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Palm Oil Giants Announce Deforestation Moratorium -- Effective Immediately

Palm Oil Giants Announce Deforestation Moratorium -- Effective Immediately | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mongabay, September 15, 2013

PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - 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


                                            ONE SHORT VIDEO

▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/5moIAT


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


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


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


▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


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



                                                   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


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



                                          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-



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



                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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




▶  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


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


                                               ENOUGHNESS

            WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt



-▶ 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

 

  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


                                               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 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/








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When Wall Street Went to Africa

When Wall Street Went to Africa | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                             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


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




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

 

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/


 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

 

                              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

 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

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


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


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



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


                                                       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



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


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



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/

 

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


 

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


 ▶ 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

 

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


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/


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


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



 

 

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SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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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


 

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


  

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                                            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


 


 ▶ 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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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


Common Dreams, October 14, 2012
▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13




-▶ 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


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



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



 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/


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/


WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org/



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/


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


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 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


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/


Global Possibilities, August 14, 2014
ARE WOMEN OUR BEST HOPE FOR FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE? 

The need for women’s voices to be heard becomes most vividly apparent when considering the fact that indigenous women are struggling to protect and retain control of the very natural resources that they depend on — which are directly threatened by climate change.... “We have to change the system, not the climate.. http://www.globalpossibilities.org/are-women-our-best-hope-for-fighting-climate-change/


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


  -▶  THE DARK SIDE OF THE 'GREEN ECONOMY' - THE WHOLESALE PRIVATIZATION OF NATURE http://sco.lt/7hix0r


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/

 

                                                 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


 ▶  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


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


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-cost


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

 

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


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


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

 

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/


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

 

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

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


                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

          2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


-▶  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/

 

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


 

                                             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

 

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


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



                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 


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


▶  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

 

                                          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

 


 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

 


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

 

 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

 


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014

▶  THREE SUSTAINABILITY RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL BUSINESSES IN 2014. Going carbon negative, ecoysystems positive and injecting humanity into the corporate environment are ambitious but vital goals for businesses.. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/three-sustainability-resolutions-business-2014

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                 WATCH (10:46)

                                         The Satoyama Initiative
SATOYAMA: TOWARD A RURAL SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Japan gave the name of the SATOYAMA Initiative to establishment of universal philosophy for sustainable maintenance and use of natural resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcS6px3WEg

 

 

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

 

 

-▶ 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

 

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


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



 Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute
-▶ NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth

 

-▶  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

 


 


-▶ 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

 

 -▶ 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

 

                                                            WATCH
                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                          Newshour, March 05, 2014

 -▶ THE BIGGEST EVER FINES FOR A COAL COMPANY that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries.:
    6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. So it’s a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement.

    Twenty-seven-and-a-half million dollars in fines, $200 million for the cleanup, in the range of penalty, how does this rank? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/

 

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

 

 Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014

-▶ RESTORING WETLANDS HAS SURPRISING ECONOMIC BENEFITS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25665

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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


                                                      WATCH

                          "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                     Full Episode - PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

 

                     

 

                              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/


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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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 -▶ 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


 

 

 

 

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Unprecedented study: Language and Culture Disappear with Ecosystem and Biodiversity Loss

Unprecedented study:  Language and Culture Disappear with Ecosystem and Biodiversity Loss | 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/


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


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


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/

 

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 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


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


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

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

 

                    RIGHTS OF NATURE -- SUMMER 2014 UPDATE

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=87ed6b2ba86c4cd4f1c93a720&id=e059ff5dac&e=7997c37be3

 

                                                    VIDEO

  THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/7e8Zur



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


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/

 

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


                                                 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


 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

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:

                                          Yale Environment 360

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


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 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

 

 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/

 

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

 

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/

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


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


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


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

 

  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

 

  -▶  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

 

 

                                                         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

 

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


 -▶ 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

 

 

-▶ **** 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'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/

 

 

                                   ----------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/

 

▶SCIDEV.NET

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

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 13, 3:50 AM

"There is room for humans at Earth’s banquet, but only those who have lived in place long enough to have learned the contours of their terrain, the language of their plant and animal neighbors and, more than anything, the needs of non humans. - See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/#sthash.TpDacQac.dpuf" There is no way that I could have explained the situation better.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 13, 7:19 AM

Take at least moment to start thinking about all this, if you haven't already. Here is a great starting point.


Christian Allié's curator insight, March 13, 11:05 AM

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[  ......  ]

 

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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
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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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▶ 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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Surrounded by deforestation, critically endangered gorillas hang on by a thread

Surrounded by deforestation, 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


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


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

 

GORILLA HABITAT IN RWANDA UNDER THREAT IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL FORESTS

http://sco.lt/7lIwcL


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


 

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


 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, 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-


                                                            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


 

 -▶  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

 

                                                     

 

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 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


 

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/


                                                  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

 


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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

-▶  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

 

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

 


 

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

 

                          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

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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


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



                                                         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


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

 

 The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


  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


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


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

 

Mongabay, July 04, 2014
 ▶  RSPO PALM OIL PLANTATIONS PUBLICLY MAPPED FOR THE FIRST TIME. The maps cover an area that accounted for 12 percent of global palm oil production in 2012... and cover more than 1.6 million hectares of concessions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Brazil. According to WRI, the areas account for some 6 million tons of palm oil production annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0604-rspo-plantation-map-gfw.html

 

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/

 


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INDONESIA

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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


Mongabay, June 12, 2014

DESPITE GREEN PLEDGE, WILMAR PARTNER CONTINUES TO DESTROY FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-greenomics-kencana-agri-palm-oil.html


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


▶  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


▶   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

 


                                                 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


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

AFRICA

PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS

http://sco.lt/5peu1J


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


CorpWatch, December 10, 2013

POLICE OPEN FIRE ON PALM OIL PROTESTERS IN SIERRA LEONE http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15906


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



 ============================

ORANGUTAN ECOCIDE

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

 

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/

 

                                                         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

 

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


 

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



- ▶ 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

 

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

 

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


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

 

 

                                                      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

 

▶  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


 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

  ▶  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/

 

 

 

-▶   +++ MUCH MORE ON 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-

 

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


 

                                   -------------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/

 

▶SCIDEV.NET

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 National Geographic, October 10, 2013

  -▶ POACHING TECHNOLOGY ENDANGERS MORE WILDLIFE

A possible hacking incident in India has some concerned that wildlife poachers could use the Internet as another resource for criminal activity...

Hackers have broken into the websites of banks, news outlets, social media, and the government, but could key information on the whereabouts of endangered species be targeted as well?

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

 

Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014
  -▶ KENYA TO DEPLOY DRONES IN ALL NATIONAL PARKS IN BID TO TACKLE POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/kenya-drones-national-parks-poaching

 

 Live Science, February 05, 2014
  -▶ DRONES ENTER THE BATTLE AGAINST ELEPHANT, RHINO POACHERS - THANKS TO GOOGLE http://news.yahoo.com/drones-enter-battle-against-elephant-rhino-poachers-162137029.html

 

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

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
▶   EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Mongabay, May 25, 2014

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

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT:

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

 

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

 

 

 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

 

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

 

Mongabay, March 25, 2014
-▶ OVER 9,000 PRIMATES KILLED FOR SINGLE BUSH MEAT MARKET IN WEST AFRICA EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0324-mark-tcs-west-africa-

 

                                                      WATCH

             CNN: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                          http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment

▶   GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

 

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

                                                 RHINOS

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

October 10, 2013, WWF

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

 

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

                                                    ELEPHANTS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                                              TROPHY HUNTING

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

 

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

                                                          VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

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                                                 TIGERS, LIONS

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                                                           VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                                            Video, PBSNature

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

 

                                                 WATCH

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

 

 

              PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST --

                      EXTINCTION OF WILDLIFE AND ORANGUTANS

                                 Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                             http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

 

 

▶  ▶  ▶  MORE:

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

 

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

 

 

                ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

 

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 August 29, 2013 Oceanside Star

▶ Canadian Wildlife biologist Neil Dawe says he wouldn't be surprised if the generation after him witnesses the extinction of humanity. All around him, even in a place as beautiful as the Little Qualicum River estuary

...http://www.oceansidestar.com/news/web-of-life-unravelling-wildlife-biologist-says-1.605499


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/

 

Conservation Magazine, July 31, 2008
 -▶ ECOSYSTEMS UNRAVELING. Pull predators out of the mix, and a once lush green world turns into an ecological shop of horrors http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/ecosystems-unraveling/


 

EcoWatch, February 07, 2014
-▶  WILD PLACES DESTROYED IN THE NAME OF PROGRESS http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/07/wild-places-destroyed-name-of-progress/


-▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction http://sco.lt/9EcFvt



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/


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

 

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn


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

 

 ▶ DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH


BBC News, June 13, 2014
 -▶ STUDY:  DEFORESTATION LEAVING FISH UNDERSIZED AND UNDERFED. Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests. "While plankton raised on algal carbon is more nutritious, organic carbon from trees washed into lakes is a hugely important food source for freshwater fish, bolstering their diet to ensure good size and strength," he added. "Where you have more dissolved forest matter you have more bacteria, more bacteria equals more zooplankton. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27834440

 

National Geographic May 08, 2014
   -▶ AFRICA'S SILENT SPRING IS UPON US. POISONING OUR WILDLIFE WITH PESTICIDES - AN EPIDEMIC The use of highly toxic pesticides to poison wildlife can be best described as silent, cheap, easy, and effective. It is so effective that a number of species of African wildlife are in decline due to poisoning. These include lions, hyenas, eagles, and especially vultures. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/08/africas-silent-spring-is-upon-us/


 Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
▶ THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications

 

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

 

 

 ▶ MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE - TRACKING THE CAUSES - HABITAT LOSS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/6gjf9t

 

▶ 'BEE FRIENDLY' PRETREATED PLANTS WITH DEADLY PESTICIDES SOLD TO CONSUMERS http://sco.lt/6CpeAD

 

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

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE - A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                          http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

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


                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

September 4, 2013 Grist

▶ WHY ARE THERE PESTICIDES AND GMOs IN OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES? http://grist.org/news/why-are-there-pesticides-and-gmos-in-our-national-wildlife-refuges/


 

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

 

 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

 

 

                                               A DISASTER

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

 

                               Earth In Transition, June 12, 2014
     *****AUTHENTIC SPIRITUALITY IN THE COMING STORM*****

http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/06/authentic-spirituality-in-the-coming-storm/

 

THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                                      CNN VIDEO:

-▶  "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 Climate Progress, November 26, 2013
▶ RAPID PLANKTON DECLINE PUTS OCEAN'S FOOD WEB IN PERIL http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/26/2999611/plankton-ocean-food-web/

 

                                                    WATCH 

                                 "MERCURY RISING"  Short Film

                      THE POISONING OF NATURE'S WEB OF LIFE

                                 Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food 

                                          http://sco.lt/51lBMv


Syracuse.com, May 18, 2014
▶  IN DEPTH STUDY: HIGH LEVELS OF TOXIC MERCURY FOUND IN ONONDAGA LAKE BIRDS, BATS; STUDIES SHOW CONTAMINATION MOVING UP WEB OF LIFE CHAIN (TO HUMANS) The studies are the first to reveal what researchers and activists have long suspected: That more than a century of industrial waste has left a toxic legacy that goes beyond the devastation of fish life. And it shows that such widespread damage can't be contained in an interconnected web of nature -- researchers suggest that the mercury might be moving higher up the food chain into eagles, snakes and other animals that eat the contaminated birds... http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/high_levels_of_toxic_mercury_found_in_onondaga_lake_birds_bats_new_studies_revea.html

 

 

Summit Voice, March 31, 2013
 ▶  GOP RENEWS ATTACK ON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/31/gop-renews-attack-on-endangered-species-act/

 

 EcoWatch, December 12, 2013

-▶ U.S. GREAT LAKES ECOSYSTEMS THREATENED BY FOOD SCARCITY http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/12/great-lakes-ecosystems-threatened-food-scarcity/

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Azcentral.com, January 22, 2014
-▶  WHO NEEDS A REFUGE? LITTLE OWLS. Around Phoenix and other flat Western expanses where the 10-inch-tall creatures were once ubiquitous, bulldozers churn and pavement covers their native turf. Newly planted trees, cactuses and fences hide potential predators such as coyotes or hawks.  http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/20140119phoenix-owls-refuge-growth.html?nclick_check=1

 

▶ BALANCE OF NATURE: EXPOSING THE BIG GAME http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/tag/balance-of-nature/

 

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                            http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

-▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 Guardian Environment, January 23, 2013
▶ EUROPE 'HAS FAILED TO LEARN FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS'
Europe has failed to learn the lessons from many environmental and health disasters like Chernobyl, leaded petrol and DDT insecticides, and is now ignoring warnings about bee deaths, GM food and nanotechnology, according to an 800-page report by the European Environment Agency. Thousands of lives could have been saved and extensive damage to ecosystems avoided if the "precautionary principle" had been applied.
They accuse industry of working to corrupt or undermine regulation by spinning and manipulating research and applying pressure on governments for financial benefit.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/23/europe-failed-learn-environmental-lessons

 

 


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

 

 Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013
▶ WORLD'S SACRED FORESTS MAY FALL PREY TO DEVELOPERS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.trust.org/item/20131004085253-l4gqn

 

 ▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh http://sco.lt/7UY95t

 

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

 

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

 

▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7r58s5

 

 

 ▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED BY NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8MkDxJ

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

 

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

 

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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/

 

 

 GO TO:

 

▶ Latest in GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE News http://sco.lt/7Myakz

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

▶  Biodiversity IS Life -- #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Water #Forests http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

 

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"ALMA" is a journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the global industrial economy

 

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                                                      "ALMA"

A journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial economy.

-▶  "ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.

A cinematic journey into the world's forests and the industries that are destroying them, this time heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. Here he creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8uVOYQPobzo


August 26, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  85% OF BRAZILIAN LEATHER GOES TO MARKETS SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0822-tcs-walker-brazil-cattle.html

 

 March 2, 2013 - Guardian Environment

-▶  LUXURY LEATHER, SUPPLY CHAINS AND AMAZON DEFORESTATION Cattle ranches are threatening the Amazon thanks to our love of luxury leather goods. But, reports Lucy Siegle, Brazil's forests could have an unlikely ally: Gucci ...

 ... the more I see of the (fashion) industry, the more I am convinced the supply chain has become so confused that brands genuinely don't know where their raw materials are from.... Currently the luxury market is the key growth area in the fashion industry, so it's vital that this sector engages with ethical issues.

"This is the future of quality fashion and credible brands," says Livia Firth. "Taking responsibility for the supply chain from beginning to end. I think that's a beautiful thing."  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/03/luxury-leather-and-amazon-deforestation

 

Rainforest Alliance
-▶  THE AMAZON'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE CATTLE RANCH: CATTLE THE RIGHT WAY  http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/stories/cattle-and-conservation

 

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

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

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

 

BRAZIL DECREE OPENS TRIBAL LANDS TO MINING, DAMS IN 'NATIONAL INTEREST' http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0726-brazil-indigenous-directive.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

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

 

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 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

 

                                             VIDEO Documentary
                                                  "DAMOCRACY"

                 Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams    http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html

 

-▶  WHEN WILL WE LEARN: BRAZIL STATE BANK TO INVEST $11 BILLION IN AMAZON DAM  http://sco.lt/6bEuy9

 

International Rivers:
-▶ SILENCED RIVERS: THE ECOLOGY AND POLITICS OF LARGE DAMS http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/silenced-rivers-the-ecology-and-politics-of-large-dams-4043

 

Environmental Protection, February 01, 2013
-▶  THE VULNERABILITY OF AMAZON'S FRESH ECOSYSTEMSRiver, lake and wetland ecosystems—encompassing approximately one-fifth of the Amazon basin area—are being increasingly degraded by deforestation, pollution, construction of dams and waterways, and over-harvesting of plant and animal species. http://eponline.com/articles/2013/02/01/the-vulnerability-of-amazons-freshwater-ecosystems.aspx

 

                                                             VIDEO

 THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/63ewyH

 

 

August 23, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON: DEFORESTATION AND BIODIVERSITY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html

 

Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
-▶  OIL INDUSTRY 'DEVASTATING' FOR AMAZON COMMUNITIES, WARNS UN RAPPORTEUR - James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/oil-industry-amazon-communities-un-rapporteur

 

                                                       VIDEO

                     INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                             A Pending Corporate Oil Plunder

                                         http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 ▶ IS UN 'REDD A FAILURE? INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN PANAMA WAIT FOR UN REDD TO MEET PROMISES  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0830-hance-panama-indigenous-redd.html#


                                                 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

 

Redd Monitor

GAS EXTRACTION AND UN-REDD IN PERU http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/14/gas-extraction-and-redd-in-peru-you-cant-have-your-cake-and-eat-it/#more-13489

 

 Forest Peoples Programme

'REDD' AND THE GREEN LAND GRAB IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON http://www.forestpeoples.org/faceted_search/results/The%20return%20of%20fortress%20conservation%3A%20REDD%20and%20the%20green%20land%20grab%20in%20the%20Peruvian%20Amazon

 

                      SO MUCH FOR UN-REDD AND REDD PLUS

                                        http://sco.lt/94vpdR

 

                                                 ENOUGHNESS 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

 

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                                                      FILM

                            -▶  ****REMEMBERING "GREEN" - 

An Multi-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

 

 

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

 

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

 

-▶  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-

 


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Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet

Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

▶  MODERN, INDUSTRIAL, MONOCROP FARMING IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET. A growing number of organic consumers, natural health advocates and climate hawks are taking a more comprehensive look at the fundamental causes of global warming. And its led them to this sobering conclusion: Modern, industrial, monocrop farming are burning up our planet. How did they reach this conclusion? http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

HuffingtonPostGreen, July 10, 2014
 ▶ BIG CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE SEEKS INDEMNITY FROM 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
 ▶ CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AG INTERESTS SEEKS TO MAKE BIG FARMING LAW. 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 THE CORPORATE "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

 

 Independent Science News, October 30, 2013

 ▶ THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.independentsciencenews.org/un-sustainable-farming/the-founding-fables-of-industrialised-agriculture/

 

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/

 

 

EcoWatch, March 26, 2014
-▶ PROFITS AND DAMN THE TORPEDOES: U.S. FARMERS INCREASE PLANTING OF GMO CORN EVEN AS GLOBAL DEMAND FALLS AND BANNED FROM CHINA MARKETS http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/26/u-s-farmers-planting-gmo-corn-banned-china-markets/

 

 August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  THE GUARANTEED INCOME RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:  U.S. GOVERNMENT PAID OUT $17 BILLION FOR "OVER-PLANTED WEATHER-WITHERED CROPS" LAST YEAR — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/

 

▶  US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html

 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014
 ▶  INSECTICIDE PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 BBC News, June 24, 2014
 ▶  GROWING PAINS OF CHINA'S AGRICULTURAL WATER NEEDS. Farming accounts for about 65% of water use in China and the limited resource is coming under pressure from rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. The study focused on four major food crops - soya, wheat, rice and corn (maize) - and three livestock groups: ruminant, pork and poultry. Together, these products accounted for 93% of China's domestic food supply in 2005, according to figures from the United Nations.  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27978124

 

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

 

April 18, 2014, The Two-Way
 ▶  CHINA ADMITS THAT ONE-FIFTH OF IT'S FARMLAND IS CONTAMINATED - Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. http://listen.sdpb.org/post/china-admits-one-fifth-its-farmland-contaminated

 

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

 

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

 

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                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 ▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES: LOWEST ON RECORD:  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/5epVmz

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 

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

 

▶  AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

New York Times, March 07, 2014
▶  MEAT MAKES THE PLANET THIRSTY http://www.americasfarmers.com/2014/03/07/women-in-agriculture/

 

Worldwatch Institute, May 08, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1

 

Guardian, September 18, 2013
▶  FOOD CRISIS FEARS PROMPT UN WAKE-UP CALL TO WORLD LEADERS AND BIG AGRIBUSINESS
UNCTAD, the UN trade and development body's 2013 Trade and Environment Review, calls on governments to "wake up before it is too late" and shift rapidly towards farming models that promote a greater variety of crops, reduced fertiliser use and stronger links between small farms and local consumers to achieve global food security and tackle climate change http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/18/food-crisis-un-governments

 

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

 

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 Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

 ▶ "THEY HAVE POLLUTED THEIR OWN NEST" - MOVE OVER, BIG AG: SUSTAINABILITY'S MOMENT IS HERE http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/move-big-ag-sustainabilitys-moment/

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
▶ MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

  Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

 allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH.

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

 


                                         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://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/rape-in-the-fields/


OnEarth, January 6, 2014

▶AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain

 

▶  U.S. STARTS LANDMARK AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP IN VIETNAM - WHILE MONSANTO USES IT ON GMO FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food

 

▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

 ▶  HOW MONOCULTURE THREATENS THE FUTURE OF FOOD - GROWING FOOD IN DEAD SOIL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/01/bees-dying-from-chemical-agriculture.aspx?e_cid=20130101_DNL_art_2#_edn1

 

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

 

 

FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs AND PESTICIDES  http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/

 

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: 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

 

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

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶  THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PETICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

                                                    PHOTOS

                                                FastCo Exist

▶  THESE HORRIFYING PHOTOS SHOW A DESTROYED AMERICAN LANDSCAPE THE AGRICULTURE GIANTS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016003/these-horrifying-photos-show-a-destroyed-american-landscape-that-agriculture-giants-dont-wan

 

Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013

▶  HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶  RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

 

▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE, OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL GRAVY TRAIN? http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE? http://sco.lt/5ev5Yf

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

 ▶  THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH The Leader of the Biotech Ag Cartel  http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

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

 

                                                         WATCH

                                                        'FED UP!"

                                            Free Documentary Online
In the harvest of 1999, 60% of Canada's canola crop, 90% of Argentina's soybean crop, 50% of the US' soybean crop, and 33% of the US' corn crop was genetically engineered. Industrial agriculture is damaging the basis for future production. We've got soil erosion, soil compaction, salinisation, water logging, destruction of beneficial biodiversity, loss of natural enemies of pest... and all that is occurring in an alarming rate.
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fed-up/

 

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                                                    -- POLLUTION --

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

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

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
▶ MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

 ▶ "THEY HAVE POLLUTED THEIR OWN NEST" - MOVE OVER, BIG AG: SUSTAINABILITY'S MOMENT IS HERE http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/move-big-ag-sustainabilitys-moment/

 

▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group
▶  REPORT: 7.2 MILLION ACRES OF WETLANDS AND FRAGILE LAND GO UNDER THE PLOW http://www.ewg.org/release/72-million-acres-wetlands-and-fragile-land-go-under-plow

 

 May 27, 2013 Science Daily
▶  EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527100624.htm

 

▶  FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶

                                     A COMPELLING CASE
                   REVAMPING OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL POLICY

This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies,  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

  Treehugger, October 9, 2013

▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

▶  BIOFUELS: FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push

 

 

September 3, 2013 -Sci Dev Net

▶  FARMING AND KNOWLEDGE MONOCULTURES ARE MISCONCEIVED

Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science
In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains.
But intensified systems do not meet global food needs — they mostly suit export markets and corporate interests.... an industrial monoculture model of production — of both food and knowledge — avoids its ecological and social costs, while suppressing more effective sustainable alternatives, and underexploits science's potential versatility.... http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/opinion/farming-and-knowledge-monocultures-are-misconceived.html

 

                                                 SHORT VIDEO:
               THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

                                          -- CLIMATE CHANGE --

 

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013

▶  CLIMATE SUMMIT:  DON'T TURN FARMERS INTO 'CLIMATE SMART' CARBON TRADERS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-10

 

▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

New Scientist, January 16, 2014
▶ VERTICAL FARMS SPROUTING UP ALL OVER THE WORLD - Vertical farms aim to avoid the problems inherent in growing food crops in drought-and-disease-prone fields many hundreds of kilometres from the population centres in which they will be consumed. Instead, Dickson Despommier – an ecologist at Columbia University in New York City who has championed vertical farms since 1999 – suggests that food should be grown year-round in high-rise urban buildings, reducing the need for the carbon-emitting transport of fruit and vegetables. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129524.100-vertical-farms-sprouting-all-over-the-world.html#.Utrb8PbTlcw

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013

▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

  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

 

Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

▶  WORLD'S SACRED FORESTS MAY FALL PREY TO DEVELOPERS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.trust.org/item/20131004085253-l4gqn

 

                                            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

 

June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

 Post Growth, November 1, 2013
▶  UNLIMITED COMPETITION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE -  CORPORATE FARMING Large farms now dominate crop production in the United States. Although most cropland was operated by farms with less than 600 crop acres in the early 1980s, today most cropland is on farms with at least 1,100 acres, and many farms are 5 and 10 times that size. Meanwhile, in 1987, the average dairy herd size was 80 cows; by 2007, it was 570 cows, In 2012 5,000.  The change in hogs was even more striking, from 1,200 hogs removed in a year to 30,000... http://postgrowth.org/unlimited-competition-is-not-sustainable/

 

ETC GROUP:  September 23, 2013
▶  YET ANOTHER UN REPORT CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR PEASANT FARMING AND AGROECOLOGY http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1371403/3dcf9f8e43/546730523/69eaf81be4/

 

November 1, 2012 Mongabay

▶  FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1101-hance-agriculture-greenhouse-gases.html

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

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

 

 ▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf

 

September 13, 2013 Treehugger
▶  WHY KANSAS IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER. If you eat corn or wheat in the United States, there's a good chance it was grown with the help of paleowater left over from the last ice age when glaciers covered the Great Plains.And as neat and healthy as that sounds -- paleowater! -- this is not good news.
The Ogallal Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers in the world, running beneath parts of eight states in the central US. And it is this giant, ancient aquifer that is being sucked dry faster than rain can keep up. Put another way, we've nearly used up a million-year-old source of water in the 100 or so years we've been tapping into it for irrigation.
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/why-kansas-running-out-water-ogallala-aquifer.html

 

                            WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                     http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
▶  GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

 

▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

             "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

August 21, 2013 Mongabay
▶  PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

▶  FOOD WASTAGE FOOTPRINT:  IMPACT ON NATURAL RESOURCES - FAO REPORT

11 September 2013, Rome - The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report.
http://reliefweb.int/report/world/food-wastage-footprint-impacts-natural-resources

 

▶  SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

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

 

▶  AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

 

 

September 4, 2013 NPR
▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA IS 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

 

ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA September 23, 2013
▶  FED-UP FARMERS UNITE TO FIGHT BIG FOOD AND SUPERMARKET PRICE WAR WITH CODE OF CONDUCT THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-24/farmers-code-of-conduct-to-fight-supermarket-price-war/4976664

 

July 25, 2013 REALfarnacy

▶  URBAN HOMESTEADERS PRODUCE 6,000 POUNDS OF FOOD ON 1/10 ACRE http://www.realfarmacy.com/urban-homesteaders-produce-6000-pounds-of-food-on-110-acre/

 

August 26, 2013 Guardian Professionals: Farming and Food Security Hub
▶  NEW IDEAS PUT AGRICULTURE CO-OPERATIVES AT THE HEART OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/aug/26/agriculture-co-operatives-markets-credit

 

▶  FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

 

 January 13, 2012 Grist

▶  LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY: BIODIVERSITY vs MONOCULTURE http://grist.org/sustainable-food/2012-01-13-lexicon-of-sustainability-biodiviersity-vs-monoculture/

 

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

 

August 1, 2013 Science Daily
▶  EXISTING CROPLAND COULD FEED FOUR BILLION MORE BY DROPPING BIOFUELS AND ANIMAL FEED http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801125704.htm

 

 

 

▶  DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE  http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

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

 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

August 6, 2013 Resilience

▶  FIXING FOOD AND FARMING WITH A TRUE-COST ECONOMY
 A paradigm shift is underway in our nation’s approach to food and agriculture. Movements are gaining steam that support organic food, local food, farmers markets, local food security, and food safety. On the food safety front, outrage is growing over the inability to inspect more than two percent of imported food, especially in the wake of food scandals abroad (e.g., melamine in pet food, pork treated with chemicals to taste like beef, deaths of children from school lunches prepared in used pesticide containers)... http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-08-06/fixing-food-and-farming-with-a-true-cost-economy

 

September 9, 2013 Mother Jones
▶  ONE WEIRD TRICK TO FIX FARMS FOREVER: PEAK SOIL http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/cover-crops-no-till-david-brandt-farms

 

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

 

 

 

▶  THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

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

 

▶  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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:40 PM

This  is  an  awful  lot  of  information  but  all  of it  spells  one thing: "Be  aware  and  beware!

Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:31 AM

"Our modern energy-, chemical- and genetically modified organism (GMO)-intensive industrial food and farming systems are the major cause of man-made global warming." Studies show that not only are greenhouse gasses caused by Carbon Dioxide but also by methane and nitrous oxide. Farming includes so many different ways of using fuel form the machinery to the end of food production. Another way farming isn't helping is through deforestation, and wetlands destruction. "When you add it all up, the picture is clear—contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet. And factory farms or, in industry lingo, Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), play a key role in this impending disaster." Climate rise is complex but a few of the top reasons are coal burning, and fossil fuels. To get this under control we would need to stop using 90% of the fosil fuels we are using.

Sally J. Everett's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:33 AM

We can't live in fear of the future, we have to have farms no matter what they emit into the air. Without farms, we couldn't survive.

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Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse

Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

July 23, 2013 Science Daily

▶  Scientists have warned that current hunting trends in Central African forests could result in complete ecological collapse.

The authors maintain that the current rate of unsustainable hunting of forest elephants, gorillas and other seed-dispersing species threatens the ability of forest ecosystems to regenerate, and that landscape-wide hunting management plans are needed to avoid an environmental catastrophe..... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130723103451.htm


New Scientist, September 08, 2014
EBOLA'S SILVER LINING:  WE CAN CLAMP DOWN ON BUSHMEAT. According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola virus enters human populations when people handle or eat infected wildlife, especially fruit bats, chimpanzees, monkeys, forest antelopes and porcupines. Eating bushmeat remains common throughout Africa, either for subsistence or as a luxury.

The Ebola outbreak is an opportunity to clamp down on a practice which both causes disease outbreaks and empties forests of wildlife. At a minimum, governments should zealously enforce bans on the hunting and consumption of bats and apes, two groups most commonly associated with Ebola. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850.300-ebolas-silver-lining-we-can-clamp-down-on-bushmeat.html


  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-

 

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


The Dodo, July 23, 2014
▶  THERE ARE ONLY 100 GORILLAS LEFT IN NIGERIA, CONSERVATIONISTS SAY https://www.thedodo.com/there-are-only-100-gorillas-le-639709280.html

 

 Mongabay, December 11, 2013
▶  BONOBOS: THE CONGO BASIN'S GREATEST GARDENERS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-pham-bonobos-in-congo-seed-dispursal.html

 

Mongabay, July 09, 2014
-▶ SOLD INTO EXTINCTION:  GREAT APES BETRAYED BY PROTECTORS. Corruption in high places, CITES, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0709-sri-stiles-cites-commentary.html


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

 

 Magazine Good Planet, July 02, 2014
-▶   'SLAVERY' DRIVING APES TO EXTINCTION http://www.goodplanet.info/en/news/2014/07/02/slavery-driving-apes-extinction/

 

 

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

 


 

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


 

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

 

 March 03, 2013 Global Issues
▶  LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions

 

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

 

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

 

-▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE http://sco.lt/7D9Av3

 

 

                                                   PHOTOS: 

▶  STUNNING IMAGES OF BREATHTAKING BIODIVERSITY IN REMAINING INDONESIAN FORESTS AND MARINE LIFE http://sco.lt/8zbjbl

 

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

 

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

 

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

 

▶  DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

May 29, 2013 Seed Daily

▶  EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING AS ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Even_farm_animal_diversity_is_declining_as_accelerating_species_loss_threatens_humanity_999.html

 

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

 

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                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

              REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                       DON'T MISS THIS

                                      http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


 

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

 

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES  http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

April 5, 2013 - National Geographic
▶  ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION: A CLOSER LOOK AT ENDANGERED SPECIES http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/05/on-the-brink-of-extinction-a-closer-look-at-endangered-species/


March 7, 2013 - Science Haven

▶  EXTINCTION, MASS EXTINCTIONS, EXTINCT SPECIES, AND THE ONGOING 6TH GREAT MASS EXTINCTION  http://scienceheathen.com/2013/03/07/extinction-mass-extinctions-extinct-species-and-the-ongoing-6th-great-mass-extinction/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


 

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS ENTIRE FORESTS BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

                                            --- WATCH ---

                                                  PBS Nature

            "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY" - FULL EPISODE

                                        http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                       Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/siberian-tiger-quest/full-episode/7916/

 

                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                      http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

 

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

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 

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VIDEO: Foreign Corporations Destroying Ecosystems, Indigenous Livelihoods, Nullifying Land Rights - Creating Dependency and Poverty on Global Scale

 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

 

 

Reuters, July 11, 2014
▶  UPDATE: CANADA COURT RULES AGAINST ABORIGINAL GROUP ON GRANTING CORPORATE FORESTRY LICENSES ON TRADITIONAL NATIVE LAND http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/canada-forestry-idUSL2N0PM0R920140711

 

 

June 18, 2013 Business Insider

▶  INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMPANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU

 

 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

 

                                                  FEATURED VIDEO
                                           Mongabay, March 19, 2014
INDIGENOUS TRIBE FACES LOGGERS, RANGERS, AND MURDER IN BID TO SAVE THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0319-hance-wounaan-one-video.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
 -▶ NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISH.  More than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world.  http://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaraguas-mayagna-people-rainforest-vanish-24439/

 

 

  InterContinental Cry, February 20, 2014

 -▶ PANAMA:  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FACE IMMINENT EVICTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/groups-appeal-un-halt-imminent-forced-evictions-indigenous-ngobe-community/

The indigenous Ngöbe community faces imminent forced eviction from their land for the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam project in western Panama. The eviction would force them from their land, which provides their primary sources of food and water, means of subsistence, and culture..http://intercontinentalcry.org/panama-indigenous-communities-face-eviction-22239/

 

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

 

                                                     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

 

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/

 

▶ 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

 

 

            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

 

 

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/

 

-▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY WORKING WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AND #REDD TO STRIP FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS AND INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://sco.lt/7T4gfR

 

                            CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                   Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

                                                            VIDEO
                              "LIFE, LAND AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA"
                                         http://vimeo.com/40766520

 

 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013
-▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION. For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761

 

June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org
-▶  EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248

 

 

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

 

-▶  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

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEOS

 

-▶  **** ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" - LIVELIHOODS AND LAND RIGHTS STRIPPED AWAY http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

 

-▶  **** LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI http://sco.lt/7fjscz

 

-▶   **** THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/5Vb0gj

 

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

 

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

 

-▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN LAND GRAB GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH

 

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/

 

 June 22, 2013 Spring Returning
-▶  PANAMA: "THEY LIED TO US" PRISTINE INDIGENOUS COASTAL LAND IN PANAMA SOLD TO FOREIGN DEVELOPERS  http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

 

Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

 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

 

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

 

                                                -- WATCH --
                                              VIDEO REPORT

                      "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"

September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS. 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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 Published on May 22, 2013

-▶  HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

Many local indigenous people "resettled" to make way for Vale and Rio Tinto's international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique farmers no longer have access to arable land for farming, or other ways to make a living. ... http://www.hrw.org/node/115802

 

  

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                             Africa, Colonialism and The Environment
                     TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI

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

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

 

 -▶  MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP , At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, a trade pact being organized by the US government. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

 September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  *****COLUMBIA: NATIONAL FARMERS, MINERS SOCIAL STRIKE GET SEED CONTROL LAWS SUSPENDED http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10722

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent
-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK 'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html

 

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

 

 September 10, 2012 CSRWire News Release

-▶  BOMBSHELL RETREAT -- CHEVRON SEEKS TO DROP $60 BILLION IN DAMAGES IN ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL CASE  –
In a clear 11th-hour retreat that suggests it does not believe its own allegations, Chevron has taken the extraordinary step of pleading with a U.S. judge to block a jury from deciding its retaliatory “fraud” and RICO claims against Ecuadorian villagers and their U.S. lawyer. The company also said it was even prepared to drop a $60 billion damages claim if the judge agrees to deny the defendants a jury trial. Chevron's $60 billion figure is based on three times the $19 billion Ecuadorian judgement, plus costs. http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/36091-Bombshell-Retreat-Chevron-Seeks-to-Drop-60-Billion-in-Damages-In-Ecuador-Case

 

                                                            VIDEO

THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/63ewyH

 

Climate & Capitalism, October 29, 2013
-▶ CHEVRON'S SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK JUSTICE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/10/29/chevrons-scorched-earth-campaign-block-justice/

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
▶  CHEVRON SUES RAINFOREST COMMUNITIES IT CONTAMINATED IN ECUADOR http://www.nationofchange.org/chevron-sues-rainforest-communities-it-contaminated-1382276125

 

 

 August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
-▶  THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410

 

▶  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

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                          http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                         VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

                                                "DAMOCRACY"

Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html

 

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

 

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

 

 August 29, 2013 Devex

-▶  SECURE LAND TENURE INCREASES FOOD SECURITY BY DECREASING VULNERABILITY TO LARGE SCALE LAND GRABS Secure land tenure increases #foodsecurity by decreasing vulnerability to large scale land grabs. The use of modern agricultural techniques tells only part of the story of why much of Ethiopia is better fed than before. Another part lies in a solution to food security that is gaining ground with governments and the international development community: securing land tenure.

      In many developing countries, farmers till plots without the government or traditional leaders formally recognizing their right to the land. But without formal land rights, those tilling the soil can be vulnerable to large-scale land acquisitions — sometimes dismissively called land grabs — without their knowledge or consent. Investors often lease or buy large swaths of land for agricultural production, oil exploration or other uses.  https://www.devex.com/en/news/how-smarter-land-use-can-curb-global-hunger/81710

 

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

 

 Intercontinental Cry, January 2, 2013

-▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE CHAGOSSIANS

http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

The Chagos Archipelago had been under the administration of Mauritius. During the Cold War, in 1965, the British bought them for £3 million, declaring them part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). In 1966, the UK and the US implemented a joint military strategy and the archipelago was leased to the US for 50 years, until 2016. The purpose was to build a US military base on Diego Garcia. Although no money was ever received by the UK government, documents reveal that the US gave the UK a $14 million discount on the purchase of missiles.

 

In 1966, Sir Paul Gore-Booth, the then under-secretary at the Foreign Office wrote: "We must surely be very tough about this. The object of the exercise was to get some rocks that will remain ours. There will be no indigenous population except seagulls." And Denis Greenhill, a senior Foreign Office official added: "Unfortunately, along with the Birds go some few Tarzans or Men Fridays who origins are obscure and who are hopefully being wished onto Mauritius etc. When this has been done, I agree we must very tough.”

The Chagos people were removed and forced to live in Mauritius and the Seychelles. Speaking about the British Government, Dugassee said: “They treat us like animals... When they expelled us they promised that when we arrive in Seychelles or Mauritius there will be land and a few things to start anew but when we got there, there was nothing. They even said we would have a pension for life but we have nothing.”

Diaspora communities living in the Seychelles and Mauritius have experienced marginalization, discrimination, and grinding poverty. Testimonies from evictees describe families forced to eat out of bins, hunger strikes and the suicide of a desperate woman facing destitution and mounting debt..... http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                                    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

 

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

 

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/


 

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                             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

 

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

                              

                                 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

 

 

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                                                   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

 

 

 A VIP READ: CSRwire Talkback - Hazel Henderson

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

 

 

-▶ 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

 

 

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- ▶ 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

 

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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/

 

 

 

 

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WEST PAPUA : 226 Thousand Hectares of Virgin Forest will be Razed for Corporate Palm Oil Destroying All Life And Indigenous Communities

WEST PAPUA : 226 Thousand Hectares of Virgin Forest will be Razed for Corporate Palm Oil Destroying All Life And Indigenous Communities | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 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 against the Papuans, and the racist Indonesian soldiers generally view the Papuan people as little more than animals.


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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


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



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/


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/


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


 

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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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/


 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



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           WEST PAPUA - A HISTORY OF BRUTAL EXPLOITATION

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 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

 

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/

 

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/

 

MongaBay, May 24, 2014
▶  MALAYSIAN PALM OIL GIANT LOSES PAPUA NEW GUINEA CASE, 40,00 HECTARES DECLARED ILLEGAL  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0524-klk-png-conflict.html

 

 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

 

                                     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

 

                               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

 

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

 

April 22, 2013 Survival International

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

 

                                         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

 

 Survival International, December 19, 2013

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



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                                         EXPLOITIVE MINING

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 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/

 

▶   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

 


                                                          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

 

 ▶  WEST PAPUA - MASSIVE EXPLOITATION BY MINING CORPORATIONS 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). The international dispute over West Papua during the years after 1949 can be understood in light of the natural resources in the territory, which were far better known to the transnationals than revealed publicly.... http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/mines.htm


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/


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                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                      http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

http://sco.lt/64XtcP

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                          INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

            A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

 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

 

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

                    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL: 

                             DEFORESTATION AND ECOCIDE

                                          http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

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

                                                

                                                 TED VIDEO

     MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                 http://eradicatingecocide.com/


                                          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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



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

 

 

                              --------------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/

 

▶SCIDEV.NET

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

 

 

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

 

                              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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                     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


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



▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN ONE SHORT VIDEO http://sco.lt/5moIAT


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

 

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


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




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


▶  POLLUTERS MUST PAY:  HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE  http://sco.lt/5Up3Wz


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/


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


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


▶  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



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


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

 

▶  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



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


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



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


 

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


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



                          ▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl


 

 ▶  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



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



                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 


                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

            2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


                                                      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 PLATE

                                               http://sco.lt/7ExcmX



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

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

 

                                          FRACKING THE KALAHARI

                                                 http://sco.lt/8IKitV


New Eastern Outlook, June 14, 2014
▶  THE AMERICAN MINING COMPANY, FREEPORT, AND THEIR ACTIVITY IN INDONESIA/PAPUA:  THE SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL COSTThe world’s largest company mining gold and copper, U.S. based Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc., has been is firmly established in the Indonesian province of Papua since the 1960s. Freeport’s internal security forces are accused of being responsible for carrying out killings, abductions, rape, torture and persecution. And the Indonesian army, using vulnerable local residents, imposed a tax for the so-called protection of Freeport, whose interests it actively served and enriched by access to its resources and allowed it to conduct illegal business, which, in 2005, was estimated at 8 billion dollars. http://journal-neo.org/2014/06/14/rus-e-kologicheskaya-i-sotsial-naya-tsena-deyatel-nosti-amerikanskoj-kompanii-freeport-v-indonezii/



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

 

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


 

                                                       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


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

 

 

 

 

 ▶ 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

 

 

                                                      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/

 

 

 ▶  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

 

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

 

 

 

 ▶  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

 


 

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


 

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

 

 

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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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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


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

 

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


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


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


                                                            VIDEO

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



 

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

 

                                                     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

 

                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

▶  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

 

 

 -▶ “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/

 

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


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


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

 

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

 

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


                                          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


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

 

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

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                               Greenpeace

    -▶ WHAT PROCTER & GAMBLE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE  -▶

                         IS THIS WHAT THEY CALL "SUSTAINABLE"

While Procter & Gamble were advertising about motherhood, companies that produce palm oil for P&G have been making orphans out of orangutans. Everyone needs to know that deforestation to create palm oil plantations means orangutans are senselessly orphaned...http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/PG_video.html

 

 Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2014

PALM OIL:  FROM PLANTATION TO PEANUT BUTTER - INFOGRAPH INVESTIGATION http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/stakeholder_trends_insights/calen_may-tobin/palm_oil_plantation_peanut_butter


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

 


 

 

-▶ 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

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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

 

                              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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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 12, 5:58 AM

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This study, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, suggested that food production should hark back to its roots and use resources more smartly and equitably.

Trade distorting subsidies must end. Local ownership and stewardship require encouragement. Practices that preserve and restore ecological resources need to be pursued. Relevant science and technology can be adopted while constantly bearing in mind the multifunctional role of agriculture.

There certainly are practical models, capable of correcting the wrongs we have wrought on our ecosystems, to produce sufficient food for all.

The real (political) trick is to shift control of these resources back to where they are most needed - as Amartya Sen said - to those who trapped in poverty, without access to good, affordable food.

Simultaneously, those able to make informed choices should leverage their purchasing power to encourage a shift away from unhealthy and unsustainable eating choices.


Ashton is a writer and researcher working in civil society. Some of his work can be viewed at www.ekogaia.org.

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

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 7:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

Scooped by pdjmoo
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NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction

NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



 

OFF-SETTING IS A SCAM DESIGNED FOR DEVELOPERS AND CORPORATIONS THAT ALLOWS CONTINUING DESTRUCTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE BIODIVERSITY LOSS OF SPECIES WITHIN THE TARGETED DESTRUCTION SITE. WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST

 

 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/


University of Oxford, June 23, 2014
PRACTICAL ETHICS:  DESTROYING ONE ECOSYSTEM AND CONSTRUCTING ANOTHER: BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING AND PARTICULAR VALUE  http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2014/06/destroying-one-ecosystem-and-constructing-another-biodiversity-offsetting-and-particular-value/



YOU CANNOT DESTROY AN 1,000 YEAR OLD ESTABLISHED ECOSYSTEM AND REPLACE IT IN ONE YEAR


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/


 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


-▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/8cgIYz


 Redd-Monitor, July 10, 2014
- ▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE --- FOR DEVELOPERS. The sheer lunacy of biodiversity offsetting http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/07/10/biodiversity-offsetting-makes-dreams-come-true-for-developers/

 

                                                      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

 

Redd-Monitor.Org
-▶ MORE ON CARBON OFFSETTING http://www.redd-monitor.org//?s=CARBON+OFFSETTING

 

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/


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/


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

 


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/


ABC Science, July 25, 2014

- ▶ DESTROYING THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR OUR SURVIVAL:  HUNDREDS OF ANIMALS DISAPPEAR AS HUMANS MULTIPLY http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/07/25/4053825.htm

 

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

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                     CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

  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

 

Stanford, July 24, 2014

- ▶ STANFORD BIOLOGIST WARNS OF EARLY STAGE OF EARTH'S 6TH MASS EXTINCTION EVENT. Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event. Stanford Biology Professor Rodolfo Dirzo and his colleagues warn that this "defaunation" could have harmful downstream effects on human health...http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2014/pr-sixth-mass-extinction-072414.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/

 



 ▶ 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


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


                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans IS The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems


 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

 

                                                     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



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



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

 

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

 

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

 


                   'WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL --

                                       IN ONE SHORT VIDEO

                                           http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

 

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

 

                                            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

 

 

 -October 13, 2012 Common Dreams
- ▶ 'RECIPE FOR DISASTER' : GROUP SAYS NO FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

 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 DARK SIDE OF THE 'GREEN ECONOMY' - THE WHOLESALE PRIVATIZATION OF NATURE http://sco.lt/7hix0r


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

 

   -▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY -- OUR PUBLIC LANDS. Coal, Oil, Fracking Destroying Forests, Water, Environment  http://sco.lt/9JCs8f

 

  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

 

-▶ INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/6Sdg13

 

                                                        VIDEO

                          CAN UN-REDD EVERY BECOME GREEN

                                     Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/5HyMiX

 

 

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

 

                                                          WATCH

                              DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

          2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

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

 

                                          VERY IMPORTANT

                            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

 

Truthout, December 17, 2013
  -▶  ARE WE FALLING OFF THE CLIMATE PRECIPICE? SCIENTISTS CONSIDER EXTINCTION http://truth-out.org/news/item/20686-are-we-falling-off-the-climate-precipice-scientists-consider-extinction

 

 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/

 

 Verge Permaculture, November 20th 2013
▶  INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST MY MONEY? http://vergepermaculture.ca/blog/2013/11/20/how-and-where-should-i-invest-my-money-or-invest-like-an-ecosystem/

 

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

 

DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

- ▶  NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:  WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

Mongabay, December 3, 2013
-▶ ANIMAL EARTH: EXPLORING THE HIDDEN BIODIVERSITY OF OUR PLANET http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-reynolds-animal-earth.html


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

 

Azcentral.com, January 22, 2014

-▶  WHO NEEDS A REFUGE? LITTLE OWLS. Around Phoenix and other flat Western expanses where the 10-inch-tall creatures were once ubiquitous, bulldozers churn and pavement covers their native turf. Newly planted trees, cactuses and fences hide potential predators such as coyotes or hawkshttp://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/20140119phoenix-owls-refuge-growth.html?nclick_check=1

 

 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

 

                                                    WATCH
                                QUEST TV, October 13, 2009
                                The Symbosis of Biodiversity
                     THE FARALLON ISLANDS: THE GALAPAGOS
http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/the-farallon-islands-californias-galapagos/

 

 

                                                 ENOUGHNESS

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

   FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

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

 

 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

 

 ▶  SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION: CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

 Pavan Sukhdev

 ▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                                           Moyers & Company

                      "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                          http://sco.lt/82wkRF

 

 

 ▶  WHAT IS NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTING? THE NEW ERA OF RESPONSIBILITY - SUSTAINABILITY  http://sco.lt/7Ef8S1

 

 

 ▶  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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

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

 

 

 

Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
▶  THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html

 

 

 


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

 

                       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

 

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

 

 

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

 

                              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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The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks - May Be Extinct By 2020

The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks - May Be Extinct By 2020 | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Wildlife Extra News

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

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


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

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


National Geographic, August 29, 2014
  ▶ CAN ELEPHANTS SURVIVE A LEGAL IVORY TRADE? It's one of the more incendiary questions discussed in wildlife conservation circles: Should there be a legal trade in elephant ivory?  Elephant deaths from poachers skyrocketed after a one-off auction of stockpiled ivory was allowed in 2008. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140829-elephants-trophy-hunting-poaching-ivory-ban-cities/


WATCH

Feb 27, 2013 National Geographic

"BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS" SERIES

The elephant, Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal, today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for gold. This groundbreaking National Geographic special goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. It also demonstrates how the elephant is far more complex than ever imagined. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/battle-elephants-preview


http://video.pbs.org/video/2336802391/


                      Episode 4 - MASSIVE IVORY STOCKPILE http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants-episode-4-massive-ivory-stockpile/


The Dodo, August 27, 2014
FROM TUSKS TO TRINKETS: TRACING THE ILLICIT IVORY TRADE BACK TO ITS SOURCE https://www.thedodo.com/from-tusks-to-trinkets-tracing-692808982.html

                                                   

                                                    VIDEO

     KENYA:  ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT FOR IVORY

                                          http://sco.lt/6cBr1d


Wildlife Extra News
200 ELEPHANT CARCASSES FOUND IN THE MARA-SERENGETI ECOSYSTEM http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Mara-elephant-survey.html


May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

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


16 March 2013 - New York Times

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

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


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


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


Guardian Environment, March 5, 2013 -

▶  THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION IS GROWING FOR AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS - STUDY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed

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

Jan 15, 2013 Cause2 Causes

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

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

IVORY

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


Huffington Post Green, July 30, 2014
  ▶ AFRICAN ELEPHANTS MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/ivory-trade-elephants-extinct_n_5631782.html


 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming


 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/


  World Wildlife Fund, May 15, 2014
 ▶  HONG KONG SET TO DESTROY RECORD IVORY STOCKPILE - 28 TONS (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) - The Hong Kong government has begun the destruction of a staggering 28 tons of illegal ivory, the world’s largest illegal ivory stockpile and more than every other country in history combined. Advocates believe this public stance against ivory trafficking is a hopeful sign that Hong Kong’s centuries-old ivory worship traditions are crumbling. http://worldwildlife.org/stories/hong-kong-set-to-destroy-record-ivory-stockpile


Tuổi Trẻ news, October 22, 2013
  -▶ 2.4 TONS OF ILLICIT ELEPHANT TUSK SEIZED IN HAI PHONG, AGAIN (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/14325/24-tons-of-illicit-elephant-tusks-seized-in-hai-phong-again


June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

- ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/


 The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

 TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013

  -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/

 

Mongabay, July 07, 2014
PRICE OF IVORY TRIPLES IN CHINA.
In the last four years the price of ivory in China has tripled, according to new research from Save the Elephants. The news has worrying implications for governments and conservationists struggling to save elephants in Africa amidst a poaching epidemic, which has seen tens-of-thousands of elephants butchered for their tusks across the continent annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0707-hance-ivory-price.html


TIME, July 03, 2014

  ▶  AFRICAN-ELEPHANT POACHING SOARS AS IVORY PRICE TRIPLES IN CHINA http://time.com/2953056/african-elephant-poaching-soars-as-ivory-prices-triple-in-china/


Feb 27, 2013

- ▶ BLOOD IVORY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY AMONG CHINA'S GROWING MIDDLE CLASS - ‘BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS;" http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/battle-for-the-elephants-blood-ivory-becoming-a-hot-commodity-among-chinas-growing-middle-class.html


                                                  WATCH

                              'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' -

                                        National Geographic

                       Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                        http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

New York Times

- ▶ ‘WHITE GOLD" IN CHINA - SLIDE SHOW  http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/03/01/world/asia/20130301IVORY.html

 

March 4, 2013 - New York Times

- ▶ THE PRICE OF IVORY:  AN ILLICIT TRAIL OF AFRICAN IVORY TO CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/asia/an-illicit-trail-of-african-ivory-to-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

                                  July 19, 2013 BBC News -

- ▶ HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038


July 19, 2013 New York Times
  ▶  HONG KONG SEIZES LARGEST HAUL OF SMUGGLED ELEPHANT TUSKS -- FROM 574 SLAUGHTERED BABY ELEPHANTS  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/world/asia/hong-kong-seizes-smuggled-elephant-tusks.html?_r=0


                                                 VIDEO -

                                                 CNN REPORT

               WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                            http://sco.lt/7IdOYD

 


- ▶ HORRIFIC SENSELESS SLAYING: AUTHORITIES CONFISCATE 600 DEAD ELEPHANTS' WORTH OF IVORY IN HONG KONG  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3099786901/authorities-confiscate-600-dead-elephants-worth-of-ivory-in-hong-kong-horrific-senseless-slaying


 

             A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE

                               POACHING TO EXTINCTION

                                    http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


September 10, 2013 World Environment News
  ▶  U.S. WILL DESTROY SIX TONS OF IVORY STOCKPILE TO FIGHT WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://planetark.org/wen/69714


 The Independent, January 24, 2014
 ▶  HONG KONG AGREES TO DESTROY 28 TONNES OF STOCKPILED IVORY ELEPHANT TUSKS BURNING ONE OF ASIA'S MAJOR STOCKPILES OF IVORY - HOW MANY UNNECESSARILY SLAUGHTERED ELEPHANTS IS THAT? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-agrees-to-destroy-28-tonnes-of-stockpiled-ivory-9080901.html


Guardian Environment, February 06, 2014

 ▶  DOES DESTROYING IVORY SAVE ELEPHANTS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/06/does-destroying-ivory-save-elephants



IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014

  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5



   -▶ INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6q74M5



October 9, 2013

▶  KENYA SEIZES 4 TONNES OF IVORY AS ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER SURGES  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Kenya_seizes_4_tonnes_of_ivory_as_elephant_slaughter_surges_999.html


October 9, 2013
▶  VIETNAM SEIZES TWO TONNES OF ILLEGAL IVORY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Vietnam_seizes_two_tonnes_of_illegal_ivory_999.html


March 3, 2013

- ▶ THAI PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES END TO IVORY TRADE http://www.wwf.org.au/?6241/Thai-prime-minister-announces-end-to-ivory-trade


NBC World News

- ▶ ECOCIDE NATION:  ACTIVISTS CALL FOR SANCTIONS OVER THAILAND'S ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/02/17156137-activists-to-call-for-sanctions-over-thailands-elephant-ivory-trade?lite

 

The Independent, March 3, 2013

- ▶ THEY'RE STANDING IN LINE : THREE IVORY TRADERS FOR EVERY THAI ELEPHANT  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/three-ivory-traders-for-every-thai-elephant-8518011.html


 

                                 SATAO:  THE PASSING OF A GIANT

                                 DEATH OF A BELOVED ELEPHANT

                                                 http://sco.lt/8W2q0H

 

New Scientist, May 14, 2014
 ▶  IVORY POACHING FUNDS MOST WAR AND TERRORISM IN AFRICA http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229692.700-ivory-poaching-funds-most-war-and-terrorism-in-africa.html#.U3VRiS_1_OQ


May 10, 2013 Mongabay
- ▶ DOZEN OF ELEPHANTS MASSACRED FOR IVORY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0510-elephant-massacre-car.html



  ▶  WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD: POACHING AND THE END OF ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS http://sco.lt/7af5gv


- ▶ JANE GOODALL:  IVORY SALES MUST STOP OR AFRICA'S ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant



 

The Guardian Environment, March 05, 2013

  ▶  TWO THIRDS OF AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS -- GONE. The threat of extinction is growing for African forest elephants, according to a study released at the Cites summit in Bangkok ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed


 

                                     CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS

                     NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                         http://sco.lt/8OieKP


August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail


Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
  ▶  POISONED BY ELEPHANT POACHERS: AFRICA'S VULTURES THREATENED BY AN ASSAULT ON ALL FRONTS. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/


ChinaNews, July 10, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL EFFORT NEEDED TO STEM ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER - CITES http://www.ecns.cn/2014/07-10/123337.shtml


 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/



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


 

  -▶ POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS (AND OTHER ANIMALS) WITH CYANIDE AT WATER HOLE IN 'WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA http://sco.lt/7WbG9R


Wildlife Extra News
TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

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

 


                                          VIDEO REPORT

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

 

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                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


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A LOVELY WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)

THE CULTURE OF ELEPHANTS
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/



WATCH

"ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN PERIL"

Link TV

In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations
 http://www.linktv.org/video/9160/asian-elephants-in-peril


                                

                             ▶ LOVELY (BBC VERSION) VIDEO: 

                   "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

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


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

 

 

  -▶ HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

 

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

 

  -▶ THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - DEFORESTATION DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN IT -- AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE? http://sco.lt/5wsAPh

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                    http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


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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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WATCH: "GREEN" - Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

 An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction. This important documentary was filmed in the fast disappearing Indonesian rainforest and is not narrated, however, its message is clear and frightening. The home of the Orangutan and many other wildlife species in Indonesia is being decimated at an alarming rate by the widespread practice of 'slash and burn' to clear the lush rainforest to make way for extensive palm oil plantations... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

 

GREEN has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others...

 Make sure everyone you know watches this documentary. We owe it to our friends, the gentle Orangutan, we owe it to our planet, and we owe it to ourselves so that we can learn from it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

 

FEATURED ON "WITNESS" AL JAZEERA ENGLISH  http://ow.ly/9Y6ae

 

                                                  REVIEW

                              21 March 2012 Daily Mail
                                    THE FILM: "GREEN:
'SHE HAS LOST EVERYTHING": FILMMAKER'S HEART-WRENCHING DOCUMENTARY shows tragic final hours of orangutan's life as her rainforests home is ruthlessly destroyed http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118376/Filmmakers-heart-wrenching-documentary-shows-tragic-final-hours-orangutans-life.html

 

 This film is now available for free download on the website: http://greenfilm.free.fr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J57ZRSjpzQA

FILM'S WEBSITE http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

 

 

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Mongabay, August 19, 2014
▶  SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS -- LOSING THEIR FOREST HOME -- PHOTO http://blog.wcs.org/photo/2014/08/19/sumatran-orangutans-losing-their-forest-home/


 

Mongabay, June 20, 2014
▶  THE PALM OIL DIET:  STUDY FINDS DISPLACED ORANGUTANS HAVE LITTLE ELSE TO EAT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0620-mark-orangutans-palm-oil.html

 

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


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

 

 

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

 

 

                                          PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST:

                       FAST-TRACKING OUR OWN EXTINCTION

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

 

 

 Mongabay, September 26, 2013

 -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html

 

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

 

                                                     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

 

                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
          ▶ A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

 

 

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/

 

 ▶  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



                              THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST:

     ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST

                                              http://sco.lt/6JcGOn





 ▶  HALF OF TROPICAL FORESTS PARKS LOSING BIODIVERSITY http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0725-hance-tropical-parks-biodiversity.html

 

Mongabay, December 31, 2012

▶  THE YEAR IN RAINFORESTS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1231-year-in-rainforests-2012.html

 

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

 


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

 


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

 

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


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

 

 

 

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                                                        "ALMA"

                               A  journey into the soul of humanity

            A powerful statement about the global industrial economy

"ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon. http://sco.lt/5miKgL

 



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Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos

Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 January 24, 2011 Yale Environment 360

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE - TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS

A decade ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen first suggested we were living in the “Anthropocene,” a new geological epoch in which humans had altered the planet. Now, in an article for Yale Environment 360, Crutzen and a coauthor explain why adopting this term could help transform the perception of our role as stewards of the Earth.... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/living_in_the_anthropocene_toward_a_new_global_ethos_/2363/


New York Times, September 05, 2014
'THE HUMAN AGE'  - FUTURE FOOTPRINTS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/books/review/the-human-age-by-diane-ackerman.html


 

One Green Planet, April 25, 2014
FROM THE DIRECTOR WHO BROUGHT US THE OSCAR-WINNING "THE COVER" COMES "6" . The documentary explores the role humans play in exasperating the mass extinction of endangered species, http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/from-the-director-who-brought-us-the-oscar-winning-the-cove-comes-6/

 

 

Yale Environment 360, May 17, 2010
THE ANTHROPOCENE DEBATE:  MARKING HUMANITY'S IMPACT  by Elizabeth Kolbert http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_anthropocene_debate__marking_humanitys_impact_/2274/

 

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

 

August 06, 2013 All Things Considered
EARTH SCIENTISTS PIN CLIMATE CHANGE SQUARELY ON 'HUMANITY' http://www.npr.org/2013/08/06/209462713/earth-scientists-pin-climate-change-squarely-on-humanity

 

Discovery Magazine, December 7, 2012

HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? DEMARKING THE ANTHROPOCENE. Humans drive trillions of miles in cars, clear-cut forests for agriculture and create vast landfills teeming with tin cans, soda bottles and other detritus of industrialization. There's no doubt that humans have radically reshaped the planet, and those changes leave traces in the Earth's geological record... http://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htmlhttp://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.html

 

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


5 May 2013 Guardian Environment

CLIMATE RESEARCH NEARLY UNANIMOUS ON HUMAN CAUSES, SURVEY FINDS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/16/climate-research-nearly-unanimous-humans-causes

 

April 1, 2013 Huffington Post
NASA's DR. JAMES HANSEN: DOUBLING DOWN ON OUR FAUSTIAN BARGAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/doubling-down-on-our-faustian-bargain_b_2989535

 

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

 

Ensia, July 30, 2013
TEN THINGS THE NEXT GENERATION WILL NEED TO KNOW TO THRIVE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://ensia.com/features/teach-your-children/?utm_content=bufferaecb8&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

 

 

                                        ANTHROPOCENE -Wikipedia

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

 

                                                --- WATCH----

                              "WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE" (3:38)

                                 http://vimeo.com/anthropocene/shortfilm

 

 READ: WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE - AN INTRODUCTION http://www.anthropocene.info/en/anthropocene

 


 

 January 25, 2012 Climate Himalaya
GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND http://chimalaya.org/2012/01/25/global-warming-welcome-to-the-age-of-mankind/

 

 August 5, 2013 - Seed Magazine  
EMBRACING THE ANTHROPOCENE - The Earth has entered a new geological period in which human influence dominates the state of the planet, compounding uncertainty about the future.... http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/embracing_the_anthropocene/

 

THE ANTHROPOCENE: OUR PLANET'S THRESHOLDS AND BOUNDARIES. As scientists learn more about how our planet works, both now and in the past, they are increasingly aware of the existence of environmental ‘tipping points’ – points of no return. These are thresholds beyond which environmental change becomes hard to stop....http://www.anthropocene.info/en/thresholds-boundaries

 

THE ANTROPOCENE: THE EARTH SYSTEM

We aren’t an outside force disturbing the natural order of things – we’re an integral part of the Earth system ourselves. But as our societies have grown, the impact of our actions has increased too; we’re now among the main  causes of environmental  change.... http://www.anthropocene.info/en/earth-system

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                          WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                        http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

March 26, 2013 TerraDaily
SHADOW OF THE 'ANTHROPOCENE' - The Future of Planet Earth Is In Our Hands http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Shadow_of_Anthropocene_falls_over_Rio_Summit_999.html

 

Globaia
A CARTOGRAPHY OF THE ANTHROPOCENE -  new human-dominated period of the Earth's history. - See more at: http://globaia.org/en/anthropocene/#Maps

 

December 12, 2012 Discovery
HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? http://news.discovery.com/human/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htm

 

August 9, 2013 Time Magazine
THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/

 

DOMESTICATED AN WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                                  What Man Destroys, Nature Reclaims

                                             PBS Nature (53:10)
                                             A SUPERB WATCH
                                        "RADIOACTIVE WOLVES"

                      CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER 25 YEARS ON

After a massive man-made destruction, still uninhabitable for man, nature reclaims herself in ironic ways.
What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor...  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

 

 

 

A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb

 

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

 

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

 

UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/5M23mr

 

 

THE ANTHROPOCENE - ATMOSPHERIC GOVERNANCE: WEIGHING THE RISKS OF GEOENGINEERING SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE  via The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/12/anthropocene ALSO SEE: Raining Chemical From The Sky https://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2636&action=edit

 

GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

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

 

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

 

STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

July 9, 2013 Science Daily
EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm

 

 

WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

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

 

May 10, 2013

WORLD HITS 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - HIGHEST IN 50 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

 

 

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

 

RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - IS BIOTECHNOLOGY OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/8GKWi9

 

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


 

 

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

 

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


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


 

 

-▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US - CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 


                                               --- WATCH ---

                 300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                        http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

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                              AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                      REMEMBERING "GREEN"

               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                       http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

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                                                 "HOME"

                              An Exquisite Story of Our Planet

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


ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/54NhSr

 

AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/mo4Zm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deforestation Is Desertification -- A Deadly Game for All Life - GLOBAL ECOCIDE

Deforestation Is Desertification -- A Deadly Game for All Life - GLOBAL ECOCIDE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mongabay, August 13, 2014
'▶  'NATURAL RESERVES' NO MORE:  ILLEGAL COLONISTS DEFOREST HUGE PORTIONS OF NICARAGUAN PROTECTED FORESTS -- ALL BUT DECIMATED. For centuries the forest survived as the sole home of the Rama and Kriol communities, supporting a wealth of fauna, from the mighty jaguar to the shy agouti. Today, both the fauna and people face a real and ever-present risk of being evicted from the only land they know. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0813-gfrn-watsa-silva-gorda.html?n3ws1ttr



WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org/


▶  Mongabay, August 16, 2014
INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REITERATE PLAN TO CLEAR 14M ha (28M Acres) OF FOREST BY 2020 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0816-indonesia-deforestation-plan.html


Mongabay, August 15, 2014
'▶  NOTHING LEFT TO LOG:  ARE ECO-CERTIFIED TIMBER COMPANIES STRIPPING RUSSIA OF ITS LAST OLD GROWTH FORESTS? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0815-gfrn-dasgupta-russia-greenpeace-fsc.html



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



                                                     VIDEO:

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




Sydney Morning Herald, August 10, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIA:  WOMBATS BURIED ALIVE BY LOGGING COMPANY. Forestry Corporation of NSW has buried wombats alive in their burrows, causing slow deaths, despite a deal with wildlife groups to protect the animals during logging. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/wombats-buried-alive-by-logging-company-20140809-10251m.html

 

 April 17, 2013 Treehugger

▶  AUSTRALIAN DEFORESTATION:

Although the logging operation was approved by the forestry service, judging by the koala's confused expression in this photo, not everyone got the memo.... http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html

 

 Mongabay, June 23, 2014
▶  WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE TAKES TEN MINUTES TO REJECT AUSTRALIA'S BID TO STRIP FORESTS OF PROTECTION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0623-hance-australia-world-heritage-rejected.html

 

 The Guardian, June 23, 2014
-▶ AUSTRALIA:  TASMANIA'S NEW LAWS THREATENS PROTESTERS WITH MANDATORY JAIL TERMS It is expected the legislation will primarily be used to target demonstrators unhappy with the logging of the state's forests http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/24/tasmanias-new-laws-threaten-protesters-with-mandatory-jail-term

 

 July 24, 2013 Mongabay

▶  AUSTRALIAN LOGGER: FINDING DEAD KOALAS ' A DAILY THING' http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0724-gen-koalas-logging.html

 

May 21, 2011 Independent
▶  UP A GUM TREE: ARE KOALAS 'SLIPPING TO EXTINCTION? http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/up-a-gum-tree-are-koalas-slipping-to-extinction-2288575.html

 

Guardian Environment, November 25, 2013
▶  AUSTRALIA UNDER FIRE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT THREATENED ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/26/australia-under-fire-for-failing-to-protect-threatened-animals

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                  ABC Australia, October 28, 2013

WOODCHIP GIANT, AUSTRALIAN BLUE GUM  PLANTATIONS STRIPPED OF ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION OVER KOALA DEATHS http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-28/koala-deaths-trigger-apology-from-timber-giant/5050784

 

 Rainforest Rescue
▶  AUSTRALIA: KOALAS CRY FOR HELP - PROTEST. PETITION
The cry of a koala on one of the last trees. The Australian timber industry is cutting down thousands of hectares of former habitat of the koalas. Now journalists and activists present alarming evidence. Many koalas are killed or severely injured by automatic harvesters. Please sign our letter of protest to the Australian government.... https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/925/australia-koalas-cry-for-help

 

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

 

                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

       2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


 

 

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

  WE ARE LOSING OUR FORESTS & ANIMALS AT AN ALARMING RATE

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  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

 

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


 Mongabay, July 10, 2014
A DEADLY GAME: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO DEFORESTATION ESCALATES DESPITE RESOURCE SHORTAGE, PROTEST, RAPE, HOMOCIDE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0710-cannon-gfrn-drc-congo.html


▶  WEST PAPUA: 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE & COMMUNITIES WITHIN IT http://sco.lt/67I9ZJ

 

August 14, 2013 Mongabay
▶  PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

             "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

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

 

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


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

 

 

 ▶  August 14, 2013 Mongabay
DEFORESTATION: CHINA'S GROWING WINE INDUSTRY THREATENING PANDAS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-gen-pandas-wine.html

 

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


▶  SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/7yO9ZJ

 

▶  July 30, 2013 Mongabay
POPULATION OF NEWLY DISCOVERED LEMUR IN MADAGASCAR DOWN TO LAST 50 INDIVIDUALS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-cheirogaleus-lavasoensis.html?n3ws1ttr



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


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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Mongabay, June 13, 2014
  'BORNE BY THE REST OF THE WORLD' DEFORESTATION HAS GLOBAL IMPACT, REDUCES FOOD SECURITY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0613-satriastanti-deforestation.html

 

 

 

                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                      BATTLE FOR THE BEES

                   DYING BEES RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS

                                       http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                   THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING 

                                          http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

                         THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING

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

 

 

 

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

 

▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN INDONESIA AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/7vnuMb

 

 

The Ecologist

▶  THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7fkZ3B

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

 

                                                    WATCH

VIDEO

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

 

VIDEO

▶  **** CNN: WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

VIDEO

▶  **** MILLIONS OF MIGRATING SONGBIRDS MASSACRED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN  http://sco.lt/5VlsJt

 

GR8 VIDEO

▶  AWHAR - RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ http://sco.lt/5T7sNV


 

                                                       WATCH

                              "FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                 A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                            http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

                                                       WATCH

                                  PBS Nature - Full Episode

                     "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY'

                                         http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

                                                      WATCH

                                    July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                                 LIQUID IVORY

                HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

▶  MORE ON EXTINCTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=EXTINCTION

 

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

 

 

 

 

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"Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey" ~ Full Episode - PBS Nature

"Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey" ~ Full Episode - PBS Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                       WATCH

                         "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY"

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

  Won top honor at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, known as the Oscars of nature films! Broken Tail won Best of Festival, Best Script, and Best Human/Wildlife Interactions at the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival!

The tiger known as Broken Tail was born in Ranthambhore National Park in northern India, a vast, natural reserve for a wide variety of Indian wildlife, but especially famous for its Bengal tigers. Historically revered in Indian tradition, tigers in the area were once protected by maharajahs, and then by government sanctuaries and conservation projects. But poachers have proven to be nearly unstoppable over the years, and tigers have struggled to survive, even with the protection of the park. At one point, there were as few as 26 tigers left in the reserve, and today, the fate of each and every tiger is important to the species as a whole. Conservation efforts have been intensified in the face of the crisis, and the struggle continues. Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey is the story of the life and death of a tiger destined for greatness, who may still lead the way to a better future for those of his kind. Buy the DVD. This film premiered February 20, 2011....  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/broken-tail-a-tigers-last-journey/full-episode/6384/




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

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


July 17, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶ 80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIA BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html

 

July 30, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶PALM OIL DRIVES MALAYSIAN RAINFOREST TREE TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-keruing-paya-extinction-palm-oil.html



The Hindu, A[ril 30, 2014
▶  THE FUTURE OF THE TIGER HINGES ON GENE FLOW. The future of tigers, with approximately 3,600 remaining in fragmented habitats worldwide, hinges not just on population expansion but also on “gene flow” or the ability of the species to migrate and breed outside their territorial gene pool, finds a new study. http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/the-future-of-the-tiger-hinges-on-gene-flow/article5962766.ece

 

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



Mongabay, June 19, 2014
▶  CHINESE FISHERMEN GET RARE GLIMPSE OF SWIMMING SIBERIAN TIGER ON PHONE VIDEOSiberian tigers are imperiled by habitat loss and deforestation, however the biggest threat remains poaching for the animal's body parts which are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The subspecies almost went extinct in the 1930s when its population dropped to just 20-30 individuals. Due to this, a 2011 study found that Siberian tiger genetic diversity in the wild was incredibly low, essentially putting the "effective population" at just 14 animals. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0619-hance-siberian-tiger-swim-video.html

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD

 


Bloomberg, April 27, 2014
▶  VIETNAMESE PREIER APPROVES NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION PLAN http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-27/vietnamese-premier-approves-national-tiger-conservation-plan.html

 

July 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
▶  A WIN FOR TIGERS IN NEPAL  http://worldwildlife.org/stories/a-win-for-tigers-in-nepal

 

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

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                           "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

                                         A Short film by Carlos Quiles. 

The video is a short story of the long term documentary Saving Leuser. We need the maximum support not just for Tripa but to save the Leuser ecosystem, the only place in the world that hosts five endangered species as tigers, rhinos, orangutans, elephants and bears.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia

 

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

 

 July 29, 2013 EarthTouch
▶  INFOGRAPHIC: International Tiger Day | Earth Touch Web TV http://earthtouch.tv/blog/article/infographic-international-tiger-day/?category=nature-news

 
                                        FEATURED VIDEO

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


 

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


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


▶  HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/67y5Fh


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


 

                                                       VIDEO

                         CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                              CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif



TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting http://sco.lt/6aXUSP


 

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH --

                         AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                 REMEMBERING "GREEN"

               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                       http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                    http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

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

 

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