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In Pictures: It’s World Wildlife Day today!

Posted by Angela Glienicke - 3rd March 2017


It’s World Wildlife Day today, a chance to celebrate and raise awareness
of the world’s wild animals and plants. Our image collection shows some of the
stunning creatures around us that deserve our protection.

Whether it’s flying fish, penguins, elephants or foxes, their habitats need to be protected from threats like climate change, overfishing or deforestation.

 

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Feather tube worm photographed during seagrass habitat monitoring off Andros Island. Greece 2008

© Gavin  Parsons / Greenpeace

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Elephants in the Masai Mara Savanna, Kenya, Africa. 2012

© Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

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Puffins (Fratercula arctica) near Latrabjarg, North West Iceland. 2010

© Bernd Roemmelt / Greenpeace

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King Penguins in St. Andrews Bay on South Georgia in the Atlantic Ocean. 2008

© Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

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A spider is seen at Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan.

Tanjung Puting National Park, one of the natural wonders of the world in Indonesia, now threatened by palm oil expansion owned by PT ASMR concession, a subsidiary of  Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (BGA) Group. 2013

© Ulet  Ifansasti / Greenpeace

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A monkey in the Rift Valley, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania,  Africa. 2012

© Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

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Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)

The Carpathian Mountains are a range of mountains forming an arc roughly 1,500 km long across Central Europe, making them the second-longest mountain range in Europe (after the Scandinavian Mountains, 1,700 km). They provide the habitat for the largest European populations of brown bears, wolves, chamois and lynxes, as well as over one third of all European plant species. 2012

© Tomáš Hulík / Greenpeace

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A critically endangered hawksbill turtle swims over the coral gardens at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia. The island is located in the Komodo National Park. 2014

© Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

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Double-headed Parrotfish near St. John’s off the Egyptian coast. 2008

© Axel Heimken / Greenpeace

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Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Richardson Mountains, Northwest-Territory, Canada 2009

© Bernd Roemmelt / Greenpeace

 

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Fur seals in Fortuna Bay on South Georgia in the Atlantic Ocean. 2008

© Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

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A flying fish jumps out of the water. Greenpeace is in the Indian Ocean to peacefully tackle unsustainable fishing. 2016

© Will Rose / Greenpeace


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