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-▶ THESE GRIPPING PHOTOS SHOW WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR 21 INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD

http://www.businessinsider.com/21-photos-of-indigenous-people-around-world-2015-8?r=UK&IR=T#ixzz3jSVShRIX


Science AAAS, September 02, 2014
-▶ LANGUAGES ARE BEING WIPED OUT BY ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GLOBALIZATION http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2014/09/languages-are-being-wiped-out-economic-growth


Guardian Environment, June 07, 2014
 ▶  AS FORESTS FALL AND SPECIES VANISH, THERE'S ONE OTHER LOSS:  A WORLD OF LANGUAGE: A new report shows a direct link between disappearing habitats and the loss of languages. One in four of the world's 7,000 spoken tongues is now at risk of falling silent for ever as the threat to cultural biodiversity grows http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/why-we-are-losing-a-world-of-languages

VIA... Centre for Environmental Change & Human Resilience, University of Dundee http://www.dundee.ac.uk/centres/cechr/

  @CECHR_UoD

                                                 VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc


 -▶  BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE CLOSELY LINKED TO SURVIVAL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. An unprecedented study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Loss of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state and future of our species. The world’s animal and plant species are disappearing 1,000 times faster than ever in recorded history. Some areas of the world have lost 60 percent of their languages since the mid-1970’s, and 90 percent of the world’s languages are expected to vanish by the year 2099. Life, in general, has suffered horribly from the runaway spread of European values and the notions of progress that began with the Industrial Revolution. A sharp bit of mathematics finally brings forth the maps that expose the poverty of the world’s major carbon emitters and the wealth that remains in those parts of the world where the indigenous are making their final stand....http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/


June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder

 ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/


The Ecologist, March 1-, 2015

-▶ ANTHROPOLOGY IS SO IMPORTANT, ALL CHILDREN SHOULD LEARN IT http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2778425/anthropology_is_so_important_all_children_should_learn_it.html


                                                    VIDEO

                                 "LANGUAGE MATTERS" 1:49:18

                    Winner of the Grand Festival Award for Documentary

               at the 23rd Annual Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2014

"Language Matters" asks what we lose when languages die and how we can save them. It was filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia, where 400 Aboriginal people speak 10 different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where a group of Hawaiian activists is fighting to save the native tongue. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365391566/


                        WEBSITE "Language Matters" with Bob Holman

What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language? There are over 6000 languages in the whole world. We lose one every two weeks. Hundreds will be lost within the next generation. By the end of this century, half of the world’s languages will have vanished.

                                http://www.languagemattersfilm.com/


OpEd News, August 16, 2014
-▶ SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html


                                                         VIDEO:

                      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, April 19, 2014
                             RESISTING 'THE FOREIGN TENTACLE'
The story of the last of the Kuna people, and their struggle to maintain its culture in a quickly developing country. http://intercontinentalcry.org/resisting-foreign-tentacle/


Care2 Causes, July 18, 2014
-▶ 5 REMOTE CULTURES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE http://www.care2.com/causes/5-remote-cultures-from-around-the-globe.html

 


Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the U.S. , October 14, -▶ 2014 VENEZUELA TO CREATE INSTITUTE FOR INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced Monday the creation of the Institute for Indigenous Languages in order to rescue the culture of native peoples.  http://venezuela-us.org/2014/10/14/venezuela-to-create-institute-for-indigenous-languages/


Peak Prosperity, October 12, 2014
RICHARD GOULD: LEARNING FROM ANCIENT HUMAN CULTURES: Were they happier than we are? http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87967/richard-gould-learning-ancient-human-cultures


THE MODERN VOICE OF ANCIENT WISDOM: PLACE AND CULTURE  http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/wade-davis-the-modern-voice-of-ancient-wisdom/#.UTZvfhnfiRQ


Mongabay, February 11, 2014
HELPING THE AMAZON'S JAGUAR PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL WISDOM. The process of acculturation transformed once proud cultures into fragmented remnants, their self-sufficiency and social cohesion stripped away, left to struggle in a new world marked by poverty and external dependence. ...
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-matses-fleck-interview.html

                                                     VIDEO:

                                          Yale Environment 360

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


Natural News, March 02, 2015
PARAGUAYAN SMALL FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS DESTROYING THEIR LIVES

 http://www.naturalnews.com/048828_GMO_corporations_small_farmers_Paraguay.html#


The Ecologist, February 06, 2015
▶ 'CONSERVATION' IS DESTROYING THOSE WHO'VE NURTURED THEIR SURROUNDINGS FOR TIMELESS GENERATIONS

 http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2741220/wildlife_conservation_must_support_not_destroy_indigenous_peoples.html


The New Yorker, March 30, 2015 Issue

-▶ CAN DYING LANGUAGES BE SAVED? http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/30/a-loss-for-words


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

-▶ THE VANISHING CULTURES PROJECT: The Vanishing Cultures Project is devoted to assisting indigenous, traditional groups preserve their culture by documenting their lifestyle through photography and research, assisting local preservation initiatives, and educating the public

In this era of rapid change, indigenous communities with rich cultural heritages urgently need the world’s attention. Anthropologists estimate that every two weeks a tribal elder dies with the last remaining knowledge of his or her people’s language, and along with them dies many other living expressions—the crafts, skills, beliefs, lore—of a unique heritage... http://www.vcproject.org


Cultural Survival
▶ ECOCIDE OR GENOCIDE? THE ONGE IN THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS http://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/ecocide-or-genocide-the-onge-andaman-islands


The Independent, October 13, 2014
 ▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html

 

National Geographic - Special Report:
BIODIVERSITY AND CULTURAL TRADITION http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/110223-biodiversity-moorea-biocode/


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/


Vox, February 23, 2015
THE US's CENTURY-LONG DESTRUCTION OF NATIVE AMERICAN LAND, IN ONE ANIMATED MAP  http://www.vox.com/2015/2/23/8090157/native-american-theft


HuffPost Arts and Culture, February 18, 2015
PHOTOS OF MONGOLIA'S DESERTIFICATION REVEAL SHOCKING EFFECTS OF CHANGING CLIMATE.  To this day, at least 25% of Mongolia's population lives a nomadic life, and in doing so, they remain fiercely dependent on open land for survival. However, due to the fluctuation in climate in recent years, changes to the landscape have rendered this lifestyle difficult, if not impossible, to maintain. Over the course of the past 30 years, approximately a quarter of the country has turned to desert, with around 850 lakes and 2,000 rivers having dried out. If this pattern persists, the Mongolian tradition that's existed for thousands of years will become extinct.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/10/daesung-lee_n_6648868.html


International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), November 2014
Non-Carbon Benefits in REDD+

NON-CARBON BENEFITS ARE CRITICAL FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CONTINUED SURVIVAL AND FUTURE GENERATIONS, as their identities, livelihoods and cultural heritage are historically rooted in their forests that are part of their traditional territories. It is therefore necessary and imperative to ensure the recognition of indigenous peoples’ collective rights to their forest, land and resources as part of the human rights framework in approaches to Non-Carbon Benefits as well as to the overall design and implementation of REDD+. Likewise, incentivizing Non-Carbon Benefits should take into account the historical role of indigenous peoples and, in particular, indigenous women in forest protection and conservation with a view of providing for their needs and priorities for their overall wellbeing. http://www.iwgia.org/publications/search-pubs?publication_id=700


                                                           VIDEOS
                           BETWEEN THE FOREST AND THE SEA

                                                     Mongabay

                                                3-PART SERIES

The island-dwelling Guna people of Panama are one of the most sovereign indigenous communities in the world, being endowed with extensive land tenure and self-governance rights. And like many of the world’s traditional cultures, they have a tiny carbon footprint...

                                                        VIDEO

                                     THE YARSUISUIT PART II

Thanks in part to their exceptional sovereignty and land tenure, the Guna have preserved their primary forests for hundreds of years through their cooperative use of the land and their cultural and spiritual traditions rooted in conservation.
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1031-sri-guerra-yarsuisuit-video.html


Washington Post, November 03, 2014
 -▶ GUARDIANS OF LIFE:  THE INDIGENOUS WOMEN FIGHTING OIL EXPLOITATION IN THE AMAZON  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2014/11/03/3211/indigenous-women-fighting-oil-amazon/


Guardian, May 02, 2014
 -▶ NEANDERTHALS AREN'T THE GRUNTING, CLUB-WIELDING IDIOTS - WE ARE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/02/neanderthals-arent-grunting-club-wielding-idiots-stereotype


Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014

▶  NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISHMore than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world.  http://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaraguas-mayagna-people-rainforest-vanish-24439/


InterPress Service, September 08, 2014

 -▶ MEXICO'S COCOPAH PEOPLE REFUSE TO DISAPPEAR http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/mexicos-cocopah-people-refuse-to-disappear/


The Independent, July 2, 2014
 -▶ "LOST" TRIBE RETURNS TO THE RAINFOREST DESPITE THREAT OF VIOLENCE AND INTRODUCED DISEASES. First-world illness and drug traffickers infiltrate an isolated people  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/lost-tribe-returns-to-the-rainforest-despite-the-threat-of-violence-and-disease-9616935.html


                                                    VIDEO

  THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/7e8Zur


Mother Nature Network, January 29, 2015
7 CULTURAL CONCEPTS WE DON'T HAVE IN THE U.S. Perhaps one of these ideas will inspire you to think differently in your day-to-day life http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/7-cultural-concepts-we-dont-have-in-the-us


The Ecologist, January 31, 2015
 ▶ THE WAY OF THE WHITE CLOUD. In search for alternatives to consumerism and industrialism http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/2680647/the_way_of_the_white_cloud.html


Guardian, December 30, 2014, John Vidal
 ▶  'PEOPLE IN THE WEST LIVE SQUEEZED TOGETHER, FRENZIED AS WASPS IN THE NEST' An indigenous Yanomami leader and shaman from Brazil shares his views on wealth, the environment and politics

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/dec/30/western-living-yanomami-shaman-brazil


Earthblog, August 04, 2014
 -▶  NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


 

                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT



BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ


Mongabay, August 11, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014

▶  INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

 

                                                 PHOTOS

Mother Nature Network, January 28, 2014
-▶ MEET THE WOMAN WHO ELEVATED CONSERVATION/INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPHY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL  http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/meet-the-woman-who-elevated-conservation-photography-to-a-whole-new-level


 

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-▶ THE 2013 FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME - ANNUAL REPORT http://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/fpp/files/publication/2014/07/fppannualreport2013-2.pdf

 

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


                               ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

                Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge

                                               http://sco.lt/7Z03Un

 

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

 

Vanity Fair, December 2013
 -▶  THE AWA INDIANS OF AMAZONIAN BRAZIL:  THE MOST ENDANGERED TRIBE ON EARTH - Photos by  Sebastião Salgado http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/12/awa-indians-endangered-amazon-tribe

 

National Post, March 21, 2014
 -▶  AS BURMA OPENS A PRISTINE 'LOST WORLD; OF 800 ISLANDS IN MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, ENVIRONMENT, INDIGENOUS CULTURES UNDER THREAT  http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/21/as-burma-opens-itself-to-the-world-the-pristine-lost-world-of-800-islands-in-the-mergui-archipelago-is-under-threat/


                                              VIDEO EXPOSE: 

                                             "STEALING AFRICA" 

                  WHY POVERTY? HOW MUCH PROFIT IS ENOUGH?

                                           http://sco.lt/6DtaqX

 

Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors

 

 Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


First Peoples Worldwide
▶  NEW STUDY FINDS 94% OF U.S. EXTRACTIVE COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY IMPACTS…INDIGENOUS RIGHTS RISK REPORT  http://firstpeoples.org/wp/new-study-finds-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts/


 

 The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014

-▶ HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA NEW GUINEA:  ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-REPORTED EXPLOITATIONS OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN THE 21st CENTURY http://borgenproject.org/human-rights-abuses-west-papua/

 

  -▶  WEST PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FORESTS TO BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/67I9ZJ

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, May 12, 2014

 ▶  MASS TRIAL OF INDIGENOUS LEADERS SET TO BEGIN THIS WEEK IN PERU http://intercontinentalcry.org/mass-trial-indigenous-leaders-set-begin-week-23042/

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                                     ETHOPIA

LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS"  http://sco.lt/7anisL

 


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   -▶  WORLD NEWS FROM INTERCONTINENTAL CRY MAGAZINE

 http://intercontinentalcry.org/category/world-news/

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 ▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt


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

 

                                                       VIDEO

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

                                     IN ONE SHORT VIDEO :

            WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                                       http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

 

▶  LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

  farmlandgrab.org, May 07, 2014
-▶ WHEN OUR LAND IS FREE, WE'RE ALL FREE. Communities are resisting this corporate takeover of their land and they are winning. All over Africa people are sending a clear message to their governments; stop selling Africa to corporations. The Jogbahn Clan in Liberia is one such community and here is their story. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23469


Intercontinental Cry Magazine, December 24, 2013
BOLIVIA'S INDIGENOUS FUTURE:  A BALANCE OF PRESERVATION, PROTECTION AND CONNECTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/bolivias-indigenous-future-a-balance-of-preservation-protection-and-connection-21527/


-▶ GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS:  THE BIG IDEA FROM TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/67exkX


 March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

-▶  MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist


The Atlantic, April 30, 2014
 ▶ THE PERUVIAN WOMAN WHO BREAKS MEGA-DAMS http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/04/the-woman-who-fights-dams/361352/


 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


 

 -▶  SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS...AND GET'S AWAY WITH IT: http://sco.lt/4vZqvB

 

Reuters: August 29, 2013

  -▶  COLUMBIA DISPLACEMENT: Thousands die and tens of thousands are displaced every year by a conflict that started in the mid-1960s as a Marxist-inspired uprising about inequality, land redistribution and poverty. It has gradually turned into a seemingly interminable war that has disrupted life in rural villages and remote indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, creating urban slums. http://www.trust.org/spotlight/Colombia-displacement/?tab=background


  -▶  THE NOMADIC HERDERS OF MONGOLIA http://www.vcproject.org/projects/mongolia/

 

                                                         WATCH

                                         "REMEMBERING GREEN"

     Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

                                                http://sco.lt/6VGYML


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

 

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

 


 

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

 

 

 -▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH, OUR CULTURES AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/686Qi1

 

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

 

 -▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                     "HOME" -

                                  An Exquisite Story of Our World

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

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                           http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 


 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                   ----------RESOURCES-------

 

▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 ▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

 ▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

 ▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 ▶CULTURAL SURVIVAL http://www.culturalsurvival.org/

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/



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Jacqueline Garcia pd1's curator insight, March 22, 3:12 PM

In this scoop i noticed many key points including, acculturation, placelessness, loss of language, and groups of indigenous people. We can see the acculturation since through the years languages, animal species and traditions have started disappearing 1000 times faster.Soon 90% of all languages will be gone. This will lead to loss of uniqueness and inevitably placelessness among the world. The reason why languages are being lost is because these indigenous people want  to take the opportunity to get a higher level education and end up leaving their homes. Also they could be out on reserves and are confined to a certain area with many restrictions. If we continue this pattern we will lose the diverse groups in the world. 

Ethan Bernick's curator insight, March 22, 10:33 PM

This scoop explains the rate at which the worlds languages are disappearing and how many languages have been lost. It compares the languages of the world to endangered species, being found in less and less areas. 

Charline's curator insight, August 10, 9:58 AM

                                   ----------RESOURCES-------

 

▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 ▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

 ▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

 ▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 ▶CULTURAL SURVIVAL http://www.culturalsurvival.org/

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

 

 

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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

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

 

  -▶ 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

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

 

  - ▶ 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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                                                   "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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▶  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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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....


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Endangered red squirrel has found a new ally in its fight for survival - WILDLIFE

Endangered red squirrel has found a new ally in its fight for survival - WILDLIFE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 22, 2013 - Guardian Environment

The endangered red squirrel has found a new ally in its fight for survival against the invading grey squirrel, research has established. Reds are prospering and greys disappearing in areas where there is a strong population of pine martens, which were almost extinct 50 years ago... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/22/red-squirrel-pine-marten-survival

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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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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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BIOMIMICRY Inspiring Human Innovation. Nature Has The Answers: We Are Surrounded by Genius

 

                                                 TED VIDEO

                                                 Aug 6, 2009                                    

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GFq12w5WU

GreenBiz, February 13, 2015
  -▶  WHAT BUSINESS CAN LEARN FROM MOTHER NATURE, THE GREENEST CHEMIST OF ALL http://www.greenbiz.com/article/learning-mother-nature-greenest-chemist-them-all

-▶  DESIGN GENIUS: NATURE' MOST ELEGANT DESIGN MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

YES Magazine

-▶  TO CHANGE OUR DIRECTION, IT'S TIME TO FOLLOW NATURE'S LEAD http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/natures-original-idea?icl=email_november12&ica=ChangeDirectionFollowNature


                                            WATCH

              WHAT NATURE CAN TEACH US.  NATURE'S TOOL BOX

                                    PBSNova Mini Series
 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/making-more-stuff.html#making-stuff-wilder


                                              VIDEO

              MAKING STUFF SMARTER: NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                                          PBS NOVA

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2834707496/nature-has-the-answers-nova-making-stuff-smarter-video

-▶  YOU CAN'T BEAT MOTHER NATURE  - Human contrivances pale in comparison with the technologically superior feats of the natural world  http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/08/31/reviews/970831.31saga01.html


                                                VIDEO
                       Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                        BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                   Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/


                                   ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                        LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                          http://sco.lt/4pwZHN

▶  FROM SOAP TO CITIES, DESIGNING FROM NATURE COULD SOLVE OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES by Sven Eberlein — YES! Magazine http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/the-solutions-to-our-biggest-challenges-are-all-around-us2014in-nature


                                                 VIDEO 14:56
                               SECOND NATURE - BIOMIMICRY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy3cwXemJZ8


                                                 VIDEO

                     JANINE BENYUS: BIOMIMICRY IN ACTION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k_GFq12w5WU

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                                              BIOMIMICRY EXAMPLES

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New Scientist 24 April 2015
-▶TINY ROBOTS CLIMB WALLS CARRYING MORE THAN 100 TIMES THEIR WEIGHT The secret is in the adhesives on the robots' feet. Their design is inspired by geckos, which have climbing skills that are legendary in the animal kingdom.   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27413-tiny-robots-climb-walls-carrying-more-than-100-times-their-weight.html#.VT8wAmZQW6A

Science World Report, October 23, 2013
-▶ DOLPHINS' HUNTING TACTICS INSPIRE NEW RADAR SYSTEM TO DETECT HIDDEN THREATS  http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10420/20131023/dolphins-hunting-tactics-inspire-new-radar-system-detect-hidden-threats.htm?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_102953

June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ BEST OF BIOMIMICRY DESIGN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/


                                                    WATCH

                        BIO-INSPIRATION: NATURE AS MUSE

                                               KQED QUEST -  

For hundreds of years, scientists have been poaching design ideas from structures in nature. Now, biologists and engineers at UC Berkeley are working together to design a broad range of new products, such as life-saving milli-robots modeled on the way cockroaches run and adhesives based on the amazing design of a geckos foot .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnBkbaFsZOY

Forbes, December 29, 2014
-▶ SPIDER'S WEB IS BLUEPRINT FOR ELASTIC MOBILE PHONES http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferhicks/2014/12/29/spiders-web-is-blueprint-for-elastic-mobile-phones/

Terra Daily, September 25, 2014
TERMITES EVOLVED COMPLEX BIOREACTORS 30 MILLION YEARS AGO http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Termites_evolved_complex_bioreactors_30_million_years_ago_999.html

Wildlife Extra News - February 2013

-▶ THE WAY BATS FLY MAY INSPIRE A NEW SMALL FLYING VEHICLE OF THE FUTURE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/bat-flight-inspires-vehicle.html#cr

Wildlife Extra News, February 2014
-▶ THE STICKY TOES OF A GECKO INSPIRE NEW ADHESIVE TAPE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/gecko-toes.html#cr

ABC Science, Jnuary 15, 2013
-▶  THE "OMITHOPTER" JELLYFISH-INSPIRED FLYING MACHINE KEEPS UPRIGHT. Scientists have built the first ever flying machine that is capable of stable hovering simply by flapping its wings, using a movement similar to that of a swimming jellyfish. The new form of "ornithopter" is reported in Journal of the Royal Society Interface http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/01/15/3925459.htm

-▶  CURVY DESERT HOME DESIGNED BY IRANIAN STUDENTS MIMICS THE SNAIL http://sco.lt/9ImeIL

Gizmag
-▶  BUTTERFLY vs SHARK: NATURE'S CLUES TO ANTI-DUST MATERIALS http://www.gizmag.com/butterfly-wing-dirt-resistance/24930/

Treehugger
-▶  WHAT DOES AN OCTOPUS HAVE IN COMMON WITH A KINDLE? SURPRISINGLY, A LOT http://www.treehugger.com/biomimicry/what-does-octopus-have-common-kindle-surprisingly-lot.html

National Geographic
-▶  CHEETAH-CUB ROBOT CREATED: SEE OTHER NATURE-INSPIRED MACHINES http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/120618-robot-animals-cheetah-science-technology/

February 25, 2013 Treehugger
-▶  FISH GILL-INSPIRED WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WINS STUDENT DESIGN CONTEST http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html

My Modern Met, November 13, 2013
-▶  ENTIRE ALPHABET FOUND ON THE WING PATTERNS OF BUTTERFLIES http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/kjell-bloch-sandved-butterfly-alphabet

Treehugger, December 26, 2013
-▶  9 WAYS OF GETTING AROUND -  TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS PULLED FROM NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/biomimicry/9-ways-getting-around-inspired-biomimicry/

Oceana, October 13, 2014
-▶ VIBRANT GIANT CLAMS GIVE CLUES TO SOLAR TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/vibrant-giant-clams-may-influence-solar-technology

PolicyMic, March 17, 2014
-▶  GERMAN ENGINEERING COMPANY CREATING A ROBOT ARMY, INSPIRED BY NATURE,  FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE http://www.policymic.com/articles/85455/an-engineering-company-is-creating-a-robot-army-inspired-by-nature

  -▶  THE 15 COOLEST CASES OF BIOMIMICRY  http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/


                                           A GIANT LEAP

                                                  VIDEO
                     RETHINKING TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE:
BUILDING HOUSES DESIGNED/INFORMED BY NATURE WITH 3D-PRINTING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9XH210U4g

-▶  THE 15 COOLEST CASES OF BIOMIMICRY  http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/

Guardian, February 17, 2014

-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

Modern Farmer, April 22, 2014
-▶ ANT FARM:  THESE INSECT COWBOYS HARVEST, HERD AND MILK:  Learning to farm is considered the beginning of modern civilization. We praise ourselves as very intelligent creatures capable of learning to grow crops and keep cattle, but we are hardly the first species to acquire the skill. Ants — ants! — mastered husbandry way before us — about 50 million years ago, and they still continue farming today. http://modernfarmer.com/2014/04/meet-earths-oldest-farmers-ants/


                                          MIMICKING NATURE

                ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

                                          http://sco.lt/5DcYXh


                                                     VIDEO
                       CITIES THAT FUNCTION LIKE FORESTS
Cities that Function Like Forests: Biomimicry Maps a Sustainable Future
http://video.esri.com/watch/3158/cities-that-function-like-forests-biomimicry-maps-a-sustainable-future

-▶  WANT WATER SOLUTIONS?  NATURE HAS ALREADY FIGURED THEM OUT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3336681505/want-water-solutions-nature-has-already-figured-them-out

-▶  THE BIOMIMICRY DESIGN PORTAL:  HOW WOULD NATURE SOLVE GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGES? http://sco.lt/4vSEDZ

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-▶  BIOMIMICRY: We must draw our standards from the natural world. We must honor with the humility of the wise the bounds of that natural world and the mystery which lies beyond them, admitting that there is something in the order of being which evidently exceeds all our competence http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/b/benyus-biomimicry.html

Our World, UN University, September 19, 2012

-▶  BIOMIMICRY: EMULATING NATURE'S GENIUS http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/biomimicry-emulating-nature%E2%80%99s-genius

Awakin.org, Janine Benyus

-▶  LIVING LESSONS OF BIOMIMICRYUnlike the Industrial Revolution, the Biomimicry Revolution introduces an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her... http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=790

June 22, 2013 Treehugger
-▶  BE MORE LIKE NATURE: MUTUALISM, NOT COMPETITION IS THE DRIVING FORCE IN NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/generous-cities-biomimicry-and-urban-design.html


                                                  VIDEO:

                                 LEARNING FROM NATURE

                                      (BBC) Part 1/4 HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVQUhPPtQL0


                                                     WATCH

                                                 QUEST TV

          BIOMIMICRY ABOUNDS IN THE BAY AREA, SAN FRANCISCO

Biomimicry is gaining widespread recognition for its interdisciplinary approach to innovation. By bringing biologists to the design table, biomimicry offers solutions for increasing sustainability of products, processes, and systems. A new UC Berkeley course, How Would Nature Do That? Underwater glue, molecular-sized solar cells, self-assembly, insect communication, swarm behavior, genetic algorithms ... http://science.kqed.org/quest/2011/04/20/biomimicry-abounds-in-the-bay-area/

▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/97vmc5

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

-▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

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

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

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

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

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▶  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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TED Bio: "A self-proclaimed nature nerd, Janine Benyus' concept of biomimicry has galvanized scientists, architects, designers and engineers into exploring new ways in which nature's successes can inspire humanity." ...Find out more about Janine Benyus' philosophy and work at Biomimicry 3.8, the Institute which she owns and co-founded. Biomimicry 3.8's mission is "to train, equip, and connect scientists, engineers, architects, educators, and other innovators to sustainably emulate nature’s 3.8 billion years of brilliant designs and strategies." Now that's creative in more ways than one!

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▶  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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Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Planet How Biodiversity Could Save Your Life

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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▶  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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NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Fish gill-inspired water management system wins student design contest

NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Fish gill-inspired water management system wins student design contest | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 25, 2013

The biomimetic design could increase water delivery efficiency, decrease water-borne illness, and lower wastewater operating costs.... http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+treehuggersite+%28Treehugger%29

 

MORE ON BIOMIMICRY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=biomimicry

 

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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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NATURE | Behind the Scenes of "Hummingbirds" | PBS

See the entire documentary at http://to.pbs.org/cUinl9 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/hummingbirds-magic-in-the-air/introduction/5424/?utm_source=yo...
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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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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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