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"The Last Orangutan Eden" ~ Full Episode

"The Last Orangutan Eden" ~ Full Episode | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                           A LOVELY WATCH

                        "THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN" (53:10)

                                                 PBSNature

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation — clearing the land for vast palm oil plantations — as the chief reason for the species’ declining population. But as Morgan shows, conservationists are trying to reverse that trend by teaching orphaned orangutans the survival skills they’ll need for release back into the jungle. He also accompanies researchers deep into a remote and protected peat swamp forest to study wild orangutans up close to learn about their culture and behavior.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/last-orangutan-eden-full-episode/11657/


The Dodo, Aprl 09, 2015
THIS IS WHAT PALM OIL IS DOING TO ORANGUTANS https://www.thedodo.com/marooned-and-shot-in-the-chest-orangutan-rescued-just-in-time-1083569458.html


All Things Considered, March 11, 2015
▶  AS PALM OIL FARMS EXPANDS, IT'S A RACE TO SAVE INDONESIA'S ORANGUTANS http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015/03/11/392292008/as-palm-oil-farms-expand-its-a-race-to-save-indonesias-orangutans


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


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


One Green Planet

▶  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/


Mongabay, February 11, 2015
▶  RANKING THE BEST AND WORST COMPANIES IN TERM OF DEFORESTATION  http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0210-forest-500-zero-deforestation.html


                                       PLANET PALM OIL

                    The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                       http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


Mongabay, February 03, 2015
▶  DESPITE GREEN PROMISE, INDONESIAN FORESTRY GIAN CONTINUES TO DESTROY FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0203-april-false-forest-pledge.html


                                  AND ANOTHER GREAT WATCH

                                         "EARTH - A NEW WILD"

                                     Four-Part Series - PBS Nature
Take a new look at humankind’s relationship with the wildest places on Earth. Dr. M. Sanjayan, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are woven into every aspect of Earth’s natural systems. The series features footage from the most striking places on Earth and encounters between wild animals and the people who live and work with them. http://www.pbs.org/earth-a-new-wild/home/


The Ecologist, February 24, 2015

▶  PALM OIL WIPING OUT AFRICA'S GREAT APE RAINFORESTS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2768642/palm_oil_wiping_out_africas_great_ape_rainforests.html



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                                         ORANGUTAN ECOCIDE

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


                                                      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


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


The Guardian March 28, 2012

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


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


July 4, 2012 Focusing On Wildlife
   ▶  BEATEN AND CAPTURED ORANGUTAN DIES IN INDONESIA'S ACEH PROVINCE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/beaten-and-captured-orangutan-dies-in-indonesias-aceh-province/


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/


                                                         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=68



                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                             Ten News Australia

                                             "PALM OIL ECOCIDE"

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


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


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


                                                 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/


                                              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


▶  NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FOREST WILL BE INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4470&Itemid=214


▶  WILDLIFE IN THE TROPICS PLUMMETS BY OVER 60 PERCENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0515-hance-living-planet-report-tropics.html


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


                                            FEATURED VIDEO

                                                   Mongabay

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY WITNESSES END OF FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0326-muaratae-video.html



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


▶  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


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


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


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


                                                 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/


                                               ---- WATCH ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT


▶  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-


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


▶  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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS: DEFORESTATION, OCEANS, AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/8fK5



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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


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    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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      ▶  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

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      Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature" 2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

       

                                                          WATCH

      DR. VANDANA SHIVA: "RIGHTS OF NATURE" TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT  presents closing statement at the first Ethics Tribunal in Quito January 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw

       


      IC Magazine, December 11, 2014
      -▶  PANEL FINDS CORPORATIONS, UNITED NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS GUILTY OF VIOLATING NATURE'S RIGHTS

        https://intercontinentalcry.org/panel-finds-corporations-united-nations-and-governments-guilty-of-violating-natures-rights-26515/


      -▶ THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/7e8Zur


      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://sco.lt/5DoTRp


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

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

       

      The Activist Motivator, January 25, 2014
      -▶ IF NATURE HAD RIGHTS   http://activism101.ning.com/profiles/blogs/if-nature-had-rights?xg_source=activity


      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 Sustainable Business, October 09, 2014
      -▶ 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



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


       

       Futurity, July 28, 2014
      -▶ HOW KILLING OFF WILDLIFE CAUSES SOCIAL CHAOS http://www.futurity.org/wildlife-conservation-conflict-738232/


      HuffingtonPostGreen, March 15, 2013
      -▶ LET'S TALK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEBT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-larkin/post_4514_b_2883616.html

       

      Real News One, June 10, 2014
      -▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


      Ensia, August 12, 2014
      -▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/


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

       


       farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
      LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

       

       

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


                                             BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                              "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM

                                    

                                       Guardian August 02, 2014
       ▶ AUSTRALIAN PM, TONY ABBOTT, LAUNCHES GREEN ARMY RECRUITING 15,000 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS. About 15,000 young Australians will be mobilised for the government’s Green Army and get their hands dirty on environmental projects for a weekly wage of up to $500.
      The Abbott government’s Green Army initiative will involve 1500 projects implemented over the next three years. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/02/tony-abbott-green-army-recruiting-drive

       

       

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

       

                                                         WATCH

                                                   Vandana Shiva
                               FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                                     DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

       

       

      The Guardian, November 1, 2013
      -▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva. An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life

       

      A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1

       

       

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

       

                                         NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                               WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                                   WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                               http://sco.lt/7maN5V

       

       

                                          BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                     The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                                  http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

       

       

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

       

                                          UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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


       

                                                           VIDEO

                                                   ENOUGHNESS: 

                    WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

       Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis

      -▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/57JX0L

       

       -▶ UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS  http://sco.lt/4ruX0z

       

                                                              VIDEO:

                           INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                             A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                  http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

       

      -▶ THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/7pCbOj

       

      -▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS ... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES THE ENVIRONMENT? http://sco.lt/4vZqvB

       

                                                              VIDEO:

                           INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                             A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                  http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

       

      The Ecologist, March 20, 2014
      -▶  FOREST PEOPLES AT RISK FROM CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT 'CARBON GRAB' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2325253/forest_peoples_at_risk_from_carbon_grab.html

       

                                                           VIDEO:

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



      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/

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION  http://sco.lt/6tNs8H

       

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

       

      Global Research, July 16, 2014
      -▶ FINE PRINT OF THE FOOD WARS:  MONSANTO AND BIOTECH INDUSTRY PUSHING FOR WORLD MONOPOLY THROUGH SEED SUPPLY http://www.globalresearch.ca/fine-print-of-the-food-wars-monsanto-and-biotech-industry-pushing-for-world-food-monopoly-through-seed-supply/5393083

       

                                                            WATCH
                                                "SEEDS OF DEATH"

                                        Award Winning Documentary
                            Big Agriculture. Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta
      http://www.globalresearch.ca/seeds-of-death-and-big-agriculture-monsanto-dupont-sygenta/5393105

       

       

       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/

       

                                                          WATCH
                                                    Vandana Shiva
                                   THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

       

                                     SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                                  GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                            http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

       

      Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
       -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
      African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

       

                             WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                             http://sco.lt/5XvSe9

       

                                                  BAN GMOs NOW

                                              A Special ISIS Report

                                               http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

       

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

       

       

       

                                    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/

       

       

       

       

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      World Bank and UN REDD carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs

      World Bank and UN REDD carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      PHOTO: Father of five Joseph Kilimo Chebet stands next to the burned remains of his homestead, destroyed only hours prior by Kenya Forest Service officers.

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      The Guardian environment, July 03, 2014

      WORLD BANK, UN REDD COMPLICIT IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS

      UN's REDD scheme promises carbon offsetting will empower local communities in the developing world while conserving forests - but critics say the scheme is fuelling genocidal evictions of indigenous people from their lands.  Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 500 million acres of land in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean was acquired or negotiated under deals brokered on behalf of foreign governments or transnational corporations.

           Many such deals are geared toward growing crops or biofuels for export to richer, developed countries – with the consequence that small-holder farmers are displaced from their land and lose their livelihood while local communities go hungry. The concentration of ownership of the world's farmland in the hands of powerful investors and corporations is rapidly accelerating, driven by resource scarcity and, thus, rising prices. According to a new report by the US land rights organisation Grain: "The powerful demands of food and energy industries are shifting farmland and water away from direct local food production to the production of commodities for industrial processing." Less known factors, however, include 'conservation' and 'carbon offsetting.'   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jul/03/world-bank-un-redd-genocide-land-carbon-grab-sengwer-kenya


                                                      INVESTIGATION
                                Center for Public Integrity, April 16 2015
      HOW THE WORLD BANK BREAKS ITS PROMISE TO PROTECT THE POOR Since 2004 an estimated 3,350,449 people were forced from their homes, deprived of their land or had their livelihoods damaged because they lived in the path of a World Bank project http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/04/16/17147/how-world-bank-breaks-its-promise-protect-poor


      Huffington Post, April16, 2015
      NEW EVIDENCE TIES WORLD BANK TO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN ETHOPIA ICIJ and The Huffington Post estimate that 3.4 million people have been physically or economically displaced by World Bank-backed projects since 2004. http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/worldbank-evicted-abandoned/new-evidence-ties-worldbank-to-human-rights-abuses-ethiopia


      Oxfam GB, April 02, 2015
      RISKY INVESTMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES: "DOES THE WORLD BANK THINK THIS IS DEVELOPMENT? http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/blog/2015/04/risky-investment-and-human-rights-abuses

                                                          EXPOSE

                     Corporate Accountability International, December 05, 2014
                                   BEHIND THE WORLD BANK'S SPIN 

                                    PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

      How the World Bank uses Ponzi-style marketing to promote PPPs around the globe. https://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/blog/behind-world-banks-spin


      The Ecologist, September 16, 2014
      - WORLD BANK TO ROLL BACK SAFEGUARDS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2556646/world_bank_to_roll_back_safeguards_for_indigenous_people.html


      HuffPost Impact, July 16, 2014

      -▶ WORLD BANK POISED TO DENY AFRICA'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THEIR RIGHTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nezir-sinani/world-bank-poised-to-deny_b_5592475.html


      TakePart, October 10, 2014
       -▶ IS THE WORLD BANK HELPING THE POOR -- OR THE WORLD'S BANKS? http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/10/world-bank-protest-land-grabs?cmpid=organic-share-twitter-influence


      Oakland Institute, March 16, 2015
      ▶ CIVIL SOCIETY DENOUNCES WORLD BANK'S CONFERENCE ON LAND & POVERTY http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/civil-society-denounces-world-banks-conference-land-poverty


      Guardian, March 09. 2015
      WORLD BANK PRESIDENT ADMITS RESETTLEMENT FAILURES: "WHAT WE FOUND CAUSES ME DEEP CONCERN" The World Bank last week admitted publicly it had no idea how many people may have been forced off their land or lost their jobs due to its projects. The Bank also did not know whether these people were compensated fairly, on time or at all. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/09/world-bank-president-jim-yong-kim-resettlement-land-rights

                                                    Oakland Institute
                                                 UNFOLDING TRUTH
      Dismantling the World Bank's Myths on Agriculture and Development http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/OurBiz_Brief_UnfoldingTruth.pdf


      IT IS TIME TO QUESTION THE ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK, UN-REDD AND THE ROLE THEY PLAY WITH PRIVATE CORPORATIONS IN DEFORESTATION -- PURELY FOR PROFIT

      http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/05/alarm-bells-ringing-olam-international-and-redd-in-the-republic-of-congo/#more-13004


                                                         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


      Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014

       -▶ KENYA PREPARING FOR 'REDD' IN THE EMBOBUT FOREST FORCING SENGWER PEOPLE "INTO EXTINCTION" http://www.ienearth.org/kenya-preparing-for-redd-in-the-embobut-forest-and-forcing-sengwer-people-into-extinction/


      The Ecologist, December 07, 2014
      ▶  KENYA:  A FOREST PEOPLE ILLEGALLY EVICTED, BEATEN IMPRISONED: PAID FOR BY THE WORLD BANK. Financed by the World Bank, the Kenya Forest Service has intensified its illegal campaign of evictions, arson, beatings and arrests of the Sengwer forest people of the Embobut forest. And behind the violence lies the lure of hard cash - from the prospect of selling the forest's carbon to international financiers http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2664793/kenya_a_forest_people_illegally_evicted_beaten_imprisoned_paid_for_by_the_world_bank.html


      Redd Monitor, September 30, 2014
       -▶ EVICTIONS OF SENGWER INDIGENOUS PEOPLE:  WORLD BANK VIOLATES SAFEGUARDS IN KENYA. The World Bank’s inspection panel has found that the Bank violated its safeguards in a conservation project in the Cherangany Hills in Kenya. Thousands of Sengwer indigenous people have been evicted and their homes burned down. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/09/30/evictions-of-sengwer-indigenous-people-world-bank-violates-safeguards-in-kenya/


      Redd-Monitor, January 07, 2014
      - ▶ FORCED EVICTION BY KENYA THREATENS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES' HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANCESTRAL FORESTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/01/07/forced-eviction-by-kenya-threatens-indigenous-communities-human-rights-and-ancestral-forests/


       Environment News Service, January 22, 2014

      - ▶ KENYA BURNS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OUT OF ANCESTRAL LANDS http://ens-newswire.com/2014/01/22/kenya-burns-indigenous-people-out-of-ancestral-lands/


      Nafeez Ahmed: Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate re-colonisation of the South


      21 February 2013 Redd-Monitor

      UN-REDD PLUS GETS AN "F" - BIODIVERSITY, COMMUNITIES AND FOREST CARBON CERTIFICATION. Until there is an agreement at the UNFCCC level on REDD, carbon credits from REDD projects can only be traded on voluntary markets. Buyers of these carbon credits rely on independent certification ...http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=REDD+Plus+or+REDD+%E2%80%9CLight%E2%80%9D%3F+Biodiversity%2C+communities+and+forest+carbon+certificatio

      n


      May 23, 3013 redd-monitor.org
       ▶ WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DOES THE WORLD BANK NEED THAT CARBON MARKETS ARE NOT WORKING? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/23/what-more-evidence-does-the-world-bank-need-that-carbon-markets-are-not-working/#more-13964


      COLONIALISM AND THE GREEN ECONOMY:  VILLAGERS DEFY PRESSURE TO FORFEIT FARMS FOR CARBON-OFFSET  http://truth-out.org/news/item/13763-colonialism-and-the-green-economy-the-truth-behind-the-biofuel-industry


      RT Climate News, December 08, 2014
      ▶  WORLD BANK CHIEF CALLS FOR "ZERO NET EMISSIONS" CLIMATE GOAL http://www.rtcc.org/2014/12/09/world-bank-chief-calls-for-zero-net-emissions-climate-goal/


      Common Dreams, October 10, 2014
      WORLD vs BANK:  SMALL FARMERS, GLOBAL SOUTH DEMAND END TO WORLD BANK'S 'MORAL BANKRUPTCY' - In actions in cities across the globe, critics of neoliberal development and corporate domination of agriculture say this is 'Our Land' and 'Our Business' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/10/worldvsbank-small-farmers-global-south-demand-end-world-banks-moral-bankruptcy


                                                   WORLD vs BANK:

                                JOIN THE #WorldvsBank Twitter Storm

                                   Oakland Institute, October 06, 2014
      FARMERS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, AND NGOs TAKE TO STREETS IN TEN CITIES DEMANDING AN END TO WORLD BANK'S MORALLY BANKRUPT DEVELOPMENT  http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/worldvsbank-press-release#overlay-context=


      Oakland Institute, July 28, 2014
       -▶ THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF, US AID OPEN UP UKRAINE TO WESTERN INTERESTS. A new report from the Oakland Institute, Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict, exposes how the international financial institutions swooped in on the heels of the political upheaval and are vying to deregulate and throw open Ukraine’s vast agricultural sector to foreign investors, in return for aid

      http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/press-release-world-bank-and-imf-open-ukraine-western-interests


      REPORT: International Rivers: September 2013

      -▶ WORLD BANK, WITH CHINA AND BRAZIL RETURNS TO FUNDING MEGA DAMS http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/world-bank-returns-to-big-dams-8077

       

      Inter Press Service, March 21, 2014
      -▶ WORLD BANK CLEAR $73 BILLION DOLLAR GRANT FOR CONTROVERSIAL MEGA-DAM IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) As currently envisioned, the Inga III dam would be the first in a series of hydroelectric installations along the Congo River, collectively referred to as the Grand Inga project. This would include a single 145-metre dam, which would flood an area known as the BundiValley, home to around 30,000 people... “The project is being presented as if it will help the population...but these big mega-dam projects end up serving mines and related industry at the expense of local communities bein displaced once Inga 3 is fully developed.”  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/03/world-bank-clears-congos-controversial-dam-project/


                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


      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/


      IC Magazine, December 11, 2014

      ▶ PANEL FINDS CORPORATIONS, UNITED NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS GUILTY OF VIOLATING NATURE'S RIGHTS

        https://intercontinentalcry.org/panel-finds-corporations-united-nations-and-governments-guilty-of-violating-natures-rights-26515/


      HuffingtonPostGreen, March 15, 2013
         -▶ LET'S TALK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEBT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-larkin/post_4514_b_2883616.html

       

                         FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                         http://sco.lt/8fNIET


                                   NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING 

      CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


                                                  LAND GRABS:

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


                                                         VIDEO:

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


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



                               PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

         FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                                http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


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


                                                    INVESTIGATION
                                        Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                             WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
      A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
      http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING. THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                             http://sco.lt/67XHiD

       

                       IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
      Everyone knows that coral reefs are in danger, and that the rainforests are disappearing – or do we? What do we actually know in scientific terms? How much of these ecosystems are left, and how likely are they to disappear? IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is developing a new tool to provide answers to these questions – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/

       

                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

                                                    VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                           The Poverty-Environment Initiative
       BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

       

       

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


       

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


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


      BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

       

      THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION  http://sco.lt/6tNs8H

       

                                    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"

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


       

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

             

            YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

       

      ▶ 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

      more...
      Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:26 AM

      800 MILLION ACRES SEQUESTERED IN ASIA, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA. PEOPLE ARE BEING DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR LANDS.

       

      This is the true nature of Agenda 21, privatised UN system, and corporatism.

      pdjmoo's curator insight, October 2, 2014 5:00 AM

               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

      Rescooped by pdjmoo from Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment
      Scoop.it!

      Financializing Nature Could Bankrupt Us All. Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

      Financializing Nature Could Bankrupt Us All. Old Economics or Sustaining Policy? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



                           ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

      "Guardianship is a word that rings out in my head. We are meant to be guardians and trustees of this planet. For me, and for many others, the collective goal of humanity is towards the stewardship of our people, the planet and our ecosystems. We have a duty to protect and enhance our communities and ecosystems for the betterment of future generations"...Nicole Tilde


      The Guardian, March 10, 2015
      ▶  'BY SEPARATING NATURE FROM ECONOMICS, WE HAVE WALKED BLINDLY INTO TRAGEDY ‘ http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/10/jeffrey-sachs-economic-policy-climate-change


      Guardian Sustainable Business, January 28, 2015
       ▶ FAILING TO PROTECT NATURE'S CAPITAL COULD COST BUSINESSES TRILLIONS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/28/natural-captial-profit-world-economy


      Common Dreams, October 14, 2012
      CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER: The "financialization of nature" is a flawed approach to saving biodiversity, "Biodiversity and forests are critical for the survival of people and the planet, and are thus priceless. Our biodiversity needs to be protected, not speculated on by reckless and unaccountable financial markets,” says Isaac Rojas, Friends of the Earth International Coordinator of the Forests and Biodiversity Program. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


      September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate

      -▶ NATURE, INC? THE FINANCIALISATION OF NATURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-limits-of-market-based-environmental-protection-by-barbara-unmuessig

       

       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


       ▶  HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 OF 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES', THAT KEEP HUMANITY IN A 'SAFE OPERATING SPACE." http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


      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/



      Common Cause, January 08, 2015
       ▶ SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE http://valuesandframes.org/some-psychological-consequences-of-putting-a-price-on-nature/


      Justmeans, January 20, 2015

       ▶ REPORT:  IS NATURE THE LARGEST "COMPANY" ON EARTH?

       http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/is-nature-the-largest-company-on-earth


      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


      -▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries



      August 30, 2013 Eco-Business

      -▶ BANKS PUT PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT

       It is not easy to put a value on a forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world's biggest banks is attempting to do.

      43 financial institutions have agreed that the way the present economic system uses and often destroys the environment without paying to do so is not sustainable.

      The banks are also concerned that some companies are using up natural resources so fast, with no thought for their own future, let alone that of the planet, that they will collapse. They want a way of warning them and ultimately withdrawing their credit unless the companies mend their ways... http://www.eco-business.com/news/banks-put-price-earths-life-support/


      The Conversation, August 12, 2014
      -▶ AN OBSESSION WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH WILL NOT MAKE THE BEST USE OF NATURAL ASSETS http://theconversation.com/an-obsession-with-economic-growth-will-not-make-the-best-use-of-natural-assets-30283


      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


      Ensia, August 12, 2014
      -▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/


      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/


      NEOLIBERALIZING NATURE AND PRIVATIZING THE AIR - IF WE CAN'T MAKE MONEY OFF IT, IT HAS NO VALUE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3992906780/neoliberalizing-nature-and-privatizing-the-air-if-we-can-t-make-money-off-it-it-has-no-value



      FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE  http://sco.lt/9KW9wn


      ▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life


                                        NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

      CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/8pAoSn



      HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values


       

      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

      /

      Guardian Sustainable Business, January 13, 2014
      -▶  SUSTAINABILITY IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL COMPANIES ADMIT ENVIRONMENTAL COST. While companies' impact on the environment remains ignored the question of how society deals with the consequence of this damage will remain unanswered  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-companies-environmental-cos


      International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
      -▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities


      Mongabay, June 06, 2014
      -▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


                                                       VIDEO REPORT

                                                         "BEYOND GDP"

                    The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


      CSRwire Talkback -
      -▶ OUR INVISIBLE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://csrwiretalkback.tumblr.com/post/2147520326/our-invisible-ecological-commons


      Redd Monitor, December 11, 2014
       ▶ "AS LONG AS NATURE IS SEEN AS PROPERTY IN LAW, THERE CAN BE NO JUSTICE FOR COMMUNITIES, THE CLIMATE OR NATURE"  - REDD ON TRIAL http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/12/11/redd-on-trial-as-long-as-nature-is-seen-as-property-in-law-there-can-be-no-justice-for-communities-the-climate-or-nature/


                                                         BOLIVIA 

      FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH
                                                http://sco.lt/83jybZ


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

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


      Mongabay, September 24, 2014
      ▶  INVESTORS RISK BILLIONS BY TRAMPLING ON INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0923-dparker-land-conflict-risk.html



      ScienceDaily, January 29, 2012
      NEW BIODIVERSITY MAP OF ANDES SHOWS SPECIES IN DIRE NEED OF PROTECTION http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126223929.htm


      Guardian Environment, October 17, 2014
       -▶ CHINA TEST OUTRIGHT LOGGING BAN IN STATE FORESTS. A shift towards forest conservation, rather than utilisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests


      -▶  THE CRISIS OF CIVILIZATION IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY.  BUSINESS-AS-USUAL IS NOT SUSTAINABLE  http://sco.lt/8wpytt


      Our Finite World, October 31, 2013
      -▶ SUSTAINABILITY:  HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/



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


      IC Magazine, December 11, 2014
      -▶  PANEL FINDS CORPORATIONS, UNITED NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS GUILTY OF VIOLATING NATURE'S RIGHTS

        https://intercontinentalcry.org/panel-finds-corporations-united-nations-and-governments-guilty-of-violating-natures-rights-26515/



      Reuters, May 27, 2014
      -▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1


      ScienceDaily October 27, 2014
      ▶  REDUCING POPULATION IS NO ENVIRONMENT 'QUICK FIX'

        http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141027181959.htm


       ▶ A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



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


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


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


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

       

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

       

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


      Real News One, June 10, 2014

      -▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


      WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
      Global Forest Watch

      http://www.globalforestwatch.org/


      ScienceDaily, August 18, 2014
      -▶ WORLD'S PRIMARY FORESTS ON THE BRINK, STUDY CONCLUDES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818112937.htm

      Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
      ▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATIONA 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


                                                       VIDEO (3.30)
                                              Grassroots International
      PUTTING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY BEFORE CORPORATE INTERESTS
      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


      September 9, 2013 Washington Post

      -▶ HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/



      -▶ WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA http://sco.lt/5XvSe9


                                                            WATCH
                        "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
                      http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/


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

       

      -▶ THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/8GZC9x


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

       

                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


                                                AUDIO SLIDESHOW

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


      Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
      ▶  INVESTORS PRESS PALM OIL PRODUCERS TO HALT DEFORESTATION. Institutional investors representing over half a trillion dollars in assets under management are calling on four major palm oil producers to adopt an immediate moratorium on deforestation and join the growing effort within the industry to establish traceable, deforestation-free palm oil supply chains. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/mike_hower/investors_press_palm_oil_producers_halt_deforestation

       

                                                   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


       -▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


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


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



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


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

       

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


      CBC News
      ▶  PRISTINE LAKES ACROSS CANADA QUIETLY BEING "RECLASSIFIED" AS TOXIC DUMP SITES FOR MINES Environmentalists say the process amounts to a "hidden subsidy" to mining companies, allowing them to get around laws against the destruction of fish habitat. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/lakes-across-canada-face-being-turned-into-mine-dump-sites-1.733972


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



      ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX



      -▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY, OUR PUBLIC LANDS:  : COAL, OIL, FRACKING DESTROYING FOREST, WATER, ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/9JCs8f


      HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND LEAVING CHEMICAL CESSPOOL  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

       


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


                                                     ENOUGHNESS 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                 http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

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

       

      Alternet, May 23, 2014
      - ▶ NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE TAKING BOLD ACTIONS -- AND IT'S WORKING http://www.alternet.org/activism/new-environmentalists-are-taking-bold-actions-and-its-working

       

      A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

       

                                                 ANIMATED VIDEO

             THE STORY OF ILLEGAL LOGGING & HOW TO STOP IT
                                     http://www.fern.org/storyofFLEGT


      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

       

                                       FORESTS WITHOUT BORDERS

                           http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders

       

                                                WATCH ANIMATION

                                            THE STORY OF 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

       

                       IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
      http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/

       

       

      -▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?  http://sco.lt/79HQvZ



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

       

      -▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL


       

      - ▶ UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  OIL, COAL CHEMICAL & ASH SPILLS WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT & WATER http://sco.lt/81P9DF

       


       -▶ MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD



      MORE ON DEFORESTATION AND DESTRUCTION OF NATURE

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


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

       

                                          HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

                    THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                              http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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


                                    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"

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


       

       


      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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      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

      Travis Reede's curator insight, November 6, 2014 12:56 PM

      I believe that this is bad. Its sad that we can put a price on earth. We need to stop hurting the earth, and help it.

      Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 10, 1:46 PM

      The bankers went on to acknowledge this was partly their fault because they had no way of valuing this natural capital, nor did they currently recognize the danger to the stability of some companies because of its destruction. They want governments to force companies to disclose their dependence on natural capital and the impact they have on it by disclosures in annual financial reports. 

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      VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Seeing The Forests For The Trees

      VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Seeing The Forests For The Trees | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                  TED TALK VIDEO

                             Carnegie Institution for Science - Greg Asner

                                          ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR

      What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail -- what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon. In this fascinating talk, Asner gives a clear message: To save our ecosystems, we need more data, gathered in new ways... 

      http://www.ted.com/talks/greg_asner_ecology_from_the_air?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&awesm=on.ted.com_Asner&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co



      American Geophysical Union, February 25, 2015
      FELLING OF TROPICAL TREES HAS SOARED, SATELLITE SHOW, NOT SLOWED AS UN STUDY FOUND http://news.agu.org/press-release/felling-of-tropical-trees-has-soared-satellite-shows-not-slowed-as-un-study-found/



                                                       VIDEO REPORT
                                     Down To Earth, February 16, 2014
                                FORESTS WORTH MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD
      http://www.france24.com/en/20150215--down-earth-deforestation-peru-illegal-mining-jacquet-rainforest-alliance-trees/#



      Mongabay, May 08, 2014
      - ▶  SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES: NEW HOLISTIC 'ONE HEALTH' CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMSRecently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging holistic “One Health” movement explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health, and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-nicole-sri-ehp-one-health.html


      VIDEO (10:00)
      OUR FORESTS ARE DYING, ARE WE NEXT?
      Trees are the terrestrial lungs of the planet, and they are dying all over the globe. Government agencies and mainstream media are not reporting on the unfolding cataclysm of this die off.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzix8TiHR8


      WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
      Global Forest Watch

      http://www.globalforestwatch.org/

       

      Washington Post, May 26, 2014
      THIS SUMMER, NASA WILL BEGIN KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR GARDEN. Next month, the agency plans to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Its primary aim is to create a global map of carbon sources and carbon sinks. The OCO-2 mission will provide the most detailed map of photosynthetic fluorescence — that is to say, of how plants glow — ever created. Using this data, scientists should be able to estimate how quickly the world’s plants are absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-summer-nasa-will-begin-keeping-an-eye-on-your-garden/2014/05/23/8bc1f4de-df79-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html

       

       

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

                                  The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

       The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption.  Everything is Interconnected and interdependent.  Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms
      “A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.”  http://vimeo.com/40615050


      Ensia, August 12, 2014
      -▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/

       

       

      Carnegie Institution For Science, December 17, 2013
      FOREST MONITORING:  BRINGING THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE http://carnegiescience.edu/news/forest_monitoring_bringing_power_people


       Carnegie Institution for Science, March 03, 2014
      AMAZON'S CANOPY CHEMISTRY IS A PATCHWORK QUILT. http://carnegiescience.edu/news/amazon%E2%80%99s_canopy_chemistry_patchwork_quilt

       

      Independent, April 14, 2014
      "LUNGS OF THE WORLD" UNDER THREAT: Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fires-could-turn-amazon-rainforest-into-a-desert-as-human-activity-and-climate-change-threaten-lungs-of-the-world-says-study-9259741.html


       - ▶ TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH: OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/5oDc8n


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


                                                        WATCH

                     MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

      http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate

       

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



       - ▶ ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1



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



       - ▶ HOW CLOSELY TIED IS THE HEALTH OF TREES TO THE HEALTH OF HUMANS? http://sco.lt/5ax9hh


      FORESTS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1610875320/forests-and-the-health-of-the-planet



                                                           VIDEO

      USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED FOR A $13 BILLION GMO TREE ANNUAL BUSINESS http://sco.lt/7wrajZ


       

      Huffington Post Green, April 15, 2014
      CHINA EXPECTED TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER INDUSTRY/DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

       

       ▶ DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6831nN

       

                                                             VIDEO

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

       

       ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF IT AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://sco.lt/5nMisj


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

       

      - ▶ DEFORESTATION AND EXTINCTION:  CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO http://sco.lt/4yRATR

       


       

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

       

      - ▶ NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ

       

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

       

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

       

                                          HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

                    THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                              http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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

       

                                                             WATCH

                                               ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

            http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

       

       

      -▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       

       

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      What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide

      What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      ONE SHORT VIDEO

      Greenpeace

      WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

      Palm oil is an ingredient in products as diverse as shampoo, toothpaste, chocolate and detergent. But some palm oil is linked to forest destruction. This video tells the story you need to hear about palm oil... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/index.html



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


      Ensia, November 03, 2014
      ▶ HOW DID PALM OIL BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM -- AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?  http://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/


      Guardian Environment, June 05, 2014

      CLEANING UP DEFORESTATION FROM PALM OIL NEEDS MORE THAN GREENWASH http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/deforestation-palm-oil-more-greenwash-greenpeace


                                                   PLANET PALM OIL:

                                  The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                                     http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


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


      Triple Pundit, March 07, 2014

        -▶ WHO'S WHO IN "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SOURCING? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/ucs-listing-sustainable-palm-oil/


      Malaysiakini, August 10, 2014
        -▶ OIL PALM HAS BROUGHT POVERTY, NOT WEALTH TO THE PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/271102


      Mongabay, May 09, 2014

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

       

      STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IT http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h


                                                           PHOTO
                                                The EarthTechling Daily
                 A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                                    http://ow.ly/u2pSR


                                                             VIDEO

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


                                                           WATCH

                                               VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                      Ten News Australia Investigation

                                                 PALM OIL ECOCIDE

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


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

       

                                                          WATCH

                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

                     "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                         Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                                http://sco.lt/93dMUz

       

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


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


         -▶ 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM, DEVASTATING LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8OGE2T



       Borneo Post, February 21, 2013

      GOOGLE-BACKED DATABASE STEPS UP FIGHT ON DEFORESTATION. The database will allow anyone to look online and verify the boundaries of protected forests, including buyers of palm oil who want to avoid illicit production http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/02/21/google-backed-database-steps-up-fight-on-deforestation/


       

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

       


                                                INVESTIGATION
                                        Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                             WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
      A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
      http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


      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

       

      Sydney Morning Herald, March 29, 2014
      STOPPING THE CHAINSAWS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/stopping-the-chainsaws-20140324-35cg9.html


      IC Magazine, March 22, 2014
       ▶  ECOCIDE IN GUATEMALA:  CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: PALM OIL AND POISONED RIVERS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ecocide-in-guatemala-call-for-international-solidarity-22541/

       

                                               PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                              THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                                Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                            http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

       

      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

       

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

       

      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

       

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

       

      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/


                                                        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


                                                           VIDEO:

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

       

                                                     LAND GRABS:

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

       



      ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR

       

       

      -▶ 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

       

       ▶  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

       

       Feb 1, 2013

      ▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

       


       -▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

       

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

       

      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

       

                                                 ENOUGHNESS

                   WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                            http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

                                          DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

      INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

       

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

       

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

       

                                                        -- WATCH--

                                                       Documentary
                 -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/

       

                                                          VIDEO:

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

       

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

       

                                    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 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...
      Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:57 PM

      Palm oil is not just a problem in Indonesia...it's affecting the Amazon too!

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth, Our Cultures and Our Health

      Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth, Our Cultures and Our Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

        allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

      AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

      ▶ OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

      Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

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

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

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

                                                           WATCH
                                   Anna Lappé Food MythBusters
      DO WE REALLY NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

       

       Union Of Concerned Scientists

      ▶  TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS - OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

       

      Common Dreams, March 21, 2014

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

       

       BBC News, March 03, 2014
       -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

       

      One Green Planet, February 26, 2017
      ▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

       


      The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
       -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

       

        Motley Fool, March 05, 2014
       -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

       

      Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014

      ▶ THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day

       

       Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
      ▶ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

       

       

                                                 INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

      ▶  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

       

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

       

       September 4, 2013 NPR

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

       

       - ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

       

      International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

       -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

       

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

       

       

       

       

         -▶ FOOD FIGHTS, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS, AND STATES' RIGHTS:  DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

       

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

       

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

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

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

       

       EcoWatch, February 22, 2014
        -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

       

                                                              BIG FOOD:

      Michael Pollan thinks Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

       

      EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
      ▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-climate-change/

       

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

       

       allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

      ▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

       

       

                                               BAN GMOs NOW

                                             A Special ISIS Report

                                              http://sco.lt/5CPilt

       

                                                            VIDEO
                                              FACTORY FARMING
                         The Brutal Basics of America's Modern Farms
      http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

       

       

       

      Guardian Environment, March 06, 2014
       -▶ FOR AMERICANS TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIT OF A JOKE. Influence of local food effort is tiny but industrial agriculture is blasting ahead at a great rate, says author, farmer and activist. Wendell Berry argues against industrial agriculture and for small-scale, local-based farming  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/wendell-berry-americans-sustainability-joke

       

                                                              WATCH:
                                                         Deutche Welles

               LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

      Corporations and investors are buying into agriculture in Germany’s Eastern states on a big scale and pushing out long-established businesses. In some areas, investors now own almost a third of total arable land. Many farmers are worried they’ll be forced out of business entirely. http://www.dw.de/land-grab-are-speculators-buying-up-eastern-germany/av-17511574

       

      The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
        -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: GOLDMINE PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html

       

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

       

      Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories

                                               VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                               Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                                  "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
      For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.... http://sco.lt/6RWQU5

       

       ▶  BIO-RAPE OF OUR NATIVE FOOD SUPPLY. FARMERS REPORT WIDESPREAD CROSS CONTAMINATION OF GE CROPS  BY BUNCH OF CORPORATE CRIMINALS:  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/bio-rape-widespread-cross-contamination-of-GMO-crops-over-native-organic-food-supply.php

       

      TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
      ▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

       

       ▶ WALL STREET BANKS, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN/FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

       

       ▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

       

       

       

       

       -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7iOgin

       

      RT News, February 24, 2014
      ▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO MONOCROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

       

      ▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

       

       

      - ▶ AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?  CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

       

      ETC Group, September 06, 2013

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

       

       Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

      -▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
      "The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

       

      One World News, December 9, 2013
      -▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS
      With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
       http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/

       

       

                                                       AFRICA - SOLD:

      OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

       

      Common Dream, February 27, 2014
        - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

       

       

       May 18, 2013 New York Times
      -▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

       

      Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
      -▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/

       

       

                                                             VIDEO

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

       

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

       

                               SUSTAINABLE PEASANT'S AGRICULTURE -
                           STATEMENT OF THE 2014 FARMERS FORUM

                                    La Via CampesIna, February 25, 2014
      (Rome, February 21, 2014) We, delegates to the 5th Farmers’ Forum, the representatives of small-scale producer organizations, speaking on behalf of millions of small-scale farmers, artisanal fishers, pastoralists, livestock breeders, and indigenous communities, hereby communicate our opinions and proposals to IFAD and its governing bodies...http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/sustainable-peasants-agriculture-mainmenu-42/1562-statement-of-the-2014-farmers-forum

       

        - ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RIKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

       

       Geneva Patch, February 17, 2014
       - ▶ EATING FROM THE GROUND UP:  GMO's MAY CAUSE THYROID ISSUES http://geneva.patch.com/groups/momentum-/p/gmos-may-cause-thyroid-issues

       

       - ▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

       

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

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

       

      The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.

                                                        The Report—

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

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

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

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

       

      Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
       -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

       

       -▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

       

       RT News, November 26, 2013
      ▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

       

      July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
       -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

       

       

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

       

      -▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

       

       

       ▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J

       

       

       THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

       

       

       

       -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

       

       The Toronto Star, February 27, 2014
        - ▶  NO MORE OLD MacDONALD:  THERE'S A NEW FARMER IN TOWN.Working With Mother Nature, Not Against Her. They’re drawn to the land, well-educated and ready to reinvent themselves as hard-working entrepreneurs who care deeply about food.http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/02/27/no_more_old_macdonald_theres_a_new_farmer_in_town.html

       

       

       -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

       

       The Wildlife Trusts, February 27, 2014
      - ▶ U.K. - FARMING WITH WILDLIFE AT THE HEART OF NEW FUNDING SCHEME: Farming with wildlife, not against it, is essential to our future food security.  Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme. http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2014/02/27/farming-wildlife-heart-new-funding-scheme

       

       

      QuestScience, February 14, 2014
      -▶ LESSONS FROM A GLOBAL GARDEN:  GROWING MORE FOOD WITH LESS - BIOINTENSIVE FARMING. Teaching people around the globe how to grow food in a sustainable way. http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/18/lessons-from-a-global-garden-growing-more-food-with-less/

       

      Independent, February 27, 2014
      -▶ THIRD OF THE WORLD'S FOOD IS NEVER EATEN - AND IT'S INCREASING THE COST OF YOUR WEEKLY SHOPPING http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/damning-world-bank-report-record-wheat-and-maize-harvests-bring-food-prices-down--but-a-third-of-all-produce-is-binned-9158044.html

       

      Nation of Change, February 25, 2014
        - ▶  USDA POLICY FAILS TO ADDRESS GMO CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC CROPS http://www.nationofchange.org/usda-policy-fails-address-gmo-contamination-organic-crops-1393343848

       

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

       

                                                ▶  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

       

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

           WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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

       

       -▶  CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/7JtMNV

       

       -▶  HEY ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE:  THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION http://sco.lt/6JSMuf

       

       -▶  UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

       

      BBC, January 2, 2014
      -▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

       

                                                            WATCH:

                                                 PBS Video Report

      ▶  IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS REPORT http://sco.lt/5qSxOL

       

       -▶  ALZHEIMER'S, DIABETES, OBESITY COULD BE THE MOST CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF PROCESSED FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2693949514/alzheimer-s-diabetes-obesity-could-be-the-most-catastrophic-impact-of-processed-food

       

      -▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESTITY EPIDEMIC IS THE RESULT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3135732348/greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-for-gmo-western-diet-and-an-obesity-epidemic-is-the-result

       

      ▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT: - JUNK FOOD - PROCESSED GMO FOOD CONSUMPTION RAMPANT http://sco.lt/6sIjzN

       

       ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

       

       

      The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

        -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

       

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

       

                              ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                       New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                                  http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

       

      ▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4g

       

       

      ▶ THE FARMING TECHNIQUE THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE EAT http://sco.lt/7YO4vZ

       

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

       

       ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

       

       

      ▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

       

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

       

      ▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                  A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                                  NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                             Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

      ▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

      "We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

       

       

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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 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

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:39 PM

      more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

      Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:12 AM

      Good compilation of links to push us into action.

      pdjmoo's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:34 PM

       

                                                    ENOUGHNESS: 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                              http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


      BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
      'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC." Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/



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


                                                        WATCH

                                            ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

       

       

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

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      ▶ 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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      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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      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/

      pdjmoo's insight:

         

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      ▶ FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

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      ▶ VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

      ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

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      Naturally evolved ecosystems are marvels that make Earth habitable, yet sadly they and all life are threatened

       

      Dr. Glen Barry, Earth Blog Essay, October 20, 2013

      ▶ ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE

      Ultimately, all humanity and all life have is the biosphere, the thin layer of life just above and below Earth’s surface, composed of ancient, miraculously evolved natural ecosystems. The natural Earth is a marvel – a complex coupling of species within ecosystems, whereby life begets life.

         Humankind’s demand for resources and growth overwhelms nature, our steady diminishment of ecosystems abruptly changes climate, and this is collapsing the biosphere. Global ecosystems – water, air, food, forests, oceans, wetlands, and more – are collapsing and dying under the burden of human industrial and population growth....

          Ecology is far more than the study of life and its environment. The word is used here as a synonym for ecosystems – the vibrant connections that emerge between species across scales, which cumulatively make life on Earth possible... http://www.ecoearth.info/blog/2013/10/essay_ecology_is_the_meaning_o.asp

      EcoEarth.Info is a portal and search engine that promotes environmental sustainability public policy; including climate, forests, water and oceans.


      Common Cause, January 08, 2015
       ▶ SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE http://valuesandframes.org/some-psychological-consequences-of-putting-a-price-on-nature/

       

      The Tyee, February 18, 2012
       ▶ HUMANS NEED NOT BE ENEMIES OF NATURE http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2012/02/18/Humans_need_not_be_enemies/

       

                                                       VIDEO

                                    September 5, 2013 Treehugger
                    UNTIL WE GRIEVE, WE'LL NEVER PROTECT THE EARTH

      We'll protect what we fall in love with, that's the premise behind this video on the stunning beauty of pollination.

      http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/until-we-grieve-well-never-protect-earth.html

       

       The Guardian, George Monbiot December 9, 2013
        ▶ MATERIALISM:  A SYSTEM THAT EATS US FROM THE INSIDE OUT http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/09/materialism-system-eats-us-from-inside-out

       

      TriplePundit, January 27, 2012
       -▶ BIODIVERSITY LOSS TO BE GIVEN SAME STATUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/biodiversity-loss-deserves-attention-climate-change/


       

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

       

        ▶ ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:  OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL http://sco.lt/7AqFkn

       

                                                            WATCH

                                       "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                            Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                       Resolving the "Game of More"

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk

       

       

      Mongabay, December 10, 2013
      -▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html

       

        -▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT



      Our Finite World, October 31, 2013

      ▶  SUSTAINABILITY:  HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/

       

      ▶  THE CRISIS OF CIVILIZATION IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY:  BUSINESS-AS-USUAL IS NOT SUSTAINABLE http://sco.lt/7yOrpp

       


       ▶  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

       

                                                     ENOUGHNESS

                  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                               http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


       ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL


       ▶  WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/6WP6On

       

      ▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj



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

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

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


       

       

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

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

      -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/75KXLd

       

                       IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
      Everyone knows that coral reefs are in danger, and that the rainforests are disappearing – or do we? What do we actually know in scientific terms? How much of these ecosystems are left, and how likely are they to disappear? IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is developing a new tool to provide answers to these questions – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/

       


       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

       

       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

       

       

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


       ▶  BLOG -----AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/n97Vf

       

                                                           WATCH

                                            PBS Nature Full Episode

                     MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                          "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                               A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

                 130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

       

       

      SEE:

      ▶▶ Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment by @pdjmoo  http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

       

      ▶▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US by @pdjmoo  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

       

      ▶▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL by @pdjmoo http://sco.lt/7Myakz

       

       

                                                           WATCH

                                               ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

            http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

       

       

       

       

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      This is beyond so many people's comprehension.

      pdjmoo's curator insight, October 5, 2014 3:57 AM

                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


      ▶  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

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

      ASTOUNDING VIDEO:  Corporate and Military Forces Ravage Indigenous Lands, Livelihoods and Forests in Phillipines | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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

                                         

                                                      -- WATCH --

                               September 15, 2013 The Real News
                                             VIDEO REPORT

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

      Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
      http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      Redd-Monitor, January 07, 2014
      - ▶ FORCED EVICTION BY KENYA THREATENS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES' HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANCESTRAL FORESTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/01/07/forced-eviction-by-kenya-threatens-indigenous-communities-human-rights-and-ancestral-forests/

       

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

       

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

       

      One World News, December 9, 2013
      -▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS
      With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
       http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

                                                    --- WATCH--

                                               A GREAT TRAGEDY --

                                       July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT:
      *******IN RACE TO DEVELOP MYANMAR (BURMA), GOVERNMENT GRABS PEASANT FARMLAND FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT, LEAVING A TRAGEDY IF DISPLACED PERSONS IN IT'S WAKE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/myanmar_07-17.html

       

                                                                VIDEOS

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

       

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

       

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

       

                 June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

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

       

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

       

       

       

       

       

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      A Culture Separated from Nature Cannot Survive. Bankrupting Nature

      A Culture Separated from Nature Cannot Survive.  Bankrupting Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       

      January 6, 2013 - Nation of Change

      A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE

      ▶  The United States comes from a long tradition of cultural values that are based on the idea of separation from nature. Nature is something to overcome, to be controlled.... http://www.nationofchange.org/culture-separated-nature-1357489009

       

      Yale Global

      ▶  BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries

       

      Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013
      ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/


                               POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT

               IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US

                                                http://sco.lt/5Vy9kP

       

       The Tyee, February 18, 2012

      ▶ HUMANS NEED NOT BE ENEMIES OF HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2012/02/18/Humans_need_not_be_enemies/

       

       ▶  NEOLIBERALIZING NATURE AND PRIVATIZING THE AIR - If We Can't Make Money Off it, it has no value http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3992906780/neoliberalizing-nature-and-privatizing-the-air-if-we-can-t-make-money-off-it-it-has-no-value


      -▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

       


      ▶  HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA?  DEMARKING THE ANTHROPOCENE - TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6mZspd

       

      ▶  *** 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


      ▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET', ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17


                                           UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: 

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


      -▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/7uqwzZ



                                      BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

      THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM: THIS TIME WITH MEANING  http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



      ▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5OhJZp

       

      ▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/5ih73J


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

       

                                                            WATCH

      ▶  A STUNNING VIDEO OF HUMANITY'S EFFECT ON EARTH http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3971523908/watch-a-stunning-video-of-humanity-s-effect-on-earth



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


      YES Magazine, January 30, 2014
       ▶ TO TRULY ADDRESS INEQUALITY, LET'S BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED ECONOMY http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/to-truly-address-inequality-let-s-build-a-people-centered-economy

       

      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/

       

       

      ▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/7WQs6


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


       

       ▶  PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK BECAUSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/people-are-getting-sick-because-of-environmental-destruction/



                                                              EBOLA

      HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMAL PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAL FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/8AcxIP


       

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

       

       

       ▶  YOU CAN ONLY BE AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT YOU LIVE IN - THAILAND VILLAGE SHOWS US THE WAY - UNDP http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994797296/you-can-only-be-as-well-as-the-environment-you-live-in-thailand-village-shows-us-the-way-undp


       

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


       -▶ ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

       

      -▶ IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT http://sco.lt/99ejmT


                                                         WATCH

                    A STUNNING VIDEO OF HUMANITY'S EFFECT ON EARTH http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3971523908/watch-a-stunning-video-of-humanity-s-effect-on-earth

       


      ▶  FROM LAND GRABS TO RESOURCE WARS? Food, fuel and the global land grab -  Lester Brown http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21474 farmlandgrab.org

       

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


       ▶  2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700874778/2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth

       

                                                          WATCH

                                                  A Lovely WATCH:

                          "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT" (BBC) 

                                                 http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       

                                                            FILM

                                   Winner of Best Short Documentary

                         REMEMBERING 'GREEN' - An Orangutan's journey 

      http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda


                             THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                                   http://sco.lt/599jsH

       

                                                       ENOUGHNESS: 

                              Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy

                                                   http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

       

                             EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                          "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                           How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                               For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

      In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo


       

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



                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


      -▶  STOP RAZING AND BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6S9nGb



      ▶  WEB OF LIFE UNRAVELLING, WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST SAYS http://sco.lt/6aoTbd

       


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

       

                                    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


                                                             FILM

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


       

                                                        

       

       

       

       

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      pdjmoo's curator insight, January 7, 2013 2:16 AM

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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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      BOLIVIA Gives Legal Rights To Nature - First Nation In The World To Do So

      BOLIVIA Gives Legal Rights To Nature - First Nation In The World To Do So | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



      Natural Health Warriors, February 23, 2014
      BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH http://naturalhealthwarriors.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/



      Truthout, January 28, 2015
      CAN BOLIVIA CHART A SUSTAINABLE PATH AWAY FROM CAPITALISM?

      http://truth-out.org/news/item/28778-can-bolivia-shatter-the-vise-of-capitalism


      Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature.


                           BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH

                                                Earth, October 13, 2014

           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. Developed by grassroots social groups and agreed by politicians, the Law of Mother Earth recognises the rights of all living things, giving the natural world equal status to human beings. Once fully approved, the legislation will provide the Earth with rights to: life and regeneration; biodiversity and freedom from genetic modification; pure water; clean air; naturally balanced systems; restoration from the effects of human activity; and freedom from contamination.

           Bolivia’s government will be legally bound to prioritise the wellbeing of its citizens and the natural world by developing policies that promote sustainability and control industry. The economy must operate within the limits of nature and the country is to work towards energy and food sovereignty while adopting renewable energy technologies and increasing energy efficiency.Preventing climate change is a key objective of the law, which includes protecting the lives of future generations. The government is requesting that rich countries help Bolivia adapt to the effects of climate change in recognition of the environmental debt they owe for their high carbon emissions.

         The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.” At its heart is an understanding that the Earth is sacred, which arises from the indigenous Andean worldview of ‘Pachamama’ (meaning Mother Earth) as a living being. An initial act outlining the rights – which was passed by Bolivia’s national congress in December 2010 and paves the way for the full legislation – defines Mother Earth as a dynamic and “indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny.”...More

      http://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/


                                                          BOLIVIA

                                      Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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


                                              ELECTION VIDEO REPORT
                                                            France 24 TV

                                                                (Skip Ad)
      -▶  BOLIVIA'S MORALES WINS THIRD TERM AS PRESIDENT IN LANDSLIDE VICTORY. Bolivian President Evo Morales declared a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, hailing it as a triumph for socialist reforms that have cut poverty and vastly expanded the state’s role in the booming economy.  http://www.france24.com/en/20141013-bolivia-morales-wins-third-term-president-landslide-victory/


      Latin American Radar,
      ▶  BOLIVIA: AFTER A DECADE OF STEADY GROWTH. Although Bolivia is considered to be Latin America’s poorest country, a recent report by the World Bank proves a steady growth of 6.5%, and the IMF projects even more http://www.latinamericanradar.com/bolivias-evo-morales.html#sthash.bK0mSyjh.dpuf


       Intercontinental Cry, 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/


      GreenLeft, October 20, 2014
      -▶ BOLIVIA LEADS CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT. On a global scale, Bolivia is punching way above its size in drawing attention to the climate crisis and formulating answers to it ― within the limits of its situation as a small landlocked country in South Americahttps://www.greenleft.org.au/node/57571


      New York Times, February 16, 2014
      -▶  TURNABOUT IN BOLIVIA AS ECONOMY RISES FROM INSTABILITY.  Morales’s enduring popularity is a result of his extraordinary socio-economic reforms, which have transformed Bolivia from an “economic basket case” into a country that receives praise from such unlikely contenders as the World Bank and the IMF – an irony considering the country’s success is the result of the socialist administration casting off the recommendations of the IMF in the first place. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/world/americas/turnabout-in-bolivia-as-economy-rises-from-instability.html?_r=0


       Biodiversity International, May 29, 2014
      BOLIVIA LEADS THE WAY IN RECOGNIZING FARMERS AS CUSTODIAN OF BIODIVERSITY http://www.bioversityinternational.org/news/detail/bolivia-leads-the-way-in-recognizing-farmers-as-custodians-of-biodiversity/


      New Ag, January 06, 2012

      PROTECTING BOLIVIA'S DELICATE ECOSYSTEMS. In Bolivia's remote Chaco region, poor natural resource management coupled with changes in the climate are making family farming a very risky business... http://www.new-ag.info/en/focus/focusItem.php?a=2362


      Telesur, November 19, 2014
      -▶ MILLIONS OF TREES PLANTED ACROSS BOLIVIA http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Millions-of-Trees-Planted-Across-Bolivia--20141119-0039.html


      Guardian Environment, October 14, 2014
      -▶  BEYOND CAPITALISM: EVO MORALES HAS PROVED THAT "SOCIALISM" DOESN'T DAMAGE ECONOMIES. Bolivia’s re-elected president has dumbfounded critics in Washington, the World Bank and the IMF. There are lessons for the West and globalization left here http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/evo-morales-reelected-socialism-doesnt-damage-economies-bolivia


                                                          REPORT

      Center For Economic and Policy Research, December 2009
      BOLIVIA:  THE ECONOMY DURING THE MORALES ADMINISTRATION
      http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/bolivian-economy-during-morales-administration/


      DW.DE November 19, 2014
      ▶ REPORT ON BOLIVIA'S CHILD WORKERS. In Bolivia, one of South America's poorest countries, some 850,000 children are working instead of attending school. The Bolivian parliament has recently passed a law which permits even 10 year olds to work under certain conditions. Child workers themselves campaigned for the law because they hope that it will help improve conditions for child workers http://www.dw.de/top-stories/world/s-1429


      Latin American Radar,
      ▶  BOLIVIA: AFTER A DECADE OF STEADY GROWTH. Although Bolivia is considered to be Latin America’s poorest country, a recent report by the World Bank proves a steady growth of 6.5%, and the IMF projects even more http://www.latinamericanradar.com/bolivias-evo-morales.html#sthash.bK0mSyjh.dpuf



                                                          VIDEO

      THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                              http://sco.lt/6c30YD


                                                     MANIFESTO

                     http://therightsofnature.org/universal-declaration/

      proclaimed in 2010 at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, Bolivia)


                        GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE RIGHTS OF NATURE

                                             http://therightsofnature.org/



                             GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN

      THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD

                                                http://sco.lt/5JN1Bh



      IC Magazine, December 11, 2014
      -▶  PANEL FINDS CORPORATIONS, UNITED NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS GUILTY OF VIOLATING NATURE'S RIGHTS

        https://intercontinentalcry.org/panel-finds-corporations-united-nations-and-governments-guilty-of-violating-natures-rights-26515/


      The Independent, October 12, 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


      Global Exchange, Rights of Nature
      -▶  CAN WE PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AS LONG AS WE TREAT IT AS HUMAN PROPERTY? http://www.globalexchange.org/communityrights/campaigns/rightsofnature



                                          BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                     The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                                  http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



                                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE

           WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                              http://sco.lt/56vkOH

       

                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

             2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



                                                UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      LANGUAGE, CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION  sco.lt/6uJuz3



      United Nations Development Programme
      -▶  ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY. UNDP helps more than 140 countries to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity, and to secure ecosystem services that are vital to human welfare and their development efforts in line with their own priorities and needs.  http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/focus_areas/ecosystems_and_biodiversity/


      The Wildlife Trusts
      -▶  WE NEED NATURE: BUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH IT IS IN TROUBLE http://action.wildlifetrusts.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1823&ea.campaign.id=32896


      The Independent, November 03, 2014
      -▶  NATURE ISN'T A LUXURY, IT'S ESSENTIAL FOR ALL LIFE: NATURE AND THE WELL-BEING ACT http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/nature-isnt-a-luxury-its-an-essential-and-if-we-can-vote-for-it-we-should-9836776.html


                                                             WATCH
                                             GREEN GOLD (48 min)
                          The Simple Solutions Are Right In Front Of Us
                           http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/green-gold/


                                                           VIDEO

                                                   ENOUGHNESS: 

                    WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


      Guardian, October 16, 2014
      ANTHROPOCENE:  IS THIS THE NEW EPOCH OF HUMANS? Humanity’s terrifying impact on Earth justifies new Anthropocene epoch.  Geologists, climate scientists, ecologists – and a lawyer – gather in Berlin for talks on whether to rename age of human life  http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/16/-sp-scientists-gather-talks-rename-human-age-anthropocene-holocene


      -▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:  THE AGE OF MAN http://sco.lt/4hz61p


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


      -▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries



       -▶LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR



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



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



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


                                                     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




      INDIGENOUS PEOPLES UNITE TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES: ANOTHER FORM OF COLONIZATION  http://stopgetrees.org/ge-trees-news/


                     Campaign to STOP Genetically Modified Trees/Forests

                                                 Trees With No Soul

                                                http://stopgetrees.org/



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


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


      ▶  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTIONNO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: http://sco.lt/8pAoSn



       -▶  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/



                          THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                                http://sco.lt/4ywB3h





      pdjmoo's insight:

                   ------------------------------RESOURCES-------------------------------

       

       ▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

       ▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

      ▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/


       ▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

       ▶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/

       ▶SCIDEV.NET

      Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

      more...
      Christian Allié's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:38 PM

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      The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.” At its heart is an understanding that the Earth is sacred, which arises from the indigenous Andean worldview of ‘Pachamama’ (meaning Mother Earth) as a living being. An initial act outlining the rights – which was passed by Bolivia’s national congress in December 2010 and paves the way for the full legislation – defines Mother Earth as a dynamic and “indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny.”...More

      http://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/

       

      [ ... ]

      Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, November 28, 2014 6:02 AM

      Once fully approved, the legislation will provide the Earth with rights to: life and regeneration; biodiversity and freedom from genetic modification; pure water; clean air; naturally balanced systems; restoration from the effects of human activity; and freedom from contamination. The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.”

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

      PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                  PLANET PALM OIL
               http://www.grain.org/article/categories/519-planet-palm-oil


                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

           WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION


                                                          WATCH

                                                        PBS Nature

                               "THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN" ~ Full Episode

                                                  http://sco.lt/5oUaVV


      TreeHugger, April 03, 2015
      ▶  PALM OIL SCORECARD SHOWS BEST AND WORST COMPANIES FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/palm-oil-scorecard-ranks-companies-their-commitment-sourcing-deforestation-free-palm-oil.html


      Guardian Environment, November 6, 2013

      ▶   PALM OIL COMPANIES: ETHICAL REPORT

      In a damning 400-page investigation, palm oil corporations are charged with destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, report finds... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/06/palm-oil-companies-ethical-report


      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/


      Union of Concerned Scientists, April 01, 2015
      PALM OIL SCORECARD 2015: FRIES, FACE WASH, FORESTS  http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/stop-deforestation/palm-oil-scorecard-2015#.VRxv-GZQW6A


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


      Guardian Sustainable Business, March 27, 2015
      ▶  THE CHOCOLATE COMPANIES ON THE HUNT FOR A SUSTAINABLE EASTER EGG. Nestle, Cadbury and Mars are among the global confectioners making efforts to source certified palm oil, but is this helping prevent deforestation and do consumers even care? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/27/chocolate-palm-oil-easter-egg-nestle-mars-lindt-cadbury-ferrero


                                            Mongabay, October 21, 2014
      INDONESIAN LAW NOW BARS PALM OIL COMPANIES FROM PROTECTING FORESTS. A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions, potentially undermining these producers' commitments to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, warns a new report. This new law requires them to clear all their concession within 6 years.   http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1020-palm-oil-conservation.html

                                              THE BAIT AND SWITCH

      Palm Corporations Knew This Law Was Coming Up, Making It Easy to say "No" To Deforestation.  They Can Now Blame Deforestation on  the Law A Billion Dollar Ecocide Business, they will do everything they can to find a way around any moratorium. (pdjmoo)


      ▶  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, February 08, 2015
      ▶ INDONESIA TO WEAKEN PEATLANDS PROTECTION TO SUPPORT PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0108-lbell-peatlands-law-indonesia.html


      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


      Mongabay, September 22, 2014
      EXTINCTION ISLAND?  PLANS TO LOG HALF AN ISLAND COULD ENDANGER OVER 40 SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0922-hance-woodlark-island-logging-endemics.html


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


      Mongabay, September 15, 2013

      PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM - - REALLY?! Five of the world's largest palm oil producers have announced an immediate moratorium on palm oil sourced via clearance of potential high carbon stock forests. On Friday, Asian Agri, IOI Corporation Berhad, Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) Berhad, Musim Mas Group and Sime Darby Plantation said they will suspend forest clearing until they have completed a year-along study that aims to establish a threshold for defining what constitutes high carbon stock (HCS) forest. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0920-palm-oil-deforestation-moratorium.html

                                                 

      Mongabay, February 03, 2015
      ▶  DESPITE GREEN PROMISE, INDONESIAN FORESTRY GIANT CONTINUES TO DESTROY FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0203-april-false-forest-pledge.html


      WWF, February 05, 2015
      MORE TO CONSERVATION THAN APP's FOREST CLEARING PLEDGE - Not much has changed on the ground - forests continue to disappear, peat soils continue to be drained and social conflicts remain unresolved. The company has even failed to protect forests they are legally required to conserve.” not much has changed on the ground - forests continue to disappear, peat soils continue to be drained and social conflicts remain unresolved. The company has even failed to protect forests they are legally required to conserve.”  http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=238430&


      Mongabay, February 11, 2015
      ▶  RANKING THE BEST AND WORST COMPANIES IN TERM OF DEFORESTATION  http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0210-forest-500-zero-deforestation.html


      Redd Monitor, September 26, 2014
      DON'T BE FOOLED: THE UN NEW YORK DECLARATION ON FORESTS:  AN AGREEMENT TO CONTINUE DEFORESTATION... UNTIL 2030 http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/09/26/the-new-york-declaration-on-forests-an-agreement-to-continue-deforestation-until-2030/


      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


      Inter Press Service, October 03, 2014
      NEW GLOBAL DECLARATION "INSUFFICIENT" TO TACKLE DEFORESTATION. “The 2030 timeline would allow deforestation to continue for a decade and a half. By then the declaration could be self-fulfilling, as there might not be much forest left to save.” -- Susanne Breitkopf of Greenpeace  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/new-global-declaration-insufficient-to-tackle-deforestation/


      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


                                                 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/


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                                                     INTERACTIVE
                   Guardian Sustainable Business, November 10, 2014
      FROM RAINFOREST TO YOUR CUPBOARD:  THE REAL STORY OF PALM OIL  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/2014/nov/10/palm-oil-rainforest-cupboard-interactive?CMP=new_1194


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


                                                     FEATURED VIDEO

                                                           Mongabay
      INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY WITNESSES END OF FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0326-muaratae-video.html



      Mongabay, November 11, 2014
      ▶ 'MILITARIZED OCCUPATION' - LOCAL COMMUNITIES PAY THE PRICE FOR PALM OIL  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1111-gfrn-cannon-communities-pay-the-price-for-palm-oil.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/


      The Jakarta Globe, February 04, 2015
      REGULATORY LOOPHOLE, WEAK PRICES SPUR INDONESIAN PALM OIL TAKEOVERS/EXPANSION FROM SMALL LAND HOLDERS

       http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/business/regulatory-loophole-weak-prices-spur-indonesia-palm-oil-takeovers/


      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


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


               “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION

                                               http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


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      Mongabay, February 20, 2015
      ▶  SCIENTISTS SOUND THE ALARM ON AFRICAN PALM OIL INVESTMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0220-gfrn-cannon-scb-warns-about-palm-oil-in-africa.html


      The Ecologist, February 19, 2015
      UN, BANKS AND OIL PALM GIANTS FEAST ON THE STOLEN LAND OF UGANDA'S DISPOSSESSED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2759987/un_banks_and_oil_palm_giants_feast_on_the_stolen_land_of_ugandas_dispossessed.html


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


      Greenpeace International, February 23, 2015
      CHIMPS' SURVIVAL OF LITTLE CONCERN TO AGRIBUSINESS

      http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/cameroon-primate-habitat-threatened/blog/52171/


      The Ecologist, February 24, 2015
      PALM OIL WIPING OUT AFRICA'S GREAT APE RAINFORESTS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2768642/palm_oil_wiping_out_africas_great_ape_rainforests.html


                                                         WATCH

                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

                     "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                         Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                                http://sco.lt/93dMUz


      Mongabay, February 16, 2015
      WHAT A BORNEAN ELEPHANT WANTS:  MORE PROTECTED FORESTS AND WILDLIFE CORRIDORS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0216-hance_borneanelephant.html


      American Geophysical Union, February 25, 2015
      FELLING OF TROPICAL TREES HAS SOARED,  SATELLITE SHOWS NOT SLOWED AS UN STUDY FOUND http://news.agu.org/press-release/felling-of-tropical-trees-has-soared-satellite-shows-not-slowed-as-un-study-found/


                                             WATCH (2:47) ANIMATION
                                                 PROTECT PARADISE
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&x-yt-ts=1422579428&v=0o6WHN4NDTk#t=32


      Green Global Travel, January 25, 2015
      PALM OIL THREATENS PALAWAN PHILLIPPINES For anyone worried about what GMOs are doing to our agricultural system and how Monsanto is patenting plants across the planet, there’s another dangerous devil on the horizon. Plantation palm oil has been around for years, but its evils largely go unnoticed by the average consumer.
      If you’ve not gotten the dirty details on palm oil yet, then buckle up for a bumpy ride we all need to take. Because the palm oil industry is not only endangering Palawan Philippines (named the Best Island in the World in 2014 by Conde Nast Traveler readers), but the health of our entire planet.

      http://greenglobaltravel.com/2015/01/25/palm-oil-threatens-palawan-philippines/


      Rainforest Rescue, February 20, 2015
      PROTEST - STOP A BILLION-DOLLAR GIFT TO THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/986/stop-a-billion-dollar-gift-to-the-palm-oil-industry



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


      PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD


      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


      Mongabay, December 16, 2014
      ▶  NEW REPORT: PALM OIL FACILITATES LARGE-SCALE LOGGING IN INDONESIA. Oil palm plantations provide a major loophole for evading the country's new protocol — the Timber Legality Verification System (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu, or SVLK) — aimed at improving forest management and rooting out illegal logging. The report, titled Permitting Crime: How palm oil expansion drives illegal logging in Indonesia, shows links between illegal practices and local officials, illustrating continued problems with corruption and resource capture by well-connected businessmen. Forests and local communities lose out.   http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1216-palm-oil-logging-indonesia.html


                                                        WATCH (38:05)
                                    BORNEO : UNMASKING THE TRUTH
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422579428&x-yt-cl=85114404&v=FfgrVc0yiJo



      CIFOR Forests, January 06, 2015
      A FOREST IS NOT JUST ABOUT TREES : CALCULATING ECONOMIC VALUE OF FORESTS OFTEN OVERLOOKS CRUCIAL BIODIVERSITY, STUDY FINDS http://blog.cifor.org/26179/calculating-economic-value-of-forests-often-overlooks-biodiversity-study-finds


      Mongabay, January 25, 2015
      NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

       http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


                                                              VIDEO
                                              Mongabay, April 28, 2014
      INDONESIAN ACTIVIST WINS GOLDMAN PRIZE FOR FIGHTING PALM OIL, DEFORESTATION  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0428-goldman-prize-rudi-putra.html


                                                      FULL REPORT
      "PERMITTING CRIME: HOW PALM OIL EXPANSION DRIVES DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA" PDF DOWNLOAD http://eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/Permitting-Crime.pdf


      ▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt

      /88hVFx


      Mongabay, November 03, 2014
      ▶ INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT'S PALM OIL CONCESSION POLICY PRIORITIZES COMPANIES OVER FOREST COMMUNITIES. A report by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) analyzes 100 of these conflicts around the world in the mining, oil and gas, logging and agricultural sectors and examines how and why they come about. The report focuses on several emerging economies, including Brazil, Colombia, Liberia, Peru, and Indonesia. In Indonesia, the report says, 30 percent of the country has been handed over by the government to some type of extractive industry. Often permits are granted without the knowledge or approval of local communities, raising “grave” human rights concerns.
      “It’s crazy that local communities are not often seen as equal partners in the decisions regarding their land,” says Bryson Ogden, Private Sector Analyst at RRI. 
      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1103-sri-eshelman-indonesia-industrial-concessions.html


      ▶  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

       

                                                          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



                                                VIDEO ANIMATION

                                        " 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



      MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION IN CAMEROON WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF RAINFORESTS - THREATENING GREAT APES

       http://sco.lt/7pufxp



      ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


                                              PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                                 THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST:

                             FAST-TRACKING OUR OWN EXTINCTION

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



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


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


      ▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR NATURAL WORLD IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


      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


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



      ▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/5l38Dp



                                        UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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



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



                                 ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

              WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                             http://sco.lt/56vkOH


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



                                                     ENOUGHNESS

                  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                               http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


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


      FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE  http://sco.lt/9KW9wn


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



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

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

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


                                    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/



      GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh



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                                                   INVESTIGATION
                                        Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                             WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
      A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
      http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


      The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
      LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


      Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
       ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa


      Mint Press News, December 23, 2014
      ▶ ATTACK OF THE LAND-GRABBERS:  THE RACE FOR LAND IN AFRICA http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/attack-land-grabbers-race-land-africa/


      AFRICA AN EL DORADO FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS GIANTS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/465-africa-an-el-dorado-for-south-africas-agribusiness-giants


      farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

      CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


      farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
      LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

       

                                                        -- WATCH --

                                         Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                                 "PLANET FOR SALE"

                          BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

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


      -▶ WALL STREET TAKES AIM AT FARMLAND: THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/9HBsPZ


                                                     LAND GRABS

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


      MintPress News, April 01, 2015
      -▶  GEORGE SOROS LOOKS TO CO-OWN UKRAINE AND AFRICA.The Hungarian-born economic hitman may be more interested in helping his, and other investor’s, pockets, rather than the people of Ukraine.  http://www.mintpressnews.com/george-soros-looks-to-co-own-ukraine/203866/


      The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
        -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MEGA PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html


      Washington Post, August 05, 2014
       ▶  VULTURE CAPITALISTS CIRCLING? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1


      May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

      HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others


      Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
      ▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


      GRAIN, October 23, 2014
      ▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


      CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA  http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


                                                             WATCH
                                                  "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
      Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                                   http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php


      HuffPost Politics, November 28, 2014
       ▶  OBAMA'S PLAN TO 'POWER AFRICA' GETS OFF TO A DIM START. As with many African aid projects, rights groups have criticized Power Africa as mostly being a vehicle to subsidize U.S. companies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/28/obama-africa-aid_n_6234774.html


      World Development Movement

       ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. - INFOGRAPH

      In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control over Africa’s food system. http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-monsanto-syngenta-yara/


                  THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                        World Development Movement
      -▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food


                                                           WATCH 

                                        "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

      THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                                http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


      farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

      CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


       -▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p


      Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
      THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

       

      May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

      HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others

       

                                    SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                                  GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                       http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688



      GMWatch, August 15, 2014
      BRITISH THINK TANK TELLS AFRICANS TO GROW AND EAT GMOS
      http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15591-british-think-tank-tells-africans-to-grow-and-eat-gmos


       Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
       -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
      African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594


      GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


       Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

      HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

      There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

      History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

      ...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


       -▶  THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY  http://sco.lt/6CHP3R



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

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


      Mongabay, August 20, 2014
      LOOMING MINING 'TSUNAMI' SET TO TAKE AFRICA BY STORM. A new report published by a team of scientists from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, documents a surging tide of foreign interest in mining in Africa and cautions that the sector’s unchecked development and expansion could devastate the environment. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0820-gfrn-john-cannon-africa-mining-tsunami.html?n3ws1ttr


      AFRICA - SOLD

      OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA

                                                      http://sco.lt/7ENN8D



       ▶ Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
      US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT - NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


      farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
      CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

      This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793


                                                INDEPTH REPORT

      GRAIN, September 16, 2014
      AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
      THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

      http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


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


      BANKS AND LAND GRABS.  IS YOUR BANK INVOLVED IN LAND GRABBING? https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/


      Guardian, May 28, 2014
        ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers


                                                  THE HUNGER GAMES

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



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

       

      LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl


       ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


       Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
       ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/

       

       Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
        ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/



      BIG FOOD:

      WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/4zR9LV


                                         FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

         MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                      http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


      A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


       

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

      SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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


      The Washington Post, August 05, 2014
       ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION "BOOST" FROM MEGA MULTI- NATIONAL CORPORATIONS - BUT IS THIS THE BEST FOR AFRICA?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


       EuroActive, July 10, 2014

       ▶ A PRIVATE AFFAIR:  REPORT SHOWS HOW DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT THE RICH IN WESTERN COUNTRIES The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) launched today the study A Private Affair in which it shows how the world’s biggest multilateral lenders are using billions of euros of loans in developing countries to finance Western-based companies while excluding governments and citizens of countries they are meant to assist from decision-making.

      The analysis, which looks among others at loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s lending arm, analyses the consequences of the gradual shift from aid to private finance at the core of global and national development initiatives.http://bankwatch.blogactiv.eu/2014/07/10/a-private-affair-report-shows-how-development-finance-institutions-benefit-the-rich-in-western-countries/


      ▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit

       

      The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
       ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most


                                                INDEPTH REPORT

      GRAIN, September 16, 2014
      AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
      THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

      http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


      THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF

      http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh



      OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400


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


        

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

        

                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


       

                                                           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


       

      AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/6WKXFB


                                                 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

       

       

                                         THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

          DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                      http://sco.lt/696Tlx

       

                         FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                         http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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

       


                                                    BAN GMOs NOW

                       A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                                 http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

       

                                    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/


       

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      WEST PAPUA : Land Grabs, Genocide. Massive Deforestation and Annihilation of Indigenous Peoples

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                          WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL: 

                                   DEFORESTATION AND ECOCIDE

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT


      West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014

      ▶  226 THOUSAND HECTARES (558,458 ACRES) OF FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR PALM OIL PLANTATIONS BY CORPORATIONS. This condition is very worrying as it not only could it damage the forest ecosystems, flora and fauna but also threaten the existence of communities, http://tabloidjubi.com/en/?p=2254


       All the Papuan peoples have suffered greatly under the Indonesian occupation which began in 1963. The Indonesian army has a long history of human rights violations and genocide against the Papuans, and the racist Indonesian soldiers generally view the Papuan people as little more than animals.



      Mongabay, February 23, 2015
      ▶  24% OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA'S RAINFOREST DESTROYED OR DEGRADED BY LOGGING IN 30 YEARS

      http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0222-png.html


      AL Jazeerah, October 13, 2011
      WEST PAPUA:  A HISTORY OF EXPLOITATION WEST PAPUA NEW GUINEA: A HISTORY OF OUTSIDE EXPLOITATION NATURAL RESOURCES AND DESTRUCTION OF INDIGENOUS SOCIETY.  West Papua was illegally taken over by Indonesia in 1969, and a legacy of oppression and environmental devastation has followed http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/08/201182814172453998.html


      Survival International, January 15, 2015
      ▶  PAPUANS FLEE BRUTAL MILITARY INDONESIAN CRACKDOWN

       http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10639


      August 14, 2013 Mongabay
      ▶  PALM OIL LICENSES TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS BEING USED TO PERPETUATE FRAUD, LAND GRABBING PROVIDE COVER FOR LOGGING IN NEW GUINEA Foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Developers are seeking palm oil concessions as a means to circumvent restrictions on industrial logging in Papua New Guinea...foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights
      http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html


      Revolution News, January 10, 2014
      ▶  WEST PAPUA:  100 ARRESTED AND TORTURED AND DOZENS OF HOUSES BURNED BY INDONESIAN MILITARY AND POLICE: The occupation and genocide in West Papua  https://revolution-news.com/west-papua-100-arrested-dozens-houses-burned/


                                                Survival International
                            URGENT ACTION:  STOP KILLING PAPUANS
      “Civilians have been shot and killed without reason. These actions show that security personnel have treated residents not as citizens but as enemies who must be eliminated,” Rev. Neles Tebay, Papuan leader  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b14580b05b832fb959c4ee444&id=38d15dc9e0&e=[UNIQID

      ]


      April 22, 2013 Survival International
      - ▶ INDONESIAN MILITARY 'DEVELOPMENT' PROGRAM SPREADS FEAR IN WEST PAPUA  http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9173


      Cultural Survival:
      - ▶ THE DENIAL OF TRADITIONAL LAND RIGHTS IN WEST PAPUA

       http://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/the-denial-traditional-land-rights-west-papua


      September 3, 2013 Redd-Monitor

      -▶  MIFEE'S MASSIVE SEIZURE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS IS CAUSING STARVATION AND POVERTY IN PAPUA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/03/mifees-massive-seizure-of-indigenous-lands-is-causing-starvation-and-poverty-in-papua/


                                           ABOUT PAPUAN TRIBES

                                              Survival International

      Papua’s natural resources are being exploited at great profit for the Indonesian government and foreign businesses, but at the expense of the Papuan peoples and their homelands.

      When international companies come to Papua, the Indonesian military accompanies them to ‘protect’ the ‘vital projects’. The military presence is almost always associated with human rights violations such as killings, arbitrary arrests, rape and torture.

      http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/papuan


      The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014
      ▶  HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA: ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-REPORTED EXPLOITATIONS OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN THE 21st CENTURY http://borgenproject.org/human-rights-abuses-west-papua/


      Jakarta Post, December 01,2014
      -▶  THE FUTURE OF PAPUA'S BIODIVERSITY IS ALARMING : THE PUSH FOR GDP GROWTH DESTROYS FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/01/the-future-papua-s-biodiversity-alarming.html


      Mongabay, November 19, 2014
      PALM OIL INTEREST SURGES IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA DESTROYING MILLIONS OF ACRES OF PRISTINE FORESTS, INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES. As the lands of traditional palm oil powerhouses like Indonesia and Malaysia have become saturated with plantations, companies looking to profit have turned to vast areas of seemingly untouched tropical forest in other parts of the world – places like Papua New Guinea. But, in fact, say advocates of local communities, those forests often support the lives and livelihoods of millions of people who must have their rights taken into account.

      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1119-gfrn-cannon-palm-oil-surges-in-png.html


      Mongabay, August 14, 2014
      ▶  PALM OIL LICENSES PROVIDE COVER FOR EXTREME LOGGING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html


      Mongabay, July 29, 2014
      PALM OIL COMPANY CLEARS RAINFOREST IN NEW GUINEA, DEVASTATING ALL LIFE WITH IT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0729-anjt-palm-oil-new-guinea.html


      September 3, 2013 Redd-Monito
      MASSIVE LAND SEIZURE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS IS CAUSING STARVATION AND POVERTY IN PAPUA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/03/mifees-massive-seizure-of-indigenous-lands-is-causing-starvation-and-poverty-in-papua/


      August 12, 2013 International Cry Magazine

      WEST PAPUA: INDIGENOUS LEADERS FORCED TO SIGN AWAY LAND TO MAJOR FOOD COMPANY http://intercontinentalcry.org/west-papua-elders-forced-to-sign-away-land-to-pt-mayora-one-of-indonesias-leading-food-brands/


      New Eastern Outlook, June 14, 2014
       -▶ WEST PAPUA, NEW GUINEA: THE AMERICAN COMPANY, FREEPORT, DESTROYING FORESTS AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES:  THE SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL COST http://journal-neo.org/2014/06/14/rus-e-kologicheskaya-i-sotsial-naya-tsena-deyatel-nosti-amerikanskoj-kompanii-freeport-v-indonezii/


      100 Reporters, November 21, 2013
      ▶  PAPUA NEW GUINEA LANDGRAB:  RAINFOREST  VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report.
      http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

       

      Alert, October 22, 2014
      CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND SERIOUS PERIL TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA'S RAINFORESTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES http://alert-conservation.org/issues-research-highlights/2014/10/22/alerts-campaign-to-save-papua-new-guineas-rainforests


      Mongabay, September 22, 2014
      EXTINCTION ISLAND? PLANS TO LOG HALF AN ISLAND COULD ENDANGER OVER 40 SPECIES AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY. Little-explored island off the coast of Papua New Guinea could soon face industrial logging  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0922-hance-woodlark-island-logging-endemics.html


      The Nation, April 20, 2014
      EXXONMOBIL'S NEW GUINEA NIGHTMARE -- FUNDED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT - WITH THE PROMISE OF JOBS (OF COURSE) THAT NEVER MANIFESTED  http://www.thenation.com/article/179618/exxonmobils-new-guinea-nightmare


      April 22, 2013 Survival International

       ▶   INDONESIAN MILITARY 'DEVELOPMENT' PROGRAM SPREADS FEAR IN WEST PAPUA http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9173

       

      Mongabay, August 22, 2014
       -▶ INDONESIA TO HEAR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' GRIEVANCES ON LAND DISPUTES. "the government's refusal to acknowledge the rights of indigenous people continues to create conflicts throughout the country. He likens the situation to colonial era rule, and hopes this national inquiry will expose all prolonged conflicts that have arisen from the governments failure to protect indigenous peoples' claim to forest lands"  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0822-lbell-indonesia-land-disputes.html

       

      ACTION ALERT: May 20, 2013 Rainforest Portal -

      -▶ PROTECT PAPUA NEW GUINEA INDIGENOUS FROM CORPORATE RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION - PETITION http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=PNG_indigenous


      Redd Monitor, August 07, 2014
      DEFORESTATION IN WEST PAPUA FOR OIL PALM PLANTATION: THE COMPLICITY AND ROLE OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, REDD, RPO, AND WILMAR http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/08/07/deforestation-in-west-papua-the-role-of-pt-austindo-nusantara-jaya-the-nature-conservancy-redd-rspo-and-wilmar/

       

      UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

                                                     http://sco.lt/64XtcP



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

            WEST PAPUA - A HISTORY OF BRUTAL EXPLOITATION

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

       

       Al Jazeera, October 1, 2011
      WEST PAPUA:  A HISTORY OF EXPLOITATION - RIO TINTO - COLONIALISM LIVES  http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/08/201182814172453998.html

       

      MongaBay, May 24, 2014
      ▶  MALAYSIAN PALM OIL GIANT LOSES PAPUA NEW GUINEA CASE, 40,000 HECTARES DECLARED ILLEGAL  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0524-klk-png-conflict.html


      ReddMonitor, July 22, 2014
      ▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY'S ONGOING WEST PAPUA FOREST DESTRUCTION MAKING WAY FOR A FURTHER  40,500 HECTARES FOR  PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/07/22/pt-austindo-nusantara-jayas-ongoing-forest-destruction-for-palm-oil-in-west-papua/

       

       Mongabay, April 16, 2012

      ▶  POLICE HIRED BY LOGGERS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA LOCK LOCALS IN SHIPPING CONTAINERS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0416-hance_pomio_conflict.html

       

                                     WEST PAPUA INFORMATION KIT
                      http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/core.htm


       Cultural Survival:
      -▶ THE DENIAL OF TRADITIONAL LAND RIGHTS IN WEST PAPUA http://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/the-denial-traditional-land-rights-west-papua


      April 22, 2013 Survival International

      -▶ INDONESIAN MILITARY 'DEVELOPMENT' PROGRAM SPREADS FEAR IN WEST PAPUA http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9173


       Survival International, December 19, 2013

       ▶   MASSACRE INVESTIGATION EXPOSES INDONESIAN ARMY ATROCITIES http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9852

       

       

                                               DESPOTIC INDONESIA:
                                                             VIDEO
                                                     DemocracyNow
      "Indonesia is on a Different Path": U.S.-Trained General Defeated After Alleged Plot to Rig Vote http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/10/indonesia_is_on_a_different_path

       

       

       Survival International March 03, 2014

       ▶   PAPUAN ACTIVISTS' WEBCAST SILENCED:  WAS INDONESIA BEHIND IT? The Papuans are members of the Amungme tribe, whose land is home to Grasberg, the world’s biggest corporate copper and gold mine. They were highlighting the problems facing the tribe in the face of massive environmental damage and human rights violations. http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10043

       

      Forest Peoples Programme, October 16, 2013

      -▶  NEW REPORT: INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT LAND GRABBING IN MERAUKE, PAPUA PUTTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES AT RISK http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/other-private-sector/publication/2013/sweetness-unto-death-voices-indigenous-malind-merauke-p

                                                    

                                                       TED VIDEO

           MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                       http://eradicatingecocide.com/

       


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

                                               EXPLOITIVE MINING

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


      ▶   WEST PAPUA - WORLD'S LARGEST MINING CORPORATIONS RAVAGE ENVIRONMENT. Some of the world's largest transnational mining corporations have been active in exploiting West Papua's oil and minerals, including Union Oil, Amoco, Agip, Conoco, Phillips, Esso, Texaco, Mobil, Shell, Petromer Trend Exploration, Atlantic Richfield, Sun Oil and Freeport (USA); Oppenheimer (South Africa); Total (France); Ingold (Canada); Marathon Oil, Kepala Burung (UK); Dominion Mining, Aneka Tambang, BHP, Cudgen RZ, and CRA (Australia). http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/mines.htm


       Papua New Guinea Mine Watch , July 03, 2011

      -▶ AUSTRALIAN NICKEL MINING DESTROYING WEST PAPUA PARADISE http://ramumine.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/australian-nickel-mining-destroying-west-papua-paradise/


       The Global Mail, December 17, 2012
       ▶   UP THE FLY WITHOUT A PADDLE. The Global Mail investigates rumours of a mysterious plague down-river from a giant gold mine in remote Papua New Guinea, and uncovers disturbing questions about the flow of benefits from the resources boom. http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/up-the-fly-without-a-paddle/523/


       

                                                                VIDEO:

                    Narrated by Robert Redford, Winner of the Goldman Prize
      THE INDIGENOUS MOLLO PEOPLE IN TIMOR STRUGGLE TO PROTECT THEIR SACRED NATURAL WORLD FROM FOREIGN MINING CORPORATIONS http://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/aleta-baun



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

       

                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                            http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       


       Papua New Guinea Perspective, May 02, 2012
       ▶   PAPUA NEW GUINEA GOVERNMENT SHOULD OFFER INCENTIVES FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION http://www.pngperspective.com/news/time-for-png-government-to-consider-offering-incentives-for-conservation/

       

      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

       

                                                RAINFOREST PEOPLE
                      http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/301.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

       

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

       

      WHY WE COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD http://sco.lt/5Tdn0L



                                             ERADICATING ECOCIDE

             WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                                  http://sco.lt/56vkOH



                                                               VIDEO:

                                INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                 A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                     http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

       

       

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


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


      FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE  http://sco.lt/9KW9wn


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


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

       


                                                         ECOCIDE:

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

       

       

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

       

                                    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/

       

       

       

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      ▶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/

       

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      Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

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      Guardian Sustainable Business, October 09, 2014
      -▶ 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.

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      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!

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

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

      TreeHugge, January 16, 2014

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

       

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

       

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                                                   STAY INFORMED

       

                                       TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

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

       

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

       

                                                               VIDEO:

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

       

                                                     SHARK FIN SOUP

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

       

      POLLUTION - LAND AND WATER

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

       

      POLLUTION - CLIMATE CHANGE

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

       

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

       

       

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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                                       @pdjmoo CURATING SCOOPIT'S

       

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

      Corporations have a responsibility to be mindful of their impact on both environmental and human health

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

       

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

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

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

       

      ▶CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL - 

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

       

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

       

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

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

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      ▶ 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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      NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction

      NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Redd-Monitor, November 22, 2013

      - ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

      Natural Capital can be defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things.

      “Offsetting treats nature such as forests or rivers as if it were an exchangeable item you buy in the supermarket. Destroying one forest or river with a promise of protecting another fails to recognise that they are part of a wider ecosystem and intrinsic to human and cultural landscapes. Destruction of complex and site specific biodiversity cannot be offset. It is time to be clear that offsetting will not tackle biodiversity loss but may impoverish communities.” http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/11/22/no-to-biodiversity-offsetting/


      Biodiversity offsetting is a simple idea that makes no sense whatsoever (except for corporations that profit from destruction): Nature can be destroyed in one place as long as it is conserved somewhere else does not equal maintaining healthy, balanced ecosystems


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

      The Guardian, March 10, 2015
      ▶  'BY SEPARATING NATURE FROM ECONOMICS, WE HAVE WALKED BLINDLY INTO TRAGEDY ‘ http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/10/jeffrey-sachs-economic-policy-climate-change


      IUCN, January 15, 2015
      - ▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING - A BALANCING ACT  http://www.iucn.org/?18817


      Redd-Monitor, July 10, 2014
      - ▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE --- FOR DEVELOPERS. THE SHEET LUNACY OF BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/07/10/biodiversity-offsetting-makes-dreams-come-true-for-developers/


      Climate and Capitalism, March 16, 2014
      -▶ KENYA EVICTS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOR FOREST OFFSET SCAM: The UN and World Bank are supporting the forced expulsion of the Sengwer people from their ancestral lands. The land-grabbing REDD scheme must be stopped. http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/03/16/kenya-evicts-indigenous-people-for-forest-offset-scam/



      -▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/8cgIYz


       Redd Monitor, May 02, 2014

      -▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING IS A LICENSE TO TRASH. A proposal in the UK to destroy ancient woodland to make way for a £40 million motorway service station clearly reveals the flaws of biodiversity offsets. http://www.redd-monitor.org//?s=Biodiversity+offsetting+is+a+licence+to+trash


      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


                                                PLANET PALM OIL:

                           The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants:

                           An Agreement To Cease Deforestation

                                            http://sco.lt/9MTsNF


      Guardian Environment, March 11, 2014
      -▶ UK MULLS BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING DESPITE PRACTICE DISAPPOINTING IN AUSTRALIA http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/11/owen-paterson-bidiversity-offsetting?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

       

       Guardian Environment, April 01, 2014
      -▶ AUSTRALIAN KOALAS MAY DISAPPEAR IN AREAS AFFECTED BY CARBON OFFSET SCHEME:  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/02/koalas-may-disappear-in-areas-affected-by-offset-scheme-says-foundation


      Canberra Times, January 29, 2014

      -▶ AUSTRALIA: IT'S BECOMING HARDER TO SEE THE TREES FOR THE REVENUE. Conserving our biodiversity is becoming dependent on its destruction http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/its-becoming-harder-to-see-the-trees-for-the-revenue-20140128-31l2b.html

       

      Redd-Monitor.org

      -▶ FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE REDUCTION OF FOREST CARBON EMISSIONS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/02/19/forest-stewardship-council-certification-does-not-guarantee-reduced-forest-carbon-emissions/#more-14870


        Guardian Environment, June 03, 2014
      - ▶ CONSERVATIONISTS SPLIT OVER 'BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING' PLANS. First global conference on market system of conservation hears of conflicting experiences in Australia and the US http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/03/conservationists-split-over-biodiversity-offsetting-plans


       The Guardian, June 15, 2014

      -▶ THE GUARDIAN VIEW ON BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/15/biodiversity-offsetting-habitat-lost-development


       ReddMonitor, July 25, 2014

      -▶ GREENPEACE SLAMS CALIFORNIA'S REDD PLANS = THE FALLACY OF FOREST 'OFFSET'.  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/07/25/greenpeace-slams-californias-redd-plans-the-fallacy-of-forest-offsets/

       

                                                              VIDEO

                                CAN UN-REDD EVERY BECOME GREEN

                                           Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                                http://sco.lt/5HyMiX


      Guardian Envronment, January 15, 2014

      -▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: HOUSING CRISIS DOESN'T HAVE TO INVOLVE BULLDOZING ANCIENT WOODS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jan/15/biodiversity-offsetting-housing-ancient-woods-environmentalism


                                                            WATCH
                   NOT FOR SALE: THE FANTASY OF CARBON OFFSETTING
      http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/04/24/not-for-sale-the-fantasy-of-carbon-offsetting/#more-12198

       

      Guardian Sustainable Business, January 09, 2015
      - ▶ FORGET CARBON OFFSETTING, INSETTING IS THE FUTURE. Rather than planting trees at arm’s length, businesses from hotel groups to construction firms are embedding sustainable activities directly into their supply chains  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/09/carbon-offsetting-insetting-supply-chain


      Redd Monitor, October 21, 2014
      - ▶ STOP BIODIVERSITY OFFSETS:  THOUSANDS SIGN LETTER TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. More than 9,000 people and 67 organisations have signed on to a letter urging the European Commission to drop its plans for biodiversity offsetting. Biodiversity offsets would “harm nature and people” and “give power to those who destroy nature for profit”, the letter states. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/10/21/stop-biodiversity-offsets-thousands-sign-letter-to-the-european-commission/


      University of Oxford, June 23, 2014
      - ▶ PRACTICAL ETHICS:  DESTROYING ONE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM AND CONSTRUCTING ANOTHER MADE BY MAN :  BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING AND PARTICULAR VALUE  http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2014/06/destroying-one-ecosystem-and-constructing-another-biodiversity-offsetting-and-particular-value/


                                                     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/


      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


                                      THE DARKER SIDE OF GREEN  

                                 Oakland Institute, November 03, 2014

                       THE BRUTAL CONSEQUENCES OF LAND-GRABBING

                 AND MUCH-LAUDED FOREST CARBON OFFSET SCHEMES 

                   http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/carbon-violence-darker-side-green


                                               FULL REPORT PDF

           PLANTATION FORESTRY AND CARBON VIOLENCE IN UGANDA. http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/Report_DarkerSideofGreen_hirez.pdf


      Redd-Monitor.Org
      -▶ MORE ON CARBON OFFSETTING http://www.redd-monitor.org//?s=CARBON+OFFSETTING



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


       -▶ 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

       


       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


      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


      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


      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


      New York Times, December 23, 2014
      - ▶ RESTORING FORESTS : HUMANS HAVE CUT DOWN OR DAMAGED AT LEAST THREE-QUARTERS OF WORLD'S FORESTS: UNTOLD WILDLIFE LOST http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/24/science/earth/restored-forests-are-making-inroads-against-climate-change-.html?_r=0


      CIFOR Forests, January 06, 2015
      ▶ A FOREST IS NOT JUST ABOUT TREES : CALCULATING ECONOMIC VALUE OF FORESTS OFTEN OVERLOOKS CRUCIAL BIODIVERSITY, STUDY FINDS http://blog.cifor.org/26179/calculating-economic-value-of-forests-often-overlooks-biodiversity-study-finds


      October 13, 2012 Common Dreams
      - ▶ 'RECIPE FOR DISASTER' : GROUP SAYS NO FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


                         FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                         http://sco.lt/8fNIET


      Common Cause, January 08, 2015
       ▶ SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE http://valuesandframes.org/some-psychological-consequences-of-putting-a-price-on-nature/


       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


      Ensia, August 12, 2014
      -▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/


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


      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


      Guardian Environment, October 17, 2014
       -▶ CHINA TEST OUTRIGHT LOGGING BAN IN STATE FORESTS. A shift towards forest conservation, rather than utilisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests


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



       ▶  WHAT IS NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTING? THE NEW ERA OF RESPONSIBILITY - SUSTAINABILITY  http://sco.lt/7Ef8S1


      ABC Science, July 25, 2014

      - ▶ DESTROYING THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR OUR SURVIVAL:  HUNDREDS OF ANIMAL SPECIES DISAPPEAR AS HUMANS MULTIPLY http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/07/25/4053825.htm


      eTNDaily, November 24, 2013
      SOUTH AFRICA:  BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP AS A MECHANISM FOR ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eturbonews.com/39998/biodiversity-stewardship-mechanism-adaptation-climate-change


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


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


      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/

       

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


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


       ▶ 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


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


      DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6831nN

       

                                                           VIDEO

                          AWESOME! BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                          Vancouver Film School

                                              http://sco.lt/8Vs6k5

       

      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



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



      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


                               PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

         FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                                http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


      Share International, October 2013
       ▶  A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE - PROTECTING OUR PLANET http://simedia.org/articles/environment/legal_duty_care_planet.php

       

      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/

       

                                                          WATCH

                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

                     "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                         Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                                http://sco.lt/93dMUz

       

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

       

      Our Planet
      ▶  THE LIVING PLANET REPORT 2012 - United Nations Environment Programme : Nature is The Basis of Our Well-Being and Our Prosperity

      "We are living as if we have an extra planet at our disposal. We are using 50 per cent more resources than the Earth can provide, and unless we change course that number will grow very fast – by 2030, even two planets will not be enough. "But we do have a choice. We can create a prosperous future that provides food, water and energy for the 9 or perhaps 10 billion people who will be sharing the planet in 2050." Jim P. Leape Director General, WWF International

      http://www.ourplanet.com/livingplanetreport/living_planet.html

       


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


                                                       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

       

      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



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


        ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR


      - ▶ NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ


       

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


      -▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH


      INDIGENOUS PEOPLES UNITE TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES: ANOTHER FORM OF COLONIZATION  http://stopgetrees.org/ge-trees-news/


      Ecology Research, December 1, 2012
      -▶ IS PLANT DIVERSITY ON THE SKIDS?  THE SCALES OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://ianluntecology.com/2013/12/01/is-plant-diversity-on-the-skids-the-scales-of-biodiversity-loss/

       

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

       

       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

       

                                                       ENOUGHNESS

                      WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                   http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


       

      ▶   THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

       

                                                               VIDEO:

                                                 Moyers & Company

                            "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                                http://sco.lt/82wkRF

       

       

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

       

       ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

       

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

       

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

       

       

                                  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

      INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED

                                   BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION 

                                                  http://sco.lt/79BRmT


       

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


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


      ▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J



      Thomson Reuters, February 04, 2015
       ▶ EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: HOW WETLANDS MANAGE RISK

       http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2015/01/30/executive-perspective-wetlands-manage-risk/


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


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

       

       

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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/

       

                                                         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/



                                                        WATCH

                             EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                          "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                   http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                           How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                               For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                              In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                         4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.


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