"We never poisoned our fishing holes or clear-cut our forest homelands. Why would we? We fish in our rivers and live in our homes." Emergildo Criollo, Cofan indigenous elder.
In these times of climate chaos, where our Earth's tropical forests are the last line of defense against an increasingly unlivable planet, we believe that listening to and supporting frontline indigenous peoples is the best way to protect our world’s last standing wild forests.
We are proud to be supporting @amazonfrontlines work with #indigenous peoples in the western Amazon, battling the threats of #oil , #logging and #mining by building a movement for clean water, #solarenergy , rainforest protection and cultural survival.
After several years of deep work in the western Amazon with seed funding from LDF, we are proud to present their work to the world:
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Photo credit: Waorani hunter. Photo by Mitch Anderson 2017.
We’re recognizing World #GISDay by celebrating our grantee @digidem , who are building cutting-edge tools for mapping & monitoring the world's most biodiverse places. Five thousand #indigenous groups claim 80% of land as their home, but only 10% of that is legally recognized. #Mapeo will change this. Built in partnership with local and indigenous communities, this tech protects lands, water, and life. Now that is worth celebrating. Follow the link in bio to read more.
Photo courtesy of Digital Democracy.
#Repost@the_good_inside ♻️ Did you know the national recycling rate in the US is just 34%? While that rate has increased over the last 30 years, we can do better. On #AmericaRecyclesDay , take the pledge to recycle more. ⠀
♻️What can be recycled?⠀
-glass and plastic bottles⠀
-plastic bags and wraps⠀
-unwanted mail and newspaper⠀
-mobile devices and other electronics⠀
Help save Norway's #wolves .
Norwegian authorities have decided that a total of 50 critically endangered wolves can be culled this winter. This equals about 90% of the wolves that permanently reside in #Norway . So far, six wolves have been shot. Now, @wwfnorge is going to court to save the wolves. Learn how you can help: www.wwf.no/saveourwolves
#Repost@tompkins_conservation#Iberá National Park in Argentina gained more than 103,000 acres of land today! This marks the second historic donation to Iberá from Tompkins Conservation, and is part of a greater collaboration with the Argentine government to protect more than 1.7 million acres of land, which is more than twice the size of Yosemite National Park
“All of us who love the Earth can see how the threats to wild places and creatures are growing,” said Kris. “Conservationists know there is tremendous and urgent need and have incredible opportunities to expand national park systems, to work with local communities linking ecotourism-related economic development and nature protection, and to help build a culture of conservation throughout society. This is crucial work – it’s the work we’ve been doing for decades now and will be doing with all of our energy and resources long into the future.” // El Parque Nacional Iberá en San Nicolás, Argentina, incorporó 103.000 acres adicionales de tierra como parte de una nueva donación de Tompkins Conservation. Esta donación es parte de un plan más amplio firmado en 2016 entre Tompkins Conservation, los Gobiernos Provinciales y Nacionales de Argentina para formar el gran Parque Nacional Iberá, un área protegida que medirá más de 1.7 millones de acres. Dos veces el tamaño del Parque Nacional Yosemite. Kris Tompkins comentó: “Todos los que amamos la Tierra podemos ver cómo crecen las amenazas a los lugares y criaturas salvajes. Los conservacionistas saben que existe una necesidad tremenda y urgente y hoy tenemos una oportunidad increíble, tanto en Chile como en Argentina, para expandir los sistemas de Parques Nacionales, trabajar con comunidades locales vinculando el desarrollo económico relacionado con el ecoturismo y la protección de la naturaleza, y ayudar a construir una cultura de conservación en toda la sociedad. Este es un trabajo crucial que llevamos haciendo desde hace décadas y que continuaremos con toda nuestra energía y recursos en el futuro”
#nationalparks#parquesnacionales@proyectoibera 📷 Douglas Tompkins
A cause for celebration: #Bhutan , a small country in the distant #Himalayas and known for being one of the happiest places on Earth, will forever protect 2 million hectares, most of which is #forests . The permanent funding to do so is the result of a Royal Government of Bhutan and a @World_Wildlife led initiative called #BhutanForLife .
A collaboration between the University of Technology Sydney, the German Aerospace Center and the University of Melbourne will develop a series of advanced regional decarbonization pathways that could limit #globalwarming to 1.5˚C. Funded by LDF, this new high-ambition effort hopes to demonstrate the feasibility of achieving the 1.5˚C target through 100% #renewableenergy by mid-century, combined with a portfolio of natural #climate solutions, including marine and terrestrial #conservation , #reforestation , and carbon-negative agricultural practices. Follow the link in bio to read more.
New #divestment tool: LDF grantee @urgewald launches a comprehensive #coal database - the 'Global Coal Exit List'. This list provides key statistics on over 770 companies whose activities range from coal exploration and #mining , coal trading, and transport, to #coalpower generation and manufacturing of #coalplants . Follow the link in bio to learn more.
Photo courtesy of Urgewald.
The U.S. needs solutions to the #climatechange crisis that also make solid economic sense. In our new article, LDF's very own Terry Tamminen explains how we can get to a #lowcarbon future by focusing on policies that already reduce #carbon#pollution and save money for consumers while creating #sustainable new businesses and jobs, such California’s Low Carbon Fuels Standard. Follow the link in bio to read the full article.