Did you know...Elephants are considered "keystone species". A "keystone species" is a plant or animal that plays a unique and crucial role in the way an ecosystem functions. Without "keystone species", the ecosystem would be dramatically different or cease to exist altogether. Another little food for thought on lifting the ban for trophy hunting.
Beavers are a Mega-Keystone species because of their impact on all life in their native habitat. Clean water, new meadows, healthy aspen groves, cold water, habitat for all life but especially for cuttroat trout, bees, trumpeter swans, moose and grizzly bears. The reasons to protector beavers are many. There are only a few to not protect them from trappers, poachers, and biased agrians. It all starts with greed and ends with ignorance. Embrace them with love not steel traps, shoot them with cameras not guns. Learn from these peaceful gentle Water Guardians. #furismurder#antifursociety#beavers#keystonespecies#riparian#habitat#nature#water#waterislife#waterprotectors#idaho#pocatello#native
The fact anyone would want to take a majestic animal like the elephant and cause them any pain is beyond me. Nature should be in nature not on your wall or on the shelf.
Elephants have been called the soul of Africa. They are the architects of Africa, too. Our planet's equilibrium rests on some species more than others. The elephant is one of them.
This hand-painted map helps tell that story by revealing our interconnectedness with and interdependence on these wondrous creatures, regardless of where we call home. Find out more about these keystone species whose vital role includes spreading seeds and nutrients; felling trees and maintaining the savannah; and digging with their tusks, enriching soil and making water available. In these and other ways, they maintain the harmony in their environment that allows other species to thrive.
Special thank you to wildlife champion @alexisegal for her unwavering efforts to protect wild places, giving a voice to the voiceless, and for sharing her big tusker photograph, the inspiration behind this vignette in the map.
Elephant map prints are now for sale for $48; 100% net profits support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s lifesaving work. Link in bio.
Not that we like to get political, however when the president of the United States plans to lift a ban on the importation of body parts of African Elephants shot for sport, how can any of us stand by and let this happen regardless which country we live in... We as a worldwide community have come so far in the protection of all animals, and while we still have so far to go, how can we possibly let one decision from one man take us so many steps back.... Even though he has just announced that he’s put his decision on hold, let’s keep the pressure on so this atrocity does not happen.. Protect all creatures.... if not for you but for your children.... 🤘🏻🐘