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ocd has resulted in this - my other tumblr for when I become a proper grown up or magically become super rich

and a touch of this - old habits die hard

and now there is another - dedicated to my love of adornment

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tamorapierce:

nubbsgalore:

september 22 is world rhino day, meant to raise awareness about the struggle faced by all five species of rhino, help curtail the supply of rhino horns, and highlight efforts to ensure the animal’s continued survival.  

one such effort involves a four man anti poaching team tasked with guarding the ol pejeta conservancy’s four remaining northern white rhinos. with only eight left, it is the world’s most endangered species. located in the laikipia district of kenya, ol pejeta conservancy is also the largest sanctuary for the black rhino.

the rise in asia’s middle class has meant that demand for rhino horn has soared, with prices on the black market exceeding that of gold and cocaine. with an increase in poaching in ol pejeta, the anti poaching team now provides twenty four hour armed protection for the rhinos, and has developed a close relationship with the animals.

poachers will track rhinos from helicopters, darting them from above and then hacking off the horn and part of the face with a chainsaw. the animals are often left to suffer and die. the rhinos seen here were found wandering in unimaginable pain, but remarkably survived thanks to timely veterinary supervision.

to protect the rhinos and deter poachers, veterinarians will remove much of the animal’s horn (as seen in the second last photo). the rhinos are anesthetized, and suffer no trauma. the horn is not like an elephant’s tusk, and will grow back in a few years.  

photos by brent stirton’s. see also: posts on the efforts of the lewa wildlife conservancy and the black rhino range expansion project 

Please boost this signal

These animals are dying out for the greed of human beings.  The more who see this, the more will think about animal poaching

archiemcphee:

Late at night in certain (Miyazaki-animated) regions of Japan it’s possible to catch a ride on the Catbus. So what’s the late night animal transportation situation in other countries? We’re glad you asked! Camera traps set up by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, a nature reserve in South Africa, recently captured these awesome images of an adventuresome Large-spotted genet hitching a ride on the backs of Cape Buffalo and White Rhinos in the middle of the night.

"Large-spotted genets are small nocturnal omnivores related to civets. They are mostly tree-dwelling creatures and prey on insects, birds, frogs, and rodents, although there have been recordings of them killing baby antelopes, a seemingly impossible feat for a creature of their size."

And now we know genets also like to use much larger animals as transportation. These photos were captured on different nights, which means that these Buffalobus and Rhinobus rides weren’t a one-time occurrence.

Click here to learn more.

[via National Geographic News]

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irlirl:

BANKS: A Tumblr IRL

Art by Studio Moross

Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Openhouse Gallery in NYC

Photography and GIF by laurajunekirsch.

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vintage-kisses:

This photo is of my town, it’s in quite a poor part and when I passed it on the bus I really realised how true it is






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vintage-kisses:

This photo is of my town, it’s in quite a poor part and when I passed it on the bus I really realised how true it is

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kingstupid:

nobody should ever let me have this kind of power. never let me touch a writing implement.





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kingstupid:

nobody should ever let me have this kind of power. never let me touch a writing implement.

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I promise to catch up with all those tagged posts/challenges things soon. Right now I have a stupendous hangover to battle after a thoroughly mad night.