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CSR Business as Global partner in biodiversity conservation

CSR Business as Global partner in biodiversity conservation | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

What has biodiversity got to do with business? A lot!

Investment, profit and growth rate are components of business. But there is an unknown ingredient that is crucial to sustained business productivity—biodiversity.

Business depends on biodiversity. Plant and animal species and their ecosystems provide business with both raw materials and products: clean air and water, food, medicine, water, building materials, paper, fuel, fiber; and services mentioned earlier, which are vital for a stable operating environment.

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Canada's biodiversity woes - Canadian Geographic Blog

Canada's biodiversity woes - Canadian Geographic Blog | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

When it comes to protecting the biodiversity of our oceans, Canada has fallen behind most other developed countries according to the final report by an expert panel convened by the Royal Society of Canada. The report, released Feb. 2, examines the effects of fisheries, fish farming, and climate change on Canada’s oceans, and assesses the Government’s response to these threats.

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Biodiversity crucial to ecosystems, global drylands: researchers

An international team of researchers including Dr. Bertrand Boeken of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev suggest in a new study that plant biodiversity preservation is crucial to buffer negative effects of climate change and desertification in drylands.

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A Healthy Environment A ‘Right’?

A Healthy Environment A ‘Right’? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Clean air, fresh water and fertile soil are essential to our well-being and survival. However, our Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms do not give Canadians a right to a healthy environment.

Yet 92 countries have incorporated the right to a healthy environment into their constitutions and this has led to profound legal progress and superior environmental performance, said David R. Boyd the author of The Environmental Rights Revolution.

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Third Youth Conference on BioDiversity - A Huge Success

Third Youth Conference on BioDiversity - A Huge Success | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Biological Diversity aka BioDiversity has an extremely huge impact on nature by causing all sorts of disasters from pollution such as global warming and climate change.
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Why is biodiversity in crisis?

Why is biodiversity in crisis? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The escalating extinction crisis shows that the diversity of nature cannot support the current pressure that humanity is placing on the planet.

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MONOCULTURE vs BIODIVERSITY: Are giant agriculture firms trying to monopolise and patent the world's food supply?

MONOCULTURE vs BIODIVERSITY: Are giant agriculture firms trying to monopolise and patent the world's food supply? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Al Jazeera does an indepth investigation:  WATCH:Does 'biopiracy' endanger world food supplies?

Seed monopolies could affect livelihoods of farmers, biodiversity. Patenting crop-breeding techniques has economic, ecological and ethical implications. Currently, five biotech corporations account for 77 percent of patents on living organisms.

http://stream.aljazeera.com/


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10 Facts About Honey Bees

10 Facts About Honey Bees | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
No other insect has served the needs of man like the honey bee. Here are 10 facts about honey bees you might not know.
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our oceans could lose perhaps 30% of their biodiversity this century

our oceans could lose perhaps 30% of their biodiversity this century | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
A UK scientist studying volcanic vents in the ocean says they hold a grave warning for future marine ecosystems.
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Failure to protect wetlands puts migratory waterbirds at risk – UN

Failure to protect wetlands puts migratory waterbirds at risk – UN | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Efforts to conserve migratory waterbirds are being threatened by the lack of protection of key wetlands used by the birds as they traverse Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia, according to an inter-agency information website launched...

 

Summit Voice, Septem ber 22, 2013
-▶ RATE OF COASTAL WETLANDS LOSSES SPEEDS: THREATENING MIGRATING BIRDS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/22/rate-of-coastal-wetlands-losses-speeds-up/

 

Wetlands for Life, July 31, 2014
-▶ UK WILDFOWL UNDER THREAT FROM DISAPPEARING WETLANDS http://www.wwt.org.uk/news/all-news/2014/07/wwt-news/pintail-decline-rings-alarm-bells/

 

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

 

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Thanks to Plants, We Will Never Find a Planet Like Earth

Thanks to Plants, We Will Never Find a Planet Like Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Earth's flora is responsible for the glaciers and rivers that have created this planet's distinctive landscape...
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Conservation policies provide inadequate protection for freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem services

Conservation policies provide inadequate protection for freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem services | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Current methods used to plan protected areas for conservation are not providing adequate protection for freshwater ecosystems and the ecosystem services they provide.  There is a pressing need for...
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Conservation of The Kalahari Ecosystem

South African Resort, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, wins International Wildlife Conservation Awards for its commitment to ecotourism and ecosystem...

South Africa's Mystical Kalahari Desert is an ecotourism paradise that only decades ago was demolished by cattle and farmers who inhabited the impoverished stretch of red svannah sands.

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Do ecosystem conservation projects work?

Research for Development Do ecosystem conservation projects work? How can NGOs and donors measure the impact of work
on forest conservation and poverty?
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Banned livestock drug continues to threaten India's vultures, conservationists warn

Banned livestock drug continues to threaten India's vultures, conservationists warn | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Diclofenac was banned after population crashes in species of vulture that fed on the carcasses of cattle treated with the medication...
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China’s Appetite for Wood Takes a Heavy Toll on Forests

China’s Appetite for Wood Takes a Heavy Toll on Forests | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
More than half of the timber now shipped globally is destined for China. But unscrupulous Chinese companies are importing huge amounts of illegally harvested wood, prompting conservation groups to step up boycotts against rapacious timber interests.
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Indigenous or tribal groups rely on biodiversity for sustaining their livelihoods

Indigenous or tribal groups rely on biodiversity for sustaining their livelihoods | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Our approach to conservation has been largely based on the paradigm of creating national parks, tiger reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and other protected areas managed by the State. This approach, borrowed from the West, has several flaws.

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Business: Global partner in biodiversity conservation

Business depends on biodiversity. Plant and animal species and their ecosystems provide business with both raw materials and products: clean air and water, food, medicine, water, building materials, paper, fuel, fiber; and services mentioned earlier, which are vital for a stable operating environment.

Therefore, biodiversity conservation is everyone’s concern, including business. The business sector is an integral part of the solution to biodiversity loss.

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The Feminized Frog War - Population Control? It's in Your Drinking Water Too !!

The Feminized Frog War - Population Control?  It's in Your Drinking Water Too !! | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
When biologist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a top-selling herbicide messes with sex hormones, its manufacturer went into battle mode. Thus began one of the weirdest feuds in the history of science.
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Great Animated Documentary (2012) The impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.

Great Animated Documentary (2012) The impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet. | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
A 34 minute animated documentary about resource depletion and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.
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Monsanto Owns The Bees, Guess who's next

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How Mother Trees Connect the Forest - Short Video

How Mother Trees Connect the Forest - Short Video | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Trees Do Communicate: Don't trees only talk to each other in the movies? Professor Suzanne Simard shares her latest research regarding forest ecosystems here.

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NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light

NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests using 2.5 million carefully screened, globally distributed laser pulse measurements from space. "Knowing the height of Earth's forests is critical to estimating their biomass, or the amount of carbon they contain," said lead researcher Marc Simard of JPL. "Our map can be used to improve global efforts to monitor carbon.

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Why food manufacturers should take biodiversity seriously

Why food manufacturers should take biodiversity seriously | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Green Future Magazine: Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future.

Without vibrant ecosystems, our food system will become less diverse and less resilient, says Andrew Kuyk.

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Spain's Green Groups Slam Rollback of Conservation Policies

"Spain's new conservative government has announced changes in environmental policy that are a significant step backwards for environmental protection in the country, provoking an immediate, harsh reaction from the opposition and civil society."

 

For years we have heard from political leaders that economy and ecology should walk hand in hand, but when crisis hits, the environment is clearly left behind. In times where we need a transformational new "green" economy, the brown economy is back with a vengeance.


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