After a global public vote, this new Ecuadorian frog species’ name is officially Rana Cohete Resistencia de Intag, which means “Intag’s Resistance Rocket Frog” in English. The name represents the fight local communities have been waging to protect Intag Valley and its biodiversity from large-scale copper mining projects.
The rocket frog was discovered in 2019 by @centrojambatu in the Llurimagua mining concession in Ecuador’s Intag Valley. In February, a judge ruled that the Llurimagua mining project, which will destroy the Critically Endangered frog’s only home, did not violate local communities’ constitutional right to consultation or the rights of nature, and could move ahead. A legal team representing local communities is now appealing the ruling.
We must hold Ecuador’s courts accountable for supporting the country’s rights of nature, as the judicial system did recently in the case of Los Cedros Biological Reserve, and put an end to the threat of mining in Intag Valley. #SalvemosIntag
Photo by Jambatu Center for Amphibian Research and Conservation
Theodore Roosevelt was a passionate conservationist and the first U.S. president to make conservation a national priority. The @History Channel will air a two-night documentary event on Memorial Day, telling the story of one of America’s most remarkable presidents. Watch #TheodoreRoosevelt beginning May 30 at 8/7c on @historytv
Coral reefs are wonders of the ocean, yet they are one of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. The @IPCC recently reported the majority of coral reefs will not survive intense marine heat waves and global warming past 1.5°C. @bbc details at the link in bio how scientists are defining the more resilient coral in need of priority protection.
From @cnn: Wild animals in Southern California soon will have more turf to roam thanks to the world's biggest wildlife crossing, an overpass that will span 10 lanes of Highway 101 in northwest Los Angeles to close a crucial gap for habitats.
Mountain lions will be among the chief beneficiaries of the $87 million Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which aims to provide a safe passage from the Santa Monica Mountains into the Simi Hills of the Santa Susana mountain range.
Read more at link in bio.
Rendering courtesy of Wallis Annenberg Foundation
Happy Earth Day! ????
Conserving and restoring the wild is the most effective solution to the interconnected crises of climate, biodiversity and human wellbeing. Today, we celebrate the wild on Earth and our collective power to protect and restore it.
We don’t need to reinvent the planet, we just need to rewild it. And you can start with rewilding your life.
Check out this Re:wild Your Life guide for actions you can take to be part of the solution. Link in bio!
In observance of #EarthDay, watch Eating Our Way To Extinction on @primevideo to learn how we can change our path. The documentary is executive produced and narrated by Kate Winslet.
#noearthday #eating2extinction #investinourplanet
Living more sustainably doesn't have to be difficult and #EarthDay is a great time to start. The @unitednations’ #ActNow campaign will help you to easily #InvestInOurPlanet. Learn more at the link in bio.
Every rediscovery of a lost species, like the Hills’ Horseshoe Bat, gives us hope for the wild. At the link in bio, @newyorkermag details the search for this bat and @rewild’s Search for #LostSpecies, the largest-ever quest to find and protect species that have been lost to science for at least 10 years.
From April 4-14 Indigenous peoples in Brazil marched to defend their land rights and for a habitable planet for all of us. Acampamento Terra Livre (Free Land Camp), brought more than 7,000 Indigenous people from 200 peoples of Brazil to the capital to demand that the government honor their rights that are protected by the federal constitution adopted in 1988, and stop extractive industries like mining and logging in their territories.
#IndigenousEmergency #ATL2022 #DemarcaçãoJá #PL191
A new report from @shoalconservation @rewild and @synchearth detail the 212 freshwater fish species described in 2021. These newly shared details allow us to understand what each species of fish in the planet’s rivers, lakes, and wetlands need to survive. With this knowledge we can prioritize conservation and support research in other fields like medicine. Learn more at the link in bio.
Photo by: Ken Maeda