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In Pictures: Connect with Nature on World Environment Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke - 4th June 2017

This year’s theme for World Environment Day is “Connecting People to Nature” promoting the protection of the biosphere that keeps us alive. There are numerous ways to show your appreciation of  the natural beauty around you. Whether it’s be joining a local beach clean, planting a tree or just taking a long walk.

This image selection is only a small illustration of the rich biodiversity of our planet, from recently photographed seals in Scotland to rockhopper penguins in New Zealand. It also shows indigenous communities from the Amazon to Siberia that have been living in harmony with their natural surroundings for decades.

Greenpeace and MCS (Marine Conservation Society)  during the Mull Beach Clean at Kilninian Beach with pupils from Ulver Primary School, Isle Of Mull.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Kelp Forest, Treshnish Isles, Scotland.

Greenpeace has brought its ship the Beluga II on an expedition of scientific research around Scotland, sampling seawater for microplastics and documenting the impact of ocean plastic on some of the UK’s most precious marine life.

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Shags around Treshnish Isles, Scotland

© Will Rose / Greenpeace 2017

Carpathian Mountains, Eastern Europe, Lake Vidraru, one of the last remaining ancient and old growth forests in Europe.

© Dan Campean / Greenpeace 2016

Greenpeace volunteers collect trash found in Romanian forests during the forest rescue station near Vidraru Lake, in the Argeș river basin, an area threatened by illegal logging and forest destruction.

© Cristian Grecu / Greenpeace 2016

A Papuan tree frog is pictured on a fern in a forest on the outskirts of Manokwari, Papua.

© Paul Hilton / Greenpeace 2013

Manoki (Irantxe) Indians in the State of Mato Grosso. The Manoki fight for their traditional land and against the rainforest destruction for soya plantations.

© Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace 2006

Flamingos at Lake Natron, Rift Valley, Tanzania, Africa.

© Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace 2012

A woman inspects a crop of sorghum. Sorghum is a genus of numerous species of grasses, one of which is raised for grain and many of which are used as fodder plants, either cultivated or as part of pasture. G-BIACK is a community based organisation that trains and promotes Grow Bio-intensive Agriculture and other development technologies among small-scale farm holders in Kenya.

© Sven  Torfinn / Greenpeace 2013

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

© Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace 2012

European brown bear in Vartius, Finland.

© Bernd Roemmelt / Greenpeace 2010

Inuit with Kajak near Ilulisat, Northwest Greenland.

© Bernd Roemmelt / Greenpeace 2008

A gas pipeline runs through reindeer pastures and sites considered sacred by the local Nenets people.

© Liza  Udilova / Greenpeace 2015

A southern royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora) on Campbell Island, critically endangered and red listed by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

© Roberto Isotti / A.Cambone / Homo ambiens / Greenpeace 2012

Southern rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome) during courtship and nesting on Campbell Island. They are classified as vulnerable by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

© Roberto Isotti / A.Cambone / Homo ambiens / Greenpeace 2012

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