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Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit?

Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


 

                     ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

"Guardianship is a word that rings out in my head. We are meant to be guardians and trustees of this planet. For me, and for many others, the collective goal of humanity is towards the stewardship of our people, the planet and our ecosystems. We have a duty to protect and enhance our communities and ecosystems for the betterment of future generations"...Nicole Tilde


Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
▶  INVESTORS PRESS PALM OIL PRODUCERS TO HALT DEFORESTATION. Institutional investors representing over half a trillion dollars in assets under management are calling on four major palm oil producers to adopt an immediate moratorium on deforestation and join the growing effort within the industry to establish traceable, deforestation-free palm oil supply chains. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/mike_hower/investors_press_palm_oil_producers_halt_deforestation



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


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

 

 Redd Monitor, June 05, 2014
-▶ ASIA PACIFIC RESOURCES INT'L LIMITED'S (APRIL) ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON CONTINUES IN SUMATRA AND NORTH KALIMANTAN http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/06/05/aprils-ecological-armageddon-continues-in-sumatra-and-north-kalimantan/#more-15221


Sydney Morning Herald, August 10, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIA:  WOMBATS BURIED ALIVE BY LOGGING COMPANY. Forestry Corporation of NSW has buried wombats alive in their burrows, causing slow deaths, despite a deal with wildlife groups to protect the animals during logging. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/wombats-buried-alive-by-logging-company-20140809-10251m.html




Earth Justice, August 11, 2014
▶  THE CLEANUP BUCK SHOULD STOP WITH POLLUTERS: Earthjustice is challenging the EPA’s 30-year-long failure to require that polluters pay for the cleanup of their own messes, rather than stick taxpayers with the often-hefty bill... https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2#inbox/147e3f44615e9d70


▶  POLLUTERS MUST PAY:  HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE  http://sco.lt/5Up3Wz


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/


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


WATCH

4 BILLION GALLONS OF MINING WASTE POUR INTO PRISTINE B.C. WATERWAYS. The massive release of materials from a mine tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. is “virtually impossible to clean up,” according to a marine researcher — and may have already damaged salmon habitat beyond repair. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/07/video-watch-4-billion-gallons-mining-waste-pour-pristine-bc-waterways-156295


▶  MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND: LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

The Ecologist, August 08, 2014
COMMUNITY SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST MINING MEGA-PROJECTS. If the state does not defend citizens against the violence and destruction of mining, people and communities must defend themselves, writes Raul Zibechi. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2500598/community_selfdefense_against_mining_megaprojects.html


May 7, 2013 Al Jazeera
▶  CHILD MINERS: INDIA'S CRYING SHAME http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/20135582251240200.html



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


▶  LARGE CORPORATE SUBSIDIZED  FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: THE $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

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

 

▶  LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5



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


Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. .These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3



▶   WHY ARE WE HAVING TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH TO HAVE A HEALTHY PLANET AND HEALTHY FOOD? http://ow.ly/xKhjx


 

▶  FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT DOESN'T APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of


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



                          ▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl


 

 ▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA http://sco.lt/5eMhNJ


DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

http://sco.lt/6zxQWX



April 29, 2013 Mongabay

▶  THE ENVIRONMENT IS A PUBLIC GOOD  We all share and depend on clean water, a stable atmosphere, and abundant biodiversity for survival, not to mention health and societal well-being. But under our current global economy, industries can often destroy and pollute the environment—degrading public health and communities...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-teeb-externalities.html



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



                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 


                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

            2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


                                                      VIDEO

COULD A LAW OF ECOCIDE STOP THE MASS DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH? http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/could-a-law-of-ecocide-stop-the-mass-damage-and-destruction-of-the-earth-polly-higgins-thinks-so/


ERADICATING ECOCIDE

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE

                                               http://sco.lt/7ExcmX



                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                                 STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                        HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

                                          FRACKING THE KALAHARI

                                                 http://sco.lt/8IKitV


New Eastern Outlook, June 14, 2014
▶  THE AMERICAN MINING COMPANY, FREEPORT, AND THEIR ACTIVITY IN INDONESIA/PAPUA:  THE SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL COSTThe world’s largest company mining gold and copper, U.S. based Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc., has been is firmly established in the Indonesian province of Papua since the 1960s. Freeport’s internal security forces are accused of being responsible for carrying out killings, abductions, rape, torture and persecution. And the Indonesian army, using vulnerable local residents, imposed a tax for the so-called protection of Freeport, whose interests it actively served and enriched by access to its resources and allowed it to conduct illegal business, which, in 2005, was estimated at 8 billion dollars. http://journal-neo.org/2014/06/14/rus-e-kologicheskaya-i-sotsial-naya-tsena-deyatel-nosti-amerikanskoj-kompanii-freeport-v-indonezii/



OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014

-▶ HOG WILD:  CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

 ▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE. REPORT REVEAL SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION   http://sco.lt/5Gpafx


 

                                                       REPORT

                                March 22, 2013 Environment America

                                   WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

▶  INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012



Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014

 ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/

 

                                                       WATCH: 

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


Nation of Change, March 3, 2013 -
8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238

 

 

 

 

 ▶ BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR

 


   ▶  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:  THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY http://sco.lt/64XtcP

 

▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH


 

 April 19, 2013 Guardian

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options

 

 

                                                      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/

 

 

 ▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS: SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION  http://sco.lt/7hwpBB

 

 

▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD:  IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING CORPORATE COFFERS

http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

Earth Policy Institute
FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7


▶  BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR NATURAL CAPITAL: TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity http://www.teebweb.org/

 

▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P

 

 

 ▶  OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5

 


 ▶  GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb

 

 

 

 ▶  TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits http://sco.lt/8poZIf

 

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

 


 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf


 

  ▶  UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY:  INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR "IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE? http://sco.lt/8lOuIr

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Unprecedented study: Language and Culture Disappear with Ecosystem and Biodiversity Loss

Unprecedented study:  Language and Culture Disappear with Ecosystem and Biodiversity Loss | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

  -▶  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/


InterPress Service, September 08, 2014

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




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


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/

 

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 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


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


 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/


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
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 

                    RIGHTS OF NATURE -- SUMMER 2014 UPDATE

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=87ed6b2ba86c4cd4f1c93a720&id=e059ff5dac&e=7997c37be3

 

                                                    VIDEO

  THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/7e8Zur



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


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/

 

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


                                                 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

 

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

 


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

 

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:

                                          Yale Environment 360

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


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 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

 

 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/

 

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

 

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

 


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

   -▶  WORLD NEWS FROM INTERCONTINENTAL CRY MAGAZINE

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

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


 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


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

 

  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

 

  -▶  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

 

 

                                                         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

 

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


 -▶ 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

 

 

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

 

- ▶ 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/

 

 

                                   ----------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/

 

▶SCIDEV.NET

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

 

more...
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 13, 6:50 AM

"There is room for humans at Earth’s banquet, but only those who have lived in place long enough to have learned the contours of their terrain, the language of their plant and animal neighbors and, more than anything, the needs of non humans. - See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/#sthash.TpDacQac.dpuf" There is no way that I could have explained the situation better.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 13, 10:19 AM

Take at least moment to start thinking about all this, if you haven't already. Here is a great starting point.


Christian Allié's curator insight, March 13, 2:05 PM

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When a shaman leaves a lock of his hair where he has uprooted a medicinal cactus, it is not a bit of imbecility, but a humble acknowledgement that, for each living thing taken, one must give a bit of oneself, however small. For centuries humans have spilled their most beloved animals’ blood to the earth to acknowledge the cyclical aspects of life in preparation for battle and celebration of life’s milestones. These are not concepts that a pharmaceutical corporation could ever understand.

As for every other scientific report, this one concludes that yet more study will be needed, but what is needed, and urgently so, is more humility, because as the world’s indigenous cultures go, so does all humanity.

- See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/#sthash.wVC44NDN.dpuf
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A Disaster : Loss of Two Thirds of Top Predators Causing Global Ecosystems To Collapse

A Disaster : Loss of Two Thirds of Top Predators Causing Global Ecosystems To Collapse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

  LiveScience, October 01, 2009
 -▶ LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE. The catastrophic decline around the world of "apex" predators such as wolves, cougars, lions or sharks has led to a huge increase in smaller "mesopredators" that are causing major economic and ecological disruptions, a new study concludes. http://www.livescience.com/9716-loss-top-predators-causing-ecosystems-collapse.html


National Science Foundation, January 15, 2014

 -▶ LOSS OF LARGE PREDATORS CAUSING WIDESPREAD DISRUPTION OF ECOSYSTEMS. The study looked at research results from a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and concluded "the loss of apex consumers is arguably humankind's most pervasive influence on the natural world." http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121020


 -▶ ACROSS THE WORLD, WE'RE LOSING OUR LARGE CARNIVORES

The decline of large predators and other "apex consumers" at the top of the food chain has disrupted ecosystems across the planet

STUDY FINDS found that more than three-quarters of all large predators—including wolves, bears, and lions—are in decline due to habitat loss and human persecution. Many of the animals now roam territory that’s half the size of what it once was, and most carnivores have already become extinct in the developed world.... http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121020


 MinnPost, January 14, 2014

 -▶ LOSS OF BIGGEST PREDATORS IS SEEN AS A THREAT THAT MIGHT RIVAL CLIMATE CHANGE. The faltering fortunes of the world's 31 largest carnivores are having ripple effects far beyond simple predator-prey relationships, setting off cascades of ecological change that could prove as significant a threat as climate change to earthly life as we now know it... http://www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2014/01/loss-biggest-predators-seen-threat-might-rival-climate-change


 ReWild | KCET January 10, 2014

 -▶ LOSING BIG CARNIVORES MAY BE AS BIG A THREAT AS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/mammals/losing-big-carnivores-may-be-as-big-a-threat-as-climate-change.html

 

TakePart, January 14, 2014

 -▶ ON THE BRINK OF A WORLD WITHOUT LARGE PREDATORS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/01/13/brink-world-without-large-predators


Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
 -▶ RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News

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


Science Daily, January 09, 2014
-▶  LOSS OF LARGE CARNIVORES POSES GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM, CHANGING OUR ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109143754.htm


Science Daily, July 14, 2013

LOSS OF TOP ANIMAL PREDATORS HAS MASSIVE ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110714142133.htm

 

 Conservation Magazine, July 31, 2008
  -▶ ECOSYSTEMS UNRAVELING. Pull predators out of the mix, and a once lush green world turns into an ecological shop of horrors http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/ecosystems-unraveling/

 

Mongabay, May 06, 2014
 -▶ LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND DEFORESTATION CAN INCREASE HUMAN DISEASE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0508-morgan-deforestation-disease.html?n3ws1ttr


BBC News, September 07, 2014
WHY DOZENS OF INDIA'S ASIATIC LIONS ARE DYING. Is the last abode of the Asiatic lion turning into a death trap for the big cat? Gir in India's Gujarat state is home to Asiatic lions and has seen 256 lions dying in the past five years. Experts say their population is at risk with the big cats making new homes in human settlements.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29009234


Mongabay, August 04, 2014
 -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE BIG ANIMALS GONE? INDIAN PARK DEVOID OF MANY SPECIES, FURTHER THREATENED BY FOREST LOSS

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0804-gfrn-lenin-namdapha.html


Science Daily, February 22, 2012
 -▶  PREDATOR-PREY RELATIONSHIPS MAKE POSSIBLE THE RICH BIODIVERSITY OF COMPLEX ECOSYSTEMS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120222154633.htm#.T0cG2iWpjTY.twitter


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

 


  ScienceInsider, March 28, 2014
WIPING OUT WORLD' S VULTURES: SCIENTISTS CALL ON SPAN TO BAN VULTURE=KILLING DRUG http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/03/scientists-call-spain-ban-vulture-killing-drug

 

September 8, 2013 Scientific American

VULTURES FACE EXTINCTION AND INDIFFERENCE “If they were gone, we'd be left with a huge disease-transmission time bomb,”
 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=vultures-face-extinction-and-indifference

 

Mongabay, August 12, 2013

  -▶ NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY IN AMAZON RAINFOREST AND LARGE PREDATORS LINKED TO MEGAFAUNA EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0812-hance-megafauna-amazon-nitrogen.html

 

 32 Predators, January 12, 2014
-▶  A FUTURE WITHOUT CARNIVORES WOULD BE TRULY SCARY http://32predators.com/a-future-without-carnivores-would-be-truly-scary/

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                              TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

               Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                        http://sco.lt/6qdbW5


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

 

 Futurity, July 28, 2014
   -▶ HOW KILLING OFF WILDLIFE CAUSES SOCIAL CHAOS http://www.futurity.org/wildlife-conservation-conflict-738232/


Mother Nature Network, May 02, 2014
THESE BABY KIT FOXES ARE STRUGGLING FOR SURVIVAL http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/one-glimpse-of-these-baby-kit-foxes-and-youll-be-hooked-on-their-story

 

Mirror OnLine, January 26, 2014

-▶ SICK FOX HUNTERS VICIOUSLY SLAUGHTER ANIMAL AS CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS FIVE WATCH ON http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sick-fox-hunters-slaughter-animal-3062356#.Uudl5PbTlcw

 

 National Geographic May 08, 2014
   -▶ AFRICA'S SILENT SPRING IS UPON US. POISONING OUR WILDLIFE WITH PESTICIDES - AN EPIDEMIC The use of highly toxic pesticides to poison wildlife can be best described as silent, cheap, easy, and effective. It is so effective that a number of species of African wildlife are in decline due to poisoning. These include lions, hyenas, eagles, and especially vultures. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/08/africas-silent-spring-is-upon-us/

 

 

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

 

 

                                                     VIDEO:

                           OUR TOP PREDATORS ARE CRUCIAL

         HOW WOLVES INCREASED BIODIVERSITY IN YELLOWSTONE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1127450598/our-top-predators-are-crucial-how-wolves-increased-biodiversity-in-yellowstone-video

 

CNN, February 13, 2014
-▶  MASS KILLING OF DEER TO MAKE OUR LIVES EASIER? THE GROWING IMBALANCE OF OUR ECOSYSTEMS http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/opinion/safina-culling-wildlife-deer/index.html

 

 

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

 

 

Focusing on Wildlife, November 9, 2013
-▶ CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES IN SUMATRA ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/critically-endangered-species-in-sumatra-on-the-road-to-extinction/

 

 

National Geographic, December 19, 2013

-▶ 4 WAYS HELPING PEOPLE IS SAVING RARE WILDLIFE.  Supporting local people is key to conservation of lions, wild dogs, and other threatened animals http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131220-big-cats-snow-leopards-lions-conservation-animals-science/

 

 CanisLupus 101, Maoy 03, 2014

  -▶ TURNING HUMANS FROM ENEMIES INTO ALLIES:  PREDATOR CONSERVATION RELIES ON UNDERSTANDING HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY http://canislupus101.blogspot.com/2014/05/predator-conservation-relies-on.html

 

                                                        WATCH
                                            PBS NOVA PREVIEW
                                  "WILD PREDATOR INVASION"

               When Man Tries to Control the Natural Balance of Nature
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/wild-predator-invasion.html

 

 Conservation Bytes

 -▶ ESSENTIAL ROLE OF CARNIVORES ON THE WANE. these essential ecosystem engineers are extremely prone to persecution and decline/extinction. Of the 31 largest (≥ 15 kg) carnivores (excluding pinnipeds – i.e., seals, sea lions & walruses), 61 % are threatened, 77 % are declining, and the average occupancy of their original ranges is just 47 % (ranging from < 1 to 73 %).
  The ages-old notion that predators should be feared and eliminated is waning, but perhaps not quickly enough before the predators themselves disappear. The evidence that they provide positive outcomes for human society is mounting and vindicates these species as vilains. Anyone doubting the essential role of carnivores needs to read this paper. http://conservationbytes.com/2014/01/10/essential-role-of-carnivores-on-the-wane/

 

Wildlife Extra News, March 2014

THE DEATH (POISONING) OF DINGOES PROVES TO HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON AUSTRALIAN BIODIVERSITY. “Dingoes should not be poisoned if we want to halt the loss of mammal biodiversity in Australia,” said Dr Mike Letnic, senior author of the report. “We need to develop strategies to maintain the balance of nature by keeping dingoes in the bush, while minimising their impacts on livestock."
  This is the first study to show how removing large carnivores can result in simultaneous population outbreaks of herbivores and smaller predators, and that these population outbreaks can, in turn, have negative effects on smaller mammals. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/dingo-poisoning-685.html

 

                                                      WATCH

                                      "FORTRESS OF THE BEARS"
Enter a world shaped by bears, trees, and salmon, and explores the delicate balance of their interconnected lives... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/fortress-of-the-bears/introduction/7475/

 

 

HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

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

 

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

 

                                            WE WERE WARNED:

August 15, 2010 Guardian Environment
UN Environment Programme:

 -▶ 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

 

                                                  -- WATCH--
                                                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/

 

 

-▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US - CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                     "HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT"

                       CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                           http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

 

  Asia News, April 25, 2014

▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

                                                   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/

 

A CULTURE SEPARATED BY NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8MkDxJ

 

 

 

Save Our Seas:

 -▶ OCEAN PREDATOR LOSS: MORE THAN 90% OF ALL TOP MARINE PREDATORS HAVE DISAPPEARED  http://saveourseas.com/threats/predatorloss

 

-▶ 100 MILLION SLAUGHTERED A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% - COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

                                                       WATCH

                         OVERFISHING - THE CONSEQUENCES

                                         http://sco.lt/8W6PHl

 

 

 

EarthJustice, April 29, 2014

FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

 

NPR Radio, February 14, 2014

 ▶ ILLEGAL, REMOTE POT FARMS IN CALIFORNIA POISONING RARE WILDLIFE http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/275351164/illegal-remote-pot-farms-in-california-poisoning-rare-wildlife

 

 

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                                               KILL ALL WOLVES

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

 

 NBC News, July 09, 2014

 -▶ CRY WOLF? LARGE CARNIVORE DECLINE PUTS HUMANS AT RISK, STUDY SAYS . Coexistence is increasingly necessary if the world hopes to reverse a downward spiral of its largest carnivores such as wolves as well as lions, tigers, and bears, according to a review study published Thursday in the journal Science. 

As the carnivores decline, ecosystems and food chains that humans depend on for survival are unraveling and, in many cases, adding to the economic woes of everyone from farmers to ecotourism companies...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/cry-wolf-large-carnivore-decline-puts-humans-risk-study-says-2D11880999

 

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

 

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

 

International Business Times, January 10, 2014
-▶ AS NUMBERS OF LARGE CARNIVORES DECLINE, SCIENTISTS URGE EFFECTIVE CONSERVATION METHODS
Populations of large carnivores such as lions, wolves and bears are declining in ecosystems around the planet, changing the face of landscapes from the tropics to the Arctic while also putting humans at risk, according to a new study published Friday in the journal Science.
 http://www.ibtimes.com/numbers-large-carnivores-declines-scientists-urge-effective-conservation-methods-1534374

 

 

 

  -▶ 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

 

  -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

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

 

 

 

                                                     WATCH
             'ELSA'S LEGACY: THE BORN FREE STORY"  ~ Full Episode
                                                  PBS Nature
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/elsas-legacy-the-born-free-story/full-episode/6200/

 

 

 New York Times, February 01, 2014
-▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS: Communities coming together 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

 

 

 - ▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: DESTROYING OUR FORESTS FOR "GREEN" ENERGY AND BIG http://sco.lt/7gfXAv

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

The Ecologist

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

 

  -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 - ▶ GMO TREES, BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS. Eradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

May 23, 2013 Common Dreams

 -▶ TERRACIDE:

THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING OUR PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS

 

 

 ▶ MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE NOW LOWEST ON RECORD - TRACKING THE CAUSES - HABITAT LOSS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/6gjf9t

 

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

 

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

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

 ▶ Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 ▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH - The Health of Humans is reflected in the Health of Our Ecosystems And Our Food Production Sources http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 ▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY- Corporations Have a Responsibility to Be Mindful of their Impact on Both Environmental and Human Health http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 

 

 

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"The removal of predators like sharks and sea otters, bass and wolves has consequences," said Garrison, "not only for these species, but for all of us."

"The top-down effects of apex consumers in an ecosystem are fundamentally important, but it is a complicated phenomenon," Estes said. "They have diverse and powerful effects on the ways ecosystems work, and the loss of these large animals has widespread implications."

Estes and co-authors cite a wide range of examples in their review, including:

The extirpation of wolves in Yellowstone National Park led to over-browsing of aspen and willows by elk; restoration of wolves allowed the vegetation to recover.Dramatic changes in coastal ecosystems followed the collapse and recovery of sea otter populations. Sea otters maintain coastal kelp forests by controlling populations of kelp-grazing sea urchins.The decimation of sharks in an estuarine ecosystem caused an outbreak of cow-nosed rays and the collapse of shellfish populations.

Despite these and other well-known examples, the extent to which such interactions shape ecosystems was not widely appreciated, scientists say.

"There's been a tendency to see it as idiosyncratic and specific to particular species and ecosystems," Estes said.

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▶ LOVELY VIDEO: "Echo An Unforgettable Elephant" (BBC)

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                                                    VIDEO 2013

                                           David Attenborough

▶  BBC NATURE -A celebration of the life and legacy of Echo, the world's most famous elephant, who was born in 1945 and died in 2009, and who Natural World followed for the...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c10IkvflaTo

 

                                                WATCH
                                            PBS Nature
UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS - ELEPHANT EMOTIONS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/unforgettable-elephants/elephant-emotions/5886/



AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

                                               WATCH

            "ECHO - AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT" 2014

                                          PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/video-full-episode/5920/

 

 

 

 ▶  Elephants - the most closely-knit societies of any animal - going, going... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

 

▶  Ivory sales must stop or Africa's elephants could soon be extinct, says Jane Goodall http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3753009181/ivory-sales-must-stop-or-africa-s-elephants-could-soon-be-extinct-says-jane-goodall

 

▶  Poverty, as well as Greed killing Africa's Elephants - 10,000 Massacred in Gabon alone http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3893395511/poverty-as-well-as-greed-killing-africa-s-elephants-10-000-massacred-in-gabon-alone

 

▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

▶  "LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
▶  THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                ▶    THE ELEPHANTS KNEW ▶ 
WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

 

 

▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE  http://sco.lt/994B8L

 

▶ IGNORING NATURE NO MORE:  STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP  http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

 

 

 

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Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa

Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Guardian Environment, November 6, 2013

 PALM OIL COMPANIES: ETHICAL REPORT

▶  In a damning 400-page investigation, palm oil corporations are charged with destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, report finds... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/06/palm-oil-companies-ethical-report


Mongabay, August 25, 2014
CAN IT BE STOPPED? GHANA'S FORESTS COULD COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR IN LESS THAN 25 YEARS - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0825-gfrn-ogutu-ghana.html



                                                         WATCH

                                            ONE SHORT VIDEO

                    'WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT


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


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

 

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


  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


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


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

 

Mongabay, July 04, 2014
 ▶  RSPO PALM OIL PLANTATIONS PUBLICLY MAPPED FOR THE FIRST TIME. The maps cover an area that accounted for 12 percent of global palm oil production in 2012... and cover more than 1.6 million hectares of concessions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Brazil. According to WRI, the areas account for some 6 million tons of palm oil production annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0604-rspo-plantation-map-gfw.html

 

Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
-▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/

 


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INDONESIA

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


Mongabay, August 21, 2014
FIRES ON DEFORESTED LAND TRIGGER MASSIVE GHG EMISSIONS, HAZE. INDONESIA'S FORESTS SO DAMAGED THEY BURN WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S DROUGHT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0821-deforested-forest-fires-riau.html


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

 

                                               IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

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


October 10, 2012 - redd-monitor.org

▶  OIL PALM PLANTATIONS REPLACING FORESTS IN KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA. A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change confirms that the expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia has come largely at the expense of the country’s forests. Between 1990 and 2010, 90% of oil palm plantations in Kalimantan were established on forested land (47% intact, 22% logged, 21% agroforests).... http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/10/oil-palm-plantations-replacing-forests-in-kalimantan/


Mongabay, August 11, 2014
INDONESIA:  ACEH'S LARGEST PEAT SWAMP AT RISK FROM PALM OIL. Oil palm plantations and other developments are threatening Rawa Singkil Wildlife Preserve—Aceh's largest peat swamp, and home to the densest population of Sumatran orangutan in the Leuser Ecosystem http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0810-lbell-singkil-peat-swamp.html


                                            SHORT VIDEO:
                                   SAVING LEUSER. TRIPA

                                      A film by Carlos Quiles

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8


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


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


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


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/


 ▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/88hVFx

 

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


 ▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/9A1KVt


Mongabay, June 12, 2014

DESPITE GREEN PLEDGE, WILMAR PARTNER CONTINUES TO DESTROY FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-greenomics-kencana-agri-palm-oil.html


▶  ASIA PULP AND PAPER STILL DESTROYING FORESTS IN INDONESIA, DESPITE NEW 'SUSTAINABILITY' POLICY http://sco.lt/6GD4W9


▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY TO STRIP INDONESIAN FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS http://sco.lt/8ZU6k5



Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

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


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


Greenpeace, October 22, 2013

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


                                                           VIDEO

                  SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video


  May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

 

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


▶  HOW PALM OIL IS DRIVING THE SUMATRAN TIGER TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION = It’s in your mascara, your laundry detergent and even your Oreo cookies — the world is addicted to palm oil. Indonesia is the largest exporter, but production there comes at a huge cost. Oil-palm plantations have savagely encroached on the nation’s diverse rainforests, and slash-and-burn clearance for new plantations recently engulfed much of Southeast Asia in acrid smog... http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/


                                             SPECIAL REPORT

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

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

 

VICE News, July 04, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA IS KILLING THE PLANET FOR PALM OIL https://news.vice.com/article/indonesia-is-killing-the-planet-for-palm-oil

 

Redd-Monitor, December 11, 2013

▶  INDONESIA'S RATE OF DEFORESTATION HAS DOUBLED UNDER THE MORATORIUM http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/12/11/indonesias-rate-of-deforestation-has-doubled-under-the-moratorium/

 

Mongabay, December 14, 2013
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DEMOLISHES HOMES AND EVICTS VILLAGERS IN WEEK-LONG RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1214-dparker-asiatic-persada-palm-oil-conflict.html


December 2, 2012 - Mongabay

INDONESIA LOST 8.8M HA OF FOREST IN THE 2000s, GENERATING 7 BILLION TON OF CO2. Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation could have been reduced by hundreds of millions of tons had a moratorium on new concessions in high carbon forest areas and peatlands been implemented earlier, reported a researcher presenting... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1202-indonesia-ghg-emissions.html#0hG6kD3B6XQl5wRf.02


Forest Peoples Programme

▶  CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO STOP FUNDING DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/pulp-paper/news/2012/11/civil-society-organisations-call-financial-institutions-stop-funding-


 Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
  ▶ AGAIN: INDONESIA'S FOREST, PALM OIL FIRES FEED 'BROWN CLOUD' OF POLLUTION CHOCKING ASIA'S CITIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/23/indonesia-forest-fires-pollution-asia

 

Mongabay, November 22, 2013

▶  GREENPEACE PHOTOS EXPOSE PALM OIL GIANT'S DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1122-greenpeace-palm-oil-photos.html

 


                                                 WATCH

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


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AFRICA

PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS

http://sco.lt/5peu1J


West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014
 ▶ PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA WILL BE “CLEARED” FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/4nrVYn


CorpWatch, December 10, 2013

POLICE OPEN FIRE ON PALM OIL PROTESTERS IN SIERRA LEONE http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15906


Seed Daily, November 19, 2013

 ▶ BRAZILRESEARCHER WARNS AGAINST HIGH EMISSIONS FROM OIL PALM EXPANSION IN BRAZIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Researchers_warn_against_high_emissions_from_oil_palm_expansion_in_Brazil_999.html


                                                -- WATCH --
                                               VIDEO REPORT

                  "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"

                               September 15, 2013 The Real News
- ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725



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ORANGUTAN ECOCIDE

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

 

                                                         PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                                http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

 

 14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation

 

Nation of Change, November 11, 2013
▶  HOW FOOD WITH PALM OIL IS WIPING OUT ORANGUTANS AND ENSLAVING WORKERS http://www.nationofchange.org/how-food-palm-oil-wiping-out-orangutans-and-enslaving-workers-1384182288

 

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


The Guardian March 28, 2012

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

 

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

 

                                                            FILM

                                          REMEMBERING "GREEN"

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

                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

 

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



                                   UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:

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


The Guardian, December 13, 2013
▶  INTERACTIVE: THE WORLD'S REMAINING GREAT FORESTS - The Earth was once covered in ancient forests, 80% of which have been either destroyed or degraded, according to conservationists. Half of that has been in the last 30 years  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2007/dec/13/forests

 

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Mongabay, February 27, 2014

-▶  PALM OIL'S CLIMATE IMPACT WORSE THAN THOUGHT DUE TO METHANE EMISSION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0227-methane-emissions-palm-oil.html


 Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014

▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138

 

Mongabay, March 27, 2014
  ▶ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DEMAND FOREST RIGHTS, BLAME LAND GRABS FOR FAILURE TO CURB DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-dparker-palangkaraya-declaration.html?n3ws1ttr

 

                                             LAND GRABS:

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

 

Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

- ▶ Rainforest Alliance
RAINFOREST FACTS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303



- ▶ NO LAND, NO FOOD, NO LIFE http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

 

 The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE?If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013
-▶   IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm


June 2, 2013 The Guardian

HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

 

Guardian, November 27, 2013
-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital


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

 

 

                                                      WATCH

              THE WORLD'S FORESTS DISAPPEAR ON GOOGLE EARTH

                    Science Report's Time Lapse Maps of Deforestation http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115610/science-reports-time-lapse-maps-deforestation

 

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


                                                              VIDEO:

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


 

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

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013

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

 

                        CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                  Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif


                                            WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

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

 


  ▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

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

 

▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

 


 

  ▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

 

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


 -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3


 

                                             ENOUGHNESS

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
 ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

'                   "We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625


 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

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

 

 -▶  MORE ON CORPORATE DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION


 

                                   -------------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/

 

▶SCIDEV.NET

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

 

 

 

 

 

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The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks - May Be Extinct By 2020

The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks - May Be Extinct By 2020 | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html


VIDEO
BBC News, September 04, 2014
THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814


National Geographic, August 29, 2014
  ▶ CAN ELEPHANTS SURVIVE A LEGAL IVORY TRADE? It's one of the more incendiary questions discussed in wildlife conservation circles: Should there be a legal trade in elephant ivory?  Elephant deaths from poachers skyrocketed after a one-off auction of stockpiled ivory was allowed in 2008. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140829-elephants-trophy-hunting-poaching-ivory-ban-cities/


WATCH

Feb 27, 2013 National Geographic

"BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS" SERIES

The elephant, Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal, today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for gold. This groundbreaking National Geographic special goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. It also demonstrates how the elephant is far more complex than ever imagined. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/battle-elephants-preview


http://video.pbs.org/video/2336802391/


                      Episode 4 - MASSIVE IVORY STOCKPILE http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants-episode-4-massive-ivory-stockpile/


The Dodo, August 27, 2014
FROM TUSKS TO TRINKETS: TRACING THE ILLICIT IVORY TRADE BACK TO ITS SOURCE https://www.thedodo.com/from-tusks-to-trinkets-tracing-692808982.html

                                                   

                                                    VIDEO

     KENYA:  ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT FOR IVORY

                                          http://sco.lt/6cBr1d


Wildlife Extra News
200 ELEPHANT CARCASSES FOUND IN THE MARA-SERENGETI ECOSYSTEM http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Mara-elephant-survey.html


May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green


16 March 2013 - New York Times

-▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0


▶  OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/


Focusing on Wildlife
▶  62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 10 YEARS - COULD BE EXTINCT IN 10 YEARS (GRAPH) (warning: graphic images) http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/


Guardian Environment, March 5, 2013 -

▶  THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION IS GROWING FOR AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS - STUDY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed

ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING  http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

Jan 15, 2013 Cause2 Causes

- ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA  http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html

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

IVORY

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


Huffington Post Green, July 30, 2014
  ▶ AFRICAN ELEPHANTS MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/ivory-trade-elephants-extinct_n_5631782.html


 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming


 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/


  World Wildlife Fund, May 15, 2014
 ▶  HONG KONG SET TO DESTROY RECORD IVORY STOCKPILE - 28 TONS (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) - The Hong Kong government has begun the destruction of a staggering 28 tons of illegal ivory, the world’s largest illegal ivory stockpile and more than every other country in history combined. Advocates believe this public stance against ivory trafficking is a hopeful sign that Hong Kong’s centuries-old ivory worship traditions are crumbling. http://worldwildlife.org/stories/hong-kong-set-to-destroy-record-ivory-stockpile


Tuổi Trẻ news, October 22, 2013
  -▶ 2.4 TONS OF ILLICIT ELEPHANT TUSK SEIZED IN HAI PHONG, AGAIN (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/14325/24-tons-of-illicit-elephant-tusks-seized-in-hai-phong-again


June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

- ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/


 The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

 TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013

  -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/

 

Mongabay, July 07, 2014
PRICE OF IVORY TRIPLES IN CHINA.
In the last four years the price of ivory in China has tripled, according to new research from Save the Elephants. The news has worrying implications for governments and conservationists struggling to save elephants in Africa amidst a poaching epidemic, which has seen tens-of-thousands of elephants butchered for their tusks across the continent annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0707-hance-ivory-price.html


TIME, July 03, 2014

  ▶  AFRICAN-ELEPHANT POACHING SOARS AS IVORY PRICE TRIPLES IN CHINA http://time.com/2953056/african-elephant-poaching-soars-as-ivory-prices-triple-in-china/


Feb 27, 2013

- ▶ BLOOD IVORY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY AMONG CHINA'S GROWING MIDDLE CLASS - ‘BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS;" http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/battle-for-the-elephants-blood-ivory-becoming-a-hot-commodity-among-chinas-growing-middle-class.html


                                                  WATCH

                              'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' -

                                        National Geographic

                       Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                        http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

New York Times

- ▶ ‘WHITE GOLD" IN CHINA - SLIDE SHOW  http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/03/01/world/asia/20130301IVORY.html

 

March 4, 2013 - New York Times

- ▶ THE PRICE OF IVORY:  AN ILLICIT TRAIL OF AFRICAN IVORY TO CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/asia/an-illicit-trail-of-african-ivory-to-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

                                  July 19, 2013 BBC News -

- ▶ HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038


July 19, 2013 New York Times
  ▶  HONG KONG SEIZES LARGEST HAUL OF SMUGGLED ELEPHANT TUSKS -- FROM 574 SLAUGHTERED BABY ELEPHANTS  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/world/asia/hong-kong-seizes-smuggled-elephant-tusks.html?_r=0


                                                 VIDEO -

                                                 CNN REPORT

               WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                            http://sco.lt/7IdOYD

 


- ▶ HORRIFIC SENSELESS SLAYING: AUTHORITIES CONFISCATE 600 DEAD ELEPHANTS' WORTH OF IVORY IN HONG KONG  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3099786901/authorities-confiscate-600-dead-elephants-worth-of-ivory-in-hong-kong-horrific-senseless-slaying


 

             A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE

                               POACHING TO EXTINCTION

                                    http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


September 10, 2013 World Environment News
  ▶  U.S. WILL DESTROY SIX TONS OF IVORY STOCKPILE TO FIGHT WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://planetark.org/wen/69714


 The Independent, January 24, 2014
 ▶  HONG KONG AGREES TO DESTROY 28 TONNES OF STOCKPILED IVORY ELEPHANT TUSKS BURNING ONE OF ASIA'S MAJOR STOCKPILES OF IVORY - HOW MANY UNNECESSARILY SLAUGHTERED ELEPHANTS IS THAT? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-agrees-to-destroy-28-tonnes-of-stockpiled-ivory-9080901.html


Guardian Environment, February 06, 2014

 ▶  DOES DESTROYING IVORY SAVE ELEPHANTS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/06/does-destroying-ivory-save-elephants



IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014

  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5



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



October 9, 2013

▶  KENYA SEIZES 4 TONNES OF IVORY AS ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER SURGES  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Kenya_seizes_4_tonnes_of_ivory_as_elephant_slaughter_surges_999.html


October 9, 2013
▶  VIETNAM SEIZES TWO TONNES OF ILLEGAL IVORY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Vietnam_seizes_two_tonnes_of_illegal_ivory_999.html


March 3, 2013

- ▶ THAI PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES END TO IVORY TRADE http://www.wwf.org.au/?6241/Thai-prime-minister-announces-end-to-ivory-trade


NBC World News

- ▶ ECOCIDE NATION:  ACTIVISTS CALL FOR SANCTIONS OVER THAILAND'S ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/02/17156137-activists-to-call-for-sanctions-over-thailands-elephant-ivory-trade?lite

 

The Independent, March 3, 2013

- ▶ THEY'RE STANDING IN LINE : THREE IVORY TRADERS FOR EVERY THAI ELEPHANT  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/three-ivory-traders-for-every-thai-elephant-8518011.html


 

                                 SATAO:  THE PASSING OF A GIANT

                                 DEATH OF A BELOVED ELEPHANT

                                                 http://sco.lt/8W2q0H

 

New Scientist, May 14, 2014
 ▶  IVORY POACHING FUNDS MOST WAR AND TERRORISM IN AFRICA http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229692.700-ivory-poaching-funds-most-war-and-terrorism-in-africa.html#.U3VRiS_1_OQ


May 10, 2013 Mongabay
- ▶ DOZEN OF ELEPHANTS MASSACRED FOR IVORY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0510-elephant-massacre-car.html



  ▶  WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD: POACHING AND THE END OF ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS http://sco.lt/7af5gv


- ▶ JANE GOODALL:  IVORY SALES MUST STOP OR AFRICA'S ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant



 

The Guardian Environment, March 05, 2013

  ▶  TWO THIRDS OF AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS -- GONE. The threat of extinction is growing for African forest elephants, according to a study released at the Cites summit in Bangkok ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed


 

                                     CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS

                     NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                         http://sco.lt/8OieKP


August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail


Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
  ▶  POISONED BY ELEPHANT POACHERS: AFRICA'S VULTURES THREATENED BY AN ASSAULT ON ALL FRONTS. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/


ChinaNews, July 10, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL EFFORT NEEDED TO STEM ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER - CITES http://www.ecns.cn/2014/07-10/123337.shtml


 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/



 Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014
-▶ THE "INHUMANITY" OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: FOUR CALVES AMONG SIX ELEPHANTS MURDERED IN KENYAN NATIONAL PARK. Poachers chopped tusks off three of the elephants, and hacked the face off one juvenile in Tsavo East national park http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/calves-elephants-killed-kenyan-national-park


 

  -▶ POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS (AND OTHER ANIMALS) WITH CYANIDE AT WATER HOLE IN 'WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA http://sco.lt/7WbG9R


Wildlife Extra News
TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks. Hunting elephants, though, will be allowed. This news comes at the same time as new research has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 and elephant population numbers are declining by two per cent to three per cent a year. This effectively means that more of the animals are being killed than are being born. http://www.wildlifeextra.com

 


                                          VIDEO REPORT

   -▶ ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE EXPLODES INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE, THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY http://sco.lt/8SlsI5

 

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                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


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A LOVELY WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)

THE CULTURE OF ELEPHANTS
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/



WATCH

"ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN PERIL"

Link TV

In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations
 http://www.linktv.org/video/9160/asian-elephants-in-peril


                                

                             ▶ LOVELY (BBC VERSION) VIDEO: 

                   "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

-▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ


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

 

 

  -▶ HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

 

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

 

  -▶ THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - DEFORESTATION DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN IT -- AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE? http://sco.lt/5wsAPh

 

 

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

 

 

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A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE  http://sco.lt/994B8L

 

                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                    http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


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Hidden in Plain Sight: China's Clandestine Tiger Trade

                                                           VIDEO

                                          HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                             CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating… http://vimeo.com/60444302

 

New York Times, June 28, 2014
CHINA'S THREAT TO WILD TIGERS. Tigers command a small fortune on the black market, and demand is rising. A loophole in the country’s wildlife protection law allows the breeding and “utilization” of certain products derived from captive-bred endangered species. This has made industrial-scale “tiger farming” big business. The number of captive tigers skyrocketed from about 85 in 1993 to 5,000-plus today. 

EARLIER this year, a police raid on a house party in Leizhou, Guangdong Province, in southern China, revealed a decadent diversion apparently popular among some of China’s elite: watching a tiger being slaughtered and butchered, then gorging on meat that’s considered an exotic delicacy. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/opinion/sunday/chinas-threat-to-wild-tigers.html

 

 Conservation Magazine, July 29, 2008
▶ HEALING POWERS. THE DEMAND FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINES http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/healing-powers/

 

September 13, 2013 Conservation Magazine
-▶  CHINESE TAKEOUT:  The Chinese probably eat the world’s greatest diversity of wild beasts http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/09/chinese-takeout/

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

Mongabay, April 29, 2014
▶  CHINESE WHO EAT ENDANGERED SPECIES COULD FACE OVER TEN YEARS IN JAIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0429-hance-china-endangered-law.html

 

-▶  PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/4scV9d

 

                                                  VIDEO

                             CNN World, June 23, 2014
▶  UNDETERRED, CHINESE FESTIVAL SERVES UP DOG AND CAT MEAT.  Hundreds of Thousands of Dogs Slaughtered for Human Consumption Each Year http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/china-yulin-dog-meat-festival/index.html

 

 Mongabay, December 2, 2013
- ▶ ANTI-POACHING STORY GOES VIRAL IN CHINA - A newspaper story about the impact of the ivory trade has gone viral in China, raising awareness among millions of Chinese, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1220-china-viral-elephant-story.html

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

  ▶  ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013
  -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/

 

 Reuters, April 28, 2014
▶   CHINA TO OUTLAW EATING OF PROTECTED ANIMAL SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/us-china-wildlife-idUSKBN0DE0KX20140428?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

 

 

                                    ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING

                                     Inhabitat, March 27, 2014
▶   MORE THAN 10 TIGERS SLAUGHTERED IN A SHOW FOR OFFICIALS AND BUSINESSMEN IN CHINA. Police recently revealed that over 10 tigers have been tortured and killed in China in order to entertain wealthy businessmen and government officials. The tigers were killed in so-called “visual feasts” meant to show the social stature of the people watching. Video footage discovered shows a caged tiger being slowly electrified before a butcher came to dissect the animal. http://inhabitat.com/more-than-10-tigers-slaughtered-in-a-show-for-officials-and-businessmen-in-china/

 

Take Part, March 29, 2014
▶   BLOOD SPORT: CHINESE BIGWIGS WATCH 10 TIGERS DIE FOR FUN http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/28/blood-sport-chinese-bigwigs-watch-10-tigers-die-fun


EIA International
▶   WILD TIGERS CAN'T AFFORD CHINA'S HALF-BAKED COMMITMENTS http://www.eia-international.org/wild-tigers-cannot-afford-chinas-half-baked-commitments

 

Feb 26, 2013 MongaBay
▶   CHINESE GOVERNMENT CREATING SECRET DEMAND FOR TIGER TRADE ALLEGES NGO  (warning: graphic images) http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-hance-tiger-trade-china.html

 

July 26, 2013 Macau Daily Times
-▶  TIGER TEETH, CLAWS AND BEAR BILE SMUGGLED AS EGG ROLLS http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/45690-tiger-teeth-claws-and-bear-bile-smuggled-as-egg-rolls.html?wwftw1

 

 

 

▶   THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/81BCq1

 

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

 

 

February 26, 2013 Mongabay

▶   ASIATIC CHEETAHS ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-santana-iranian-cheetahs.html#tY7VX85qC6MpcWFr.99

 

                               International Conservation Forum
                                                   VIDEO:

                   BRING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                                Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

                           http://www.icforum.info/category/tigers/

 

 ▶   RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING - IMPORTING NATIONS MUST TAKE ACTION http://sco.lt/8ROSsD

 

                                                    WATCH

                       Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/siberian-tiger-quest/full-episode/7916/

 

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

 

▶   LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA  http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

 

January 29, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶   TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM DISAPPEARING MANGROVE FOREST http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh

 

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                                               PBSNature

       "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY - FULL EPISODE

                                 http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

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▶   NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE: 'CYBERPOACHING:  EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6ks8nJ

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

 

 

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                                                       VIDEO

                              TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Slaughter 

                                          http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

 

                                            SHORT VIDEO:
*** SAVING LEUSER. TRIPA. Saving Leuser. Tripa. A film by Carlos Quiles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

 

 

MORE ON WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=WILDLIFE+POACHING

 

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

 

 

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Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse

Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

July 23, 2013 Science Daily

▶  Scientists have warned that current hunting trends in Central African forests could result in complete ecological collapse.

The authors maintain that the current rate of unsustainable hunting of forest elephants, gorillas and other seed-dispersing species threatens the ability of forest ecosystems to regenerate, and that landscape-wide hunting management plans are needed to avoid an environmental catastrophe..... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130723103451.htm


New Scientist, September 08, 2014
EBOLA'S SILVER LINING:  WE CAN CLAMP DOWN ON BUSHMEAT. According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola virus enters human populations when people handle or eat infected wildlife, especially fruit bats, chimpanzees, monkeys, forest antelopes and porcupines. Eating bushmeat remains common throughout Africa, either for subsistence or as a luxury.

The Ebola outbreak is an opportunity to clamp down on a practice which both causes disease outbreaks and empties forests of wildlife. At a minimum, governments should zealously enforce bans on the hunting and consumption of bats and apes, two groups most commonly associated with Ebola. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850.300-ebolas-silver-lining-we-can-clamp-down-on-bushmeat.html


  Mongabay, March 25, 2014
-▶ OVER 9,000 PRIMATES KILLED FOR SINGLE BUSH MEAT MARKET IN WEST AFRICA EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0324-mark-tcs-west-africa-

 

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


The Dodo, July 23, 2014
▶  THERE ARE ONLY 100 GORILLAS LEFT IN NIGERIA, CONSERVATIONISTS SAY https://www.thedodo.com/there-are-only-100-gorillas-le-639709280.html

 

 Mongabay, December 11, 2013
▶  BONOBOS: THE CONGO BASIN'S GREATEST GARDENERS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-pham-bonobos-in-congo-seed-dispursal.html

 

Mongabay, July 09, 2014
-▶ SOLD INTO EXTINCTION:  GREAT APES BETRAYED BY PROTECTORS. Corruption in high places, CITES, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0709-sri-stiles-cites-commentary.html


 RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/91dA7F

 

 Magazine Good Planet, July 02, 2014
-▶   'SLAVERY' DRIVING APES TO EXTINCTION http://www.goodplanet.info/en/news/2014/07/02/slavery-driving-apes-extinction/

 

 

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

 


 

ANIMALS KNOW WHAT HERBS THEY NEED TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND WELL http://sco.lt/6KNXMH


 

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

 

 March 03, 2013 Global Issues
▶  LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions

 

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

 

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD:  ONE WORLD, ONE HUMANITY, ONE ENVIRONMENT http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

-▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE http://sco.lt/7D9Av3

 

 

                                                   PHOTOS: 

▶  STUNNING IMAGES OF BREATHTAKING BIODIVERSITY IN REMAINING INDONESIAN FORESTS AND MARINE LIFE http://sco.lt/8zbjbl

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

                                            --- WATCH --

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

              REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                       DON'T MISS THIS

                                      http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


 

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

 

 

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

 

April 5, 2013 - National Geographic
▶  ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION: A CLOSER LOOK AT ENDANGERED SPECIES http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/05/on-the-brink-of-extinction-a-closer-look-at-endangered-species/


March 7, 2013 - Science Haven

▶  EXTINCTION, MASS EXTINCTIONS, EXTINCT SPECIES, AND THE ONGOING 6TH GREAT MASS EXTINCTION  http://scienceheathen.com/2013/03/07/extinction-mass-extinctions-extinct-species-and-the-ongoing-6th-great-mass-extinction/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


 

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

 

                                            --- WATCH ---

                                                  PBS Nature

            "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY" - FULL EPISODE

                                        http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

 

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

 

▶  RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING http://sco.lt/8ROSsD

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                       Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/siberian-tiger-quest/full-episode/7916/

 

                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                      http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

 

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

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 

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VIDEO: Earthrace reveals horror of the annual 90,000 Namibian baby seal slaughter

 

 

NAMBIA - THE ANNUAL SLAUGHTER OF 90,000 BABY SEALS.  ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARINE MAMMALS WILDLIFE CRIMES KNOWN TO MAN

 

Published on Jul 4, 2013 VIDEO (ABOVE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=INBcukfT2rY

 

Release of the footage, taken by conservation group Earthrace Conservation, coincides with the start of this year's seal cull which is expected to kill 80-90,000 seal pups and up to 6,000 bulls....

Earthrace Conservation calls for an immediate halt before thousands more seal pups are brutally killed. The footage, released July 2013, shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding what appear to be pick axe handles before their carcasses are loaded into a pick-up truck for disposal.

This graphic and upsetting film, shot in 2011 but only just released by Earthrace Conservation, shows sealers clubbing Cape fur seals to death in a nature reserve. The footage has been presented to the country's government, but a request by animal protection groups to ban the practice has been ignored.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1991629/seal_clubbing_in_namibia_shocking_footage_just_released.html

 

The Seals of Nam, June, 02, 2014
NAMBIA:  LIES, ECOCIDE, SEX TONICS AND FRAUD http://www.thesealsofnam.org/namibia-lies-ecocide-sex-tonics-and-fraud/

 

 

August 28, 2012 Ecowatch

The Namibian seal hunt is responsible for the largest slaughter of marine mammals on earth and is considered to be the most brutal of all seal culls. For 139 days, terrified pups are rounded up, separated from their mothers, and brutally beaten to death for their pelts – a CITES protected species, killed in a seal reserve every day just hours before tourists come to view the remaining colony. Inhumane, illegal, unsustainable and unethical, many conservation groups violently oppose the slaughter.... http://ecowatch.com/2012/exposes-slaughter-baby-seals/

 

NAMIBIA: THE SEALS OF NAM - A GLOBAL OUTCRY

Each year, despite massive international criticism, flawed science, mounting public outcry and warnings from the IUCN, the quota gets increased.

Did you know the Namibian seal hunt is responsible for one of the largest slaughters of marine mammals on earth? It is considered to be the most brutal of ALL culls and is considered by scientists to be horrendously cruel.

From the 1st of July, 80 000 Cape Fur seal pups, still dependent on the teat, will be beaten to death with pick handles for their fur pelts. A further 6 000 adult bull seals will be shot at point blank range so that their penises can be used to make ineffective sex potions for the Asian markets, thus fueling an illegal trade in animal body parts for fake medicines. For the next 139 days, terrified pups will be rounded up, separated from their mothers and be violently beaten to death. The colony will be rounded up at day break. Pups, bulls and cows will be surrounded and kept away from the safety of the sea. Men with clubs move in and the seals run in fear.

http://www.thesealsofnam.org/the-slaughter-4/

 

 

                                      ---------------WATCH -------------

                                        Published on Apr 5, 2012

*****  NAMIBIA SEAL HUNT - THE CRUELEST IN THE WORLD - YouTube

Pat Dickens, the campaign manager for "The Seals Of Nam" explains the differences between the Namibia and the Canadian seal slaughters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnh6qV_HgHs

 

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NAMIBIA SEAL CULL FACTS - SEA SHEPHERD http://www.seashepherd.org/desert-seal/seal-cull-facts.html

 

July 14, 2013 BBC News -
NAMIBIA'S CONTROVERSIAL ANNUAL EAL HUNT SET TO BEGIN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18845596

 

July 4, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

VIDEO:

**** HORROR OF NAMIBIA'S SEAL CULL http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/horror-of-namibias-sea-cull/

 

 

Scientific American, July 09, 2014
 -▶  EXTINCTION COUNTDOWN:  WHY IS NAMIBIA KILLING ITS RARE DESERT ELEPHANTS? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/07/09/namibia-desert-elephants/

 

 

 

CANADIAN ANNUAL HARP SEAL SLAUGHTER FACTS - http://www.seashepherd.org/seals/seal-hunt-facts.html

 

 May 27, 2012 CBC News
SEAL HUNT DESCRIBED AS "BEST" IN YEARS - NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - DESPITE BEING UNDER QUOTA OF 400,000 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/05/27/nl-cp-seal-hunt-review-427.html

 

 HarpSeals.Org

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CANADIAN SEAL HUNT AND SLAUGHTER - 400,000 HARP SEALS APPROVED BY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php

 

 CANADA: 70,000 SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER" WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS - SCIENTISTS http://sco.lt/4i4j33

 

January 5, 2013 Guardian Environment
CANADIAN SEA CULL 'UNNECESSARY FUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/05/canadian-seal-cull-unnecessary-climate-change

 

 

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

 

 

 


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WHAT CENTURY ARE WE IN???? This is NOT About Management.  This IS About MONEY.... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/05/27/nl-cp-seal-hunt-review-427.html

Seals play a vital part in the natural food chain.  Whales are starving due to lack of their food (seals) while man is cruelly slaughtering hundreds of thousands for their profit.   Something MUST be done here

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THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES AND MUST CEASE

THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                                          VIDEO
                                  BBC News, February 13, 2014
          THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE EXPLAINED IN 60 SECONDS
                         http://www.bbc.com/news/world-26161624



VIDEO

The Dodo, August 27, 2014
HERE ARE THE 18 U.S. BREEDING FACILITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPORTING 18,000 LAB MONKEYS EACH YEAR

https://www.thedodo.com/here-are-the-18-breeding-facil-692898317.html



June 10, 2013 Mongabay

-▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN SUMATRA AND MUST CEASE . In a chilly rain on Sunday, in a town just a few kilometers beyond the edge of a protected Sumatran rainforest, a young orangutan sat perched on a piece of plywood and grabbed the metal wires of his tiny cage... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-kellogg-aceh-wildlife-trade.html


Mongabay, July 09, 2014
-▶ SOLD INTO EXTINCTION:  GREAT APES BETRAYED BY PROTECTORS. Corruption in high places, CITES, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0709-sri-stiles-cites-commentary.html

 

Magazine Good Planet, July 02, 2014
-▶   'SLAVERY' DRIVING APES TO EXTINCTION http://www.goodplanet.info/en/news/2014/07/02/slavery-driving-apes-extinction/


VIDEO

Motherboard, May 20, 2014
AN INSIDE LOOK AT AMERICA'S EXOTIC ANIMAL TRADE

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-inside-look-at-americas-exotic-animal-trade

  Guardian Environment, July 15, 2014
-▶  CHEETAH SMUGGLING DRIVING SPECIES TO EXTINCTION: RISING DEMAND FOR LUXURY PETS IN THE GULF - TWO THIRDS OF SNATCHED CUBS ARE DYING ENROUTE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/15/cheetah-smuggling-wild-luxury-pets-gulf


Treehugger, March 13, 2013
DEMAND FOR EXOTIC PETS PUSHES SPECIES TO THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Demand_for_exotic_pets_pushes_species_to_the_brink_999.html


-▶ BRUTALITY ON LABORATORY MONKEY FARMS ENDEMIC SAYS ADI AS ANOTHER DEALER IS EXPOSED http://greenlivingguy.com/2014/06/13/brutality-on-laboratory-monkey-farms-endemic-says-adi-as-another-dealer-is-exposed/


VIDEO - CBC News
August 14, 2014
QUEBEC FUR FARM ACCUSED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY
Quebec government not doing enough to protect foxes and mink kept in inhumane conditions at fur farm south of Montreal
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/ID/2488575094/

 Mongabay, March 25, 2014
-▶ OVER 9,000 PRIMATES KILLED FOR SINGLE BUSH MEAT MARKET IN WEST AFRICA EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0324-mark-tcs-west-africa-

 

-▶  PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/4scV9d


TakePart, #April 24, 2014

-▶ FROM HERE TO CHINA, PEOPLE ARE STILL EATING RARE ANIMALS - BUT WHY?  http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/29/eating-threatened-wildlife

 

Reuters, April 28, 2014
▶  CHINA TO OUTLAW EATING OF PROTECTED ANIMAL SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-china-wildlife-idUSKBN0DE0TU20140429

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html


Guardian, July 21, 2014
-▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE ALONG THE BURMA-CHINA BORDER -- IN PICTURES. The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes that are sucking the forests, jungles and plains of India, Burma, Laos and Thailand dry of their native animals and plants – many of them endangered http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/21/-sp-endangered-species-on-sale-along-burmachina-border

 

TRNS, June 25, 2014

UN:  WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING SKYROCKETS, FUELING CARTELS AND TERRORISTS: The yearly value of the illicit wildlife trade is estimated to have surpassed the sum total of financial assistance to the developing world - between $70 billion and $213 billion each year http://www.talkradionews.com/united-nations/2014/06/25/un-illegal-wildlife-trade-fuels-cartels-and-terrorists.html

 

Bangkok: July 08, 2014
-▶  TIGER PARTS FOUND ON HIGHWAY http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/419538/tiger-parts-found-on-highway

 

 BBC News, July 06, 2014
-▶  CRUEL TRADE IN ASIAN ELEPHANTS THREATENS SURVIVAL. Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Myanmar by smugglers looking to resume a lucrative trade, a report says.It claims the animals, mainly calves, are being brutally treated as they are "tamed" for tourist camps in Thailand. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28161472

 

Mongabay, May 15, 2014

 -▶ CHINESE POACHERS CAUGHT WITH 555 MARINE TURTLES, MOSTLY DEAD (PHOTOS) http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0515-hance-sea-turtles-poaching-philippines.html

 

October 24, 2012 Mongabay

-▶  INDONESIA REMAINS EPICENTER FOR ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1024-kimbrough-reptile-trade-indonesia.html

 

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

 

                                                   IN PICTURES:

                              Guardian Environment, June 20, 2013

-▶  A TOUR ROUND AN ENDANGERED WILDLIFE MARKET IN INDONESIA: Got a spare $200? That's all you need to pick up an orphaned, caged orangutan at this market in Aceh, Sumatra, that has bee trading endangered species for three years... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/jun/20/endangered-wildlife-market-indonesia-in-pictures


July 26, 2013 Macau Daily Times
-▶  TIGER TEETH, CLAWS AND BEAR BILE SMUGGLED AS EGG ROLLS http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/45690-tiger-teeth-claws-and-bear-bile-smuggled-as-egg-rolls.html?wwftw1

 

 July 23, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  SNOW LEOPARDS AND WILD YAKS BECOMING 'FASHION' VICTIMS' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/23/snow-leopards-yaks-cashmere-gaots-fashion

 

July 29, 2013 Japan Times
-▶  INDONESIA EEL HOT ITEM FOR SMUGGLERS http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/29/national/indonesia-eel-hot-item-for-smugglers/

 

Mongabay, December 23, 2013
-▶  JAGUARS IN ARGENTINE CHACO ON VERGE OF LOCAL EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-salisbury-argentine-chaco-jaguars-verge-extinction.html

 


 Mongabay May 21, 2014
▶  EPIDEMIC OF ELEPHANT CALF KIDNAPPING HITS SRI LANKA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0521-dasgupta-elephant-calf-kidnapping.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 June 29, 2013 Mail Online

-▶  INDONESIA: THE TERRIBLE FATE OF RAJA THE BABY ELEPHANT, CHAINED AND HELD HOSTAGE BY AN ANGRY MOB : AN IMAGE THAT WILL HAUNT YOU AND A STORY THAT WILL ENRAGE YOU  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351609/The-terrible-fate-Raja-baby-elephant-chained-held-hostage-angry-mob-An-image-haunt-story-enrage-you.html

 

July 29, 2013 Care2
-▶  AFTER 16 YEARS IN A WOODEN BOX, SMILING CHIMP RACES THROUGH THE GRASS http://www.care2.com/causes/after-16-years-in-a-wooden-box-smiling-chimp-races-through-the-grass.html

 

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

 

                                                WATCH

                                  "REMEMBERING GREEN"

           Winner of Best Short Documentary - An Orangutans Journey

                                     http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

  The Seals of Nam, June, 02, 2014
-▶  NAMBIA:  LIES, ECOCIDE, SEX TONICS AND FRAUD http://www.thesealsofnam.org/namibia-lies-ecocide-sex-tonics-and-fraud/

 

 

                                     AND IT'S IN THE USA TOO:


                                                        VIDEO
                                                IFAW, June 21, 2014
-▶  BINGE WATCH "SEIZED" , GRIPPING 5 EPISODE OF NEW YORK ANIMAL SEIZURE SERIES. The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue.
REALITY CHECK: : Did you know there are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. than there are living in the whole wild population? Sometimes, the places where some of these animals are kept can fall into disrepair, animals can suffer from neglect, and drastic actions involving law enforcement and trusted, caring partners are required. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/video-binge-watch-seized-gripping


July 23, 2013 The Examiner
-▶  TWO CALIFORNIA MEN ARRESTED FOR RAT AND REPTILE CRUELTY (20,000) http://www.examiner.com/article/two-california-men-arrested-for-rat-and-reptile-cruelty



 

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

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014

HERE'S A FIRST:  INDONESIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS ISSUE A FATWA AGAINST KILLING ENDANGERED SPECIES http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/indonesian-religious-leaders-issue-fatwa-against-killing-endangered-species.html

 

-▶  NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD, FOR GOURMET FOOD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                          CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                            http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

 

September 13, 2013 Conservation Magazine
-▶  CHINESE TAKEOUT:  The Chinese probably eat the world’s greatest diversity of wild beasts http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/09/chinese-takeout/

 

TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - April 09, 2014
-▶ NEW APP TO BUILD AWARENESS AND INFORMATION ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA http://www.traffic.org/home/2014/4/9/new-app-to-build-awareness-and-information-on-illegal-wildli.html

 

                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL & ANIMAL EXTINCTION --: DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

 


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

 

 

IGNORING NATURE NO MORE:  STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP  http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

            THE RACE TO SAVE THE TORTOISE AND TURTLE

                    December 9, 2012 60 Minutes CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50136708n&tag=api

 

August 1, 2013 Care2
-▶  FLEET OF 'MOMS' RESCUE BABY CHIMPS AND SURPRISE QUARREL ERUPTS  http://www.care2.com/causes/fleet-of-moms-rescue-baby-chimps-and-surprise-quarrel-erupts.html

 

 August 26, 2013 Earth In Transition:
-▶  WHY 'EXPERTS' GET SO CONFUSED ABOUT LEGAL RIGHTS FOR NON-HUMANS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/08/why-experts-get-so-confused-about-legal-rights-for-nonhumans-2/

 

                                                       WATCH -

                        -▶      DO ANIMALS HAVE EMOTIONS?  -▶ 
                                    Full Episode, PBS Nature Series

       "ANIMAL ODD COUPLES:  ANIMAL CROSS SPECIES FRIENDSHIPS" http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/animal-odd-couples/preview/7958/

Are animals capable of feeling complex emotions?  Recent observations of unexpected cross-species relationships in zoos and animal sanctuaries around the world may provide some answers.  Endearing interactions between a cheetah and a retriever, a lion and a coyote, a dog and a deer, a goat and a horse, and even a tortoise and a goose offer captivating glimpses of supportive connections in the animal world.  Each interspecies pair challenges the conventional wisdom that humans are the only species capable of feeling compassion and forming long-lasting friendships.  Animal behavior experts weigh in with their opinions, and animal caretakers share their personal experiences with cross-species relationships in this compelling tale of unlikely animal couples.

 

                                                       VIDEO

                              TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Slaughter 

                                          http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

 June 12, 2013 Mongabay

-▶  TIGERS, ORANGUTANS, RHINOS: SUMATRA'S BIG MAMMALS ON EDGE OF EXTINCTION as deforestation, mining and palm oil concessions expand,.. http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0612-gen-sumatra-wildlife.html

 

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


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

  

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

 

-▶ NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION WILDLIFE: "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6ks8nJ


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

 

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

 

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

 

 -▶  ECOCIDE: INDONESIA'S RAPE AND PILLAGE OF IT'S FORESTS AND WILDLIFE------DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                     THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                         http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

-▶  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA http://sco.lt/5sDv5F

 

 

 -▶  MORE ON THE SLAUGHTER OF ELEPHANTS, RHINOS, TIGERS BY DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=ELEPHANT+POACHING

 

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Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014

-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html


 June 6, 2013 The Atlantic

 ▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS The scale of poaching is a criminal horror. Why Obama should make it a priority issue -- in his meeting with China's Xi Jinping this week and beyond...   http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/inside-the-global-industry-thats-slaughtering-africas-elephants/276582



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

                          THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC


BBC News, February 13, 2014

 ▶  DECLARATION SIGNED ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE .

Delegates from 46 different countries and 11 UN organisations have signed The London Declaration. With four African presidents - as well as delegates from China and Vietnam - among the signatories, the illegal animal trade has been pushed from the conservation agenda to the political one. But now the hard work begins.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26172179


 Guardian Environment, February 12, 2014
 ▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE:  50 NATIONS GATHER IN LONDON FOR HIGH-LEVEL SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/12/illegal-wildlife-trade-50-nations-london-summit


                                                       VIDEO

  ▶  OUTGUNNED: ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE http://sco.lt/7RuB9d


Wildlife Extra News
TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks. Hunting elephants, though, will be allowed. This news comes at the same time as new research has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 and elephant population numbers are declining by two per cent to three per cent a year. This effectively means that more of the animals are being killed than are being born. http://www.wildlifeextra.com

 

                                                      VIDEO

                               TROPHY AND CANNED HUNTING

              Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                         http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

June 3, 2013 Forest News
  ▶  Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic


Treehugger, June 24, 2014
ECOCIDE: IT'S TIME TO TREAT ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE LIKE A SERIOUS CRIME. A new U.N. report calls for international collaboration to fight the crime organizations behind illegal trading in wood and wildlife. It’s difficult to put an exact value on the clandestine trade in timber and animals, but estimates from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the UN Environmental Programme and INTERPOL range from $70 to $213 billion U.S. dollars per year. Steiner said these numbers are very likely an underestimate. http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/its-time-treat-illegal-wildlife-trade-serious-crime.html


Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html


▶  HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/67y5Fh



▶  THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE: ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ


  -▶ NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE 'CYPERPOACHING -- EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt


Scientific American, June 29, 2014
  -▶ ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME FUNDS TERRORISM Environmental destruction—-from smuggling elephant tusks to illegal dumping of toxic waste—-generates as much as $213 billion annually for criminals and terrorists. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/environmental-crime-funds-terrorism/


United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014

  -▶ UN CHIEF ADOPTS LION CUB TO SUPPORT EFFORTS AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48163


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


  ▶  INDONESIA; THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/8B8NWb


 SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT  http://sco.lt/6Sdg13


ORANGUTANS CLING TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6aimJ7


Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014

  -▶ KENYA TO DEPLOY DRONES IN ALL NATIONAL PARKS IN BID TO TACKLE POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/kenya-drones-national-parks-poaching

 

RHINOS IN CRISIS

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS

http://sco.lt/6zVwtl



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

                                                  ELEPHANTS

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


THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS

COULD BE EXTINCT BY 2020

                                                 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014
-▶ THE "INHUMANITY" OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: FOUR CALVES AMONG SIX ELEPHANTS MURDERED IN KENYAN NATIONAL PARK.
Poachers chopped tusks off three of the elephants, and hacked the face off one juvenile in Tsavo East national park http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/calves-elephants-killed-kenyan-national-park



VIDEO
BBC News, September 04, 2014
THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814


August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment

  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED --  ANNUALLY -- ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail


                                          VIDEO - (27:19) Link TV
                                      ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN PERIL
In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations
 http://www.linktv.org/video/9160/asian-elephants-in-peril



May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 16 March 2013 - New York Times

-▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0


AN INCREDIBLE WATCH

                                               ELEPHANT CULTURE
                     "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
                                   PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/


 

▶  TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS ARE POACHED (SLAUGHTERED) EVERY YEAR IN AFRICA - JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

▶  OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/

 

Focusing on Wildlife
▶  62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 10 YEARS - COULD BE EXTINCT IN 10 YEARS (GRAPH) (warning: graphic images) http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/

 

Guardian Environment, March 5, 2013 -

▶  THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION IS GROWING FOR AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS - STUDY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed


                                    PASSING OF A GIANT

                                DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

                                     http://sco.lt/6gxrW5



Live Science, February 05, 2014
  -▶ DRONES ENTER THE BATTLE AGAINST ELEPHANT, RHINO POACHERS - THANKS TO GOOGLE http://news.yahoo.com/drones-enter-battle-against-elephant-rhino-poachers-162137029.html

 

 ▶  Bloomberg, October 10, 2013
GOOGLE EARTH SAVES KENYA'S MAASAI MARA ELEPHANT WITH DRONE (HOPEFULLY THEY'RE ARMED TOO FOR SHOOT ON SIGHT) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-09/google-earth-saves-kenyan-elephants-with-drones-in-maasai-mara.html

 

Standard Digital News, March 1, 2014
 ▶  KENYA'S ELEPHANT POPULATION APPEARS TO BE STABILIZING AS TANZANIA POACHERS BUTCHER 30 A DAY (WHAT?!?) http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000105769&story_title=Kenya-kenya-elephant-population-stabilises-as-tanzania-poachers-butcher-30-a-day

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

                                            "LIQUID IVORY:

              HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

 

 Ring of Fire, March 05, 2014
  ▶  THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS A $19 BILLION A YEAR TRAGIC WILDLIFE TRAGEDY  http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2014/03/nra-elephant-preservation/


 

                                    ▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                           NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                           http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

 

Ring of Fire, September 3, 2013
  ▶  NRA LOBBYIST SHOOTS ELEPHANT IN THE FACE TWICE, FOLLOWS IT FOR FINAL KILL: LIKENS CRITICS TO HITLER http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2013/09/nra-lobbyist-shoots-elephant-face-likens-critics-hitler/

 

 Grist, March 06, 2014
 ▶  DEATH-DEFYING ELEPHANT RECOVERS FROM FOURTH POACHING ATTEMPT http://grist.org/list/death-defying-elephant-recovers-from-fourth-poaching-attempt/


▶  IN TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE http://sco.lt/6NuIlN


 

ELEPHANTS

THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn


 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R


 Toronto Star, October 8, 2013

  ▶  WAS THE SLAUGHTER AT KENYA WESTGATE MALL FUNDED BY ILLEGAL ELEPHANT IVORY ?  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/10/07/to_save_elephants_and_fight_terrorism_we_must_boycott_ivory.html

 

 

                                                         SLIDESHOW

                                Huffington Post Green, October 8, 2013

ELEPHANT POACHERS SHOULD BE SHOT ON THE SPOT, TANZANIAN MINISTER SUGGESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/poachers-shot-on-the-spot-tanzanian-minister_n_4065740.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=100813&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

 

  Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013

  ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                            A LOVELY WATCH

                                              ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                   AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC VERSION)

                                          http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 ▶  LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls



                          ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                     UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION 

                                        http://sco.lt/6hXE5x


 Yale Environment 360, September 25, 2013
  ▶  MORE THAN 80 ELEPHANTS DEAD FROM CYANIDE POISONING IN ZIMBABWE PARK, KILLING WEB OF LIFE http://e360.yale.edu/digest/more_than_80_elephants_dead_from_cyanide_poisoning_in_zimbabwe_park/3960/

 

Yahoo News,

  ▶  ZIMBABWE POACHERS JAILED 15 YEARS FOR POISONING 81 ELEPHANTS http://news.yahoo.com/zimbabwe-poachers-jailed-15-years-elephant-poisoning-172555271.html

 

September 6, 2013 Take Part
SCREWING WITH NATURE:

  ▶  ELEPHANT POACHERS IN AFRICA NOW POISONING VULTURES TO EVADE AUTHORITIES http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/09/05/vultures-elephant-rhino-poaching-poison-africa

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                             ▶     'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'    ▶ 

                                          National Geographic 

                       Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 August 8, 2013 African Geographic

  ▶  RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

May 30, 2013 The Telegraph

  ▶  INDIAN VILLAGERS ABANDON HOME TO MAKE WAY FOR AN ELEPHANT HIGHWAY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10089246/Villagers-abandon-homes-for-Elephant-highway.html



 

   ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7

 

  ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US - CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?  http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

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


 

 

                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                    The  Natural Eye Project

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

 



  ▶  **** MORE ON ELEPHANT POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/curate?q=ELEPHANTS

 

  ▶  **** MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

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Indonesia: The Rape and Pillage of Sumatran tigers' last stronghold

Indonesia: The Rape and Pillage of   Sumatran tigers' last stronghold | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

May 25, 2013 Guardian Environment - John Vidal:

No Sumatran wild animal is safe as contact with humans rises with disastrous results...Contact between humans and wild animals is increasing disastrously in Sumatra as deforestation, mining and palm oil concessions expand, fragmenting forest habitats and driving animals out of protected areas. The exact number of tigers left in the wild is uncertain but latest estimates range from under 300 to possibly 500 in 27 locations.,,, http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/26/tigers-stronghold-sumatra-poachers

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                           "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

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

 

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

 

 

TIMEWorld, October 31, 2013
▶  HOW PALM OIL IS DRIVING THE SUMATRAN TIGER TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION
It’s in your mascara, your laundry detergent and even your Oreo cookies — the world is addicted to palm oil. Indonesia is the largest exporter, but production there comes at a huge cost. Oil-palm plantations have savagely encroached on the nation’s diverse rainforests, and slash-and-burn clearance for new plantations recently engulfed much of Southeast Asia in acrid smog... http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/

 

                                           WATCH - Documentary
                                    "THE LEGENDARY SWAMP TIGERS"
Entangled, mangrove forest on the Bay of Bengal is the kingdom of a creature rarely seen by humans. One of the most efficient predators on Earth, this animal is feared as a killer and a man-eater - the legendary swamp tiger. These tigers are so elusive that all attempts to track them in these impenetrable swamps ended in failure.
   More than a decade ago, cameraman Mike Herd captured the swamp tiger on film for the first time. It was an extraordinary breakthrough, the first glimpse into the secret life of the least known tiger in the world - the swamp tiger of the Bangladeshi Sundarbans. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/swamp-tigers/

 

                                        FEATURED VIDEO

                                August 29, 2013 Mongabay
              HOW TIGERS COULD SAVE HUMAN CIVILIZATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0829-hance-tigers-video.html?n3ws1ttr

 

▶  DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA - LOSING OUR BIG CATS http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

 

 

                                                           VIDEO

                  SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

 

 

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

 

 September 11, 2013 CNN Green
▶  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/world/why-you-should-care-sumatra-rainforest/index.html

 

                                                          VIDEO

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

 

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

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/5Vd02T

 

 

▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/9A1KVt

 

▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/67QAMb

 

▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/88hVFx

 

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

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                                       Full Episode PBS Nature

                        "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY"

                                          http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD

 

                                                       VIDEO

                         CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                              CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/8vbBSb

 

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

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

"Sustainability" is not about replanting trees.  Entire ecosystems that have developed over hundreds if not thousands of years are being destroyed.  Extinction is forever.

The original wildlife that existed in the natural forests cannot survive in the replanted palm oil plantations, so what is gained are massive multi-million dollar profits for the multi-national's bottomline.  What is lost is the earth's heritage that maintains a healthy biosphere for all species to survive.  This is one of the major causes for climate change, yet we keep on trying to justify it and rationalise this destruction.  Further indigenous people's land is being plundered and they are being displaced and "re-colonized" to serve the corporate master's quarterly bottom-line.

It is time to wake up to the fact that the old paradigm for doing business is killing us and our planet. We must design a new model that restores health and well being to our ecosystems and thus restore respect and dignity to humanity and all life.  We cannot continue to rape and pillage the finite resources on our planet without paying a terrible price down the line. In the final analysis we cannot drink oil or eat money.

Short-term thinking for bigger, faster, more profits will be the death-knoll for all life on Planet Earth, for without Nature We Do Not Exist.

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Most people  would be so angry and sad that someone can just walk into their home and knock it down. Animal also loose their land to people who walk in. Even the top predator can loose their land to greedy corporate   businessmen that want to build a hotel or a McDonald. The abuse of deforestation is diminishing  animal population around the world.

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The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Can Humans Survive?

The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Can Humans Survive? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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



Live Science, September 09, 2014
6TH MASS EXTINCTION? HUMANS KILL SPECIES FASTER THAN THEY'RE CREATED  http://www.livescience.com/47733-humans-destroy-earth-biodiversity.html


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


 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/


FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 

 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

 

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

 

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            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

 

 

                                            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


 Wired Science, May 08, 2014

- ▶ ONE OF THE BIGGEST ECOLOGICAL DISASTERS IN THE LAST 4.5 YEAR 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/

 

                                                       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

 

 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

 

                                      WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELING

              HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE

                                               http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

                                                   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

 

 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

 

 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

 

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

 

 

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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/

 

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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

 

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

 

 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/

 

  -▶ 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

 

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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                                            CLIMATE CHANGE

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 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

 

 -▶ 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/

 

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

 

   -▶ 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-specieshttp://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


 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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

- ▶ 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                                     

 

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

 

Mongabay, December 02, 2013
 -▶ 22,000 ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY IN 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1202-hance-elephant-poaching-2012.html

 

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

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  -▶ 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/

 

 

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                                                      OCEANS

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 - ▶ 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

 

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/

 

 

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

 

All things are no longer equal.  Loss of habitat, poaching, ecosystem health are major issues.  We need first, to restore the planetary ecosystems to health before launching on this myopic approach. Science does not yet know enough about the myriad of symibotic relationships of our planetary biosphere and could create even further problems with the interrelationships of natural species.

 

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

 

 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

 

                                     GO TO WEBSITE "ARKive" -

                 Discover the world's most endangered species

                                       http://www.arkive.org/

 

                                                  VIDEO:

                                            EARTHRACE

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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                  THE MASSIVE DECLINES ALREADY IN MOTION

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  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/

 

                                                          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

 

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

 

 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

 

 

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

 

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/

 

The Nature Of Business

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

 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                               WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 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

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS - 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

  -▶ 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

 

   -▶ 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

 

 

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

 

                          

 

pdjmoo's insight:

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE 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

more...
Stephanie Hong's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:28 PM

MASS EXTINCTION!! The animals are in danger!

CineversityTV's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:53 AM

we have warned for years, but we expect the government and corporate fools not to listen.

Rescooped by pdjmoo from CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL
Scoop.it!

THE ONLY WAY OUT: China Expected To Prioritize Environment Over Economy And Development In Revised Law

THE ONLY WAY OUT: China Expected To Prioritize Environment Over Economy And Development In Revised Law | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

               ----- WITHOUT NATURE WE HUMANS DO NOT EXIST ---


Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 


  -▶ CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT BEIJING, April 15, 2014 (Reuters) - Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development. While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html


Mongabay, August 19, 2014
 -▶ CHINA PLEDGES $275 BILLION OVER 5 YEARS TO CUT RECORD AIR POLLUTION  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0819-hance-china-air-pollution.html


The World Economic Forum, July 25, 2014

-▶ HOW CHINA BECAME A CLIMATE LEADER http://forumblog.org/2014/07/china-climate-leader-sustainable-development/

 

The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

-▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

 Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy.
This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf


The Economic Times, August 05, 2014
 -▶
CHINA TO BAN ALL COAL USE IN BEIJING BY 2020 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/pollution/china-to-ban-all-coal-use-in-beijing-by-2020/articleshow/39696857.cms


IB Times, August 20, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S 'WAR ON POLLUTION' SEES COAL DROP FOR FIRST TIME IN CENTURY http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinas-war-pollution-sees-coal-drop-first-time-century-1461869


Bloomberg, August 07, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html


The Climate Group, August 20, 2014
CHINA'S CLEAN REVOLUTION II: OPPORTUNITIES FOR A LOW CARBON FUTURE. This report shows that in an incredibly short space of time China has taken the lead in the race to develop and commercialize a range of low carbon technologies. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/publications/Chinas-Clean-Revolution-II-Opportunities-for-a-low-carbon-future


 

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South China Morning Post, July 04, 2014

-▶ CHINA BOLSTERS ITS LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:  NEW TRIBUNAL TO REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts

                       

NRDC, April 24, 2014

-▶ CHINA'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAW AMENDMENTS A GAME CHANGER http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bfinamore/new_weapons_in_the_war_on_poll.html

 

TakePart, June 27, 2014

-▶ MEGA SKYSCRAPERS THAT EAT POLLUTION ARE COMING TO CHINA. The smog-choked nation is coming up with innovative solutions to its air-quality problem... http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/27/mega-skyscrapers-eat-pollution-are-coming-china

 

Solar Daily, April 21, 2014

▶  CHINA LOOKS TOWARD GREENER ENERGY FUTURE. Chinese Premier Li Kegiang said it was time for policymakers to "wage a war" against pollution by embracing greener energy policies... http://www.solardaily.com/reports/China_looks_toward_greener_energy_future_999.html

 

RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
-▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/

 

Huffington Post Green, April 23, 2014  

EU CLIMATE HEAD URGES CHINA TO TAKE LEAD ON INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/china-take-lead-on-climate-change_n_5196614.html

 

Deutche Welle, July 07, 2014
▶  U.S. AND CHINA PLEDGES GIVE NEW HOPE TO INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE TALKS  http://www.dw.de/us-china-pledges-give-new-hope-to-international-climate-talks/a-17690495

 

Huffington Post Green, September 21, 2013
NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS BAN TO TAKE PLACE IN BEHING, SHANGHAI AND GUANGZHOU   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/coal-fired-plants-ban-china_n_3914703.htm

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 May 22, 2013 Grist

     ▶ CHINA HAS PROPOSED FIRM LIMITS ON GREEN-HOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS -- seriously weakening one of the U.S.’s go-to excuses for climate inaction... http://grist.org/news/could-a-chinese-carbon-cap-pave-the-way-for-a-global-climate-deal/

 

-▶  COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL? http://sco.lt/7knIW1

 

May 29, 2013 Huffington Post Green
     ▶ A FIVE-PART STRATEGY TO CAP AND CUT CHINA'S COAL CONSUMPTION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-a-finamore/a-five-part-strategy-to-c_b_3353230.html

 

     ▶ COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL?  http://sco.lt/7knIW1

 

 Asia Society, June 06, 2014
▶  INTERVIEW:  WHAT COSTS WILL FRACKING BRING TO CHINA? http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-what-costs-will-fracking-bring-china

 

 Reuters, May 26, 2014
-▶ CHINA TO SCRAP MILLIONS OF CARS IN ANTI-POLLUTION PUSH http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-china-pollution-idINKBN0E60AZ20140526

 

Business Green, July 14, 2014
-▶ CHINESE GOVERNMENT WANT 30 PERCENT OF STATE CARS TO BE LOW CARBON BY 2016 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2355078/china-wants-30-per-cent-of-state-cars-to-be-low-carbon

 

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014
▶  CHINA'S POLLUTION POLICE ARE WATCHING:  HANGZHOU AND OTHER CITIES HAVE DECLARED WAR ON DIRTY CARS AND TRUCKS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-24/chinas-pollution-police-are-watching

 

Yahoo News, June 12, 2014
▶  CHINA POLLUTION ARRESTS RISE AS BEIJING PUSHES GREEN AGENDA http://news.yahoo.com/china-pollution-arrests-rise-beijing-pushes-green-agenda-171824564.html


                                 CHINA'S GENERATION GREEN
                 Waste, Food Safety, Pollution & The China Dream

This series is about the generation that has inherited the waste, and a few members of that generation who are openly and actively trying to change the trajectory of the country to avoid disaster. Toronto Star, http://projects.thestar.com/chinas-generation-green/



 

 Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014
  -▶ CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD

 

Treehugger, January 24, 2014
▶   CHINA ADDED MORE SOLAR CAPACITY IN 2013 THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER HAS IN A SINGLE YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/china-added-more-solar-capacity-2013-any-other-country-ever-has-single-year.html

 

The Climate Group, May 20, 2014
-▶ CHINA ANNOUNCES NEW 70 GW SOLAR TARGET, PLANTS TO TRIPLE INSTALLED SOLAR CAPACITY BY 2017 http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-announces-new-70gw-solar-target-plans-to-triple-installed-solar-capacity-by-2017/

 

Earth Policy Institute, June 16, 2014
SOLAR POWER:  CHINA LEADS WORLD TO SOLAR POWER RECORD IN 2013 In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came online in 2013, a new annual record. In all, the world’s installed PV generating capacity is now close to 140,000 megawatts—enough to power each home in Germany. Falling costs and effective policies continue to drive tremendous growth in solar power. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2014

 

 The Star Online, May 26, 2014
   ▶ CHINA HOTEL A SHOWCASE FOR GREEN SOLAR ENERGY http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/05/26/China-hotel-a-showcase-for-Yingli-Green-Energy/

 

-▶ NEW CHINESE "GREEN HEALTH CITY" WILL BE A SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE FOR THE WORLD. Designers say limiting fossil fuel use will aid quick healing for those who have been ill or injured http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/new-chinese-city-goes-green-for-the-health-benefits/

 

 ▶  HOW CHINA'S YOUNG IDEALISTS ARE TURNING TO THE SOIL

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/25/students-pining-for-good-old-days-of-chairman-mao-choose-hippie-commune-over-chinas-economic-rat-race/

 

 Science AAAS, May 2, 2014
▶  CHINESE SCIENCE TO GET WITH THE GLOBAL PROGRAM FOR OPEN ACCESS AND MORE RIGOROUS EVALUATION AND PEER REVIEW http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/05/chinese-science-get-global-program


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


 Guardian Environment, April 23, 2014

▶  CHINA SAYS MORE THAN HALF OF ITS GROUNDWATER IS POLLUTED  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/23/china-half-groundwater-polluted

 

 

                         POLLUTION KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES

                                  RT News, January 21, 2014

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                             CHINA'S EXPORT - POLLUTION

                China’s dirty emissions creeping into the US - study

                  http://rt.com/usa/china-air-pollution-export-926/


 IT'S A TRAGEDY WHEN IT'S COME TO THIS SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO BURN FOSSIL FUELS......

Treehugger, March 08, 2014
 -▶ BUILDING A BUBBLE-like BIOME IN BEIJING COULD LET RESIDENTS BREATHE CLEAN AIR. Beijing's notorious air pollution has reached beyond hazardous levels in recent years, with the city covered in thick, toxic smog for a good part of the year. While the Chinese government has implemented various pollution-battling policies like car bans and the planting of green roofs, others like London-based design firm Orproject have gone down the road of more extreme design measures -- suggesting the building of bubble-like biomes, sealed from outside pollution, that would allow residents to actually breathe clean air. http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/beijing-bubbles-biome-clean-air-orproject.html

 

 Mining.com, July 12, 2014
-▶ BEIJING TAKES AIR POLLUTION BY THE HORNS, IMPOSES USE OF CLEAN COAL http://www.mining.com/beijing-takes-air-pollution-by-the-horns-imposes-use-of-clean-coal-93130/


  Guardian Environment, February 25, 2014
▶  CHINA'S TOXIC AIR POLLUTION RESEMBLES NUCLEAR WINTER, SAY SCIENTISTS
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter-scientists


WorldNews,

-▶  BEIJING RAISES POLLUTION ALERT ON SMOG LINGERS http://article.wn.com/view/2014/02/21/Beijing_raises_pollution_alert_as_smog_lingers/


Eco-Business, June 04, 2014
▶  CHINA'S RARE EARTH TOXIC TIME BOMB TO SPUR $12 BILLION OF MINES http://www.eco-business.com/news/chinas-rare-earth-toxic-time-bomb-spur-12-billion-mines/


Guardian Environment, August 06, 2014
-▶ CHINA:  COAL MINE IMPACT ON YELLOW RIVER UPPER BASIN: IN PICTURES Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/aug/07/china-coal-mine-impact-on-yellow-river-upper-basin-in-pictures


 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP IVORY POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

Humanosphere, July 14, 2014
WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/


Al Jazeera America

▶  INTERACTIVE: CHINA'S AFRICAN SPENDING SPREE - Take a tour of the dams, stadiums, mines and super-highways financed, sometimes controversially, by Beijing http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2014/03/interactive-china-african-spending-spree-2014320121349799136.html

 

BreakingViews, February 04, 2014
▶  WATER FIGHTS: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL... http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article

 

Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html

 

 

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                                                        WATCH
                 63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                  From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012

 

     WHY IS CHINA SHIFTING QUICKLY TO FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT?

 

ReNew Economy, April 29, 2014
▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES COST $2 TRILLION ANNUALLY, ACCORDING TO IMF http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/fossil-fuel-subsidies-costing-global-economy-2-trillion-imf-79534

 

 Common Dreams, Naomi Klein, April 22

▶  THE CHANGE WITHIN:  THE OBSTACLES WE FACE ARE NOT JUST EXTERNAL. The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-3

 

Bloomberg, May 02, 2014
-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html


 

                      COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

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

 

 

 YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

Washington Post, November 15, 2014
▶  POLLUTION IS SEGREGATED TOO: Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards --  toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/15/pollution-is-substantially-worse-in-minority-neighborhoods-across-the-u-s/

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

      SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

Grist, April 14, 2014
▶  THE FOUR FOSSIL FUEL STOCKPILES THAT COULD TOAST THE PLANET The four fossil fuel stockpiles that could toast the world http://grist.org/news/the-four-fossil-fuel-stockpiles-that-could-toast-the-world/


28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

 

 Salon, March 13, 2014
HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

 

 -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says

 

Climate Central, April 23, 2014
CARBON CAPTURE FACES HURDLES OF WILL, NOT TECHNOLOGY. Concerns about whether the underground storage sites could leak CO2 into the atmosphere, or be somehow breached with catastrophic consequences. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/carbon-capture-faces-hurdles-of-will-not-technology-17321

 

Climate Central, July 17 2014
GEOLOGY MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO STORING CARBON http://www.climatecentral.org/news/geology-matters-when-it-comes-to-storing-carbon-16254

 

Climate Central, Aprl 15, 2014
HUGE METHANE LEAKS ADD DOUBT ON GAS AS 'BRIDGE' FUEL. Natural gas drilling (Fracking) could emit up to 1,000 times the methane previously thought, possibly significantly increasing the greenhouse gas footprint of the production of natural gas, the study shows. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/huge-methane-leaks-add-doubt-on-natural-gas-as-a-bridge-fuel-17309

 

Rainforest Action Network
▶  EXTREME COAL -- NO LONGER BUSINESS AS USUAL
http://understory.ran.org/2014/04/17/2014-coal-finance-report-card-extreme-investments-extreme-consequences/

 

Guardian, November 9, 2013

▶  IPCC CHAIRMAN: ARE WE PREPARED TO "PASS ON A LOUSY, SPOILT AND DEFILED PLANET? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ippc-pachauri-climate-change-spoilt-defiled-planet

 

Albuquerque Journal,  April 05, 2014
▶  FOSSIL-FUEL MONEY MONEY DROWNING DEMOCRACY http://www.abqjournal.com/379429/opinion/fossilfuel-money-drowning-democracy.html

 

▶  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                 'YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY"

                         Must See  Video:  Showtime Climate Series

                                             http://sco.lt/7NBCPh

 

 

 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth

 


 ▶  Associated Pess, April 14, 2014

MORE THAN 900 ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES SLAIN IN A DECADE AS CONCERN FOR THE PLANET GROWS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/environmental-advocates-killed_n_5148325.html

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

 ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 -▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING NO ANSWER: http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

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

 

                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

                        SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

 

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

 

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

 

▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

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

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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



 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

-▶  >> 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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Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, April 16, 9:13 AM

What a wonderful world! Dedicado a todos aquellos quien es creen que la RSC es una utopía o incluso como lo  han descrito en España "un fiasco global". 

Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, April 18, 4:33 PM

While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks.

"(Upholding) environmental protection as the fundamental principle is a huge change, and emphasises that the environment is a priority," said Cao Mingde, a law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, who was involved in the drafting process.

Céline's curator insight, April 20, 3:51 AM

Un changement de législation pour favoriser toutes les valeurs du développement durable en Chine : économique, environnemental, social ? Le chemin reste long vu l'ampleur de la tâche ... 

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The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant

The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Guardian Environment, March 08, 2014

- ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

Paula Kahumbu: The world should know the terrible suffering behind the statistics on elephant poaching.... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/mar/08/elephant-poaching-passing-of-a-giant


                                                       VIDEO

                                    Care 2 Causes, June 23, 2014.

- ▶ POACHERS JUST KILLED THE BIGGEST, MOST LOVED WILD ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD. He was enormous, iconic and beloved among elephants. His name was Satao and he was the most famous “tusker” in the world. http://www.care2.com/causes/poachers-just-killed-the-biggest-most-loved-wild-elephant-in-the-world.html

 

 Guardian Environment, June 13, 2014

- ▶ SATAO IS GONE: KENYA' BIGGEST ELEPHANT BRUTALLY KILLED BY POACHERS: THE PRICE HE PAID FOR HAVING HUGE TUSKS. Satao lived in Tsavo East National park in northern Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers, bearers of genes that produce bull elephants with huge tusks reaching down to the ground. This news follows hard on the heels of the slaughter of another legendary tusker, Mountain Bull, deep inside the forests of Mt. Kenya .

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/jun/13/kenyas-biggest-elephant-killed-by-poachers

 

The New Yorker, July 07, 2014
- ▶ ELIZABETH KOLBERT:  HOW TERRORISM IS THREATENING AFRICAN ELEPHANTS. Satao, a bull elephant who lived in the arid plains northwest of Mombasa, had tusks so long that when he walked they nearly scraped the ground -- was butchered for his tusks http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/07/07/140707taco_talk_kolbert

 

HuffingtonPost Green, June 19, 2014

- ▶  CONSERVATIONIST FEARS 'UNSUSTAINABLE RATE OF KILLING' AFTER LEGENDARY ELEPHANT FALLS TO POACHERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/satao-poached-mike-chase_n_5511964.html


AND YET ANOTHER:

Huffington Post, July 11, 2014
50-YEAR OLD ELEPHANT  "KLAO" KILLED FOR RUSKS IN THAI SANCTUARY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/poachers-kill-elephant-thailand_n_5577197.html


VIDEO
BBC News, September 04, 2014
THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm


AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

International Fund For Animal Welfare, April 29, 2014
- ▶ ELEPHANTS NEED US:  SPEAKING OUT AS ONE FOR ELEPHANTS. A full-page open letter to the President signed by some of the most recognizable names and groups in conservation, music, business, and Hollywood. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/speaking-out-one-elephants

 

                                                  CNN VIDEO
                                                  June 15, 2014
                  BLOODY IVORY & CRIME - THE POACHING THREAT
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/15/world/africa/kenya-satao-famous-elephant/index.html

 

 Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

- ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA  http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html


    -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) http://sco.lt/80mNeb

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 13, 2014
- ▶ 68+ ELEPHANTS MASSACRED IN CONGO'S GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK IN JUST 2 MONTHS. RABAT, Morocco (AP) — At least 68 elephants, some 4 percent of the population of one of Africa's oldest parks, have been slaughtered by poachers over the last two months using chain saws and helicopters, the non-profit group managing the park has warned. A 2012 census found just 2,000 elephants in Garamba Park, down from 20,000 in the 1960s. One particular sophisticated group is shooting the elephants with high powered rifles from a helicopter and then taking off their tusks with a chain saw. They are removing the elephants' brains and genitals as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/13/elephants-massacred-congo_n_5491566.html

 

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

 

- ▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS:  POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6LYM3V

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                                BBC - Future
HOW ELEPHANTS CREATE THE RAIN: JUMBO GARDENERS: HOW ELEPHANTS AFFECT WEATHER http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140114-elephants-the-forest-gardeners

 

 

World Wildlife Fund, June 19, 2014
- ▶ URGENT INTERNATIONAL ACTION NEEDED FOLLOWING ELEPHANT POACHING STATISTICS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://wwf.panda.org/index.cfm?uNewsID=223851&amp;

 

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

 

 

- ▶ INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT'S SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1

 

 

- ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE:  POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR

 

The Dodo, May 07, 2014
-▶  SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html

 

 Conservation Magazine

- ▶ A WITNESS TO VIOLENCE: Long before the Darfur crisis, Michael Fay foresaw that Sudanese horsemen would not stop at killing elephants http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/a-witness-to-violence/

 

Treehugger, October 33, 2013

  ▶  POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS WITH CYANIDE IN WATERING HOLES, IN WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 25 YEARS

In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks...

Zimbabwe Hwange National Park...seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014

-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                          'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                       http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

-▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

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


                                     Environmental News Network
                                        EMPATHETIC ELEPHANTS
                    http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47077

 

Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

- ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/

 

Nature, PBS
UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS: WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF ELEPHANT EMOTIONS? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/unforgettable/emotions.html

 

 

 

- ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
 WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER" http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

 

 National Geographic, March 10, 2014
ELEPHANTS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS WE ARE FROM HOW WE SPEAK http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-elephants-amboseli-national-park-kenya-maasai-kamba-lions-science/

 

Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                       EarthTouch News Network
                HERD RESCUES TINY BABY ELEPHANT FROM MUDDY PIT
If you've ever doubted the strength of elephant social bonds, then watch this amazing video of a female elephant rescuing a calf from a slippery waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/articles/2014/february/20/herd-rescues-tiny-baby-elephant-from-a-muddy-pit.aspx

 

                     MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

                                                    VIDEO
                              Science/AAAS, February 1, 2014
                         ELEPHANTS CONSOLE EACH OTHER
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/elephants-console-each-other

                                                       AND

One Green Planet

STUDY REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/study-reveals-more-about-the-emotional-lives-of-asian-elephants/

 

Africa Geographic,

- ▶ A BEAUTIFUL, HEART-MOVING STORY - ELEPHANT CALF DEVOTED TO DYING MOTHER (THIS IS NOT A POACHING STORY) http://africageographic.com/blog/elephant-calf-devoted-to-dying-mother/

 

Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/

 

 

                                                  Gr8 VIDEOS:

- ▶ ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP http://sco.lt/7uEZOL


 

                                                WATCH

                "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC version)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 

 

▶ MORE ON POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=RHINOS

 

- ▶ ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997183560/all-about-elephants

 

 - ▶ MORE ON THE HORRIFIC WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=RHINO+POACHING

 

 

- ▶ FOLLOW @Wildlife Margrit FOR ALL ABOUT POACHING AND ANNIHILATION OF OUR TREASURED WILDLIFE

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

more...
Christian Allié's curator insight, March 10, 2:29 PM

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Those who collaborate in this suffering by buying, wearing and displaying vanity products made from smuggled ivory should know their true cost and feel deeply ashamed.

The following article was written by Mark Deeble , a film maker living and working among elephant herds in the Tsavo National Park in northern Kenya with his partner Victoria Stone. It is an edited version of a longer article that originally appeared on Mark’s own blog. The content speaks for itself.

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Scooped by pdjmoo
Scoop.it!

Gr8 VIDEOS: Animal Consciousness and The Animal-Human Relationship

Gr8 VIDEOS: Animal Consciousness and The Animal-Human Relationship | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                                 WATCH (53:11)
                                      "ASHES AND SNOW" on Vimeo
A poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.
http://vimeo.com/64458967

 

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                                               WATCH (53:11)

                       AN INCREDIBLE ANIMAL/HUMAN BOND
                    MY WILD AFFAIR WITH "ANDRE" THE SEAL
                   http://www.pbs.org/program/my-wild-affair/



The Ecologist, June 24, 2015
- ▶ THE AMAZING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF OUR PRIMATE COUSINS http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/2441317

 

EMPATHY AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/7lQO81

 

Nature, PBS
▶ UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS: WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF ELEPHANT EMOTIONS? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/unforgettable/emotions.html



-▶  THE CAMBRIDGE CAMBRIDGE DECLARATION ON CONSCIOUSNESS http://fcmconference.org/img/CambridgeDeclarationOnConsciousness.pdf

 

 LiveScience, September 06, 2013

▶ AFTER 2,500 STUDIES, TIME TO DECLARE ANIMAL SENTIENT BEINGS  http://www.livescience.com/39481-time-to-declare-animal-sentience.html

 

HuffPost Blog, September 05, 2013

▶ SCIENTISTS SIGN DECLARATION : ANIMALS HAVE "CONSCIOUS AWARENESS" JUST LIKE HUMANS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-stevens/animal-consciousness_b_1857667.html

 

                                                  TED VIDEO:
                             HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS: 

                  WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE'RE GOING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-bekoff/humananimal-relationships_b_4439038.html

 

                                                         WATCH
                                             NOVA - Full Episode
                                            INSIDE ANIMAL MINDS

Program Description: What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities, and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/inside-animal-minds.html

 

                                 A LOVELY STORY by @MarcBekoff

A DOG AND A BUNNY:  A TALE OF COMPASSION AND FRIENDSHIP
http://www.readingrainbow.com/blog/2014/05/21/dog-bunny-tale-compassion-friendship/

 

                                 WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO

IF YOU'VE EVER QUESTIONED THE EMOTIONAL CAPACITY OF ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8Nnhjd

 

Mongabay, May 30, 3014
-▶  ELEPHANTS EXPERIENCE POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER - CULLING ELEPHANTS LEAVES AN IMPACT ON THEIR SOCIAL STRUCTURE DECADES LATER:  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0530-mark-elephants-killing.html

 

 The Dodo, May 07, 2014
-▶  SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html

 

Mother Nature Network, February 14, 2014
- ▶ 11 ANIMALS THAT MATE FOR LIFE:  OLD FAITHFUL http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/11-animals-that-mate-for-life/old-faithful

 

                                                    WATCH
                           "LOVE IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM"
                                   PBS Nature - Full Episode

Animals dance, sing, flirt, and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. But can we call these bonds love? In this delightful, provocative look at the love life of animals, we see the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand flamingos, the open “marriages” of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera arrangements of gibbons, and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go into finding a partner. These are love stories all right, as various and intriguing as the lovers themselves.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/love-in-the-animal-kingdom/love-in-the-animal-kingdom/8501/

 

Modern Farmer, March 10, 2014

▶ HOW SMART ARE SWINE? - STUDY

Pigs can play video games, distinguish peppermint from spearmint, maybe even lie to each other and are fast learners http://modernfarmer.com/2014/03/pigheaded-smart-swine/

 

Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

- ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/

 

 

                         WHEN HUMANS & NATURE COLLIDE 

                                               PHOTOS
-▶  LEOPARD DELIBERATELY BURNED ALIVE IN UTTARAKHAND, INDIA, MISTAKEN FOR MANEATER http://misokeikonaturelove.blogspot.com/2014/05/leopard-burned-alive-in-uttarakhand.html

 

 

                                                      WATCH
                                        MY WILD AFFAIR (53.41)
                            "The Rhino Who Joined The Family"
Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart. http://www.pbs.org/program/my-wild-affair/

 

  August 26, 2013 Earth In Transition:
-▶  WHY 'EXPERTS' GET SO CONFUSED ABOUT LEGAL RIGHTS FOR NON-HUMANS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/08/why-experts-get-so-confused-about-legal-rights-for-nonhumans-2/

 

                                      MY PICK OF THE MONTH
                                                   PBS Nature
                                            "SNOW MONKEYS"
An Incredible story of a troop of snow monkeys In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands raising their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/snow-monkeys/snow-monkeys/8736/

 

Huffington Post, March 23, 2014

▶ GIRAFFE SHARES TOUCHING GOODBYE WITH DYING ZOO WORKER (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/20/giraffe-touching-goodbye-photo_n_5001631.html

 

 

One Green Planet

-▶  10 DOCUMENTARIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU RETHINK EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT ANIMALS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/10-documentaries-that-will-make-you-rethink-everything-you-know-about-animals/

 

-▶  DO FISH FEEL PAIN: ARE WE EATING 'SUFFERING'? Fish and Other Sea Animals Used for Food http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/factory-farming/fish/fish-feel-pain/

 

 The Dodo, March 11, 2014
▶ CRUSTACEANS DO FEEL PAIN AFTER ALL, SCIENTISTS SAY https://www.thedodo.com/crustaceans-do-feel-pain-after-461059714.html

 

 

 Mongabay, March 28, 2014

- ▶ THOSE EYES LOOK HUMAN: COULD ANTHROPOMORPHISM BE USED FOR CONSERVATION? According to the researchers, anthropomorphism is an important way in which people make sense of their interactions with the non-human world. When there is a sense of connection, there is often a stronger commitment to conservation. . http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0328-devitt-anthropomorphism-rootbernstein.html

 

Collective-Evolution, September 17, 2013
▶  INDIA DECLARES DOLPHINS & WHALES AS 'NON-HUMAN PERSONS', DOLPHIN SHOWS BANNED http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/17/india-declares-dolphins-whales-as-non-human-persons/

 

CNN, March 21, 2014
 ▶  WANG, AFRICA'S LAST POLAR BEAR, MOURNS DEATH OF HIS LONGTIME COMPANION http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/21/world/africa/south-africa-last-polar-bear/index.html

 

                                    WATCH: NOVAScienceNOW
                                How Smart Are Animals Series  (60:00)
              DOGS, DOLPHINS, PARROTS, AND EVEN OCTOPUSES

. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/how-smart-are-animals.html

 

  Live Science, December 20, 2013

- ▶ IGNORING NATURE NO MORE: THE STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013

There are a number of questions that frequently arise in discussions of the cognitive, emotional and moral lives of animals. For example: Are "they" (other animals) like us? Do other animals have language? Are dogs smarter than cats or vice versa? Are we smarter than other animals? Are there "higher" and "lower" animals, and do "smart" animals suffer more than less-intelligent animals? How does relative brain size (brain size expressed as a function of body mass, called the encephalization quotient) figure into the discussions of the cognitive capacities of animals and their ability to suffer — do animals with relatively larger brains suffer more than animals with relatively smaller brains? Does it really matter if, for example, a dog or a chimpanzee behaves in the same way that young humans do? http://www.livescience.com/42157-state-of-animals-in-2013.html

 

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                  TwisterSifter, March 11, 2014
AN INJURED DOLPHIN APPROACHED THIS DIVER FOR HELP: THEN THIS HAPPENED http://twistedsifter.com/videos/injured-dolphin-approaches-diver-for-help/

                                             A HEART WATCH
                                         BBC. Natural World.
                                    A WHALE CALLED "LUNA"

                         A Friendship Beyond Our Understanding
The emotional story of a young killer whale's quest for companionship after he was separated from his family and found himself on the rugged, wild coast of Vancouver Island. The film records the human friendships he developed and the trouble this led him into. From death threats to numerous capture attempts by the government, the film-makers watched as various people tried to determine Luna's fate...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFFs9PPFiNM

 

                               DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                       http://sco.lt/4uMK7l

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                  OutsideOnline, April 09, 2014
                                     THIS HORSE DOES YOGA
Equine yoga, in which humans and horses practice the ancient tradition simultaneouslyat the Doma India School, a 50-year-old school of horsemanship in Argentina, uses yoga to heal abused or otherwise nervous equines. http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Yoga-Goes-to-the-Horses.html

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                     BBC Nature, April 15, 2014
                   MALE MONKEY CARES FOR DYING PARTNER

                         http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26924936

 

 

 National Geographic, March 10, 2014
▶ ELEPHANTS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS WE ARE FROM HOW WE SPEAK http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-elephants-amboseli-national-park-kenya-maasai-kamba-lions-science/

 

Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
▶ ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/

 

                                     Environmental News Network
                                        EMPATHETIC ELEPHANTS
                    http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47077

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                       EarthTouch News Network
                HERD RESCUES TINY BABY ELEPHANT FROM MUDDY PIT
If you've ever doubted the strength of elephant social bonds, then watch this amazing video of a female elephant rescuing a calf from a slippery waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/articles/2014/february/20/herd-rescues-tiny-baby-elephant-from-a-muddy-pit.aspx

 

                     MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

                                                    VIDEO
                              Science/AAAS, February 1, 2014
                         ELEPHANTS CONSOLE EACH OTHER
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/elephants-console-each-other

                                                       AND

One Green Planet

▶ STUDY REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/study-reveals-more-about-the-emotional-lives-of-asian-elephants/

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013

  ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

Africa Geographic,

- ▶ A BEAUTIFUL, HEART-MOVING STORY - ELEPHANT CALF DEVOTED TO DYING MOTHER (THIS IS NOT A POACHING STORY) http://africageographic.com/blog/elephant-calf-devoted-to-dying-mother/

 

                                            A LOVELY WATCH

                                              ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                                  AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC)

                                          http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

                                                     WATCH
                         WHAT ARE ANIMALS THINKING? (60:00)

Probe animal morality, the "swarm intelligence" of a beehive, the amazing navigation talents of pigeons, and more.

                                            NOVAScienceNOW
                                           Program Description
We humans have long wondered how animals see the world—and us. Does your dog really feel shame when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" What is behind the "swarm intelligence" of slime mold or a honeybee hive? How can pigeons possibly find their way home across hundreds of miles of unfamiliar terrain? In this episode of NOVA

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/what-animals-thinking.html

 

 

The Dodo, March 11, 2014

-▶  RETIRED MAN AND GOOSE SHARE LASTING FRIENDSHIP https://www.thedodo.com/retired-man-and-goose-share-la-461272833.html

 

 The Dodo
-▶  THE LAST PIG IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE https://www.thedodo.com/community/BobComis/the-last-pig-459345722.html

 

 

                                                     WATCH
             'ELSA'S LEGACY: THE BORN FREE STORY"  ~ Full Episode
                                                  PBS Nature
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/elsas-legacy-the-born-free-story/full-episode/6200/

 

 

                      WATCH - SHORT VIDEO - THE GOOD AMONG US
                                         Grist, February 14, 2014
            A GUY RESCUES A STRANDED DEER WITH A HOVERCRAFT http://grist.org/list/watch-a-guy-rescue-stranded-deer-with-a-hovercraft/

 

                                                  SHORT FILM

                               THEIR FUTURE IN YOUR HANDS

                                           http://sco.lt/9212Zt

The film demonstrates that animals have rich emotional lives - in many ways similar to our own. It explores the various ways in which animals are used in society and encourages students to question our current relationship with the animal world.

Rather than simply describing the suffering of animals in laboratories and factory farms, this is a film of hope, which shows how we can all help to create a better world for humans, animals and the environment.

 

 Viralnova, January 30, 2014
- ▶ 20 CAMOUFLAGED ANIMALS WHO ARE MASTERS OF DISGUISE http://www.viralnova.com/camouflaged-animals/

 

▶ ANIMALS KNOW WHAT HERBS THEY NEED TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND WELL  http://sco.lt/6KNXMH

 

                                             WATCH - PBS NOVA
                               "PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS"

                                We're More Alike Than You Think
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7AlinxwVAg

 

National Geographic, February 02, 2014
▶ REAL TRAGEDY OF TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS OUR INHUMANITY TOWARD ANIMALS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/

 

                                                  LOVELY VIDEO
                                    Care2, December 10, 2013
   DOLPHIN TANGLED IN FISHING LINE APPROACHES DIVER FOR HELP http://www.care2.com/causes/dolphin-tangled-in-fishing-line-approaches-divers-for-help-video.html

 

Mail Online, December 06, 2013

▶ DOLPHIN CULTURE:  HOW THEY SAY I LOVE YOU WITH A BOUQUET OF SEAWEED: THEY'RE ALSO PUSHY PARENTS, MAKE BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE -- AND EXFOLIATE EVERY DAY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2519711/How-dolphins-say-I-love-bouquet-seaweed-Theyre-pushy-parents-make-best-friends-life--exfoliate-day.html

 

 TerraDaily, December 17, 2013
-▶  CHIMPANZEES ARE RATIONAL, NOT CONFORMISTS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Chimpanzees_are_rational_not_conformists_999.html

-▶  PLUS ONE ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0080945

 

 

                                                  SLIDESHOW

                          ANIMALS WHO MOURN THEIR DEAD

http://www.care2.com/causes/4-animals-who-mourn-their-dead.html?page=3

 

                                                    WATCH:
                            WHY WE LOVE CATS AND DOGS
        What Makes These Creatures Such Key Members of Our Family?
                      PBS Nature - Introduction and Full Episode

Animals have rich and deep emotional lives: Some people are cat people, some are dog people.  But regardless of which camp they fall into, most people are simply crazy about their pets.  The connections people form with their cats and dogs are often the longest, strongest relationships in their lives.  They are our soul mates, our best friends, sometimes even our surrogate children.  What makes these creatures such key members of our families? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/why-we-love-cats-and-dogs/introduction/4538/

 

 -▶  MORE THAN HUMAN:  STRIKING PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS http://sco.lt/9Cx3BZ

 

Nature, August 07, 2013

-▶  EXPERIMENTS REVEAL THAT CRABS AND LOBSTERS FEEL PAIN http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/08/experiments-reveal-that-crabs-and-lobsters-feel-pain.html

 

Southern Fried Science:
-▶  13 AMAZING THINGS SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED ABOUT SHARKS IN 2013 http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=16267

 

 

                                            AWARD WINNING FILM

                                       REMEMBERING "GREEN"

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

                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

 

 

Care 2, December 26, 2013

-▶  LOYAL DOG RISKS DROWNING TO PROTECT FAMILY HOME http://www.care2.com/causes/loyal-dog-risks-drowning-to-protect-family-home.html

 

HuffPost, Science February 22, 2014
▶ DOG BRAINS PROCESS VOICES AND EMOTIONS JUST LIKE HUMANS, STUDY FINDS Dog Brains Process Voices &amp; Emotions Just Like Humans, Study Finds http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/dogs-brains-process-voices-emotions-like-humans_n_4830393.html

 

 

                                                   WATCH:
                       THE ORANGUTAN AND THE HOUND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL65DC22CE03D61E41&v=osU5Lq6IZ_Y

 

                                             GREAT VIDEO (52:01)
                                  "THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR"

Reconnecting With Our Natural World:  Are We Willing to Listen and Respond http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator

 

 

     A GREAT RESOURCE AND WEBSITE FOR VIDEOS, PICS, STORIES

                                       EarthTouch News Network

                                 http://www.earthtouchnews.com/

 

                                                  WATCH
                    MOMENT OF IMPACT : MOMENTS OF WONDER
                                       PBS Nature Full Episodes

                                      Episode 1: Hunters & Herds  
                                           Episode 2: Jungle
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/moment-of-impact/introduction/5583/

The natural world is filled with “moments of impact” – the split seconds when animals come into contact with each other and the world around them. Previously many of these moments were too fast or too hidden for us to see. But now new camera technologies reveal what’s behind these remarkable moments, and cutting edge animations illustrate the “inside story” of animal bioengineering that allows each moment of impact to take place.... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/moment-of-impact/introduction/5583/

 

 

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

 

                                           "Z00S" (PODCAST)

                                               Lovely Listen

                                       RadioLab, March 14, 2014

                                       UNCAGING THE CAGED

                         http://www.radiolab.org/story/91552-zoos/

 

 

▶ THE NON-HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/

 

 Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013

▶ ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

 

Earth In Transition, May 01, 2014
▶ OF MICE AND MEN -- AND WOMEN. Mice and rats make up about 95 percent of all animals used in vivisection. No one knows the exact number because mice, rats and birds aren't counted as "animals" in the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, which means their numbers don't even have to be reported. Most experts reckon it's about 25 million, with some estimates as low as 13 million and others as high as 100 million. Not that the numbers mean a whole lot when you're the mouse who's swimming for her life, stressed out in a tube, or being killed by a man rather than a woman http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/05/of-mice-and-men-and-women/

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

▶  RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/91dA7F

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

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

 

 

                                                   AND SO .....

 

 WE NEED TO CEASE TREATING OUR ANIMALS, IN PARTICULAR OUR ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD, AS INANIMATE OBJECTS ON A BALANCE SHEET

 

-▶  FARM-AGEDDON:  Billions and billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

                                                   WATCH

                     "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]

         When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet     

                                          http://sco.lt/7WUGp7

 

-▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

I THINK THIS AUSTRALIAN INVESTIGATION APTLY MEETS THE QUESTION HEAD OF ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND FEELINGS

 

                                                       WATCH:

                                          "A BLOODY BUSINESS"

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                Live Animal Exports

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

                                                       WATCH

                 "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

                      Multi Award Winning Documentary (1:19:57)                 

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

TAKING ROOT is a compelling documentary narrative about the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, Maathai suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, and brought Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

 

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Surrounded by deforestation, critically endangered gorillas hang on by a thread

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Mongabay, July 17, 2014
-▶ SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0717-dasgupta-gfrn-crgorilla.html


Mongabay,

-▶  GREAT APES HABITAT

Cross River gorillas and eastern gorillas lost more than half their habitat since the early 1990s due to deforestation, logging, and other human activities, finds a comprehensive new assessment across great apes' range in West and Central Africa..http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1001-great-apes-habitat.html


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

 

GORILLA HABITAT IN RWANDA UNDER THREAT IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL FORESTS

http://sco.lt/7lIwcL


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


 

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


 Mongabay, July 09, 2014
-▶ SOLD INTO EXTINCTION:  GREAT APES BETRAYED BY PROTECTORS. Corruption in high places, CITES, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0709-sri-stiles-cites-commentary.html

 

Magazine Good Planet, July 02, 2014
-▶   'SLAVERY' DRIVING APES TO EXTINCTION http://www.goodplanet.info/en/news/2014/07/02/slavery-driving-apes-extinction/

 

 MongaBay, February 25, 2014

-▶ BORNEO MONKEYS LOSE A TENTH OF THEIR HABITAT IN ONE DECADE. Palm oil, industrial timber plantations, and logging concessions were the biggest dangers for the monkeys... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0225-endangered-langurs.html

  

 World Widlife Fund - PHOTOS

-▶  5 GORILLA FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW http://worldwildlife.org/stories/7-gorilla-facts-you-should-know

 

Mongabay, March 25, 2014
-▶ OVER 9,000 PRIMATES KILLED FOR SINGLE BUSH MEAT MARKET IN WEST AFRICA EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0324-mark-tcs-west-africa-


                                                            FILM

                           ****REMEMBERING "GREEN"

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

                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682


 

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

 

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

 

                                                     

 

Mongabay, November 27, 2013
-▶  ONLY 28% OF POTENTIAL BONOBO HABITAT REMAINS SUITABLE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1127-hance-bonobo-range.html

 

Mongabay, July 17, 2014
 -▶  WILL THE LAST APE FOUND BE THE FIRST TO GO? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0716-zvomuya-gfrn-bonobo-sankuru.html

 

Treehugger, March 4, 2013

-▶  NEARLY 3,000 WILD GREAT APES 'STOLEN' EACH YEAR http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nearly_3000_wild_great_apes_stolen_each_year_UN_999.html


 

 

                                              "Z00S" (PODCAST)

                                       RadioLab, March 14, 2014

                                       UNCAGING THE CAGED

                         http://www.radiolab.org/story/91552-zoos/

 

 Science Daily, January 09, 2014
-▶  LOSS OF LARGE CARNIVORES POSES GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM, CHANGING OUR ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109143754.htm

 

                                                          WATCH
                                                       PBSNature
                                       "THE FUNKIEST MONKEYS"
Nature observes a troop of endangered crested black macaques and explores what is causing their decline
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-funkiest-monkeys/the-funkiest-monkeys/8625/

 

 International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013

-▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed


 

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 8, 2013

-▶  ON THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/the-nature-and-causes-of-environmental-violence/


                                                  SLIDESHOW

                                     Care2 December 12, 2013
                          ANIMALS WHO MOURN THEIR DEAD

http://www.care2.com/causes/4-animals-who-mourn-their-dead.html?page=3


                                  IGNORING NATURE NO MORE: 

                                  STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013

                           THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                             http://sco.lt/88qOMD


 

                                              MORE THAN HUMAN: 

                              STRIKING PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS

                                               http://sco.lt/9Cx3BZ

 


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

 

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

 

ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013
-▶  SUSTAINABLE FORESTS? IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm

 

 

-▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING : NATURE IS PRICELESS (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

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

 

-▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7

 

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

 


 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE:  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

                                                           VIDEO

                               HOW LEOPARD DIABOLO BECAME SPIRIT

             The incredible story of how leopard Diabolo became Spirit

                           Anna Breytenbach, "animal communicator"

                                                  http://ow.ly/rPFwE

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                   THE AFRICA'S GREAT FEMALE  ENVIRONMENTALIST -

                                              WANGARI MAATHAI

How Does The Simple Act of Planting a Tree Lead to Political Change and a Nobel Peace Prize? http://ow.ly/rNgxM

 

                                                        WATCH

                        MULTI AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (1:19:57)

                      "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/


 

                         THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                             http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

 

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Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in 'worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years'

Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in 'worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years' | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Treehugger, October 33, 2013

  ▶  POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS WITH CYANIDE IN WATERING HOLES, IN WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 25 YEARS

In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks...

Zimbabwe Hwange National Park...seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

 

 

                                NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - VIDEO

                                  "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                            Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

                            THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC

                          August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R



AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS -- A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

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

 

 

 - ▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS:  POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6LYM3V

 

FOLLOW @Wildlife Margrit@Nikela_Wildlife @Wildlife Margrit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Threat to Conservation of  Wildlife: "Cyberpoaching" - Extinction Nears | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Scientific American, June 29, 2014
  -▶ ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME FUNDS TERRORISM Environmental destruction—-from smuggling elephant tusks to illegal dumping of toxic waste—-generates as much as $213 billion annually for criminals and terrorists. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/environmental-crime-funds-terrorism/

 

Environment News Service, July 31, 2014
  -▶ WORLD'S PARK RANGERS MURDERED IN WIDESPREAD 'BUSH WAR'  http://ens-newswire.com/2014/07/31/worlds-park-rangers-murdered-in-widespread-bush-war/

 

 

United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014
  -▶ UN CHIEF ADOPTS LION CUB TO SUPPORT EFFORTS AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48163

 

 National Geographic, October 10, 2013

  -▶ POACHING TECHNOLOGY ENDANGERS MORE WILDLIFE

A possible hacking incident in India has some concerned that wildlife poachers could use the Internet as another resource for criminal activity...

Hackers have broken into the websites of banks, news outlets, social media, and the government, but could key information on the whereabouts of endangered species be targeted as well?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131010-poaching-technology-tigers-endangered-animals-science/

 

Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014
  -▶ KENYA TO DEPLOY DRONES IN ALL NATIONAL PARKS IN BID TO TACKLE POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/kenya-drones-national-parks-poaching

 

 Live Science, February 05, 2014
  -▶ DRONES ENTER THE BATTLE AGAINST ELEPHANT, RHINO POACHERS - THANKS TO GOOGLE http://news.yahoo.com/drones-enter-battle-against-elephant-rhino-poachers-162137029.html

 

Bloomberg, October 10, 2013
▶  GOOGLE EARTH SAVES KENYA'S MAASAI MARA ELEPHANT WITH DRONE (HOPEFULLY THEY'RE ARMED TO SHOOT ON SIGHT) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-09/google-earth-saves-kenyan-elephants-with-drones-in-maasai-mara.html

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
▶   EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

▶   RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND HUNTING TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv

 

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

 

 

 

National Geographic, March 04, 2014
-▶  FIRST EVER FATWA ISSUED AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140304-fatwa-indonesia-wildlife-trafficking-koran-world/

 

Mongabay, May 25, 2014

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

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT:

▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE EXPLODES INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE, THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY http://sco.lt/8SlsI5

 

▶   INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS TO EXTINCTION - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

 

 Science Daily, January 09, 2014
-▶  LOSS OF LARGE CARNIVORES POSES GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM, CHANGING OUR ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109143754.htm

 

▶   THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE - ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/4q4CB7

 

Mongabay, March 25, 2014
-▶ OVER 9,000 PRIMATES KILLED FOR SINGLE BUSH MEAT MARKET IN WEST AFRICA EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0324-mark-tcs-west-africa-

 

                                                      WATCH

             CNN: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                          http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment

▶   GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

 

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

                                                 RHINOS

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

 

 

▶   POACHERS ENLISTING IMPOVERISHED WILDLIFE RANGERS AS ACCOMPLICES IN ELEPHANT AND RHINO KILLINGS http://sco.lt/5UyoUb

 

▶   THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP:  THE GROWING EXTINCTION OF THE RHINO http://sco.lt/59edPt

 

▶   WHAT'S HAPPENING TO AFRICA'S RHINO?  http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino

 

October 10, 2013, WWF

▶   UNDERSTANDING THE PLIGHT OF THE SUMATRAN RHINO http://worldwildlife.org/stories/understanding-the-plight-of-the-sumatran-rhino

 

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

                                                    ELEPHANTS

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

 

 ▶   ELEPHANTS: 10,000 MASSACRED IN GABON ALONE :POVERTY, AS WELL AS GREED KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - http://sco.lt/6REapd

 

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

 

 ▶   A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

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

                                              TROPHY HUNTING

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

 

▶   TROPHY HUNTING: IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE  http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people

                                                          VIDEO:

▶   CANNED HUNTING INDUSTRY:  LIONS, TIGERS BRED FOR TROPHY HUNTING   http://sco.lt/7Pwfzt

 

▶   FAMILY FUN?? THE GIRAFFE HUNTERS WHO PAY 10,000 POUNDS TO SHOOT THE GENTLE GIANT WITH GUNS AND BOWS...FOR SPORT ....http://allanimalrights.com/giraffe-killing-sprees-for-all-the-family/

 

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                                                 TIGERS, LIONS

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

 

                                                           VIDEO:

▶   HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/895ugD

 

▶   DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA  - LOSING OUR BIG CATS http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

 

 ▶   LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES. POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/63ur8T

 

▶   DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA  - LOSING OUR BIG CATS http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                                            Video, PBSNature

****"BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY - FULL EPISODE  http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

                                                 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

 

 

              PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST --

                      EXTINCTION OF WILDLIFE AND ORANGUTANS

                                 Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                             http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

 

 

▶  ▶  ▶  MORE:

RHINO POACHING: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=RHINO+POACHING

 

THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

                ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

 

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Deforestation Is Desertification -- A Deadly Game for All Life - GLOBAL ECOCIDE

Deforestation Is Desertification -- A Deadly Game for All Life - GLOBAL ECOCIDE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mongabay, August 13, 2014
'▶  'NATURAL RESERVES' NO MORE:  ILLEGAL COLONISTS DEFOREST HUGE PORTIONS OF NICARAGUAN PROTECTED FORESTS -- ALL BUT DECIMATED. For centuries the forest survived as the sole home of the Rama and Kriol communities, supporting a wealth of fauna, from the mighty jaguar to the shy agouti. Today, both the fauna and people face a real and ever-present risk of being evicted from the only land they know. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0813-gfrn-watsa-silva-gorda.html?n3ws1ttr



WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org/


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


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



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



                                                     VIDEO:

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




Sydney Morning Herald, August 10, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIA:  WOMBATS BURIED ALIVE BY LOGGING COMPANY. Forestry Corporation of NSW has buried wombats alive in their burrows, causing slow deaths, despite a deal with wildlife groups to protect the animals during logging. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/wombats-buried-alive-by-logging-company-20140809-10251m.html

 

 April 17, 2013 Treehugger

▶  AUSTRALIAN DEFORESTATION:

Although the logging operation was approved by the forestry service, judging by the koala's confused expression in this photo, not everyone got the memo.... http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html

 

 Mongabay, June 23, 2014
▶  WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE TAKES TEN MINUTES TO REJECT AUSTRALIA'S BID TO STRIP FORESTS OF PROTECTION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0623-hance-australia-world-heritage-rejected.html

 

 The Guardian, June 23, 2014
-▶ AUSTRALIA:  TASMANIA'S NEW LAWS THREATENS PROTESTERS WITH MANDATORY JAIL TERMS It is expected the legislation will primarily be used to target demonstrators unhappy with the logging of the state's forests http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/24/tasmanias-new-laws-threaten-protesters-with-mandatory-jail-term

 

 July 24, 2013 Mongabay

▶  AUSTRALIAN LOGGER: FINDING DEAD KOALAS ' A DAILY THING' http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0724-gen-koalas-logging.html

 

May 21, 2011 Independent
▶  UP A GUM TREE: ARE KOALAS 'SLIPPING TO EXTINCTION? http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/up-a-gum-tree-are-koalas-slipping-to-extinction-2288575.html

 

Guardian Environment, November 25, 2013
▶  AUSTRALIA UNDER FIRE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT THREATENED ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/26/australia-under-fire-for-failing-to-protect-threatened-animals

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                  ABC Australia, October 28, 2013

WOODCHIP GIANT, AUSTRALIAN BLUE GUM  PLANTATIONS STRIPPED OF ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION OVER KOALA DEATHS http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-28/koala-deaths-trigger-apology-from-timber-giant/5050784

 

 Rainforest Rescue
▶  AUSTRALIA: KOALAS CRY FOR HELP - PROTEST. PETITION
The cry of a koala on one of the last trees. The Australian timber industry is cutting down thousands of hectares of former habitat of the koalas. Now journalists and activists present alarming evidence. Many koalas are killed or severely injured by automatic harvesters. Please sign our letter of protest to the Australian government.... https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/925/australia-koalas-cry-for-help

 

▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED (EUCALYPTUS) TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, CREATING A POISONED, BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/7vJIwL

 

                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

       2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


 

 

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

  WE ARE LOSING OUR FORESTS & ANIMALS AT AN ALARMING RATE

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL http://sco.lt/61yvZ3

 

                                                  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

 

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


 Mongabay, July 10, 2014
A DEADLY GAME: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO DEFORESTATION ESCALATES DESPITE RESOURCE SHORTAGE, PROTEST, RAPE, HOMOCIDE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0710-cannon-gfrn-drc-congo.html


▶  WEST PAPUA: 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE & COMMUNITIES WITHIN IT http://sco.lt/67I9ZJ

 

August 14, 2013 Mongabay
▶  PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PALM OIL LICENSES TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS BEING USED TO PERPETUATE FRAUD, LAND GRABBING PROVIDE COVER FOR LOGGING IN NEW GUINEA Foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Developers are seeking palm oil concessions as a means to circumvent restrictions on industrial logging in Papua New Guinea...foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

             "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

▶  ASIA PULP AND PAPER STILL DESTROYING FORESTS IN INDONESIA, DESPITE NEW 'SUSTAINABILITY' POLICY http://sco.lt/6GD4W9

 

▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY TO STRIP INDONESIAN FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS http://sco.lt/8ZU6k5


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

 

 

 ▶  August 14, 2013 Mongabay
DEFORESTATION: CHINA'S GROWING WINE INDUSTRY THREATENING PANDAS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-gen-pandas-wine.html

 

▶  August 13, 2013 Mongabay
FOREST FRAGMENTATION LEADING TO HIGHER EXTINCTION RATES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0813-hance-fragmentation-extinction.html


▶  SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/7yO9ZJ

 

▶  July 30, 2013 Mongabay
POPULATION OF NEWLY DISCOVERED LEMUR IN MADAGASCAR DOWN TO LAST 50 INDIVIDUALS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-cheirogaleus-lavasoensis.html?n3ws1ttr



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


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

 

Mongabay, June 12, 2014
DESPITE GREEN PLEDGE, WILMAR PARTNER CONTINUES TO DESTROY FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-greenomics-kencana-agri-palm-oil.html

 

Greenpeace, October 22, 2013

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

 

 

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

 

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

 August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

 Mongabay, June 13, 2014
  'BORNE BY THE REST OF THE WORLD' DEFORESTATION HAS GLOBAL IMPACT, REDUCES FOOD SECURITY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0613-satriastanti-deforestation.html

 

 

 

                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                      BATTLE FOR THE BEES

                   DYING BEES RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS

                                       http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                   THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING 

                                          http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

                         THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

 

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

 

▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN INDONESIA AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/7vnuMb

 

 

The Ecologist

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

 

                        AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

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

 

▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

 

                                                    WATCH

VIDEO

 EARTHRACE REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER  http://sco.lt/5pSMpV

 

VIDEO

▶  **** CNN: WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

VIDEO

▶  **** MILLIONS OF MIGRATING SONGBIRDS MASSACRED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN  http://sco.lt/5VlsJt

 

GR8 VIDEO

▶  AWHAR - RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ http://sco.lt/5T7sNV


 

                                                       WATCH

                              "FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                 A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                            http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

                                                       WATCH

                                  PBS Nature - Full Episode

                     "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY'

                                         http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

                                                      WATCH

                                    July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                                 LIQUID IVORY

                HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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"Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey" ~ Full Episode - PBS Nature

"Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey" ~ Full Episode - PBS Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                       WATCH

                         "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY"

 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/broken-tail-a-tigers-last-journey/full-episode/6384/

  Won top honor at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, known as the Oscars of nature films! Broken Tail won Best of Festival, Best Script, and Best Human/Wildlife Interactions at the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival!

The tiger known as Broken Tail was born in Ranthambhore National Park in northern India, a vast, natural reserve for a wide variety of Indian wildlife, but especially famous for its Bengal tigers. Historically revered in Indian tradition, tigers in the area were once protected by maharajahs, and then by government sanctuaries and conservation projects. But poachers have proven to be nearly unstoppable over the years, and tigers have struggled to survive, even with the protection of the park. At one point, there were as few as 26 tigers left in the reserve, and today, the fate of each and every tiger is important to the species as a whole. Conservation efforts have been intensified in the face of the crisis, and the struggle continues. Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey is the story of the life and death of a tiger destined for greatness, who may still lead the way to a better future for those of his kind. Buy the DVD. This film premiered February 20, 2011....  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/broken-tail-a-tigers-last-journey/full-episode/6384/

 

Mongabay, June 19, 2014
▶  CHINESE FISHERMEN GET RARE GLIMPSE OF SWIMMING SIBERIAN TIGER ON PHONE VIDEO. Siberian tigers are imperiled by habitat loss and deforestation, however the biggest threat remains poaching for the animal's body parts which are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The subspecies almost went extinct in the 1930s when its population dropped to just 20-30 individuals. Due to this, a 2011 study found that Siberian tiger genetic diversity in the wild was incredibly low, essentially putting the "effective population" at just 14 animals. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0619-hance-siberian-tiger-swim-video.html

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD

 

The Hindu, A[ril 30, 2014
▶  THE FUTURE OF THE TIGER HINGES ON GENE FLOW. The future of tigers, with approximately 3,600 remaining in fragmented habitats worldwide, hinges not just on population expansion but also on “gene flow” or the ability of the species to migrate and breed outside their territorial gene pool, finds a new study. http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/the-future-of-the-tiger-hinges-on-gene-flow/article5962766.ece

 

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

 

Bloomberg, April 27, 2014
▶  VIETNAMESE PREIER APPROVES NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION PLAN http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-27/vietnamese-premier-approves-national-tiger-conservation-plan.html

 

July 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
▶  A WIN FOR TIGERS IN NEPAL  http://worldwildlife.org/stories/a-win-for-tigers-in-nepal

 

 ▶  DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA - LOSING OUR BIG CATS http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                           "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

                                         A Short film by Carlos Quiles. 

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

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

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

 

▶  RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING http://sco.lt/8ROSsD

 

 July 29, 2013 EarthTouch
▶  INFOGRAPHIC: International Tiger Day | Earth Touch Web TV http://earthtouch.tv/blog/article/infographic-international-tiger-day/?category=nature-news

 
                                        FEATURED VIDEO

                                August 29, 2013 Mongabay
              HOW TIGERS COULD SAVE HUMAN CIVILIZATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0829-hance-tigers-video.html?n3ws1ttr

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                         CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                              CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                 --- WATCH --

                         AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                 REMEMBERING "GREEN"

               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                       http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                    http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

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Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil and Monocrop Agriculture

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil and Monocrop Agriculture | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


 December 7, 2012 - Scientific American

STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL

▶  The world's growing appetite for cheap palm oil is destroying rain forests and amplifying climate change...Palm oil exports bring Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia $40 billion a year.Yet this profit comes at a terrible toll. Converting forests into oil palm plantations destroys the home of not only orangutans but also such critically endangered creatures as the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran rhino.

Moreover, the denuding of this land through logging and burning releases large quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Much of this forest sits on peatland, the draining and burning of which releases even more carbon dioxide than the clearing of the overlying trees does....  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil


Mongabay, August 21, 2014
FIRES ON DEFORESTED LAND TRIGGER MASSIVE GHG EMISSIONS, HAZE. INDONESIA'S FORESTS SO DAMAGED THEY BURN WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S DROUGHT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0821-deforested-forest-fires-riau.html


July 22, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶  INDONESIA COMES UNDER FIRE FOR PALM OIL SCORCHED EARTH POLICY http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/indonesia-comes-under-fire-for-fires-2/


The Guardian

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


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

 


Reuters, August 05, 2014
-▶ SINGAPORE APPROVES BILL FOR HEFTY FINES ON DOMESTIC, OVERSEAS AIR POLLUTERS INVOLVING SLASH & BURN OF RAINFORESTS IN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-singapore-haze-lawmaking-idUSKBN0G50WB20140805


HuffPost Green, May 21, 2014
▶  SINGAPORE BRACES FOR WORST 'HAZE' SEASON AS INDONESIA FAILS TO HALT SLASH-AND-BURN OF FORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/singapore-haze_n_5363611.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

VICE News, July 04, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA IS KILLING THE PLANET FOR PALM OIL https://news.vice.com/article/indonesia-is-killing-the-planet-for-palm-oil


14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation


Mongabay, March 06, 2014

 ▶  PEATLANDS BIOSPHERE RESERVE FACING SEVERE ENCROACHMENT IN SUMATRA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0306-gsk-encroachment.html

 

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

 

June 28, 2014 Mongabay

▶  --  INDONESIA NGOs CALL ON GOVT TO INVESTIGATE 117 COMPANIES FOR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN PALM OIL FOREST FIRES  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0628-haze-companies.html


 

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

 

                                     (More on Fires Below)


May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? The Environmental Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

                                              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

 

 

December 5, 2012 EURACTIVE

▶  EU PALM OIL APPROVAL THREATENS INDONESIA'S FORESTS, NGOs say http://www.euractiv.com/energy/commission-decision-palm-oil-sus-news-516445

 

December 8, 2012

▶  ENVIRONMENTAL HANGOVER FROM INDONESIA'S PALM OIL THIRST http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Environmental_hangover_from_Indonesias_palm_oil_thirst_999.html

 

 

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                              Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

 http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014
▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

July 16, 2013 Mongabay

▶   GREENPEACE, "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL BODY, RSPO, SPAR OVER INDONESIA PALM OIL FIRES BLAME http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0716-rspo-vs-greenpeace-haze-fires.html

 

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

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013

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

 

 

                                            ---- WATCH ----

                               July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                              LIQUID IVORY:

              HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

 

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


 

             --- WATCH ---                        

        AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY - DEFORESTATION

                                     "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" -

                                 AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                        http://sco.lt/93dMUz


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

September 11, 2013 CNN Going Green
▶  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/world/why-you-should-care-sumatra-rainforest/index.html

 

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

 

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

 

July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/

 

 

                                                      WATCH 

                   CNN: MISSION TO SAVE SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST

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

 

 May 24, 2013 100 Reporters

▶  TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


July 17, 2013 Mongabay

▶  BILLIONS LOST TO CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA'S FOREST SECTOR - REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-hrw-dark-side-of-green-growth.html

 

 

                                                ---- WATCH ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

July 17, 2013 Mongabay
▶  80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html


Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822

 

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


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz



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                                --- PALM OIL FOREST FIRES ---

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

 

▶  RAINFOREST FIRES IN INDONESIA http://www.cifor.org/fire/


  Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
  ▶ AGAIN: INDONESIA'S FOREST, PALM OIL FIRES FEED 'BROWN CLOUD' OF POLLUTION CHOCKING ASIA'S CITIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/23/indonesia-forest-fires-pollution-asia

 

RTCC News, March 06, 2014
▶  PALM OIL CORPORATIONS BLAMES AS SMOG CHOKES INDONESIA http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/06/palm-oil-producers-blamed-as-smog-chokes-indonesia/

 

Mongabay, March 15, 2014
-▶ LOGGING GIANT SUSPENDS OPERATIONS TO FEND OFF PLANTATIONS FROM FIRES. In A company statement: "If we can't stop these fires, we will lose company assets."..but whose assets are the forests and all life within them? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-april-pulau-padang-riau-fires.html

 

August 29, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  INDONESIA BURNING:  FOREST FIRES  FLARING TO ALARMING LEVELS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/08/indonesia-burning-forest-fires-flare-alarming-levels

 

 June 26, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  SMOKE OVER SUMATRA: WHY INDONESIA'S FIRES ARE A GLOBAL CONCERN. As Indonesia’s peatlands are drained and burned, one of the world’s greatest long-term carbon sinks is being transformed into a rapid carbon source . Scientists estimate that during the Indonesian fires of 1997, between 0.81-2.67 gigatons of carbon were released into Earth’s atmosphere (Page et al 2002). This is comparable to 13-40% of the fossil fuels emitted globally that same year, catapulting Indonesia to be ranked the world’s third highest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China and the USA) according to some indices ... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-op-ed-miles-fisher.html

 

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia—

▶  "ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS  http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

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

 

 

June 25, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  UPDATED DATA ON THE PALM OIL FIRES IN INDONESIA http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/06/wri-releases-updated-data-fires-indonesia

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶  --  SINGAPORE TELLS INDONESIA TO SHARE FOREST FIRE MAPS: Ministers call for publically holding plantation firms accountable for setting fires that caused record level of pollution (and annihilation of wildlife) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/indonesia-forest-fire-maps-singapore?CMP=twt_gu

July 9, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  PALM OIL LOBBY GROUP MISLEADS ON ORIGIN OF HAZE, FIRES IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0709-world-growth-haze.html

June 21, 2013 Guardian
▶  --  SINGAPORE AIR POLLUTION FROM INDONESIAN DEFORESTATION FIRE HITS RECORD HIGH http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/21/singapore-air-pollution-record-high

July 17, 2013 World Resources Institute

▶  --  INDONESIA RAINFORESTS BURNING: HAZE RISK WILL REMAIN HIGH UNLESS MINISTERS KEEP PROMISES http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/07/indonesia-haze-risk-will-remain-high-unless-ministers-keep-promises?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_campaign=twitterfeed

June 27, 2013 Reuters Sustainability
▶  --  INDONESIA (SUPPOSEDLY) BUILDING CRIMINAL CASES AGAINST 8 FIRMS BURNING RAGING PALM OIL FOREST FIRES http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2013/06/27/indonesia-says-building-criminal-cases-against-8-firms-over-fires/

▶  --  WILMAR, WORLD'S LARGEST PALM OIL TRADER, TO CUT OFF SUPPLIERS FOUND TO BE SETTING FOREST FIRES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0701-wilmar-fires-indonesia.html

 

 

 July 4, 2013 World Wildlife Fund Global

▶  PULP AND PAPER GIANT DODGES PROBE http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=209289&amp;

 

October 1, 2012 New Scientist

▶  HOW THE MAFIA IS DESTROYING THE RAINFOREST http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22321-how-the-mafia-is-destroying-the-rainforests.html#.UeXdsFPpiRQ

 

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

                                                 BIOFUELS

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

 

▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

 

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

 

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB = SLIDESHOW

Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence"  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3583837341/biofuels-land-grab-guatemala-s-farmers-lose-plots-and-prosperity-to-energy-independence-slide-show

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  108 MILLION ha OF AMAZON RAINFOREST UP FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-oil.html#3GDrZGXohEFp2p2T.02tp://ow.ly/fW8P3

 

 

                                                WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

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

 

                    CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                        CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                  http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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

 

▶  CGIAR Forests: DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS = BIG FACTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3567321526/deforestation-emissions-big-facts

 

 

 

 EuroActive:

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

 

August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

 

 

▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

 

▶  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

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth" 

http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 


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


December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02





 MORE ON:

▶  ***** THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 

MORE ON:

▶  ******* LAND GRABBING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=LAND+GRAB

 

▶  MORE ON CORRUPT INDONESIA

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

 

 

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Jonathan Geothermal's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:20 AM

Palm oil is increasingly getting attention for being just as destructive to Indonesia's environment and international reputation as the country's coal industry. One more reason to hope Jero Wacik is serious about finally unlocking some of the country's clean energy potential during his time as Energy Minister.

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CNN: What we can do about the poaching crisis

CNN: WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS http://www.scoop.it/t/rhino-poaching/p/4003267109/cnn-what-we-can-do-about-the-poaching-crisis

 

World Wildlife Fund
STOP WILDLIFE CRIME:  THE VIDEO SERIES http://worldwildlife.org/pages/stop-wildlife-crime-the-series

 

 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

 

July 20, 2013 Mongabay
ELEPHANT KILLERS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT TWEETS  [WARNING: brutally graphic images] http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0720-dparker-aceh-elephant.html

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE: CYBERPOACHING - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

                                                  WATCH

                              'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                                  National Geographic Special

                     Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

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/62hDkX

 

 

THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=WILDLIFE+POACHING

 


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:54 PM

Cousteau says we can:

1) Get the leaders of our nations to demand putting a stop to the poaching that is creating economic instability and national security risks

2) Be more aware of the products we purchase to make sure they do not contain illegal wildlife body parts

Greer Noble's curator insight, June 15, 2013 4:24 AM

Excellent footage.. yes, if governments, like America and Britain.. but more especially China, stop sending tourists to countries that are not doing everything in their power to stop poaching, this would send a very powerful message to these countries that WILDLIFE IS WORTH MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Poaching Trade - One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process.  NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for wildlife trade, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy.... http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/the-economics-of-the-illegal-wildlife-trade.29-05.html

 

 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014
  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

September 5, 2013 Treehugger
  ▶  POACHERS POISON WATERING HOLES WITH CYANIDE, KILLING 41 ELEPHANTS, THREATENING OTHER SPECIES TOO http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-poison-watering-hole-kill-41-african-elephants.html

 

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                          July 19, 2013 BBC News -

  ▶   HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG Chung http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038

 

▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

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

 

  ▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

  ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELELPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
  ▶  THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
  ▶  WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
  ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                               >>ELEPHANTS -

  ▶  THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

 

                                                      -- WATCH --

                                      SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
倒带 REWIND - WHAT IF POACHED IVORY COULD BE RETURNED TO THE ELEPHANTS? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFEnsiqxDU&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferf3524&utm_medium=twitter

 

May 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
  ▶  UN CHIEF TAKES POACHING CONCERNS TO SECURITY COUNCIL http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/?uNewsID=208833&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic
  ▶  ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

                                NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - VIDEO

                                  "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                            Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
  ▶  GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News
  ▶  WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

                                                      VIDEO

  ▶  CANNED HUNTING INDUSTRY: THE LIONS BRED FOR TROPHY PRIVATE HUNTING http://sco.lt/7vy6Aj

 

 

MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

 

 

 

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Greer Noble's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:56 PM

Attention world! PLEASE bouycot Asia. Greed, greed, greed, greed. God, how is it that the powers that be can send people to the moon but can't SAVE the most magnificent animals on this earth.

 

Asia, what are you going to do after you've murdered all our elephant, rhino etc????? How are you then going to quench your greed and lust?

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TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting VIDEO

TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING:  Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting  VIDEO | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

A phenomenon called “selective harvesting” is often observed by conservationists who study trophy hunting. Trophy hunters value the biggest, strongest, large-horned animals which leaves a resulting population skewed toward smaller, weaker males and females. A domino effect ensues creating an adverse demographic change in the strength of the gene pool in the population ...Such selective harvesting can destabilize social structures and the dominance hierarchy and may cause loss of social knowledge, sexually selected infanticide, habitat changes among reproductive females, and changes in offspring sex ratio. A common feature of many of the reported mechanisms is that they ultimately depress recruitment and in some extreme cases even cause total reproductive collapse. ..Conservation Biology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.comhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2006.00591.x/abstract


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

DISTURBING MOOSE TROPHY HUNT CALLED "IMMORAL" BY HORRIFIED BYSTANDERS https://www.thedodo.com/hunters-moose-trophy-hunt-call-712238904.html


VIDEO

Motherboard, August 15, 2014
 -▶ LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH BIG GAME HUNTING http://motherboard.vice.com/read/leaked-animal-abuse-video-shows-everything-thats-wrong-with-big-game-hunting

Wildlife Extra News
TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks. Hunting elephants, though, will be allowed. This news comes at the same time as new research has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 and elephant population numbers are declining by two per cent to three per cent a year. This effectively means that more of the animals are being killed than are being born. http://www.wildlifeextra.com

 

Organic View, February 25, 2014
 -▶ A FATHER'S PRIDE:  RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT CANNED HUNTING http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/a-fathers-pride-raising-awareness-about-canned-hunting/

 

 Summit Voice, April 20, 2015

 -▶  A (TROPHY ANIMAL) PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND (ANGRY, VIOLENT) WORDS http://animalblawg.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/a-trophy-animal-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-angry-violent-words/


 -▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS -- MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


 

 

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                                          1. TROPHY HUNTING

           2. RECENT OUTRAGE AT CELEBRITY TROPHY HUNTING

                                         3. CANNED HUNTING

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1.

TROPHY HUNTING

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Dodo, July 16, 2014
 -▶ ELEPHANT CHASES DOWN TROPHY HUNTER TO DEFEND HIS HERD FROM GETTING SHOT https://www.thedodo.com/elephant-chases-down-trophy-hu-633768249.html


 BBC News, November 20, 2012

-▶  BOTSWANA TO BAN WILDLIFE HUNTING: ENDING TROPHY HUNTING LICENSES FOR WEALTHY WESTERNERS
"The shooting of wild game for sport and trophies is no longer compatible with our commitment to preserve local fauna,"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20544251

 

 Standard Digital News, September 20, 2013
-▶  KENYA: DEMAND FOR ANIMAL'S TROPHY IS DRIVING OUR HERITAGE TO EXTINCTION http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000093958&story_title=demand-for-animal-s-trophy-is-driving-our-heritage-to-extinction/

 

April 17, 2013 Global Post
-▶  TANZANIA TO EVICT MAASAI PEOPLE IN FAVOR OF FEE-PAYING TROPHY HUNTERS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130416/tanzania-maasai-evicted-land-dubai-ortello-business

 

HuffPost Green, January 31, 2014

  -▶  THE CRUELTY OF TROPHY HUNTING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cathy-kangas/the-cruelty-of-trophy-hun_b_4695864.html

 

Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife, November 28, 2013

▶  IS TROPHY HUNTING A FORM OF SERIAL KILLING? http://wiwildlifeethic.org/2013/11/28/madravenspeak-is-trophy-hunting-a-form-of-serial-killing/

 

  -▶  TROPHY HUNTING: IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people

 

 August 6, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
-▶  TROPHY HUNTING IN AFRICA - WILDLIFE SLAUGHTER IN GRAPHIC IMAGES http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/trophy-hunting-in-africa-wildlife-slaughter-in-graphic-images/

 

-▶  ZAMBIA FINALLY BANS THE HUNTING OF ENDANGERED LIONS AND LEOPARDS. Africa has some of the planet’s most beautiful and endangered species, such as rhinos, elephants, leopards and lions. However, over the decades, poaching has severely impacted on these species seeing many of their numbers plummet to an all-time low...http://inhabitat.com/zambia-finally-bans-hunting-of-endangered-lions-and-leopards/

 

CBC News, December 11, 2013

 -▶  ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP SHRINKING DUE TO TROPHY HUNTERS, STUDY SUGGESTS: Upsetting Ecosystems and Wildlife Food Chain  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bighorn-sheep-shrinking-due-to-hunters-study-suggests-1.2459623

 

-▶  USA: TROPHY HUNTING: FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY http://sco.lt/6R75BR


 

 

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                                                          2.            

           RECENT OUTRAGE AT CELEBRITY TROPHY HUNTING


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New York Post, July 11, 2014
 -▶  WORLD CUP BELGIUM BEAUTY,  AXELLE DESPIEGELAERE,  LOSES MODELING GIG WITH L’OREAL AFTER HUNTING PHOTO OUTRAGE http://nypost.com/2014/07/11/world-cup-fan-loses-modeling-contract-over-hunting-photo/

 

Washington Times, July 09, 2014
 -▶  FACEBOOK ALLOWS 'KILL KENDALL JONES' TROPHY HUNTING PAGE, BUT DELETES HER GAME HUNTING PHOTOS http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/9/facebook-allows-kill-kendall-jones-fan-page-delete/#ixzz37SMSV3lq%C2%A0

 Inhabitat, June 06, 2014
 -▶  TEXAS CHEERLEADER, KENDALL JONES, HUNTS THE 'BIG 5' UNDER THE GUISE OF BEING A "CONSERVATIONIST". 19-year-old Kendall Jones, a cheerleader from Texas, has been hunting big game in Africa with her father for 10 years. Following in the footsteps of the reviled Melissa Bachman, she claims that her efforts to bag the Big 5 — elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and Cape buffalo — are in fact “conservation.” With two online petitions currently being waged to either stop her activities or prevent her from promoting them through social media, it is apparent that many others see the situation differently. http://inhabitat.com/texas-cheerleader-claims-hunting-the-big-5-in-africa-is-conservation/

 

NY Daily News, November 16, 2013
-▶  SHOW PRESENTER, MELISSA BACHMAN SLAMMED AFTER POSTING PHOTO OF WILDLIFE SHE "KILLED" IN SOUTH AFRICA http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tv-presenter-slammed-photo-lion-killed-article-1.1519039?redirect=true

 

 ITV News, November 15, 2013
-▶  TV PRESENTER'S LION TROPHY PROVOKES FEROCIOUS BACKLASH  - MELISSA BACHMAN http://www.itv.com/news/2013-11-15/tv-presenters-lion-trophy-

 

ABC News, March 13, 2012

-▶ DONALD TRUMP'S ON PHOTOGRAPHED WITH DEAD ANIMALS IN AFRICA http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/03/donald-trumps-sons-photographed-with-dead-animals-in-africa/

 

News24, November 18, 2013
-▶  78,000 WANT U.S. LION HUNTER BANNED FROM SOUTH AFRICA  http://www.news24.com/Green/News/78-000-want-US-lion-hunter-banned-from-SA-20131118

 

Mongabay, February 20, 2014

-▶ SHOOT TO CONSERVE?  COREY KNOWLTON'S RHINO HUNT ESCALATES THE DEBATE OVER TROPHY HUNTING AND ENVIRONMENTALISM http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0220-isaacs-knowlton-analysis.html?n3ws1ttr

 


 

AmmoLand, October 11, 2013
▶   UNBELIEVABLE !!   RHINO PERMIT TO BE AUCTIONED AT U.S. DALLAS SAFARI CLUB CONVENTION http://www.ammoland.com/2013/10/rhino-permit-to-be-auctioned-at-dallas-safari-club-convention/#axzz2hZwTD3xq


 

Al Jazeera America, October 25, 2013

▶   TEXAS HUNTERS TO AUCTION HUNTING PERMIT FOR ENDANGERED BLACK RHINO http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/25/texas-hunters-pledgesavingblackrhinobykillingone.html


Africa Geographic Magazine Blog, January 23, 2014
-▶  KENYAN RANGER'S MOVING LETTER TO AMERICAN DALLAS SAFARI CLUB RHINO HUNT AUCTION http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/hunting/kenyan-rangers-moving-letter-to-american-rhino-hunter/


  Mongabay, January 13, 2014
▶   U.S. TROPHY HUNTERS AUCTION OFF LIFE OF CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BLACK RHINO http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0113-hance-black-rhino-auction.html

 

 International Rhino Foundation, October 29, 2014
▶   BLACK RHINO HUNTING SAFARI AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO SAVE ALL RHINOS http://www.rhinos.org/news-room/texas-rhino-hunt-auction



Jan 13, 2013 - All Animal Rights

GIRAFFE KILLING SPREES FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Family Fun.  The giraffe hunters who pay 10,000 pounds to shoot the gentle giants with gun and bows for sport.... http://allanimalrights.com/giraffe-killing-sprees-for-all-the-family/


 

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                                                          3.

                                          CANNED HUNTING

                     Hunting Tame or Bred-For Killing Wild Animals

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                                                    WATCH

                             June 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

                                            CANNED HUNTING'

                      THE LIONS BRED FOR PRIVATE TROPHY HUNTING

At anything from £5,000 to £25,000 per Lion, and it is all completely legal. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/03/canned-hunting-lions-bred-slaughter

 

                                                     WATCH

                                   CANNED LION HUNTING

-▶ Animal advocacy NGO focused on exposing and closing down the canned lion hunting industry in South Africa.There are fewer than 4000 lions left in the ’wild’ in South Africa, but more than 8,000 in captivity, being bred for the bullet or the arrow.  Lion farming is a real threat to wild lion prides, for many reasons. ...  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/campaign-against-canned-

 

 Wildlife Extra News, March 2014
-▶ WORLD MARCHES TO END THE SHOOTING OF TAME LIONS. 

No wonder Canned Hunting is known as South Africa’s Dirty Little Secret. Lionesses are forced into an abnormal number of pregnancies to produce cubs. Then the cubs are raised, often by naïve overseas volunteers, in farms where tourists can come and have their photos taken with the animals, thinking that they are doing their bit for conservation.

 “Finally, when the cubs are too old to pet, they are taken off to an enclosed location where they wait for their turn to be shot by some hero. And of course, the hero will want the head as a trophy, so the lion gets shot in the body, probably dying a slow and painful death.”

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/lion-march-1503.html

 

The Independent, March 19, 2014

-▶ TIME TO END 'CANNED HUNTING' Canned hunts are nothing more than pre-packaged slaughters. Lions are confined to fenced areas so that they can easily be cornered, with no chance of escape. Most of them will have been bred in captivity and then taken from their mothers to be hand-reared by the cub-petting industry. When they get too big, they may be drugged before they are released into a "hunting" enclosure.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/time-to-end-canned-hunting-of-lions-its-nothing-more-than-a-violent-recreational-activity-for-wealthy-bored-individuals-9195428.html

 

 Big Cat News

 -▶  500 CANNED HUNTING RANCHES IN TEXAS USA: ‘Exotic hunting’ thrives in Texas. A price list offers a huge choice of rare species charging up to $8,500 a kill. "It’s like picking a lobster out of a tank at a restaurant. It’s not sportsmanship, there’s no fair chase." ...Animals that appeared so tame they did not run away from hunters and even approached them apparently believing they would be fed...When they are shot...the animals usually die a slow and lingering death as hunters do not want to spoil their trophy by shooting them in the head.NOW THE ANIMAL CAMPAIGNERS ARE FIRING BACK AT THE COURTS http://bigcatrescue.org/500-canned-hunting-ranches-in-tx/

 

 

 Guardian Environment, March 11, 2014

 -▶  CANNED HUNTING OF WHITE LIONS IS DESPICABLE - AND IT MUST STOP http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/mar/11/canned-hunting-white-lions-despicable


June 11, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  WHITE LION INBREEDING AT UK WILDLIFE PARKS LINKED TO 'CANNED HUNTING' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/11/white-lion-breeding-uk-wildlife-parks

 

 The Dodo, April 18, 2014
 -▶  U.S. - WHY HUNTING CAGED FOXES MUST END NOW https://www.thedodo.com/why-hunting-caged-foxes-must-e-515286115.html

 

The Dodo, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE HORROR OF CANNED LION HUNTING - AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STOP IT https://www.thedodo.com/community/TheInsatiableTraveler/the-horror-of-canned-lion-hunt-462220066.html

 

                                                   VIDEO

                              July 12, 2013 Wildlife Extra News

                  CANNED TIGER HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA?

                                 HOW LOW CAN THEY GO?

               http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/tiger-hunt.html

 

                                                   VIDEO

                         August 14, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

-▶  PETITION: STOP LION CANNED HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA -  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/petition-stop-lion-canned-hunting-in-south-africa-shocking-video/

 

-▶  'CANNED HUNTING': LIONS BRED FOR PETTING AND SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/8ddstV @Nikela_Wildlife

Original Article: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/canned-hunting-lions-bred-for-slaughter/article4777813.ece

 

 

The Organic View, February 25, 2014
-▶ A FATHER'S PRIDE:  RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT CANNED HUNTING. ECO-TOURISM THAT KILLS http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/a-fathers-pride-raising-awareness-about-canned-hunting/

 

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                                                      VIDEO

                               International Conservation Forum

              BRING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                                Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

                          http://www.icforum.info/category/tigers/




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EATING LIONS

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August 4, 2013 Africa Geographic
HOW LIONS GO FROM THE PETTING ZOO TO THE DINNER PLATE http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/hunting/how-lions-go-from-the-petting-zoo-to-the-dinner-plate/

 

June 6, 2013 Inhabitat
-▶  LION MEAT BECOMES AN APPALLING NEW CULINARY IN THE U.S.   http://inhabitat.com/lion-meat-becomes-an-appalling-new-culinary-fad-in-the-us/

 

-▶  USA: ILLINOIS LAWMAKER WANTS TO BAN LION MEAT TO SAVE THE SPECIES Unbelievably, certain people in the United States have a taste for lion meat, and an Illinois lawmaker wants to do his part to keep this exotic trend from getting out of hand. http://inhabitat.com/illinois-lawmaker-wants-to-ban-lion-meat-to-save-the-species/

 

    

                                                     WATCH
       'ELSA'S LEGACY: THE BACK STORY TO  BORN FREE STORY"

                                                 Full Episode
                                                  PBS Nature
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/elsas-legacy-the-born-free-story/full-episode/6200/

 

August 8, 2013 Treehugger
-▶  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S AMAZING PHOTOS SHOW INTIMATE LIFE OF AFRICA'S LIONS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/national-geographics-amazing-photos-show-intimate-life-africas-lions.html

                                                      WATCH

                       THE SERENGETI LION - SUPERB WATCH

                    LIFE ON THE PLAINS WITH THE VUMBI PRIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/5aeJX7

 

                                                SLIDESHOW:
THESE GORGEOUS CLOSE-UPS OF LIONS WERE TAKEN BY A LION-PROOF ROBOT CAMERA http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028236/these-gorgeous-close-ups-of-lions-were-taken-by-a-lion-proof-robot-camera


 

                                  ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS

                    AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                           http://sco.lt/7uEZOL

 

 

-▶ MORE THAN HUMAN:  STRIKING, GLAMOROUS PORTRAITS OF ANIMAL http://sco.lt/9Cx3BZ

 


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

 

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


                                                      VIDEO

                                    Motherboard, May 20, 2014
             AN INSIDE LOOK AT AMERICA'S EXOTIC ANIMAL TRADE http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-inside-look-at-americas-exotic-animal-trade


  -▶   HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/895ugD



 

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

 

 -▶  RHINOS IN CRISIS:  POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6LYM3V

 

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



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

 

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

 

-▶  THE LEBANON  BIRD MASSACRE - UNFETTERED HUNTING TAKES TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MIGRATING BIRDS  | http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3452407352/the-lebanon-bird-massacre-unfettered-hunting-a-disgrace

 

 

-▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US - CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

 

 -▶  FOR MORE ON HUNTING and POACHING SEE:

African wildlife Conservation  http://sco.lt/7R4V5V

AND  @Roni Badesso

 

-▶  MORE ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING

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

 


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Greer Noble's curator insight, May 11, 2013 7:43 PM

This is not hunting. There ought to be a law against this. Shame on whoever thought up and runs this sick occupation. Shame on the pathetic individuals who condone this and those who actually call themselves 'hunters'. It's a rather sick joke! Animals have feelings too you know. Please show your disgust by supporting the Born Free Foundation and order My Funny Africa today.. or submit YOUR wildlife story here: http://greernoble.com/invitation---non-fiction.html