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

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


    IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS WE CANNOT EAT MONEY OR DRINK OIL


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


DailyMail Online, October 01, 2014

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

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

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



                                              THE FULL REPORT

                                            World Wildlife Fund
            2014 LIVING PLANET REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

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


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

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

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


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


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



                   THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

              New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                         http://sco.lt/63470L


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


Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


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

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

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


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

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

                                 
                             A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                   (Warning: Graphic Photos)

                                 HuffPostGreen, August 26, 2014

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

                                      http://www.racingextinction.com/


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


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


    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


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


                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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


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


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

     

    HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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



                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


                                                              VIDEO:

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


                                             RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


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


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


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


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


                                100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                                  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                                http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ



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


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


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


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


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

                          

                                                WE WERE WARNED

                                        UN Environment Programme

                                                 August 15, 2010 

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

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


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

     

                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

         WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT


                   DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                       WATCH:

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                   http://sco.lt/93dMUz



                                                    IN PICTURES

                                              ONCE A RAINFOREST

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


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


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



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



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


    November 24, 2012 Care 2

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


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



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



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


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


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



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

     

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

     

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



    September 28, 2006 Yale Global

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



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


                                                               WATCH:

                                      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                         A World Without Amphibians

                                                  http://sco.lt/6pPisL

     

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


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

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


           "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                           Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                    Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

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


    Guardian Sustainable Business

    THICH NHAT HANH:

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


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


                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx

         

    ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals


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


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


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


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




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


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


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



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



                          -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                    BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                          http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                              REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                                http://sco.lt/6NaJBR



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

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



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


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


        

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



                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx


                            THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                              CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                   http://sco.lt/630INt


                                  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

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

                                                       WATCH

                                                     "HOME"

                                           Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                 Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

     



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      Hunters swear off killing in bid to preserve Iranian wildlife

      Hunters swear off killing in bid to preserve Iranian wildlife | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      FRANCE 24, March 17, 2014

      -▶ HUNTERS SWEAR OFF KILLING IN BID TO PRESERVE IRANIAN WILDLIFE Nineteen hunters in Iranian Kurdistan have sworn off killing animals by breaking their rifles and setting fire to their traps in public. They hope that many more will soon join them in in their effort to preserve Iran's fragile wildlife from the ravages of over-hunting ...http://observers.france24.com/content/20140317-iranian-hunters-rifles-protect-species


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                                                             NO SAFE HAVEN

      MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS IN MIDDLE EAST AND AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb


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                                                                   VIDEO

                                               Motherboard, August 15, 2014
       -▶ LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH BIG GAME HUNTING http://motherboard.vice.com/read/leaked-animal-abuse-video-shows-everything-thats-wrong-with-big-game-hunting

       

      National Geographic, December 19, 2013
      -▶ 4 WAYS HELPING PEOPLE IS SAVING RARE WILDLIFE.  Supporting local people is key to conservation of lions, wild dogs, and other threatened animals http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131220-big-cats-snow-leopards-lions-conservation-animals-science/


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



       -▶ SAVING THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE:  TOP PREDATORS CRUCIAL FOR ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/7629bd

       


       -▶ PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6Xwk1x

       

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

       

                                        ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS

                          AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                                 http://sco.lt/7uEZOL

       

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

       

       

                                                            VIDEO

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

                                                             VIDEO:

                                   TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                          Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                                 http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

       

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

       

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

       

       May 14, 2013 Deseret News

      -▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html

       

      -▶ WIND TURBINES:  IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS, BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF 'CLEAN ENERGY' http://sco.lt/89su3d

       

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

       

       

       -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US  http://sco.lt/5Vd02T

       

                                                             WATCH

                                               ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

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      A Disaster : Loss of Two Thirds of Top Predators Causing Global Ecosystems To Collapse

      A Disaster : Loss of Two Thirds of Top Predators Causing Global Ecosystems To Collapse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      National Science Foundation, January 15, 2014

       -▶ LOSS OF LARGE PREDATORS CAUSING WIDESPREAD DISRUPTION OF ECOSYSTEMS. The study looked at research results from a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and concluded "the loss of apex consumers is arguably humankind's most pervasive influence on the natural world." http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121020



      KCET, January 10, 2014
      LOSING BIG CARNIVORES MAY BE AS BIG A THREAT AS CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/mammals/losing-big-carnivores-may-be-as-big-a-threat-as-climate-change.html


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


       -▶ AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOSES TWO-THIRDS OF ITS LIONS IN 50 YEARS http://sco.lt/8ZYM0v


      Mongabay, January 09, 2015
      OVER 75 PERCENT OF LARGE PREDATORS DECLINING

       http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0109-hance-big-predator-decline.html


      TakePart, January 14, 2014

       -▶ ON THE BRINK OF A WORLD WITHOUT LARGE PREDATORS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/01/13/brink-world-without-large-predators


       32 Predators, January 12, 2014
      -▶  A FUTURE WITHOUT CARNIVORES WOULD BE TRULY SCARY http://32predators.com/a-future-without-carnivores-would-be-truly-scary/


      Mongabay, August 12, 2013

        -▶ NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY IN AMAZON RAINFOREST AND LARGE PREDATORS LINKED TO MEGAFAUNA EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0812-hance-megafauna-amazon-nitrogen.html


      DailyMail Online, October 1, 2014
       -▶ HALF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS HAVE DISAPPEARED IN 40 YEARS: Humankind held responsible for plummet in figures as report reveals the US needs 3.9 planets to sustain current lifestyle

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


      Conservation Bytes

       -▶ ESSENTIAL ROLE OF CARNIVORES ON THE WANE. these essential ecosystem engineers are extremely prone to persecution and decline/extinction. Of the 31 largest (≥ 15 kg) carnivores (excluding pinnipeds – i.e., seals, sea lions & walruses), 61 % are threatened, 77 % are declining, and the average occupancy of their original ranges is just 47 % (ranging from < 1 to 73 %). The ages-old notion that predators should be feared and eliminated is waning, but perhaps not quickly enough before the predators themselves disappear. The evidence that they provide positive outcomes for human society is mounting and vindicates these species as vilains. Anyone doubting the essential role of carnivores needs to read this paper. http://conservationbytes.com/2014/01/10/essential-role-of-carnivores-on-the-wane/


                                                             WATCH

                                 SAVING THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE

                         TOP PREDATORS CRUCIAL FOR ECOSYSTEM HEALTH

                                                  http://sco.lt/7629bd


                                                         VIDEO
                                                    KQED Quest
      TOP CATS: HOW PUMAS AND OTHER APEX PREDATORS' POPULATIONS AFFECT THE BIG BIODIVERSITY PICTURE  http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/05/01/top-cats-how-pumas-and-other-apex-predators-populations-affect-the-big-biodiversity-picture/

       

      MinnPost, January 14, 2014

       -▶ LOSS OF BIGGEST PREDATORS IS SEEN AS A THREAT THAT MIGHT RIVAL CLIMATE CHANGE. The faltering fortunes of the world's 31 largest carnivores are having ripple effects far beyond simple predator-prey relationships, setting off cascades of ecological change that could prove as significant a threat as climate change to earthly life as we now know it... http://www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2014/01/loss-biggest-predators-seen-threat-might-rival-climate-change


      International Business Times, January 10, 2014
      -▶ AS NUMBERS OF LARGE CARNIVORES DECLINE, SCIENTISTS URGE EFFECTIVE CONSERVATION METHODS
      Populations of large carnivores such as lions, wolves and bears are declining in ecosystems around the planet, changing the face of landscapes from the tropics to the Arctic while also putting humans at risk, according to a new study published Friday in the journal Science.
       http://www.ibtimes.com/numbers-large-carnivores-declines-scientists-urge-effective-conservation-methods-1534374


      -▶ ACROSS THE WORLD, WE'RE LOSING OUR LARGE CARNIVORES

      The decline of large predators and other "apex consumers" at the top of the food chain has disrupted ecosystems across the planet

      STUDY FINDS found that more than three-quarters of all large predators—including wolves, bears, and lions—are in decline due to habitat loss and human persecution. Many of the animals now roam territory that’s half the size of what it once was, and most carnivores have already become extinct in the developed world.... http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121020


      Mongabay, August 04, 2014
       -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE BIG ANIMALS GONE?  INDIAN PARK DEVOID OF MANY SPECIES, FURTHER THREATENED BY FOREST LOSS

      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0804-gfrn-lenin-namdapha.html


      Save Our Seas:

       -▶ OCEAN PREDATOR LOSS: MORE THAN 90% OF ALL TOP MARINE PREDATORS HAVE DISAPPEARED  http://saveourseas.com/threats/predatorloss

       

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


      CanisLupus 101, Maoy 03, 2014

        -▶ TURNING HUMANS FROM ENEMIES INTO ALLIES:  PREDATOR CONSERVATION RELIES ON UNDERSTANDING HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY http://canislupus101.blogspot.com/2014/05/predator-conservation-relies-on.html


      Guardian, December 19, 2014
       -▶  LARGE CARNIVORES AND HUMANS CAN LIVE TOGETHER. Large carnivores are making an extraordinary comeback in Europe, according to the latest research  http://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/2014/dec/19/wolf-bear-lynx-carnivores-humans-europe


      Science Daily, February 22, 2012
       -▶  PREDATOR-PREY RELATIONSHIPS MAKE POSSIBLE THE RICH BIODIVERSITY OF COMPLEX ECOSYSTEMS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120222154633.htm#.T0cG2iWpjTY.twitter


      Mongabay, May 06, 2014
       -▶ LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND DEFORESTATION CAN INCREASE HUMAN DISEASE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0508-morgan-deforestation-disease.html?n3ws1ttr


      Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
       -▶ RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


                                                            VIDEO REPORT
                                              PBS Newshour, October 27, 2014
              PROTECTING THE AFRICAN LION FROM TROPHY HUNTERS
      http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/protecting-african-lion-trophy-hunters/


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


                                                           WATCH

                                    TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                     Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                              http://sco.lt/6qdbW5


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

       

      September 8, 2013 Scientific American

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


                                                            WATCH:
                     GRIZZLY BEARS AND WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE

                                                   (Full Documentary)

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KyNsMszBY4


        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/


      BBC News, September 07, 2014
        -▶ WHY DOZENS OF INDIA'S ASIATIC LIONS ARE DYING. Is the last abode of the Asiatic lion turning into a death trap for the big cat? Gir in India's Gujarat state is home to Asiatic lions and has seen 256 lions dying in the past five years. Experts say their population is at risk with the big cats making new homes in human settlements.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29009234


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


                                                             VIDEO

                                           "HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT"

                             CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                                 http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

       

        Asia News, April 25, 2014

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



      Mother Nature Network, May 02, 2014
      THESE BABY KIT FOXES ARE STRUGGLING FOR SURVIVAL http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/one-glimpse-of-these-baby-kit-foxes-and-youll-be-hooked-on-their-story

       

      Mirror OnLine, January 26, 2014

      -▶ SICK FOX HUNTERS VICIOUSLY SLAUGHTER ANIMAL AS CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS FIVE WATCH ON http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sick-fox-hunters-slaughter-animal-3062356#.Uudl5PbTlcw

       

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



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



                                                              WATCH
                                                  PBS NOVA PREVIEW
                                        "WILD PREDATOR INVASION"

                     When Man Tries to Control the Natural Balance of Nature
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/wild-predator-invasion.html
       

                                                               VIDEO 7:58
                                     KQED Science, November 03, 2014
                                           CONDORS vs LEAD BULLETS
                http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/condors-vs-lead-bullets/


       CNN, February 13, 2014
      -▶  MASS KILLING OF DEER TO MAKE OUR LIVES EASIER? THE GROWING IMBALANCE OF OUR ECOSYSTEMS http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/opinion/safina-culling-wildlife-deer/index.html

       

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

       


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

       

      Wildlife Extra News, March 2014

      THE DEATH (POISONING) OF DINGOES PROVES TO HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON AUSTRALIAN BIODIVERSITY. “Dingoes should not be poisoned if we want to halt the loss of mammal biodiversity in Australia,” said Dr Mike Letnic, senior author of the report. “We need to develop strategies to maintain the balance of nature by keeping dingoes in the bush, while minimising their impacts on livestock."
        This is the first study to show how removing large carnivores can result in simultaneous population outbreaks of herbivores and smaller predators, and that these population outbreaks can, in turn, have negative effects on smaller mammals. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/dingo-poisoning-685.html

       

                                                            WATCH

                                            "FORTRESS OF THE BEARS"
      Enter a world shaped by bears, trees, and salmon, and explores the delicate balance of their interconnected lives... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/fortress-of-the-bears/introduction/7475/


                                                        -- WATCH--
                                                      CALL OF LIFE: 

                                  FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

       Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
      Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

       

       

                                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US 

                                                   http://sco.lt/95E5aL


                                                  WE WERE WARNED:

      August 15, 2010 Guardian Environment
      UN Environment Programme:

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

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                     KILL ALL WOLVES

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

       

       NBC News, July 09, 2014

       -▶ CRY WOLF? LARGE CARNIVORE DECLINE PUTS HUMANS AT RISK, STUDY SAYS . Coexistence is increasingly necessary if the world hopes to reverse a downward spiral of its largest carnivores such as wolves as well as lions, tigers, and bears, according to a review study published Thursday in the journal Science. 

      As the carnivores decline, ecosystems and food chains that humans depend on for survival are unraveling and, in many cases, adding to the economic woes of everyone from farmers to ecotourism companies...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/cry-wolf-large-carnivore-decline-puts-humans-risk-study-says-2D11880999

       

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


       EarthJustice, April 29, 2014

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

       

      NPR Radio, February 14, 2014

       ▶ ILLEGAL, REMOTE POT FARMS IN CALIFORNIA POISONING RARE WILDLIFE http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/275351164/illegal-remote-pot-farms-in-california-poisoning-rare-wildlife


      Focusing on Wildlife, November 9, 2013
      -▶ CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES IN SUMATRA ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/critically-endangered-species-in-sumatra-on-the-road-to-extinction/

       

      National Geographic, December 19, 2013

      -▶ 4 WAYS HELPING PEOPLE IS SAVING RARE WILDLIFE.  Supporting local people is key to conservation of lions, wild dogs, and other threatened animals http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131220-big-cats-snow-leopards-lions-conservation-animals-science/





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


       

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


       

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

       


       

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

       

        -▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

       

        -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

       

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

       

       

       

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

       

       

       New York Times, February 01, 2014
      -▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS: Communities coming together in the cold, rugged mountains of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/saving-more-than-just-snow-leopards.html

       

                                                             WATCH

                               OVERFISHING - THE CONSEQUENCES

                                               http://sco.lt/8W6PHl

       

       

       - ▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: DESTROYING OUR FORESTS FOR "GREEN" ENERGY AND BIG http://sco.lt/7gfXAv

       

       

                                AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

      The Ecologist

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

       

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


      http://sco.lt/7XHisr

       

       - ▶ GMO TREES, BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS. Eradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

       


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

       

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

       

                                    -------------------------------------------------------

       

                                                 SEE MY SCOOPITS

                   

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

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

       ▶ Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

       ▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH - The Health of Humans is reflected in the Health of Our Ecosystems And Our Food Production Sources http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

       ▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY- 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

       

       

       

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      "The removal of predators like sharks and sea otters, bass and wolves has consequences," said Garrison, "not only for these species, but for all of us."

      "The top-down effects of apex consumers in an ecosystem are fundamentally important, but it is a complicated phenomenon," Estes said. "They have diverse and powerful effects on the ways ecosystems work, and the loss of these large animals has widespread implications."

      Estes and co-authors cite a wide range of examples in their review, including:

      The extirpation of wolves in Yellowstone National Park led to over-browsing of aspen and willows by elk; restoration of wolves allowed the vegetation to recover.Dramatic changes in coastal ecosystems followed the collapse and recovery of sea otter populations. Sea otters maintain coastal kelp forests by controlling populations of kelp-grazing sea urchins.The decimation of sharks in an estuarine ecosystem caused an outbreak of cow-nosed rays and the collapse of shellfish populations.

      Despite these and other well-known examples, the extent to which such interactions shape ecosystems was not widely appreciated, scientists say.

      "There's been a tendency to see it as idiosyncratic and specific to particular species and ecosystems," Estes said.

      ............

      ...........

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      Great work, thanks a lot!
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                                                          VIDEO 2013

                                                 David Attenborough

      ▶  BBC NATURE -A celebration of the life and legacy of Echo, the world's most famous elephant, who was born in 1945 and died in 2009, and who Natural World followed for the...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c10IkvflaTo


      Wildlife Extra News

        ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

       

                                                      WATCH
                                                  PBS Nature
      UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS - ELEPHANT EMOTIONS
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/unforgettable-elephants/elephant-emotions/5886/



      AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
      "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
      PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
      Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

       

                                                     WATCH

                  "ECHO - AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT" 2014

                                                PBS Nature

      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/video-full-episode/5920/

       

       

       

       ▶  Elephants - the most closely-knit societies of any animal - going, going... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

       

      ▶  Ivory sales must stop or Africa's elephants could soon be extinct, says Jane Goodall http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3753009181/ivory-sales-must-stop-or-africa-s-elephants-could-soon-be-extinct-says-jane-goodall

       

      ▶  Poverty, as well as Greed killing Africa's Elephants - 10,000 Massacred in Gabon alone http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3893395511/poverty-as-well-as-greed-killing-africa-s-elephants-10-000-massacred-in-gabon-alone

       

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

       

                                                        WATCH

                                                    The Ecologist

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

       

      Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
      ▶  THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

       

                                                          VIDEO:
                                      ▶    THE ELEPHANTS KNEW ▶ 
      WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

      http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

       

       

      Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
      ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

       

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

       

       

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

       

      ▶ IGNORING NATURE NO MORE:  STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP  http://sco.lt/88qOMD

       

       

       

       

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

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


      Wildlife Extra News

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

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


      The Guardian, February 20, 2015
        ▶ DAVID ATTENBOROUGH CALLS ON CHINESE PRESIDENT TO END IVORY TRADE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/20/david-attenborough-calls-on-chinese-president-end-ivory-trade


      South China Morning Post, February 2, 2015
        -▶ CHINA BANS IVORY IMPORTS FOR A YEAR  http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1724596/china-bans-ivory-imports-year


      Guardian, February 27, 2015
        -▶ CHINA BANS IVORY CARVING IMPORTS FOR A YEAR http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/27/china-bans-ivory-carving-imports-for-a-year


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


      16 March 2013 - New York Times

      -▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE - JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS

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


      Fox News, February 3, 2015
      TERRORIST GROUPS FUEL RISE IN VIOLENT ELEPHANT POACHING IN CENTRAL AFRICA. Elephant poaching is a on a dangerous and violent rise across central Africa, with some extremist groups even shooting the animals from helicopters and then using chainsaws to rip off their valuable tusks -- dead or alive  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/03/guerrila-poaching-extremist-groups-violent-methods-leading-to-higher-slaughter/


      The Dodo, November 21, 2014
      -▶ IMAGINING A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS. A poacher’s bullet kills more than elephants — an elephant’s death ricochets through the ecosystem, affecting everything from other animals to the vegetation where the pachyderms roam.  https://www.thedodo.com/world-without-elephants-832031961.html

                                                            REPORT
                                                     OUT OF AFRICA

                   MAPPING THE GLOBAL TRADE IN ILLICIT ELEPHANT IVORY

      On August 27, 2014, Born Free USA and data analysts at C4ADS released a new groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory which focuses on the ivory supply chain and the trafficking of ivory from the bush in Africa to retail markets tens of thousands of miles away in Asia. We would like to thank the Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation for their generous support.

      This timely exposé comes four months after Born Free USA's and C4ADS' shocking report, Ivory's Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa, which detailed the poaching crisis and its links to violent militias, organized crime, and government corruption.

       http://www.bornfreeusa.org/a9_out_of_africa.php


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


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


      France24, January 25, 2015
       -▶ IVORY MAFIA:  HOW CRIMINAL GANGS ARE KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS TO EXTINCTION : JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://www.france24.com/en/20150125-ivory-mafia-how-criminal-gangs-are-killing-africas-elephants/


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


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

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


      Focusing On Wildlife

      -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS = INFOGRAPH More than 60 percent of Africa’s forest elephants have been killed in the past decade due to the ivory trade, reports a new study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study warns that the diminutive elephant species — genetically distinct from the better-known savanna elephant — is rapidly heading toward extinction.... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/


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



      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


      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

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


                                                    EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS: ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                      http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


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                                                 ELEPHANT SOCIETIES

                      THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL

                                                     http://sco.lt/5uhjUn



                                                 RHINOS IN CRISIS

                                    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE

                            TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION

                                                   http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


                                           CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS

                           NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                               http://sco.lt/8OieKP


                                                               WATCH

                                         Feb 27, 2013 National Geographic

                                "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS" SERIES

      The elephant, Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal, today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for gold. This groundbreaking National Geographic special goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. It also demonstrates how the elephant is far more complex than ever imagined. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/battle-elephants-preview OR http://video.pbs.org/video/2336802391/



         

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

                                                           IVORY

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


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

                                                        

                                                          VIDEO

           KENYA:  ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT FOR IVORY

                                                http://sco.lt/6cBr1d


      Jan 15, 2013 Cause2 Causes

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


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

       

                                                      IVORY POACHING,

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


      New York Times

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

       

      March 4, 2013 - New York Times

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


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


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


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


      June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

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


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

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

       

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

       

       TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013

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

       

      TIME, July 03, 2014

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


      Feb 27, 2013

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



                                                       VIDEO REPORT

                                               July 19, 2013 BBC News -

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


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


      Phys.org October 19, 2014
      -▶ HALF-TON OF SMUGGLED IVORY SEIZED IN SAUDI ARABIA http://phys.org/news/2014-10-half-tonne-smuggled-ivory-seized-saudi.html


      Mongabay, November 06, 2014
      -▶ CORRUPTION IN TANZANIA FACILITATES IVORY TRADE. Corruption in Tanzania is enabling large volumes of illegal elephant ivory to be smuggled out of the country, alleges a new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) The report, titled Vanishing Point, says that high ranking officials are involved in the illicit trade, which have devastated the country's wild elephant population.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1106-tanzania-corruption-drives-ivory-trade.html


      IFAW, October 14, 2014
        ▶ WHY I LASHED OUT ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AGAINST ANOTHER CALL FOR MORE IVORY TRADE http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/why-i-lashed-out-nat-geo-against-another-call-more-ivory-trade


      IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014

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


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


      Guardian Environment, February 06, 2014

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


                                                            VIDEO -

                                                       CNN REPORT

                     WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                                  http://sco.lt/7IdOYD


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


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


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


      October 9, 2013

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


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


                       A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE

                                          POACHING TO EXTINCTION

                                          http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


      March 3, 2013

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


      NBC World News

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

       

      The Independent, March 3, 2013

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


       New Scientist, May 14, 2014

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


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


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

                                          ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

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


       -▶ THE 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


                                                     VIDEO REPORT

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

       

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

       

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


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

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


                                                           WATCH
                      WHERE HAVE ALL THE ELEPHANTS GONE? (25:50)
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYhUjYWXZCA


                                       SATAO:  THE PASSING OF A GIANT

                                       DEATH OF A BELOVED ELEPHANT

                                                       http://sco.lt/8W2q0H



       The Guardian Environment, March 05, 2013

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


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



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


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


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


       Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014

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



      National Geographic, January 07, 2015
       -▶ FOR ORPHANED BABY ELEPHANT, HARROWING RESCUE -- AND HOPE: In Kenya, baby elephant fights to survive after poachers poisoned her mother http://news-beta.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/150107-baby-elephant-poaching-kenya-animals-conservation/


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


      Guardian, December 22, 2014
      -▶ WILDLIFE POACHING HAS A HUGE IMPACT ON AFRICA.  WHY ARE THEIR LEADERS SO SILENT?

      http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/dec/23/wildlife-poaching-africa-elephants-illegal-ivory


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


      May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

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


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


      Environment News Service, November 06, 2014
      -▶ TANZANIA'S ELEPHANTS FALL TO CORRUPT OFFICIALS CONSPIRING WITH CHINESE GANGS. Chinese-led criminal syndicates are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade that has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years, alleges a new study released today by the nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency.  http://ens-newswire.com/2014/11/06/tanzanias-elephants-fall-to-corrupt-officials-chinese-gangs/


                                                           REPORT PDF

                                    Environmental Investigation Agency

                                                    "VANISHING POINT"

                                       Africa's Elephant Poaching Crisis

      http://eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/EIA-Vanishing-Point-lo-res.pdf


      Science Daily, November 1`8, 2014
      -▶  AS ELEPHANTS GO, SO GO THE TREES. Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141118124534.htm


      The Dodo, November 14, 2014
      -▶ ONE OF AFRICA'S OLDEST ELEPHANTS RESCUED AFTER POACHING ATTACK  https://www.thedodo.com/tim-elephant-saved-poaching-819495010.html


      Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
      -▶ THE LINK BETWEEN THE SLAUGHTER OF AFRICA'S VULTURES AND ELEPHANTS  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/



       

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


      Wildlife Extra News
      TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

      WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

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


       

                                                  A LOVELY WATCH

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

      THE CULTURE OF ELEPHANTS
      PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

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


      WATCH

      "ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN PERIL"

      Link TV

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

                                     


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

       

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


                                   ▶ LOVELY (BBC VERSION) VIDEO: 

                         "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT

                                           http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       


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


       

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


      pdjmoo's insight:

       ▶   FOLLOW: WILDLIFE MARGRIT @Nikela_Wildlife  - FOR ALL NEWS ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE AND POACHING

       

      FOLLOW: RHINO POACHING @suemac74 on @scoopit http://www.scoop.it/t/rhino-poaching

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      Contamination Danger: Genetically Engineered Insects Mass Released into Environment with Unknown Dangers

      Contamination Danger: Genetically Engineered Insects Mass Released into Environment with Unknown Dangers | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Institute of Science in Society, February 09, 2015
      WILL GM MOSQUITOES INCREASE DISEASE SPREAD BY OTHER SPECIES?  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Will_GM_mosquitos_Increase_Risk_of_Disease.php

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


      A RUSH FOR AN ANSWER...BUT HAS ANYONE ASKED THE QUESTION...WHAT HAPPENS TO OTHER SPECIES SUCH AS AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, FISH THAT INGEST THESE GENETICALLY MODIFIED INSECTS? DO THEY, LIKE PIGS AND RATS, TAKE ON DNA DEFORMITIES AND STERILITY?



      Common Dreams, February 12, 2015
      -▶  PLAN TO RELEASE GMO MOSQUITOES 'A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT RUN AMOK' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/02/12/plan-release-gmo-mosquitoes-science-experiment-run-amok


      BBC Environment, February 25, 2015
      -▶ IS THE WORLD READY FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS? The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise (for better or worse) whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon?
      http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31604233



                                                           VIDEO
                                    RT News, January 26, 2015
      CONCERNS OVER RELEASE OF MILLIONS OF GMO MOSQUITOES RELEASE IN FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD  http://rt.com/usa/226203-florida-mosquitoes-gmo-insects/


      Al Jazeera America, November 9, 2013
      -▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES SETS OFF UPROAR IN FLORIDA KEYS http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/11/9/genetically-modifiedmosquitoessetoffuproarinfloridakeys.html


       New Scientist, July 23, 2014
      -▶  BRAZIL TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITO SWARMS TO FIGHT DENGUE The CTNBio set a dangerous precedent by approving the commercial release of the mosquitoes before full epidemiological studies had been completed, says agronomist Leonardo Melgarejo,  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25936-brazil-to-unleash-gmmosquito-swarms-to-fight-dengue.html


       Biosafety Information Centre, April 10, 2014
      -▶  BRAZIL WARNED WORLD'S FIRST COMMERCIAL RELEASE OF GM MOSQUITOES REQUIRES FULL PUBLIC CONSULTATION http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1060


                             SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY - A PRIMER  - ETC Group
                            http://www.etcgroup.org/issues/synthetic-biology


                                 TWN Biotechnology & Biosafety Series PDF

                                                      Scientific Paper
            GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES:  ONGOING CONCERN

                           http://twnside.org.sg/title2/biosafety/pdf/bio15.pdf


        - ▶ BILL GATES FUNDS APPROVAL OF GM MOSQUITOES TO COMBAT DENGUE - WITH NO PEER REVIEW OR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES http://www.activistpost.com/2010/11/bill-gates-funds-approval-of-gm.html

       

      February 01, 2012
       - ▶ BILL GATES' FOUNDATION FUNDED APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES http://drleonardcoldwell.com/2012/02/01/bill-gates%E2%80%99-foundation-funded-approval-of-genetically-modified-mosquitoes/

       

      March 21, 2013 Humanosphere

       - ▶ GATES-BACKED EXPERIMENTAL MALARIA VACCINE CONTINUES TO DISAPPOINT (Are We Experimenting on Human Being?) http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/gates-backed-experimental-malaria-vaccine-continues-



         WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?

                                               http://sco.lt/8fi9xJ

       

       GeneWatch UK -

      -▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED INSECTS http://www.genewatch.org/sub-566989


      Mother Jones, November 21, 2014
      -▶  SCIENTISTS WANT TO MAKE A MALARIA-RESISTANT MOSQUITO VIA SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY  Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/inquiring-minds-malaria-george-church

       

      GeneWatch_September 2014
      -▶  ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE FIELD RELEASE OF GENETICALLY DIAMONDBACK MOTH AND MOSQUITO  http://www.genewatch.org/uploads/f03c6d66a9b354535738483c1c3d49e4/GeneWatch_APHIS_2014_0056_GE_DBM.pdf


      Biosafety Information Centre, October 13,2014
      -▶  GAPS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED DIAMOND BACK MOTHS  http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1098


      Nature Journal, September 25, 2013
      -▶  GENE TWEAKING FOR CONSERVATION?  OR BILLION DOLLAR BONANZA FOR BIOTECH INDUSTRY PATENTING LIFE? 

      Note:  The issue is posed as climate change, when in fact the issue is habitat loss, pollution, poaching and creating imbalance within our natural ecosystems...all man-made.  Artificially altering our wildlife and nature will not change these basic essential facts that all life depends upon to survive... and the question arises "Who Will Own These Gene-Altered Animal Patents?"  The patenting of seed to control global food and agriculture has shown us that we should not rush into this believing the biotech industry has the well-being of the planet at heart.  http://www.nature.com/news/ecology-gene-tweaking-for-conservation-1.13790

       

      September 4, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
      -▶  CONTAMINATION DANGER: GM FRUIT FLIES SET FOR MASS RELEASES IN SPAIN AND BRAZILGeneWatch UK today called for a moratorium on proposed releases of genetically modified (GM) fruit flies and other agricultural pests into the environment, until the issue of GM insects in fruit and vegetable supplies has been properly addressed.. http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/09/04/contamination-danger-gm-fruit-flies-set-for-mass-releases-in-spain-and-brazil/#.Uig5r7zc-RQ


      Sustainable Pulse, June 04, 2014

      -▶  GM MAGGOTS EXPECTED IN FRUIT IMPORTS AFTER GO-AHEAD WITH BRAZIL GM FRUIT FLY EXPERIMENTS http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/06/04/gm-maggots-expected-fruit-imports-go-ahead-brazil-gm-fruit-fly-experiments/#.U5fe1S_1_OQ


      Science NOW, October 7, 2013
      -▶  CYBORG COCKROACH SPARKS ETHICS DEBATE http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2013/10/cyborg-cockroach-sparks-ethics-debate


      TWN Biotechnology & Bioafety Series
      -▶  BUZZ OR BUST FOR GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PATENTED INSECTS http://www.twn.my/title2/biosafety/bio16.htm


      Care2, October 01, 2013
      -▶  WILDLIFE: THE NEXT BIG THING IN GENETIC MODIFICATION?

      http://www.care2.com/causes/wildlife-the-next-big-thing-in-genetic-modification.html

       


      -▶  WHY WE NEED INSECTS:  EVEN PESKY ONES  http://sco.lt/5m8LoX


      -▶ COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV


                              DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS?

                                                   http://sco.lt/6jmb1l



        -▶   THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES = CROSSING PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1699396402/gmos-and-biotech-the-food-fight-of-our-lives-crossing-roses-with-pigs-and-butterflies-with-worms-not-to-mention-corn-with-a-virulent-bacteria


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


        -▶  INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND BODIES http://sco.lt/9GaF2v


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       -▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/52lFDN



      -▶  THE NEXT BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  THE IMPLICATIONS.  THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/78TtOT

       

      -▶  GROWING MEDICINES, ARTIFICIAL VITAMINS IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENTING PLANTS http://sco.lt/5H7cZt

       

      -▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v


        -▶  GENETICALLY MONETIZED FOOD  - PATENTING LIFE - FOLLOW THE MONEY  http://sco.lt/5YZ8vx

       

                                              BAN GMOs NOW -

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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


                                 THE NEVER ENDING ASSAULT

                        ON OUR BIODIVERSITY, ENVIRONMENT

                                      AND HUMAN HEALTH



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


      CBS Dallas / Fort Worth, August 16, 2012

      -▶  WEST NILE SPRAYING KILLING BEES (AND OTHER BIOSYSTEM INSECTS)  http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/08/16/west-nile-spraying-could-affect-north-texas-bees/

       

                                             BATTLE FOR THE BEES

                Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                 http://sco.lt/8QOFgv


      The Age, August 16, 2013
      DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html


       August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

      THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

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



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



       

                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



      Reuters, December 03, 2014
      -▶  MOSQUITO-BORNE CHIKUNGUNYA NOW SPREADING RAPIDLY THROUGH SOUTH PACIFIC  http://www.trust.org/item/20141203022219-zzg5z/?source=spotlight


      Reuters, November 15, 2014
      -▶  MEXICO DETECT FIRST CASE OF MOSQUITO-BORNE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS http://www.trust.org/item/20141115182048-3i3xd/?source=spotlight


      Reuters, June 04, 2014
      -▶  FLORIDA FACING THREAT FROM TWO MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES http://www.trust.org/item/20140604215914-my2x6/?source=spotlight


      Reuters, January 26, 2015
      -▶  DEADLY JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS SURGES IN NORTHEAST INDIA, Cases of deadly mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis have risen nearly five-fold in five years in India's northeast Assam state as a result of warming weather and changing rainfall, health experts say  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/26/us-india-encephalitis-idUSKBN0KZ10L20150126

       

       

       

       

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      Hidden in Plain Sight: China's Clandestine Tiger Trade

                                                                 VIDEO

                                                HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                                   CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

      Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulatinghttp://vimeo.com/60444302


      Reuters, February 03, 2015
      CHINA DEMAND FOR TIGER PARTS FUELLING POACHING : EXPERTS. Thousands of tigers once roamed forests in South and Southeast Asia but numbers have plummeted to about 3,000 worldwide. Experts say poaching is fueled by a thriving trade in China, where tiger parts are prized as status symbols and often used in traditional medicine. 

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/03/us-nepal-tiger-idUSKBN0L70LX20150203


      Guardian, January 03, 2014
      ▶   CHINESE DEMAND FOR TIGER WINE AND SKINS PUTS WILD CATS IN PERIL Conservationists concerned as tiger farming industry removes stigma of buying status symbols and boosts illegal trade http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/03/china-tiger-farms-wildlife-trade


      Take Part, March 29, 2014
      ▶   BLOOD SPORT: CHINESE BIGWIGS WATCH 10 TIGERS DIE FOR FUN http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/28/blood-sport-chinese-bigwigs-watch-10-tigers-die-fun


      New Straits Times , December 30, 2014
      ▶   BEIJING: CHINA BUSINESSMAN JAILED FOR 23 YEARS OVER TIGER FEAST. A Chinese businessman who bought and ate three tigers has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, state media reports. The wealthy real estate developer, identified only by his surname Xu, has “a special hobby of grilling tiger bones, boning tiger paws, storing tiger penis, eating tiger meat and drinking tiger blood alcohol,” the official Xinhua news agency said in June when he went on trial..http://www.nst.com.my/node/67567


      The Independent, December 31, 2014
      ▶   CHINESE TIGER SLAUGHTER TOUR ORGANISER WHO KILLED ENDANGERED ANIMALS AND DRANK THEIR BLOOD IS JAILED AFTER POLICE SEIZE FOOTAGE http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-tiger-slaughter-tour-organiser-who-killed-endangered-animals-and-drank-their-blood-is-jailed-after-police-seize-footage-9951174.html



                                          ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING

                                           Inhabitat, March 27, 2014
      ▶   MORE THAN 10 TIGERS SLAUGHTERED IN A SHOW FOR OFFICIALS AND BUSINESSMEN IN CHINAPolice recently revealed that over 10 tigers have been tortured and killed in China in order to entertain wealthy businessmen and government officials. The tigers were killed in so-called “visual feasts” meant to show the social stature of the people watching. Video footage discovered shows a caged tiger being slowly electrified before a butcher came to dissect the animal. http://inhabitat.com/more-than-10-tigers-slaughtered-in-a-show-for-officials-and-businessmen-in-china/


      Mongabay, April 29, 2014
      ▶  CHINESE WHO EAT ENDANGERED SPECIES COULD FACE OVER TEN YEARS IN JAIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0429-hance-china-endangered-law.html


      Reuters, April 28, 2014
      ▶   CHINA TO OUTLAW EATING OF PROTECTED ANIMAL SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/us-china-wildlife-idUSKBN0DE0KX20140428?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

       

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


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

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



      New York Times, June 28, 2014
      -▶  CHINA'S THREAT TO WILD TIGERS. Tigers command a small fortune on the black market, and demand is rising. A loophole in the country’s wildlife protection law allows the breeding and “utilization” of certain products derived from captive-bred endangered species. This has made industrial-scale “tiger farming” big business. The number of captive tigers skyrocketed from about 85 in 1993 to 5,000-plus today. 

      EARLIER this year, a police raid on a house party in Leizhou, Guangdong Province, in southern China, revealed a decadent diversion apparently popular among some of China’s elite: watching a tiger being slaughtered and butchered, then gorging on meat that’s considered an exotic delicacy. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/opinion/sunday/chinas-threat-to-wild-tigers.html


      EIA International
      ▶   WILD TIGERS CAN'T AFFORD CHINA'S HALF-BAKED COMMITMENTS http://www.eia-international.org/wild-tigers-cannot-afford-chinas-half-baked-commitments

       

      Feb 26, 2013 MongaBay
      ▶   CHINESE GOVERNMENT CREATING SECRET DEMAND FOR TIGER TRADE ALLEGES NGO  (warning: graphic images) http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-hance-tiger-trade-china.html

       

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


      Conservation Magazine, July 29, 2008
      HEALING POWERS. THE DEMAND FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINES http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/healing-powers/

       

      September 13, 2013 Conservation Magazine
      -▶  CHINESE TAKEOUT:  The Chinese probably eat the world’s greatest diversity of wild beasts http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/09/chinese-takeout/

       

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

       

                                                        VIDEO

                                   CNN World, June 23, 2014
      ▶  UNDETERRED, CHINESE FESTIVAL SERVES UP DOG AND CAT MEAT.  Hundreds of Thousands of Dogs Slaughtered for Human Consumption Each Year http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/china-yulin-dog-meat-festival/index.html


      National Geographic, December 05, 2014
      -▶ CHINA'S EXPANDING MIDDLE CLASS FUELS POACHING, DECADENCE IN MYANMAR. In the remote jungle city of Mong La, endangered animals are sold as aphrodisiacs, traditional medicines, and gastronomic delicacies.  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/12/141205-myanmar-burma-poachers-endangered-animals/


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


      Guardian, July 21, 2014
      -▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE ALONG THE BURMA-CHINA BORDER -- IN PICTURES. The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes that are sucking the forests, jungles and plains of India, Burma, Laos and Thailand dry of their native animals and plants – many of them endangered http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/21/-sp-endangered-species-on-sale-along-burmachina-border


      Mongabay, May 15, 2014

       -▶ CHINESE POACHERS CAUGHT WITH 555 MARINE TURTLES, MOSTLY DEAD (PHOTOS) http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0515-hance-sea-turtles-poaching-philippines.html


      February 26, 2013 Mongabay

      ▶   ASIATIC CHEETAHS ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-santana-iranian-cheetahs.html#tY7VX85qC6MpcWFr.99

       

                                     International Conservation Forum
                                                         VIDEO:

                         BRING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                                      Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

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

       

       ▶   RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING - IMPORTING NATIONS MUST TAKE ACTION http://sco.lt/8ROSsD

       

                                                          WATCH

                             Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

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

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

       

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

       

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


      Telegraph, January 22, 2015
      ▶   WILD TIGERS IN INDIA HAVE MADE A DRAMATIC COMEBACK:  BUT HOW? IS THEIR ENOUGH FOREST LEFT TO SUSTAIN THEM? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11359324/Wild-tigers-have-made-a-dramatic-comeback-but-how.html

       

      January 29, 2013 Guardian Environment
      ▶   TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM DISAPPEARING MANGROVE FOREST http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh

       

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                                                     PBSNature

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

                                       http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

       

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


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


      TIME, July 03, 2014

        ▶  AFRICAN-ELEPHANT POACHING SOARS AS IVORY PRICE TRIPLES IN CHINA http://time.com/29

      53056/african-elephant-poaching-soars-as-ivory-prices-triple-in-china/


      Mongabay, December 2, 2013
      - ▶ ANTI-POACHING STORY GOES VIRAL IN CHINA - A newspaper story about the impact of the ivory trade has gone viral in China, raising awareness among millions of Chinese, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1220-china-viral-elephant-story.html


      June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

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

       

      TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013
        -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/


      Feb 27, 2013

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



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



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


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

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


       

      ▶   NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE: 'CYBERPOACHING:  EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6ks8nJ

       

                                                             VIDEO

                                    TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                      Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Slaughter 

                                                http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

       

       

                                                  SHORT VIDEO:
      *** SAVING LEUSER. TRIPA. Saving Leuser. Tripa. A film by Carlos Quiles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8



      ▶   THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/81BCq1

       

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


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


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



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

       

       

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

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

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

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


                                                             WATCH

                               "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY"

                                            Full Episode 50:35 PBS Nature

      Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey won top honor at the 2011 Jackon Hole Wildlife Film Festival, known as the Oscars of nature films! Broken Tail won Best of Festival, Best Script, and Best Human/Wildlife Interactions at the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival!


      The tiger known as Broken Tail was born in Ranthambhore National Park in northern India, a vast, natural reserve for a wide variety of Indian wildlife, but especially famous for its Bengal tigers. Historically revered in Indian tradition, tigers in the area were once protected by maharajahs, and then by government sanctuaries and conservation projects. But poachers have proven to be nearly unstoppable over the years, and tigers have struggled to survive, even with the protection of the park. At one point, there were as few as 26 tigers left in the reserve, and today, the fate of each and every tiger is important to the species as a whole. Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey is the story of the life and death of a tiger destined for greatness, who may still lead the way to a better future for those of his kind.

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



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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


      Mongabay, January 10, 2013

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


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


                                                              VIDEO

                                           HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                               CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                              http://sco.lt/895ugD


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


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

       

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


                                                            WATCH
                                              SIBERIAN TIGER QUEST

                                          Full Episode 53:10 PBS Nature
      Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat.
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/siberian-tiger-quest/full-episode/7916/


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



                                                        INFOGRAPHIC

                                           July 29, 2013 EarthTouch

                         International Tiger Day | Earth Touch Web TV

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


                                                        VIDEO

                                International Conservation Forum
                   BRINGING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                                    Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

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


       

                                              FEATURED VIDEO                               

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


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


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

       

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



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


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

       

                                                                WATCH:

                                                 "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

                                               A Short film by Carlos Quiles. 

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

       

      Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

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



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


       

                                           TROPHY, CANNED HUNTING: 

                       Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                                   http://sco.lt/6qdbW5


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


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


                                                       --- WATCH --

                               AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                       REMEMBERING "GREEN"

                     AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                             http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


      Mongabay, September 26, 2013
       -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html


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

       

      Redd Monitor, June 05, 2014

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

       


                                                     IN PICTURES

                                                ONCE A RAINFOREST

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



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


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

       

                                                          WATCH

                                                       TED VIDEO

           MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                       http://eradicatingecocide.com/

       

                                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE

           WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                              http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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

       

       

                                            A LOVELY WATCH

      :                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                          http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       

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


                                                             VIDEO

                               CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                                    CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                               http://sco.lt/6uQmif

       

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      THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES AND MUST CEASE - EBOLA

      THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE - EBOLA | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      June 10, 2013 Mongabay

      -▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN SUMATRA AND MUST CEASE . In a chilly rain on Sunday, in a town just a few kilometers beyond the edge of a protected Sumatran rainforest, a young orangutan sat perched on a piece of plywood and grabbed the metal wires of his tiny cage... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-kellogg-aceh-wildlife-trade.html

                                                         VIDEO
                                        BBC News, February 13, 2014
                THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE EXPLAINED IN 60 SECONDS
                               http://www.bbc.com/news/world-26161624


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


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


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

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

       

      TRNS, June 25, 2014

      -▶  UN:  WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING SKYROCKETS, FUELING CARTELS AND TERRORISTS: The yearly value of the illicit wildlife trade is estimated to have surpassed the sum total of financial assistance to the developing world - between $70 billion and $213 billion each year http://www.talkradionews.com/united-nations/2014/06/25/un-illegal-wildlife-trade-fuels-cartels-and-terrorists.html


      New Scientist, December 01, 2014
      -▶ GOING...GOING...WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IS RIFE ONLINE IN MANY COUNTRIES  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429973.200-wildlife-trafficking-is-rife-online-in-many-countries.html


      The Guardian, November 25, 2014
      -▶ WILDLIFE CRIME STUDY FINDS 33,000 ITEMS WORTH £7m FOR SALE ONLINE  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/wildlife-crime-study-sale-online

       

                                           ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                  EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


                                                                 VIDEOS
                                               TakePart, January 15, 2015
                        THE HORRIBLE TRUTH BEHIND ADORABLE SLOW LORIS

      Poachers are slaughtering the unbelievably cute and vulnerable primates for their body parts. http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/15/horrible-truth-behind-those-those-slow-loris-videos-you-love

                                                        

                                                          IN PICTURES:

                                    Guardian Environment, June 20, 2013

      -▶  A TOUR ROUND AN ENDANGERED WILDLIFE MARKET IN INDONESIA: Got a spare $200? That's all you need to pick up an orphaned, caged orangutan at this market in Aceh, Sumatra, that has bee trading endangered species for three years... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/jun/20/endangered-wildlife-market-indonesia-in-pictures


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


                                             SHADES OF GREY - PHOTOS

                                                      African Geographic,
      THE JOURNEY OF GREY PARROTS FROM A BUSTLING FOREST COMMUNITY TO SOLITARY LIFE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

      http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-5/shades-of-grey/


      The Dodo, December 08, 2014
      THE HIDDEN COST OF WILDLIFE CRIME: 4 OUT OF 5 ANIMALS DIE IN TRANSIT  https://www.thedodo.com/community/MikeBaker/the-hidden-cost-of-wildlife-cr-866006936.html


      One Green Planet, December 30, 2014
       -▶ 10 SHOCKING FACTS ABOUT HOW THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE DRIVES SPECIES EXTINCTION http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/shocking-facts-about-how-the-illegal-wildlife-trade-drives-species-extinction/


      OneGreenPlanet, August 20, 2014
      HOW THE WILDLIFE TRADE RELATES TO OTHER ILLICIT TRADES

        http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-the-wildlife-trade-relates-to-other-illicit-trades/


      IFAW, October 02, 2014
      -▶ STUFFED IN PANTS, SUITCASES, AND OTHER PLACES: THE ILLEGAL U.S. REPTILE TRADE REMAINS ALIVE AND WELL http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stuffed-pants-suitcases-and-other-places-illegal-us-reptile-trade-remains-alive-and-well


      October 24, 2012 Mongabay

      -▶  INDONESIA REMAINS EPICENTER FOR ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1024-kimbrough-reptile-trade-indonesia.html


      Mongabay, July 09, 2014

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


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


      Guardian Environment, July 15, 2014
      -▶  CHEETAH SMUGGLING DRIVING SPECIES TO EXTINCTION: RISING DEMAND FOR LUXURY PETS IN THE GULF - TWO THIRDS OF SNATCHED CUBS ARE DYING ENROUTE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/15/cheetah-smuggling-wild-luxury-pets-gulf


      Treehugger, March 13, 2013
      DEMAND FOR EXOTIC PETS PUSHES SPECIES TO THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Demand_for_exotic_pets_pushes_species_to_the_brink_999.html


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


      Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, December 09, 2014
      -▶ WHY WE NEED A TRULY INTERNATIONAL APPROACH TO TACKLING ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/prince-william-the-duke-of-cambridge/why-we-need-a-truly-international-approach_b_6287824.html


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


      Guardian, July 21, 2014
      -▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE ALONG THE BURMA-CHINA BORDER -- IN PICTURES. The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes that are sucking the forests, jungles and plains of India, Burma, Laos and Thailand dry of their native animals and plants – many of them endangered http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/21/-sp-endangered-species-on-sale-along-burmachina-border


      HuffingtonPost Green, November 02, 2014
      -▶ INDIA DESTROYS MASSIVE STOCKPILE OF ILLEGAL WILDLIFE PARTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/02/india-wildlife-trafficking_n_6089256.html


      The Guardian, November 25, 2014
      VIETNAM SEIZES OVER 1,000 DEAD ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/vietnam-seizes-over-1000-dead-endangered-sea-turtles


      -▶ THE RACE TO SAVE SEA TURTLES  http://sco.lt/59Bam9


      Mongabay, May 15, 2014

       -▶ CHINESE POACHERS CAUGHT WITH 555 MARINE TURTLES, MOSTLY DEAD (PHOTOS) http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0515-hance-sea-turtles-poaching-philippines.html


      TakePart, #April 24, 2014

      -▶ FROM HERE TO CHINA, PEOPLE ARE STILL EATING RARE ANIMALS - BUT WHY?  http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/29/eating-threatened-wildlife

       

                                                            VIDEO

                                           HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                                CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                                  http://sco.lt/67y5Fh


      Bangkok: July 08, 2014
      -▶  TIGER PARTS FOUND ON HIGHWAY http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/419538/tiger-parts-found-on-highway


      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

       

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


      July 23, 2013 Guardian Environment
      -▶  SNOW LEOPARDS AND WILD YAKS BECOMING 'FASHION' VICTIMS' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/23/snow-leopards-yaks-cashmere-gaots-fashion

       

      July 29, 2013 Japan Times
      -▶  INDONESIA EEL HOT ITEM FOR SMUGGLERS http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/29/national/indonesia-eel-hot-item-for-smugglers/

       

      Mongabay, December 23, 2013
      -▶  JAGUARS IN ARGENTINE CHACO ON VERGE OF LOCAL EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-salisbury-argentine-chaco-jaguars-verge-extinction.html

       

      Mongabay May 21, 2014
      ▶  EPIDEMIC OF ELEPHANT CALF KIDNAPPING HITS SRI LANKA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0521-dasgupta-elephant-calf-kidnapping.html?n3ws1ttr


      Washington Post, October 12, 2014
      -▶ HOW DEFORESTATION SHARES THE BLAME FOR THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/08/how-deforestation-and-human-activity-could-be-to-blame-for-the-ebola-pandemic/


      The Guardian - Vital Signs
      -▶  HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2014/oct/03/ebola-epidemic-bats-deforestation-west-africa-guinea-sierra-leone-liberia



      Change.org
      -▶ CHINA: STOP HORRIFIC DOG MEAT TRADE: DEMAND CHINA MAKE CRUELTY LAWS  https://www.change.org/p/stop-horrific-dog-meat-trade-demand-china-make-animal-cruelty-laws


      Soi Dog Foundation Petition:
      -▶ THAILAND: END THE DOG MEAT TRADE. The trade’s terrified victims, many of them family pets, are crushed into cages and suffer horribly on the prolonged journey to slaughter. They are transported to primitive abattoirs that should be called torture chambers.  https://savedogs.soidog.org/petition


      -▶ BRUTALITY ON LABORATORY MONKEY FARMS ENDEMIC SAYS ADI AS ANOTHER DEALER IS EXPOSED http://greenlivingguy.com/2014/06/13/brutality-on-laboratory-monkey-farms-endemic-says-adi-as-another-dealer-is-exposed/

                                                            VIDEO

                                            The Dodo, August 27, 2014
      HERE ARE THE 18 U.S. BREEDING FACILITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPORTING 18,000 LAB MONKEYS EACH YEAR

      https://www.thedodo.com/here-are-the-18-breeding-facil-692898317.html


      Treehugger, March 06, 2014

      -▶  HERE'S A FIRST:  INDONESIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS ISSUE A FATWA AGAINST KILLING ENDANGERED SPECIES http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/indonesian-religious-leaders-issue-fatwa-against-killing-endangered-species.html

                                                              

      TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - April 09, 2014
      -▶ NEW APP TO BUILD AWARENESS AND INFORMATION ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA http://www.traffic.org/home/2014/4/9/new-app-to-build-awareness-and-information-on-illegal-wildli.html


       BBC News, July 06, 2014
      -▶  CRUEL TRADE IN ASIAN ELEPHANTS THREATENS SURVIVAL. Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Myanmar by smugglers looking to resume a lucrative trade, a report says.It claims the animals, mainly calves, are being brutally treated as they are "tamed" for tourist camps in Thailand. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28161472

       

       June 29, 2013 Mail Online

      -▶  INDONESIA: THE TERRIBLE FATE OF RAJA THE BABY ELEPHANT, CHAINED AND HELD HOSTAGE BY AN ANGRY MOB : AN IMAGE THAT WILL HAUNT YOU AND A STORY THAT WILL ENRAGE YOU  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351609/The-terrible-fate-Raja-baby-elephant-chained-held-hostage-angry-mob-An-image-haunt-story-enrage-you.html

       

      July 29, 2013 Care2
      -▶  AFTER 16 YEARS IN A WOODEN BOX, SMILING CHIMP RACES THROUGH THE GRASS http://www.care2.com/causes/after-16-years-in-a-wooden-box-smiling-chimp-races-through-the-grass.html

       

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

       

                                                      WATCH

                                        "REMEMBERING GREEN"

                 Winner of Best Short Documentary - An Orangutans Journey

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       

        The Seals of Nam, June, 02, 2014
      -▶  NAMBIA:  LIES, ECOCIDE, SEX TONICS AND FRAUD http://www.thesealsofnam.org/namibia-lies-ecocide-sex-tonics-and-fraud/


                                                 VIDEO - CBC News
                                                    August 14, 2014
                        QUEBEC FUR FARM ACCUSED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY
      Quebec government not doing enough to protect foxes and mink kept in inhumane conditions at fur farm south of Montreal
      http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/ID/2488575094/


       

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

       

                                           AND IT'S IN THE USA TOO:


                                                         VIDEO

                                      Motherboard, May 20, 2014
      AN INSIDE LOOK AT AMERICA'S EXOTIC ANIMAL TRADE

      http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-inside-look-at-americas-exotic-animal-trade


                                                              VIDEO
                                                      IFAW, June 21, 2014
      -▶  BINGE WATCH "SEIZED" , GRIPPING 5 EPISODE OF NEW YORK ANIMAL SEIZURE SERIES. The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue.
      REALITY CHECK: : Did you know there are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. than there are living in the whole wild population? Sometimes, the places where some of these animals are kept can fall into disrepair, animals can suffer from neglect, and drastic actions involving law enforcement and trusted, caring partners are required. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/video-binge-watch-seized-gripping



      July 23, 2013 The Examiner
      -▶  TWO CALIFORNIA MEN ARRESTED FOR RAT AND REPTILE CRUELTY (20,000) http://www.examiner.com/article/two-california-men-arrested-for-rat-and-reptile-cruelty


      -▶ NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION WILDLIFE: "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6ks8nJ


       

                                                         WATCH
                                    THE PRICE OF IVORY (9:01)
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDpK3_vNLAA



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

       

                                                     ONE SHORT VIDEO

      WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL & ANIMAL EXTINCTION --: DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/5moIAT


                                                   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

       


            IGNORING NATURE NO MORE:  STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013

                                     THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                                   http://sco.lt/88qOMD

       

      August 1, 2013 Care2
      -▶  FLEET OF 'MOMS' RESCUE BABY CHIMPS AND SURPRISE QUARREL ERUPTS  http://www.care2.com/causes/fleet-of-moms-rescue-baby-chimps-and-surprise-quarrel-erupts.html

       

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

       

                                                             WATCH -

                              -▶      DO ANIMALS HAVE EMOTIONS?  -▶ 
                                          Full Episode, PBS Nature Series

             "ANIMAL ODD COUPLES:  ANIMAL CROSS SPECIES FRIENDSHIPS"

      Are animals capable of feeling complex emotions?  Recent observations of unexpected cross-species relationships in zoos and animal sanctuaries around the world may provide some answers.  Endearing interactions between a cheetah and a retriever, a lion and a coyote, a dog and a deer, a goat and a horse, and even a tortoise and a goose offer captivating glimpses of supportive connections in the animal world.  Each interspecies pair challenges the conventional wisdom that humans are the only species capable of feeling compassion and forming long-lasting friendships.  Animal behavior experts weigh in with their opinions, and animal caretakers share their personal experiences with cross-species relationships in this compelling tale of unlikely animal couples. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/animal-odd-couples/preview/7958/

       

                                                             VIDEO

                                    TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                      Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Slaughter 

                                                http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

       

       June 12, 2013 Mongabay

      -▶  TIGERS, ORANGUTANS, RHINOS: SUMATRA'S BIG MAMMALS ON EDGE OF EXTINCTION as deforestation, mining and palm oil concessions expand,.. http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0612-gen-sumatra-wildlife.html


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


        -▶  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-

       

       -▶  INDONESIA LOST 8.8m ha OF FOREST IN THE 2000's, GENERATING SEVEN BILLION TONS OF CO2 http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3579095895/indonesia-lost-8-8m-ha-of-forest-in-the-2000s-generating-7-billion-tons-of-co2

       

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


       -▶  ECOCIDE: INDONESIA'S RAPE AND PILLAGE OF IT'S FORESTS AND WILDLIFE------DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR

       

                                                         WATCH

                                                    FILM: ***"HOME"

                          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

                           THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                               http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

       

      -▶  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA http://sco.lt/5sDv5F

       

       

       -▶  MORE ON THE SLAUGHTER OF ELEPHANTS, RHINOS, TIGERS BY DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=ELEPHANT+POACHING

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

       

       

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


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


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


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


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

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      CNN: What we can do about the poaching crisis

      CNN: WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS http://www.scoop.it/t/rhino-poaching/p/4003267109/cnn-what-we-can-do-about-the-poaching-crisis


      Wildlife Extra News

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

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

       

      World Wildlife Fund
      STOP WILDLIFE CRIME:  THE VIDEO SERIES http://worldwildlife.org/pages/stop-wildlife-crime-the-series

       

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

       

                                                      IVORY POACHING,

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

       

       

      July 20, 2013 Mongabay
      ELEPHANT KILLERS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT TWEETS  [WARNING: brutally graphic images] http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0720-dparker-aceh-elephant.html

       

      August 8, 2013 African Geographic
      RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

       

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

       

                                                        WATCH

                                    'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                                        National Geographic Special

                           Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       


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      Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:54 PM

      Cousteau says we can:

      1) Get the leaders of our nations to demand putting a stop to the poaching that is creating economic instability and national security risks

      2) Be more aware of the products we purchase to make sure they do not contain illegal wildlife body parts

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      The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Poaching Trade - One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World

      The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Poaching Trade - One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       

      May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

      THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

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


      Wildlife Extra News

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

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

       

       ▶  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/

       

      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

       

      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

       

      September 5, 2013 Treehugger
        ▶  POACHERS POISON WATERING HOLES WITH CYANIDE, KILLING 41 ELEPHANTS, THREATENING OTHER SPECIES TOO http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-poison-watering-hole-kill-41-african-elephants.html

       

       

                                                       VIDEO REPORT

                                                July 19, 2013 BBC News -

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
        ▶  THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

       

       

                                                          VIDEO:
                                           THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
        ▶  WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

      http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

       

      Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
        ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

       

                                                     >>ELEPHANTS -

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

       

                                                            -- WATCH --

                                            SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
      倒带 REWIND - WHAT IF POACHED IVORY COULD BE RETURNED TO THE ELEPHANTS? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFEnsiqxDU&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferf3524&utm_medium=twitter

       

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

       

      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/

       

                                      NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - VIDEO

                                        "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                                  Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       

       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

       

                                            A LOVELY WATCH

      :                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                           http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       

      June 3, 2013 Forest News
        ▶  WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

       

                                                            VIDEO

        ▶  CANNED HUNTING INDUSTRY: THE LIONS BRED FOR TROPHY PRIVATE HUNTING http://sco.lt/7vy6Aj

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

       

      more...
      Greer Noble's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:56 PM

      Attention world! PLEASE bouycot Asia. Greed, greed, greed, greed. God, how is it that the powers that be can send people to the moon but can't SAVE the most magnificent animals on this earth.

       

      Asia, what are you going to do after you've murdered all our elephant, rhino etc????? How are you then going to quench your greed and lust?

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Shocking Loss of Life

      The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Shocking Loss of Life | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      The New York Times, September 27, 2014
      WE ARE BUILDING AN ARK FOR THE ANTHROPOCENEWe are barreling into the Anthropocene, the sixth mass extinction in the history of the planet. By 2100, researchers say, one-third to one-half of all Earth’s species could be wiped out. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/sunday-review/building-an-ark-for-the-anthropocene.html?_r=1


      Vox, September 30, 2014
      STUDY:  WE'VE WIPED OUT HALF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE SINCE 1970 http://www.vox.com/2014/9/30/6870749/the-world-has-lost-half-its-wildlife-since-1970-wwf-says


       Live Science, February 10, 2014

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

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

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

       

      May 6, 2013 Newsweek, The Daily Beast

      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

      CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

       -▶ Are we in the first act of a mass extinction that will end in the death of millions of plant and animal species across the planet, including us? Proponents of the “sixth extinction” theory believe the answer is yes.

      Five mass extinctions have nearly wiped out life on earth. As Annalee Newitz writes in her new book, the sixth is coming... http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/06/the-sixth-mass-extinction-is-upon-us-can-humans-survive.html


      Guardian Environment, September 03, 2014
      A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/03/bernie-krause-natural-world-recordings?CMP=twt_gu

       

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

       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

       

      Wired Science, May 08, 2014

      - ▶ ONE OF THE BIGGEST ECOLOGICAL DISASTERS IN THE LAST 4.5 BILLION YEARS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW http://www.wired.com/2014/05/one-of-the-6-biggest-ecological-disasters-in-the-last-4-5-billion-years-is-happening-right-now/


      July 26, 2013 Climate Progress

       -▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

       

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

       

       TriplePundit, January 27, 2012

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

       

         -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY HAVING MAJOR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-species


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

       

      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

       

      Truthout, July 21, 2014
       -▶ THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION:  AN INDEPTH LOOK AT THE CAUSES AND WHAT WE'VE DONE TO PLANET EARTH http://truth-out.org/news/item/25051-dahr-jamail-the-brink-of-mass-extinction

       

                                                        IN PHOTOS
      HERE'S EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL THAT BECAME EXTINCT IN THE LAST 100 YEARS
        http://www.pixable.com/article/heres-every-single-animal-that-became-extinct-in-the-last-100-years-photos-67674/

       

      July 11, 2013 Care2

       -▶ GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: SPECIES WE'VE LOST IN THE LAST TEN YEARS http://ow.ly/n9T7n

       

      National Geographic, December 15, 2013

      -▶ 20,000 SPECIES ARE NEAR EXTINCTION:  IT IS TIME TO RETHINK HOW WE DECIDE WHAT TO SAVE. Choosing the ones to save is driven mostly by whether we like them or not ... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131216-conservation-environment-animals-science-endangered-species/

       

      Live Science, September 09, 2014
      HUMANS KILL SPECIES FASTER THAN THEY'RE CREATED  http://www.livescience.com/47733-humans-destroy-earth-biodiversity.html

       

       Care2, May 15, 2014
      - ▶ ENDANGERED SPECIES THAT MIGHT NOT EXIST NEXT YEAR http://www.care2.com/greenliving/top-10-endangered-species.html

       

      National Geographic, August 20, 2014
       - HOW THE CURRENT MASS EXTINCTION OF ANIMALS THREATENS HUMANS. We seem indifferent to the mass extinction we're causing, yet we lose a part of ourselves when another animal dies out. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140820-extinction-crows-penguins-dinosaurs-asteroid-sydney-booktalk/

       

                                           WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELING

                    HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE

                                                     http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

       

      HuffingtonPost Green, August 26, 2014
      A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html

       

      Phys.org, September 02, 2014
      EXTINCTIONS DURING HUMAN ERA WORSE THAN THOUGHT http://phys.org/news/2014-09-extinctions-human-era-worse-thought.html#nwlt

       

                                                             WATCH
                                   Democracy Now, February 11, 2014
                                                  THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

      ELIZABETH KOLBERT ON HOW HUMANS ARE CAUSING LARGEST DIE-OFF SINCE DINOSAUR AGE http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/11/the_sixth_extinction_elizabeth_kolbert_on

       

                                                  WE WERE WARNED

                                          UN Environment Programme

                                                   August 15, 2010 

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

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

       

       Grist, February 28, 2014

      IN "THE SIXTH EXTINCTION", ELIZABETH KOLBERT REPORTS FROM THE FRONTLINES OF A DYING WORLD http://grist.org/climate-energy/in-the-sixth-extinction-elizabeth-kolbert-reports-from-the-frontlines-of-a-dying-world/

       ▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION:  AN UNNATURAL HISTORY BY ELIZABETH KOLBERT: INTERVIEWS AND EXCERPT http://sco.lt/6kP4kL

      http://elizabethkolbert.com/

       Yale Environment 360, February 17, 2014
      FIVE QUESTIONS FOR ELIZABETH KOLBERT ON FACING UP TO THE SIXTH EXTINCTION http://e360.yale.edu/digest/five_questions_for_elizabeth_kolbert__on_biodiversity_and_the_sixth_extinction/4078/

       

       - ▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE: BANKRUPTING NATURE THREATENS CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/5XbihV

       

                                                         VIDEO REPORT

                                                         PBS Newshour

                                                     EXTINCTION WEEK

                                 SERIES OF REPORTS ON EXTINCTIONS

                     http://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/extinction-week/

       

       Mongabay, June 16, 2014

      - ▶ OVER 800 MORE SPECIES ADDED TO IUCN THREATENED LIST, INCLUDING 44 LEMURS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0616-hance-iucn-redlist-2014.html

       

      Mongabay, November 26, 2013

       -▶ OVER 350 SPECIES ADDED IN LAST SIX MONTHS TO THE IUCN RED LIST OF 21,286 THREATENED SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1125-hance-iucn-red-list-update.html?n3ws1ttr

       

      International Union for Conservation of Nature , June 12, 2014
      - ▶ IUCN RED LIST RAISES MORE RED FLAGS FOR THREATENED SPECIES http://www.iucn.org/?14964/IUCN-Red-List-raises-more-red-flags-for-threatened-species

       

       ▶ SAVING THE WORLD'S SPECIES FROM OBLIVION WILL COST AROUND $80 BILLION A YEAR -- A WISE INVESTMENT http://sco.lt/60tUZt

       

      FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

      Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

                                                    http://sco.lt/8fNIET

       

       HuffPost Green, March 29, 2014

      - ▶ WORLD ON BRINK OF SIXTH GREAT EXTINCTION, SPECIES DISAPPEARING FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/sixth-great-extinction-species-disappearing_n_5412571.html

       

      - TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE: GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS DUE TO MEGA MONOCROP FARMING http://sco.lt/8iXChl

       

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

       

       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

       

      LiveScience, June 17, 2014
       ▶  WHY HUMANITY MUST REWILD ITSELF http://news.yahoo.com/why-humanity-must-rewild-op-ed-191930071.html

       

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

       

        -▶ WHAT MAKES AN ECOSYSTEM ENDANGERED? IUCN'S "RED LIST" CRITERIA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/iucn-red-list-criteria-endangered-ecosystem_n_3244326.html

       

                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS - 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT

       

                                                               VIDEO:

                                     WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                               http://sco.lt/856DXl

                                

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

      CLIMATE CHANGE

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

       

      Endangered Species Coalition:

       -▶ FUELING EXTINCTION : HOW DIRTY ENERGY DRIVES WILDLIFE TO THE BRINK PDF Download  http://fuelingextinction.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=70

       

       -▶ MASS EXTINCTION FORECAST WITH 6C TEMPERATURE RISE - RAPID WARMING LEAVES FEW CHOICES  http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2013/01/mass-extinction-forecast-with-6c-temperature-rise/

       

       International Business Times, February 25, 2014

      -▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm

       

      SF Gate, January 26, 2014

       -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

       

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

       

      -▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h

       

      Summit Voice, June 06, 2014
      - ▶ STUDY SHOWS FLURRY OF THREATS TO RAINFORESTS. The 35-year study focused on how diverse communities of trees and vines respond when the Amazonian rainforest is fragmented by cattle ranching. And the new threat of climate change could be the knockout punch. “Humans continue to dump billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year, and it’s evidently affecting even the remotest forests on Earth,” http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/06/06/study-shows-flurry-of-threats-to-rainforests/

                                                            WATCH

                             300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7lDG6b

                                         

                                                        -- 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/

       

       

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

      EXTINCTIONS

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

       

      Nature, April 08, 2014
        -▶ TIME RUNNING OUT FOR RAREST PRIMATE: Rescue bid launched to save Hainan gibbon from becoming first ape driven to extinction by humans http://www.nature.com/news/time-running-out-for-rarest-primate-1.15009

       

      Guardian Environment, June 11, 2014
       -
      MORE THAN 90% OF LEMURS FACE EXTINCTION, IUCN WARNS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/12/more-than-90-of-lemurs-face-extinction-iucn-warns

       

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

       

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

       

      Mongabay, September 27, 2013

       - FORGOTTEN SPECIES:  THE NEARLY EXTINCT PRIMATE THAT CAN BE SHOT ON SIGHT - According to the IUCN Red List, a staggering 48 percent of the world's primates are threatened with extinction http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0927-hance-forgotten-niger-delta-red-colobus.html#kZ4cqYPp9fQzKI3c.99

       

      -▶ 'LITTLE DODO' FACES EXTINCTION: RACING TO SAVE THE LITTLE DODO FROM IT'S COUSIN'S FATE http://sco.lt/4tF68n

       

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

       

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

       

       -▶ SUMATRAN TIGER'S LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/8B8NWb

       

      -▶ LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA http://sco.lt/5fRl3Z

       

        -▶ AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOSES TWO-THIRDS OF ITS LIONS IN 50 YEARS  http://sco.lt/8ZYM0v

       

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

       

      Mongabay, December 03, 2013
       -▶ 86% OF BIG ANIMALS IN THE SAHARA DESERT ARE EXTINCT OR ENDANGERED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-hance-sahara-big-animal-crisis.html

       

      Salon, December 04, 2013

       -▶ THE SAHARA'S EXPERIENCING A 'CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE' OF ITS WILDLIFE http://www.salon.com/2013/12/04/the_saharas_experiencing_a_catastrophic_collapse_of_its_wildlife/

       

       

      Bee Strawbridge Blog

       -▶ MASS INSECT EXTINCTION; THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? http://www.beestrawbridge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/mass-insect-extinction.html

       

      All About Wildlife, March 2, 2011

       -▶ U.S. DECLARED EASTERN COUGAR TO BE EXTINCT

      http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/american-wildlife/eastern-cougar-declared-extinct/5740

       

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

       

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

       

        -▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

       

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

       

                                                         --- WATCH --

                                                          CNN VIDEO

                         WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS

                                                 http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

       

      Guardian Environment, November 9, 2013
       -▶ CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES IN SUMATRA ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/09/conservation-wildlife

       

      New York Times, February 01, 2014
       ▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS IN THE COLD RUGGED MOUNTAINS OF PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, TAJIKISTAN AND CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/saving-more-than-just-snow-leopards.html

       

       Wildlife Extra News -
       -▶ PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade.html


       

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

      THE MASSIVE DECLINES ALREADY IN MOTION

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

       

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

       

       -▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS: PESTICIDES LINKED TO IMMUNO-SUPPRESSION http://sco.lt/5dc13Z

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                                WATCH:

                                        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                           A World Without Amphibians

                                                    http://sco.lt/6pPisL

       

      -▶  KEYSTONE SPECIES LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

       

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

       

       Chicago Tribune, December 08, 2013
       -▶ANCIENT FARMING SEEN CURBING EXTINCTIONS OF ANIMALS, PLANTS http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-traditions-20131208,0,6654862.story

       

      THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

      LIST OF EXTINCTIONS - SHOCKING

      http://www.petermaas.nl/extinct/lists/mostrecent.htm#

       

       

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

      DEFORESTATION

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                          WATCH

                                  AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                     "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                         Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                                 http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       

                                                     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

       

      - ▶ FAST-TRACKING OUR OWN EXTINCTION: THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide


      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/

       

      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

       

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

                                                            OCEANS

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

       

       - ▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/599jsH

       

       - ▶ POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

       

      IUCN February 19, 2012
      ▶  LARGEST SALMON IN THE WORLD EDGES TOWARD EXTINCTION http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=11289

       

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


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

       

      ATLANTIC STURGEON IN DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED NEARING EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6dUwGf

       

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

       

      Summit Voice, February 16, 2014

      ▶  GOP TWISTING FACTS, DISTORTING SCIENCE IN EFFORTS TO DISMANTLE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/17/gop-attack-on-endangered-species-fueled-by-tea-party-fantasies/

       

      eNews Park Forest, April 06, 2014

        -▶ U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY AIMS TO DISMANTLE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT WITH PIECEMEAL APPROACH. Proposals would undermine protections for wildlife on the brink of extinction http://enewspf.com/opinion/commentary/51812-house-majority-aims-to-dismantle-endangered-species-act-with-piecemeal-approach.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/

       

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

       

      Smart Planet, April 16, 2014
      - ▶  WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DE-EXTINCT ANIMALS.  SHOULD WE? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/the-report/we-have-the-ability-to-de-extinct-animals-should-we/?tag=nl.e662&s_cid=e662&ttag=e662&ftag=TRE383a915

       

       Mongabay, February 10, 2014

       ▶  ON EDGE OF EXTINCTION, COULD DRONES AND TECHNOLOGY SAVE THE LITTLE DODO? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0210-hance-little-dodo-drones.html

       

      ▶  PERSISTENCE OR EXTINCTION: THROUGH A MATHEMATICAL LENS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444812951/persistence-or-extinction-through-a-mathematical-lens

       

                                                       VIDEO REPORT
                                             PBS Newshour, April 22, 2014
      SOME LITTLE-KNOWN AND A FEW AT-RISK SPECIES THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART ON EARTH DAY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/11-endangered-species-will-break-heart-earth-day/

       

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

       

                                                        VIDEO:

                                                  EARTHRACE

      REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5fjbcn

       

       

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

      EXCELLENT READS

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

       

       The Ecologist

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

       

      Guardian Sustainable Business

        ▶THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

       

      Scientific American, May 25, 2014
      ▶  POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. In a May 21st speech, Pope Francis warned that despoiling the environment would come back to haunt humanity http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/pope-pleas-for-environment/

       

             "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                             Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                      Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

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

       

                                          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 Nature of Business, November 26, 2013

       -▶ WHERE'S THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE? ... WHAT'S THE NEW PARADIGM? http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2013/11/26/wheres-the-vision-for-the-future-whats-the-new-paradigm/

       

      Forbes, December 30, 2013

       -▶ THE BIODIVERSITY BUBBLE: HOW WHAT WE DON'T KNOW COULD GET US KILLED http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2013/12/30/the-biodiversity-bubble-how-what-we-dont-know-could-get-us-killed/

       

       -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

       

       Excellent Read: Bee Strawbridge Blog June 5, 2013

       -▶ SPEAKING UP FOR WILDLIFE
      Have we perhaps been afflicted with some kind of madness? Surely it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that life on Earth cannot be sustained if we continue to systematically wipe out the plants and animals that the planet's food chains and eco-systems depend upon for their very existence? http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.com/2013/06/speaking-up-for-wildlife.html

       

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

       

      -▶ CANNED TROPHY HUNTING - ANIMALS BRED IN CAPTIVITY FOR TROPHY HUNTING  http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

       

      The Nature Of Business

      'SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/

       

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

       

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

       

        -▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL COMPANIES OWNED UP: COMMON PESTICIDES COULD CAUSE AN ECOLOGICAL CASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/4vbYjx

       

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                      POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                             http://sco.lt/4uCikD

       

       

                                 THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

            DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


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


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

       

                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                       WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                              http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

      Psych.Org, December 09, 2013
       -▶ FOLLOWING TRADITION: TOP EXAMPLES OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES http://phys.org/news/2013-12-tradition-examples-indigenous-knowledge-biodiversity.html

       

       

                                             --- WORTHY WATCH--

                                                       AWHAR

                RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                 FULL EPISODE

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

       

      -▶ BUILDING THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF THE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/building-the-new-architecture-of-the-ecological-commons/

       

       August 25, 2013 Inter Press Service

       -▶ RIO DE JANIERO: NEW INITIATIVE AIMS TO INTEGRATE AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/new-initiative-aims-to-integrate-agriculture-and-conservation/

       

                                                          WATCH

                               Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                               A SILENT FOREST

            THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

                                                     Full Movie

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

       

       -▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

       

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

       

        -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/8vsZP7

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       Takepart, May 16, 2014

      - ▶ TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES, EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY (THIS MEANS YOU) . One-fourth of Earth’s species could be driven to extinction by 2050, just as a result of climate change. That’s not even counting the ones threatened by habitat eradication, toxins, and other plagues we have wrought on those with whom we share our home.
      Solving these problems will take a global village. Every sector has some role to play, including the private sector, which has until recently been cast primarily as the problem, not part of the solution. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/05/16/endangered-species-day-everyone-has-role-play

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

       

                                    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/

       

       

                      @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

       

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

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

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

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

      more...
      Stephanie Hong's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:28 PM

      MASS EXTINCTION!! The animals are in danger!

      CineversityTV's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:53 AM

      we have warned for years, but we expect the government and corporate fools not to listen.

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      How Biodiversity Could Save Your Life: Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Planet

      How Biodiversity Could Save Your Life: Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Planet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Stanford Daily, February 18, 2015
      ▶ DOCTOR NATURE:  HOW OUR HEALTH HINGES ON BIODIVERSITY http://www.stanforddaily.com/2015/02/18/doctor-nature-how-our-health-hinges-on-biodiversity/


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



      April 22, 2012 National Geographic

      ▶ SAVING LIVES, LIVELIHOODS AND LIVES

      By Harold E. Varmus, Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute; and Robert D. Hormats, Under Sectary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment

      Tragically—and to the detriment of all of us—Earth’s biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate. This is due to factors such as deforestation, environmental degradation, and habitat destruction from agriculture, settlement, and other uses; pollution; climate change; and chronic over-exploitation or poaching of fish and wildlife species. Scientists estimate that the planet is losing species at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times above the rate of species extinction that would occur normally without human activity. Particularly disheartening is the fact that, in many cases, we are losing species before we even know of them or know how they fit into our shared planet.... http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/22/saving-lives-livelihoods-and-life/


                                                            WATCH

                             AWESOME!  BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                             Vancouver Film School

                                                 http://sco.lt/5dcRur


       - ▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT? http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/importance/default.aspx


      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


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


         FastCo Exist
       - ▶ A DOSE OF NATURE HELPS CITY DWELLERS FIGHT THEIR NEED FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024153/a-dose-of-nature-helps-city-dwellers-fight-their-need-for-instant-gratification


      Inter Press Service, September 30, 2014
      -▶ A ROADMAP TO LIVING -- AND THRIVING -- IN HARMONY WITH NATURE. biodiversity is not just a problem to be solved, but rather the source of solutions to 21st century challenges such as climate change, food and water security, health, disaster risk reduction, and poverty alleviation.  In taking this action, countries affirmatively recognised that biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and the foundation for human well-being. The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets are a framework for the world to achieve the vision of human beings living in harmony with nature.  If achieved, by the middle of the 21st century, we will enjoy economic and social well-being while conserving and sustainably using the biodiversity that sustains our healthy planet and delivers the benefits essential to us all. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/opinion-a-roadmap-to-living-and-thriving-in-harmony-with-nature/



      EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
      -▶  EBOLA A SYMPTOM OF ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL COLLAPSE http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


      The Guardian - Vital Signs
      ▶ HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2014/oct/03/ebola-epidemic-bats-deforestation-west-africa-guinea-sierra-leone-liberia


      Climate Desk, July 07, 2014
      -▶ WE ARE MAKING DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAKS WORSE BY CUTTING DOWN FORESTS http://climatedesk.org/2014/07/we-are-making-ebola-outbreaks-worse-by-cutting-down-forests/


       

      PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
      ▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND IT'S LOSS MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC : REPORT http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032


       Summit Voice, November 18, 2013
      -▶ STUDY: ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/


      Conservation Magazine, University of Washington
      -▶ COULD DECLINING BIODIVERSITY BE LINKED TO THE RISING PREVALENCE OF ALLERGIES AND ECOSYSTEM VIRUSES? http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/


      BBC News, June 23, 2014
      -▶ UN:  WORLD'S FORESTS FUNDAMENTAL TO HUMAN WELL-BEING - WORLD'S FOREST REPORT http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27963330

       

       University of Washington, Department of Public Health
      THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ANIMALS, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sph.washington.edu/news/closeup/profile.asp?content_ID=4506

       

      Summit Voice, November 18, 2013
      -▶ STUDY: ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/

       

      Climate Desk, July 07, 2014
      -▶ WE ARE MAKING DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAKS WORSE BY CUTTING DOWN FORESTS http://climatedesk.org/2014/07/we-are-making-ebola-outbreaks-worse-by-cutting-down-forests/

       

      Mongabay, May 22, 2014
      -▶ NEXT BIG IDEA IN FOREST CONSERVATION? LINKING PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0322-forestinnovation-kimbrough-gordon.html?n3ws1ttr

       

      Mongabay, May 08, 2014

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

       

       

                                                      -- WATCH --

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


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



      ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, MASS EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING AS OUR WORLD MELTS  http://sco.lt/7KDmGv


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

       


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


       

      FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES: BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT MAY NOT APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of

       


      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

       

      OSLO (Reuters) - May 27, 2013

      -▶ DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE. A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday... 

         Zakri said there were 30,000 edible plants but that just 30 crops accounted for 95 percent of the energy in human food that is dominated by rice, wheat, maize, millet and sorghum....

         He said it was "more important than ever to have a large genetic pool to enable organisms to withstand and adapt to new conditions." That would help to ensure food for a global population set to reach 9 billion by 2050 from 7 billion now.... http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/27/environment-food-idUSL5N0E80Q420130527

       

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

       

      Just Means, March 11, 2014
       -▶  WORLD BANK SAY BIODIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/world-bank-says-biodiversity-is-critical-to-ending-global-poverty


      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/


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


       

       ▶ UN REPORT: URGENT ACTION NEEDED: GROWING HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS FROM SPREAD OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY UNEP said chemicals have become so important to daily life in today's world that the value of their output has grown to $4.12 TRILLION, compared to $171 billion in 1970. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2862196581/un-report-urgent-action-needed-growing-health-and-environmental-hazards-from-spread-of-chemical-dependency



       ▶ ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      August 14, 2012 Science Daily

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


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


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


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

       

                             THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                              CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                      http://sco.lt/630INt


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


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



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


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

       May 7, 2013

      ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN HUMAN HISTORY - ARCTIC OCEAN TO BE ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h



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


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


                                                                WATCH:

                                        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                           A World Without Amphibians

                                                    http://sco.lt/6pPisL

       

       THICH NHAT HANH:

      -▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

       

       

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

       

       

      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


                                             BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                                 THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                          -- THIS TIME WITH MEANING

                                                       http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


      - ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm



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


      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/


       

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



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

       

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

       

       allAfrica.com, December 15, 2013
      TANZANIA:  GOING GREEN IN FIGHTING AGAINST POVERTY THE relationship between poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation http://allafrica.com/stories/201312160255.html?viewall=1

       

       August 26, 2013 Yale Environment 360
      ON A REMOTE ISLAND, LESSONS IN HOW ECOSYSTEMS FUNCTION
       http://e360.yale.edu/feature/on_a_remote_island_lessons__in_how_ecosystems_function/2683/

       

       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

       

      August 19, 2013 Yale Environment 360

      BRINGING BACK THE NIGHT: THE FIGHT AGAINST LIGHT POLLUTION http://e360.yale.edu/feature/bringing_back_the_night_the__fight_against_light_pollution/2681/


       

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

       

      29 April, 2013 Planet Ark
      PLANTS SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE BY FORMING CLOUD SUNSHADE: STUDY http://planetark.org/wen/68527

       

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

       

      WHAT'S BAD ABOUT TREE PLANTATIONS?  http://sco.lt/4iLDeL

       

                        A Must see VIDEO for all - Geneticist David Suzuki:

                      "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                                http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

       

       

       ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/99tRI1

       

       ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

       

                                                          VIDEO

                                                    KQED Quest

      TOP CATS: HOW PUMAS AND OTHER APEX PREDATORS' POPULATIONS AFFECT THE BIG BIODIVERSITY PICTURE  http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/05/01/top-cats-how-pumas-and-other-apex-predators-populations-affect-the-big-biodiversity-picture/

       

       

       August 13, 2013 Scientific American
      IMPERFECT APART: GIANT TORTOISES AND BAOBAB TREES http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/08/13/giant-tortoises-baobab-trees/

       

      SAVE THE FROG, SAVE OURSELVES - The Incredible Role Of Frogs in Our Biosystems http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0904-frog_editorial.html?fbfnpg

       

      SAVE THE BEES, SAVE ME http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=SAVE+THE+BEES

       

       

                                                              WATCH

                               300 YEAR OLD FOOD FOREST IN VIETNAM

      Built on 2 acres of land and still functioning well in the same family 28 generations later http://sco.lt/8avJaL

       

                                                           GR8 VIDEO -

                                                              AWHAR

      RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ - FULL EPISODE

                                                  http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

       

                                                               VIDEO:

                                 INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                    A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                   http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


                                                     ENOUGHNESS 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                 http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


       

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


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

       

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

       

      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

       

      May 10, 2013

      MARCH TOWARD DISASTER: WORLD HITS 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE' http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

       



      ▶  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

       

       

      12 MOST AMAZING TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS OF STARS, LANDSCAPES AND URBAN SCENES http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/12-most-amazing-time-lapse-videos-stars-landscapes-and-urban-scenes/page/2/#slide-top


       

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


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

       

                                          HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

                    THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                              http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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


       

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


                                    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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                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


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


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


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


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


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

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      THE ONLY WAY OUT: China Expected To Prioritize Environment Over Economy And Development In Revised Law

      THE ONLY WAY OUT: China Expected To Prioritize Environment Over Economy And Development In Revised Law | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                     ----- WITHOUT NATURE WE HUMANS DO NOT EXIST ---


      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/

       


        -▶ CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT BEIJING, April 15, 2014 (Reuters) - Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development. While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html


      Mongabay, August 19, 2014
       -▶ CHINA PLEDGES $275 BILLION OVER 5 YEARS TO CUT RECORD AIR POLLUTION  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0819-hance-china-air-pollution.html


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



      The World Economic Forum, July 25, 2014

      -▶ HOW CHINA BECAME A CLIMATE LEADER http://forumblog.org/2014/07/china-climate-leader-sustainable-development/

       

      The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

      -▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

       Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy.
      This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf


      The Economic Times, August 05, 2014
       -▶
      CHINA TO BAN ALL COAL USE IN BEIJING BY 2020 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/pollution/china-to-ban-all-coal-use-in-beijing-by-2020/articleshow/39696857.cms


      IB Times, August 20, 2014
       -▶ CHINA'S 'WAR ON POLLUTION' SEES COAL DROP FOR FIRST TIME IN CENTURY http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinas-war-pollution-sees-coal-drop-first-time-century-1461869


      Bloomberg, August 07, 2014
       -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html


      The Climate Group, August 20, 2014
      CHINA'S CLEAN REVOLUTION II: OPPORTUNITIES FOR A LOW CARBON FUTURE. This report shows that in an incredibly short space of time China has taken the lead in the race to develop and commercialize a range of low carbon technologies. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/publications/Chinas-Clean-Revolution-II-Opportunities-for-a-low-carbon-future


       

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

       

      South China Morning Post, July 04, 2014

      -▶ CHINA BOLSTERS ITS LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:  NEW TRIBUNAL TO REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts

                             

      NRDC, April 24, 2014

      -▶ CHINA'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAW AMENDMENTS A GAME CHANGER http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bfinamore/new_weapons_in_the_war_on_poll.html


      One Green Planet, December 18, 201`4
      -▶ CHINA TO RECOGNIZE 'ANIMAL WELFARE' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MILESTONE LAW CHANGE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/china-to-recognize-animal-welfare-for-the-first-time-in-milestone-law-change/

       

      TakePart, June 27, 2014

      -▶ MEGA SKYSCRAPERS THAT EAT POLLUTION ARE COMING TO CHINA. The smog-choked nation is coming up with innovative solutions to its air-quality problem... http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/27/mega-skyscrapers-eat-pollution-are-coming-china

       

      Solar Daily, April 21, 2014

      ▶  CHINA LOOKS TOWARD GREENER ENERGY FUTURE. Chinese Premier Li Kegiang said it was time for policymakers to "wage a war" against pollution by embracing greener energy policies... http://www.solardaily.com/reports/China_looks_toward_greener_energy_future_999.html

       

      RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
      -▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/

       

      Huffington Post Green, April 23, 2014  

      EU CLIMATE HEAD URGES CHINA TO TAKE LEAD ON INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/china-take-lead-on-climate-change_n_5196614.html

       

      Deutche Welle, July 07, 2014
      ▶  U.S. AND CHINA PLEDGES GIVE NEW HOPE TO INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE TALKS  http://www.dw.de/us-china-pledges-give-new-hope-to-international-climate-talks/a-17690495

       

      Huffington Post Green, September 21, 2013
      NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS BAN TO TAKE PLACE IN BEHING, SHANGHAI AND GUANGZHOU   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/coal-fired-plants-ban-china_n_3914703.htm

      l

       May 22, 2013 Grist

           ▶ CHINA HAS PROPOSED FIRM LIMITS ON GREEN-HOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS -- seriously weakening one of the U.S.’s go-to excuses for climate inaction... http://grist.org/news/could-a-chinese-carbon-cap-pave-the-way-for-a-global-climate-deal/

       

      -▶  COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL? http://sco.lt/7knIW1

       

      May 29, 2013 Huffington Post Green
           ▶ A FIVE-PART STRATEGY TO CAP AND CUT CHINA'S COAL CONSUMPTION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-a-finamore/a-five-part-strategy-to-c_b_3353230.html

       

           ▶ COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL?  http://sco.lt/7knIW1

       

       Asia Society, June 06, 2014
      ▶  INTERVIEW:  WHAT COSTS WILL FRACKING BRING TO CHINA? http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-what-costs-will-fracking-bring-china

       

       Reuters, May 26, 2014
      -▶ CHINA TO SCRAP MILLIONS OF CARS IN ANTI-POLLUTION PUSH http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-china-pollution-idINKBN0E60AZ20140526

       

      Business Green, July 14, 2014
      -▶ CHINESE GOVERNMENT WANT 30 PERCENT OF STATE CARS TO BE LOW CARBON BY 2016 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2355078/china-wants-30-per-cent-of-state-cars-to-be-low-carbon

       

      Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014
      ▶  CHINA'S POLLUTION POLICE ARE WATCHING:  HANGZHOU AND OTHER CITIES HAVE DECLARED WAR ON DIRTY CARS AND TRUCKS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-24/chinas-pollution-police-are-watching

       

      Yahoo News, June 12, 2014
      ▶  CHINA POLLUTION ARRESTS RISE AS BEIJING PUSHES GREEN AGENDA http://news.yahoo.com/china-pollution-arrests-rise-beijing-pushes-green-agenda-171824564.html


                                       CHINA'S GENERATION GREEN
                       Waste, Food Safety, Pollution & The China Dream

      This series is about the generation that has inherited the waste, and a few members of that generation who are openly and actively trying to change the trajectory of the country to avoid disaster. Toronto Star, http://projects.thestar.com/chinas-generation-green/



       

       Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014
        -▶ CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD

       

      Treehugger, January 24, 2014
      ▶   CHINA ADDED MORE SOLAR CAPACITY IN 2013 THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER HAS IN A SINGLE YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/china-added-more-solar-capacity-2013-any-other-country-ever-has-single-year.html

       

      The Climate Group, May 20, 2014
      -▶ CHINA ANNOUNCES NEW 70 GW SOLAR TARGET, PLANTS TO TRIPLE INSTALLED SOLAR CAPACITY BY 2017 http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-announces-new-70gw-solar-target-plans-to-triple-installed-solar-capacity-by-2017/

       

      Earth Policy Institute, June 16, 2014
      SOLAR POWER:  CHINA LEADS WORLD TO SOLAR POWER RECORD IN 2013 In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came online in 2013, a new annual record. In all, the world’s installed PV generating capacity is now close to 140,000 megawatts—enough to power each home in Germany. Falling costs and effective policies continue to drive tremendous growth in solar power. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2014

       

       The Star Online, May 26, 2014
         ▶ CHINA HOTEL A SHOWCASE FOR GREEN SOLAR ENERGY http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/05/26/China-hotel-a-showcase-for-Yingli-Green-Energy/

       

      -▶ NEW CHINESE "GREEN HEALTH CITY" WILL BE A SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE FOR THE WORLD. Designers say limiting fossil fuel use will aid quick healing for those who have been ill or injured http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/new-chinese-city-goes-green-for-the-health-benefits/

       

       ▶  HOW CHINA'S YOUNG IDEALISTS ARE TURNING TO THE SOIL

      http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/25/students-pining-for-good-old-days-of-chairman-mao-choose-hippie-commune-over-chinas-economic-rat-race/

       

       Science AAAS, May 2, 2014
      ▶  CHINESE SCIENCE TO GET WITH THE GLOBAL PROGRAM FOR OPEN ACCESS AND MORE RIGOROUS EVALUATION AND PEER REVIEW http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/05/chinese-science-get-global-program


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


       Guardian Environment, April 23, 2014

      ▶  CHINA SAYS MORE THAN HALF OF ITS GROUNDWATER IS POLLUTED  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/23/china-half-groundwater-polluted

       

       

                               POLLUTION KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES

                                        RT News, January 21, 2014

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                   CHINA'S EXPORT - POLLUTION

                      China’s dirty emissions creeping into the US - study

                        http://rt.com/usa/china-air-pollution-export-926/


       IT'S A TRAGEDY WHEN IT'S COME TO THIS SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO BURN FOSSIL FUELS......

      Treehugger, March 08, 2014
       -▶ BUILDING A BUBBLE-like BIOME IN BEIJING COULD LET RESIDENTS BREATHE CLEAN AIR. Beijing's notorious air pollution has reached beyond hazardous levels in recent years, with the city covered in thick, toxic smog for a good part of the year. While the Chinese government has implemented various pollution-battling policies like car bans and the planting of green roofs, others like London-based design firm Orproject have gone down the road of more extreme design measures -- suggesting the building of bubble-like biomes, sealed from outside pollution, that would allow residents to actually breathe clean air. http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/beijing-bubbles-biome-clean-air-orproject.html

       

       Mining.com, July 12, 2014
      -▶ BEIJING TAKES AIR POLLUTION BY THE HORNS, IMPOSES USE OF CLEAN COAL http://www.mining.com/beijing-takes-air-pollution-by-the-horns-imposes-use-of-clean-coal-93130/


        Guardian Environment, February 25, 2014
      ▶  CHINA'S TOXIC AIR POLLUTION RESEMBLES NUCLEAR WINTER, SAY SCIENTISTS
      http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter-scientists


      WorldNews,

      -▶  BEIJING RAISES POLLUTION ALERT ON SMOG LINGERS http://article.wn.com/view/2014/02/21/Beijing_raises_pollution_alert_as_smog_lingers/


      Eco-Business, June 04, 2014
      ▶  CHINA'S RARE EARTH TOXIC TIME BOMB TO SPUR $12 BILLION OF MINES http://www.eco-business.com/news/chinas-rare-earth-toxic-time-bomb-spur-12-billion-mines/


      Guardian Environment, August 06, 2014
      -▶ CHINA:  COAL MINE IMPACT ON YELLOW RIVER UPPER BASIN: IN PICTURES Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/aug/07/china-coal-mine-impact-on-yellow-river-upper-basin-in-pictures


       

      The Dodo, May 08, 2014
      -▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP IVORY 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

       

      Humanosphere, July 14, 2014
      WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/


      Al Jazeera America

      ▶  INTERACTIVE: CHINA'S AFRICAN SPENDING SPREE - Take a tour of the dams, stadiums, mines and super-highways financed, sometimes controversially, by Beijing http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2014/03/interactive-china-african-spending-spree-2014320121349799136.html

       

      BreakingViews, February 04, 2014
      ▶  WATER FIGHTS: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL... http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article

       

      Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
       -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
      The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html

       

       

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


                                                              WATCH
                       63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                        From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
      http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012

       

           WHY IS CHINA SHIFTING QUICKLY TO FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT?

       

      ReNew Economy, April 29, 2014
      ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES COST $2 TRILLION ANNUALLY, ACCORDING TO IMF http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/fossil-fuel-subsidies-costing-global-economy-2-trillion-imf-79534

       

       Common Dreams, Naomi Klein, April 22

      ▶  THE CHANGE WITHIN:  THE OBSTACLES WE FACE ARE NOT JUST EXTERNAL. The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-3

       

      Bloomberg, May 02, 2014
      -▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html


       

                            COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                             http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

       

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

       

       

       YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

      ▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

       

      Washington Post, November 15, 2014
      ▶  POLLUTION IS SEGREGATED TOO: Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards --  toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/15/pollution-is-substantially-worse-in-minority-neighborhoods-across-the-u-s/

       

                                                            WATCH

                    CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

            SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                                  http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

       

      Grist, April 14, 2014
      ▶  THE FOUR FOSSIL FUEL STOCKPILES THAT COULD TOAST THE PLANET The four fossil fuel stockpiles that could toast the world http://grist.org/news/the-four-fossil-fuel-stockpiles-that-could-toast-the-world/


      28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
       ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

       

       Salon, March 13, 2014
      HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

       

       -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says

       

      Climate Central, April 23, 2014
      CARBON CAPTURE FACES HURDLES OF WILL, NOT TECHNOLOGY. Concerns about whether the underground storage sites could leak CO2 into the atmosphere, or be somehow breached with catastrophic consequences. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/carbon-capture-faces-hurdles-of-will-not-technology-17321

       

      Climate Central, July 17 2014
      GEOLOGY MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO STORING CARBON http://www.climatecentral.org/news/geology-matters-when-it-comes-to-storing-carbon-16254

       

      Climate Central, Aprl 15, 2014
      HUGE METHANE LEAKS ADD DOUBT ON GAS AS 'BRIDGE' FUEL. Natural gas drilling (Fracking) could emit up to 1,000 times the methane previously thought, possibly significantly increasing the greenhouse gas footprint of the production of natural gas, the study shows. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/huge-methane-leaks-add-doubt-on-natural-gas-as-a-bridge-fuel-17309

       

      Rainforest Action Network
      ▶  EXTREME COAL -- NO LONGER BUSINESS AS USUAL
      http://understory.ran.org/2014/04/17/2014-coal-finance-report-card-extreme-investments-extreme-consequences/

       

      Guardian, November 9, 2013

      ▶  IPCC CHAIRMAN: ARE WE PREPARED TO "PASS ON A LOUSY, SPOILT AND DEFILED PLANET? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ippc-pachauri-climate-change-spoilt-defiled-planet

       

      Albuquerque Journal,  April 05, 2014
      ▶  FOSSIL-FUEL MONEY MONEY DROWNING DEMOCRACY http://www.abqjournal.com/379429/opinion/fossilfuel-money-drowning-democracy.html

       

      ▶  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7

       

                                                               WATCH:

                                       'YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY"

                               Must See  Video:  Showtime Climate Series

                                                   http://sco.lt/7NBCPh

       

       

       ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

       

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
      - ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

       

      Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
      ▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth

       


       ▶  Associated Pess, April 14, 2014

      MORE THAN 900 ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES SLAIN IN A DECADE AS CONCERN FOR THE PLANET GROWS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/environmental-advocates-killed_n_5148325.html

       

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
      - ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

       

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

       

       ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

       

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

       

       -▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING NO ANSWER: http://sco.lt/5R121p

       

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

       

                          OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

                   FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                                  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

       

                              SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                                 http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

                                                             WATCH

                                                    FILM: ***"HOME"

                          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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



       

      ▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

       

       

      -▶  >> 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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      Céline's curator insight, April 20, 2014 3:51 AM

      Un changement de législation pour favoriser toutes les valeurs du développement durable en Chine : économique, environnemental, social ? Le chemin reste long vu l'ampleur de la tâche ... 

      pdjmoo's curator insight, November 23, 2014 1:05 PM

                                               YOU ARE INVITED

                            TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

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

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

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

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

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

      pdjmoo's curator insight, February 23, 8:54 PM

                                               YOU ARE INVITED

                            TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

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

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

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

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

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

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      The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant

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



       Guardian Environment, March 08, 2014

      - ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

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


      Wildlife Extra News

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

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


                                                             VIDEO

                                          Care 2 Causes, June 23, 2014.

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

       

       Guardian Environment, June 13, 2014

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

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

       

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

       

      HuffingtonPost Green, June 19, 2014

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


                                               AND YET ANOTHER:

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


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

       

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

       

       Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

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


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

       

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

       

                                                            VIDEO

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

       

       

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

       

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


                                                AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
                               "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
                                         PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
      Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

       

       

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

       

       Conservation Magazine

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

       

      Treehugger, October 33, 2013

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

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

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

       

      The Dodo, May 08, 2014

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

       

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


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

       

      Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

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

       

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

       

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

       

      May 7, 2013 Mongabay

      - ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

       

                                                          VIDEO:
                                           THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
       WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER" http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                           MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

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

                                                             AND

      One Green Planet

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

       

      Africa Geographic,

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

       

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


                                                   ---- WATCH ----

                                           4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                                'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                                    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

                         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                             http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       

       

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


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

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


       

                                                 RHINOS IN CRISIS

                                    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE

                            TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION

                                                   http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


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




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

       

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


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

       

       

                                                      WATCH

                      "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC version)

                                           http://sco.lt/7KAzdh



                                                        Gr8 VIDEOS:

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



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


       

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

       

      - ▶ ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997183560/all-about-elephants

       

       - ▶ MORE ON THE HORRIFIC WILDLIFE POACHING

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

       

       

       

       

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

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

                              THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                             CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                http://sco.lt/630INt

       

                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

       

       


      pdjmoo's insight:



                      @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

       

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

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

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

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

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

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      ....

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

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

      [  ........  ]

      ........

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      Gr8 VIDEOS: Animal Consciousness and The Animal-Human Relationship

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

       

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


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


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


       

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


                                                    VIDEO - AMAZING -
                                    BABY IMPALA BEFRIENDS LEOPARD

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


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


      HuffPost Blog, September 05, 2013

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



                                                     WATCH (53:11)

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



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

       

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

       

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



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


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


       LiveScience, September 06, 2013

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


                                                        TED VIDEO:
                                   HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS: 

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

       

                                                               WATCH
                                                   NOVA - Full Episode
                                                  INSIDE ANIMAL MINDS

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

       

                                       A LOVELY STORY by @MarcBekoff

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

       

                                       WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

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

       

      Modern Farmer, March 10, 2014

      HOW SMART ARE SWINE? - STUDY

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


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

       

      Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

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

       

       

                               WHEN HUMANS & NATURE COLLIDE 

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      Huffington Post, March 23, 2014

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

       

       

      One Green Planet

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

       Mongabay, March 28, 2014

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

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

       

        Live Science, December 20, 2013

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

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

       

       

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

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

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

       

                                     DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                             http://sco.lt/4uMK7l

       

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

       

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

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                           MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

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

                                                             AND

      One Green Planet

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

       

      Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013

        ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

       

      Africa Geographic,

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

       

                                                  A LOVELY WATCH

                                                    ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                                        AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC)

                                                http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       

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

       

                                                           WATCH
                               WHAT ARE ANIMALS THINKING? (60:00)

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

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

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

       

       

      The Dodo, March 11, 2014

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

                                                        SHORT FILM

                                     THEIR FUTURE IN YOUR HANDS

                                                 http://sco.lt/9212Zt

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                   WATCH - PBS NOVA
                                     "PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS"

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

       

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

       

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

       

      Mail Online, December 06, 2013

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

       

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

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

       

       

                                                        SLIDESHOW

                                ANIMALS WHO MOURN THEIR DEAD

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

       

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

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


      Care 2, December 26, 2013

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

       

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

       

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

       

      Nature, August 07, 2013

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

       

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

       

       

                                                  AWARD WINNING FILM

                                             REMEMBERING "GREEN"

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

                                                      http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

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

       

       

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

       

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

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

       

       

           A GREAT RESOURCE AND WEBSITE FOR VIDEOS, PICS, STORIES

                                             EarthTouch News Network

                                       http://www.earthtouchnews.com/

       

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

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

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

       

       

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

       

                                                 "Z00S" (PODCAST)

                                                     Lovely Listen

                                             RadioLab, March 14, 2014

                                             UNCAGING THE CAGED

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

       

       

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

       

       Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013

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

       

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

       

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


                                                       WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

       

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

                                                         AND SO .....

       

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

       

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

       

                                                         WATCH

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

               When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet     

                                                http://sco.lt/7WUGp7

       

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

       

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

                                                             WATCH:

                                                "A BLOODY BUSINESS"

                       Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                      Live Animal Exports

                                                       http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

       

                                                             WATCH

                       "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

                            Multi Award Winning Documentary (1:19:57)                 

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

                                         Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

       

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

       

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                                            HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

                    THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                              http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       


       

      pdjmoo's insight:

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

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

      Treehugger, October 33, 2013

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

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

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


      Wildlife Extra News

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

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

       

       

                                      NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - VIDEO

                                        "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                                  Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       

       

                                  THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC

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

       

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



      AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
      "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
      PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
      Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

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


       National Geographic, October 10, 2013

        -▶ POACHING TECHNOLOGY ENDANGERS MORE WILDLIFE

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

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


      Wildlife Extra News

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

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


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


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


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

       

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

       

      Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014

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

       


       

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

       

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


                                                         VIDEO REPORT:

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

       

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


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

       

       

       

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

       

      Mongabay, May 25, 2014

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


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

       


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

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

                                                            WATCH

                   CNN: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                                http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

       

       

      July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment

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


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



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

                                                          ELEPHANTS

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

       

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

       

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

       

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


       

       

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

                                                       RHINOS

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

       

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

       

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

       

      October 10, 2013, WWF

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

       


       

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

                                                    TROPHY HUNTING

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

       

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

                                                                VIDEO:

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

       

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

       

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

                                                       TIGERS, LIONS

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

       

                                                                 VIDEO:

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

       

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

       

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

       


                                                        --- WATCH ---

                                                  Video, PBSNature

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

       

                                                       WATCH

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

       

       

                    PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST --

                            EXTINCTION OF WILDLIFE AND ORANGUTANS

                                       Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                                   http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

       

       

       

      ▶  ▶  ▶  MORE:

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

       

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

       

       

                      ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                                http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

       

       

       

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      The Race To Save The Turtle and the Tortoise - VIDEO REPORT

      The Race To Save The Turtle and the Tortoise - VIDEO REPORT | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       Mongabay, June 24, 2014
      ▶ 'HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL' - THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF 100-YEAR OLD LONESOME GEORGE: THE LAST OF HIS KIND http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0624-morgan-lonesome-george.html

       

                                                            VIDEO:
                                            "THE LONELIEST ANIMAL" -

                     THE MOST ENDANGERED SPECIES ON THE PLANET.
      See, "Lonesome George" Pinta Island tortoise from the Galapagos Islands, is the very last of his kind. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-loneliest-animals/introduction/4898/

       

      NOTE: Galapagos Conservancy
      ▶ LONESOME GEORGE DIED IN HIS CORRAL ON SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH 2012 MARKING THE EXTINCTION OF THE PINTA ISLAND SPECIES OF TORTOISE. HE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 100 YEARS OLD http://www.galapagos.org/about_galapagos/lonesome-george/

       

                                                              VIDEO
                                                 National Geographic
      WORLD'S BIGGEST TORTOISE CAN LIVE UP TO 120 YEARS -- IF WE DON'T KILL IT http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/giant-tortoises

       

       August 13, 2013 Scientific American

      ▶ IMPERFECT APART: GIANT TORTOISES AND BAOBAB TREES http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/08/13/giant-tortoises-baobab-trees/

       

       

      Mongabay, May 15, 2014
      ▶ CHINESE POACHERS CAUGHT WITH 556 MARINE TURTLES, MOST DEAD (PHOTOS) http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0515-hance-sea-turtles-poaching-philippines.html

       

      TerraDaily, March 13, 2013

      ▶ DEMAND FOR EXOTIC PETS PUSHES SPECIES TO THE BRINK

      Bangkok (AFP) Poisonous frogs, long-necked turtles, bears and chimpanzees may not be everyone's idea of an animal companion, but experts warn that demand for exotic pets is pushing some species closer to extinction.... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Demand_for_exotic_pets_pushes_species_to_the_brink_999.html

       

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                     December 9, 2012 CBS 60 Minutes

      Turtles and tortoises have been roaming the planet for 200 million years, but now many of them are endangered by poachers who can sell some animals for as much as $60,000. Lesley Stahl reports from Madagascar http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-race-to-save-the-tortoise-50136708/

       

       

      Humanature, June 30, 2014

      ▶ IN CAMBODIAN RIVERSIDE VILLAGES, NEW ATTITUDES TOWARD TURTLES http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/in-cambodian-riverside-villages-new-attitudes-toward-turtles/

       

       

      Summit Voice, October 09, 2013

      ▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  STUDY SAYS SLOW AND STEADY NOT ENOUGH FOR SOME TURTLE SPECIES IN NORTH AMERICA. More than half of the world’s approximately 330 species of turtles and tortoises are threatened with extinction due to illegal trade and habitat loss, according to the Red List maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
           Turtles and tortoises, which evolved about 220 million years ago, are at a much higher extinction risk than many other vertebrates, paralleled only by primates, according to the IUCN. Many of the most threatened turtles and tortoises are in Asia. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/09/global-warming-study-says-slow-and-steady-not-enough-for-some-turtle-species-in-north-america/

       

       

                    CAN SEA TURTLES:  WILL THEY SURVIVE?

                                                http://sco.lt/59Bam9

       

                                                             VIDEO

                                           SEA TURTLE MIGRATION

                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0kXtmXuj8

       

      February 27, 2013 Mongabay
      ▶ LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES SUFFER 78 PERCENT DECLINE AT CRITICAL NESTING SITES IN PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-hance-leatherbacks-pacific.html#QdTlGf0asfjZr0mb.99

       

                                                               VIDEO 

                                           GREEN SEA TURTLES BIRTH

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

       

                                                               VIDEO

                                            Pure Nature Specials - 50:33
                  TIGER SHARKS AND SEA TURTLES IN NATURE'S WARZONE 
      Raine Island is a harsh cradle for new life for thousands of Pacific green turtles that come to nest each year. Waiting for them is one of the ocean's most ferocious predators - the tiger shark.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC-Kj5KK9Ek

       

      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/

       

                                                     FEATURED VIDEO

                                   Focusing on Wildlife, Mary 23, 2013
                    SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO'S MAGDALENA BAY
      http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/

       

       

      ▶ NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       PHOTOS: 

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

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

       

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

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

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


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


      WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
      Global Forest Watch

      http://www.globalforestwatch.org/


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


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


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


      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


      ▶  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




      ▶  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

       

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

       

                                                            WATCH

                                   AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                 http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


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


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

       

      ▶  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


      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

       

       

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


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

       


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

       

      ▶  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


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


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


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



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

       

       The Ecologist

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                          WATCH

      VIDEO

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

       

      VIDEO

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

       

      VIDEO

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

       

      GR8 VIDEO

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


       

                                                             WATCH

                                    "FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                       A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

       

                                                             WATCH

                                        PBS Nature - Full Episode

                           "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY'

                                               http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

       

                                                            WATCH

                                          July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                                       LIQUID IVORY

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

       

       

       

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

       

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

       

       

       

       

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      Pity The Little Pangolins being eaten into extinction

      Pity The Little Pangolins being eaten into extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Wildlife Extra News -July 2013.

       -▶  THE PANGOLIN TRADE

      The Chinese pangolin, one of eight extant pangolins or scaly anteaters as they are also known, was once abundant in China. However, as a result of over exploitation for consumption of its meat and scales, it is now almost certainly extinct there, which is having a devastating impact on the world's remaining pangolins.... http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade.html


      Mongabay, February 17, 2015
       -▶ 42 PANGOLINS RESCUED...THEN SOLD TO RESTAURANTS http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0217-hance-pangolins-rescued.html


      Mongabay, July 28, 2015
       -▶ OVER A MILLION PANGOLINS SLAUGHTERED IN THE LAST DECADE 

      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0729-hance-pangolins-iucn-update.html


      Wildlife Extra News
       -▶ 14 TONS OF PANGOLINS SEIZED FROM ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade263.html


      CS Monitor, July 30, 2014
       -▶ WHAT IS A PANGOLIN AND WHY ARE PEOPLE EATING THEM OUT OF EXISTENCE? http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0730/What-is-a-pangolin-and-why-are-people-eating-them-all


                                                         WATCH

                                           PANGOLINS IN PERIL

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V45AdJv0Pg

       

      News24, January 26, 2015
        ▶ UGANDA SEIZES MASSIVE IVORY, PANGOLIN HAUL http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Uganda-seizes-massive-ivory-pangolin-haul-20150126


      Live Science, July 29, 2014
       -▶  RARE PANGOLIN MAY BE EATEN TO EXTINCTION, CONSERVATIONS WARN http://news.yahoo.com/rare-pangolins-may-eaten-extinction-conservationists-warn-172120049.html

       

                                                           VIDEO

                                  PANGOLINS KILLED FOR SCALES

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CedprHjc26Q

       

      The West Australian, June 17, 2014
       -▶  HUGE HAUL OF RARE ANTEATER SCALES SEIZED IN HONG KONG https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/24260283/huge-haul-of-rare-anteater-scales-seized-in-hong-kong/


      July 29, 2013 TakePart
       -▶ WILL CHINA'S SUPER RICH EAT THE CHINESE GIANT SALAMANDER INTO EXTINCTION? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/29/chinese-giant-salamander-conservation

       

      September 13, 2013 Conservation Magazine
       -▶ CHINESE TAKEOUT:  THE CHINESE PROBABLY EAT THE WORLD'S GREATEST DIVERSITY OF WILD BEASTS http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/09/chinese-takeout/

       

      Reuters, April 28, 2014
      ▶  CHINA TO OUTLAW EATING OF PROTECTED ANIMAL SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-china-wildlife-idUSKBN0DE0TU20140429

       

      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

       

      TakePart, November 8, 2013
       -▶ PANGOLINS: THE HEARTBREAKING POACHING EPIDEMIC YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF YET http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/08/pangolin-poaching-epidemic-you-havent-heard-yet

       

       February 11, 2012 Mongabay

       -▶ PITY THE PANGOLIN: LITTLE-KNOWN MAMMAL MOST COMMON VICTIM OF WILDLIFE TRADE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0211-hance-pity-pangolin.html


                                                        WATCH:

                                            David Attenborough

                                                 " PANGOLINS"

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThDsJEzbBg4


       BBC Nature - March 13, 2014
       -▶ SHOCKING SCALE OF PANGOLIN SMUGGLING REVEALED http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26549963

       

       The Independent, October 13, 2013

       -▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE PANGOLIN: ONE OF THE PLANET'S MOST EXTRAORDINARY AND INTELLIGENT ANIMALS IS BEING HUNTED TO EXTINCTION http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-plight-of-the-pangolin-one-of-the-planets-most-extraordinary-and-intelligent-animals-is-being-hunted-to-extinction-8876471.html

       

      August 7, 2013 Scientific American
       -▶ PANGOLINS IN PERIL: ALL 8 SPECIES OF SCALY ANTEATERS ENDANGERED BY ILLEGAL TRADE http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/08/07/pangolins-peril-illegal-trade/


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


        -▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/67QAMb


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



                                      FAB PHOTOS, GALLERY AND FACTS

                                   African Geographic, September 05, 2014
                                         THE LUCKIEST PANGOLIN ALIVE

                                                     THE STORY OF A
                       LITTLE PANGOLIN WHO’S MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE

      http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-10/luckiest-pangolin-alive/

       

                                                           WATCH
                                        Earth Touch News Network
                                ADORABLE PANGOLIN PLAYS IN MUD
      http://www.earthtouchnews.com/galleries/videos/adorable-pangolin-plays-in-mud

       

      August 23, 2014 Africa Geographic
      SOME GREAT PICS: THE BIRTH OF A PANGOLIN http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/wildlife/wildlife-and-nature/the-birth-of-a-pangolin/


      Treehugger, April 10, 2014

       -▶ EX-POACHERS AND FARMERS WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT ENDANGERED PANGOLINS http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/ex-poachers-and-farmers-work-together-protect-endangered-pangolins.html

       

      August 8, 2013 Grist
       -▶ CUTE, WEIRD, NEARLY DEFENSELESS PANGOLINS ARE IN DANGER BECAUSE PEOPLE WON'T STOP EATING THEM  http://grist.org/list/cute-weird-nearly-defenseless-pangolins-are-in-danger-because-people-wont-stop-eating-them/

       

                                                     RAW VIDEO

                              ENDANGERED PANGOLINS SEIZED

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQrptS85jg

       

       

      CNN, April 02, 2014
       -▶  7 WAYS TO HELP SAVE THE PANGOLIN, AN AWESOME CREATURE TRAFFICKED BY THE TON http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/01/opinion/sutter-pangolin-help-change/index.html

       

      Yale Environment 360, September 19, 2013

       -▶ POACHING PANGOLINS:  AN OBSCURE LITTLE CREATURE FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/poaching_pangolins_an_obscure_creature_faces_uncertain_future/2692/

       

       Mongabay, December 16, 2013
       -▶ ODD PORCUPINE HUGELY IMPERILED BY HUNTING, DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1216-hance-tcs-bristle-spined.html


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

       

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


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



                                           ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                  EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

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

       

       -▶  IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US?: http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

       

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

       

       

       -▶ MORE ON THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      BIOMIMICRY Inspiring Human Innovation. Nature Has The Answers: We Are Surrounded by Genius

       

                                                       TED VIDEO

                                                       Aug 6, 2009                                    

      -▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

      Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GFq12w5WU

      GreenBiz, February 13, 2015
        -▶  WHAT BUSINESS CAN LEARN FROM MOTHER NATURE, THE GREENEST CHEMIST OF ALL http://www.greenbiz.com/article/learning-mother-nature-greenest-chemist-them-all

       -▶  DESIGN GENIUS: NATURE' MOST ELEGANT DESIGN MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

      YES Magazine

      -▶  TO CHANGE OUR DIRECTION, IT'S TIME TO FOLLOW NATURE'S LEAD http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/natures-original-idea?icl=email_november12&ica=ChangeDirectionFollowNature

                                                         WATCH

                    WHAT NATURE CAN TEACH US.  NATURE'S TOOL BOX

                                          PBSNova Mini Series
       http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/making-more-stuff.html#making-stuff-wilder

       

                                                            VIDEO

                    MAKING STUFF SMARTER: NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                                                         PBS NOVA

      http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2834707496/nature-has-the-answers-nova-making-stuff-smarter-video

       -▶  YOU CAN'T BEAT MOTHER NATURE  - Human contrivances pale in comparison with the technologically superior feats of the natural world  http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/08/31/reviews/970831.31saga01.html

                                                          VIDEO
                             Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                              BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                         Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
      Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/

                                             ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                              LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                                http://sco.lt/4pwZHN

       ▶  FROM SOAP TO CITIES, DESIGNING FROM NATURE COULD SOLVE OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES by Sven Eberlein — YES! Magazine http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/the-solutions-to-our-biggest-challenges-are-all-around-us2014in-nature

                                                        VIDEO 14:56
                                     SECOND NATURE - BIOMIMICRY
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy3cwXemJZ8

                                                              VIDEO

                           JANINE BENYUS: BIOMIMICRY IN ACTION

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k_GFq12w5WU

       

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                                              BIOMIMICRY EXAMPLES

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      Science World Report, October 23, 2013
      -▶ DOLPHINS' HUNTING TACTICS INSPIRE NEW RADAR SYSTEM TO DETECT HIDDEN THREATS  http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10420/20131023/dolphins-hunting-tactics-inspire-new-radar-system-detect-hidden-threats.htm?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_102953


      June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities
      -▶ BEST OF BIOMIMICRY DESIGN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/

                                                          WATCH

                              BIO-INSPIRATION: NATURE AS MUSE

                                                     KQED QUEST -  

      For hundreds of years, scientists have been poaching design ideas from structures in nature. Now, biologists and engineers at UC Berkeley are working together to design a broad range of new products, such as life-saving milli-robots modeled on the way cockroaches run and adhesives based on the amazing design of a geckos foot .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnBkbaFsZOY


      Forbes, December 29, 2014
      -▶ SPIDER'S WEB IS BLUEPRINT FOR ELASTIC MOBILE PHONES http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferhicks/2014/12/29/spiders-web-is-blueprint-for-elastic-mobile-phones/


      Terra Daily, September 25, 2014
      TERMITES EVOLVED COMPLEX BIOREACTORS 30 MILLION YEARS AGO http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Termites_evolved_complex_bioreactors_30_million_years_ago_999.html

      Wildlife Extra News - February 2013

      -▶ THE WAY BATS FLY MAY INSPIRE A NEW SMALL FLYING VEHICLE OF THE FUTURE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/bat-flight-inspires-vehicle.html#cr

       

      Wildlife Extra News, February 2014
      -▶ THE STICKY TOES OF A GECKO INSPIRE NEW ADHESIVE TAPE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/gecko-toes.html#cr

       

      ABC Science, Jnuary 15, 2013
      -▶  THE "OMITHOPTER" JELLYFISH-INSPIRED FLYING MACHINE KEEPS UPRIGHT. Scientists have built the first ever flying machine that is capable of stable hovering simply by flapping its wings, using a movement similar to that of a swimming jellyfish. The new form of "ornithopter" is reported in Journal of the Royal Society Interface http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/01/15/3925459.htm

       

       -▶  CURVY DESERT HOME DESIGNED BY IRANIAN STUDENTS MIMICS THE SNAIL http://sco.lt/9ImeIL

       

      Gizmag
      -▶  BUTTERFLY vs SHARK: NATURE'S CLUES TO ANTI-DUST MATERIALS http://www.gizmag.com/butterfly-wing-dirt-resistance/24930/

       

      Treehugger
      -▶  WHAT DOES AN OCTOPUS HAVE IN COMMON WITH A KINDLE? SURPRISINGLY, A LOT http://www.treehugger.com/biomimicry/what-does-octopus-have-common-kindle-surprisingly-lot.html

       

      National Geographic
      -▶  CHEETAH-CUB ROBOT CREATED: SEE OTHER NATURE-INSPIRED MACHINES http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/120618-robot-animals-cheetah-science-technology/

       

       February 25, 2013 Treehugger
      -▶  FISH GILL-INSPIRED WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WINS STUDENT DESIGN CONTEST http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html

       

       My Modern Met, November 13, 2013
      -▶  ENTIRE ALPHABET FOUND ON THE WING PATTERNS OF BUTTERFLIES http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/kjell-bloch-sandved-butterfly-alphabet

       

       Treehugger, December 26, 2013
      -▶  9 WAYS OF GETTING AROUND -  TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS PULLED FROM NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/biomimicry/9-ways-getting-around-inspired-biomimicry/

      Oceana, October 13, 2014
      -▶ VIBRANT GIANT CLAMS GIVE CLUES TO SOLAR TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/vibrant-giant-clams-may-influence-solar-technology

      PolicyMic, March 17, 2014
      -▶  GERMAN ENGINEERING COMPANY CREATING A ROBOT ARMY, INSPIRED BY NATURE,  FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE http://www.policymic.com/articles/85455/an-engineering-company-is-creating-a-robot-army-inspired-by-nature

        -▶  THE 15 COOLEST CASES OF BIOMIMICRY  http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/

                                                A GIANT LEAP

                                                        VIDEO
                           RETHINKING TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE:
      BUILDING HOUSES DESIGNED/INFORMED BY NATURE WITH 3D-PRINTING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9XH210U4g

       

       

       -▶  THE 15 COOLEST CASES OF BIOMIMICRY  http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/

       Guardian, February 17, 2014

      -▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

       

      Modern Farmer, April 22, 2014
      -▶ ANT FARM:  THESE INSECT COWBOYS HARVEST, HERD AND MILK:  Learning to farm is considered the beginning of modern civilization. We praise ourselves as very intelligent creatures capable of learning to grow crops and keep cattle, but we are hardly the first species to acquire the skill. Ants — ants! — mastered husbandry way before us — about 50 million years ago, and they still continue farming today. http://modernfarmer.com/2014/04/meet-earths-oldest-farmers-ants/

                                              MIMICKING NATURE

                      ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

                                                http://sco.lt/5DcYXh

                                                               VIDEO
                             CITIES THAT FUNCTION LIKE FORESTS
      Cities that Function Like Forests: Biomimicry Maps a Sustainable Future
      http://video.esri.com/watch/3158/cities-that-function-like-forests-biomimicry-maps-a-sustainable-future

       

      -▶  WANT WATER SOLUTIONS?  NATURE HAS ALREADY FIGURED THEM OUT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3336681505/want-water-solutions-nature-has-already-figured-them-out

       

      -▶  THE BIOMIMICRY DESIGN PORTAL:  HOW WOULD NATURE SOLVE GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGES? http://sco.lt/4vSEDZ

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

       -▶  BIOMIMICRY: We must draw our standards from the natural world. We must honor with the humility of the wise the bounds of that natural world and the mystery which lies beyond them, admitting that there is something in the order of being which evidently exceeds all our competence http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/b/benyus-biomimicry.html

       

      Our World, UN University, September 19, 2012

      -▶  BIOMIMICRY: EMULATING NATURE'S GENIUS http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/biomimicry-emulating-nature%E2%80%99s-genius

       

      Awakin.org, Janine Benyus

      -▶  LIVING LESSONS OF BIOMIMICRYUnlike the Industrial Revolution, the Biomimicry Revolution introduces an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her... http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=790

      June 22, 2013 Treehugger
      -▶  BE MORE LIKE NATURE: MUTUALISM, NOT COMPETITION IS THE DRIVING FORCE IN NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/generous-cities-biomimicry-and-urban-design.html

       

                                                         VIDEO:

                                   LEARNING FROM NATURE

                                            (BBC) Part 1/4 HD

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVQUhPPtQL0

                                                  

       

                                                          WATCH

                                                       QUEST TV

                BIOMIMICRY ABOUNDS IN THE BAY AREA, SAN FRANCISCO

      Biomimicry is gaining widespread recognition for its interdisciplinary approach to innovation. By bringing biologists to the design table, biomimicry offers solutions for increasing sustainability of products, processes, and systems. A new UC Berkeley course, How Would Nature Do That? Underwater glue, molecular-sized solar cells, self-assembly, insect communication, swarm behavior, genetic algorithms ... http://science.kqed.org/quest/2011/04/20/biomimicry-abounds-in-the-bay-area/

      ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/97vmc5

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

       

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

       

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

      pdjmoo's insight:

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      @pdjmoo

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

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

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

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

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

      more...
      The Creative Storm's curator insight, February 20, 2014 11:44 PM

      TED Bio: "A self-proclaimed nature nerd, Janine Benyus' concept of biomimicry has galvanized scientists, architects, designers and engineers into exploring new ways in which nature's successes can inspire humanity." ...Find out more about Janine Benyus' philosophy and work at Biomimicry 3.8, the Institute which she owns and co-founded. Biomimicry 3.8's mission is "to train, equip, and connect scientists, engineers, architects, educators, and other innovators to sustainably emulate nature’s 3.8 billion years of brilliant designs and strategies." Now that's creative in more ways than one!

      pdjmoo's curator insight, December 6, 2014 11:43 PM

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

       

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

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

      Wildlife Extra News

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

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



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



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


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

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


      May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

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

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


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

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


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


      The Guardian Environment, March 1, 2013 -

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

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

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


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


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


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


      TerraDaily, Bangkok (AFP) March 4, 2013

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

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

       

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


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


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


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


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


      The Dodo, May 08, 2014

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

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


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


                                            HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                                CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                                http://sco.lt/67y5Fh


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


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


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


                                                       VIDEO REPORT

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



         THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS

                                                JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS

                                              COULD BE EXTINCT BY 2020

                                                       http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


      June 6, 2013 The Atlantic

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



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


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


                                                        --- WATCH ---

                                                  Video, PBSNature

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



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

                         THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC


      BBC News, February 13, 2014

       ▶  DECLARATION SIGNED ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE .

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


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


                                                             VIDEO

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


      Wildlife Extra News
      TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

      WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

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


       June 3, 2013 Forest News

        ▶  Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

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


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


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


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

       

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



       

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

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

      United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014

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


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



                                              RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


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

                                                  ELEPHANTS

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

       May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

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

       


                                             AN INCREDIBLE WATCH

                                                 ELEPHANT CULTURE
                            "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
                                      PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
      Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

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


      16 March 2013 - New York Times

      -▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0


      Guardian Environment, September 23, 2014
      -▶ ELEPHANT KILLINGS IN MOZAMBIQUE HAPPENING ON AN 'INDUSTRIALISED' SCALE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/elephant-killings-industrialised-scale-illegal-ivory-trade


      ▶  OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/


                                              PASSING OF A GIANT

                                         DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

                                              http://sco.lt/6gxrW5

       

                                                        WATCH

                                                    The Ecologist

                                                  "LIQUID IVORY:

                    HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

       

                                          ▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                                 NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                                 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

       

       

                                                         ELEPHANTS

      THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING                                 http://sco.lt/5uhjUn


       

      ▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R


      Toronto Star, October 8, 2013

        ▶  WAS THE SLAUGHTER AT KENYA WESTGATE MALL FUNDED BY ILLEGAL ELEPHANT IVORY ?  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/10/07/to_save_elephants_and_fight_terrorism_we_must_boycott_ivory.html

       

       

      ▶  LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls



                                ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                           UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION 

                                              http://sco.lt/6hXE5x


                                                     -- WATCH --

                                   ▶     'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'    ▶ 

                                                National Geographic 

                             Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       


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        -▶ ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF



       ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7



      ORANGUTANS CLING TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6aimJ7

       

                             THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US 

                                                http://sco.lt/95E5aL

       

       ▶ *** ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH


       

       

                                 AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                          The  Natural Eye Project

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       



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      TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting VIDEO

      TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING:  Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting  VIDEO | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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                                                1. TROPHY HUNTING

                 2. RECENT OUTRAGE AT CELEBRITY TROPHY HUNTING

                                               3. CANNED HUNTING

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                                                       OVERVIEW


      A PHENOMENON CALLED 'SELECTIVE HARVESTING.A phenomenon called “selective harvesting” is often observed by conservationists who study trophy hunting. Trophy hunters value the biggest, strongest, large-horned animals which leaves a resulting population skewed toward smaller, weaker males and females. A domino effect ensues creating an adverse demographic change in the strength of the gene pool in the population ...Such selective harvesting can destabilize social structures and the dominance hierarchy and may cause loss of social knowledge, sexually selected infanticide, habitat changes among reproductive females, and changes in offspring sex ratio. A common feature of many of the reported mechanisms is that they ultimately depress recruitment and in some extreme cases even cause total reproductive collapse. ..Conservation Biology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.comhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2006.00591.x/abstract


      Global Times, January 22, 2015
       -▶ ZIMBABWE SAFARI HUNTING REVENUE FALLS 30 PCT DUE TO US BAN

       http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/903325.shtml#.VMMATAw8mcQ.twitter


      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


                                                                 WATCH
                                                           CBS 60 Minutes

                                                      November 30, 2014
      THE LION WHISPERER, TOURISM AND THE CANNED HUNTING BUSINESS  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-lion-whisperer/


      IOL Travel, December 15, 2014
       -▶ LION PARK'S CANNED HUNTING EXPOSED  http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/lion-park-s-canned-hunting-expose-1.1795502


                                           VIDEO - A CRIMINAL HORROR 5:50
                  FACTORY FARMING WILD ANIMALS FOR THE TROPHY GUN
                                             CANNED LION "HUNTING"

                  SOUTH AFRICA'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET  (UNCENSORED)

                          1,000 left in the wild, 8,000 bred for trophy hunting                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eDDm_XKL2Y


                                                                 VIDEO
                                               CANNED HUNTING 10:54
                                                      SBS Dateline Report
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TARThKHBtnI#t=14


                                                                VIDEO

                                  Focusing On Wildlife, November 11, 2014
           THE GAME BIRD INDUSTRY: IT'S NOT A GAME.  IT'S A DISGRACE

      Every year in Britain, around 40 million pheasants and partridges are mass-produced like commercial poultry so that they can be shot down by wealthy ‘guns’. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/the-gamebird-industry-its-not-a-game-its-a-disgrace/


                                    MORE ON CANNED HUNTING BELOW


                                                                 VIDEO

                                           Motherboard, August 15, 2014
       -▶ LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH BIG GAME HUNTING
      http://motherboard.vice.com/read/leaked-animal-abuse-video-shows-everything-thats-wrong-with-big-game-hunting


      Focusing on Wildlife, September 26, 2014
       -▶ ZAMBIA ENDS TROPHY HUNTING BAN, ELEPHANTS FAIR GAME http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/zambia-ends-trophy-hunting-ban-elephants-fair-game/


                                                                 VIDEO
                             HuffingtonPost Politics, November 06, 2014
      GUN LOBBYIST KILLS ELEPHANT IN NRA-SPONSORED NBC SPORTS SHOW  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/tony-makris-elephant_n_3989341.html


                                                           VIDEO REPORT
                                        PBS Newshour, October 27, 2014
                PROTECTING THE AFRICAN LION FROM TROPHY HUNTERS
      http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/protecting-african-lion-trophy-hunters/


      Jan 13, 2013 - All Animal Rights

       -▶ GIRAFFE KILLING SPREES FOR ALL THE FAMILY

      Family Fun.  The giraffe hunters who pay 10,000 pounds to shoot the gentle giants with gun and bows for sport.... http://allanimalrights.com/giraffe-killing-sprees-for-all-the-family/


                                                       VIDEO REPORT

      DISTURBING MOOSE TROPHY HUNT CALLED "IMMORAL" BY HORRIFIED BYSTANDERS https://www.thedodo.com/hunters-moose-trophy-hunt-call-712238904.html

      Summit Voice, April 20, 2015

       -▶  A (TROPHY ANIMAL) PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND (ANGRY, VIOLENT) WORDS http://animalblawg.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/a-trophy-animal-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-angry-violent-words/


      Earth Touch News,
       -▶ SMALL CHANGE TO TROPHY FISHING COULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR THREATENED SPECIES. Taking out the largest and strongest weakens the gene pool. For example, removing just one large 61 centimetre long red snapper from the population is the equivalent of removing over 200 smaller 41 centimetre long red snappers," Shiffman adds. Factor in the slow development time of many large fishes, and a small number of catches can turn into a very big problem. http://www.earthtouchnews.com/conservation/human-impact/small-changes-to-trophy-fishing-could-make-a-big-difference-for-threatened-species


      ▶   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



       -▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS -- MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


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      1.

      TROPHY HUNTING

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      Dodo, July 16, 2014
       -▶ ELEPHANT CHASES DOWN TROPHY HUNTER TO DEFEND HIS HERD FROM GETTING SHOT https://www.thedodo.com/elephant-chases-down-trophy-hu-633768249.html


       BBC News, November 20, 2012

      -▶  BOTSWANA TO BAN WILDLIFE HUNTING: ENDING TROPHY HUNTING LICENSES FOR WEALTHY WESTERNERS
      "The shooting of wild game for sport and trophies is no longer compatible with our commitment to preserve local fauna,"
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20544251

       

       Standard Digital News, September 20, 2013
      -▶  KENYA: DEMAND FOR ANIMAL'S TROPHY IS DRIVING OUR HERITAGE TO EXTINCTION http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000093958&story_title=demand-for-animal-s-trophy-is-driving-our-heritage-to-extinction/

       

      April 17, 2013 Global Post
      -▶  TANZANIA TO EVICT MAASAI PEOPLE IN FAVOR OF FEE-PAYING TROPHY HUNTERS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130416/tanzania-maasai-evicted-land-dubai-ortello-business

       

      HuffPost Green, January 31, 2014

        -▶  THE CRUELTY OF TROPHY HUNTING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cathy-kangas/the-cruelty-of-trophy-hun_b_4695864.html

       

      Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife, November 28, 2013

      ▶  IS TROPHY HUNTING A FORM OF SERIAL KILLING? http://wiwildlifeethic.org/2013/11/28/madravenspeak-is-trophy-hunting-a-form-of-serial-killing/

       

        -▶  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

       

       August 6, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
      -▶  TROPHY HUNTING IN AFRICA - WILDLIFE SLAUGHTER IN GRAPHIC IMAGES http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/trophy-hunting-in-africa-wildlife-slaughter-in-graphic-images/

       

      -▶  ZAMBIA FINALLY BANS THE HUNTING OF ENDANGERED LIONS AND LEOPARDS. Africa has some of the planet’s most beautiful and endangered species, such as rhinos, elephants, leopards and lions. However, over the decades, poaching has severely impacted on these species seeing many of their numbers plummet to an all-time low...http://inhabitat.com/zambia-finally-bans-hunting-of-endangered-lions-and-leopards/

       

      CBC News, December 11, 2013

       -▶  ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP SHRINKING DUE TO TROPHY HUNTERS, STUDY SUGGESTS: Upsetting Ecosystems and Wildlife Food Chain  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bighorn-sheep-shrinking-due-to-hunters-study-suggests-1.2459623

       

      -▶  USA: TROPHY HUNTING: FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY http://sco.lt/6R75BR


       

       

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                                                                2.            

                 RECENT OUTRAGE AT CELEBRITY TROPHY HUNTING


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      New York Post, July 11, 2014
       -▶  WORLD CUP BELGIUM BEAUTY,  AXELLE DESPIEGELAERE,  LOSES MODELING GIG WITH L’OREAL AFTER HUNTING PHOTO OUTRAGE http://nypost.com/2014/07/11/world-cup-fan-loses-modeling-contract-over-hunting-photo/

       

      Washington Times, July 09, 2014
       -▶  FACEBOOK ALLOWS 'KILL KENDALL JONES' TROPHY HUNTING PAGE, BUT DELETES HER GAME HUNTING PHOTOS http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/9/facebook-allows-kill-kendall-jones-fan-page-delete/#ixzz37SMSV3lq%C2%A0

       Inhabitat, June 06, 2014
       -▶  TEXAS CHEERLEADER, KENDALL JONES, HUNTS THE 'BIG 5' UNDER THE GUISE OF BEING A "CONSERVATIONIST". 19-year-old Kendall Jones, a cheerleader from Texas, has been hunting big game in Africa with her father for 10 years. Following in the footsteps of the reviled Melissa Bachman, she claims that her efforts to bag the Big 5 — elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and Cape buffalo — are in fact “conservation.” With two online petitions currently being waged to either stop her activities or prevent her from promoting them through social media, it is apparent that many others see the situation differently. http://inhabitat.com/texas-cheerleader-claims-hunting-the-big-5-in-africa-is-conservation/

       

      NY Daily News, November 16, 2013
      -▶  SHOW PRESENTER, MELISSA BACHMAN SLAMMED AFTER POSTING PHOTO OF WILDLIFE SHE "KILLED" IN SOUTH AFRICA http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tv-presenter-slammed-photo-lion-killed-article-1.1519039?redirect=true

       

       ITV News, November 15, 2013
      -▶  TV PRESENTER'S LION TROPHY PROVOKES FEROCIOUS BACKLASH  - MELISSA BACHMAN http://www.itv.com/news/2013-11-15/tv-presenters-lion-trophy-

       

      ABC News, March 13, 2012

      -▶ DONALD TRUMP'S ON PHOTOGRAPHED WITH DEAD ANIMALS IN AFRICA http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/03/donald-trumps-sons-photographed-with-dead-animals-in-africa/

       

      News24, November 18, 2013
      -▶  78,000 WANT U.S. LION HUNTER BANNED FROM SOUTH AFRICA  http://www.news24.com/Green/News/78-000-want-US-lion-hunter-banned-from-SA-20131118

       

      Mongabay, February 20, 2014

      -▶ SHOOT TO CONSERVE?  COREY KNOWLTON'S RHINO HUNT ESCALATES THE DEBATE OVER TROPHY HUNTING AND ENVIRONMENTALISM http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0220-isaacs-knowlton-analysis.html?n3ws1ttr

       


       

      AmmoLand, October 11, 2013
      ▶   UNBELIEVABLE !!   RHINO PERMIT TO BE AUCTIONED AT U.S. DALLAS SAFARI CLUB CONVENTION http://www.ammoland.com/2013/10/rhino-permit-to-be-auctioned-at-dallas-safari-club-convention/#axzz2hZwTD3xq


       

      Al Jazeera America, October 25, 2013

      ▶   TEXAS HUNTERS TO AUCTION HUNTING PERMIT FOR ENDANGERED BLACK RHINO http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/25/texas-hunters-pledgesavingblackrhinobykillingone.html


      Africa Geographic Magazine Blog, January 23, 2014
      -▶  KENYAN RANGER'S MOVING LETTER TO AMERICAN DALLAS SAFARI CLUB RHINO HUNT AUCTION http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/hunting/kenyan-rangers-moving-letter-to-american-rhino-hunter/


        Mongabay, January 13, 2014
      ▶   U.S. TROPHY HUNTERS AUCTION OFF LIFE OF CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BLACK RHINO http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0113-hance-black-rhino-auction.html

       

       International Rhino Foundation, October 29, 2014
      ▶   BLACK RHINO HUNTING SAFARI AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO SAVE ALL RHINOS http://www.rhinos.org/news-room/texas-rhino-hunt-auction



      Jan 13, 2013 - All Animal Rights

      GIRAFFE KILLING SPREES FOR ALL THE FAMILY

      Family Fun.  The giraffe hunters who pay 10,000 pounds to shoot the gentle giants with gun and bows for sport.... http://allanimalrights.com/giraffe-killing-sprees-for-all-the-family/


       

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                                                                3.

                                                CANNED HUNTING

                           Hunting Tame or Bred-For Killing Wild Animals


                                                                 VIDEO
                                               CANNED HUNTING 10:54
                                                      SBS Dateline Report
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TARThKHBtnI#t=14


      Organic View, February 25, 2014

       -▶ A FATHER'S PRIDE:  RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT CANNED HUNTING http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/a-fathers-pride-raising-awareness-about-canned-hunting/


                                                           WATCH

                                   June 2, 2013 Guardian Environment