Jane Austen, Superman, and Henry Cavill mostly. Also Parks & Rec, Buffy, Arrested Development. We'll see how it goes.

 

If you care about extinction, love animals and think protecting the planet is important, then we have all of the above in common.

Durrell is staffed by the most passionate professionals, and we’ve passed that passion on to over 3,500 conservationists from 137 countries. We’ve restored barren islands to thriving eco-systems that were ‘dead’ just decades before. Gerald Durrell (founder) changed the role of ‘zoos’ from attractions (or even animal prisons) to ‘arks’ for endangered species.

Why should you care? The truth is that there are currently more animals threatened with extinction than ever before. Durrell focuses on the most threatened animals in the most threatened places. By saving habitats they are restoring the balance of nature – therefore doing our bit to protect the planet.

We all play a part and with your support, we can make a difference.

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JOIN HENRY’S FAMILY

To get involved, the site have created a special edition Gorilla Family Adoption, where you, like Henry can be part of the family - the Durrell gorilla family.

Your support will make a difference.

At a glance:

  • Helping save animals from extinction
  • Signed photo of Henry Cavill
  • Thank you letter from Henry Cavill
  • Adoption certificate
  • Photo of the gorilla family
  • Gorilla fact sheet
  • 2 Durrell magazines annually
  • Bookmark with Henry Cavill and the Gorilla family
  • All within a special edition Henry Cavill folder

#CAVILLCONSERVATION with Henry Cavill

nationalaquarium:

Here’s a treat for you because it’s almost the weekend…and cephalopods are awesome. 

nationalaquarium:

Here’s a treat for you because it’s almost the weekend…and cephalopods are awesome. 

sdzoo:

Harriet gave birth to her beautiful baby boy just in time for World Giraffe Day. Learn more about giraffes and how you can help ensure they don’t go extinct.

An OB/GYN's Open Letter To George Will About His Rape Column

DC Comics — Superman/Clark Kent:
↳ “A good Superman story fills you with awe. It’s the mythology of a sun god who wished he was a man because he saw something so great in us. It’s the story of a hero who could move whole worlds and see through stars and hear a whisper on the other side of the planet… who fell in love with a storyteller.” [x]

(Source: bionictorch)

crownedrose:

Way to go, Google! Happy Birthday, Mary Anning!!!
On May 21st, 1799, Mary Anning was born in England. She was a fossil collector, palaeontologist, and scientist who gave us some of the best discoveries in the mid 19th century. For a woman back in the 1800’s, this was groundbreaking for women and science in general.
We still struggle today to get more women involved and recognised for their work in science, so just think about how it was way back when (plus social status, etc)! Just last week I was speaking with an Anthropologist and Archaeologist (both women) on the growing number of women in science, and how great it is to see more females coming into these fields of study.
Mary Anning – for me – has been a huge inspiration ever since I was a child. She was bold, determined, and very daring with her fossil hunts. Anyone can hunt for fossils; you do not have to have a degree to do so. Now, should you sign up with a museum or society to do it? Yes, I highly suggest it, because it’s always good to make sure you are looking for the right signs, you are in safe territory, and that everything is done by the books. Each fossil is incredibly important to science!
Wikipedia has a nice long page about Mary Anning, and there’s documentaries and other resources out there to read.
I just love her, and I could go on and on about all the amazing things she accomplished, so maybe sometime in the future I will have a big post written up.
I’m currently writing a few things for you guys, so keep a lookout for those in the near future.

crownedrose:

Way to go, Google! Happy Birthday, Mary Anning!!!

On May 21st, 1799, Mary Anning was born in England. She was a fossil collector, palaeontologist, and scientist who gave us some of the best discoveries in the mid 19th century. For a woman back in the 1800’s, this was groundbreaking for women and science in general.

We still struggle today to get more women involved and recognised for their work in science, so just think about how it was way back when (plus social status, etc)! Just last week I was speaking with an Anthropologist and Archaeologist (both women) on the growing number of women in science, and how great it is to see more females coming into these fields of study.

Mary Anning – for me – has been a huge inspiration ever since I was a child. She was bold, determined, and very daring with her fossil hunts. Anyone can hunt for fossils; you do not have to have a degree to do so. Now, should you sign up with a museum or society to do it? Yes, I highly suggest it, because it’s always good to make sure you are looking for the right signs, you are in safe territory, and that everything is done by the books. Each fossil is incredibly important to science!

Wikipedia has a nice long page about Mary Anning, and there’s documentaries and other resources out there to read.

I just love her, and I could go on and on about all the amazing things she accomplished, so maybe sometime in the future I will have a big post written up.

I’m currently writing a few things for you guys, so keep a lookout for those in the near future.