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"The Last Orangutan Eden" ~ Full Episode

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

 

                                           A LOVELY WATCH

                        "THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN" (53:10)

                                                 PBSNature

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

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

 

Mongabay, July 05, 2016

▶ BORNEAN ORANGUTAN DECLARED CRITICALLY ENDANGERED AS FORESTS SHRINK  http://ow.ly/2efq3029o0w

 

                                                     VIDEO (4:11)

INDONESIA: ORANGUTAN POPULATION THREATENED BY HUMAN LIT FOREST FIRES TO CLEAR FORESTS FOR PALM OIL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0UnuT5mCP4

 

 

                                       *** AWARD WINNING  FILM ***

                                          REMEMBERING "GREEN"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WNgoqBGw4Y

OR

http://greenplanetstream.org/all_films/green/

 

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

 

Her name is GREEN, she is alone in a world that doesn’t belong to her. She is a female orangutan, victim of deforestation and resource exploitation. This film is an emotional journey with GREEN’s final days. With no narration, it is a visual ride presenting the devastating impacts of logging and land clearing for palm oil plantations, the choking haze created by rainforest fires and the tragic end of rainforest biodiversity. We watch the effects of consumerism and are faced with our personal accountability in the loss of the world’s rainforest treasures.                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 

 

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

 

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

 

Nation of Change, November 11, 2013

▶  HOW FOOD WITH PALM OIL IS WIPING OUT ORANGUTANS AND ENSLAVING WORKERS http://www.nationofchange.org/how-food-palm-oil-wiping-out-orangutans-and-enslaving-workers-1384182288

 

 ▶    DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"?

                                           http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

 

One Green Planet

▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

                                                 WATCH CNN

                      MISSION TO SAVE SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST

                                           "EXPEDITION: SUMATRA"

An eight-part program with our Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau who explores the Sumatran rainforest and its animal sanctuaries. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/environment/

 

 

                                               ---- WATCH ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

 

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

 

                                       PLANET PALM OIL

                    The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                       http://sco.lt/9KfyXB

 

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

 

The Ecologist, February 24, 2015

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

 

 

                                                  The Dodo

                                                 PICTURES

                       THEY WILL DIE HERE IN THEIR CAGES

 

https://www.thedodo.com/orangutans-indonesia-cages-die-1325345794.html?utm_content=buffer7ceac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

 

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                                         ORANGUTAN ECOCIDE

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                                                      PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation

 

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

 

The Guardian March 28, 2012

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

 

Mongabay, October 07, 2014
   ▶  MAROONED IN SHRINKING FORESTS, BORNEAN ORANGUTAN HANG ON AS DISASTER LOOMS (PART I)  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1007-gfrn-joshi-bornean-orangutan-1.html

 

Mongabay, October 08, 2014

▶  HELPING ORANGUTANS SURVIVE:  NEW PROJECT AIM TO CONNECT HABITAT FRAGMENTS IN KALIMANTAN  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-gfrn-joshi-orangutans-2.html

 

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

 

Red Orbit, July 18, 2014
▶  ORANGUTAN FOREST PROTECTION STRATEGIES REQUIRE GREATER EFFORT -- BEFORE THEY GO EXTINCT http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113194224/orangutan-forest-conservation-strategies-071814/

 

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

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                             Ten News Australia

                                             "PALM OIL ECOCIDE"

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

 

July 17, 2013 Mongabay

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

 

May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

 

                                                 IN PICTURES

                                         ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                    Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013

                KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES

http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                            FEATURED VIDEO

                                                   Mongabay

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

 

Der Spiegel, May 02, 2014
▶  THE DIRTY BUSINESS OF PALM OIL:  INDONESIAN VILLAGERS DRIVEN FROM VILLAGES IN PALM OIL LAND THEFT http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/indonesian-villagers-driven-from-villages-in-palm-oil-land-theft-a-967198.html

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  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-

 

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

 

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

 

                                  AND ANOTHER GREAT WATCH

                                         "EARTH - A NEW WILD"

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

 

 

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

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

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


                                             ONE SHORT VIDEO

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                           http://sco.lt/5moIAT


                                                    WATCH

                                                  PBS Nature

                         "THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN" ~ Full Episode

                                            http://sco.lt/5oUaVV


Guardian Sustainable Business  5 May 2015
▶  BANKS AND PENSION FUNDS CONTINUE TO BANKROLL DEFORESTATION AND LAND GRABS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/30/deforestation-land-grabs-banks-pension-funds-palm-oil-credit-suisse-mitsubishi?awesm=a.ran.org_b28


Mongabay April 27, 2015
▶  WHY "ZERO DEFORESTATION" SIMPLY ISN'T ENOUGH
http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0427-shibao-zero-deforestation.html?awesm=a.ran.org_j26


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


Guardian Environment, November 6, 2013

▶   PALM OIL COMPANIES: ETHICAL REPORT

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


Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012
- ▶ NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FORESTS WILL REMAIN INTACT
http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/new-study-slams-indonesias-forest-protection/


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


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


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


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

                                        THE BAIT AND SWITCH

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


▶  INDONESIA'S MOCKERY OF PLEDGE TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENABLING PLANTATION COMPANIES TO DESTROY CARBON-RICH PEATLANDS WITH IMMUNITY, A RECENT REPORT REVEALS http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/orangutan-palm-oil.html#cr


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


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


New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE A DISASTER IN THE MAKING http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/asia/in-indonesia-environmentalists-see-a-disaster-in-the-making.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


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


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Mongabay, September 15, 2013

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

                                           

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


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


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


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


Mongabay, November 22, 2013
▶  GREENPEACE PHOTOS EXPOSE PALM OIL GIANT'S DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1122-greenpeace-palm-oil-photos.html


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


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


                                           VIDEO (2:00)

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


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


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                                               FEATURED VIDEO

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



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


                                              IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

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


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

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


Mongabay, June 12, 2014

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


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         “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION

                                         http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


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


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


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


                                        LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

                                     http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


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

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


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


                                                   WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz


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


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


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


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

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


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



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


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


Mongabay, October 14, 2014
INDIA PLANS HUGE PALM OIL EXPANSION, PUTS FORESTS AT RISK Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetics to processed foods, comes at a huge environmental cost. Between 1990 and 2010, palm oil monocultures replaced over 3.5 million hectares of forest in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This large scale deforestation has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat, best illustrated perhaps by the annihilation of orangutan populations. Moreover, conversion of large peatlands to oil palm plantations releases millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-gfrn-dasgupta-mizoram-palmoil.html


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


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



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


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

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


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


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


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

/88hVFx


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


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

 

                                                    WATCH

                            TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

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


                                            VIDEO ANIMATION

                                  " THE STORY OF UN REDD"

           A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation


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

 http://sco.lt/7pufxp


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


                                        PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST:

                       FAST-TRACKING OUR OWN EXTINCTION

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



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


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


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


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


                               UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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



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



                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

        WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                       http://sco.lt/56vkOH


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



                                               ENOUGHNESS

            WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


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


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


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



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

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

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


                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



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



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

WEST PAPUA : Land Grabs, Genocide. Massive Deforestation and Annihilation of Indigenous Peoples | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

                    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL: 

                             DEFORESTATION AND ECOCIDE

                                          http://sco.lt/5moIAT


West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014

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


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



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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

]


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


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

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


September 3, 2013 Redd-Monitor

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


                                     ABOUT PAPUAN TRIBES

                                        Survival International

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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


August 12, 2013 International Cry Magazine

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


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


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

 

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


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


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


April 22, 2013 Survival International

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

 

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

 

ACTION ALERT: May 20, 2013 Rainforest Portal -

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


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

 

UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

                                               http://sco.lt/64XtcP



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      WEST PAPUA - A HISTORY OF BRUTAL EXPLOITATION

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

 Mongabay, April 16, 2012

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

 

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


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


April 22, 2013 Survival International

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


 Survival International, December 19, 2013

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

 

 

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

 

 

 Survival International March 03, 2014

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

 

Forest Peoples Programme, October 16, 2013

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

                                              

                                                 TED VIDEO

     MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                 http://eradicatingecocide.com/

 


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

                                         EXPLOITIVE MINING

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


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


 Papua New Guinea Mine Watch , July 03, 2011

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


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


 

                                                          VIDEO:

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



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

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                      http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 


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

 

Mongabay, November 7, 2013

- ▶ PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

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

 

 

 Rainforest Alliance

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

 

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

 

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



                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

       WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                            http://sco.lt/56vkOH



                                                         VIDEO:

                          INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                               http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

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


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


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


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

 


                                                   ECOCIDE:

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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 

▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

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

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

-▶ THESE GRIPPING PHOTOS SHOW WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR 21 INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD

http://www.businessinsider.com/21-photos-of-indigenous-people-around-world-2015-8?r=UK&IR=T#ixzz3jSVShRIX


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


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

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

  @CECHR_UoD

                                                 VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc


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

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


June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder

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


The Ecologist, March 1-, 2015

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


                                                    VIDEO

                                 "LANGUAGE MATTERS" 1:49:18

                    Winner of the Grand Festival Award for Documentary

               at the 23rd Annual Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2014

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


                        WEBSITE "Language Matters" with Bob Holman

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

                                http://www.languagemattersfilm.com/


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


                                                         VIDEO:

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


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

 


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


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


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


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

                                                     VIDEO:

                                          Yale Environment 360

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


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

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


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

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


The New Yorker, March 30, 2015 Issue

-▶ CAN DYING LANGUAGES BE SAVED? http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/30/a-loss-for-words


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

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

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


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


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

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

 

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


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


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


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


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

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


                                                           VIDEOS
                           BETWEEN THE FOREST AND THE SEA

                                                     Mongabay

                                                3-PART SERIES

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

                                                        VIDEO

                                     THE YARSUISUIT PART II

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


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


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


Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014

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


InterPress Service, September 08, 2014

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


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


                                                    VIDEO

  THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/7e8Zur


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


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


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

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


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


 

                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

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



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


Mongabay, August 11, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014

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

 

                                                 PHOTOS

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


 

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

 

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

 

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


                               ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

                Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge

                                               http://sco.lt/7Z03Un

 

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

 

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

 

National Post, March 21, 2014
 -▶  AS BURMA OPENS A PRISTINE 'LOST WORLD; OF 800 ISLANDS IN MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, ENVIRONMENT, INDIGENOUS CULTURES UNDER THREAT  http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/21/as-burma-opens-itself-to-the-world-the-pristine-lost-world-of-800-islands-in-the-mergui-archipelago-is-under-threat/


                                              VIDEO EXPOSE: 

                                             "STEALING AFRICA" 

                  WHY POVERTY? HOW MUCH PROFIT IS ENOUGH?

                                           http://sco.lt/6DtaqX

 

Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors

 

 Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


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


 

 The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014

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

 

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

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, May 12, 2014

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

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                                     ETHOPIA

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

 


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

   -▶  WORLD NEWS FROM INTERCONTINENTAL CRY MAGAZINE

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

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



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


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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

                                     IN ONE SHORT VIDEO :

            WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                                       http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

 

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

 

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


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


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


 March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

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


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


 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


 

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

 

Reuters: August 29, 2013

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


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

 

                                                         WATCH

                                         "REMEMBERING GREEN"

     Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

                                                http://sco.lt/6VGYML


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

 

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

 


 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                     "HOME" -

                                  An Exquisite Story of Our World

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

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                           http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 


 

pdjmoo's insight:

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

 

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

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

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

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

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 ▶CULTURAL SURVIVAL http://www.culturalsurvival.org/

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

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



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Jacqueline Garcia pd1's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:12 PM

In this scoop i noticed many key points including, acculturation, placelessness, loss of language, and groups of indigenous people. We can see the acculturation since through the years languages, animal species and traditions have started disappearing 1000 times faster.Soon 90% of all languages will be gone. This will lead to loss of uniqueness and inevitably placelessness among the world. The reason why languages are being lost is because these indigenous people want  to take the opportunity to get a higher level education and end up leaving their homes. Also they could be out on reserves and are confined to a certain area with many restrictions. If we continue this pattern we will lose the diverse groups in the world. 

Ethan Bernick's curator insight, March 22, 2015 10:33 PM

This scoop explains the rate at which the worlds languages are disappearing and how many languages have been lost. It compares the languages of the world to endangered species, being found in less and less areas. 

Charline's curator insight, August 10, 2015 9:58 AM

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

 

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

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

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

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

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 ▶CULTURAL SURVIVAL http://www.culturalsurvival.org/

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

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

 

 

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NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction

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

Redd-Monitor, November 22, 2013

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

Natural Capital can be defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things.

“Offsetting treats nature such as forests or rivers as if it were an exchangeable item you buy in the supermarket. Destroying one forest or river with a promise of protecting another fails to recognise that they are part of a wider ecosystem and intrinsic to human and cultural landscapes. Destruction of complex and site specific biodiversity cannot be offset. It is time to be clear that offsetting will not tackle biodiversity loss but may impoverish communities.” http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/11/22/no-to-biodiversity-offsetting/


Biodiversity offsetting is a simple idea that makes no sense whatsoever (except for corporations that profit from destruction): Nature can be destroyed in one place as long as it is conserved somewhere else does not equal maintaining healthy, balanced ecosystems


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


IUCN, January 15, 2015
- ▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING - A BALANCING ACT  http://www.iucn.org/?18817


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


Climate and Capitalism, March 16, 2014
-▶ KENYA EVICTS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOR FOREST OFFSET SCAM: The UN and World Bank are supporting the forced expulsion of the Sengwer people from their ancestral lands. The land-grabbing REDD scheme must be stopped. http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/03/16/kenya-evicts-indigenous-people-for-forest-offset-scam/



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


 Redd Monitor, May 02, 2014

-▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING IS A LICENSE TO TRASH. A proposal in the UK to destroy ancient woodland to make way for a £40 million motorway service station clearly reveals the flaws of biodiversity offsets. http://www.redd-monitor.org//?s=Biodiversity+offsetting+is+a+licence+to+trash


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

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


                                          PLANET PALM OIL:

                     The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants:

                     An Agreement To Cease Deforestation

                                      http://sco.lt/9MTsNF


Guardian Environment, March 11, 2014
-▶ UK MULLS BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING DESPITE PRACTICE DISAPPOINTING IN AUSTRALIA http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/11/owen-paterson-bidiversity-offsetting?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

 

 Guardian Environment, April 01, 2014
-▶ AUSTRALIAN KOALAS MAY DISAPPEAR IN AREAS AFFECTED BY CARBON OFFSET SCHEME:  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/02/koalas-may-disappear-in-areas-affected-by-offset-scheme-says-foundation


Canberra Times, January 29, 2014

-▶ AUSTRALIA: IT'S BECOMING HARDER TO SEE THE TREES FOR THE REVENUE. Conserving our biodiversity is becoming dependent on its destruction http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/its-becoming-harder-to-see-the-trees-for-the-revenue-20140128-31l2b.html

 

Redd-Monitor.org

-▶ FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE REDUCTION OF FOREST CARBON EMISSIONS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/02/19/forest-stewardship-council-certification-does-not-guarantee-reduced-forest-carbon-emissions/#more-14870


  Guardian Environment, June 03, 2014
- ▶ CONSERVATIONISTS SPLIT OVER 'BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING' PLANS. First global conference on market system of conservation hears of conflicting experiences in Australia and the US http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/03/conservationists-split-over-biodiversity-offsetting-plans


 The Guardian, June 15, 2014

-▶ THE GUARDIAN VIEW ON BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/15/biodiversity-offsetting-habitat-lost-development


 ReddMonitor, July 25, 2014

-▶ GREENPEACE SLAMS CALIFORNIA'S REDD PLANS = THE FALLACY OF FOREST 'OFFSET'.  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/07/25/greenpeace-slams-californias-redd-plans-the-fallacy-of-forest-offsets/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                          CAN UN-REDD EVERY BECOME GREEN

                                     Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/5HyMiX


Guardian Envronment, January 15, 2014

-▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: HOUSING CRISIS DOESN'T HAVE TO INVOLVE BULLDOZING ANCIENT WOODS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jan/15/biodiversity-offsetting-housing-ancient-woods-environmentalism


                                                      WATCH
             NOT FOR SALE: THE FANTASY OF CARBON OFFSETTING
http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/04/24/not-for-sale-the-fantasy-of-carbon-offsetting/#more-12198

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 09, 2015
- ▶ FORGET CARBON OFFSETTING, INSETTING IS THE FUTURE. Rather than planting trees at arm’s length, businesses from hotel groups to construction firms are embedding sustainable activities directly into their supply chains  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/09/carbon-offsetting-insetting-supply-chain


Redd Monitor, October 21, 2014
- ▶ STOP BIODIVERSITY OFFSETS:  THOUSANDS SIGN LETTER TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. More than 9,000 people and 67 organisations have signed on to a letter urging the European Commission to drop its plans for biodiversity offsetting. Biodiversity offsets would “harm nature and people” and “give power to those who destroy nature for profit”, the letter states. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/10/21/stop-biodiversity-offsets-thousands-sign-letter-to-the-european-commission/


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


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


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


                                THE DARKER SIDE OF GREEN  

                           Oakland Institute, November 03, 2014

                 THE BRUTAL CONSEQUENCES OF LAND-GRABBING

           AND MUCH-LAUDED FOREST CARBON OFFSET SCHEMES 

             http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/carbon-violence-darker-side-green


                                         FULL REPORT PDF

     PLANTATION FORESTRY AND CARBON VIOLENCE IN UGANDA. http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/Report_DarkerSideofGreen_hirez.pdf


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



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


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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 


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


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


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


Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


New York Times, December 23, 2014
- ▶ RESTORING FORESTS : HUMANS HAVE CUT DOWN OR DAMAGED AT LEAST THREE-QUARTERS OF WORLD'S FORESTS: UNTOLD WILDLIFE LOST http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/24/science/earth/restored-forests-are-making-inroads-against-climate-change-.html?_r=0


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


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


                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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


 Guardian, November 27, 2013
-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital


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


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


ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013

-▶  SUSTAINABLE FORESTS? IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm


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


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



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


ABC Science, July 25, 2014

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


eTNDaily, November 24, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA:  BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP AS A MECHANISM FOR ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eturbonews.com/39998/biodiversity-stewardship-mechanism-adaptation-climate-change


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


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

 

 Book Review: Vaclav Smil
-▶ HARVESTING THE BIOSPHERE: WHAT WE HAVE TAKEN FROM NATURE http://www.vaclavsmil.com/harvesting-the-biosphere-what-we-have-taken-from-nature


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


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


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


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

 

                                                     VIDEO

                    AWESOME! BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                    Vancouver Film School

                                        http://sco.lt/8Vs6k5

 

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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

   FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


Share International, October 2013
 ▶  A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE - PROTECTING OUR PLANET http://simedia.org/articles/environment/legal_duty_care_planet.php

 

Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
-▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/

 

                                                    WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz

 

Mongabay, May 09, 2014
-▶ OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.html

 

Our Planet
▶  THE LIVING PLANET REPORT 2012 - United Nations Environment Programme : Nature is The Basis of Our Well-Being and Our Prosperity

"We are living as if we have an extra planet at our disposal. We are using 50 per cent more resources than the Earth can provide, and unless we change course that number will grow very fast – by 2030, even two planets will not be enough. "But we do have a choice. We can create a prosperous future that provides food, water and energy for the 9 or perhaps 10 billion people who will be sharing the planet in 2050." Jim P. Leape Director General, WWF International

http://www.ourplanet.com/livingplanetreport/living_planet.html

 


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


                                                 WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

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

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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


 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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


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


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


 

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


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


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


Ecology Research, December 1, 2012
-▶ IS PLANT DIVERSITY ON THE SKIDS?  THE SCALES OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://ianluntecology.com/2013/12/01/is-plant-diversity-on-the-skids-the-scales-of-biodiversity-loss/

 

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

 

 The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE:  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

                                                 ENOUGHNESS

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                                           Moyers & Company

                      "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                          http://sco.lt/82wkRF

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED

                             BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION 

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


 

▶  CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx


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


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



Thomson Reuters, February 04, 2015
 ▶ EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: HOW WETLANDS MANAGE RISK

 http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2015/01/30/executive-perspective-wetlands-manage-risk/


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


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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



                                                  WATCH

                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.


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

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

                                   

                                                -- WATCH --

                         September 15, 2013 The Real News
                                       VIDEO REPORT

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                              --- WATCH--

                                         A GREAT TRAGEDY --

                                 July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour 

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

 

                                                          VIDEOS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

           June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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"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


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                         "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY"

                                      Full Episode 50:35 PBS Nature

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


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

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



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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Mongabay, January 10, 2013

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


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


                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD


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


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

 

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


                                                      WATCH
                                        SIBERIAN TIGER QUEST

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


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



                                                  INFOGRAPHIC

                                     July 29, 2013 EarthTouch

                   International Tiger Day | Earth Touch Web TV

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


                                                  VIDEO

                          International Conservation Forum
             BRINGING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                              Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

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


 

                                        FEATURED VIDEO                               

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


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


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

 

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



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


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

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                           "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

                                         A Short film by Carlos Quiles. 

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

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

                                     TROPHY, CANNED HUNTING: 

                 Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                             http://sco.lt/6qdbW5


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


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


                                                 --- WATCH --

                         AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                 REMEMBERING "GREEN"

               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                       http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


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


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

 

Redd Monitor, June 05, 2014

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

 


                                               IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

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



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


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

 

                                                    WATCH

                                                 TED VIDEO

     MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                 http://eradicatingecocide.com/

 

                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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

 

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                    http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

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


                                                       VIDEO

                         CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                              CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil and Monocrop Agriculture

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil and Monocrop Agriculture | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


 December 7, 2012 - Scientific American

▶  STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL

The world's growing appetite for cheap palm oil is destroying rain forests and amplifying climate change...Palm oil exports bring Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia $40 billion a year.Yet this profit comes at a terrible toll. Converting forests into oil palm plantations destroys the home of not only orangutans but also such critically endangered creatures as the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran rhino.

Moreover, the denuding of this land through logging and burning releases large quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Much of this forest sits on peatland, the draining and burning of which releases even more carbon dioxide than the clearing of the overlying trees does...http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil


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


July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/


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


June 26, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  SMOKE OVER SUMATRA: WHY INDONESIA'S FIRES ARE A GLOBAL CONCERN. As Indonesia’s peatlands are drained and burned, one of the world’s greatest long-term carbon sinks is being transformed into a rapid carbon source . Scientists estimate that during the Indonesian fires of 1997, between 0.81-2.67 gigatons of carbon were released into Earth’s atmosphere (Page et al 2002). This is comparable to 13-40% of the fossil fuels emitted globally that same year, catapulting Indonesia to be ranked the world’s third highest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China and the USA) according to some indices ...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-op-ed-miles-fisher.html


The Guardian

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


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


14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation


             --- WATCH ---                        

        AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY - DEFORESTATION

                                     "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" -

                                 AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                        http://sco.lt/93dMUz


June 20, 2013 Common Dreams
PALM-OIL GIANTS DODGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR BURNING DOWN FORESTS CREATING TOXIC SMOG COVERING SINGAPORE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/20-3


June 28, 2014 Mongabay

▶  --  INDONESIA NGOs CALL ON GOVT TO INVESTIGATE 117 COMPANIES FOR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN PALM OIL FOREST FIRES  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0628-haze-companies.html


July 22, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶  INDONESIA COMES UNDER FIRE FOR PALM OIL SCORCHED EARTH POLICY http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/indonesia-comes-under-fire-for-fires-2/


May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? The Environmental Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

                                              WATCH

                      TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

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


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


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


▶  CGIAR Forests: DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS = BIG FACTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3567321526/deforestation-emissions-big-facts

 

Mongabay, August 21, 2014
▶  FIRES ON DEFORESTED LAND TRIGGER MASSIVE GHG EMISSIONS, HAZE. INDONESIA'S FORESTS SO DAMAGED THEY BURN WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S DROUGHT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0821-deforested-forest-fires-riau.html


Reuters, August 05, 2014
-▶ SINGAPORE APPROVES BILL FOR HEFTY FINES ON DOMESTIC, OVERSEAS AIR POLLUTERS INVOLVING SLASH & BURN OF RAINFORESTS IN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-singapore-haze-lawmaking-idUSKBN0G50WB20140805


HuffPost Green, May 21, 2014
▶  SINGAPORE BRACES FOR WORST 'HAZE' SEASON AS INDONESIA FAILS TO HALT SLASH-AND-BURN OF FORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/singapore-haze_n_5363611.html?utm_hp_ref=green


September 11, 2013 CNN Going Green
▶  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/world/why-you-should-care-sumatra-rainforest/index.html


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


                                               PLANET PALM OIL

                           The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                              http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


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


VICE News, July 04, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA IS KILLING THE PLANET FOR PALM OIL https://news.vice.com/article/indonesia-is-killing-the-planet-for-palm-oil


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


December 5, 2012 EURACTIVE

▶  EU PALM OIL APPROVAL THREATENS INDONESIA'S FORESTS, NGOs say http://www.euractiv.com/energy/commission-decision-palm-oil-sus-news-516445


Mongabay, March 06, 2014

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

 

December 8, 2012

▶  ENVIRONMENTAL HANGOVER FROM INDONESIA'S PALM OIL THIRST http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Environmental_hangover_from_Indonesias_palm_oil_thirst_999.html

 

                                       PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                              Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

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

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014
▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

July 16, 2013 Mongabay

▶   GREENPEACE, "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL BODY, RSPO, SPAR OVER INDONESIA PALM OIL FIRES BLAME http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0716-rspo-vs-greenpeace-haze-fires.html

 

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

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013

▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

                                            ---- WATCH ----

                               July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                              LIQUID IVORY:

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


 

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


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

 

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

 

World Watch Institute
▶  INDONESIA'S PALM OIL PUZZLE  3-PART SERIES http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6099

 

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

 

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


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

 

                                                      WATCH 

                   CNN: MISSION TO SAVE SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST

▶  "EXPEDITION: SUMATRA" an eight-part program with our Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau who explores the Sumatran rainforest and its animal sanctuaries. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/environment/

 

 May 24, 2013 100 Reporters

▶  TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


July 17, 2013 Mongabay

▶  BILLIONS LOST TO CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA'S FOREST SECTOR - REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-hrw-dark-side-of-green-growth.html

 

                                                ---- WATCH ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

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


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

 

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


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


 July 4, 2013 World Wildlife Fund Global

▶  PULP AND PAPER GIANT DODGES PROBE http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=209289&

 

October 1, 2012 New Scientist

▶  HOW THE MAFIA IS DESTROYING THE RAINFOREST http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22321-how-the-mafia-is-destroying-the-rainforests.html#.UeXdsFPpiRQ

 

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                                --- PALM OIL FOREST FIRES ---

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

 

▶  RAINFOREST FIRES IN INDONESIA http://www.cifor.org/fire/


  Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
  ▶ AGAIN: INDONESIA'S FOREST, PALM OIL FIRES FEED 'BROWN CLOUD' OF POLLUTION CHOCKING ASIA'S CITIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/23/indonesia-forest-fires-pollution-asia

 

RTCC News, March 06, 2014
▶  PALM OIL CORPORATIONS BLAMES AS SMOG CHOKES INDONESIA http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/06/palm-oil-producers-blamed-as-smog-chokes-indonesia/

 

Mongabay, March 15, 2014
-▶ LOGGING GIANT SUSPENDS OPERATIONS TO FEND OFF PLANTATIONS FROM FIRES. In a company statement: "If we can't stop these fires, we will lose company assets."..but whose assets are the forests and all life within them? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-april-pulau-padang-riau-fires.html

 

August 29, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  INDONESIA BURNING:  FOREST FIRES  FLARING TO ALARMING LEVELS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/08/indonesia-burning-forest-fires-flare-alarming-levels

 

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia—

▶  "ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS 

Fires raging in an Indonesian swamp forest may have killed a third of the rare Sumatran orangutans. About 200 still live there. Only 12,267 hectares (30,311 acres) of Tripa’s original 60,000 hectares (148,260 acres) of forest remain.The rest has been broken up and degraded as palm oil companies drain the swamp and terminate the life of the forests.http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

 

 June 25, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  UPDATED DATA ON THE PALM OIL FIRES IN INDONESIA http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/06/wri-releases-updated-data-fires-indonesia

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶  --  SINGAPORE TELLS INDONESIA TO SHARE FOREST FIRE MAPS: Ministers call for publically holding plantation firms accountable for setting fires that caused record level of pollution (and annihilation of wildlife) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/indonesia-forest-fire-maps-singapore?CMP=twt_gu

July 9, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  PALM OIL LOBBY GROUP MISLEADS ON ORIGIN OF HAZE, FIRES IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0709-world-growth-haze.html

June 21, 2013 Guardian
▶  --  SINGAPORE AIR POLLUTION FROM INDONESIAN DEFORESTATION FIRE HITS RECORD HIGH http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/21/singapore-air-pollution-record-high

July 17, 2013 World Resources Institute

▶  --  INDONESIA RAINFORESTS BURNING: HAZE RISK WILL REMAIN HIGH UNLESS MINISTERS KEEP PROMISES http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/07/indonesia-haze-risk-will-remain-high-unless-ministers-keep-promises?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_campaign=twitterfeed

June 27, 2013 Reuters Sustainability
▶  --  INDONESIA (SUPPOSEDLY) BUILDING CRIMINAL CASES AGAINST 8 FIRMS BURNING RAGING PALM OIL FOREST FIRES http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2013/06/27/indonesia-says-building-criminal-cases-against-8-firms-over-fires/

▶  --  WILMAR, WORLD'S LARGEST PALM OIL TRADER, TO CUT OFF SUPPLIERS FOUND TO BE SETTING FOREST FIRES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0701-wilmar-fires-indonesia.html

 


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

                                                 BIOFUELS

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

 

▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

 

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

 

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB = SLIDESHOW

Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence"  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3583837341/biofuels-land-grab-guatemala-s-farmers-lose-plots-and-prosperity-to-energy-independence-slide-show

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  108 MILLION ha OF AMAZON RAINFOREST UP FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-oil.html#3GDrZGXohEFp2p2T.02tp://ow.ly/fW8P3

 

 

                                                WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

                    CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                        CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                  http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

EuroActive:

▶  HALF OF EUROPE'S RENEWABLE ENERGY 'COMES FROM WOOD'  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3617148159/half-of-europe-s-renewable-energy-comes-from-wood

 

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

 

 

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

 

▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

 

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

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth" 

http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 

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


December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

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



MORE ON:

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

 

MORE ON:

▶  ******* LAND GRABBING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=LAND+GRAB

 

▶  MORE ON CORRUPT INDONESIA

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

 

 

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

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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


Redd-Monitor, November 18, 2014
MONEY LOGGING:  AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DESTRUCTION OF SARAWAK'S FORESTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/11/18/money-logging-an-investigation-into-the-destruction-of-sarawaks-forests/


Environment News Service, November 18, 2014
SARAWAK'S NEW CHIEF MINISTER TAKES ON 'CORRUPT' TIMBER TYCOONS http://ens-newswire.com/2014/11/18/sarawaks-new-chief-minister-takes-on-corrupt-timber-tycoons/


                                                            VIDEO

UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT


Mongabay, May 09, 2014
-▶ OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.html


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


 

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


June 10, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶ NASA: DEFORESTATION JUMPS IN MALAYSIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-glofdas-deforestation-2013Q1.html

 

 Mongabay, November 21, 2013
 ▶ ASIA'S MOST PRECIOUS WOOD IS SOAKED IN BLOOD http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1121-spencer-freeland-rosewood.html?n3ws1ttr


May 20, 2013 Yale Environment 360

 ▶VIETNAM AND THAILAND HAVE LOST 43 PERCENT OF THEIR FOREST COVER IN THE PAST FEW DECADES

Illegal logging and unchecked economic development are taking a devastating toll on the forests of Vietnam and neighboring countries, threatening areas of biodiversity so rich that 1,700 species have been discovered in the last 15 years alone... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_plague_of_deforestation_sweeps_across_southeast_asia/2652


14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation


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


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


Mongabay, October 14, 2014
INDIA PLANS HUGE PALM OIL EXPANSION, PUTS FORESTS AT RISK Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetics to processed foods, comes at a huge environmental cost. Between 1990 and 2010, palm oil monocultures replaced over 3.5 million hectares of forest in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This large scale deforestation has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat, best illustrated perhaps by the annihilation of orangutan populations. Moreover, conversion of large peatlands to oil palm plantations releases millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-gfrn-dasgupta-mizoram-palmoil.html


West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014
 ▶  226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE “CLEARED” FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/4nrVYn


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


Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
GLOBAL WARMING TO HIT ASIA HARDEST, WARNS NEW REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/22/global-warming-hit-asia-hardest


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


New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, 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


May 25, 2013 The Observer

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


July 17, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶ BILLIONS LOST TO CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA'S FOREST SECTOR - REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-hrw-dark-side-of-green-growth.html


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


                                           AUDIO SLIDESHOW

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


 June 13, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ INDONESIA:  SUMATRAN LARGE MAMMALS ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION Contact between humans and wild animals is increasing disastrously in Sumatra as deforestation, mining and palm oil concessions expand, fragmenting forest habitats and driving animals out of protected areas. The exact number of tigers left in the wild is uncertain but latest estimates range from under 300 to possibly 500 in 27 locations.

http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0612-gen-sumatra-wildlife.html

 

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


February 13, 2013 Redd Monitor
 ▶ INDONESIA:  GOVERNOR OF ACEH (SUMATRA) PUTS FORESTS UNDER THREAT IN BAIT AND SWITCH AGREEMENTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/13/indonesia-governor-of-aceh-puts-forests-under-threat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

                                                 WATCH:

                                              ANIMATION:

                                   "THE STORY OF REDD" 

           A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR OF DEFORESTATION? 

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 


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

 


ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013

-▶   IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm

 


 August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org

 ▶THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410

 

Scientific American

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

 

The Guardian, December 13, 2013
▶  INTERACTIVE: THE WORLD'S REMAINING GREAT FORESTS - The Earth was once covered in ancient forests, 80% of which have been either destroyed or degraded, according to conservationists. Half of that has been in the last 30 years  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2007/dec/13/forests

 

July 22, 2012 Mongabay

 ▶ GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES OF DEFORESTATION

Rainforests around the world still continue to fall. Does it really make a difference? Why should anyone care if some plants, animals, mushrooms, and microorganisms perish? Rainforests are often hot and humid, difficult to reach, insect-ridden, and have elusive wildlife.

Actually the concern should not be about losing a few plants and animals; mankind stands to lose much more. By destroying the tropical forests, we risk our own quality of life, gamble with the stability of climate and local weather, threaten the existence of other species, and undermine the valuable services provided by biological diversity...  http://rainforests.mongabay.com/0901.htm

 

                                                     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

 

 

June 9, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ CHINA TO BUILD $17 BILLION WORTH OF DAMS IN INDONESIA BORNEO - DESTROYING NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0608-china-borneo-dams.html


 ▶ ***** DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - Big Money Drives Extinction http://sco.lt/79BRmT


 

August 14, 2013 Mongabay
PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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

 

 May 24, 2013 100 Reporters
 ▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


April 8, 2013

 ▶ PALM OIL LINKED TO ANIMAL EXTINCTION http://blog.friendseat.com/palm-oil-causes-deforestation-animal-extinction/


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

 


  ▶ ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6aimJ7


PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 


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TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

 

Mongabay, December 14, 2013
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DEMOLISHES HOMES AND EVICTS VILLAGERS IN WEEK-LONG RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1214-dparker-asiatic-persada-palm-oil-conflict.html


farmlandgrab.org, August 18, 2014
▶  INDONESIAN LAWMAKERS LOOKING TO RESTRICT FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF PLANTATIONS TO NO MORE THAN 30 PERCENT FROM CURRENT MAXIMUM OF 95% http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23841


June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
 ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

'"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625


 

                                              *** VIDEO REPORT ***

 July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour
 ▶ IN RACE TO DEVELOP MYANMAR (BURMA), GOVERNMENT GRABS PEASANT FARMLAND FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT, LEAVING A TRAGEDY OF DISPLACED PERSONS IN IT'S WAKE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/myanmar_07-17.html


 

                                                      VIDEO:

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

 

 

 September 10, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ LARGE-SCALE OPPOSITION AMONG BORNEO VILLAGERS TO DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0910-borneo-deforestation-opposition.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

April 10, 2013 Environmental Graffiti
 ▶THE PENAN PEACE PARK: A BORNEAN TRIBE'S LAST STAND AGAINST CORPORATE GREED LUST FOR PALM OIL
The lush, pristine rainforest of Upper Baram, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, is currently the focus of a battle. On the one hand are the Penan tribe, who have lived here for centuries; on the other are those seeking to log the area and develop the jungle into profitable oil palm plantations. As in any war, there have been casualties, although so far they have been one-sided, with the Penan people suffering death, injury and incarceration for their protests. Now, at least, there’s some hope for a peaceful solution: the Penan Peace Park, an initiative taken on by the Penan people and their supporters.
Read more at http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-penan-peace-park-project?image=2#1Cf4QFTSyqbXXYRX.99 

 

Mongabay, October 3, 2013
 ▶ MYANMAR FACES NEW CONSERVATION CHALLENGES AS IT OPENS UP TO THE WORLD AND FOREIGN CORPORATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1004-salisbury-myanmar-new-conservation-challenges.html



 August 30, 2013 Living on Earth:
 ▶ PAPER TREES IN PRECIOUS GROUND: Two huge plantation industries are sweeping Indonesia: palm trees used to make oil, and acacia trees used to make paper. But most of the land left for plantations in the wake of deforestation is in peat forests -- land with the highest carbon content in the world. Plantations on peat have helped Indonesia become the world's third biggest greenhouse gas emitter... http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00035&segmentID=2

 



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                                     ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


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

 

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

 



WHAT MAKES A RAINFOREST? http://www.mongabay.com/


Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

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

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO

 ▶ DEFORESTATION - THE REAL IMPACT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1550393287/deforestation-what-is-the-real-impact

 

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



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



Terra Daily, December 23, 2013
 ▶ BIG DATA PROJECT REVEALS WHERE CARBON-STOCKING PROJECTS IN AFRICA PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFITS  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Big_data_project_reveals_where_carbon_stocking_projects_in_Africa_provide_the_greatest_benefits_999.html


 

 

                                                      WATCH

                               AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                          "REMEMBERING "GREEN" -

                                     AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                  Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                               http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


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




 June 12, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN SUMATRA, INDONESIA AND MUST CEASE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-kellogg-aceh-wildlife-trade.html

 

 ▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

 


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

 

 

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

 

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

 


 

  ▶ MORE ON DEFORESTATION

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AMAZON RAINFORESTS: Deforestation, Mining rises again in Brazil's Amazon Impacting Ecosystems, Climate, devastating indigenous communities

AMAZON RAINFORESTS: Deforestation, Mining rises again in Brazil's Amazon Impacting Ecosystems, Climate, devastating indigenous communities | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

GENERAL

1. INDIGENOUS ISSUES

2. FORESTS

3. AGRICULTURE

4. OIL & GAS

5. GOLD MINING

6.  DAMS



Global Possibilities" April 18, 2015
-▶  CAN PERU STOP 'ETHICAL CHOCOLATE' FROM DESTROYING THE AMAZON? http://www.globalpossibilities.org/can-peru-stop-ethical-chocolate-from-destroying-the-amazon/


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


July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/


Guardian, January 06, 2015
▶  COMMODITY BOOM EXTRACTING INCREASINGLY HEAVY TOLL ON AMAZON FORESTS. Falling prices and rising debt are driving some Latin American leaders to relax legislation aimed at protecting the environment http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/06/commodities-latin-america-amazon-deforestation


REDD-Monitor, January 16, 2015
▶  UH OH. BRAZIL'S DEFORESTATION INCREASED 467% IN OCTOBER 2014. AND BRAZIL'S MINISTERS NOW INCLUDE A "CHAIN SAW" QUEEN AND A "CLIMATE DENIER"  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2015/01/16/uh-oh-brazils-deforestation-increased-by-467-in-october-and-brazils-cabinet-now-includes-a-chainsaw-queen-and-a-climate-denier/#comment-1673349


Guardian, December 24, 2014
▶  BRAZIL'S 'CHAINSAW QUEEN' APPOINTS NEW PRO- AGRIBUSINESS DEFORESTATION MINISTER -
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has stirred up the wrath of environmentalists by appointing a controversial advocate of agribusiness and weaker forest conservation as her new agriculture minister...

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/24/brazil-agriculture-katia-abreu-climate-change


Redd Monitor, October 31, 2014
▶  BRAZIL'S DEFORESTATION SOARED BY 290% IN SEPTEMBER 2014 - WHAT'S NEXT?  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/10/31/what-next-brazils-deforestation-soared-by-290-in-september-2014/


Associated Press, September 16, 2014
▶ INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN BRAZIL FACING DEFORESTATION, JOBLESSNESS SEEK OUT CITIES, END UP IN SLUMS http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/16/indigenous-people-in-brazil-facing-deforestation-joblessness-seek-out-cities/


New York Times,  November 24, 2012

SWALLOWING THE RAINFOREST AS BRAZILIAN CITIES SURGE IN AMAZON. The torrid expansion of rain forest cities is alarming scientists, as an array of new industrial projects transforms the Amazon into Brazil’s fastest-growing region.... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/world/americas/swallowing-rain-forest-brazilian-cities-surge-in-amazon.html


                                                    VIDEO

CONTACT: VIOLENCE, ILLEGAL LOGGING DRIVES UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF BRAZIL OUT OF FOREST

                                                   http://sco.lt/56ArZJ


The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation


Ecowatch, December 30, 2013
▶  AMAZON DEFORESTATION, MINING, AGRICULTURE AND HYDROPOWER THREATEN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AMERICAN CONTINENT http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/30/amazon-deforestation-threatens-south-americas-water/


Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors


September 4, 2013 Mongabay
DEFORESTATION SURGES AS ECUADOR KILLS AMAZON PROTECTION PLAN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0903-ecuador-deforestation.html


World News Daily Report, December 10, 2014
▶  LOGGERS "ACCIDENTALLY CUT DOWN WORLD'S OLDEST TREE IN AMAZON FOREST. The giant Samauma tree that is thought to be over 5,800 years old judging on its concentric rings and estimated to be close to 40 meters in height was a major part of the native tribes cultural landscape, countless generations of natives having witnessed the long duration of the tree and having included it in their own culture.
There are large portions of this national reserve that are rich in oil and natural gas. There has been committed action by energy corporations to lobby the government to exploit the area for years. http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/loggers-accidentally-cut-down-worlds-oldest-tree-in-amazon/


                                               Investigative Report

                                    Environmental Investigation Agency
                                       THE LAUNDERING MACHINE
                 How Fraud and Corruption in Peru's Concession System

                              Are Destroying The future of It Forests.

Exporters in Peru and importers in the United States and around the world are integral parts of a systematic flow of illegal timber from the Peruvian Amazon... each of the actors and agencies involved in this system are working as gears in a well-oiled machine that is ransacking Peru’s forests and undermining the livelihoods and rights of the people that depend on them. http://eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Laundering-Machine.pdf


Sydney Morning Herald, December 20, 2014
▶  FOREST-CUTTING CAN HAVE AN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ON CLIMATE 'NATURE' REPORT FINDS  http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/forestcutting-can-have-an-immediate-effect-on-climate-nature-report-finds-20141219-12b803.html



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                                             INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

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                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                              Democracy Now, December 08, 2014
WIDOWS OF PERU'S MURDERED INDIGENOUS RAINFOREST DEFENDERS DEMAND JUSTICE  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/8/widows_of_peru_s_murdered_indigenous



Thomson Reuters Foundation, December 02, 2014
-▶  IGNORING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS IN AMAZON FUELS GLOBAL WARMING  STUDY. More than half the carbon in the Amazon region could be released into the atmosphere unless indigenous land rights are protected.

Indigenous territories and protected natural areas across nine South American countries account for more than half the carbon stored in the Amazon, the study published in the journal Carbon Management reported. http://www.trust.org/item/20141202185859-3guhn/


Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


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


                                                         VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


June 17, 2013 Amazon Watch:
WE WON'T STOP FIGHTING: Facing enormous setbacks to indigenous rights in Brazil, 400 Kayapo leaders and warriors met on the Xingu River to discuss strategy for upholding their rights http://amazonwatch.org/news/blog


                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                     http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


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

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


                                                     VIDEO

  THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/7e8Zur



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                                         DEFORESTATION

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                                                   --- WATCH --

                                                 FILM: "ALMA"

                             A journey into the soul of humanity -

                                     Deforestation in The Amazon

A powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the terrible price we pay for deforestation and mindless consumerism

http://sco.lt/7RqffF


▶ RAPING THE AMAZON, 25 Jan 2013

After years of gains against destruction of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil appears to be suffering from an increase in deforestation as farmers, loggers, miners and builders move into previously untouched woodland, according to data compiled by the..http://planetark.org/wen/67719


Environmental Protection:
▶  BRAZIL REPEALS FOREST CODE AND DEFORESTATON ACCELERATES http://eponline.com/articles/2014/01/08/brazil-repeals-forest-code-and-deforestation-accelerates.aspx


Mongabay, April 18, 2014
RAINFORESTS ON FIRE:  CLIMATE CHANGE IS PUSHING THE AMAZON OVER THE EDGE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0418-morgan-amazon-fire.html


                                                WATCH

                                       BURNING THE LAND

                 MAN-MADE FIRES IN THE AMAZON, AND BEYOND 

                                        http://sco.lt/8LlR1l


May 23, 2013 Terra Daily

AMAZON RIVER EXHALES AS OXYGEN AND ALL CARBON TAKEN UP BY RAIN FOREST http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Amazon_River_exhales_virtually_all_carbon_taken_up_by_rain_forest_999.html


Mongabay, November 17, 2013

▶  WHY IS AMAZON DEFORESTATION CLIMBING? http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1116-nepstad-why-is-deforestation-climbing.html


Scientific American, January 18, 2012

RAINFOREST IN TRANSITION:  IS THE AMAZON TRANSFORMING BEFORE OUR EYES? COURTESY OF HUMAN IMPACTS ON REGION'S WEATHER http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/amazon-rainforest-tranformation/


Conservation Magazine, November 12, 2013

WILL AMAZON LOGGING THREATEN U.S. FOOD SUPPLY?
As deforestation of the Amazon continues, the effects could be felt as far as the western United States. According to a new study, logging could trigger changes in climate that ultimately dry out important farming regions in California.http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/11/will-amazon-logging-threaten-us-food-supply/


May 22, 2013 WLE
THE ROLE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE AMAZON http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/05/22/the-role-of-ecosystem-services-on-food-security-and-nutrition-in-the-amazon/


                                                   VIDEO
                                                 KarmaTube:
             HANGING IN THE BALANCE:  THE FUTURE OF A FOREST
Scientists believe that we are at a tipping point of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, the largest contiguous tropical forest in the world
http://www.karmatube.org/?op=nletter&id=3239


May 18, 2013 - Mongabay

DEFORESTATION IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON PACING 88% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR'S RATE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0518-imazon-sad-update.html?utm_source=feedly


Forest People's Programme, October 12, 2014
UN-REDD AND THE GREEN LAND GRAB IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/redd-and-related-initiatives/news/2012/10/return-fortress-conservation-redd-and-green-land-gr


                                                   VIDEO

                                     On UNRedd and Redd+

                      CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                            CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                        http://sco.lt/6uQmif



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

 


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                                         OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

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June 18, 2013 Business Insider

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


ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF ITS AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://www.businessinsider.com/ecuador-selling-its-rainforest-to-china-2013-3#ixzz2WLg5gu9S


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


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


Redd Monitor

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



                                                      VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb


           CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/


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


CSRWire, December 26, 2013
 ▶ ECUADOR:  A WIN FOR THE PEOPLE vs CHEVRON http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1159-ecuador-a-win-for-the-people-vs-chevron


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                                               GOLD MINING

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                                                       VIDEO

                        Huffington Post Canada, October 1, 2013

                                 Carnegie Airborne Observatory
AMAZON GOLD MINING VIDEO REVEALS DEFORESTATION DEVASTATION BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/29/amazon-gold-mining-video-carnegie_n_4013594.html


A MODERN GOLD RUSH IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT, RIVERS AND FORESTS http://sco.lt/5ha9RJ


TerraDaily, October 28, 2013
GOLD MINING IS RAVAGING PERUVIAN AMAZON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Gold_mining_is_ravaging_Peruvian_Amazon_study_999.html


Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors


May 16, 2013 Mongabay

NGO: CONFLICT OF INTERESTS BEHIND PERUVIAN HIGHWAY PROPOSAL THROUGH THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0516-hance-peru-highway.html


IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3667412309/in-the-rain-forests-of-peru-a-modern-gold-rush-poisons-the-environment


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                                   DAMS DAMNING THE AMAZON

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The Ecologist, October 28, 2014
▶  INDUSTRIALIZATION OF THE AMAZON AND BRAZIL'S GIANT DAM PROGRAMME IS A CLIMATE DISASTER Brazil's newly elected Dilma Roussef is committed to completing the disastrous Belo Monte dam, writes Helle Abelvik-Lawson. Worse, she looks certain to press ahead with the industrialisation of the Amazon, with 61 hydroprojects in the pipeline. And new scientific findings about the massive climate impacts of tropical forest dams are not about to stop her.  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606845/brazils_giant_dam_programme_is_a_climate_disaster.html


                                           VIDEO Documentary
                                                  "DAMOCRACY"

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


Guardian Environment, May 06, 2014
-▶ MORE THAN 400 MEGA DAMS PLANNED FOR AMAZON AND HEADWATERS potentially leading to the "end of free-flowing rivers", contributing to "ecosystem collapse", and causing huge social problems

  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/may/06/more-400-dams-amazon-headwaters


February 6, 2013 Environmental Protection
THE VULNERABILITY OF AMAZON'S FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS http://eponline.com/articles/2013/02/01/the-vulnerability-of-amazons-freshwater-ecosystems.aspx


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


TerraDaily, October 28, 2013
BRAZIL JUDGE ORDERS WORK ON HUGE BELO MONTE DAM HALTED http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Brazil_judge_orders_work_on_huge_Amazon_dam_halted_999.html


                                                   VIDEO

                           International Rivers, August 21, 2013
                       Río Marañon: DAMS AND ECOSYSTEMS

                      THE GRAND CANYON OF SOUTH AMERICA

The Marañon River is one of the most important water sources in Peru and a key Amazon tributary. The river runs through ten distinct regions of Peru which are home to almost 14% of the Peruvian population and is an area of unique biodiversity with dry forests that extend along the upper river valley and its tributaries. The Marañon River and the critical ecosystems that it supports are threatened by plans to build a series of 20 dams along the river. http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/r%C3%ADo-mara%C3%B1on-the-grand-canyon-of-south-america-8061


                    -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


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May 23, 2013 Yale Global
BRAZIL: BIG DEMAND FOR NATURAL COSMETICS AND LOW ENFORCEMENT THREATEN BRAZIL'S CANDEIA TREE http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/sustainability-or-greenwashing


Mongabay, March 14, 2012

AMAZON PLANT YIELDS MIRACLE CURE FOR DENTAL PAIN http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0314-hance_acmellaoleracea.html


Science Daily, January 29, 2012

NEW BIODIVERSITY MAP OF ANDES-AMAZON BASIN OF PERU AND BOLIVIA SHOWS SPECIES IN DIRE NEED OF PROTECTION http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126223929.htm


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


Science Codex, April 09, 2012
800-YEAR-OLD FARMERS COULD TEACH US HOW TO PROTECT THE AMAZON http://www.sciencecodex.com/800yearold_farmers_could_teach_us_how_to_protect_the_amazon-89438


August 21, 2013 Mongabay

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


August 31,2013 Yale Global

AN AMAZONIAN BATTLE http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/amazonian-battle


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


                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH


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


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


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


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


                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHT AND CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B


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


PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-


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                               AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

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

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

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

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

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

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greed is a problem Mankind has to fix, otherwise it will be exit for us a species.

Justin C.'s curator insight, December 8, 2014 9:43 AM

Informational Website:

C-January 25, 2013

R-Talks about the threats to the Tropical Rainforest and its effects on climate. Inlcudes Climate Changes, and human impacts to the Rainforest. 

A-The author is Paulo Prada, who is an author for Planet Ark Organization.

A- It relates to issues facing the biome and climate.

P- The purpose of this website, is to denounce a major problem that is present in the Rainforest, such as deforestation and climate change.

Ashley Neeb's curator insight, February 3, 2015 2:56 PM

DEFORESTATION!

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THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOMASS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOMASS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


  1. GENERAL
  2. CORN ETHANOL
  3. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
  4. GMO BIOFUELS & BIOLOGICAL DESERTS
  5. BIOFUEL LANDGRABBING
  6. GLOBAL
  7. DEFORESTATION


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                                              1. GENERAL

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                                  THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS

                   Guardian Sustainable Business, April 24, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/campaign-drax-biofuels-effects-replacing-fossil-fuels?CMP=new_1194


TreeHugger, April 03, 2015
NATURAL PRAIRIES DESTROYED FOR CORN AND SOY FOLLOWING BIOFUEL LAW. If the goal of biofuels is to create a greener way to power transportation, converting prairies to do so is counterproductive. Grasslands are not only home to threatened plant and animal species, but they are also carbon sinks. Tilling natural grassland releases considerable carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, spurring on climate change. http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/natural-prairies-replaced-corn-and-soy-following-renewable-fuel-standard.html


Mongabay, February 27, 2015
BIOFUELS ARE BAD NEWS FOR FORESTS, CLIMATE CHANGE, FOOD SECURITY SAYS REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0227-gfrn-gaworecki-biofuel-bad-news-for-forests-climate-food-security.html


New York Times, February 10, 2015
-▶ THE BIOFUEL DEBATE:  WILL CUTTING TREES HELP OR HARM THE CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT?  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/business/economy/a-biofuel-debate-will-cutting-trees-cut-carbon.html


Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/


-▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES WOULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH


February 2, 2012 EurActive

-▶  EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528


May 2, 2013 RTCC Climate Change News -
-▶  WHY BIOFUELS ARE NOT A SENSIBLE SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/why-biofuels-are-not-a-sensible-solution-to-climate-change/

 

Science Daily, September 24, 2013
-▶  TIME TO RETHINK MISGUIDED POLICIES THAT PROMOTE BIOFUELS TO "PROTECT" CLIMATE, EXPERTS SAY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924122455.htm


Telegraph, March 23, 2014
-▶  BIOFUELS DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD, UN WARNS. Growing crops to make “green” biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices, admits the United Nations  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10716756/Biofuels-do-more-harm-than-good-UN-warns.html


 June 19, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

-▶  FOOD FOR FUELS? LAST CHANCE LOBBYING FOR THE AGROFUELS INDUSTRY - THEIR TACTICS AND FRONT GROUPS http://corporateeurope.org/news/food-fuels-last-chance-lobbying-


July 24, 2013 Brownfield Ag News For America

-▶  A POWERFUL LOBBY: ETHANOL INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH (GMO) AG GROUPS AND AUTO INDUSTRY TO ENSURE IT'S FUTURE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/07/24/ethanol-industry-partners-with-ag-groups-and-auto-industry/


The Columbus Dispatch, October 21, 2014
-▶ IS BIOFUEL INDUSTRY TOO SUCCESSFUL? FOOD OR FUEL? http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/10/20/biofuel-industrytoo-successful.html


-▶  CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES FOR GMO BIOFUELS http://sco.lt/54TNAH

 

March 1, 2013 The Guardian Environment

-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE USA -- AND IT'S WILDLIFE THAT LOSES OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact

 

 ▶ DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/7j2i8n


July 25, 2013 Climate Progress
-▶  UNTANGLING THE U.S. POLITICAL AND POLICY KNOT AROUND AMERICA'S BIOFUEL MANDATE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2357181/untangling-the-political-and-policy-knot-around-americas-biofuel-mandate/

 

July 24, 2013 MediaGlobal News
-▶  FOOD vs. FUEL DEBATE TO AGGRAVATE HUNGER FOR WORLD'S POOREST http://www.mediaglobal.org/2013/07/24/food-vs-fuel-debate-to-aggravate-hunger-among-the-worlds-poorest/


July 12, 2013 Slate
-▶  ETHANOL IS INSANE: THE USA CORN LOBBY'S GRIP ON OUR ENERGY POLICY http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2013

 

-▶  FARM SUBSIDIES AND CORN BIOFUEL ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/4knJIH


ClickGreen, July 24, 2014
-▶  BIOENERGY CAN BE WORSE FOR THE CLIMATE THAN FOSSIL FUELS, GOVERNMENT STUDY SHOWS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/124978-bioenergy-can-be-worse-for-the-climate-than-fossil-fuels%2C-government-study-shows.html


July 17, 2013 Ecowatch
-▶  WHY OUR ENERGY CHOICES MATTER IN A WARMING, WATER-CONSTRAINED WORLD http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/


Rainforest Rescue, February 20, 2015
PROTEST - STOP A BILLION-DOLLAR GIFT TO THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY. Bad news for the rainforest and its inhabitants: Indonesia’s President Widodo is planning a $1.35 billion biofuel subsidy that would dramatically speed up deforestation. The palm oil barons are looking forward to the windfall and are ready to fire up the chainsaws. https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/986/stop-a-billion-dollar-gift-to-the-palm-oil-industry


The Hockey Schtick, May 2011

-▶  US TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZE ETHANOL EXPORTED TO BRAZIL - SIX BILLION IN ETHANOL SUBSIDIES PAID BY US TAXPAYERS TO ETHANOL PRODUCERS http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2011/05/us-taxpayers-subsidize-ethanol-shipped.html

 

Huffington Post Green, February 11, 2015
-▶ SCIENTISTS TAKE ON EPA's BURNING OF WOOD FOR POWER. Burning biomass, including plants, trees, and other wood products known as sources of biogenic carbon dioxide could devastate biodiversity, increase impact on climate change http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/epa-biomass-climate-carbon_n_6664784.html


July 19, 2013 New Scientist

-▶  THIRSTY "CLEAN" ENERGY MAY ADD TO WATER STRESSED WORLD http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23897-thirsty-clean-energy-may-add-to-water-stressed-world.html#.UeyDGlPpiRQ


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


        WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                            http://sco.lt/74mbHF


-▶  UK'S BIOFUEL DRIVE WILL COST MOTORISTS £13bn BY 2020, report claims http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/analysis/general-analysis/123863-uk%5Cs-biofuel-drive-will-cost-motorists-13bn-by-2020%2C-report-claims.html


Wired, August 07, 2014
-▶  BOEING'S FIGURING OUT HOW TO MAKE JET BIOFUEL FROM TOBACCO http://www.wired.com/2014/08/boeing-tobacco-jet-biofuel/?mbid=social_twitter


March 13, 2013 -Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

-▶  BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk...http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847

 

                     BIOFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
                THE HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

 July 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  BIOFUEL CROP MIX 'NOT FAVOURABLE FOR ENVIRONMENT' - EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FINDS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/03/biofuel-crop-mix-environment


Treehugger, September 19, 2013
-▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO BIOFUELS?  DO THEY HAVE A FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/what-happened-biofuels-future.html

 

September 7, 2013 The Economist
-▶  BIOFUELS PROVING MORE COSTLY AND DIFFICULT THAN EXPECTED http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21584452-energy-technology-making-large-amounts-fuel-organic-matter-has-proved-be

 

 Scientific American, April 23, 2014

-▶  U.S. BIOFUELS MANDATE IS CUT DRASTICALLY. EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biofuels-mandate-is-cut-drastically/

 

May 13, 2013 Business Green
-▶  BIOMASS DEVELOPMENT CAP TO COME INTO EFFECT FROM SUMMER http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2267660/biomass-development-cap-to-come-into-effect-from-summer

 

 May 08, 2013 EurActive *EXCLUSIVE* /

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES. Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are
under mounting pressure to reconsider their support for biofuel targets amid concern that plant oil production competes with food output in poor countries.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/g8-pressure-rethink-biofuel-mand-news-519583


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              GMO (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) BIOFUELS

                          AND BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

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Global Justice Ecology Project, March 11, 2015
-▶  TELL THE US DEPT OF ENERGY 'NO' GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES FOR BIOENERGY  http://globaljusticeecology.org/doe-petition/


 -▶  USA DEPT OF ENERGY AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


                                                      WATCH

                                         "A SILENT FOREST"

                               David Suzuki: Documentary

   THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3970510201/documentary-a-silent-forest-the-growing-threat-genetically-engineered-trees-full-movie

 

▶  WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS?  http://sco.lt/8bQgdN

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet

-▶  CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t

 

Scientific American - Archived Articles on BIOFUELS http://www.scientificamerican.com/search/?q=Biofuels+Mandate+is+Cut+Drastically+&x=9&y=7&display=search


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


  -▶  BIG MONEY AND INVESTED-INTEREST GMO BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL SAYS: "BIOFUELS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ENERGY SECURITY" (No Mention of environmental, biodiversity, biological deserts) http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2013/06/24/biofuels-are-essential-to-energy-security-bio-tells-house-energy-and-commerce-committee/

 

-▶  EU MINISTERS BLOCK EU ENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL TO LIMIT GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/5Ol1o9


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



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

t/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

 


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                                               CORN ETHANOL

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                                                     AP Investigation

                                   THE HIDDEN COSTS OF ETHANOL

                                  http://bigstory.ap.org/topic/ethanol


ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

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


ABC News, November 12, 2013
-▶  LOBBYISTS AND INDUSTRY GO INTO HIGH PR GEAR - TAKES AIM AT AP INVESTIGATION REPORT http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/industry-takes-aim-ap-ethanol-investigation-20858940


Delawareonline, August 03, 2014
-▶  THE REAL COST OF ETHANOL. There's now corn planted on 1.3 million acres that until recently was reserved for conservation – an area larger than all of Delaware. Last year, American farmers planted 95 million acres of corn, 10 million acres more than in 2008. This phenomenon is being driven by increased demand for corn-based ethanol, which now consumes more than 40-percent of corn grown nationwide. But the growth of ethanol, an alcohol-based additive that makes up 10-percent of each gallon of gas, has had unintended consequences... http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/08/02/real-cost-ethanol/13534077/


Guardian Environment, April 20, 2014
-▶  CORN BIOFUELS WORSE THAN GASOLINE ON GLOBAL WARMING IN SHORT TERM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/20/corn-biofuels-gasoline-global-warming


The Hockey Schtick, July 1, 2013
-▶  DIRTY CORN ETHANOL INCREASES EMISSIONS, FUEL COSTS, ENGINE DAMAGE AND FOOD PRICES http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=ethanol

 

 Environmental Working Group, August 19, 2013
-▶  MORE CORN ETHANOL IN 2013 MEANS ENVIRONMENT AND CONSUMERS LOSE OUT http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/08/more-corn-ethanol-2013-means-environment-consumers-lose-out

 

-▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS & PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/7uzkCf

 

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

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

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

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

 

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

 

July 29, 2013 EarthTechling
-▶  THOUGHTS ON CORN ETHANOL IN BIOFUELS DEVELOPMENT http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-corn-ethanol-in-biofuels-development/

 

Treehugger, September 19, 2013
-▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO BIOFUELS?  DO THEY HAVE A FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/what-happened-biofuels-future.html

 

September 7, 2013 The Economist
-▶  BIOFUELS PROVING MORE COSTLY AND DIFFICULT THAN EXPECTED http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21584452-energy-technology-making-large-amounts-fuel-organic-matter-has-proved-be

                                

 

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

                                     ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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


July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
-▶  SUPERWEEDS:  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/

 

 -▶  AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO AWARDED FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS BY DOE  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


 August 28, 2013 Take Part

-▶  KEEP PESTICIDES AND GMO CROPS OUT OF AMERICA' WILDLIFE RESERVES http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/28/keep-pesticides-and-gmo-crops-out-americas-wildlife-reserves

 

 July 5, 2013 Grist
-▶  BIOFUEL PROGRAM COULD INVITE GIANT GRASS INVASION http://grist.org/news/biofuel-program-could-invite-giant-grass-invasion/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed


                                            PLANET PALM OIL

                        The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                          http://sco.lt/9KfyXB

 


                                                   FEATURED VIDEO

                                        Mongabay, December 12, 2013
▶  U.S. FORESTS DECIMATED FOR 'GREEN' BIO-ENERGY IN EUROPE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1212-hance-bioenergy-video.html


 -▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212


 Treehugger, October 9, 2013

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

 

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

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013
-▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance


    

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                                        BIOFUEL LAND GRABS

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


                   LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP

                                          http://sco.lt/8MPR6v

 


▶  THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: BIOFUELS, GMO CROPS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS http://sco.lt/99bwx7


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

 

April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶  AFRICA: LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears

 

July 9, 2013 Agrarian Justice

-▶  A FORESEEABLE DISASTER - THE EUROPEAN UNION'S AGROENERGY POLICIES AND THE GLOBAL LAND AND WATER GRAB http://www.tni.org/briefing/foreseeable-disasteragrofuels-industry-0

 

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

 

 December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

-▶  AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER -

Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

 

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                                                     GLOBAL

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Science Direct

-▶  BIOFUELS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND HUMAN WELL BEING:  Putting biofuels in the ecosystem services narrative http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880911001423


 -▶  October 21, 2012 About My Planet
EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environmen

 

                                                 ---- WATCH ----

                                  July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE BIOFUEL SUGARCANE INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/09/cambodian-sugarcane-video

 

 -▶  WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://sco.lt/7OmWav

 

January 5, 2013 New York Times
-▶  AS BIOFUEL DEMAND GROWS SO DO GUATEMALA'S HUNGER PANGS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/science/earth/in-fields-and-markets-guatemalans-feel-squeeze-of-biofuel-demand.html?ref=biofuels

 

                                                    SLIDESHOW:

-▶  THE COST OF BIOFUELS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?ref=biofuels

 

 

                                             ++++WATCH++++

                      VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

-▶ BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y/7LE5cv

 


-▶  TANZANIA FARMERS ACCUSE BIOFUEL INVESTORS OF LAND GRAB http://www.trust.org/item/20130718134927-q50zx/?source=tw

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent

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

 

 

 June 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times

-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT IN KENYA IGNITES LAND, ENVIRONMENT DISPUTES http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-kenya-biofuel-20130622,0,7673575.stor

 

June 9, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  BRAZIL MAY LIFT BAN ON AMAZON ETHANOL EXPANSION DRIVING NEW DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0609-brazil-amazon-cane-ban.html

 

July 26, 2013 PRI's The World

-▶  BRAZIL: EFFORTS TO REINVIGORATE GMO SUGAR ETHANOL FOR CARS IN BRAZIL: SUGAR GENERATES TWICE AS MUCH ETHANOL THAN CORN http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/efforts-to-reinvigorate-sugar-ethanol-for-cars-in-brazil/

 

Earth Techling
-▶  WHEAT EATER: GIANT UK BIOFUEL PLANT OPENS http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wheat-eater-giant-uk-biofuel-plant-opens/

 

 

 -▶  -▶  -▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE  http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

July 4, 2013 Renewable Energy

-▶  AVOIDING NEGATIVE IMPACTS FROM A BIOMASS ENERGY STRATEGY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/07/avoiding-negative-impacts-from-a-biomass-energy-strategy?cmpid=rss


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                                              DEFORESTATION

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

 

April 17, 2013 Mongabay

-▶  CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html


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

 

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

 

-▶  FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

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

 :

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

 

                                                WATCH

                                REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                            AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

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

 

 

-▶  SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

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

 

   allAfrica, January 07, 2014

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

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

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

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


 -▶  HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

 -▶  DOE - USDA FUND PLANT GMO FEEDSTOCKS GENOMICS FOR BIOENERGY AWARDS http://genomicscience.energy.gov/research/DOEUSDA/index.shtml

 

July 17, 2014 Depts of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects
-▶  RESEARCH PROJECTS IN 10 STATES FUNDED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO BIOENGINEER (GENETICALLY ENGINEERED) FEEDSTOCKS  http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/c4c617

 

 

                                         BATTLE FOR THE BEES

             Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                   http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                                  "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 


pdjmoo's insight:

Common sense tells us that growing biofuels on arable land for fuel can, at the most, only provide us with a small percentage of so-called renewable fuel.   It takes up huge acreage of good land for food; often from deforestation; it is constantly being harvested, not allowing natural biodiversity to re-establish itself; it requires water; pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers; it is energy intensive to process and transport; and it carries nice, hefty subsidies (as does wind) for investment and bottom-line.   But it is not cost-effective when all is taken into account and t is dependent upon the weather and climate change is coming in fast. So let's stop with the public relations spin and tell it like it is.  It is a boondoggle that will fade as the subsidies are withdrawn.

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                                                  WATCH

                          Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                         "A SILENT FOREST"

        THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

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


▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY The mass clearing of trees for farmland disturbs the ecosystem of the rainforest by decimating rare and exotic flora and fauna. With the planting of a single crop plantation, the natural biodiversity of the rainforest is lost. The mono-crop culture that has long-plagued environmentalists in the west displaces or destroys most of the species in a single sitting, as they are unable to adapt to living within vast acres of a single crop. The environment, habitats and species that are destroyed have lived together since the dawn of the rainforest, and the damage caused by palm oil farming is irreversible http://sco.lt/9AeHbN


▶  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE BAN URGED AT UN CONVENTION ON BIODIVERSITY http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/genetically-modified-tree-ban-called-for.html


August 31, 2012 Living on Earth:
▶  GMO TREES: DESTROYING REAL FORESTS TO PLANT MONOCULTURE BIO-ENGINEERED TREES DESTROYING NATURAL ECO SYSTEMS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00035&segmentID=1


April 30, 2013 Global Justice Ecology Project:

▶  NEXT GMO ONSLAUGHT:  STERILIZING OUR FORESTS FOR FAST-GROWING GMO TREES DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php


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


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


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


▶  LAW SUIT AGAINST USA GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED PLANTING OF MONSANTO'S GMOs in WILDLIFE REFUGES  http://www.occupymonsanto360.org/2012/03/28/lawsuit-against-government-sponsored-planting-of-monsantos-gmos-in-wildlife-refuges/


Organic Connections, November 5, 2013
▶  FACTORY FORESTS? USDA CONSIDERS APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://organicconnectmag.com/factory-forests-usda-considers-approval-genetically-engineered-trees/#.Uo2vhY3piRR


▶  AGRIBUS GMO GIANT - MONSANTO -  GETS FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/5jzwp7


September 4, 2013 Grist

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


CREDO Action:
TELL THE USDA:  NO GMO TREES WITH PUBLIC APPROVAL http://act.credoaction.com/sign/GMO_trees


Center for Food Safety, January 26, 2015
PATENTING TREES: NEW GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE TO AVOID FEDERAL OVERSIGHT COMPLETELY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3713/new-genetically-engineered-tree-to-avoid-federal-oversight-completely#


Global Research, February 04, 2015
NEW GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREE APPROVED BY US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) WITH NO ASSESSMENTS

http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-genetically-modified-tree-approved-by-us-department-of-agriculture-usda-with-no-assessments/5429467


                                                      WATCH

                                                  Short Video

                 HOW MOTHER TREES CONNECT THE FOREST (4:40)

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8SORM4dYG8


                                                      VIDEO

DO TREES COMMUNICATE? FORESTS SIMILAR TO NEURAL NETWORKS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1776410823/video-do-trees-communicate-forests-similar-to-neural-networks


REDD-Monitor, March 11, 2015
PROTEST IN BRAZIL PREVENTS APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED EUCALYPTUS TREES  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2015/03/11/protest-in-brazil-prevents-approval-of-genetically-engineered-eucalytpus/


Scientific American, March 11, 2014
ANCIENT TREES SPROUT NEW LIFE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-trees-sprout-new-life


CIFOR Forests

▶  EXPERTS: FORESTS' GENETIC DIVERSITY, CRUCIAL FOR ADAPTABILITY, FACING GREATER RISKS  “Genetic diversity is the thing that provides the necessary material for natural selection,” http://blog.cifor.org/22930/experts-forests-genetic-diversity-crucial-for-adaptability-facing-greater-risks#.U54RZ98RgfA


                                                     WATCH

                       URBAN TREES ACT AS BIOLOGICAL FILTERS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1791835636/urban-trees-act-as-biological-filters


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


TerraDaily, April 17, 2014

▶  NUTRIENT-RICH FORESTS ABSORB MORE CARBON THAN THOSE WITH DEPLETED SOILS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nutrient_rich_forests_absorb_more_carbon_999.html


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


                                                       VIDEO

A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM


Global Justice Ecology Project:

-▶ STAND UP FOR NATIVE TREES, NOT BIOTECHNOLOGY FORESTS  http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php?ID=638&tabs=2


                                                      WATCH

USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED FOR A $13 BILLION GMO TREE ANNUAL BUSINESS http://sco.lt/52TLAf


                                         TREES WITH NO SOUL

                                    Campaign to STOP GE Trees

                                         http://stopgetrees.org/


Global Justice Ecology Project:

▶  STOP TREE MONOCULTURES AND GE TREES:  http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php


▶  PROTECTING CARBON TO DESTROY FORESTS: LAND ENCLOSURE AND REDD+ http://sco.lt/7DYN17


                                                   WATCH

A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM


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


New York Times, January 01, 2015
-▶ BY 'EDITING' PLANT GENES, COMPANIES AVOID REGULATION... They are using a technical loophole so that what are clearly genetically engineered crops and organisms are escaping regulation,” said Michael Hansen, a senior scientist at Consumers Union ... “can have all sorts of ecological impact and no one is required to look at it.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/business/energy-environment/a-gray-area-in-regulation-of-genetically-modified-crops.html


Living On Earth, August 31, 2012

▶  GMO TREES

“Some trees are being genetically engineered to contain the Bt toxin,” notes Anne Peterman of Stop GE Trees.  “This could be a tremendous threat to forest ecosystem soils, in which beneficial fungi are a key component of the forest ecosystem.”
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00035&segmentID=1


July 5, 2013 Living Maxwell
▶  THE FRIGHTENING REALITY OF GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED TREES http://livingmaxwell.com/genetically-engineered-trees-risks

 

May 29, 2013 Forest News

▶  THE INVISIBLE EXTINCTION OF FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES: CAN TREES SURVIVE? http://blog.cifor.org/16587/the-invisible-extinction-of-forest-genetic-resources-can-trees-survive/#.Ub7D4uswOic


Natural Society, March 16, 2014

▶  WHY GMO TREES WILL DESTROY FOREST BIODIVERSITY http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-trees-will-destroy-forest-biodiversity-life-earth/


May 20, 2013 Truthout

▶  HUNDREDS PROTEST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED EUCALYPTUS TREES IN NORTH CAROLINA http://truth-out.org/news/item/16663-hundreds-protest-genetically-engineered-eucalyptus-trees-in-north-carolina


EcoWatch, April 08, 2014

▶  GENETICALLY ENGINEERING TREES FOR BIO FUEL UNDERMINES REAL ENERGY AND CLIMATE SOLUTIONS http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/09/genetically-engineering-trees-for-biofuel-not-solution/

 

Global Justice Ecology Project:

 ▶  FACT SHEET ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES:  http://www.globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php?tabs=3&ID=634

 

▶  A BRIEF HISTORY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/brief-history-genetically-engineered-trees


June 4, 2013 Biosafety Information Centre

-▶ USDA (US DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE) URGED TO REJECT GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=976

 

Center for Food Safety, November 4, 2013

▶  REPORT: GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES: THE NEW FRONTIER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/310/ge-trees


May 4, 2013 The Economist

▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREES: INTO THE WILDWOOD 

Once again, no mention of how this would impact the regional ecosystem or biodiversity, or how the resulting chestnuts would affect the squirrels.  Never enough disclosure or peer reviewed independent studies before forcing these genetically modified organisms on nature.  Always the heart-tugging aspect of "saving the planet", not restoring it's original health. http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21577033-gm-species-may-soon-be-liberated-deliberately-wildwood


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


                     NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING

Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction http://sco.lt/5Bg6Wv


Mongabay, August 18, 2014
▶  WHEN FORESTS AREN'T REALLY FORESTS:  THE HIGH COST OF CHILE'S MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0818-gfrn-moll-rocek-chile-plantations.html


▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  :  FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://sco.lt/5uCx8b



 

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


 ▶ CONTAMINATION DANGER:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INSECTS MASS RELEASED INTO ENVIRONMENT WITH UNKNOWN DANGERS http://sco.lt/5zGb2H


▶  OUR GMO FIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE BIOLOGICAL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED  http://sco.lt/6przzF



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


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


                                                    WATCH

                   "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                               DAVID SUZUKI:

                                           http://sco.lt/8NeC9Z


 ▶  BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE: PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIO FUEL CROPS http://sco.lt/6YSHqr


 

 May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶  THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact



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                                              GMO CROPS

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


                                            BAN GMOs NOW

                  A Special Institute of Science in Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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

 

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


 

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

 

Common Dreams

▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

 ▶  GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

▶  THE NEXT BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS. THE IMPLICATIONS AND ETHICS  http://sco.lt/6wiNhx

 

▶  PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - OUR 21ST CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE: RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING  - IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL?  http://sco.lt/7mNce


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 ▶  DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l


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▶  UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE  http://sco.lt/5Xi3QP


▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6MYz0j

   

                        THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY

                                      PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES

                  Pesticides, Chemicals, GMO Crops, Oil and Gas Drilling

                                             http://sco.lt/5YvsXZ



            JUST BECAUSE WE CAN, DOESN'T MEAN WE SHOULD

 

 May 7, 2013 New York Times
▶  GLOWING TREES ASSAILED FOR GENE-TINKERING (What happens when pollen escapes into natural trees and pollinating insects such as bees and birds ingest the pollen? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/energy-environment/a-dream-of-glowing-trees-is-assailed-for-gene-tinkering.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y&_r=0

 

▶  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry



 SEE: 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

 

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

 

▶  CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"? Carbon and Forest Ecocide http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 


 ▶   FOLLOW "FORESTS" On ScoopIt http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders



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CineversityTV's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:12 AM

Evil Monsanto is related to the Bush family.

CineversityTV's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:22 AM

it will infect and destroy the ecosystem. MSM always posts "could" "Suggests" for journalists they have great difficulty telling the truth.

Eric Larson's curator insight, February 9, 11:59 AM
Bt engineered into trees?
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Protecting Carbon To Destroy Forests. "Carbon-Grabs" and UN REDD+

Protecting Carbon To Destroy Forests. "Carbon-Grabs" and UN REDD+ | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

ELDIS - PDF FULL REPORT

This paper argues that REDD+ will not stop forest destruction developing countries and the underlying causes of deforestation remain untouched. The paper suggests that because REDD+ is embedded in the logic that environmental destruction in one location can be ‘compensated’ in another, it acts to reinforce the underlying drivers of deforestation and climate change. It also gives forest destroyers a way to legitimise their actions as environmentally ‘friendly’ or ‘carbon neutral’. The paper continues that far from positioning itself as an ally to the many local groups that have preserved forested lands most strongly, REDD+ tends to silence debates about the unjust realities surrounding corporate pressures on land tenure regimes. The paper aims to provide a historical background and experiences on the ground in order to further the argument that because land and nature enclosures are central to its operation, REDD+ cannot be fixed..... http://www.eldis.org/go/display&type=Document&id=65054#.UX2PnYLyeif

 

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

 

                                          WATCH VIDEOS:

                   CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                  Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                       http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

February 21, 2013 - Redd Monitor
REDD Plus or REDD “Light”? BIODIVERSITY, COMMUNITIES AND FOREST CARBON CERTIFICATION http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/21/redd-plus-or-redd-light-biodiversity-communities-and-forest-carbon-certification/

 

 ▶ SO MUCH FOR UN-REDD AND REDD PLUS http://sco.lt/54vIUT

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                             ANIMATION:

                                    "THE STORY OF REDD" 

          A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR OF DEFORESTATION?  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

 April 22, 2013 Climate Space
     ▶TO RECLAIM OUR FUTURE, WE MUST CHANGE THE PRESENT. OUR PROPOSAL FOR CHANGING THE SYSTEM AND NOT THE CLIMATE http://climatespace2013.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/to-reclaim-our-future-we-must-change-the-present-our-proposal-for-changing-the-system-and-not-the-climate/

 

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

 

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

 

 Guardian, November 27, 2013
-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital

 

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

 

September 4, 2013 Redd-Monitor

     ▶"CARBON CROOKS"  A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CARBON TRADING http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/04/carbon-crooks-a-new-documentary-about-carbon-trading/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

                            PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

       FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                             http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

 

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

                                          CARBON TRADING

          Does NOT Reduce Carbon Emissions - A Sum Total Gimmick

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

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF CAP AND TRADE"

                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA6FSy6EKrM

                                     Annie Leonard of "The Story of Stuff"

 

                                                  --- WATCH----

                                         THE PRICE OF CARBON

                                       The Climate Reality Project

                       http://climaterealityproject.org/the-price-of-carbon/

 

 September 4, 2013 Redd-Monitor

     ▶"CARBON CROOKS"  A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CARBON TRADING http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/04/carbon-crooks-a-new-documentary-about-carbon-trading/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

Redd-Monitor.org

    ▶BEWARE OF THE CARBON CREDITS RACKET http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=CARBON+CREDITS

http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=CARBON+OFFSETS

 

Reuters, November 25, 2013
     ▶CHINA TO LAUNCH TWO NEW CARBON TRADING EXCHANGES http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-china-carbon-idUSBRE9AO07E20131125

 

 August 5, 2013 Reuters
     ▶'INTANGIBLE' CARBON MARKETS ARE RIPE FOR CRIME - INTERPOL http://www.trust.org/item/20130805162119-vpely/

 

July 14, 2013 The Conversation
     ▶EMISSION TRADING SCHEMES ARE FRAUGHT TERRITORY: IS AUSTRALIA READY FOR THE CORPORATE SCAM? http://theconversation.com/emissions-trading-schemes-are-fraught-territory-is-rudd-ready-16062

 

 

                                                      WATCH
             NOT FOR SALE: THE FANTASY OF CARBON OFFSETTING
http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/04/24/not-for-sale-the-fantasy-of-carbon-offsetting/#more-12198

 

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

 

 

 August 20, 2013 The Energy Collective
     ▶CARBON TAX AND ECONOMIC CHOICES http://theenergycollective.com/billchameides/262281/carbon-taxes-and-competition

 

 November 8, 2012 Yale Environment 360 - Dieter Helm
     ▶FORGET THE KYOTO ACCORD AND TAX CARBON CONSUMPTION http://e360.yale.edu/feature/forget_kyoto_putting_a_tax_on_carbon_consumption/2590/

 

July 12, 2013 redd-monitor.org
     ▶CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM: ZERO EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS AND ALMOST WORTHLESS CARBON CREDITS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/07/12/clean-development-mechanism-7000-projects-zero-emissions-reductions-almost-worthless-carbon-credits-and-zombie-projects-increasing/

 

 

April 22, 2013 George Monbiot - Guardian Environment

THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: ONLY GOVERNMENTS CAN SAVE OUR LIVING PLANET http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/22/faith-markets-misplaced-governments-save-planet?CMP=twt_fd

 

July 19, 2012 Mongabay
EXPERTS:  SUSTAINABLE LOGGING IN RAINFORESTS IMPOSSIBLE http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0718-hance-sustainable-logging.html

 

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

 

                          GOOD RESOURCE: REDD-MONITOR

                                  http://www.redd-monitor.org/

 

 

FOR MORE ON DEFORESTATION GO TO

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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


 -▶ WHY WILD ANIMALS NEED WILDLIFE CORRIDORS  Species are disappearing at thousands of times the historical extinction rate, mainly due to habitat loss. But as the recent success of wildlife corridors suggests, a little connectivity can go a long way. http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/blogs/why-wild-animals-need-wildlife-corridors


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


DailyMail Online, October 01, 2014

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

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

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



                                              THE FULL REPORT

                                            World Wildlife Fund
            2014 LIVING PLANET REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

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


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

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

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


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

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


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



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


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


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


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


Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


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

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

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

                                 
                             A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                   (Warning: Graphic Photos)

                                 HuffPostGreen, August 26, 2014

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

                                      http://www.racingextinction.com/



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


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


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


                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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


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


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


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

     

    HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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


                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/56vkOH


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


                                                              VIDEO:

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


                                             RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


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


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


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


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


                                100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                                  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                                http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ



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


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


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


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


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

                          

                                                WE WERE WARNED

                                        UN Environment Programme

                                                 August 15, 2010 

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

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


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

     

                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

         WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT



                   DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                       WATCH:

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                   http://sco.lt/93dMUz



                                                    IN PICTURES

                                              ONCE A RAINFOREST

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


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


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



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



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


    November 24, 2012 Care 2

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


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



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



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


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



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

     

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

     

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



    September 28, 2006 Yale Global

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



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


                                                               WATCH:

                                      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                         A World Without Amphibians

                                                  http://sco.lt/6pPisL

     

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


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


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

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


           "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                           Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                    Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

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


    Guardian Sustainable Business

    THICH NHAT HANH:

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


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


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


                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx

         

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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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



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



                          -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                    BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                          http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                              REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                                http://sco.lt/6NaJBR



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

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


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



                       THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

                  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                             http://sco.lt/63470L


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


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


        

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



                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx


                            THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                              CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                   http://sco.lt/630INt


                                  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

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

                                                       WATCH

                                                     "HOME"

                                           Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                 Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

     


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


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


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

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

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

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


      The Guardian environment, July 03, 2014

      WORLD BANK, UN REDD COMPLICIT IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS

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

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


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


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


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

                                                          EXPOSE

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

                                    PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

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


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


      HuffPost Impact, July 16, 2014

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


                                                         WATCH

                                       "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

              A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation


      Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014

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


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


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


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


       Environment News Service, January 22, 2014

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


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


      21 February 2013 Redd-Monitor

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

      n


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


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


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


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


                                                   WORLD vs BANK:

                                JOIN THE #WorldvsBank Twitter Storm

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


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

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


      REPORT: International Rivers: September 2013

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

       

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


                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


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


      IC Magazine, December 11, 2014

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

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


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

       

                         FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                         http://sco.lt/8fNIET


                                   NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING 

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


                                                  LAND GRABS:

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


                                                         VIDEO:

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


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



                               PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

         FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                                http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


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


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


      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING. THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                             http://sco.lt/67XHiD

       

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

       

                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

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

       

       

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


       

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


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


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

       

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

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

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

       

                                                         WATCH:

                                                        "HOME"

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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


       

       

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

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

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

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

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

       

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

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

               FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

       

       

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


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


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


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


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

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

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



                           ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

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


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



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


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


      September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate

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

       

       Guardian, November 27, 2013
      -▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital


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


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


      #NASA: THE WORLD IS QUICKLY RUNNING OUT OF WATER http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/nasa_the_world_is_quickly_running_out_of_water_20150620



      -▶ POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL JUSTICE http://sco.lt/5kGnYH



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


      Justmeans, January 20, 2015

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

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


      Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


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


      August 30, 2013 Eco-Business

      -▶ BANKS PUT PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


                                        NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

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



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


       

      Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
      -▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide

      /

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


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


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


                                                       VIDEO REPORT

                                                         "BEYOND GDP"

                    The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


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


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


                                                         BOLIVIA 

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


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

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


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



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


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


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


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



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


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

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



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


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

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


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



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


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


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


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

       

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

       

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


      Real News One, June 10, 2014

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


      WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
      Global Forest Watch

      http://www.globalforestwatch.org/


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

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


                                                       VIDEO (3.30)
                                              Grassroots International
      PUTTING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY BEFORE CORPORATE INTERESTS
      Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights. http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights


      September 9, 2013 Washington Post

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



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


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


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

       

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


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

       

                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


                                                AUDIO SLIDESHOW

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


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

       

                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

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


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


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


                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


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


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



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


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

       

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


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


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



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



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


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

       


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

      The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


                                                     ENOUGHNESS 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                 http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                 ANIMATED VIDEO

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


      Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014
      ▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138

       

                                       FORESTS WITHOUT BORDERS

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

       

                                                WATCH ANIMATION

                                            THE STORY OF REDD:

                          A real solution or accelerator for deforestation? 

      http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

       

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

       

       

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



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

       

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


       

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

       


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



      MORE ON DEFORESTATION AND DESTRUCTION OF NATURE

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


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

       

                                          HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

                    THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                              http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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


                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

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

       

                                                         WATCH:

                                                        "HOME"

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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


       

       


      pdjmoo's insight:


                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

       

       

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


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


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


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


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

      more...
      pdjmoo's curator insight, October 23, 2014 9:10 PM

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo                                  


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

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

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

      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

      Travis Reede's curator insight, November 6, 2014 12:56 PM

      I believe that this is bad. Its sad that we can put a price on earth. We need to stop hurting the earth, and help it.

      Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 10, 2015 1:46 PM

      The bankers went on to acknowledge this was partly their fault because they had no way of valuing this natural capital, nor did they currently recognize the danger to the stability of some companies because of its destruction. They want governments to force companies to disclose their dependence on natural capital and the impact they have on it by disclosures in annual financial reports. 

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide

      What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      ONE SHORT VIDEO

      Greenpeace

      WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

      Palm oil is an ingredient in products as diverse as shampoo, toothpaste, chocolate and detergent. But some palm oil is linked to forest destruction. This video tells the story you need to hear about palm oil... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/index.html



       ▶ DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1


      Ensia, November 03, 2014
      ▶ HOW DID PALM OIL BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM -- AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?  http://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/


      Guardian Environment, June 05, 2014

      CLEANING UP DEFORESTATION FROM PALM OIL NEEDS MORE THAN GREENWASH http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/deforestation-palm-oil-more-greenwash-greenpeace


                                                   PLANET PALM OIL:

                                  The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                                     http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


      - ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


      Triple Pundit, March 07, 2014

        -▶ WHO'S WHO IN "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SOURCING? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/ucs-listing-sustainable-palm-oil/


      Malaysiakini, August 10, 2014
        -▶ OIL PALM HAS BROUGHT POVERTY, NOT WEALTH TO THE PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/271102


      Mongabay, May 09, 2014

      OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.html

       

      STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IT http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h


                                                           PHOTO
                                                The EarthTechling Daily
                 A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                                    http://ow.ly/u2pSR


                                                             VIDEO

      UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND DAMS http://sco.lt/6fd6C9


                                                           WATCH

                                               VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                      Ten News Australia Investigation

                                                 PALM OIL ECOCIDE

      http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video


      ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

       

                                                          WATCH

                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

                     "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                         Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                                http://sco.lt/93dMUz

       

      MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd


        ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7


         -▶ 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM, DEVASTATING LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8OGE2T



       Borneo Post, February 21, 2013

      GOOGLE-BACKED DATABASE STEPS UP FIGHT ON DEFORESTATION. The database will allow anyone to look online and verify the boundaries of protected forests, including buyers of palm oil who want to avoid illicit production http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/02/21/google-backed-database-steps-up-fight-on-deforestation/


       

      PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

       


                                                INVESTIGATION
                                        Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                             WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
      A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
      http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


      June 3, 2013 GRAIN —

      -▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project

       

      Sydney Morning Herald, March 29, 2014
      STOPPING THE CHAINSAWS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/stopping-the-chainsaws-20140324-35cg9.html


      IC Magazine, March 22, 2014
       ▶  ECOCIDE IN GUATEMALA:  CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: PALM OIL AND POISONED RIVERS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ecocide-in-guatemala-call-for-international-solidarity-22541/

       

                                               PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                              THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                                Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                            http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

       

      Mongabay, January 27, 2014

      ▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

       

       ▶  PHILIPPINES: OIL PALM EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

       

      May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:

      -▶ LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

       

       -▶ MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

       

      May 24, 2013 100 Reporters
      -▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


                                                        WATCH

                                       "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

              A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation


                                                           VIDEO:

      FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

       

                                                     LAND GRABS:

      HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

       



      ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR

       

       

      -▶ UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report

       

       ▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

       

       Feb 1, 2013

      ▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

       


       -▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

       

      -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

       

      Mongabay, September 26, 2013

       -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html

       

                                                 ENOUGHNESS

                   WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                            http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

                                          DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

      INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

       

      -▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

       

      - ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

       

                                                        -- WATCH--

                                                       Documentary
                 -CALL OF LIFE:  FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

       Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
      Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

       

                                                          VIDEO:

      ETHOPIA - LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

       

                                  ===============================

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       

                              THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                             CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                http://sco.lt/630INt

       

                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

       

       

                      @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

       

      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

      ▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

      ▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

       

       

       

      more...
      Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:57 PM

      Palm oil is not just a problem in Indonesia...it's affecting the Amazon too!

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa

      Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Mongabay, December 10, 2014
      - ▶ HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.html

      - ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


      ▶  PLANET PALM OIL: THE BAIT AND SWITCH OF PALM OIL GIANTS http://sco.lt/9KfyXB

      ▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

      Mongabay, October 14, 2014
      INDIA PLANS HUGE PALM OIL EXPANSION, PUTS FORESTS AT RISK Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetics to processed foods, comes at a huge environmental cost. Between 1990 and 2010, palm oil monocultures replaced over 3.5 million hectares of forest in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This large scale deforestation has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat, best illustrated perhaps by the annihilation of orangutan populations. Moreover, conversion of large peatlands to oil palm plantations releases millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

       http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-gfrn-dasgupta-mizoram-palmoil.html

      The Guardian, October 03, 2014
       ▶ HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://linkis.com/www.theguardian.com/ripPk

      Mongabay, October 09, 2014
       ▶ FOREST FRAGMENTATION'S CARBON BOMB: 736 MILLION TONS C02 ANNUALLY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1009-hance-forest-fragments-crbon.html

      Mongabay, September 26, 2013
       -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html

      Mongabay, September 23, 2014
      ▶  DISSOLVING PULP:  THE THREAT TO INDONESIA'S FORESTS YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF. Pull out some of your favorite items of clothing, check the label, and if you see Rayon, viscose, modal, or tencel among the fabrics it’s made of, you’re wearing a textile made from chemically dissolving pulp. And that could mean you’re wearing forest destruction.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-gfrn-gaworecki-dissolving-pulp.html


                                                          WATCH

                                                  ONE SHORT VIDEO

                          'WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

                                                  http://sco.lt/5moIAT

      Rainforest Alliance
      ▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest


                                       ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

      IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

      The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
      -▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

      Mongabay, August 25, 2014
       -▶ CAN IT BE STOPPED? GHANA'S FORESTS COULD COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR IN LESS THAN 25 YEARS - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0825-gfrn-ogutu-ghana.html

      ▶  THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE?  http://sco.lt/7KU641

      Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
      -▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/


                                    ===================

                                         ORANGUTAN ECOCIDE

                                         ======================


      Mongabay, October 07, 2014
         ▶  MAROONED IN SHRINKING FORESTS, BORNEAN ORANGUTAN HANG ON AS DISASTER LOOMS (PART I)  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1007-gfrn-joshi-bornean-orangutan-1.html


      Mongabay, October 08, 2014
         ▶  HELPING ORANGUTANS SURVIVE:  NEW PROJECT AIM TO CONNECT HABITAT FRAGMENTS IN KALIMANTAN  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-gfrn-joshi-orangutans-2.html


                                                           PHOTO
                                                The EarthTechling Daily
                 A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                                      http://ow.ly/u2pSR

      14 February 2013 - The Guardian

      ▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

      Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation

      Nation of Change, November 11, 2013
      ▶  HOW FOOD WITH PALM OIL IS WIPING OUT ORANGUTANS AND ENSLAVING WORKERS http://www.nationofchange.org/how-food-palm-oil-wiping-out-orangutans-and-enslaving-workers-1384182288

      ▶  MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS LOST IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FIRES  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter

      The Guardian March 28, 2012

      RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING, BURNT ALIVE, AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST - The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire

      ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

       

                                                              FILM

                                                REMEMBERING "GREEN"

      An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                      http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

       "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

      Red Orbit, July 18, 2014
      ▶  ORANGUTAN FOREST PROTECTION STRATEGIES REQUIRE GREATER EFFORT -- BEFORE THEY GO EXTINCT http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113194224/orangutan-forest-conservation-strategies-071814/

                                     =====================

                                                INDONESIA

                                      =====================


                                                           WATCH

             TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

      Mongabay, August 16, 2014
      ▶  INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REITERATE PLAN TO CLEAR 14M ha (28M Acres) OF FOREST BY 2020 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0816-indonesia-deforestation-plan.html

      Mongabay, August 21, 2014
      ▶  FIRES ON DEFORESTED LAND TRIGGER MASSIVE GHG EMISSIONS, HAZE. INDONESIA'S FORESTS SO DAMAGED THEY BURN WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S DROUGHT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0821-deforested-forest-fires-riau.html

      Mongabay, August 11, 2014
      ▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html


                                                     IN PICTURES

                                                ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                         Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
               KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/

      October 10, 2012 - redd-monitor.org

      ▶  OIL PALM PLANTATIONS REPLACING FORESTS IN KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA. A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change confirms that the expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia has come largely at the expense of the country’s forests. Between 1990 and 2010, 90% of oil palm plantations in Kalimantan were established on forested land (47% intact, 22% logged, 21% agroforests).... http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/10/oil-palm-plantations-replacing-forests-in-kalimantan/

      Mongabay, August 11, 2014
      INDONESIA:  ACEH'S LARGEST PEAT SWAMP AT RISK FROM PALM OIL. Oil palm plantations and other developments are threatening Rawa Singkil Wildlife Preserve—Aceh's largest peat swamp, and home to the densest population of Sumatran orangutan in the Leuser Ecosystem http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0810-lbell-singkil-peat-swamp.html


                                               SHORT VIDEO:
                                         SAVING LEUSER. TRIPA

                                            A film by Carlos Quiles

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

      ▶  INDONESIA'S MOCKERY OF PLEDGE TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENABLING PLANTATION COMPANIES TO DESTROY CARBON-RICH PEATLANDS WITH IMMUNITY, A RECENT REPORT REVEALS http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/orangutan-palm-oil.html#cr

      Mongabay, May 25, 2014
       ▶  INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0525-meijaard-wildlife-trade-indonesia.html

      New York Times, October 11, 2013
      ▶  IN INDONESIA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE A DISASTER IN THE MAKING http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/asia/in-indonesia-environmentalists-see-a-disaster-in-the-making.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

      Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012
      - ▶ NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FORESTS WILL REMAIN INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/new-study-slams-indonesias-forest-protection/

      ▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/88hVFx


                                                 AUDIO SLIDESHOW

                                  Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
           INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER FOR THE PLANET
      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow

      ▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/9A1KVt

      ▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY TO STRIP INDONESIAN FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS http://sco.lt/8ZU6k5

      Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

      ▶  AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia


      Der Spiegel, May 02, 2014
      ▶  THE DIRTY BUSINESS OF PALM OIL:  INDONESIAN VILLAGERS DRIVEN FROM VILLAGES IN PALM OIL LAND THEFT http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/indonesian-villagers-driven-from-villages-in-palm-oil-land-theft-a-967198.html

      Mongabay, November 7, 2013

      -▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr


                              CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                        Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                            http://sco.lt/6uQmif


                                                        WATCH

                                       "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

              A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

      ▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

      ▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

      ▶   INDONESIA:  THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

      Greenpeace, October 22, 2013

      ▶  WANT A REASON TO SAVE INDONESIA FROM DEFORESTATION?  HERE'S FOURTEEN OF THEM  http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2013/10/22/the-environmentalist-14-reasons-we-need-to-save-indonesia-from-deforestation/?utm_source=gpusatwitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=forests


                                                            VIDEO

                        SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

      May 25, 2013 The Observer

      ▶  SUMATRAN RAINFOREST WILL MOSTLY DISAPPEAR WITHIN 20 YEARS ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/26/sumatra-borneo-deforestation-tigers-palm-oil

      SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13

      ▶  HOW PALM OIL IS DRIVING THE SUMATRAN TIGER TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION = It’s in your mascara, your laundry detergent and even your Oreo cookies — the world is addicted to palm oil. Indonesia is the largest exporter, but production there comes at a huge cost. Oil-palm plantations have savagely encroached on the nation’s diverse rainforests, and slash-and-burn clearance for new plantations recently engulfed much of Southeast Asia in acrid smog... http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/


                                                  SPECIAL REPORT

                                           June 30, 2013 The Ecologist
                                      PALM OIL'S FORGOTTEN VICTIMS

            SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS SUFFER IN RUSH FOR 'LIQUID IVORY' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1984027/palm_oils_forgotten_victims_sumatran_elephants_suffer_in_rush_for_liquid_ivory.html

      VICE News, July 04, 2014
       ▶ INDONESIA IS KILLING THE PLANET FOR PALM OIL https://news.vice.com/article/indonesia-is-killing-the-planet-for-palm-oil

      Redd-Monitor, December 11, 2013

      ▶  INDONESIA'S RATE OF DEFORESTATION HAS DOUBLED UNDER THE MORATORIUM http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/12/11/indonesias-rate-of-deforestation-has-doubled-under-the-moratorium/

      Mongabay, December 14, 2013
      ▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DEMOLISHES HOMES AND EVICTS VILLAGERS IN WEEK-LONG RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1214-dparker-asiatic-persada-palm-oil-conflict.html

      December 2, 2012 - Mongabay

      INDONESIA LOST 8.8M HA OF FOREST IN THE 2000s, GENERATING 7 BILLION TON OF CO2. Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation could have been reduced by hundreds of millions of tons had a moratorium on new concessions in high carbon forest areas and peatlands been implemented earlier, reported a researcher presenting... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1202-indonesia-ghg-emissions.html#0hG6kD3B6XQl5wRf.02

      Forest Peoples Programme

      ▶  CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO STOP FUNDING DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/pulp-paper/news/2012/11/civil-society-organisations-call-financial-institutions-stop-funding-

      Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
        ▶ AGAIN: INDONESIA'S FOREST, PALM OIL FIRES FEED 'BROWN CLOUD' OF POLLUTION CHOCKING ASIA'S CITIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/23/indonesia-forest-fires-pollution-asia

      Mongabay, November 22, 2013

      ▶  GREENPEACE PHOTOS EXPOSE PALM OIL GIANT'S DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1122-greenpeace-palm-oil-photos.html

                                               =====================


                                            OTHER COUNTRIES

                                                

      AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/5peu1J

      CorpWatch, December 10, 2013

      POLICE OPEN FIRE ON PALM OIL PROTESTERS IN SIERRA LEONE http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15906

      West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014
       ▶ PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA WILL BE “CLEARED” FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/4nrVYn

      Seed Daily, November 19, 2013

       ▶ BRAZILRESEARCHER WARNS AGAINST HIGH EMISSIONS FROM OIL PALM EXPANSION IN BRAZIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Researchers_warn_against_high_emissions_from_oil_palm_expansion_in_Brazil_999.html


                                                        -- WATCH --
                                                     VIDEO REPORT

                        "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"

                                     September 15, 2013 The Real News
      - ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
      http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

      SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENT DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


                                                UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:

      LANGUAGE AND CULTUE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

      The Guardian, December 13, 2013
      ▶  INTERACTIVE: THE WORLD'S REMAINING GREAT FORESTS - The Earth was once covered in ancient forests, 80% of which have been either destroyed or degraded, according to conservationists. Half of that has been in the last 30 years  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2007/dec/13/forests

                                                   =====================

      Mongabay, February 27, 2014

      -▶  PALM OIL'S CLIMATE IMPACT WORSE THAN THOUGHT DUE TO METHANE EMISSION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0227-methane-emissions-palm-oil.html

      Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014

      ▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138

      Mongabay, March 27, 2014
        ▶ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DEMAND FOREST RIGHTS, BLAME LAND GRABS FOR FAILURE TO CURB DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-dparker-palangkaraya-declaration.html?n3ws1ttr


                                                     LAND GRABS:

      HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

      Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

      Rainforest Alliance RAINFOREST FACTS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303


                                                           WATCH

                    THE WORLD'S FORESTS DISAPPEAR ON GOOGLE EARTH

                          Science Report's Time Lapse Maps of Deforestation http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115610/science-reports-time-lapse-maps-deforestation

      - ▶ NO LAND, NO FOOD, NO LIFE http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

      The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

      -▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE?If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

      Guardian, November 27, 2013
      -▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital

      ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013
      -▶   IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm

      June 2, 2013 The Guardian

      HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

      ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

      ▶  ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR


                                                              VIDEO:

      -▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEM, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHT, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B


                                     DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS:

      INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT


      -▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3

      THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/6iIjtx

      -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx

      ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH


      ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR

      ▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

      ▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

      -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3


                                                    ENOUGHNESS

                         WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                               http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

      June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
       ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

      '                   "We have no choice but to change the system"

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625



                          THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                             CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                http://sco.lt/630INt



                                                       WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

      pdjmoo's insight:

         

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      ▶ FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

      ▶ INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

      ▶ VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

      ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

       ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

       ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

      http://intercontinentalcry.org/

      ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

      ▶SCIDEV.NET

      Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

       

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      "ALMA" is a journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the global industrial economy

       

                                                           WATCH

                                                            "ALMA"

      A journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial economy.

      -▶  "ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

      Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.

      A cinematic journey into the world's forests and the industries that are destroying them, this time heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. Here he creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8uVOYQPobzo


      Global Possibilities" April 18, 2015
      -▶  CAN PERU STOP 'ETHICAL CHOCOLATE' FROM DESTROYING THE AMAZON? http://www.globalpossibilities.org/can-peru-stop-ethical-chocolate-from-destroying-the-amazon/


      The Dodo, April 08, 2015
      -▶  ILLEGAL RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION IS ESCALATING TO CATASTROPHIC LEVELS https://www.thedodo.com/community/HBailey/people-protect-what-they-love-1079378478.html


      July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
      ▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/


      Mongabay, January 29, 2015
      -▶  BEEF DRIVES 80% OF AMAZON DEFORESTATION  http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0129-brazil.html


      The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
      -▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation


      Redd Monitor, November 10, 2014
      -▶  OIL PALM SET TO TAKE OVER FROM CATTLE RANCHING AS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO BRAZIL'S AMAZON RAINFOREST?

       http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/11/10/oil-palm-set-to-take-over-from-cattle-ranching-as-the-biggest-threat-to-brazils-amazon-rainforest/


                                                         HIGH STEAKS

                                                    http://sco.lt/5G3rBB


      March 2, 2013 - Guardian Environment

      -▶  LUXURY LEATHER, SUPPLY CHAINS AND AMAZON DEFORESTATION Cattle ranches are threatening the Amazon thanks to our love of luxury leather goods. But, reports Lucy Siegle, Brazil's forests could have an unlikely ally: Gucci ...

       ... the more I see of the (fashion) industry, the more I am convinced the supply chain has become so confused that brands genuinely don't know where their raw materials are from.... Currently the luxury market is the key growth area in the fashion industry, so it's vital that this sector engages with ethical issues.

      "This is the future of quality fashion and credible brands," says Livia Firth. "Taking responsibility for the supply chain from beginning to end. I think that's a beautiful thing."  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/03/luxury-leather-and-amazon-deforestation


      -▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt



      August 26, 2013 Mongabay
      -▶  85% OF BRAZILIAN LEATHER GOES TO MARKETS SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0822-tcs-walker-brazil-cattle.html


      Mongabay, December 18, 2014
      -▶  IMPACTS OF DEFORESTATION ON AMAZONIAN RIVER ECOSYSTEMS COULD BE FAR REACHING. Vast areas of the Amazon forest are being destroyed for agricultural uses, mainly industrial-scale soybean crops, and turned into pasture land for livestock.

      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1218-gfrn-tcs-gaworecki-riparian-deforestation-far-reaching.html


      Rainforest Alliance
      -▶  THE AMAZON'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE CATTLE RANCH: CATTLE THE RIGHT WAY  http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/stories/cattle-and-conservation


      August 23, 2013 Mongabay
      -▶  PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON: DEFORESTATION AND BIODIVERSITY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html


      December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

      -▶  DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02

       

      -▶  BRAZIL DECREE OPENS TRIBAL LANDS TO MINING, DAMS IN 'NATIONAL INTEREST' http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0726-brazil-indigenous-directive.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

       

      Mongabay, May 14, 2014
      ▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. 

      The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
      The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html

       

       

                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT

       

       REPORT: International Rivers: September 2013

      -▶ WORLD BANK, WITH CHINA AND BRAZIL RETURNS TO FUNDING MEGA DAMS http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/world-bank-returns-to-big-dams-8077

       

                                                   VIDEO Documentary
                                                        "DAMOCRACY"

                       Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams    http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html

       

      -▶  WHEN WILL WE LEARN: BRAZIL STATE BANK TO INVEST $11 BILLION IN AMAZON DAM  http://sco.lt/6bEuy9

       

      International Rivers:
      -▶ SILENCED RIVERS: THE ECOLOGY AND POLITICS OF LARGE DAMS http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/silenced-rivers-the-ecology-and-politics-of-large-dams-4043

       

      Environmental Protection, February 01, 2013
      -▶  THE VULNERABILITY OF AMAZON'S FRESH ECOSYSTEMSRiver, lake and wetland ecosystems—encompassing approximately one-fifth of the Amazon basin area—are being increasingly degraded by deforestation, pollution, construction of dams and waterways, and over-harvesting of plant and animal species. http://eponline.com/articles/2013/02/01/the-vulnerability-of-amazons-freshwater-ecosystems.aspx

       

                                                                   VIDEO

       THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/63ewyH

       

       Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
      -▶  OIL INDUSTRY 'DEVASTATING' FOR AMAZON COMMUNITIES, WARNS UN RAPPORTEUR - James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest
       http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/oil-industry-amazon-communities-un-rapporteur

       

                                                             VIDEO

                           INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                   A Pending Corporate Oil Plunder

                                               http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

       

       ▶ IS UN 'REDD A FAILURE? INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN PANAMA WAIT FOR UN REDD TO MEET PROMISES  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0830-hance-panama-indigenous-redd.html#


                                                       WATCH

                                       "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

              A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

       

      Redd Monitor

      GAS EXTRACTION AND UN-REDD IN PERU http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/14/gas-extraction-and-redd-in-peru-you-cant-have-your-cake-and-eat-it/#more-13489

       

       Forest Peoples Programme

      'REDD' AND THE GREEN LAND GRAB IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON http://www.forestpeoples.org/faceted_search/results/The%20return%20of%20fortress%20conservation%3A%20REDD%20and%20the%20green%20land%20grab%20in%20the%20Peruvian%20Amazon

       

                            SO MUCH FOR UN-REDD AND REDD PLUS

                                              http://sco.lt/94vpdR

       

                                                       ENOUGHNESS 

                      WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                   http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

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      An Multi-Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction. http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

       GREEN has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

       

       

      14 February 2013 - The Guardian

      -▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

      Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation

       

      May 25, 2013 The Observer

      -▶  SUMATRAN RAINFOREST WILL MOSTLY DISAPPEAR WITHIN 20 YEARS WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/26/sumatra-borneo-deforestation-tigers-palm-oil

       

      -▶  PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

       


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      VIDEO: Foreign Corporations Destroying Ecosystems, Indigenous Livelihoods, Nullifying Land Rights - Creating Dependency and Poverty on Global Scale


       Mongabay, May 14, 2014
      ▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
      The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html



      DW.DE April 14, 2014
      ▶  HOW NEPAL'S COMMUNITY FORESTS FIGHT POVERTY AND DEFORESTATION  http://www.dw.de/global-ideas-tourism-wildlife-conservation-biodiversity/a-18379931


                                                        VIDEO REPORT

                                    "WE ARE LIKE THE WALKING DEAD"

       Latin American Indigenous Groups Decry Corporate Destruction of Land http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27977-we-are-like-the-walking-dead-latin-american-indigenous-groups-decry-corporate-destruction-of-land


      First Peoples Worldwide 
      ▶  NEW STUDY FINDS 94% OF U.S. EXTRACTIVE COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY IMPACTSINDIGENOUS RIGHTS RISK REPORT  Recent community backlash against the Keystone XL pipeline, Indigenous protests against oil and gas concession auctions in Ecuador and Peru, and violent resource conflicts in Indonesia have all exposed extractive companies’ poor community engagement practices – and companies are doing nothing about it.  http://firstpeoples.org/wp/new-study-finds-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts/


      REDD-Monitor, April 14, 2015
      ▶  NORWAY HANDS OVER US$80 MILLION TO INCREASE DEFORESTATION IN GUYANA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2015/04/14/norway-hands-over-us80-million-to-increase-deforestation-in-guyana/

       

                                  CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                         Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                                http://sco.lt/6uQmif


                                                    VIDEO (5:21)

                             LIFE, LAND AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA

      In Kalangala, Uganda, John Muniishya woke up one day to find bulldozers clearing his land to plant oil palms. Land Grabs in Uganda
                                       https://vimeo.com/40766520



       Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013
      -▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION. For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761


       

                                                        FEATURED VIDEO
                                                 Mongabay, March 19, 2014
      INDIGENOUS TRIBE FACES LOGGERS, RANGERS, AND MURDER IN BID TO SAVE THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0319-hance-wounaan-one-video.html?n3ws1ttr


      June 18, 2013 Business Insider

      ▶  INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMPANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU


      WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j


      -▶ VIOLENCE, ILLEGAL LOGGING DRIVES UNCONTACTED DRIVES OF BRAZIL OUT OF FOREST http://sco.lt/56ArZJ


       -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt


      The Ecologist, October 05, 2014
      ▶  AN AUSTRALIAN MINING COMPANY'S $300 MILLION ATTACK ON EL SALVADOR'S WATER. "This lawsuit is a direct attack against the sovereignty and legitimate right of the Salvadoran population to reject an industry that is a threat to our lives." http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2562735/a_mining_companys_300_million_attack_on_el_salvadors_water.html


                                                               VIDEO:

                              INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                 http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


                  June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

                           '"We have no choice but to change the system"
      -▶  LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

       

      Reuters, July 11, 2014
      ▶  UPDATE: CANADA COURT RULES AGAINST ABORIGINAL GROUP ON GRANTING CORPORATE FORESTRY LICENSES ON TRADITIONAL NATIVE LAND http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/canada-forestry-idUSL2N0PM0R920140711

       

       Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
       -▶ NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISH.  More than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world.  http://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaraguas-mayagna-people-rainforest-vanish-24439/

       

      InterContinental Cry, February 20, 2014

       -▶ PANAMA:  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FACE IMMINENT EVICTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/groups-appeal-un-halt-imminent-forced-evictions-indigenous-ngobe-community/

      The indigenous Ngöbe community faces imminent forced eviction from their land for the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam project in western Panama. The eviction would force them from their land, which provides their primary sources of food and water, means of subsistence, and culture..http://intercontinentalcry.org/panama-indigenous-communities-face-eviction-22239/


       -▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN LAND GRAB GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH


                                                          LAND GRABS

      HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/96H2yv

       

                                           UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS : ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

       

                                                           VIDEO

                                           "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
          CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                      An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

       

      National Post, March 21, 2014
       -▶  AS BURMA OPENS A PRISTINE 'LOST WORLD; OF 800 ISLANDS IN MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, ENVIRONMENT, INDIGENOUS CULTURES UNDER THREAT http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/21/as-burma-opens-itself-to-the-world-the-pristine-lost-world-of-800-islands-in-the-mergui-archipelago-is-under-threat/

       

      PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD


       -▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY WORKING WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AND #REDD TO STRIP FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS AND INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://sco.lt/7T4gfR


      June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org
      -▶  EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248



      -▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


       -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

       

        -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P


       -▶   “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


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                                                          VIDEOS

       

      -▶  **** ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" - LIVELIHOODS AND LAND RIGHTS STRIPPED AWAY http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

       

      -▶  **** LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI http://sco.lt/7fjscz

       

      -▶   **** THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/5Vb0gj

       

      -▶  **** PHILIPPINES: OIL PALM EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

       

      -▶  **** MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF




       June 22, 2013 Spring Returning
      -▶  PANAMA: "THEY LIED TO US" PRISTINE INDIGENOUS COASTAL LAND IN PANAMA SOLD TO FOREIGN DEVELOPERS  http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

       

      Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

      -▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

       

       Mongabay, November 7, 2013

      -▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

       

      -▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/8TkGjh

       

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