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Irreversible tipping point for Earth approaching fast - Sweeping Scientific and UN Study

Irreversible tipping point for Earth approaching fast - Sweeping Scientific and UN Study | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

- Science Codex

A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems, and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change in the biosphere, a planet-wide tipping point that would have destructive consequences absent adequate preparation and mitigation....

http://www.sciencecodex.com/scientists_uncover_evidence_of_impending_tipping_point_for_earth-92830

http://www.sciencecodex.com/20_years_after_rio_earth_summit-92832

http://www.sciencecodex.com/u_of_m_expert_says_earths_health_reaching_critical_tipping_point

http://www.sciencecodex.com/study_predicts_imminent_irreversible_planetary_collapse-92829

http://www.sciencecodex.com/loss_of_biodiversity_increasingly_threatens_human_wellbeing_ubc_university_of_michigan_research-92831

World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally Agreed Goals and Objectives - UNEP http://ow.ly/bpSIg

 

 

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Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized - Vancouver Film School



 WONDERING WHAT THIS BIODIVERSITY STUFF IS ALL ABOUT?


                          GREAT 3-MINUTE VIDEO ANIMATION

                      "AWESOME:  BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED"

   Vancouver Film School via The TEEB Study: UNEP @TEEB

Visit http://www.vfs.com/blog/2010/08/13/international-year-of-biodiversity/ to find out more about this video and the International Year of Biodiversity!


A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”... ALBERT EINSTEIN


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html



                                                 VIDEO 4:51
                            HOW WHALES CHANGE CLIMATE
Little appreciated interactions between the biological world and the climatological world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M18HxXve3CM


BBC Earth -

 -▶ AMAZING 'ANIMAL' FARMERS THAT GROW THEIR OWN FOOD: Humans aren't alone in farming crops and meat

  http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150105-animals-that-grow-their-own-food


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


                                                     VIDEOS

                                    WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY

                                        http://sco.lt/6rzPEX


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


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


HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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


The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
 -▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


                               STUNNING MACRO VIDEO  (14:54)

                             THE SECRET WORLD OF DRAGONFLIES

http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/video-the-secret-world-of-dragonflies/


EarthBlog, Glen Barry, August 04, 2014
-▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR. New science finds that two-thirds of Earth’s land-based ecosystems must be protected to sustain the biosphere long-term. Yet about one-half of Earth’s natural ecosystems have already been lost. The scientific review article by Dr. Glen Barry – entitled “Terrestrial ecosystem loss and biosphere collapse” – was published today in the international journal “Management of Environmental Quality”. http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


                                              IMPORTANT WATCH
                                 "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS"

                                              University of Arizona
                            The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

                                         http://vimeo.com/40615050

The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption.  Everything is Interconnected and interdependent.  Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms
“A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics can be used to help save and restore natural ecosystems particularly in view of Climate Change evolutionary impacts. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.”  http://vimeo.com/40615050

 

The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
-▶ THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


 TerraDaily, March 18, 2014
- ▶ UNDERSTANDING HOW MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS MAKE LIFE POSSIBLE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Understanding_how_mountains_and_rivers_make_life_possible_999.htm

 

Mother Nature Network, May 23, 2014

- ▶ 11 ISLANDS WITH AMAZING BIODIVERSITYAround the globe, islands preserve habitats for a wealth of unique plants and animals on land and in the water http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/11-islands-with-amazing-biodiversityl


                                                  A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world


 

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


 ▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D

 

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

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington

- ▶  LETTING BIODIVERSITY GET UNDER OUR SKIN http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/

 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V


  -▶ INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/6Sdg13


 The Star Phoenix, February 18, 2014
-▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION EXPLORES HUMANITY'S ROLE IN MAKING THE PLANET LETHAL TO OTHER LIFE FORMS http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/books/Extinction+explores+humanity+role+making+planet/9522257/story.html


Guardian Environment, February 14, 2015

-▶ UP TO HALF THE WORLD'S SPECIES WILL BE GONE BY 2050.  PREPARE TO BE APPALLED http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/14/sixth-extinction-unnatural-history-kolbert-review?CMP=twt_gu



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

                                   SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

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

▶  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

 

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



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

 


 - ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH


The Mind Unleashed, October 04, 2014
- ▶  30 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS OF FRACTALS IN NATURE http://themindunleashed.org/2014/10/30-beautiful-photographs-fractals-nature.html


 

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

 

 May 22, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶  UN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY: Water and biodiversity pictures http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0522-water-and-biod-un.html

                    

                                                   VIDEO

                        THE WISDOM OF GRANDMOTHERS

Vandana Shiva on Knowledge, Biodiversity & Sustainable Living — End Child Hunger - Gandhi For Children http://www.gandhiforchildren.org/vandana-shiva-knowledge-biodiversity-sustainable/



 

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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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                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


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


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


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


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


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

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Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 ‘planetary boundaries,’ that keep humanity in a “safe operating space.”

Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 ‘planetary boundaries,’ that keep humanity in a “safe operating space.” | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


"We cannot continue to place our environment in danger. As long as we continue to put corporate profits ahead of the health and well-being of people and the environment, we have learned nothing."..Karen Graham, Digital Journal


University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 15, 2015
-▶ HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES,' ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS. An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a “safe operating space.”  http://www.news.wisc.edu/23409


Stockholm Resilience Centre
-▶ THE NINE PLANETARY BOUNDARIES  http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-programmes/planetary-boundaries/planetary-boundaries/about-the-research/the-nine-planetary-boundaries.html


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


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Caelus Green Room, January 14, 2015
-▶ IS NATURE THE LARGEST "COMPANY" ON EARTH?

http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2015/01/20/is-nature-the-largest-company-on-earth/


NaturalNews, January 29, 2015
-▶ RADIATION, CHEMTRAILS, FERTILIZERS: HUMANS ARE CROSSING "PLANETARY BOUNDARIES" AND KILLING EARTH, STUDY SAYS http://www.naturalnews.com/048443_planetary_boundaries_chemical_fertilizers_radiation.html#


The Guardian, April 08, 2012
-▶ THE BIOSPHERE:  NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/08/map-species-project?CMP=twt_gu


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


Common Dreams, January 16, 2015
▶ THAT WAS EASY:  IN JUST 60 YEARS, NEOLIBERAL GDP CAPITALISM HAS NEARLY BROKEN PLANET EARTH. Pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth's natural systems  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/16/was-easy-just-60-years-neoliberal-capitalism-has-nearly-broken-planet-earth


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


Mother Jones, January 16, 2016
-▶ WE'RE DESTROYING THE PLANET IN WAYS THAT ARE EVEN WORSE THAN GLOBAL WARMING. Humans are "eating away at our own life support systems" at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found.  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/01/humans-destorying-planet-earth


Stockholm Environment Institute, January 16, 2015
-▶ PLANETARY BOUNDARIES ANALYSIS HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR BETTER POLICIES ON CHEMICALS http://www.sei-international.org/news-and-media/3006


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


IUCN International -

-▶  WORLD BANK RECOGNIZES NEED TO POSITION NATURE AT THE FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC STRATEGIES https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2012/09/08/the-world-bank-is-serious-about-nature-conservation/


                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                 http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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


 -▶ HEALING THE EARTH:  INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/9HQq37


 ▶ PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT



▶   AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz



                              CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

                                 http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶   OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR


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


▶  COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/8wLmKX



                          NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING 

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr



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



-▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


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

 

-▶ BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995143933/businesses-are-not-just-agents-of-consumerism-but-also-of-society



▶   POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT,  CLIMATE ACTION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE http://sco.lt/5kGnYH


                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/7uGWKv


-▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE : HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET  http://sco.lt/6wGoQj


                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

   FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


-▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE : WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MAN http://sco.lt/4hz61p



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


                               WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                        The Global Water Crisis

                                            http://sco.lt/5odgG1


                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                            http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx



-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE : ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND POPE FRANCIS SPEAK OUT http://sco.lt/57JX0L


                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT



                                                   VIDEO:

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


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


- ▶ MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEM AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp


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


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

 

 -▶  BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO NATURE - FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO DO SO  http://sco.lt/5DoTRp



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


-▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION : AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE  http://sco.lt/8VentB


-▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7uzkCf


-▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6kqJaT

                                                   WATCH

                       TWO EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARIES

                                                   "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/


                                           "PLANET OCEAN"

                        WHO OWNS THE OCEANS? (1:29:00)

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

      http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean




-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/63qRl3


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


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




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  YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES  @pdjmoo


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

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

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

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

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

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Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 22, 7:36 AM

While the study focuses on several of these, including climate change and a troubling loss of biodiversity, Carpenter led the examination of biogeochemical cycle changes. Specifically, Carpenter looked at two elements essential to life as we know it: phosphorus and nitrogen.

Daniel Moura's curator insight, January 25, 6:46 AM

Although its more general nature, I believe the importance of the message on this post make's it relevant to be scooped onto this topic

Juan Antonio Castán's curator insight, January 26, 3:17 AM

LA HUMANIDAD HA REBASADO 4 DE 9 "LÍMITES PLANETARIOS", SEGÚN LOS INVESTIGADORES

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Unprecedented study: Language and Culture Disappear with Western Development and Globalization

Unprecedented study:  Language and Culture Disappear with Western Development and Globalization | 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/


                                                    VIDEO

                                 "LANGUAGE MATTERS" 1:49:18

                    Winner of the Grand Festival Award for Documentary

               at the 23rd Annual Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2014

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


                        WEBSITE "Language Matters" with Bob Holman

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

                                http://www.languagemattersfilm.com/



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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


                                                           VIDEOS
                           BETWEEN THE FOREST AND THE SEA

                                                     Mongabay

                                                3-PART SERIES

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

                                                        VIDEO

                                     THE YARSUISUIT PART II

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


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


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


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


 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
▶  NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISHMore than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world.  http://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaraguas-mayagna-people-rainforest-vanish-24439/


InterPress Service, September 08, 2014

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


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


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

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

 

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

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

 


                                                    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



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


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


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


 

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

 

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

 

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


                               ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

                Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge

                                               http://sco.lt/7Z03Un

 

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

 

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

 

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


                                                      VIDEO:

                                          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


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


 

 The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014

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

 

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

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, May 12, 2014

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

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                                     ETHOPIA

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

 


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

   -▶  WORLD NEWS FROM INTERCONTINENTAL CRY MAGAZINE

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

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



 ▶  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


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

 

                                                         WATCH

                                         "REMEMBERING GREEN"

     Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

                                                http://sco.lt/6VGYML


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

 

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

 


 -▶ 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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                     "HOME" -

                                  An Exquisite Story of Our World

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

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                           http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 


 

pdjmoo's insight:

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▶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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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 13, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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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PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

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

                                       WATCH (2:47) ANIMATION
                                           PROTECT PARADISE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&x-yt-ts=1422579428&v=0o6WHN4NDTk#t=32


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


                                             ONE SHORT VIDEO

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT



Green Global Travel, January 25, 2015
PALM OIL THREATENS PALAWAN PHILLIPPINES For anyone worried about what GMOs are doing to our agricultural system and how Monsanto is patenting plants across the planet, there’s another dangerous devil on the horizon. Plantation palm oil has been around for years, but its evils largely go unnoticed by the average consumer.
If you’ve not gotten the dirty details on palm oil yet, then buckle up for a bumpy ride we all need to take. Because the palm oil industry is not only endangering Palawan Philippines (named the Best Island in the World in 2014 by Conde Nast Traveler readers), but the health of our entire planet.

http://greenglobaltravel.com/2015/01/25/palm-oil-threatens-palawan-philippines/


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


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


Redd Monitor, September 26, 2014
DON'T BE FOOLED: THE UN NEW YORK DECLARATION ON FORESTS:  AN AGREEMENT TO CONTINUE DEFORESTATION UNTIL 2030 http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/09/26/the-new-york-declaration-on-forests-an-agreement-to-continue-deforestation-until-2030/


Mongabay, September 15, 2013

PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM - - Five of the world's largest palm oil producers have announced an immediate moratorium on palm oil sourced via clearance of potential high carbon stock forests. On Friday, Asian Agri, IOI Corporation Berhad, Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) Berhad, Musim Mas Group and Sime Darby Plantation said they will suspend forest clearing until they have completed a year-along study that aims to establish a threshold for defining what constitutes high carbon stock (HCS) forest. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0920-palm-oil-deforestation-moratorium.html


Inter Press Service, October 03, 2014
NEW GLOBAL DECLARATION "INSUFFICIENT" TO TACKLE DEFORESTATION. “The 2030 timeline would allow deforestation to continue for a decade and a half. By then the declaration could be self-fulfilling, as there might not be much forest left to save.” -- Susanne Breitkopf of Greenpeace  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/new-global-declaration-insufficient-to-tackle-deforestation/


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, December 16, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT: PALM OIL FACILITATES LARGE-SCALE LOGGING IN INDONESIA. Oil palm plantations provide a major loophole for evading the country's new protocol — the Timber Legality Verification System (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu, or SVLK) — aimed at improving forest management and rooting out illegal logging. The report, titled Permitting Crime: How palm oil expansion drives illegal logging in Indonesia, shows links between illegal practices and local officials, illustrating continued problems with corruption and resource capture by well-connected businessmen. Forests and local communities lose out.   http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1216-palm-oil-logging-indonesia.html


                                                  WATCH (38:05)
                              BORNEO : UNMASKING THE TRUTH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422579428&x-yt-cl=85114404&v=FfgrVc0yiJo



CIFOR Forests, January 06, 2015
▶ A FOREST IS NOT JUST ABOUT TREES : CALCULATING ECONOMIC VALUE OF FORESTS OFTEN OVERLOOKS CRUCIAL BIODIVERSITY, STUDY FINDS http://blog.cifor.org/26179/calculating-economic-value-of-forests-often-overlooks-biodiversity-study-finds


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html



                                                FULL REPORT
"PERMITTING CRIME: HOW PALM OIL EXPANSION DRIVES DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA" PDF DOWNLOADhttp://eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/Permitting-Crime.pdf


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 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'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, October 21, 2014
INDONESIAN LAW NOW BARS PALM OIL COMPANIES FROM PROTECTING FORESTS. A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions, potentially undermining these producers' commitments to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, warns a new report. This new law requires them to clear all their concession within 6 years.   http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1020-palm-oil-conservation.html

                                        THE BAIT AND SWITCH

Palm Corporations Knew This Law Was Coming Up, Making It Easy to say "No" To Deforestation.  They Can Blame Deforestation on  the Law Now. They Are Not Going To Give Up This Billion Dollar Ecocide Business Easily.  They will do everything they can to find a way around any moratorium.


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


                                                        VIDEO
                                        Mongabay, April 28, 2014
INDONESIAN ACTIVIST WINS GOLDMAN PRIZE FOR FIGHTING PALM OIL, DEFORESTATION  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0428-goldman-prize-rudi-putra.html




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


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


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


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

/88hVFx

 

                                                   WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz



▶  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/


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

 

                                               FEATURED VIDEO

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


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

 

                                                    WATCH

                            TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

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


                                              IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

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



                                          VIDEO ANIMATION

                                  " THE STORY OF UN REDD"

           A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation



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



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


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


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


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



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



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

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


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


                                          PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST:

                       FAST-TRACKING OUR OWN EXTINCTION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-



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


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


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


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


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


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



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



                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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



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



                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

        WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                       http://sco.lt/56vkOH


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



                                               ENOUGHNESS

            WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


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



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

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

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



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


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


                              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/



▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh









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The Hidden World of Soil Under Our Feet - SOIL AS A LIFELINE

The Hidden World of Soil Under Our Feet - SOIL AS A LIFELINE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


 

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land..- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

May 11, 2013 New York Times

- ▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET. Scientists are working hard to understand the life that teems within our soil and that is threatened by farming and development... Forget the term “dumb as dirt.” The complex soil ecosystem is highly evolved and sophisticated. It processes organic waste into soil. It filters and cleans much of the water we drink and the air we breathe by retaining dust and pathogens. It plays a large role in how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere. Soil, with all of its organic matter, is second to the oceans as the largest carbon repository on the planet. Annual plowing, erosion and other mismanagement releases carbon in the form of carbon dioxide, and exacerbates climate change... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/the-hidden-world-of-soil-under-our-feet.html?ref=opinion&_r=0



Sydney Morning Herald, January 26, 2015
- ▶  CHINESE PAYING HIGH PRICES FOR FOREIGN RICE AFTER CONTAMINATION FEARS IN SOIL http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-paying-high-prices-for-foreign-rice-after-contamination-fears-20150126-12y2fe.html


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, January 08, 2015
IT'S TIME WE TALK ABOUT SOIL - THERE CAN BE NO LIFE WITHOUT IT http://www.fao.org/zhc/detail-events/en/c/272981/



                                   GREAT FAMILY WATCH 1:04:09
                        "DIRT: SECRETS IN THE SOIL" Entire Movie
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5S88OKrEQU


Ecowatch, December 15, 2014
- ▶  7 REASONS HEALTHY SOIL IS VITAL TO HUMAN LIFE ON EARTH : WHERE FOOD BEGINS. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils, paying tribute to the life-giving ground beneath our feet. http://ecowatch.com/2014/12/15/healthy-soil-vital-to-life-on-earth/


Holistic Management International, June 16, 2014
GRASS, SOIL HOPE: BOOK REVIEW A Journey through Carbon Country

http://holisticmanagement.org/featured-blog-posts/book-review-of-grass-soil-hope-a-journey-through-carbon-country/


ScienceDaily, December 12, 2014
- ▶  WILLOW TREES ARE COST-EFFICIENT CLEANER OF CONTAMINATED SOIL  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141212084952.htm


ScienceDaily, November 18, 2014
- ▶ 'PROBIOTICS' FOR PLANTS BOOST DETOX ABILITIES; UNTREATED PLANTS OVERDOSE AND DIE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141118091345.htm


Davis CA (SPX) Nov 12, 2012 -

- ▶  CARBON BURIED IN THE SOIL RISES AGAIN: CARBON CAPTURE WAS A GOOD IDEA While earlier studies have found that erosion can bury carbon in the soil, acting as a carbon sink, or storage, the new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that part of that sink is only temporary.
The researchers estimated that roughly half of the carbon buried in soil by erosion will be re-released into the atmosphere within about 500 years, and possibly faster due to climate change. Climate change can speed the rate of decomposition, aiding the release of the buried carbon.... http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Carbon_buried_in_the_soil_rises_again_999.html


HuffPostGreen, December 05, 2014
- ▶  TOP SOIL COULD BE GONE IN 60 YEARS IF DEGRADATION CONTINUES, UN OFFICIAL WARN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/05/soil-degradation-un_n_6276508.html


May 21, 2013 CommonDreams
- ▶  SOIL AS A LIFELINE: FOR CLIMATE SOLUTION, LOOK TO THE GROUND  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/21


                                                  -- WATCH --

                      SOIL: OUR CLIMATE ALLY UNDERFOOT(4:26)

One of our biggest potential climate allies is directly under our feet: soil. Healthy, living soil has an enormous capacity to store carbon. In fact, carbon stored in soil accounts for roughly three times the amount stored in the atmosphere! Improving the health of degraded soil holds tremendous potential to mitigate climate change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KamMRhlu9dA


            LAUNCH OF 2015 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS - FAO

                              http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/


National Geographic, December 05, 2014
- ▶  THE DIRT ON DIRT:  5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOIL. We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil plays—not just in the environment, but in human health?  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/12/141205-world-soil-day-soil-agriculture-environment-ngfood/


The Center for Investigative Reporting, December 11, 2014
- ▶ STERILIZING SOIL Pumping fumigants into soil to eradicate the pests and diseases for nursery plants  https://beta.cironline.org/reports/even-organic-strawberries-are-grown-with-dangerous-pesticides/


                                                        WATCH
                                             "WHY SOIL MATTERS"
                                                       QUEST TV
                             http://video.pbs.org/video/2365206619/


May 31, 2013 Inter Press Service
- ▶  PEAK WATER, PEAK OIL...NOW, PEAK SOIL? http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/peak-water-peak-oilnow-peak-soil/


June 7, 2013 The Guardian

- ▶  PEAK SOIL: INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION IS ON THE VERGE OF EATING ITSELF http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/07/peak-soil-industrial-civilisation-eating-itself


July 21, 2013 New York Times
OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


June 6, 2013 Big Picture Agriculture

- ▶  A RECIPE FOR SOIL DISASTER - TODAY'S USA FARM POLICY http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/06/soil-erosion-in-iowa-and-the-u-s-377.html


Organic Consumers Association, September 11, 2014
- ▶ HOW INDUSTRIAL AG IS MAKING THE SOIL -- AND US -- UNHEALTHY http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30899.cfm


Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, June 05, 2014

- ▶ THE U.S. FARMING LOBBY HAS WRECKED EFFORTS TO DEFEND OUR SOIL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jun/05/the-farming-lobby-has-wrecked-efforts-to-defend-our-soil

 

The Week, October 8, 2013

- ▶  PEAK SOIL: WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD - THE SECRET TO GOOD HEALTH MAY START WITH DIRT http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food


Civil Eats, June 05, 2014

- ▶ 'THE SOIL WILL SAVE US': A MANIFESTO FOR RESTORING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND http://civileats.com/2014/06/05/the-soil-will-save-us-a-manifesto-for-restoring-our-relationship-with-the-land/



Science Daily, November 27, 2014
-▶ IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE SOIL ECOSYSTEM  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141127082319.htm


 July 15, 2013 Yale Global

- ▶  CLIMATE WILL ALTER THE SOIL THAT FEEDS US http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/climate-will-alter-soil-feeds-us

 

                                                   SHORT VIDEO

                                     Conservation International

                                       SOIL IS FOOD FOR OUR FOOD

                               If Our Food Doesn't Eat, Neither Do We

                             http://natureisspeaking.org/thesoil.html


Smithsonian, October 28, 2014
-▶ EARTH'S SOIL IS GETTING TOO SALTY FOR CROPS TO GROW http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/earths-soil-getting-too-salty-crops-grow-180953163/?no-ist


Science Daily, October 23, 2014
-▶ EARTHWORMS, ANTS, TERMITES:  THE REAL ENGINEERS OF THE ECOSYSTEM  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141023154945.htm


                                            WE ARE THE SOIL

                                           By Vandana Shiva

                      http://www.countercurrents.org/shiva270514.htm


                                        LIFE IS NOT A COMPUTER

                                   Seattle Times, November 27, 2013 -

-▶  REMOVING THE SOUL FROM HUMAN LIFE: -- BIOTECH  BUILDS CELLS LIKE YOU BUILD AN APP

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022349958_biofactoriesappsxml.html?syndication=rss


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


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


The Independent, October 22, 2014
-▶ BRITAIN HAS ONLY 100 HARVESTS LEFT IN ITS FARM SOIL AS SCIENTISTS WARN OF GROWING 'AGRICULTURAL CRISIS' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-facing-agricultural-crisis-as-scientists-warn-there-are-only-100-harvests-left-in-our-farm-soil-9806353.html


allAfrica.com, August 22, 2014
- ▶ AFRICA: AMBITIOUS EFFORT TO CONFRONT AFRICA'S SOIL CRISIS http://allafrica.com/stories/201408221104.html


 May 22, 2013 Environmental News Network

- ▶  AFRICAN SOIL DIVERSITY MAPPED FOR FIRST TIME http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46009


BBC News, December 03, 2014
-▶ AFRICAN SOIL CRISIS THREATENS FOOD SECURITY, SAYS STUDY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30277514


The Ecologist, October 14, 2014
- ▶ FARMERS LEAD COMPOSTING REVOLUTION TO HEAL AFRICAN SOILS: DITCHING CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS

http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/2559683/farmers_lead_composting_revolution_to_heal_african_soils.html


Sense About Science

- ▶ SOIL- A NON RENEWABLE RESOURCE THAT WE'RE THROWING AWAY?  http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/soil-a-non-renewable-resource-that-were-throwing-away.html

 

ScienceDaily, April 14, 2014
- ▶  NUTRIENT-RICH FORESTS ABSORB MORE CARBON. The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers. "This paper produces the first evidence that to really understand the carbon cycle, you have to look into issues of nutrient cycling within the soil," said one of the researchers. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140414101158.htm


The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

Scientific American, May 12, 2014

▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO U.S. SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER. The researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

May 25, 2013 About My Planet
- ▶  BIOSOLIDS: What Happens to Our Sewage: Recycling toxic matter back into our soil and food supply http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/happens-sewage/

 

May 25, 2013 Transitions Network
- ▶  THE IMPORTANCE OF RESTORING GLOBAL SOIL CARBON. SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING AND LIVING http://mweanpl.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-importance-of-restoring-global-soil.html

 

 June 11, 2013 The Atlantic

- ▶  HEALTHY SOIL MICROBES, HEALTHY PEOPLE http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/healthy-soil-microbes-healthy-people/276710/

 

April 24, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
- ▶  NANOTECH: NOW BEING SERVED IN A SOIL FOOD CHAIN NEAR YOU  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/now-being-served-in-a-soil-food-chain-near-you-nanotech


August 31, 2013 John Innes Center

- ▶  ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

 

August 9, 2013 Living on Earth:

- ▶  FUNGI: Fungi break down and destroy dead plants and trees. And in the process, they release nutrients, so plants and trees can grow http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00032&segmentID=6

 

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2014

DEADLY CHEMICAL WEAPONS, BURIED AND LOST, LURK UNDER U.S. SOIL http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-chemical-weapons-20140322,0,2033901.story#axzz2wfKzg0Gy

 

The Green  Political Foundation, May 22, 2013
A SOILED REPUTATION:  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (PDF DOWNLOAD)  http://www.boell.de/en/content/soiled-reputation-adverse-impacts-mineral-fertilizers-tropical-agriculture


EcoWatch, April 22, 2014

▶  HOW ORGANIC FARMING CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE. The soil’s ability to reverse climate change, but only when the health of the soil is maintained through organic regenerative agriculture http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/22/organic-farming-reverse-climate-

change/


 

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WHAT CHINA DIDN'T LEARN FROM USA'S

ERRANT INDUSTRIAL ERA

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Yale Environment 360, July 14, 2014
- ▶ THE SOIL POLLUTION CRISIS IN CHINA:  A CLEANUP PRESENTS DAUNTING CHALLENGE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_soil_pollution_crisis_in_china_a_cleanup_presents_daunting_challenge/2786/

 

Yale Environment 360, July 07, 2014
- ▶ IN CHINA'S HEARTLAND A TOXIC TRAIL LEADS FROM FACTORIES TO FIELDS TO FOOD http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_toxic_trail_leads_from_factories_to_food/2784/

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

Yale Environment 360, June 30, 2014
- ▶ CHINA'S DIRTY POLLUTION SECRET:  THE BOOM POISONED ITS SOIL AND CROPS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_dirty_pollution_secret_the_boom_poisoned_its_soil_and_crops/2782/

 

Huffington Post, December 30, 2013

CHINESE OFFICIAL:  SOIL POLLUTION HURTS FARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20131230/as--china-soil-pollution/?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=travel


 

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  Kevin's Rain Garden, December 12, 2013

- ▶  A PAVED NEW WORLD:  HOW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IS CREATING AN IMPERVIOUS PLANET http://www.kevinsraingardens.com/paved/

 

-- ▶  GLOBAL SOIL BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE http://www.globalsoilbiodiversity.org/

 

 ▶ U.N. GLOBAL SOIL PARTNERSHIP : 2015 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/en/


August 12, 2013 Science Daily

- ▶  SOIL BIODIVERSITY WILL BE CRUCIAL TO FUTURE LAND MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130812154228.htm

 

 Organic Lifestyle, July 30, 2013

- ▶  SOIL 101: HEALTHY SOIL FOR GROWING FOOD http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/healthy-soil-for-growing-food/

 

Treehugger, September 19, 2013

- ▶  HEALTHY SOILS, HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS

ADDING CALCIUM TO SOIL CAN HEAL FORESTS DAMAGED BY ACID RAIN, HELP INCREASE MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/adding-calcium-soil-can-heal-forests-damaged-acid-rain.html

 

September 9, 2013 Mother Jones
- ▶  ONE WEIRD TRICK TO FIX FARMS FOREVER: PEAK SOIL http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/cover-crops-no-till-david-brandt-farms

 

August 30, 2013 Modern Farming
- ▶  NO-TILL FARMING: WHAT'S THE DEAL? Like clean water and fresh air, fertile soil ensures our continued survival — and we're destroying it in mass quantities...  http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/7-facts-till-farming/

 

August 30, 2013 National Environment Research Council

- ▶  THE LAND BENEATH THE LAKES: There's more carbon in soil and vegetation worldwide than in the whole atmosphere, so even marginal changes can make a big difference. The Lake District itself is estimated to hold the equivalent of 84 million tonnes of CO2 in peat, which underlies some 40 per cent of the park, and some 13 million more in woodlands... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=1515


August 23, 2013 Natural Environment Research Council

- ▶  FEELING THE HEAT FROM PEATLAND VEGETATION BURNING http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=1514



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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP


                                                  WATCH

               MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

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

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

 

- ▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

PARTNERS FOR THE LAND & AGRICULTURAL NEEDS OF TRADITION PEOPLES - AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH:

                                          LinkTV World News
               HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: RESTORING THE EARTH

                                 RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA

                                             http://ow.ly/mjajP

 

 - ▶  PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1


August 6, 2012 Civil Eats
- ▶  COVER CROP COMEBACK MIGHT BE BEST BIG AG NEWS IN MONTHS http://civileats.com/2013/08/06/cover-crop-comeback-might-be-best-big-ag-news-in-months/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter



                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

 - ▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY

The mass clearing of trees for farmland disturbs the ecosystem of the rainforest by decimating rare and exotic flora and fauna. With the planting of a single crop plantation, the natural biodiversity of the rainforest is lost. The mono-crop culture that has long-plagued environmentalists in the west displaces or destroys most of the species in a single sitting, as they are unable to adapt to living within vast acres of a single crop. The environment, habitats and species that are destroyed have lived together since the dawn of the rainforest, and the damage caused by palm oil farming is irreversible http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

 - ▶  GMO TREES DEVASTATE ECOSYSTEMS LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT  http://sco.lt/51ekyH


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

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                                        A Special ISIS REPORT

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz


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

 

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

 

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

 

- ▶ ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1

 

ENOUGHNESS: 

WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                                                     WATCH

                                    BBC David Attenborough

        THE INCREDIBLE BIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE OF NATURE

THE CORPSE FLOWER: THE LARGEST, SMELLIEST FLOWER IN THE WORLD  http://ow.ly/nb6Yb




- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

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

 

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                              Guardian Sustainable Business
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


                              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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How A Sense of Sacred Can Help A Sustainable Environment - Restoring Values

How A Sense of Sacred Can Help A Sustainable Environment - Restoring Values | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security."~ Albert Einstein


The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
 -▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 15, 2015
-▶ HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES,' ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS. An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a “safe operating space.”  http://www.news.wisc.edu/23409


Stockholm Resilience Centre
THE NINE PLANETARY BOUNDARIES  http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-programmes/planetary-boundaries/planetary-boundaries/about-the-research/the-nine-planetary-boundaries.html


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


  ▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values


-▶ ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW:  A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINSIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.realitysandwich.com/sacred_law_0


George Monbiot, December 0, 2014
 -▶ WE ARE PRE-TUNED TO THE NATURAL WORLD; WIRED TO RESPOND TO NATUREhttp://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/09/civilisation-is-boring/


               FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

                         OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                              http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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

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


Share International, October 2013
 ▶  A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE - PROTECTING OUR PLANET http://simedia.org/articles/environment/legal_duty_care_planet.php


Huffington Post,  January 07, 2013
 ▶  THE NEXT FOUR YEARS:  INVEST IN NATURE FOR A STRONGER AMERICA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-tercek/the-next-four-years_b_2088562.html


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


                                              NATURE SACRED

Individual and community wellness are more directly linked to nature than most people realize. http://naturesacred.org/


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


Jan 9, 2013

 -▶WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994804262/why-the-economy-needs-nature


                                                 VIDEO 11:35
                               Peak Prosperity, December 05, 2014
                           THE ENVIRONMENT: INCREASING WASTE

                       We are killing the ecosystems we depend on

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89489/environment-increasing-waste-crash-course-chapter-24


-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb


                                                 BEYOND GDP

Can Capitalism Ever Be Green?  The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning http://sco.lt/6ccWBt



 David Korten — YES! Magazine

-▶ RELIGION, SCIENCE, AND SPIRIT: SACRED STORY FOR OUR TIME  http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/religion-science-and-spirit-a-sacred-story-for-our-time


                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ



Guardian Environment, December 13, 2014
 -▶ EARTH FACES SIXTH 'GREAT EXTINCTION' WITH 41% OF AMPHIBIANS SET TO GO THE WAY OF THE DODO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



                                            SHORT TED VIDEO 3:34
FRANS LANTING:  PHOTOS THAT GIVE VOICE TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOMNature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8-jp_6Uqg


One Green Planet, December 18, 201`4
-▶ CHINA TO RECOGNIZE 'ANIMAL WELFARE' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MILESTONE LAW CHANGE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/china-to-recognize-animal-welfare-for-the-first-time-in-milestone-law-change/


Rolling Stone, December 16, 2014
 -▶ MURDER IN THE RAINFOREST: INDIGENOUS TRIBES ON THE CLIMATE FRONTLINES  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/murder-in-the-rainforest-20141216


IC Magazine, December 09, 2014
 -▶ ARIZONA DEFENDERS FACE IMMINENT LAND GRAB OF SACRED LANDS BY FOREIGN MINING COMPANIES. Congress is set to approve the giveaway of 2,400 acres of National Forest lands, including the burial, ceremonial and medicinal lands of the San Carlos Apaches, to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Mining Corp., a company with a long history of environmental and human rights abuses in developing countries.  https://intercontinentalcry.org/arizona-defenders-face-imminent-land-grab-26496/


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, November 28, 2014
CAN A RETURN TO BUDDHIST VALUE OFFER CHINA A GREENER PATH?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-buddhist-values-offer-non-religious-china-a-greener-path/


Daily Mail Online, November 21, 2014
 -▶ POPE FRANCIS WARNS GREED OF MAN WILL 'DESTROY' THE WORLD http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2843715/Francis-warns-greed-man-destroy-world-Pope-says-earth-not-forgive-abuse-resources-profit-urges-world-leaders-help-hungry.html


New York Times, January 01, 2015
 -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE COD GONE? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/opinion/where-have-all-the-cod-gone.html


                                                      VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                   A Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

                                            http://sco.lt/80PKDZ


-▶ 2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth


March 23, 3012 - 

The Ecologist

-▶ THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEAR THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_in_100_years_there_may_be_no_more_humans_on_planet_earth.html


-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND POPE FRANCIS SPEAK OUT  http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 



Guardian Sustainable Business, January 11, 2013

-▶ PUTTING THE MORAL CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY MAYBE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN ECONOMICS - Engaging the Public http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/campaigns-moral-sustainability-effective-economic

 

 -▶ BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995143933/businesses-are-not-just-agents-of-consumerism-but-also-of-society


-▶ BUDDHIST ECONOMICS: HOW TO STOP PRIORITIZING GOODS OVER PEOPLE AND CONSUMPTION OVER CREATIVE ACTIVITY: "Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered" — a magnificent collection of essays at the intersection of economics, ethics, and environmental awareness http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/07/buddhist-economics-schumacher/


                                            ENOUGHNESS

           WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



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


 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5


                                         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/



                                                   WATCH

                       TWO EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARIES


                                                   "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/


                                               

                 "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS? (1:29:00)

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Shale Gas "Fracking" Revolution - An Environmental Nightmare

The Shale Gas "Fracking" Revolution - An Environmental Nightmare | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

METHANE IS ABOUT 20 TIMES MORE POTENT IN WARMING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THAN CARBON DIOXIDE. FRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS RELEASES METHANE

 

Huffington Post, February 25, 2014

-▶  AN ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH NIGHTMARE: Marcellus Energy Fracking Development Could Pave Over An Area of 1.3 million acres of land, impacting 1.1 million acres of forests, ecosystems, biodiversity and drinking water for 22 million people http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/natural-gas-marcellus_n_4855927.html



Summit County Citizens Voice, January 28, 2015
-▶  STUDY SHOW CHALLENGES OF RESTORING FRACKING SITES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/28/study-shows-challenges-of-restoring-fracking-sites/


Ecowatch, January 23, 2015
-▶  WORST FRACKING WASTEWATER SPILL IN NORTH DAKOTA LEAKS 3 MILLION GALLONS INTO RIVER. Three million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production—also known as fracking wastewaterspilled from a leaking pipe in western North Dakota. State officials say it’s the worst spill of its kind since the fracking boom began in the state. http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/23/fracking-wastewater-spill-north-dakota/


Guardian, January 14, 2015
-▶  UK COMPANIES WILL BE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO REVEAL CHEMICALS USED FOR FRACKING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/14/companies-will-be-legally-required-to-reveal-chemicals-used-for-fracking


The European Magazine,  October 31, 2012

-▶  THE SHALE GAS REVOLUTION - FROM FRACK TO RICHES - AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE. Despite all the hopes of sun and wind enthusiasts, the real revolution in the energy world has been driven by old-style fossil fuels. Shale gas now dominates global energy policy... http://theeuropean-magazine.com/522-casertano-stefano/871-the-shale-gas-revolution


Grist, January 10, 2015
HOW MUCH FRACKING IS HAPPENING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO? An increasingly common practice that hasn’t yet sparked the same public debate that fracking on land has. Will fracking in the Gulf of Mexico lead to the next Deepwater Horizon?  http://grist.org/news/how-much-fracking-is-happening-in-the-gulf-of-mexico/


Guardian, January 04, 2014
METHANE PLUME OVER WESTERN US ILLUSTRATES CLIMATE COST OF GAS LEAKS  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/04/leaking-methane-gas-plume-us


Climate Progress, October 22, 2014
- METHANE LEAKS WIPE OUT ANY CLIMATE BENEFIT OF FRACKING, SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS CONFIRM http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/22/3582904/methane-leaks-climate-benefit-fracking/


ProPublica, June 21, 2014
- ▶ INJECTION WELLS:  THE POISON BENEATH US. There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injection wells nationwide..."In 10 to 100 years we are going to find out that most of our groundwater is polluted...A lot of people are going to get sick, and a lot of people may die." ...Over the past several decades, The boom in oil and natural gas drilling has injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation's geology as an invisible dumping ground.No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia. There are growing signs they were mistaken. http://www.propublica.org/article/injection-wells-the-poison-beneath-us


                                                David Suzuki

              WHAT'S THE FRACKING PROBLEM WITH NATURAL GAS http://ecowatch.org/2012/whats-the-fracking-problem-with-natural-gas/


July 10, 2014

- ▶ RISKS AND HARMS OF FRACKING:  COMPREHENSIVE REPORT BY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN NEW YORK: PDF DOWNLOAD http://concernedhealthny.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CHPNY-Fracking-Compendium.pdf


Desmogblog,

-▶  FRACKING THE FUTURE: HOW UNCONVENTIONAL GAS THREATENS OUR WATER, HEALTH AND CLIMATE http://www.desmogblog.com/fracking-the-future/


Ecowatch

- ▶  FRACKING WAR AGAINST CLEAN WATER AND ENVIRONMENT/HUMAN HEALTH  http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


- ▶ FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS KEEP U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS - LEAVING TOXIC MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE  http://sco.lt/8JGKy9


Scientific America, October 01, 2014
- FRACKING COMPANIES FIGHT EPA's PROPOSED CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE RULES: PLAYING THE 'TRADE SECRETS' CARD http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fracking-companies-fight-epa-s-proposed-chemical-disclosure-rules/


-▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN  10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH --- LEGALLY !! http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2759435291/usa-oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-toxic-water-into-the-earth-legally


Institute for Science in Society, January 05, 2015
-▶  U.S. "FRACKING BOOM" A "FALLACY" - NEW STUDIES REVEAL. Fracking a threat to health and the environment http://www.i-sis.org.uk/US_Fracking_Boom_a_Fallacy.php


DeSmog Blogs, December 14, 2014
HOW BIG OIL GOT EXPEDITED PERMITTING FOR FRACKING ON PUBLIC LANDS INTO THE RUSHED DEFENSE BILL http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/12/14/big-oil-expedited-permitting-fracking-public-lands-defense-bill


Tell EPA: OUR OCEAN'S NOT A DUMP FOR FRACKING

http://org.salsalabs.com/o/2167/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16356


Yale Environment 360,  August 16, 2014
- A NEW FRONTIER FOR FRACKING:  DRILLING NEAR THE ARCTIC CIRCLE  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_new_frontier_for_fracking_drilling_near_the_arctic_circle/279


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014

-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-


                                          VIDEO REPORT
                            Democracy Now, December 19, 2014
NEW YORK SAYS "NO" TO FRACKING : STATE BANS DRILLING FOLLOWING GRASSROOTS OUTCRY OVER PUBLIC HEALTH

  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/19/new_york_says_no_to_fracking

 

Food and Water Watch, December 1, 2014
- FRACKING BAN IN NEW YORK PAVES THE WAY FOR OTHER STATES http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/blogs/we-can-ban-fracking-new-york-paves-the-way/#comment-587892


Ecowatch

-▶ CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: OUR UNIVERSITIES ARE NOT FOR SALE:  YET ANOTHER BLOW TO THE FRACKING INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.org/2012/blow-to-fracking-industry/


Oil Change International, December 15, 2014
- FRACKING: NOW THEY WANT YOU TO PAY FOR THEIR POLLUTION : Not content with polluting our air and water and causing immeasurable harm to both the environment and health, the fracking industry has now come up with a novel idea: the consumer should pay for the polluting process as well. we are not talking small change here. We are talking hundreds of millions of dollars per year.  http://priceofoil.org/2014/12/15/fracking-now-want-pay/


June 5, 2013 Bloomberg

-  “SHALE GAS IS NOT A MIRACLE SOLUTION" - FRANCE BANS FRACKING BASED ON U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-05/french-fracking-ban-endorsed-on-u-s-environmental-repercussions.html

 

Phys.org, December 08, 2014
-▶ IS NATURAL GAS A 'BRIDGE' TO A HOTTER FUTURE? http://phys.org/news/2014-12-natural-gas-bridge-hotter-future.html


                                                   ProPublica
             FRACKING - GAS DRILLING'S ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT

                          http://www.propublica.org/series/fracking

 

 HuffPost Green, December 05, 2014
- MOUNTING HEALTH CONCERNS OVER FRACKING CHEMICALS Big-Picture Study Of Fracking Operations Suggests Even Small Chemical Exposures Pose Risks https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pli=1#inbox/14a1c984a8abcdf1

 

                                  MORE ON CHEMICALS BELOW

 

MintPress, December 03, 2014
- REPORT: FIRST PHASE OF GLOBAL FRACKING EXPANSION INDUSTRY PUSH: ENSURING FRIENDLY LEGISLATION. Multinational oil and gas companies are engaged in a quiet but broad attempt to prepare the groundwork for a significant global expansion of shale gas development  http://www.mintpressnews.com/first-phase-of-global-fracking-expansion-ensuring-friendly-legislation/199552/

 

                                    OIL WARS : CHECK MATE. 

OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO U.S. SHALE FRACKING  http://sco.lt/7L1Kfh

 

 Bloomberg, November 28, 2014
- OPEC POLICY ENSURES U.S. SHALE CRASH, RUSSIAN TYCOON SAYS http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-27/opec-policy-ensures-u-s-shale-crash-russian-oil-tycoon-says.html

 

                                                    --- WATCH ---

                               "FRACKING HELL: THE UNTOLD STORY"

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEB_Wwe-uBM


 PolicyMic, January 13, 2014
- ▶ ENERGY COMPANIES ALWAYS SAY FRACKING IS 100% SAFE.  THIS REPORT JUST DEBUNKED THAT http://www.policymic.com/articles/78935/energy-companies-always-say-fracking-is-100-safe-this-report-just-debunked-that


The Ecologist, November 21, 2014
- FRACKING IS SAFE. RADIATION IS HARMLESS. AND PIGS HAVE WINGS http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2643773/fracking_is_safe_radiation_is_harmless_and_pigs_have_wings.html

 

Nature, December 03, 2014
- NATURAL GAS: THE FRACKING FALLACY  http://www.nature.com/news/natural-gas-the-fracking-fallacy-1.16430

 

DeSmogBlog, November 28, 2014
- FRACKING A 'VIOLATION OF OUR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS', ARGUES NEW REPORT http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/11/28/fracking-violation-our-basic-human-rights-argues-new-report

 

EcoWatch, November 20, 2014

- GROUPS SUE OHIO GOVERNOR FOR ILLEGALLY MAKING STATE A FRACKING WASTE DUMP  http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/20/sue-kasich-fracking-waste/

GRAPH:  HOW NATURAL GAS DRILLING CONTAMINATES DRINKING WATER


Mic, October 17, 2014
  - GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH REVEALS THE ALARMING CONSEQUENCES OF FRACKING. If you're a big fan of hydraulic fracturing — the mining technique referred to as "fracking" — this slew of new studies on the practice might convince you otherwise.  http://mic.com/articles/101648/groundbreaking-research-reveals-the-alarming-consequences-of-fracking

 

Truthout, August 01, 2014

▶  REPORT CRITICIZES LACK OF EPA OVERSIGHT OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FRACKING INJECTION WELLS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25323-report-criticizes-epa-oversight-of-injection-wells

 

Inter Press Service, November 18, 2014
- SHALE OIL FUELS INDIGENOUS CONFLICT IN ARGENTINA. 

Three thousand metres below Campo Maripe lies one of the world’s biggest reserves of shale gas and oil. The land that the community used for grazing is now part of the Loma Campana oilfield, operated by the state-run YPF oil company in partnership with U.S. oil giant Chevron.

“More or less 160 wells have been drilled here,” Campo said. “When they reach 500 wells, we won’t have any land for our animals. They stole what is ours.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/shale-oil-fuels-indigenous-conflict-in-argentina/

 

                                             FRACKING AMERICA

                             THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

Making Deals For Private For-Private Gas Drilling on Our Pristine Public Lands  http://sco.lt/991RWT


Guardian Environment, July 28, 2014

-  UK FRACKING: IT'S NOT JUST OUR NATIONAL PARKS THAT NEED PROTECTING, BUT OUR HOUSES TOO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/28/fracking-national-parks-protecting-houses


Daily Koz, November 13, 2014
  - 30,000 PEOPLE URGE GOV. BROWN TO HALT OFFSHORE FRACKING AS OIL LOBBY SPENDING SOARS http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/13/1344686/-30-000-People-Urge-California-s-Gov-Brown-to-Halt-Offshore-Fracking


BuzzFlash, October 18, 2014
- $100 MILLION IN TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES TO BIG OIL PROMOTES FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA  http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/100-million-in-taxpayer-subsidies-to-big-oil-promote-fracking-in-california/18938-100-million-in-taxpayer-subsidies-to-big-oil-promote-fracking-in-california

 

EcoWatch, November 05, 2014

- U.S. 2014 ELECTIONS:  FRACKING BANS PASS IN DENTON, TEXAS, TWO CALIFORNIA COUNTRIES AND ONE OHIO TOWN http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/05/fracking-ban-passes/

 

TruthOut, February 12, 2014

- ▶ TIME TO END THE CHENEY/HALLIBURTON LOOPHOLE:  FRACKING OUR COUNTRY TO DEATH WITH LITTLE OR NO REGULATIONS
If any industry in the country needs regulation it’s the fracking industry, but thanks in large part to Dick Cheney, it’s exempt from having to follow most important environmental laws on the books. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/21828-time-to-end-the-cheney-halliburton-loophole 

 

Environmental Protection, October 23, 2014
- FRACKING COMPANIES EXPLOITING HALLIBURTON LOOPHOLE TO INJECT TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO EARTH http://eponline.com/articles/2014/10/23/fracking-companies-exploiting-halliburton-loophole-to-inject-toxic-chemicals.aspx

 

May 2, 2013 News Observer
FRACKING GIANT HALLIBURTON THUMBS NOSE AT N.C. CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE RULE http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/02/2866836/fracking-giant-halliburton-nixes.html

 

 The Hill, August 19, 2014
- WAKE-UP CALL ON FRACKING http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/215165-wake-up-call-on-fracking

 

EcoWatch, October 3, 2013

-▶ GROUNDBREAKING REPORT CALCULATES DAMAGE DONE BY FRACKING http://trap.it/main/#!discover/id/2399fb0a-659a-40de-af1e-d952661feff9/articles/6K6FH01Nx002q6RDiaWt

 

Al Jazeera America, September 10, 2014

- WHEN FRACKING AND FREE SPEECH COLLIDE. 

What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight.Steve Lipsky has complained for years that fracking company Range Resources polluted his drinking water and streams that run through his property. The company sued him in 2011 for defaming its reputation for "environmental stewardship".

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/9/fracking-free-speech.html


 

          USA "NATURAL" GAS LNG EXPORTS - FRIEND OR FOE? 

FOSSIL FUEL LEAVES A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR U.S. TAXPAYERS

                                              http://sco.lt/5gdUI

 

               FRACKING OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND ENVIRONMENT

                                       http://sco.lt/6uNFR3

 

                                        FRACKING OUR WATER

                                            http://sco.lt/59iE3l

 

Mother Jones, June 23, 2014

-▶  THERE ARE 1,401 UN-INSPECTED HIGH-RISK OIL AND GAS WELLS.  HERE'S WHERE THEY ARE http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/06/uninspected-oil-gas-wells-map

 

 -▶  FRACKING RUNS HIGH RISK OF POLLUTING COUNTRYSIDE, ENVIRONMENT AGENCY REPORT WARNS http://sco.lt/9A11Gb


  -▶ BAYOU FRACK-OUT: THE MASSIVE OIL AND GAS DISASTER YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF  http://truth-out.org/news/item/13136-bayou-frack-out-the-massive-oil-and-gas-disaster-youve-never-heard-of


Grist, July 11, 2014
- ▶ COWBOYS, HUNTERS AND ENVIRO TEAM UP TO FIGHT NATURAL GAS DRILLING http://grist.org/climate-energy/cowboys-hunters-and-enviros-team-up-to-fight-natural-gas-drilling/

 

The Nation, April 30, 2014

- ▶ EXXONMOBIL'S NEW GUINEA LNG NIGHTMARE : ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FINANCED BY THE USA http://www.thenation.com/article/179618/exxonmobils-new-guinea-nightmare

 

May 13, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶  PENNSYLVANIA'S AG-GAG LAW COULD PROTECT FRACKERS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/pennsylvanias-ag-gag-law-could-protect-frackers/


 May 19, 2013 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

-▶  LEASE FLIPPING COMES TO PENNSYLVANIA NATURAL GAS FIELDS AS VULTURE INVESTORS MOVE IN  http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/marcellusshale/pennsylvania-landowners-can-get-cash-on-spot-for-mineral-rights-688190/


May 5, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶  FRACKING OURSELVES TO DEATH IN PENNSYLVANIA http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fracking-ourselves-to-death-in-pennsylvania-2/

 

 The Times-Tribune, July 19, 2014
- ▶ PENNSYLVANIA STATE FAIL TO PROTECT FRACKING LEASEHOLDERS. Given the determination of the state government’s top Republicans to shield the natural gas industry from fair taxation and aggressive regulation, you’d think they also would aggressively try to protect the interests of state residents who benefit directly from gas extraction. http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/state-fails-to-protect-leaseholders-1.1721400


-▶ HOW FRACKING COMPANIES EXPLOIT AMISH FARMERS http://grist.org/news/how-fracking-companies-exploit-amish-farmers/

 

May 16, 2013 Common Dreams
-  NEW FRACKING RULES SHOW U.S. BOWING TO OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-7

 

                                                          VIDEO
                                      Ecowatch, January 29, 2014
                               FRACKING THE LAND OF LINCOLN:

A disturbing new video of poisoned water, leaking oil rigs, and lax enforcement at Illinois oil wells highlights why proposed fracking regulation won’t protect the state’s environment or people.
http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/29/video-fracking-land-of-lincoln/

 

ClimateProgress, July 25, 2014
-▶ JUDGE SIDES WITH OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS TO OVERTURN COLORADO TOWN'S BANK ON FRACKING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/25/3464121/judge-overturns-colorado-fracking-ban/


  Climate Progress, September 17, 2013

-▶  COLORADO FLOODWATERS COVER FRACKING AND OIL PROJECTS
 'WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THOSE WELLS ARE LEAKING"  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/17/2630131/oil-fracking-colorado-flooding/

 

Center For Public Integrity, July 21, 2014

- ▶ HOW OIL AND GAS FIRMS GAINED INFLUENCE AND TRANSFORMED NORTH DAKOTA -- PROSPERITY, BUT AT WHAT COST? http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/07/21/15107/how-oil-and-gas-firms-gained-influence-and-transformed-north-dakota


Midland Reporter-Telegram

- ▶ REMAINING POOR IN TEXAS WHILE LIVING ATOP A VAST FIELD OF WEALTH : FRACKING, NATURAL GAS & SHALE OIL http://www.mrt.com/business/article_191392cc-0593-11e4-b0d0-0019bb2963f4.html


Global Possibilities, July 08, 2014

- ▶ FIVE SHOCKING PLACES WHERE FRACKING IS TAKING OFF http://www.globalpossibilities.org/five-shocking-places-where-fracking-is-taking-off/


Nature World News, August 03, 2014
▶   'FRACKING IN THE DARK' - WHY IT MUST STOP http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8374/20140803/fracking-dark-why-stop.htm

 

Climate Central, April 03, 2014

-▶ MIND THE FRACKING DATA GAP, STUDY SAYS. Scientists have long expressed concern about how a lack of data and access to drilling sites prevents a complete scientific assessment of how hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas production affect the climate, environment and public health.

Shale oil and gas production, which is expanding rapidly across much of the central U.S., is likely to be a driver of climate change, not only because burning petroleum products produced there emits vast amounts of carbon dioxide, but because natural gas production and distribution systems are likely to leak methane, a gas about 35 times more potent than carbon as a greenhouse gas...http://www.climatecentral.org/news/study-highlights-lack-of-fracking-research-data-17251

 

August 20, 2013 Bloomberg

-▶  THE FRACKING CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST: Natural Gas Fracking Industry Under Strain As Prices, Land Values Fall http://cleantechnica.com/2013/08/20/the-fracking-chickens-are-coming-home-to-roost/

 

Pro Publica, March 13, 2014

▶  CHESAPEAKE ENERGY'S $5 BILLION RIP-OFF  SHUFFLE

Chesapeake executed an adroit escape, raising nearly $5 billion with a previously undisclosed twist: By gouging many rural landowners out of royalty payments they were supposed to receive in exchange for allowing the company to drill for natural gas on their property. http://www.propublica.org/article/chesapeake-energys-5-billion-shuffle


 

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FRACKING CHEMICALS

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


CHEMICALS FOUND IN FRACKING FLUID COULD GIVE YOU CANCER http://www.fastcoexist.com/3023665/chemicals-found-in-fracking-fluid-could-give-you-cancer

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 20, 2013
-▶  HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS FOUND AT FRACKING SITES LINKED TO CANCER, INFERTILITY, STUDY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/fracking-chemicals-cancer-study_n_4468243.html

 

Ecowatch

-▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS USED IN TEXAS KEPT SECRET 19,000 TIMES IN FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-chemicals-kept-secret/

 

 News-Record N.C, May 20, 2014
-▶ NORTH CAROLINA PANEL OKs CRIMINALIZING DISCLOSURE OF CHEMICALS IN FRACKING  http://www.news-record.com/news/government/article_616c2e9e-e068-11e3-a240-001a4bcf6878.html

 

May 2, 2013 News Observer
-▶  FRACKING GIANT HALLIBURTON THUMBS NOSE AT N.C. CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE RULE http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/02/2866836/fracking-giant-halliburton-nixes.html

 

-▶  >>THE 10 SCARIEST CHEMICALS USED IN HYDRAULIC FRACKING  - Drinking Water - Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/scary-chemicals-used-in-hydraulic-fracking-2012-3

 

 -▶  THE TOXIC CHEMICALS USED IN HYDRAULIC FRACKING Learn about toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing - TOXMAP National Library of Medicine http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2011/11/learn-about-toxic-chemicals-used-in-hydraulic-fracturing.html

 Ohio.com, February 12, 2012
-▶  FRACTURING NATURAL GAS WELLS REQUIRES HUNDREDS OF TONS OF CHEMICAL LIQUIDS http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/fracturing-natural-gas-wells-requires-hundreds-of-tons-of-chemical-liquids-1.264478

 

June 27, 2013 Grist

-▶  EPA TELLS OHIO TO STOP KEEPING FRACKING SECRETS FROM FIRST RESPONDERS http://grist.org/news/epa-tells-ohio-to-stop-keeping-fracking-secrets-from-first-responders/

 

                                         VIDEO NEWS INTERVIEW:

                         FRACKING "FLOWING BACK" CHEMICALS

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

 

 February 2011 - 820 Vision

-▶  TOXIC CHEMICALS USED IN FRACKING http://8020vision.com/2011/04/17/congress-releases-report-on-toxic-chemicals-used-in-fracking/

 

THE TOXIC CHEMICALS USED IN HYDRAULIC FRACKING Learn about toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing - TOXMAP National Library of Medicine http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2011/11/learn-about-toxic-chemicals-used-in-hydraulic-fracturing.html


Grist, December 17, 2013
-▶  ANOTHER REASON TO BE WARY OF FRACKING: IT COULD SCREW UP YOUR SEXUAL HEALTH http://grist.org/news/another-reason-to-hate-fracking-it-could-screw-up-your-sexual-health/

 

▶  CHEMICALS EVERYWHERE:
Once this landscape was a pristine wilderness roamed by deer now it's 'the most destructive project on earth http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3045536420/chemicals-everywhere-once-this-landscape-was-a-pristine-wilderness-roamed-by-deer-now-it-s-the-most-destructive-industrial-project-on-earth

 

MOUNTING EVIDENCE: THE HARM CAUSED BY FRACKING

http://frack-off.org.uk/mounting-evidence-the-harm-caused-by-fracking/

 

 

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                   THE FRACKING WASTE  DISPOSAL NIGHTMARE

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

April 24, 2013 Grist
-▶  FRACKING WASTE DEEMED TO RADIOACTIVE FOR HAZARDOUS-WASTE DUMP http://grist.org/news/radioactive-frack-waste-quarantined-at-pa-dump-turned-away/

   

                           Pittsburg Post Gazette, April 07, 2014

-▶ MARCELLUS SHALE OPERATORS LOOKING FOR SPACE UNDERGROUND TO BURY MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF TOXIC FRACKING WASTE WATER http://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/features-powersource/2014/04/08/Injection-well-fracking-wastewater-disposal/stories/201404080030

 

Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for ecosystems and those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.html

 

Nation of Change, November 16, 2013
-▶  ANALYSIS FINDS OFFSHORE FRACKING INDUSTRY PUMPING TOXIC WASTE WATER INTO COASTAL WATERS http://www.nationofchange.org/analysis-finds-offshore-fracking-industry-pumping-toxic-wastewater-coastal-waters-1384613582

 

July 16, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  AS FRACKING EXPANDS AT A FRENZIED PACE, WHO PAYS THE COST OF FRACKING POLLUTION? http://ecowatch.com/2013/who-pays-fracking/

 

Guardian Environment, December 11, 2013

-▶  TAXPAYERS TO PAY FOR FRACKING POLLUTION IF COMPANIES GO BUST http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/11/taxpayers-fracking-pollution-companies

 

New York Times, December 24, 2013
-▶  WYOMING MAY ACT TO PLUG ABANDONED FRACKING WELLS AS NATURAL GAS BOOM ENDS - STICKING TAXPAYERS WITH THE CLEAN UP The companies that once operated the wells have all but vanished into the prairie, many seeking bankruptcy protection and unable to pay the cost of reclaiming the land they leased... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/us/state-may-act-to-plug-abandoned-wyoming-wells-as-natural-gas-boom-ends.html?ref=us&_r=0

 

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change
-▶  WILL OHIO'S LANDFILLS BECOME A DUMPING GROUND FOR RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE? http://www.nationofchange.org/will-ohio-s-landfills-become-dumping-ground-radioactive-fracking-waste-1368632257

 

Huffington Post Green, August 26, 2014
▶  MICHIGAN RETHINKS TAKING EVERYONE'S RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&pli=1#inbox/148143eb94d3a342

 

NationofChange, December 09, 2013
▶  WEST VIRGINIA LANDFILLS NOW ACCEPT UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF OFTEN RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE http://www.nationofchange.org/west-virginia-landfills-will-now-accept-unlimited-amounts-often-radioactive-fracking-waste-138660435

 

 August 14, 2013 DC Bureau

-▶  NEW YORK IMPORTS PENNSYLVANIA'S RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE DESPITE FALSIFIED WATER TESTS http://www.dcbureau.org/201308148881/natural-resources-news-service/new-york-imports-pennsylvanias-radioactive-fracking-waste-despite-falsified-water-tests.html

 

Alternet, May 02, 2014
▶  HOW FRACKING IS EXPOSING PEOPLE TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE, FAR AWAY FROM DRILLING SITES. Radiation can accumulate in the water we drink, the fish we eat, and the soil in which our food grows. http://www.alternet.org/environment/fracking-can-expose-you-radioactive-waste-even-youre-far-away-drilling-site

 

 -▶ EARTHQUAKE STUDY POINTS TO POSSIBLE CARBON INJECTION RISKS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/11/131104-carbon-injection-earthquake-risks/

 

 Propublica

POISONING THE WELL: How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground #Water Supply http://www.propublica.org/article/poisoning-the-well-how-the-feds-let-industry-pollute-the-nations-undergroun

 

Dec. 28, 2012:

EPA ALLOWING OIL COMPANIES TO INJECT DRILLING AND FRACKING WASTE INTO OUR AQUIFERS BELOW NORTHERN COLORADO http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121228/NEWS01/312280037/EPA-allowing-oil-companies-inject-drilling-fracking-waste-into-aquifers-below-Northern-Colorado?nclick_check=1

 

Global Possibilities, November 13, 2013

-▶  COAST GUARD MOVES TO APPROVE BARGING OF HAZARDOUS FRACKING WASTE ON US MAJOR RIVERS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coast-guard-moves-to-approve-barging-of-hazardous-fracking-waste-on-major-rivers/

 

                                                FRAC-SAND

HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND LEAVING CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/62C0zB

 

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

                                                   METHANE

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

 

METHANE IS ABOUT 20 TIMES MORE POTENT IN WARMING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THAN CARBON DIOXIDE. FRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS RELEASES METHANE


 Softpedia, April 16, 2014
 -▶ SHALE GAS WELLS FEATURE MASSIVE METHANE LEVELS http://news.softpedia.com/news/Shale-Gas-Wells-Feature-Massive-Methane-Levels-437922.shtml

 

New York Times, February 13, 2014

-▶  STUDY FINDS METHANE LEAKS NEGATE BENEFITS OF NATURAL GAS AS A FUEL FOR VEHICLES http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/us/study-finds-methane-leaks-negate-climate-benefits-of-natural-gas.html?hp&_r=0

April 5, 2013 Mother Jones

-▶  FRACKERS LOSING $1.5 BILLION YEARLY TO METHANE LEAKS INTO ATMOSPHERE  http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/04/frackers-are-losing-15-billion-yearly-leaks

 

  -▶ ARCTIC RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/6H0vuD

 

- HOW METHANE WRECKED OBAMA'S FRACKING GAMBIT. New science shows that thanks to methane leaks, gas won't work as a "bridge fuel." http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/methane-fracking-obama-climate-change-bill-mckibben

 

 Alternet, July 02, 2014
- ▶ 40 PERCENT OF FRACKED WELLS PROJECTED TO FAIL.  Study indicates that leaks of methane could be a problem for drilling across the nation http://www.alternet.org/fracking/newer-and-unconventional-gas-wells-leak-more-old-ones-says-study

 

 31 March 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶  LEAKAGES OF GAS IN PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS CAN LEAD TO HIGHER GREENHOUSE GAS LEVELS THAN BURNING OTHER FOSSIL FUEL LIKE COAL AND OIL http://www.globalpossibilities.org/new-study-exposes-how-natural-gas-isnt-the-clean-fossil-fuel-its-hyped-up-to-be-2/

  

 HuffPost Green, April 15, 2014

-▶  METHANE EMISSIONS FROM GAS WELLS UP TO 1,000 TIMES HIGHER THAN FEDERAL ESTIMATE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/methane-natural-gas-epa_n_5153205.html

 

Alternet, July 04, 2014
THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking

 

  -▶  QUESTIONING KEY CONCLUSIONS OF FAO PUBLICATIONS: "LIVESTOCK'S LONG SHADOW (2006) AND "TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH LIVESTOCK (2013
The mentioned publications highly overstate livestock contribution to climate change in its extent and impact. It is not acknowledged that there is virtually no livestock signal discernible in global methane distribution and historical methane emission rates. http://www.pastoralismjournal.com/content/4/1/1

 

                                          Grist, January 29, 2014
 -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING METHANE BY PUNCTURING COW'S STOMACHS Argentinian scientists are punching holes in the sides of cattle and passing pipes through to their stomachs. The other end of the pipe goes into a bag fitted on the cow’s back. The captured gas, which is basically the same natural gas that frackers and other drillers mine out of the ground, can be burned to produce energy. That releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere instead of the methane, which is a far more potent greenhouse gas.http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

 


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

                                       --- CLIMATE CHANGE --

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

 June 25, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  OBAMA'S FRACKED-UP CLIMATE STRATEGY WILL GUARANTEE GLOBAL WARMING DISASTER http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/25/obama-speech-climate-action-plan-disaster1

 

March 6, 2013

-▶  USA CLIMATE BOMB IS TICKING: WHAT THE GAS INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW  http://truth-out.org/news/item/14958-us-climate-bomb-is-ticking-what-the-gas-industry-doesnt-want-you-

 

Guardian Environment, January 26, 2014
- ▶ FRACKING CORPORATIONS SHOULD PAY £6bn A YEAR TAX TO COMPENSATE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/26/fracking-firms-tax-compensate-climate-change

 

AlterNet, January 29, 2014

- ▶ OBAMA'S HOPELESSLY WRONG ON THE ENVIRONMENT -- HERE'S THE REALITY OF WHAT WE FACE http://ow.ly/t5NSU

 

▶   OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

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

 

 

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                          FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                           http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

                   ALL ABOUT FRACKING IN THE USA – EcoWatch

                               http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


 

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

      FRACKING, TAR SANDS OIL, NUCLEAR, COAL...MAY KILL US ALL

                                        http://sco.lt/6cMFxh

 

                               Climate Change — VIDEO 4:00

                  THE  EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                   http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

                                                  GREAT RESOURCE

                                                       FRACKING:

                          http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/





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


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


                                                           VIDEOS
                                         TakePart, January 15, 2015
                  THE HORRIBLE TRUTH BEHIND ADORABLE SLOW LORIS

Poachers are slaughtering the unbelievably cute and vulnerable primates for their body parts. http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/15/horrible-truth-behind-those-those-slow-loris-videos-you-love

                                                  

                                                    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


                                                  VIDEO REPORT
                             Al Jazeera English, January 04, 2015
POACHERS NOW TARGETING ENDANGERED GORILLAS AND CHIMPANZEES FOR THEIR SKULLS, NOT MEAT
Yaounde, Cameroon - For years, traffickers fuelled the slaughter of gorillas and chimpanzees in Cameroon's rainforests to meet demand for bush meat - an activity conservationists feared could wipe out the great apes in the wild in a few decades. But now they fear a far worse scenario is taking place.
A previously unknown trade in ape heads, bones and limbs - rather than full bodies for meat - is encouraging poachers to kill more animals than previously done, and wildlife law enforcement officials say it is speeding up population decline.http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/01/trafficking-great-ape-body-parts-cameroon-2015148945815121.html


One Green Planet, December 30, 2014
 -▶ 10 SHOCKING FACTS ABOUT HOW THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE DRIVES SPECIES EXTINCTION http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/shocking-facts-about-how-the-illegal-wildlife-trade-drives-species-extinction/


                                       SHADES OF GREY - PHOTOS

                                                African Geographic,
THE JOURNEY OF GREY PARROTS FROM A BUSTLING FOREST COMMUNITY TO SOLITARY LIFE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-5/shades-of-grey/


The Dodo, December 08, 2014
THE HIDDEN COST OF WILDLIFE CRIME: 4 OUT OF 5 ANIMALS DIE IN TRANSIT  https://www.thedodo.com/community/MikeBaker/the-hidden-cost-of-wildlife-cr-866006936.html


OneGreenPlanet, August 20, 2014
HOW THE WILDLIFE TRADE RELATES TO OTHER ILLICIT TRADES

  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-the-wildlife-trade-relates-to-other-illicit-trades/


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


IFAW, October 02, 2014
-▶ STUFFED IN PANTS, SUITCASES, AND OTHER PLACES: THE ILLEGAL U.S. REPTILE TRADE REMAINS ALIVE AND WELL http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stuffed-pants-suitcases-and-other-places-illegal-us-reptile-trade-remains-alive-and-well


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


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/


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


The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
 -▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html



The Independent, December 03, 2014
THE HUNT IS ON:  INTERPOL LIST NAMES OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ENVIRONMENTAL FUGITIVES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-hunt-is-on-interpol-list-names-the-worlds-most-wanted-environmental-fugitives-9901504.html


Guardian, December 23, 2014
ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING 'KINGPIN' ARRESTED IN TANZANIA

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/23/elephant-ivory-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-tanzania


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


New Scientist, December 01, 2014
-▶ GOING...GOING...WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IS RIFE ONLINE IN MANY COUNTRIES  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429973.200-wildlife-trafficking-is-rife-online-in-many-countries.html


The Guardian, November 25, 2014
-▶ WILDLIFE CRIME STUDY FINDS 33,000 ITEMS WORTH £7m FOR SALE ONLINE  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/wildlife-crime-study-sale-online


HuffingtonPost Green, November 02, 2014
-▶ INDIA DESTROYS MASSIVE STOCKPILE OF ILLEGAL WILDLIFE PARTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/02/india-wildlife-trafficking_n_6089256.html


The Guardian, November 25, 2014
VIETNAM SEIZES OVER 1,000 DEAD ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/vietnam-seizes-over-1000-dead-endangered-sea-turtles


-▶ THE RACE TO SAVE SEA TURTLES  http://sco.lt/59Bam9


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


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

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                          CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                            http://sco.lt/67y5Fh


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


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

 


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


Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, December 09, 2014
-▶ WHY WE NEED A TRULY INTERNATIONAL APPROACH TO TACKLING ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/prince-william-the-duke-of-cambridge/why-we-need-a-truly-international-approach_b_6287824.html



 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


Washington Post, October 12, 2014
-▶ HOW DEFORESTATION SHARES THE BLAME FOR THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/08/how-deforestation-and-human-activity-could-be-to-blame-for-the-ebola-pandemic/


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



Change.org
-▶ CHINA: STOP HORRIFIC DOG MEAT TRADE: DEMAND CHINA MAKE CRUELTY LAWS  https://www.change.org/p/stop-horrific-dog-meat-trade-demand-china-make-animal-cruelty-laws


Soi Dog Foundation Petition:
-▶ THAILAND: END THE DOG MEAT TRADE. The trade’s terrified victims, many of them family pets, are crushed into cages and suffer horribly on the prolonged journey to slaughter. They are transported to primitive abattoirs that should be called torture chambers.  https://savedogs.soidog.org/petition


                                     ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


-▶ 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

                                      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


                                             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

                                                        


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


 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

 

 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/


                                           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/


 

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

 

                                     AND IT'S IN THE USA TOO:


                                                   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


                                                        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


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


 

                                                   WATCH
                              THE PRICE OF IVORY (9:01)
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDpK3_vNLAA



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

 

                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

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

 


      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"

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. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/animal-odd-couples/preview/7958/


 

                                                       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


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

 


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

  


  -▶  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

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

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


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


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


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


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

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation, October 06, 2014
-▶ WORLD HAS LOST NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF ITS WETLANDS IN LAST CENTURY- STUDY "The evidence that comes out is the twentieth century we were destroying wetlands almost four times as fast as beforehand with the conversion to agriculture and crop production." http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-06/nrn-world-wetland-loss/5793302


SummitVoice, December 15, 2014
STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING LIKELY TO HELP INVASIVE SPECIES GAIN THE UPPER HAND IN WETLANDS RESULTING IN LONG-TERM THREATS TO KEY NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/12/15/study-global-warming-likely-to-help-invasive-species-gain-the-upper-hand-in-wetlands/



ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) December 12, 2014
OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS IN BANGLADESH'S SUNDARBANS REGION, OFFICIALS WARN. Thousands of litres of oil spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins. Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to the world's largest mangrove forest http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-12/catastrophic-oil-spill-in-bangladesh/5963450

 

Care2, July 10, 2014
-▶ THIS NEW MEKONG RIVER DAM IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE LAST 85 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS http://www.care2.com/causes/this-new-dam-is-a-death-sentence-for-the-last-85-irrawaddy-dolphins.html


EcoMENA , February 06, 2014

 -▶ THE UNENDING BENEFITS OF WETLANDS: VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://www.ecomena.org/benefits-wetlands/


Yale Environment 360, July 28, 2014
-▶ WHY RESTORING WETLANDS IS MORE CRITICAL THAN EVER http://e360.yale.edu/feature/why_restoring_wetlands_is_more_critical_than_ever/2789/


WantChinaTimes, October 27, 2014
-▶ OVER 50% OF CHINA'S COASTAL WETLANDS GONE DUE TO LAND RECLAMATION- WALKING IN USA FOOTSTEPS http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141027000048&cid=1105


 July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group

-▶ REPORT: 7.2 MILLION ACRES OF USA WETLANDS AND FRAGILE LAND GO UNDER THE PLOW http://www.ewg.org/release/72-million-acres-wetlands-and-fragile-land-go-under-plow


UN Report - 16 October 2012 –

-▶ WETLANDS VITAL TO SUSTAINABILITY

Governments must recognize the vital economic and environmental role that wetlands play in supporting human life and biodiversity, according to a United Nations-backed report released today, which also stresses that their protection is essential for countries to transition into resource-efficient and sustainable economies.... http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43300&Cr=sustainable+development&Cr1=#.UJWR5IXZ03Y



Guardian, September08, 2014
-▶ £20m SALT MARSH TO CREATE WILDLIFE HABITAT AND FIGHT EROSION FROM SEA. Somerset scheme set to absorb high tides and waves but critics say money should have gone on flood defenCes for residents. (Note:  Wetlands ARE Flood Defenses) http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/08/20m-pound-salt-marsh-somerset-wildlife-habitat-fights-sea-erosion


IUCN, July 16, 2014
-▶ PROTECTING WETLANDS TO SUSTAIN HUMAN LIFE http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/focus/supporting_human_life/?17117/Protecting-wetlands-to-sustain-human-life

 

Nature Conservancy, August 06, 2014
“POP-UP" WETLANDS: Each fall and winter, California’s Central Valley supports millions of birds stopping to rest and feed during their long migration from Canada and Alaska to Mexico and back again. With 95% of the valley’s historic wetlands converted to cities as well as rice, corn, alfalfa and other forms of agriculture, migratory birds traveling along this Pacific Flyway face a major habitat deficit each winter. Enter 'Pop-Up' Wetlands http://blog.nature.org/science/2014/08/06/birds-birdreturns-innovative-lands-conservation-science/

 

Summit Voice, September 22, 2013
-▶ RATE OF COASTAL WETLANDS LOSSES SPEEDS: THREATENING MIGRATING BIRDS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/22/rate-of-coastal-wetlands-losses-speeds-up/

 

  -▶ UN: FAILURE TO PROTECT WETLANDS PUTS MIGRATORY WATERBIRDS AT RISK http://sco.lt/9FQw3F

 

Grist, January 29, 2014
 -▶ RICE PADDIES PROVIDING RESPITE FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS IN DROUGHT-RAVAGED CALIFORNIA - WETLANDS ALMOST DISAPPEARED http://grist.org/news/rice-paddies-providing-respite-for-birds-in-drought-ravaged-california/

 

 The Sacramento Bee, February 01, 2014
 -▶ PROLONGED DROUGHT DRIES UP RICE FIELDS, FORCES BIRDS FROM CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY "SURROGATE WETLANDS" http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/31/6117139/prolonged-drought-forces-birds.html

 

                                               NOAA Fisheries
                                      WHY WETLANDS MATTER:

                                               INFOGRAPHIC

                Status and Trends of Wetlands in Coastal Watersheds

                         http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11

 


 The Washington Post, December 08, 2013

-▶ STUDY SAYS U.S. CAN'T KEEP UP WITH LOSS OF WETLANDS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/study-says-us-cant-keep-up-with-loss-of-wetlands/2013/12/08/c4801be8-5d2e-11e3-95c2-13623eb2b0e1_story.html

 

October 16, 2012 UNEP News Center

  -▶ VITAL ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ROLE OF WETLANDS MUST BE RECOGNIZED TO AVOID FURTHER DEGRADATION AND LOSSES http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2697&ArticleID=9305&l=en

 

  -▶ KILLING OFF BIODIVERSITY AND WILDLIFE DOESN'T PAY:  DRAINED WETLANDS GIVE OFF SAME AMOUNT OF GREENHOUSE GASES AS INDUSTRY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Drained_wetlands_give_off_same_amount_of_greenhouse_gases_as_industry_999.html

 

 HuffPost Green, April 04, 2014
 -▶ CLEAN WATER ACT EXPANSION DRAWS IRE FROM GOP AS WHITE HOUSE PREPARES TO REGULATE WATERWAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/clean-water-act-expansion_n_5088723.html

 

Voice of America, May 22, 2014
 -▶ STUDY:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVERWHELMED BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS : A RIVER OF DEAD FISH http://www.voanews.com/content/study-mississippi-river-overwhelmed-by-agricultural-chemicals/1920682.html

 

On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014

-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again

 

CBC New, January 6, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES 'CONTAMINATING SASKATCHEWAN PRAIRIE WETLANDS http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/pesticide-contaminating-prairie-wetlands-scientist-1.2482082

 

 

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

 

 

Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014
-▶ RESTORING WETLANDS HAS SURPRISING ECONOMIC BENEFITS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25665

 

                                         QUEST SCIENCE TV
                                           December 23, 2014
                     RECONSTRUCTING A RIVER FOR WILDLIFE

http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/reconstructing-a-river-for-wildlife/

 


 Truthout, Aprl 16, 2014
FOUR YEARS AFTER BP: OIL SPILLS CONTINUE IN LOUISIANA RIVER AND WETLANDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/23126-four-years-after-bp-hunting-for-oil-spills-in-louisiana

 

Summit Voice, April 15, 2014
-▶ COLORADO WETLANDS TO REGAIN FEDERAL PROTECTION  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/04/15/colorado-wetlands-to-regain-federal-protection/

 

 

                                                   VIDEO -

                                      "CRANE COURTSHIP"
                               Wetlands For Life, April 17, 2014
HISTORIC EASTER EGG LAID AT WWT SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTER WWT. A pair of four-foot high Eurasian cranes has nested at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, raising hopes they could rear the first successful chick hatched in the wild in the west of Britain since the 1600s http://www.wwt.org.uk/news/news/2014/04/wwt-news/historic-easter-egg-laid-at-wwt-slimbridge-wetland-centre/

 

Treehugger, April 10, 2014

-▶ POP-UP WETLANDS HELP CALIFORNIA FARMERS AND SAVE MIGRATORY BIRDS.  Millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway each year, traveling along an aerial highway that stretches from Mexico up to the Arctic. Although birds cover impressive distances along the way, they still need places to rest. California was once home to an estimated 4 million acres of wetlands in the pre-settlement 1800s. But today, 90 to 95 percent of that habitat has disappeared.

In seasons of drought, like the one we’ve experienced in the past year, the lack of wetlands can be devastating to bird populations. However a new program in California’s Central Valley is temporarily using farmland to create “pop-up” wetlands, which serve as rest stops for traveling birds.

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-species/pop-wetlands-help-california-farmers-and-migratory-birds/

 

                                                        WATCH
                                                    QuestScience
                                      WETLANDS TIME MACHINE
More than 100,000 acres of wetlands are being restored in the Bay Area, but how exactly do we know what to restore them to? QUEST discovers how historical ecologists are recreating San Francisco Bay wetlands that existed decades ago. http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/wetlands-time-machine/

 

FastCoExist, July 11, 2014

-▶ THESE ISLANDS ARE SUCKING UP POLLUTION FROM THE WATER

Floating islands that double as water treatment plants keep water clean. Its biomimicry approach shows that natural processes can be as efficient as anything human engineering can devise. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032357/these-islands-are-sucking-up-pollution-from-the-water-theyre-floating-in

 

  Nature Magazine, February 19, 2014

-▶ CHINESE CONTRACTED FOR NICARAGUA "PANAMA" SIZE CANAL WOULD WREAK ENVIRONMENTAL RUIN.

   The excavation of hundreds of kilometres from coast to coast, traversing Lake Nicaragua, the largest drinking-water reservoir in the region, will destroy around 400,000 hectares of rainforests and wetlands.

   The accompanying development could imperil surrounding ecosystems. Some 240 kilometres north of the most likely route of the canal lies the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve — 2 million hectares of tropical forest that is the last refuge of many disappearing species (see 'Nicaragua carve-up'). Less than 115 kilometres to the south is the Indio Maiz Biological Reserve, with more than 318,000 hectares of tropical dry forest. Worse still, the probable canal route cuts through the northern sector of the Cerro Silva Natural Reserve.... http://www.nature.com/news/conservation-nicaragua-canal-could-wreak-environmental-ruin-1.14721

 

Phys.Org, February 12, 2012

-▶ DEFORESTATION THREATEN BRAZIL'S WETLAND SANCTUARY http://phys.org/news/2012-02-deforestation-threatens-brazil-wetland-sanctuary.html

 

Mongabay, January 17, 2014
-▶ COURT ORDERS LOGGING COMPANY TO CLEAN UP POLLUTION DISASTER IN CHILE WETLANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0117-green-chile-wetlands-pollution.html

 

Deep Green Resistance News Service

-▶ REPORT FINDS HALF OF EARTH'S WETLANDS DESTROYED SINCE 1900  http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/10/18/report-finds-half-of-earths-wetlands-destroyed-since-1900/

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                   BBC Future, March 13, 2013
                  "PANTANAL:  LIQUID HEART OF SOUTH AMERICA"

In this film Rob Shore, head of WETLAND CONSERVATION at the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust, Michael Becker, conservation director at WWF-Brazil, environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev, and lead scientist with The Nature Conservancy Dr M Sanjayan reveal the richness of life supported by the Pantanal but also the contribution this great wetland makes to the life of people living far beyond its limits... http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130312-liquid-heart-of-south-america

 

 

 March 13, 2012 Terra Daily
-▶ 15-YEAR STUDY: WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING WETLANDS, MOTHER NATURE IS IN CHARGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/15_year_study_When_it_comes_to_creating_wetlands_Mother_Nature_is_in_charge_999.html

 

 Huffington Post Miami, January 10, 2014
-▶ FLORIDA EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECT PRODUCES QUICK SUCCESS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/c-111-canal_n_4578337.html

 

                                                LOVELY VIDEO

                                                     AWHAR:

              RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                  Full Episode

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

Deseret News, August 03, 2014
-▶ MAN-MADE WETLANDS TURN WASTE WATER INTO TAP WATER http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657761/Man-made-wetlands-turn-wastewater-into-tap-water.html

 

 Press of Atlantic City, December 23, 2014
-▶ RISING SEA THREATENS WETLANDS AND SEAFOOD SPECIES, STUDY SAYS http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/rising-sea-threatens-wetlands-and-seafood-species-study-says/article_f2107e94-6eaa-11e3-bfa3-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Scientific American, December 14, 2013

-▶ LOUISIANA WETLANDS TATTERED BY INDUSTRIAL CANAL, NOT JUST RIVER LEVEES http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=carey-louisiana-wetlands-tattered-by-industrial-canals

 

Bloomberg BNA, December 13, 2013
-▶ EPA, CORPS SAY BENEFITS OF PROTECTING WETLANDS, STREAMS FAR OUTWEIGH COSTS http://www.bna.com/epa-corps-say-n17179880702/

 

Huffington Post Green, January 5, 2014
-▶ GREAT LAKES ONLY REGION IN U.S. TO GAIN WETLANDS, REPORT FINDS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/05/great-lakes-wetlands_n_4545059.html

 

 

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

 

Environmental Protection, February 03, 2014

 -▶ REPRIORITIZING WETLAND PROTECTION THROUGH SEQUENCING. Wetlands serve to protect, enhance, and maintain the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the aquatic ecosystem. They are crucial to the maintenance of safety and welfare for human health and all associated environmental components  http://eponline.com/articles/2014/02/03/reprioritizing-wetland-protection-through-sequencing.aspx

 

 

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MANGROVES, REEFS, FOREST AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED: DOUBLING COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6tnLLF

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 January 26, 2012 Mongabay
-▶ PROTECTING ORIGINAL WETLANDS FAR PREFERABLE TO RESTORATION http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0126-hance_wetlands_restoration.html

 

September 5, 2013 Natural England

-▶ RECORD BREAKING SUMMER FOR SOMERSET'S WETLAND BIRDS http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/avalonmarshesegretsfeature.aspx

 

September 5, 2013 Red Orbit
-▶ WETLANDS SERVE AS NATURAL SOURCE FOR IMPROVEMENT OF STREAM POLLUTED BY ACID RAIN http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112940260/wetlands-key-in-revitalizing-acid-streams-090513/

  

                                                    --- WATCH --

               EDGE OF THE EVERGLADES - THE BIG CYPRUS SWAMP

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

 

 

July 4, 2013 | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation

-▶ WORKING WITH NATURE CAN PROTECT US FROM FLOODS - RESTORING WETLANDS: The business case for maintaining and restoring nature's ecosystems is stronger than ever... http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/working-with-nature-can-protect-us-from-floods/

 

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

 

January 18, 2013 Guardian

-▶ RIVERS, LAKES AND WETLANDS; COULD WATER BECOME THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MARKET? http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jan/18/rivers-lakes-wetlands-water-market

 

November 9, 2012 Living on Earth

-▶ WETLAND DESTRUCTION THREATENING RUSSIA'S SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00045&segmentID=5

 

 March 11, 2012 The Globe and Mail
-▶ REBUILDING WETLANDS DESTROYED BY OIL SANDS MAY NOT RESTORE IT, RESEARCHERS SAY http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/rebuilding-land-destroyed-by-oil-sands-may-not-restore-it-researchers-say/article2365858/

 

Great Lakes Echo, January 06, 2014
-▶ RESTORING LAKE ERIE'S LARGEST WETLAND http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/01/06/restoring-lake-eries-largest-wetland/

 

 

August 22, 2013 Inter Press Service
-▶ NEW DELHI: ANGRY BIRDS SKIP POLLUTED DELHI - WETLANDS DISAPPEARING http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/angry-birds-skip-polluted-delhi/

 

February 3, 2012 Phys.Org
-▶ DEFORESTATION THREATENS BRAZIL'S WETLAND SANCTUARY http://phys.org/news/2012-02-deforestation-threatens-brazil-wetland-sanctuary.html

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE - A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                          http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

 

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

 

 -▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR

 

Grist, December 20, 2013
-▶ WATER & OIL: ONE BATTLE TO SAVE THE SACRED HEADWATERS END, ANOTHER BEGINS http://grist.org/climate-energy/shell-game-one-battle-to-save-the-sacred-headwaters-ends-another-begins/

 

 

 

 

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

 

-▶ MASSIVE ANNUAL BIRD MASSACRE AROUND THE MEDITERRANEAN - MILLIONS OF MIGRATING SONGBIRDS SLAUGHTERED  http://sco.lt/7gNdr7

 

-▶ 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

 

 

Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
-▶ BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers

 

allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH. Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

 

 

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

 

 

-▶ MORE ON WETLANDS FROM SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://www.scientificamerican.com/search/?q=Louisiana+Wetlands+Tattered+by+Industrial+Canals%2C+Not+Just+River+Levees+&x=12&y=6

 

▶  WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL http://www.wetlands.org/

      Wetlands Database, Swamp Forests, Mangroves, Peatlands

 

 

more...
pdjmoo's curator insight, October 2, 2014 3:36 AM

                @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

Rescooped by pdjmoo from Biodiversity IS Life – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment
Scoop.it!

ENOUGHNESS: Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy

                                                       VIDEO

       ENOUGHNESS: WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

How we see the world determines how we act. Western thought sees us at war with each other over resources. Indigenous philosophy, we are all related as individuals in balance wih nature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPVrr44KHI&feature=youtu.be&a


Guardian, December 30, 2014, John Vidal
▶  'PEOPLE IN THE WEST LIVE SQUEEZED TOGETHER, FRENZIED AS WASPS IN THE NEST' An indigenous Yanomami leader and shaman from Brazil shares his views on wealth, the environment and politics http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/dec/30/western-living-yanomami-shaman-brazil


Intercontinental Magazine, December 23, 2013

-▶ THE HEALTH OF OUR EARTH IS WANING . INDIGENOUS PEOPLES VIEW THE EARTH AS A LIVING ENTITY, Indigenous people know the Earth is a living entity, our civilisation has lost it's "spiritual" connection to Earth http://intercontinentalcry.org/health-earth-waning/

 

TriplePundit, November 12, 2014
▶  NATIVE PEOPLES AT HIGH RISK FROM EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES: REPORT looks at 330 extractive industry projects across the world and their impact on the regions’ native communities http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/report-native-peoples-high-risk-extractive-industries/


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


                                                        VIDEO:
                 THE LAND OWNS US: THE MYTH OF OWNERSHIP http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/the-land-owns-us/


PopularResistance, November 13, 2014
INDIGENOUS RIGHTS REPORT: 94% OF US COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL COMMUNITY IMPACTS  https://www.popularresistance.org/indigenous-rights-report-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts/


Phys.Org, November 06, 2014

BRAZIL INDIANS IN RACE TO SAVE ANCESTRAL LANDS BEFORE THEY'RE WIPED OUT BY PLANNED HYDROELECTRIC COMPLEX http://phys.org/news/2014-11-brazil-indians-ancestral.html


                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                                        VIDEO:

              Narrated by Robert Redford, Winner of the Goldman Prize
THE INDIGENOUS MOLLO PEOPLE IN TIMOR STRUGGLE TO PROTECT THEIR SACRED NATURAL WORLD FROM FOREIGN MINING CORPORATIONS http://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/aleta-baun


                                              GREAT PSA VIDEO  
                                            Survival International
NO DEBT - NO BOMBS - NO PRISONS - NO POVERTY .... AND PEOPLE CALL THEM "PRIMITIVE"!! http://www.survivalinternational.org/films/primitive


 Guardian Global Development, February 03, 2014

INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN HELP FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS. Traditional food consumed by rural communities contain nutrients that are lacking in high- and middle-income countries

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses


Thomson Reuters Foundation, August 05, 2014
WOMEN ACTIVISTS DEFY DANGER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.trust.org/item/20140805084308-4q693/


HEALING THE EARTH: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6RD9aT


                                       WISDOM OF THE AGES
      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) May 26, 2014
              RESPECTING INDIGENOUS AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE.

We may think that our high-tech era will deliver all the solutions to global problems including environmental degradation. But have we lost sight of age-old solutions that have been staring us in the face? For thousands of years indigenous peoples and local communities have been custodians of nature, living in harmony with the land and the oceans that sustain them, based on a deep knowledge of the natural world.
    But in our drive for development this knowledge is being lost. Policies relating to land and resources have largely ignored the role of indigenous peoples in conservation and they have little say in how these resources are used.http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/focus/copy_of_improvinghealthandwellbeing_28042014_1118/


Mongabay, January 28, 2014
-▶ THROUGH CAREFUL MANAGEMENT, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE HAVE SHAPED ASIAN RAINFORESTS FOR 11,000 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0128-lbell-indigenous-forestry-management.html

 

                                          UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

 

Living on Earth, January 24, 2014

-▶ MOTHER OF MEDICINE TREE. A story of a dangerous collision between two worlds. On the Pacific island of Palau, the modern world rubs shoulders with the traditional, and as the inhabitants eat a more Western diet, they often develop diabetes. But a traditional tree that grows there, known as the mother of medicine tree, promises a treatment http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00004&segmentID=7


ETC Group, December 05, 2014
INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL DEMANDS GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE BAN IN MEXICO. the Tribunal ruled, must "adopt all necessary measures to ensure the conservation of peasant maize as the main food source and as a vital element of the social structure and cohesion." The final ruling noted "serious risks" of genetic contamination in "the centre of origin and diversity of this staple crop," which forms the "basis of the livelihood of the Peoples that created it for the good of all mankind." [1] http://www.etcgroup.org/content/international-tribunal-demands-gm-maize-ban-mexico


Earth, October 10, 2014
BOLIVIA FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTHhttp://sco.lt/83jybZ


August 9, 2013 Alertnet

CAN AN INDIGENOUS WORLD VIEW OF RESPECT, LOVE AND KINDNESS CREATE A REVOLUTION?  http://www.alternet.org/environment/can-indigenous-worldview-respect-love-and-kindness-create-revolution


▶ WORLD BANK AND UN REDD CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/65afqb


 ▶ IS UN REDD A FAILURE? INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN PANAMA WAIT FOR UN REDD TO MEET PROMISES http://sco.lt/8x2yX3


 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
▶  DEVELOPMENT FOR WHOM? With the Asia region becoming the new investment and economic development hub, indigenous peoples face increasing marginalization and violations to their individual and collective rights. http://www.aippnet.org/index.php/publication-sp-2697/human-rights/1418-briefing-paper-development-for-whom


 ▶ THE THIRST FOR PROFIT: ISOLATED YANOMAMI INDIANS "MASSACRED" BY GOLDMINERS IN VENEZUELA http://sco.lt/8eseCv

 

 ▶ DESTROYING YET ANOTHER INDIGENOUS TRIBE - THE NUKAK MAKU - COLUMBIA http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/world-our-backyard/2012/aug/28/nukak-maku-struggling-between-past-and-present/#.UD_Qz_wcGNU.twitter


                                                LAND GRABS 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                                Documentary
                           "AMBASSADORS OF THE JUNGLE"

These mysterious lands would seem to rise out of the clouds of the highlands, situated in the east of the island of New Guinea, to the North of Australia... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ambassadors-jungle/


DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6831nN


IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH

 

The Ecologist, September 24, 2014
INDIGENOUS WOMEN VERSUS MEN OF POWER:  THE REAL DISPUTE AT THE U.N. - Far from the podiums, in small villages in mountains, lowlands and plains, indigenous women are innovators in developing new solutions to the most pressing needs of today's world. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2566984/indigenous_women_versus_men_of_power_the_real_dispute_at_the_un.html

 

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

 

 La Via Campesina, August 16, 2014

BUILDING UNITY AND SOLIDARITY TO EFFECT A SYSTEM CHANGE. Women from all the corners of the Southern African region descended on Bulawayo to participate in a parallel of the SADC Heads of State Summit, the People Summit. They have converged to share their experiences on how they have been affected either by decisions made by governments with little consultations with the people or the inherited colonial agro-mining complex, which continues to grab land for extractive purposes.  http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/news-from-the-regions-mainmenu-29/1649-sadc-building-unity-and-solidarity-to-effect-a-system-change

         

CleanTechnica
FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY HIT HARD BY FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY: ASKS IT FOR SOLAR PANELS http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/30/first-nations-community-hit-hard-fossil-fuel-industry-asks-solar-panels/

 

                                                            VIDEO

                                                THE TRUE STORY

              CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

A terrifying but terrific short documentary explaining Chevron's #ecocide and #genocide in Ecuador http://sco.lt/63ewyH


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


                                   ▶ AN ABSOLUTE MUST WATCH

                                     September 15, 2013 The Real News
PHILIPPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS

                    "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"
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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            THE DESTRUCTION OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

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May 23, 2013 Human Rights Watch

MOZAMBIQUE'S COAL MINING BOOM AND FORCED RESETTLEMENTS http://www.hrw.org/node/115802


                                                       WATCH

                                       Yale Environment 360

                           " INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI"

                                           http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

 

                                          RAINFOREST PEOPLE
                http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/301.html

 

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

 

THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - BOTWANA'S GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/5Vb0gj

 

 ▶FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY http://sco.lt/9KW9w


MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

                                                      VIDEO

         SCHOOLING THE WORLD: THE WHITE MAN'S LAST BURDEN

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/schooling-the-world-the-white-mans-last-burden-video/

 

Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS ARE CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

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


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

 

                                                      WATCH

                                         "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                                            Dr Vandana Shiva

                           2014 Tribunal President Statement

                                          http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?  CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

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

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

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                                    Columbia

 WAYUU GOLD, FIGHTING FOR ACCESS TO THEIR OWN FRESH WATER http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JcF_puGBdmM#

 

September 3, 2013 International Cry Magazine
PROTECTING INDIGENOUS WATER, LAND AND CULTURE IN MEXICO FROM WESTERN ENCROACHMENT http://intercontinentalcry.org/ancestral-values-inherited-protecting-indigenous-water-land-culture-mexico/http://intercontinentalcry.org/ancestral-values-inherited-protecting-indigenous-water-land-culture-


Wake Up World, February 21, 2014

OLD WAYS FOR NEW DAYS:  ANCIENT ABORIGINAL WISDOM SHOWS THE WAY FORWARD http://wakeup-world.com/2014/02/21/ancient-aboriginal-wisdom-shows-way-forward/


                                              DOCUMENTARY

                                 THE MEN OF THE FIFTH WORLD
They are the original inhabitants of the land called Australia by the white man. They have been there since the beginning of time, since the dream time, when everything they know was created... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/men-fifth-world/

 

September 2, 2013 DW Environment

WHO OWNS THE WATER? ABORIGINES OMITTED FROM AUSTRALIAN RIVER PLAN http://www.dw.de/aborigines-omitted-from-australian-river-plan/a-17051452?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf


▶  AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ROCK ART AT RISK BY MINING EXPLORATION. Across Australia there are more than 100,000 rock-art sites, with millions of unique indigenous works, created over tens of thousands of years. Now mining exploration is threatening significant sites.  http://rockart.theglobalmail.org/

 

 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


 January 28, 2013 Mongabay
HELPING BORNEO'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FIGHT FOR THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0128-wcff-hanes-lamb-borneo.html

 

The Nature Conservancy, October 7, 2013
-▶  SAVING A 40,000-YEAR-OLD CULTURE: THE "HADZA" OF TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA http://blog.nature.org/science/2013/10/07/hadza-forest-carbon-africa-nature-conservancy-science/

 

 Ensia Magazine

 -▶ THE GIFT OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE:  : International conservation strategies increasingly look to indigenous knowledge http://ensia.com/notables/#notable7617

 

One World News, December 9, 2013

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

 


 ▶ GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN: THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/7BBtHV

 

August 9, 2013 United Nations Development Programme

UNEP HIGHLIGHTS KEY ROLE OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN TRANSITION TO A 'GREEN' ECONOMY. "UNEP is seeking to further amplify the voice of indigenous communities in environmental governance and to bring forward to world attention the centuries-old knowledge, cost-effective technologies and experience of working with rather than against nature that offers a treasure trove of inspiring principles and practical actions for the rest of humanity," - See more at: http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2725&ArticleID=9589&l=en

 

August 21, 2012 YES Magazine
WHOSE ECONOMY" WHOSE "GREEN" - THE DARK SIDE OF THE "GREEN ECONOMY" Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the “green economy.” http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/its-your-body/going-against-the-green?icl=email_august12&ica=tnDarkSideGreenEconomy

 


 ▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE":  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

▶  THE MODERN VOICE OF ANCIENT WISDOM - PLACE AND CULTURE http://sco.lt/8kBmkL

 

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

                                                          WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

                                       How Do You Feed The World?
                                        LANDRUSH:  WHY POVERTY
How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into industrial agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. http://www.whypoverty.net/en/all-about/land-rush/

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                                        Ethopia

ETHOPIA LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

 

  ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF THE INDIGENOUS AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES  http://sco.lt/8Q38K1

 

                                                         VIDEO

 LAND GRAB COULD SPELL END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI  http://sco.lt/7fjscz

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                              Sarawak, Malaysia

UNCOVERING TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

                                                     -- WATCH --

                                     The Weaver vs The Machine

                    "THE IOU PROJECT" - Introduction - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yybe3hB3Ix4&feature=youtu.be

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                                LinkTV World News

                                    HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

              "RESTORING THE EARTH  - RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA"

                                              http://ow.ly/mjajP

 

                                                   WATCH

               THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF INDIGENOUS SEED

                       "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY" Vandana Shiva

                                       http://ow.ly/ahQ5p


SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S INDIGENOUS RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/9H42i1

 

 April, 15, 2013 UNDP
WESTERN EYES EVALUATE "ECONOMICS" OF INDIGENOUS FORESTS: (MONGOLIA'S FOREST SECTOR IS "GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY" http://www.mn.undp.org/content/mongolia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/04/15/mongolia-s-forest-sector-is-good-value-for-money-/


                                                    VIDEO

                                     SARAWAK, MALAYSIA -

MASSIVE CORRUPTION UNCOVERED OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS, DAMS, LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/7baDWz


Jakarta Post, December 01,2014
-▶  THE FUTURE OF PAPUA'S BIODIVERSITY IS ALARMING : THE PUSH FOR GDP GROWTH DESTROYS FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/01/the-future-papua-s-biodiversity-alarming.html

 

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

 

August 17, 2013 International Cry Magazine

INDONESIA AND THE DENIAL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' EXISTENCE http://intercontinentalcry.org/indonesia-and-the-denial-of-indigenous-peoples-existence/


8 March 2013 - Our World 2.0

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - A PATH TO TRUE PROSPERITY http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/enough-is-enough/

 

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

 

PARTNERS FOR THE LAND & AGRICULTURAL NEEDS OF TRADITIONAL PEOPLES - AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

                                      FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

 MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                             http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

 August 11, 2013 Forest People's Programme

AGRIBUSINESS LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA - DOWNLOAD PDF - Updates from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Burma http://www.forestpeoples.org/region/burma/publication/2013/agribusiness-large-scale-land-acquisitions-and-human-rights-southeast

 

Indian Country, December 31, 2013

 -▶ 10 INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL VICTORIES AND TRIUMPHS OF 2013 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/31/10-environmental-victories-and-triumphs-2013-152924


                                           Global Oneness Project
 -▶ BEST OF 2013 - A YEAR IN REVIEW http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e25de1e168553e96580c1f364&id=ecaaa0a7a7&e=c69f37438e


June 20, 2013 TruthOut

HOW WOULD AMERICAN INDIANS TEACH U.S. HISTORY? http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/16987-how-would-american-indians-teach-us-history

 

February 17, 2012 Tribal Cultural Heritage In India
INDIGENOUS OR TRIBAL GROUPS RELY ON BIODIVERSITY FOR SUSTAINING THEIR LIVELIHOODS http://www.indiantribalheritage.org/?p=5026

 

LESSONS FROM THE INDIGENOUS ON PROMOTING PLANT DIVERSITY http://www.dadychery.org/2012/03/10/lessons-from-the-indigenous-on-promoting-plant-biodiversity/

 

 August 8, 2013 Conservation International
10 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' VICTORIES TO CELEBRATE http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/10-indigenous-peoples-victories-to-celebrate/

 

Wild 10 - Make the World a Wilder Place
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY LANDS AND SEAS FORUM http://wild10.org/en/program/indigenouscommunity

 

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

 

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

 

                                     FOSTERING A WATER CULTURE

                                 Harvesting Rainwater, July 13, 2013

     ON THE WATER CULTURE OF THE NAXI PEOPLE OF YUNNAN, CHINA http://rainwaterharvesting.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/on-the-naxi-water-culture/


                                                       WATCH
                    The Globalization Program | Global 3000 | DW.DE
In this edition of Global 3000, we visit the people of Inle Lake in Myanmar, one of the few cultures in the world living entirely on the water. But their traditional way of life is under threat. We also go to Rio de Janeiro, where residents of a favela have to make way for a redevelopment project... http://www.dw.de/global-3000-the-globalization-program-2013-12-30/e-17291121-9798

 

 The Daily Climate, October 23, 2013
ESSAY: THE WAY WE ARE IN THE WORLD, CHANGES THE WORLD
Here's something Native elders understand: Without respect for natural laws, no amount of technology will get us out of this mess. Why can't we hear that message? http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/10/native-american-climate-approach


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

 


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

 

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

 

 ▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction  http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

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

 

                                                   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/

 

 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                     CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

pdjmoo's insight:



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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

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

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

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

more...
Eli Levine's curator insight, April 30, 2014 8:07 AM

What's it going to be rich people?

Your health?

Or your financial wealth?

 

Think carefully, because I honestly think that you all don't.

 

Silly brains.

 

Think about it.

pdjmoo's curator insight, October 15, 2014 3:42 AM

 

                                                 RESOURCES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 

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

 

▶SCIDEV.NET

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

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EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out: Ecological Armageddon

EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out:  Ecological Armageddon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


    IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS WE CANNOT EAT MONEY OR DRINK OIL


Guardian Environment, December 13, 2014
 -▶ EARTH FACES SIXTH 'GREAT EXTINCTION' WITH 41% OF AMPHIBIANS SET TO GO THE WAY OF THE DODO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo


DailyMail Online, October 01, 2014

 ▶ HALF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE HAS GONE EXTINCT IN 40 YEARS. Human activity has been blamed for the drop, as the US reports dwindling populations of bumblebees and polar bears, and one of the world's biggest decreases in sealife.

  • Mankind's need for land and resources, combined with hunting and poaching, are causing our wild animals to die out 
  • Wildlife populations around the globe have declined by 52 per cent on average since 1970, a new report has found
  • The likes of forest elephants, African lions and tigers are under threat, as well as American sharks
  • Lion numbers dropped 90% in 40 years, tigers by 97% in 100 years and elephants 60% since 2002, WWF reported

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774395/HALF-world-s-wild-animals-disappeared-40-years-Humankind-held-responsible-familiar-species-lose-battle-survival.html



                                              THE FULL REPORT

                                            World Wildlife Fund
            2014 LIVING PLANET REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/ 


"Over the past 40 years, human activity has exacted a devastating toll on the planet’s wildlife population. According to a shocking new report from the World Wildlife Fund , 52 percent of the world’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have vanished between 1970 and 2010.

Exploitation and habitat degradation/loss are the primary culprits, accounting for 82 percent of the primary threats to wildlife populations across the globe. Human activity including damming, shipping and pollution has proven particularly disastrous for the planet’s waterways with freshwater species plunging 76 percent.

The biggest wildlife declines have been recorded in low-income and developing nations with various conservation efforts making small gains here and there. Still, the sheer scale of this report makes for very grim reading indeed – humans are cutting down trees faster than they can regrow while fish are being caught before the ocean can restock. It’s time for a wake up call." Forbes, September 30, 2014


IUCN Red List, November 17, 2014
 ▶ GLOBAL APPETITE FOR RESOURCES PUSHING NEW SPECIES TO THE BRINK. “Each update of the IUCN Red List makes us realize that our planet is constantly losing its incredible diversity of life, largely due to our destructive actions to satisfy our growing appetite for resources,” says IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. http://www.iucnredlist.org/news/global-appetite-for-resources-pushing-new-species-to-the-brink


HuffingtonPost UK, January 26, 2015
 ▶ FORESTS FOR THE FUTURE. While for years we've become accustomed to believing that the clearance of the world's tropical forests is a necessary price we must pay for progress and to generate the revenues needed to fight poverty, a meeting hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in London today will hear a quite different message: namely, that if we don't keep the forests then it's not only wildlife that will suffer, but human societies too, and not just those living in and around the forests, but right around the world.  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tony-juniper/rainforest-preservation_b_6542618.html


Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


Guardian Environment, George Monbiot October 01, 2014
 ▶ IT'S TIME TO SHOUT "STOP" ON THIS WAR ON THE LIVING WORLD.

This is a moment at which anyone with the capacity for reflection should stop and wonder what we are doing. If the news that in the past 40 years the world has lost over 50% of its vertebrate wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish) fails to tell us that there is something wrong with the way we live, it’s hard to imagine what could. Who believes that a social and economic system which has this effect is a healthy one? Who, contemplating this loss, could call it progress?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/01/george-monbiot-war-on-the-living-world-wildlife


- ▶  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 GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                   (Warning: Graphic Photos)

                                 HuffPostGreen, August 26, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html


The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
 UTSanDiego, January 13, 2015
 -▶ MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFFS ON THE RISE http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/13/environment-dieoff-extinction-wildlife/


 ▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


RYOT News, December 12, 2014
 ▶ AS MANY AS 690 SPECIES WENT EXTINCT THIS WEEK

  http://www.ryot.org/somewhere-10-690-species-went-extinct-week/888981


The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
- ▶ THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


 -▶ A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Pue7F


Summit Voice, October 05, 2014
 ▶ REPORT:  GLOBAL WILDLIFE POPULATIONS DROP 50 PERCENT. ‘We’re gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life’. —Neocolonialism under multinational corporations is devastating biodiversity in developing low-income countries, as the wealthy part of the world continues to increase consumption of resources at an unsustainable rate.
As a result, populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, according to the annual 2014 Living Planet report released last week by the World Wildlife Fund.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/05/report-global-wildlife-populations-drop-50-percent/


Truthout, December 08, 2014
 ▶ EXTINCTION RATE RIVALS THAT OF DINOSAURS, 2014 LIKELY HOTTEST YEAR EVER http://truth-out.org/news/item/27869-extinction-rate-rivals-that-of-dinosaurs-2014-likely-hottest-year-ever


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


Salon, November 30, 2014
 ▶ 'NATURE IS DISAPPEARING': ON EARTH'S LOOMING MASS EXTINCTION AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/30/things_are_disappearing_on_earths_looming_mass_extinction_and_what_to_do_about_it/


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

                                      http://www.racingextinction.com/


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


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


    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


    -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET


    DailyMail Online, November 01, 2014
    - ▶ LESSER-KNOWN WILDLIFE SPECIES ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION IN INDIA http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2817162/Lesser-known-wildlife-species-brink-extinction-India.html


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


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

     

    HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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



                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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


    Summit Voice, October 17, 2014
    - ▶ AMPHIBIANS NOW FACING HUGE VIRAL THREAT - INTRODUCED BY HUMANS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/17/biodiversity-amphibians-now-facing-huge-viral-threat/


                                                    PHOTO ARK
                          by Award-Winning Photographer Joel Sartore
    For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of the Photo Ark is to document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while there’s still time.  More than 3,700 species have been photographed to date, with more to come.
    http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/the-photo-ark/1/


    BOLIVIA: FIRST COUNTRY TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH. Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/83jybZ


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                          PBS Newshour, October 02, 2014
    35,000 WALRUSES COME ASHORE IN ALASKA. A SIGN OF 'TREMENDOUS CHANGE'  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/largest-number-walruses-seen-ashore-alaska-sign-tremendous-change/


                                                              VIDEO
                                     The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
    RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                              PHOTOS
                                  ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
                http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out


                                                              VIDEO:

    ▶  EARTHRACE REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER  http://sco.lt/5UOyLh


                                             RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


    ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://sco.lt/8GNLvN


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


    HuffPost Green, October 03, 2014
    -▶ 10 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS REMIND US WHY WE NEED NATURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/nat-geo-photo-contest-nature_n_5906804.html


    ▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN'S OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6rj82D


                                100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                                  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                                http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


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


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


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


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


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

                          

                                                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


    ▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D

     

                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

         WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT


                   DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                       WATCH:

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                   http://sco.lt/93dMUz



                                                    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/


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


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



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



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


    November 24, 2012 Care 2

      -▶ A STAGGERING 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1966 http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.html


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



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



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


    -▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR


    Mongabay, July 31, 2014
     - SELECTIVE LOGGING:  ECOLOGIST UNDERESTIMATING IMPACTS OF BIODIVERSITY DECLINE WITH RAINFOREST LOGGING
    http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0731-impact-of-selective-logging-on-rainforests.html



     -▶ 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

     

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



    September 28, 2006 Yale Global

    -▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home



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


                                                               WATCH:

                                      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                         A World Without Amphibians

                                                  http://sco.lt/6pPisL

     

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


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


    The Ecologist, October 1, 2014
     ▶ TO SAVE THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE, FIRST WE MUST LOVE IT

    http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2576309/to_save_the_worlds_wildlife_first_we_must_love_it.html


           "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/


    Guardian Sustainable Business

    THICH NHAT HANH:

     ▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/8054ev


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


    -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx

         

    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


    ▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX


    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html


    ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES.... http://sco.lt/5RSzFB


    -▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/85WcRl




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


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


    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



    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html



                          -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                    BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                          http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                              REWILD THE CHILD

               If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                                http://sco.lt/6NaJBR



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

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



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


     -▶ WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  http://sco.lt/81MvkP


        

    OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3



                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx


                            THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                              CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                   http://sco.lt/630INt


                                  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/


                                             -- WATCH --

                                THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                             GLYPHOSATES

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx



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


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      Pity The Little Pangolins being eaten into extinction

      Pity The Little Pangolins being eaten into extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Wildlife Extra News -July 2013.

       -▶  THE PANGOLIN TRADE

      The Chinese pangolin, one of eight extant pangolins or scaly anteaters as they are also known, was once abundant in China. However, as a result of overexploitation for consumption of its meat and scales, it is now almost certainly extinct there, which is having a devastating impact on the world's remaining pangolins.... http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade.html



                                      FAB PHOTOS, GALLERY AND FACTS

                                   African Geographic, September 05, 2014
                                         THE LUCKIEST PANGOLIN ALIVE

                                                     THE STORY OF A
                       LITTLE PANGOLIN WHO’S MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE

      http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-10/luckiest-pangolin-alive/



      CS Monitor, July 30, 2014
       -▶ WHAT IS A PANGOLIN AND WHY ARE PEOPLE EATING THEM OUT OF EXISTENCE? http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0730/What-is-a-pangolin-and-why-are-people-eating-them-all

       

       

      Live Science, July 29, 2014
       -▶  RARE PANGOLIN MAY BE EATEN TO EXTINCTION, CONSERVATIONS WARN http://news.yahoo.com/rare-pangolins-may-eaten-extinction-conservationists-warn-172120049.html

       

      Mongabay, July 28, 2014
       -▶  OVER A MILLION PANGOLINS SLAUGHTERED IN THE LAST DECADE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0729-hance-pangolins-iucn-update.html

       

                                                           VIDEO

                                  PANGOLINS KILLED FOR SCALES

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CedprHjc26Q

       

      The West Australian, June 17, 2014
       -▶  HUGE HAUL OF RARE ANTEATER SCALES SEIZED IN HONG KONG https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/24260283/huge-haul-of-rare-anteater-scales-seized-in-hong-kong/

       

                                                         WATCH

                                           PANGOLINS IN PERIL

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V45AdJv0Pg

       

      Wildlife Extra News
       -▶ 14 TONS OF PANGOLINS SEIZED FROM ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade263.html

       

       TakePart, November 8, 2013
       -▶ PANGOLINS: THE HEARTBREAKING POACHING EPIDEMIC YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF YET http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/08/pangolin-poaching-epidemic-you-havent-heard-yet

       

       February 11, 2012 Mongabay

       -▶ PITY THE PANGOLIN: LITTLE-KNOWN MAMMAL MOST COMMON VICTIM OF WILDLIFE TRADE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0211-hance-pity-pangolin.html

       

      BBC Nature - March 13, 2014
       -▶ SHOCKING SCALE OF PANGOLIN SMUGGLING REVEALED http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26549963

       

       The Independent, October 13, 2013

       -▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE PANGOLIN: ONE OF THE PLANET'S MOST EXTRAORDINARY AND INTELLIGENT ANIMALS IS BEING HUNTED TO EXTINCTION http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-plight-of-the-pangolin-one-of-the-planets-most-extraordinary-and-intelligent-animals-is-being-hunted-to-extinction-8876471.html

       

      August 7, 2013 Scientific American
       -▶ PANGOLINS IN PERIL: ALL 8 SPECIES OF SCALY ANTEATERS ENDANGERED BY ILLEGAL TRADE http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/08/07/pangolins-peril-illegal-trade/


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


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


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


       

      Treehugger, April 10, 2014

       -▶ EX-POACHERS AND FARMERS WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT ENDANGERED PANGOLINS http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/ex-poachers-and-farmers-work-together-protect-endangered-pangolins.html

       

      August 8, 2013 Grist
       -▶ CUTE, WEIRD, NEARLY DEFENSELESS PANGOLINS ARE IN DANGER BECAUSE PEOPLE WON'T STOP EATING THEM  http://grist.org/list/cute-weird-nearly-defenseless-pangolins-are-in-danger-because-people-wont-stop-eating-them/

       

                                                     RAW VIDEO

                              ENDANGERED PANGOLINS SEIZED

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQrptS85jg

       

       

      CNN, April 02, 2014
       -▶  7 WAYS TO HELP SAVE THE PANGOLIN, AN AWESOME CREATURE TRAFFICKED BY THE TON http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/01/opinion/sutter-pangolin-help-change/index.html

       

      Yale Environment 360, September 19, 2013

       -▶ POACHING PANGOLINS:  AN OBSCURE LITTLE CREATURE FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/poaching_pangolins_an_obscure_creature_faces_uncertain_future/2692/

       

       Mongabay, December 16, 2013
       -▶ ODD PORCUPINE HUGELY IMPERILED BY HUNTING, DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1216-hance-tcs-bristle-spined.html

       

                                                        WATCH:

                                            David Attenborough

                                                 " PANGOLINS"

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThDsJEzbBg4

       

       August 23, 2014 Africa Geographic
      SOME GREAT PICS: THE BIRTH OF A PANGOLIN http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/wildlife/wildlife-and-nature/the-birth-of-a-pangolin/

       

                                                           WATCH
                                        Earth Touch News Network
                                ADORABLE PANGOLIN PLAYS IN MUD
      http://www.earthtouchnews.com/galleries/videos/adorable-pangolin-plays-in-mud

       

      July 29, 2013 TakePart
       -▶ WILL CHINA'S SUPER RICH EAT THE CHINESE GIANT SALAMANDER INTO EXTINCTION? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/29/chinese-giant-salamander-conservation

       

      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/

       

      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

       



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



                                           ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                  EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

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

       

       -▶  IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US?: http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

       

        -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn

       

       

       -▶ MORE ON THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

       

       

       

       

       

       

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


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


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

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      LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe

      LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Mongabay,  April 18, 2013

      HOW FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ARE REDISTRIBUTING LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

      "Land grabbing" involves capital-rich countries investing in land and subsequent agricultural operations in poorer foreign countries. ..

      ...there are an estimated 62 'grabbed countries' and 41 'grabbers,' with the Middle East, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia acting as the biggest grabbers. Estimates of the total amount of grabbed land are variable, but it is clear that numbers are steadily on the rise...

      Land deals are negotiated in the upper tiers of society and government with little or no input from the communities who are impacted by the sale and conversion of land....http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0418-santana-land-grabbing.html


      WEST PAPUA : 558,000 ACRES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL: INDONESIAN OCCUPATION, GENOCIDE AND LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/4o9GD3


      -▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN LAND GRAB GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH


      Inter Press Service, November 18, 2014
      - ▶ SHALE OIL FUELS INDIGENOUS CONFLICT IN ARGENTINA. 

      Three thousand metres below Campo Maripe lies one of the world’s biggest reserves of shale gas and oil. The land that the community used for grazing is now part of the Loma Campana oilfield, operated by the state-run YPF oil company in partnership with U.S. oil giant Chevron.

      “More or less 160 wells have been drilled here,” Campo said. “When they reach 500 wells, we won’t have any land for our animals. They stole what is ours.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/shale-oil-fuels-indigenous-conflict-in-argentina/


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


      Focus On The Global South, October 24, 2014
      KEEPING LAND LOCAL:  RECLAIMING GOVERNANCE FROM THE MARKET http://focusweb.org/landstruggles


      Truthout, November 09, 2014
      ▶ MILITARY PERSONNEL TRAINED BY THE CIA USED NAPALM AGAINST INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOR LAND GRABS IN BRAZIL http://ow.ly/E2D4r


      Phys.Org, November 06, 2014

      BRAZIL INDIANS IN RACE TO SAVE ANCESTRAL LANDS BEFORE THEY'RE WIPED OUT BY PLANNED HYDROELECTRIC COMPLEX http://phys.org/news/2014-11-brazil-indians-ancestral.html


      GRAIN, October 23, 2014
      ▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


       September 3, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
      - ▶ LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITIONS (LAND GRABS) AND SOCIAL CONFLICT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22519


      The Ecologist, October 03, 2014
      UVINJE, TANZANIA: LAND GRABS: AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ERASED IN THE NAME OF "CONSERVATION" http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2579479/uvinje_tanzania_an_indigenous_community_erased_in_the_name_of_conservation.html

       

      The Citizen, October 29, 2014
      OVER 135 MILLION ACRES HAVE BEEN "GRABBED" IN AFRICA BETWEEN 2000 AND 2012 -- MORE THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED http://citizen.co.za/266006/millions-hectares-african-land-grabbed/


      April 17, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org

      - ▶ HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FACE RELOCATION IN ETHIOPIA'S LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21952


                                                            WATCH

                                             Yale Environment 360

                                 " INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI"

                                                 http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

       

       Mining.com, September26, 2014
      MINING CORPORATIONS ORDERED TO HAND BACK LAND TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN COLUMBIA http://www.mining.com/miners-ordered-to-hand-back-land-to-natives-in-colombia-75530/

       

      Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014

      THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

       

       Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
        ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/

       

        Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
        ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

       

      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


                                      THE DARKER SIDE OF GREEN

                                 Oakland Institute, November 03, 2014

                       THE BRUTAL CONSEQUENCES OF LAND-GRABBING

                 AND MUCH-LAUDED FOREST CARBON OFFSET SCHEMES 

                    The Case of Green Resources Forestry Based Carbon Markets http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/carbon-violence-darker-side-green


                                               FULL REPORT PDF

           PLANTATION FORESTRY AND CARBON VIOLENCE IN UGANDA. http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/Report_DarkerSideofGreen_hirez.pdf

       

       Agrarian Justice
      - ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB - A PRIMER (Downloadable PDF) http://www.tni.org/primer/global-land-grab

       

       Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013
      -▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION - For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761

       

       - ▶ FROM LAND GRABS TO RESOURCE WARS? Food, fuel and the global land grab -  Lester Brown http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21474 farmlandgrab.org

       

                                                          VIDEO: 

                                   "LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY?

                                                 http://sco.lt/7WPptB

       

       Guardian Environment, June 27, 2014
        ▶ LAND TAKEN OVER BY FOREIGN INVESTORS COULD FEED 550 MILLION PEOPLE, STUDY FINDS. Land grabbing in Africa and Asia for export and biofuel crops is keeping populations malnourished and hungry http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/27/land-grabbing-food-biofuels-crops

       

      VIDEO

      LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI  http://sco.lt/7fjscz

       

      VIDEO:

      - ▶ ETHOPIA -LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

       

      VIDEO:

      - ▶ *** EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON FACING THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS OF LOGGING AND FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-hance-earth-day-video.html

       


       April 15, 2013 farmlandgrab.org - Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab
      - ▶ "SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE EARTH": INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND LAND GRABS IN GUATEMALA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21932


       January 27, 2013 Economy Watch
      - ▶ LAND GRABBING: 21ST CENTURY COLONIALISM? http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/land-grabs-are-the-21st-century-colonialism.17-01.html

       

       June 3, 2013 CGIAR WLE

      - ▶ WHEN LAND GETS GRABBED, DO WOMEN GET SIDELINED? http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/06/03/when-land-gets-grabbed-do-women-get-sidelined/

       

                                                         WATCH:
                                    "SEEDS OF DISCONTENT" 22:32
              Powerful New Documentary Shows Reality of Worldwide Land Grabs

                                     http://www.seedsofdiscontent.net/

       

      April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News

      - ▶ FOREST-DWELLING BORNEO CHILDREN FORESEE GRIM TIMES AHEAD - STUDY http://blog.cifor.org/15192/forest-dwelling-borneo-children-foresee-grim-times-ahead-study/#.UX2jRoLyeid

       

                                                           WATCH:

                      "LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY? http://sco.lt/7WPptB

       

                                                             VIDEO

      EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON FACING THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS OF LOGGING AND FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-hance-earth-day-video.html

       

       

      - ▶ LAND GRABS AROUND THE WORLD http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

       

                                            - ▶ LAND MATRIX -

                               Online Public Database on Land Deals.

      The Land Matrix is a global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment http://landmatrix.org/

       

      Environmental Health New, February 12, 2013
      - ▶ CORPORATIONS, INVESTORS GRABBING LAND AND WATER OVERSEAS http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/land-grabbing

       

      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

       

      Earth Policy Institute, September 17, 2013

      - ▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY | Chapter 10. The Global Land Rush http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch10

       

      VICE United Kingdom
      - ▶ THE COL0MBIAN GOVERNMENT IS KILLING ITS PEASANT FARMERS FOR THEIR LAND http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-colombian-government-is-slaughtering-its-peasant-farmers-for-their-land

       

       Farm Land Grab, November 1, 2013
      - ▶ BIG CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS AS USUAL: THE DEATH OF PEASANT FARMING IN ARGENTINA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22759-agribusiness-as-usual-the-death-of-peasant-farming

       

      Intercontinental Cry,
      - ▶ ARGENTINA: THE MAPUCHE'S STRUGGLE FOR LAND http://intercontinentalcry.org/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=522&wysijap=subscriptions

       

       News Junkie Post, March 01, 2014
      - ▶ LAND GRAB AT ILE A VACHE: HAITI'S PEASANTS FIGHT BACK http://newsjunkiepost.com/2014/03/01/land-grab-at-ile-a-vache-haitis-peasants-fight-back/

       

      March 11, 2013 GRAIN —

      - ▶ THE G8 AND LAND GRABS IN AFRICA http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4663-the-g8-and-land-grabs-in-africa

       

       February 20, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy

      - ▶ LAND GRABS AND FRAGILE FOOD SYSTEMS - THE ROLE OF GLOBALIZATION http://www.iatp.org/documents/land-grabs-and-fragile-food-systems

       

      June 3, 2013 Africa Review
      - ▶ MULTINATIONALS REAPING BIG FROM ABUSIVE FORESTRY PRACTICES IN DRC (CONGO) http://www.africareview.com/Analysis/Multinational-companies-reaping-big-from-DRC-foreste/-/979190/1870906/-/hxc1jf/-/index.html?goback=.gde_125462_member_246771094

       

      - ▶ PHILLIPINES: PALM OIL EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

       

       August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
      - ▶ THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410


      Oxfam International, GROW
      - ▶ THE TRAGIC HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL

        http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

       

                                                         -- WATCH --

                      A FARMER IN AFRICA - PROPERTY RIGHTS (1:58)

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6nra7SYPNM

       

      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

       

      farmlandgrab.org, May 14, 2014
      -▶ SMALL COMMUNITY IN LIBERIA STANDS STRONG AGAINST LAND GRABBING http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23503

       

      May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
      -▶ LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

       

       farmlandgrab.org, May 05, 2014
      -▶ RESISTANCE TO LIBERIA LAND GRABS A WARNING TO AFRICA INVESTMENT Friends of the Earth Liberia are warning governments and investors that any investment must respect communities’ rights and ownership of land http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23462


      June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org

      - ▶ EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248

       

                                                            VIDEOS

      July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
      - ▶ THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/09/cambodian-sugarcane-video

       

       

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

                     TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

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

       

       -▶  MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP , At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia. Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, a trade pact being organized by the US government. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

       

                                                      --- WATCH--

                                               A GREAT TRAGEDY --

                                         July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT:
      IN RACE TO DEVELOP MYANMAR (BURMA), GOVERNMENT GRABS PEASANT FARMLAND FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT, LEAVING A TRAGEDY OF DISPLACED PERSONS IN IT'S WAKE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/myanmar_07-17.html

       

       April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

      - ▶ AFRICA - LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears


      June 26, 2013 Guardian

      - ▶ GUATEMALA: CAMPESINOS FORCED OFF THE LAND TO MAKE WAY FOR SUGAR AND PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://bit.ly/16zteI5http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/26/guatemala-sugar-land-corn

       

                                                  ****SLIDESHOW:

      - THE COST OF BIOFUEL LANDGRABS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html

       

       

      July 17, 2013 UnEarth News
      - ▶ AFRICA: CLIMATE CHANGE, LAND GRABS AND RAPID URBAN EXPANSION IN AFRICA THREATEN CHILDREN'S LIVES http://unearthnews.org/climate-change-and-rapid-urban-expansion-in-africa-threaten-childrens-lives/

       

      July 26, 2013 Quartz
      - ▶ A TINY TRIBE IN INDIA STANDS IN THE WAY OF A $1.7 BILLION PROJECT AND A MOUNTAIN OF ALUMINIUM QUARTZ http://qz.com/108066/a-small-tribe-in-india-stands-between-1-7-billion-and-a-mountain-full-of-aluminum-ore/

       

      June 22, 2013 Spring Returning

      - ▶ PANAMA: "They lied to us" Pristine #indigenous coastal land in #Panama sold to foreign developers http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

       

      June 3, 2013 GRAIN —
      - ▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project

       

      May 3, 2013 Reuters
      - ▶ VIOLENCE HITS NICARAGUAN RAINFOREST AS LAND INVASIONS MOUNT http://www.trust.org/item/20130503143717-fz36w/?source=tw

       

      May 3, 2013 BBC Science and Environment
      - ▶ NICARAGUA CLOUD FOREST 'UNDER SIEGE' BY COLONIALIST ILLEGAL LOGGERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22379788

       

      April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News
      - ▶ FOREST-DWELLING BORNEO CHILDREN FORESEE GRIM TIMES AHEAD - STUDY http://blog.cifor.org/15192/forest-dwelling-borneo-children-foresee-grim-times-ahead-study/#.UX2jRoLyeid

       

      March 15, 2013 DW Asia
      - ▶ LAND GRABBING: MYANMAR'S 'WORRYING' TRANSITION  http://www.dw.de/myanmars-worrying-transition/a-16678063

       

      April 28, 2013 - The Guardian
      - ▶ AUSTRALIA'S BOOM IS ANYTHING BUT FOR ITS ABORIGINAL PEOPLE - Their land yields the world's biggest resources boom http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/28/australia-boom-aboriginal-story-despair

       

      EIA International

      - ▶ VILLAGERS FACE OFF AGAINST PALM OIL FIRM'S BULLDOZERS —  http://ow.ly/kcP3y

       

      April 8, 2013 Rights and Resources - Mongabay:

      - ▶ BRAZIL USING MILITARY TO FORCE AMAZON DAMS CONSTRUCTION ON INDIGENOUS LANDS http://www.rightsandresources.org/blog.php?id=1757

       

      April 18, 2013 BBC New
      - ▶ BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT FAILING TO PROTECT ONE OF WORLD'S MOST ENDANGERED TRIBES AGAINST LAND GRABBING LOGGERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22203476

       

      March 15, 2013 DW Asia

      LAND GRABBING: MYANMAR'S 'WORRYING' TRANSITION  http://www.dw.de/myanmars-worrying-transition/a-16678063

       

      June 14, 2013 Humanosphere

      - ▶ A WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND IN IVORY COAST REPRESENTS A MASSIVE GLOBAL INJUSTICE http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/bbc-a-womans-fight-for-her-land-in-ivory-coast-represents-a-massive-global-injustice/

       

      April 25, 2013 - IPS News
      - ▶ CAMEROON: COME GRAB OUR LAND http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/african-governments-recognise-land-rights-but-promote-landgrabbing/

       

      June 7, 2013 Climate Justice
      - ▶ INDIGENOUS PERUVIAN PROTEST STATE OIL COMPANY TAKING OVER THEIR LANDS  http://climate-connections.org/2013/06/07/indigenous-peruvians-protest-state-oil-company-taking-over-their-land/

       

      June 10, 2013 IPS –
      - ▶ KENYA'S FLOWER FARMS NO BED OF ROSES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/kenyas-flower-farms-no-bed-of-roses/

       

      April 18, 2013 Institute for Ag

      - ▶ REPORTS OF THE GLOBAL LAND RUSH COME TO WASHINGTON http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/reports-of-the-global-land-rush-come-to-washington

       

                                                            WATCH

                                     SHORT VIDEO: Resource Rights

                                             Grassroots International

      - ▶ Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights.

      http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights


      June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

                          "We have no choice but to change the system"
      - ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

                    

       

                                  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

      INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT



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

       

       

      - ▶ MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEM AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

       

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

       

                                                        -- WATCH --

                                                       Documentary:

                                          May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                                "PLANET FOR SALE"

                           BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                                http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

       

       

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

       

      LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl

       

      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

       

      Food Crisis and the Global Landgrab, December 10, 2013
      - ▶ AFRICAN LAND RUSH BY CORPORATIONS 'MAY PUT LIVES OF MILLIONS AT RISK' http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22911-african-land-rush-by-firms-may-put-lives-of-millions-at-risk

       

      Oakland Institute - Report

      - ▶ THE GREAT LAND GRAB: RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

       

       25 March 25, 2013 - PolicyMic
      - ▶ LAND GRABS IN AFRICA ARE ALSO FOREIGN WATER GRABS  http://www.policymic.com/articles/30774/land-grabs-in-africa-are-also-water-grabs/416504

       

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

       

       

                                                      VIDEO REPORT

                BIOFUEL, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS 

                                               http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV

       

       June 18, 2013 CNN Marketplace Africa
      - ▶ LAND RIGHTS, NOT LAND GRABS, CAN HELP AFRICA FEED ITSELF http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/opinion/land-grabs-africa-mark-bowman

       

       Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

      - ▶ A SHOCKING SCANDAL: THE GREAT, SECRETIVE AFRICA LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303

       

        June 13, 2013 Inter Press Service

      - ▶ U.S. AND MALAYSIA LEAD WORLDWIDE "LAND GRABS" IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING NATIONS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/u-s-malaysia-lead-worldwide-land-grabs/

       

                                                          WATCH
                             NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE - TRAILER

                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THKV8hKjExA#t=28

       

       - ▶ INDONESIA RELOCATES DISPLACED FAMILIES TO BUILD RESORTS http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/indonesia-relocates-families-build-resorts-201412941833390.html

       

      GRAIN, December 7, 2013

      - ▶ STOLEN LAND: NIGERIAN VILLAGERS WANT THEIR LAND BACK - This is the second of a series of interviews about resistance to the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa.

      http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4844-stolen-land-nigerian-villagers-want-their-land-back-from-wilmar

       

                                                             VIDEO

      - ▶ UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

        

                                                                 WATCH

                                                             Global Voices

                                             How Do You Feed The World?
                                              LANDRUSH:  WHY POVERTY
      How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into industrial export agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism http://www.whypoverty.net/en/all-about/land-rush/

       

      100 Reporters, November 21, 2013

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

       

      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

       

      Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

      - ▶ WORLD'S SACRED FORESTS MAY FALL PREY TO DEVELOPERS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.trust.org/item/20131004085253-l4gqn

       

      June 21, 2013 Seed Daily

      - ▶ CHINESE BUY UP CANADA FARMS, SQUEEZING OUT SMALL FARMERS: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE LAND GRAB http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chinese_buy_up_Canada_farms_is_Beijing_behind_it_999.html

       

      April 17, 2013 - The Guardian
      - ▶ LAND 'GRABS' EXPAND TO EUROPE AS BIG BUSINESS BLOCKS ENTRY TO FARMING http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/17/land-grabs-europe-big-business-farming

        

       

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

                       THE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND "INVESTMENTS

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

       

      Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

      -▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

       

        ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN AND FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6B5AvJ


      Oakland Institute - Report

      THE GREAT LAND GRAB: CORPORATE RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

       

      Oxfam Australia:
        ▶ BANKS AND LAND GRABS https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/

       

      Mongabay, September 24, 2014

      INVESTORS RISK BILLIONS BY TRAMPLING ON INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0923-dparker-land-conflict-risk.html

       

      Guardian Global Development, Pascal Liu -  September 20, 2013

      - ▶ INVESTORS SHOULD WORK WITH FARMERS, NOT GRAB THEIR LAND. Displacement of small farmers, loss of incomes and livelihoods for rural people and depletion of productive resources are all reported, with consequences including increased poverty and food insecurity, social fragmentation and conflicts.... http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/sep/20/investors-work-with-farmers

       

                                                              WATCH:
                                                         Deutche Welles

               LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

      Corporations and investors are buying into agriculture in Germany’s Eastern states on a big scale and pushing out long-established businesses. In some areas, investors now own almost a third of total arable land. Many farmers are worried they’ll be forced out of business entirely. http://www.dw.de/land-grab-are-speculators-buying-up-eastern-germany/av-17511574


      May 27, 2013 EurActiv
      - ▶ EUROPEAN BANKS ACCUSED OF FUELING LAND GRABS IN UGANDA http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/european-banks-accused-fuelling-news-520022

       

      May 12, 2013 The Guardian UK
      - ▶ DEUTSCHE BANK AND IFC ACCUSED OF BANKROLLING VIETNAM FIRMS' LAND GRABS http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/13/deutsche-bank-ifc-bankroll-vietnam-cambodia-laos

       

      May 13, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org
      - ▶ POLICY BRIEF: THE ROLE OF EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN LAND GRABS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22067

       

      June 6, 2013 Al Jazeera

      - ▶ MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE GREED: WINNER TAKES ALL

      LOCAL GOLD PROSPECTORS LEFT OUT BY MULTI-NATIONAL GOLD RUSH http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/2013515161130258616.html

       

      August 8, 2013 The Independent

      - ▶ GROWTH OF SPECULATIVE FARMING BUBBLE THREATENS £5 TRILLION CATASTROPHE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/growth-of-farming-bubble-threatens-5trn-catastrophe-8753153.html

       

       Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
      GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/


      Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
        ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/

       
      The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
        -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: GOLDMINE PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html

       


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


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

       

      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/

       

                                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                                http://sco.lt/56vkOH

       

                                                          WATCH

                                               April 24, 2013 Truthout
                                        VIDEO REPORT - The Real News

      - ▶ INDIGENOUS TOWN IN MEXICO CELEBRATES TWO YEARS OF AUTONOMY AND DEFENSE OF THEIR COMMUNITY FOREST http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15962-indigenous-town-in-mexico-celebrates-two-years-of-autonomy-and-defense-of-their-community-forest

       

      National Geographic:
      - ▶ AMAZON RAIN FOREST: LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION, FOREST CONSERVATION http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon/

       

                                               ++++++WATCH+++++

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                        "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                  http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       


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

       

       

                                                      AFRICA - SOLD:

      - OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D


       

       ▶ THE FOREIGN CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITLISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

       

      World Development Movement
        ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA - INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPH


      - ▶ THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA: WHO BENEFITS, WHO LOSES?  http://sco.lt/7TWVwP

       

      TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7CNCwj

       

                                 FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY 

      MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS?  http://sco.lt/6bJSgD


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      VIDEO: "Running the Gauntlet" Salmon, Dams, Energy and Ecocide

      VIDEO: "Running the Gauntlet" Salmon, Dams, Energy and Ecocide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it




                                 RESTORING NATURE TO NATURE

       

                                                         WATCH

                             "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                    Full Episode - 53:10 PBS Nature

      This film investigates the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish’s life cycle. Each of our desperate efforts to save salmon has involved replacing their natural cycle of reproduction and death with a radically manipulated life history. Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks, and farmed in pens. Here we go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species. In its exposure of a wildly creative, hopelessly complex, and stunningly expensive approach to managing salmon, the film reveals one of the most ambitious plans ever conceived for taking the reins of the planet. Watch the full episode.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZrFT_pBHg4


                                                       VIDEO 4:14
                             National Geographic, December 16, 2014
                                  HOW IT SHOULD BE -- NATURALLY
                              MILLIONS OF SALMON RETURN HOME
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR4_LhPCgbo




      Valley Public Radio, January 27, 2015
      -▶ WILDLIFE AGENCIES SEE NEAR COLLAPSE OF 2014 SALMON SPECIES http://kvpr.org/post/wildlife-agencies-see-near-collapse-2014-salmon-species


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


      Hatch Magazine, December 29, 2014
      -▶ STEELHEAD AND SALMON MAY SOON BE GONE FROM CALIFORNIA AND OREGON, STUDY SUGGESTS  http://www.hatchmag.com/articles/steelhead-and-salmon-may-soon-be-gone-california-and-oregon-study-suggests/7712340


      -▶  CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS EXTINCTION FOR 82 PERCENT OF CALIFORNIA NATIVE FISH http://sco.lt/57HMXJ


      Alternet, January 20, 2014
      -▶  ALASKAN COPPER MINE COULD DESTROY THE WORLD'S LARGEST WILD SALMON RUN, SAYS EPA http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/copper-mine-could-destroy-worlds-largest-wild-salmon-run?akid=11427.237541.SV5Uzp&rd=1&src=newsletter950229&t=14


      Organic Augthority, January 20, 2013
      -▶ FROM LAWN TO LINE:  HOME PESTICIDES POISONING WEST COAST SALMON  http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/from-lawn-to-line-home-pesticides-poisoning-west-coast-salmon/


      Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
      ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html

       



      -▶ THE SALMON CANNON WILL LAUNCH LIVE FISH OVER DAMS : POOR FISH http://gizmodo.com/the-salmon-cannon-will-launch-live-fish-over-dams-1619663734


      Takepart, December 03, 3014
      -▶ THIS FISH DRONE SHOWS WHAT REALLY HAPPENS TO SALMON WHEN THEY PASS THROUGH A HYDROELECTRIC DAM http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/12/03/fish-drone-shows-what-really-happens-when-salmon-pass-through-hydroelectric-dam


      Summit Voice, November 26, 2014
      -▶  IDAHO'S SOCKEYE SALMON ESCAPE THE 'EXTINCTION VORTEX''  A real American endangered species success story. After nearly disappearing in swirl of an “extinction vortex,” Snake River sockeye salmon are back and regaining the fitness of their wild ancestors http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/26/idahos-sockeye-salmon-escape-the-extinction-vortex/


                                                        VIDEO

                                           Mongabay, Jan 7, 2013

      FISH UNABLE TO PASS THROUGH DAMS IN U.S. PRESENTS 'CAUTIONARY TALE' FOR DEVELOPING WORLD

      Dams create a largely impenetrable barrier for fish even when the dams were installed with specially-built passages, according to a new study in Conservation Letters...The result has been a decimation of U.S. fisheries, food production, and wildlife across the river systems.
           "Once these rivers supported tens of millions of pounds of biomass of these species and provided valuable protein to a growing nation," noted another co-author, Karin Limburg, with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

      Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0117-hance-dams-fish-us.html#cLspG8OkUMHk9Ol6.99


                           -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                                       DAMS AND FISH

                                                   Mongabay, Jan 7, 2013

      Dams create a largely impenetrable barrier for fish even when the dams were installed with specially-built passages, according to a new study in Conservation Letters...The result has been a decimation of U.S. fisheries, food production, and wildlife across the river systems.
           "Once these rivers supported tens of millions of pounds of biomass of these species and provided valuable protein to a growing nation," noted another co-author, Karin Limburg, with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

      Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0117-hance-dams-fish-us.html#cLspG8OkUMHk9Ol6.99


      National Wildlife Federation, January 05, 2015
      - ▶ FOR THE FROGS:  SALMON HABITAT RESTORATION AS A BOON TO THREATENED FROG POPULATIONS http://blog.nwf.org/2015/01/for-the-frogs-salmon-habitat-restoration-as-a-boon-to-threatened-frog-populations/


      August 22, 2013 TerraDaily

      -▶ DAMS DESTABILIZE RIVER FOOD WEBS: LESSONS FROM THE GRAND CANYON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dams_destabilize_river_food_webs_Lessons_from_the_Grand_Canyon_999.html


      May 2013 - Solutions Magazine
      -▶  THE RETURN OF THE SALMON:  HOW ONE DAM'S REMOVAL HAS TRANSFORMED OUR APPROACH TO NATURE http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22131


                                                  International Rivers
              THE STATE OF THE WORLD'S RIVERS 2014 - INTERACTIVE

                                        Already, over 50,000 large dams

                         have degraded more than two-thirds of the world’s.
                Mapping The Health of the World's Fifty Major River Basins

      Our world’s rivers are at a tipping point – and now is the time to demand change before it’s too late.  The database is really a stunning piece of interactive software. There’s a lot of excellent information and it’s easy to get lost in exploration. Make sure to have a look through it here. http://www.internationalrivers.org/worldsrivers/


                                                       WATCH

                               April 22, 2013 - International Rivers
                                      "DAMOCRACY THE MOVIE"

      http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/damocracy-the-movie-7782

       

                                                        VIDEO (3:42)
                                      NOAA FISHERIES, February 17, 2014
                   RESTORING FISHERIES THROUGH HABITAT RESTORATION

      http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2014/04/04_17_14restoring_fisheries_hab_restoration.html


                                               RESTORING RIVERS: 

      THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES

                                                http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

       

       Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

      -▶  THE ICONIC SALMON http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=6


      Treehugger, November 20, 2014
      -▶  SHOULD THE U.S. KILL 16,000 BIRDS TO SAVE SALMON?

       http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/US-kill-birds-save-salmon.html


       -▶  GIVING THANKS TO SALMON: SUSTAINERS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST http://ow.ly/mITrI


      Science Codex, April 10, 2012
      -▶ WHY LETTING SALMON ESCAPE COULD BENEFIT BEARS AND FISHERS -  AND ENVIRONMENT

      http://www.sciencecodex.com/why_letting_salmon_escape_could_benefit_bears_and_fishers-89506


                                                      ELWHA RIVER DAM

      FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY: A GRAND EXPERIMENT http://sco.lt/51kuO1

       

      June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
      -▶  HELPING FISH RETURN TO THE ELWHA RIVER - NOT SO EASY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&


      Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013

      BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers



      April 22, 2013 Inter Press Service

      -▶  ICELAND DAM PROJECT PLAYS DICE WITH NATURE, AND LOSES

      Since the controversial Karahnjukar dam in East Iceland was brought into operation in 2006, conditions in the downstream Lagarfljot lake have become much worse, according to information gathered...

      The salmon stock has virtually disappeared and the trout population has decreased by 80 percent. The colour of the lake has changed and become much darker due to all the sediment and suspended sediment emanating from the glacial river that now runs into the lake. The capacity for photosynthesis by algae and other plants has decreased as so little light penetrates due to the sediments in the lake. And the plant biota as a whole has declined.

      Besides the decline in the fish population, some birds are also being affected, both because there is less for them to eat and because their habitats are being destroyed... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/iceland-project-plays-dice-with-nature-and-loses/



      The Dodo, December 22, 2014
      -▶ THE SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALES (ORCAS) CAN'T SURVIVE WITHOUT A THRIVING SALMON POPULATION https://www.thedodo.com/wild-orcas-cant-survive-withou-891725750.html


      PETITION · Stand with us and support removing the four lower Snake River dams to save the Southern Resident Killer Whales from being dammed to extinction. · Change.org

      https://www.change.org/p/rick-larsen-stand-with-us-and-support-removing-the-four-lower-snake-river-dams-to-save-the-southern-resident-killer-whales-from-being-dammed-to-extinction?recruiter=1581223&




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                                                          MUST  WATCH
                                             SALMON CONFIDENTIAL

                                  2013 British Columbia Documentary

                                         INDUSTRIAL SALMON FARMS

                        DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION
                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AUHpuJzac


      New York Times, January 25, 2012
      -▶ RUNAWAY GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON STIR CONSERVATION WORRIES. The disappearance of 300,000 farmed Scottish salmon from their cages in a storm has left many wondering whether they will breed with wild ones and upset the gene pool

      http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/?_r=0


      “FATALLY FLAWED' FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE:  NO REGULATION.  NO OVERSIGHT.  NO LABELING http://sco.lt/67gold


      IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FARMED SALMON SAFE AND ETHICAL?

      http://sco.lt/6z3HpR


      IS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD A FANTASY: AQUAFARMING vs WILD FISH  http://sco.lt/77BinB


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



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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

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       -▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

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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 WORLDWIDE 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


      News24, January 26, 2015
        ▶ UGANDA SEIZES MASSIVE IVORY, PANGOLIN HAUL http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Uganda-seizes-massive-ivory-pangolin-haul-20150126


                                                            REPORT
                                                     OUT OF AFRICA

                   MAPPING THE GLOBAL TRADE IN ILLICIT ELEPHANT IVORY

      On August 27, 2014, Born Free USA and data analysts at C4ADS released a new groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory which focuses on the ivory supply chain and the trafficking of ivory from the bush in Africa to retail markets tens of thousands of miles away in Asia. We would like to thank the Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation for their generous support.

      This timely exposé comes four months after Born Free USA's and C4ADS' shocking report, Ivory's Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa, which detailed the poaching crisis and its links to violent militias, organized crime, and government corruption.

       http://www.bornfreeusa.org/a9_out_of_africa.php


      France24, January 25, 2015
       -▶ IVORY MAFIA:  HOW CRIMINAL GANGS ARE KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS TO EXTINCTION : JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://www.france24.com/en/20150125-ivory-mafia-how-criminal-gangs-are-killing-africas-elephants/


      TakePart, January 08, 2015
       -▶ AFRICAN ELEPHANTS' WORST NIGHTMARE MAYBE YOU http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/08/whos-driving-slaughter-african-elephants-look-mirror


      Focusing On Wildlife

      -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS = INFOGRAPH

      More than 60 percent of Africa’s forest elephants have been killed in the past decade due to the ivory trade, reports a new study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study warns that the diminutive elephant species — genetically distinct from the better-known savanna elephant — is rapidly heading toward extinction....  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/


      National Geographic, January 07, 2015
       -▶ FOR ORPHANED BABY ELEPHANT, HARROWING RESCUE -- AND HOPE: In Kenya, baby elephant fights to survive after poachers poisoned her mother http://news-beta.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/150107-baby-elephant-poaching-kenya-animals-conservation/


      The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
       -▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


      Guardian, December 22, 2014
      -▶ WILDLIFE POACHING HAS A HUGE IMPACT ON AFRICA.  WHY ARE THEIR LEADERS SO SILENT?

      http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/dec/23/wildlife-poaching-africa-elephants-illegal-ivory


      The Independent, December 03, 2014
      THE HUNT IS ON:  INTERPOL LIST NAMES OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ENVIRONMENTAL FUGITIVES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-hunt-is-on-interpol-list-names-the-worlds-most-wanted-environmental-fugitives-9901504.html


      Guardian, December 23, 2014
      ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING 'KINGPIN' ARRESTED IN TANZANIA

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/23/elephant-ivory-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-tanzania


      ▶  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/


      The Dodo, November 21, 2014
      -▶ IMAGINING A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS. A poacher’s bullet kills more than elephants — an elephant’s death ricochets through the ecosystem, affecting everything from other animals to the vegetation where the pachyderms roam.  https://www.thedodo.com/world-without-elephants-832031961.html


      Environment News Service, November 06, 2014
      -▶ TANZANIA'S ELEPHANTS FALL TO CORRUPT OFFICIALS CONSPIRING WITH CHINESE GANGS. Chinese-led criminal syndicates are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade that has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years, alleges a new study released today by the nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency.  http://ens-newswire.com/2014/11/06/tanzanias-elephants-fall-to-corrupt-officials-chinese-gangs/


      Mongabay, November 06, 2014
      -▶ CORRUPTION IN TANZANIA FACILITATES IVORY TRADE. Corruption in Tanzania is enabling large volumes of illegal elephant ivory to be smuggled out of the country, alleges a new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) The report, titled Vanishing Point, says that high ranking officials are involved in the illicit trade, which have devastated the country's wild elephant population.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1106-tanzania-corruption-drives-ivory-trade.html


                                                           REPORT PDF

                                    Environmental Investigation Agency

                                                    "VANISHING POINT"

                                       Africa's Elephant Poaching Crisis

      http://eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/EIA-Vanishing-Point-lo-res.pdf


      Science Daily, November 1`8, 2014
      -▶  AS ELEPHANTS GO, SO GO THE TREES. Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141118124534.htm


      The Dodo, November 14, 2014
      -▶ ONE OF AFRICA'S OLDEST ELEPHANTS RESCUED AFTER POACHING ATTACK  https://www.thedodo.com/tim-elephant-saved-poaching-819495010.html


      Phys.org October 19, 2014
      -▶ HALF-TON OF SMUGGLED IVORY SEIZED IN SAUDI ARABIA http://phys.org/news/2014-10-half-tonne-smuggled-ivory-seized-saudi.html


      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


      Guardian Environment, September 23, 2014
      -▶ ELEPHANT KILLINGS IN MOZAMBIQUE HAPPENING ON 'INDUSTRIALISED' SCALE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/elephant-killings-industrialised-scale-illegal-ivory-trade


      Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
      -▶ THE LINK BETWEEN THE SLAUGHTER OF AFRICA'S VULTURES AND ELEPHANTS  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/


      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


                                                       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


      IFAW, October 14, 2014
        ▶ WHY I LASHED OUT ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AGAINST ANOTHER CALL FOR MORE IVORY TRADE http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/why-i-lashed-out-nat-geo-against-another-call-more-ivory-trade


      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


      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/


      Guardian Environment, February 06, 2014

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


       ▶  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



                                                 ELEPHANT SOCIETIES

                      THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL

                                                     http://sco.lt/5uhjUn


       

                                           CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS

                           NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                               http://sco.lt/8OieKP


                                                               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 OR 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/

                                                        

                                                          VIDEO

           KENYA:  ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT FOR IVORY

                                                http://sco.lt/6cBr1d



      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


      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

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                                                    EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS: ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                      http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


           

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                                                           IVORY

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      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



      ▶  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/


      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


      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


                                                            VIDEO -

                                                       CNN REPORT

                     WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                                  http://sco.lt/7IdOYD


      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&;


       - ▶ 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


      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


      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


                       A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE

                                          POACHING TO EXTINCTION

                                          http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


      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


       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


                                                                 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


                                                 RHINOS IN CRISIS

                                    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE

                            TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION

                                                   http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


                                                           WATCH
                      WHERE HAVE ALL THE ELEPHANTS GONE? (25:50)
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYhUjYWXZCA


                                       SATAO:  THE PASSING OF A GIANT

                                       DEATH OF A BELOVED ELEPHANT

                                                       http://sco.lt/8W2q0H



       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



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



      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


       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

       

                                                  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

                                     


       -▶ 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


                                   ▶ LOVELY (BBC VERSION) VIDEO: 

                         "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT

                                           http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       

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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


      pdjmoo's insight:

       ▶   FOLLOW: WILDLIFE MARGRIT @Nikela_Wildlife  - FOR ALL NEWS ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE AND POACHING

       

      FOLLOW: RHINO POACHING @suemac74 on @scoopit http://www.scoop.it/t/rhino-poaching

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      Rhinos in Crisis: Poaching and Illegal Trade Taking Species to Brink of Extinction

      Rhinos in Crisis: Poaching and Illegal Trade Taking Species to Brink of Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Guardian Environment, January 23, 2015
      ▶  CAN ANYTHING STOP THE RHINO POACHING CRISIS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/23/can-anything-stop-the-rhino-poaching-crisis


      TakePart, January 23, 2015
      ▶   PEOPLE ARE SNORTING RHINO HORN TO PROVE THEY'RE COOL — AND THAT MIGHT SPELL THE END FOR THE SPECIES http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/23/rhino-horn-poaching-africa-2014-extinction-crisis


      Express, April 13, 2014
      ▶  TRAGIC REALITY EXPOSED:  RHINOS WILL BE EXTINCT BY YEAR 2020 IF LEVELS OF POACHING CONTINUE http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/470119/Tragic-reality-exposed-Rhinos-will-be-extinct-by-year-2020


      October 1, 2013

      ▶   RHINO POACHING HAS GONE UP 5000% SINCE 2007 http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/rhino-poaching-south-africa-has-gone-5000-2007.html


      TakePart, November 28, 2014
      ▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: EVEN AFRICA'S NATIONAL PARKS AREN'T SAFE FOR RHINOS ANYMORE. South Africa’s Kruger National Park is turning from a safe haven into a slaughterhouse for endangered rhinoceroses. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/11/25/apparently-national-parks-arent-safe-rhinos-anymore


      Ecorazzi, December 18, 2014
      ▶  AERIAL DRONES CAUSE DRAMATIC FALL IN RHINO POACHING

        http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/12/18/drones-prove-to-deter-rhino-poachers/


      Treehugger, January 08, 2015
      ▶  1,000+ RHINOS WERE KILLED IN 2014 IN SOUTH AFRICA, HOME TO 90% OF WORLD'S RHINOS, PASSING PREVIOUS RECORDS

       http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/3-rhinos-are-poached-every-day-south-africa-home-90-world-rhino-population.html


                                                        WATCH:

                              RHINO CRISIS - HELPING RHINOS 14:27

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhy0mbDA1MQ

                                  Via: Rhino Poaching South Africa

                                             http://sco.lt/5gXXCj


      March 23, 2013 - Digital Journal

      ▶   RHINO HORN NOW MORE VALUABLE ON THE MARKET THAN GOLD, PLATINUM OR COCAINE - THE SMUGGLING ROUTE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN RHINO HORN Read more:  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346292#ixzz2Ot7pjBbp

       CNN, January 18, 2014 - PHOTOS

      ▶   SOUTH AFRICA MARKS WORST YEAR IN RHINO POACHING; DEMAND FOR HORN SOARS http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/18/world/africa/south-africa-record-rhinos-poached/index.html


      May 17, 2013 David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

      ▶   SOUTH AFRICA: RHINO DEATHS - 14 IN 24 HOURS http://www.davidshepherd.org/news-events/news/rhino-deaths-14-in-24-hours/


      HuffPost Green, November 29, 2014
      ▶   SOUTH AFRICA TURNS TO NEW BREED OF ANTI-POACHING CRIME FIGHTERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/29/south-african-academy-tra_n_6239952.html



                  WHAT IN THE HELL ARE WE HUMAN BEINGS DOING?


      Mongabay, March 05, 2014
      ▶  RHINO WITH BULLET IN ITS BRAIN AND HACKED OFF HORN WANDERS FOR DAYS BEFORE BEING PUT DOWN

      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0405-hance-rhino-poached.html


      ▶   POACHED RHINO: SHE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/8puVN3


      The Dodo, December 12, 2014
      ▶  RHINO HORN NOW WORTH AS MUCH AS COCAINE OR GOLD ON BLACK MARKET https://www.thedodo.com/rhino-horn-trade-spike-crime-873580449.html


      Guardian, December 12, 2014
      ▶  RHINO HORN TRAFFICKING SURGING OUT OF CONTROL: 30-FOLD INCREASE AS EXTINCTION NEARS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/11/rhino-horn-trafficking-out-of-control


       March 1, 2013

      ▶   RHINO POACHING ELEVATED TO 'PRIORITY CRIME' via @Nikela_Wildlife http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2013-03-01-rhino-poaching-its-war/


      The Independent, December 03, 2014
      THE HUNT IS ON:  INTERPOL LIST NAMES OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ENVIRONMENTAL FUGITIVES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-hunt-is-on-interpol-list-names-the-worlds-most-wanted-environmental-fugitives-9901504.html


      Guardian, December 23, 2014
      ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING 'KINGPIN' ARRESTED IN TANZANIA

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/23/elephant-ivory-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-tanzania


      Guardian Environment, March 15, 2014

      ▶  SON OF WARREN BUFFET PLEDGES $24M TO COMBAT OVER-WHELMING RHINO POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/15/rhino-poaching-son-warren-buffett-pledges-24m


      Quartz, January 17, 2014

      ▶   IN 2013, POACHERS SLAUGHTERED MORE RHINOS THAN EVER IN RECORDED HISTORY http://qz.com/168186/in-2013-poachers-slaughtered-more-rhinos-than-ever-in-recorded-history/


      OnEarth Magazine, Elizabeth Kolbert, March 10, 2014

      ▶  ONE OF WORLD'S LAST SUMATRAN RHINOS HAS DIED  http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/03/in-the-case-of-saving-the-sumatran-rhino-is-incest-best


      October 10, 2013, WWF

      ▶   UNDERSTANDING THE PLIGHT OF THE SUMATRAN RHINO http://worldwildlife.org/stories/understanding-the-plight-of-the-sumatran-rhino


      April 8, 2013 Mongabay
      ▶   SUMATRAN RHINO POPULATION PLUNGES, DOWN TO 100 ANIMALS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0408-hance-sumatran-rhino-100.html


      April 24, 2013 WildLife News

      ▶   NO RHINOS LEFT IN LIMPOPO NATIONAL PARK http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2013/no-rhinos-left-in-limpopo-national-park/?buffer_share=382f8

       

      May 1, 2013 Treehugger
      ▶   POACHERS HAVE NOW SLAUGHTERED ALL THE RHINOS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/poachers-have-now-killed-all-rhinos-mozambique.html

       

       April 30, 2013 Telegraph

      ▶   POACHERS COMPLETELY WIPE OUT RHINOS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/mozambique/10028738/Last-rhinos-in-Mozambique-killed-by-poachers.html


                                             GOING...GOING...GONE

      May 4, 2013 Care 2

      ▶   RANGERS HELP POACHERS MURDER THE LAST 15 RHINOS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://www.care2.com/causes/rangers-help-poachers-murder-the-last-15-rhinos-in-mozambique.html


      HuffPost Green, February 27, 2014

      ▶   KENYA SEES TERRIBLE RISE IN RHINO POACHING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/27/rhino-poaching-kenya-2013_n_4868665.html?utm_hp_ref=green


      June 9, 2013 The Guardian

      ▶   KENYA OVERHAULS WILDLIFE LAWS FOLLOWING RISE IN ELEPHANT AND RHINO DEATHS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jun/07/kenya-wildlife-laws-elephant-rhino-deaths


      Reuters, July 11, 2014
      ▶   FOUR RHINOS KILLED IN KENYA'S WORST POACHING ATTACK IN YEARS. The killings take the number of rhinos poached in Kenya so far this year to 22, which leaves just 1,037 rhinos still roaming private wildlife conservancies and KWS national parks, Muya said. Last year, 59 rhinos were poached in Kenya, a country famous for its sprawling Maasai Mara game park and abundant wildlife. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/us-kenya-rhinos-idUSKBN0FG1K920140711

       

      Mongabay, October 20, 2014
      ▶  WITH DEATH OF RHINO, ONLY SIX NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS LEFT ON THE PLANET. "Consequently the species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race," wrote the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in a statement.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1020-hance-suni-rhino-death.html


      Mongabay, September 29, 2013
      ▶   WORST RHINO POACHING YEAR ON RECORD FOR SOUTH AFRICA - 688 RHINOS At least 688 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, surpassing last year's record of 668 with more than three months remaining in 2013   http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0929-rhino-poaching-record.html


                                                        PHOTOS
                                      HuffPost Green, June 10, 2014
      ORPHANED BABY RHINO SCARED TO SLEEP ALONE AT NIGHT AFTER MOTHER KILLED BY POACHERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/orphaned-baby-rhino_n_5481379.html

       

      International Conservation Forum
      ▶   SOUTH AFRICA RHINO CLINGING TO LIFE AFTER SAVAGE ATTACK http://www.icforum.info/category/rhinos/



      South Africa National Parks, June 20, 2014
      ▶  7000% INCREASE IN RHINO POACHING AND STILL SOUTH AFRICA WANT TO TABLE A PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE RHINO HORN TRADE - http://mapungubwepark.com/about/news/default.php?id=56105


      France 24 TV, November 13, 2014
      ▶   RHINO POACHING-WEARY SOUTH AFRICA MULLS LEGALISING RHINO HORN TRADE. A kilogramme of rhino horn recently sold for $100,000 in Vietnam, double the price of gold... There is also criticism that the pro-trade lobby is promoting an argument from which it stands to benefit: in 2010, government and private owners were estimated to have more than 15 tonnes of rhino horn stockpiled, about a third of it belonging to the state. http://www.france24.com/en/20141113-poaching-weary-south-africa-mulls-legalising-rhino-horn-trade/


      CBC News, October 06, 2014
      ▶  SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT PUTS 500 ENDANGERED WHITE RHINOS UP FOR SALE TO PRIVATE GAME FARMING INDUSTRY: TROPHY HUNTING http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/south-african-government-puts-rhinos-up-for-sale-1.2788888


      April 18, 2013 IPS
      ▶   BACKING A LEGAL RHINO HORN TRADE FOR PRIVATE RHINO FARMERS -- FOR PROFIT ??!! 
      http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/backing-a-legal-rhino-horn-trade/



                                          TROPHY HUNTING


                           IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE

                                              http://sco.lt/6aXUSP


                                                             VIDEO

                                           Link TV November 15,

      ▶    I0 ADULT RHINOS AND A FOUR-MONTH OLD CALF KILLED ON SOUTH AFRICAN FARM. DEATHS BRING NUMBER OF RHINOS SLAUGHTERED THIS YEAR ALONE TO 558 http://news.linktv.org/videos/seven-rhinos-slaughtered-in-south-africa


      ▶   THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICAN'S RHINOS - EXTINCTION IS FOREVER http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever


                                                           SLIDESHOW

                                      New York Times, February 05, 2014
                                IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO PROTECT A RHINO

      The illegal wildlife trade and poaching are decimating the animals and landscapes of Africa. If you go there, it’s shocking. We hear about it and see these stories, but until you see it first hand it’s really hard to get your head wrapped around that...  http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/it-takes-a-village-to-protect-a-rhino/?_r=0


      The Dodo, November 25, 2014
      ▶  RHINOS MOVED TO 'INTENSIVE PROTECTION ZONES' - 

      With just over a month left in 2014, this year already tops last year’s bloody toll of rhino poaching. It’s difficult not to feel a sense of panic at such an astounding rate of slaughter.  https://www.thedodo.com/community/fightforrhinos/rhinos-moved-to-intensive-prot-837879470.html


      TreeHugger, October 18, 2013
      ▶   KENYA MICRO-CHIPPING EVERY SINGLE RHINO IN AMBITIOUS ANTI-POACHING EFFORT http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/kenya-microchipping-every-single-rhino-ambitious-anti-poaching-effort.html


      April 5, 2013 Yale Environment 360:

      ▶   SOUTH AFRICA GAME RESERVE INJECTS POISON INTO LIVING RHINO HORNS IN EFFORTS TO HALT POACHERS (No Mention Of How This Would Affect the Rhinos Themselves)  http://e360.yale.edu/digest/south_africa_game_reserve_poisons_rhino_horns_to_halt_poachers/3810/


                                                  INFOGRAPHIC:

                                 THE JOURNEY OF A RHINO HORN

      http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/wildlife-warzone/2013/10/infographic-journey-a-rhino-horn-2013107143045828890.html?wwftw2


        Smithsonian Magazine, February 27, 2014

      ▶  HERE'S WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS IF ALL THE RHINO DISAPPEAR http://www.smithsonianmag.com/articles/heres-what-might-happen-local-ecosystems-if-all-rhinos-disappear-180949896/?no-ist


      The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
       -▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


                                   World Wildlife Fund, June 24, 2014
                   RHINO HORN'S REAL VALUE AND OTHER RHINO FACTS
      https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/rhino-horn-s-real-value-and-other-rhino-facts


      Mongabay, October 22, 2014
      ▶  DEMAND FOR RHINO HORN DROPS 38 PERCENT IN VIETNAM AFTER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1022-hance-rhino-advertising.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/


                                                            WATCH:
      IMPORTANCE OF RHINO MOTHER'S BOND IN PROTECTING HER BABY http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-importance-rhino-mother%E2%80%99s-bond-protecting-baby


      ▶   DYING RHINO LEADS CALF TO SAFETY IN FINAL ACT OF MOTHERLY LOVE AS GAME RESERVE POACHER GO ON FOUR-DAY KILLING SPREE IN SOUTH AFRICA http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238694/Dying-rhino-leads-calf-safety-final-act-motherly-love-game-reserve-poachers-day-killing-spree-South-Africa.html


       April 5, 2013 World Wildlife Fund -

      ▶   TRAUMATIZED, DEHYDRATED ORPHANED INDIAN RHINO STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE AFTER MOTHER SHOT DOWN FOR HER HORN  http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?208176/Orphaned-rhino-struggles-to-survive-after-mother-killed


       May 2, 2013 Bloomberg
      ▶   RHINO'S DYING BREATH SIGNALS GENERAL'S RETURN TO WAR http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-01/rhino-s-dying-breath-signals-general-s-return-to-war.html


      VIDEO
      Link TV (10:42)
      NEW RHINO THREAT: COAL
      (RHINO'S CAN'T GET A BREAK)
      http://www.linktv.org/video/9673/new-rhino-threat-coal


      VIDEO
      National Geographic
      FIGHTING RHINO POACHING WITH GUNS, DRONES AND DOGS

      http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/fighting-rhino-poaching-with-guns-drones-and-dogs

                                                        VIDEO: (5:37)

                         A TRIBUTE TO VETERINARIAN DR FOWLDS AND 'THEMBA'

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


                                                        VIDEO (6:44)

                                       VETERINARIAN TREATING RHINOS

      Wildlife vet William Fowlds who treats wounded rhinos in the field.

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


      The International Rhino Foundation Blog

      ▶  DOGS WITH JOBS:  CANINE HEROES HELP WITH ANTI-RHINO POACHING http://intlrhinofoundation.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/dogs-with-jobs-canine-heroes-help-with-anti-rhino-poaching/


      April 8, 2013 BBC News
      ▶   NEPAL'S RHINO HUNTERS BECOME THE HUNTED http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22030392

                                               Original Article

      http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/07/05/fighting_a_booming_trade_in_rhino_horns.html

       

      February 18, 2013 Inter Press Service

      ▶   SHOOT-AT-SIGHT ORDER EFFECTIVELY KEEPING RHINO POACHERS AT BAY, NOW WEED THREATENS REFUGE http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/02/environment-weed-threatens-indian-rhinos-last-refuge/


      ▶   SALE OF RHINO HORN STOCKPILE WILL ONLY FEED THE CORRUPT  http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2013/07/08/sale-of-horn-stockpile-will-feed-the-corrupt-ilive

      Original Article: http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2013/07/08/sale-of-horn-stockpile-will-feed-the-corrupt-ilive


      Reuters, July 24, 2014
      ▶   SOUTH AFRICA COURT GIVES RHINO POACHER RECORD 77 YEARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-safrica-poaching-idUSKBN0FT14E20140724


                                         LOVELY DOCUMENTARY

                             "THERE IS A RHINO IN MY HOUSE" 

                  http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/rhino-my-house/


      Live Science, September 27, 2013

      ▶   HOW CHILDREN IN VIETNAM MAY PREVENT THE RHINO'S EXTINCTION http://www.livescience.com/39993-how-children-in-vietnam-may-prevent-the-rhinos-extinction.html




       ▶   THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP - THE DISAPPEARING RHINO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep

       

       Jan 15, 2013

      INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE

      — Illegal trade in rhino horns involves highly organized, mobile and well-financed criminal groups, mainly composed of Asian nationals based in Africa. These networks have ... http://ecowatch.org/2013/rhinos-in-crisis/

       

       21 Jan 2013

      ▶   INDIA: PREMATURE DEATH OF 50+ ONE-HORNED INDIAN RHINO TRIGGERS CALL FOR IMPROVED CONSERVATION EFFORTS  http://www.dw.de/spike-in-indian-rhino-deaths-triggers-worry/a-16537077?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

       

       May 15, 2013 Environmental News Service
      ▶   CALIFORNIA FATHER AND SON IMPRISONED FOR HEADING UP RHINO HORN SMUGGLING RING IN USA http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/15/california-father-and-son-rhino-horn-smugglers-imprisoned/

       

      ▶   27 March, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
      BABY RHINOS SIGNAL SUCCESS OF ASSAM TRANS-LOCATION AFTER BEING POACHED OUT http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=208092&



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

      AND DON'T FORGET THE ELEPHANTS 

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


      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


      THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS... JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS...MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


                                                        WATCH

                                                    The Ecologist

                                                  "LIQUID IVORY:

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


      ▶   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/7F7mXR

       

                                                               VIDEO

      - ▶ ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT - KENYA TRIALS TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS IN BID TO CURB POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994924661/kenya-trials-text-message-alerts-in-bid-to-curb-poaching-after-entire-family-of-11-elephants-wiped-out-video


      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/



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

      AND THE LIONS 

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


      - ▶ LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES.  POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN WE THOUGHT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994950184/lions-extinct-in-25-african-countries-populations-in-more-trouble-than-previously-thought


      SUPERB WATCH

      THE SERENGETI LION

      Life On the Plains With the Vumbi Pride

      http://sco.lt/5aeJX7


       

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

      AND THE TIGERS 

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


                                                               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

                                           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


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


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


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



      ▶  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


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

                                                  EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


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





        ▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE

      One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World http://sco.lt/5576PJ


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


       ▶   MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995194186/mass-wolf-killings-are-based-on-the-most-cynical-of-premises



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

       

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


       


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


       ▶   A GLOBAL URGENCY:  TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/5xc5Nh

       

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

       

       


       ▶   FOLLOW: WILDLIFE MARGRIT @Nikela_Wildlife  - FOR ALL NEWS ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE AND POACHING

       

      FOLLOW: RHINO POACHING @suemac74 on @scoopit http://www.scoop.it/t/rhino-poaching


       

                           WHAT'S HAPPENING TO AFRICA'S RHINO?

                    ONGOING NEWSAGGREGATE FROM @wildlifemargrit

                http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino

       

       

       

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

       

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                         http://sco.lt/95E5aL


                                    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/

      more...
      CineversityTV's curator insight, March 30, 2013 3:41 AM

      how poverty is exploited by greed.

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      VIDEO: Into the Heart of Ecuador’s Yasuni - A Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

      VIDEO: Into the Heart of Ecuador’s Yasuni - A Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                                         WATCH

                                             Yale Environment 360

                                     INTO THE HEART OF THE YASUNI

      http://e360.yale.edu/feature/video_into_heart_of_ecuador_yasuni_killackey/2628/

      Few places on earth harbor as much biodiversity as the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, a 6,500-square-mile territory in eastern Ecuador where the Amazon basin ascends into the Andes Mountains. But Yasuni also sits atop vast reserves of oil, and this rainforest wilderness, home to the indigenous Waorani people, faces intense development pressure.
      In this Yale Environment 360 video, filmmaker Ryan Killackey travels into the heart of Yasuni with seven scientists and chronicles their work as they inventory the reserve’s remarkable birds, fish, animals, and plants. Through their work, the researchers hope to bolster international initiatives to preserve a large swath of this threatened land... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/video_into_heart_of_ecuador_yasuni_killackey/2628/


      Inhabitat, July 03, 2014
      -▶ PERU APPROVES LARGE GAS PROJECT THAT COULD WIPE OUT UNCONTACTED TRIBES. A controversial gas project recently approved by the Peruvian government has the potential to wipe out a group of uncontacted tribes who live in the area. Earth First Journal reports that Peru’s Ministry of Culture, which is responsible for protecting the country’s indigenous people, has approved a plan by three foreign oil and gas companies to do oil exploration on land just 100km from Machu Picchu, where 15 uncontacted tribes live in isolated regions of the Amazon Rainforest http://inhabitat.com/peru-approves-large-gas-project-that-could-wipe-out-uncontacted-tribes/


      Mongabay, October 3, 2013
      -▶ OVER 100 SCIENTISTS WARN ECUADORIAN CONGRESS AGAINST OIL DEVELOPMENT IN YASUNI http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1003-hance-yasuni-scientists.html


      June 18, 2013 Business Insider

      ▶  INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMPANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU


      Mongabay, December 05, 2014
      ▶  HOW AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY IN ECUADOR STOOD UP TO BIG OIL -- AND WON http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1205-gfrn-moll-rocek-gualinga-interview.html


                                     MUCH MORE ON YASUNI BELOW


      Rolling Stone, December 16, 2014
      MURDER IN THE RAINFOREST: INDIGENOUS TRIBES ON THE CLIMATE FRONTLINES http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/murder-in-the-rainforest-20141216


      The Guardian, December 06, 2014
      ▶  ECUADOR INDIGENOUS LEADER FOUND MURDERED DAYS BEFORE PLANNED LIMA CLIMATE TALKS PROTEST http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/06/ecuador-indigenous-leader-found-dead-lima-climate-talks


      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


                                                        FEATURED VIDEO
                                                 Mongabay, March 19, 2014
      INDIGENOUS TRIBE FACES LOGGERS, RANGERS, AND MURDER IN BID TO SAVE THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0319-hance-wounaan-one-video.html?n3ws1ttr


                                                         VIDEO REPORT
                                        Democracy Now, December 03, 2014
      ECUADOREAN AUTHORITIES SEIZE COP20 CLIMATE CARAVAN BUS CARRYING ACTIVISTS OPPOSED TO YASUNI OIL DRILLING  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/3/ecuadorean_authorities_seize_climate_caravan_bus



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

                                                      CHEVRON

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


      CSRWire, January 23, 2015
      CHEVRON'S BATTERED IMAGE OVER ECUADOR ECOLOGICAL DISASTER TAKES ANOTHER HIT IN DAVOS

      http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/37632-Chevron-s-Battered-Image-Over-Ecuador-Ecological-Disaster-Takes-Another-Hit-In-Davos

                              

                                                            VIDEO

                                                 THE TRUE STORY

                     CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

                                                http://sco.lt/7pCbOj


      CSRWire, December 04, 2014
      -▶ CHEVRON TRYING TO SUPPRESS EXPERT REPORT THAT UNDERMINES COMPANY'S STAR WITNESS IN ECUADOR POLLUTION TRIAL http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/37557-Chevron-Trying-to-Suppress-Expert-Report-that-Undermines-Company-s-Star-Witness-In-Ecuador-Pollution-Trial

       

                                                           VIDEO

                                Climate & Capitalism, October 29, 2013
      -▶ CHEVRON'S SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK JUSTICE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/10/29/chevrons-scorched-earth-campaign-block-justice/

       

       Gristmill, John Upton, September 23, 2013
      -▶ CHEVRON SCORES LEGAL AND PR VICTORIES IN ECUADOR POLLUTION CASE. Between 1964 and 1990, Texaco drilled for oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon and left an outrageous mess, dumping 18.5 billion gallons of toxic sludge and wastewater into local waterways. Chevron, which acquired Texaco in 2001, was ordered by an Ecuadorian judge in 2011 to pay $19 billion for the damage. Chevron said, to paraphrase, “Eff you,” and has been fighting the judgment ever since. It’s little wonder, then, that Ecuador’s president is calling for a boycott of Chevron. In launching the “Chevron’s Dirty Hand” campaign last week
       http://grist.org/news/chevron-scores-legal-and-pr-victories-in-ecuador-pollution-case/


       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


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


      Guardian Environment, December 09, 2014
      ▶  AMAZON OIL DESTRUCTION IGNORED BY LEADERS AT PERU COP20 CLIMATE TALKS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/09/the-amazon-oil-spills-overlooked-by-environmental-leaders-in-lima


      IC Magazine, December 09, 2014
      ▶  IT'S WAR!!  PERU-BRAZIL INDIGENOUS PEOPLE PLEDGE TO FIGHT AMAZON OIL EXPLORATION https://intercontinentalcry.org/its-war-peru-brazil-indigenous-people-pledge-to-fight-amazon-oil-exploration-26487/


       Mongabay, July 23, 2014
      -▶ PERU SLASHES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS TO ATTRACT MORE MINING AND FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0723-hance-peru-environment-law.html


      -▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN LAND GRAB GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH


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



                                                     WATCH TRAILER

                                    MULTI-AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY
                                                     "OIL AND WATER'

      The High Price of The Oil Industry's Destruction of Equador's Indigenous Communities and Environment. Shot over six years, Oil & Water is the true story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo fights for the survival of his Equador Amazonian tribe, while David attempts to revolutionize the oil industry. http://www.itvs.org/films/oil-and-water

                                OIL AND WATER DOCUMENTARY WEBSITE

                                 http://www.oilandwaterdocumentary.com/


                                                      Global Review
                                   PERU DEFORESTATION STUDY
                                  MAKING VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE
                               http://invisibleperu.com/global-review/



                                                         REPORT:

                             Forest Peoples Programme, December 04, 2014

      REVEALING THE HIDDEN:  INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON DEFORESTATION IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON  http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/rights-land-natural-resources/publication/2014/revealing-hidden-indigenous-perspectives-defor


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                     Democracy Now, December 09, 2014
      FIRST EVER CLIMATE SUMMIT IN AMAZON COUNTRY AMIDST GROWING THREAT TO "HEART OF THE PLANET"  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/9/as_developing_nations_seek_climate_aid


      IC Magazine, December 11, 2014
      -▶  PANEL FINDS CORPORATIONS, UNITED NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS GUILTY OF VIOLATING NATURE'S RIGHTS

        https://intercontinentalcry.org/panel-finds-corporations-united-nations-and-governments-guilty-of-violating-natures-rights-26515/


      World News Daily Report, December 10, 2014
      ▶  LOGGERS "ACCIDENTALLY" CUT DOWN WORLD'S OLDEST TREE IN AMAZON FOREST. There are large portions of this national reserve that are rich in oil and natural gas. There has been committed action by energy corporations to lobby the government to exploit the area for years. http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/loggers-accidentally-cut-down-worlds-oldest-tree-in-amazon/


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



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

                                                            YASUNI

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


                                                     --- WATCH --

                                     August 16, 2013 PBS Newshour
                                        OIL CORPORATION PLUNDER
      *** ECUADOR EXPOSES YASUNI RAINFOREST AND IT'S INHABITANTS TO MASSIVE OIL EXTRACTION
      Thousands of species of plant and wildlife call Ecuador's Yasuni National Park home, but it is believed that beneath the lush floor lies $7.2 billion of oil. Drilling could threaten the rain forest's biodiversity and indigenous populations. Some scientists argue a balance could be found. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec13/ecuador_08-16.html


      Guardian Environment, April 30, 2014
      -▶ YASUNI CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM OIL DRILLING PETITION RESULTS BEING MANIPULATED. Civil society groups say enough signatures have been gathered to force a referendum but authorities are interfering http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/30/yasuni-campaigners-oil-drilling-petition-results-referendum

       

       Mongabay, April 16, 2014
      -▶ ECUADOR WILL HAVE REFERENDUM ON FATE OF YASUNI AFTER ACTIVISTS COLLECT OVER 700,000 SIGNATURES  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0416-hance-yasuni-referendum.html


      August 24, 2013 Inter Press Service
      -▶ QUITO: EQUADOR CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR VOTE/REFERENDUM ON DRILLING IN YASUNI PARK http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/civil-society-calls-for-vote-on-drilling-in-ecuadors-yasuni-park/


      Yale Environment 360, May 23, 2014

      -▶ OIL DRILLING PERMITS ISSUED FOR KEY AREA OF YASUNI PARK http://e360.yale.edu/digest/oil_drilling_permits_issued_for_key_area_of_yasuni_park/4157/


      August 23, 2013 Environment News Service

      -▶ ECUADOR'S YASUNI-ITT INITIATIVE FAILED, WHAT'S NEXT? CAN THE YASUNI NATIONAL PARK BE SAVED? http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/23/ecuadors-yasuni-itt-initiative-failed-whats-next/


       Mongabay, July 29, 2014
      -▶ DEFORESTATION RAMPING UP IN YASUNI AS ECUADOR SETS TO OPEN UP NATIONAL PARK TO DRILLING http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0729-gfrn-panela-yasuni-forma.html


                                                     SLIDESHOW -

      -▶ WHAT WE'RE LOSING - ECUADORIAN RAIN FOREST WONDERS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/yasuni_08-05/


      The Ecologist, June 6, 2014
      -▶ ECUADOR: OIL COMPANY HAS BUILT SECRET ROAD DEEP INTO YASUNI NATIONAL PARK VIOLATING PROMISES AND THREATENING UNCONTACTED INDIGENOUS TRIBES . http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2426486/ecuador_oil_company_has_built_secret_road_deep_into_yasuni_national_park.html


      August 28, 2013 Living on Earth:
      -▶ OIL OR TREES: Yasuni National Park in Ecuador is home to more species of plants and animals than all of the US and Canada combined. Below the park are billions of gallons of oil. In 2007 President Correa offered to keep the oil in the ground if the international community compensated Ecuador for some of the loss of money it could have made from oil concessions. BUT ... http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00035&segmentID=4

       

      Mongabay, June 05, 2014
      -▶ NO SURPRISE:  MAJOR OIL COMPANY BREAKS AGREEMENT, BUILDS BIG ROADS IN YASUNI RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0605-hance-petroamazonas-block31.html


      September 13, 2013 DW English

      -▶ CHINA PARTIALLY TO BLAME OVER ECUADOR'S YASUNI NATIONAL PARK'S OIL DRILLING http://www.dw.de/china-to-blame-over-yasuni-say-critics/a-17085405?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf


      Guardian Environment, February 19, 2014
      -▶ ECUADOR PURSUED CHINA OIL DEAL WHILE PLEDGING TO PROTECT YASUNI, PAPERS SHOW The Ecuadorian government was negotiating a secret $1bn deal with a Chinese bank to drill for oil under the Yasuni national park in the Amazon while pursuing a high-profile scheme to keep the oil under the ground in return for international donations, according to a government document seen by the Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/19/ecuador-oil-china-yasuni


       Guardian Environment, July 02, 2014

      -▶ EQUADOR PLAYS BOTH ENDS AGAINST THE MIDDLE:  LEAKED DOCUMENTS AS TO DOUBT ON ECUADOR'S COMMITMENT TO FOREST PLAN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/02/ecuador-power-plant-yasuni-national-park-documents


      ReddMonitor, June 03, 2014
      -▶ ECUADOR'S CONTINUED CONFLICT OVER OIL DRILLING, INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND BIODIVERSITY http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/06/03/ecuadors-continued-conflict-over-oil-drilling-indigenous-rights-and-biodiversity/#more-15208


                                                          WATCH

                                  August 5, 2013 PBS Newshour

      -▶ HOW THE WORLD'S MOST BIODIVERSE PLACE COULD BE RANSOMED FOR OIL MONEY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/08/how-the-worlds-most-biodiverse-place-could-be-ransomed-for-oil-money.html


                                                      INFOGRAPH

                                                    August 5, 2013

                    RAINFOREST FOR RANSOM: YASUNI NATIONAL PARK http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/yasuni/

       

                                                RAINFOREST PEOPLE
                      http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/301.html


      August 18 2013 Yale Environment 360:
      -▶ ECUADOR ABANDONS MORATORIUM ON OIL DRILLING IN BIODIVERSE YASUNI PARK  http://e360.yale.edu/digest/ecuador_abandons_moratorium_on_oil_drilling_in_biodiverse_yasuni_park/3922/


      August 16, 2012 Environment New Service
      -▶ ECUADOR TO ALLOW OIL DRILLING IN YASUNI NATIONAL PARK http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/16/ecuador-allows-oil-drilling-in-yasuni-national-park/

       

      Guardian Environment, September 3, 2012

      -▶ YASUNI'S MOST UNUSUAL SPECIES - IN PICTURES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2012/sep/03/yasuni-unusual-species-in-pictures#/?picture=395574576&index=0

       

       September 6, 2013 International Cry

      -▶ ECUADOR: THE RIGHTS OF NATURE THREATENED IN YASUNI NATIONAL PARK http://intercontinentalcry.org/ecuador-rights-nature-threatened-yasuni-national-park/



                                                           CONTACT

      VIOLENCE, ILLEGAL LOGGING DRIVES UNCONTACTED TRIBES IN BRAZIL OUT OF RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/56ArZJ



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



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


                                                        ENOUGHNESS

                      WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                    http://sco.lt/6EFbPt



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



      December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

      -▶ DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02


                                   DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

      Ecosystems, Rivers, Forests, Environment and Indigenous Communities

                                                http://sco.lt/8qmfYn



                                               UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: 

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



      -▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGINILAND WITH OIL SPILLS ... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES ENVIRONMENT?  http://sco.lt/4vZqvB


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


                                          ERADICATING ECOCIDE

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                              http://sco.lt/56vkOH


      -▶ 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

       

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



      -▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF LIFE, ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE -- 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



                                            SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

                              THE MOVEMENT FOR TRIBAL PEOPLES

                                     http://www.survivalinternational.org/


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      ▶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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      Keeping Nature In Our Future: Healthy Ecosystems Essential For Economic and Planetary Survival

      Keeping Nature In Our Future: Healthy Ecosystems Essential For Economic and Planetary Survival | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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


      The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
      - ▶ THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


      Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


      George Monbiot, December 0, 2014
       -▶ CIVILIZATION IS BORING:  WE ARE PRE-TUNED TO THE NATURAL WORLD; WIRED TO RESPOND TO NATURE   http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/09/civilisation-is-boring/


      HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT : RESTORING VALUES  http://sco.lt/5K4M89



                                              NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                                 NEW SHORT VIDEOS
                              Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
                         HOLLYWOOD'S  A -LIST 'SPEAKS OUT FOR NATURE:

      On www.natureisspeaking.org a series of short films that let nature speak for itself.

      Nature has been around for more than 4.5 billion years, evolving and adjusting to whatever the universe throws at it. People, on the other hand, are very fragile and entirely dependent on what nature provides. Great Watch http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-nature

      ORIGINAL SOURCE: Conservation International

      http://natureisspeaking.org/mothernature.html



      -▶ BOLIVIA:  FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/83jybZ


      RSPB UK, October 16, 2014
      -▶ MIGRATING BIRDS IN DRAMATIC DECLINE http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/details.aspx?id=384019&


      Mongabay,
       -▶ IT'S NOT JUST EXTINCTION:  MEET DEFAUNATION Experts say defaunation is already having large-scale impacts across ecosystems, undercutting everything from pollination to pest control to water and soil quality. For example, a flood of recent research has found that the world's pollinators may be in crisis—including bees and butterflies—threatening global agriculture and potentially costing billions. But the impacts of defaunation could even lead to worsening outbreaks of disease in humans.
      Defaunation can also result in co-extinctions. For example, many animals are ecologically connected to plant species, who may depend on them for pollination or seed dispersal. But if you lose the animal species—or if its population drops below a certain threshold—plants are likely to vanish as well. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0724-hance-defaunation.html


      July 03, 2013 TerraDaily
      MAPPING THE BENEFITS OF OUR ECOSYSTEMS

      -▶ We rely on our physical environment for many things - clean water, land for crops or pastures, storm water absorption, and recreation, among others... http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Mapping_the_benefits_of_our_ecosystems_999.html


       

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

       

       

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


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


       

                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


       

      Just Means, March 11, 2014

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

       

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



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


       

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

       

                                             BREATHTAKING VIDEO

                          HOW NATURE MADE & DESIGNED HERSELF

                                             http://sco.lt/5mGHuT

       

      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


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

       

       

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

       

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

       

                                                          WATCH

      DR. VANDANA SHIVA: "RIGHTS OF NATURE" TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT  presents closing statement at the first Ethics Tribunal in Quito January 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw

       

       

       Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
      -▶ THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html

       

       

                                               UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

       

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

       

       -▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS: HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

       

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

       

       THICH NHAT HANH:

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

       

      ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH

      ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8diF4z

       

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

       

      August 16, 2013 Guardian Environment

      -▶ PROTECT NATURE FOR WORLD ECONOMIC SECURITY, WARNS UN BIODIVERSITY CHIEF http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security

       

       

        -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

       


       

       -▶ 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

       

        -▶ ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE:  EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ

       

       

                                                                   VIDEO:

                                                      ELWHA RIVER DAM

          FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY - A GRAND EXPERIMENT

                                                          http://sco.lt/7U34Ij

       

       

      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 focuses 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

       

        -▶ CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT

       http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

       

       

        -▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE AND SCHOOLS http://sco.lt/8JxfJB

       

       

                                                        A TED VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                             "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
      We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
      http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

       

      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/

       

       

                                                     REWILD THE CHILD

                    If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                                     http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

       

       

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

       

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

       

      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


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


       -▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/9McNs1

       

       Stockholm Resilience Center
      -▶ REGIME SHIFTS IN SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
      Lakes do it, soils do it, even whole coral reefs do it. Undergo regime shifts, that is. Lakes do it, soils do it, even whole coral reefs do it. Undergo regime shifts, that is.
      http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-news/8-23-2013-human-nature.html

       

      August 15, 2013 Terra Daily
      -▶ COMMUNITIES IN NATURE A LOT MORE SENSITIVE TO CHANGE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Ecosystems_change_long_before_species_are_lost_999.html

       

      July 3, 2013 IUCN International -

      -▶ INTEGRATING BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES INTO MODELED SCENARIOS OF THE FUTURE  https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2013/07/04/integrating-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-into-modelled-scenarios-of-the-future/

       

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

       

       

      -▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV

       

       August 31, 2013 John Innes Center

      -▶ ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

       

       

       -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

       

       

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

       

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

       

       

                                                      TED TALK VIDEO
                                                   Louie Schwartzberg:
                                     "NATURE.  BEAUTY.  GRATITUDE"
      http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude

       

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

       

       -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE  http://sco.lt/856DXl

       

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

       

      -▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

       

       -▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

       

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

       

      -▶ THE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND WITH OTHER SPECIES  http://sco.lt/7TWRPd

       

      -▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' http://sco.lt/8q2M41

       

       -▶ THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUEL AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/8P74wD

       

       

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                                             CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                                 27 March, 2013 -

                             OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE
                                     Overfished and Under Protected

      http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

       

       

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                SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING