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Monarch Butterfly Migration Plunges. Now at lowest level ever - Industrial Ag and Pesticides

Monarch Butterfly Migration Plunges. Now at lowest level ever - Industrial Ag and Pesticides | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 March 15, 2013 New York Times

  ▶  THE DYING OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/opinion/the-dying-of-the-monarch-butterflies.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y



TakePart, October 16, 2014
THE U.S. APPROVES A POWERFUL NEW PESTICIDE DEADLY TO MONARCH BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/15/us-government-approves-powerful-new-pesticide-deadly-monarch-butterflies


March 13, 2013 - New York Times

MONARCH MIGRATION PLUNGES TO LOWEST LEVEL - THREATENING EXTINCTION The monarch migration population to their winter home in a Mexican forest sank this year to a 59 percent declines since December 2011 due to extreme weather and a lack of the milkweed that the butterflies feed on, experts say.

     But an equally alarming source of the decline  is the explosive increase in American farmland planted in soybean and corn genetically modified to tolerate herbicides.

    The American Midwest’s corn belt is a critical feeding ground for monarchs, which once found a ready source of milkweed growing between the rows of millions of acres of soybean and corn. But the ubiquitous use of herbicide-tolerant crops has enabled farmers to wipe out the milkweed, and with it much of the butterflies’ food supply.

    “That habitat is virtually gone. We’ve lost well over 120 million acres, and probably closer to 150 million acres,” Mr. Taylor said.

    A rapid expansion of farmland — more than 25 million new acres in the United States since 2007 — has eaten away grasslands and conservation reserves that supplied the monarchs with milkweed" ...  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/science/earth/monarch-migration-plunges-to-lowest-level-in-decades.html?smid=tw-nytnational&seid=auto


Ottawa Citizen, March 27, 2014
  ▶  BUTTERFLY COUNT IN MEXICO WORST ON RECORD: HABITAT LOSS AND PESTICIDES DECIMATE SPECIES.This is the worst year on record for the monarch butterfly, with North America’s entire population of the orange insects now squeezed into less than one hectare in Mexico. Farm pesticides in their main flyway through the United States and into Canada are one hazard, he said. The conservation group Monarch Watch also blames herbicide-resistant crops, which allow farmers to do a better job of killing weeds, including milkweed, the monarchs food source. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Butterfly+count+Mexico+reveals+bleak+winter+monarchs/9669976/story.html


Yale Environment 360

  ▶  TRACKING THE CAUSES OF SHARP DECLINE OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY http://e360.yale.edu/feature/tracking_the_causes_of_sharp__decline_of_the_monarch_butterfly/2634/


National Geographic, October 10, 2014
AS DWINDLING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES MAKE THEIR MIGRATION, FEDS TRY TO SAVE THEM http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141010-monarch-butterfly-migration-threatened-plan/


NJ.com, September 12, 2014
  ▶  DECLINING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES BEGIN 3,000-MILE TREK TO MEXICO. FEWER THAN EVER BEFORE.  N.J. LEGISLATES MORE WILDLIFE HABITAT TO WELCOME THEM http://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index.ssf/2014/09/declining_monarch_butterflies_beginning_3000-mile_trek_to_mexico_nj_legislator_plans_bills_to_welcom.html


Washington Post, October 07, 2011

  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLIES FACE TOUGH TRIP THROUGH TEXAS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/can-monarch-butterflies-make-it-through-texas/2011/10/07/gIQAEt8ySL_story.html


 April 30, 2013 World Environment News

  ▶  NO TRACE LEFT OF THREE TYPES OF BUTTERFLIES NATIVE TO SOUTH FLORIDA http://planetark.org/wen/68533


July 28, 2013 The Washington Post
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLIES DISAPPEARING: THE INSECT FOOD WEB IS UNRAVELING http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/monarch-butterfly-campaign-takes-wing/2013/07/26/fa6e8ad8-f56d-11e2-aa2e-4088616498b4_story.html


Live Science, February 25, 2014
  ▶  AS MILKWEED DISAPPEARS, MONARCHS ARE FADING AWAY - MIGRATING BUTTERFLIES SUFFER AS HERBICIDE USE GROWS http://www.livescience.com/43678-milkweed-and-monarchs-disappearing.html


VIDEO REPORT
  PBS Newshour, December 24, 2013
WHY FEWER MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ARE SURVIVING

THEIR WINTER MIGRATION TO MEXICO

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec13/monarch_12-24.html

 

New York Times, November 22, 2013

▶  THE YEAR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DIDN'T APPEAR http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/sunday-review/the-year-the-monarch-didnt-appear.html?_r=0


March 14, 2013 - The Guardian Environment
  ▶  MEXICAN MONARCH BUTTERFLY NUMBERS DROP 59% TO RECORD LOWS - SIXTH DECLINE IN SEVEN YEARS Mexican monarch butterfly numbers at record low, scientists say http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/14/mexican-monarch-butterfly-numbers


 April 26, 2013 Miami Herald

  ▶  BUTTERFLIES ARE PART OF A COMPLEX FOOD WEBS, RANK NEXT TO BEE AS KEY POLLINATORS, IN MAJOR DECLINE http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/26/v-fullstory/3366251/butterflies-in-decline-in-south.html


 ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV


 July 28, 2013 The Washington Post
  ▶  THE INSECT FOOD WEB IS UNRAVELING: MONARCH BUTTERFLIES DISAPPEARING http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/monarch-butterfly-campaign-takes-wing/2013/07/26/fa6e8ad8-f56d-11e2-aa2e-4088616498b4_story.html



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

 

 Mongabay, April  03, 2014
  ▶  WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS:  U.S. CITIZENS WILLING TO SPEND BILLIONS TO PROTECT DEMISE OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0403-sutherland-monarchs.html


New York Times, December 20, 2013

  ▶  SETTING THE TABLE FOR A REGAL BUTTERFLY COMEBACK, WITH MILKWEED http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/21/us/setting-the-table-for-a-fluttering-comeback-with-milkweed.html?ref=science&_r=1&;


New York Times, October 12, 2013
  ▶  MONARCHS FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVES: WHAT FARMERS CALL A "WEED" MONARCHS DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10


                               WATCH - FULL EPISODE - NOVA
     "THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY"
Follow the 2,000-mile migration of monarchs to a sanctuary in the highlands of Mexico http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/journey-butterflies.html

The Story Behind The Filming: Tracking the Monarch Migration http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/monarch-migration.html




▶  TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE - GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS - THE PERFECT STORM  http://sco.lt/8iXChl


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



                                                 SLIDESHOW

                  THE PLIGHT OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
                                     Environmental Defense Fund
http://support.edf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=monarch_butterflies


Salon, June 1, 2014

  ▶  MONSANTO vs THE MONARCHS:  THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD'S MOST STUNNING BUTTERFLY MIGRATION. North America is on the verge of losing one of its most spectacular phenomena http://www.salon.com/2014/06/01/monsanto_vs_the_monarchs_the_fight_to_save_the_worlds_most_stunning_butterfly_migration/


                                                  IN PHOTOS:
▶  FEWER MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ARE BECOMING 'SNOWBIRDS' - http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/12/monarch-butterflies.html

 

 

Watchdog Earth, November 23, 2013

  ▶  THE CONTINUING COLLAPSE OF MONARCH BUTTERFLY POPULATIONS http://blogs.courier-journal.com/watchdogearth/2013/11/23/the-continuing-collapse-of-monarch-butterfly-populations/

 

October 3, 2013
  ▶  WHY THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY POPULATION IS SHRINKING http://www.momscleanairforce.org/2013/10/03/monarch-butterflies-climate-change/

 

June 2, 2013 TruthOut

  ▶  MONARCHS OF OUR LIFE http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/16683-monarchs-of-life

 

  ▶   20 INCREDIBLE MIGRATING MONARCH BUTTERFLY PICTURES - Environmental Graffiti - http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/incredible-images-monarch-butterflies-swarming?image=0

 

July 15, 2013 Mongabay

  ▶  LOSING OUR MONARCHS: ICONIC MONARCH BUTTERFLY DOWN TO LOWERS NUMBERS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0715-avery-losing-monarchs.html



July 23, 2013 EurActiv

European Union Report:

  ▶  DRAMATIC EUROPEAN 50% BUTTERFLY DECLINE IMPACTING HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND OTHER SPECIES

Hans Bruyninckx, the EEA’s executive director, said: “This dramatic decline in grassland butterflies should ring alarm bells – in general Europe’s grassland habitats are shrinking. If we fail to maintain these habitats we could lose many of these species forever. We must recognise the importance of butterflies and other insects – the pollination they carry out is essential for both natural ecosystems and agriculture.”
The report flags the over-intensification of agriculture in Western Europe as major cause of the decline.
A statement accompanying the report blames agricultural intensification for creating vast sterile, uniform grasslands which do not provide the habitat needed for many indigenous species to survive. Butterflies, and other species, are also vulnerable to the over-use of chemical pesticides, a major component of intensive farming....

Separately, the EU has stepped up efforts to restrict insecticides in a bid to stave off the decline in bee populations.... http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/dramatic-eu-butterfly-decline-wa-news-529524

 

April 29, 2013 LifeWise News

EUROPE WILL ENFORCE WORLD'S FIRST CONTINENT-WIDE BAN ON INSECTICIDES HARMING BEES, POLLINATORS (AND YOU) http://southweb.org/lifewise/europe-will-enforces-worlds-first-continent-wide-ban-on-insecticides-harming-bees/


 July 17, 2013 Grist
EU BANS YET ANOTHER BEE-KILLING INSECTICIDE - USA REMAINS IN DEFIANCE http://grist.org/news/e-u-bans-another-bee-killing-insecticide/


                                                  SLIDESHOW

THE AMAZING MULTI-GENERATION, 2,500 MILE MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION

Monarch butterflies are the only insect to travel thousands of miles from the cooler north to the warmth of southern regions to spend the winter. What may be most amazing about this migration is not just the distance, but the fact that it takes four generations of monarch butterflies to make the trip and that the butterflies -- four generations apart -- use the exact same trees to winter each year. ... http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-multi-generation-tk-mile-monarch-butterfly-migration/#slide-top


Washington Post, January 20, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLIES KEEP DISAPPEARING.  HERE'S WHY - CHARTS, GRAPHS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/29/the-monarch-butterfly-population-just-hit-a-record-low-heres-why/

 

ClimateProgress, June 25, 2014
  ▶  DON'T FORGET BUTTERFLIES! OUR POLLINATiON CRISIS IS MORE THAN HONEYBEES. “Our natural ecosystems depend upon pollination from many species, including birds, bats, native bees, and butterflies — not just honeybees http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/25/3447062/pollination-crisis-honeybees/

 

  ▶  WHY WE NEED INSECTS: EVEN PESKY ONES - PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL http://sco.lt/94UwhF

 

July 23, 2013 Scientific American
  ▶  LOSS OF JUST ONE POLLINATOR SPECIES HARMS PLANTS http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=loss-of-a-just-one-pollinator-species-harms-plants


 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

 
                                               PHOTO ESSAY

                                 PBS Newshour, December 31, 2013

              MONARCH BUTTERFLIES FLUTTER AROUND THE GLOBE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/monarch1213/index.html



                          AWESOME! BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                     Vancouver Film School

                                        http://sco.lt/5dcRur



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                          PESTICIDES AND MODERN AGRICULTURE


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 Guardian Environment, January 29, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE LEADS TO WARNING OVER FAMED MIGRATION. INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE FAULTED - Low levels in central Mexico blamed on Big Agriculture disappearance of the Monarchs's milkweed breeding grounds in US and Canada http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/29/monarch-butterfly-decline-mexico

 

Nation of Change, January 31, 2014
  ▶  MONSANTO OR MONARCHS? New Report Shows Monsanto, Pesticides, Industrial Agriculture Major Culprit in Record Decline of Monarch Butterflies http://www.nationofchange.org/new-report-shows-monsanto-major-culprit-record-decline-monarch-butterflies-1391179118

 

▶ Center for Food Safety, November 27, 2013
MONSANTO OR MONARCH BUTTERFLIES -- THE CHOICE IS OURS http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/2741/monsanto-or-monarchs-the-choice-is-ours

 

  CBC News, June 04, 2014
-▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE LINKED TO SPREAD OF GMO CROPS AND THEIR PESTICIDES http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/monarch-butterfly-decline-linked-to-spread-of-gm-crops-1.2665131


-▶  Scientific America, June 06 2014
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES UNDER THREAT FROM RISING HERBICIDE USE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/monarch-butterflies-under-threat-from-rising-herbicide-use/


Vox, June 12, 2014
-▶  IS MODERN FARMING KILLING OFF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES? ARE GMO CROPS AND HERBICIDES TO BLAME?  PHOTOS, MIGRATION GRAPHS http://www.vox.com/2014/6/10/5786252/why-are-monarch-butterflies-vanishing-blame-modern-farming-for-one


Mother Jones, January 30, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLIES CAN SURVIVE THE WORLD'S MOST AMAZING MIGRATION -- BUT GMOs ARE WIPING THEM OUT http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/01/how-gmo-crops-dethrone-monarch-butterfly


Organic Connections
  ▶  IS THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY A GMO CASUALITY? http://organicconnectmag.com/monarch-butterfly-gmo-casualty/#.Urjat_ZQ1K4



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

 


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



WATCH:

EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO

THE EFFECTS MULTIPLE PESTICIDES ARE HAVING UPON BEES & POLLINATORS AND YOU?

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fXYR9FTfM


 

March 14, 2012 - Triple Pundit
  ▶  MONSANTO'S "ROUND-UP" READY CROPS TIED TO BUTTERFLY DECLINE  http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/03/monsantos-roundup-ready-crops-tied-butterfly-decline/

 

  ▶  COMMONLY USED HERBICIDES SEEN AS THREAT TO ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER POLLINATORS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Commonly_used_herbicides_seen_as_threat_to_endangered_butterflies_999.html


The Des Moines Register, August 29, 2014
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES DYING ... AND MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE IS A SUSPECT  http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2014/08/29/monarch-butterfly-decline-roundup-herbicide/14832497/


                           THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

            NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "ROUND-UP"

                                      http://sco.lt/8iHda5


 

The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT INSECTS 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/neonicotinoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html


High Country News, February 12, 2014

▶  HOW THE U.S. FARM BILL DEEPENS THE PRECIPITOUS DECLINE OF MONARCHS :  Scientists fear that one of North America’s greatest migrations is in its death throes http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/policies-and-pollinators-the-feds-the-farm-bill-and-the-precipitous-decline-of-monarchs

 

▶  MONSANTO RIDER" IN FARM BILL EXEMPTS AGRIBUSINESS FROM LIABILITY FOR BIOCROPS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND ELIMINATES GOVERNMENT POWER TO REGULATE THEM ... http://grist.org/article/frankenfoods-hitch-a-ride-through-congress-but-you-can-help-stop-them/

 

  March 16, 2013 Star Tribune

  ▶  STUDY TIES GMO CORN, SOYBEANS TO BUTTERFLY LOSS http://www.startribune.com/local/143017765.html?refer=y


Common Dreams, January 29, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY IN GRAVE DANGER. Herbicides, deforestation and climate conditions putting the monarch in free fall  https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/29-10

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex, UK is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS TOO http://sco.lt/6B7NZ3

 

March 18, 2013 - USA Today

  ▶  CALLS FOR HALT TO WIDELY APPLIED INSECTICIDE TO REDUCE IMPACT ON BIRDS AND WILDLIFE   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/18/birdsinsecticides/1996271/

 

 

                                         SLOW-MOTION VIDEO
                    Mother Nature Network, February 14, 2014
                       THE HIDDEN BEAUTY OF POLLINATION
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/slow-motion-video-reveals-the-hidden-beauty-of

 


 October 29, 2012 - Planet Earth OnLine
  ▶  BEETLE DECLINES INCREASE CONCERNS ABOUT WIDER INSECT TROUBLE http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1310&cookieConsent=A

 


 ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

  Mother Jones, March 21, 2012
  ▶  RESEARCHERS:  GM CROPS ARE KILLING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES, AFTER ALL http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/03/researchers-gm-crops-are-killing-monarch-butterflies-after-all

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group
  ▶  A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC'S HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health



▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health


 ▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://sco.lt/6A1VMf




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THE MASS BEE DIE-OFF

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                                          BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                            http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh


March 15, 2013 - Guardian Environment

  ▶  AS FOR BEES, SO FOR BUTTERFLIES; PESTICIDES THAT KILL:
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF BEES? Insecticides are harming bees, argue environmentalists, who believe pollinators are greatly undervalued. Leo Hickman, with your help, investigates... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/15/bees-value-pollination-farming-neonicotinoids

 

Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
▶  HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES, MILLIONS DYING DUE TO INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoid pesticides are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

  ▶  PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER'S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators


                                      SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

             TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                           http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

April 8, 2013 Earth First
  ▶  PESTICIDES HAVE KILLED OFF SO MANY BEES, NOW ROBOTIC BEES TO POLLINATE MONSANTO CROPS http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/robotic-bees-to-pollinate-monsanto-crops/

 

 

  ▶  BEE-KILLING CHEMICAL LURKS INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES AND INSECTS, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/651bMX

 


 

                                                    -- WATCH --

              POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

   ▶  "PROMISCUOUS" BEES AND VANISHING INSECTS MEAN LESS FOR FOR US  http://sco.lt/73OL2n

 

 

   ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT SYNGENTA FAULTS EU PEER-REVIEWED STUDY TO CURB THEIR KILLER PESTICIDES NEONICOTINOIDS http://sco.lt/8fqLQ1

 

  ▶  BAYER RAKED IN $1 BILLION IN 2012 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/990749270/bayer-raked-in-1-billion-in-2010-with-bee-killing-pesticides

 

  ▶  DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL  http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

  ▶  WE NEED OUR BEES & POLLINATORS HEALTHY - Study: Bees could hold the key to preventing HIV transmission http://sco.lt/5wdlfV

 

 ▶  THE POWER OF THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY: BRITAIN HELPS PREVENT BAN ON PESTICIDES LINKED TO BEE DECLINE  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/britain-helps-prevent-ban-on-pesticides-linked-to-bee-decline-8536994.html

 


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

 



 

   ▶  MORE ON PESTICIDES AND BEES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES+PESTICIDES

 

 

MORE ON PESTICIDES AND BEES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES

 

 

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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

http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

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                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

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▶  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

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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!



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



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


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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/

 

                                                     VIDEOS

                                    WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY

                                        http://sco.lt/6rzPEX


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


 

 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

 

                                              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



 - ▶ 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


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

 

                                                      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/



 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 flobe, 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

 

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



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


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

 

                                   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


 

- ▶  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/


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



 

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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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Rajita's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:27 AM

Very enlightneing! A must watch film for environmentalists and skeptics alike ...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, June 1, 2:48 AM

An excellent short documentary on what is biodiversity and what we are doing to it.

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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

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 08, 2013

 -▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES. Sustainability leaders could learn from Buddhist Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who believes in a deeper human connection with Mother Earth...

 "If nothing is sacred, most of all nature, then we create the potential for the perfect kind of storm, to which it will be virtually impossible to adapt, let alone mitigate." He hits the nail on the head; we are not going to save ourselves and countless species from destruction with innovations in technology and business thinking alone, unless we heal our profound disconnection with Mother Earth. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sense-sacred-sustainable-business-buddhist


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


 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



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


                                              NATURE SACRED

                                       http://naturesacred.org/

Individual and community wellness are more directly linked to nature than most people realize.


 

 -▶ 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


Jan 9, 2013

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

 

Yale Global Online

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

 


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



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


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

 


 -▶ 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


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



 -▶ 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


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



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


                                            ENOUGHNESS

           WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

  FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES


▶  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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Humans are turning the Earth into a 'lonely and very dangerous planet', ecologist warns

Humans are turning the Earth into a 'lonely and very dangerous planet', ecologist warns | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



The Independent, November 10, 2014

HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET' ECOLOGIST WARNS

Humans are turning the world into a “lonely planet” depleted of its rich biodiversity, and there could soon come a point when the mass extinction of species turns into an irreversible spiral of decline, according to a leading ecologist... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/humans-are-turning-the-earth-into-a-lonely-and-very-dangerous-planet-ecologist-warns-9851146.html


UNDP in Asia and The Pacific, November 13, 2014
 ▶ GROWTH AT THE COST OF LIFE'S DIVERSITY/ THAT'S BAD ECONOMICS http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/blog/2014/11/13/Growth-at-the-cost-of-life-s-diversity-That-s-bad-economics-/



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


The Guardian, November 09, 2014
 ▶ WORLD GOVERNMENTS FAILING EARTH'S ECOSYSTEMS, SAYS TOP CONSERVATIONIST. Governments are lagging behind on international commitments to safeguard the planet’s ecosystems, with politicians failing to grasp that economic growth depends upon environmental protection  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/09/world-governments-failing-earths-ecosystems-says-top-conservationist



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


▶  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


- ▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/5T6cfh


HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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


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



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


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


The Guardian, November 07, 2014
 ▶ BIRD DECLINE POSES LOSS NOT JUST FOR ENVIRONMENT, BUT HUMAN SOUL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/07/bird-decline-common-species-rspb



-▶ 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


The Guardian, November 07, 2014
 ▶ BIRD DECLINE POSES LOSS NOT JUST FOR ENVIRONMENT, BUT HUMAN SOUL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/07/bird-decline-common-species-rspb



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


                                                BEYOND GDP

VIDEO REPORT - THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM: THIS TIME WITH MEANING  http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


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




-▶ WHY WE DON'T CARE FOR THE NATURAL WORLD http://sco.lt/5Sc07l


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


                            100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                              SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                            http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


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


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



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



 -▶  EBOLA: HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/8AcxIP


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



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



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







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          YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES


▶  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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THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES AND MUST CEASE - EBOLA

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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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                                     ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


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IFAW, October 02, 2014
-▶ STUFFED IN PANT, 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


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


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


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

TakePart, #April 24, 2014

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

TRNS, June 25, 2014

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

 

                                                      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


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


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


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                                                   IN PICTURES:

                              Guardian Environment, June 20, 2013

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 June 29, 2013 Mail Online

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                WATCH

                                  "REMEMBERING GREEN"

           Winner of Best Short Documentary - An Orangutans Journey

                                     http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

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


                                           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/

 

 

                                     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


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

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014

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

 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                          CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                            http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

 

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

 

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



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


Mongabay, July 09, 2014

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


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


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


 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


                                                   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

 

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

  

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                     THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                         http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

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

 

 

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

 

pdjmoo's insight:

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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


▶  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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June 7, 2013 Science Daily

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


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 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


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

 

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


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


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


-▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR PLANETARY LIFE  http://sco.lt/7Obz0L


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


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




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


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


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



                                                       REPORT

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


Summit Citizen, November 19, 2013

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



                                                   --- WATCH --

                                              Dr. Vandana Shiva

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

                                            http://sco.lt/5Y5qYT


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


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


Mongabay, May 08, 2014

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




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


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


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


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



                                     ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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

 

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



March 03, 2013 Global Issues

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


Biodiversity International - INFOGRAPH
AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY IS KEY FOR RESILIENT FAMILY FARMS. Did you know that there are over 500 million family farms around the world and that 80% of all farms in Africa are small farms? When peoples' livelihoods directly depend on their small farm or home garden, pests, climate change and other variables can have a life-changing impact. Agricultural and tree biodiversity play an essential role in achieving a more nutritious, productive and adaptable food and agricultural system. Learn more in this Biodiversity International infographic http://visual.ly/agricultural-biodiversity-key-resilient-family-farms



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


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

 

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


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



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


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



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


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

 

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




   WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                           http://sco.lt/74mbHF


 

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



                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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



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



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



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




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


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




May 10, 2013 United Nations Environmental Programme

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 


May 27, 2013 Science Daily

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

 


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

 


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

 

                                                  WATCH

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

 


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


 

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

 

 

                                            ---- WATCH ---

                                          VIDEO REPORT:

                               June 10, 2013 PBS Newshour

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

 

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

 


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

 

 

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

 

 

                                                   SLIDESHOW

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

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                    "FROG: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                       A World Without Amphibians

                                               http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

                                                    WATCH

                              A Must see VIDEO for all. David Suzuki

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

 

 

 

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

 

                           LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                            TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS

                                          http://sco.lt/6FzKSX


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


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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



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▶ 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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6.7 million bats killed due to deadly White-Nose Syndrome - Pesticides Linked to Immunosuppression

6.7 million bats killed due to deadly White-Nose Syndrome - Pesticides Linked to Immunosuppression | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Summit Citizen, January 18, 2013

▶  WHITE-NOSE-SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6-7 MILLION BATS

Outbreak may be the worst wildlife epidemic in North America's recorded history. Federal biologists this week upped their estimates of bat deaths from white-nose syndrome... http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/18/white-nose-syndrome-has-killed-up-to-6-7-million-bats/


EcoNews, October 31, 2013
▶  BATS DYING IN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS: RESEARCH LINKING PESTICIDES TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION http://ecowatch.com/2013/10/31/bats-dying-in-unprecedented-numbers/



ScienceDaily, November 06, 2014
SMART BATS: HUNGRY BATS COMPETE FOR PREY BY JAMMING SONAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141106143721.htm



 The Seattle Times, April 10, 2014
▶  WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, FATAL TO BATS, HAS SPREAD TO HALF OF U.S. : NO KNOWN CURE http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2023349902_sickbatsxml.html

 

Wisconsin State Journal, April 11, 2014
▶  DISEASE THAT KILLED MILLIONS OF INSECT-EATING BATS HAS NOW HIT WISCONSIN http://host.madison.com/news/local/environment/disease-that-killed-millions-of-insect-eating-bats-has-now/article_a85f506b-2b90-565e-a56a-899413bb0699.html

 


Huffington Post Green, October 31, 2014
WHY SCAPEGOATING BATS IS A BIG MISTAKE FOR HUMAN HEALTH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/31/bats-ebola-virus_n_6082180.html


                                                   PHOTOS
                                        National Geographic
                              NATIONAL BAT WEEK PICTURES
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/pictures/141030-bats-halloween-vampires-blood/


Environmental News Network, October 29, 2014
▶ INSTEAD OF FEARING BATS WE SHOULD BE SCARED OF A WORLD WITHOUT THEM:  CANADIAN BATS FACING BLEAK FUTURE http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47969



                                                      VIDEO (8:41)
              THE BATTLE FOR THE BATS:  WHITE- NOSE SYNDROME
https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/resource/battle-bats-white-nose-syndrome


The Ecologist, October 23, 2014
EBOLA:  DON'T BLAME THE BATS !!  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606208/ebola_dont_blame_the_bats.html


Science 2.0 October 17, 2014
▶ EBOLA:  BATS GET A BAD RAP WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING DISEASES:  BATS AS BUSH MEAT http://www.science20.com/the_conversation/ebola_bats_get_a_bad_rap_when_it_comes_to_spreading_diseases-147104


EBOLA: HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/8AcxIP


SummitVoice, October 26, 2014
COLORADO BIOLOGISTS STILL ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BAT=KILLING WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME Reports from the public can help inform monitoring, response. “Bats are an important yet under-appreciated part of our world. This threat is something we all should be worried about” http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/26/environment-colorado-biologists-still-on-the-lookout-for-bat-killing-white-nose-sydrome/



Summit Voice, September 28, 2014
GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK CLOSES BAT CAVES DURING WINTER HIBERNATION TO PROTECT 80% BAT DECLINES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/28/great-smoky-mountains-national-park-seeks-to-protect-bat-populations-by-limiting-seasonal-access-to-hibernation-area/


                                                            VIDEO
                                             Smithsonian Channel
                                            KILLER IN THE CAVES

There's a killer stalking the caves of North America, from New York, to Vermont and into Canada. Seemingly overnight, a disease known as white-nose syndrome is wiping out bats by the millions.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/3374278/killer-in-the-caves


 Science News, June 10, 2014
▶  DEADLY BAT DISEASE GETS EASIER TO DIAGNOSE. In less than a decade, the deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome has taken hold across the eastern half of the United States and up into Canada. With the disease confirmed in Michigan and Wisconsin in April, WNS has now been documented in 25 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Millions of hibernating bats from six species have been infected with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/deadly-bat-disease-gets-easier-diagnose



The Canadian Press, October 30, 2013
▶  WHITE FUNGUS SPELLS A DARK FUTURE FOR NORTH AMERICA'S BAT POPULATIONS - WIND TURBINES http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/white-fungus-spells-a-dark-future-for-north-americas-bat-populations/article15164624/


Summit County, November 16, 2013
▶  NEW  ESTIMATES 600,00 BATS KILLED BY WIND TURBINES  By the latest conservative estimate, at least 600,000 bats were killed by energy producing wind turbines in 2012
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/

 



'Beyond Pesticides, February 13, 2013

▶  BATS AND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=9651

 

Summit Voice, July 21, 2013

▶  PESTICIDES MAY BE AT THE ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/


Summit County Citizens Voice, October 25, 2013
▶  EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES MAKES AMPHIBIANS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHYTRID FUNGUS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/25/61207/

 

 Digital Journal, February 03, 2014
DEADLY BAT DISEASE SET TO SPREAD. North American bats face a death toll approaching 7 million due to a fungus called white nose syndrome. As part of the campaign to help eliminate the killer disease, scientists have obtained a new insight into how the fungus spreads. The news is not good. http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/deadly-bat-disease-set-to-spread/article/368746

 


  Treehugger, January 18, 2012
▶  WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS: SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS DEAD FROM DISEASE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-estimate-67-million-bats-dead-fast-spreading-disease.html


 ▶  Guardian Environment, January 19, 2014
AMAZING, TINY, THUMB-SIZED BAT CROSSES ENGLISH CHANNEL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/20/thumb-sized-bat-crosses-english-channel


 ▶  FRUIT BATS IN CYPRUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION -- BATS -- WE NEED THEM http://sco.lt/5vPb7Z

 

Summit Voice, January 30, 2014
▶  MORE BAD NEWS FOR BATS. A new study by University of Akron scientists forecasts a gloomy future for North American bats, showing that the fungus that causes the deadly white-nose syndrome can likely survive in caves with or without the presence of bats.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/01/30/biodiversity-more-bad-news-for-bats/

 

BATS AS EFFECTIVE PEST CONTROL

Huffington Post Green, April 13, 2011
▶  BAT DISEASE, WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, MAY INCREASE, NOT DECREASE,  U.S. FARM PESTICIDE USE: STUDY -

A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate.

Bats save American farmers at least $3.7 billion a year in pest-control costs by eating insects that feed on crops, a benefit that could be in jeopardy as a disease that has killed more than a million bats in the Northeast spreads to the Midwest, the researchers said in a paper published in the April 1 edition of the journal Science. They and others fear the disease could eventually affect fruit- and vegetable-growing areas in the West as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/bat-disease-pesticides_n_848556.html



 

▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BATS AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV

 

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




 Mother Nature Network, March 11, 2014
▶  25 OF THE CUTEST BAT SPECIES. Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let's take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/25-of-the-cutest-bat-species

 

Popular Science, April 03, 2014
▶  HOW ONE LITTLE YELLOW-SHOULDERED BAT BECAME SEVEN DIFFERENT SPECIES http://www.popsci.com/article/science/how-one-little-yellow-shouldered-bat-became-seven-different-species

 

New Scientists, December 11, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE: BATS MAY STRUGGLE TO HUNT IN WARMER WORLD: Some bats will find it harder to hunt in a warmer world, says the first study of how echolocation will be affected by climate change... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24737-bats-may-struggle-to-hunt-in-warmer-world.html#.Uqk3D_ZQ1K4

 


                                SPECIAL PHEROMONE REPORT 

     The IPM Practitioner, Monitoring the Field of Pest Management pdf

           BATS, PESTICIDES AND WHITE NOSE SYNDROME  - PDF

                          http://www.birc.org/JunJul2013.pdf

 

Summit County Citizens Voice, October 26, 2013
▶  BAT-KILLING FUNGUS CAN LIVE ON ALMOST ANYTHING  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/26/environment-bat-killing-fungus-can-live-on-almost-anything/

 

 Science Daily, October 25, 2013
▶  FUNGUS THAT CAUSES WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IN BATS PROVES HARDY SURVIVOR, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025091942.htm

 

▶  USGS NATIONAL WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTER - WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME AND BATS http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/white-nose_syndrome/wns_news.jsp

 


 ▶  MORE ON THE EXTINCTION OF BATS Summit County Citizens Voice http://summitcountyvoice.com/?s=BATS

 


 ▶  IMPACT OF NEONICOTINOIDS ON BEES, OTHER WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://ow.ly/e5RYJ

 

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

 

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

 

▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

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

 

New York Times, January 23, 2012
▶  STUDY FINDS MERCURY MOVES UP FOOD CHAIN TO BIRDS AND BATS http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/study-finds-mercury-in-more-northeastern-bird-species.html?_r=3&

 

                                                        WATCH

         ▶    "POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH" ▶ 

                                            http://sco.lt/4uCikD


 

 June 24, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
▶  NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS DECLINING AS PESTICIDE THREATS MOUNT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/north-american-birds-declining-as-threats-mount/

 

▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES.  THE PERFECT STORM: GMOs, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER  http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

                                                      WATCH

                                FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 


 

 

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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


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/


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


                                        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/



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



    IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS WE CANNOT EAT MONEY OR DRINK OIL


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



     Live Science, February 10, 2014

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

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

                                      


                                 A 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 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


    Yale Environment 360, October 09, 2014
    - ▶  TRUE ALTRUISM:  WILL HUMANS CHANGE TO SAVE OTHER SPECIES? http://e360.yale.edu/feature/true_altruism_can_humans_change_to_save_other_species/2813/


    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


    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 RIGHT 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/



    Guardian Environment, September 30, 2014
    WALRUS MASS IN VAST NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats


                                                              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



                                             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


    -▶ NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS- OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY GILLNETS, LONGLINE SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/7qT6kT


    -▶ 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



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


                           

                                                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


                                                              VIDEO

                                Focusing On Wildlife, November 11, 2014
         THE GAME BIRD INDUSTRY: IT'S NOT A GAME.  IT'S A DISGRACE

    Every year in Britain, around 40 million pheasants and partridges are mass-produced like commercial poultry so that they can be shot down by wealthy ‘guns’. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/the-gamebird-industry-its-not-a-game-its-a-disgrace/



    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



      - ▶ 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

     

                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET



    ▶  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTIONNO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: http://sco.lt/8pAoSn


                                                   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/


    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




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



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


    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

     

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


    -▶ 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



    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


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



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


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



    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


     -▶ 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


                                                        VIDEO:

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

     

                                                              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


    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


                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET



    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



           "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/



    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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      ▶  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


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      Inside the $19 BILLION Global Enterprise That's Slaughtering Wildlife - A Criminal Horror

      Inside the $19 BILLION Global Enterprise That's Slaughtering Wildlife - A Criminal Horror | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Wildlife Extra News

       ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED 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


      May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

      THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE :  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD

      The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process.  NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for wildlife trade, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy.... http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/the-economics-of-the-illegal-wildlife-trade.29-05.html


      Guardian Environment, December 10, 2012
      ▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY

      Profits from the wildlife trade appear to fund terrorist cells in unstable African countries, and the industry is closely linked to the drugs and arms trades, says the WWF http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/dec/12/wildlife-trafficking-national-security-wwf


      May 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
        ▶  UN CHIEF TAKES POACHING CONCERNS TO SECURITY COUNCIL http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/?uNewsID=208833&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


      The Guardian Environment, March 1, 2013 -

      ▶ GLOBAL URGENCY: TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS The grisly trade in wild animals is underpinned by slaughter, smuggling and money-laundering. It's time to get serious

      Elephant poaching in the African continent is now at its highest for 20 years, with an estimated 25,000 elephants killed in 2011.

      Illegal trade in wildlife has now reached a scale that poses an immediate risk to wildlife and to people. Over the past five years, we have seen a dramatic spike in the poaching and illegal trade in elephants and rhinos. In 2011 an estimated 25,000 elephants were poached across Africa and in South Africa alone 668 rhinos were lost to poachers in 2012.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/cites-animals-illegal-trade


      5 March, 2013 - TIME MAGAZINE
      -▶ SURVIVAL OF SPECIES: WHY IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT THE BLOODY ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://science.time.com/2013/03/05/traffic-why-its-time-to-get-serious-about-the-bloody-illegal-wildlife-trade/#ixzz2MnadVlS2WildlifeTrade


      -▶ WILDLIFE POACHERS FACE A NEW ENEMY: According to the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, illegal trafficking of wildlife now ranks as the 3rd largest criminal industry in the world. Every year, millions of animals are slaughtered or kidnapped because of the value placed on their pelt, skin, horns, tusks or meat. This industry driven not just by criminals looking to make a quick buck, but also by complex social, economic and environmental issues... http://ablorg.tumblr.com/post/32674612392/wildlife-poachers-face-a-new-enemy


      Brown University, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
      -▶ PDF: SUMMARIZING THE EVIDENCE ON THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ILLEGAL WILDLIFE AND PLANTS http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10393-010-0317-y#page-1


      TerraDaily, Bangkok (AFP) March 4, 2013

      -▶ NEARLY 3,000 WILD GREAT APES STOLEN OR POACHED EACH YEAR

      - Almost 3,000 great apes are killed or captured in the wild each year because of rampant illegal trade, according to a new UN report voicing fears for their survival....More than 22,000 great apes are estimated to have been lost to the illicit trade between 2005 and 2011, according to the study by the UN Environment Programme, which oversees the Great Apes Survival Partnership (Grasp).

       http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nearly_3000_wild_great_apes_stolen_each_year_UN_999.html

       

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


                                                           WATCH
                                       Wildlife Extra News, April 2014
                                                      "HOPE" (15:00)
                       - Rwanda's mountain gorillas star in new documentary
      The film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, takes a historical look back to 1967 when Dian Fossey began her work. Fewer than 300 mountain gorillas remained at the time, their population ravaged by poachers, who for years targeted the gorillas to make money, selling infant gorillas to zoos or the hands and heads of the adults as trophies to wealthy tourists. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Mountain-gorillas-film.html#cr


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


      -▶ OCEAN POACHING: MANTA RAYS:  HOW ILLEGAL TRADE EATS IT OWN LUNCH http://sco.lt/6ft5xB


                                                       VIDEO REPORT

      THE RACE TO SAVE THE TURTLE AND THE TORTOISE  http://sco.lt/9Lngp7



         THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS

                                                JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS

                                              COULD BE EXTINCT BY 2020

                                                       http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


      June 6, 2013 The Atlantic

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


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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

       

       ▶   LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES. POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/63ur8T

       

                                                        --- WATCH ---

                                                  Video, PBSNature

      ****"BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY - FULL EPISODE  http://sco.lt/8WqMBV


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


                                                             EBOLA

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



                                                             VIDEO
                                       TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

                 Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting

                                                    http://sco.lt/6aXUSP

       

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


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


      United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014

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


      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



                                              RHINOS IN CRISIS

      POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

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

                         THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC


      BBC News, February 13, 2014

       ▶  DECLARATION SIGNED ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE .

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


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


                                                             VIDEO

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


      Wildlife Extra News
      TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

      WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

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

                                                            VIDEO

                                     TROPHY AND CANNED HUNTING

                    Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                               http://sco.lt/6qdbW5


       June 3, 2013 Forest News

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

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


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


      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

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

                                                  ELEPHANTS

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

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

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


      August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment

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


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


      May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

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

       


                                             AN INCREDIBLE WATCH

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

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


      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


      Guardian Environment, September 23, 2014
      -▶ ELEPHANT KILLINGS IN MOZAMBIQUE HAPPENING ON AN 'INDUSTRIALISED' SCALE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/elephant-killings-industrialised-scale-illegal-ivory-trade



      ▶  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/


       Guardian Environment, March 5, 2013 -

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


                                              PASSING OF A GIANT

                                         DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

                                              http://sco.lt/6gxrW5



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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                        WATCH

                                                    The Ecologist

                                                  "LIQUID IVORY:

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

       

                                          ▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                                 NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                                 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

       

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

       

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


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

       

                                                         ELEPHANTS

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


       

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


      Toronto Star, October 8, 2013

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

       

       

                                                               SLIDESHOW

                                      Huffington Post Green, October 8, 2013

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

       

       

        Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013

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

       

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



                                ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                           UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION 

                                              http://sco.lt/6hXE5x


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

       

      Yahoo News,

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

       

      September 6, 2013 Take Part
      SCREWING WITH NATURE:

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

       

                                                     -- WATCH --

                                   ▶     'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'    ▶ 

                                                National Geographic 

                             Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       

       August 8, 2013 African Geographic

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

       

      May 30, 2013 The Telegraph

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


                                                  A LOVELY WATCH

                                                    ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                         AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC VERSION)

                                                http://sco.lt/7KAzdh


      Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014

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




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


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




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

       

                             THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US 

                                                http://sco.lt/95E5aL

       

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


       

       

                                 AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                          The  Natural Eye Project

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

       



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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


      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/



      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


       Environment News Service, January 22, 2014

      - ▶ KENYA BURNS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OUT OF ANCESTRAL LANDS http://ens-newswire.com/2014/01/22/kenya-burns-indigenous-people-out-of-ancestral-lands/


      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

       

       Redd-Monitor, January 07, 2014
      - ▶ FORCED EVICTION BY KENYA THREATENS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES' HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANCESTRAL FORESTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/01/07/forced-eviction-by-kenya-threatens-indigenous-communities-human-rights-and-ancestral-forests/

       

       September 3, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
      - ▶ LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITIONS (LAND GRABS) AND SOCIAL CONFLICT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22519


      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

       

      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

       

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

       

       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

       

      September 3, 2013 Redd-Monitor
      - ▶ MIFEE'S MASSIVE SEIZURE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS IS CAUSING STARVATION AND POVERTY IN PAPUA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/03/mifees-massive-seizure-of-indigenous-lands-is-causing-starvation-and-poverty-in-papua/

       

      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

       

      Cultural Survival:
      - ▶ THE DENIAL OF TRADITIONAL LAND RIGHTS IN WEST PAPUA http://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/the-denial-traditional-land-rights-west-papua

       

                                                       -- WATCH --
                                                     VIDEO REPORT

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

      September 15, 2013 The Real News
      - ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms.
      http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

       

       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

       

                                                            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

       

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

                      "We have no choice but to change the system"

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

       

      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 22, 2013 Survival International

      - ▶ INDONESIAN MILITARY 'DEVELOPMENT' PROGRAM SPREADS FEAR IN WEST PAPUA http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9173


       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

       

      - ▶ PHILLIPINES: PALM OIL EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

       

       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/

       

      June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org

      - ▶ EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248

       

      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

       

                                  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

      INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

       

       

      - ▶ 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

       

      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/

       

      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


      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

       


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       -▶  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/

       

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                                   AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                        "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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      East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 6:50 AM
      This is what President Obama came to do in Africa,we are damned as a continent being auctioned right under our noses.
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      The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks - May Be Extinct By 2020

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

      Wildlife Extra News

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

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


      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


      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/


      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



      ▶  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/


      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

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


                                                    EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS: ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                      http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


           

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

                                                           IVORY

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


      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


                                                           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


      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




      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/



       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


      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




      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


      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


      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/


      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


      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

       

       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/


      International Conservation Forum
      ▶   SOUTH AFRICA RHINO CLINGING TO LIFE AFTER SAVAGE ATTACK http://www.icforum.info/category/rhinos/



                                   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


      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



                                                  EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



      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 GUN, DRONE 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


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

                                          TROPHY HUNTING

                               IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE

                                               http://sco.lt/6aXUSP


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


       

                                                  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 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

       

                           WHAT'S HAPPENING TO AFRICA'S RHINO? 

                http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino


      The Dodo, August 15, 2014
      AN EPIC MOVE:  SOUTH AFRICA EVACUATES ITS RHINOS. An Epic Move: South Africa Evacuates Its Rhinos. After much speculation as to whether or not it would happen, the South African government has made it official. They have approved moving 500 rhinos out of Kruger National Park. Of the rhino to be moved, 260 will be sold to "private" buyers and another 250 taken to a safe location.. Who are the private buyers? Trophy hunters? https://www.thedodo.com/community/fightforrhinos/an-epic-move-for-rhinos-672657958.html



      ▶  SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE SIGN LANDMARK DEAL TO SAVE RHINOS https://www.thedodo.com/victory-south-africa-mozambiqu-515789126.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/


      Treehugger, August 05, 2014
      ▶  ARE THE POACHERS WINNING?  SOUTH AFRICAN RHINOS KILLED  IN 2014 SURGE TO 618 http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/are-poachers-winning-south-african-rhinos-killed-2014-surge-618.html


      April 3, 2013

      ▶   SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK RHINO POACHING ALREADY TOPS 200 THIS YEAR  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/South_Africa_rhino_poaching_toll_for_year_tops_200_999.html

       

      Huffington Post Green, January 17, 2014
      ▶   RHINO POACHERS IN SOUTH AFRICA SET TERRIBLE NEW RECORD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/17/1000-rhino-poaching-south-


      HuffingtonPost Green, July 23, 2014

      ▶   SOUTH AFRICA CRACKS DOWN ON POACHERS AS RHINOS CONTINUE TO BE SLAUGHTERED FOR PRIZED HORNS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/south-africa-rhino-poachers_n_5612381.html

       

      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



      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


       

      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

       

       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

       

      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

       

      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


                                                   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 

       

                                                            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/


       

      ▶   POACHED RHINO: SHE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/8puVN3


                                                            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



                                         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 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/

       

       March 1, 2013

      ▶   RHINO POACHING ELEVATED TO 'PRIORITY CRIME' via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/701x6P


       

                                             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

       

       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

      ▶   A WIN, A LOSE:

      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/


       ▶   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

       

        

                                                     WATCH:

                            ▶   RHINO CRISIS - HELPING RHINOS

                                             http://sco.lt/9Kl0j3

                                  Via: Rhino Poaching South Africa

                                             http://sco.lt/5gXXCj

       

       25 March, 2012 Focusing on Wildlife
      ▶   FACING EXTINCTION, CONSERVATIONISTS CALL EMERGENCY SUMMIT TO SAVE SUMATRAN RHINOS - NOW UNDER 200 http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/facing-extinction-conservationists-call-emergency-summit-to-save-sumatran-rhinos/

       

      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

       

      June 3, 2012 Guardian Environment
      ▶   SEVEN RHINOS KILLED BY POACHERS IN KENYA'S BLOODIEST WEEK http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jun/03/rhinos-killed-kenyas-bloodiest-week

       

       ▶   SALE OF RHINO HORN STOCKPILE WILL ONLY FEED THE CORRUPT  @scoopit via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/91MFfN

      Original Article: http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2013/07/08/sale-of-horn-stockpile-will-feed-the-corrupt-ilive

       

      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


        ▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE

      One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World http://sco.lt/5576PJ


                                                        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

                                           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





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

      TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

      Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting

      http://sco.lt/6aXUSP


                                                               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

                                           Link TV November 15, 2012

      ▶    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


       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/




       ▶   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


       

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


       

       ▶  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

       

       

       

      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/



       

       

                                     -----------------------------------------------------------

                                     

       

       ▶   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

       

       

       

       

      more...
      CineversityTV's curator insight, March 30, 2013 3:41 AM

      how poverty is exploited by greed.

      Rescooped by pdjmoo from Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment
      Scoop.it!

      ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge

      ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Eco-cide derives from the Greek “oikos” meaning “house” or “home” and the Latin “caedere” meaning “strike down, demolish, kill”. It literally translates to killing our home. Ecocide is the destruction of our natural environment

                           ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

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


      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


      EJOLT October 13, 2014
       ▶ END ECOCIDE ON EARTH. Around 100 scientists, lawmakers, jurists and activists gathered in Brussels on 13 October 2014 for an End Ecocide on Earth conference. Here's a rundown http://www.ejolt.org/2014/10/end-ecocide-on-earth/



       ▶ BOLIVIA: FIRST NATION TO GIVE EQUAL RIGHTS TO EARTH http://sco.lt/5KlhKb



      THE GLOBAL ASSAULT

      ON OUR ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND BIOSPHERE



                                                         VIDEO

                             Huffington Post Green, August 26, 2014
                                    A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                        (Warning: Graphic Photos)

      Each year, looting Earth's forests, its animals, waterways, wetlands, coral reefs and its oceans account for $400 billion in commerce. This ecocide rampage is run by organized crime and, in part, fueled by Big Oil subsidies in excess of $1.9 trillion annually. About 1.1 billion people, or 15 percent of the human race, depends upon killing our living planet for their daily livelihood. This also includes enslaving millions of children.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.htm

                                     MORE FROM "EARTH CALLING SOS" 

                                   http://www.earthcallingsos.com/




                                                           TED VIDEO

             MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                                 http://sco.lt/9Fl3wX


      Truthout, April 1, 2014

       ▶  IS IT TIME TO CHARGE PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS WITH ECOCIDE? Ecocide is the crime of mass destruction of the environment and everything that lives in it. Because it's considered on par with things like genocide and torture, there's been a push since the 1970s to put ecocide under the purview of the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

      And while the ICC has yet to classify ecocide as a crime, there's a growing body of evidence that suggests that it should do so, and do so soon.

      That's because the world's leading climate change organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has concluded that our fossil-fuel addiction is leading to an environmental destruction that could very possibly mean the end of industrial civilization - and possibly even much of the human race...http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22804-is-it-time-to-charge-people-with-ecocide


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


      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/



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



       ▶  ECOCIDE CONVENTION TO ENTER THE UNITED NATIONS http://createsend.com/t/r-D01AA9C189F84E3F2540EF23F30FEDED

       

       ▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME - ERADICATING ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7N5KFt


      United Nation International Crime and Justice Research Institute

      ▶  PAVING THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL RESPONSE AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMEShttp://www.unicri.it/news/2012/121029-30_internation_conference/

       

      Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
       ▶  ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding


      UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:  LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GLOBALIZATION http://sco.lt/6uJuz3



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

       


        PARIS March 13, 2013

       ▶  GORBACHEV CALLS FOR GLOBAL COURT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1415601955/gorbachev-calls-for-global-court-for-environmental-crimes

       

      Feb 21, 2013 - The Guardian Leadership Hub

       ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE could create conditions for business to flourish, but company leaders often offer knee-jerk response to environment campaigners... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/eradicating-ecocide-business-leaders-challenge

       

       

       ▶  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

       

                            PHOTOS: 10 MOST INCREDIBLE EARTH SCARS
      http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/most-incredible-earth-scars/16808?utm_source=scribol.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scribol.com

       

      April 18, 2013  The Center For Sustainable Practice in The Arts

       ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE TO MAKE SUSTAINABILITY LEGAL http://www.sustainablepractice.org/2013/04/eradicating-ecocide-to-make-sustainability-legal/

       

      -▶ LAW AGAINST ECOCIDE KEY TO TRIGGERING GREEN ECONOMY http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/law-against-ecocide-key-triggering-green-economy.html

       

      Global CEO, May 28, 2014

       ▶ ECOCIDE: THE EARTH NEEDS A GOOD LAWYER. A principle of a fiduciary duty of care http://globalceo.com/the-earth-needed-a-good-lawyer/

       

                                                         WATCH   

                                            SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
                             ENDING ECOCIDE IN EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1uTDE5tayQ#at=144

       

      IC Magazine, March 22, 2014
       ▶  ECOCIDE IN GUATEMALA:  CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: PALM OIL AND POISONED RIVERS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ecocide-in-guatemala-call-for-international-solidarity-22541/

       

        ▶  HOW ABOUT AN INTERNATIONAL COURT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? http://adamkoniuszewski.com/2014/02/10/how-about-an-international-court-for-the-environment/

       

      June 1, 2013 Common Dreams

       ▶  ECOCIDE AND THE SOUL OF THE NATION https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/01


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

       

        March 8, 2013 - Green Prophet

       ▶  ECOCIDE LAW: GIVE MOTHER NATURE A VOICE http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/03/ecocide-law-give-voice-to-mother-nature/

       

      Guardian Sustainable Business, January 16, 2014

      -▶ VIVIENNE WESTWOOD IS RIGHT:  WE NEED A LAW AGAINST ECOCIDE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/vivienne-westwood-law-ecocide-european


      Mongabay, July 23, 2014

       ▶  PERU SLASHES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS TO ATTRACT MORE MULTINATIONAL MINING AND FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0723-hance-peru-environment-law.html


      Wired, September 22, 2014
      MESMERIZING YET HORRIFYING:  AERIAL PHOTOS OF HUMANITY'S ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION  http://www.wired.com/2014/09/troubling-aerial-photos-humanitys-environmental-destruction/

       


      July 2, 2013 Earth Island Journal
       ▶  WE HAVE A DUTY TO CARE ABOUT EARTH'S RIGHT TO LIFE http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/we_have_a_duty_to_care_about_earths_right_to_life/

       

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


      WATCH

      Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

      2014 Tribunal President Statement

      http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



      La Via CAMPESINA, June 30, 2014

      WE WELCOME THE UN HUMAN RIGHT COUNCIL MOVE TO CHALLENGE CORPORATE IMPUNITY

      Switzerland, Geneva, June 27, 2014

      La Via Campesina welcomes the resolution approved at the UN Human Rights Council to draw up a binding treaty to punish the crimes of transnational companies (TNC's). “This is a victory for peasants, who in most cases are unable to access legal systems to take actions against the impunity of TNCs. Also, looking at the current agricultural activities that have been captured by multinational companies, the instrument will be a great tool for the victims to file cases against land-grabbing by TNCs. We thank the initiating countries and the countries that voted in favour.” said Themba Chauke from the South African Landless Peoples Movement, a member of La Via Campesina.

           Violence, evictions, intimidation, the criminalisation of struggles as well as assassinations of farmers who are defending their livelihood, their land and their communities have become common practice used by agribusiness, TNCs, local elites and governments. This violence is linked to the privatization of nature, the concentration of land and the increased corporate control of the food chain.

           Transnational companies such as Nestlé, Syngenta, Bayer... have been responsible for numerous crimes such as violent land evictions, abuse and contamination of the commons (seeds, water, soil...), the promotion of unhealthy junk food and the increased use of agrotoxins in food production. The industrial food system exploits agricultural and food workers, especially the undocumented workers.

      http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/stop-transnational-corporations-mainmenu-76/1629-la-via-campesina-welcomes-the-un-human-rights-council-move-to-challenge-corporate-impunity




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      THE BIOSPHERE DESTRUCTION

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


      SHARK FINNING

      SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

      100 MILLION A YEAR TAKEN JUST FOR THEIR FINS

      http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


                                            THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

                   AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                                   http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


                                       NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

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


                                                 RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


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


      THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS - MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


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


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


                                       -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

                  Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                               http://sco.lt/8QOFgv


      NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

      CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION

      http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


                                                       DEEP END

      THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEAN MAY BE IRREVOCABLE http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


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



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



       -▶ 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


      VIDEO (10:00)
      OUR FORESTS ARE DYING, ARE WE NEXT?
      Trees are the terrestrial lungs of the planet, and they are dying all over the globe. Government agencies and mainstream media are not reporting on the unfolding cataclysm of this die off.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzix8TiHR8

       

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


       

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


       ▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC=SAND: LEAVING A CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/66Gc7N

       


       

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

       

      July 28, 2012:

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

       

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

       

      Al Jazeera English, April 04, 2014

       ▶  PALM OIL FUELS INDONESIA DEFORESTATION: There is no way we can cultivate livelihoods in this environment. Oil palm plantations make everything dead, even there are no more birds. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/04/palm-oil-fuels-indonesia-deforestation-indigenous-displa-201443145636809366.html


      April 6, 2013

       ▶  ORANGUTANS CLING ON TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DESTROY THEIR FOREST http://sco.lt/790Wor

       

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

       

                                                         

                                                          WATCH

                                  AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                     "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                         Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                                 http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       

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


       

                                                              VIDEO

                  THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                                   http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

       

             CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                              http://chevrontoxico.com/

       

      Climate & Capitalism, October 29, 2013
      CHEVRON'S SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN BLOCKS JUSTICE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/10/29/chevrons-scorched-earth-campaign-block-justice/

       

       

      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/


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

       

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

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

       

       

                                                             VIDEO:

                       TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION - "THE DIRTY TRUTH" -  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995221336/tar-sands-oil-extraction-the-dirty-truth-great-video

       

       ▶  FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

       

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

       

       

       -▶ THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION http://sco.lt/6tNs8H


       

                                                 ENOUGHNESS

                   WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                            http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

       

        ▶  IMAGINE IT'S 2020 AND ALL NATIONS HAVE AGREED TO PROHIBIT ECOCIDE http://ecocidealert.com/

       

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

       

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

       

       

       

      The Guardian - Social Impact Hub - September 24, 2013
      -▶ BUSINESSES CANNOT AVOID INVOLVEMENT IN CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND MORAL ISSUES http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-confront-cultural-social-moral-issues

       

      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/

       

                 --  A MUST WATCH ON GROWING CORPORATE ECOCIDE --
                                                  Video Report
                                  September 15, 2013 The Real News
      -▶ PHILIPPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LANDS, LIVELIHOODS AND ECOSYSTEMS.  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://sco.lt/7SYVXt

       

       

      Environmental Graffiti
       ▶  THE PENAN PEACE PARK: A BORNEAN TRIBE'S LAST STAND AGAINST CORPORATE GREED LUST FOR PALM OIL http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-penan-peace-park-project?image=2

       

       ▶  PHILLIPINES: PALM OIL EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB


                                          DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

      INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

       

                                        UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

       

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

       

      ▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, CREATING A BIOLOGICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/52lFDN

       

       ▶  AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

       

       

                                                     -- WATCH --

                         "POISONING PARADISE: ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND

      Every year, New Zealand drops huge quantities of poison-laced food into its forest ecosystems; enough poison to kill its human population 4 times over, every year. No country has ever done anything remotely similar, on such a scale... The targets are possums and rats, but the poisonous bait kills everything that eats it - including native birds, deer, farm stock, pets, and even insects http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/

       

       

       ▶  HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

       

       ▶  THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA: WHO BENEFITS, WHO LOSES? http://sco.lt/7TWVwP

       

       ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE  http://sco.lt/7OmezB


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

                                                 BAN GMOs NOW -

                         A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                                 http://sco.lt/5CPilt

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

       

       ▶  US STARTS LANDMARK "AGENT ORANGE" CLEANUP IN VIETNAM ---- AND THEY USE THIS ON GMO FOOD? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food

       

                                                            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/

       


       ▶ A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

       

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

       

       ▶  MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Could Begin in Eight Years - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University published in December 2012 http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3997322622/worst-drought-in-1-000-years-could-begin-in-eight-years

       

      May 23, 2013 Common Dreams

       ▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - Destroying Our Planet For Record Profits http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

       

       ▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd


       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

       

       

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                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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


       

                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


       

                             THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US:

                                            CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                 http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

       

       

       

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

       

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      pdjmoo's insight:

                                                  SEE MY SCOOPITS

                    Ongoing News Aggregates of the State Of Our Planet

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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


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      pdjmoo's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:13 PM

      In the final analysis we cannot drink oil or eat money.  It is folly to expect infinite growth and profits from a finite source. Without Nature we humans do not exist. To the degree Nature is sick and out of balance so are we for we depend upon the natural world every moment of every day for our survival. We source everything from Nature.  Everything we consume and create has it's origins in Nature, down to the ingredients (resources) for products, food, shelter, and all of our consumer items.   And then, in our crazy busy, treadmill lives, there is the ascetic beauty and wonder we have forgotten to appreciate of an miraculous biosphere NOT created by man.  Time to pause and reflect?

       

      CineversityTV's curator insight, April 19, 2013 4:25 AM

      Monsanto helped by a corrupt US judicial suystem

      Rescooped by pdjmoo from CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL
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      Only Love For Mother Earth Can Save Us From Climate Change - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out

      Only Love For Mother Earth Can Save Us From Climate Change - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                             EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                          "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                           How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                               For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

       

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                                                      Pope Francis:

               We should be stewards of creation—not its masters or owners

       

       

      Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

      ▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Earth. "By recognising the inter-connectedness of all life, we can move beyond the idea that we are separate selves and expand our compassion and love in such a way that we take action to protect the Earth."

          Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

       

      -▶ 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/

       

       The Ecologist, March 23, 2012 - 

      THICH NHAT HANH

       ▶ MAYBE IN 100 YEAR 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

       

      Guardian - Living Our Values, 26 August 2010

      THICH NHAT HAHN: 

      ▶  ZEN AND THE ART OF PROTECTING THE PLANET: In Rare Interview with zen buddhist master Thay warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe http://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/environment-zen-buddhism-sustainability

       

      Guardian Sustainable Business

      THICH NHAT HANH:

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

       

      THICH NHAT HANH:

      ▶ OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

       

      The Ecologist, March 22, 2014
       THICH NHAT HANH: 

       -▶ WHY YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A BUDDHIST MONK TO GIVE UP AN ADDICTION TO A HIGH CONSUMPTION LIFESTYLE  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291785

       

       

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

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


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       ▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN


       

       ▶  JOINT WORKSHOP OF THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES:  MAY 02-06, 2014

       Are Humanity's dealings with Nature sustainable? What is the status of the Human Person in a world where science predominates? How should we perceive Nature and what is a good relationship between Humanity and Nature? Should one expect the global economic growth that has been experienced over the past six decades to continue for the foreseeable future? Should we be confident that knowledge and skills will increase in such ways as to lessen Humanity's reliance on Nature despite our increasing economic activity and growing numbers? Is the growing gap between the world's rich and world's poor in their reliance on natural resources a consequence of those growths?
      Contemporary discussions on the questions are now several decades old. If they have remained alive and are frequently shrill, it is because two opposing empirical perspectives shape them. http://www.casinapioiv.va/content/accademia/en/events/2014/sustainable.html



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      ▶  WHY GOOGLE IS TURNING TO ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND MINDFULNESS TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. http://sco.lt/8Q2xQ9

       

       

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                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

      2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

       

      The Guardian, November 1, 2013
      -▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva

      An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life


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



       

                                                          WATCH

                                                   Vandana Shiva
                               FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                                     DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

       

       

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


                                                    VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                           The Poverty-Environment Initiative
       BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

       

       

       

      YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
      ▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

       

       September 5, 2013 Treehugger
      ▶  UNTIL WE GRIEVE, WE'LL NEVER PROTECT THE EARTH

      We'll protect what we fall in love with, that's the premise behind this video on the stunning beauty of pollination.

      http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/until-we-grieve-well-never-protect-earth.html

       

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

       

       Tricycle, October 10, 2013

       ▶ PRESERVING THE FECUNDITY OF THE EARTH
      Climate change poses the single greatest threat to the world’s food supply. But we can stop it http://www.tricycle.com/blog/preserving-fecundity-earth


          ▶ 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

       

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


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

       

       

                               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/

       

                                                         WATCH

                         ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY

                                                         "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/


      -▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" UN IPCC NEW CLIMATE REPORT http://sco.lt/76RegD

       

                                                            WATCH

                    CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

      SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                                  http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

       

       

       

                                   ALSO SEE MY CURATED SCOOPIT'S

       

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

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

       -▶ Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

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

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

       

       

      "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

       

       

       

       


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      pdjmoo's curator insight, October 1, 1:24 PM

      "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

      Rescooped by pdjmoo from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
      Scoop.it!

      Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Gene drives to alter entire wild populations and therefore ecosystems

      Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Gene drives to alter entire wild populations and therefore ecosystems | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                   THIS IS VERY SERIOUS STUFF

                        WORTHY OF YOUR DEEP CONSIDERATION


      TINKERING WITH THE BIOLOGICAL MAKEUP OF NATURAL WORLD IS NOT A "SPORT".  THERE IS NO BASELINE FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON OUR WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND OUR HEALTH. ONCE RELEASED INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RECALL. JUST BECAUSE WE CAN DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD.  FREE LICENSE WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY COULD CREATE YET UNKNOWN CONSEQUENCES.


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      The Harvard group, in a paper published in the journal eLife, http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e03401 described a technology called a “gene drive.” It would allow scientists to make changes to the DNA of organisms that would spread rapidly in the wild.


      Council for Responsible Genetics

      ▶  UNDERSTANDING THE ETHICAL, LEGAL, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

       The purpose of the Genetic Bill of Rights is to introduce a global dialogue on the fundamental values that have been put at risk by new applications of genetics. A basic set of common principles is essential for creating a framework for understanding the ethical, legal, social and environmental implications of biotechnology.

      New genetic technologies pose unprecedented challenges to human integrity, individual liberty and the health of the biosphere. Since the questions that these technologies raise affect all of us, there is a pressing need to ensure the public is brought into the process of regulation and governance.... http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/Projects/CurrentProject.aspx?projectId=5



      Biosafety Information Centre, November 24, 2014
       -▶ ALTERING WILD POPULATIONS THROUGH "GENE DRIVES" - WEIGHING THE RISKS. Because gene drives offer the prospect of manipulating many generations of a wild species, the risks have to be very carefully weighed against the potential benefits. In a paper published in the journal eLife, scientists from Havard call for public debate on gene drives. Given the potential for gene drives to alter entire wild populations and therefore ecosystems, they affirm that the development of this technology must include robust safeguards and methods of control.   http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1117


      The Boston Globe, July 17, 2014
       -▶ HARVARD SCIENTISTS WANT GENE-MANIPULATION DEBATE   http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/07/17/harvard-scientists-propose-gene-technology-that-could-alter-organisms-wild/Ae4XBtXhwOLOeKPQlabbcP/story.html


      Science, July 17, 2014
       -▶ REGULATING GENE DRIVES. Genes in sexually reproducing organisms normally have, on average, a 50% chance of being inherited, but some genes have a higher chance of being inherited. These genes can increase in relative frequency in a population even if they reduce the odds that each organism will reproduce. Aided by technological advances, scientists are investigating how populations might be altered by adding, disrupting, or editing genes or suppressed by propagating traits that reduce reproductive capacity (1, 2). Potential beneficial uses of such “gene drives” include reprogramming mosquito genomes to eliminate malaria, reversing the development of pesticide and herbicide resistance, and locally eradicating invasive species. However, drives may present environmental and security challenges as well as benefits.   http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6197/626


                                              ORIGINAL REPORT

                                                eLife, July 17, 2014
      CONCERNING RNA-GUIDED GENE DRIVES FOR THE ALTERATION OF WILD POPULATIONS.
      RNA-guided gene drives could potentially prevent the spread of disease, support agriculture by reversing pesticide and herbicide resistance in insects and weeds, and control damaging invasive species. However, the possibility of unwanted ecological effects and near-certainty of spread across political borders demand careful assessment of each potential application. We call for thoughtful, inclusive, and well-informed public discussions to explore the responsible use of this currently theoretical technology. http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e03401



      SynBioWatch, October 20, 2014
      -▶ 194 COUNTRIES URGE REGULATION OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NOW  In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering... http://www.synbiowatch.org/2014/10/regulate-synthetic-biology-now-194-countries/




      Center for Food Safety, November 07, 2014
       -▶ POORLY TESTED GENE SILENCING TECHNOLOGY TO QUIETLY ENTER FOOD SUPPLY WITH SIMPLOT POTATO -- UNLABELED

       http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3594/poorly-tested-gene-silencing-technology-to-enter-food-supply-with-simplot-potato#


      The Atlantic, September 25, 2014
       -▶ BEYOND GMOs:  THE RISE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY. Experts consulted for a recent report from the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project say potential risks demanding more research range from the creation of “new or more vigorous pests and pathogens” to “causing irreparable loss or changes in species diversity or genetic diversity within species.” http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/beyond-gmos-the-rise-of-synthetic-biology/380770/?single_page=true


      Ensia, September 18, 2014
      ▶  A NEW GENERATION OF GMOs: IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ON ITS WAY TO OUR FARMS, MARKETS AND TABLES?  UNREGULATED, UNLABELED !! http://ensia.com/features/a-new-generation-of-gmos/



      SciDev.Net, October 10, 2012

      ▶  THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY URGES PRECAUTION IN EMERGING FIELD OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING http://www.scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/biodiversity-meeting-calls-for-more-science-based-information-.html


      Biosafety Information Centre, October 28, 2014
      ▶ CBD PARTIES URGED TO REGULATE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
      The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held its 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.  In a significant decision on synthetic biology, COP 12 urged Parties to take a precautionary approach, and to establish effective measures to regulate the environmental release of any organisms, components or products resulting from synthetic biology techniques... http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1106


      Friends of the Earth, March 13, 2012
       -▶ GLOBAL COALITION CALLS FOR OVERSIGHT OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2012-03-global-coalition-calls-oversight-synthetic-biology


      Inter Press Service, October 09, 2014
      -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD OPEN A WHOLE NEW CAN OF WORMS. While biotechnology has been portrayed as a panacea for climate change and other societal ills, critics say these claims are largely unproven. “We are recommending a moratorium on the environmental release and the commercial use of synthetic biology, specifically because of the lack of international regulations and virtual lack of environmental and safety assessments anywhere in the world..." http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/synthetic-biology-could-open-a-whole-new-can-of-worms/

      Biosafety Information Centre, October 09, 2014
      -▶  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD OPEN A WHOLE NEW CAN OF WORMS http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1100



      ▶ TRANSGENES -- MOVING WITHOUT CONTROL

      To the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Urgent request to address and halt the spread of genetically organisms into the environment! http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/


      ▶ STOP THE SPREAD OF TRANSGENES: Start of an international call to stop uncontrolled genetically engineered organisms spreading  into the environment!  http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/?q=node/21


      Friends of The Earth
       -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY  http://www.foe.org/search-results?x=0&y=0&q=synthetic+biology


      KQED Quest Sciece, October 02, 2014
       -▶ GLOWING PLANTS?  CITY STREETS LIT BY TREES??! UNREGULATED, NO OVERSIGHT.  CROSS CONTAMINATION DANGERS Scientists are worried that the plants will spread with unknown effects on soil, pollinators, native plants, birds, insects and other wildlife http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/02/glowing-plants-city-streets-lit-by-trees/


                                                     VIDEO REPORT
                                   PBS Newshour, September 23, 2014
      HACKERS BREACH BIOLOGY THRESHOLD TO TRANSFORM AND CREATE NEW LIFE -- ALTERING LIFE WITH NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT. What Impact Will they Have When Released Into Natural Environment? Can They Be Recalled If Cross-Contamination results?  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/hackers-breach-biology-transform-life-building-material/


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



                                       THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE

      EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  THE IMPLICATIONS, THE ETHICS

                                                http://sco.lt/6TyUmv


       

      ▶  UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE AND FOOD WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED  http://sco.lt/7pchOL


                                                         VIDEO REPORT
                                                    France24, May 19, 2014
                                  PATENTING LIFE:  WHERE DO THE LIMITS LIE?

      http://www.france24.com/en/20140517-beyond-business-patenting-life-biotechnology-intellectual-property-science-species-human-dna-gmo-gene-breast-cancer/


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      March 13, 2012 - Washington Post
      ▶  ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CALL FOR TIGHTER REGULATION OF 'EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING' http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/environmental-groups-call-for-tighter-regulation-of-extreme-genetic-engineering/2012/03/13/gIQAzKPZAS_story.html

       

      Responsible Innovation June 12, 2014
       -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: MISSING THE POINT http://jackstilgoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/letter-to-nature/

       

                                                         WATCH
                                 France24 TV, October 02, 2013
                     SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  CREATING LIFE FROM SCRATCH
      A pioneering science is offering researchers the possibility to design and engineer new forms of life on a made-to-order basis.But critics are questioning whether mankind is prepared for the consequences of this unparalleled control over nature. http://www.france24.com/en/20130718-down-to-earth-dna-synthetic-biology-united-kingdom-science-biohackers-design-engineer-life/


                            

      ▶  THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES = CROSSING PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1699396402/gmos-and-biotech-the-food-fight-of-our-lives-crossing-roses-with-pigs-and-butterflies-with-worms-not-to-mention-corn-with-a-virulent-bacteria


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      -▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISSUES "BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT:  Climate Connections http://climate-connections.org/2012/04/30/obama-administration-issues-bioeconomy-blueprint/


      May 5, 2012

      -▶ OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT PROMOTES A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, SYNTHETIC BIOTECH FUTURE - Through THE NATIONAL BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT the Obama administration is seeking to support genetic engineering as a main component of “American innovation and economic growth”... .... http://occupycorporatism.com/obamas-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future/


      -▶  OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY PROMOTES A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FUTURE - FAST TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3834276755/obama-s-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future-fast-tracking-approvals-waiving-regulations


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       -▶  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS http://www.naturalnews.com


                                         WATCH MOVIE TRAILER
                             "SPLICING" - COULD IT BE OUR FUTURE
                 Splicing Human DNA Leads to Terrible, Terrible Things
      http://video.wired.com/watch/splicing-human-dna-leads-to-terrible-terrible?mbid=marketing_paid_tp_cne_oo_outbrain

       

      June 13, 2013 Reuters
      -▶ USA SUPREME COURT SAYS SYNTHETIC  BUT NOT HUMAN EXTRACTED DNA CAN BE PATENTED - URGED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://preview.reuters.com/2013/6/13/us-top-court-says-extracted-human-dna-cannot-be


      Mail OnLine, February 06, 2014
       -▶  WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES BORN IN U.S. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2Y86dcHec

       

      New York Times, February 23, 2014
      GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES:  FDA CONSIDERING APPROVAL OF RADICAL BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES-- THIS WEEK  The F.D.A. calls them mitochondrial manipulation technologies. This is a dangerous step. These techniques would change every cell in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these alterations would be passed down to future generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html


      Science Insider, October 3, 2013
      ▶  COMPANY'S 'DESIGNER BABY' PATENT DIVIDE BIO-ETHICISTS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/10/companys-designer-baby-patent-divides-bioethicists


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                                                             VIDEO

      ▶ GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI, SAYS HUMANS ARE PART OF A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBF1OOPdTo#t=90



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

                                           BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD

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


       

       ▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIGS' FOR YOU TO EAT http://sco.lt/6nOLuz


      January 5, 2013 - The Guardian
      INVITRO BURGERS: INSIDE THE MEAT LAB" - THE FUTURE OF FOOD  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/05/the-future-of-food


      ▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp

       

      September 2, 2013 Institute of Science in Society

      -▶  BEWARE, THE CHANGING FACE OF GENETIC MODIFICATION: MISLEADING CONSUMERS AND GOVERNMENTS TO AVOID REGULATION http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_Changing_Face_of_Genetic_Modification.php


      -▶ UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


      The Guardian, October 29, 2014
      -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON COMPANY, AQUABOUNTY, FINED BY PANAMA http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/29/panama-regulators-could-slow-us-approval-of-gm-salmon


      ▶ UNPROVEN, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED GMO BANANAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA: THE DANGERS OF VITAMIN A FORTIFICATION AND OVERDOSE http://sco.lt/9KuWav


                                                  BAN GMOs NOW

                        A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

                                              http://sco.lt/510SOX


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      -▶ GMO PATENTS MAY OWN OUR FORESTS:  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5G9P0L


      February 25, 2013 Intern Daily

      -▶  GROWING MEDICINES IN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANT REQUIRES STRICT NEW REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT http://www.interndaily.com/reports/Growing_medicines_in_plants_requires_new_regulations_999.html


      ▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v

       


                                              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


       -▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j

       

       - ▶  THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS: ETC Group www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

       

       ▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b


       

       -▶ UPROAR IN THE USA: DO GLOWING ANIMALS, HOUSE PLANTS TAKE GENE TINKERING TOO FAR? http://sco.lt/8p47UH

       

       

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                                   A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                           WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

                         ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS

                                                    http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

       

       - ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK 'PHILANTHROGOPOLY' - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

       

       ▶ The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
      NOW "MUTAGENESIS" -  AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO "MUTANT" SEED BREEDING

      Mutagenesis deletes and rearranges hundreds or thousands of genes randomly, spawning mutations that are less precise than GMOs. ... The process, which faces almost no regulation, creates opportunities for companies to grab a bigger share of the $34 billion global commercial seed market. But some scientists say mutant crops are more likely to pose health risks than genetically modified ones.

      All breeding techniques can create plants with increased levels of naturally occurring toxins or with proteins known to cause allergic reactions....Reports from the National Academy of Sciences, representing the consensus of experts in the field, say the risk of creating unintended health effects is greater from mutagenesis than any other technique, including genetic modification. ...

      http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

       

       ▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6FiLkv



      Truthout, January 08, 2014

       ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

       



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


       -▶  UN-FAO: "GMOs IN THE PIPELINE.  LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS in the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/


       -▶  KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE
      http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

       

      ▶   -----SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE 'SPIDER-GOATS' http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/14/synthetic-biology-spider-goat-genetics?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

      -▶ ------  FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION | http://sco.lt/5L5VVB

      Guardian, January 30, 2014
      -▶  -----  GENETICALLY MODIFIED MONKEYS CREATED WITH CUT AND PASTE DNA http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/30/genetically-modified-monkeys-cut-and-paste-dna-alzheimers-parkinsons

      -▶ ------ GM COW BRINGS BIOTECH TO A NEW LEVEL OF CREEPY http://sco.lt/62KG6T

      April 28, 2013 The Hindu
      ▶   SCIENTISTS TO GENETICALLY MODIFY COWS TO REMOVE THEIR HORNS http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/scientists-to-genetically-modify-cows-to-remove-their-horns/article4663180.ece

      -▶  SCIENCE GONE MAD: CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601115491/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production

       

       

       


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      pdjmoo's curator insight, September 24, 4:42 AM


      BIOTECHNOLOGY IS STREAKING AHEAD WITH NO REGULATION, LITTLE OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING - WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH?  CAN IT BE RECALLED IF MAYHEM BREAKS OUT  OR THROUGH CROSS-CONTAMINATON?  WHAT ARE THE BASE-LINES FOR ETHICAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY?

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

      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


       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


      Summit Voice, November 21, 2014
      -▶  NEW REPORT OUTLINES SIMPLE STEPS TO REDUCE METHANE EMISSIONS  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/21/report-outlines-simple-steps-to-reduce-methane-emissions/

                                                  REPORT: PDF

      WASTE NOT: COMMON SENSE WAY TO REDUCE METHANE POLLUTION FROM THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY http://catf.us/resources/publications/files/WasteNot_Summary.pdf




      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/2794/


      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



      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


                                                         ProPublica
                   FRACKING - GAS DRILLING'S ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT

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


                                                      David Suzuki

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


      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


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


      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


      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/


      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



      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/


      Ecowatch, November 18, 2014
        -▶ FRACKING APPROVED IN LARGEST NATIONAL FOREST IN EASTERN U.S. http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/18/fracking-approved-national-forest/


                                                   FRACKING AMERICA

                                   THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

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



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

       

      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/



      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


      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/


      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



       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


       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/


      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


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        -▶  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


      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-


      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 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


      International Business, September 25, 2014
      US OIL & GAS FRACKING BOOM DRIVES SILICA SAND MINING OPERATIONS IN 12 MORE STATES - DEVASTATING ENVIRONMENT http://www.ibtimes.com/us-oil-gas-fracking-boom-could-drive-silica-sand-mining-operations-12-more-states-1695246


        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/


      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


      EcoWatch, August 13, 2014
      - ▶ BUSTING THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT'S FRACKOPOLY. Some 38 million acres of that land is currently leased, and over the past three years, the oil and gas industry has drilled over three thousand new wells, 90 percent of which have been (or will be) fracked. In fact, existing and proposed drilling and fracking operations overseen by the BLM threaten public lands, nearby watersheds, air quality and the health and safety of surrounding communities in 27 states http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/13/bureau-land-managements-frackopoly/


      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/

       

      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

       

      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

       

      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/


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

       

       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

       

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

       

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

       

      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/


       -▶ 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

       

      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/

       

       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


       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/


       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


      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/


       

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

      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


      -▶  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

       

      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/

       


                                                                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/

       

       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

       

                                                               --- WATCH ---

                                     "FRACKING HELL: THE UNTOLD STORY"

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


       

       

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

      THE FRACKING WASTE  DISPOSAL NIGHTMARE

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

          

                                 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


      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/


        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/

       

      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/

       



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

                                                         METHANE

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


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

       

        -▶ 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

       

       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

       

       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/

       

      -▶   IT'S RIDICULOUS TO SAY COWS PRODUCE MORE METHANE THAN NATURAL GAS FRACKING.  Cows have been domesticated by man long before the industrial revolution and it is man who has created fossil fuel machines that have produced the global demand for C02 and methane emitting dangers putting the entire planet at risk resulting in climate change, environmental destruction, poisoning of our water and human health.  Trying to deflect the blame on cows and embarking on such cruel and outrageous acts as using them for energy machines needs to stop.  Man must take responsibility for having created a planet in dire risk, and not blame our animals or any other species.

       

       

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

                                           --- 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


       

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


                                FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                                 http://sco.lt/8mKlIP



                         ALL ABOUT FRACKING IN THE USA – EcoWatch

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


      HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining/Oil Companies Devastate Environment, Leaving a Biological, Chemical Wasteland

       http://sco.lt/7PekZl

       

              - ▶ 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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      Mineral-Rich Mongolia Rapidly Becoming 'Mine-golia' | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



      NPR, May 21, 2012

      ▶   MINERAL-RICH MONGOLIA RAPIDLY BECOMING "MINE-GOLIA"

      PHOTOS

      Mongolia is in the midst of a dramatic economic boom as huge foreign mining operations swoop in to reshape the country. Some predict Mongolia's GDP will double in a decade. But this economic overhaul could put further pressure on Mongolia's traditional way of life, devastating environment...no regulations, no oversight http://www.npr.org/2012/05/21/152683549/mineral-rich-mongolia-rapidly-becoming-minegolia


      Corporate Watch, September 22, 2014
      ▶   FOREIGN MINING PR DRIVE IN MONGOLIA. Mining companies are on a charm offensive in Mongolia, attempting to convince Mongolians that the foreign corporate takeover of large swathes of the Gobi desert will benefit local communities... http://www.corporatewatch.org/news/2014/sep/22/mining-pr-drive-mongolia


      Bloomberg, May 28, 2014
      ▶   MONGOLIA SELLS OUT TO MEGA MINING GIANTS:  SEES PALTRY $1 BILLION "INVESTMENT" FOR DOUBLING MINING AREA TO ONE FIFTH OF THE COUNTRY. New mining law amendments would increase Mongolia’s area available to mining and exploration to 20 percent from around 8 percent, by lifting a 2010 ban on new licenses. The period of exploration would also increase from nine years to 12 years.  No protections for environment, indigenous peoples or water http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-29/mongolia-sees-1-billion-investment-from-doubling-area-for-mines.html


      NPR, September 07, 2009

      VIDEO
       ▶  MONGOLIANS SEEK FORTUNE IN GOLD, BUT AT WHAT COST? We've lost our grassland. We've lost everything. How unfortunate we are that we had gold in our land. Without gold, our rivers would flow and life would be normal. Now there's no way back. http://www.npr.org/2009/09/07/112516360/mongolians-seek-fortune-in-gold-but-at-a-cost


      DW.DE April 01, 2014
      ▶   MONGOLIA'S MINING BOOM RAISES SERIOUS ENVIRONMENT CONCERNSWith an abundance of minerals and one of the world's fastest growing economies, Mongolia is a hotspot for mining companies. But, lawmakers are struggling to ensure the environment doesn’t pay a heavy price. http://www.dw.de/mongolias-mining-boom-raises-environment-concerns/a-17534285


      National Geographic, October 17, 2008
      ▶   MONGOLIA GOLD RUSH DESTROYING RIVERS, NOMADIC LIVES http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/10/081017-mongolia-mining-missions.html

       

        ▶  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Nov 30 2012 (IPS)

      MAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUN :- FOREIGN MINING SAPS A THIRSTY GOBI DESERT - The Oyu Tolgoi largest copper-gold mine in the world operating in the southern Gobi desert in Mongolia has become a symbol of a looming crisis: a limited water supply that could be exhausted within a decade, seriously threatening the lives and livelihoods of the local population. Inter Press Service http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/mining-saps-a-thirsty-desert/

       

      Guardian Sustainable Business, February 28, 2014
      ▶   MONGOLIA'S WATER SCARCITY COULD THREATEN ITS ECONOMIC BOOM. The resource-rich country is riding high economically for international investors,  but a battle is brewing for water between people, mining and agriculture. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/mongolia-water-scarcity-threaten-economic-boom-mining?CMP=new_1194


                                  MONGOLIA BOOMS - FOUR PART SERIES

                        http://www.npr.org/series/152995168/mongolia-booms


      NPR, May 22, 2012
      MONGOLIA'S DILEMMA:  WHO GET THE WATER?  http://www.npr.org/2012/05/22/152698675/mongolias-dilemma-who-gets-the-water


      NPR, May 24, 2012
      OLD WAYS DISAPPEARING IN THE NEW MONGOLIA  http://www.npr.org/2012/05/24/152842270/old-ways-disappearing-in-the-new-mongolia


      NPR, May 23, 2012
      MONGOLIANS SCRAMBLE FOR A SHARE OF MINING WEALTH http://www.npr.org/2012/05/23/152781641/mongolians-scramble-for-a-share-of-mining-wealth



      July 9, 2013 Alternet
      ▶   MINING THE WORLD TO DEATH http://www.alternet.org/books/mining-world-death-end-extractiveindustrial-model


                                                             PHOTOS 

                                    June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities

      ▶   BY MAN OR NATURE, PLACES THAT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

      http://www.globalpossibilities.org/by-man-or-nature-places-that-will-never-be-the-same/




       ▶  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 POVERTY, DEPENDENCE ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/5vdZgH


                                               ENOUGHNESS

                      WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                  http://sco.lt/6EFbPt



                                                UNPRECEDENTED STUDY
      LANGUAGE, CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION http://sco.lt/64XtcP


       

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


       

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


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


                                   DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

      Ecosystems, Rivers, Forests, Environment and Indigenous Communities

                                                http://sco.lt/8qmfYn

       



      BOLIVIA FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHT 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






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

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



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


      WWF November 21, 2014
      PALM OIL SUSTAINABILITY BODY TO EXPEL NON-COMPLIANT COMPANIES http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=233592&


      Mongabay, November 21, 2014
      INDONESIA'S ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY QUESTONS FORMER MINISTER OF FORESTRY  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1121-lbell-zulkifli-kpk.html


                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

           WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                  http://sco.lt/5moIAT



                                     MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING


      Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014
      ▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? Several multinational pulp and paper and palm oil companies have recently declared “zero deforestation policies”. In this guest post, Peter Gerhardt asks the question, “What is a no-deforestation promise really worth?” http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138


      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


      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


      The Ecologist, May 19, 2014

      DON'T BE FOOLED BY 'ZERO DEFORESTATION' PROMISES OR CLAIMS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2397878/dont_be_fooled_by_zero_deforestation_promises.html


      Discovery News, September 26, 2014
       -▶ BRAZIL REFUSES TO JOIN UN PACT TO END DEFORESTATION http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/brazil-refuses-to-join-un-pact-to-end-deforestation-140926.htm



      July 28, 2012 Rainforest Action Network
      CARGILL'S SUPPLY CHAIN CONNECTIONS TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TRIPA RAINFOREST IN SUMATRA http://understory.ran.org/2012/07/20/cargill-admits-buying-palm-oil-from-illegally-cleared-orangutan-habitat/


       Mongabay, September 24, 2014

      FOR THE RECORD....

      CARGILL 'COMMITS' TO ZERO DEFORESTATION ACROSS ENTIRE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN:  ALL COMMODITIES

      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-cargill-zero-deforestation.html


      GreenBiz, September 26, 2014
      TO THE LAST TREE

      APP, CARGILL PLANT U.N. DEFORESTATION NON-BINDING PLEDGE FOR 2030 http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/09/26/app-cargill-un-deforestation-pledge


      Mongabay, June 12, 2014

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


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


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


      Sustainable Brands, October 31, 2014
       - ▶ BUNGE JUMP INTO DEFORESTATION-FREE PALM OIL WITH A SPLASHBunge — an agribusiness and food ingredient company based out of White Plains, New York — indicated its intention to ensure the palm oil that it sources will be deforestation- and peat-free. Coming from one of the largest traders of palm oil in the world, Bunge’s announcement is significant for what it means for both the world climate and for ecosystems at risk due to palm oil production. But to me it also signifies that the status quo — palm oil that is linked with deforestation and peatland destruction — is a sinking ship that is increasingly risky to stay aboard.  http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/lael_goodman/bunge_jumps_deforestation_free_palm_oil_splash


      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/


      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, October 04, 2014
      CORPORATIONS HIRE LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO DO THEIR DIRTY WORK, TAKE THE FALL, FOR INDONESIAN PALM OIL DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-lbell-small-palm-oil.html



      - ▶ THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL  http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


                                                    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/



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



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

       

                                                   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



                                                     FEATURED VIDEO

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


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

       

                                                                 WATCH

                                  TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                             PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

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



      ▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? The Environmental Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/


                                                          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


      Ensia, November 03, 2014
      HOW DID PALM OIL BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM -- AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? 
      Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they are out there.

      Palm oil — which appears in a dizzying amount of food and cosmetic products and is a feedstock for biofuel — poses many environmental problems. It’s the largest driver of Indonesian deforestation, which destroys habitat and contributes to climate change. And ponds of wastewater at palm oil refineries release immense amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide.http://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/



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


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


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


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

      /88hVFx


                                                         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



      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/



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


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



                                                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


       April 2013 ELDIS

      PROTECTING CARBON TO DESTROY FORESTS??!! : LAND ENCLOSURES AND REDD+ http://sco.lt/7DYN17

       

      February 21, 2013 - Redd Monitor
      REDD Plus or REDD “Light”? BIODIVERSITY, COMMUNITIES AND FOREST CARBON CERTIFICATION http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/21/redd-plus-or-redd-light-biodiversity-communities-and-forest-carbon-certification/



      ▶  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


       

                         THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                         CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                 http://sco.lt/630INt



                                      AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

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








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      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


      Triple Pundit, November 12, 2014
      REPORT:  NATIVE PEOPLES AT HIGH RISK FROM EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/report-native-peoples-high-risk-extractive-industries/


      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


      Earth, October 10, 2014
      BOLIVIA FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD 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


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


      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/

       

       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


       The Ecologist, September 16, 2014
      - WORLD BANK TO ROLL BACK SAFEGUARDS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2556646/world_bank_to_roll_back_safeguards_for_indigenous_people.html


        HuffPost Impact, July 16, 2014

      -▶ WORLD BANK POISED TO DENY AFRICA'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THEIR RIGHTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nezir-sinani/world-bank-poised-to-deny_b_5592475.html

       

       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 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

               

                                             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/

       

       

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


      Mongabay, October 04, 2014
       ▶ REDD+ VERSUS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE?  WHY A TRIBE IN PANAMA REJECTED PAY FOR THEIR CARBON-RICH FORESTS

       http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0904-sri-guidi-redd-vs-indigenous-people.html



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


       

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

       

       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


      Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
      CHEVRON SUES RAINFOREST COMMUNITIES IT CONTAMINATED IN ECUADOR http://www.nationofchange.org/chevron-sues-rainforest-communities-it-contaminated-1382276125

       


      ▶  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/

       

                                                                VIDEO

      - AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL SMALL CONTROLLED FIRES HELP KANGAROO POPULATION http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/aboriginal-hunting-practice-helps-kangaroos.html

                                                  http://sco.lt/7e8Zur

       

      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


                                  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT

       

       

       

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

                  THE DESTRUCTION OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

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

       

                                                UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

       

                                                            WATCH

                                             Yale Environment 360

                                 " INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI"

                                                 http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

       

       

      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

       

                                                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

       

                                                            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/

       

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

       

      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

       

      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

       

       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

       

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

       

      May 23, 2013 Human Rights Watch

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

       

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


      -▶ 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

       

                                                           G8 VIDEOS

                            LATEST FROM SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

                                     The movement for tribal peoples

                                 http://www.survivalinternational.org/

       

      - ▶ 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

       

      Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014
       -▶ KENYA PREPARING FOR 'REDD' IN THE EMBOBUT FOREST FORCING SENGWER PEOPLE "INTO EXTINCTION" http://www.ienearth.org/kenya-preparing-for-redd-in-the-embobut-forest-and-forcing-sengwer-people-into-extinction/


                                                            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-

       

      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

       

       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


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

       

       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/

       

      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/

       

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

       

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


      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

       

       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

       

      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

       

       July 26, 2013 Intercontinental Cry Magazine
      FORCEFUL EVICTIONS OF MAASAI LEAVE HOMES BURNED AND THOUSANDS HOMELESS IN KENYA http://intercontinentalcry.org/forceful-evictions-of-maasai-leave-homes-burned-and-thousands-homeless-in-naivasha-kenya/

       

                                                               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

       

                                                    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/

       

                                                         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-/

       

      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 TRADITION 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

       

       AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL FARMING
      AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

       

       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

       

      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

       

      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

       

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

       

                                                             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

       

      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/

       

                                                                   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

       

                                GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE VIDEOS

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IcanKHMuKo&list=PLhggrmZd7c4bvwwl3viRJbbUeQy9q3iyw&index=4

       

       

       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

       

                                                           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/

       

       

       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

       

      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


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

       

                                         ▶ 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

        

                                                          VIDEO

                                           SARAWAK, MALAYSIA -

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

       

       September 3, 2013 Redd-Monitor
      MASSIVE LAND SEIZURE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS IS CAUSING STARVATION AND POVERTY IN PAPUA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/03/mifees-massive-seizure-of-indigenous-lands-is-causing-starvation-and-poverty-in-papua/

       

      August 12, 2013 International Cry Magazine

      WEST PAPUA: INDIGENOUS LEADERS FORCED TO SIGN AWAY LAND TO MAJOR FOOD COMPANY http://intercontinentalcry.org/west-papua-elders-forced-to-sign-away-land-to-pt-mayora-one-of-indonesias-leading-food-brands/

       

       ▶ 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/

       


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

       

       ▶ 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

       

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

       

       ▶ 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:

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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/

      more...
      Eli Levine's curator insight, April 30, 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, 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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      BOLIVIA Gives Legal Rights To Nature - First Nation In The World To Do So

      BOLIVIA Gives Legal Rights To Nature - First Nation In The World To Do So | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



      Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature.


                           BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH

                                                Earth, October 13, 2014

           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. Developed by grassroots social groups and agreed by politicians, the Law of Mother Earth recognises the rights of all living things, giving the natural world equal status to human beings. Once fully approved, the legislation will provide the Earth with rights to: life and regeneration; biodiversity and freedom from genetic modification; pure water; clean air; naturally balanced systems; restoration from the effects of human activity; and freedom from contamination.

           Bolivia’s government will be legally bound to prioritise the wellbeing of its citizens and the natural world by developing policies that promote sustainability and control industry. The economy must operate within the limits of nature and the country is to work towards energy and food sovereignty while adopting renewable energy technologies and increasing energy efficiency.Preventing climate change is a key objective of the law, which includes protecting the lives of future generations. The government is requesting that rich countries help Bolivia adapt to the effects of climate change in recognition of the environmental debt they owe for their high carbon emissions.

         The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.” At its heart is an understanding that the Earth is sacred, which arises from the indigenous Andean worldview of ‘Pachamama’ (meaning Mother Earth) as a living being. An initial act outlining the rights – which was passed by Bolivia’s national congress in December 2010 and paves the way for the full legislation – defines Mother Earth as a dynamic and “indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny.”...More

      http://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/



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      THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                              http://sco.lt/6c30YD


      MANIFESTO: http://therightsofnature.org/universal-declaration/ proclaimed in 2010 at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, Bolivia)

                        GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE RIGHTS OF NATURE

                                             http://therightsofnature.org/


      The Independent, October 12, 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



      Global Exchange, Rights of Nature
      -▶  CAN WE PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AS LONG AS WE TREAT IT AS HUMAN PROPERTY? http://www.globalexchange.org/communityrights/campaigns/rightsofnature


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