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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans
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Global warming increasing death rate of US trees, scientists warn

Global warming increasing death rate of US trees, scientists warn | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Trees in the western United States are dying twice as quickly as they did three decades ago and scientists think global warming is to blame...
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Commodifying and Privatising Nature: RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy

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

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

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

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Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss and climate change causing 6th mass extinction : scientists

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

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SDGs: a new generation of development goals?

SDGs: a new generation of development goals? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

One of this generation’s greatest tragedies – and oncoming catastrophes – is the failure to stem the accelerating rate of biodiversity loss. Biodiversity underpins the ecosystem goods and services on which humanity depends, and its loss represents a betrayal for the world’s poor as progress towards development is undermined.

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Hungry Polar bears eating more threatened eider duck eggs

Hungry Polar bears eating more threatened eider duck eggs | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Eider ducks in the Arctic are already facing a large-scale outbreak of avian cholera. Now, a new threat - polar bears - seems to be affecting the birds.
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UN launches Decade on Biodiversity to stem loss of ecosystems

UN launches Decade on Biodiversity to stem loss of ecosystems | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The United Nations today launched the Decade on Biodiversity with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging humanity to live in harmony with nature and to preserve and properly manage its riches for the prosperity of current and future generations.
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Invasive alien predator causes rapid declines of European ladybirds

Invasive alien predator causes rapid declines of European ladybirds | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Feb 10, 2012 - A new study provides compelling evidence that the arrival of the invasive non-native harlequin ladybird to mainland Europe and subsequent spread has led to a rapid decline in historically-widespread...
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Without Nature We Do Not Exist - The Value of Biodiversity

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

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

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Biodiversity vital for maintaining ecosystem functions in drylands

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

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

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Wildlife Is on the Losing End of Our Addiction to fossil fuels

Wildlife Is on the Losing End of Our Addiction to fossil fuels | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
No matter how we try to minimize fossil fuel impacts, we can't avoid the fact that these substances are inherently dirty. Oil, gas and coal are at their core, toxic substances. And as a result they are dangerous to humans and wildlife.
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Scientists try to restore Yamuna's original ecosystem

Scientists try to restore Yamuna's original ecosystem | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Today the Yamuna Biodiversity Park in Delhi with wetland is home to nearly 200 different species of birds and over 900 species of plants, but it has become synonymous to a filthy dead drain.
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The Health Benefits Of Biodiversity

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

A Healthy Environment - A Healthy Humanity

 

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

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Geology has split the Amazon into two distinct forests

Geology has split the Amazon into two distinct forests | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The common view of the Amazon is that it is one massive, unbroken forest. This impression is given by maps which tend to mark the Amazon by a large glob of green or even by its single name which doesn't account for regional changes.

 

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Conservation in an Age of Mass Extinction

Conservation in an Age of Mass Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

This thought-provoking book raises the question: as the biodiversity crisis spreads from the rainforest canopy to the deepest ocean, how will the world's cleverest species act?

In a series of essays, Jeremy Leon Hance, environmental reporter with mongabay.com, explores the challenge of mass extinction and the different ways conservationists, with limited support and funds, are rising to meet it.

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Mercury Moves Up Food Chain into songbirds and bats

Mercury Moves Up Food Chain into songbirds and bats | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Dangerously high levels have been detected in Northeastern songbirds as the most toxic form of the heavy metal moves through the food chain.
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TRAGIC: Sumatran Elephants Could Be Extinct Within 30 Years. Palm Oil Ecocide

TRAGIC: Sumatran Elephants Could Be Extinct Within 30 Years. Palm Oil Ecocide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Treehugger, January 24, 2012

SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS COULD BE EXTINCT WITHIN 30 YEARS Over the next three decades, the human population is projected to reach 9 billion people. In that same time, Sumatran elephants, currently numbering around 2,500, are expected to reach zero... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/sumatran-elephants-could-go-extinct-within-30-years.html




Mongabay, August 14, 2014
▶  ELEPHANT POACHING SOAR AS SUMATRAN FORESTS TURN INTO PLANTATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0814-zamzami-riau-elephants-poaching.html


                                   FEATURED VIDEO: Mongabay

                      SUMATRA'S LAST ELEPHANTS vs PALM OIL

http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0805-hance-video-sumatra-elephants.html

 

March 17, 2013 - Focusing on Wildlife

NEW PLANTATION CONCESSIONS THREATEN BORNEO PYGMY ELEPHANTS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/new-plantation-concessions-threaten-borneo-pygmy-elephants/



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                                              The Ecologist

                                            "LIQUID IVORY:

            HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

June 30, 2013 The Ecologist

PALM OIL'S FORGOTTEN VICTIMS: SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS SUFFER IN RUSH FOR 'LIQUID IVORY' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1984027/palm_oils_forgotten_victims_sumatran_elephants_suffer_in_rush_for_liquid_ivory.html


June 30, 2013 The Ecologist

DON'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD - IT COULD BE KILLING ELEPHANTS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1985948/dont_turn_a_blind_eye_to_whats_in_your_food_it_could_be_killing_elephants.html


EcoWatch, July 05, 2014
PALM OIL DEFORESTATION AND ILLEGAL TRADING CONTINUE PUSHING SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS TOWARD EXTINCTION http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/05/palm-oil-deforestation-sumatran-elephants-toward-extinction/

 

 Mongabay, February 28, 2014
PALM OIL PLANTATIONS POISON SEVEN CRITICALLY ENDANGERED ELEPHANTS IN SUMATRA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0228-hance-sumatran-elephants-poison.html


14 PYGMY ELEPHANTS DIE MYSTERIOUSLY IN BORNEO:  CLEARING FORESTS, ELEPHANTS BECOME "PESTS" http://sco.lt/6ko0LB




A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS -- UNBEARABLE -- POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TEN OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSK -- MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ



 

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



▶  SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13


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




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


-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

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

 

▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h




▶  DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION - A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE:  GLOBAL ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z





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What is Biodiversity - Videos

VIDEO

INTRODUCTION

http://eowilsonfoundation.org/introduction/

 

VIDEO

THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE

http://eowilsonfoundation.org/the-diversity-of-life/

 

BIODIVERSITY PHOTO GALLERY

http://eowilsonfoundation.org/biodiversity-photo-gallery/

 

 

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Ban appoints Brazilian environment official as UN biodiversity chief

Ban appoints Brazilian environment official as UN biodiversity chief | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, a national of Brazil, as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
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Destroying Forests For Biomass

Destroying Forests For Biomass | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Emagazine.com : Dear EarthTalk: I understand that some companies are now looking to cut down forests and burn them as “biomass” for generating electricity. Is nothing sacred?...
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11 Powerful Environmental Ads - Planet in Peril

11 Powerful Environmental Ads - Planet in Peril | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
These images from various ad campaigns around the globe remind us that the planet is in peril.

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Global Biodiversity Conservation and the Alleviation of Poverty

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

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

 

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The Lunacy of "Economic" Growth - Prioritizing Biodiversity

The Lunacy of "Economic" Growth - Prioritizing Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

We Cannot "grow" our way out of the global financial, food and social dilemma

International Forum On Globalization - Vandana Shiva...

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Animals can't keep up with climate change

Animals can't keep up with climate change | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Animal and insect species in Europe are losing the fight to keep up with rapid changes in climate in a new phenomenon dubbed "climatic debt", according to an international study.
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OUR POLLINATORS: Losing Millions of Bats to White Nose Syndrome

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