Endangered Species Day

Lil’ rainbow-themed monarch butterfly sticker I created for iMessage sticker app Made With Care. This pack is designed to raise awareness of endangered species living on our planet - monarch butterfly being one of them. Sticker.Place collaboration for Earth Day.

All proceeds will be donated to WWF.

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Gypsym Addiction

For Endangered Species Day we want to highlight the dwarf bearclaw poppy, which has been a federally listed endangered species since 1979. A plant or animal is listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 when it is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. 

The dwarf bearclaw poppy (Arctomecon humilis), is a gypsophile or gypsum-loving plant, having a distinct preference for the gypsum rich soils found in the upper layers of the geologic Moenkopi Formation. It is endemic- or found only in a certain locality or region – to Washington County, Utah, growing at elevations between 2,600 and 3,300 feet. Today, there are only five small populations of dwarf bearclaw poppy remaining, all within a ten mile radius of St George, Utah! 

Photo: Melissa Buchmann, Recreation Intern for BLM-Utah

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Happy World Wildlife Day!

We celebrate wildlife today and every day on our nation’s public lands. More than 3,000 species of wildlife call BLM-managed lands home - that’s a backyard of more than 245 million acres in 23 states, dispersed over ecologically-diverse and essential habitat.

Enjoy a few of our favorite wildlife photos from your public lands!

flickr

IP_LPI_NAMIBIA_04 by Ignacio Palacios
Via Flickr:
Baby Caracal (African Lynx) in wildlife sanctuary in Namibia

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Happy Arbor Day from Table Rocks in Oregon.

The 4,864-acre Table Rocks Management Area is cooperatively owned and administered by the BLM and natureconservancy.

The Table Rocks were designated in 1984 as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) to protect special plants and animal species, unique geologic and scenic values, and education opportunities. The remarkable diversity of the Table Rocks includes a spectacular spring wildflower display of over 75 species, including the dwarf wooly meadowfoam (Limnanthes floccosa ssp. pumila), which grows nowhere else on Earth but on the top of the Table Rocks. Vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi), federally listed as threatened, inhabit the seasonally formed vernal pools found on the tops of both rocks.

HAPPY WORLD GIRAFFE DAY!

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Today is International World Lion Day which aims to bring to the worlds attention the plight of wild lions across Africa and in India.

Repost and spread the word of just how endangered these majestic creatures are becoming. In 1975 there were an estimated 250,000 lions in Africa. There is now just somewhere between 25-30,000 (80-90% decline in just 40 years). In India and the Middle East there are now only around 411 individuals.

INDIA, Bangalore : An Indian schoolchild, has his face painted as a tiger, at a park in Bangalore on August 1, 2015, during an awarness programme about the endangered tiger species.   International Tiger Day which came into being at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, is held annually on July 29, to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers and it is both an awareness day and a celebration of tigers. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN

slowsphinx  asked:

forgive me if you've posted it before, but where do you go to get your lovely flying fox footage? is it a bat sanctuary?

I haven’t posted it before! I’ve been getting all those lovely videos from the Lubee Bat Conservancy (here’s their Instagram) located in Gainesville, Florida. It’s actually a pretty awesome place, I can say up front that they take wonderful care of their animals (they’re AZA accredited as well) and participate in some great research/conservation work.

The facility isn’t normally open to the public, but you can schedule a tour with them, and they do have occasional events, such as their upcoming photo day and endangered species awareness day.

If you’d like to support them and the work they do, there are multiple ways- adopt a bat, get a membership, buy merch, check out their wish list, or just donate.

If it seems like I’m plugging them a lot, well, I really like them- the staff are super friendly and adore the bats, and they’re giving me the opportunity to be up close with these stinky, wonderful animals to learn about their care and enrichment.

INDIA, KOLKATA : Indian tribal dancers dressed in costume pose as they prepare to perform a traditional ‘tiger dance’ on the occasion of International Tiger Day in Kolkata on July 29, 2015. International Tiger Day which came into being at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, is held annualy on July 29, to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers and it is both an awareness day as a celebration.  AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKAR                        

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With less than 4,000 left in the wild, tigers are in real danger of extinction. You can make a difference in saving tigers.

  • Share your love of tigers and spread the word about the threats they face.
  • Do not purchase products that put tigers at risk and encourage others not to, either.
  • Support programs like the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy that fund conservation work to help save tigers.