Orangutans fight for their survival on a protected island
Sumatran orangutans are designated as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, with a population of just a few thousand, while the Borneo orangutan is considered Threatened. The UN calls the current status of the remaining orangutans “a conservation emergency.” Habitat destruction caused by the massive expansion of palm oil plantations is a primary reason orangutans are facing the threat of extinction. http://ran.org/indonesia%E2%80%99s-rainforests-biodiversity-and-endangered-species
These Underwater Sculptures Make Ocean Pollution Look Gorgeous
Artists Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez on their art: "in response to our time of alarming climate change, the work presents an immersion of the objects that compose our daily surroundings. The certainty that in a near future, global issues will bring disastrous consequences on the environment creates a disturbing atmosphere. However, the mass production rate of artificial materials seems unstoppable."
Earth: #Earth ~ "Nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals, and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century, due to rainforest deforestation. Help spread the word before it's too late!"
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Find out more about rainforests: http://grnr.in/187EmxX