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Study Estimates 100,000 Elephants Killed in Last 3 Years

The continued demand for ivory from China and elsewhere in Asia has led to a dramatic decline in Africa’s elephant populations in the last decade, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Extrapolating from local population estimates, the authors estimated that 100,000 elephants have been killed in the last three years and that, in central Africa, the regional population has declined by 64 percent in the last decade. Read more about this study on National Geographic’s website.

Reportage photographer Brent Stirton documented the illicit ivory trade, and efforts to combat poachers, in 2011 and 2012. In his resulting story, “God’s Ivory,” Brent vividly illustrated the connection between poaching in Africa and demand for religious and cultural icons made from ivory in Asia.

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Top: The largest mass killing of elephants in recent history took place at Bouba Ndjida National Park in North Cameroon close to the Chad and Central African Republic Borders from January through March 2012.

Middle: The preparation for the burning of 5 tons of trafficked Ivory recovered from a seizure in Singapore in 2002, Manyani, Tsavo, Kenya, July 20, 2011.

Bottom: Ivory on sale at government registered White Peacock Arts World, Beijing, China, November 15, 2011.

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Sophie Turner and Pedro Pascal taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness for ALS.

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rylutz:

Nature; the most beautiful and serene is often the most ruthless and destructive

indeed

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Sagittarius <3

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mametupa:

Fragmented scenes - Timejump

This is probably after the time jump we’ve heard about. Sam returns to Bon Temps as a happily married man with his family for a visit. 

The Bellefleurs move into Bill’s mansion. I guess they are the closest human heirs to Bill’s property even if it might take some time to solve this matter, legally. Unless Bill transfers the property before he dies, even if that might be hard too, but I guess the writers have forgotten all about it before this happens. It might of course take place before the timejump and show Andy and Arlene visiting Bill before he dies, but the open doors and light makes it look as if it is after. 

If this is the future, Arlene is definitely not a vampire. They are also very dressed up. Was there a funeral?

I don’t know if they’re wearing funeral clothes. They all could be dressed up and Arlene’s dress doesn’t exactly look like something you’d wear to a funeral. Also, what is Arlene carrying?  And please let Bill be dead, dead, dead. 

Regarding what Arlenes’ carrying, to me it looks like wedding present or a housewarming present. But it seems more likely that its either been bequeathed to them as part of a legacy or a will going by their faces in the gifs.

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This is Pepper Potts, can you hear me? by Angela Bermúdez

Pepper Potts | R.E.S.C.U.E. armor

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wildnwoolyshambler:

In response to everything.

this should be posted all over the place

inhabitions:

wildnwoolyshambler:

In response to everything.

this should be posted all over the place

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hughxjackman:

"Holy shit…" 

nevver:

Technically…
disneyismyescape:

tommyjokerphotos:

Disney Villains arguing

that pumpkin has had enough with them 
"I’m out, I just… I’m out"

disneyismyescape:

tommyjokerphotos:

Disney Villains arguing

that pumpkin has had enough with them 

"I’m out, I just… I’m out"

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justbeingaslut:

i just really hope all of you find someone who is really cool that you can love and have sex with and all that shit but you can also talk politics and about evolution. someone you don’t cling to at parties but you nonchalantly grab their ass when you walk by them in the crowd and someone you reach for at 2am in between dreams to cuddle.

^this

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mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

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