Preserve, Conserve, Educate

You can expect articles, petitions, videos, photography and angry rants about animals or just nature in general.

I'm Emilie and all questions and submissions are welcome.


'Blackfish' producers aim to give rats an image makeover next
New documentary will be based on Robert Sullivan’s book ‘Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants.’



This is the Borneo Bay Cat, one of the rarest wild cat breeds in the world.  Endangered, forest-dwelling, and about the size of a house cat, it’s population is facing a projected decline of more than 20% by 2020 due to habitat loss.

I never thought I’d see photos of them on my dash!

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The Turkish company Pugedon has recently introduced a vending machine that’s an innovative way to help both the environment and our furry friends. It releases food for the city’s stray dogs and cats every time a plastic bottle is deposited, and it allows people to empty their water bottles for the animals as well.

This wonderful service operates at no charge to the city because the recycled plastic pays for the cost of food. So, with a little financial investment, the simple machines do a lot of good. They provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, many of which rely on caring residents to regularly feed them. It also encourages people to make a habit of recycling and help conserve our environment for future generations.

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YAY! 100 followers=giveaway! I’ve tried to keep it captivity neutral.


🐬 must be following me 4thecetaceans
🐬 reblogs only
🐬don’t reblog more than five times

‼️‼️‼️YOU GET‼️‼️‼️

🐳 Paperback death at SeaWorld (pro caps don’t have to have that)
🐳 a anchor gender neutral necklace
🐳 a stuffed animal orca!!
🐳 a orca pen
🐳a follow back (if that matters to you/if not already)
🐳 a clay orca made by me! You pick what orca it’s modeled after! 😋 (not the one in the picture)
🐳 a promo to 100 followers

‼️‼️I cannot ship to other countries, USA only, sorry. The heart is willing but the wallet is weak. :(‼️‼️

Thank you so much guys!

These giveaways hate me, I swear…


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Franco Banfi

A swiss diver, captured these pictures of one of the six anacondas he saw on his 10 day trip to Mato Grosso in Brazil. This one was about 26-feet long.

"At the first moment it’s scary because you don’t know the animal and everybody says it’s dangerous. ‘But after a while you understand that nothing happens if you respect the snake. ‘I have never been so close to a snake like this before. But I think a small poisonous snake is more scary than a big one. At least you can see the anacondas clearly and know what they’re doing." - Franco Banfi

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What is the world’s deadliest animal?
Sharks? Snakes? Bears? Which animal do you think is deadliest to humans? It’s not what you think.


Pictured above is the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs, which opened this month in Japan. Inside, 18 cultivation racks reach 15 levels high, and are outfitted with 17,500 GE LED light fixtures developed specifically for this facility. The indoor farm can grow lettuce two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm, and is already producing 10,000 heads of it per day. Read more about this breakthrough in modern farming at GE Reports.   

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Tiger ‘Temples’

Taking a selfie with a tiger may be on your bucket list but once you look beyond the obvious, it’s really not worth it. This giant big cat drugged out of its wits, almost lifeless, while her babies are dragged, pulled away from her, screaming, starving and helpless, put in small cages so you can fondle them.

I’ve fallen prey to the temptation at a Lion farm once, where I picked up this mute, lifeless, zombied baby lion. Every time, I think of it, I am disgusted. I am much more careful now.

Most tiger temples run this way, even funding a quiet wildlife trade racket on the side. But even those that don’t, why see this big cat this way? Stripped of her senses. See her in the wild, see her power, her pride in a forest. Then, touch her if you dare, on equal footing, yeah?

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Researchers have found that chimpanzees have their own form of sign language. The study on Ugandan chimps between 2007 and 2009 found 66 different gestures used by these chimps regularly. There is disappointment in that some of the gestures recorded seem to have more than one meaning or appear vague, which suggests chimps either don’t have much to communicate or we’re missing something.

Personal favorites from Andrew Parkinson’s Daring Divers for National Geographic

Gannets are found in breeding colonies on the Northeastern coast of North America and are best known for their spectacular dives to catch fish. Hundreds of birds plunging from heights up to 50 feet to depths usually around 15 feet under the waves in pursuit of their prey.

As Vampire Bats gained their specialized blood-only diet, they may have lost their ability to distinguish between sweet and bitter.

Animals usually use their sense of taste to distinguish between good and bad food sources, but with the Vampire Bats one track diet, there is little chance of them consuming any toxins so no need of this extra sense.



A rarely seen Giant Salamander took a stroll in Japan this 4th of July, complete with a police escort in response to concerned citizens alarmed at such an unusual spectacle.


Hope this goes through, Mexico has a lot of dolphinaria!

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turtle riding capybara (pursued by swan)

this is intense

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