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Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse

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

July 23, 2013 Science Daily

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                   PHOTOS: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 29, 2013 Seed Daily

▶  EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING AS ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Even_farm_animal_diversity_is_declining_as_accelerating_species_loss_threatens_humanity_999.html

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                            --- WATCH --

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

              REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                       DON'T MISS THIS

                                      http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

 

March 7, 2013 - Science Haven

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                            --- WATCH ---

                                                  PBS Nature

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

                                        http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                       Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Cloud Forests Fading in the Mist, Their Treasures Little Known

Cloud Forests Fading in the Mist, Their Treasures Little Known | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

August 13, 2013 National Geographic

-▶  CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST, THEIR TREASURES LITTLE KNOWN

Cloud-covered evergreen mountain forests are nature's "water towers," providing essential water to wildlife and ecosystems, and harboring a vast range of species.

They are nature's "water towers," providing billions of gallons of fresh, clean, filtered water. They are home to thousands of indigenous peoples, and storehouses of biodiversity, at least 80 percent of which has not yet been catalogued.

Yet in as little as ten years' time, biologists warn, the world's cloud forests—evergreen mountain forests that are almost permanently shrouded in mist and clouds—may be all but gone.

They are being cleared for cattle grazing and coca plantations. Logged to provide fuel for heating and cooking. Paved over and developed to make way for transportation and telecommunications networks. They are being damaged and dried out by air pollutants and global warming   http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0813_cloudforest.html

 

Mongabay, June 10, 2014
▶  MOUNTAIN FORESTS STORE 40 PERCENT MORE CARBON THAN EXPECTED. "Tropical mountain forests are under heavy human pressure and are experiencing rapid rates of deforestation and degradation. It is well known that tropical mountain forests are biodiversity hotspots as well as playing an important role in downstream water resources. Our study demonstrates that tropical mountain forests are also globally important stores of carbon, providing more justification to protect these forests," http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0610-hance-mountain-forest-carbon.html


Mongabay, August 07, 2014
  -▶  OLD-GROWTH TREES STORE HALF RAINFOREST CARBON - DISAPPEARING FAST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0807-big-trees-biomass.html


  -▶  STUDY: WORLD'S MIGHTY GIANTS DYING OFF AT ALARMING RATE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3690136289/study-world-s-mighty-giants-dying-off-at-alarming-rate



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


 Huffington Post Hawaii, November 22, 2013
-▶  FOR SALE: ANCIENT HAWAIIAN KOA CLOUD FOREST COULD BE PRESERVED...OR HARVESTED...For only -- wait for it -- $22 million, you can purchase 3,127 acres of beautiful koa cloud forest on Hawaii's Big Island. The cloud forest, which is characterized by persistent low-level clouds, covers almost five square miles on the slopes of Mauna Kea and contains more than 5,000 trees. (For you tree lovers, this includes koa, ohia, mamane, hapuu, and eucylyptus trees.) The property also boasts several private waterfalls -- just to sweeten the deal... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/27/hawaii-koa-forest-for-sal_n_4347003.html?utm_hp_ref=hawaii&ir=Hawaii

 

 

Mongabay, September 18, 2013
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE COULD KILL OFF ANDEAN CLOUD FORESTS, HOME TO THOUSANDS OF SPECIES FOUND NOWHERE ELSE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0918-hance-cloud-forests-climate.html


August 25, 2013 Care2
-▶  NEW SUPER CUTE MAMMAL ALREADY FACES EXTINCTION: CLOUD FORESTS OF THE ANDES IN COLUMBIA AND ECUADOR THREATENED BY DEFORESTATION http://www.care2.com/causes/new-super-cute-mammal-already-faces-extinction.html


August 16, 2013 Intag Cloud Forest Reserve
-▶  ECUADORIAN WESTERN FORESTS THREATENED. Industrial copper mining project threatens to destroy thousands of hectares of primary forests harboring dozens of threatened mammal and bird species http://www.intagcloudforest.com/biodiversity.htm

 

Cloud Forests Conservation Education
-▶  WHAT ARE CLOUD FORESTS http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/cf/cf/


Science AAAS, December 17, 2014
-▶  CLOUD FOREST TREES DRINK FROM THE FOG   http://news.sciencemag.org/2012/12/cloud-forest-trees-drink-fog?ref=em



             ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE

                    IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS

                                           http://sco.lt/6ePfXN


 

                                CLOUD FORESTS - WIKIPEDIA

                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_forest

 

great biodiversity, but also preserves the life-support functions of natural ecosystems that sustain life on earth. - See more at: http://www.wltus.org/consanga-cloud-forest#sthash.XlVNxrZW.dpuf


 

                                                   --- WATCH ---

"CANOPY IN THE CLOUDS:

An Introduction To Tropical Montane Cloud Forests http://www.canopyintheclouds.com/learn/

 

Videos:
CLOUD FORESTS AROUND THE WORLD

http://kalmiya.hubpages.com/hub/What-Is-a-Cloud-Forest

 

 

-▶  COSTA RICA: MONTEVERDE'S CLOUD FORESTS  http://www.monteverdeinfo.com/monteverdes-cloud-forests.html

 

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 16, 2013 SciTechDaily
-▶  CLOUD FORESTS ARE AT RISK OF DESTRUCTION FROM GLOBAL WARMING AND DEFORESTATION http://scitechdaily.com/cloud-forests-are-at-risk-of-destruction-from-global-warming/


Summit Voice, June 06, 2014
- ▶ STUDY SHOWS FLURRY OF THREATS TO RAINFORESTS. The 35-year study focused on how diverse communities of trees and vines respond when the Amazonian rainforest is fragmented by cattle ranching. And the new threat of climate change could be the knockout punch. “Humans continue to dump billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year, and it’s evidently affecting even the remotest forests on Earth,” http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/06/06/study-shows-flurry-of-threats-to-rainforests/

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH --

                "ALMA" A JOURNEY INTO THE SOUL OF HUMANITY

A powerful statement about deforestation and  the global industrial economy                         http://sco.lt/60MIAz



 -▶  DEFORESTATION RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON http://sco.lt/86G4dV

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

-▶  DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02


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


 

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

 

-▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS: HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 




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Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos

Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

January 24, 2011 Yale Environment 360

A decade ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen first suggested we were living in the “Anthropocene,” a new geological epoch in which humans had altered the planet. Now, in an article for Yale Environment 360, Crutzen and a coauthor explain why adopting this term could help transform the perception of our role as stewards of the Earth.... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/living_in_the_anthropocene_toward_a_new_global_ethos_/2363/

 

One Green Planet, April 25, 2014
FROM THE DIRECTOR WHO BROUGHT US THE OSCAR-WINNING "THE COVER" COMES "6" . The documentary explores the role humans play in exasperating the mass extinction of endangered species, http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/from-the-director-who-brought-us-the-oscar-winning-the-cove-comes-6/

 

 

Yale Environment 360, May 17, 2010
THE ANTHROPOCENE DEBATE:  MARKING HUMANITY'S IMPACT  by Elizabeth Kolbert http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_anthropocene_debate__marking_humanitys_impact_/2274/

 

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

 

August 06, 2013 All Things Considered
EARTH SCIENTISTS PIN CLIMATE CHANGE SQUARELY ON 'HUMANITY' http://www.npr.org/2013/08/06/209462713/earth-scientists-pin-climate-change-squarely-on-humanity

 

Discovery Magazine, December 7, 2012

HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? DEMARKING THE ANTHROPOCENE

Humans drive trillions of miles in cars, clear-cut forests for agriculture and create vast landfills teeming with tin cans, soda bottles and other detritus of industrialization. There's no doubt that humans have radically reshaped the planet, and those changes leave traces in the Earth's geological record... http://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htmlhttp://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.html

 

August 10, 2013 Euractive
EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

5 May 2013 Guardian Environment
CLIMATE RESEARCH NEARLY UNANIMOUS ON HUMAN CAUSES, SURVEY FINDS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/16/climate-research-nearly-unanimous-humans-causes

 

April 1, 2013 Huffington Post
NASA's DR. JAMES HANSEN: DOUBLING DOWN ON OUR FAUSTIAN BARGAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/doubling-down-on-our-faustian-bargain_b_2989535

 

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

 

Ensia, July 30, 2013
TEN THINGS THE NEXT GENERATION WILL NEED TO KNOW TO THRIVE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://ensia.com/features/teach-your-children/?utm_content=bufferaecb8&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

 

 

                                        ANTHROPOCENE -Wikipedia

                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocene

 

                                                --- WATCH----

                              "WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE" (3:38)

                                 http://vimeo.com/anthropocene/shortfilm

 

 READ: WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE - AN INTRODUCTION http://www.anthropocene.info/en/anthropocene

 

 May 17, 2013 Yale Environment 360 - Elizabeth Kolbert
THE ANTHROPOCENE DEBATE: MARKING HUMANITY'S IMPACT http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_anthropocene_debate__marking_humanitys_impact_/2274/

 

 January 25, 2012 Climate Himalaya
GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND http://chimalaya.org/2012/01/25/global-warming-welcome-to-the-age-of-mankind/

 

 August 5, 2013 - Seed Magazine  
EMBRACING THE ANTHROPOCENE - The Earth has entered a new geological period in which human influence dominates the state of the planet, compounding uncertainty about the future.... http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/embracing_the_anthropocene/

 

THE ANTHROPOCENE: OUR PLANET'S THRESHOLDS AND BOUNDARIES

As scientists learn more about how our planet works, both now and in the past, they are increasingly aware of the existence of environmental ‘tipping points’ – points of no return. These are thresholds beyond which environmental change becomes hard to stop....http://www.anthropocene.info/en/thresholds-boundaries

 

THE ANTROPOCENE: THE EARTH SYSTEM

We aren’t an outside force disturbing the natural order of things – we’re an integral part of the Earth system ourselves. But as our societies have grown, the impact of our actions has increased too; we’re now among the main  causes of environmental  change.... http://www.anthropocene.info/en/earth-system

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                          WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                        http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

March 26, 2013 TerraDaily
SHADOW OF THE 'ANTHROPOCENE' - The Future of Planet Earth Is In Our Hands http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Shadow_of_Anthropocene_falls_over_Rio_Summit_999.html

 

Globaia
A CARTOGRAPHY OF THE ANTHROPOCENE -  new human-dominated period of the Earth's history. - See more at: http://globaia.org/en/anthropocene/#Maps

 

December 12, 2012 Discovery
HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? http://news.discovery.com/human/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htm

 

August 9, 2013 Time Magazine
THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/

 

DOMESTICATED AN WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                                  What Man Destroys, Nature Reclaims

                                             PBS Nature (53:10)
                                             A SUPERB WATCH
                                        "RADIOACTIVE WOLVES"

                      CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER 25 YEARS ON

After a massive man-made destruction, still uninhabitable for man, nature reclaims herself in ironic ways.
What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor...  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/5M23mr

 

 

THE ANTHROPOCENE - ATMOSPHERIC GOVERNANCE: WEIGHING THE RISKS OF GEOENGINEERING SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE  via The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/12/anthropocene ALSO SEE: Raining Chemical From The Sky https://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2636&action=edit

 

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

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/5GzvTV

 

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

 

STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

July 9, 2013 Science Daily
EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm

 

 

WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

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

 

May 10, 2013

WORLD HITS 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - HIGHEST IN 50 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

 

 

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

 

RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - IS BIOTECHNOLOGY OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/8GKWi9

 

WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/54NhSr

 

AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/mo4Zm

 

 

Book Review: Vaclav Smil
HARVESTING THE BIOSPHERE: WHAT WE HAVE TAKEN FROM NATURE http://www.vaclavsmil.com/harvesting-the-biosphere-what-we-have-taken-from-nature

 

                                           --- WATCH ---

 

300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS  http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

                                            --- WATCH --

 

AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

"HOME" An Exquisite Story of Our Planet http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

 

 

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Ecocide: A Plague of Deforestation Sweeps Across Southeast Asia with terrible loss of wildlife and biodiversity

Ecocide: A Plague of Deforestation Sweeps Across Southeast Asia with terrible loss of wildlife and biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

May 20, 2013 Yale Environment 360

 ▶VIETNAM AND THAILAND HAVE LOST 43 PERCENT OF THEIR FOREST COVER IN THE PAST FEW DECADES

Illegal logging and unchecked economic development are taking a devastating toll on the forests of Vietnam and neighboring countries, threatening areas of biodiversity so rich that 1,700 species have been discovered in the last 15 years alone... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_plague_of_deforestation_sweeps_across_southeast_asia/2652



farmlandgrab.org, August 18, 2014
▶  INDONESIAN LAWMAKERS LOOKING TO RESTRICT FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF PLANTATIONS TO NO MORE THAN 30 PERCENT FROM CURRENT MAXIMUM OF 95% http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23841



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


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

                                           AUDIO SLIDESHOW

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

 

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

 

14 February 2013 - The Guardian

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

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


Mongabay, August 19, 2014
▶  SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS -- LOSING THEIR FOREST HOME -- PHOTO http://blog.wcs.org/photo/2014/08/19/sumatran-orangutans-losing-their-forest-home/

 

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


 

                                                      WATCH

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

 


Mongabay, May 09, 2014
-▶ OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.html


July 17, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶ 80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIA BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html

 

July 30, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶PALM OIL DRIVES MALAYSIAN RAINFOREST TREE TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-keruing-paya-extinction-palm-oil.html

 

                                                            VIDEO

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


 Mongabay, November 21, 2013
 ▶ ASIA'S MOST PRECIOUS WOOD IS SOAKED IN BLOOD http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1121-spencer-freeland-rosewood.html?n3ws1ttr

 

New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, 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

 

 ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013

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

 

Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
GLOBAL WARMING TO HIT ASIA HARDEST, WARNS NEW REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/22/global-warming-hit-asia-hardest

 


 

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

 

 August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
 ▶THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410

 

Scientific American

 ▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

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

 

July 22, 2012 Mongabay

 ▶ GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES OF DEFORESTATION

Rainforests around the world still continue to fall. Does it really make a difference? Why should anyone care if some plants, animals, mushrooms, and microorganisms perish? Rainforests are often hot and humid, difficult to reach, insect-ridden, and have elusive wildlife.

Actually the concern should not be about losing a few plants and animals; mankind stands to lose much more. By destroying the tropical forests, we risk our own quality of life, gamble with the stability of climate and local weather, threaten the existence of other species, and undermine the valuable services provided by biological diversity...  http://rainforests.mongabay.com/0901.htm

 

                                                     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

 

 

June 9, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ CHINA TO BUILD $17 BILLION WORTH OF DAMS IN INDONESIA BORNEO - DESTROYING NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0608-china-borneo-dams.html

 



            TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

 

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

 

                                              *** VIDEO REPORT ***

 July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour
 ▶ 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

 

 

 September 10, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ LARGE-SCALE OPPOSITION AMONG BORNEO VILLAGERS TO DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0910-borneo-deforestation-opposition.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

April 10, 2013 Environmental Graffiti
 ▶THE PENAN PEACE PARK: A BORNEAN TRIBE'S LAST STAND AGAINST CORPORATE GREED LUST FOR PALM OIL
The lush, pristine rainforest of Upper Baram, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, is currently the focus of a battle. On the one hand are the Penan tribe, who have lived here for centuries; on the other are those seeking to log the area and develop the jungle into profitable oil palm plantations. As in any war, there have been casualties, although so far they have been one-sided, with the Penan people suffering death, injury and incarceration for their protests. Now, at least, there’s some hope for a peaceful solution: the Penan Peace Park, an initiative taken on by the Penan people and their supporters.
Read more at http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-penan-peace-park-project?image=2#1Cf4QFTSyqbXXYRX.99 

 

Mongabay, October 3, 2013
 ▶MYANMAR FACES NEW CONSERVATION CHALLENGES AS IT OPENS UP TO THE WORLD AND FOREIGN CORPORATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1004-salisbury-myanmar-new-conservation-challenges.html

 

 August 30, 2013 Living on Earth:
 ▶PAPER TREES IN PRECIOUS GROUND: Two huge plantation industries are sweeping Indonesia: palm trees used to make oil, and acacia trees used to make paper. But most of the land left for plantations in the wake of deforestation is in peat forests -- land with the highest carbon content in the world. Plantations on peat have helped Indonesia become the world's third biggest greenhouse gas emitter... http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00035&segmentID=2

 

▶WHAT MAKES A RAINFOREST? http://www.mongabay.com/

 

 

            SO WHY ARE WE ENGAGING IN MASS DEFORESTATION?


Terra Daily, December 23, 2013
 ▶ BIG DATA PROJECT REVEALS WHERE CARBON-STOCKING PROJECTS IN AFRICA PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFITS  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Big_data_project_reveals_where_carbon_stocking_projects_in_Africa_provide_the_greatest_benefits_999.html

 

  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

 

▶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 LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 

 

 

July 17, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶BILLIONS LOST TO CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA'S FOREST SECTOR - REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-hrw-dark-side-of-green-growth.html

 

August 14, 2013 Mongabay
PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 ▶PALM OIL LICENSES TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS BEING USED TO PERPETUATE FRAUD, LAND GRABBING PROVIDE COVER FOR LOGGING IN NEW GUINEA
Foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Developers are seeking palm oil concessions as a means to circumvent restrictions on industrial logging in Papua New Guinea...foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html

 

 

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/

 

June 10, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶NASA: DEFORESTATION JUMPS IN MALAYSIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-glofdas-deforestation-2013Q1.html

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO

 ▶DEFORESTATION - THE REAL IMPACT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1550393287/deforestation-what-is-the-real-impact

 

 ▶50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 

 

 

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

 

 ▶ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAININg TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6aimJ7

 

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

 

April 8, 2013

 ▶PALM OIL LINKED TO ANIMAL EXTINCTION http://blog.friendseat.com/palm-oil-causes-deforestation-animal-extinction/

 

June 13, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶INDONESIA:  SUMATRAN LARGE MAMMALS ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION Contact between humans and wild animals is increasing disastrously in Sumatra as deforestation, mining and palm oil concessions expand, fragmenting forest habitats and driving animals out of protected areas. The exact number of tigers left in the wild is uncertain but latest estimates range from under 300 to possibly 500 in 27 locations.

http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0612-gen-sumatra-wildlife.html

 

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

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                               AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                          "REMEMBERING "GREEN" -

                                     AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                  Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                               http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

 ▶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-

 

 

February 13, 2013 Redd Monitor
 ▶INDONESIA:  GOVERNOR OF ACEH (SUMATRA) PUTS FORESTS UNDER THREAT IN BAIT AND SWITCH AGREEMENTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/13/indonesia-governor-of-aceh-puts-forests-under-threat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

                                                 WATCH:

                                              ANIMATION:

                                   "THE STORY OF REDD" 

           A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR OF DEFORESTATION? 

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

 

 

 June 12, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN SUMATRA, INDONESIA AND MUST CEASE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-kellogg-aceh-wildlife-trade.html

 

 

                                                      VIDEO:

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶***** DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - Big Money Drives Extinction http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 

 

 ▶MORE ON DEFORESTATION

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greer Noble's curator insight, June 13, 2013 6:23 AM

So, so, so very tragic!!!

CineversityTV's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:35 AM

the finish of this race will be our own extinction.

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Secretive Trans-Pacific trade deal is awful for the environment -- and YOU - WHAT YOU MUST KNOW

Secretive Trans-Pacific trade deal is awful for the environment -- and YOU - WHAT YOU MUST KNOW | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

TreeHugge, January 16, 2014

4 WAYS THE PACIFIC TRADE DEAL IS AWFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Environmental groups have big concerns with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.,,,http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-ways-pacific-trade-deal-awful-environment.html

 

Mongabay, January 16, 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS:  TOP SECRET PACIFIC TRADE AGREEMENT TO SACRIFICE WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0116-hance-tpp-environment.html

 

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                                             STAY INFORMED

 

                                 TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

 ▶ OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVERIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/5G9V0T

 

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 ▶ ARE YOU EATING CLONED PIG?  CLONING FOOD ANIMALS ON AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE:  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET - UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED, NO OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/5mHzqz

 

                                                         VIDEO:

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

 

                                               SHARK FIN SOUP

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

 

POLLUTION - LAND AND WATER

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

 

POLLUTION - CLIMATE CHANGE

 ▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW, HIGHLY DISTURBING INTERNATONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/58qhhh

 

 ▶  COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/7Tiyo5

 

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

 

 ▶  DEFORESTATON AND EXTINCTIONS http://sco.lt/4yRATR

 

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

 

May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 

 

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

 

▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, CSR, Sustainability, SocioEconomic, Community

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

 

▶YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: Latest on BiotechAg, GMOs, Pesticides, Chemicals, CAFOs, BigAg -

The Health of Humans is Reflected in the Health of Our Natural Environment and Food Production Sources 

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticideshttp://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

▶CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL - 

Human-Caused Climate Change Should Be A Wake-up Call to Us All. One Planet, One Environment, One Humanity http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanetOUR

 

▶ OCEANS NEED US - To The Last Fish: Our Oceans Are Emptying. Our Oceans Are Dying   http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE: Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans: Ecosystems, Wildlife, Rivers, Water, Forests - 

The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth –  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Farming for A Living Landscape

Farming for A Living Landscape | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The Wildlife Trusts

Farmers and landowners can play a leading role in achieving A Living Landscape by managing their land to protect and enhance wildlife.

Across the UK, The Wildlife Trusts are working closely with farmers and landowners to secure nature’s recovery. A healthy natural environment underpins sustainable farming systems, and likewise farming and land management are critical to creating A Living Landscape, where farmland is producing food but also bursting with wildlife.... http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/living-landscape/campaigns/cap-reform/farming-living-landscape

 

BUT FARMLAND WILDLIFE IS IN TROUBLE: 

-    Many species are dependent on farmland, particularly birds like the tree sparrow, corn bunting, skylark and yellowhammer, but populations of farmland birds have fallen by 48% since 1970.

-    Bumblebees, butterflies and mammals like the brown hare have also seen major declines.

-    We have lost 97% of our wildflower grasslands due to intensification or conversion to arable land.More than 100,000 km of hedgerows were destroyed between 1984 and 1990.

 

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

 

 - ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/5OxU8n

 

 - ▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 


▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGERS 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/5WgK8n

 

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

 

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

 

 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

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 ▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

 

▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶ HOW SMART ARE PLANTS?  THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN " COMMUNICATION http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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For example:

Creating new wetlands in the farmed landscape can reduce nutrient runoff into rivers and streams, so protecting drinking water supplies and also providing valuable wildlife habitat.

Hedgerows provide shelter for livestock, protect soils from wind erosion, provide ‘wild food’, provide shelter and nesting habitats for birds, small mammals and insects and act as highways that link bat roosting sites to their feeding areas.

Flower-rich grassy margins along arable fields provide habitats for bees and other crop pollinators, as well as ladybirds and other predatory species which play an important role in controlling crop pests and can reduce the need for pesticides.

Sustainably managed farmland can provide a vital link between protected wildlife sites, helping species to move freely through the landscape and forming a giant patchwork of natural spaces.

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VIDEO: The Remarkable Self-Organization of Ants: Organize Like Ants To Move Mountains

 The Guardian, April 11, 2014
▶ THE REMARKABLE SELF-ORGANIZATION OF ANTS http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/apr/11/ants-self-organization-quanta


-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:  HEADS UP FOR THE GATHERING ROBOT SWARM. Researchers build a 1000-strong swarm, which could lay the groundwork for robot construction crews or robot search-and-rescue parties. The idea for swarms of robots working together comes from nature. Army ants link themselves together to form rafts and bridges, and neurons in a brain fire off signals that collectively create intelligence. http://news.sciencemag.org/technology/2014/08/heads-gathering-robot-swarm


                                          MIMICKING NATURE

                    ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

Just as social insects (like ants) divide tasks, so too can we humans. Emulating and imitating nature’s best and time-tested patterns and strategies, biomimicry, as a design discipline, can be applied to our businesses and communities. Be it following the leadership that came before us, adopting a flat versus hierarchical leadership style, or being responsive and adaptable to change – natural systems and processes provide cues and inspiration if we stop long enough to take notice.... http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/10/mimicking-nature-organize-like-ants-move-mountains/


 

                                                 VIDEO -

                   LORD OF THE ANTS - THE ANT WHISPERER

See the full episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/980049632 World-renowned naturalist Edward O. Wilson explains amazing discoveries in ant communication and... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKl8Luuotw

 

Science Daily, January 14, 2014
▶ PLANTS COMPETE FOR FRIENDLY ANTS. ANT ARE POLLINATORS TOO. Many woodland plants rely on ants to disperse their seeds; such seed dispersal increases the plant population's chance of survival. New research has recently demonstrated that ant-dispersed plants (myrmecochores) compete for ant dispersers by staggering seed release.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140114114138.htm

 

                                                    VIDEO
                                  Treehugger, June 13, 2014
RESEARCHERS REVEAL THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF AMAZING ANT RAFTS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/researchers-reveal-hidden-secrets-ant-rafts.html

                                                VIDEO (1:19)
                         THE INCREDIBLE PHYSICS OF ANTS
                 Ants That Can Flow Like a Fluid, or Move Like a Solid
                                          The New York Times
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opHsaJ1hxuc

                                                STORY HERE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/ants-that-can-flow-like-a-fluid-or-move-like-a-solid.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1387393239-3tHNPX1lMSJYGQvEvl5EGg&_r=0

 

 Modern Farmer, April 22, 2014
▶ ANT FARM:  THESE INSECT COWBOYS HARVEST, HERD AND MILK:  Learning to farm is considered the beginning of modern civilization. We praise ourselves as very intelligent creatures capable of learning to grow crops and keep cattle, but we are hardly the first species to acquire the skill. Ants — ants! — mastered husbandry way before us — about 50 million years ago, and they still continue farming today. http://modernfarmer.com/2014/04/meet-earths-oldest-farmers-ants/

 

 Mongabay, April 14, 2014
▶ ANTS PLANT RAINFORESTS, ONE SEED AT A TIME. Deforestation is destroying forests around the world, but its effects are especially obvious in the Amazon Basin. Due to cattle ranching, soybean farming, logging, and slash-and-burn agriculture, the rainforest is disappearing at a rapid pace. In 2011, mongabay.com reported that a whopping 52.7 percent of Bolivia’s trees have been cut down, one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. But a recent study published in the Journal of Ecology offers a unique solution to replanting the deforested landscapes: ants. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0414-dulaney-ants-rainforests.html

 

 ▶ SOME AMAZING ANT FACTS: Australian Sugar Ants Walk In Circles When Lost http://sco.lt/8KBnOr

 

 Inhabitat, March 02, 2014

▶ THE BIOMIMICRY MANUAL:  WHAT CAN A LEAF-CUTTER ANTS TEACH US ABOUT FARMING? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-leaf-cutter-ants-teach-us-about-farming/#more-606388

 

Christian Science Monitor, February 20, 2014
▶ ANTS BUILD RAFTS -- OUT OF THEIR BABIES. IT'S ALL ABOUT PROTECTING THEIR QUEEN. Ants navigating through floods link with each other to build rafts, placing their buoyant offspring at the bottom of the raft, finds a new study....http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0220/Apparently-ants-build-rafts.-Out-of-their-babies.

 

Inside Science, February 20, 2014
▶ ANTS ARE EVEN STRONGER THAN YOU IMAGINE . One ant species' neck joint can support 5,000 times an ant's entire body weight, new research finds http://www.insidescience.org/content/ants-are-even-stronger-you-imagine/1567

 

                                                      VIDEO

                   WHAT SCIENCE IS LEARNING FROM ANTS
                              New York Times, December 17, 2013
-▶ ANTS THAT CAN FLOW LIKE A FLUID, OR MOVE LIKE A SOLID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/ants-that-can-flow-like-a-fluid-or-move-like-a-solid.html?_r=0

 

-▶ INSECTS: THE SUPERIOR CIVILIZATION by Tim Flannery | The New York Review of Books: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson, with line drawings by Margaret C. Nelson
Norton http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/feb/26/the-superior-civilization/?pagination=false

 

Phys.org, January 30, 2014
-▶ HOW TO GET ANTS TO SOLVE A CHESS PROBLEM http://phys.org/news/2014-01-ants-chess-problem.html

 

                                                     WATCH
                    Smithsonian Magazine, November 27, 2013
-▶ FIRE ANTS USE THEIR OWN BODIES TO FORM LIVING ARCHITECTURE http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/11/watch-fire-ants-use-their-bodies-to-form-living-architecture/

 

 

August 31, 2013 John Innes Center
-▶ ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

 

SciDev.Net, December 17, 2013
-▶ PEST ANTS HELP TO IMPROVE INDONESIAN COCOA YIELDS http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/native-ants-help-indonesian-cocoa-yields-1.html

 

SciDev.Net, October 07, 2013
-▶ ANTS EMPLOYED TO DEFEND AFRICAN MANGOES FROM FRUIT FLIE http://www.scidev.net/global/food-security/news/ants-employed-to-defend-african-mangoes.html

 

                                                    WATCH
                                          BBC Documentary
                      "PLANET ANT - LIFE INSIDE THE COLONY"

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n0SkIGARuo

                     LEARN MORE - AntARK http://www.antark.net/

 

 

PsychOrg, December 23, 2013
-▶ MEET THE ENEMY OF KILLER FUNGUS THAT TURNS ANTS INTO ZOMBIES http://phys.org/news/2013-12-enemy-killer-fungus-ants-zombies.html

 

Digital Journal, December 29, 2013

▶AFRICAN FROG USES CHEMICALS TO HIDE FROM KILLER ANTS

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/african-frog-uses-chemicals-to-hide-from-killer-ants/article/364778

 

 

                                             WATCH (5:53)
                        WHAT'S INSIDE THE TERMITE NEST?
                     Differentiating Between Ants and Termites
                                   INCREDIBLE ARCHITECTURE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH4RbMbU74E&feature=youtu.be

 

 

-▶ ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7

 

                                                    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

 

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

 

 -▶ RESTORING THE EARTH:  THE BONN CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7sy3CT

 

 

 

 

 

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Saving the Wolves of Yellowstone - Top Predators Crucial For Ecosystem Health

Saving the Wolves of Yellowstone - Top Predators Crucial For Ecosystem Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                       VIDEO:

▶  OUR TOP PREDATORS ARE CRUCIAL: HOW WOLVES INCREASED BIODIVERSITY IN YELLOWSTONE  http://sco.lt/5UTA8X

 

August 1, 2013 Indian Country Today

 ▶  WOLVES' REINTRODUCTION TO YELLOWSTONE IS BOOSTING THE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM, STARTING WITH BERRIES, ELK AND GRIZZLIES http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/08/01/wolves-yellowstone-feasting-elk-good-news-bears-berries-150674

 

                                                           VIDEO
                                   HOW WOLVES CHANGE RIVERS
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.
Narration from TED: "For more wonder, rewild the world" by George Monbiot. Watch the full talk, here: http://bit.ly/N3m62h

 

 

 ▶  MURDER OF YELLOWSTONE WOLVES THREATENS AREA RENAISSANCE http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-03/killing-of-yellowstone-wolves-threatens-area-renaissance.html

 

Guardian Environment, May 12, 2014
 ▶  GREY WOLF APPEARS IN IOWA FOR FIRST TIME IN 89 YEARS  – AND IS SHOT DEAD  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/12/grey-wolf-iowa-shot-dead

 

Guardian Environment, February 06, 2013

 ▶  THE RETURN OF GREY WOLVES 'NOT ENOUGH TO RESTORE YELLOWSTONE'S ECOSYSTEM'  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/feb/06/return-grey-wolves-yellowstone-ecosystem

 

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

 

 TakePart, April 26, 2014
▶  INSIDE IDAHO'S IRRATIONAL WAR ON WOLVES - KILL ALL WOLVES, EXCEPT 150: THOUSANDS SHOT https://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/21/inside-idahos-irrational-war-wolves

 

                                                  VIDEO
                            "THE ECOLOGY OF FEAR", QUEST TV
                          Mother Nature Network, March 06, 2014
               HOW THE FEAR OF WOLVES BENEFITS ECOSYSTEMS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-the-fear-of-wolves-benefits-ecosystems

 

 EarthSky, March 18, 2014

BRING IN THE WOLVES

▶  OVERGRAZING BY DEER IS CHANGING THE FACE OF U.S. FORESTS http://earthsky.org/earth/overgrazing-by-deer-is-changing-the-face-

 

                                              GREAT VIDEO: 

                                        PBS Nature - Full Episide

                                          YELLOWSTONE WOLVES 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/search-results/?q=yellowstone%20wolves#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=yellowstone%20wolves&gsc.page=1

 

 

                 MAN HAS BEEN "MANAGING" NATURE FOR EONS

                          AND LOOK AT THE MESS WE'RE IN

 

 The Wildlife News, June 28, 2013

▶ PREDATOR "MANAGEMENT" BY STATE WILDLIFE AGENCY BIOLOGISTS QUESTIONED (IT'S ABOUT HUNTING, NOT ECOSYSTEM)

http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2013/06/28/predator-management-by-state-wildlife-agency-biologists-questioned/of-u-s-forests

 

The Converation, March 26, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIA SHOULD ENLIST DINGOES TO CONTROL INVASIVE SPECIES, INSTEAD OF KILLING THEM http://theconversation.com/australia-should-enlist-dingoes-to-control-invasive-species-24807

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                              THE TRUTH ABOUT WOLF HUNTING:

A video of short clips showing different methods of cruel wolf hunting. The truth about wolf hunting and ways in which you can help stop this cruel and unnecesary practice... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN69cfHiB-I

 

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

 

                                              MASS WOLF KILLINGS

                     ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES

                                                http://sco.lt/7PRq7t

 

 

Idaho Statesman, January 14, 2014

  -▶ WOLF-KILLING PLAN COMPLICATES BALANCING ACT http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/01/14/2971988/wolf-killing-plan-complicates.html

 

                                             SHORT VIDEO:
                               THE LAST WILD WOLVES  - Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NNK30nwReRQ

 

 August 2, 2013 Take Part

▶  AFTER A KILLING: NEXT STEPS FOR AMERICA'S MOST ENDANGERED MAMMAL - MEXICAN GREY WOLF http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/02/mexican-gray-wolf-shooting-new-mexico

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

           THE TRUTH ABOUT AERIAL HUNTING OF WOLVES IN ALASKA"  -                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mu_rqmFpL8

 

                                                 WATCH:
                                STOP WOLF SLAUGHTER

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMWY86N2lw4

 

                                                WATCH:
                             WOLVES IN THE CROSS HAIRS

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krliS5d3s2o

 

 

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 April 22, 2013 MSN News

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

 

TreeHugger, March 28, 2014 - VIDEO
  -▶ MAJOR DISCOVERY: WOLVES HELP TREES GROW, RIVERS FLOW, COUNTLESS SPECIES FLOURISH http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/major-discovery-wolves-help-trees-grow-rivers-flow-countless-species-flourish-video.html

 

September 28, 2012 New York Times

▶  WHY THE WORLD NEEDS WOLVES http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/opinion/the-world-needs-wolves.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=general&;

 

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

 

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

 


Lobos of the SouthWest, December 23, 2013

▶  WOLF POPULATIONS SHOULD BE ASSESSED BY PACKS, NOT INDIVIDUALS  “Wolves are perhaps the most social of all nonhuman vertebrates. A ‘pack’ of wolves is not a snarling aggregation of fighting beasts, each bent on fending only for itself, but a highly organized, well-disciplined group of related individuals or family units, all working together in a remarkably amiable, efficient manner.” http://www.mexicanwolves.org/index.php/news/1174/51/Op-Ed-Wolf-Populations-Should-Be-Assessed-by-Packs-Not-Individuals

 

                                         VIDEO - PBS Newshour
                                        LIVING WITH WOLVES

                          http://video.pbs.org/video/2339046935

 

 

▶  ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE  - WildEarth Guardians http://sco.lt/5lXpIX

 

 

                                              --- WATCH ---

                                           PBS Nature (53:10)
                                           A SUPERB WATCH
▶  "RADIOACTIVE WOLVES" CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER 25 YEARS ON. After a massive man-made destruction, still uninhabitable for man, nature reclaims herself in ironic ways.
What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor...  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                                 MORE VIDEOS

"Greater Yellowstone Coalition - Wolves" (http://bit.ly/1lK4LaT)
"Wolf Mountain" (http://bit.ly/1hgi6JE)
"Primodial - Yellowstone" (https://vimeo.com/77097538)
"Timelapse: Yellowstone National Park" (http://bit.ly/1kF5axc)
"Yellowstone" (http://bit.ly/1bPI6DM)
"Howling Wolves - Heulende Wölfe" (http://bit.ly/1c2Oidv)
"Fooled by Nature: Beaver Dams" (http://bit.ly/NGgQSU)

 

 

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Deforestation Is Desertification -- A Deadly Game for All Life - GLOBAL ECOCIDE

Deforestation Is Desertification -- A Deadly Game for All Life - GLOBAL ECOCIDE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mongabay, August 13, 2014
'▶  'NATURAL RESERVES' NO MORE:  ILLEGAL COLONISTS DEFOREST HUGE PORTIONS OF NICARAGUAN PROTECTED FORESTS -- ALL BUT DECIMATED. For centuries the forest survived as the sole home of the Rama and Kriol communities, supporting a wealth of fauna, from the mighty jaguar to the shy agouti. Today, both the fauna and people face a real and ever-present risk of being evicted from the only land they know. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0813-gfrn-watsa-silva-gorda.html?n3ws1ttr


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


Mongabay, August 15, 2014
'▶  NOTHING LEFT TO LOG:  ARE ECO-CERTIFIED TIMBER COMPANIES STRIPPING RUSSIA OF ITS LAST OLD GROWTH FORESTS? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0815-gfrn-dasgupta-russia-greenpeace-fsc.html



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



                                                     VIDEO:

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




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

 

 April 17, 2013 Treehugger

▶  AUSTRALIAN DEFORESTATION:

Although the logging operation was approved by the forestry service, judging by the koala's confused expression in this photo, not everyone got the memo.... http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html

 

 Mongabay, June 23, 2014
▶  WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE TAKES TEN MINUTES TO REJECT AUSTRALIA'S BID TO STRIP FORESTS OF PROTECTION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0623-hance-australia-world-heritage-rejected.html

 

 The Guardian, June 23, 2014
-▶ AUSTRALIA:  TASMANIA'S NEW LAWS THREATENS PROTESTERS WITH MANDATORY JAIL TERMS It is expected the legislation will primarily be used to target demonstrators unhappy with the logging of the state's forests http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/24/tasmanias-new-laws-threaten-protesters-with-mandatory-jail-term

 

 July 24, 2013 Mongabay

▶  AUSTRALIAN LOGGER: FINDING DEAD KOALAS ' A DAILY THING' http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0724-gen-koalas-logging.html

 

May 21, 2011 Independent
▶  UP A GUM TREE: ARE KOALAS 'SLIPPING TO EXTINCTION? http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/up-a-gum-tree-are-koalas-slipping-to-extinction-2288575.html

 

Guardian Environment, November 25, 2013
▶  AUSTRALIA UNDER FIRE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT THREATENED ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/26/australia-under-fire-for-failing-to-protect-threatened-animals

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                  ABC Australia, October 28, 2013

WOODCHIP GIANT, AUSTRALIAN BLUE GUM  PLANTATIONS STRIPPED OF ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION OVER KOALA DEATHS http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-28/koala-deaths-trigger-apology-from-timber-giant/5050784

 

 Rainforest Rescue
▶  AUSTRALIA: KOALAS CRY FOR HELP - PROTEST. PETITION
The cry of a koala on one of the last trees. The Australian timber industry is cutting down thousands of hectares of former habitat of the koalas. Now journalists and activists present alarming evidence. Many koalas are killed or severely injured by automatic harvesters. Please sign our letter of protest to the Australian government.... https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/925/australia-koalas-cry-for-help

 

▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED (EUCALYPTUS) TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, CREATING A POISONED, BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/7vJIwL

 

                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

       2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


 

 

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

  WE ARE LOSING OUR FORESTS & ANIMALS AT AN ALARMING RATE

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL http://sco.lt/61yvZ3

 

                                                  WATCH

                  TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE

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

 

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


 Mongabay, July 10, 2014
▶ A DEADLY GAME: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO DEFORESTATION ESCALATES DESPITE RESOURCE SHORTAGE, PROTEST, RAPE, HOMOCIDE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0710-cannon-gfrn-drc-congo.html

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

             "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

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

 

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


Mongabay, August 11, 2014
▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html

 

 

 ▶  August 14, 2013 Mongabay
DEFORESTATION: CHINA'S GROWING WINE INDUSTRY THREATENING PANDAS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-gen-pandas-wine.html

 

▶  August 13, 2013 Mongabay
FOREST FRAGMENTATION LEADING TO HIGHER EXTINCTION RATES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0813-hance-fragmentation-extinction.html


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

 

▶  July 30, 2013 Mongabay
POPULATION OF NEWLY DISCOVERED LEMUR IN MADAGASCAR DOWN TO LAST 50 INDIVIDUALS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-cheirogaleus-lavasoensis.html?n3ws1ttr

 

August 14, 2013 Mongabay
▶  PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PALM OIL LICENSES TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS BEING USED TO PERPETUATE FRAUD, LAND GRABBING PROVIDE COVER FOR LOGGING IN NEW GUINEA Foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Developers are seeking palm oil concessions as a means to circumvent restrictions on industrial logging in Papua New Guinea...foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html


▶  WEST PAPUA: 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE & COMMUNITIES WITHIN IT http://sco.lt/67I9ZJ


▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA -- INDONESIA IS THE WORST http://sco.lt/7DsLLd




▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 

Mongabay, June 12, 2014
▶ DESPITE GREEN PLEDGE, WILMAR PARTNER CONTINUES TO DESTROY FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-greenomics-kencana-agri-palm-oil.html

 

Greenpeace, October 22, 2013

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

 

 

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

 

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

 August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

 Mongabay, June 13, 2014
▶  'BORNE BY THE REST OF THE WORLD' DEFORESTATION HAS GLOBAL IMPACT, REDUCES FOOD SECURITY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0613-satriastanti-deforestation.html

 

 

 

                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                      BATTLE FOR THE BEES

                   DYING BEES RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS

                                       http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                   THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING 

                                          http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

                         THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

 

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

 

▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN INDONESIA AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/7vnuMb

 

 

The Ecologist

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

 

                                                    WATCH

VIDEO

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

 

VIDEO

▶  **** CNN: WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

VIDEO

▶  **** MILLIONS OF MIGRATING SONGBIRDS MASSACRED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN  http://sco.lt/5VlsJt

 

GR8 VIDEO

▶  AWHAR - RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ http://sco.lt/5T7sNV


 

                                                       WATCH

                              "FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                 A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                            http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

                                                       WATCH

                                  PBS Nature - Full Episode

                     "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY'

                                         http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

                                                      WATCH

                                    July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                                 LIQUID IVORY

                HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering

The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

-Financial Times

Humans have gained unprecedented supremacy over the seas in a short space of time, thanks to potent technological advances such as satellite tracking devices and engines so formidable they can drag nets big enough to engulf a cathedral. Add in the impact of pollution, from the likes of fertiliser run-off or discarded plastic, and the oceans have changed more in the past 30 years than in all of human history.

In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains...http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/9601c144-9dcd-11e1-838c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1vqzpHIBt

 

 

VIDEO

*** "SEA THE TRUTH -- by 2048 THE OCEAN WILL BE EMPTY! (1:00:15 full-length, HiQ) http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 VERY IMPORTANT WATCH.... THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES - With Compliments of http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/

VIDEO:

*** THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

 VIDEO:

*** SUPER TRAWLING TUNA - THE FISH DON'T HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST HI-TECH - Video Footage captured by tuna industry whistleblower
****SHOCKING FOOTAGE REVEALS TUNA INDUSTRY'S SLAUGHTER OF MARINE LIFE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video?CMP=twt_fd

 

 

 

OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

WE TAKE THEM BECAUSE WE CAN - EMPTYING OUR OCEANS FOR MEGA PROFITS

VIDEO

**** "THE BIGGEST CATCH""The Biggest Catch" National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-Eju09Ios

 

June 14, 2013 Huffington Post - Sylvia Earle:
CAN WE STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS NOW, PLEASE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvia-earle/world-ocean-day_b_3443436.html

 

                                            WATCH

VIDEO

*****"DEATH OF THE OCEANS?"  BBC David Attenborough http://sco.lt/97GRDV

VIDEO

+++ THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEANS" - SYLVIA EARLE 33:52

http://www.themonthly.com.au/video/2013/03/24/1364105192/future-oceans-sylvia-earle

 VIDEO - CNN

****"OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 

 

UNEP: WORLD FISH STOCK BEING DESTROYED BY RISING WEALTH AND SUBSIDIES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/world-fish-stock-_n_1227169.html

 

OCEANS ARE OUR PLANETARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM http://sco.lt/4ynRkv

 

ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

100 MILLION SHARKS KILLED A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%  http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE: YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES  http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 

BOTTOM TRAWLING: CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN SMOOTH: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3109196913/corporate-industrial-fishing-scraping-the-bottom-of-the-ocean-smooth-an-insatiable-drive-for-profits

 

OCEANS SO DEPLETED SOME WILD FISH STOCKS MAY NEVER RECOVER : CHANGING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2569118699/oceans-so-depleted-some-wild-fish-stocks-may-never-recover-changing-ocean-ecosystems-forever

 

                                             WATCH:

VIDEO

*** NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2478442068/no-super-trawlers-not-here-not-anywhere-video

 

10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS | Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/

 

LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacifichttp://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific

 

EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing

 

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

 

WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

 

May 14, 2013 Mongabay
INDUSTRIALIZED FISHING HAS FORCED SEABIRDS TO CHANGE WHAT THEY EAT - FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS FOR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-hance-petrel-bones.html

 

 

 

EMPTYING OUR OCEANS IS NO EXCUSE TO BOOST GMO RAISED FISH

Major US Food Retailers To Shun Genetically Modified, Factory Farmed, Enslaved Seafood http://sco.lt/6HqYt7

 

AQUACULTURE, FACTORY FARMED FISH:

MAJOR US FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, PATENTED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/4qgoDZ

 

 

SOMETHING'S FISHY ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEANS http://www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com/?gclid=CNqHlqqYsrcCFYp_QgodbHsA8g

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN... http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 

 

                                              WATCH

VIDEO:

*** THE WILD AND BEAUTIFUL BERING SEA ~ Wolfram Publications
This beautiful, wild place, home to one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet is at risk. Unsustainable fishing will continue destroying essential habitat in the Bering Sea Canyons, and taking massive amounts of fish that other animals depend on to survive - unless we act now to protect it http://wolfram-publications.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-wild-and-beautiful-bering-sea.html

 

VIDEO:
********OCEANS: BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET  http://sco.lt/78VQZ7

 

VIDEO:

********CHANGING SEAS: TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

VIDEO:
+++"DROP INTO THE OCEAN" 15:50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdo-YUFZd6c&feature=youtu.be

Take a deep breath and imagine the oceans... Short Greenpeace documentary outlining the threats to our oceans and what can be done to restore their health produced in 2005.

 

 

 

MORE:  "OUR OCEANS NEED US" http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?r=0.6681883705394192#post_4003544571

 

 

 

 


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Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 2:34 AM
The 'domino' affect !
CineversityTV's comment, June 10, 2013 3:47 AM
the collapse of these systems will be catastrophic for the Oceans, and our dependence on them will hurt all life, including ours Marian.
Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 5:41 AM
Totally agree, sadly we have the double trouble of Atmosphere being Toxic, with Gov's not acting soon enough!...affecting Oceans, wildlife & us. Very sad :(
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CNN: What we can do about the poaching crisis

CNN: WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS http://www.scoop.it/t/rhino-poaching/p/4003267109/cnn-what-we-can-do-about-the-poaching-crisis

 

World Wildlife Fund
STOP WILDLIFE CRIME:  THE VIDEO SERIES http://worldwildlife.org/pages/stop-wildlife-crime-the-series

 

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

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

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

 

 

July 20, 2013 Mongabay
ELEPHANT KILLERS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT TWEETS  [WARNING: brutally graphic images] http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0720-dparker-aceh-elephant.html

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                              'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                                  National Geographic Special

                     Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

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

 

 INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR  http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

 

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

 

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

 


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:54 AM

Cousteau says we can:

1) Get the leaders of our nations to demand putting a stop to the poaching that is creating economic instability and national security risks

2) Be more aware of the products we purchase to make sure they do not contain illegal wildlife body parts

Greer Noble's curator insight, June 15, 2013 1:24 AM

Excellent footage.. yes, if governments, like America and Britain.. but more especially China, stop sending tourists to countries that are not doing everything in their power to stop poaching, this would send a very powerful message to these countries that WILDLIFE IS WORTH MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
As oil forces a state of emergency in Peru.

Ecuador owed China more than $7 billion — more than a tenth of its GDP — as of last summer.

In 2009 China began loaning Ecuador billions of dollars in exchange for oil shipments. It also helped fund two of the country's biggest hydroelectric infrastructure projects, and China National Petroleum Corp may soon have a 30 percent stake in a $10 billion oil refinery in Ecuador.

"My understanding is that this is more of a debt issue – it's because the Ecuadoreans are so dependent on the Chinese to finance their development that they're willing to compromise in other areas such as social and environmental regulations," Adam Zuckerman, environmental and human rights campaigner at California-based NGO Amazon Watch, told the Guardian.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ecuador-selling-its-rainforest-to-china-2013-3#ixzz2WLg5gu9S

 

September 4, 2013 Mongabay
DEFORESTATION SURGES AS ECUADOR KILLS AMAZON PROTECTION PLAN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0903-ecuador-deforestation.html

 

 

26 March, 2013 The Guardian
ECUADOR AUCTIONS OFF AMAZON TO CHINESE OIL FIRMS http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/26/ecuador-chinese-oil-bids-amazon

 

March 28, 2013 AMAZON WATCH »
ECUADOR'S AMAZON RAINFOREST MAY BE AUCTIONED TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://amazonwatch.org/news/2013/0328-ecuadors-amazon-rainforest-may-be-auctioned-to-chinese-oil-companies

 

 

DEFORESTATION RISE AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON http://sco.lt/86G4dV

 

 

June 18, 2013 Business Insider

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU

 

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

 

Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
OIL INDUSTRY 'DEVASTATING' FOR AMAZON COMMUNITIES, WARNS UN RAPPORTEUR - James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/oil-industry-amazon-communities-un-rapporteur

 

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

 

 

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                                                   "ALMA"

                                  A journey into the soul of humanity -

A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial complex.                             http://sco.lt/68pTWb

 

 

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

 

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil and Monocrop Agriculture

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil and Monocrop Agriculture | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 December 7, 2012 - Scientific American

STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL

▶  The world's growing appetite for cheap palm oil is destroying rain forests and amplifying climate change...Palm oil exports bring Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia $40 billion a year.Yet this profit comes at a terrible toll. Converting forests into oil palm plantations destroys the home of not only orangutans but also such critically endangered creatures as the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran rhino.

Moreover, the denuding of this land through logging and burning releases large quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Much of this forest sits on peatland, the draining and burning of which releases even more carbon dioxide than the clearing of the overlying trees does....  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil


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


July 22, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶  INDONESIA COMES UNDER FIRE FOR PALM OIL SCORCHED EARTH POLICY http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/indonesia-comes-under-fire-for-fires-2/


The Guardian

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


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

 


Reuters, August 05, 2014
-▶ SINGAPORE APPROVES BILL FOR HEFTY FINES ON DOMESTIC, OVERSEAS AIR POLLUTERS INVOLVING SLASH & BURN OF RAINFORESTS IN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-singapore-haze-lawmaking-idUSKBN0G50WB20140805


HuffPost Green, May 21, 2014
▶  SINGAPORE BRACES FOR WORST 'HAZE' SEASON AS INDONESIA FAILS TO HALT SLASH-AND-BURN OF FORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/singapore-haze_n_5363611.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

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


14 February 2013 - The Guardian

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

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


Mongabay, March 06, 2014

 ▶  PEATLANDS BIOSPHERE RESERVE FACING SEVERE ENCROACHMENT IN SUMATRA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0306-gsk-encroachment.html

 

June 20, 2013 Common Dreams
PALM-OIL GIANTS DODGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR BURNING DOWN FORESTS CREATING TOXIC SMOG COVERING SINGAPORE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/20-3

 

June 28, 2014 Mongabay

▶  --  INDONESIA NGOs CALL ON GOVT TO INVESTIGATE 117 COMPANIES FOR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN PALM OIL FOREST FIRES  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0628-haze-companies.html


 

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

 

                                     (More on Fires Below)


May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

 

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

 

                                              WATCH

                      TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

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

 

 

December 5, 2012 EURACTIVE

▶  EU PALM OIL APPROVAL THREATENS INDONESIA'S FORESTS, NGOs say http://www.euractiv.com/energy/commission-decision-palm-oil-sus-news-516445

 

December 8, 2012

▶  ENVIRONMENTAL HANGOVER FROM INDONESIA'S PALM OIL THIRST http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Environmental_hangover_from_Indonesias_palm_oil_thirst_999.html

 

 

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                              Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

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

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014
▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

July 16, 2013 Mongabay

▶   GREENPEACE, "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL BODY, RSPO, SPAR OVER INDONESIA PALM OIL FIRES BLAME http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0716-rspo-vs-greenpeace-haze-fires.html

 

▶  RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1001-great-apes-habitat.html

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013

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

 

 

                                            ---- WATCH ----

                               July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                              LIQUID IVORY:

              HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

 

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


 

             --- WATCH ---                        

        AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY - DEFORESTATION

                                     "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" -

                                 AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                        http://sco.lt/93dMUz


 

▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 

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

 

World Watch Institute
▶  INDONESIA'S PALM OIL PUZZLE  3-PART SERIES http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6099

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/

 

 

                                                      WATCH 

                   CNN: MISSION TO SAVE SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST

▶  "EXPEDITION: SUMATRA" an eight-part program with our Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau who explores the Sumatran rainforest and its animal sanctuaries. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/environment/

 

 May 24, 2013 100 Reporters

▶  TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


July 17, 2013 Mongabay

▶  BILLIONS LOST TO CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA'S FOREST SECTOR - REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-hrw-dark-side-of-green-growth.html

 

 

                                                ---- WATCH ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

July 17, 2013 Mongabay
▶  80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html

 

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


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz



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                                --- PALM OIL FOREST FIRES ---

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

 

▶  RAINFOREST FIRES IN INDONESIA http://www.cifor.org/fire/


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

 

RTCC News, March 06, 2014
▶  PALM OIL CORPORATIONS BLAMES AS SMOG CHOKES INDONESIA http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/06/palm-oil-producers-blamed-as-smog-chokes-indonesia/

 

Mongabay, March 15, 2014
-▶ LOGGING GIANT SUSPENDS OPERATIONS TO FEND OFF PLANTATIONS FROM FIRES. In A company statement: "If we can't stop these fires, we will lose company assets."..but whose assets are the forests and all life within them? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-april-pulau-padang-riau-fires.html

 

August 29, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  INDONESIA BURNING:  FOREST FIRES  FLARING TO ALARMING LEVELS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/08/indonesia-burning-forest-fires-flare-alarming-levels

 

 June 26, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  SMOKE OVER SUMATRA: WHY INDONESIA'S FIRES ARE A GLOBAL CONCERN. As Indonesia’s peatlands are drained and burned, one of the world’s greatest long-term carbon sinks is being transformed into a rapid carbon source . Scientists estimate that during the Indonesian fires of 1997, between 0.81-2.67 gigatons of carbon were released into Earth’s atmosphere (Page et al 2002). This is comparable to 13-40% of the fossil fuels emitted globally that same year, catapulting Indonesia to be ranked the world’s third highest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China and the USA) according to some indices ... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-op-ed-miles-fisher.html

 

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia—

▶  "ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS  http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

Fires raging in an Indonesian swamp forest may have killed a third of the rare Sumatran orangutans. About 200 still live there. Only 12,267 hectares (30,311 acres) of Tripa’s original 60,000 hectares (148,260 acres) of forest remain.The rest has been broken up and degraded as palm oil companies drain the swamp and terminate the life of the forests.

 

 

June 25, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  UPDATED DATA ON THE PALM OIL FIRES IN INDONESIA http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/06/wri-releases-updated-data-fires-indonesia

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶  --  SINGAPORE TELLS INDONESIA TO SHARE FOREST FIRE MAPS: Ministers call for publically holding plantation firms accountable for setting fires that caused record level of pollution (and annihilation of wildlife) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/indonesia-forest-fire-maps-singapore?CMP=twt_gu

July 9, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  PALM OIL LOBBY GROUP MISLEADS ON ORIGIN OF HAZE, FIRES IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0709-world-growth-haze.html

June 21, 2013 Guardian
▶  --  SINGAPORE AIR POLLUTION FROM INDONESIAN DEFORESTATION FIRE HITS RECORD HIGH http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/21/singapore-air-pollution-record-high

July 17, 2013 World Resources Institute

▶  --  INDONESIA RAINFORESTS BURNING: HAZE RISK WILL REMAIN HIGH UNLESS MINISTERS KEEP PROMISES http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/07/indonesia-haze-risk-will-remain-high-unless-ministers-keep-promises?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_campaign=twitterfeed

June 27, 2013 Reuters Sustainability
▶  --  INDONESIA (SUPPOSEDLY) BUILDING CRIMINAL CASES AGAINST 8 FIRMS BURNING RAGING PALM OIL FOREST FIRES http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2013/06/27/indonesia-says-building-criminal-cases-against-8-firms-over-fires/

▶  --  WILMAR, WORLD'S LARGEST PALM OIL TRADER, TO CUT OFF SUPPLIERS FOUND TO BE SETTING FOREST FIRES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0701-wilmar-fires-indonesia.html

 

 

 July 4, 2013 World Wildlife Fund Global

▶  PULP AND PAPER GIANT DODGES PROBE http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=209289&

 

October 1, 2012 New Scientist

▶  HOW THE MAFIA IS DESTROYING THE RAINFOREST http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22321-how-the-mafia-is-destroying-the-rainforests.html#.UeXdsFPpiRQ

 

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

                                                 BIOFUELS

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB = SLIDESHOW

Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence"  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3583837341/biofuels-land-grab-guatemala-s-farmers-lose-plots-and-prosperity-to-energy-independence-slide-show

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  108 MILLION ha OF AMAZON RAINFOREST UP FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENThttp://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-oil.html#3GDrZGXohEFp2p2T.02tp://ow.ly/fW8P3

 

 

                                                WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

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

 

                    CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                        CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                  http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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

 

▶  CGIAR Forests: DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS = BIG FACTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3567321526/deforestation-emissions-big-facts

 

 

 

 EuroActive:

▶  HALF OF EUROPE'S RENEWABLE ENERGY 'COMES FROM WOOD'  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3617148159/half-of-europe-s-renewable-energy-comes-from-wood

 

August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

 

 

▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

 

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

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth" 

http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02


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



 

 

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▶  ***** THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 

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▶  ******* LAND GRABBING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=LAND+GRAB

 

▶  MORE ON CORRUPT INDONESIA

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=INDONESIA

 

 

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ASTOUNDING VIDEO: Corporate and Military Forces Ravage Indigenous Lands, Livelihoods and Forests in Phillipines

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"It is better to die from bullets than from hunger" In the Philippines, activists put their lives on the line to fight the military and corporations ravaging their country.

                                   

                                                -- WATCH --

                         September 15, 2013 The Real News
                                       VIDEO REPORT

                     "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"
CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROY INDIGENOUS LANDS, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS

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

 

September 17, 2013 Nation of Change
THE REAL COST OF GOLD IN THE PHILIPPINES  http://www.nationofchange.org/real-cost-gold-philippines-1379427129

 

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

 

La Via Campesina September 13, 2013
STATEMENT TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL FOR A LEGALLY BINDING INSTRUMENT ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/stop-transnational-corporations-mainmenu-76/1485-statement-to-the-human-rights-council-for-a-legally-binding-instrument-on-transnational-corporations

 

- ▶ INDONESIA RELOCATES, DISPLACES FAMILIES TO BUILD RESORTS. The People's Coalition for Fisheries Justice Indonesia (KIARA), a sea and land rights advocacy group, says the fate of Mustiadi and his community will become more common under a new government programme to promote investment in islands and coastal areas. KIARA says many more islands will effectively be sold to foreign buyers, trampling the rights of fishermen and threatening traditional livelihoods.... http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/indonesia-relocates-families-build-resorts-201412941833390.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/

 

Intercontinental Cry,
- ▶ ARGENTINA: THE MAPUCHE'S STRUGGLE FOR LAND http://intercontinentalcry.org/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=522&wysijap=subscriptions

 

Guardian, John Vidal
- ▶ SWALLOWED BY COAL: UK PROFITS FROM INDONESIA'S RAPE AND PILLAGE OF ENVIRONMENT BY HARMFUL COAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/oct/30/coal-mining-uk-profits-indonesia

 

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/

 

 

- ▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

         --- TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT --

 

                                              --- 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 IF DISPLACED PERSONS IN IT'S WAKE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/myanmar_07-17.html

 

                                                          VIDEOS

 

- ▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

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

 

The Ecologist
- ▶ ALUNA: COLUMBIA'S KOGI PEOPLE FIGHT AGAINST ECOCIDE - FILM REVIEW http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/films/2088264/aluna_columbias_kogi_people_fight_against_ecocide.html

 

 

 

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

 

- ▶ HOW NOT TO 'FEED THE WORLD' http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

           June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

                  '"We have no choice but to change the system"
- ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

*****OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5

 

 

 

 

 

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Plants Sold To Consumers As 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated With Deadly Pesticides

Plants Sold To Consumers As 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated With Deadly Pesticides | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Stream Organic
▶ BEES DYING BY THE TENS OF MILLIONS http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4943-news-canada-bees-dying-by-the-millions.html

 

▶ BEE-TOXIC PESTICIDES FOUND IN 'BEE-FRIENDLY' PLANTS SOLD AT U.S. GARDEN CENTERS NATIONWIDE ... http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/08/0/3120/Gardeners_beware_report_8-13-13.pdf

 

▶ THE PESTICIDE PESTILENCE: NEONICOTINOID-COATED WILD BIRD SEEDS DEADLY TO SONG BIRDS, INSECTS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

August 14, 2013 Friends Of The Earth
▶ GARDENERS BEWARE:  "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS MAY BE POISONING YOUR GARDEN http://www.foe.org/news/blog/gardeners-beware

 

August 15, 2013 Beyond Pesticides
GARDEN CENTERS SELL BEE-ATTRACTANT PLANTS WITH PESTICIDE RESIDUES TOXIC TO BEES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=11566

 

August 14, 2013 Common Dreams

▶ ARE THE PLANTS YOU'RE BUYING TO HELP BEES ACTUALLY KILLING THEM? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/14-9

 

August 14, 2013 Friends of The Earth
▶ PILOT STUDY FINDS PLANTS SOLD AS "BEE FRIENDLY" PRETREATED WITH PESTICIDES WITHOUT WARNING LABELS http://www.foe.org/news/blog/gardeners-beware

 

August 15, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶ GARDENERS BEWARE: "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS MAY BE POISONING BEES (AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS/BIRDS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erich-pica/gardeners-beware-beefrien_b_3757020.html

 

June 24, 2013 EcoWatch
▶ 50,000 BUMBLEBEES, 300 COLONIES DEAD AFTER NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE USE IN OREGON, USA  http://ecowatch.com/2013/50000-bumblebees-dead-neonicotinoid-pesticide/

 

July 3, 2013 Nature World News

▶ GMO SEED COATED PESTICIDE ALTERING GENES IN HONEY BEES http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2778/20130703/pesticide-altering-genes-honey-bees.htm

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶ THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PETICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

 

                                                    VIDEO

August 14, 2013 Treehugger
▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE BEES? TIME MAGAZINE EXPLAINS THE CRISIS
http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/whats-killing-bees-time-magazine-examines-crisis.html

 

 

                                         GARDENERS BEWARE

August 12, 2013 Ecowatch
▶ BEE-TOXIC PESTICIDES FOUND IN "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS SOLD AT GARDEN CENTER NATIONWIDE http://ecowatch.com/2013/plants-sold-bee-friendly-pretreated-with-pesticides/

                                                FULL REPORT:

http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/08/0/3120/Gardeners_beware_report_8-13-13.pdf

 

 

 

 

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

 

August 27, 2013 Greenpeace EU Unit
▶ SYNGENTA TAKES EU COMMISSION TO COURT OVER BAN OF BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2013/Syngenta-challenges-EU-ban-of-bee-killing-pesticide/

 

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

A growing body of science has implicated neonicotinoids (neonics), which are used in agriculture and also for cosmetic purposes on garden plants, as a key factor in recent global bee die-offs. Beekeepers across the country reported losses of 40-90 percent of their bees last winter. The European Union is set to suspend the use of three neonic pesticides later this year, after a scientific review by European Food Safety Authority found that neonicotinoids pose an unacceptably high risk to bees.

 

France24 News, December 24, 2013
▶ BENEFIT OF BEES EVEN BIGGER THAN THOUGHT  http://www.france24.com/en/20131204-benefit-bees-even-bigger-thought

 

 

August 19, 2013 Natural News
▶ FAILURE OF GMO CROP TECHNOLOGIES LEADS TO HUGE INCREASE IN HERBICIDE AND PESTICIDE USE http://www.naturalnews.com/041684_GM_crops_failure_pesticide_use.html

 

▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  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

 

August 15, 2014 NBC

▶ EPA ISSUES NEW PESTICIDE LABELS TO WARN ABOUT HAZARDS TO BEES - BUT WHAT ELSE ARE THEY KILLING? http://www.nbcnews.com/science/epa-issues-new-pesticide-labels-warn-about-hazards-bees-6C10931490

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
▶ WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

May 17, 2013 Natural News
▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

 

                                THE FULL SCOOP ON BEES HERE....

                          ▶ ****  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES ****▶

                     Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

     

May 14, 2013 Friends Of The Earth Blog

▶ BEE AND POLLINATOR DIE-OFF WORSENING: NEONICOTINOID-TREATED SEEDS SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED http://www.foe.org/news/blog/2013-03-worst-bee-die-off-in-40-years

 

 

                        -------------MASSIVE BEE DEATHS ------------

 

▶ PESTICIDES: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DEAD BUMBLEBEES, HONEYBEES, LADYBUG AND OTHER INSECTS FOUND IN OREGON PARKING LOT http://ow.ly/mfdsC

 

June 26, 2013 Owensound SunTimes
▶ CANADA: ALMOST 40 MILLION BEES LOST FROM ELMWOOD FARM http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2013/06/26/almost-40-million-bees-lost-from-elmwood-farm

 

March 28, 2013 - New York Times
▶ SOARING BEE DEATHS IN 2012 SOUND ALARM ON PESTICIDE INDUSTRY MALADY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

uly 26, 2013 Tree Hugger
▶ SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANOTHER CAUSE OF BEE DEATHS, AND IT'S REALLY BAD NEWS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html

 

 

                                             -- NEONICOTINOIDS --

 

                                                      VIDEO

▶ NEONICOTINOIDS BANNED IN EU: HOW THEY HARM BEES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOsCOcvWIOk

 

August 5, 2013 Guardian Environment - George Monbiot
▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE THE NEW DDT KILLING THE NATURAL WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/aug/05/neonicotinoids-ddt-pesticides-nature

 

April 10, 2013 - The Organic View - June Stoyer
▶ ARE NEONICOTINOIDS TOO BIG TO BAN? http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/are-neonicotinoids-too-big-to-ban/

 

▶ HOW DO NEONICOTINOIDS WORK? http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/how-do-neonicotinoids-work.htm

 

March 21, 2013 The Organic View

▶ THE NEONICOTINOID VIEW:  Peter Jenkins Discusses EPA Lawsuit filed by Beekeepers & Env Groups LISTEN via YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmHcN6w

 

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki                      

        ▶ "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                             http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

                                    -- THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY ---

 

▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/pesticide-lobby-bees_n_2980870.html

 

▶ 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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                WATCH

 VIDEO:

▶ **** POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

 

August 9, 2013 Time Magazine
▶ THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/

 

 August 19, 2013 Time Magazine
▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE HONEYBEE - Mass Deaths of bee colonies may mean disaster for farmers -- and your favorite foods
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html#paid-wall

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VIDEO: Foreign Corporations Destroying Ecosystems, Indigenous Livelihoods, Nullifying Land Rights - Creating Dependency and Poverty on Global Scale

 Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors

 

 

Reuters, July 11, 2014
▶  UPDATE: CANADA COURT RULES AGAINST ABORIGINAL GROUP ON GRANTING CORPORATE FORESTRY LICENSES ON TRADITIONAL NATIVE LAND http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/canada-forestry-idUSL2N0PM0R920140711

 

 

June 18, 2013 Business Insider

▶  INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMPANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU

 

 Mongabay, 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

 

                                                  FEATURED VIDEO
                                           Mongabay, March 19, 2014
INDIGENOUS TRIBE FACES LOGGERS, RANGERS, AND MURDER IN BID TO SAVE THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0319-hance-wounaan-one-video.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 

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

 

 

  InterContinental Cry, February 20, 2014

 -▶ PANAMA:  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FACE IMMINENT EVICTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/groups-appeal-un-halt-imminent-forced-evictions-indigenous-ngobe-community/

The indigenous Ngöbe community faces imminent forced eviction from their land for the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam project in western Panama. The eviction would force them from their land, which provides their primary sources of food and water, means of subsistence, and culture..http://intercontinentalcry.org/panama-indigenous-communities-face-eviction-22239/

 

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

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                     "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
    CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

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

 

▶ 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

 

 

            June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

                     '"We have no choice but to change the system"
-▶  LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

 

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/

 

-▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY WORKING WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AND #REDD TO STRIP FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS AND INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://sco.lt/7T4gfR

 

                            CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                   Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

                                                            VIDEO
                              "LIFE, LAND AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA"
                                         http://vimeo.com/40766520

 

 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

 

June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org
-▶  EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P

 

                                                    VIDEOS

 

-▶  **** ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" - LIVELIHOODS AND LAND RIGHTS STRIPPED AWAY http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

 

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

 

-▶   **** THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/5Vb0gj

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

 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/

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

                                                -- WATCH --
                                              VIDEO REPORT

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

September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS. 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

 

Mongabay, December 14, 2013

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

 

 

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

 

 Published on May 22, 2013

-▶  HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

Many local indigenous people "resettled" to make way for Vale and Rio Tinto's international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique farmers no longer have access to arable land for farming, or other ways to make a living. ... http://www.hrw.org/node/115802

 

  

                        MULTI AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (1:19:57)

                             Africa, Colonialism and The Environment
                     TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

 

 -▶  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

 

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

 September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  *****COLUMBIA: NATIONAL FARMERS, MINERS SOCIAL STRIKE GET SEED CONTROL LAWS SUSPENDED http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10722

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent
-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK 'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html

 

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

 

 September 10, 2012 CSRWire News Release

-▶  BOMBSHELL RETREAT -- CHEVRON SEEKS TO DROP $60 BILLION IN DAMAGES IN ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL CASE  –
In a clear 11th-hour retreat that suggests it does not believe its own allegations, Chevron has taken the extraordinary step of pleading with a U.S. judge to block a jury from deciding its retaliatory “fraud” and RICO claims against Ecuadorian villagers and their U.S. lawyer. The company also said it was even prepared to drop a $60 billion damages claim if the judge agrees to deny the defendants a jury trial. Chevron's $60 billion figure is based on three times the $19 billion Ecuadorian judgement, plus costs. http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/36091-Bombshell-Retreat-Chevron-Seeks-to-Drop-60-Billion-in-Damages-In-Ecuador-Case

 

                                                            VIDEO

THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/63ewyH

 

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

 

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

 

 

 August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
-▶  THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410

 

▶  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

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                          http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                         VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

                                                "DAMOCRACY"

Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html

 

-▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

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

 

 August 29, 2013 Devex

-▶  SECURE LAND TENURE INCREASES FOOD SECURITY BY DECREASING VULNERABILITY TO LARGE SCALE LAND GRABS Secure land tenure increases #foodsecurity by decreasing vulnerability to large scale land grabs. The use of modern agricultural techniques tells only part of the story of why much of Ethiopia is better fed than before. Another part lies in a solution to food security that is gaining ground with governments and the international development community: securing land tenure.

      In many developing countries, farmers till plots without the government or traditional leaders formally recognizing their right to the land. But without formal land rights, those tilling the soil can be vulnerable to large-scale land acquisitions — sometimes dismissively called land grabs — without their knowledge or consent. Investors often lease or buy large swaths of land for agricultural production, oil exploration or other uses.  https://www.devex.com/en/news/how-smarter-land-use-can-curb-global-hunger/81710

 

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

 

 Intercontinental Cry, January 2, 2013

-▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE CHAGOSSIANS

http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

The Chagos Archipelago had been under the administration of Mauritius. During the Cold War, in 1965, the British bought them for £3 million, declaring them part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). In 1966, the UK and the US implemented a joint military strategy and the archipelago was leased to the US for 50 years, until 2016. The purpose was to build a US military base on Diego Garcia. Although no money was ever received by the UK government, documents reveal that the US gave the UK a $14 million discount on the purchase of missiles.

 

In 1966, Sir Paul Gore-Booth, the then under-secretary at the Foreign Office wrote: "We must surely be very tough about this. The object of the exercise was to get some rocks that will remain ours. There will be no indigenous population except seagulls." And Denis Greenhill, a senior Foreign Office official added: "Unfortunately, along with the Birds go some few Tarzans or Men Fridays who origins are obscure and who are hopefully being wished onto Mauritius etc. When this has been done, I agree we must very tough.”

The Chagos people were removed and forced to live in Mauritius and the Seychelles. Speaking about the British Government, Dugassee said: “They treat us like animals... When they expelled us they promised that when we arrive in Seychelles or Mauritius there will be land and a few things to start anew but when we got there, there was nothing. They even said we would have a pension for life but we have nothing.”

Diaspora communities living in the Seychelles and Mauritius have experienced marginalization, discrimination, and grinding poverty. Testimonies from evictees describe families forced to eat out of bins, hunger strikes and the suicide of a desperate woman facing destitution and mounting debt..... http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

 

 -▶  HOW NOT TO 'FEED THE WORLD' http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

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

 

 

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Radioactive Wolves ~ Full Episode. Chernobyl 25 Years On - A Land Without Humans

Radioactive Wolves ~ Full Episode. Chernobyl 25 Years On  - A Land Without Humans | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 

 

                                 A SUPERB WATCH (55:00)

                               October 19, 2011 PBS NATURE

-▶  "RADIOACTIVE WOLVES" CHERNOBYL 25 YEARS ON: A LAND WITHOUT HUMANS http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

Program Description:

What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

 

New York Times, May 05, 2014

▶  AT CHERNOBLY, HINTS OF NATURE'S ADAPTION http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/science/nature-adapts-to-chernobyl.html?ref=world&_r=0

 

                                                 VIDEO (5:13)
                               THE ANIMALS OF CHERNOBYL
Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of Chernobyl, Ukraine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG-nwQBBfmc

 

 September 3, 2013 EarthSky Science

-▶  UNDERSTANDING THE RADIOACTIVE LEGACY OF CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA  http://earthsky.org/human-world/understanding-the-radioactive-legacy-of-chernobyl-and-fukushimaSept

 

                           THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE: 

The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90.  Fukushima & Chernobyl

                                               http://sco.lt/4zkb0j

 

 

 

                           --- MORE OF MY FAVORITES VIDEOS --

 

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                                      November 30, 2011 NOVA
                    "THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF THE BUTTERFLIES"

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

 Program Description
Orange-and-black wings fill the sky as NOVA charts one of nature's most remarkable phenomena: the epic migration of monarch butterflies across North America. To capture a butterfly's point of view, NOVA’s filmmakers used a helicopter, ultralight, and hot-air balloon for aerial views along the transcontinental route. This wondrous annual migration,
... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/journey-butterflies.html

 

 

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                            April 10, 2013 NOVA - Four Part Series
-                         ▶  AUSTRALIA: FIRST 4 BILLION YEARS:

One of the strangest landscapes on Earth reveals our planet’s complex history .. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/australia-first-years.html

Program Description
Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of our planet's origins than Australia. NOVA's four-part "Australia's First 4 Billion Years" takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. Epic in scope, intimate in nature, this is the untold story of the land "down under," the one island continent that has got it all. Join NOVA on the ultimate Outback road trip, an exploration of the history of the planet as seen through the window of the Australian continent... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/australia-first-years.html

 

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                          July 27, 2011 NOVA (Australia) (55:00)
                                        -▶  "LIZARD KINGS" 

Meet the monitors, the largest, fiercest and craftiest lizards on Earth http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/lizard-kings.html

 

Program Description
They look like dragons and inspire visions of fire-spitting monsters. But these creatures with their long claws, razor-sharp teeth, and muscular, whip-like tails are actually monitors, the largest lizards now walking the planet. With their acute intelligence, monitors—including the largest of all, the Komodo dragon—are a very different kind of reptile, blurring the line between reptiles and mammals. Thriving on Earth essentially unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs, they are a very successful species, versatile at adapting to all kinds of settings. This program looks at what makes these long-tongued reptiles so similar to mammals and what has allowed them to become such unique survivors... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/lizard-kings.html

 

 

 

 

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Fracking the Kalahari

Fracking the Kalahari | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, December 5, 2014
▶ FRACKING THE KALAHARI

While a fierce debate rages about fracking in South Africa and elsewhere, the Botswana government has been silently pushing ahead with plans to produce natural gas, keeping the country in the dark as it grants concessions over vast tracts of land, including half of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve – the ancestral home of the San.... http://intercontinentalcry.org/fracking-kalahari-21263/

 

Guardian Environment, November 17, 2013
▶ BOTSWANA FACES QUESTIONS OVER LICENSES FOR FRACKING COMPANIES IN CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/18/botswana-accusations-fracking-kalahari

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                              Alliance Earth
-▶  THE HIGH COST TO AFRICA OF AMERICA'S CHEAP GAS

Largely uncontrolled gas companies in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are already drilling and fracking in much of the park, endangering precious water and environmental resources.
In Botswana’s longest running court battle the San Bushmen finally won the right to access these water sources and remain in their ancestral land. If the gas industry operates like it does in the USA their victory and the survival of this ancient culture is in question.

http://allianceearth.org/the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-fracking-in-the-karoo/#.UoqoC43piRQ

 

  OSISA, November 17, 2013
▶ EXPOSING BOTSWANA'S GAS PLANS - Botswana has been accused of sacrificing the Kalahari, one of the world's most precious wildlife reserves, to commercial fracking while ignoring the environmental risks and local communities who could lose access to scarce water.

http://www.osisa.org/economic-justice/botswana/exposing-botswanas-gas-plans

 

 

 ▶THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE: BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/6C6t05

 

                                                         VIDEO:

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

 

                                                     WATCH:
                 Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)
                             THE HIGH COST OF CHEAP GAS
A new documentary film – the "High Cost of Cheap Gas" – has uncovered incontrovertible evidence that drilling and fracking are underway in Botswana and that international companies are planning massive gas operations in the future. But there has been little attempt to inform the public, despite growing international concerns about the harmful effects of natural gas production. http://www.osisa.org/economic-justice/south-africa/high-cost-cheap-gas-0

 

▶ THE BATTLE TO PREVENT FRACKING IN THE KAROO. The Karoo is the largest ecosystem in South Africa and is home to a fascinating diversity of life, all having adapted to survive an unforgiving landscape. Natural gas exploration has now come to invade this magnificent land in order to exploit its natural resources.  http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/the-battle-to-prevent-fracking-in-the-karoo/

 

Examiner, March 18, 2014

▶ FRACKING THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-threatens-human-health-the-environment-and-wildlife

 

 ▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/5mrsCv

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Nature Makes And Designs Herself : Breathtaking VIDEOS.

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                     "WILD LIFE - THE OCEAN'S BORDER" (51:46)

This breathtaking series provides a magical tour of some of the world's most pristine beautiful places - full of biodiversity and lush with life! Natural bridges between continents create extraordinary richness, and unique flora and fauna seen nowhere else. Featuring groundbreaking and gorgeous nature cinematography, Wild Life lets you uncover seldom-seen secrets from the Earth's hidden regions... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOjq__EJMY

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Documentaries On Line http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/oceans-border/

 

The Ocean's Border:
With the geological closure of the Isthmus of Panama four million years ago, the world's largest oceans were separated and divided. Central America was slowly formed through intense volcanic activity, and began to spawn amazing plants, birds and bats capable of colonizing every new island being created around it. In this program you'll discover five incredibly diverse regions: the wetlands of the Caribbean, the Southern Caribbean, the North Pacific, the Corcovado Peninsula and the central mountain range.

 

                                                  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

 

 

                                              IMPORTANT WATCH
                                 "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS" (56 min)

                            The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

 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. 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

 

 

- ▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV

 

 

- ▶  URBAN NATURE:  HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES:  A NEW URBAN WILDLIFE MOVEMENT http://sco.lt/7ZVttR

 

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

 

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

                                         THICH NHAT HANH:
                              Guardian Sustainable Business
BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239



-▶  HOW CLOSELY TIED IS HEALTH OF HUMANS TO HEAL OF TREES? http://sco.lt/69TAm1


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


 - ▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE http://sco.lt/8Q9slV

 

 

 

 

 

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Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet

Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

▶  MODERN, INDUSTRIAL, MONOCROP FARMING IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET. A growing number of organic consumers, natural health advocates and climate hawks are taking a more comprehensive look at the fundamental causes of global warming. And its led them to this sobering conclusion: Modern, industrial, monocrop farming are burning up our planet. How did they reach this conclusion? http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

HuffingtonPostGreen, July 10, 2014
 ▶ BIG CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE SEEKS INDEMNITY FROM ANIMAL WELFARE VIOLATIONS AND GMO WOES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/right-to-farm_n_5574943.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AG INTERESTS SEEKS TO MAKE BIG FARMING LAW. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
 -▶ FORGET AG-GAG LAWS.  THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER THE CORPORATE "RIGHT" TO FARM State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

 Independent Science News, October 30, 2013

 ▶ THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.independentsciencenews.org/un-sustainable-farming/the-founding-fables-of-industrialised-agriculture/

 

Climate Progress, July 09, 2014
THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF INDOOR FARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/09/3442719/weird-wonderful-indoor-farming/

 

 

EcoWatch, March 26, 2014
-▶ PROFITS AND DAMN THE TORPEDOES: U.S. FARMERS INCREASE PLANTING OF GMO CORN EVEN AS GLOBAL DEMAND FALLS AND BANNED FROM CHINA MARKETS http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/26/u-s-farmers-planting-gmo-corn-banned-china-markets/

 

 August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  THE GUARANTEED INCOME RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:  U.S. GOVERNMENT PAID OUT $17 BILLION FOR "OVER-PLANTED WEATHER-WITHERED CROPS" LAST YEAR — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/

 

▶  US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html

 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014
 ▶  INSECTICIDE PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 BBC News, June 24, 2014
 ▶  GROWING PAINS OF CHINA'S AGRICULTURAL WATER NEEDS. Farming accounts for about 65% of water use in China and the limited resource is coming under pressure from rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. The study focused on four major food crops - soya, wheat, rice and corn (maize) - and three livestock groups: ruminant, pork and poultry. Together, these products accounted for 93% of China's domestic food supply in 2005, according to figures from the United Nations.  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27978124

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

April 18, 2014, The Two-Way
 ▶  CHINA ADMITS THAT ONE-FIFTH OF IT'S FARMLAND IS CONTAMINATED - Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. http://listen.sdpb.org/post/china-admits-one-fifth-its-farmland-contaminated

 

Guardian Development, March 10, 2014

▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

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

 

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                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 ▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES: LOWEST ON RECORD:  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/5epVmz

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

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

 

New York Times, March 07, 2014
▶  MEAT MAKES THE PLANET THIRSTY http://www.americasfarmers.com/2014/03/07/women-in-agriculture/

 

Worldwatch Institute, May 08, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1

 

Guardian, September 18, 2013
▶  FOOD CRISIS FEARS PROMPT UN WAKE-UP CALL TO WORLD LEADERS AND BIG AGRIBUSINESS
UNCTAD, the UN trade and development body's 2013 Trade and Environment Review, calls on governments to "wake up before it is too late" and shift rapidly towards farming models that promote a greater variety of crops, reduced fertiliser use and stronger links between small farms and local consumers to achieve global food security and tackle climate change http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/18/food-crisis-un-governments

 

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

 

Common Dreams, September 23, 2013
▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

 The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

 ▶ "THEY HAVE POLLUTED THEIR OWN NEST" - MOVE OVER, BIG AG: SUSTAINABILITY'S MOMENT IS HERE http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/move-big-ag-sustainabilitys-moment/

 

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

 

  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

 

▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

 allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH.

Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

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

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

 


                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting....http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/rape-in-the-fields/


OnEarth, January 6, 2014

▶AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain

 

▶  U.S. STARTS LANDMARK AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP IN VIETNAM - WHILE MONSANTO USES IT 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

 

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

 

 ▶  HOW MONOCULTURE THREATENS THE FUTURE OF FOOD - GROWING FOOD IN DEAD SOIL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/01/bees-dying-from-chemical-agriculture.aspx?e_cid=20130101_DNL_art_2#_edn1

 

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

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

 

 

FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs AND PESTICIDES  http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/

 

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH . The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

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

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶  THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PETICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

                                                    PHOTOS

                                                FastCo Exist

▶  THESE HORRIFYING PHOTOS SHOW A DESTROYED AMERICAN LANDSCAPE THE AGRICULTURE GIANTS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016003/these-horrifying-photos-show-a-destroyed-american-landscape-that-agriculture-giants-dont-wan

 

Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013

▶  HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

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

 

▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE, OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL GRAVY TRAIN? http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE? http://sco.lt/5ev5Yf

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

 ▶  THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH The Leader of the Biotech Ag Cartel  http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

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

 

                                                         WATCH

                                                        'FED UP!"

                                            Free Documentary Online
In the harvest of 1999, 60% of Canada's canola crop, 90% of Argentina's soybean crop, 50% of the US' soybean crop, and 33% of the US' corn crop was genetically engineered. Industrial agriculture is damaging the basis for future production. We've got soil erosion, soil compaction, salinisation, water logging, destruction of beneficial biodiversity, loss of natural enemies of pest... and all that is occurring in an alarming rate.
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fed-up/

 

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                                                    -- POLLUTION --

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

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

 

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

 

The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

 ▶ "THEY HAVE POLLUTED THEIR OWN NEST" - MOVE OVER, BIG AG: SUSTAINABILITY'S MOMENT IS HERE http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/move-big-ag-sustainabilitys-moment/

 

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

 

July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group
▶  REPORT: 7.2 MILLION ACRES OF WETLANDS AND FRAGILE LAND GO UNDER THE PLOW http://www.ewg.org/release/72-million-acres-wetlands-and-fragile-land-go-under-plow

 

 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

 

▶  FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶

                                     A COMPELLING CASE
                   REVAMPING OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL POLICY

This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies,  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

  Treehugger, October 9, 2013

▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

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

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push

 

 

September 3, 2013 -Sci Dev Net

▶  FARMING AND KNOWLEDGE MONOCULTURES ARE MISCONCEIVED

Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science
In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains.
But intensified systems do not meet global food needs — they mostly suit export markets and corporate interests.... an industrial monoculture model of production — of both food and knowledge — avoids its ecological and social costs, while suppressing more effective sustainable alternatives, and underexploits science's potential versatility.... http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/opinion/farming-and-knowledge-monocultures-are-misconceived.html

 

                                                 SHORT VIDEO:
               THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

                                          -- CLIMATE CHANGE --

 

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013

▶  CLIMATE SUMMIT:  DON'T TURN FARMERS INTO 'CLIMATE SMART' CARBON TRADERS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-10

 

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

 

New Scientist, January 16, 2014
▶ VERTICAL FARMS SPROUTING UP ALL OVER THE WORLD - Vertical farms aim to avoid the problems inherent in growing food crops in drought-and-disease-prone fields many hundreds of kilometres from the population centres in which they will be consumed. Instead, Dickson Despommier – an ecologist at Columbia University in New York City who has championed vertical farms since 1999 – suggests that food should be grown year-round in high-rise urban buildings, reducing the need for the carbon-emitting transport of fruit and vegetables. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129524.100-vertical-farms-sprouting-all-over-the-world.html#.Utrb8PbTlcw

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013

▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

  ETC Group, September 06, 2013
▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

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

 

                                            The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

 Post Growth, November 1, 2013
▶  UNLIMITED COMPETITION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE -  CORPORATE FARMING Large farms now dominate crop production in the United States. Although most cropland was operated by farms with less than 600 crop acres in the early 1980s, today most cropland is on farms with at least 1,100 acres, and many farms are 5 and 10 times that size. Meanwhile, in 1987, the average dairy herd size was 80 cows; by 2007, it was 570 cows, In 2012 5,000.  The change in hogs was even more striking, from 1,200 hogs removed in a year to 30,000... http://postgrowth.org/unlimited-competition-is-not-sustainable/

 

ETC GROUP:  September 23, 2013
▶  YET ANOTHER UN REPORT CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR PEASANT FARMING AND AGROECOLOGY http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1371403/3dcf9f8e43/546730523/69eaf81be4/

 

November 1, 2012 Mongabay

▶  FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1101-hance-agriculture-greenhouse-gases.html

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

▶  HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 ▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf

 

September 13, 2013 Treehugger
▶  WHY KANSAS IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER. If you eat corn or wheat in the United States, there's a good chance it was grown with the help of paleowater left over from the last ice age when glaciers covered the Great Plains.And as neat and healthy as that sounds -- paleowater! -- this is not good news.
The Ogallal Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers in the world, running beneath parts of eight states in the central US. And it is this giant, ancient aquifer that is being sucked dry faster than rain can keep up. Put another way, we've nearly used up a million-year-old source of water in the 100 or so years we've been tapping into it for irrigation.
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/why-kansas-running-out-water-ogallala-aquifer.html

 

                            WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                     http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
▶  GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

 

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

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

             "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

August 21, 2013 Mongabay
▶  PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

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

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

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

 

▶  FOOD WASTAGE FOOTPRINT:  IMPACT ON NATURAL RESOURCES - FAO REPORT

11 September 2013, Rome - The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report.
http://reliefweb.int/report/world/food-wastage-footprint-impacts-natural-resources

 

▶  SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

September 4, 2013 NPR
▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA IS EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA September 23, 2013
▶  FED-UP FARMERS UNITE TO FIGHT BIG FOOD AND SUPERMARKET PRICE WAR WITH CODE OF CONDUCT THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-24/farmers-code-of-conduct-to-fight-supermarket-price-war/4976664

 

July 25, 2013 REALfarnacy

▶  URBAN HOMESTEADERS PRODUCE 6,000 POUNDS OF FOOD ON 1/10 ACRE http://www.realfarmacy.com/urban-homesteaders-produce-6000-pounds-of-food-on-110-acre/

 

August 26, 2013 Guardian Professionals: Farming and Food Security Hub
▶  NEW IDEAS PUT AGRICULTURE CO-OPERATIVES AT THE HEART OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/aug/26/agriculture-co-operatives-markets-credit

 

▶  FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

 

 January 13, 2012 Grist

▶  LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY: BIODIVERSITY vs MONOCULTURE http://grist.org/sustainable-food/2012-01-13-lexicon-of-sustainability-biodiviersity-vs-monoculture/

 

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

 

August 1, 2013 Science Daily
▶  EXISTING CROPLAND COULD FEED FOUR BILLION MORE BY DROPPING BIOFUELS AND ANIMAL FEED http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801125704.htm

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

August 6, 2013 Resilience

▶  FIXING FOOD AND FARMING WITH A TRUE-COST ECONOMY
 A paradigm shift is underway in our nation’s approach to food and agriculture. Movements are gaining steam that support organic food, local food, farmers markets, local food security, and food safety. On the food safety front, outrage is growing over the inability to inspect more than two percent of imported food, especially in the wake of food scandals abroad (e.g., melamine in pet food, pork treated with chemicals to taste like beef, deaths of children from school lunches prepared in used pesticide containers)... http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-08-06/fixing-food-and-farming-with-a-true-cost-economy

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

▶  THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


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This  is  an  awful  lot  of  information  but  all  of it  spells  one thing: "Be  aware  and  beware!

Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:31 AM

"Our modern energy-, chemical- and genetically modified organism (GMO)-intensive industrial food and farming systems are the major cause of man-made global warming." Studies show that not only are greenhouse gasses caused by Carbon Dioxide but also by methane and nitrous oxide. Farming includes so many different ways of using fuel form the machinery to the end of food production. Another way farming isn't helping is through deforestation, and wetlands destruction. "When you add it all up, the picture is clear—contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet. And factory farms or, in industry lingo, Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), play a key role in this impending disaster." Climate rise is complex but a few of the top reasons are coal burning, and fossil fuels. To get this under control we would need to stop using 90% of the fosil fuels we are using.

Sally J. Everett's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:33 AM

We can't live in fear of the future, we have to have farms no matter what they emit into the air. Without farms, we couldn't survive.

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VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Seeing The Forests For The Trees

VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Seeing The Forests For The Trees | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                            TED TALK VIDEO

                       Carnegie Institution for Science - Greg Asner

                                    ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR

What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail -- what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon. In this fascinating talk, Asner gives a clear message: To save our ecosystems, we need more data, gathered in new ways... http://www.ted.com/talks/greg_asner_ecology_from_the_air?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&awesm=on.ted.com_Asner&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co

 

Washington Post, May 26, 2014
▶ THIS SUMMER, NASA WILL BEGIN KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR GARDEN. Next month, the agency plans to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Its primary aim is to create a global map of carbon sources and carbon sinks. The OCO-2 mission will provide the most detailed map of photosynthetic fluorescence — that is to say, of how plants glow — ever created. Using this data, scientists should be able to estimate how quickly the world’s plants are absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-summer-nasa-will-begin-keeping-an-eye-on-your-garden/2014/05/23/8bc1f4de-df79-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html

 

 

                                              IMPORTANT WATCH
                                 "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS" (56 min)

                            The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

 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. 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


Ensia, August 12, 2014
-▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/

 

 

Carnegie Institution For Science, December 17, 2013
▶ FOREST MONITORING:  BRINGING THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE http://carnegiescience.edu/news/forest_monitoring_bringing_power_people

 

Mongabay, May 08, 2014
- ▶  SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES: NEW HOLISTIC 'ONE HEALTH' CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMS.  Recently, 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

 

Carnegie Institution for Science, March 03, 2014
▶ AMAZON'S CANOPY CHEMISTRY IS A PATCHWORK QUILT. http://carnegiescience.edu/news/amazon%E2%80%99s_canopy_chemistry_patchwork_quilt

 

Independent, April 14, 2014
▶ "LUNGS OF THE WORLD" UNDER THREAT: Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fires-could-turn-amazon-rainforest-into-a-desert-as-human-activity-and-climate-change-threaten-lungs-of-the-world-says-study-9259741.html

 

Huffington Post Green, April 15, 2014
▶ CHINA EXPECTED TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER INDUSTRY/DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                  "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

 ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF IT AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://sco.lt/5nMisj

 

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                                                  WATCH

               MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

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

 

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

 

 

- ▶ HOW CLOSELY TIED IS THE HEALTH OF TREES TO THE HEALTH OF HUMANS? http://sco.lt/5ax9hh

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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                                                       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/

 

 

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A World Without Elephants - Unbearable - Poaching to Extinction

A World Without Elephants - Unbearable - Poaching to Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                     

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/


                            THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
- ▶ 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

 

March 5, 2013 BBC Nature -

- ▶ EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED BY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21655613

 

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

 

 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


May 7, 2013 Huffington Post - Slideshow

DAKAR, Senegal -- The WWF said in a statement that suspected poachers belonging to the Seleka rebel group have entered one of Africa's most unique elephant habitats in the Central African Republic, and park guards saw them shooting in the direction... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/seleka-rebels-poaching-elephants_n_3231093.html?ref=topbar#slide=1878054 

 

 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

 

- ▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995102006/rhinos-in-crisis-poaching-and-illegal-trade-reach-highest-levels-in-20-years

 

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

 

- ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

http://sco.lt/8ps0gb

 

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

 

 Mongabay, December 2, 2013

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

 

 June 17, 2012 - CNN REPORT

- ▶ WILL ELEPHANTS STILL ROAM EARTH IN 20 YEARS?   -- At the start of the 1980s there were more than a million elephants in Africa. During that decade, 600,000 were destroyed for ivory products. Today perhaps no more than 400,000 remain across the continent, according to Samuel Wasser of the University of Washington, who is widely recognized as an authority on the subject. It is a tragedy beyond reckoning and humanity needs to pay attention to the plight of the elephants before it is too late.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/15/world/africa/elephants-extinction-africa/index.html

 

 August 8, 2013 African Geographic
- ▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS... ...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                   - ▶      'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' - - ▶

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

 - ▶ SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS COULD BE EXTINCT WITHIN 30 YEARS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1050209887/sumatran-elephants-could-be-extinct-within-30-years

 

 - ▶ INDONESIA PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  FIRST THEY ERADICATE THE ORANGUTANS, NOW THEY'RE POISONING THE ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1824145798/indonesia-palm-oil-plantations-first-they-eradicate-the-orangutans-now-they-re-poisoning-the-elephants

 

Jan 17, 2013 - TreeHugger

- ▶ POACHING IS ON THE RISE IN KENYA, IN WHAT SHOULD BE ONE OF FEW SAFE(ISH) PLACES FOR ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA.... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/are-elephants-doomed.html

 

- ▶ 14 PYGMY ELEPHANT DIES MYSTERIOUSLY IN BORNEO - CLEARING FORESTS - ELEPHANTS BECOME "PESTS" http://sco.lt/7J03HN

 

 - ▶ DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINOS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA - THANKS TO CASH FROM GOOGLE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia

 

Guardian Environment

- ▶ KENYA TRIALS TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS IN BID TO CURB POACHING AS ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY WIPED OUT  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/11/kenya-text-message-alert-poaching

 

 

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

                                                   IVORY

                                        

- ▶- ▶ THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://sco.lt/5Bft8T

 

Feb 28, 2013 - Mongabay

- ▶ ELEPHANT MASSACRE IN CONGO - 75 PERCENT LOSS OF ITS ELEPHANTS IN 15 YEARS DUE TO POACHING FOR IVORY - Mongabay - Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0228-congo-elephant-massacre.html#H3mZ7QFCCJmqRABO.99

 

- ▶ 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

 

 

                              *****LEST WE FORGET *****

                                          A FAMILY FALLS

- ▶ AFRICA'S IVORY-PROFIT DRIVEN ELEPHANT MASS SLAUGHTER CONTINUES

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

 

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- ▶ ELEPHANTS:  GOING, GOING ...... http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

- ▶ SHINING A BRIGHT LIGHT ON AFRICA'S ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3134499916/shining-a-bright-light-on-africa-s-elephant-slaughter

 

- ▶ POVERTY, AS WELL AS GREED, KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3893395511/poverty-as-well-as-greed-killing-africa-s-elephants-10-000-massacred-in-gabon-alone

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment

- ▶ GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

- ▶ GABON BANS LARGE-CALIBRE ARMS TO STEM ELEPHANT POACHING NOW AT 20,000 + IN PAST DECADE http://sco.lt/7OfQaP

 

- ▶  IN A TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE  : NPR http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3096898697/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive-a-world-without-elephants-npr

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay
- ▶ 17 POACHERS ENTER ELEPHANT STRONGHOLD IN CONGO, CONSERVATIONS FEAR MASSACRE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-hance-elephants-car.html

 

 

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

                                         ELEPHANT CULTURE

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

                                                 ELEPHANTS

THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING

 

                                      

                                               LOVELY  WATCH

           - ▶       "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC) - ▶

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

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

 

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 Elephant Listening Project
THE SECRET LIVES OF ELEPHANTS REVEALED WITH INFRARED CAMERAS https://www.thedodo.com/elephants-secret-lives-reveale-518906634.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/

 

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

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay

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

 

                                              WATCH:

                                  "FUN IN THE FOREST

                             Elephants on Candid Camera

http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/04/elephants-on-candid-camera/

 

 

- ▶ LEARNING TO LIVE WITH ELEPHANTS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0918-hance-elephants-camposarceiz.html#4dHR31CQ6Ih18SPW.99

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

                                              "LIQUID IVORY"

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

 

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 -▶  THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP: : STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

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 August 2, 2013 Global Possibilities

- ▶ RANGER, WARRIOR, MOTHER - Sidonie Asseme risks her life to save endangered wildlife from poachers in southeastern Cameroon—all while raising five little future rangers ... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/ranger-warrior-mother/

 

 

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                                EXTINGUISHING OUR WILDLIFE                             

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

 

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

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment

- ▶ TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS IS A MATTER OF GLOBAL URGENCY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/cites-animals-illegal-trade

 

March 1, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

- ▶ PEOPLE AND ANIMALS AT IMMEDIATE RISK FROM WILDLIFE CRIME, CITES CHIEF WARNS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/01/people-animals-wildlife-crime

 

 - ▶ 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

 

 - ▶ THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP The animal nobody wants to keep http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep


VIDEO
TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

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

http://sco.lt/6aXUSP

 

- ▶ A GLOBAL URGENCY: TACKING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5Dbzu5

 

 

- ▶ WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT GATHERS GLOBAL STRENGTH AS POACHING ESCALATES http://sco.lt/7qZH4D

 

- ▶ OUTGUNNED:  ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700199111/outgunned-illicit-trade-in-wildlife-has-exploded-into-a-19bn-criminal-enterprise-video

 

- ▶ TROPHY HUNTING FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3983008721/trophy-hunting-for-the-love-of-blood-and-money

 

14 March 2013 - Deutche Welles
- ▶ SANCTUARY SAVES ANTEATERS MAIMED BY POACHERS  http://www.dw.de/sanctuary-saves-anteaters-maimed-by-poachers/a-16627049?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

 

 - ▶ 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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                              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/

 

 

 GO TO:

 ▶ Latest in GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE News http://sco.lt/7Myakz

 ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

▶  Biodiversity IS Life -- #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Water #Forests http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 - ▶ MORE ON THE HORRIFIC WILDLIFE POACHING

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

 

 

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

 

 

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"Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey" ~ Full Episode - PBS Nature

"Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey" ~ Full Episode - PBS Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                       WATCH

                         "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY"

 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/broken-tail-a-tigers-last-journey/full-episode/6384/

  Won top honor at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, known as the Oscars of nature films! Broken Tail won Best of Festival, Best Script, and Best Human/Wildlife Interactions at the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival!

The tiger known as Broken Tail was born in Ranthambhore National Park in northern India, a vast, natural reserve for a wide variety of Indian wildlife, but especially famous for its Bengal tigers. Historically revered in Indian tradition, tigers in the area were once protected by maharajahs, and then by government sanctuaries and conservation projects. But poachers have proven to be nearly unstoppable over the years, and tigers have struggled to survive, even with the protection of the park. At one point, there were as few as 26 tigers left in the reserve, and today, the fate of each and every tiger is important to the species as a whole. Conservation efforts have been intensified in the face of the crisis, and the struggle continues. Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey is the story of the life and death of a tiger destined for greatness, who may still lead the way to a better future for those of his kind. Buy the DVD. This film premiered February 20, 2011....  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/broken-tail-a-tigers-last-journey/full-episode/6384/

 

Mongabay, June 19, 2014
▶  CHINESE FISHERMEN GET RARE GLIMPSE OF SWIMMING SIBERIAN TIGER ON PHONE VIDEO. Siberian tigers are imperiled by habitat loss and deforestation, however the biggest threat remains poaching for the animal's body parts which are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The subspecies almost went extinct in the 1930s when its population dropped to just 20-30 individuals. Due to this, a 2011 study found that Siberian tiger genetic diversity in the wild was incredibly low, essentially putting the "effective population" at just 14 animals. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0619-hance-siberian-tiger-swim-video.html

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD

 

The Hindu, A[ril 30, 2014
▶  THE FUTURE OF THE TIGER HINGES ON GENE FLOW. The future of tigers, with approximately 3,600 remaining in fragmented habitats worldwide, hinges not just on population expansion but also on “gene flow” or the ability of the species to migrate and breed outside their territorial gene pool, finds a new study. http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/the-future-of-the-tiger-hinges-on-gene-flow/article5962766.ece

 

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

 

Bloomberg, April 27, 2014
▶  VIETNAMESE PREIER APPROVES NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION PLAN http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-27/vietnamese-premier-approves-national-tiger-conservation-plan.html

 

July 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
▶  A WIN FOR TIGERS IN NEPAL  http://worldwildlife.org/stories/a-win-for-tigers-in-nepal

 

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

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                           "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

                                         A Short film by Carlos Quiles. 

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

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

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

 

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

 

 July 29, 2013 EarthTouch
▶  INFOGRAPHIC: International Tiger Day | Earth Touch Web TV http://earthtouch.tv/blog/article/infographic-international-tiger-day/?category=nature-news

 
                                        FEATURED VIDEO

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

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                         CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                              CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH --

                         AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                 REMEMBERING "GREEN"

               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                       http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                    http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

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

 

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Pity The Little Pangolins being eaten into extinction

Pity The Little Pangolins being eaten into extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Wildlife Extra News -July 2013.

 -▶  THE PANGOLIN TRADE

The Chinese pangolin, one of eight extant pangolins or scaly anteaters as they are also known, was once abundant in China. However, as a result of overexploitation for consumption of its meat and scales, it is now almost certainly extinct there, which is having a devastating impact on the world's remaining pangolins.... http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade.html

 

CS Monitor, July 30, 2014
WHAT IS A PANGOLIN AND WHY ARE PEOPLE EATING THEM OUT OF EXISTENCE? http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0730/What-is-a-pangolin-and-why-are-people-eating-them-all

 

 

Live Science, July 29, 2014
 -▶  RARE PANGOLIN MAY BE EATEN TO EXTINCTION, CONSERVATIONS WARN http://news.yahoo.com/rare-pangolins-may-eaten-extinction-conservationists-warn-172120049.html

 

Mongabay, July 28, 2014
 -▶  OVER A MILLION PANGOLINS SLAUGHTERED IN THE LAST DECADE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0729-hance-pangolins-iucn-update.html

 

                                                     VIDEO

                            PANGOLINS KILLED FOR SCALES

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CedprHjc26Q

 

The West Australian, June 17, 2014
 -▶  HUGE HAUL OF RARE ANTEATER SCALES SEIZED IN HONG KONG https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/24260283/huge-haul-of-rare-anteater-scales-seized-in-hong-kong/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                     PANGOLINS IN PERIL

             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V45AdJv0Pg

 

Wildlife Extra News
 -▶14 TONS OF PANGOLINS SEIZED FROM ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade263.html

 

 TakePart, November 8, 2013
 -▶ PANGOLINS: THE HEARTBREAKING POACHING EPIDEMIC YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF YET http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/08/pangolin-poaching-epidemic-you-havent-heard-yet

 

 February 11, 2012 Mongabay

 -▶ PITY THE PANGOLIN: LITTLE-KNOWN MAMMAL MOST COMMON VICTIM OF WILDLIFE TRADE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0211-hance-pity-pangolin.html

 

BBC Nature - March 13, 2014
 -▶ SHOCKING SCALE OF PANGOLIN SMUGGLING REVEALED http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26549963

 

 The Independent, October 13, 2013

 -▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE PANGOLIN: ONE OF THE PLANET'S MOST EXTRAORDINARY AND INTELLIGENT ANIMALS IS BEING HUNTED TO EXTINCTION http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-plight-of-the-pangolin-one-of-the-planets-most-extraordinary-and-intelligent-animals-is-being-hunted-to-extinction-8876471.html

 

August 7, 2013 Scientific American
 -▶ PANGOLINS IN PERIL: ALL 8 SPECIES OF SCALY ANTEATERS ENDANGERED BY ILLEGAL TRADE http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/08/07/pangolins-peril-illegal-trade/

 

Treehugger, April 10, 2014

 -▶ EX-POACHERS AND FARMERS WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT ENDANGERED PANGOLINS http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/ex-poachers-and-farmers-work-together-protect-endangered-pangolins.html

 

August 8, 2013 Grist
 -▶ CUTE, WEIRD, NEARLY DEFENSELESS PANGOLINS ARE IN DANGER BECAUSE PEOPLE WON'T STOP EATING THEM  http://grist.org/list/cute-weird-nearly-defenseless-pangolins-are-in-danger-because-people-wont-stop-eating-them/

 

                                               RAW VIDEO

                        ENDANGERED PANGOLINS SEIZED

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQrptS85jg

 

 

CNN, April 02, 2014
 -▶  7 WAYS TO HELP SAVE THE PANGOLIN, AN AWESOME CREATURE TRAFFICKED BY THE TON http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/01/opinion/sutter-pangolin-help-change/index.html

 

Yale Environment 360, September 19, 2013

 -▶ POACHING PANGOLINS:  AN OBSCURE LITTLE CREATURE FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/poaching_pangolins_an_obscure_creature_faces_uncertain_future/2692/

 

 Mongabay, December 16, 2013
 -▶ ODD PORCUPINE HUGELY IMPERILED BY HUNTING, DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1216-hance-tcs-bristle-spined.html

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                      David Attenborough

                                           " PANGOLINS"

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThDsJEzbBg4

 

 August 23, 2014 Africa Geographic
▶SOME GREAT PICS: THE BIRTH OF A PANGOLIN http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/wildlife/wildlife-and-nature/the-birth-of-a-pangolin/

 

                                                     WATCH
                                  Earth Touch News Network
                          ADORABLE PANGOLIN PLAYS IN MUD
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/galleries/videos/adorable-pangolin-plays-in-mud

 

July 29, 2013 TakePart
 -▶ WILL CHINA'S SUPER RICH EAT THE CHINESE GIANT SALAMANDER INTO EXTINCTION? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/29/chinese-giant-salamander-conservation

 

September 13, 2013 Conservation Magazine
 -▶ CHINESE TAKEOUT:  THE CHINESE PROBABLY EAT THE WORLD'S GREATEST DIVERSITY OF WILD BEASTS http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/09/chinese-takeout/

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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 -▶  IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US?: http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

  -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

 

 -▶ MORE ON THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WATCH: "GREEN" - Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

 An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction. This important documentary was filmed in the fast disappearing Indonesian rainforest and is not narrated, however, its message is clear and frightening. The home of the Orangutan and many other wildlife species in Indonesia is being decimated at an alarming rate by the widespread practice of 'slash and burn' to clear the lush rainforest to make way for extensive palm oil plantations... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

 

GREEN has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others...

 Make sure everyone you know watches this documentary. We owe it to our friends, the gentle Orangutan, we owe it to our planet, and we owe it to ourselves so that we can learn from it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

 

FEATURED ON "WITNESS" AL JAZEERA ENGLISH  http://ow.ly/9Y6ae

 

                                                  REVIEW

                              21 March 2012 Daily Mail
                                    THE FILM: "GREEN:
'SHE HAS LOST EVERYTHING": FILMMAKER'S HEART-WRENCHING DOCUMENTARY shows tragic final hours of orangutan's life as her rainforests home is ruthlessly destroyed http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118376/Filmmakers-heart-wrenching-documentary-shows-tragic-final-hours-orangutans-life.html

 

 This film is now available for free download on the website: http://greenfilm.free.fr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J57ZRSjpzQA

FILM'S WEBSITE http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

 

 

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Mongabay, August 19, 2014
▶  SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS -- LOSING THEIR FOREST HOME -- PHOTO http://blog.wcs.org/photo/2014/08/19/sumatran-orangutans-losing-their-forest-home/


 

Mongabay, June 20, 2014
▶  THE PALM OIL DIET:  STUDY FINDS DISPLACED ORANGUTANS HAVE LITTLE ELSE TO EAT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0620-mark-orangutans-palm-oil.html

 

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


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

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL - IN ONE SHORT VIDEO  http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

 

                                          PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST:

                       FAST-TRACKING OUR OWN EXTINCTION

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

 

 

 Mongabay, September 26, 2013

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

 

DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                Ten News Australia Investigation

                                           PALM OIL ECOCIDE

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

 

                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
          ▶ A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

 

 

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/

 

 ▶  NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FOREST WILL BE INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4470&Itemid=214

 

 ▶  WILDLIFE IN THE TROPICS PLUMMETS BY OVER 60 PERCENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0515-hance-living-planet-report-tropics.html



                              THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST:

     ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST

                                              http://sco.lt/6JcGOn





 ▶  HALF OF TROPICAL FORESTS PARKS LOSING BIODIVERSITY http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0725-hance-tropical-parks-biodiversity.html

 

Mongabay, December 31, 2012

▶  THE YEAR IN RAINFORESTS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1231-year-in-rainforests-2012.html

 

 ▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 


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

 


▶  CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST, THEIR TREASURES LITTLE KNOWN http://sco.lt/6F54E5

 

▶  DEFORESTATION AND EXTINCTION:  CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO http://sco.lt/4yRATR


 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

 

 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THE SECOND IN THE TRIOLOGY BY PATRICK ROUXEL

                                                        "ALMA"

                               A  journey into the soul of humanity

            A powerful statement about the global industrial economy

"ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon. http://sco.lt/5miKgL

 



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