Treehugger.com, "Rescued gorilla and her caretaker win Wildlife Photographer of the Year award"
Beautiful moment caught on camera when Pikin, rescued by Ape Action Africa, woke up during a car ride to a larger sanctuary. She was in the arms of her caretaker, so she remained calm during the bumpy ride. There is good in the world, still.
The photo by photographer Jo-Anne McArthur was chosen over 50,000 other images. The Natural History Museum in London is displaying the photograph until the end of May 2018.
Thanks to the Clean Water Act of 1977, the waters around New York City are now cleaner than ever. The food system that whales depend on has improved dramatically. Increasingly more humpback whales are being spotted in the water, so much so that ferry services are now offering whale-watching tours. Here's yet more inspiration and evidence that environmental protection works. We must keep protections in place on land and at sea.
Sometimes all nature needs is a chance to recoup. Anil and Pamela Malhotra purchased infertile farm land in Anil's home country in India in 1991 and their lives changed from that moment on. As the husband reminisces, "Once we bought the land, we allowed the forest to regenerate. We planted native species where necessary and allowed nature to take care of the rest." They continued to buy land in the ensuing 25 years and have created a private sanctuary of over 300 acres where tigers, leopards, snakes, birds, and many other creatures, as well as a bio-diverse forest, are protected.