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    You have to look left, right, up, and down before crossing the stream, little one. Or better yet, just hitch a ride!

    You have to look left, right, up, and down before crossing the stream, little one. Or better yet, just hitch a ride!

    45 3 1 hour ago
    A majestic giant reduced to pieces—this is the absolute HORROR of poaching. The images were captured by photographer Justin Sullivan in northern Botswana, which show a butchered elephant after its trunk and tusks were sawed off.

Poaching is on the rise in Botswana; it is estimated that between 2014 and 2018, the number of elephant carcasses in the country increased by 593%. The war on wildlife crime is real, and the anti-poaching rangers that put their lives on the line every day to prevent these atrocities from happening need our help. We despise having to share these images, but we urge you to do the same in order to get more people involved in spreading awareness. You can also consider donating to rangers at @int.anti.poaching.foundation and @vetpaw. Any amount will help. 🚫And please never purchase ivory carvings or other ivory/wildlife products.

    A majestic giant reduced to pieces—this is the absolute HORROR of poaching. The images were captured by photographer Justin Sullivan in northern Botswana, which show a butchered elephant after its trunk and tusks were sawed off.

    Poaching is on the rise in Botswana; it is estimated that between 2014 and 2018, the number of elephant carcasses in the country increased by 593%. The war on wildlife crime is real, and the anti-poaching rangers that put their lives on the line every day to prevent these atrocities from happening need our help. We despise having to share these images, but we urge you to do the same in order to get more people involved in spreading awareness. You can also consider donating to rangers at @int.anti.poaching.foundation and @vetpaw . Any amount will help. 🚫And please never purchase ivory carvings or other ivory/wildlife products.

    1,515 221 1 hour ago

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    Leopard is now for sale!
16” x “20 Scratchboard
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DM me for more info or pictures.
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This took me about 30 hours and 6 xacto blades of tedious work. I love how scratchboards look and I love seeing progress on them, but it is quite a pain in the ass if I’m honest. Leopards are one of my favorite animals and seeing them and all the other wildcats population numbers go down is heartbreaking. I do see a  increase in the amount of efforts people are putting into saving the earth and all this climate change stuff, but there still needs much more to be done. Nevertheless, I’m happy with how this leopard came out and I don’t think I’ll be doing anymore scratchboards for the rest of the year. 😂

    Leopard is now for sale!
    16” x “20 Scratchboard
    .
    DM me for more info or pictures.
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    This took me about 30 hours and 6 xacto blades of tedious work. I love how scratchboards look and I love seeing progress on them, but it is quite a pain in the ass if I’m honest. Leopards are one of my favorite animals and seeing them and all the other wildcats population numbers go down is heartbreaking. I do see a increase in the amount of efforts people are putting into saving the earth and all this climate change stuff, but there still needs much more to be done. Nevertheless, I’m happy with how this leopard came out and I don’t think I’ll be doing anymore scratchboards for the rest of the year. 😂

    19 2 3 hours ago

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    We've all been hearing and reading about species going extinct because of climate change. But imagine losing an entire genus!

Last month on a field trip to Kerala's Athirapilly Falls in the Western Ghats, I stumbled upon something truly bizarre. An entire rockly hill slope, wet with networks of rainwater streams, was full of tiny tadpoles, that were climbing the rock! Upon closer inspection I found that these tadpoles had very long tails, and visibly well-developed hind legs. The adult frogs too weren't far, taking cover wherever foliage offered, constantly emitting partridge-like quacks, and keeping a watch on their egg clusters (and tadpoles?). Anurologist pals @gururajakv and @girlgonebirdzz were quick to not only identify the frog species for me (Indirana yereda, the Genus being endemic to the Western Ghats), but also to explain the behaviour and lifestyle of these frogs, which eventually became this comic strip.

The comic appears in my column with @thepunemirror today. For those interested in finding out what these tadpoles and frogs actually look like, I've added some photographs I clicked, at the end of the post. Swipe to read. 
#frogs #climatechange #globalwarming #climatechangeisreal #tadpoles #greenhumour #wildlife #endemic #endangered #athirapillyfalls #kerala #westernghats #southindia #evergreenforest #biology #ecology #conservation #herpetology

    We've all been hearing and reading about species going extinct because of climate change. But imagine losing an entire genus!

    Last month on a field trip to Kerala's Athirapilly Falls in the Western Ghats, I stumbled upon something truly bizarre. An entire rockly hill slope, wet with networks of rainwater streams, was full of tiny tadpoles, that were climbing the rock! Upon closer inspection I found that these tadpoles had very long tails, and visibly well-developed hind legs. The adult frogs too weren't far, taking cover wherever foliage offered, constantly emitting partridge-like quacks, and keeping a watch on their egg clusters (and tadpoles?). Anurologist pals @gururajakv and @girlgonebirdzz were quick to not only identify the frog species for me (Indirana yereda, the Genus being endemic to the Western Ghats), but also to explain the behaviour and lifestyle of these frogs, which eventually became this comic strip.

    The comic appears in my column with @thepunemirror today. For those interested in finding out what these tadpoles and frogs actually look like, I've added some photographs I clicked, at the end of the post. Swipe to read.
    #frogs #climatechange #globalwarming #climatechangeisreal #tadpoles #greenhumour #wildlife #endemic #endangered #athirapillyfalls #kerala #westernghats #southindia #evergreenforest #biology #ecology #conservation #herpetology

    1,570 14 4 hours ago
    #soundon 🔈 puppies...!!!

    #soundon 🔈 puppies...!!!

    378 26 5 hours ago
    South Africa is home to the largest population of rhino in the world, where 2-3 are slaughtered every day. Veterinarian @Dr.EvanAntin is currently there to help by trimming their horns—an unfortunate but necessary step to take before poachers get their hands on them.

From @dr.evanantin: Fresh trimmed rhino horn. 
Currently ~$25,000+/kg black market price leaving South Africa (previously $60,000/kg) and over $180,000/kg in its final destination of Southeast Asia & China. THIS is why the rhino are critically endangered and you’re looking at >1/2 million USD in my hands. 
These horns came from a rhino @rhino911npo trimmed today in an effort to make him less vulnerable to the poachers who brutally murder rhinos for their horns to sell in the illegal Asian black market.

You’re also looking at nothing more than keratin; same as fingernails, hair, feathers, turtle shell, etc. All keratin is non-living tissue with ZERO medical benefits, contrary to TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) which for the last ~2,500 years has claimed that rhino’s horns can cure impotence, the flu, cancer, etc. The really F’d up thing is when people selling Rhino horn these days in these Asian countries actually cut real medications into the horn product without telling the Asian consumer; then these consumers think their rhino horn “medication” (containing viagra or ibuprofen, etc unbeknownst to them) actually works; further fueling this hideous black market.

And unfortunately, these days it’s not just about TCM, because Rhino horn is now a status symbol - certain people in parts of Asia want rhino horn jewelry and even entire horns to show off just how rich and special they find themselves to be. I’d like to think these people are ignorant to how their rhino horn ornaments are procured but the truth is that many of them just don’t care. This practice is beyond inhumane & completely unsustainable and if it continues we’re not sure wild rhino will roam this earth in 10+ years. 
#RealityCheck

    South Africa is home to the largest population of rhino in the world, where 2-3 are slaughtered every day. Veterinarian @Dr.EvanAntin is currently there to help by trimming their horns—an unfortunate but necessary step to take before poachers get their hands on them.

    From @dr.evanantin : Fresh trimmed rhino horn.
    Currently ~$25,000+/kg black market price leaving South Africa (previously $60,000/kg) and over $180,000/kg in its final destination of Southeast Asia & China. THIS is why the rhino are critically endangered and you’re looking at >1/2 million USD in my hands.
    These horns came from a rhino @rhino911npo trimmed today in an effort to make him less vulnerable to the poachers who brutally murder rhinos for their horns to sell in the illegal Asian black market.

    You’re also looking at nothing more than keratin; same as fingernails, hair, feathers, turtle shell, etc. All keratin is non-living tissue with ZERO medical benefits, contrary to TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) which for the last ~2,500 years has claimed that rhino’s horns can cure impotence, the flu, cancer, etc. The really F’d up thing is when people selling Rhino horn these days in these Asian countries actually cut real medications into the horn product without telling the Asian consumer; then these consumers think their rhino horn “medication” (containing viagra or ibuprofen, etc unbeknownst to them) actually works; further fueling this hideous black market.

    And unfortunately, these days it’s not just about TCM, because Rhino horn is now a status symbol - certain people in parts of Asia want rhino horn jewelry and even entire horns to show off just how rich and special they find themselves to be. I’d like to think these people are ignorant to how their rhino horn ornaments are procured but the truth is that many of them just don’t care. This practice is beyond inhumane & completely unsustainable and if it continues we’re not sure wild rhino will roam this earth in 10+ years.
    #RealityCheck

    462 12 6 hours ago
    hoodie 01 - white on black design featuring the in-danger logo + bird silhouette.
supporting the new zealand endangered species foundation

    hoodie 01 - white on black design featuring the in-danger logo + bird silhouette.
    supporting the new zealand endangered species foundation

    55 1 6 hours ago
    https://paypal.me/racheldarling17?locale.x=en_US 
For starters, I want to thank @aaronjchesher for inspiring this beautiful piece. I had a lot of fun making her. I’d like to help reciprocate the kindness of those who support me. With every donation, I will send a gift based on your donation (including a custom animal made just for you). Please share!!

    https://paypal.me/racheldarling17?locale.x=en_US
    For starters, I want to thank @aaronjchesher for inspiring this beautiful piece. I had a lot of fun making her. I’d like to help reciprocate the kindness of those who support me. With every donation, I will send a gift based on your donation (including a custom animal made just for you). Please share!!

    17 5 6 hours ago
    Bird post #2: This is the Piping Plover, an endangered bird with sand colored feathers. The population rose rapidly for a short time up to 2015 and started to slow down again early 2016. #birds #endangered

    Bird post #2 : This is the Piping Plover, an endangered bird with sand colored feathers. The population rose rapidly for a short time up to 2015 and started to slow down again early 2016. #birds #endangered

    1 0 7 hours ago
    Detail of this Leopard poster I started the other day. Part of a series I’ll show more of when I can articulate my thoughts and intention. 
A week ago I was totally uninspired and now I feel like my brain and heart are going to explode with ideas. What an amazing emotional rollercoaster. 🐆

    Detail of this Leopard poster I started the other day. Part of a series I’ll show more of when I can articulate my thoughts and intention.
    A week ago I was totally uninspired and now I feel like my brain and heart are going to explode with ideas. What an amazing emotional rollercoaster. 🐆

    472 27 7 hours ago

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    Beloved J34 DoubleStuf’s final cause of death has finally been released. This endangered Southern Resident orca died from “a significant blunt force trauma to the head and neck” back in December 2016. Results indicated the 18-year-old male was “alive when struck and was alive after for some time.” J34 was likely killed by a large vessel, which is concerning considering the approval of new projects like the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion would not only increase the risk of oil spills in the region, but also the potential for further ship strikes. Why did Canada’s DFO take two and a half years to share J34’s official death report? The endangered Southern Residents are already starving to death while the Canadian and American governments idly sit back and play politics—these whales don’t need to be fatally hit by ships, too. This is infuriating and unacceptable.
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Caption: @inherentlywild
Photos of J34: Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research, Melisa Pinnow, @Hysazu & the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

    Beloved J34 DoubleStuf’s final cause of death has finally been released. This endangered Southern Resident orca died from “a significant blunt force trauma to the head and neck” back in December 2016. Results indicated the 18-year-old male was “alive when struck and was alive after for some time.” J34 was likely killed by a large vessel, which is concerning considering the approval of new projects like the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion would not only increase the risk of oil spills in the region, but also the potential for further ship strikes. Why did Canada’s DFO take two and a half years to share J34’s official death report? The endangered Southern Residents are already starving to death while the Canadian and American governments idly sit back and play politics—these whales don’t need to be fatally hit by ships, too. This is infuriating and unacceptable.
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    Caption: @inherentlywild
    Photos of J34: Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research, Melisa Pinnow, @Hysazu & the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

    1,424 53 11 hours ago

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    My account is very Begonia centered and they are also currently my main interest when it comes to plants. However, I used to focus on other plant genera before which is why I decided to use Thursday as an opportunity to give them their well deserved attention (and because I still love them). A few years ago, I had quite a few Aristolochias which are really interesting with their insect catching (but not insect eating) flowers. The plant on the pictures is a rarely seen A. westlandii which is a critically endangered vine and grows in Hongkong and the Guangdong province of China. It has long, thick leaves and rather large flowers (approximately 20cm/8 inches) that appear in winter. This species forms a pretty large caudex as well but doesn't seem to go dormant (at least never for me). Even though I never tested it, A. westlandii is supposed to be pretty cold tolerant and said to handle some freezing temperatures. I really love this plant!

#aristolochia #vine #climber #flowers #flower #caudex #coldhardy #hardy #endangeredspecies #endangered #throwback #throwbackthursday

    My account is very Begonia centered and they are also currently my main interest when it comes to plants. However, I used to focus on other plant genera before which is why I decided to use Thursday as an opportunity to give them their well deserved attention (and because I still love them). A few years ago, I had quite a few Aristolochias which are really interesting with their insect catching (but not insect eating) flowers. The plant on the pictures is a rarely seen A. westlandii which is a critically endangered vine and grows in Hongkong and the Guangdong province of China. It has long, thick leaves and rather large flowers (approximately 20cm/8 inches) that appear in winter. This species forms a pretty large caudex as well but doesn't seem to go dormant (at least never for me). Even though I never tested it, A. westlandii is supposed to be pretty cold tolerant and said to handle some freezing temperatures. I really love this plant!

    #aristolochia #vine #climber #flowers #flower #caudex #coldhardy #hardy #endangeredspecies #endangered #throwback #throwbackthursday

    1,043 6 19 July, 2019