It’s #worldemojiday! Another new emoji for 2019 - the #orangutan is one of our closest relatives. But deforestation and habitat loss to make way for crops has caused orangutan numbers to drop by more than half. We need a new deal for nature and people! Follow the link in our bio to add your and make a pledge: Change the way I eat 🌽 Embrace renewable energy 💡 Restore nature where I live 🌱 Change what I buy 🛍 Use less water💧 Comment below with an emoji to let us know which pledge you’ve made! ...
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Today is #worldemojiday! Climate change is one of the major factors behind the current mass extinction of species around the world – the Sixth Mass Extinction. Insects are vital to ecosystems, but they could lose almost half their habitat under current climate projections. We need a new deal for nature and people! Follow the link in our bio to add your #voicefortheplanet and make a pledge: Change the way I eat 🌽 Embrace renewable energy 💡 Restore nature where I live 🌱 Change what I buy 🛍 Use less water 💧 Comment below with an emoji ...
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Happy #worldemojiday! Freshwater ecosystems take up less than 1% of the Earth's surface, but support approximately 10% of the world's species! But freshwater ecosystems have some of the highest extinction rates, with at least 10,000 species - like the giant softshell #turtle - endangered or already extinct because of human activity. We need a new deal for nature and people! Follow the link in our bio to add your and make a pledge: Use less water 💧 Change the way I eat 🌽 Embrace renewable energy 💡 Restore nature where I live 🌱 Change what I ...
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Today is #worldemojiday. The African #elephant is the largest living land animal! But elephants are being driven toward extinction by illegal wildlife trade, ivory poaching, habitat destruction and conflict with humans. Shockingly, more African elephants are now being poached than born. We need a new deal for nature and people! Follow the link in our bio to add your and make a pledge: Change what I buy 🛍 Change the way I eat 🌽 Embrace renewable energy💡 Restore nature where I live 🌱 Use less water💧 Comment below with an emoji to let us know which ...
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It’s #worldemojiday! Introducing a new #emoji for 2019 - the These tree-dwelling mammals sleep for up to 20 hours a day. But sloths are losing their habitat faster than ever. Last year alone, an area of the size of Belgium was destroyed. We need a new deal for nature and people! Follow the link in our bio to add your and make a pledge: Change what I buy 🛍 Change the way I eat 🌽 Embrace renewable energy💡 Restore nature where I live 🌱 Use less water💧 Comment below with an emoji to ...
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Happy #worldemojiday! #whales can be found in all the world’s major oceans, from the Arctic and Antarctic oceans to tropical waters around the equator. But whales are under threat from Over half of whales, dolphins and porpoises have ingested plastic debris. We need a new deal for nature and people! Follow the link in our bio to add your and make a pledge: Embrace renewable energy 💡 Change the way I eat 🌽 Restore nature where I live 🌱 Change what I buy 🛍 Use less water💧 Comment below with an emoji ...
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This fruit farm in Costa Rica works in harmony with the jungle ecosystem, and the canopy in turn helps the plants grow. This means there’s plenty of space both for trees and crops 🌴🌿 and importantly, there’s zero deforestation. They grow 22 different crops - including the cacao that delicious chocolate 🍫 comes from. This #worldchocolateday, let’s celebrate forward-thinking farmers, and enjoy the fruits of their sustainable efforts😄 #shareourplanet
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What better way to celebrate #worldchocolateday than these sustainable, environmentally-friendly chocolate brownies? They are amazingly chewy and gooey and - best of all - good for the planet! *Visit our stories to find out how you can make these.*
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A reason to love nature? Chocolate is made from cacao seeds which come from our jungles Hands up if you’ll be choosing sustainable chocolate tomorrow to celebrate #worldchocolateday! #shareourplanet @OurPlanet
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We’re thrilled that @sussexroyal, the official Instagram account of the British Royal Family’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) has chosen to highlight WWF as one of the organisations working towards #positivechange for the environment in July. The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, said: “Environmental damage has been treated as a necessary by-product of economic growth… Only now are we starting to notice and understand the damage that we’ve been causing… Every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference.” It's fantastic that high-profile individuals are increasingly using their voices to raise awareness of environmental issues. Together we can ...
"Nature photography has opened my eyes to the beauty of nature. By taking pictures of nature, I'm able to share it with others and inspire them!" NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH (JUNE): Jules Jal // @julesjalphotogr, a traveller and freelance photographer based in Singapore who specialises in nature, wildlife, street and event photography. For the rest of the year, we will feature one of our amazing contributing photographers every month. If you are interested in contributing photos or videos to WWF, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org #wildlifephotography#naturephotography
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Palm oil is an amazingly efficient vegetable oil. #dyk it’s in many everyday products, from margarine and pizza 🍕to lipstick 💄? If we stopped using palm oil, we’d have to grow less productive oil crops on even more land. We can continue to use palm oil, without destroying our planet’s rainforests. How? By demanding that it’s sustainable 👍 This #worldrainforestday, help us to protect our planet’s jungles 🌴🐸and tell the brands you shop with that you want deforestation-free products @OurPlanet
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Happy #worldrainforestday! Rainforests are some of the most biodiverse places on Earth, home to more than half of all the world’s documented plant and animal species. But we’re losing rainforests at an unsustainable rate. Last year alone, an area of rainforest the size of Belgium was destroyed. Illegal logging, development and agriculture is pushing species like the Orangutan to the brink of extinction. Help protect our remaining rainforests! Look for products with labels like FSC and RSPO. Ensure that any products containing palm oil come from sustainable sources, and put pressure on brands and retailers to choose sustainable ...
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22nd June marks #worldrainforestday. Rainforests are vital to life on Earth. They absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, help stabilise the climate, are home to an incredible variety of plants and wildlife, and regulate rainfall across the globe. Rainforests protect land against floods, droughts and erosion, and more than 25% of our modern medicines originate from tropical forest plants! #amazonrainforest
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Plastic is silently choking our planet and it’s now entering our bodies through our food, water, and air. We could be ingesting 5 grams of plastic per week on average. 😫 No one should ever be on a #plasticdiet. We need to transform the way we produce, use and dispose of plastic - and we can’t do it alone. Urge world leaders to #stopplasticpollution. Follow the link in our bio and sign our petition today.
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Monique Ntumngia, the founder of Green Girls in Cameroon, which educates young women from rural communities in the use of renewable energy, is the recipient of this year’s WWF International President’s Youth award. Congratulations @ntumngiamonique. Find out more about the great work she and her company are doing on our IGTV and in our Stories! #sustainableenergy#greenenergy
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Congratulations to Monique Ntumngia, winner of the WWF 2019 President’s Youth Award – our conservation award to honour outstanding young people who are committed to protect the natural world and making significant contributions to nature conservation. @ntumngiamonique is the founder of @greengirlsorganisation which trains girls in Africa to generate energy from renewable sources like solar, water and waste. She’ll be taking over our Instagram Stories tomorrow! Stay tuned on 14th June for Monique’s posts! #sustainableenergy#greenenergy
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Used once and tossed aside. It’s choking the ocean. You’d never eat it, but it’s now part of your diet. What are we talking about? If you guessed single-use plastics, you’re correct 😔 Did you know that we could be ingesting, on average, 5 grams of plastic per week? That’s like eating a credit card in a week! 😫 NO ONE should be on a #plasticdiet. Speak up to world leaders. It’s time to change the way we produce and consume. Follow the link in our bio and sign the petition to #stopplasticpollution ...
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Little #lynx cubs are not only fluffy and sweet, they’re also very brave! They like to climb trees, make their first hunting attempts and play with their siblings. There should be many more lynxes in Europe, but roads, cars, diseases and illegal killings are a big danger to their survival. That’s why we stand for the protection of lynxes and work to help them find safe habitats in Europe. . . . #speciesconservation