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Life endures in one of the deepest areas on Earth, the depths of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. Home to rare beaked whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and other ocean wonders, the monument is among the more than 2.4 million square miles (6.3 million square kilometers) we’ve helped to safeguard via large, fully protected marine reserves. 📷 NOAA
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#hydrothermalvent #fish #fishies #fisharefriends #fishagram #marianastrench #nationalmonument #oceanlife #conservation #wildlife #mpa #marineprotected #marineprotectedarea #wildlife #saveourocean #ocean
#monumentsforall
Life endures in one of the deepest areas on Earth, the depths of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. Home to rare beaked whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and other ocean wonders, the monument is among the more than 2.4 million square miles (6.3 million square kilometers) we’ve helped to safeguard via large, fully protected marine reserves. 📷 NOAA . . . #hydrothermalvent  #fish  #fishies  #fisharefriends  #fishagram  #marianastrench  #nationalmonument  #oceanlife  #conservation  #wildlife  #mpa  #marineprotected  #marineprotectedarea  #wildlife  #saveourocean  #ocean  #monumentsforall 
Dim prospects? The sun sets over Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, recently shrunk by order of the White House. The monument was established under the U.S. Antiquities Act, which safeguards a number of America’s most cherished wild lands. 📷 Bob Wick/BLM
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#mypubliclands #utah #publiclands #conservation #wildlife #wilderness #nationalmonument #grandstaircaseescalante #protectedland #BLM #sunset
In Utah near the Arizona border, the high plateaus, narrow slot canyons, striking rock towers, and breathtaking ridgelines of Zion National Park captivate over 4 million people a year. Though the 229-square miles of natural beauty is one of the country’s most visited national parks and visitor spending is upward of $244 million, Zion National Park reports deferred maintenance of more than $70 million. 📷: @catsphotoshoot
#nationalpark #park #nationalmonument #mypubliclands #publiclands #zionnationalpark #conservation #wilderness #nationalparks #canyon #utah #arizona #plateau #rocktower #slotcanyon #ridgeline #nature #naturephotography #landscape #landscapephotography
In Utah near the Arizona border, the high plateaus, narrow slot canyons, striking rock towers, and breathtaking ridgelines of Zion National Park captivate over 4 million people a year. Though the 229-square miles of natural beauty is one of the country’s most visited national parks and visitor spending is upward of $244 million, Zion National Park reports deferred maintenance of more than $70 million. 📷: @catsphotoshoot #nationalpark  #park  #nationalmonument  #mypubliclands  #publiclands  #zionnationalpark  #conservation  #wilderness  #nationalparks  #canyon  #utah  #arizona  #plateau  #rocktower  #slotcanyon  #ridgeline  #nature  #naturephotography  #landscape  #landscapephotography 
Dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, and other marine life often become entangled in drift gillnets, which are the California swordfish industry's main fishing method. But a solution exists in deep-set buoy gear. Not only is it safer, research proves that using the gear is also more economical for fishermen. Now, fishery managers have the opportunity to approve deep-set buoy gear, a win-win solution for fishermen and marine wildlife.
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#dolphins #deepsetbuoygear #conservation #wildlife #ocean #california #saveourocean #ourocean #oceanlife #fishing #gonefishing #fishery #fisherymanagement #pacificocean #marineconservation #buoy
Dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, and other marine life often become entangled in drift gillnets, which are the California swordfish industry's main fishing method. But a solution exists in deep-set buoy gear. Not only is it safer, research proves that using the gear is also more economical for fishermen. Now, fishery managers have the opportunity to approve deep-set buoy gear, a win-win solution for fishermen and marine wildlife. . . . #dolphins  #deepsetbuoygear  #conservation  #wildlife  #ocean  #california  #saveourocean  #ourocean  #oceanlife  #fishing  #gonefishing  #fishery  #fisherymanagement  #pacificocean  #marineconservation  #buoy 
Humpback whales, like this one off Antarctica, may be inclined to breathe a sigh of relief. Two of the world’s largest recently designated marine protected areas safeguard waters where these charismatic creatures breed and feed a few months of the year–Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park and the Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area. 📷: Dmytro Pylypenko
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#marineprotected #rosssea #revillagigedo #humpback #humpbackwhale #mpa #rossseampa #conservation #wildlife #ourocean #saveouroceans #whalewatching #savewhales #saveourseas #oceanlife #ocean
Humpback whales, like this one off Antarctica, may be inclined to breathe a sigh of relief. Two of the world’s largest recently designated marine protected areas safeguard waters where these charismatic creatures breed and feed a few months of the year–Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park and the Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area. 📷: Dmytro Pylypenko . . . #marineprotected  #rosssea  #revillagigedo  #humpback  #humpbackwhale  #mpa  #rossseampa  #conservation  #wildlife  #ourocean  #saveouroceans  #whalewatching  #savewhales  #saveourseas  #oceanlife  #ocean 
The health of this one bird, the sage-grouse, is directly connected to the welfare and vibrancy of 350 other species of wildlife in America’s Western lands. Data-driven management plans were created in 2015 to protect this vulnerable habitat. Now, these protections face potential modifications that are not backed by science, public input, or key stakeholders. 📷: Bob Wick
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#conservation #sagegrouse #savegrouse #wildwest #westernlands #mypubliclands #protectedlands #wilderness #ryanzinke #donaldtrump #interiordepartment #landmanagement #BLM #birdwatching #birdstagram #publiclands #birdfreaks #birdlover #birding #sagebrush
The health of this one bird, the sage-grouse, is directly connected to the welfare and vibrancy of 350 other species of wildlife in America’s Western lands. Data-driven management plans were created in 2015 to protect this vulnerable habitat. Now, these protections face potential modifications that are not backed by science, public input, or key stakeholders. 📷: Bob Wick . . . #conservation  #sagegrouse  #savegrouse  #wildwest  #westernlands  #mypubliclands  #protectedlands  #wilderness  #ryanzinke  #donaldtrump  #interiordepartment  #landmanagement  #BLM  #birdwatching  #birdstagram  #publiclands  #birdfreaks  #birdlover  #birding  #sagebrush 
Most of the contiguous United States is experiencing snowfall, ice, or a cold front of some sort.  But Emperor penguins thrive in these kind of freezing temperatures and conditions.  Endemic to Antarctica, they’re the largest penguin species and the only penguins that breed and remain on sea ice.
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#penguin #penguins #antarctica #antarctic #emperorpenguin #southernocean #rosssea #birdstagram #bird #birds #birdies #birdwatch #underthesea #lifeatsea #penguinstagram #deepsea #conservation #wildlife #seaanimals #openocean #oceananimals #ourocean #saveourocean #oceanwildlife
Most of the contiguous United States is experiencing snowfall, ice, or a cold front of some sort. But Emperor penguins thrive in these kind of freezing temperatures and conditions. Endemic to Antarctica, they’re the largest penguin species and the only penguins that breed and remain on sea ice. . . . #penguin  #penguins  #antarctica  #antarctic  #emperorpenguin  #southernocean  #rosssea  #birdstagram  #bird  #birds  #birdies  #birdwatch  #underthesea  #lifeatsea  #penguinstagram  #deepsea  #conservation  #wildlife  #seaanimals  #openocean  #oceananimals  #ourocean  #saveourocean  #oceanwildlife 
On assignment in @ZionNPS for @trustforpublicland, Julius Schlosburg, photographer and Pew friend, captured this familiar shot of the Watchman towering over the Virgin River. "As I was leaving the park for the last time—the cloud-tempered moon peeking over the canyon walls—I paused at this familiar view and captured an image in the still air under soft moonlight. After many minutes with the shutter open, I was taken aback at the colors my camera revealed."
📷 @catsphotoshoot
#zionnationalpark #zion #zionnps #nationalparks #findyourpark #utah #beautifulutah #exploreutah #mountainphotography #nationalparkservice #desertphotography #getoutside
On assignment in @ZionNPS for @trustforpublicland, Julius Schlosburg, photographer and Pew friend, captured this familiar shot of the Watchman towering over the Virgin River. "As I was leaving the park for the last time—the cloud-tempered moon peeking over the canyon walls—I paused at this familiar view and captured an image in the still air under soft moonlight. After many minutes with the shutter open, I was taken aback at the colors my camera revealed." 📷 @catsphotoshoot #zionnationalpark  #zion  #zionnps  #nationalparks  #findyourpark  #utah  #beautifulutah  #exploreutah  #mountainphotography  #nationalparkservice  #desertphotography  #getoutside 
From protecting sharks to reviving the Australian Outback, 2017 was a special year for environmental conservation. Click on the link in our profile for a photo tour of the year in review, month-by-month. 📷: James R.D. Scott
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#conservation #sharks #oceanconservation #tuna #penguins #highseas #underwaterphotography #australianoutback #fisheries #saveourocean #underthesea #wildlife #science
Visitors to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah can squeeze through slot canyons, marvel at cliffs and plateaus, and explore colorful hoodoos. But not if protections are further reduced. A new proposal to manage the region, announced a day after President Trump diminished the monument's boundaries, would be a significant loss for the public, science, and the area's local communities.
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#grandstaircaseescalante #nationalmonument #monument #nationalpark #utah #publiclands #wilderness #conservation #mypubliclands #protectedland
Visitors to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah can squeeze through slot canyons, marvel at cliffs and plateaus, and explore colorful hoodoos. But not if protections are further reduced. A new proposal to manage the region, announced a day after President Trump diminished the monument's boundaries, would be a significant loss for the public, science, and the area's local communities. . . . #grandstaircaseescalante  #nationalmonument  #monument  #nationalpark  #utah  #publiclands  #wilderness  #conservation  #mypubliclands  #protectedland 
The ocean covers 71 percent of the planet, is only about 3 percent protected—and is responsible for 100 percent of our 9 top Instagram posts of 2017.
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#penguins #whales #conservation #wildlife #mpa #marineprotectedarea #marineprotected #narwhal #whale #oceananimals #seaanimals #seacreature #aquaticlife #greatwhiteshark #greatwhite #turtle #turtles #tuna #atlanticbluefin #tuna #tunas #topnine2017 #rossseampa #whaleshark #southgeorgia
Located just an hour Northeast of Las Vegas, @valley.of.fire State Park is home to unique bright red sandstone formations that appear to be on fire at certain times of the day. On the way home from an early morning shoot in the park, Julius Schlosburg, friend of Pew and professional photographer, came across every nature lover's dream: "As I was leaving, I saw a bighorn sheep dart across the road just in front of me. I pulled over and walked into a wash to find myself literally in the middle of the herd! I stayed with them for about an hour; they were indescribably breathtaking. I'm still reliving the morning in my head. Don't leave this place out if you ever find yourself in the Las Vegas area."
📷: @catsphotoshoot
#bighornsheep #bighorn #explorenevada #nevada #silhouette #valleyoffire #travel #wanderlust #stateparks #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #desertphotography #getoutside
Located just an hour Northeast of Las Vegas, @valley.of.fire State Park is home to unique bright red sandstone formations that appear to be on fire at certain times of the day. On the way home from an early morning shoot in the park, Julius Schlosburg, friend of Pew and professional photographer, came across every nature lover's dream: "As I was leaving, I saw a bighorn sheep dart across the road just in front of me. I pulled over and walked into a wash to find myself literally in the middle of the herd! I stayed with them for about an hour; they were indescribably breathtaking. I'm still reliving the morning in my head. Don't leave this place out if you ever find yourself in the Las Vegas area." 📷: @catsphotoshoot #bighornsheep  #bighorn  #explorenevada  #nevada  #silhouette  #valleyoffire  #travel  #wanderlust  #stateparks  #naturephotography  #wildlifephotography  #desertphotography  #getoutside 
Just in time for the holiday season, the United Nations General Assembly gives this loggerhead sea turtle—and all of us—a reason to celebrate. The UN decided to move forward with an intergovernmental conference to negotiate an international treaty that will protect the high seas (open ocean not within any country’s jurisdiction). The treaty will be the first of its kind.🐢🌊
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#turtle #highseas #marineprotection #internationalwaters #international #marineprotected #mpa #marineprotectedarea #conservation #wildlife #loggerhead #loggerheadseaturtle #seaturtle #openocean #intergovernment #intergovernmental #UNGA #unitednations #UN #unitednationalgeneralassembly
Just in time for the holiday season, the United Nations General Assembly gives this loggerhead sea turtle—and all of us—a reason to celebrate. The UN decided to move forward with an intergovernmental conference to negotiate an international treaty that will protect the high seas (open ocean not within any country’s jurisdiction). The treaty will be the first of its kind.🐢🌊 . . . #turtle  #highseas  #marineprotection  #internationalwaters  #international  #marineprotected  #mpa  #marineprotectedarea  #conservation  #wildlife  #loggerhead  #loggerheadseaturtle  #seaturtle  #openocean  #intergovernment  #intergovernmental  #UNGA  #unitednations  #UN  #unitednationalgeneralassembly 
“All mining is environmentally destructive, and seabed mining will be environmentally destructive,” says Pew’s Conn Nugent in @Wired. Corals—like the deep-sea gorgonian pictured here—sponges, and other fragile sea life that live deep beneath the surface are particularly at risk. 
#conservation #wildlife #deepsea #oceancreatures #seacreatures #aquatic #marineprotection #marineprotected #deepdive #seabottom #oceanconservation #oceanic #coral #seafloor #seabottom #seabed #seasponges #gorgonian #deepcoral
“All mining is environmentally destructive, and seabed mining will be environmentally destructive,” says Pew’s Conn Nugent in @Wired. Corals—like the deep-sea gorgonian pictured here—sponges, and other fragile sea life that live deep beneath the surface are particularly at risk. #conservation  #wildlife  #deepsea  #oceancreatures  #seacreatures  #aquatic  #marineprotection  #marineprotected  #deepdive  #seabottom  #oceanconservation  #oceanic  #coral  #seafloor  #seabottom  #seabed  #seasponges  #gorgonian  #deepcoral 
With more than 84,000 acres of freshwater dotted with over 900 islands, Voyageurs National Park lives up to Minnesota’s “Land of 10,000 Lakes” moniker. Water covers nearly a third of the park, making it perfect for boating, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing opportunities. Even this remote wonderland, however, needs more than $16 million in maintenance. It's time for Congress to help restore Voyageurs and other national parklands. 📷: Per Breiehagen/Getty Images
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#nationalparks #NPS #landof10000lakes #landof10klakes #10000lakes #voyageursnationalpark #voyageurspark #voyageurs #publicland #publiclands #wilderness #mypubliclands #canoeing #boating #boat #minnesota #MN #minnesotaparks #nationalmonument #naturalmonument #monument #lakes #lakeside #lakelife
With more than 84,000 acres of freshwater dotted with over 900 islands, Voyageurs National Park lives up to Minnesota’s “Land of 10,000 Lakes” moniker. Water covers nearly a third of the park, making it perfect for boating, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing opportunities. Even this remote wonderland, however, needs more than $16 million in maintenance. It's time for Congress to help restore Voyageurs and other national parklands. 📷: Per Breiehagen/Getty Images . . . #nationalparks  #NPS  #landof10000lakes  #landof10klakes  #10000lakes  #voyageursnationalpark  #voyageurspark  #voyageurs  #publicland  #publiclands  #wilderness  #mypubliclands  #canoeing  #boating  #boat  #minnesota  #MN  #minnesotaparks  #nationalmonument  #naturalmonument  #monument  #lakes  #lakeside  #lakelife 
Do this blue shark and pilot fish look happy? Earlier this month, representatives from 12 West African countries further solidified the region’s commitment to shark and ray conservation. The leaders attended a workshop on how best to implement recently adopted international trade regulations to protect several species. 🦈🐠
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#shark #sharks #underwater #underwaterphotography #fish #pilotfish #conservation #wildlife #underwaterphotography #africa #westafrica #southafrica #marineprotection #marineprotected #protectedwaters #savethesharks #fishies #fisharefriends #mpa
Do this blue shark and pilot fish look happy? Earlier this month, representatives from 12 West African countries further solidified the region’s commitment to shark and ray conservation. The leaders attended a workshop on how best to implement recently adopted international trade regulations to protect several species. 🦈🐠 . . . #shark  #sharks  #underwater  #underwaterphotography  #fish  #pilotfish  #conservation  #wildlife  #underwaterphotography  #africa  #westafrica  #southafrica  #marineprotection  #marineprotected  #protectedwaters  #savethesharks  #fishies  #fisharefriends  #mpa 
California’s Mojave National Preserve spans 1.6 million acres, making it the third largest National Park Service unit in the contiguous United States. Beyond its iconic sand dunes, the preserve is home to the densest forest of Joshua trees in the world. And despite its significance, history, and size, this natural wonder has a repair backlog of some $131 million. 📷: Shane McMurphy/iStockphoto .
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#sanddunes #dunes #mojave #mojavenationalpreserve #mojavedesert #publiclands #mypubliclands #wilderness #desert #uslands #california #cali #calidesert #protectedlands #nationalmonument #monument
California’s Mojave National Preserve spans 1.6 million acres, making it the third largest National Park Service unit in the contiguous United States. Beyond its iconic sand dunes, the preserve is home to the densest forest of Joshua trees in the world. And despite its significance, history, and size, this natural wonder has a repair backlog of some $131 million. 📷: Shane McMurphy/iStockphoto . . . #sanddunes  #dunes  #mojave  #mojavenationalpreserve  #mojavedesert  #publiclands  #mypubliclands  #wilderness  #desert  #uslands  #california  #cali  #calidesert  #protectedlands  #nationalmonument  #monument 
This manta ray was among the winners when Mexico became the latest nation to create a large, fully protected marine reserve last month. The Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park—the country’s largest marine protected area—is larger than the state of New York and protects 57,176 square miles (148,087 square kilometers) from fishing and other extractive activities. 📷 @pelagiclife .
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#fisharefriends #revillagigedo #ocean #oceanlife #deepsea #ecosysytem #marinelife #marineprotection #revillagigedoislands #wildlife #conservation #pacific #mexico #mantaray #marineprotectedarea
This manta ray was among the winners when Mexico became the latest nation to create a large, fully protected marine reserve last month. The Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park—the country’s largest marine protected area—is larger than the state of New York and protects 57,176 square miles (148,087 square kilometers) from fishing and other extractive activities. 📷 @pelagiclife . . . #fisharefriends  #revillagigedo  #ocean  #oceanlife  #deepsea  #ecosysytem  #marinelife  #marineprotection  #revillagigedoislands  #wildlife  #conservation  #pacific  #mexico  #mantaray  #marineprotectedarea