Poignant pics reveal the devastating effect humans have on the world’s wildlife

The Sun 1 month ago

HEARTBREAKING photos show the devastating effect that people have on wildlife across the globe.

With climate change protesters marching in cities, and activist Greta Thunberg tipped to win a Nobel Prize, it’s no surprise that people are becoming more concerned about our impact on the planet, and the animals striving to live in a tide of waste.

These pygmy gobies, spotted in Lambeh Straits, North Sulawesi in Indonesia, have turned a discarded Coca-Cola can into a home – despite its sharp edges
This skinny wolf, with his neck and head trapped in a plastic container, was later rescued by wildlife photographer Tanay Panpalia and his friends in India
This poor female turtle was unable to eat after a plastic bag became lodged in her throat. The shocking picture was taken by university lecturer Saeed Rashid on a trip to the Red Sea before she was freed from the life-threatening plastic
A monkey is snapped perched in a tree with a tossed-out crisp packet
Instead of clutching on to kelp to stop it drifting in the water, an otter holds a plastic bag in Moss Landing Harbour, at Monterey Bay, California. The Marine Mammal Centre was called and rangers were sent to remove the bag from the otter
Indian elephants graze on rubbish in a field just outside Bamonpokhari forest, West Bengal, India
A curious lion cub picks up rubbish left by tourists in Tanzania
This heart-wrenching image of a seal was taken at Horsey Gap on the Norfolk Coast, UK. The animal has grown with the discarded fishing net and rope cutting into its neck. The mammal was reported to a local seal observation group before photographer, Geoff Smith, left the area
Grim toll : A dead whale lies on the beach, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
This polar bear eats a large discarded bin bag. As humanity continues to pollute the planet, animals are struggling to adapt
A stag’s antlers are completely wound with rope at Belton House in Lincolnshire, UK

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