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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans
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Bringing Back Bison–Brings Back Biodiversity

Bringing Back Bison–Brings Back Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

National Geographic, March 03, 2013

BRINGING BACK BISON, BRINGS BACK BIODIVERSITY .. Bringing back the wood bison is not just about the restoration of a charismatic mega-vertebrate.  Indeed, the wood bison–the larger of the two subspecies of the American bison–is a magnificent beast and reintroducing the subspecies is a heck of an achievement. But its return to Wild Alaska signifies much more. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/03/bison-biodiversity/

 

 

Wildlife Promise, September 09, 2013
WHY CAN'T BISON ROAM ON PUBLIC LANDS? http://blog.nwf.org/2013/09/why-cant-bison-roam-on-public-lands/

 

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Are Frogs Rapidly Facing Extinction? Habitat Destruction, Pollution and Climate Change

Are Frogs Rapidly Facing Extinction?  Habitat Destruction, Pollution and Climate Change | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

As many as 40 percent of amphibious species, which include frogs, salamanders and newts, could be facing "imminent extinction," according to David Wake, a researcher at the University of California Berkeley.

"It's happening around the world … we're seeing it on our watch," he says.

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Researcher tracks agricultural overuse of bug-killing technology

Researcher tracks agricultural overuse of bug-killing technology | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Champaign, IL (SPX) Mar 05, 2012 -
High corn prices are leading many growers to plant corn every year and to overuse pesticides and other bug-killing technology to maximize yields, researchers report.
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MALAYSIA EXCLUSIVE: First pictures from sealed-off Bakun dam zone reveal social and environmental disaster

MALAYSIA EXCLUSIVE: First pictures from sealed-off Bakun dam zone reveal social and environmental disaster | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

WORLD WIRE:

Bruno Manser Fund investigation in the Bakun dam’s exclusion zone shows increased poverty due to Malaysia’s disaster dam. Displaced indigenous communities forced to live in floating homes on Bakun impoundment.

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As the markets annihilate mankind’s agricultural legacy

As the markets annihilate mankind’s agricultural legacy | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mankind seems to be engaged in a literal Scorched Earth campaign.

*One has to wonder what legacies of humanity AREN'T being quietly annihilated lately.

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Why Biodiversity Matters - David Suzuki

Living in man-made environments has disconnected us from the source of all life - Nature making it easy for us to consume Her without thought or realizing the impact we are having on our biodiversity.  We have lost our sense that we are part of the natural world

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Nutrition And Biodiversity In The Amazon

Nutrition And Biodiversity In The Amazon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Water is every thing for villagers living near Brazil’s Tapajós River. It is their highway, their livelihood and their primary source of food. And it is affecting their well being. Canadian researchers are working to solve this issue.

 

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Celebrate biodiversity of world's forest ecosystems: Showcasing remarkable natural spaces - 606 Fab Photographs

Celebrate biodiversity of world's forest ecosystems: Showcasing remarkable natural spaces - 606 Fab Photographs | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Via @WildForests - Great Resources

A broad range of forest ecosystems including boreal forests, temperate forests and equatorial rainforests have been documented by our project contributors.You will be inspired by nature beauty and can soon be able to access further educational resources. Please enjoy wildforests.co's photography on and share website's resources with your friends!

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'E tudo mentira' - It's all a lie

Shrimp farms are destroying vast areas of Brazilian coastline and wrecking the livelihoods of thousands of people.
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Organic farming important for agro-biodiversity: Farmers

Organic farming important for agro-biodiversity: Farmers | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Preservation of indigenous crop strains, a strong political will and a people's movement towards organic farming are the need of the hour for agro biodiversity that were discussed at a session at the Vasundhara International Film Festival, on...
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Innovative conservation: wild silk, endangered species, and poverty in Madagascar

Innovative conservation: wild silk, endangered species, and poverty in Madagascar | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
For anyone who works in conservation in Madagascar, confronting the complex difficulties of widespread poverty is a part of the job.
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One-time payment for biodiversity raises ethical concerns

One-time payment for biodiversity raises ethical concerns | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
For a one-time payment of $30 billion, we as a species could cordon off 25 hotspots across the globe and preserve 60 percent of the Earth’s biodiversity, but is this plan worth the economic and ethical costs?
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Create Food Democracy: Occupy the Food System

Create Food Democracy: Occupy the Food System | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Navdanya's Diary - Dr. Vandana Shiva

From seed to the table, corporations are seeking total control over biodiversity, land,water.

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New Zealand: Scientists say mine threatens Denniston's rich wildlife - Story - Environment/Sci - 3 News

New Zealand: Scientists say mine threatens Denniston's rich wildlife - Story - Environment/Sci - 3 News | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Scientists say the habitat of many rare species of life forms will be destroyed if Australian company Bathurst's open-cast coal mine goes ahead.
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4 Heirloom, Non-GMO Seed Sources for Foodies, Kitchen Gardeners and Chefs

4 Heirloom, Non-GMO Seed Sources for Foodies, Kitchen Gardeners and Chefs | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Keeping genetic diversity in plants isn't just an issue for gardeners. Foodies and chefs have a stake in it as well. By growing and eating endangered foods they can help keep genetic diversity alive for future generations.
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Five Agricultural Innovations to Improve Biodiversity

Five Agricultural Innovations to Improve Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a quarter of the world’s known plant species—some 60,000 to 100,000 species—are threatened with extinction. And even though plants may not receive as much attention as endangered animals, they are essential. Among their many attributes, plants are a vital source of food, they can help stabilize the climate, and they also provide shelter, medicines, and fuel.

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BIODIVERSITY—OUR SOCIAL-ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE POLICY

BIODIVERSITY—OUR SOCIAL-ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE POLICY | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Biodiversity is Nature’s backup system and thus the bedrock foundation of social-environmental sustainability. Backup systems, in the biological sense, comprise the various functions of different...
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Saving our world’s biodiversity one seed at a time

Saving our world’s biodiversity one seed at a time | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Often, certain types of plants of a species become extinct because humans deliberately select and mass produce one type of plant, a process called monocropping. For example, bananas have been genetically altered to such an extent that they no longer have seeds and so can’t reproduce on their own. Those banana plants that are in existence are slowly being destroyed by parasites. With monocropping destroying the biodiversity of our world, is there a solution that can help to preserve these plants for future generations? YES – the answer is a seed bank.

SEE ALSO: ALL ABOUT INDUSTRIAL vs ORGANIC FARMING : GMOs, pesticides, chemicals, cafos by @pdjmoo http://bit.ly/zI1qHF

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Diverse ecosystems are crucial climate change buffer

Diverse ecosystems are crucial climate change buffer | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Preserving diverse plant life will be crucial to buffer the negative effects of climate change and desertification in in the world's drylands, according to a new landmark study.
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A classic model for ecological stability revised

A classic model for ecological stability revised | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 23, 2012 -
A famous mathematical formula which shook the world of ecology 40 years ago has been revisited and refined by two University of Chicago researchers in the current issue of Nature.
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Earth First! Radical cultural shifts required to stave off ecological collapse

Earth First! Radical cultural shifts required to stave off ecological collapse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Many ideals, actions, and movements considered as fringe or radical by the standards of mainstream culture have gained prominence as global biodiversity withers and the biogeochemical cycles of the entire Earth System are upset by human activities.
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WHO EATS FIRST? UK Petition calls for cormorant cull (kill)

WHO EATS FIRST? UK Petition calls for cormorant cull (kill) | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

We Can't Killing What Is Inconvenient for Humans: A petition calling for more cormorants to be culled is being handed to the Fisheries Minister.

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Farm 'weeds' have crucial role in sustainable agriculture

Farm 'weeds' have crucial role in sustainable agriculture | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Plants often regarded as common weeds such as thistles, buttercups and clover could be critical in safe guarding fragile food webs on UK farms according to Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
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Predator-prey relationships make possible the rich biodiversity of complex ecosystems

Predator-prey relationships make possible the rich biodiversity of complex ecosystems | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
As scientists warn that the Earth is on the brink of a period of mass extinctions, they are struggling to identify ecosystem responses to environmental change.
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Shrimp: luxury food with a massive hidden environmental price tag - Mangroves

Shrimp: luxury food with a massive hidden environmental price tag - Mangroves | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Ecologist, February 27, 2012

SHRIMP: LUXURY FOOD WITH A MASSIVE HIDDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG: Our love affair with shrimp has fuelled the destruction of the 'rainforests of the sea' - mangroves - whose biodiversity and carbon-storing capacities are much undervalued. /// http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/food_and_gardening/1248977


The Ecologist, February 17, 2013
▶  SHRIMP:  OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH SHRIMP HAS FUELED THE DESTRUCTION OF THE 'RAINFORESTS OF THE SEA' - MANGROVES http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/food_and_gardening/1248977/shrimp_luxury_food_with_a_hidden_environmental_price_tag.html

 

The Ecologist, February 17, 2012
▶  SHRIMP:  LUXURY FOOD WITH A HIDDEN ENVIRONMENT PRICE TAG http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/food_and_gardening/1248977/shrimp_luxury_food_with_a_hidden_environmental_price_tag.html

 

World Environment News, November 15, 2012
▶  MANGROVES UNDER THREAT FROM SHRIMP FARMS - U.N.

http://planetark.org/wen/67139


Mongabay, November 27, 2013
▶  MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS BEING OBLITERATED IN MYANMAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1126-myanmar-mangroves.html


Grist, February 10, 2014
-▶ ARE SHRIMP FARMS KILLING THE OCEANS? http://grist.org/food/ask-umbra-are-shrimp-farms-killing-the-oceans/


UNESCO, Bangkok, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTISTS ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREATS FROM MAN TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS: In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development. http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


               SHRIMP: SEAFOOD SURPRISE:  WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING?


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IS "SUSTAINABLE" SEAFOOD A FANTASY THAT IS KILLING OUR OCEANS? AQUAFARMING vs WILDFISH http://sco.lt/8G8MZF



                          TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                                      AND SHOULD WE?

                     CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?

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                  THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                       ECO-LABELING

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