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  • At the top of our bucket list for National Parks is Glacier National Parks, located in Montana. 🇺🇸 Tag a friend you’d crush this hike this!
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  • At the top of our bucket list for National Parks is Glacier National Parks, located in Montana. 🇺🇸 Tag a friend you’d crush this hike this! - For more bucket list material follow us @bucketlistadventure_ 🤙🏽 - 📸: @totheheights
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  • The are two ways of thinking: inside the box and outside the box. Most people think inside the box, which explains why they always come up with the...
  • The are two ways of thinking: inside the box and outside the box. Most people think inside the box, which explains why they always come up with the same obvious solutions for a problem. But what if those obvious solutions barely work or not at all? Then you need to look beyond the obvious, free from conventions and traditions. At the start of the 20th century, it was estimated there were over 100,000 tigers in the wild, but the population has dwindled outside of captivity to between 1,500 and 3,900. In 1969 the tiger was declared an endangered species and nothing has changed since. Well, except that there are currently more tigers held privately as pets in Texas than there are in the wild. The threats that are driving tigers closer to extinction all stem from, surprise surprise, man. Tigers are threatened by habitat loss, conflict with humans, and poaching to feed to the illegal trade in tiger parts and products for Vietnam and China. The vast majority of all wild tigers live in India, a country with 1.3 billion people and counting. With approximately 456 people per square kilometre and no fences around their national parks, habitat loss will become an even bigger problem in the near future. And according to the World Bank, the percentage of the population living in poverty in India was 60% in 2011, equalling 763 million people living below the poverty line. With the price of tiger parts on the black market rising to astronomical levels (up to 20,000 USD just for the pelt), tiger poaching is not going to end anytime soon either. With all this in mind, John Varty started Tiger Canyon in 2000, an ex-situ tiger conservation experiment in South Africa aiming to protect a growing population of free-roaming tigers. Like most game reserves in South Africa it is fenced, to keep the tigers in and the people out. Critics say that tigers don’t belong in Africa, but they don’t realize that tigers, lions, leopard and cheetah all roamed the same continent once before. It’s a controversial idea, but in the end that may be exactly what we need. Think wide. Marsel | squiver.com
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  • The Chinese moon moth, is an extremely beautiful species of moth native to southern China.
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they live in cool, humid mountainous cloud forests. No...
  • The Chinese moon moth, is an extremely beautiful species of moth native to southern China. . they live in cool, humid mountainous cloud forests. Not much is known about their ecology in the wild, but they are believed to have two to three generations a year. . In captivity they can be bred without much effort, as long as you’re able the proper environmental conditions for them. . Species: Actias dubernardi Photo: @tonikasiske . Visit my webpage TheButterflyBabe.com or click the link in my bio to view all of my available works. . Use the hashtag #THEBUTTERFLYBABE for a chance to have your insect photographs featured on my page! . Love & Bugs - @thebutterflybabe
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  • Cloud watching is one of my favourite things to do... something I’ve loved to do since I was a little girl growing up in Jamaica. My mother use to ...
  • Cloud watching is one of my favourite things to do... something I’ve loved to do since I was a little girl growing up in Jamaica. My mother use to (still does) make a point of showing us different formations, shapes, animals and even people, she saw in the sky. I’m so very grateful to have a mother that has always sought to feed my curiosity and lust for natural life.
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Hi everyone from beautiful Madeira! It's my first time here and I literally fell in love with these views and dramatic weather.
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Get inspired by the trials they face but still fly high...
Its a good lesson for all of us...
  • U D A A N Get inspired by the trials they face but still fly high... Its a good lesson for all of us...
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  • Feliz jueves hoy hace frío a cascoporro en cantidades industriales abrigaros bien si vais a salir porque el día promete congelaros😍❄☃️🐧
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  • Buenos días comenzamos el día con energía nos tomamos algo caliente para entonar el cuerpo y vamos a por la jornada que hay obligaciones☕❄🐧☃️
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  • Есть особенные вечера , после которых весь следующий день ты ходишь настолько наполненный счастьем, что не жалко раздавать его всем вокруг. 
Счасть...
  • Есть особенные вечера , после которых весь следующий день ты ходишь настолько наполненный счастьем, что не жалко раздавать его всем вокруг. Счастье делает людей добрее. Нежнее. Теплее.
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