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When threatened, this lizard employs a bizarre defense tactic. A defense used only on members of the dog and cat families, like coyotes or bobcats. Talk about blood-shot eyes. 👀

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It's not easy being green. 🐸🐍

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Thank you @dr.evanantin for spreading the word about rhinos and for all the amazing work you do! #SaveTheRhino
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From @dr.evanantin: Celebrate #WorldRhinoDay with me because these iconic African behemoths are disappearing. Poaching Rhinos is a daily tragedy, brutally slaughtering 5-8 Rhino every damn day! 🦏---------------------------------------------- Thank goodness for conservation organizations like @rhino911npo that put their lives on the line as an anti-poaching response team to help save these magnificent animals. Working with wild Rhinos during my recent trip to #SouthAfrica was life changing and I share @rhino911npo 's passion to keep this species alive in Africa's wild. 🦏----------------------------------------------Please help them with a donation if you can-I can assure you your gift is going straight to the animals that need it (link to donate in bio) because I saw with my own eyes how they help the Rhino. For every $1 donated by all of you this weekend I will personally match up to $1000 (animal doctor salary is not as high you'd think, lol). FYI 1$ = over 13 SA Rand so every dollar totally helps😊 🦏---------------------------------------------- Please help me and @rhino911npo save Africa's beloved Rhino! FYI trimming Rhino horns is not painful for them at all and I say a Rhino without horns is far better than a dead Rhino 👍 Btw this Rhino is sedated and covering his eyes and ears helps keep him calm and from waking up unexpectedly 😉🦏

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It's #WorldRhinoDay. 🦏 These awe-inspiring creatures have been around for millions of years. Today, our actions are pushing them closer to extinction: all 5 rhino species are under threat, with 3 being critically endangered. It's up to us to #SaveTheRhino.
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Photo: @davidyarrow

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That moment when you wake up and realize it's #Friday.
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Photo: Edward Kopeschny

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(Independent) - Nicaragua has announced it will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, which leaves the US and Syria as the only two countries not participating in the global accord.
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"We will soon adhere, we will sign the Paris Agreement. We have already had meetings addressing the issue and we have already programmed the accession," Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega said on 18 September.
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The Central American nation had originally opposed signing the accord because the goals outlined in the text did not go far enough.
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Nicaragua has been a haven for renewable energy - more than half of the nation's energy comes from geothermic, wind, solar, and wave energy. They plan on increasing that to a 90 per cent share by 2020.

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This week,@LeonardoDiCaprio announced that his foundation will give $20 million in grants to more than 100 environmentally-focused organizations.

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Your everyday heroes. Comment "💯" if you're ready to go 100% clean energy!
Via @markruffalo

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Genesis from @projectchimps trying to get some shut-eye. 💤 Who would think this peaceful girl was once a lab chimp? #rescue

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This seal was found with a frisbee-like ring around her neck. After several failed attempts to remove it, she has been rescued and is now recovering from her injuries.

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(SFGate) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.
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Three decades after being pushed to the brink of extinction, the California condor is making a comeback in the wild, but constant vigilance is needed to ensure the endangered bird doesn't reverse course.
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One of the world's largest birds with a wingspan up to 10 feet, the condor once patrolled the sky from Mexico to British Columbia. But its population plummeted in the 20th century due to lead poisoning, hunting and habitat destruction.
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In 1987, wildlife officials captured the last remaining 22 condors and took them to the San Diego and Los Angeles zoos to be protected and bred in captivity.
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Those efforts have led to a slow but steady recovery for a species that reproduces slowly compared with other birds. There are now roughly 450 condors, including about 270 in the wild in California, Arizona, Utah and northeastern Mexico.

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Small but deadly! 🐌 This cone snail's toxic venom paralyzes its victim instantly, allowing the slow moving predator to get to its meal at its own speed.
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Video: NatGeo

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What is "the grid" and why should we modernize it?

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Great news! This weekend, Chile established one of the world's largest marine protected areas at Easter Island. Nearly as big as Chile itself, the area protects threatened species and the island's Rapa Nui culture.
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Via The Pew Charitable Trusts

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These gentle little anteaters are the world’s most trafficked animal. Why? Humans believe their scales, made of keratin, have medicinal value. But really, they’re no more medically beneficial than our fingernails. Their meat is also considered a delicacy in some Asian countries.
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Just a few weeks ago, a rescued – and injured – pangolin gave birth to a new baby. They are in the care of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife. Pangolins desperately need our help. To support the care and rescue of more pangolins, visit SaveVietnamsWildlife.org. #SaveThePangolin

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"To dive with sharks is like no other experience. When you see them for the first time, all those fears simply wash away, and you're utterly transfixed on this incredible animal." – David Palfrey
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Would you swim with sharks? 🦈
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Via BBC Earth

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Californians! Call your assembly members to get California to 100% clean energy. #SB100 ☎️♻️

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Friday, is that you? 👀 #no

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Two rare white giraffes, a mother and calf, were spotted in Kenya by conservationists. The ghostly white giraffes seem otherworldly with their lack of coloring and markings.
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Their appearance is a result of a genetic condition called leucism in which there is a partial loss of pigmentation. Unlike albinism, it is caused by reduction in multiple types of pigment, not just melanin.
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Via CTV News

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From @sea_legacy - Photo: @justinhofman for SeaLegacy
It’s a photo that I wish didn’t exist but now that it does I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts along with trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How do your actions shape our planet?
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#wpy53 #turningthetide #conservation #indonesia #plastic #pollution
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