One of those places I have been privileged to visit and experience since I moved to Iceland. It’s hard to describe how connected I feel to this little island so far away from the place I grew up... Can’t wait to take the skis and boards out of the garage and shred those beautiful landscape!! 🏔⛷🏂👊🏼🤩
This is a Pangolin, and they are one of the most trafficked mammals in the world, leading them to now be one of the most endangered. All eight pangolin species are protected under national and international laws but that is not stopping the massive international illegal trade of Pangolins, which has increased in recent years because of growing demand. However @action4ifaw is working hard to counter this by leading efforts to increased protections for pangolins worldwide! 🌍
On top of the ice cap on an beautiful winter morning, it’s hard to believe we can actually be on top of the largest ice cap in Europe in around one hour or so from our home. If we are not both on the ice me and @guillaume_m_k, the other one can just stare out the living room window or even our bedroom window and track the lights on the ice. How crazy is that? I get a bit nostalgic thinking of this, because I remember myself waiting for my dad coming home of the glacier after, sometimes few weeks on the ice, and back then I used to track his lights from my bedroom window, it’s a privilege being raised up with Vatnajökull in our back yard 💙
This week, some of our team made the trek up north to @rspb_love_nature West Yorkshire where we could be a part of the grand opening of the Roy Taylor Trail. This is the first piece of land that @Ecotalk have donated funds with the the help of customers as part of their mission to give land back to nature. 🍂🌲🐝 Here's our Principal Ecologist, Simon Pickering, with @gillians_voice from @bbcspringwatch . Keep an eye on the the @Ecotalk page for more of our favourite pictures from the day, and to find out why this piece of land is so important, and how you can be a part of Ecotalk's future.
Missing the enchantments of the redwood forests... ✨🧚🏻♀️
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The unfortunate reality is that human impact is found everywhere...even on the tiniest and remote of islands amongst the smallest of critters.
Here, on Peleliu Island in Micronesia, a hermit crab has made use of a discarded can from Asia as a temporary, yet very unnatural home.
Please recycle and love our planet...it's the only one we have!
As we approach Thanksgiving, we would like to take the time to thank each and every one of our keepers for their incredible work at the CCC.
We begin with Faya Abel Tolno. Now head keeper, Faya has an incredible understanding of our chimps, having worked with them for 5+ years. Faya has an amazing mix of a fun-loving personality and authority that makes him perfectly matched for this position. Unmistakable with his gold tooth and swagger, and incredible way with our many residents, we would like to thank Faya for his dedication and energy. Thank you!!
This week a publication has highlighted the extreme importance of protecting our national peatlands. In May last year a wildfire took place across 22 square miles of the Flow Country, a large peatbog in the Highlands of Scotland. The Flow Country is Europe’s largest peatbog and stores approximately 400 million tonnes of carbon. ⠀
🌳This is more than double the amount of all of Britains woodlands !⠀
It has been published this week that the wildfire released 174,000 tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere which was equal to six days of Scottish pollution! ⠀
It can often be easy to overlook the importance of peatlands when thinking of the ecological crisis, but they are a hugely important habitat, home to a beautiful array of wildlife and vital in our battle against atmospheric warming.⠀
Did you know that:⠀
🌏 Scotland is home to 60% of Britain’s peatlands.⠀
🌿 Peatlands globally store more carbon than all other vegetation types in the world combined!⠀
💧They can help control floods, hold up to 20 times its own weight in water and help provide safe drinking water.⠀
🐛They are hugely important wildlife havens and home to rare plants and animals. ⠀
🌡️ Damaged peatlands can annually release 6% of global carbon emissions when not looked after properly !⠀
Peatlands are very sensitive ecosystems . They are vulnerable to wildfires and global heating. Although the Scottish government invest in the protection of peatlands, without adequate climate change policies they still leave fragile ecosystems like these, which store HUGE amounts of carbon vulnerable to global warming.⠀
Check our events story to find out about local meetings where you can get involved with demanding better care of our fragile planet !⠀
The photos are from Beneath The Blanket by Cryptic at the Edinburgh Fridge. They show three varieties of Sphagnum Moss. A type of moss that grows on peatlands and the Flow Country and displays the vibrant variety of plant life that exist on these often desolate habitats!
🐟 Et si la blockchain permettait d’améliorer la traçabilité de la filière thonière ? C’est le pari que fait le WWF. Grâce au système de la blockchain, il est possible de suivre le thon à la trace en enregistrant toutes les étapes de sa production et de sa transformation et de les stocker dans une base de données accessible facilement pour les consommateurs, qui pourront donc s'orienter vers du thon pêché légalement et de manière responsable !
If you really need a new dress for a Christmas party, consider to get it from an ethical brand! Timeless design and sustainable materials🌱 would make you feel good on the inside and outside.💕
This week we attended the official opening of the first piece of land our Ecotalk customers helped to buy, Fairburn Tips. 🍂🌲🐝 We’d like to say a huge thank you to the @rspb_love_nature for inviting us along and an even bigger thank you to our Ecotalk customers for helping us to give this piece of land back to nature. Keep an eye out for our interview with @bbcspringwatch@gillians_voice where we further explore why this particular piece of land is so important to nature. Find out how you can get involved on our website in the bio.
If you truly love nature, you will find #beauty everywhere.” " #Nature always wears the #colors of the #spirit ." "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." "Just living is not enough.
Lunch with red pandas - checked. Learning about these beautiful animals was such a great experience. Just to mark - the only interraction was the one initiated by panda. We were standing still with snacks and observing while this little buddy approached to take the treat. The second one didn't bother himself and kept napping up on the tree.
It is always best to see nature where it belongs to - in the wild, but seeing a place so caring about animals (a lot of them were rescued from illegal farms and captivity) is rebuilding my faith in humanity.
Unless we start acting right now, we will be leaving an uninhabitable Earth to our children. 🌎✊❤️. Business as usual is not an option anymore!
So what can you do?
Here are a few things :
Reduce your own carbon footprint by wasting less, eating less meat and switching to renewable energy where possible.
Talk to your friends, collegues and family about climate change.
Tag someone and use climate change messages in your feed.
Like and comment on climate change messages to increase their reach.
Join a local group like #schoolstrike#extinctionrebellion#stopadani#fridaysforfuture#parentsforfuture