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PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                            PLANET PALM OIL
http://www.grain.org/article/categories/519-planet-palm-oil



                                             ONE SHORT VIDEO

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT



Mongabay, December 10, 2014
- ▶ HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.html



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


▶  PLANET PALM OIL: THE BAIT AND SWITCH OF PALM OIL GIANTS http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


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


Dodo, December 05, 2014
YOUR SOAP BAR IS KILLING ENDANGERED ORANGUTANS.

In a tragic scene, a dying orangutan was found lying in Borneo with 40 air rifle pellets in her body, 10 of them in her head. Her arms and legs were broken and, despite the best efforts of medics, she died on Thursday.

The orangutan had been living on the fringes of a palm oil plantation, a farm that produces oil used in many packaged foods. It’s also in lipsticks, soaps, biodiesel and countless other products. The plantations are notorious for conflict with orangutans, because they usually set up shop in the heart of orangutan habitat. And, according to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, the group that tried to rescue the female orangutan, palm oil plantations have been known to provoke similar incidents all over Indonesia. https://www.thedodo.com/orangutan-killed-borneo-palm-860568193.html


   

                                                   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


                                                    INTERACTIVE
Guardian Sustainable Business, November 10, 2014
FROM RAINFOREST TO YOUR CUPBOARD:  THE REAL STORY OF PALM OIL  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/2014/nov/10/palm-oil-rainforest-cupboard-interactive?CMP=new_1194


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


▶  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

 

                                               FEATURED VIDEO

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


Mongabay, November 11, 2014
'MILITARIZED OCCUPATION' - LOCAL COMMUNITIES PAY THE PRICE FOR PALM OIL  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1111-gfrn-cannon-communities-pay-the-price-for-palm-oil.html

 

                                                           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



▶  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/


                                              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/



                                          VIDEO ANIMATION

                                  " THE STORY OF UN 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




WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j



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


 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


 ▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt

/88hVFx


PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD


Mongabay, September 22, 2014
EXTINCTION ISLAND?  PLANS TO LOG HALF AN ISLAND COULD ENDANGER OVER 40 SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0922-hance-woodlark-island-logging-endemics.html



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



Mongabay, October 14, 2014
INDIA PLANS HUGE PALM OIL EXPANSION, PUTS FORESTS AT RISK Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetics to processed foods, comes at a huge environmental cost. Between 1990 and 2010, palm oil monocultures replaced over 3.5 million hectares of forest in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This large scale deforestation has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat, best illustrated perhaps by the annihilation of orangutan populations. Moreover, conversion of large peatlands to oil palm plantations releases millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-gfrn-dasgupta-mizoram-palmoil.html


One Green Planet, September 24, 2014
ARE YOU EATING THE ORANGUTAN INTO EXTINCTION? The orangutan has lost 90 percent of their habitat in the past 20 years.
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-the-orangutan-into-extinction/


                                          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-



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


Mongabay, November 03, 2014
INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT'S PALM OIL CONCESSION POLICY PRIORITIZES COMPANIES OVER FOREST COMMUNITIES. A report by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) analyzes 100 of these conflicts around the world in the mining, oil and gas, logging and agricultural sectors and examines how and why they come about. The report focuses on several emerging economies, including Brazil, Colombia, Liberia, Peru, and Indonesia. In Indonesia, the report says, 30 percent of the country has been handed over by the government to some type of extractive industry. Often permits are granted without the knowledge or approval of local communities, raising “grave” human rights concerns.
“It’s crazy that local communities are not often seen as equal partners in the decisions regarding their land,” says Bryson Ogden, Private Sector Analyst at RRI. 
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1103-sri-eshelman-indonesia-industrial-concessions.html


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


▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR NATURAL WORLD IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/5l38Dp



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



                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8PcKsD



▶  ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR



                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

        WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                       http://sco.lt/56vkOH


▶  DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE  http://sco.lt/4ha4y9



                                               ENOUGHNESS

            WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


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



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

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

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



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


FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE  http://sco.lt/9KW9wn


 

                   THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                   CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                           http://sco.lt/630INt



                                AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

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


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Can saving forests help feed the world?

Can saving forests help feed the world? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 28, 2013 Mongabay

CAN SAVING FORESTS HELP FEED THE WORLD?

As world population climbs from 7 to a projected 9 billion people and emerging and developing economies demand ever more of the food and fiber that drive deforestation, many environmentalists ask with increasing urgency whether and how tropical forests can survive. But the question may actually be whether and how the world’s increasing, and increasingly rich, population can be fed unless tropical forests survive.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-swf2013-schwartzman.html#wJLZX6OV82fltE8q.99

 

 

La Via Campesina, March 26, 2014

- ▶ INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO DEFINE FORESTS BY THEIR TRUE MEANING. 

“FAO’s forest definition needs to reflect the cultural wealth that forests represent. The present definition only helps to hide this diversity, rather strengthening a set of false solutions and privatization trends, as well as activities that create negative impacts in the communities that depend on forests”.

For these people who depend on forests, non-timber forest products like fruits, seeds and medicinal plants have a huge importance, as well as fishing, hunting and also agriculture.

“Peasants in forest areas traditionally practice agriculture based on knowledge transmitted over many generations, conserving, not destroying forests. Forests are fundamental for peasants to guarantee their food sovereignty. We oppose the increasing commodification of natural resources like forests, pushed by TNCs and mechanisms like REDD. Forests are crucial to maintain the ecosystem and therefore the farmers' livelihoods”, explains Henry Saragih from the largest global peasant organization La Via Campesina.

One of the most perverse aspects of the present FAO forest definition is the fact that it includes industrial tree monocultures. According to Teresa Perez of the World Rainforest Movement, “these large-scale industrial tree plantations have expanded four times in the past 20 years in the global South and now account for tens of millions of hectares. The result has been deforestation and many other negative impacts for indigenous, other traditional and peasant populations like loss of territory, water and biodiversity”... (more)  http://www.viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/biodiversity-and-genetic-resources-mainmenu-37/1574-international-campaign-to-define-forests-by-their-true-meaning

 

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

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

 Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

-▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                     VIDEO:

         -▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

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

 

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

 

                                            WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-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

 

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Study: World's Mighty Giants Dying off at Alarming Rate

Study: World's Mighty Giants Dying off at Alarming Rate | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
December 11, 2012
The world's biggest and oldest living trees are disappearing and will never be replaced, according to a new review of global ecosystems. The world's mighty trees are dying off faster than ever before, a new study reports. (Photo: henryalien / Flickr) The study, published last week in the journal Science, found that trees between 100 and 300 years old are dying off at an alarming rate.... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/12/11-7
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Elders of the Forests 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

 

Our Place in the World: The Worldwide Vulnerability of Forests http://forhumanliberation.blogspot.com/2012/11/960-worldwide-vulnerability-of-forests.html

 

WATCH: "MOTHER TREE" - VIDEO - How Do Trees Communicate? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate

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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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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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People and the Forest - SlideShow

People and the Forest - SlideShow | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

While conservation has long been science driven, success will ultimately come down to changing the way people relate to nature.

Guinness World Records declared in 2008 that Indonesia had the world’s fastest deforestation rate. Borneo alone has lost more than 50 percent of its original forest cover; half of that loss occurred in the past 20 years due to logging, mining, fire, development of palm oil plantations and other habitat-destroying human activities.

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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

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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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BIOFUELS Converting U.S. Prairielands at Dust Bowl Rates

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Feb 23, 2013 Inter Press Service

BIOFUELS CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRIELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES The rush for biofuels in the United States has seen farmers converting the United States’ prairie lands to farms at rates comparable with deforestation levels in Brazil, Malaysia and Indonesia... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02/biofuels-converting-u-s-prairielands-at-dust-bowl-rates/


                                             FOOD OR FUEL?

                               THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS:

           RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

                                          http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X



DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7j2i8n


 

MORE ON BIOFUELS

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

 

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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


 -▶  STUDY: WORLD'S MIGHTY GIANTS DYING OFF AT ALARMING RATE  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/12/11-7


World News Daily Report, December 10, 2014
▶  LOGGERS "ACCIDENTALLY CUT DOWN WORLD'S OLDEST TREE IN AMAZON FOREST. The giant Samauma tree that is thought to be over 5,800 years old judging on its concentric rings and estimated to be close to 40 meters in height was a major part of the native tribes cultural landscape, countless generations of natives having witnessed the long duration of the tree and having included it in their own culture.
There are large portions of this national reserve that are rich in oil and natural gas. There has been committed action by energy corporations to lobby the government to exploit the area for years. http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/loggers-accidentally-cut-down-worlds-oldest-tree-in-amazon/


Phys.org, November 12, 2014
 -▶  CHINA'S OLD-GROWTH FORESTS VANISHING DESPITE GOVERNMENT POLICIES, RESEARCH SHOWS. China's anti-logging, conservation and ecotourism policies are accelerating the loss of old-growth forests in one of the world's most ecologically fragile places, according to studies led by a Dartmouth College scientist. http://phys.org/news/2014-11-china-old-growth-forests-policies-dartmouth.html



China's anti-logging, conservation and ecotourism policies are accelerating the loss of old-growth forests in one of the world's most ecologically fragile places, according to studies led by a Dartmouth College scientist. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-china-old-growth-forests-policies-dartmouth.html#jCp

Mother Nature Network, October 11, 2014

'▶  THE WORLD'S 10 OLDEST LIVING TREES -- IN PICTURES
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/photos/the-worlds-10-oldest-living-trees/taking-the-long-view


Mongabay, August 15, 2014
'▶  NOTHING LEFT TO LOG:  ARE ECO-CERTIFIED TIMBER COMPANIES STRIPPING RUSSIA OF ITS LAST OLD GROWTH FORESTS? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0815-gfrn-dasgupta-russia-greenpeace-fsc.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


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


- ▶ HOW CLOSELY TIED IS THE HEALTH OF TREES TO THE HEALTH OF HUMANS? http://sco.lt/5ax9hh


                                                    -- WATCH --

                "MOTHER TREE" HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

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


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


 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


                                                 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/


 ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF IT AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://sco.lt/5nMisj


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


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


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



Discovery News

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


-▶ 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


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


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




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


                           CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST 

                                THEIR TREASURE LITTLE KNOWN

                                             http://sco.lt/6F54E5



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


  -▶  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


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


                                                      WATCH:

                                 TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST

      THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/63qBIv


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


Science Daily:

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


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


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



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


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



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



 ▶ 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



                                                    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


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


-▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/52lFDN


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




 - ▶  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



                                             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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                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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

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

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

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A VERY IMPORTANT VIDEO - Who Gave Us the Right? "Green - Death of the Forests" (:45min)

A VERY IMPORTANT VIDEO - Who Gave Us the Right?  "Green - Death of the Forests" (:45min) | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

“If we never look at the consequences of our behavior, we can always maintain the illusion of our competence. ." Dietrich Dörner

 

Via: AL JAZEERA "WITNESS" Expose

Green is an unusual film. It contains no narrative or dialogue and yet helps us understand complex commodity chains. It is both a hard hitting portrayal of the causes and consequences of deforestation in Indonesia, and a film which captures the tranquillity and calm of wild nature.  The film takes viewers on an emotional journey, following Green's final days and revealing the devastating impact of fulfilling unbridled consumerism thru logging, land-clearing and palm oil plantations.

Stunning images of the natural world and its biodiversity are counter-pointed with scenes of their destruction and the resulting loss of all life in the forest. NOTE: This film contains upsetting scenes including cruelty to animals.

OFFICIAL FILM WEBSITE: http://www.greenthefilm.com/

Producers BLOG for Educational Purposes: http://studyinggreen.wordpress.com/

 

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People and the Forest - SlideShow

People and the Forest - SlideShow | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

While conservation has long been science driven, success will ultimately come down to changing the way people relate to nature.

Guinness World Records declared in 2008 that Indonesia had the world’s fastest deforestation rate. Borneo alone has lost more than 50 percent of its original forest cover; half of that loss occurred in the past 20 years due to logging, mining, fire, development of palm oil plantations and other habitat-destroying human activities.

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