Some people often ask how we see much deer, coons or harvest so much game, it's very simple, the more you get out the better, the more your out refreshing your knowledge of the terrain, and seeing where the game is a huge part of success, get out and enjoy the outdoors #ndlegandary#alwayshunting#conservation#teamfurfetchers
@yfpaphilly and @aiaphlpea toured the Chinatown Cultural Center on Friday, March 24th. The conservator, Joe Palmer of Scioli Turco, described the building's evolution from 1831 to its present state. Act 135 (The Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act) provided a mechanism for the partial restoration of the blighted property. Utilities were restored, floor joists were replaced, and the decorative panels on the facade were repaired. The goal is to get the property back into productive use as a neighborhood asset. Learn more at ChinatownIcon.com!
#YFPA#philly#philadelphia#emerging#architects#historicpreservation#adaptivereuse#conservation#rehabilitation#construction#tour#pennsylvania#scioliturco @aiaphiladelphia @presalliancephl @aiayaf @aiapennsylvania
The unimaginable is happening to earth and it's creatures before our very eyes. One word Greed.#Repost @paulhiltonphoto
Sumatran UNESCO World Heritage Site Facing New Wave of Destruction
Friday 24th March, Press Release
A consortium of NGOs has released a report to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre calling for urgent intervention to prevent impending destruction of the globally renowned Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra World Heritage Site.
The 2.6 million hectare Leuser Ecosystem, located in the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra, in Indonesia, is recognised as one of the world’s foremost “irreplaceable protected areas” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. It contains a large part of the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra (TRHS) World Heritage Site within its borders, a site that has been on UNESCO’s “List of World Heritage in Danger’’ since 2011 due to ongoing destruction of its rainforest ecosystem.
Today, a wave of major new industrial projects being fast tracked for development within the Leuser Ecosystem threaten to destroy the integrity of the site, despite the fact that they will violate Indonesian laws and make a mockery of the World Heritage Site listing. Projects include several new hydropower dams and geothermal energy plants being proposed in critical areas, where a continued lack of law enforcement throughout the region has failed to protect anything. New Aceh Governor-elect, Irwandi Yusuf, has stated publicly that he will cancel the Hitay project; We are alarmed to know the company PT Hitay Panas Energi is still lobbying & pushing the national government to overrule this decision by Aceh’s incoming Governor.
The report submitted to the World Heritage Centre also highlights ongoing failure of law enforcement, and the ‘illegal’ Aceh spatial plan which seeks to remove the protection status of the Leuser Ecosystem, which is still being argued in court.
The detailed report submitted can be found online here:
Are you participating in our Challenge???
We've teamed up with @westrek.hunting, and Phoneskope, and since we're all huge advocates of cleaning up trash in the places where we hunt, fish, camp, and recreate, we'd like to see how you guys cleanup!
•You must make a post, video or photos, documenting your cleanup challenge! YouTube videos are cool too, just make sure you DM us and let us know. Be creative!!!
•TAG BOTH @sahn_outdoors and @westrek.hunting and USE THE HASHTAG #projectmountaincleanup2017 !
•You must be following @sahn_outdoors and @westrek.hunting on Instagram and be subscribed to both YouTube Channels.
It's pretty simple guys and gals! Get out, have fun in nature, and clean it up a bit!!
*Contest will end April 2nd at 7pm MST
Winners will receive a Sahn Shirt and Hat, a Westrek Hat, and a Phoneskope Gift Card!!
It may be teeny, but it's the newest addition to our newest addition. 🚙🦏 Last year, poachers killed nearly 1200 rhinos in South Africa alone. If we don't do something about it, they could go extinct in our lifetime. Thank you to @globalconservationforce for our awesome sticker and cheers to these amazing animals! #conserve#keeprhinoshorny#conservation
It's waving hi!!😂👋🏼👋🏼
Manatees evolved from the same land animals as elephants over 50 million years ago!
Manatees are also known as sea cows. This name is apt, due to their large stature; slow, lolling nature; and propensity to be eaten by other animals. However, despite the name, they are more closely related to elephants. Though they may seem like cumbersome creatures, manatees can swim quickly and gracefully.
- Don't wait for change, BE the change -
(2 of 2) Just a taste of what is possible under #QDM . Here my friend and @theqdma member Sylvain with a sampling of #bucks he's taken in New Brunswick, Canada over the years while practing Quality Deer Management
In fact, one photo even shows @aemckean giving away an @outdoor_life Open Country award last year at #shotshow to Sylvain's @theqdma Branch, because they were responsible for reversing the longtime closure of a huge chunk of public forestland (667,000 acres) in northern New Brunswick to hunting. Sylvain and his friends knew that land could support managed deer hunting, so they persuaded the provincial government to reopen the land by doing 3 years of trail camera surveys (with permission). The trend data from their survey showed the population was healthy enough to sustain hunting. That area had been closed to hunting since 1993; so, for the first time in 22 years locals can now #deerhunt in that area of the province because of Sylvain and the other @theqdma volunteers
Words “Words are only one part of communication. The world sparkles with silent sentiments, all in their quiet ways signifying sentient somethings.
From crustaceans and insects and octopuses on up, millions of species communicate using scents, gestures, postures, hormones and pheromones, touch, glances, and sounds. The living world almost shimmers with instant messages and long- distance calls. In the ocean, the great whales can hear one another calling through hundreds of miles of seawater. Many fish grunt invitations and RSVPs to one another. Snapping shrimp make their undersea places crackle. A lot is going on. We’ve hardly attempted to study how other animals use and perceive one another’s vocal arrays, scent palettes, and gestural vocabularies.” –Carl Safina, Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel
Get your copy of Beyond Words at http://beyond-words.net
Photo by Carl Safina. Humpback whale breaching in the Great South Channel, Atlantic Ocean, off Martha’s Vineyard.
MAJOR STRIDES for #Florida#panther#conservation ! #Repost @myfwc
・・・ 😺👏🏻 At least two panther kittens have been documented north of the Caloosahatchee River. This is a big leap for Florida panther conservation because it indicates panthers are expanding their breeding territory across the river naturally. This is a major milestone on the road to recovery for the Florida panther! These kittens are presumed to be the offspring of the first wild female panther documented north of the river since 1973! In the two images above —taken just seconds apart by one of our trail cameras just one of the kittens can be seen following closely behind its mother. We work closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ensure panther conservation on both private and public lands.
(1 of 2) To those that think #QDM "may work for y'all over there, but it will never work where I hunt." I say: BULL!! Meet my friend Sylvain, a fellow forester and a @theqdma member and Branch volunteer...In Edmunston, New Brunswick. Yeah, he killed a slammer moose back in 2010. But check out post 2 of 2 to see what he and his fellow @theqdma guys are killing for #whitetails in eastern Canada. Quality deer management works, everywhere
Love you @abysseofficial 💕 an attempt to capture what the Ocean means to me so I can rock one of your amazing Lotte suits in my fav place on the planet...🌊 The universe seems to dance in the ocean. Underwater, marine life sparkles like stars in a blue sky. So blue it feels unreal to be alive and witnessing it. Rays, sharks, turtles. All curious aliens. Staring at you staring back in awe. Asking wordless questions. Only able to communicate by intent and heart waves. The ocean is my connection to the invisible atoms I only dream about seeing. In her embrace I feel truly alive, free and one with everything. You need nothing else. The waves. Like life. Some fun, some terrifying, some deadly. But all a part of her incredible power and glorious magic. That roar of surf. So many memories. My heart bursts! Saving her has become my life's work and my purpose. I hope my work shows what she means to me. Because she's struggling to sparkle with all we continue to throw at her. Plastic. Rubbish. Overfishing. Pollution. Carbon dioxide. Would we treat our mother, father, lover like that? No... the ocean is my saviour. So hopefully I can be hers too 💗 #womenofwater to my surfing sisters ... @mayandpepper @mischadavis @lilsbay your turn 💋 #ocean#maldives#coral#research#conservation#nomoreplastic#stopsingleuseplastic#nature#protectthesea#protecttheocean
It's been a while! Lately I’ve been working a lot on imagery that involves things like coal plants, oil rigs, methane flares, and No Trespassing signs. Since my creative focus has largely been on these less appealing subject matters, I’ve been reluctant post photos of pretty landscapes in lieu of all the increasing threats they face. Because let’s face it, nobody wants to hear me dribble on, post after post, about the grim state of affairs facing our public lands and our planet as a whole. Considering that, I've more or less refrained.
It took a couple trips into the desert and a few unplugged nights under the stars before I remembered to chill out and appreciate the very thing I’ve been fighting to protect. We still live on a beautiful planet, and that’s worth celebrating and sharing. In that vein, I’m going to try to start posting photos a bit more regularly, and will do my best to keep rants limited to once every few posts ☺