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"The Last Orangutan Eden" ~ Full Episode

"The Last Orangutan Eden" ~ Full Episode | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                           A LOVELY WATCH

                        "THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN" (53:10)

                                                 PBSNature

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation — clearing the land for vast palm oil plantations — as the chief reason for the species’ declining population. But as Morgan shows, conservationists are trying to reverse that trend by teaching orphaned orangutans the survival skills they’ll need for release back into the jungle. He also accompanies researchers deep into a remote and protected peat swamp forest to study wild orangutans up close to learn about their culture and behavior.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/last-orangutan-eden-full-episode/11657/


The Dodo, Aprl 09, 2015
THIS IS WHAT PALM OIL IS DOING TO ORANGUTANS https://www.thedodo.com/marooned-and-shot-in-the-chest-orangutan-rescued-just-in-time-1083569458.html


All Things Considered, March 11, 2015
▶  AS PALM OIL FARMS EXPANDS, IT'S A RACE TO SAVE INDONESIA'S ORANGUTANS http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015/03/11/392292008/as-palm-oil-farms-expand-its-a-race-to-save-indonesias-orangutans


Nation of Change, November 11, 2013

▶  HOW FOOD WITH PALM OIL IS WIPING OUT ORANGUTANS AND ENSLAVING WORKERS http://www.nationofchange.org/how-food-palm-oil-wiping-out-orangutans-and-enslaving-workers-1384182288


▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3


One Green Planet

▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/


Mongabay, February 11, 2015
▶  RANKING THE BEST AND WORST COMPANIES IN TERM OF DEFORESTATION  http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0210-forest-500-zero-deforestation.html


                                       PLANET PALM OIL

                    The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                       http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


Mongabay, February 03, 2015
▶  DESPITE GREEN PROMISE, INDONESIAN FORESTRY GIAN CONTINUES TO DESTROY FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0203-april-false-forest-pledge.html


                                  AND ANOTHER GREAT WATCH

                                         "EARTH - A NEW WILD"

                                     Four-Part Series - PBS Nature
Take a new look at humankind’s relationship with the wildest places on Earth. Dr. M. Sanjayan, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are woven into every aspect of Earth’s natural systems. The series features footage from the most striking places on Earth and encounters between wild animals and the people who live and work with them. http://www.pbs.org/earth-a-new-wild/home/


The Ecologist, February 24, 2015

▶  PALM OIL WIPING OUT AFRICA'S GREAT APE RAINFORESTS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2768642/palm_oil_wiping_out_africas_great_ape_rainforests.html



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                                         ORANGUTAN ECOCIDE

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                                                      PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR


14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation


▶  MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS LOST IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FIRES  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitte


The Guardian March 28, 2012

▶  RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING, BURNT ALIVE, AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire


Mongabay, October 07, 2014
   ▶  MAROONED IN SHRINKING FORESTS, BORNEAN ORANGUTAN HANG ON AS DISASTER LOOMS (PART I)  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1007-gfrn-joshi-bornean-orangutan-1.html


Mongabay, October 08, 2014

▶  HELPING ORANGUTANS SURVIVE:  NEW PROJECT AIM TO CONNECT HABITAT FRAGMENTS IN KALIMANTAN  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-gfrn-joshi-orangutans-2.html


July 4, 2012 Focusing On Wildlife
   ▶  BEATEN AND CAPTURED ORANGUTAN DIES IN INDONESIA'S ACEH PROVINCE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/beaten-and-captured-orangutan-dies-in-indonesias-aceh-province/


Red Orbit, July 18, 2014
▶  ORANGUTAN FOREST PROTECTION STRATEGIES REQUIRE GREATER EFFORT -- BEFORE THEY GO EXTINCT http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113194224/orangutan-forest-conservation-strategies-071814/


                                                         FILM

                                          REMEMBERING "GREEN

An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

"GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... 

               http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=68



                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                             Ten News Australia

                                             "PALM OIL ECOCIDE"

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video


July 17, 2013 Mongabay

▶  80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html


May 25, 2013 The Observer

-▶  SUMATRAN RAINFOREST WILL MOSTLY DISAPPEAR WITHIN 20 YEARS WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/26/sumatra-borneo-deforestation-tigers-palm-oil


                                                 IN PICTURES

                                         ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                    Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013

                KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES

http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/


                                              AUDIO SLIDESHOW
                            Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER FOR THE PLANET
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow


▶  NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FOREST WILL BE INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4470&Itemid=214


▶  WILDLIFE IN THE TROPICS PLUMMETS BY OVER 60 PERCENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0515-hance-living-planet-report-tropics.html


SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13


                                            FEATURED VIDEO

                                                   Mongabay

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY WITNESSES END OF FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0326-muaratae-video.html



Der Spiegel, May 02, 2014
▶  THE DIRTY BUSINESS OF PALM OIL:  INDONESIAN VILLAGERS DRIVEN FROM VILLAGES IN PALM OIL LAND THEFT http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/indonesian-villagers-driven-from-villages-in-palm-oil-land-theft-a-967198.html


▶  INDONESIA LOST 8.8m ha OF FOREST IN THE 2000's, GENERATING SEVEN BILLION TONS OF CO2  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3579095895/indonesia-lost-8-8m-ha-of-forest-in-the-2000s-generating-7-billion-tons-of-co2


▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED  http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar


▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA -- INDONESIA IS THE WORST http://sco.lt/7DsLLd


                                                 WATCH CNN

                      MISSION TO SAVE SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST

                                           "EXPEDITION: SUMATRA"

An eight-part program with our Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau who explores the Sumatran rainforest and its animal sanctuaries. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/environment/


                                               ---- WATCH ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT


▶  PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-


▶  RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1001-great-apes-habitat.html


▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS: DEFORESTATION, OCEANS, AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/8fK5



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The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Shocking Loss of Life

The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Shocking Loss of Life | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The New York Times, September 27, 2014
WE ARE BUILDING AN ARK FOR THE ANTHROPOCENEWe are barreling into the Anthropocene, the sixth mass extinction in the history of the planet. By 2100, researchers say, one-third to one-half of all Earth’s species could be wiped out. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/sunday-review/building-an-ark-for-the-anthropocene.html?_r=1


Vox, September 30, 2014
STUDY:  WE'VE WIPED OUT HALF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE SINCE 1970 http://www.vox.com/2014/9/30/6870749/the-world-has-lost-half-its-wildlife-since-1970-wwf-says


 Live Science, February 10, 2014

- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS

http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

                                        Just Brilliant: WATCH
                                       "RACING EXTINCTION"
For Climate Summit 2014 - Entire UN building illuminated with a spectacular light display. The next mass extinction and its causes http://www.racingextinction.com/

 

May 6, 2013 Newsweek, The Daily Beast

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

 -▶ Are we in the first act of a mass extinction that will end in the death of millions of plant and animal species across the planet, including us? Proponents of the “sixth extinction” theory believe the answer is yes.

Five mass extinctions have nearly wiped out life on earth. As Annalee Newitz writes in her new book, the sixth is coming... http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/06/the-sixth-mass-extinction-is-upon-us-can-humans-survive.html


Guardian Environment, September 03, 2014
A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/03/bernie-krause-natural-world-recordings?CMP=twt_gu

 

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                 Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author @ElizKolbert

 IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

Wired Science, May 08, 2014

- ▶ ONE OF THE BIGGEST ECOLOGICAL DISASTERS IN THE LAST 4.5 BILLION YEARS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW http://www.wired.com/2014/05/one-of-the-6-biggest-ecological-disasters-in-the-last-4-5-billion-years-is-happening-right-now/


July 26, 2013 Climate Progress

 -▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

 

  -▶ LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN BOTH ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN

 

 TriplePundit, January 27, 2012

 -▶ BIODIVERSITY LOSS TO BE GIVEN SAME STATUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/biodiversity-loss-deserves-attention-climate-change/

 

   -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY HAVING MAJOR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-species


   -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

The Star Phoenix, February 18, 2014

-▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION EXPLORES HUMANITY'S ROLE IN MAKING THE PLANET LETHAL TO OTHER LIFE FORMS http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/books/Extinction+explores+humanity+role+making+planet/9522257/story.html

 

Truthout, July 21, 2014
 -▶ THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION:  AN INDEPTH LOOK AT THE CAUSES AND WHAT WE'VE DONE TO PLANET EARTH http://truth-out.org/news/item/25051-dahr-jamail-the-brink-of-mass-extinction

 

                                                  IN PHOTOS
HERE'S EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL THAT BECAME EXTINCT IN THE LAST 100 YEARS
  http://www.pixable.com/article/heres-every-single-animal-that-became-extinct-in-the-last-100-years-photos-67674/

 

July 11, 2013 Care2

 -▶ GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: SPECIES WE'VE LOST IN THE LAST TEN YEARS http://ow.ly/n9T7n

 

National Geographic, December 15, 2013

-▶ 20,000 SPECIES ARE NEAR EXTINCTION:  IT IS TIME TO RETHINK HOW WE DECIDE WHAT TO SAVE. Choosing the ones to save is driven mostly by whether we like them or not ... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131216-conservation-environment-animals-science-endangered-species/

 

Live Science, September 09, 2014
HUMANS KILL SPECIES FASTER THAN THEY'RE CREATED  http://www.livescience.com/47733-humans-destroy-earth-biodiversity.html

 

 Care2, May 15, 2014
- ▶ ENDANGERED SPECIES THAT MIGHT NOT EXIST NEXT YEAR http://www.care2.com/greenliving/top-10-endangered-species.html

 

National Geographic, August 20, 2014
 - HOW THE CURRENT MASS EXTINCTION OF ANIMALS THREATENS HUMANS. We seem indifferent to the mass extinction we're causing, yet we lose a part of ourselves when another animal dies out. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140820-extinction-crows-penguins-dinosaurs-asteroid-sydney-booktalk/

 

                                     WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELING

              HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE

                                               http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

HuffingtonPost Green, August 26, 2014
A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html

 

Phys.org, September 02, 2014
EXTINCTIONS DURING HUMAN ERA WORSE THAN THOUGHT http://phys.org/news/2014-09-extinctions-human-era-worse-thought.html#nwlt

 

                                                       WATCH
                             Democracy Now, February 11, 2014
                                            THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

ELIZABETH KOLBERT ON HOW HUMANS ARE CAUSING LARGEST DIE-OFF SINCE DINOSAUR AGE http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/11/the_sixth_extinction_elizabeth_kolbert_on

 

                                            WE WERE WARNED

                                    UN Environment Programme

                                             August 15, 2010 

-▶ 200 SPECIES EXTINCT EVERY DAY, UNLIKE ANYTHING SINCE DINOSAURS DISAPPEARED 65 MILLION YEARS AGO

According to the UN Environment Programme, the Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the "natural" or "background" rate and, say many biologists, is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65m years ago... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security

 

 Grist, February 28, 2014

IN "THE SIXTH EXTINCTION", ELIZABETH KOLBERT REPORTS FROM THE FRONTLINES OF A DYING WORLD http://grist.org/climate-energy/in-the-sixth-extinction-elizabeth-kolbert-reports-from-the-frontlines-of-a-dying-world/

 ▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION:  AN UNNATURAL HISTORY BY ELIZABETH KOLBERT: INTERVIEWS AND EXCERPT http://sco.lt/6kP4kL

http://elizabethkolbert.com/

 Yale Environment 360, February 17, 2014
FIVE QUESTIONS FOR ELIZABETH KOLBERT ON FACING UP TO THE SIXTH EXTINCTION http://e360.yale.edu/digest/five_questions_for_elizabeth_kolbert__on_biodiversity_and_the_sixth_extinction/4078/

 

 - ▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE: BANKRUPTING NATURE THREATENS CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/5XbihV

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                                   PBS Newshour

                                               EXTINCTION WEEK

                           SERIES OF REPORTS ON EXTINCTIONS

               http://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/extinction-week/

 

 Mongabay, June 16, 2014

- ▶ OVER 800 MORE SPECIES ADDED TO IUCN THREATENED LIST, INCLUDING 44 LEMURS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0616-hance-iucn-redlist-2014.html

 

Mongabay, November 26, 2013

 -▶ OVER 350 SPECIES ADDED IN LAST SIX MONTHS TO THE IUCN RED LIST OF 21,286 THREATENED SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1125-hance-iucn-red-list-update.html?n3ws1ttr

 

International Union for Conservation of Nature , June 12, 2014
- ▶ IUCN RED LIST RAISES MORE RED FLAGS FOR THREATENED SPECIES http://www.iucn.org/?14964/IUCN-Red-List-raises-more-red-flags-for-threatened-species

 

 ▶ SAVING THE WORLD'S SPECIES FROM OBLIVION WILL COST AROUND $80 BILLION A YEAR -- A WISE INVESTMENT http://sco.lt/60tUZt

 

FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

                                              http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 

 HuffPost Green, March 29, 2014

- ▶ WORLD ON BRINK OF SIXTH GREAT EXTINCTION, SPECIES DISAPPEARING FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/sixth-great-extinction-species-disappearing_n_5412571.html

 

- TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE: GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS DUE TO MEGA MONOCROP FARMING http://sco.lt/8iXChl

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

 Psychology Today, May 15, 2014

 ▶  ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding

 

LiveScience, June 17, 2014
 ▶  WHY HUMANITY MUST REWILD ITSELF http://news.yahoo.com/why-humanity-must-rewild-op-ed-191930071.html

 

- THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/6iIjtx

 

  -▶ WHAT MAKES AN ECOSYSTEM ENDANGERED? IUCN'S "RED LIST" CRITERIA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/iucn-red-list-criteria-endangered-ecosystem_n_3244326.html

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS - 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                               WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

                          

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CLIMATE CHANGE

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Endangered Species Coalition:

 -▶ FUELING EXTINCTION : HOW DIRTY ENERGY DRIVES WILDLIFE TO THE BRINK PDF Download  http://fuelingextinction.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=70

 

 -▶ MASS EXTINCTION FORECAST WITH 6C TEMPERATURE RISE - RAPID WARMING LEAVES FEW CHOICES  http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2013/01/mass-extinction-forecast-with-6c-temperature-rise/

 

 International Business Times, February 25, 2014

-▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm

 

SF Gate, January 26, 2014

 -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

- ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 

Summit Voice, June 06, 2014
- ▶ STUDY SHOWS FLURRY OF THREATS TO RAINFORESTS. The 35-year study focused on how diverse communities of trees and vines respond when the Amazonian rainforest is fragmented by cattle ranching. And the new threat of climate change could be the knockout punch. “Humans continue to dump billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year, and it’s evidently affecting even the remotest forests on Earth,” http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/06/06/study-shows-flurry-of-threats-to-rainforests/

                                                      WATCH

                       300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b

                                   

                                                  -- WATCH--

                                                 Documentary
           -CALL OF LIFE:  FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

 Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

 

 

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EXTINCTIONS

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Nature, April 08, 2014
  -▶ TIME RUNNING OUT FOR RAREST PRIMATE: Rescue bid launched to save Hainan gibbon from becoming first ape driven to extinction by humans http://www.nature.com/news/time-running-out-for-rarest-primate-1.15009

 

Guardian Environment, June 11, 2014
 -
MORE THAN 90% OF LEMURS FACE EXTINCTION, IUCN WARNS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/12/more-than-90-of-lemurs-face-extinction-iucn-warns

 

  - PRIMATOLOGIST WARNS OF POSSIBLE GREAT APE EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7zDhMf

 

 - SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/91dA7F

 

Mongabay, September 27, 2013

 - FORGOTTEN SPECIES:  THE NEARLY EXTINCT PRIMATE THAT CAN BE SHOT ON SIGHT - According to the IUCN Red List, a staggering 48 percent of the world's primates are threatened with extinction http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0927-hance-forgotten-niger-delta-red-colobus.html#kZ4cqYPp9fQzKI3c.99

 

-▶ 'LITTLE DODO' FACES EXTINCTION: RACING TO SAVE THE LITTLE DODO FROM IT'S COUSIN'S FATE http://sco.lt/4tF68n

 

Animal Planet, April 01, 2014
  -▶ WHAT'S SCARIER THAN LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS?  LIFE WITHOUT THEM http://blogs.discovery.com/bites-animal-planet/2014/04/remember-that-kruger-park-tourist-video-of-a-lion-pride-and-a-crocodile-playing-a-deadly-game-of-tug-of-war-with-a-buffalo-ca.html

 

TWO THIRDS LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE - IMPACTING BOTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/8K1lJJ

 

 -▶ SUMATRAN TIGER'S LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/8B8NWb

 

-▶ LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA http://sco.lt/5fRl3Z

 

  -▶ AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOSES TWO-THIRDS OF ITS LIONS IN 50 YEARS  http://sco.lt/8ZYM0v

 

 -▶ LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES & POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://sco.lt/6qoofB

 

Mongabay, December 03, 2013
 -▶ 86% OF BIG ANIMALS IN THE SAHARA DESERT ARE EXTINCT OR ENDANGERED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-hance-sahara-big-animal-crisis.html

 

Salon, December 04, 2013

 -▶ THE SAHARA'S EXPERIENCING A 'CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE' OF ITS WILDLIFE http://www.salon.com/2013/12/04/the_saharas_experiencing_a_catastrophic_collapse_of_its_wildlife/

 

 

Bee Strawbridge Blog

 -▶ MASS INSECT EXTINCTION; THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? http://www.beestrawbridge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/mass-insect-extinction.html

 

All About Wildlife, March 2, 2011

 -▶ U.S. DECLARED EASTERN COUGAR TO BE EXTINCT

http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/american-wildlife/eastern-cougar-declared-extinct/5740

 

 -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) http://sco.lt/80mNeb

 

-▶ CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

  -▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

 

 -▶ INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR  http://sco.lt/6q74M5

 

                                                   --- WATCH --

                                                    CNN VIDEO

                   WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS

                                           http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

Guardian Environment, November 9, 2013
 -▶ CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES IN SUMATRA ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/09/conservation-wildlife

 

New York Times, February 01, 2014
 ▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS IN THE COLD RUGGED MOUNTAINS OF PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, TAJIKISTAN AND CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/saving-more-than-just-snow-leopards.html

 

 Wildlife Extra News -
 -▶ PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade.html


 

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THE MASSIVE DECLINES ALREADY IN MOTION

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  -▶ DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE  http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

 -▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS: PESTICIDES LINKED TO IMMUNO-SUPPRESSION http://sco.lt/5dc13Z

 

 -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

-▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER  http://sco.lt/81D2Sv

 

-▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4jydYv

 

  -▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU !!  http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                  FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                     A World Without Amphibians

                                              http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

-▶  KEYSTONE SPECIES LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

 -▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp

 

 Chicago Tribune, December 08, 2013
 -▶ANCIENT FARMING SEEN CURBING EXTINCTIONS OF ANIMALS, PLANTS http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-traditions-20131208,0,6654862.story

 

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

LIST OF EXTINCTIONS - SHOCKING

http://www.petermaas.nl/extinct/lists/mostrecent.htm#

 

 

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DEFORESTATION

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  - ▶ DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL - THE ON GOING SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/60eudl

 

  -▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

                                                    WATCH

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

                                               WATCH

                      TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                    PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

- ▶ FAST-TRACKING OUR OWN EXTINCTION: THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide


Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012

- ▶ NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FORESTS WILL REMAIN INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/new-study-slams-indonesias-forest-protection/

 

Mongabay, September 26, 2013
 -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html

 

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                                                      OCEANS

                                            =================

 

 - ▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

 - ▶ POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

 

IUCN February 19, 2012
▶  LARGEST SALMON IN THE WORLD EDGES TOWARD EXTINCTION http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=11289

 

 ▶ HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


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ATLANTIC STURGEON IN DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED NEARING EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6dUwGf

 

  -▶ ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF

 

Summit Voice, February 16, 2014

▶  GOP TWISTING FACTS, DISTORTING SCIENCE IN EFFORTS TO DISMANTLE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/17/gop-attack-on-endangered-species-fueled-by-tea-party-fantasies/

 

eNews Park Forest, April 06, 2014

  -▶ U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY AIMS TO DISMANTLE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT WITH PIECEMEAL APPROACH. Proposals would undermine protections for wildlife on the brink of extinction http://enewspf.com/opinion/commentary/51812-house-majority-aims-to-dismantle-endangered-species-act-with-piecemeal-approach.html

 

 Summit Voice, March 31, 2013
 ▶  GOP RENEWS ATTACK ON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/31/gop-renews-attack-on-endangered-species-act/

 

 All About Wildlife, January 18, 2011
 -▶ WHY CLONING WON'T SAVE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE  http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/extinct-wildlife/why-cloning-wont-save-endangered-animals/5466

 

Smart Planet, April 16, 2014
- ▶  WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DE-EXTINCT ANIMALS.  SHOULD WE? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/the-report/we-have-the-ability-to-de-extinct-animals-should-we/?tag=nl.e662&s_cid=e662&ttag=e662&ftag=TRE383a915

 

 Mongabay, February 10, 2014

 ▶  ON EDGE OF EXTINCTION, COULD DRONES AND TECHNOLOGY SAVE THE LITTLE DODO? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0210-hance-little-dodo-drones.html

 

▶  PERSISTENCE OR EXTINCTION: THROUGH A MATHEMATICAL LENS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444812951/persistence-or-extinction-through-a-mathematical-lens

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                       PBS Newshour, April 22, 2014
SOME LITTLE-KNOWN AND A FEW AT-RISK SPECIES THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART ON EARTH DAY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/11-endangered-species-will-break-heart-earth-day/

 

  -▶ HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

                                                  VIDEO:

                                            EARTHRACE

REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5fjbcn

 

 

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EXCELLENT READS

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 The Ecologist

 -▶ THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7fkZ3B

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

  ▶THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

Scientific American, May 25, 2014
▶  POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. In a May 21st speech, Pope Francis warned that despoiling the environment would come back to haunt humanity http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/pope-pleas-for-environment/

 

       "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                       Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

     http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/

 

                                    Earth In Transition, June 12, 2014
     *****AUTHENTIC SPIRITUALITY IN THE COMING STORM*****

http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/06/authentic-spirituality-in-the-coming-storm/

 

The Nature of Business, November 26, 2013

 -▶ WHERE'S THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE? ... WHAT'S THE NEW PARADIGM? http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2013/11/26/wheres-the-vision-for-the-future-whats-the-new-paradigm/

 

Forbes, December 30, 2013

 -▶ THE BIODIVERSITY BUBBLE: HOW WHAT WE DON'T KNOW COULD GET US KILLED http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2013/12/30/the-biodiversity-bubble-how-what-we-dont-know-could-get-us-killed/

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

 Excellent Read: Bee Strawbridge Blog June 5, 2013

 -▶ SPEAKING UP FOR WILDLIFE
Have we perhaps been afflicted with some kind of madness? Surely it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that life on Earth cannot be sustained if we continue to systematically wipe out the plants and animals that the planet's food chains and eco-systems depend upon for their very existence? http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.com/2013/06/speaking-up-for-wildlife.html

 

 -▶ MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES  http://sco.lt/5TCsBl

 

-▶ CANNED TROPHY HUNTING - ANIMALS BRED IN CAPTIVITY FOR TROPHY HUNTING  http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

The Nature Of Business

'SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013
ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

 

 -▶ RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

  -▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL COMPANIES OWNED UP: COMMON PESTICIDES COULD CAUSE AN ECOLOGICAL CASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/4vbYjx

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                       http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

 

                           THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

      DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                          http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


  -▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP


   -▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

Psych.Org, December 09, 2013
 -▶ FOLLOWING TRADITION: TOP EXAMPLES OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES http://phys.org/news/2013-12-tradition-examples-indigenous-knowledge-biodiversity.html

 

 

                                       --- WORTHY WATCH--

                                                 AWHAR

          RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                           FULL EPISODE

                                      http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

-▶ BUILDING THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF THE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/building-the-new-architecture-of-the-ecological-commons/

 

 August 25, 2013 Inter Press Service

 -▶ RIO DE JANIERO: NEW INITIATIVE AIMS TO INTEGRATE AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/new-initiative-aims-to-integrate-agriculture-and-conservation/

 

                                                    WATCH

                         Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                         A SILENT FOREST

      THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

                                               Full Movie

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

 

 -▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS? http://sco.lt/4iLDeL

 

  -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/8vsZP7

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

  -▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

  -▶ THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

 Takepart, May 16, 2014

- ▶ TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES, EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY (THIS MEANS YOU) . One-fourth of Earth’s species could be driven to extinction by 2050, just as a result of climate change. That’s not even counting the ones threatened by habitat eradication, toxins, and other plagues we have wrought on those with whom we share our home.
Solving these problems will take a global village. Every sector has some role to play, including the private sector, which has until recently been cast primarily as the problem, not part of the solution. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/05/16/endangered-species-day-everyone-has-role-play

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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MASS EXTINCTION!! The animals are in danger!

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The challenge of putting Brazil’s forests in good hands

The challenge of putting Brazil’s forests in good hands | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 (02/28/2013) MongaBay

People often associate Brazil with its forests. It’s no wonder given that nearly 60% of the country’s territory is covered by forest and it holds about one-third of the world’s remaining tropical rainforests. You might assume that a country like this would care about educating people to sustainably manage this precious heritage. Well, you’d be wrong! ... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-swf2013-margit.html

 

 MORE ON DEFORESTATION: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=deforestation#post_3997796151

 

Feb 27, 2013 MongaBay
DOES THE PRESENCE OF SCIENTISTS HELP DETER POACHING AND DEFORESTATION IN PROTECTED AREAS?  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-field-research-protect-forests.html

 

Feb 28, 2013 - Mongabay
CAN SAVING FORESTS HELP FEED THE WORLD? http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-swf2013-schwartzman.html

 

Feb 28, 2013 - MongaBay
SELECTIVE LOGGING CHANGES CHARACTER, ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY OF TROPICAL FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1212-hance_tcs_logging_india.html

 

 

 

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Loss of bees and wild pollinators serious threat to crop yields, study finds -

Loss of bees and wild pollinators serious threat to crop yields, study finds - | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 28, 2013 - Guardian Environment

Wild bees and other insects twice as effective as honeybees in producing seeds and fruit on crops.

The decline of wild bees and other pollinators may be an even more alarming threat to crop yields than the loss of honeybees, a worldwide study suggests, revealing the irreplaceable contribution of wild insects to global food production. ...trucking in managed honeybee hives did not replace wild pollination when that was lost, but only added to the pollination that took place.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/28/wild-bees-pollinators-crop-yields

 

SAVE THE BERRIES, SAVE THE BEES, SAVE ME ... MUCH MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF THE DISAPPEARING BEES AND POLLINATORS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BEES

 

 

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Elders of the Forests Disappearing Worldwide -Irreplaceable habitat for many animals.

Elders of the Forests Disappearing Worldwide -Irreplaceable habitat for many animals. | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

December 5, 2012 - Our Amazing Planet

 -▶ BIG TREES IN DECLINE

These elders of the forest do many things that smaller, younger trees cannot; for example, providing homes for many types of animals, providing space for other plants to grow in tropical rainforests and producing large amounts of seeds that serve as food for other animals and replenish tree populations, according to the study, published today (Dec. 6) in the journal Science. Old trees also store an enormous amount of carbon and... http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3856-big-trees-in-decline.html



       GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORLD'S OLDEST TREES AT NIGHT

                                   http://onemorepost.com/oldest-trees/


Mongabay, September 26, 2013
 -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html


SIFY News, January 07, 2011

-▶ UN: WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION 'We are losing our biodiversity thousand times faster than natural extinction, leading to widespread and irreversible loss of natural ecosystem. The stakes could not be higher, what we do, or fail to do, over the next 10 years will influence the well-being and prosperity of billions of people for generation to come,'
http://www.sify.com/news/world-losing-biodiversity-at-unprecedented-rate-un-news-national-lbhpEhbfcaf.html


    December 14, 2012 Mongabay

-▶ WORLD'S MIGHTY AMAZON GIANTS DISAPPEARING AT ALARMING RATE:   found in a genetic study published in the December 2012 edition of Ecology and Evolution.... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1214-amazon-tree-age.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Mongabay, August 26, 2014
 -▶  HOW DO WE SAVE THE WORLD'S VANISHING OLD-GROWTH FORESTS? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0826-hance-primary-forest-policy.html


Science Daily:

-▶ WORLD'S BIG TREES ARE DYING: ALARMING INCREASE IN DEATH RATES AMONG TREES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121206162519.htm


Mongabay, August 07, 2014
 -▶  OLD-GROWTH TREES STORE HALF RAINFOREST CARBON - DISAPPEARING FAST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0807-big-trees-biomass.html


-▶  STUDY: WORLD'S MIGHTY GIANTS DYING OFF AT ALARMING RATE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3690136289/study-world-s-mighty-giants-dying-off-at-alarming-rate


Mongabay, January 27, 2015
 -▶  SCIENTISTS CALL ON OBAMA TO STOP CLEAR CUTTING LOGGING IN OLD GROWTH FORESTS IN ALASKA'S TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0127-tongass-old-growth-forest-logging.html


                  GMO FORESTS DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS

                             CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

                                      http://sco.lt/52lFDN


REDD-Monitor, March 11, 2015
PROTEST IN BRAZIL PREVENTS APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED EUCALYPTUS TREES  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2015/03/11/protest-in-brazil-prevents-approval-of-genetically-engineered-eucalytpus/


-▶ TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - EVERYTHING IS INTERCONNECTED  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995362264/tree-health-linked-with-human-health-our-interconnected-lives


                                            -- WATCH --

               "MOTHER TREE" HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate


Mongabay, May 08, 2014
- ▶  SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES: NEW HOLISTIC 'ONE HEALTH' CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMS.  Recently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging holistic “One Health” movement explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health, and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest...
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-nicole-sri-ehp-one-health.html



                                                    VIDEO
     THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health


Discovery News

-▶ DO FEWER TREES MEAN MORE DEATH? http://news.discovery.com/earth/plants/do-fewer-trees-mean-more-death-130118.htm


- ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1


FORESTS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1610875320/forests-and-the-health-of-the-planet


The Guardian
'▶  WAR AND PEACE - AND WAR AGAIN?  THE BATTLE FOR AUSTRALIAN TASMANIAN'S ANCIENT FORESTS. For 30 years activists and loggers fought over the future of Tasmania’s old-growth forests. Finally, in 2012, came a historic peace deal. But on 2 September the state’s newly elected Liberal government tore it up. So what next for both sides? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/-sp-tasmanian-forestry-peace-deal


The Conversation, May 26, 2013
- ▶ AUSTRALIA:  VICTORIAN LAW CHANGE ABANDONS NATIVE FORESTS TO CORPORATE LOGGERS -- FOR PURE PROFIT http://theconversation.com/victorian-law-change-abandons-native-forests-to-loggers-14113


                                                 IN PICTURES

Sad pics of loggers in 1915 cutting down the giant California Redwoods, destroying all life within them. These trees were over a 1,000 years old and have a life span of between 1,200 and 1,800 years http://ow.ly/BFsr8


August 23, 2013 Care2Causes
-▶ U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa


RT News, August 18, 2014
'▶  TINY INDIAN VILLAGE MAKES FINAL STAND AGAINST COAL GIANTS WANTING TO CLEAR ANCIENT FOREST FOR MINING PROJECT. Research by Greenpeace India shows that there are 54 villages that are dependent on the Mahan forest for their livelihood.

“The Mahan coal mine is not only placing the climate at risk, but will also destroy the livelihoods of thousands of people who depend on the Mahan forest for survival,” said Priya Pillai from the NGO.

http://www.rtcc.org/2014/08/18/tiny-indian-village-makes-final-stand-against-coal-giants/


                                                      WATCH:

                                 TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST

      THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/63qBIv


Forest.Org Dec.6. 2012:

-▶ END TO GREEN-WASH OF CANADIAN OLD-GROWTH LOGGING - Thanks to GreenPeace http://forests.org/blog/2012/12/release-victory-as-ecological.asp



Mongabay, January 26, 2012

 -▶  BIG TREES, LIKE THE OLD-GROWTH FORESTS THEY INHABIT, ARE DECLINING GLOBALLY  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0126-big_trees.html


Mongabay:

-▶ GLOBAL DECLINE OF BIG TREES IN OLD-GROWTH FORESTS WORRYING, argue scientists http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1206-big-old-trees.html

 

 Pew Environment Trust

-▶ A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE USA OLD-GROWTH TREASURES  http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/a-rare-opportunity-to-save-old-growth-treasures-85899434591


 -▶  WHY ARE OLD TREES DISAPPEARING? http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1305830--why-are-old-trees-disappearing



 -▶  OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD:  THE WORLDWIDE VULNERABILITY OF FORESTS http://forhumanliberation.blogspot.com/2012/11/960-worldwide-vulnerability-of-forests.html


                                       SLIDE SHOW

                        Scientific American, March 11, 2014
                          ANCIENT TREES SPROUT NEW LIFE

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-trees-sprout-new-life


May 29, 2013 Forest News
 -▶ THE INVISIBLE EXTINCTION OF FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES: CAN TREES SURVIVE? http://blog.cifor.org/16587/the-invisible-extinction-of-forest-genetic-resources-can-trees-survive/#.Ub7D4uswOic

 

 -▶ HALF OF EUROPE'S RENEWABLE ENERGY ' COMES FROM WOOD' http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3617148159/half-of-europe-s-renewable-energy-comes-from-wood


                           CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST 

                                THEIR TREASURE LITTLE KNOWN

                                             http://sco.lt/6F54E5


-▶ A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE OLD-GROWTH TREASURES http://sco.lt/6wDvM1



 ▶ UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report


                         NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


- ▶ NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ


 -▶ WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2770994964/what-s-wrong-with-tree-plantations


                                                    WATCH

                         Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                         A SILENT FOREST

      THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

                                               Full Movie

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c



                              - ▶  HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

            THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP


 

 - ▶ THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET: SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/4nJvdp


UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: 

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS

http://sco.lt/8PcKsD


FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

http://sco.lt/8fNIET



-▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3644472714/stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil-scientific-american


DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION

A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE  - GLOBAL ECOCIDE
http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z



                                           FEATURED VIDEO

                                                    Mongabay
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY WITNESSES END OF FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0326-muaratae-video.html


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

Psych.Org, December 09, 2013
 -▶ FOLLOWING TRADITION: TOP EXAMPLES OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES http://phys.org/news/2013-12-tradition-examples-indigenous-knowledge-biodiversity.html


▶  MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL

http://sco.lt/99SfhJ


                                             ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/5moIAT


 - ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1



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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


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PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST - Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

  "No Where To Go" Image Via: The Habitat Advocate: http://www.habitatadvocate.com.au/?p=13652



Mongabay, August 16, 2014
▶ INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REITERATES PLAN TO CLEAR 14M ha (28M Acres) OF FOREST BY 2020 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0816-indonesia-deforestation-plan.html

 

 Mongabay, May 25, 2014
 ▶  INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0525-meijaard-wildlife-trade-indonesia.html

 

▶  INDONESIA REMAINS EPICENTER FOR ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS http://sco.lt/8NRZlR

 

                                             AUDIO SLIDESHOW
                            Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER FOR THE PLANET
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow

 

                                                         WATCH

-▶ 'WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

                                                        WATCH

       TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

 New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE A DISASTER IN THE MAKING http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/asia/in-indonesia-environmentalists-see-a-disaster-in-the-making.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

 

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

                                               IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                   Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
         KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/

 

 ▶  THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE?  http://sco.lt/7KU641

 

March 14, 2013 The Ecologist

▶  PALM OIL: THE HIDDEN INGREDIENT CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/home/1273788/palm_oil_the_hidden_ingredient_causing_an_ecological_disaster.html

 

▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

▶  SURGING DEMAND FOR VEGETABLE OIL DRIVES RAINFOREST DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/6yY5Vh

 

 ▶  "MORE THAN 100 ORANGUTANS BURNED ALIVE IN DELIBERATELY SET INDONESIAN FOREST BY PALM OIL CORPORATIONS"  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter


                                                    WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz

 

▶  INDONESIA'S MOCKERY OF PLEDGE TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENABLING PLANTATION COMPANIES TO DESTROY CARBON-RICH PEATLANDS WITH IMMUNITY, A RECENT REPORT REVEALS http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/orangutan-palm-oil.html#cr

 

▶  DESPITE MORATORIUM, INDONESIA FAILING TO TAKE ACTION ON ILLEGAL PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0712-eia-investigation-pt-best.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

 June 20, 2013 Common Dreams
▶ PALM-OIL GIANTS DODGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR BURNING DOWN FORESTS CREATING TOXIC SMOG COVERING SINGAPORE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/20-3

 

July 28, 2012:

▶  CARGILL PALM OIL FROM ILLEGALLY CLEARED RAINFOREST, SLAUGHTERING ORANGUTAN AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2289970611/cargill-palm-oil-from-illegally-cleared-rainforest-slaughtering-orangutan

 

 May 5, 2013 Mongabay  When Graft and Corruption is the Rule of Law
▶  INDONESIAN COURT RULES FOR PALM OIL COMPANY IN CONTROVERSIAL DEFORESTATION CASE  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0505-dparker-tripa-case.html

 

Scientific American

▶  STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

▶  May 3, 2013 Mongabay

GREATER MEKONG REGION HAS LOST A THIRD OF ITS FORESTS IN 30 YEARS, MAY LOSE ANOTHER THIRD BY 2030 (Region of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam) http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0502-mekong-forests.html

 

                              A Picture Says A Thousand Words
               PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - Google Image Search
                                    http://ow.ly/mp1Mx

 

 September 3, 2013 Mongbay

▶  PALM OIL NOW BIGGEST CAUSE OF DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0903-rspo-vs-greenpeace-palm-oil-deforestation.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Mongabay, February 21, 2014
▶ TRADITIONAL PALM KNOWLEDGE AT RISK OF BECOMING LOST FOREVER http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0221-mark-traditional-palm-knowledge-at-risk.html

 

 Der Spiegel, May 02, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIAN VILLAGERS DRIVEN FROM VILLAGES IN PALM OIL LAND THEFT http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/indonesian-villagers-driven-from-villages-in-palm-oil-land-theft-a-967198.html

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013
▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

▶  MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

The Orangutan Protection Foundation:

▶  The current situation as far as orangutans and rainforests are concerned is critical. The ever-increasing demand in developed countries for palm oil and timber is decimating the rainforests at a terrifying rate, and consequently its orangutan population and all life within the forests as well. If nothing is done to halt this devastation, the orangutan could be facing extinction in the wild within the next 10 years.  http://www.opf.org/

 

100 Reporters, November 21, 2013
▶  GLOBAL LAND GRAB: RAINFOREST VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report. http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

 

                                                        WATCH:

                                           "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

A Short film by Carlos Quiles.  The video is a short story of the long term documentary Saving Leuser. We need the maximum support not just for Tripa but to save the Leuser ecosystem, the only place in the world that hosts five endangered species as tigers, rhinos, orangutans, elephants and bears.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia

 

▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 

World Watch Institute
▶  INDONESIA'S PALM OIL PUZZLE  3-PART SERIES http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6099

 

 Greenpeace, October 22, 2013
▶  WANT A REASON TO SAVE INDONESIA FROM DEFORESTATION?  HERE'S FOURTEEN OF THEM  http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2013/10/22/the-environmentalist-14-reasons-we-need-to-save-indonesia-from-deforestation/?utm_source=gpusatwitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=forests

 

Rainforest Alliance
▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 


 

January 22, 2013 International Business Times

▶  RED PALM OIL TOUTED BY DR. OZ AS A DIET MIRACLE COULD LEAD TO 'WAR ON ORANGUTANS' http://www.ibtimes.com/red-palm-oil-touted-dr-oz-diet-miracle-could-lead-war-orangutans-1032416

 

June 30, 2013 The Ecologist
▶  DON'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD - IT COULD BE KILLING ELEPHANTS  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1985948/dont_turn_a_blind_eye_to_whats_in_your_food_it_could_be_killing_elephants.html

 

                                                  ---- WATCH ----

                                       July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
 LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

 

                                             SPECIAL REPORT

                                     June 30, 2013 The Ecologist
                                PALM OIL'S FORGOTTEN VICTIMS

      SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS SUFFER IN RUSH FOR 'LIQUID IVORY' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1984027/palm_oils_forgotten_victims_sumatran_elephants_suffer_in_rush_for_liquid_ivory.html

                                                  

 

▶  THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

                              A Picture Says A Thousand Words
                      ▶  PALM OIL DEFORESTATION ORANGUTANS -

                             Google Images http://ow.ly/mp0G1

 

                                                      VIDEO
                        "LIFE, LAND AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA"
                                   http://vimeo.com/40766520

 

 

Feb 21, 2013 MongaBay
▶  CAMEROON: CONTROVERSIAL PALM OIL PROJECT CONCESSION IN CAMEROON IS 98 PERCENT ' DENSE NATURAL FOREST' http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0221-hance-herakles-gp-report.html

 

June 23, 2013 Seed Daily:
▶  AFRICAN PALM OIL MAKERS HIT BACK AT GLOBAL 'SMEAR CAMPAIGN' http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/African_palm_oil_makers_hit_back_at_global_smear_campaign_999.html

 

Feb 21, 2013 - MongaBay
▶  CONGO: ACTIVISTS WARN OF INDUSTRIAL PALM OIL EXPANSION IN CONGO RAINFOREST Activists warn of industrial palm oil expansion in Congo rainforest http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0221-hance-congo-palm-oil.html

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:

▶  LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

      

                                             IN PICTURES

                                 ▶  RAINFORESTS TO PALM OIL

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0702-rainforests-to-palm-oil-photos.html

 

 

▶  TAKE ACTION - BEFORE THE LAST FOREST, THE LAST ORANGUTAN, THE LAST SIGN OF LIFE IS GONE ....RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK http://ow.ly/a8Mim http://understory.ran.org/?s=Orangutans+Indonesia http://ran.org

 

 July 4, 2013 ReddMonitor
▶  AUSTRALIA SHUTS DOWN THE KALIMANTAN CARBON FOREST PARTNERSHIP "A LOT OF FUNDS SPENT AND VERY LITTLE PROGRESS" http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/07/04/australia-shuts-down-the-kalimantan-forest-carbon-partnership-a-lot-of-funds-spent-and-very-little-progress/

 

 

▶  OIL PALM PLANTATIONs REPLACING FORESTS IN KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/10/oil-palm-plantations-replacing-forests-in-kalimantan/

 

Jan 9, 2013: Redd-Monitor.org

▶  INDONESIA'S BETRAYAL: CENTRAL KALIMANTAN'S PALM OIL CATASTROPHE - IN PICTURES

In May 2010, Indonesia’s President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, signed a Letter of Intent with Norway for a US$1 billion REDD deal. In December 2010, Yudhoyono announced that Central Kalimantan would be a pilot province under the deal. This means that Central Kalimantan’s remaining forests are protected, right? Wrong. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/

 

                                                   WATCH 

                                            VIDEO ANIMATION

                                        ▶  "THE STORY OF REDD"

              A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION? |http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

June 25, 2013 Mongabay
▶  WHY PANAMA'S INDIGENOUS PULLED OUT OF THE UN's REDD PROGRAM http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0625-panama-coonapip-redd.html

 

▶  April 23, 2013 - Mongabay
RSPO FAILING TO MEET SUSTAINABILITY OBJECTIVES FOR PALM OIL PRODUCTION, SAYS WWF http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-rspo-pandcs.html

 

 

▶  CHILD LABOR CAUGHT ON FILM AT PALM OIL PLANTATION IN INDONESIAN BORNEO http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0209-dparker-child-labor-palm-oil.html#0pMOTU4EfiwPBwEO.02

 

Feb 28, 2013 - MongaBay
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DENIES CHILD LABOR CLAIMS, NEW ALLEGATIONS ARISE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-dparker-child-palm-oil-workers.html

 

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                                                    ▶  BIOFUELS ▶ 

 

Feb 1, 2013 - Planet Ark

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

▶  BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492

 

April 27, 2012 Biofuels

▶  EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

National Geographic: Eye in the Sky
▶  DEFORESTATION AND FOREST HOLOCAUST
The statistics paint a grim picture. According to the World Resources Institute, more than 80 percent of the Earth’s natural forests already have been destroyed. Up to 90 percent of West Africa’s coastal rain forests have disappeared since 1900. Brazil and Indonesia, which contain the world’s two largest surviving regions of rain forest, are being stripped at an alarming rate by logging, fires, and land-clearing for agriculture and cattle-grazing.
 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/deforestation/effect.html

 

April 17, 2014 TreeHugger

▶  DEFORESTATION PHOTO: CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HIS FOREST HOME HAS BEEN CUT DOWN (PHOTOS) http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html

 

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                                                            WATCH

 

1.  VIDEO

▶  BBC EARTH TV CLIPS FROM DEFORESTATION IN BORNEO Orangutan Diary - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmRaN5OcQZs

▶  IMPORTANT FILM TO WATCH: 

*** "GREEN" Running Time 47:46  DEATH OF THE FORESTS IN INDONESIA - Award Winning Silent Documentary by Patrick Rouxel - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

▶  ELEPHANTS POISONED FOR PALM OIL! | Change.org http://www.change.org/petitions/elephants-poisoned-for-palm-oil

▶  BBC EARTH TV:  ORANGUTAN DIARY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTdVR-G1B5Q

                                          

                                             

                                            MORE ARTICLES

 

1. "MORE THAN 100 ORANGUTANS BURNED ALIVE IN DELIBERATELY SET INDONESIAN FOREST BY PALM OIL CORPORATIONS"  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter

2. RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST - The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire

 3. JAKARTA, Indonesia—"ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS - The Jakarta Globe http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

Fires raging in an Indonesian swamp forest may have killed a third of the rare Sumatran orangutans. About 200 still live there. Only 12,267 hectares (30,311 acres) of Tripa’s original 60,000 hectares (148,260 acres) of forest remain.The rest has been broken up and degraded as palm oil companies drain the swamp and terminate the life of the forests.

4. GREEN GROUPS MAY CALL FOR BOYCOTT OF INDONESIAN PALM OIL OVER FOREST DESTRUCTION IN SUMATRA  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0411-socp_tripa_battle_call.html

5. GOVERNOR OF ACEH WHO SIGNED PALM OIL PERMIT: PLNTATION IN TRIPA IS "MORALLY WRONG" http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0405-hance_tripa_governor.html

6. SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: CARGILL AND TRIP FOREST CONTROVERSY  Care2 Causes http://www.care2.com/causes/setting-the-record-straight-cargill-and-tripa-forest-controversy.html

7. TRACING THE MONEY, AND THE MASTERMINDS, OF ILLEGAL LOGGING  - NYTimes.com http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/following-the-money-and-the-mafias-behind-illegal-logging/

 

 

                                                     VIDEOS:

            ▶  WATCH THESE POWERFUL AND INFORMATIVE VIDEOS:

 

1. "DEFORESTATION" - What is the real impact? - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8nXltMZYtM&feature=related

2. "GREEN": Death of the Forests - 47:46 - Documentary by Patrick Rouxel - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

GREEN FORESTS OF DEATH: Witness - Al Jazeera English http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2012/03/201231483446653151.html

3. "THE FALLING FORESTS"- All For Palm Oil http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0326-muaratae-video.html

4. "ORANGUTAN GENOCIDE"- The Palm Oil Crisis - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRMJBvL1Kog&feature=related

5. "RAPID DEFORESTATION" - Papua New Guinea - An Australian Broadcasting Co. Investigation YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aJZB2jNHRY&feature=related

6. SAVING LEUSERS. Tripa - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

7.  VIDEO: SHOOTING ORANGUTANS, Part Two - Orangutan Diary - BBC - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeOSzhtBVms&feature=youtube_gdata

8. VIDEO NURSED BACK TO HEALTH, PART ONE - ORANGUTAN DIARY - BBC VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2443696313/nursed-back-to-health-orangutan-diary-bbc-video-palm-oil-ecocide

 

 

Feb 28, 2013 - Mongabay
▶  HELPING TO STOP THE PALM OIL ECOCIDE -- NEW GUIDE FOR FILING COMPLAINTS ON RULE-BREAKING BY PALM OIL CORPORATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0228-rspo-complaint-guide.html

 

▶  READ MORE IN MY BLOG: "THE PALM OIL ECOCIDE" http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/biodiversity-is-life/

 

▶  FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

 

▶  AND STOP BY THE MALUA RAINFOREST PROJECT : www.protectmalua.com / maluabank.com -

SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE WORKING 24/7 TO TURN THIS HOLOCAUST OF NATURE AND OUR WILDLIFE AROUND

 

pdjmoo's insight:

WHERE IS REDD? .- The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

 

The blatant and criminal disregard for international agreements and treaties by the PALM OIL INDUSTRY  http://rspo.org is creating ECOCIDE throughout the world's rainforests, destroying all life within the forests, disposing native peoples from their lands and turning forest people into slaves.  The "Green-Washing" is deplorable and reprehensible. Glaringly obvious are their lies-for-profit public relations campaigns.  Their latest pr spin "Sustainable palm is good for environment, and business revenues - World Wildlife Fund report" http://ow.ly/a6X0U and raises serious questions about the integrity of the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND SEE: "The Pact with the Panda Part 1" - YouTube http://ow.ly/a6XFT

WWF timber scheme allows illegal logging, forest destruction and fails to prevent human rights abuses | Global Witness http://ow.ly/drlAB -

This Corporate rush to destroy our ecosystems for logging, agriculture and biofuels, palmoil may boost their quarterly bottom lines but will leave us bereft of the natural forests and all life within them.  I cannot imagine how many thousands of interdependent species are suffering and dying by the hand of their bulldozers.  Some will be lost forever

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Protecting original wetlands far preferable to restoration

Protecting original wetlands far preferable to restoration | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Even after 100 years have passed a restored wetland may not reach the state of its former glory.
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Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss and climate change causing 6th mass extinction : scientists

Scientists meeting at the University of Copenhagen have warned that biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world, describing the loss of species as the 6th mass extinction event on the earth. The world is losing species at a rate that is 100 to 1000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, with the challenges of conserving the world's species larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change.

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The Health Benefits Of Biodiversity

The Health Benefits Of Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

A Healthy Environment - A Healthy Humanity

 

If you've recently spent some time in a "greenspace"--an area of undeveloped landscape--you may have found that it improved your mood, reduced feelings of stress, and left you feeling more relaxed.

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Without Nature We Do Not Exist - The Value of Biodiversity

Without Nature We Do Not Exist - The Value of Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Biodiversity preservation can provide critical services to the poor.

The sixth great mass extinction is underway, and because of the threat it poses to global biodiversity, it is as great a threat to human well-being as climate change. The causes of this extinction event are quite clear: humans are out-competing all other species for scarce resources on a finite planet.

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BIOMIMICRY: Nature: Design Genius - Nature’s most elegant designs may hold the key to super-efficient, ecofriendly technology

BIOMIMICRY: Nature: Design Genius - Nature’s most elegant designs may hold the key to super-efficient, ecofriendly technology | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

BIOMIMICRY: Bionic Handling; Better Spin cycle; Chemical-Free De-Icing; Extreme Shock Absorber; Paint Without Pigments; Traffic Decongestant; efficient ceiling fans; fog harvesting;

 

IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP, Jan 28, 2013 | Sustainable Brands http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

 


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One billion people rely on fish as an important source of protein. - WWF An international group of ecologists and economists warned that the world will run o...

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Large Scale Biodiversity Is Vital to Maintaining Ecosystem and Human Health

Large Scale Biodiversity Is Vital to Maintaining Ecosystem and Human Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 June 7, 2013 Science Daily

-▶  BIODIVERSITY VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH

▶  Over the years ecologists have shown how biological diversity benefits the health of small, natural communities. New analysis by ecologists at UC Santa Cruz demonstrates that even higher levels of biological diversity are necessary to maintain ecosystem health in larger landscapes over long periods of time....http://news.ucsc.edu/2013/06/ecosystem-biodiversity.html


MongaBay, March 17,2015
NEW REPORT CONNECTS HUMAN HEALTH TO BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0317-force-biodiversity-health.html


The Wildlife Trusts
-▶  WE NEED NATURE: BUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH IT IS IN TROUBLE http://action.wildlifetrusts.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1823&ea.campaign.id=32896


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


The Independent, November 03, 2014
-▶  NATURE ISN'T A LUXURY, IT'S ESSENTIAL FOR ALL LIFE: NATURE AND THE WELL-BEING ACT http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/nature-isnt-a-luxury-its-an-essential-and-if-we-can-vote-for-it-we-should-9836776.html


                                     ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


HuffPostGreen, October 06, 2014

- ▶  WORLD FALLING BEHIND ON PLAN TO PROTECT NATURAL WORLD BY 2020, UN SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/nature-protection_n_5937094.html


The Guardian - Vital Signs
-▶  HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2014/oct/03/ebola-epidemic-bats-deforestation-west-africa-guinea-sierra-leone-liberia


EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
-▶  EBOLA A SYMPTOM OF ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL COLLAPSE http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


Climate Desk, July 07, 2014
-▶ WE ARE MAKING DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAKS WORSE BY CUTTING DOWN FORESTS http://climatedesk.org/2014/07/we-are-making-ebola-outbreaks-worse-by-cutting-down-forests/


Conservation Magazine, University of Washington
-▶ COULD DECLINING BIODIVERSITY BE LINKED TO THE RISING PREVALENCE OF ALLERGIES AND ECOSYSTEM VIRUSES? http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/

 

Mongabay, May 22, 2014
-▶ NEXT BIG IDEA IN FOREST CONSERVATION? LINKING PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0322-forestinnovation-kimbrough-gordon.html?n3ws1ttr


                                                       REPORT

                                    PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
-▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND LOSS AND IT'S REGULATION MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC:  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032


Summit Citizen, November 19, 2013

▶  ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/


                                                   --- WATCH --

                                              Dr. Vandana Shiva

WHY DOES LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY MATTER? THREAT TO ECONOMY, POLITICAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE ON EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/5Y5qYT


                                                      WATCH
        THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health


University of Washington, Department of Public Health
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ANIMALS, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sph.washington.edu/news/closeup/profile.asp?content_ID=4506


Mongabay, May 08, 2014

 ▶ NEW HOLISTIC  'ONE HEALTH'  CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMSRecently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging holistic “One Health” movement explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health, and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-nicole-sri-ehp-one-health.html


March 03, 2013 Global Issues

-▶ LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions


 

▶  TREE HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v


EcoInternet, August 04, 2014
-▶  NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av



▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, MASS EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING AS OUR WORLD MELTS  http://sco.lt/7KDmGv


 allAfrica.com, December 15, 2013
TANZANIA:  GOING GREEN IN FIGHTING AGAINST POVERTY THE relationship between poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation http://allafrica.com/stories/201312160255.html?viewall=1

 

Just Means, March 11, 2014
 -▶  WORLD BANK SAY BIODIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/world-bank-says-biodiversity-is-critical-to-ending-global-poverty



▶  ECONOMIC REPORT INTO BIODIVERSITY CRISIS  http://sco.lt/868xd3


Inter Press Service, September 30, 2014
-▶ A ROADMAP TO LIVING -- AND THRIVING -- IN HARMONY WITH NATURE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/opinion-a-roadmap-to-living-and-thriving-in-harmony-with-nature/

 

 BBC News, June 05, 2014
-▶  U.N. URGES ACTION TO PROTECT FORESTS GENETIC DIVERSITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27715552


BBC News, June 23, 2014
-▶ UN:  WORLD'S FORESTS FUNDAMENTAL TO HUMAN WELL-BEING - WORLD'S FOREST REPORT http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27963330

 

  ▶ ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals

 

ConservationBytes.com. February 28, 2014
▶  BIODIVERSITY NEEDS MORE THAN JUST UNWANTED LEFTOVERS http://conservationbytes.com/2014/02/28/biodiversity-needs-more-than-just-unwanted-leftovers/


August 14, 2012 Science Daily
-▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29



 The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


 

BALANCE OF NATURE: EXPOSING THE BIG GAME http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/tag/balance-of-nature/


Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
-▶  RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS 'A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT' - Scientists warn that removal from ecosystem of large carnivores like the dingo could be as detrimental as climate change... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat

 

-▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L


CGIAR, January 28, 2014
 -▶ IPBES PUTS BIODIVERSITY AND POLLINATION FRONT AND CENTER WATER, LAND AND ECOSYSTEMS http://wle.cgiar.org/blog/2014/01/28/ipbes-puts-biodiversity-pollination-front-centre/



WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                 IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
Everyone knows that coral reefs are in danger, and that the rainforests are disappearing – or do we? What do we actually know in scientific terms? How much of these ecosystems are left, and how likely are they to disappear? IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is developing a new tool to provide answers to these questions – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/



                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY LOSS PAINTS DIRE PICTURE FOR FUTURE OF HUMAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/4m6nZJ



▶  ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/6m0XJZ



 eTNDaily, November 24, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA:  BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP AS A MECHANISM FOR ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eturbonews.com/39998/biodiversity-stewardship-mechanism-adaptation-climate-change



▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz



▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


▶   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9



May 10, 2013 United Nations Environmental Programme

LOSS AND DEGRADATION OF NATURAL HABITAT THREATEN MIGRATORY BIRDS, PUSHING SPECIES TOWARD EXTINCTION

http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2716&ArticleID=9498

 

STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3


               THE COMPLEX LIFE CYCLE OF THE NATURAL WORLD
                        National Wildlife Federation, September 29, 2014
THE DEEPENING MYSTERY OF MOOSE DECLINE - THE TINY TAKING DOWN THE MIGHTY - THE PARASITIC BRAIN WORM http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Animals/Archives/2014/Moose.aspx


 

THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 


▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 


May 27, 2013 Science Daily

EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527100624.htm

 


 ▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE.  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 


 ▶  DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE  http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

▶  RESTORING RIVERS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

                                                  WATCH

HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: RESTORING THE EARTH--  IN RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA http://news.linktv.org/videos/hope-in-a-changing-climate-restoring-the-earth

 


 ▶  WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn


 

July 16, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  PROTECTING NATURE IS THE BEST WAY OF PROTECTING OURSELVES FROM RISING TIDES AND STORMS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/heres-an-easy-way-to-protect-coastal-communities-from-rising-seas-and-storms/

 

 

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                                          VIDEO REPORT:

                               June 10, 2013 PBS Newshour

USING 'NATURE AS AN ASSET' TO BALANCE COSTA RICA'S FARMING WITH PRESERVATION http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june13/costarica_06-10.html

 

August 25, 2013 Inter Press Service
▶  RIO DE JANEIRO: NEW INITIATIVE AIMS TO INTEGRATE AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/new-initiative-aims-to-integrate-agriculture-and-conservation/

 

Rainforest Alliance
▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest


ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals

 

Science/AAAS, June 12, 2014
-▶ LEAVE IT TO NATURE: PLANTS HITCHHIKE ON THE WINGS OF BIRDS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/06/plants-hitchhike-wings-birds

 

 

June 12, 2013 Forest News
▶  Q&A: ‘TRADITIONAL FOREST KNOWLEDGE IS NOT FOLKLORE, BUT A RESOURCE FOR CHANGE' http://blog.cifor.org/17174/qa-traditional-forest-knowledge-is-not-folklore-but-a-resource-for-change/#.UbmW6-swOic

 

 

                                                   SLIDESHOW

▶  **** IN COSTA RICA, FARMERS START TO SEE VALUE OF BIODIVERSITY (As It Used to Be Before Man Decided He Knew Better)

In Costa Rica, birds, bats and bees serve vital roles in controlling pests and pollinating crops. Now, researchers are measuring the contributions of these critters to encourage farmers to move away from the single-crop model and toward biodiversity  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/food-for-9-billion-costa-rica.html

 

                                                       WATCH

                                    "FROG: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                       A World Without Amphibians

                                               http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

 

▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/6fkVAv

 

▶  BIO-ECONOMY vs BIODIVERSITY http://ow.ly/aDXdn

 

 ▶  PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8TdGdt

 

▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/8lqrQH

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

▶  THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, GMO CROPS AND BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/99bwx7


WHAT'S WRONG WITH TREE PLANTATIONS? http://sco.lt/4iLDeL

 

                                                    WATCH

                              A Must see VIDEO for all. David Suzuki

▶  "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL" http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 

 

 

▶  RESTORING THE EARTH: THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

                           LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                            TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS

                                          http://sco.lt/6FzKSX


CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz


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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 


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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH, GMOs http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Planet  How Biodiversity Could Save Your Life | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

HuffPost Green, March 22, 2015
HEALTHY FORESTS MEAN A HEALTHY FUTURE FOR US ALL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-abusow/healthy-forests-mean-a-healthy-future-for-all-of-us_b_6904722.html?utm_hp_ref=green


BBC News, June 23, 2014
-▶ UN:  WORLD'S FORESTS FUNDAMENTAL TO HUMAN WELL-BEING - WORLD'S FOREST REPORT http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27963330


BBC News, June 05, 2014
-▶  U.N. URGES ACTION TO PROTECT FORESTS GENETIC DIVERSITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27715552


 The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


 ▶ ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals


 PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND IT'S LOSS MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC : REPORT http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032


 Summit Voice, November 18, 2013
-▶ STUDY: ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/


Conservation Magazine, University of Washington
-▶ COULD DECLINING BIODIVERSITY BE LINKED TO THE RISING PREVALENCE OF ALLERGIES AND ECOSYSTEM VIRUSES? http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/


 University of Washington, Department of Public Health
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ANIMALS, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sph.washington.edu/news/closeup/profile.asp?content_ID=4506


 

ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTH EAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR


 

Summit Voice, November 18, 2013
-▶ STUDY: ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/


Stanford Daily, February 18, 2015
▶ DOCTOR NATURE:  HOW OUR HEALTH HINGES ON BIODIVERSITY http://www.stanforddaily.com/2015/02/18/doctor-nature-how-our-health-hinges-on-biodiversity/


MongaBay, March 17,2015
NEW REPORT CONNECTS HUMAN HEALTH TO BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0317-force-biodiversity-health.html


One Green Planet, February 18, 2015
THE SURPRISING EFFECT BEING DISCONNECTED FROM NATURE HAS ON OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/natural-world-impact-on-human-health-and-well-being/



HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLNET', ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17



April 22, 2012 National Geographic

▶ SAVING LIVES, LIVELIHOODS AND LIVES

By Harold E. Varmus, Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute; and Robert D. Hormats, Under Sectary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment

Tragically—and to the detriment of all of us—Earth’s biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate. This is due to factors such as deforestation, environmental degradation, and habitat destruction from agriculture, settlement, and other uses; pollution; climate change; and chronic over-exploitation or poaching of fish and wildlife species. Scientists estimate that the planet is losing species at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times above the rate of species extinction that would occur normally without human activity. Particularly disheartening is the fact that, in many cases, we are losing species before we even know of them or know how they fit into our shared planet.... http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/22/saving-lives-livelihoods-and-life/


                                                      WATCH

                       AWESOME!  BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                       Vancouver Film School

                                           http://sco.lt/5dcRur


 - ▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT? http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/importance/default.aspx


The Economist, November 18, 2013
-▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

-▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


 - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ


FastCo Exist
 - ▶ A DOSE OF NATURE HELPS CITY DWELLERS FIGHT THEIR NEED FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024153/a-dose-of-nature-helps-city-dwellers-fight-their-need-for-instant-gratification


Inter Press Service, September 30, 2014
-▶ A ROADMAP TO LIVING -- AND THRIVING -- IN HARMONY WITH NATURE. biodiversity is not just a problem to be solved, but rather the source of solutions to 21st century challenges such as climate change, food and water security, health, disaster risk reduction, and poverty alleviation.  In taking this action, countries affirmatively recognised that biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and the foundation for human well-being. The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets are a framework for the world to achieve the vision of human beings living in harmony with nature.  If achieved, by the middle of the 21st century, we will enjoy economic and social well-being while conserving and sustainably using the biodiversity that sustains our healthy planet and delivers the benefits essential to us all. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/opinion-a-roadmap-to-living-and-thriving-in-harmony-with-nature/



EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
-▶  EBOLA A SYMPTOM OF ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL COLLAPSE http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


The Guardian - Vital Signs
▶ HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2014/oct/03/ebola-epidemic-bats-deforestation-west-africa-guinea-sierra-leone-liberia


Climate Desk, July 07, 2014
-▶ WE ARE MAKING DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAKS WORSE BY CUTTING DOWN FORESTS http://climatedesk.org/2014/07/we-are-making-ebola-outbreaks-worse-by-cutting-down-forests/


Climate Desk, July 07, 2014
-▶ WE ARE MAKING DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAKS WORSE BY CUTTING DOWN FORESTS http://climatedesk.org/2014/07/we-are-making-ebola-outbreaks-worse-by-cutting-down-forests/

 

Mongabay, May 22, 2014
-▶ NEXT BIG IDEA IN FOREST CONSERVATION? LINKING PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0322-forestinnovation-kimbrough-gordon.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Mongabay, May 08, 2014

 NEW HOLISTIC  'ONE HEALTH'  CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMSRecently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging holistic “One Health” movement explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health, and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-nicole-sri-ehp-one-health.html



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 

 

                                                -- WATCH --

   "THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH" http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health



▶  HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 OF 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES,' THAT KEEP HUMANITY IN A 'SAFE OPERATING SPACE'  http://sco.lt/7Ji72v



▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, MASS EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING AS OUR WORLD MELTS  http://sco.lt/7KDmGv


LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN  HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN

 


FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES: BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT MAY NOT APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of

 


May 29, 2013 Seed Daily

-▶ EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING AS ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Even_farm_animal_diversity_is_declining_as_accelerating_species_loss_threatens_humanity_999.html

 

OSLO (Reuters) - May 27, 2013

-▶ DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE. A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday... 

   Zakri said there were 30,000 edible plants but that just 30 crops accounted for 95 percent of the energy in human food that is dominated by rice, wheat, maize, millet and sorghum....

   He said it was "more important than ever to have a large genetic pool to enable organisms to withstand and adapt to new conditions." That would help to ensure food for a global population set to reach 9 billion by 2050 from 7 billion now.... http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/27/environment-food-idUSL5N0E80Q420130527

 

Just Means, March 11, 2014
 -▶  WORLD BANK SAY BIODIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/world-bank-says-biodiversity-is-critical-to-ending-global-poverty


One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS. With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/


-▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET", ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17


 

 ▶ UN REPORT: URGENT ACTION NEEDED: GROWING HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS FROM SPREAD OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY UNEP said chemicals have become so important to daily life in today's world that the value of their output has grown to $4.12 TRILLION, compared to $171 billion in 1970. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2862196581/un-report-urgent-action-needed-growing-health-and-environmental-hazards-from-spread-of-chemical-dependency

 

                 IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
Everyone knows that coral reefs are in danger, and that the rainforests are disappearing – or do we? What do we actually know in scientific terms? How much of these ecosystems are left, and how likely are they to disappear? IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is developing a new tool to provide answers to these questions – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/

 

BALANCE OF NATURE: EXPOSING THE BIG GAME http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/tag/balance-of-nature/

 

August 14, 2012 Science Daily

-▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29


Global Issues
LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions


-▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L


EcoInternet, August 04, 2014
-▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                http://sco.lt/630INt


- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8TkGjh



                                       BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                        "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM


Ensia, August 12, 2014
-▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/

 



-▶ THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100  http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


 May 7, 2013

ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN HUMAN HISTORY - ARCTIC OCEAN TO BE ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h



HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


 - SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/91dA7F


                                                          WATCH:

                                  FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                     A World Without Amphibians

                                              http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

 THICH NHAT HANH:

-▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

 

-▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

 

August 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ NEVER MIND THE ECONOMIC DEFICIT.  WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT DEFICIT - THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/earth-overshoot-day-environmental-deficit?CMP=twt_gu


                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                    -- THIS TIME WITH MEANING

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm



 -▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


 

 - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9



A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr

 

 Mongabay, December 3, 2013
-▶ ANIMAL EARTH: EXPLORING THE HIDDEN BIODIVERSITY OF OUR PLANET http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-reynolds-animal-earth.html

 

 allAfrica.com, December 15, 2013
TANZANIA:  GOING GREEN IN FIGHTING AGAINST POVERTY THE relationship between poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation http://allafrica.com/stories/201312160255.html?viewall=1

 

 August 26, 2013 Yale Environment 360
ON A REMOTE ISLAND, LESSONS IN HOW ECOSYSTEMS FUNCTION
 http://e360.yale.edu/feature/on_a_remote_island_lessons__in_how_ecosystems_function/2683/

 

 eTNDaily, November 24, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA:  BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP AS A MECHANISM FOR ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eturbonews.com/39998/biodiversity-stewardship-mechanism-adaptation-climate-change

 

August 19, 2013 Yale Environment 360

BRINGING BACK THE NIGHT: THE FIGHT AGAINST LIGHT POLLUTION http://e360.yale.edu/feature/bringing_back_the_night_the__fight_against_light_pollution/2681/


 

THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

29 April, 2013 Planet Ark
PLANTS SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE BY FORMING CLOUD SUNSHADE: STUDY http://planetark.org/wen/68527

 

FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

WHAT'S BAD ABOUT TREE PLANTATIONS?  http://sco.lt/4iLDeL

 

                  A Must see VIDEO for all - Geneticist David Suzuki:

                "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                          http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 

 

 ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/99tRI1

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                              KQED Quest

TOP CATS: HOW PUMAS AND OTHER APEX PREDATORS' POPULATIONS AFFECT THE BIG BIODIVERSITY PICTURE  http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/05/01/top-cats-how-pumas-and-other-apex-predators-populations-affect-the-big-biodiversity-picture/

 

 

 August 13, 2013 Scientific American
IMPERFECT APART: GIANT TORTOISES AND BAOBAB TREES http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/08/13/giant-tortoises-baobab-trees/

 

SAVE THE FROG, SAVE OURSELVES - The Incredible Role Of Frogs in Our Biosystems http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0904-frog_editorial.html?fbfnpg

 

SAVE THE BEES, SAVE ME http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=SAVE+THE+BEES

 

 

                                                        WATCH

                         300 YEAR OLD FOOD FOREST IN VIETNAM

Built on 2 acres of land and still functioning well in the same family 28 generations later http://sco.lt/8avJaL

 

                                                     GR8 VIDEO -

                                                        AWHAR

RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ - FULL EPISODE

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                           INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                              A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                             http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


                                               ENOUGHNESS 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

-▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT


-▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


 International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities

 

May 10, 2013

MARCH TOWARD DISASTER: WORLD HITS 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE' http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

 



▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life


-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries

 

 

12 MOST AMAZING TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS OF STARS, LANDSCAPES AND URBAN SCENES http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/12-most-amazing-time-lapse-videos-stars-landscapes-and-urban-scenes/page/2/#slide-top


 

 ▶ *** ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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-▶ RESTORING THE EARTH: THE BONN CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z


                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/



                                                   WATCH

                                                 "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/




 


 

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             FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Letting Biodiversity Get Under Our Skin - The Benefits of Biodiversity in Our Homes

Letting Biodiversity Get Under Our Skin - The Benefits of Biodiversity in Our Homes | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March/April 2013 - UTNE READER

Contrary to conventional wisdom, an overemphasis on cleanliness may be hindering the benefits of biodiversity in our homes.

We live at the crossroads of three global megatrends, three barreling and intertwined juggernauts of modernity. The first is the massive migration of humanity to the world’s cities. By 2050, two-thirds of all humans on Earth will live in urban areas....

The second is the loss of biodiversity. Species are disappearing, both from the places where we live and from the earth as a whole...

And then there’s the third trend—the one that, at first glance, seems not to belong with the others. The prevalence of allergies and chronic inflammatory diseases among urban populations in developed countries has skyrocketed in recent years....


Read more: http://www.utne.com/mind-body/benefits-of-biodiversity-zm0z13mazwil.aspx#ixzz2MSNcSYZb

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Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest - Awe & Wonder of Nature

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest - Awe & Wonder of Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Today, at a time of multiple crises, we need to move away from thinking of nature as dead matter to valuing her biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature herself is the best teacher.,, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/vandana-shiva-everything-i-need-to-know-i-learned-in-the-forest

 

WATCH: The Future of Food-Part 2 Vandana Shiva http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:B8xKrZ_sr-UJ:www.foxnews.com/health/2012/12/06/genetically-modified-foods-what-need-to-know/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 

WATCH: A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

 

Vandana Shiva: Corporate monopoly of seeds must end http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2920670940/vandana-shiva-corporate-monopoly-of-seeds-must-end

 

 

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Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues?

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

European Environment Agency (EEA): Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways.


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In this article they include the many things that are continuously brought to the populations attention about out earth and how we treat it. But in the passage it includes many unbelievable facts such as roughly 89 million gallons of food is put into waste each year. Sometimes this is the approach you need to catch peoples attention on the effects that we are causing our planet.

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Why Biodiversity Loss Deserves as Much Attention as Climate Change

Why Biodiversity Loss Deserves as Much Attention as Climate Change | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Biodiversity loss is probably a challenge that is often ignored as climate change looms. Currently the world is losing species at a rate that is 100 to 1000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, further, it is currently seeing the sixth mass extinction.

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Big trees, like the old-growth forests they inhabit, are declining globally

Big trees, like the old-growth forests they inhabit, are declining globally | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Already on the decline worldwide, big trees face a dire future due to habitat fragmentation, selective harvesting by loggers, exotic invaders, and the effects of climate change, warns an article published this week in New Scientist magazine.
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Biodiversity vital for maintaining ecosystem functions in drylands

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Read the full story of Biodiversity vital for maintaining ecosystem functions in drylands - Washington, Jan 13 : Diverse plant life may play a crucial role in buffering the negative impact of climate change and desertification in dryland...
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Global Biodiversity Conservation and the Alleviation of Poverty

Global Biodiversity Conservation and the Alleviation of Poverty | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL: Poverty and biodiversity loss are two of the world’s dire challenges. Claims of conservation’s contribution to poverty alleviation, however, remain controversial. Here, we assess the flows of ecosystem services provided to people by priority habitats for terrestrial conservation, considering the global distributions of biodiversity, physical factors, and socioeconomic context

 

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MONOCULTURE vs BIODIVERSITY: Are giant agriculture firms trying to monopolise and patent the world's food supply?

MONOCULTURE vs BIODIVERSITY: Are giant agriculture firms trying to monopolise and patent the world's food supply? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Al Jazeera does an indepth investigation:  WATCH:Does 'biopiracy' endanger world food supplies?

Seed monopolies could affect livelihoods of farmers, biodiversity. Patenting crop-breeding techniques has economic, ecological and ethical implications. Currently, five biotech corporations account for 77 percent of patents on living organisms.

http://stream.aljazeera.com/


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Commodifying and Privatising Nature: RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy

Commodifying and Privatising Nature: RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The focus on technologies is problematic because of the types of controversial new technologies that are promoted, including biomass incineration, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, etc. Nuclear and GMOs are not explicitly endorsed, but would fit with the approach.

The market-based approach has been heavily criticised by NGOs as it would mean assigning private property rights to nature, commodifying and privatising nature. Leaving nature to the market would undermine the opportunities of communities and states to protect the commons. Also the bitter lessons from the carbon trading debacle seem to be entirely ignored when UNEP proposes tradeable biodiversity credits. The UNEP reports exposes a misguided belief in markets, which is astonishing after the financial crisis. It is as if that example of the chronic failure of deregulation and market-based approaches had never happened.

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