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21 Super Kids that Will Save the World from Adults

21 Super Kids that Will Save the World from Adults | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

These kids are much more impressive than you. If we adults can figure out how to raise more youngsters like this, we should be okay.... http://www.treehugger.com/culture/future-bright-21-super-kids-will-save-world-adults.html

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Hillary Clinton Speaks Out on Criminal Wildlife Trafficking

Hillary Clinton Speaks Out on Criminal Wildlife Trafficking | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

November 12, 2012 = EcoWatch - International Union for Conservation of Nature

 

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has spoken out about the threat from wildlife trafficking, describing it as a global issue requiring a concerted global response.

“Wildlife trafficking has serious implications for the security and prosperity of people around the world,” Clinton told a packed meeting at the U.S. Department of State.

“We need to address wildlife trafficking with partnerships as robust as the criminal networks we seek to dismantle. We need governments, civil society, businesses, scientists and activists to educate people about wildlife trafficking.”...  http://ecowatch.org/2012/hillary-clinton-wildlife-trafficking/

 

UN to launch study on environmental crime – Eradicating Ecocide http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3243219562/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime-eradicating-ecocide

 

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

 

The animal nobody wants to keep via @Nikela_Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep

 

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SOME AMAZING ANT FACTS: Australian Sugar Ants Walk In Circles When Lost

SOME AMAZING ANT FACTS: Australian Sugar Ants Walk In Circles When Lost | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

For us humans, being lost isn’t all that much fun, often leading us to walk around in circles as we try to find our way. Apparently, some animals follow similar patterns....  http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112729597/sugar-ants-lost-111212/

 

OLDER MALE ANS SINGLE OUT YOUNGER RIVALS FOR DEATH SQUAD

The dominant wingless (ergatoid) male is able to identify potential rivals before they emerge from their pupae. Constant patrolling of the nest ensures that this male is able to bite or chemically tag rivals as soon as they emerge from their pupae. Chemically tagged ants are quickly destroyed by workers....
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ANTS GIVES NEW EVIDENCE FOR SELF-DIRECTED INTERACTING NETWORKS
University of Arizona researchers have uncovered evidence in ant colonies that suggests that social networks may function differently than previously assumed. Be it through the Internet, Facebook, the local grapevine or the spread of disease, interaction networks influence nearly every part of our lives....

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NATIVE ANTS USE CHEMICAL WEAPON TO TURN BACK INVADING ARGENTINE ANTS
Argentine ants are taking over the world ““ or at least the nice temperate parts. They’ve spread into Mediterranean and subtropical climates across the globe in sugar shipments from Argentina, and no native ant species has been known to withstand their onslaught ““ until now. A group of Stanford University undergraduate students working on a class project have discovered that a native species, the plucky winter ant, has been using chemical warfare to combat the Argentine tide.
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ANT COLONIES: BEHAVIORAL VARIABILITY WINS Ant colonies with more behavioral variety are more successful / New findings in ant behavioral research

They attack other colonies, plunder and rob, kill other colonies’ inhabitants or keep them as slaves: Ants are usually regarded as prototypes of social beings that are prepared to sacrifice their lives for their community, but they can also display extremely aggressive behavior towards other nests....
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PLOTTING AND TREACHERY ON ANT ROYAL FAMILIES
New research suggests that ant queens are also prepared to compromise the welfare of the entire colony in order to retain the throne. Often, an ant colony has more than one queen. Multiple queens can produce a larger initial workforce in incipient colonies, increasing the chance the colony will survive the hazardous first year. But queens do not happily cohabit forever; soon after the young workers hatch, they begin to slaughter surplus queens until only one remains.
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               THE REMARKABLE SELF-ORGANIZATION OF ANTS

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VIDEO: LEAF-CUTTER ANTS HAVE REMARKABLE QUALITIES http://www.redorbit.com/news/video/science_2/2595043/leafcutter_ants_have_remarkable_qualities/

VIDEO: LEAF-CUTTER ANTS PUT ON QUITE A SHOW http://www.redorbit.com/news/video/science_2/1112523387/leaf-cutter-ants/

VIDEO: THE SOCIAL DYNAMICS OF INSECTS http://www.redorbit.com/news/video/science_2/2591295/the_social_dynamics_of_insects/

 

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In an Era of Fiscal Cliffs, Seeking Ways Obama Can Preserve the Planet, on a Budget

In an Era of Fiscal Cliffs, Seeking Ways Obama Can Preserve the Planet, on a Budget | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Some ways President Obama can pursue environmental progress on a budget.

November 9, New York Times - Dot Earth - Andrew Revkin

Tight budgets are a reality for a long time to come given global financial pressures and negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” in the United States. So Men’s Journal has asked me to assemble initiatives — at various scales — this administration could undertake in its second term to conserve open space and ecosystems, clean up water and air, limit deforestation or erosion, blunt emissions of greenhouse gases and the like... http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/in-an-era-of-fiscal-cliffs-seeking-ways-obama-can-preserve-the-planet-on-a-budget/?smid=tw-share

 

She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... OUR HOME -- VIDEO | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5TTFw1

She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... OUR HOME -- SHORT VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3293725801/she-s-alive-beautiful-finite-hurting-our-home-video

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AMAZING NATURE: The Bees Waggle Dance - VIDEO

AMAZING NATURE:  The Bees Waggle Dance - VIDEO | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Honeybees communicate using the "waggle dance," a form of bee body language. A worker bee will shake her body after finding a food source or potential nest site. The direction and length of each shimmy indicates to her hivemates the distance and direction of the valuable resource... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/waggle-dance.html

 

FULL ONE HOUR - NOVAScienceNow Episode "WHAT ARE ANIMALS THINKING?" Probe animal morality, the "swarm intelligence" of a beehive, the amazing navigation talents of pigeons, and more. Aired November 7, 2012 on PBS - Funded By National Science Foundation...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/what-animals-thinking.html

 

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BIOMIMICRY: Butterfly vs shark: nature's clues to anti-dust materials

BIOMIMICRY: Butterfly vs shark: nature's clues to anti-dust materials | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Researchers at Ohio State University have looked to butterfly wings and sharkskin for inspiration for dirt-resistant surfaces.

http://www.gizmag.com/butterfly-wing-dirt-resistance/24930/

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A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS: On a Suicide Trajectory: Disappearing Frogs and Pesticides

A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS: On a Suicide Trajectory: Disappearing Frogs and Pesticides | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

QUEST TV - VIDEO

Around the world, frogs are declining at an alarming rate due to threats like pollution, disease and climate change. Frogs bridge the gap between water and land habitats, making them the first indicators of ecosystem changes... http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/disappearing-frogs/

 

The Impact of Vanishing Biodiversity on Human Health VIDEO Nature Needs a Hand. The New Normal in Nature and Our Role in a Human-Altered Environment | @scoopit http://sco.lt/8fCupd

 

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Freshwater Fish Are Dying at Alarming Rates: Scientific American

Freshwater Fish Are Dying at Alarming Rates: Scientific American | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

North American freshwater fishes are going extinct at rates that concern scientists... Scientific American

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=freshwater-fish-dying-alarming-rates

 

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Everything Depends On Everything: Loss of large fish could end Gulf of Maine Lobster

Everything Depends On Everything: Loss of large fish could end Gulf of Maine Lobster | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
A marine biologist warns that the loss of large fish could make the Gulf of Maine unsuitable for lobster.

November 29, 2012 - Portland Press Herald

Low prices and a market glut may be the biggest problems many Maine lobstermen had to deal with this year, but there are other looming challenges facing the industry, and they have more to do with the marine environment than money... http://www.pressherald.com/news/states-lobster-explosion-an-economic-boon-biodiversity-bust_2012-11-29.html

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The biodiversity Daily

The biodiversity Daily | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The biodiversity Daily, by Fabrice Leclerc: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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After long-ago mass extinction, global warming hindered species' recovery

After long-ago mass extinction, global warming hindered species' recovery | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 08, 2012 - Researchers have discovered why plants and animals had a hard time recovering from the largest mass extinction in Earth's history 250 million years ago. The reason: global warming....  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/After_long_ago_mass_extinction_global_warming_hindered_species_recovery_999.html

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Could Eating Less Meat Help Save The Planet and Avoid an Ecological Disaster?

Could Eating Less Meat Help Save The Planet and Avoid an Ecological Disaster? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Altering our diets to include less beef, pork, and poultry and finding ways to recycle our organic waste during the agricultural process could help rebalance the carbon cycle and reduce the risk of reaching more severe levels of global climate...

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Of Bats and Men - Can We Save Bats From Extinction?

Of Bats and Men - Can We Save Bats From Extinction? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
When it comes to bats and people, our relationship has been...complicated. People have shot them, destroyed them, reviled them.

 

| Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Note: This is the fourth part in a blog series on The Nature Conservancy’s new artificial bat cave, an experiment to help stop the spread of white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease killing millions of bats.... http://blog.nature.org/2012/09/of-bats-and-men/

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Sustainability partnerships are the key to future business

Sustainability partnerships are the key to future business | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Procter & Gamble reveals there are limits to what one company can do alone as it releases its annual sustainability report.

 

Working alone is no longer an option; companies must work in partnership towards sustainability, according to Procter & Gamble

 

November 12, 2012 - Guardian Sustainable Business

It's the end of an era. Even until recently, most companies that recognised they needed to respond to the dangers of climate change and other related sustainability challenges believed they could act on their own.

There were a number of reasons for this, including a failure to understand the breadth of the issues and having their minds stuck in an era where the default position was to keep your cards close to your chest... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/procter-gamble-sustainability-report-partnerships

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Species Interactions Could Be Affected By Global Warming

Species Interactions Could Be Affected By Global Warming | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Yale and University of Connecticut researchers report that more extinctions will take place due to global warming should...

“Climate change is likely to have strong effects on top consumers. As a result, these effects can ripple through an entire food web, multiplying extinction risks along the way,” said Dave Skelly, a co-author of the study and professor of ecology at Yale.
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1080: Poisoning Paradise - The Great New Zealand Ecocide - The NeverEnding Chemical Treadmill

1080: Poisoning Paradise - The Great New Zealand Ecocide - The NeverEnding Chemical Treadmill | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

1080: Poisoning Paradise - The Great New Zealand EcocideIf you don’t have a strong stomach, maybe this documentary is not for you. Especially if you are an animal lover. On second thoughts - watch it anyway....

What is 1080? It is an indiscriminate poison used to kill unwanted animals – in this case, it is being used to kill possums. Symptoms of 1080 poisoning include (dog example): "…restlessness; increased hyperexcitability; incontinence or diarrhea; excessive salivation; abrupt bouts of vocalization…sudden bursts of violent activity…seizure, with hind limbs or all four limbs and sometimes the tail extended rigidly from their arched bodies. At other times the front feet are clasped together, clenched or used to scratch frantically at the cage walls… kicking or 'paddling' with the front legs, squealing, crawling, biting. Extruded tongue and/or penis, rolling eyes, grinding teeth. Breathing is rapid but laboured, with some animals partly choking on their saliva… it is without question that 1080 poison inflicts great pain and suffering on affected animals. Aside from the physical pain endured over the many hours before death, the terror, fear and anxiety felt by these animals is unimaginable.”...  http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/1080-poisoning-paradise-great-new-zealand-ecocide/209/24450

 

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LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls

LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

- ▶ POACHERS KILL AN ELEPHANT MATRIARCH AND HER FAMILY IN KENYA, PROMPTING A CALL FOR HELP 

November 11, 2012 - New York Times

On October 27, Nick Brandt, a photographer and conservationist, photographed Qumquat, one of the best known matriarchs in the elephant population around Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, walking with two daughters, their young and other kin.

One day later, the old female and nearly all of the other elephants in this group were found slaughtered. Their faces had been hacked off by the poachers to be sure they gleaned every ounce of ivory from the tusks. (Click here for photographs of the result – not for the squeamish.)... http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/africas-ivory-driven-elephant-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls/?partner=rss&emc=rss



AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
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/


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/

 

 

The Independent, December 10, 2013
- ▶ FIVE UNBELIEVABLE HABITS OF ELEPHANTS http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/five-unbelievable-habits-of-elephants-8995583.html

 

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

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

 

- ▶ WHY IT' TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD [Graphic images: viewer discretion advised] http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1212-kahumbu-op-ed-poaching.html


- ▶ THE REALITY OF THE IVORY TRADE | http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3230053215/the-reality-of-the-ivory-trade

 

- ▶ ALL ABOUT POACHING AND ANNIHILATION OF OUR TREASURED WILDLIFE:


 

 

- ▶ THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino/p/3261070304/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep

 

- ▶ Scientific American

THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'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

 

▶ Dying rhino leads calf to safety in final act of motherly love as game reserve poachers go on four-day kiling spree Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3644472714/stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil-scientific-american

 

- ▶ SECRETARY CLINTON DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE PARTNERSHIP MEETING ON WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://sco.lt/65m0Ib http://www.scoop.it/t/animal-poaching-who-does-it-who-allows-it/p/3285596088/secretary-clinton-delivers-remarks-at-the-partnership-meeting-on-wildlife-trafficking

 

- ▶ CLINTON SEEKS INTELLIGENCE HELP IN WAR ON WILDLIFE TRAFFICKERS  http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/clinton-seeks-intelligence-reports-on-wildlife-traffickers/?smid=tw-dotearth&seid=auto

 

Follow Wildlife Margrit for Indepth Info On African Wildlife - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife

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Wrens teach their eggs to sing

Wrens teach their eggs to sing | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Teaching embryos the password for food helps parents avoid having to feed imposters. Mothers usually set about teaching their offspring the moment they're born. But the females of one Australian bird can't wait that long.

http://www.nature.com/news/wrens-teach-their-eggs-to-sing-1.11779

 

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ImmuneSuppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines

ImmuneSuppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Australian scientist, Dr. Sánchez-Bayo discusses his research, ImmuneSuppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines.

 

ONE CHEMICAL KILLS ALL: NOT ONLY DESTROYING OUR ESSENTIAL BALANCE OF ECOSYSTEMS AND ALL SPECIES WITHIN IT, BUT WE HUMANS TOO ?

 

It's Time the Pesticide/Chemical Companies Owned Up: Common pesticides could cause an ecological catastrophe http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3051042756/it-s-time-the-pesticide-chemical-companies-owned-up-common-pesticides-could-cause-an-ecological-catastrophe

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Habitat Destruction Destroying Spoon-billed Sandpiper - Russia

Habitat Destruction Destroying Spoon-billed Sandpiper - Russia | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
One of the rarest birds in the world migrates to the far northeast of Russia to breed each summer. Cornell Laboratory photographer Gerrit Vyn reports.

As few as 100 remaining pairs of this mysterious little sandpiper and they may soon be extinct.

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper depends on key coastal wetlands to fuel its long distance migration to its wintering areas. And for many species migrating south on the flyway from eastern Russia and Alaska, to Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Yellow Sea is “Grand Central Station” for birds. They all stop there to refuel and continue their journeys.

But the Yellow Sea is not what it used to be – massive projects in China and South Korea for agriculture, aquaculture, and industry have eliminated more than half of the intertidal areas that all of these migrants depend on. And for many, their populations are rapidly falling. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper may soon be extinct...  http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00045&segmentID=5

 

July 6, 2013 Grist
CAN BRINGING WETLANDS BACK TO OUR COASTS PROTECT US FROM FUTURE MEGASTORM? http://grist.org/people/can-bringing-wetlands-back-to-our-coasts-protect-us-from-future-megastorms/

 

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Governments and business must pick up pace on biodiversity

Governments and business must pick up pace on biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
We must be proactive in changing course if we are to avoid a further devastating loss of biodiversity, say Peter Bakker and Simon Upton...

 

November 8, 2012 - The Guardian Environment

The results of the recent Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11) in Hyderabad, India, suggest that international efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystems are bogged down in a tussle over resourcing.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/biodiversity-peter-bakker-simon-upton

 

November 8, 2012

Signs of Progress at U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity

At recent U.N. conferences, side events carried out by civil society organizations have come to be at least as important as the governmen- level activities themselves, particularly with regard to raising awareness and political or private sector...the need for transitioning to a “green economy” to deliver these goals grows more palpable and urgent every year.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-mittermeier/un-biodiversity-conference_b_2083463.html

 

Conservation International: Pavan Sukhdev - October 22, 2012
Nations Commit to Double Biodiversity Funding — But Is It Enough?

In Bhutan, biodiversity is everywhere around you, abundant and healthy. People love it and respect it. This is the kind of world that all those Aichi Targets seek to achieve, and it lives here for all to see. We often hear of rights-based approaches to biodiversity conservation, but in Bhutan, this is not just dreamy talk — it is visible reality.

 

http://blog.conservation.org/2012/10/nations-commit-to-double-biodiversity-funding-but-is-it-enough/

 

Aichi Biodiversity Targets for 2012 - Convention on Biological Diversity: http://www.cbd.int/sp/targets/

 

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Croc Jaws More Sensitive Than Human Fingertips

Croc Jaws More Sensitive Than Human Fingertips | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Snap judgment: Alligator and crocodile jaws are even more touch-sensitive than human fingertips, a new study says.... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/11/121108-nile-crocodile-duncan-leitch-science-human-sensitive-touch/

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Hanging in the Balance: The Future of the Forest VIDEO

Hanging in the Balance: The Future of the Forest VIDEO | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Scientists believe that we are at a tipping point of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, the largest contiguous tropical forest in the world. If we lose much more, the damage may be irreversible. The Amazon is a vast storehouse of biodiversity and plays a critical role in regulating global climate. Today, nearly one fifth of the Amazon has been cleared. This video describes some of the extraordinary efforts being undertaken by social entrepreneurs and stewards of the rainforest that have made a considerable difference to reducing deforestation. Over the last 5 years, Brazil has managed to reduce the rate of deforestation by 80%. However, new regulations threaten to reverse this trend....  http://www.karmatube.org/?op=nletter&id=3239

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C- December 8, 2014

R- This video talks about the effect of the rainforest on humans and the effect of humans on the rainforest

A- This video is by KarmaTube, which makes people aware of the problems and importance of the rainforest

A- KarmaTube is an official organization of professionals, who know what they are talking about

P- Talks about impact on humans and limitations

 

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It's time to rebalance our sectors and society - Don't expect miracles from CSR

It's time to rebalance our sectors and society - Don't expect miracles from CSR | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

6 November 2012 - Guardian Sustainable Busines

 

Governments and corporations can't be relied upon to provide solutions to our biggest problems – instead we must look to ourselves, argues Henry Mintzberg...

That we face serious problems – poverty amid plenty, the degradation of our physical, social, and economic environments, terrorism by fanatic cells and rogue states, and so on – is clear. But how our established institutions – governments and businesses – deal with them, even when responsive and responsible, is not. We need another way.

Civil society has a critical role to play in rebalancing societies and addressing our most serious problems.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/government-corporations-rebalance-sector-society

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Civil society organisations call on financial institutions to stop funding deforestation in Indonesia

November 6, 2012 - | Forest Peoples Programme

Financial institutions have been warned today to avoid investments in pulp and paper mills associated with deforestation and human rights abuses in Indonesia. Sixty environmental and social non-governmental organisations, including a dozen Indonesian civil society groups, have sent letters to banks and other financial institutions around the world asking for assurances that they will not invest in increased pulp milling capacity by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) or other companies associated with the Sinar Mas Group until reforms have been achieved.... http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/pulp-paper/news/2012/11/civil-society-organisations-call-financial-institutions-stop-funding-

 

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-

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