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EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out: Ecological Armageddon

EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out:  Ecological Armageddon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


    IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS WE CANNOT EAT MONEY OR DRINK OIL


Guardian Environment, December 13, 2014
 -▶ EARTH FACES SIXTH 'GREAT EXTINCTION' WITH 41% OF AMPHIBIANS SET TO GO THE WAY OF THE DODO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo


Vox, April 18, 2015
 ▶ THE WORLD'S ON THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION.  HERE'S HOW TO AVOID THAT http://www.vox.com/2014/6/11/5797636/the-world-is-facing-a-major-extinction-crisis-here-are-ways-to-avoid


DailyMail Online, October 01, 2014

 ▶ HALF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE HAS GONE EXTINCT IN 40 YEARS. Human activity has been blamed for the drop, as the US reports dwindling populations of bumblebees and polar bears, and one of the world's biggest decreases in sealife.

  • Mankind's need for land and resources, combined with hunting and poaching, are causing our wild animals to die out 
  • Wildlife populations around the globe have declined by 52 per cent on average since 1970, a new report has found
  • The likes of forest elephants, African lions and tigers are under threat, as well as American sharks
  • Lion numbers dropped 90% in 40 years, tigers by 97% in 100 years and elephants 60% since 2002, WWF reported

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774395/HALF-world-s-wild-animals-disappeared-40-years-Humankind-held-responsible-familiar-species-lose-battle-survival.html



                                              THE FULL REPORT

                                            World Wildlife Fund
            2014 LIVING PLANET REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/ 


"Over the past 40 years, human activity has exacted a devastating toll on the planet’s wildlife population. According to a shocking new report from the World Wildlife Fund , 52 percent of the world’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have vanished between 1970 and 2010.

Exploitation and habitat degradation/loss are the primary culprits, accounting for 82 percent of the primary threats to wildlife populations across the globe. Human activity including damming, shipping and pollution has proven particularly disastrous for the planet’s waterways with freshwater species plunging 76 percent.

The biggest wildlife declines have been recorded in low-income and developing nations with various conservation efforts making small gains here and there. Still, the sheer scale of this report makes for very grim reading indeed – humans are cutting down trees faster than they can regrow while fish are being caught before the ocean can restock. It’s time for a wake up call." Forbes, September 30, 2014


- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS

http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html


 -▶ A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Pue7F


August 14, 2012 Science Daily
-▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29


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


IUCN Red List, November 17, 2014
 ▶ GLOBAL APPETITE FOR RESOURCES PUSHING NEW SPECIES TO THE BRINK. “Each update of the IUCN Red List makes us realize that our planet is constantly losing its incredible diversity of life, largely due to our destructive actions to satisfy our growing appetite for resources,” says IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. http://www.iucnredlist.org/news/global-appetite-for-resources-pushing-new-species-to-the-brink


HuffPost Green, July 25, 2014
-▶ EARTH IS IN THE EARLY DAYS OF A NEW MASS EXTINCTION EVENT, RESEARCHERS WARN  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/sixth-mass-biological-extinction-event_n_5621215.html


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


Guardian Environment, George Monbiot October 01, 2014
 ▶ IT'S TIME TO SHOUT "STOP" ON THIS WAR ON THE LIVING WORLD.

This is a moment at which anyone with the capacity for reflection should stop and wonder what we are doing. If the news that in the past 40 years the world has lost over 50% of its vertebrate wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish) fails to tell us that there is something wrong with the way we live, it’s hard to imagine what could. Who believes that a social and economic system which has this effect is a healthy one? Who, contemplating this loss, could call it progress?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/01/george-monbiot-war-on-the-living-world-wildlife

                                 
                             A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                   (Warning: Graphic Photos)

                                 HuffPostGreen, August 26, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html


The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
 UTSanDiego, January 13, 2015
 -▶ MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFFS ON THE RISE http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/13/environment-dieoff-extinction-wildlife/


 ▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


RYOT News, December 12, 2014
 ▶ AS MANY AS 690 SPECIES WENT EXTINCT THIS WEEK

  http://www.ryot.org/somewhere-10-690-species-went-extinct-week/888981


The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
- ▶ THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


Summit Voice, October 05, 2014
 ▶ REPORT:  GLOBAL WILDLIFE POPULATIONS DROP 50 PERCENT. ‘We’re gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life’. —Neocolonialism under multinational corporations is devastating biodiversity in developing low-income countries, as the wealthy part of the world continues to increase consumption of resources at an unsustainable rate.
As a result, populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, according to the annual 2014 Living Planet report released last week by the World Wildlife Fund.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/05/report-global-wildlife-populations-drop-50-percent/


Truthout, December 08, 2014
 ▶ EXTINCTION RATE RIVALS THAT OF DINOSAURS, 2014 LIKELY HOTTEST YEAR EVER http://truth-out.org/news/item/27869-extinction-rate-rivals-that-of-dinosaurs-2014-likely-hottest-year-ever


  - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ


Salon, November 30, 2014
 ▶ 'NATURE IS DISAPPEARING': ON EARTH'S LOOMING MASS EXTINCTION AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/30/things_are_disappearing_on_earths_looming_mass_extinction_and_what_to_do_about_it/


                                        Just Brilliant: WATCH
                                       "RACING EXTINCTION"
For Climate Summit 2014 - Entire UN building illuminated with a spectacular light display. The next mass extinction and its causes

                                      http://www.racingextinction.com/



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


    HuffingtonPost UK, January 26, 2015
     ▶ FORESTS FOR THE FUTURE.   http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tony-juniper/rainforest-preservation_b_6542618.html


    -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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


    DailyMail Online, November 01, 2014
    - ▶ LESSER-KNOWN WILDLIFE SPECIES ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION IN INDIA http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2817162/Lesser-known-wildlife-species-brink-extinction-India.html


    EcoInternet, August 04, 2014
    -▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


    The Economist, November 18, 2013
    -▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
    http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

     

    HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

    -▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/56vkOH


    August 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
    -▶ NEVER MIND THE ECONOMIC DEFICIT.  WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT DEFICIT - THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/earth-overshoot-day-environmental-deficit?CMP=twt_gu


    Summit Voice, October 17, 2014
    - ▶ AMPHIBIANS NOW FACING HUGE VIRAL THREAT - INTRODUCED BY HUMANS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/17/biodiversity-amphibians-now-facing-huge-viral-threat/


                                                    PHOTO ARK
                          by Award-Winning Photographer Joel Sartore
    For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of the Photo Ark is to document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while there’s still time.  More than 3,700 species have been photographed to date, with more to come.
    http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/the-photo-ark/1/


    BOLIVIA: FIRST COUNTRY TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH. Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/83jybZ


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                          PBS Newshour, October 02, 2014
    35,000 WALRUSES COME ASHORE IN ALASKA. A SIGN OF 'TREMENDOUS CHANGE'  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/largest-number-walruses-seen-ashore-alaska-sign-tremendous-change/


                                                              VIDEO
                                     The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
    RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                              PHOTOS
                                  ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
                http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out


                                                              VIDEO:

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


                                             RHINOS IN CRISIS

    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


    ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://sco.lt/8GNLvN


    - SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/91dA7F


    HuffPost Green, October 03, 2014
    -▶ 10 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS REMIND US WHY WE NEED NATURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/nat-geo-photo-contest-nature_n_5906804.html


    ▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN'S OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6rj82D


                                100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                                  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                                http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ



    -▶ THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100  http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


    HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


    ▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz


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


    ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8aPgp7

                          

                                                WE WERE WARNED

                                        UN Environment Programme

                                                 August 15, 2010 

    -▶ 200 SPECIES EXTINCT EVERY DAY, UNLIKE ANYTHING SINCE DINOSAURS DISAPPEARED 65 MILLION YEARS AGO

    According to the UN Environment Programme, the Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the "natural" or "background" rate and, say many biologists, is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65m years ago... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security


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

     

                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

         WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT



                   DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                       WATCH:

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                   http://sco.lt/93dMUz



                                                    IN PICTURES

                                              ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                   Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
                    KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/


    ▶  LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://sco.lt/6qoofB


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



    ▶  INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1



    ▶  NO SAFE HAVEN:  MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb


    November 24, 2012 Care 2

      -▶ A STAGGERING 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1966 http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.html


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



      -▶ ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF



                                                          VIDEO
            THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health


    Mongabay, July 31, 2014
     - SELECTIVE LOGGING:  ECOLOGIST UNDERESTIMATING IMPACTS OF BIODIVERSITY DECLINE WITH RAINFOREST LOGGING
    http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0731-impact-of-selective-logging-on-rainforests.html



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

     

    -▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER  http://sco.lt/81D2Sv

     

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



    September 28, 2006 Yale Global

    -▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home



    -▶ MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES  http://sco.lt/5TCsBl


                                                               WATCH:

                                      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                         A World Without Amphibians

                                                  http://sco.lt/6pPisL

     

      -▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp


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


    The Ecologist, October 1, 2014
     ▶ TO SAVE THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE, FIRST WE MUST LOVE IT

    http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2576309/to_save_the_worlds_wildlife_first_we_must_love_it.html


           "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                           Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                    Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

         http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/


    Guardian Sustainable Business

    THICH NHAT HANH:

     ▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/8054ev


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


    -▶ 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

         

    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


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


    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html


    ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES.... http://sco.lt/5RSzFB


    -▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/85WcRl



    A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE  http://sco.lt/994B8L


    UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report


    All About Wildlife, January 18, 2011
     -▶ WHY CLONING WON'T SAVE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE  http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/extinct-wildlife/why-cloning-wont-save-endangered-animals/5466



    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html



                          -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                    BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                          http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                              REWILD THE CHILD

               If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                                http://sco.lt/6NaJBR



     - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

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


    RT USA, February 05, 2015
    MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/



                       THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

                  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                             http://sco.lt/63470L


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


     -▶ WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  http://sco.lt/81MvkP


        

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



                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx


                            THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                              CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                   http://sco.lt/630INt


                                  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

    http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

                                                       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/

     


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      -▶ ROLE OF BUSINESS IN DISAPPEARANCE OF 50% OF WORLD'S WILDLIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/2014/oct/09/role-business-disappearance-50-worlds-wildlife-wwf-report


      Green Left Weekly, March 01, 2015
      -▶ ECUADOR: CHEVRON-TEXACO PROFITS FROM ECOCIDE  https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58412


                                                              VIDEO

                  THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                                   http://sco.lt/6lQyYb


      RT News, December 04, 2014
      BIG OIL MUST PAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE HARM TO WORLD'S POOREST: WE NEED A LEVY ON FOSSIL FUELS  http://www.rtcc.org/2014/12/04/big-oil-must-pay-for-climate-change-harm-to-worlds-poorest/


      ▶  POLLUTERS MUST PAY:  HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE  http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/accountability-for-companies--environmental-damage-by-jeffrey-d--sachs


      Earth Justice, August 11, 2014
      ▶  THE CLEANUP BUCK SHOULD STOP WITH POLLUTERS: Earthjustice is challenging the EPA’s 30-year-long failure to require that polluters pay for the cleanup of their own messes, rather than stick taxpayers with the often-hefty bill... https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2#inbox/147e3f44615e9d70


      Nation of Change, March 3, 2013 -
      8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238


      RT USA, February 05, 2015
      MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/

       

                         THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

                    New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                               http://sco.lt/63470L


      Greenbiz, February 04, 2015
      -▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


      Guardian, January 15, 2015

       ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


      OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014

      -▶ HOG WILD:  CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water


      Upside, February 28, 2013
      ▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


      September 11, 2013 Common Dreams
      -▶ CORPORATE DESTRUCTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL It doesn’t take much to envisage what the world would look like if activists such as those in Romania who are systematically opposing this pillage of the earth are silenced: it would be barren, grey and empty, bereft of birds and butterflies, of the clear streams and biodiversity that once bejeweled the landscape...Indigenous people, first nations people, farm laborers and peasants who, all over the world, have to pick up the pieces after such corporate ransacking; who pay the price in terms of debilitating illness and unrelenting poverty as their crops fail and animals succumb to the poisoned land. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/11-7


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


       ▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l


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


      ▶  WHO OWNS NATURE?  CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE? http://sco.lt/8Bx5er



                                                       VIDEO REPORT

                                                         "BEYOND GDP"

                    The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



                                 "WALLS AND THE TIGER" - Documentary
      Rampant consumerism divides the world.  People in the West get cheap fashion and cutting-edge electronics at a fraction of the real cost. People in developing countries pay the hidden price.  Farmers and fishermen in sustainable communities are relocated to slums.  Fertile farmland is turned into industrial parks.  Oceans are poisoned by chemical waste.  All of this will be illustrated through stunning images in the film. By understanding the interdependency of our consumption and the rest of the world, we hope to inspire change in our audience. http://www.ejolt.org/2014/10/walls-and-the-tiger/


      ▶  MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK:  THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://sco.lt/87TMnJ


      OnEarthMagazine, February04, 2015
      CLOTHES HAVE AN ECOLOGICAL PRICE TAG, TOO:  OUR TOXIC SUPPLY CHAIN. The companies that make and sell most of the world’s clothing insist they want to operate without endangering workers, polluting waterways, or using toxic chemicals. But clean practices can be a hard sell. http://www.onearth.org/magazine/trying-sustainability


      Quartz, December 06, 2014
      -▶ ETHICALLY SOURCED iPHONES ARE RUINING THE CONGO.  GO SEE THE GORILLAS AND SAVE IT http://qz.com/307478/ethically-sourced-iphones-are-ruining-the-congo-go-see-the-gorillas-and-help-save-it/


      ▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME - ERADICATING ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3243219562/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime-eradicating-ecocide


                                                              VIDEO

      COULD A LAW OF ECOCIDE STOP THE MASS DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH? http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/could-a-law-of-ecocide-stop-the-mass-damage-and-destruction-of-the-earth-polly-higgins-thinks-so/


                                                 ERADICATING ECOCIDE

            WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                                  http://sco.lt/56vkO


      PopularResistance, November 13, 2014
      INDIGENOUS RIGHTS REPORT: 94% OF US COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL COMMUNITY IMPACTS  https://www.popularresistance.org/indigenous-rights-report-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts


       ▶  DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL: THE ONGOING SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/60eudl

       

      ▶  LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5


      WATCH

      4 BILLION GALLONS OF MINING WASTE POUR INTO PRISTINE B.C. WATERWAYS. The massive release of materials from a mine tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. is “virtually impossible to clean up,” according to a marine researcher — and may have already damaged salmon habitat beyond repair. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/07/video-watch-4-billion-gallons-mining-waste-pour-pristine-bc-waterways-156295


      ▶   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9


      Mongabay, May 14, 2014
      ▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. 

       http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


      ▶   WHY ARE WE HAVING TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH TO HAVE A HEALTHY PLANET AND HEALTHY FOOD? http://ow.ly/xKhjx



                                             IN ONE SHORT VIDEO:

      WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                               http://sco.lt/5moIAT


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



       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


                                        FRACKING AWAY THE WATER:

      Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA http://sco.lt/5eMhNJ


      DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

      Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                                    http://sco.lt/6zxQWX


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                     Democracy Now, December 08, 2014
      AT COP 20 LIMA CLIMATE TALKS, NATIONS WORST HIT BY GLOBAL WARMING SAY CLIMATE AID ISN'T CHARITY, ITS' REPARATION  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/8/at_lima_talks_nations_worst_hit


                                                          WATCH (56:27)
                                       STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                              HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU


      ▶  MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND: LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

      The Ecologist, August 08, 2014
      COMMUNITY SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST MINING MEGA-PROJECTS. If the state does not defend citizens against the violence and destruction of mining, people and communities must defend themselves, writes Raul Zibechi. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2500598/community_selfdefense_against_mining_megaprojects.html


      May 7, 2013 Al Jazeera
      ▶  CHILD MINERS: INDIA'S CRYING SHAME http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/20135582251240200.html


      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


                                                            WATCH
                        "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
      We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/



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


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


      ▶  FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT DOESN'T APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of


      -▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/768Gsz



                                      WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                http://sco.lt/856DXl


      April 29, 2013 Mongabay

      ▶  THE ENVIRONMENT IS A PUBLIC GOOD  We all share and depend on clean water, a stable atmosphere, and abundant biodiversity for survival, not to mention health and societal well-being. But under our current global economy, industries can often destroy and pollute the environment—degrading public health and communities...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-teeb-externalities.html


      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


                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                  2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


                                                FRACKING THE KALAHARI

                                                       http://sco.lt/8IKitV


                                                             REPORT

                                      March 22, 2013 Environment America

                                         WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

      ▶  INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012



      Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014

       ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/

       

                                                             WATCH: 

                                                   "A RIVER OF WASTE"

      The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


      ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb



      BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR

       

                                         UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY http://sco.lt/64XtcP

       

      ▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH


       April 19, 2013 Guardian

      ▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options

       

      Earth, October 10, 2014
      BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/

       

       

       ▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS: SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION  http://sco.lt/7hwpBB

       

       

      ▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD:  IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

       

      FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

      MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING CORPORATE COFFERS

      http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

      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


      ▶  BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR NATURAL CAPITAL: TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity http://www.teebweb.org/

       

      ▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P

       

       

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

       


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

       


       

       ▶  TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits http://sco.lt/8poZIf

       

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

       

      ▶  UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY:  INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR "IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE? http://sco.lt/8lOuIr


      Common Dream, April 22, 2014
      -▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. .These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

       

       

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

       

                                    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/

       

       


      pdjmoo's insight:

                      @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

       

      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

      ▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

       

      more...
      pdjmoo's curator insight, December 9, 2014 3:34 AM


       

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      ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

      CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

      Samantha Groen's curator insight, February 17, 4:44 PM

      It is crazy to see the costs of the pollution and impacts of big companies that are having an impact on the environment around them put into a dollar value. It really gives a better view ti the picture. Hearing that in 2009 alone the damages exceeded the worth of $7 trillion. That is a giant amount of damage that is being done to the world we live in. The article states that a great deal of companies would not be able to continue making a profit if they stopped making the damages. This is very sad. 

       

      This article gives insight about what kind of trouble our generations have gotten us into throughout the years and some of the damage done is irreversible. It emphasizes the importance yet struggle to improve how we do things that impact around us. With the discussion we had in class regarding the increase in population and what will happen in 2050; this will have a huge influence in the future. Becoming more sustainable should be a top priority for the world to approach together. 

       

      Just my thoughts.

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      The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant

      The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



       Guardian Environment, March 08, 2014

      - ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

      Paula Kahumbu: The world should know the terrible suffering behind the statistics on elephant poaching.... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/mar/08/elephant-poaching-passing-of-a-giant


      Wildlife Extra News

        ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

      A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm


                                                             VIDEO

                                          Care 2 Causes, June 23, 2014.

      - ▶ POACHERS JUST KILLED THE BIGGEST, MOST LOVED WILD ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD. He was enormous, iconic and beloved among elephants. His name was Satao and he was the most famous “tusker” in the world. http://www.care2.com/causes/poachers-just-killed-the-biggest-most-loved-wild-elephant-in-the-world.html

       

       Guardian Environment, June 13, 2014

      - ▶ SATAO IS GONE: KENYA' BIGGEST ELEPHANT BRUTALLY KILLED BY POACHERS: THE PRICE HE PAID FOR HAVING HUGE TUSKS. Satao lived in Tsavo East National park in northern Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers, bearers of genes that produce bull elephants with huge tusks reaching down to the ground. This news follows hard on the heels of the slaughter of another legendary tusker, Mountain Bull, deep inside the forests of Mt. Kenya .

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/jun/13/kenyas-biggest-elephant-killed-by-poachers

       

      The New Yorker, July 07, 2014
      - ▶ ELIZABETH KOLBERT:  HOW TERRORISM IS THREATENING AFRICAN ELEPHANTS. Satao, a bull elephant who lived in the arid plains northwest of Mombasa, had tusks so long that when he walked they nearly scraped the ground -- was butchered for his tusks http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/07/07/140707taco_talk_kolbert

       

      HuffingtonPost Green, June 19, 2014

      - ▶  CONSERVATIONIST FEARS 'UNSUSTAINABLE RATE OF KILLING' AFTER LEGENDARY ELEPHANT FALLS TO POACHERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/satao-poached-mike-chase_n_5511964.html


                                               AND YET ANOTHER:

      Huffington Post, July 11, 2014
      50-YEAR OLD ELEPHANT  "KLAO" KILLED FOR TUSKS IN THAI SANCTUARY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/poachers-kill-elephant-thailand_n_5577197.html


       International Fund For Animal Welfare, April 29, 2014
      - ▶ ELEPHANTS NEED US:  SPEAKING OUT AS ONE FOR ELEPHANTS. A full-page open letter to the President signed by some of the most recognizable names and groups in conservation, music, business, and Hollywood. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/speaking-out-one-elephants

       

                                                        CNN VIDEO
                                                        June 15, 2014
                        BLOODY IVORY & CRIME - THE POACHING THREAT
      http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/15/world/africa/kenya-satao-famous-elephant/index.html

       

       Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

      - ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA  http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html


          -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) http://sco.lt/80mNeb

       

       Huffington Post Green, June 13, 2014
      - ▶ 68+ ELEPHANTS MASSACRED IN CONGO'S GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK IN JUST 2 MONTHS. RABAT, Morocco (AP) — At least 68 elephants, some 4 percent of the population of one of Africa's oldest parks, have been slaughtered by poachers over the last two months using chain saws and helicopters, the non-profit group managing the park has warned. A 2012 census found just 2,000 elephants in Garamba Park, down from 20,000 in the 1960s. One particular sophisticated group is shooting the elephants with high powered rifles from a helicopter and then taking off their tusks with a chain saw. They are removing the elephants' brains and genitals as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/13/elephants-massacred-congo_n_5491566.html

       

                                                            VIDEO

                                                      BBC - Future
      HOW ELEPHANTS CREATE THE RAIN: JUMBO GARDENERS: HOW ELEPHANTS AFFECT WEATHER http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140114-elephants-the-forest-gardeners

       

       

      World Wildlife Fund, June 19, 2014
      - ▶ URGENT INTERNATIONAL ACTION NEEDED FOLLOWING ELEPHANT POACHING STATISTICS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://wwf.panda.org/index.cfm?uNewsID=223851&

       

      - ▶ CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd


                                                AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
                               "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
                                         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 Dodo, May 07, 2014
      -▶  SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html

       

       Conservation Magazine

      - ▶ A WITNESS TO VIOLENCE: Long before the Darfur crisis, Michael Fay foresaw that Sudanese horsemen would not stop at killing elephants http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/a-witness-to-violence/

       

      Treehugger, October 33, 2013

        ▶  POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS WITH CYANIDE IN WATERING HOLES, IN WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 25 YEARS

      In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks...

      Zimbabwe Hwange National Park...seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

       

      The Dodo, May 08, 2014

      -▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

       

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                                           Environmental News Network
                                              EMPATHETIC ELEPHANTS
                          http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47077

       

      Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

      - ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/

       

      Nature, PBS
      UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS: WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF ELEPHANT EMOTIONS? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/unforgettable/emotions.html

       

       - ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

       

      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

       

                                                          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/

       

       National Geographic, March 10, 2014
      ELEPHANTS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS WE ARE FROM HOW WE SPEAK http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-elephants-amboseli-national-park-kenya-maasai-kamba-lions-science/

       

      Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
      ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                             EarthTouch News Network
                      HERD RESCUES TINY BABY ELEPHANT FROM MUDDY PIT
      If you've ever doubted the strength of elephant social bonds, then watch this amazing video of a female elephant rescuing a calf from a slippery waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
      http://www.earthtouchnews.com/articles/2014/february/20/herd-rescues-tiny-baby-elephant-from-a-muddy-pit.aspx

       

                           MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

                                                          VIDEO
                                    Science/AAAS, February 1, 2014
                               ELEPHANTS CONSOLE EACH OTHER
      http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/elephants-console-each-other

                                                             AND

      One Green Planet

      STUDY REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/study-reveals-more-about-the-emotional-lives-of-asian-elephants/

       

      Africa Geographic,

      - ▶ A BEAUTIFUL, HEART-MOVING STORY - ELEPHANT CALF DEVOTED TO DYING MOTHER (THIS IS NOT A POACHING STORY) http://africageographic.com/blog/elephant-calf-devoted-to-dying-mother/

       

      Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
      ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/


                                                   ---- WATCH ----

                                           4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                                'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                                    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

                         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                             http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       

       

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


      VIDEO
      BBC News, September 04, 2014
      THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

      A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814


       

                                                 RHINOS IN CRISIS

                                    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE

                            TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION

                                                   http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


      Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
      - ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding




      -▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

       

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


      - ▶ INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT'S SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1

       

       

                                                      WATCH

                      "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC version)

                                           http://sco.lt/7KAzdh



                                                        Gr8 VIDEOS:

      - ▶ ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP http://sco.lt/7uEZOL



      - ▶ FOLLOW @Wildlife Margrit FOR ALL ABOUT POACHING AND ANNIHILATION OF OUR TREASURED WILDLIFE


       

      ▶ 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

       

       

       

       

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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/

       

       


      pdjmoo's insight:



                      @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

       

      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

      ▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

      more...
      Christian Allié's curator insight, March 10, 2014 2:29 PM

      .........""""""""""""""""""".............

       

      ....

      Those who collaborate in this suffering by buying, wearing and displaying vanity products made from smuggled ivory should know their true cost and feel deeply ashamed.

      The following article was written by Mark Deeble , a film maker living and working among elephant herds in the Tsavo National Park in northern Kenya with his partner Victoria Stone. It is an edited version of a longer article that originally appeared on Mark’s own blog. The content speaks for itself.

      [  ........  ]

      ........

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      Gr8 VIDEOS: Animal Consciousness and The Animal-Human Relationship

      Gr8 VIDEOS: Animal Consciousness and The Animal-Human Relationship | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       

                                                       WATCH (53:11)
                                            "ASHES AND SNOW" on Vimeo
      A poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.
      http://vimeo.com/64458967


      Earth In Transition, January 21, 2015
      A NEW WORLD VIEW OF OUR FELLOW ANIMALS http://www.earthintransition.org/2015/01/a-new-world-view-of-our-fellow-animals/


      22 HEARTWARMING TIMES WHEN REALLY BIG ANIMALS GAVE REALLY BIG HUGS  http://planetepics.viraljiral.com/funfacts/22-heartwarming-times-when-really-big-animals-gave-really-big-hugs/?uid=planetepics


       

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


                                                    VIDEO - AMAZING -
                                    BABY IMPALA BEFRIENDS LEOPARD

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Db0fVjSTEk&feature=player_embedded


      New Scientist, September 18, 2014
      - ▶PRIMAL PULL OF A BABY CRYING REACHES ACROSS SPECIES http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329873.100-primal-pull-of-a-baby-crying-reaches-across-species.html


      HuffPost Blog, September 05, 2013

      SCIENTISTS SIGN DECLARATION : ANIMALS HAVE "CONSCIOUS AWARENESS" JUST LIKE HUMANS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-stevens/animal-consciousness_b_1857667.html



                                                     WATCH (53:11)

                             AN INCREDIBLE ANIMAL/HUMAN BOND
                          MY WILD AFFAIR WITH "ANDRE" THE SEAL
                         http://www.pbs.org/program/my-wild-affair/



      The Ecologist, June 24, 2015
      - ▶ THE AMAZING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF OUR PRIMATE COUSINS http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/2441317

       

      - ▶ EMPATHY AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/7lQO81

       

      Nature, PBS
      UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS: WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF ELEPHANT EMOTIONS? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/unforgettable/emotions.html



      -▶ THE CAMBRIDGE CAMBRIDGE DECLARATION ON CONSCIOUSNESS http://fcmconference.org/img/CambridgeDeclarationOnConsciousness.pdf


      Guardian Sustainable Business. September 04, 2014
      -▶ WATCHING APES COULD HELP MKE HUMANS BEHAVE MORE SUSTAINABLY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/behavioural-insights/2014/sep/04/watching-apes-humans-behave-sustainably-social-biomimicry


       LiveScience, September 06, 2013

      AFTER 2,500 STUDIES, TIME TO DECLARE ANIMAL SENTIENT BEINGS  http://www.livescience.com/39481-time-to-declare-animal-sentience.html


                                                        TED VIDEO:
                                   HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS: 

                        WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE'RE GOING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-bekoff/humananimal-relationships_b_4439038.html

       

                                                               WATCH
                                                   NOVA - Full Episode
                                                  INSIDE ANIMAL MINDS

      Program Description: What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities, and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/inside-animal-minds.html

       

                                       A LOVELY STORY by @MarcBekoff

      A DOG AND A BUNNY:  A TALE OF COMPASSION AND FRIENDSHIP
      http://www.readingrainbow.com/blog/2014/05/21/dog-bunny-tale-compassion-friendship/

       

                                       WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO

      IF YOU'VE EVER QUESTIONED THE EMOTIONAL CAPACITY OF ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8Nnhjd

       

      Mongabay, May 30, 3014
      -▶    http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0530-mark-elephants-killing.html

       

       The Dodo, May 07, 2014
      -▶  SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html

       

      Mother Nature Network, February 14, 2014
      - ▶ 11 ANIMALS THAT MATE FOR LIFE:  OLD FAITHFUL http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/11-animals-that-mate-for-life/old-faithful

       

                                                          WATCH
                                 "LOVE IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM"
                                         PBS Nature - Full Episode

      Animals dance, sing, flirt, and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. But can we call these bonds love? In this delightful, provocative look at the love life of animals, we see the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand flamingos, the open “marriages” of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera arrangements of gibbons, and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go into finding a partner. These are love stories all right, as various and intriguing as the lovers themselves.
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/love-in-the-animal-kingdom/love-in-the-animal-kingdom/8501/

       

      Modern Farmer, March 10, 2014

      HOW SMART ARE SWINE? - STUDY

      Pigs can play video games, distinguish peppermint from spearmint, maybe even lie to each other and are fast learners http://modernfarmer.com/2014/03/pigheaded-smart-swine/


       The Dodo
      -▶  THE LAST PIG IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE https://www.thedodo.com/community/BobComis/the-last-pig-459345722.html

       

      Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

      - ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/

       

       

                               WHEN HUMANS & NATURE COLLIDE 

                                                     PHOTOS
      -▶  LEOPARD DELIBERATELY BURNED ALIVE IN UTTARAKHAND, INDIA, MISTAKEN FOR MANEATER http://misokeikonaturelove.blogspot.com/2014/05/leopard-burned-alive-in-uttarakhand.html

       

       

                                                            WATCH
                                              MY WILD AFFAIR (53.41)
                                  "The Rhino Who Joined The Family"
      Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart. http://www.pbs.org/program/my-wild-affair/

       

        August 26, 2013 Earth In Transition:
      -▶  WHY 'EXPERTS' GET SO CONFUSED ABOUT LEGAL RIGHTS FOR NON-HUMANS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/08/why-experts-get-so-confused-about-legal-rights-for-nonhumans-2/

       

                                            MY PICK OF THE MONTH
                                                         PBS Nature
                                                  "SNOW MONKEYS"
      An Incredible story of a troop of snow monkeys In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands raising their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place.
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/snow-monkeys/snow-monkeys/8736/

       

      Huffington Post, March 23, 2014

      GIRAFFE SHARES TOUCHING GOODBYE WITH DYING ZOO WORKER (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/20/giraffe-touching-goodbye-photo_n_5001631.html

       

       

      One Green Planet

      -▶  10 DOCUMENTARIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU RETHINK EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT ANIMALS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/10-documentaries-that-will-make-you-rethink-everything-you-know-about-animals/

       

      -▶  DO FISH FEEL PAIN: ARE WE EATING 'SUFFERING'? Fish and Other Sea Animals Used for Food http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/factory-farming/fish/fish-feel-pain/

       

       The Dodo, March 11, 2014
      CRUSTACEANS DO FEEL PAIN AFTER ALL, SCIENTISTS SAY https://www.thedodo.com/crustaceans-do-feel-pain-after-461059714.html

       

       

       Mongabay, March 28, 2014

      - ▶ THOSE EYES LOOK HUMAN: COULD ANTHROPOMORPHISM BE USED FOR CONSERVATION? According to the researchers, anthropomorphism is an important way in which people make sense of their interactions with the non-human world. When there is a sense of connection, there is often a stronger commitment to conservation. . http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0328-devitt-anthropomorphism-rootbernstein.html

       

      Collective-Evolution, September 17, 2013
      ▶  INDIA DECLARES DOLPHINS & WHALES AS 'NON-HUMAN PERSONS', DOLPHIN SHOWS BANNED http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/17/india-declares-dolphins-whales-as-non-human-persons/

       

      CNN, March 21, 2014
       ▶  WANG, AFRICA'S LAST POLAR BEAR, MOURNS DEATH OF HIS LONGTIME COMPANION http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/21/world/africa/south-africa-last-polar-bear/index.html

       

                                          WATCH: NOVAScienceNOW
                                      How Smart Are Animals Series  (60:00)
                    DOGS, DOLPHINS, PARROTS, AND EVEN OCTOPUSES

      . http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/how-smart-are-animals.html

       

        Live Science, December 20, 2013

      - ▶ IGNORING NATURE NO MORE: THE STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013

      There are a number of questions that frequently arise in discussions of the cognitive, emotional and moral lives of animals. For example: Are "they" (other animals) like us? Do other animals have language? Are dogs smarter than cats or vice versa? Are we smarter than other animals? Are there "higher" and "lower" animals, and do "smart" animals suffer more than less-intelligent animals? How does relative brain size (brain size expressed as a function of body mass, called the encephalization quotient) figure into the discussions of the cognitive capacities of animals and their ability to suffer — do animals with relatively larger brains suffer more than animals with relatively smaller brains? Does it really matter if, for example, a dog or a chimpanzee behaves in the same way that young humans do? http://www.livescience.com/42157-state-of-animals-in-2013.html

       

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                        TwisterSifter, March 11, 2014
      AN INJURED DOLPHIN APPROACHED THIS DIVER FOR HELP: THEN THIS HAPPENED http://twistedsifter.com/videos/injured-dolphin-approaches-diver-for-help/

                                                   A HEART WATCH
                                               BBC. Natural World.
                                          A WHALE CALLED "LUNA"

                               A Friendship Beyond Our Understanding
      The emotional story of a young killer whale's quest for companionship after he was separated from his family and found himself on the rugged, wild coast of Vancouver Island. The film records the human friendships he developed and the trouble this led him into. From death threats to numerous capture attempts by the government, the film-makers watched as various people tried to determine Luna's fate...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFFs9PPFiNM

       

                                     DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                             http://sco.lt/4uMK7l

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                        OutsideOnline, April 09, 2014
                                           THIS HORSE DOES YOGA
      Equine yoga, in which humans and horses practice the ancient tradition simultaneouslyat the Doma India School, a 50-year-old school of horsemanship in Argentina, uses yoga to heal abused or otherwise nervous equines. http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Yoga-Goes-to-the-Horses.html

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                           BBC Nature, April 15, 2014
                         MALE MONKEY CARES FOR DYING PARTNER

                               http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26924936

       

       

       National Geographic, March 10, 2014
      ELEPHANTS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS WE ARE FROM HOW WE SPEAK http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-elephants-amboseli-national-park-kenya-maasai-kamba-lions-science/

       

      Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
      ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/

       

                                           Environmental News Network
                                              EMPATHETIC ELEPHANTS
                          http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47077

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                             EarthTouch News Network
                      HERD RESCUES TINY BABY ELEPHANT FROM MUDDY PIT
      If you've ever doubted the strength of elephant social bonds, then watch this amazing video of a female elephant rescuing a calf from a slippery waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
      http://www.earthtouchnews.com/articles/2014/february/20/herd-rescues-tiny-baby-elephant-from-a-muddy-pit.aspx

       

                           MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

                                                          VIDEO
                                    Science/AAAS, February 1, 2014
                               ELEPHANTS CONSOLE EACH OTHER
      http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/elephants-console-each-other

                                                             AND

      One Green Planet

      STUDY REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/study-reveals-more-about-the-emotional-lives-of-asian-elephants/

       

      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

       

      Africa Geographic,

      - ▶ A BEAUTIFUL, HEART-MOVING STORY - ELEPHANT CALF DEVOTED TO DYING MOTHER (THIS IS NOT A POACHING STORY) http://africageographic.com/blog/elephant-calf-devoted-to-dying-mother/

       

                                                  A LOVELY WATCH

                                                    ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                                        AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC)

                                                http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       

       ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

       

                                                           WATCH
                               WHAT ARE ANIMALS THINKING? (60:00)

      Probe animal morality, the "swarm intelligence" of a beehive, the amazing navigation talents of pigeons, and more.

                                                  NOVAScienceNOW
                                                 Program Description
      We humans have long wondered how animals see the world—and us. Does your dog really feel shame when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" What is behind the "swarm intelligence" of slime mold or a honeybee hive? How can pigeons possibly find their way home across hundreds of miles of unfamiliar terrain? In this episode of NOVA

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/what-animals-thinking.html

       

       

      The Dodo, March 11, 2014

      -▶  RETIRED MAN AND GOOSE SHARE LASTING FRIENDSHIP https://www.thedodo.com/retired-man-and-goose-share-la-461272833.html

       

                                                           WATCH
                   'ELSA'S LEGACY: THE BORN FREE STORY"  ~ Full Episode
                                                        PBS Nature
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/elsas-legacy-the-born-free-story/full-episode/6200/

       

       

                            WATCH - SHORT VIDEO - THE GOOD AMONG US
                                               Grist, February 14, 2014
                  A GUY RESCUES A STRANDED DEER WITH A HOVERCRAFT http://grist.org/list/watch-a-guy-rescue-stranded-deer-with-a-hovercraft/

       

                                                        SHORT FILM

                                     THEIR FUTURE IN YOUR HANDS

                                                 http://sco.lt/9212Zt

      The film demonstrates that animals have rich emotional lives - in many ways similar to our own. It explores the various ways in which animals are used in society and encourages students to question our current relationship with the animal world.

      Rather than simply describing the suffering of animals in laboratories and factory farms, this is a film of hope, which shows how we can all help to create a better world for humans, animals and the environment.

       

       Viralnova, January 30, 2014
      - ▶ 20 CAMOUFLAGED ANIMALS WHO ARE MASTERS OF DISGUISE http://www.viralnova.com/camouflaged-animals/

       

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

       

                                                   WATCH - PBS NOVA
                                     "PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS"

                                      We're More Alike Than You Think
                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7AlinxwVAg

       

      National Geographic, February 02, 2014
      REAL TRAGEDY OF TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS OUR INHUMANITY TOWARD ANIMALS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/

       

                                                        LOVELY VIDEO
                                          Care2, December 10, 2013
         DOLPHIN TANGLED IN FISHING LINE APPROACHES DIVER FOR HELP http://www.care2.com/causes/dolphin-tangled-in-fishing-line-approaches-divers-for-help-video.html

       

      Mail Online, December 06, 2013

      DOLPHIN CULTURE:  HOW THEY SAY I LOVE YOU WITH A BOUQUET OF SEAWEED: THEY'RE ALSO PUSHY PARENTS, MAKE BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE -- AND EXFOLIATE EVERY DAY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2519711/How-dolphins-say-I-love-bouquet-seaweed-Theyre-pushy-parents-make-best-friends-life--exfoliate-day.html

       

       TerraDaily, December 17, 2013
      -▶  CHIMPANZEES ARE RATIONAL, NOT CONFORMISTS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Chimpanzees_are_rational_not_conformists_999.html

      -▶  PLUS ONE ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0080945

       

       

                                                        SLIDESHOW

                                ANIMALS WHO MOURN THEIR DEAD

      http://www.care2.com/causes/4-animals-who-mourn-their-dead.html?page=3

       

                                                          WATCH:
                                  WHY WE LOVE CATS AND DOGS
              What Makes These Creatures Such Key Members of Our Family?
                            PBS Nature - Introduction and Full Episode

      Animals have rich and deep emotional lives: Some people are cat people, some are dog people.  But regardless of which camp they fall into, most people are simply crazy about their pets.  The connections people form with their cats and dogs are often the longest, strongest relationships in their lives.  They are our soul mates, our best friends, sometimes even our surrogate children.  What makes these creatures such key members of our families? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/why-we-love-cats-and-dogs/introduction/4538/


      Care 2, December 26, 2013

      -▶  LOYAL DOG RISKS DROWNING TO PROTECT FAMILY HOME http://www.care2.com/causes/loyal-dog-risks-drowning-to-protect-family-home.html

       

      HuffPost, Science February 22, 2014
      DOG BRAINS PROCESS VOICES AND EMOTIONS JUST LIKE HUMANS, STUDY FINDS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/dogs-brains-process-voices-emotions-like-humans_n_4830393.html

       

       -▶  MORE THAN HUMAN:  STRIKING PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS http://sco.lt/9Cx3BZ

       

      Nature, August 07, 2013

      -▶  EXPERIMENTS REVEAL THAT CRABS AND LOBSTERS FEEL PAIN http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/08/experiments-reveal-that-crabs-and-lobsters-feel-pain.html

       

      Southern Fried Science:
      -▶  13 AMAZING THINGS SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED ABOUT SHARKS IN 2013 http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=16267

       

       

                                                  AWARD WINNING FILM

                                             REMEMBERING "GREEN"

      An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                      http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

       "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

       

       

                                                         WATCH:
                             THE ORANGUTAN AND THE HOUND
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL65DC22CE03D61E41&v=osU5Lq6IZ_Y

       

                                                   GREAT VIDEO (52:01)
                                        "THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR"

      Reconnecting With Our Natural World:  Are We Willing to Listen and Respond http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator

       

       

           A GREAT RESOURCE AND WEBSITE FOR VIDEOS, PICS, STORIES

                                             EarthTouch News Network

                                       http://www.earthtouchnews.com/

       

                                                        WATCH
                          MOMENT OF IMPACT : MOMENTS OF WONDER
                                             PBS Nature Full Episodes

                                            Episode 1: Hunters & Herds  
                                                 Episode 2: Jungle
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/moment-of-impact/introduction/5583/

      The natural world is filled with “moments of impact” – the split seconds when animals come into contact with each other and the world around them. Previously many of these moments were too fast or too hidden for us to see. But now new camera technologies reveal what’s behind these remarkable moments, and cutting edge animations illustrate the “inside story” of animal bioengineering that allows each moment of impact to take place.... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/moment-of-impact/introduction/5583/

       

       

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

       

                                                 "Z00S" (PODCAST)

                                                     Lovely Listen

                                             RadioLab, March 14, 2014

                                             UNCAGING THE CAGED

                               http://www.radiolab.org/story/91552-zoos/

       

       

      THE NON-HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/

       

       Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013

      ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

       

      Earth In Transition, May 01, 2014
      OF MICE AND MEN -- AND WOMEN. Mice and rats make up about 95 percent of all animals used in vivisection. No one knows the exact number because mice, rats and birds aren't counted as "animals" in the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, which means their numbers don't even have to be reported. Most experts reckon it's about 25 million, with some estimates as low as 13 million and others as high as 100 million. Not that the numbers mean a whole lot when you're the mouse who's swimming for her life, stressed out in a tube, or being killed by a man rather than a woman http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/05/of-mice-and-men-and-women/

       

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


                                                       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/

       

       

       

       -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

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

       

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

       

       ▶  ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF

       

       

                                                         AND SO .....

       

       WE NEED TO CEASE TREATING OUR ANIMALS, IN PARTICULAR OUR ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD, AS INANIMATE OBJECTS ON A BALANCE SHEET

       

      -▶  FARM-AGEDDON:  Billions and billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

       

                                                         WATCH

                           "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]

               When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet     

                                                http://sco.lt/7WUGp7

       

      -▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

       

      I THINK THIS AUSTRALIAN INVESTIGATION APTLY MEETS THE QUESTION HEAD OF ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND FEELINGS

                                                             WATCH:

                                                "A BLOODY BUSINESS"

                       Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                      Live Animal Exports

                                                       http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

       

                                                             WATCH

                       "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

                            Multi Award Winning Documentary (1:19:57)                 

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

                                         Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

       

      TAKING ROOT is a compelling documentary narrative about the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, Maathai suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, and brought Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

       

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                                            HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

                    THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                              http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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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/

       


       

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      VIRUNGA: Critically endangered gorillas hang on by a thread

      VIRUNGA: Critically endangered gorillas hang on by a thread | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Mongabay, July 17, 2014
      -▶ SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0717-dasgupta-gfrn-crgorilla.html


      Nature World News, April 10, 2015
      ▶ MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND INBREEDING: THE PATH TO EXTINCTION OR SALVATION? http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/13986/20150410/mountain-gorillas-and-inbreeding-the-path-to-extinction-or-salvation.htm


                                                        WATCH;
                                 GORILLAS IN THE CROSSFIRE 8:25
                                  http://vimeo.com/111433177


      New York Times, November 06, 2014
      -▶ 'VIRUNGA' A SEARING DOCUMENTARY SET IN CONGO: GORILLA'S IN THE MIDST OVER A BATTLE FOR OIL

       http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/07/movies/virunga-a-searing-documentary-set-in-congo.html?_r=0


                                                         VIDEO REPORT
                                      Newshour PBS, November 12, 2014
      IN 'VIRUNGA', RANGERS RISK DEATH TO SAVE AFRICA'S OLDEST NATIONAL PARK. Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo is the spectacular home to the only mountain gorillas left on the planet, and many other types of wildlife. A new documentary tells the story of a group of rangers working to protect the park from threats of civil war, poachers and oil exploration. Jeffrey Brown interviews filmmaker Orlando von Eisiedel.  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/virunga-rangers-risk-death-save-africas-oldest-national-park/


      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-


                                                             VIDEO

      GORILLA HABITAT IN RWANDA UNDER THREAT IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL FORESTS BY BIG OIL AND DEFORESTATION  http://sco.lt/7lIwcL


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


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                   Al Jazeera English, January 04, 2015
      POACHERS NOW TARGETING ENDANGERED GORILLAS AND CHIMPANZEES FOR THEIR SKULLS, NOT MEAT
      Yaounde, Cameroon - For years, traffickers fuelled the slaughter of gorillas and chimpanzees in Cameroon's rainforests to meet demand for bush meat - an activity conservationists feared could wipe out the great apes in the wild in a few decades. But now they fear a far worse scenario is taking place. A previously unknown trade in ape heads, bones and limbs - rather than full bodies for meat - is encouraging poachers to kill more animals than previously done, and wildlife law enforcement officials say it is speeding up population decline http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/01/trafficking-great-ape-body-parts-cameroon-2015148945815121.html


      Guardian, February 07, 2015
      -▶ CHURCH OF ENGLAND MAY SELL £3m STAKE IN MINING FIRM OVER FEARS FOR GORILLA HAVEN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/07/church-england-3m-mining-gorilla-leonardo-dicaprio-congo-virunga


      Mongabay,

      -▶  GREAT APES HABITAT

      Cross River gorillas and eastern gorillas lost more than half their habitat since the early 1990s due to deforestation, logging, and other human activities, finds a comprehensive new assessment across great apes' range in West and Central Africa..http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1001-great-apes-habitat.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/

       

       MongaBay, February 25, 2014

      -▶ BORNEO MONKEYS LOSE A TENTH OF THEIR HABITAT IN ONE DECADE. Palm oil, industrial timber plantations, and logging concessions were the biggest dangers for the monkeys... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0225-endangered-langurs.html

        

       World Widlife Fund - PHOTOS

      -▶  5 GORILLA FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW http://worldwildlife.org/stories/7-gorilla-facts-you-should-know

       

       Mongabay, November 27, 2013
      -▶  ONLY 28% OF POTENTIAL BONOBO HABITAT REMAINS SUITABLE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1127-hance-bonobo-range.html

       

      Mongabay, July 17, 2014
       -▶  WILL THE LAST APE FOUND BE THE FIRST TO GO? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0716-zvomuya-gfrn-bonobo-sankuru.html

       

      Treehugger, March 4, 2013

      -▶  NEARLY 3,000 WILD GREAT APES 'STOLEN' EACH YEAR http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nearly_3000_wild_great_apes_stolen_each_year_UN_999.html

       

                                                    "Z00S" (PODCAST)

                                             RadioLab, March 14, 2014

                                             UNCAGING THE CAGED

                               http://www.radiolab.org/story/91552-zoos/

       

       Science Daily, January 09, 2014
      -▶  LOSS OF LARGE CARNIVORES POSES GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM, CHANGING OUR ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109143754.htm

       

                                                                WATCH
                                                             PBSNature
                                  "THE DECLINE OF THE FUNKIEST MONKEYS"
      Nature observes a troop of endangered crested black macaques and explores what is causing their decline http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-funkiest-monkeys/the-funkiest-monkeys/8625/

       

       International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013

      -▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed


      Sydney Morning Herald, October 02, 2014
      MONKEY POPULATIONS WILL SUFFER AS CLIMATE CHANGE ALTERS THEIR FOOD  http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/monkey-populations-will-suffer-as-climate-change-alters-their-food-20141002-10mfas.html




       -▶  HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp


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


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



                                                                  FILM

                                 ****REMEMBERING "GREEN"

      An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                      http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

       "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682


       

      -▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING : NATURE IS PRICELESS (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/7xzjKj




      The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

      -▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

       

      Climate and Capitalism, December 8, 2013

      -▶  ON THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/the-nature-and-causes-of-environmental-violence/



         -▶  SURGING DEMAND FOR VEGETABLE OIL DRIVES RAINFOREST DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/6yY5Vh

       


       

      ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013
      -▶  SUSTAINABLE FORESTS? 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

       


       

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

       

      -▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7

       


       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

       

                                                                 VIDEO

                                     HOW LEOPARD DIABOLO BECAME SPIRIT

                   The incredible story of how leopard Diabolo became Spirit

                                 Anna Breytenbach, "animal communicator"

                                                        http://ow.ly/rPFwE


      -▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 http://sco.lt/8OieKP


                                                        SLIDESHOW

                                           Care2 December 12, 2013
                                ANIMALS WHO MOURN THEIR DEAD

      http://www.care2.com/causes/4-animals-who-mourn-their-dead.html?page=3


                                        IGNORING NATURE NO MORE: 

                                        STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013

                                 THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                                   http://sco.lt/88qOMD


       

                                                    MORE THAN HUMAN: 

                                    STRIKING PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS

                                                     http://sco.lt/9Cx3BZ

       

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

       

                         THE AFRICA'S GREAT FEMALE  ENVIRONMENTALIST -

                                                    WANGARI MAATHAI

      How Does The Simple Act of Planting a Tree Lead to Political Change and a Nobel Peace Prize? http://ow.ly/rNgxM

       

                                                              WATCH

                              MULTI AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (1:19:57)

                            "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

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

                                         Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/


       

                               THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                                   http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

       

       

       

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      Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in 'worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years'

      Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in 'worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years' | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Treehugger, October 33, 2013

        ▶  POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS WITH CYANIDE IN WATERING HOLES, IN WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 25 YEARS

      In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks...

      Zimbabwe Hwange National Park...seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html


      Wildlife Extra News

        ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

      A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

       

       

                                      NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - VIDEO

                                        "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                                  Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       

       

                                  THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC

                                August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
        ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT 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

       

      ▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R



      AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
      "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
      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/

       

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

       

      ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

       

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

       

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

       

       

       - ▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS:  POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6LYM3V

       

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      New Threat to Conservation of Wildlife: "Cyberpoaching" - Extinction Nears

      New Threat to Conservation of  Wildlife: "Cyberpoaching" - Extinction Nears | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


       National Geographic, October 10, 2013

        -▶ POACHING TECHNOLOGY ENDANGERS MORE WILDLIFE

      A possible hacking incident in India has some concerned that wildlife poachers could use the Internet as another resource for criminal activity... Hackers have broken into the websites of banks, news outlets, social media, and the government, but could key information on the whereabouts of endangered species be targeted as well?

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131010-poaching-technology-tigers-endangered-animals-science/


      Wildlife Extra News

        ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

      A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm


      Scientific American, June 29, 2014
        -▶ ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME FUNDS TERRORISM Environmental destruction—-from smuggling elephant tusks to illegal dumping of toxic waste—-generates as much as $213 billion annually for criminals and terrorists. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/environmental-crime-funds-terrorism/


      Mongabay, September 30, 2014
        -▶ JOINT FORCE USES GOOGLE EARTH TO FIND ELEPHANT POACHING CAMPS IN MOZAMBIQUE,  CAPTURES POACHERS IN RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0929-morgan-mozambique-poaching.html


       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

       

      Bloomberg, October 10, 2013
      ▶  GOOGLE EARTH SAVES KENYA'S MAASAI MARA ELEPHANT WITH DRONE (HOPEFULLY THEY'RE ARMED TO SHOOT ON SIGHT) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-09/google-earth-saves-kenyan-elephants-with-drones-in-maasai-mara.html

       

      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

       


       

      August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
      THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
      ▶   EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT 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

       

      ▶   RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND HUNTING TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


                                                         VIDEO REPORT:

      ▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE EXPLODES INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE, THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY http://sco.lt/8SlsI5

       

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


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

       

       

       

      National Geographic, March 04, 2014
      -▶  FIRST EVER FATWA ISSUED AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140304-fatwa-indonesia-wildlife-trafficking-koran-world/

       

      Mongabay, May 25, 2014

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


      ▶   THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE - ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/4q4CB7

       


      Environment News Service, July 31, 2014
        -▶ WORLD'S PARK RANGERS MURDERED IN WIDESPREAD 'BUSH WAR'  http://ens-newswire.com/2014/07/31/worlds-park-rangers-murdered-in-widespread-bush-war/

       

       United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014
        -▶ UN CHIEF ADOPTS LION CUB TO SUPPORT EFFORTS AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48163

       

       

       Science Daily, January 09, 2014
      -▶  LOSS OF LARGE CARNIVORES POSES GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM, CHANGING OUR ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109143754.htm

       

      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-

       

                                                            WATCH

                   CNN: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                                http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

       

       

      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


      ▶   POACHERS ENLISTING IMPOVERISHED WILDLIFE RANGERS AS ACCOMPLICES IN ELEPHANT AND RHINO KILLINGS http://sco.lt/5UyoUb



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

                                                          ELEPHANTS

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

       

       ▶   ELEPHANTS: 10,000 MASSACRED IN GABON ALONE :POVERTY, AS WELL AS GREED KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - http://sco.lt/6REapd

       

      ▶   CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

       

       ▶   A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6hXE5x


       

       

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

                                                       RHINOS

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

       

       ▶   THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP:  THE GROWING EXTINCTION OF THE RHINO http://sco.lt/59edPt

       

      ▶   WHAT'S HAPPENING TO AFRICA'S RHINO?  http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino

       

      October 10, 2013, WWF

      ▶   UNDERSTANDING THE PLIGHT OF THE SUMATRAN RHINO http://worldwildlife.org/stories/understanding-the-plight-of-the-sumatran-rhino

       


       

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

                                                    TROPHY HUNTING

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

       

      ▶   TROPHY HUNTING: IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE  http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people

                                                                VIDEO:

      ▶   CANNED HUNTING INDUSTRY:  LIONS, TIGERS BRED FOR TROPHY HUNTING   http://sco.lt/7Pwfzt

       

      ▶   FAMILY FUN?? THE GIRAFFE HUNTERS WHO PAY 10,000 POUNDS TO SHOOT THE GENTLE GIANT WITH GUNS AND BOWS...FOR SPORT ....http://allanimalrights.com/giraffe-killing-sprees-for-all-the-family/

       

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

                                                       TIGERS, LIONS

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

       

                                                                 VIDEO:

      ▶   HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/895ugD

       

      ▶   DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA  - LOSING OUR BIG CATS http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

       

       ▶   LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES. POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/63ur8T

       


                                                        --- WATCH ---

                                                  Video, PBSNature

      ****"BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY - FULL EPISODE  http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

       

                                                       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

       

       

                    PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST --

                            EXTINCTION OF WILDLIFE AND ORANGUTANS

                                       Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                                   http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

       

       

       

      ▶  ▶  ▶  MORE:

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

       

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

       

       

                      ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                                http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

       

       

       

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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


      The Dodo, April 08, 2015
      -▶  ILLEGAL RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION IS ESCALATING TO CATASTROPHIC LEVELS https://www.thedodo.com/community/HBailey/people-protect-what-they-love-1079378478.html


      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/


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


      HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

      -▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


                                                     VIDEO (2:00)
                       World Rainforest Movement, March 20, 2015
                                     THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
      http://wrm.org.uy/other-relevant-information/this-is-not-sustainable-video/


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


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


                                            Ecowatch, January 28, 2015
      6 STRIKING NASA SPACE IMAGES SHOW HOW DEFORESTATION HAS ALTERED THE EARTH  http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/28/deforestation-altered-earth/


      WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
      Global Forest Watch

      http://www.globalforestwatch.org/


      ▶  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, December 10, 2014
      - ▶ HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.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


      Mongabay, September 23, 2014
      ▶  DISSOLVING PULP:  THE THREAT TO INDONESIA'S FORESTS YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF. Pull out some of your favorite items of clothing, check the label, and if you see Rayon, viscose, modal, or tencel among the fabrics it’s made of, you’re wearing a textile made from chemically dissolving pulp. And that could mean you’re wearing forest destruction.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-gfrn-gaworecki-dissolving-pulp.html


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


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


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                                                        AUSTRALIA

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


      Yahoo News, March 02, 2015
      ▶  HUNDREDS OF STARVING KOALAS KILLED IN AUSTRALIA - MORE TO COME  http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-koalas-killed-australia-023426917.html


      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


      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


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


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


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


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


                                                             WATCH

                            "THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN"  ~ Full Episode

                                                   http://sco.lt/5oUaVV


      ▶  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

       

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


      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


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

       

      ▶  CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST, THEIR TREASURES LITTLE KNOWN http://sco.lt/6F54E5


                                                          WATCH

                                                          "ALMA"

                                     A journey into the soul of humanity

      A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the Global Industrial Economy http://sco.lt/7RqffF


      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


      ▶  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

       


      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


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


      ▶  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


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


      ▶  PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM -- EFFECTIVE 2030 !! http://sco.lt/6ylsUj



      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


      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

       

      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


       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

       


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


                                                           VIDEO:

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

       

                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

             2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



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

       

                        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


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


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


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



      ▶  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

       

       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


       

                                                          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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      "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"

                                            Full Episode 50:35 PBS Nature

      Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey won top honor at the 2011 Jackon 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. 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.

      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/broken-tail-a-tigers-last-journey/full-episode/6384/



      The Straits Times, February 06, 2015
       ▶ THIRTEEN TIGER NATIONS FROM MALAYSIA TO RUSSIA TO SET UP ANTI-POACHING NETWORK http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-asia/story/thirteen-tiger-nations-malaysia-russia-set-anti-poaching-network-20150206


      GreenBiz, February 06, 2015
      IN INDIA, INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AND BIG DATA HELP SAVE TIGERS Using intelligence data and analytics, a new study identified 73 key “hot spots” in India with high likelihood of tiger poaching and trafficking in tiger parts. http://www.greenbiz.com/article/india-intelligence-gathering-and-big-data-help-save-tigers


      Time, November 29, 2014
       ▶ TIGERS ARE DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS IN INDIA - MOSTLY DUE TO POACHING http://time.com/3610317/tiger-deaths-record-number-india/


      Mongabay, September 16, 2014
       ▶ MALAYAN TIGER POPULATION PLUNGE TO JUST 250-340 INDIVIDUALS - ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE & DEFORESTATION

      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0916-hance-malayan-tiger-drop.html


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


      All About Wildlife, October 31, 2014
       ▶ HOW LONG UNTIL TIGERS ARE GONE? Words And Worry Won’t Stop The Endangered Cat’s Virtual Extinction In The Wild By 2020  http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/endangered-species/how-long-until-tigers-are-gone/8872


      TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING MANGROVE FOREST: BANGLADESH AND INDIA http://sco.lt/9J9Gdd


      The Dodo, November 07, 2014
       ▶ THE INVISIBLE DRIVER OF TIGER EXTINCTION https://www.thedodo.com/canine-distemper-tigers-805650244.html


      Mongabay, October 2, 2014
       ▶ TIGERS vs DIAMONDS:  INDIA'S PROTECTED AREAS RAMPANTLY DOWNGRADED TO MAKE ROOM FOR PEOPLE, INDUSTRY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1029-gfrn-watsa-india-downgrades-protected-areas.html


      Mongabay, January 10, 2013

       ▶  DEAD TIGERS, DEAD PEOPLE: LOGGING BY PAPER INDUSTRY WORSENS HUMAN-TIGER CONFLICT IN SUMATRA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0110-dead-tigers-dead-people-sumatra.html


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


                                                              VIDEO

                                           HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                               CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                              http://sco.lt/895ugD


      July 26, 2013 Macau Daily Times
      -▶  TIGER TEETH, CLAWS AND BEAR BILE SMUGGLED AS EGG ROLLS http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/45690-tiger-teeth-claws-and-bear-bile-smuggled-as-egg-rolls.html?wwftw1


      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

       

       ▶  DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA - LOSING OUR BIG CATS http://sco.lt/4o0U9x


                                                            WATCH
                                              SIBERIAN TIGER QUEST

                                          Full Episode 53:10 PBS Nature
      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/


      Mongabay, June 19, 2014
      ▶  CHINESE FISHERMEN GET RARE GLIMPSE OF SWIMMING SIBERIAN TIGER ON PHONE VIDEOSiberian 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



                                                        INFOGRAPHIC

                                           July 29, 2013 EarthTouch

                         International Tiger Day | Earth Touch Web TV

      http://earthtouch.tv/blog/article/infographic-international-tiger-day/?category=nature-news


                                                        VIDEO

                                International Conservation Forum
                   BRINGING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                                    Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

                          http://www.icforum.info/category/tigers/


       

                                              FEATURED VIDEO                               

                                       August 29, 2013 Mongabay
                    HOW TIGERS COULD SAVE HUMAN CIVILIZATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0829-hance-tigers-video.html?n3ws1ttr


      Animal Planet, April 01, 2014
        -▶ WHAT'S SCARIER THAN LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS?  LIFE WITHOUT THEM http://blogs.discovery.com/bites-animal-planet/2014/04/remember-that-kruger-park-tourist-video-of-a-lion-pride-and-a-crocodile-playing-a-deadly-game-of-tug-of-war-with-a-buffalo-ca.html


      Bloomberg, April 27, 2014
      ▶  VIETNAMESE PREMIER 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



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


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

       

                                                                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



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


       

                                           TROPHY, CANNED HUNTING: 

                       Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                                   http://sco.lt/6qdbW5


      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


      ▶  NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION: ONLY 3% OF FOREST WILL BE INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/?id=4470&Itemid=226&option=com_content&task=view


                                                       --- WATCH --

                               AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                       REMEMBERING "GREEN"

                     AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                             http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


      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


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

       

      Redd Monitor, June 05, 2014

       -▶  ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON CONTINUES IN SUMATRA AND NORTH KALIMANTAN BY ASIA PACIFIC RESOURCES INT'L LIMITED (APRIL) http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/06/05/aprils-ecological-armageddon-continues-in-sumatra-and-north-kalimantan/#more-15221

       


                                                     IN PICTURES

                                                ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                         Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
               KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/



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


      ▶  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION.  NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING http://sco.lt/8pAoSn

       

                                                          WATCH

                                                       TED VIDEO

           MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                       http://eradicatingecocide.com/

       

                                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE

           WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                              http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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

       

       

                                            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


                                                             VIDEO

                               CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                                    CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                               http://sco.lt/6uQmif

       

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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


      The Dodo, April 08, 2015
      -▶  ILLEGAL RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION IS ESCALATING TO CATASTROPHIC LEVELS https://www.thedodo.com/community/HBailey/people-protect-what-they-love-1079378478.html


      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/


                                                       FEATURED VIDEO
                                            Mongabay, January 05, 2015
                               "SUMATRA BURNING" The Heart of Palm Oil
      http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0105-hance-sumatra-burning-video.html?n3ws1ttr


      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


      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


      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


                   --- WATCH ---                        

              AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY - DEFORESTATION

                                           "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" -

                                       AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                              http://sco.lt/93dMUz


      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


      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/


      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


      Climate Central, November 26, 2014
      ▶  PALM OIL PRODUCTION POSES MAJOR PROBLEMS FOR THE CLIMATE. Peatlands hold up to 28 times as much carbon as rainforests growing on mineral soil. The peat is so carbon rich that if it is buried long enough, say for a million years or so, pressure, time and heat will turn it into coal. A single hectare of peatland rainforest can release 6,000 metric tons of planet-warming carbon dioxide when it’s converted into a plantation. Researchers estimated that in 2012 nearly 70 percent of the carbon released during the transformation of Sumatran rainforests into palm plantations came from peatlands, a 75 percent increase over their portion of emissions in the 1990s and an indication that palm is increasingly expanding into peat. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/palm-oil-production-climate-18338


      ▶  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

       

      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


      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


      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


       -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt


                                                     PLANET PALM OIL

                                 The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                                    http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


      DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1


      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


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


      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


      Mongabay, March 06, 2014

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

       

      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


       ▶  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

       

      ▶  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


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

       

                                                            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


      Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
      ▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822

       

      ▶  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


       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

       

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

                                      --- 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

       

      Jakarta Globe, Indonesia—

      ▶  "ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS 

      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.http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

       

       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

       


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

                                                       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, DEVELOPMENT http://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

       

      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

       

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


      December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

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



      MORE ON:

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

       

      MORE ON:

      ▶  ******* 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

       

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES:


      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

      ▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

      ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

      more...
      Jonathan Geothermal's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:20 AM

      Palm oil is increasingly getting attention for being just as destructive to Indonesia's environment and international reputation as the country's coal industry. One more reason to hope Jero Wacik is serious about finally unlocking some of the country's clean energy potential during his time as Energy Minister.

      Rescooped by pdjmoo from Rhino poaching
      Scoop.it!

      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


      Wildlife Extra News

        ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

      A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

       

      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

       


      Via Wildlife Margrit, Sue Woolley
      more...
      Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:54 PM

      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

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      Inside the $19 BILLION Global Enterprise That's Slaughtering Wildlife - A Criminal Horror

      Inside the $19 BILLION Global Enterprise That's Slaughtering Wildlife - A Criminal Horror | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Wildlife Extra News

       ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

      A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html



      allAfrica, February 12, 2015
        ▶ AFRICA: A ROAD MAP TO FIGHTING POACHING AND ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://allafrica.com/stories/201502130961.html



      The Independent, December 03, 2014
      THE HUNT IS ON:  INTERPOL LIST NAMES OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ENVIRONMENTAL FUGITIVES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-hunt-is-on-interpol-list-names-the-worlds-most-wanted-environmental-fugitives-9901504.html


      Guardian, December 23, 2014
      ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING 'KINGPIN' ARRESTED IN TANZANIA

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/23/elephant-ivory-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-tanzania


      May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

      THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE :  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD

      The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process.  NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for wildlife trade, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy.... http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/the-economics-of-the-illegal-wildlife-trade.29-05.html


      Guardian Environment, December 10, 2012
      ▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY

      Profits from the wildlife trade appear to fund terrorist cells in unstable African countries, and the industry is closely linked to the drugs and arms trades, says the WWF http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/dec/12/wildlife-trafficking-national-security-wwf


      May 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
        ▶  UN CHIEF TAKES POACHING CONCERNS TO SECURITY COUNCIL http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/?uNewsID=208833&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


      The Guardian Environment, March 1, 2013 -

      ▶ GLOBAL URGENCY: TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS The grisly trade in wild animals is underpinned by slaughter, smuggling and money-laundering. It's time to get serious

      Elephant poaching in the African continent is now at its highest for 20 years, with an estimated 25,000 elephants killed in 2011.

      Illegal trade in wildlife has now reached a scale that poses an immediate risk to wildlife and to people. Over the past five years, we have seen a dramatic spike in the poaching and illegal trade in elephants and rhinos. In 2011 an estimated 25,000 elephants were poached across Africa and in South Africa alone 668 rhinos were lost to poachers in 2012.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/cites-animals-illegal-trade


      5 March, 2013 - TIME MAGAZINE
      -▶ SURVIVAL OF SPECIES: WHY IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT THE BLOODY ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://science.time.com/2013/03/05/traffic-why-its-time-to-get-serious-about-the-bloody-illegal-wildlife-trade/#ixzz2MnadVlS2WildlifeTrade


      -▶ WILDLIFE POACHERS FACE A NEW ENEMY: According to the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, illegal trafficking of wildlife now ranks as the 3rd largest criminal industry in the world. Every year, millions of animals are slaughtered or kidnapped because of the value placed on their pelt, skin, horns, tusks or meat. This industry driven not just by criminals looking to make a quick buck, but also by complex social, economic and environmental issues... http://ablorg.tumblr.com/post/32674612392/wildlife-poachers-face-a-new-enemy


      Brown University, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
      -▶ PDF: SUMMARIZING THE EVIDENCE ON THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ILLEGAL WILDLIFE AND PLANTS http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10393-010-0317-y#page-1


      TerraDaily, Bangkok (AFP) March 4, 2013

      -▶ NEARLY 3,000 WILD GREAT APES STOLEN OR POACHED EACH YEAR - Almost 3,000 great apes are killed or captured in the wild each year because of rampant illegal trade, according to a new UN report voicing fears for their survival....More than 22,000 great apes are estimated to have been lost to the illicit trade between 2005 and 2011, according to the study by the UN Environment Programme, which oversees the Great Apes Survival Partnership (Grasp).

       http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nearly_3000_wild_great_apes_stolen_each_year_UN_999.html

       

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


                                                           WATCH
                                       Wildlife Extra News, April 2014
                                                      "HOPE" (15:00)
                       - Rwanda's mountain gorillas star in new documentary
      The film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, takes a historical look back to 1967 when Dian Fossey began her work. Fewer than 300 mountain gorillas remained at the time, their population ravaged by poachers, who for years targeted the gorillas to make money, selling infant gorillas to zoos or the hands and heads of the adults as trophies to wealthy tourists. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Mountain-gorillas-film.html#cr


       Ring of Fire, March 05, 2014
        ▶  THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS A $19 BILLION A YEAR TRAGIC WILDLIFE TRAGEDY  http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2014/03/nra-elephant-preservation/


       -▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ


      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 Dodo, May 08, 2014

      -▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

      The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html


      Time Magazine, December 22, 2014
      STUDY:  BURGEONING TRADE IN WILD-CAT PRODUCTS FROM BURMA TO CHINA http://time.com/3645148/tiger-wild-cats-burma-myanmar-china/


                                            HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                                CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                                http://sco.lt/67y5Fh


      -▶  PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/4scV9d


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


      -▶ OCEAN POACHING: MANTA RAYS:  HOW ILLEGAL TRADE EATS IT OWN LUNCH http://sco.lt/6ft5xB


                                                       VIDEO REPORT

      THE RACE TO SAVE THE TURTLE AND THE TORTOISE  http://sco.lt/9Lngp7



         THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS

                                                JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS

                                              COULD BE EXTINCT BY 2020

                                                       http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


      June 6, 2013 The Atlantic

       ▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS The scale of poaching is a criminal horror. Why Obama should make it a priority issue -- in his meeting with China's Xi Jinping this week and beyond...   http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/inside-the-global-industry-thats-slaughtering-africas-elephants/276582



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



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


      Scientific American, June 29, 2014
        -▶ ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME FUNDS TERRORISM Environmental destruction—-from smuggling elephant tusks to illegal dumping of toxic waste—-generates as much as $213 billion annually for criminals and terrorists. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/environmental-crime-funds-terrorism/


                                                        --- WATCH ---

                                                  Video, PBSNature

      ****"BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY - FULL EPISODE  http://sco.lt/8WqMBV



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

                         THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC


      BBC News, February 13, 2014

       ▶  DECLARATION SIGNED ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE .

      Delegates from 46 different countries and 11 UN organisations have signed The London Declaration. With four African presidents - as well as delegates from China and Vietnam - among the signatories, the illegal animal trade has been pushed from the conservation agenda to the political one. But now the hard work begins.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26172179


       Guardian Environment, February 12, 2014
       ▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE:  50 NATIONS GATHER IN LONDON FOR HIGH-LEVEL SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/12/illegal-wildlife-trade-50-nations-london-summit


                                                             VIDEO

        ▶  OUTGUNNED: ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE http://sco.lt/7RuB9d


      Wildlife Extra News
      TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

      WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

      Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks. Hunting elephants, though, will be allowed. This news comes at the same time as new research has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 and elephant population numbers are declining by two per cent to three per cent a year. This effectively means that more of the animals are being killed than are being born. http://www.wildlifeextra.com


       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

      Treehugger, June 24, 2014
      ECOCIDE: IT'S TIME TO TREAT ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE LIKE A SERIOUS CRIME. A new U.N. report calls for international collaboration to fight the crime organizations behind illegal trading in wood and wildlife. It’s difficult to put an exact value on the clandestine trade in timber and animals, but estimates from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the UN Environmental Programme and INTERPOL range from $70 to $213 billion U.S. dollars per year. Steiner said these numbers are very likely an underestimate. http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/its-time-treat-illegal-wildlife-trade-serious-crime.html


        ▶  INDONESIA; THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/8B8NWb


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


      ▶   LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA   http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

       

       ▶   LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES. POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/63ur8T



       

       -▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp

       ▶ TWO THIRDS LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE - IMPACTING BOTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/8K1lJJ

      United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014

        -▶ UN CHIEF ADOPTS LION CUB TO SUPPORT EFFORTS AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48163


      Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014
      -▶ THE "INHUMANITY" OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: FOUR CALVES AMONG SIX ELEPHANTS MURDERED IN KENYAN NATIONAL PARK.
      Poachers chopped tusks off three of the elephants, and hacked the face off one juvenile in Tsavo East national park http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/calves-elephants-killed-kenyan-national-park



                                              RHINOS IN CRISIS

      POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl


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

                                                  ELEPHANTS

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

       May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

      -▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green

       


                                             AN INCREDIBLE WATCH

                                                 ELEPHANT CULTURE
                            "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
                                      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/

      Focusing on Wildlife
      ▶  62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 10 YEARS - COULD BE EXTINCT IN 10 YEARS (GRAPH) (warning: graphic images) http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/


      16 March 2013 - New York Times

      -▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0


      Guardian Environment, September 23, 2014
      -▶ ELEPHANT KILLINGS IN MOZAMBIQUE HAPPENING ON AN 'INDUSTRIALISED' SCALE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/elephant-killings-industrialised-scale-illegal-ivory-trade


      ▶  OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/


                                              PASSING OF A GIANT

                                         DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

                                              http://sco.lt/6gxrW5

       

                                                        WATCH

                                                    The Ecologist

                                                  "LIQUID IVORY:

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

       

                                          ▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                                 NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                                 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

       

       

                                                         ELEPHANTS

      THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING                                 http://sco.lt/5uhjUn


       

      ▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R


      Toronto Star, October 8, 2013

        ▶  WAS THE SLAUGHTER AT KENYA WESTGATE MALL FUNDED BY ILLEGAL ELEPHANT IVORY ?  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/10/07/to_save_elephants_and_fight_terrorism_we_must_boycott_ivory.html

       

       

      ▶  LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls



                                ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                           UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION 

                                              http://sco.lt/6hXE5x


                                                     -- WATCH --

                                   ▶     'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'    ▶ 

                                                National Geographic 

                             Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       


       -▶ MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES  http://sco.lt/5TCsBl


        -▶ ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF



       ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7



      ORANGUTANS CLING TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6aimJ7

       

                             THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US 

                                                http://sco.lt/95E5aL

       

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


       

       

                                 AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                          The  Natural Eye Project

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       



        ▶  **** MORE ON ELEPHANT POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/curate?q=ELEPHANTS

       

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

       

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

      Human-Wildlife Conflict Who Has The Right Of Way? http://www.scoop.it/t/human-wildlife-conflict-who-has-the-right-of-way

      Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People: http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people

      Wildlife Conservationists Would Love Your Help http://www.scoop.it/t/wildlife-conservationists-that-would-love-your-help

      Wildlife Trafficking; Who Does It? Allow It? http://www.scoop.it/t/animal-poaching-who-does-it-who-allows-it

      What's Happening To Africa's Rhino? http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino

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      THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of "Growth"

      THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      May 25, 2013 The Guardian

      -▶ INDONESIA:  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM

      Multinational companies have been encouraged by the Indonesian Government to seize and deforest land owned by the indigenous peoples.. "The presence of palm oil plantations has spawned a new poverty and is triggering a crisis of landlessness and hunger. Human rights violations keep occurring around natural resources in the country and intimidation, forced evictions and torture are common," said Sarigih. "There are thousands of cases that have not surfaced. Many remain hidden, especially by local authorities," he says....

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/25/indonesia-new-corporate-colonialism

       

      Yale Global, July 09, 2014
        ▶ CHINA'S CHALLENGE IN AFRICA:  AVOID BLAME OF NEO-COLONIALISM http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/china%E2%80%99s-challenge-africa-avoid-blame-neo-colonialism


      The Observer 16 May 2015
      CHINA'S AMAZONIAN RAILWAY THREATENS UNCONTACTED TRIBES AND THE RAINFOREST  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/16/amazon-china-railway-plan


      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


      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


                                                        -- WATCH --

                                         Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                                 "PLANET FOR SALE"

                          BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                               http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


      Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
        ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/


       January 27, 2013 Economy Watch
      -▶ LAND GRABBING: 21ST CENTURY COLONIALISM? http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/land-grabs-are-the-21st-century-colonialism.17-01.html


                                                   LAND GRABS

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


                                                   WATCH (56:27)

                              STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                    HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?

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

       

      Pambazuka, April 08, 2014
      ▶  BRICS: THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. The BRICS are united in their drive for foreign direct investment, a thirst for natural resources and poor environmental regulation. A closer examination of the predatory capitalist penetration of each BRIC nation reveals multi-national companies carving up Africa in a similar way the countries of the 1884 Berlin conference did to Africa http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91298



                                                           VIDEO:

      FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B


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


      -▶ DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE AND INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS  http://sco.lt/4ha4y9

       

                                          ERADICATING ECOCIDE

        WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                            http://sco.lt/56vkOH


      -▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME 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


                                                          VIDEO:

      ETHOPIA - LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

       

                                                           VIDEO

      UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND DAMS http://sco.lt/6fd6C9


                                                WHO'S IN CONTROL 

                          NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? 

                                                 http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


                                                        WATCH
                      Investigation, Frontline PBS November 18, 2014
          CORPORATIONS, US GOVERNMENT, TERRORISM AND PROFITS
                         FIRESTONE AND CHARLES TAYLOR IN LIBERIA
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/firestone-and-the-warlord/


      Truthout, November 29, 2012

      -▶  THE PRIVATIZATION OF US FOREIGN POLICY:
      Lobbying for foreign interests is a half billion dollar industry in the U.S. http://truth-out.org/news/item/13031-the-privatization-of-us-foreign-policy-an-interview-with-the-author-of-the-foreign-policy-auction

       

                                            PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                               THE PRIVATE-PUBLIC "PARTNERSHIP"

                                                  http://sco.lt/6Nmvy5


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


      HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER http://sco.lt/51dYjh


                                                   BEYOND GDP 

                                                    VIDEO REPORT

                  The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                                  http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


      INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE UN IPCC REPORT / NASA FUNDED STUDY http://sco.lt/68UVMn




                                                 ONE SHORT VIDEO

      WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R


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


      LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


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


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


      Common Dream, April 22, 2014
      -▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3


                                    OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS

                                        TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

                MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS

                   CSR AND SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY

                                                    http://sco.lt/6JnpS5


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


      -▶ OUR OCEAN ARE DYING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


      -▶ OVERFISHING - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/51LeCn


      GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV


      CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

       

      May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
      -▶ LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


                                                          WATCH (56:27)
                                  STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                         HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU



                                                  THE HUNGER GAMES

      HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17


                                                          WATCH

                              SHORT VIDEO: RESOURCE RIGHTS

                                          Grassroots International

      Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights. http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights



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


      ▶  WEST PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN IT AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5rAELZ



                                                VIDEO REPORT

              TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

                                       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



       June 3, 2013 Africa Review
      -▶ MULTINATIONALS REAPING BIG FROM ABUSIVE FORESTRY PRACTICES IN DRC (CONGO) http://www.africareview.com/Analysis/Multinational-companies-reaping-big-from-DRC-foreste/-/979190/1870906/-/hxc1jf/-/index.html?goback=.gde_125462_member_246771094


                                                        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/


                                                             -- 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 http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

       

      June 2, 2013 The Guardian
      -▶ HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - Hundreds of Thousands said to have been Displaced http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land


       August 7, 2013 Pambazuka -

      =▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED Bt COTTON IN GHANA: THE HIDDEN CORPORATE AGENDA EXPOSED http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88550

       

      Mongabay, March 14, 2014
      -▶ INDONESIAN SUGAR CORPORATION POISED TO DESTROY HALF OF ISLAND NATURAL FORESTS ON INDONESIA'S REMOTE ARU ISLANDS The impacts on Aru's legendary biodiversity — on land and in the surrounding marine ecosystems — would be devastating. "The concessions in question takes away the rights of indigenous communities over their territories," Abdon said. "The livelihoods of local communities depend closely on existing natural resources and tenure security, and both will be destroyed. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-aru-sugar-plantations.html

       

      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

       

      EcoNexus, October 2003

        -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

      Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

      http://www.econexus.info/publication/hungry-corporations


       

                            PHOTOS: 10 MOST INCREDIBLE EARTH SCARS
      http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/most-incredible-earth-scars/16808?utm_source=scribol.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scribol.com

       

      -▶ UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report

       

                                             ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

      No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


                           -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -

                                       BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                     Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                                   http://sco.lt/79BRmT

       

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

       

                                          RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION


                DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                         WATCH:

                                         "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'"

                                       AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       

      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

       

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


       -▶ THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE? http://sco.lt/5wsAPh


      Guardian Sustainable Business, January 24, 2014
      -▶ NOT JUST GOOD ON PAPER:  HOW BUSINESSES AND NGOs CAN PROTECT VITAL RAINFORESTS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-power-ngo-protect-rainforests-paper

       

                                                            VIDEO:

      -▶ SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

       

                                                            VIDEO:

      -▶ TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

       

      Thomson Reuters Foundation, October 17, 2013
      -▶ SOLOMON ISLANDERS BATTLE ILLEGAL LOGGING http://www.trust.org/item/20131017092907-ypt9m/?source=tw

       

       June 3, 2013 GRAIN —

      -▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project


      Al Jazeera America, January 15, 2014
      -▶ U.S. LOUISIANA FORESTS BEING SACRIFICED TO FUEL EUROPE'S BIOMASS BOOM http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/16/green-energy-demandineuropemaybethreateningamericanforests.html

       

      August 23, 2013 Care2Causes

      -▶ BIG CORPORATE MONEY DRIVE EXTINCTION:

      U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa


      Phys.org, January 27, 2014
      -▶ BRAZIL SCIENTISTS WARN ON DWINDLING JAGUAR POPULATION http://phys.org/news/2014-01-brazil-scientists-dwindling-jaguar-population.html

       

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


      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


                      THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                                    http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

                                     FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

              MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING CORPORATE COFFERS

                                                 http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

                                                        SEA CHANGE:

                          THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                                http://sco.lt/51LeCn



                                                         ENOUGHNESS

                       WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                     http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       


                                              THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

                    AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                                    http://sco.lt/7y1XHt



       

       -▶ "TERRACIDE" DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

       

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

       

       -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt


       

      pdjmoo's insight:

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo


      ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

      CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

      more...
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      this says it all.

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      Vultures Under Assault On All Fronts. Dying By The Millions. Live Stock Drug Travels Up The Food Chain

      Vultures Under Assault On All Fronts. Dying By The Millions. Live Stock Drug Travels Up The Food Chain | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      Ensia, June 04, 2014
      THE VALUE OF VULTURES http://ensia.com/voices/the-value-of-vultures/


      Toronto Star, December 13, 2013

        -▶ WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ALL THE VULTURES? Blame an anti-inflammatory drug. Vultures that ingested animal carcasses containing diclofenac contracted kidney failure and died within weeks, scientists found http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2012/01/15/whats_happening_to_all_the_vultures.html



      Yalakom, December 23, 2014
      THE EU TAKES A STEP FORWARD TO PREVENT CULTURE INTOXICATION FROM DICLOFENAC. The direct connection between diclofenac ingestion and vulture mortality is indeed well established. Poisoning occurs when the birds feed on livestock animals treated with the drug generally less than 9-10 days before dying. Diclofenac is an analgesic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that has been widely used to treat both humans and animals since it was first developed by Ciba-Geigy, now Novartis, in 1973.

      http://yalakom.org/2014/12/23/vulture-diclofenac-europe/


      Guardian Environment, June 07, 2014

      EUROPE'S VULTURES UNDER THREAT FROM DRUG THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS IN ASIA. After an ecological disaster in India, wildlife groups call for ban on vets using diclofenac in Italy and Spain. Wildlife groups have launched a Europe-wide campaign to outlaw a newly approved veterinary drug that has caused the deaths of tens of millions of vultures in Asia. They say that the decision to allow diclofenac to be used in Spain and Italy not only threatens to wipe out Europe's vultures but could harm other related species, including the golden eagle and the Spanish imperial eagle, one of the world's rarest raptors. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/07/european-vultures-threat-diclofenac-vets-spain-italy



       ScienceInsider, March 28, 2014
      WIPING OUT WORLD' S VULTURES: SCIENTISTS CALL ON BAN OF VULTURE=KILLING DRUG http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/03/scientists-call-spain-ban-vulture-killing-drug




      New Scientist, October 22, 2014
      -▶ BAN OF VULTURE-KILLING DRUG IN INDIA IS WORKING. Vulture populations in India have plummeted by more than 99 per cent since the 1990s. In 2004, scientists linked these deaths to kidney failure resulting from feeding on the carcasses of animals that had been treated with the drug. Following pressure from conservationists, the Indian government banned veterinary diclofenac in 2006.  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26431-ban-of-vulturekilling-drug-in-india-is-working.html


      Guardian Environment, September 06, 2011

      BANNED LIVESTOCK DRUG CONTINUE TO THREATEN INDIA'S VULTURES, CONSERVATIONISTS WARN. Diclofenac is still being sold despite causing population crashes in species of vulture that fed on cattle treated with the medication http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/sep/06/diclofenac-india-cattle-vultures



      Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
      -▶ THE LINK BETWEEN THE SLAUGHTER OF AFRICA'S VULTURES AND ELEPHANTS. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities.  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/



      September 8, 2013 Scientific American
      VULTURES FACE EXTINCTION AND INDIFFERENCE If they were gone, we'd be left with a huge disease-transmission time bomb,”
       http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=vultures-face-extinction-and-indifference



      June 30, 2013 Mongabay
        -▶ SAVING THE RAJA OF INDIA'S GRASSLANDS: NEW EFFORTS TO CONSERVE THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0630-szotek-indianbustard.html

       


      July 2, 2013 Mongabay
        -▶ THE EGYPTIAN VULTURE ON THE BALKANS - A HOPEFUL BUT PERILOUS CONSERVATION STORY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0702-dimitrova-egyptian-vulture.html

       

      Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014

        ▶  AFRICA'S VULTURES THREATENED BY AN ASSAULT ON ALL FRONTS. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/

       

      Mongabay, June 24, 2014
      SHOT VULTURE LEADS CONSERVATIONISTS TO BIZARRE BLACK-MARKET FOR BIRD PARTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0624-dimitrova-vulture-bird-market.html



                                                            VIDEO
                                   KQED Science, November 03, 2014
                                          CONDORS vs LEAD BULLETS
                http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/condors-vs-lead-bullets/


       Guardian Environment, May 17, 2014
         -▶ CALL FOR KILLING OF BIRDS DEEMED HEALTH HAZARD SPLITS CONSERVATIONISTS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/18/bird-killing-call-robin-starling-mallard-splits-conservationists

       

      -▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS  http://sco.lt/6B7NZ3


          -▶ A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Pue7F

       

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


       


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

                -- MORE ON IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AND THEIR FATE ---

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

       

      PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEM, POLLINATORS AND AQUATIC INSECTS http://sco.lt/6A1VMf


      August 12, 2013 Guardian
        -▶ CONDORS FOUND 'POISONED' IN CHILE AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO ORGANOPHOSPHATE INSECTICIDES USED FOR AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/13/condors-poisoned-chile-andes-insecticides

       

      February 29, 2013 Smithsonian

         -▶  BIRDS NEED INSECTS TOO: COULD RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/02/could-disappearing-wild-insects-trigger-a-global-crop-crisis/


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


         -▶ OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

       

       

      EarthJustice, April 29, 2014

      FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

       

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


      NO SAFE HAVEN:

      MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS

      AROUND THE WORLD 

      http://sco.lt/6pozuT

       

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


        November 24, 2012 Care 2

        -▶ A STAGGERING 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1966 http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.html

       

      Reuters, March 19, 2014
        -▶ IDAHO TO KILL/POISON THOUSANDS OF RAVENS TO "BENEFIT" IMPERILED BIRD SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/usa-idaho-raven-idUSL2N0MG12V20140319

       

      National Wildlife Federation, February 28, 2014
        -▶ 30 MILLION BIRDS WILL BE LOST OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS: 4 ANIMALS EXPLAIN WHY THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE WOULD BE TERRIBLE  http://blog.nwf.org/2014/02/%EF%BB%BF4-animals-explain-why-the-keystone-xl-pipeline-would-be-terrible/

       

      July 30, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

        -▶ THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE HAS ISSUED A PERMIT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO KILL OVER 90 SPECIES OF BIRDS within New York State this year, ANIMAL has learned. The birds slated for killing include owls, herons, hawks, and woodpeckers, in addition to the slaughter of Canada geese that has been widely publicized... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/dozens-of-bird-species-could-be-slaughtered-in-new-york/

       

       

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

      WIND TURBINES: 

      IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS, BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY?

      http://sco.lt/89su3d

       

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

       

       

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

       


      -▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGE 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER:  INDUSTRIAL AG AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/5epVmz


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

       

                                                         WATCH:

                                 FROGS:  THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                     A World Without Amphibians

                                            http://sco.lt/6pPisL

       

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



      ▶  ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF


       

       ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX


      Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
      - ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding


       


       The Star Phoenix, February 18, 2014
      -▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION EXPLORES HUMANITY'S ROLE IN MAKING THE PLANET LETHAL TO OTHER LIFE FORMS http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/books/Extinction+explores+humanity+role+making+planet/9522257/story.html

       

       The Economist, November 18, 2013
      -▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
      http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

       

      HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

      -▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html

       

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

       

                                    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 FAB FILM

                                                         "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/

       

       

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      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

      ▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

       

       

       

       

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      Unprecedented study: Language and Culture Disappear with Western Development and Globalization

      Unprecedented study:  Language and Culture Disappear with Western Development and Globalization | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

         -▶  BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE CLOSELY LINKED TO SURVIVAL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. An unprecedented study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

      Loss of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state and future of our species. The world’s animal and plant species are disappearing 1,000 times faster than ever in recorded history. Some areas of the world have lost 60 percent of their languages since the mid-1970’s, and 90 percent of the world’s languages are expected to vanish by the year 2099. Life, in general, has suffered horribly from the runaway spread of European values and the notions of progress that began with the Industrial Revolution. A sharp bit of mathematics finally brings forth the maps that expose the poverty of the world’s major carbon emitters and the wealth that remains in those parts of the world where the indigenous are making their final stand....http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/


      The Ecologist, March 1-, 2015
      -▶ ANTHROPOLOGY IS SO IMPORTANT, ALL CHILDREN SHOULD LEARN IT http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2778425/anthropology_is_so_important_all_children_should_learn_it.html


                                                          VIDEO

                                       "LANGUAGE MATTERS" 1:49:18

                          Winner of the Grand Festival Award for Documentary

                     at the 23rd Annual Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2014

      "Language Matters" asks what we lose when languages die and how we can save them. It was filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia, where 400 Aboriginal people speak 10 different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where a group of Hawaiian activists is fighting to save the native tongue. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365391566/


                              WEBSITE "Language Matters" with Bob Holman

      What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language? There are over 6000 languages in the whole world. We lose one every two weeks. Hundreds will be lost within the next generation. By the end of this century, half of the world’s languages will have vanished.

                                      http://www.languagemattersfilm.com/


      Science AAAS, September 02, 2014
      -▶ LANGUAGES ARE BEING WIPED OUT BY ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GLOBALIZATION http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2014/09/languages-are-being-wiped-out-economic-growth


      Guardian Environment, June 07, 2014
       ▶  AS FORESTS FALL AND SPECIES VANISH, THERE'S ONE OTHER LOSS:  A WORLD OF LANGUAGE: A new report shows a direct link between disappearing habitats and the loss of languages. One in four of the world's 7,000 spoken tongues is now at risk of falling silent for ever as the threat to cultural biodiversity grows http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/why-we-are-losing-a-world-of-languages

      VIA... Centre for Environmental Change & Human Resilience, University of Dundee http://www.dundee.ac.uk/centres/cechr/

        @CECHR_UoD


      Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the U.S. , October 14, -▶ 2014 VENEZUELA TO CREATE INSTITUTE FOR INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced Monday the creation of the Institute for Indigenous Languages in order to rescue the culture of native peoples.  http://venezuela-us.org/2014/10/14/venezuela-to-create-institute-for-indigenous-languages/


      Peak Prosperity, October 12, 2014
      RICHARD GOULD: LEARNING FROM ANCIENT HUMAN CULTURES: Were they happier than we are? http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87967/richard-gould-learning-ancient-human-cultures


      THE MODERN VOICE OF ANCIENT WISDOM: PLACE AND CULTURE  http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/wade-davis-the-modern-voice-of-ancient-wisdom/#.UTZvfhnfiRQ


      Mongabay, February 11, 2014
      HELPING THE AMAZON'S JAGUAR PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL WISDOM. The process of acculturation transformed once proud cultures into fragmented remnants, their self-sufficiency and social cohesion stripped away, left to struggle in a new world marked by poverty and external dependence. ...
      Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-matses-fleck-interview.html

                                                           VIDEO:

                                                Yale Environment 360

                               INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                 A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                 http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


      Natural News, March 02, 2015
      PARAGUAYAN SMALL FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS DESTROYING THEIR LIVES

       http://www.naturalnews.com/048828_GMO_corporations_small_farmers_Paraguay.html#


      The Ecologist, February 06, 2015
      ▶ 'CONSERVATION' IS DESTROYING THOSE WHO'VE NURTURED THEIR SURROUNDINGS FOR TIMELESS GENERATIONS

       http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2741220/wildlife_conservation_must_support_not_destroy_indigenous_peoples.html


      June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder

       ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/


      The New Yorker, March 30, 2015 Issue
      -▶CAN DYING LANGUAGES BE SAVED? http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/30/a-loss-for-words


                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

      -▶ THE VANISHING CULTURES PROJECT: The Vanishing Cultures Project is devoted to assisting indigenous, traditional groups preserve their culture by documenting their lifestyle through photography and research, assisting local preservation initiatives, and educating the public

      In this era of rapid change, indigenous communities with rich cultural heritages urgently need the world’s attention. Anthropologists estimate that every two weeks a tribal elder dies with the last remaining knowledge of his or her people’s language, and along with them dies many other living expressions—the crafts, skills, beliefs, lore—of a unique heritage... http://www.vcproject.org


      Cultural Survival
      ▶ ECOCIDE OR GENOCIDE? THE ONGE IN THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS http://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/ecocide-or-genocide-the-onge-andaman-islands


      The Independent, October 13, 2014
       ▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

       http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html

       

                                                           VIDEO
                                                    Global Alliance
                  RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

       

      National Geographic - Special Report:
      BIODIVERSITY AND CULTURAL TRADITION http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/110223-biodiversity-moorea-biocode/


      One Green Planet, February 18, 2015
      THE SURPRISING EFFECT BEING DISCONNECTED FROM NATURE HAS ON OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/natural-world-impact-on-human-health-and-well-being/


      Vox, February 23, 2015
      THE US's CENTURY-LONG DESTRUCTION OF NATIVE AMERICAN LAND, IN ONE ANIMATED MAP  http://www.vox.com/2015/2/23/8090157/native-american-theft


      HuffPost Arts and Culture, February 18, 2015
      PHOTOS OF MONGOLIA'S DESERTIFICATION REVEAL SHOCKING EFFECTS OF CHANGING CLIMATE.  To this day, at least 25% of Mongolia's population lives a nomadic life, and in doing so, they remain fiercely dependent on open land for survival. However, due to the fluctuation in climate in recent years, changes to the landscape have rendered this lifestyle difficult, if not impossible, to maintain. Over the course of the past 30 years, approximately a quarter of the country has turned to desert, with around 850 lakes and 2,000 rivers having dried out. If this pattern persists, the Mongolian tradition that's existed for thousands of years will become extinct.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/10/daesung-lee_n_6648868.html


      International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), November 2014
      Non-Carbon Benefits in REDD+

      NON-CARBON BENEFITS ARE CRITICAL FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CONTINUED SURVIVAL AND FUTURE GENERATIONS, as their identities, livelihoods and cultural heritage are historically rooted in their forests that are part of their traditional territories. It is therefore necessary and imperative to ensure the recognition of indigenous peoples’ collective rights to their forest, land and resources as part of the human rights framework in approaches to Non-Carbon Benefits as well as to the overall design and implementation of REDD+. Likewise, incentivizing Non-Carbon Benefits should take into account the historical role of indigenous peoples and, in particular, indigenous women in forest protection and conservation with a view of providing for their needs and priorities for their overall wellbeing. http://www.iwgia.org/publications/search-pubs?publication_id=700


                                                                 VIDEOS
                                 BETWEEN THE FOREST AND THE SEA

                                                           Mongabay

                                                      3-PART SERIES

      The island-dwelling Guna people of Panama are one of the most sovereign indigenous communities in the world, being endowed with extensive land tenure and self-governance rights. And like many of the world’s traditional cultures, they have a tiny carbon footprint...

                                                              VIDEO

                                           THE YARSUISUIT PART II

      Thanks in part to their exceptional sovereignty and land tenure, the Guna have preserved their primary forests for hundreds of years through their cooperative use of the land and their cultural and spiritual traditions rooted in conservation.
      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1031-sri-guerra-yarsuisuit-video.html


      Washington Post, November 03, 2014
       -▶ GUARDIANS OF LIFE:  THE INDIGENOUS WOMEN FIGHTING OIL EXPLOITATION IN THE AMAZON  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2014/11/03/3211/indigenous-women-fighting-oil-amazon/


      Guardian, May 02, 2014
       -▶ NEANDERTHALS AREN'T THE GRUNTING, CLUB-WIELDING IDIOTS - WE ARE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/02/neanderthals-arent-grunting-club-wielding-idiots-stereotype


      OpEd News, August 16, 2014
      -▶ SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html


                                                               VIDEO:

                            Intercontinental Cry Magazine, April 19, 2014
                                   RESISTING 'THE FOREIGN TENTACLE'
      The story of the last of the Kuna people, and their struggle to maintain its culture in a quickly developing country. http://intercontinentalcry.org/resisting-foreign-tentacle/


      Care2 Causes, July 18, 2014
      -▶ 5 REMOTE CULTURES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE http://www.care2.com/causes/5-remote-cultures-from-around-the-globe.html

       

      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
      ▶  NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISHMore 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/


      InterPress Service, September 08, 2014

       -▶ MEXICO'S COCOPAH PEOPLE REFUSE TO DISAPPEAR http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/mexicos-cocopah-people-refuse-to-disappear/


      The Independent, July 2, 2014
       -▶ "LOST" TRIBE RETURNS TO THE RAINFOREST DESPITE THREAT OF VIOLENCE AND INTRODUCED DISEASES. First-world illness and drug traffickers infiltrate an isolated people  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/lost-tribe-returns-to-the-rainforest-despite-the-threat-of-violence-and-disease-9616935.html


                                                          VIDEO

        THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                                  http://sco.lt/7e8Zur


      Mother Nature Network, January 29, 2015
      7 CULTURAL CONCEPTS WE DON'T HAVE IN THE U.S. Perhaps one of these ideas will inspire you to think differently in your day-to-day life http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/7-cultural-concepts-we-dont-have-in-the-us


      The Ecologist, January 31, 2015
       ▶ THE WAY OF THE WHITE CLOUD. In search for alternatives to consumerism and industrialism http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/2680647/the_way_of_the_white_cloud.html


      Guardian, December 30, 2014, John Vidal
       ▶  'PEOPLE IN THE WEST LIVE SQUEEZED TOGETHER, FRENZIED AS WASPS IN THE NEST' An indigenous Yanomami leader and shaman from Brazil shares his views on wealth, the environment and politics

      http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/dec/30/western-living-yanomami-shaman-brazil


      Earthblog, August 04, 2014
       -▶  NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


       

                             THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

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



      BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ


      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

       

      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014

      ▶  INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

       

                                                       PHOTOS

      Mother Nature Network, January 28, 2014
      -▶ MEET THE WOMAN WHO ELEVATED CONSERVATION/INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPHY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL  http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/meet-the-woman-who-elevated-conservation-photography-to-a-whole-new-level


       

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

       

      -▶ THE 2013 FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME - ANNUAL REPORT http://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/fpp/files/publication/2014/07/fppannualreport2013-2.pdf

       

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


                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

                      Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge

                                                     http://sco.lt/7Z03Un

       

      BBC News, June 05, 2014
      -▶  U.N. URGES ACTION TO PROTECT FORESTS GENETIC DIVERSITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27715552

       

      Vanity Fair, December 2013
       -▶  THE AWA INDIANS OF AMAZONIAN BRAZIL:  THE MOST ENDANGERED TRIBE ON EARTH - Photos by  Sebastião Salgado http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/12/awa-indians-endangered-amazon-tribe

       

      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/


                                                    VIDEO EXPOSE: 

                                                   "STEALING AFRICA" 

                        WHY POVERTY? HOW MUCH PROFIT IS ENOUGH?

                                                 http://sco.lt/6DtaqX

       

      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

       

       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


      First Peoples Worldwide
      ▶  NEW STUDY FINDS 94% OF U.S. EXTRACTIVE COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY IMPACTS…INDIGENOUS RIGHTS RISK REPORT  http://firstpeoples.org/wp/new-study-finds-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts/


       

       The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014

      -▶ HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA NEW GUINEA:  ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-REPORTED EXPLOITATIONS OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN THE 21st CENTURY http://borgenproject.org/human-rights-abuses-west-papua/

       

        -▶  WEST PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FORESTS TO BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/67I9ZJ

       

      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, May 12, 2014

       ▶  MASS TRIAL OF INDIGENOUS LEADERS SET TO BEGIN THIS WEEK IN PERU http://intercontinentalcry.org/mass-trial-indigenous-leaders-set-begin-week-23042/

       

                                                             VIDEO:

                                                           ETHOPIA

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

       


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

         -▶  WORLD NEWS FROM INTERCONTINENTAL CRY MAGAZINE

       http://intercontinentalcry.org/category/world-news/

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



       ▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt


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

       

                                                             VIDEO

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

       

                                           IN ONE SHORT VIDEO :

                  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                                             http://sco.lt/5moIAT

       

       

      ▶  LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

       

        farmlandgrab.org, May 07, 2014
      -▶ WHEN OUR LAND IS FREE, WE'RE ALL FREE. Communities are resisting this corporate takeover of their land and they are winning. All over Africa people are sending a clear message to their governments; stop selling Africa to corporations. The Jogbahn Clan in Liberia is one such community and here is their story. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23469


      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, December 24, 2013
      BOLIVIA'S INDIGENOUS FUTURE:  A BALANCE OF PRESERVATION, PROTECTION AND CONNECTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/bolivias-indigenous-future-a-balance-of-preservation-protection-and-connection-21527/


      -▶ GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS:  THE BIG IDEA FROM TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/67exkX


       March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

      THICH NHAT HANH

      -▶  MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist


      The Atlantic, April 30, 2014
       ▶ THE PERUVIAN WOMAN WHO BREAKS MEGA-DAMS http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/04/the-woman-who-fights-dams/361352/


       

                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


       

       -▶  SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS...AND GET'S AWAY WITH IT: http://sco.lt/4vZqvB

       

      Reuters: August 29, 2013

        -▶  COLUMBIA DISPLACEMENT: Thousands die and tens of thousands are displaced every year by a conflict that started in the mid-1960s as a Marxist-inspired uprising about inequality, land redistribution and poverty. It has gradually turned into a seemingly interminable war that has disrupted life in rural villages and remote indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, creating urban slums. http://www.trust.org/spotlight/Colombia-displacement/?tab=background


        -▶  THE NOMADIC HERDERS OF MONGOLIA http://www.vcproject.org/projects/mongolia/

       

                                                               WATCH

                                               "REMEMBERING GREEN"

           Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

                                                      http://sco.lt/6VGYML


      -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

       

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

       


       

      - ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

       

       

       -▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH, OUR CULTURES AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/686Qi1

       

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

       

       -▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

       

                                                            WATCH
                        "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
      We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

       

                                                      -- WATCH --

                                                           "HOME" -

                                        An Exquisite Story of Our World

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

       

                             THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                                 http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

       

       

                                AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       

       


       

      pdjmoo's insight:

                                         ----------RESOURCES-------

       

      ▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

       ▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

       ▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

       ▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

       ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

       ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

      http://intercontinentalcry.org/

       ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

       ▶CULTURAL SURVIVAL http://www.culturalsurvival.org/

       ▶SCIDEV.NET

      Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/



      more...
      Christian Allié's curator insight, March 13, 2014 2:05 PM

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      When a shaman leaves a lock of his hair where he has uprooted a medicinal cactus, it is not a bit of imbecility, but a humble acknowledgement that, for each living thing taken, one must give a bit of oneself, however small. For centuries humans have spilled their most beloved animals’ blood to the earth to acknowledge the cyclical aspects of life in preparation for battle and celebration of life’s milestones. These are not concepts that a pharmaceutical corporation could ever understand.

      As for every other scientific report, this one concludes that yet more study will be needed, but what is needed, and urgently so, is more humility, because as the world’s indigenous cultures go, so does all humanity.

      - See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/#sthash.wVC44NDN.dpuf
      Jacqueline Garcia pd1's curator insight, March 22, 3:12 PM

      In this scoop i noticed many key points including, acculturation, placelessness, loss of language, and groups of indigenous people. We can see the acculturation since through the years languages, animal species and traditions have started disappearing 1000 times faster.Soon 90% of all languages will be gone. This will lead to loss of uniqueness and inevitably placelessness among the world. The reason why languages are being lost is because these indigenous people want  to take the opportunity to get a higher level education and end up leaving their homes. Also they could be out on reserves and are confined to a certain area with many restrictions. If we continue this pattern we will lose the diverse groups in the world. 

      Ethan Bernick's curator insight, March 22, 10:33 PM

      This scoop explains the rate at which the worlds languages are disappearing and how many languages have been lost. It compares the languages of the world to endangered species, being found in less and less areas. 

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      A Disaster : Loss of Two Thirds of Top Predators Causing Global Ecosystems To Collapse

      A Disaster : Loss of Two Thirds of Top Predators Causing Global Ecosystems To Collapse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      National Science Foundation, January 15, 2014

       -▶ LOSS OF LARGE PREDATORS CAUSING WIDESPREAD DISRUPTION OF ECOSYSTEMS. The study looked at research results from a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and concluded "the loss of apex consumers is arguably humankind's most pervasive influence on the natural world." http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121020


        Conservation Magazine, July 31, 2008
        -▶ ECOSYSTEMS UNRAVELING. Pull predators out of the mix, and a once lush green world turns into an ecological shop of horrors http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/ecosystems-unraveling/


      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



                                                           WATCH

                                                    Award Winning

                                           LORDS OF NATURE (58:00)

      Top predators may hold a key to life itself. Can people and predators coexist? Can we afford not to

      Birds, butterflies, beaver and antelope, wildflowers and frogs — could their survival possibly be connected to top predators like the wolf and cougar?

      LORDS OF NATURE: Life in a Land of Great Predators tells the story of science now discovering the great carnivores as revitalizing forces of nature, and a society now learning tolerance for the beasts they had once banished.

      Filmed in high-definition, 60 minutes. LORDS OF NATURE is a documentary and education campaign about the vital ecological role large predators play in restoring the health of America’s wild ecosystems

      The story of science now discovering the great carnivores as revitalizing forces of nature, and a society now learning tolerance for the beasts they had once banished. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PagO3gmwmA0


                                                             WATCH
                                        "ECHOES OF A LOST VALLEY" (26:48)

             Natural Balance and Predators Before the Coming of the Whiteman
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lTSemgcvRU



      KCET, January 10, 2014
      -▶  LOSING BIG CARNIVORES MAY BE AS BIG A THREAT AS CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/mammals/losing-big-carnivores-may-be-as-big-a-threat-as-climate-change.html


      Science Daily, January 09, 2014
      -▶  LOSS OF LARGE CARNIVORES POSES GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM, CHANGING OUR ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109143754.htm


      -▶  AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOSES TWO-THIRDS OF ITS LIONS IN 50 YEARS http://sco.lt/8ZYM0v


      Mongabay, January 09, 2015
      -▶  OVER 75 PERCENT OF LARGE PREDATORS DECLINING

       http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0109-hance-big-predator-decline.html


      TakePart, January 14, 2014

       -▶ ON THE BRINK OF A WORLD WITHOUT LARGE PREDATORS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/01/13/brink-world-without-large-predators


       32 Predators, January 12, 2014
      -▶  A FUTURE WITHOUT CARNIVORES WOULD BE TRULY SCARY http://32predators.com/a-future-without-carnivores-would-be-truly-scary/


      Mongabay, August 12, 2013

        -▶ NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY IN AMAZON RAINFOREST AND LARGE PREDATORS LINKED TO MEGA FAUNA EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0812-hance-megafauna-amazon-nitrogen.html


      DailyMail Online, October 1, 2014
       -▶ HALF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS HAVE DISAPPEARED IN 40 YEARS: Humankind held responsible for plummet in figures as report reveals the US needs 3.9 planets to sustain current lifestyle

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774395/HALF-world-s-wild-animals-disappeared-40-years-Humankind-held-responsible-familiar-species-lose-battle-survival.html


      Conservation Bytes

       -▶ ESSENTIAL ROLE OF CARNIVORES ON THE WANE. these essential ecosystem engineers are extremely prone to persecution and decline/extinction. Of the 31 largest (≥ 15 kg) carnivores (excluding pinnipeds – i.e., seals, sea lions & walruses), 61 % are threatened, 77 % are declining, and the average occupancy of their original ranges is just 47 % (ranging from < 1 to 73 %). The ages-old notion that predators should be feared and eliminated is waning, but perhaps not quickly enough before the predators themselves disappear. The evidence that they provide positive outcomes for human society is mounting and vindicates these species as vilains. Anyone doubting the essential role of carnivores needs to read this paper. http://conservationbytes.com/2014/01/10/essential-role-of-carnivores-on-the-wane/


                                                         VIDEO
                                                    KQED Quest
      TOP CATS: HOW PUMAS AND OTHER APEX PREDATORS' POPULATIONS AFFECT THE BIG BIODIVERSITY PICTURE  http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/05/01/top-cats-how-pumas-and-other-apex-predators-populations-affect-the-big-biodiversity-picture/

       

      MinnPost, January 14, 2014

       -▶ LOSS OF BIGGEST PREDATORS IS SEEN AS A THREAT THAT MIGHT RIVAL CLIMATE CHANGE. The faltering fortunes of the world's 31 largest carnivores are having ripple effects far beyond simple predator-prey relationships, setting off cascades of ecological change that could prove as significant a threat as climate change to earthly life as we now know it... http://www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2014/01/loss-biggest-predators-seen-threat-might-rival-climate-change


      International Business Times, January 10, 2014
      -▶ AS NUMBERS OF LARGE CARNIVORES DECLINE, SCIENTISTS URGE EFFECTIVE CONSERVATION METHODS
      Populations of large carnivores such as lions, wolves and bears are declining in ecosystems around the planet, changing the face of landscapes from the tropics to the Arctic while also putting humans at risk, according to a new study published Friday in the journal Science.
       http://www.ibtimes.com/numbers-large-carnivores-declines-scientists-urge-effective-conservation-methods-1534374


      -▶ ACROSS THE WORLD, WE'RE LOSING OUR LARGE CARNIVORES

      The decline of large predators and other "apex consumers" at the top of the food chain has disrupted ecosystems across the planet

      STUDY FINDS found that more than three-quarters of all large predators—including wolves, bears, and lions—are in decline due to habitat loss and human persecution. Many of the animals now roam territory that’s half the size of what it once was, and most carnivores have already become extinct in the developed world.... http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121020


      Mongabay, August 04, 2014
       -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE BIG ANIMALS GONE?  INDIAN PARK DEVOID OF MANY SPECIES, FURTHER THREATENED BY FOREST LOSS

      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0804-gfrn-lenin-namdapha.html


      Save Our Seas:

       -▶ OCEAN PREDATOR LOSS: MORE THAN 90% OF ALL TOP MARINE PREDATORS HAVE DISAPPEARED  http://saveourseas.com/threats/predatorloss


                                                             WATCH

                                 SAVING THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE

                         TOP PREDATORS CRUCIAL FOR ECOSYSTEM HEALTH

                                                  http://sco.lt/7629bd


       

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


      CanisLupus 101, Maoy 03, 2014

        -▶ TURNING HUMANS FROM ENEMIES INTO ALLIES:  PREDATOR CONSERVATION RELIES ON UNDERSTANDING HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY http://canislupus101.blogspot.com/2014/05/predator-conservation-relies-on.html


      Guardian, December 19, 2014
       -▶  LARGE CARNIVORES AND HUMANS CAN LIVE TOGETHER. Large carnivores are making an extraordinary comeback in Europe, according to the latest research  http://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/2014/dec/19/wolf-bear-lynx-carnivores-humans-europe


      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


      Mongabay, May 06, 2014
       -▶ LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND DEFORESTATION CAN INCREASE HUMAN DISEASE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0508-morgan-deforestation-disease.html?n3ws1ttr


      Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
       -▶ RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



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


                                                            VIDEO REPORT
                                              PBS Newshour, October 27, 2014
              PROTECTING THE AFRICAN LION FROM TROPHY HUNTERS
      http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/protecting-african-lion-trophy-hunters/


      Futurity, July 28, 2014
         -▶ HOW KILLING OFF WILDLIFE CAUSES SOCIAL CHAOS http://www.futurity.org/wildlife-conservation-conflict-738232/


                                                           WATCH

                                    TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                     Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                              http://sco.lt/6qdbW5


      ScienceInsider, March 28, 2014
      WIPING OUT WORLD' S VULTURES: SCIENTISTS CALL ON SPAN TO BAN VULTURE=KILLING DRUG http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/03/scientists-call-spain-ban-vulture-killing-drug

       

      September 8, 2013 Scientific American

      VULTURES FACE EXTINCTION AND INDIFFERENCE “If they were gone, we'd be left with a huge disease-transmission time bomb,”
       http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=vultures-face-extinction-and-indifference


                                                            WATCH:
                     GRIZZLY BEARS AND WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE

                                                   (Full Documentary)

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KyNsMszBY4



      BBC News, September 07, 2014
        -▶ WHY DOZENS OF INDIA'S ASIATIC LIONS ARE DYING. Is the last abode of the Asiatic lion turning into a death trap for the big cat? Gir in India's Gujarat state is home to Asiatic lions and has seen 256 lions dying in the past five years. Experts say their population is at risk with the big cats making new homes in human settlements.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29009234


      Animal Planet, April 01, 2014
        -▶ WHAT'S SCARIER THAN LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS?  LIFE WITHOUT THEM http://blogs.discovery.com/bites-animal-planet/2014/04/remember-that-kruger-park-tourist-video-of-a-lion-pride-and-a-crocodile-playing-a-deadly-game-of-tug-of-war-with-a-buffalo-ca.html


                                                             VIDEO

                                           "HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT"

                             CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                                 http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

       

        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



      Mother Nature Network, May 02, 2014
      THESE BABY KIT FOXES ARE STRUGGLING FOR SURVIVAL http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/one-glimpse-of-these-baby-kit-foxes-and-youll-be-hooked-on-their-story

       

      Mirror OnLine, January 26, 2014

      -▶ SICK FOX HUNTERS VICIOUSLY SLAUGHTER ANIMAL AS CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS FIVE WATCH ON http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sick-fox-hunters-slaughter-animal-3062356#.Uudl5PbTlcw

       

       National Geographic May 08, 2014
         -▶ AFRICA'S SILENT SPRING IS UPON US. POISONING OUR WILDLIFE WITH PESTICIDES - AN EPIDEMIC The use of highly toxic pesticides to poison wildlife can be best described as silent, cheap, easy, and effective. It is so effective that a number of species of African wildlife are in decline due to poisoning. These include lions, hyenas, eagles, and especially vultures. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/08/africas-silent-spring-is-upon-us/



         -▶ ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF



                                                              WATCH
                                                  PBS NOVA PREVIEW
                                        "WILD PREDATOR INVASION"

                     When Man Tries to Control the Natural Balance of Nature
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/wild-predator-invasion.html
       

                                                               VIDEO 7:58
                                     KQED Science, November 03, 2014
                                           CONDORS vs LEAD BULLETS
                http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/condors-vs-lead-bullets/


       CNN, February 13, 2014
      -▶  MASS KILLING OF DEER TO MAKE OUR LIVES EASIER? THE GROWING IMBALANCE OF OUR ECOSYSTEMS http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/opinion/safina-culling-wildlife-deer/index.html

       

      BALANCE OF NATURE: EXPOSING THE BIG GAME http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/tag/balance-of-nature/

       


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

       

      Wildlife Extra News, March 2014

      THE DEATH (POISONING) OF DINGOES PROVES TO HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON AUSTRALIAN BIODIVERSITY. “Dingoes should not be poisoned if we want to halt the loss of mammal biodiversity in Australia,” said Dr Mike Letnic, senior author of the report. “We need to develop strategies to maintain the balance of nature by keeping dingoes in the bush, while minimising their impacts on livestock."
        This is the first study to show how removing large carnivores can result in simultaneous population outbreaks of herbivores and smaller predators, and that these population outbreaks can, in turn, have negative effects on smaller mammals. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/dingo-poisoning-685.html

       

                                                            WATCH

                                            "FORTRESS OF THE BEARS"
      Enter a world shaped by bears, trees, and salmon, and explores the delicate balance of their interconnected lives... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/fortress-of-the-bears/introduction/7475/


                                                        -- WATCH--
                                                      CALL OF LIFE: 

                                  FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

       Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
      Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

       

       

                                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US 

                                                   http://sco.lt/95E5aL


                                                  WE WERE WARNED:

      August 15, 2010 Guardian Environment
      UN Environment Programme:

       -▶ 200 SPECIES EXTINCT EVERY DAY, UNLIKE ANYTHING SINCE DINOSAURS DISAPPEARED 65 MILLION YEARS AGO

      According to the UN Environment Programme, the Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the "natural" or "background" rate and, say many biologists, is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65m years ago... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security

       

       

      HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

       

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

       

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

       

                                                     KILL ALL WOLVES

      MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES  http://sco.lt/5TCsBl

       

       NBC News, July 09, 2014

       -▶ CRY WOLF? LARGE CARNIVORE DECLINE PUTS HUMANS AT RISK, STUDY SAYS . Coexistence is increasingly necessary if the world hopes to reverse a downward spiral of its largest carnivores such as wolves as well as lions, tigers, and bears, according to a review study published Thursday in the journal Science. 

      As the carnivores decline, ecosystems and food chains that humans depend on for survival are unraveling and, in many cases, adding to the economic woes of everyone from farmers to ecotourism companies...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/cry-wolf-large-carnivore-decline-puts-humans-risk-study-says-2D11880999

       

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


       EarthJustice, April 29, 2014

      FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

       

      NPR Radio, February 14, 2014

       ▶ ILLEGAL, REMOTE POT FARMS IN CALIFORNIA POISONING RARE WILDLIFE http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/275351164/illegal-remote-pot-farms-in-california-poisoning-rare-wildlife


      Focusing on Wildlife, November 9, 2013
      -▶ CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES IN SUMATRA ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/critically-endangered-species-in-sumatra-on-the-road-to-extinction/

       

      National Geographic, December 19, 2013

      -▶ 4 WAYS HELPING PEOPLE IS SAVING RARE WILDLIFE.  Supporting local people is key to conservation of lions, wild dogs, and other threatened animals http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131220-big-cats-snow-leopards-lions-conservation-animals-science/





      A CULTURE SEPARATED BY NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8MkDxJ


       

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


       

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

       


       

         -▶ CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

       

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

       

        -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

       

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

       

       

       

                                                           WATCH
                   'ELSA'S LEGACY: THE BORN FREE STORY"  ~ Full Episode
                                                        PBS Nature
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/elsas-legacy-the-born-free-story/full-episode/6200/

       

       

       New York Times, February 01, 2014
      -▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS: Communities coming together in the cold, rugged mountains of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/saving-more-than-just-snow-leopards.html

       

                                                             WATCH

                               OVERFISHING - THE CONSEQUENCES

                                               http://sco.lt/8W6PHl

       

       

       - ▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: DESTROYING OUR FORESTS FOR "GREEN" ENERGY AND BIG http://sco.lt/7gfXAv

       

       

                                AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       

      The Ecologist

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

       

        -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


      http://sco.lt/7XHisr

       

       - ▶ GMO TREES, BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS. Eradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

       


        ▶ MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE NOW LOWEST ON RECORD - TRACKING THE CAUSES - HABITAT LOSS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/6gjf9t

       

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

       


       

      pdjmoo's insight:

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES AND @pdjmoo


      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

      ▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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      Christian Allié's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:09 PM

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      "The removal of predators like sharks and sea otters, bass and wolves has consequences," said Garrison, "not only for these species, but for all of us."

      "The top-down effects of apex consumers in an ecosystem are fundamentally important, but it is a complicated phenomenon," Estes said. "They have diverse and powerful effects on the ways ecosystems work, and the loss of these large animals has widespread implications."

      Estes and co-authors cite a wide range of examples in their review, including:

      The extirpation of wolves in Yellowstone National Park led to over-browsing of aspen and willows by elk; restoration of wolves allowed the vegetation to recover.Dramatic changes in coastal ecosystems followed the collapse and recovery of sea otter populations. Sea otters maintain coastal kelp forests by controlling populations of kelp-grazing sea urchins.The decimation of sharks in an estuarine ecosystem caused an outbreak of cow-nosed rays and the collapse of shellfish populations.

      Despite these and other well-known examples, the extent to which such interactions shape ecosystems was not widely appreciated, scientists say.

      "There's been a tendency to see it as idiosyncratic and specific to particular species and ecosystems," Estes said.

      ............

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      ▶ LOVELY VIDEO: "Echo An Unforgettable Elephant" (BBC)

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                                                          VIDEO 2013

                                                 David Attenborough

      ▶  BBC NATURE -A celebration of the life and legacy of Echo, the world's most famous elephant, who was born in 1945 and died in 2009, and who Natural World followed for the...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c10IkvflaTo


      Wildlife Extra News

        ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

       

                                                      WATCH
                                                  PBS Nature
      UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS - ELEPHANT EMOTIONS
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/unforgettable-elephants/elephant-emotions/5886/



      AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
      "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
      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/

       

                                                     WATCH

                  "ECHO - AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT" 2014

                                                PBS Nature

      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/video-full-episode/5920/

       

       

       

       ▶  Elephants - the most closely-knit societies of any animal - going, going... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

       

      ▶  Ivory sales must stop or Africa's elephants could soon be extinct, says Jane Goodall http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3753009181/ivory-sales-must-stop-or-africa-s-elephants-could-soon-be-extinct-says-jane-goodall

       

      ▶  Poverty, as well as Greed killing Africa's Elephants - 10,000 Massacred in Gabon alone 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

       

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

       

                                                        WATCH

                                                    The Ecologist

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

       

      Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
      ▶  THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

       

                                                          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

       

      ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

       

       

      ▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE  http://sco.lt/994B8L

       

      ▶ IGNORING NATURE NO MORE:  STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP  http://sco.lt/88qOMD

       

       

       

       

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      Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa

      Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Mongabay, December 10, 2014
      - ▶ HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.html

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


      ▶  PLANET PALM OIL: THE BAIT AND SWITCH OF PALM OIL GIANTS http://sco.lt/9KfyXB

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

      Mongabay, October 14, 2014
      INDIA PLANS HUGE PALM OIL EXPANSION, PUTS FORESTS AT RISK Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetics to processed foods, comes at a huge environmental cost. Between 1990 and 2010, palm oil monocultures replaced over 3.5 million hectares of forest in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This large scale deforestation has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat, best illustrated perhaps by the annihilation of orangutan populations. Moreover, conversion of large peatlands to oil palm plantations releases millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

       http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-gfrn-dasgupta-mizoram-palmoil.html

      The Guardian, October 03, 2014
       ▶ HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://linkis.com/www.theguardian.com/ripPk

      Mongabay, October 09, 2014
       ▶ FOREST FRAGMENTATION'S CARBON BOMB: 736 MILLION TONS C02 ANNUALLY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1009-hance-forest-fragments-crbon.html

      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

      Mongabay, September 23, 2014
      ▶  DISSOLVING PULP:  THE THREAT TO INDONESIA'S FORESTS YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF. Pull out some of your favorite items of clothing, check the label, and if you see Rayon, viscose, modal, or tencel among the fabrics it’s made of, you’re wearing a textile made from chemically dissolving pulp. And that could mean you’re wearing forest destruction.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-gfrn-gaworecki-dissolving-pulp.html


                                                          WATCH

                                                  ONE SHORT VIDEO

                          'WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

                                                  http://sco.lt/5moIAT

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


                                       ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

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

      Mongabay, August 25, 2014
       -▶ CAN IT BE STOPPED? GHANA'S FORESTS COULD COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR IN LESS THAN 25 YEARS - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0825-gfrn-ogutu-ghana.html

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

      Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
      -▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/


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

                                         ORANGUTAN ECOCIDE

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


      Mongabay, October 07, 2014
         ▶  MAROONED IN SHRINKING FORESTS, BORNEAN ORANGUTAN HANG ON AS DISASTER LOOMS (PART I)  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1007-gfrn-joshi-bornean-orangutan-1.html


      Mongabay, October 08, 2014
         ▶  HELPING ORANGUTANS SURVIVE:  NEW PROJECT AIM TO CONNECT HABITAT FRAGMENTS IN KALIMANTAN  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-gfrn-joshi-orangutans-2.html


                                                           PHOTO
                                                The EarthTechling Daily
                 A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                                      http://ow.ly/u2pSR

      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

      Nation of Change, November 11, 2013
      ▶  HOW FOOD WITH PALM OIL IS WIPING OUT ORANGUTANS AND ENSLAVING WORKERS http://www.nationofchange.org/how-food-palm-oil-wiping-out-orangutans-and-enslaving-workers-1384182288

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

      The Guardian March 28, 2012

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

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

       

                                                              FILM

                                                REMEMBERING "GREEN"

      An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                      http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

       "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

      Red Orbit, July 18, 2014
      ▶  ORANGUTAN FOREST PROTECTION STRATEGIES REQUIRE GREATER EFFORT -- BEFORE THEY GO EXTINCT http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113194224/orangutan-forest-conservation-strategies-071814/

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

                                                INDONESIA

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


                                                           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

      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 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

      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


                                                     IN PICTURES

                                                ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                         Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
               KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/

      October 10, 2012 - redd-monitor.org

      ▶  OIL PALM PLANTATIONS REPLACING FORESTS IN KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA. A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change confirms that the expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia has come largely at the expense of the country’s forests. Between 1990 and 2010, 90% of oil palm plantations in Kalimantan were established on forested land (47% intact, 22% logged, 21% agroforests).... http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/10/oil-palm-plantations-replacing-forests-in-kalimantan/

      Mongabay, August 11, 2014
      INDONESIA:  ACEH'S LARGEST PEAT SWAMP AT RISK FROM PALM OIL. Oil palm plantations and other developments are threatening Rawa Singkil Wildlife Preserve—Aceh's largest peat swamp, and home to the densest population of Sumatran orangutan in the Leuser Ecosystem http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0810-lbell-singkil-peat-swamp.html


                                               SHORT VIDEO:
                                         SAVING LEUSER. TRIPA

                                            A film by Carlos Quiles

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

      ▶  INDONESIA'S MOCKERY OF PLEDGE TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENABLING PLANTATION COMPANIES TO DESTROY CARBON-RICH PEATLANDS WITH IMMUNITY, A RECENT REPORT REVEALS http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/orangutan-palm-oil.html#cr

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

      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

      Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012
      - ▶ NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FORESTS WILL REMAIN INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/new-study-slams-indonesias-forest-protection/

      ▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/88hVFx


                                                 AUDIO SLIDESHOW

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

      ▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/9A1KVt

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

      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


      Der Spiegel, May 02, 2014
      ▶  THE DIRTY BUSINESS OF PALM OIL:  INDONESIAN VILLAGERS DRIVEN FROM VILLAGES IN PALM OIL LAND THEFT http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/indonesian-villagers-driven-from-villages-in-palm-oil-land-theft-a-967198.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


                              CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                        Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                            http://sco.lt/6uQmif


                                                        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

      ▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

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

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

      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


                                                            VIDEO

                        SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

      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

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

      ▶  HOW PALM OIL IS DRIVING THE SUMATRAN TIGER TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION = It’s in your mascara, your laundry detergent and even your Oreo cookies — the world is addicted to palm oil. Indonesia is the largest exporter, but production there comes at a huge cost. Oil-palm plantations have savagely encroached on the nation’s diverse rainforests, and slash-and-burn clearance for new plantations recently engulfed much of Southeast Asia in acrid smog... http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/


                                                  SPECIAL REPORT

                                           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

      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

      Redd-Monitor, December 11, 2013

      ▶  INDONESIA'S RATE OF DEFORESTATION HAS DOUBLED UNDER THE MORATORIUM http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/12/11/indonesias-rate-of-deforestation-has-doubled-under-the-moratorium/

      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

      December 2, 2012 - Mongabay

      INDONESIA LOST 8.8M HA OF FOREST IN THE 2000s, GENERATING 7 BILLION TON OF CO2. Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation could have been reduced by hundreds of millions of tons had a moratorium on new concessions in high carbon forest areas and peatlands been implemented earlier, reported a researcher presenting... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1202-indonesia-ghg-emissions.html#0hG6kD3B6XQl5wRf.02

      Forest Peoples Programme

      ▶  CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO STOP FUNDING DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/pulp-paper/news/2012/11/civil-society-organisations-call-financial-institutions-stop-funding-

      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

      Mongabay, November 22, 2013

      ▶  GREENPEACE PHOTOS EXPOSE PALM OIL GIANT'S DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1122-greenpeace-palm-oil-photos.html

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


                                            OTHER COUNTRIES

                                                

      AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/5peu1J

      CorpWatch, December 10, 2013

      POLICE OPEN FIRE ON PALM OIL PROTESTERS IN SIERRA LEONE http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15906

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

      Seed Daily, November 19, 2013

       ▶ BRAZILRESEARCHER WARNS AGAINST HIGH EMISSIONS FROM OIL PALM EXPANSION IN BRAZIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Researchers_warn_against_high_emissions_from_oil_palm_expansion_in_Brazil_999.html


                                                        -- WATCH --
                                                     VIDEO REPORT

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

                                     September 15, 2013 The Real News
      - ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - 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

      SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENT DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


                                                UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:

      LANGUAGE AND CULTUE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

      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

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

      Mongabay, February 27, 2014

      -▶  PALM OIL'S CLIMATE IMPACT WORSE THAN THOUGHT DUE TO METHANE EMISSION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0227-methane-emissions-palm-oil.html

      Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014

      ▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138

      Mongabay, March 27, 2014
        ▶ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DEMAND FOREST RIGHTS, BLAME LAND GRABS FOR FAILURE TO CURB DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-dparker-palangkaraya-declaration.html?n3ws1ttr


                                                     LAND GRABS:

      HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

      Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

      Rainforest Alliance RAINFOREST FACTS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303


                                                           WATCH

                    THE WORLD'S FORESTS DISAPPEAR ON GOOGLE EARTH

                          Science Report's Time Lapse Maps of Deforestation http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115610/science-reports-time-lapse-maps-deforestation

      - ▶ NO LAND, NO FOOD, NO LIFE http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

      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

      Guardian, November 27, 2013
      -▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital

      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

      June 2, 2013 The Guardian

      HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

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

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


                                                              VIDEO:

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


                                     DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS:

      INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT


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

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

      -▶  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


      ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR

      ▶  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

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


                                                    ENOUGHNESS

                         WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                               http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

      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



                          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/

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      ▶ VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

      ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

       ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

       ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

      http://intercontinentalcry.org/

      ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

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      Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

       

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      The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks - May Be Extinct By 2020

      The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks - May Be Extinct By 2020 | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Wildlife Extra News

        ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED WORLDWIDE AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

      A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html



      Summit Voice, June 19, 2015

      NEW IVORY DNA STUDY HELPS PINPOINT ELEPHANT POACHING HOTSPOTS IN AFRICA http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/06/19/dna-study-pinpoints-elephant-poaching-hotspots/


      16 March 2013 - New York Times

      -▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE - JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS

      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0


      Focusing On Wildlife

      -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS = INFOGRAPH More than 60 percent of Africa’s forest elephants have been killed in the past decade due to the ivory trade, reports a new study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study warns that the diminutive elephant species — genetically distinct from the better-known savanna elephant — is rapidly heading toward extinction.... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/


      ▶  OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/


      Guardian Environment, March 23, 2015
      ▶   AFRICAN ELEPHANTS COULD BE EXTINCT IN THE WILD WITHIN DECADES SAY EXPERTS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/african-elephants-could-be-extinct-in-wild-within-decades-say-experts


      The Guardian, May 29, 2014
      ▶  CHINA AGREES TO PHASE OUT ITS IVORY INDUSTRY TO COMBAT ELEPHANT POACHINGhttp://www.theguardian.com/environment /2015/may/29/china-agrees-to-phase-out-its-ivory-industry-to-combat-elephant-poaching


      The New Yorker May 11, 2015 Issue
      ▶  AS POACHERS GROW BOLDER A RESEARCHER RECORDS THE BEHAVIOR OF A VANISHING SPECIES  THE FOREST ELEPHANTS

            LETTER FROM CENTRAL AFRICA - THE ELEPHANT WATCHER  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/11/elephant-watch


      HuffPostGreen, March 26, 2015
      ▶   YET ANOTHER: ELEPHANT MASSACRE UNCOVERED IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 30 ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED IN 15 DAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/26/elephant-massacre-congo_n_6945266.html


      The Dodo, November 21, 2014

      -▶ IMAGINING A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS. A poacher’s bullet kills more than elephants — an elephant’s death ricochets through the ecosystem, affecting everything from other animals to the vegetation where the pachyderms roam.  https://www.thedodo.com/world-without-elephants-832031961.html


      CNBC Africa, March 23,2015

      ▶   INSANE: ZIMBABWE SAYS ELEPHANT EXPORTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR CONSERVATION http://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/southern-africa/2015/03/23/zimbabwe-elephants-conservation/


                                                  ELEPHANT SOCIETIES

                      THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL

                                                     http://sco.lt/5uhjUn


      ▶  WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD: POACHING AND THE END OF ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS http://sco.lt/7af5gv


      - ▶ 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


      France24, January 25, 2015
       -▶ IVORY MAFIA:  HOW CRIMINAL GANGS ARE KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS TO EXTINCTION : JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://www.france24.com/en/20150125-ivory-mafia-how-criminal-gangs-are-killing-africas-elephants/


      The Independent, December 03, 2014
      THE HUNT IS ON:  INTERPOL LIST NAMES OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ENVIRONMENTAL FUGITIVES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-hunt-is-on-interpol-list-names-the-worlds-most-wanted-environmental-fugitives-9901504.html


      Guardian, December 23, 2014
      ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING 'KINGPIN' ARRESTED IN TANZANIA

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/23/elephant-ivory-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-tanzania


      Guardian Environment, March 5, 2013 -

      ▶  THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION IS GROWING FOR AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS - STUDY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed


      WildAid, March 02, 2015
      ▶   CONSUMER AWARENESS OF IVORY AND RHINO HORN TRADE'S IMPACT GROWS RAPIDLY IN CHINA http://www.wildaid.org/news/consumer-awareness-ivory-and-rhino-horn-trade%E2%80%99s-impact-grows-rapidly-china


      The Guardian, February 20, 2015
      DAVID ATTENBOROUGH CALLS ON CHINESE PRESIDENT TO END IVORY TRADE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/20/david-attenborough-calls-on-chinese-president-end-ivory-trade


      Guardian, February 27, 2015
        -▶ CHINA BANS IVORY CARVING IMPORTS FOR A YEAR http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/27/china-bans-ivory-carving-imports-for-a-year


      Mongabay, July 07, 2014
        -▶ PRICE OF IVORY TRIPLES IN CHINA.
      In the last four years the price of ivory in China has tripled, according to new research from Save the Elephants. The news has worrying implications for governments and conservationists struggling to save elephants in Africa amidst a poaching epidemic, which has seen tens-of-thousands of elephants butchered for their tusks across the continent annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0707-hance-ivory-price.html


      Fox News, February 3, 2015
      TERRORIST GROUPS FUEL RISE IN VIOLENT ELEPHANT POACHING IN CENTRAL AFRICA. Elephant poaching is a on a dangerous and violent rise across central Africa, with some extremist groups even shooting the animals from helicopters and then using chainsaws to rip off their valuable tusks -- dead or alive  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/03/guerrila-poaching-extremist-groups-violent-methods-leading-to-higher-slaughter/


                                                            REPORT
                                                     OUT OF AFRICA

                   MAPPING THE GLOBAL TRADE IN ILLICIT ELEPHANT IVORY

      On August 27, 2014, Born Free USA and data analysts at C4ADS released a new groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory which focuses on the ivory supply chain and the trafficking of ivory from the bush in Africa to retail markets tens of thousands of miles away in Asia. We would like to thank the Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation for their generous support.

      This timely exposé comes four months after Born Free USA's and C4ADS' shocking report, Ivory's Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa, which detailed the poaching crisis and its links to violent militias, organized crime, and government corruption.

       http://www.bornfreeusa.org/a9_out_of_africa.php


       

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


      The New Yorker, July 07,2015
      SAVE THE ELEPHANTS - THE STORY OF SATAO by Elizabeth Kolbert
      http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/07/07/save-the-elephants


                                       SATAO:  THE PASSING OF A GIANT

                                       DEATH OF A BELOVED ELEPHANT

                                                       http://sco.lt/8W2q0H



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

                                                    RHINOS IN CRISIS

                                    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE

                            TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION

                                                   http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


                                           CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS

                           NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                               http://sco.lt/8OieKP


                                                               WATCH

                                         Feb 27, 2013 National Geographic

                                "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS" SERIES

      The elephant, Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal, today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for gold. This groundbreaking National Geographic special goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. It also demonstrates how the elephant is far more complex than ever imagined. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/battle-elephants-preview OR http://video.pbs.org/video/2336802391/


        

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

                                                           IVORY

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


                                              National Geographic Episode 4

      MASSIVE IVORY STOCKPILE http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants-episode-4-massive-ivory-stockpile/


                                                                   VIDEO

      KENYA:  ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT FOR IVORY

                                                http://sco.lt/6cBr1d


      Jan 15, 2013 Cause2 Causes

      - ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html


      ▶  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/


      New York Times

      - ▶ ‘WHITE GOLD" IN CHINA - SLIDE SHOW  http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/03/01/world/asia/20130301IVORY.html

       

      March 4, 2013 - New York Times

      - ▶ THE PRICE OF IVORY:  AN ILLICIT TRAIL OF AFRICAN IVORY TO CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/asia/an-illicit-trail-of-african-ivory-to-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;


      The Dodo, August 27, 2014
      - ▶ FROM TUSKS TO TRINKETS: TRACING THE ILLICIT IVORY TRADE BACK TO ITS SOURCE https://www.thedodo.com/from-tusks-to-trinkets-tracing-692808982.html


      World Wildlife Fund, May 15, 2014
       ▶  HONG KONG SET TO DESTROY RECORD IVORY STOCKPILE - 28 TONS (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) - The Hong Kong government has begun the destruction of a staggering 28 tons of illegal ivory, the world’s largest illegal ivory stockpile and more than every other country in history combined. Advocates believe this public stance against ivory trafficking is a hopeful sign that Hong Kong’s centuries-old ivory worship traditions are crumbling. http://worldwildlife.org/stories/hong-kong-set-to-destroy-record-ivory-stockpile


      Tuổi Trẻ news, October 22, 2013
        -▶ 2.4 TONS OF ILLICIT ELEPHANT TUSK SEIZED IN HAI PHONG, AGAIN (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/14325/24-tons-of-illicit-elephant-tusks-seized-in-hai-phong-again


      June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

      - ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/


       The Dodo, May 08, 2014
      -▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

       

      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

       

       TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013

        -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/

       

      TIME, July 03, 2014

        ▶  AFRICAN-ELEPHANT POACHING SOARS AS IVORY PRICE TRIPLES IN CHINA http://time.com/2953056/african-elephant-poaching-soars-as-ivory-prices-triple-in-china/


      Feb 27, 2013

      - ▶ BLOOD IVORY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY AMONG CHINA'S GROWING MIDDLE CLASS - ‘BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS;" http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/battle-for-the-elephants-blood-ivory-becoming-a-hot-commodity-among-chinas-growing-middle-class.html


                                                       VIDEO REPORT

                                               July 19, 2013 BBC News -

      - ▶ HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038


      July 19, 2013 New York Times
        ▶  HONG KONG SEIZES LARGEST HAUL OF SMUGGLED ELEPHANT TUSKS -- FROM 574 SLAUGHTERED BABY ELEPHANTS  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/world/asia/hong-kong-seizes-smuggled-elephant-tusks.html?_r=0


      Phys.org October 19, 2014
      -▶ HALF-TON OF SMUGGLED IVORY SEIZED IN SAUDI ARABIA http://phys.org/news/2014-10-half-tonne-smuggled-ivory-seized-saudi.html


      Mongabay, November 06, 2014
      -▶ CORRUPTION IN TANZANIA FACILITATES IVORY TRADE. Corruption in Tanzania is enabling large volumes of illegal elephant ivory to be smuggled out of the country, alleges a new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) The report, titled Vanishing Point, says that high ranking officials are involved in the illicit trade, which have devastated the country's wild elephant population.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1106-tanzania-corruption-drives-ivory-trade.html


      IFAW, October 14, 2014
        ▶ WHY I LASHED OUT ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AGAINST ANOTHER CALL FOR MORE IVORY TRADE http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/why-i-lashed-out-nat-geo-against-another-call-more-ivory-trade


      IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014

        ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5


      National Geographic, August 29, 2014
        ▶ CAN ELEPHANTS SURVIVE A LEGAL IVORY TRADE? It's one of the more incendiary questions discussed in wildlife conservation circles: Should there be a legal trade in elephant ivory?  Elephant deaths from poachers skyrocketed after a one-off auction of stockpiled ivory was allowed in 2008. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140829-elephants-trophy-hunting-poaching-ivory-ban-cities/


      Guardian Environment, February 06, 2014

       ▶  DOES DESTROYING IVORY SAVE ELEPHANTS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/06/does-destroying-ivory-save-elephants

                                                            VIDEO -

                                                       CNN REPORT

                     WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                                  http://sco.lt/7IdOYD


       - ▶ HORRIFIC SENSELESS SLAYING: AUTHORITIES CONFISCATE 600 DEAD ELEPHANTS' WORTH OF IVORY IN HONG KONG  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3099786901/authorities-confiscate-600-dead-elephants-worth-of-ivory-in-hong-kong-horrific-senseless-slaying


      September 10, 2013 World Environment News
        ▶  U.S. WILL DESTROY SIX TONS OF IVORY STOCKPILE TO FIGHT WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://planetark.org/wen/69714


       The Independent, January 24, 2014
       ▶  HONG KONG AGREES TO DESTROY 28 TONNES OF STOCKPILED IVORY ELEPHANT TUSKS BURNING ONE OF ASIA'S MAJOR STOCKPILES OF IVORY - HOW MANY UNNECESSARILY SLAUGHTERED ELEPHANTS IS THAT? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-agrees-to-destroy-28-tonnes-of-stockpiled-ivory-9080901.html


      October 9, 2013

      ▶  KENYA SEIZES 4 TONNES OF IVORY AS ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER SURGES  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Kenya_seizes_4_tonnes_of_ivory_as_elephant_slaughter_surges_999.html


      October 9, 2013
      ▶  VIETNAM SEIZES TWO TONNES OF ILLEGAL IVORY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Vietnam_seizes_two_tonnes_of_illegal_ivory_999.html


                       A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE

                                          POACHING TO EXTINCTION

                                          http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


      March 3, 2013

      - ▶ THAI PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES END TO IVORY TRADE http://www.wwf.org.au/?6241/Thai-prime-minister-announces-end-to-ivory-trade


      NBC World News

      - ▶ ECOCIDE NATION:  ACTIVISTS CALL FOR SANCTIONS OVER THAILAND'S ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/02/17156137-activists-to-call-for-sanctions-over-thailands-elephant-ivory-trade?lite

       

      The Independent, March 3, 2013

      - ▶ THEY'RE STANDING IN LINE : THREE IVORY TRADERS FOR EVERY THAI ELEPHANT  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/three-ivory-traders-for-every-thai-elephant-8518011.html


       New Scientist, May 14, 2014

       ▶  IVORY POACHING FUNDS MOST WAR AND TERRORISM IN AFRICA http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229692.700-ivory-poaching-funds-most-war-and-terrorism-in-africa.html#.U3VRiS_1_OQ


      May 10, 2013 Mongabay
      - ▶ DOZEN OF ELEPHANTS MASSACRED FOR IVORY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0510-elephant-massacre-car.html


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

                                          ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

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


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


                                                    EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS: ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                      http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


       -▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ



                                                     VIDEO REPORT

       ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE EXPLODES INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE, THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY http://sco.lt/8SlsI5

       

                                               HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                                CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                                  http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

       

                                                      INDONESIA: 

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


                                                                 VIDEO
                                        BBC News, September 04, 2014
                                             THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

      A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814


                                                           WATCH
                      WHERE HAVE ALL THE ELEPHANTS GONE? (25:50)
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYhUjYWXZCA


      The Guardian Environment, March 05, 2013

        ▶  TWO THIRDS OF AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS -- GONE. The threat of extinction is growing for African forest elephants, according to a study released at the Cites summit in Bangkok ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed


       -▶ INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6q74M5



      August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
        ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT 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


      Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
        ▶  POISONED BY ELEPHANT POACHERS: AFRICA'S VULTURES THREATENED BY AN ASSAULT ON ALL FRONTS. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/


      ChinaNews, July 10, 2014
      - ▶ GLOBAL EFFORT NEEDED TO STEM ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER - CITES http://www.ecns.cn/2014/07-10/123337.shtml


       Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014

      -▶ THE "INHUMANITY" OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: FOUR CALVES AMONG SIX ELEPHANTS MURDERED IN KENYAN NATIONAL PARK. Poachers chopped tusks off three of the elephants, and hacked the face off one juvenile in Tsavo East national park http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/calves-elephants-killed-kenyan-national-park



      National Geographic, January 07, 2015
       -▶ FOR ORPHANED BABY ELEPHANT, HARROWING RESCUE -- AND HOPE: In Kenya, baby elephant fights to survive after poachers poisoned her mother http://news-beta.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/150107-baby-elephant-poaching-kenya-animals-conservation/


      The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
       -▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


      Guardian, December 22, 2014
      -▶ WILDLIFE POACHING HAS A HUGE IMPACT ON AFRICA.  WHY ARE THEIR LEADERS SO SILENT?

      http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/dec/23/wildlife-poaching-africa-elephants-illegal-ivory


      Wildlife Extra News
      200 ELEPHANT CARCASSES FOUND IN THE MARA-SERENGETI ECOSYSTEM http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Mara-elephant-survey.html


      May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

      -▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green


      Guardian Environment, September 23, 2014
      -▶ ELEPHANT KILLINGS IN MOZAMBIQUE HAPPENING ON 'INDUSTRIALISED' SCALE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/elephant-killings-industrialised-scale-illegal-ivory-trade


      Environment News Service, November 06, 2014
      -▶ TANZANIA'S ELEPHANTS FALL TO CORRUPT OFFICIALS CONSPIRING WITH CHINESE GANGS. Chinese-led criminal syndicates are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade that has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years, alleges a new study released today by the nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency.  http://ens-newswire.com/2014/11/06/tanzanias-elephants-fall-to-corrupt-officials-chinese-gangs/


                                                           REPORT PDF

                                    Environmental Investigation Agency

                                                    "VANISHING POINT"

                                       Africa's Elephant Poaching Crisis

      http://eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/EIA-Vanishing-Point-lo-res.pdf


      Science Daily, November 1`8, 2014
      -▶  AS ELEPHANTS GO, SO GO THE TREES. Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141118124534.htm


      The Dodo, November 14, 2014
      -▶ ONE OF AFRICA'S OLDEST ELEPHANTS RESCUED AFTER POACHING ATTACK  https://www.thedodo.com/tim-elephant-saved-poaching-819495010.html


      Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
      -▶ THE LINK BETWEEN THE SLAUGHTER OF AFRICA'S VULTURES AND ELEPHANTS  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/



      -▶ POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS (AND OTHER ANIMALS) WITH CYANIDE AT WATER HOLE IN 'WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA http://sco.lt/7WbG9R


      Wildlife Extra News
      TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

      WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

      Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks. Hunting elephants, though, will be allowed. This news comes at the same time as new research has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 and elephant population numbers are declining by two per cent to three per cent a year. This effectively means that more of the animals are being killed than are being born. http://www.wildlifeextra.com


       

                                                  A LOVELY WATCH

      "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)

      THE CULTURE OF ELEPHANTS
      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/


      WATCH

      "ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN PERIL"

      Link TV

      In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations
       http://www.linktv.org/video/9160/asian-elephants-in-peril

                                     


       -▶ THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - DEFORESTATION DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN IT -- AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE? http://sco.lt/5wsAPh

       

       -▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp


                                   ▶ LOVELY (BBC VERSION) VIDEO: 

                         "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT

                                           http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       


      A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE  http://sco.lt/994B8L


       

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


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      Hidden in Plain Sight: China's Clandestine Tiger Trade

                                                                 VIDEO

                                                HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                                   CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

      Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulatinghttp://vimeo.com/60444302



      WWF, March 13, 2015
      ▶   CHINA DISCUSSES TIGER CONSERVATION AT NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=241570



      Reuters, February 03, 2015
      ▶   CHINA DEMAND FOR TIGER PARTS FUELLING POACHING : EXPERTS. Thousands of tigers once roamed forests in South and Southeast Asia but numbers have plummeted to about 3,000 worldwide. Experts say poaching is fueled by a thriving trade in China, where tiger parts are prized as status symbols and often used in traditional medicine. 

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/03/us-nepal-tiger-idUSKBN0L70LX20150203


      Guardian, January 03, 2014
      ▶   CHINESE DEMAND FOR TIGER WINE AND SKINS PUTS WILD CATS IN PERIL Conservationists concerned as tiger farming industry removes stigma of buying status symbols and boosts illegal trade http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/03/china-tiger-farms-wildlife-trade


      Take Part, March 29, 2014
      ▶   BLOOD SPORT: CHINESE BIGWIGS WATCH 10 TIGERS DIE FOR FUN http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/28/blood-sport-chinese-bigwigs-watch-10-tigers-die-fun


      New Straits Times , December 30, 2014
      ▶   BEIJING: CHINA BUSINESSMAN JAILED FOR 23 YEARS OVER TIGER FEAST. A Chinese businessman who bought and ate three tigers has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, state media reports. The wealthy real estate developer, identified only by his surname Xu, has “a special hobby of grilling tiger bones, boning tiger paws, storing tiger penis, eating tiger meat and drinking tiger blood alcohol,” the official Xinhua news agency said in June when he went on trial..http://www.nst.com.my/node/67567


      The Independent, December 31, 2014
      ▶   CHINESE TIGER SLAUGHTER TOUR ORGANISER WHO KILLED ENDANGERED ANIMALS AND DRANK THEIR BLOOD IS JAILED AFTER POLICE SEIZE FOOTAGE http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-tiger-slaughter-tour-organiser-who-killed-endangered-animals-and-drank-their-blood-is-jailed-after-police-seize-footage-9951174.html



                                          ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING

                                           Inhabitat, March 27, 2014
      ▶   MORE THAN 10 TIGERS SLAUGHTERED IN A SHOW FOR OFFICIALS AND BUSINESSMEN IN CHINAPolice recently revealed that over 10 tigers have been tortured and killed in China in order to entertain wealthy businessmen and government officials. The tigers were killed in so-called “visual feasts” meant to show the social stature of the people watching. Video footage discovered shows a caged tiger being slowly electrified before a butcher came to dissect the animal. http://inhabitat.com/more-than-10-tigers-slaughtered-in-a-show-for-officials-and-businessmen-in-china/


      Mongabay, April 29, 2014
      ▶  CHINESE WHO EAT ENDANGERED SPECIES COULD FACE OVER TEN YEARS IN JAIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0429-hance-china-endangered-law.html


      Reuters, April 28, 2014
      ▶   CHINA TO OUTLAW EATING OF PROTECTED ANIMAL SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/us-china-wildlife-idUSKBN0DE0KX20140428?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

       

      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 Dodo, May 08, 2014
      -▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

      The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html



      New York Times, June 28, 2014
      -▶  CHINA'S THREAT TO WILD TIGERS. Tigers command a small fortune on the black market, and demand is rising. A loophole in the country’s wildlife protection law allows the breeding and “utilization” of certain products derived from captive-bred endangered species. This has made industrial-scale “tiger farming” big business. The number of captive tigers skyrocketed from about 85 in 1993 to 5,000-plus today. 

      EARLIER this year, a police raid on a house party in Leizhou, Guangdong Province, in southern China, revealed a decadent diversion apparently popular among some of China’s elite: watching a tiger being slaughtered and butchered, then gorging on meat that’s considered an exotic delicacy. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/opinion/sunday/chinas-threat-to-wild-tigers.html


      EIA International
      ▶   WILD TIGERS CAN'T AFFORD CHINA'S HALF-BAKED COMMITMENTS http://www.eia-international.org/wild-tigers-cannot-afford-chinas-half-baked-commitments

       

      Feb 26, 2013 MongaBay
      ▶   CHINESE GOVERNMENT CREATING SECRET DEMAND FOR TIGER TRADE ALLEGES NGO  (warning: graphic images) http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-hance-tiger-trade-china.html

       

      July 26, 2013 Macau Daily Times
      -▶  TIGER TEETH, CLAWS AND BEAR BILE SMUGGLED AS EGG ROLLS http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/45690-tiger-teeth-claws-and-bear-bile-smuggled-as-egg-rolls.html?wwftw1


      Conservation Magazine, July 29, 2008
      HEALING POWERS. THE DEMAND FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINES http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/healing-powers/

       

      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/

       

      -▶  PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/4scV9d

       

                                                        VIDEO

                                   CNN World, June 23, 2014
      ▶  UNDETERRED, CHINESE FESTIVAL SERVES UP DOG AND CAT MEAT.  Hundreds of Thousands of Dogs Slaughtered for Human Consumption Each Year http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/china-yulin-dog-meat-festival/index.html


      National Geographic, December 05, 2014
      -▶ CHINA'S EXPANDING MIDDLE CLASS FUELS POACHING, DECADENCE IN MYANMAR. In the remote jungle city of Mong La, endangered animals are sold as aphrodisiacs, traditional medicines, and gastronomic delicacies.  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/12/141205-myanmar-burma-poachers-endangered-animals/


      Time Magazine, December 22, 2014
      STUDY:  BURGEONING TRADE IN WILD-CAT PRODUCTS FROM BURMA TO CHINA http://time.com/3645148/tiger-wild-cats-burma-myanmar-china/


      Guardian, July 21, 2014
      -▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE ALONG THE BURMA-CHINA BORDER -- IN PICTURES. The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes that are sucking the forests, jungles and plains of India, Burma, Laos and Thailand dry of their native animals and plants – many of them endangered http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/21/-sp-endangered-species-on-sale-along-burmachina-border


      Mongabay, May 15, 2014

       -▶ CHINESE POACHERS CAUGHT WITH 555 MARINE TURTLES, MOSTLY DEAD (PHOTOS) http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0515-hance-sea-turtles-poaching-philippines.html


      February 26, 2013 Mongabay

      ▶   ASIATIC CHEETAHS ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-santana-iranian-cheetahs.html#tY7VX85qC6MpcWFr.99

       

                                     International Conservation Forum
                                                         VIDEO:

                         BRING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                                      Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

                                 http://www.icforum.info/category/tigers/

       

       ▶   RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING - IMPORTING NATIONS MUST TAKE ACTION 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/

       

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

       

      ▶   LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA  http://sco.lt/4o0U9x


      Telegraph, January 22, 2015
      ▶   WILD TIGERS IN INDIA HAVE MADE A DRAMATIC COMEBACK:  BUT HOW? IS THEIR ENOUGH FOREST LEFT TO SUSTAIN THEM? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11359324/Wild-tigers-have-made-a-dramatic-comeback-but-how.html

       

      January 29, 2013 Guardian Environment
      ▶   TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM DISAPPEARING MANGROVE FOREST http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh

       

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                                                     PBSNature

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

                                       http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

       

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      Mongabay, July 07, 2014
        -▶ PRICE OF IVORY TRIPLES IN CHINA.
      In the last four years the price of ivory in China has tripled, according to new research from Save the Elephants. The news has worrying implications for governments and conservationists struggling to save elephants in Africa amidst a poaching epidemic, which has seen tens-of-thousands of elephants butchered for their tusks across the continent annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0707-hance-ivory-price.html


      TIME, July 03, 2014

        ▶  AFRICAN-ELEPHANT POACHING SOARS AS IVORY PRICE TRIPLES IN CHINA http://time.com/29

      53056/african-elephant-poaching-soars-as-ivory-prices-triple-in-china/


      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 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

        ▶  ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

       

      TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013
        -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/


      Feb 27, 2013

      - ▶ BLOOD IVORY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY AMONG CHINA'S GROWING MIDDLE CLASS - ‘BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS;" http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/battle-for-the-elephants-blood-ivory-becoming-a-hot-commodity-among-chinas-growing-middle-class.html



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



      The Independent, December 03, 2014
      THE HUNT IS ON:  INTERPOL LIST NAMES OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ENVIRONMENTAL FUGITIVES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-hunt-is-on-interpol-list-names-the-worlds-most-wanted-environmental-fugitives-9901504.html


      Guardian, December 23, 2014
      ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING 'KINGPIN' ARRESTED IN TANZANIA

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/23/elephant-ivory-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-tanzania


       

      ▶   NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE: 'CYBERPOACHING:  EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6ks8nJ

       

                                                             VIDEO

                                    TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                      Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Slaughter 

                                                http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

       

       

                                                  SHORT VIDEO:
      *** SAVING LEUSER. TRIPA. Saving Leuser. Tripa. A film by Carlos Quiles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8



      ▶   THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/81BCq1

       

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


      ▶   INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT'S SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE: A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1


       -▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

       

       

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

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

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      ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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      Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse EBOLA

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

      July 23, 2013 Science Daily

      HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE

       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


      Science Daily, May 11, 2012
      -▶  ABSENCE OF ELEPHANTS AND RHINOCEROSES REDUCE BIODIVERSITY IN TROPICAL FORESTS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120511101347.htm


      Science Daily, November 1`8, 2014
      -▶  AS ELEPHANTS GO, SO GO THE TREES. Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141118124534.htm


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


                                                         WATCH
                                    THE PRICE OF IVORY (9:01)
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDpK3_vNLAA


      Focusing on Wildlife, November 23, 2014
       ▶ 'GUNS KILL TREES TOO' : OVERHUNTING RAISES EXTINCTION THREAT FOR TREES  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/guns-kill-trees-too-overhunting-raises-extinction-threat-for-trees/


      JSTOR, December 30, 2014
       ▶ OVERHUNTING CAN KILL FORESTS, TOO  http://daily.jstor.org/overhunting-can-kill-forests/


      Mongabay, November 10, 2014
      -▶ HUMAN INFECTIONS BY ' MONKEY MALARIA' INCREASING AS FORESTS DISAPPEAR  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1109-lbell-monkey-malaria-spreading.html


      Science/AAAS, November 03, 2014
      -▶ DEFORESTATION RELEASES DEADLY MALARIA PARASITE

       http://news.sciencemag.org/sifter/2014/11/deforestation-releases-deadly-malaria-parasite?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&utm_source=eloqua


                                                             PHOTO

      EBOLA EXISTED AT LOW LEVELS IN INTACT RAINFORESTS ONLY EMERGING AS OVER-POPULATION WIDELY DESTROYED AND BEGAN EATING BUSHMEAT  https://twitter.com/EcoInternet/status/523296942961340417/photo/1


      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-


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                                                         EBOLA

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      SustainableBusiness.com, October 22, 2014
      -▶ THE EBOLA-DEFORESTATION CONNECTION. "As the forests disappeared, so too did the buffer separating humans from animals - and from the pathogens that animals harbor," says Vanity Fair. http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25968


      EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
      -▶  EBOLA IS ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


                                                               VIDEO

                                           France 24, October 08, 2014
      DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS BREAKS OUT DEEP IN RAINFOREST  http://www.france24.com/en/20141008-video-msf-ebola-outbreak-drc-rainforest-lokolia-congo/


      IUCN, October 08, 2014
      ▶  EBOLA OUTBREAK HIGHLIGHTS CRITICAL LINKS BETWEEN BIODIVERSITY LOSS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://www.iucn.org/?18439/Ebola-outbreak-highlights-critical-links-between-biodiversity-loss-and-human-health-says-IUCNs-Wildlife-Health-Specialist-Group



      CIFOR Forests News Blog, September 02, 2014
      -▶ EBOLA AND BUSHMEAT IN AFRICA:  Q&A WITH LEADING RESEARCHER  http://blog.cifor.org/23924/ebola-and-bushmeat-in-africa-qa-with-leading-researcher


      New Scientist, September 08, 2014
      ▶  EBOLA'S SILVER LINING:  WE CAN CLAMP DOWN ON BUSHMEAT. According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola virus enters human populations when people handle or eat infected wildlife, especially fruit bats, chimpanzees, monkeys, forest antelopes and porcupines. Eating bushmeat remains common throughout Africa, either for subsistence or as a luxury.

      The Ebola outbreak is an opportunity to clamp down on a practice which both causes disease outbreaks and empties forests of wildlife. At a minimum, governments should zealously enforce bans on the hunting and consumption of bats and apes, two groups most commonly associated with Ebola. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850.300-ebolas-silver-lining-we-can-clamp-down-on-bushmeat.html


      Guardian, October 10, 2014
      ▶  EBOLA:  EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS TO ASSESS RISK OF BUSHMEAT TO EU COUNTRIES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/ebola-bushmeat-risk-europe-food-safety-expert-assessment


      The Ecologist, October 29, 2014
      -▶ OIL PALM EXPLOSION DRIVING WEST AFRICA'S EBOLA OUTBREAK http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2612900/oil_palm_explosion_driving_west_africas_ebola_outbreak.html


      Guardian, October 28, 2014
      -▶ EBOLA IS A PRODUCT OF DESTRUCTIVE AND EXPLOITIVE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/28/ebola-africa-symptom-failing-economic-system-west-deforestation


      Science 2.0 October 17, 2014
      ▶ EBOLA:  BATS GET A BAD RAP WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING DISEASES:  BATS AS BUSH MEAT http://www.science20.com/the_conversation/ebola_bats_get_a_bad_rap_when_it_comes_to_spreading_diseases-147104


      The Ecologist, October 23, 2014
      -▶ EBOLA:  DON'T BLAME THE BATS !! http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606208/ebola_dont_blame_the_bats.html


      Washington Post, October 12, 2014
      ▶  HOW DEFORESTATION SHARES THE BLAME FOR THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/08/how-deforestation-and-human-activity-could-be-to-blame-for-the-ebola-pandemic/


      The Guardian - Vital Signs
      -▶  HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2014/oct/03/ebola-epidemic-bats-deforestation-west-africa-guinea-sierra-leone-liberia


      Climate Desk, July 07, 2014
      -▶ WE ARE MAKING DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAKS WORSE BY CUTTING DOWN FORESTS http://climatedesk.org/2014/07/we-are-making-ebola-outbreaks-worse-by-cutting-down-forests/


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


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


      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, 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


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


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


                                                  --- WATCH --

                                  AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                    REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                             DON'T MISS THIS

                                            http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


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                   THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES

                                                AND MUST CEASE

                                                    http://sco.lt/6iIjtx


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


                                           ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                  EXTINCTION CRISIS

      WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


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


       ▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS: PESTICIDES LINKED TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION  http://sco.lt/5dc13Z




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


       

                                                  --- 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/





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


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


       ▶  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


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


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


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


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


                                                     ONE SHORT VIDEO

      WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL & ANIMAL EXTINCTION --: DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/5moIAT



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


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                                   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

       


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


       

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



                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                            http://sco.lt/95E5aL

       

       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/


      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



       ▶  LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


       

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


       

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

       

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


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

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

       

       

      ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


      ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


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


      ▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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      VIDEO: Earthrace reveals horror of the annual 90,000 Namibian baby seal slaughter

       

       

      NAMBIA - THE ANNUAL SLAUGHTER OF 90,000 BABY SEALS.  ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARINE MAMMALS WILDLIFE CRIMES KNOWN TO MAN

       

      Published on Jul 4, 2013 VIDEO (ABOVE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=INBcukfT2rY

       

      Release of the footage, taken by conservation group Earthrace Conservation, coincides with the start of this year's seal cull which is expected to kill 80-90,000 seal pups and up to 6,000 bulls....

      Earthrace Conservation calls for an immediate halt before thousands more seal pups are brutally killed. The footage, released July 2013, shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding what appear to be pick axe handles before their carcasses are loaded into a pick-up truck for disposal.

      This graphic and upsetting film, shot in 2011 but only just released by Earthrace Conservation, shows sealers clubbing Cape fur seals to death in a nature reserve. The footage has been presented to the country's government, but a request by animal protection groups to ban the practice has been ignored.

      http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1991629/seal_clubbing_in_namibia_shocking_footage_just_released.html

       

      The Seals of Nam, June, 02, 2014
      NAMBIA:  LIES, ECOCIDE, SEX TONICS AND FRAUD http://www.thesealsofnam.org/namibia-lies-ecocide-sex-tonics-and-fraud/

       

       

      August 28, 2012 Ecowatch

      The Namibian seal hunt is responsible for the largest slaughter of marine mammals on earth and is considered to be the most brutal of all seal culls. For 139 days, terrified pups are rounded up, separated from their mothers, and brutally beaten to death for their pelts – a CITES protected species, killed in a seal reserve every day just hours before tourists come to view the remaining colony. Inhumane, illegal, unsustainable and unethical, many conservation groups violently oppose the slaughter.... http://ecowatch.com/2012/exposes-slaughter-baby-seals/

       

      NAMIBIA: THE SEALS OF NAM - A GLOBAL OUTCRY

      Each year, despite massive international criticism, flawed science, mounting public outcry and warnings from the IUCN, the quota gets increased.

      Did you know the Namibian seal hunt is responsible for one of the largest slaughters of marine mammals on earth? It is considered to be the most brutal of ALL culls and is considered by scientists to be horrendously cruel.

      From the 1st of July, 80 000 Cape Fur seal pups, still dependent on the teat, will be beaten to death with pick handles for their fur pelts. A further 6 000 adult bull seals will be shot at point blank range so that their penises can be used to make ineffective sex potions for the Asian markets, thus fueling an illegal trade in animal body parts for fake medicines. For the next 139 days, terrified pups will be rounded up, separated from their mothers and be violently beaten to death. The colony will be rounded up at day break. Pups, bulls and cows will be surrounded and kept away from the safety of the sea. Men with clubs move in and the seals run in fear.

      http://www.thesealsofnam.org/the-slaughter-4/

       

       

                                            ---------------WATCH -------------

                                              Published on Apr 5, 2012

      *****  NAMIBIA SEAL HUNT - THE CRUELEST IN THE WORLD - YouTube

      Pat Dickens, the campaign manager for "The Seals Of Nam" explains the differences between the Namibia and the Canadian seal slaughters

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnh6qV_HgHs

       

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      NAMIBIA SEAL CULL FACTS - SEA SHEPHERD http://www.seashepherd.org/desert-seal/seal-cull-facts.html

       

      July 14, 2013 BBC News -
      NAMIBIA'S CONTROVERSIAL ANNUAL EAL HUNT SET TO BEGIN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18845596

       

      July 4, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

      VIDEO:

      **** HORROR OF NAMIBIA'S SEAL CULL http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/horror-of-namibias-sea-cull/

       

       

      Scientific American, July 09, 2014
       -▶  EXTINCTION COUNTDOWN:  WHY IS NAMIBIA KILLING ITS RARE DESERT ELEPHANTS? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/07/09/namibia-desert-elephants/

       

       

       

      CANADIAN ANNUAL HARP SEAL SLAUGHTER FACTS - http://www.seashepherd.org/seals/seal-hunt-facts.html

       

       May 27, 2012 CBC News
      SEAL HUNT DESCRIBED AS "BEST" IN YEARS - NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - DESPITE BEING UNDER QUOTA OF 400,000 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/05/27/nl-cp-seal-hunt-review-427.html

       

       HarpSeals.Org

      AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CANADIAN SEAL HUNT AND SLAUGHTER - 400,000 HARP SEALS APPROVED BY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php

       

       CANADA: 70,000 SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER" WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS - SCIENTISTS http://sco.lt/4i4j33

       

      January 5, 2013 Guardian Environment
      CANADIAN SEA CULL 'UNNECESSARY FUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/05/canadian-seal-cull-unnecessary-climate-change

       

       

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

       

       

       


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      WHAT CENTURY ARE WE IN???? This is NOT About Management.  This IS About MONEY.... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/05/27/nl-cp-seal-hunt-review-427.html

      Seals play a vital part in the natural food chain.  Whales are starving due to lack of their food (seals) while man is cruelly slaughtering hundreds of thousands for their profit.   Something MUST be done here

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      THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES AND MUST CEASE - EBOLA

      THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE - EBOLA | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      June 10, 2013 Mongabay

      -▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN SUMATRA AND MUST CEASE . In a chilly rain on Sunday, in a town just a few kilometers beyond the edge of a protected Sumatran rainforest, a young orangutan sat perched on a piece of plywood and grabbed the metal wires of his tiny cage... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-kellogg-aceh-wildlife-trade.html


      THESE ANIMALS ARE CONSUMED BY THE THOUSANDS FOR THE EXOTIC MEAT TRADE https://www.thedodo.com/pangolin-bust-photos-1118765504.html


          PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION

                                              http://sco.lt/4scV9d


      Huffington Post Green, March 03, 2015
      -▶ THIS IS WHAT WILDLIFE CRIME LOOKS LIKE (BEFORE AND AFTER - GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/03/this-is-what-wildlife-crime-looks-like_n_6785412.html


                                                         VIDEO
                                        BBC News, February 13, 2014
                THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE EXPLAINED IN 60 SECONDS
                               http://www.bbc.com/news/world-26161624


      The Independent, December 03, 2014
      THE HUNT IS ON:  INTERPOL LIST NAMES OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ENVIRONMENTAL FUGITIVES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-hunt-is-on-interpol-list-names-the-worlds-most-wanted-environmental-fugitives-9901504.html


      Guardian, December 23, 2014
      ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING 'KINGPIN' ARRESTED IN TANZANIA

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/23/elephant-ivory-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-tanzania

       

      TRNS, June 25, 2014

      -▶  UN:  WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING SKYROCKETS, FUELING CARTELS AND TERRORISTS: The yearly value of the illicit wildlife trade is estimated to have surpassed the sum total of financial assistance to the developing world - between $70 billion and $213 billion each year http://www.talkradionews.com/united-nations/2014/06/25/un-illegal-wildlife-trade-fuels-cartels-and-terrorists.html


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