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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans
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Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss and climate change causing 6th mass extinction : scientists

Scientists meeting at the University of Copenhagen have warned that biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world, describing the loss of species as the 6th mass extinction event on the earth. The world is losing species at a rate that is 100 to 1000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, with the challenges of conserving the world's species larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change.

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OUR POLLINATORS: Losing Millions of Bats to White Nose Syndrome

OUR POLLINATORS: Losing Millions of Bats to White Nose Syndrome | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Emagazine.com : A bat disease has killed off an estimated 5.7 million to 6.7 million bats, with no end in sight....
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Biodiversity vital for maintaining ecosystem functions in drylands

Biodiversity vital for maintaining ecosystem functions in drylands | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Read the full story of Biodiversity vital for maintaining ecosystem functions in drylands - Washington, Jan 13 : Diverse plant life may play a crucial role in buffering the negative impact of climate change and desertification in dryland...
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Global Biodiversity Conservation and the Alleviation of Poverty

Global Biodiversity Conservation and the Alleviation of Poverty | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL: Poverty and biodiversity loss are two of the world’s dire challenges. Claims of conservation’s contribution to poverty alleviation, however, remain controversial. Here, we assess the flows of ecosystem services provided to people by priority habitats for terrestrial conservation, considering the global distributions of biodiversity, physical factors, and socioeconomic context

 

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VIRUNGA: Gorilla habitat in Rwanda Under Threat By Big Oil and Deforestation

 Mashable, February 20, 2015
-▶ OSCAR HOPEFUL "VIRUNGA' IS AMMO AGAINST BIG OIL FOR BATTERED PARK LOVERS
http://mashable.com/2015/02/20/virunga-oscar-hopeful/


                                                     WATCH
                               "VIRUNGA" - Official Trailer 2014
Funded by Howard G Buffett, CEO The Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Virunga is the incredible documentary about the brave individuals risking their lives to save Africa’s oldest national park http://virungamovie.com/


                                              VIDEO (3:15)

                         DW (English), December 02, 2011

GORILLA HABITAT IN RWANDA'S VIRUNGA FORESTS UNDER THREAT

Gorilla habitat in Rwanda Rwanda's verdant Virunga forests are home to rare mountain gorillas. Their habitat however is critically endangered. New projects seek to protect the primates and improve life for local communities.,, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNnRTKLV29c&feature=youtu.be 


Treehugger, February 17, 2015
-▶ THE DOCUMENTARY THAT COULD SAVE AFRICA'S OLDEST NATIONAL PARK  http://www.treehugger.com/conservation/documentary-could-save-africas-oldest-national-park.html


New York Times, November 06, 2014
-▶ 'VIRUNGA' A SEARING DOCUMENTARY SET IN CONGO: GORILLA'S IN THE MIDST OVER A BATTLE FOR OIL

 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/07/movies/virunga-a-searing-documentary-set-in-congo.html?_r=0


Guardian, February 07, 2015
-▶ CHURCH OF ENGLAND MAY SELL £3mSTAKE IN MINING FIRM OVER FEARS FOR GORILLA HAVEN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/07/church-england-3m-mining-gorilla-leonardo-dicaprio-congo-virunga


One Green Planet, January 08, 2015
-▶ OIL EXPLOITERS:  KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF VIRUNGA, AFRICA'S OLDEST NATIONAL PARK  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/oil-explorers-keep-your-hands-off-virunga-africas-oldest-national-park/


 World Wildlife Fund, December 16, 2013
-▶  LOCAL PRESSURE MOUNTS AGAINST BIG OIL EXPLOITATION IN NATIONAL PARK IN VIRUNGA http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=213312&


Guardian, October 5, 2013
-▶  AFRICAN GORILLAS UNDER THREAT FROM BIG OIL SURVEY http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/06/africa-gorillas-threat-oil-survey


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-▶ SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/7yO9ZJ


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                                                    VIDEO         
                                GORILLAS IN THE CROSSFIRE
                            http://vimeo.com/111433177

    

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                       SOME PLACES ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR -

                                   VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK

                             http://www.youtube.com/user/gorillacd



The Independent, September 06, 2014
BRITISH OIL GIANT ACCUSED OF BRIBERY IN TUSSLE OVER AFRICA'S OLDEST NATIONAL PARK. Soco International has been conducting studies on whether it is feasible to drill for oil in Lake Edward in Virunga, the Unesco world heritage site made famous by Dian Fossey and the movie Gorillas in the Mist.   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/british-oil-giant-accused-of-bribery-in-tussle-over-africas-oldest-national-park-9710277.html


New York Time, November 15, 2014

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo

OIL DISPUTE TAKES A PAGE FROM CONGO'S BLOODY PAST http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/world/oil-dispute-takes-a-page-


WWF, February 14, 2014
-▶  A MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN FIGHT TO STOP OIL EXPLORATION IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK http://worldwildlife.org/stories/a-major-step-forward-in-fight-to-stop-oil-exploration-in-virunga-national-park


Mother Nature Network, November 05, 2014

'VIRUNGA' REVEALS PARADISE IN PERIL  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/virunga-reveals-paradise-in-peril

 

                                                   FILM TRAILER

                                     The Dodo, September 10, 2014
CAN ONE DOCUMENTARY SAVE THE LAST OF THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN VIRUNGA? https://www.thedodo.com/can-one-documentary-save-the-l-713438983.html


Quartz, December 06, 2014
-▶ ETHICALLY SOURCED iPHONES ARE RUINING THE CONGO.  GO SEE THE GORILLAS AND SAVE IT http://qz.com/307478/ethically-sourced-iphones-are-ruining-the-congo-go-see-the-gorillas-and-help-save-it/

from-congos-bloody-past.html?_r=0

                               

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France24, April 17, 2014
-▶ THE CHIEF WARDEN OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO'S VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, EMMA NUEL DE MERODE HAS BEEN SHOT DEAD IN AN AMBUSH http://www.france24.com/en/20140416-virunga-merode-national-park-shot-congo-kivu-drc/


 Yale Environment 360, January 08, 2013
-▶  THE PERILS AND REWARDS OF PROTECTING CONGO'S GORILLAS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_perils_and_rewards_of_protecting_congos_gorillas/2607/

 

                                            VIDEO TED TALK
           A STORY OF CONFLICT RENEWAL AND HOPE IN VIRUNGA
                                       Emmanuel De Merode
Please take a moment to listen to Emmanuel’s passionate words about his vision for Virunga and its animals via @BenAffleck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhnGzaEOE34#t=616


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                                 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

 

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    PRIMATOLOGIST WARNS OF POSSIBLE GREAT APE EXTINCTION

                                              http://sco.lt/7zDhMf


                                                     WATCH
                     FIGHT TO SAVE VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2013/oct/15/anna-friel-stephen-poliakoff-wwf-virunga-national-park-video



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


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Treehugger, March 4, 2013

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

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


                                                        VIDEO

                               Africa Geographic, February 27, 2014
-▶  VIDEO OF A TOUCHING CHIMP RELEASE FROM JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE'S CHIMP REHAB CENTER IN THE CONGO
http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/videos/video-of-a-touching-chimp-release/


World Widlife Fund - PHOTOS
-▶  5 GORILLA FACT YOU SHOULD KNOW http://worldwildlife.org/stories/7-gorilla-facts-you-should-know

 

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


-▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/66Lk8n


▶   THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE - ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/4q4CB7


                                                     FILM

                           ****REMEMBERING "GREEN"

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

                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

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



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


 

                                                       VIDEO

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


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

 

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



 ▶ ENOUGHNESS : WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


                              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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Mercury Moves Up Food Chain into songbirds and bats

Mercury Moves Up Food Chain into songbirds and bats | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Dangerously high levels have been detected in Northeastern songbirds as the most toxic form of the heavy metal moves through the food chain.
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Human Impact on the Environment

Human Impact on the Environment | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
This page includes a brief, but thorough, overview of our human impact on the environment, the consequences of such an impact and one important question to consider.

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The Health Benefits Of Biodiversity

The Health Benefits Of Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

A Healthy Environment - A Healthy Humanity

 

If you've recently spent some time in a "greenspace"--an area of undeveloped landscape--you may have found that it improved your mood, reduced feelings of stress, and left you feeling more relaxed.

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Without Nature We Do Not Exist - The Value of Biodiversity

Without Nature We Do Not Exist - The Value of Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Biodiversity preservation can provide critical services to the poor.

The sixth great mass extinction is underway, and because of the threat it poses to global biodiversity, it is as great a threat to human well-being as climate change. The causes of this extinction event are quite clear: humans are out-competing all other species for scarce resources on a finite planet.

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Commodifying and Privatising Nature: RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy

Commodifying and Privatising Nature: RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The focus on technologies is problematic because of the types of controversial new technologies that are promoted, including biomass incineration, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, etc. Nuclear and GMOs are not explicitly endorsed, but would fit with the approach.

The market-based approach has been heavily criticised by NGOs as it would mean assigning private property rights to nature, commodifying and privatising nature. Leaving nature to the market would undermine the opportunities of communities and states to protect the commons. Also the bitter lessons from the carbon trading debacle seem to be entirely ignored when UNEP proposes tradeable biodiversity credits. The UNEP reports exposes a misguided belief in markets, which is astonishing after the financial crisis. It is as if that example of the chronic failure of deregulation and market-based approaches had never happened.

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