From @thewcs: Live animal markets around the world that trade in wildlife provide the ideal conditions for new viruses to emerge. In the wake of the #Wuhan #coronavirus, we must close them. A large and growing number of people in China agree. Read more by clicking the link in @thewcs bio. Pictured: a civet in Vietnam. #WuhanFlu #WuhanCoronavirus #takeaction #globalhealth #vietnam #china #asia #civet #health #flu

From @thewcs: Live animal markets around the world that trade in wildlife provide the ideal conditions for new viruses to emerge. In the wake of the #Wuhan #coronavirus, we must close them. A large and growing number of people in China agree. Read more by clicking the link in @thewcs bio. Pictured: a civet in Vietnam. #WuhanFlu #WuhanCoronavirus #takeaction #globalhealth #vietnam #china #asia #civet #health #flu

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@gokhanykara Instagram Profile 30 March, 2020

Fucking chinese....we should have killed all of you 😡😡 all of you are disguested .. why does a human eat a dog or other animal ... now i hope you just eat sheep and cow meat 😡😡 fucking hobbit chinese

@varas.dominique Instagram Profile 25 March, 2020

Bonjour Léo. Suis de tout cœur avec toi Léo. Arrêtons tous ces marchés d animaux vivants. Ce n est pas dignes de nous êtres civilisés. La souffrance n est pas tolérable. 😢

@33olympia33 Instagram Profile 14 March, 2020

Yes, China is the most populous country in the world, but their prehistoric actions don't fit with modern ethics, and their regime is a true, real threat to the world.

Chinese clients represent a large proportion of my clientelle, and every single Chinese family I speak to who are citizens here, echo my concerns about their oppressive, dangerous and frankly lethal Communist regime.

The economic impact on almost every industry will be bigger than anyone knows right now and will affect us all - especially workers! Why do we all just accept it? I guess leaders of the free world Governments are super scared of offending the Communists. China is to blame, China must pay, China needs to change, for our lives and for our children's lives.

In my honest opinion, China will destroy the world before 'climate change' even has a chance to 'touch the sides'.

@ga.christina Instagram Profile 9 March, 2020

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@mari_calmari Instagram Profile 29 February, 2020

Dear Humans of the world! We ask you for help to stop a horrible inhuman law that was signed by the Russian government to allow 💥canned hunting💥 This means that killing of animals on the confined area where they have no where to run is legalized to suit those who are willing to kill for pleasure and fun. This takes our civilization hundreds of years back with one difference: that time people hunted for survival not for fun. We are responsible people and we want to save living beings on this planet. Please, stand by us against this law for the sake of humanity, kindness, responsibility for the existence of our planet. We are not killers and will not let killers satisfy their lust for killing!
We ask you to appeal to Putin with a request to repeal the law and to give maximum publicity to this issue in the media. Please sign the petition 👉 @zooprava. Help us!
#StopCannedHuntRussia

@elleneliseveeken Instagram Profile 28 February, 2020

Health and hartbreaking are the same, I love you little monkey💚💚💚

@absent_mayo Instagram Profile 20 February, 2020

I'm actually really pissed off now that its clearer to me what trades he was talking about....

@absent_mayo Instagram Profile 20 February, 2020

I was just talking to someone who said something about animal trades making new viruses and I said it sounded ridiculous I dont think that's why. But if Leo is posting about it. That's sad...... really sad

@fajung73 Instagram Profile 18 February, 2020

영어권이 아니다 보니 디카프리오님과 언어소통이 힘들군요 동물을 사랑하는 마음이 사진으로도 느껴집니다. 항상 노력하시는 모습 멋지셔요 앞으로도 좋은 작품 많이 보여주시고 한국에도 와주시면 감사하겠습니다

@jullllian11 Instagram Profile 16 February, 2020

Use ur money and kill all people who do this

@ibisanevil Instagram Profile 16 February, 2020

Remember that not all Chinese do this. At least people born in the 21st century don't do this anymore.🙈

@wook.iwook Instagram Profile 16 February, 2020

That new viruses will spread if wildlife keeps being taken is bad enough. Taking creatures that do not belong to us, that we should be treating with respect and compassion, that they should suffer, is unecessary and cruel. We should be looking out and protecting nature and wildlife, it is just a heartless act of discompassion to take these creatures at all.

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Ahead of #WorldPangolinDay this Saturday, find out more about the critically endangered Sunda Pangolin, the most illegally trafficked animal in the world 🌍
Via @racingextinction, Artwork by @_undertheskin/undertheskin.co.uk
#IllegalWildlifeTrade #RacingExtinction

Ahead of #WorldPangolinDay this Saturday, find out more about the critically endangered Sunda Pangolin, the most illegally trafficked animal in the world 🌍 
Via @racingextinction, Artwork by @_undertheskin/undertheskin.co.uk
#IllegalWildlifeTrade #RacingExtinction
109,107 808 13 February, 2020

From @cnnclimate: 🐝 Bumblebee populations are rapidly declining across North America and Europe, according to a study from the University of Ottawa that examined 66 bumblebee species across the two continents. The study’s findings highlighted that as climate change causes temperatures and precipitation to rise beyond what bumblebees can tolerate, their risk for extinction increases. “The things [we] grew up with as kids are fading away very fast,” said a senior author of the study. “It’s not just that we’re looking at what our kids will experience; it’s that we are looking back not even a full generation, just to when we were kids, and saying, ‘Could we take our children to places we loved and find what we found?’ What our study says is that that answer is no across entire continents.” (📸:Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Getty Images)

From @cnnclimate: 🐝 Bumblebee populations are rapidly declining across North America and Europe, according to a study from the University of Ottawa that examined 66 bumblebee species across the two continents. The study’s findings highlighted that as climate change causes temperatures and precipitation to rise beyond what bumblebees can tolerate, their risk for extinction increases. “The things [we] grew up with as kids are fading away very fast,” said a senior author of the study. “It’s not just that we’re looking at what our kids will experience; it’s that we are looking back not even a full generation, just to when we were kids, and saying, ‘Could we take our children to places we loved and find what we found?’ What our study says is that that answer is no across entire continents.” (📸:Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Getty Images)
269,790 3,413 12 February, 2020

Xavante children from the Tsiba’adzatsi village in the Brazilian Amazon help plant seedlings at a nursery established to help with the recovery of degraded areas in the state of Mato Grosso.
This is a project led by @EarthAlliance Amazon Forest Fund recipient Operação Amazônia Nativa to help with food security for indigenous communities while reforesting places that have been damaged by fire and other threats. 🌱

Xavante children from the Tsiba’adzatsi village in the Brazilian Amazon help plant seedlings at a nursery established to help with the recovery of degraded areas in the state of Mato Grosso. 
This is a project led by @EarthAlliance Amazon Forest Fund recipient Operação Amazônia Nativa to help with food security for indigenous communities while reforesting places that have been damaged by fire and other threats. 🌱
434,570 2,612 11 February, 2020

From @yaleenvironment360: Using satellite data, scientists are documenting the inexorable melting of South America’s glaciers and ice fields. The findings are sobering: Ninety-eight percent of Andean glaciers have shrunk this century, losing an average of three feet in thickness a year since 2000.
The area covered by glaciers in Peru, for example, shrank by nearly a third from 2000 to 2016. In the southern Andes, particularly in Patagonia, some glaciers have retreated 5.5 miles in the past century.

This ice loss poses a threat to water supplies and agriculture from Bolivia to Chile. “The disappearance of glaciers will have an impact on the cities, but not just cities — locals, farmers, and people who do agriculture more broadly,” says one scientist.

To read the full story, click the link in @yaleenvironment360’s bio. Reporting by Jonathan Moens.

Photo credit: David Silverman/Getty Images

From @yaleenvironment360: Using satellite data, scientists are documenting the inexorable melting of South America’s glaciers and ice fields. The findings are sobering: Ninety-eight percent of Andean glaciers have shrunk this century, losing an average of three feet in thickness a year since 2000.
The area covered by glaciers in Peru, for example, shrank by nearly a third from 2000 to 2016. In the southern Andes, particularly in Patagonia, some glaciers have retreated 5.5 miles in the past century.

This ice loss poses a threat to water supplies and agriculture from Bolivia to Chile. “The disappearance of glaciers will have an impact on the cities, but not just cities — locals, farmers, and people who do agriculture more broadly,” says one scientist.

To read the full story, click the link in @yaleenvironment360’s bio. Reporting by Jonathan Moens.

Photo credit: David Silverman/Getty Images
445,341 2,459 8 February, 2020

From the @washingtonpost: Antarctica has broken its warmest temperature ever recorded. A reading of 65 degrees was taken at Esperanza Base along Antarctica’s Trinity Peninsula on Thursday, making it the ordinarily frigid contingent’s highest measured temperature in history. It beats out the previous record of 63.5 degrees, which occurred on March 24, 2015. The Antarctic peninsula, on which Thursday’s anomaly was recorded, is one of the fastest-warming regions in the world. In just the past 50 years, temperatures have surged a staggering 5 degrees in response to earth’s swiftly-warming climate. Read more by clicking the link in the @washingtonpost bio.

From the @washingtonpost: Antarctica has broken its warmest temperature ever recorded. A reading of 65 degrees was taken at Esperanza Base along Antarctica’s Trinity Peninsula on Thursday, making it the ordinarily frigid contingent’s highest measured temperature in history. It beats out the previous record of 63.5 degrees, which occurred on March 24, 2015. The Antarctic peninsula, on which Thursday’s anomaly was recorded, is one of the fastest-warming regions in the world. In just the past 50 years, temperatures have surged a staggering 5 degrees in response to earth’s swiftly-warming climate. Read more by clicking the link in the @washingtonpost bio.
413,002 7,218 7 February, 2020

From the @worldeconomicforum: Green isn't always good. #arctic #environment #climatechange #nature #ice

From the @worldeconomicforum: Green isn't always good. #arctic #environment #climatechange #nature #ice
335,235 3,904 7 February, 2020

From @cnnclimate: Rising temperatures triggering extreme weather events around the world could result in an increase in heat-related illnesses and deaths, as well as the threat of new infectious diseases, according to scientists at Johns Hopkins University. A paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation says that with climate change, we can expect cases of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and potentially fatal heat strokes to climb. Extreme heat will particularly impact children, older people, people who suffer from chronic conditions and those who live in underserved communities. (📸: Getty)

From @cnnclimate: Rising temperatures triggering extreme weather events around the world could result in an increase in heat-related illnesses and deaths, as well as the threat of new infectious diseases, according to scientists at Johns Hopkins University. A paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation says that with climate change, we can expect cases of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and potentially fatal heat strokes to climb. Extreme heat will particularly impact children, older people, people who suffer from chronic conditions and those who live in underserved communities. (📸: Getty)
239,917 1,670 6 February, 2020

An update from @aussieark and the recovery efforts for affected wildlife in Australia: Life Support for Endangered Brush-Tailed Rock Wallabies
In early January 2020, Aussie Ark was invited by the New South Wales State Government to assess the situation of Brush-tailed rock-wallabies, sadly what was found were numerous deceased wallabies. Several from starvation and dehydration, whilst others were struck by a vehicle in search for food, water and shelter, as the area is not preferred wallaby habitat. Encouragingly up to 30 were found residing near waterbodies. These wallabies are now receiving food drops and ongoing remote camera monitoring until the situation improves.
Regionally, all of the Brush-tailed rock-wallaby sites have been incinerated or are at imminent risk of fire. Coupled with the nation’s worst drought in recent decades, limited food and water supply is wreaking havoc on populations.
Aussie Ark has committed to doubling its species recovery projects to create a new facility for the northern population of the species. The Ark currently has 7 purpose-built facilities that provide home for up to 45 wallabies.
You can help Aussie Ark by donating today - see the link in their bio. #aussieark #conservation #australia #upperhunter #barringtontops #endangeredspecies #wildlife

An update from @aussieark and the recovery efforts for affected wildlife in Australia: Life Support for Endangered Brush-Tailed Rock Wallabies 
In early January 2020, Aussie Ark was invited by the New South Wales State Government to assess the situation of Brush-tailed rock-wallabies, sadly what was found were numerous deceased wallabies. Several from starvation and dehydration, whilst others were struck by a vehicle in search for food, water and shelter, as the area is not preferred wallaby habitat. Encouragingly up to 30 were found residing near waterbodies. These wallabies are now receiving food drops and ongoing remote camera monitoring until the situation improves. 
Regionally, all of the Brush-tailed rock-wallaby sites have been incinerated or are at imminent risk of fire. Coupled with the nation’s worst drought in recent decades, limited food and water supply is wreaking havoc on populations. 
Aussie Ark has committed to doubling its species recovery projects to create a new facility for the northern population of the species. The Ark currently has 7 purpose-built facilities that provide home for up to 45 wallabies. 
You can help Aussie Ark by donating today - see the link in their bio. #aussieark #conservation #australia #upperhunter #barringtontops #endangeredspecies #wildlife
145,729 1,376 5 February, 2020

From the @worldeconomicforum: A swarm the size of a city. Tap the link in our bio to read more #africa #food #sustainability #climatechange #environment

From the @worldeconomicforum: A swarm the size of a city. Tap the link in our bio to read more #africa #food #sustainability #climatechange #environment
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A positive step forward from The @Guardian 👏 | #Regram #RG @guardian: We have decided that we will no longer accept advertising from fossil fuel extracting companies.

We are the first major global news organisation to institute this outright ban and hope others will join us soon.

Environmental groups have long argued that energy companies use expensive advertising campaigns to “greenwash” their activities, paying to highlight relatively small investments in renewable energy while continuing to make the vast majority of their revenue from extracting fossil fuels.
Advertising makes up 40% of our revenue, so it remains a key way to fund our journalism.

Our acting chief executive, Anna Bateson, and chief revenue officer, Hamish Nicklin, said "it’s true that rejecting some adverts might make our lives a tiny bit tougher in the very short term. Nonetheless, we believe building a more purposeful organisation and remaining financially sustainable have to go hand in hand.” They acknowledged that some readers would like us to turn down advertising for any product with a significant carbon footprint, such as cars or holidays, but explained that this isn't financially sustainable while the media industry’s business model remained in crisis.

@Greenpeace welcomed the move, calling it “a watershed moment".

A positive step forward from The @Guardian 👏 | #Regram #RG @guardian: We have decided that we will no longer accept advertising from fossil fuel extracting companies.

We are the first major global news organisation to institute this outright ban and hope others will join us soon.

Environmental groups have long argued that energy companies use expensive advertising campaigns to “greenwash” their activities, paying to highlight relatively small investments in renewable energy while continuing to make the vast majority of their revenue from extracting fossil fuels.
Advertising makes up 40% of our revenue, so it remains a key way to fund our journalism.

Our acting chief executive, Anna Bateson, and chief revenue officer, Hamish Nicklin, said "it’s true that rejecting some adverts might make our lives a tiny bit tougher in the very short term. Nonetheless, we believe building a more purposeful organisation and remaining financially sustainable have to go hand in hand.” They acknowledged that some readers would like us to turn down advertising for any product with a significant carbon footprint, such as cars or holidays, but explained that this isn't financially sustainable while the media industry’s business model remained in crisis.

@Greenpeace welcomed the move, calling it “a watershed moment".
403,006 3,230 31 January, 2020

The relief efforts in Australia continue. Please join me in supporting the #KoalaComeback campaign from photographer @DavidYarrow and @wild.ark, with the aim to raise $2 million to support recovery efforts in Australia. 50% of the proceeds raised through the koala print campaign will be directed to the @EarthAlliance #AustraliaWildfireFund, with WildArk using the remaining donations to support local organizations working on wildlife rehabilitation and habitat restoration. To donate, please see the link in @DavidYarrow’s bio or visit koalacomeback.com

The relief efforts in Australia continue. Please join me in supporting the #KoalaComeback campaign from photographer @DavidYarrow and @wild.ark, with the aim to raise $2 million to support recovery efforts in Australia. 50% of the proceeds raised through the koala print campaign will be directed to the @EarthAlliance #AustraliaWildfireFund, with WildArk using the remaining donations to support local organizations working on wildlife rehabilitation and habitat restoration. To donate, please see the link in @DavidYarrow’s bio or visit koalacomeback.com
628,493 3,632 30 January, 2020