Beautiful film by Mammoth Media showcases the amazing wildlife and people of Rwanda.
In July, Earth Hour Co-Founder and CEO Andy Ridley visited South Africa and Zimbabwe with his wife, zoologist and author, Dr Tammie Matson on a journey to experience Africa’s natural wonders and to learn more about the conservation struggles facing the region.
In Zimbabwe, he joined anti-poaching rangers on a patrol. The rangers protect wildlife such as the rare black rhinoceros (pictured above) which has been pushed to the brink of extinction by illegal poaching for their horn.
Follow @earthhourofficial on instagram for more wildlife and nature shots from Earth Hour Andy’s travels.
WWF has released a report rating countries’ efforts at stopping the trade in endangered tigers, rhinos and elephants. The infographic shows that whilst progress is being made in some countries, there is a long way to go to curb both the killing of these precious animals and the trafficking of their body parts. More information can be found HERE
In times of difficulty, where does one look for inspiration? Where shall one find the antidote to sadness? The answer for Greece is where life flourishes. Given the global economic crisis, WWF Greece is getting personal with its Earth Hour 2012 campaign. People are invited to participate with their own message, one of support of saving the natural environment to protect a lot more.
Turtles High-Five Under Water via Huffington Post
After Hours #7 - Earth Hour UAE
(Top image) This is the EWS-WWF UAE Dubai Office, the main base for Earth Hour UAE and we’ve only been here for 4 months now. Before this we lived in a warehouse in an industrial park and worked and had meetings in cafes and coffee shops around Dubai feeling like nomads for 3-4 months. So we’re very happy to be here and very pleased with it. The office is usually a lot busier than this but a few people are on leave for Christmas, although the pandas are here all year round to man/panda the phones!
These are the views from the UAE Offices, as you see our Dubai office looks out over Mall of the Emirates (on the far left behind the mosque) and Sheikh Zayed Road (in the distance on the left) on a clear day you can see the Burj Khalifa, but there was a lot of dust in the air this day. Our Abu Dhabi Office is on the 8th floor of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of commerce building and looks out over Abu Dhabi Corniche and beach (the first Blue Flag beach in the UAE!). A nice view to have from your desk, although it always makes you wish you were on it!
- Oliver Kerr: Emirates Wildlife Society/WWF UAE
Earth Hour offices around the world share their work spaces. Different countries, cities and surroundings – a united cause to protect the planet.
Photo © L. Lee Grismer
A new WWF report Wild Mekong, outlines the 208 newly descovered species in the Greater Mekong region.
A new psychedelic gecko species (pictured) was discovered on Hon Khoai Island, 18 km off the southern tip of the Ca Mu Peninsula in southern Vietnam. Another discovery was that of an all-female lizard (Leiolepis ngovantrii) which reproduces via cloning without the need for male lizards.
© WWF Romania
The citizens of Romania have gone beyond the hour, with tens of thousands of people rallying behind a campaign by WWF to protect one of Europe’s largest and last remaining virgin forests.
A ministerial commitment was secured setting a course of action to protect Romania’s forests, which represent up to 65% of the virgin forests still remaining in Europe.
The Species Network - what animals would say on Facebook…
- Created by Isaac Fresia from Halifax, Canada