildlife#conservation#bigfive#safari#rhinos#rhino
Over the past four decades, the wild grey crowned crane population in Rwanda has plummeted 80% to less than 500. In Rwanda and elsewhere, juvenile wild cranes and eggs are illegally caught, sold, and confined to solitary futures as status symbols for humans. 2018 Whitley award winner, Olivier Nsengimama, is determined to save these birds. Join us at our Fall Wildlife Expo in San Francisco on October 13th to learn about his projects and why these birds matter. Photo via Olivier Nsengimama.
Do you know how to spot a Grevy's zebra? Look for a white belly and big, fuzzy ears! Grevy's zebras are the most threatened of the three species of zebra, the other two being the plains zebra and mountain zebra. They are also the only zebra species whose stripes do not connect under the belly. Come to #WCNExpo in San Francisco on October 13 to learn more fun facts about Grevy's zebras and how @grevyszebratrust is working to conserve them. Photo: Jillian Knox #zebras#zebra#wildlife#wildlifephotography#africa#safari#kenya