@sharkgirlmadison is making a difference. Please people. We need to start realising what we are doing to our beautiful nature out there. Our world 🌍 would not be the same without our all the species out there! #sharks#extinction#listen#change
Regrann from @naturemama77 - Please add your name- link ➡️ @africanwildlifefoundation @Regrann from @africanwildlifefoundation - Up to 2.7 million #pangolins are harvested annually for their scales. Many people believe they can cure anything from nose bleeds to cancer, however, they’re made up of keratin. Just like your hair and nails. That has made pangolins the most trafficked mammal on earth. Show some love to pangolins and join 50,000 signers pressuring the China Food & Drug Administration to renounce the use of pangolin scales in traditional medicine. Add your name now! Link in bio.
It's world pangolin day guys!! Please show some love for the worlds most hunted and trafficked mammal ❤️ Statistics say only 8% of the UK public know what Pangolins are! They are prehistoric little dino mammals who walk on their back feet, carry their babies on their tails, roll up into balls to protect themselves and have tongues longer than their bodies! THEY ARE WADDLING MINI DINOS 🐾🐾 #pangolin#wwf#bornfree#endangered#extinction
In honour of #worldpangolinday --an opportunity to raise awareness about the most illegally trafficked mammal on the planet. All 8 species of pangolin (4 in Asia, 4 in Africa) are endangered. They are the only type of mammal covered in scales. The scales are made of keratin (structural proteins that make hair, horns, claws, hooves, skin and nails) and are harvested for medicinal purposes that are unfounded. It has been estimated that over a million of them have been killed in the last decade.
It was an honour and privilege to see this shy, harmless, prehistoric-looking insect controller in its natural habitat, the South African bush. The ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), also known as Temminck's pangolin or the Cape pangolin...what an amazing creature!
74/100.. Birds You Will Never See
A royal Haast's Eagle. Haast's eagles were one of the largest known true raptors. They preyed on the flightless moa with estimated attack speed of up to 50 mph. Now gone... Extinct 1400.
Do you know what the most poached mammal is? Photojournalist @AdrianSteirn opened the world’s eyes to the cry of the pangolin by documenting the people working tirelessly to save them. @TikkiHywoodTrust #BeautifulNews#MyBeautifulSA
Time..., is ticking.
Time is constantly wasted,
When will we change?
When will we open our eyes?
When will improvement happen?
What's the sense of having leaders?
When all they ever do is corrupt,
Worsen, and create more havoc.
Yes not all of them but most of them.
Especially our former presidents.
It affected our generation,
It affected our future.
Greed, Ignorance and hatred.
The three evils who are ruling our beloved planet.
Time is ticking, open your eyes and see.
At 4:14pm @AdrianSteirn reveals the heroes selflessly protecting the pangolin, a species quickly becoming the face of Africa’s poaching epidemic after he first exposed the world to their plight in 2016. @TikkiHywoodTrust #BeautifulNews#MyBeautifulSA
This natural suture patterning often thought to be frond-like plants pressed onto the fossil shell when fossilised, can appear so on finding your first discovery, in fact, these are the growth lines of the once living cephalopod. The vivid frilly lines create a beautiful contrast between the honey and dark treacle calcite colours. The sutures frilly cream outlines also appear to give light and shading to the faces of the polished ammonite. A desirable Cleoniceras fossil ammonite from a classic fossil bed in Madagascar. Read the full description online and to purchase this amazing specimen fossil copy this URL to your browser...https://www.thefossilstore.com/cleoniceras-sutured-ammonite-2⠀⠀
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Genus: Cleoniceras ammonite, family Hoplitidae.⠀⠀
Age: Albian 100 to 113 m.y.a., Cretaceous period 135 to 65 m.y.a⠀⠀
Origin: N.E. Madagascar. E.Africa, South Indian Ocean⠀⠀
Cleoniceras ammonite measurements.⠀⠀
Diameter: 13.3 cm⠀⠀
It’s World Pangolin Day – a day for us all to join together to raise awareness of the plight of these special and unique mammals. Pangolins are being illegally hunted across the world and are critically endangered. They’re shy creatures that roll up in a ball to protect themselves – which works against predators but not against poachers. We’d like to dedicate today to the amazing organisations and women working to save pangolins – the @tikkihywoodtrust, Lisa Hywood, @restnamibia, Maria Diekmann, @wildislife_zen and Roxy Danckwerts. Show your support for these amazing creatures by letting the world know about the plight of the pangolin before they go extinct.
On #WorldPangolinDay this year, it's time to end all use of pangolins, for products and as a luxury food, before the world next hears of this gentle ant-eater as 'the most recently extinct mammal you've probably never heard of'. Governments need to invest in upholding international protections for pangolins and work together to combat the scourge of international wildlife trafficking. (Source: Environmental Investigation Agency @eiaenvironment)
Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Three species are currently recognized: the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), the African forest elephant (L. cyclotis), and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea; other, now extinct, members of the order include deinotheres, gomphotheres, mammoths, and mastodons.