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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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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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Forests and climate change | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
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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/

 

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

 

 

May 9, 2013 Reuters
WOMEN ARE 'KEY DRIVERS' IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION http://www.trust.org/item/20130509115923-g3z4e/?source=shtw

 

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

 

 May 25, 2013 Guardian Environment - John Vidal
INDONESIA: RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS LAST STRONG HOLD AND INDIGENOUS LANDS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/26/tigers-stronghold-sumatra-poachers

 

May 20, 2013 Rainforest Portal - ACTION ALERT:

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

 

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

 

May 15, 2013 Mongabay
RAINFOREST TRIBE URGES NORWEGIAN KING TO RECALL ENERGY EXECUTIVE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0513-penan-target-norway-king.html

 

 “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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Planet How Biodiversity Could Save Your Life

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

HuffPost Green, March 22, 2015
HEALTHY FORESTS MEAN A HEALTHY FUTURE FOR US ALL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-abusow/healthy-forests-mean-a-healthy-future-for-all-of-us_b_6904722.html?utm_hp_ref=green


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


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


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


 ▶ 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


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


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


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


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


 

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


 

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


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


MongaBay, March 17,2015
NEW REPORT CONNECTS HUMAN HEALTH TO BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0317-force-biodiversity-health.html


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/



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



April 22, 2012 National Geographic

▶ SAVING LIVES, LIVELIHOODS AND LIVES

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

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


                                                      WATCH

                       AWESOME!  BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                       Vancouver Film School

                                           http://sco.lt/5dcRur


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


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

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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

 

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

 

Mongabay, May 08, 2014

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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

 

 

                                                -- WATCH --

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



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



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


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

 


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

 


May 29, 2013 Seed Daily

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

 

OSLO (Reuters) - May 27, 2013

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

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

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

 

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


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


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


 

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

 

                 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/

 

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

 

August 14, 2012 Science Daily

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


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


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


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

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                http://sco.lt/630INt


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


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



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


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

 



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


 May 7, 2013

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



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


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


                                                          WATCH:

                                  FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                     A World Without Amphibians

                                              http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

 THICH NHAT HANH:

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

 

 

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

 

 

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


                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                    -- THIS TIME WITH MEANING

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm



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


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


 

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



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

 

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

 

 allAfrica.com, December 15, 2013
TANZANIA:  GOING GREEN IN FIGHTING AGAINST POVERTY THE relationship between poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation http://allafrica.com/stories/201312160255.html?viewall=1

 

 August 26, 2013 Yale Environment 360
ON A REMOTE ISLAND, LESSONS IN HOW ECOSYSTEMS FUNCTION
 http://e360.yale.edu/feature/on_a_remote_island_lessons__in_how_ecosystems_function/2683/

 

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

 

August 19, 2013 Yale Environment 360

BRINGING BACK THE NIGHT: THE FIGHT AGAINST LIGHT POLLUTION http://e360.yale.edu/feature/bringing_back_the_night_the__fight_against_light_pollution/2681/


 

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

 

29 April, 2013 Planet Ark
PLANTS SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE BY FORMING CLOUD SUNSHADE: STUDY http://planetark.org/wen/68527

 

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

 

WHAT'S BAD ABOUT TREE PLANTATIONS?  http://sco.lt/4iLDeL

 

                  A Must see VIDEO for all - Geneticist David Suzuki:

                "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                          http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 

 

 ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/99tRI1

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                              KQED Quest

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

 

 

 August 13, 2013 Scientific American
IMPERFECT APART: GIANT TORTOISES AND BAOBAB TREES http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/08/13/giant-tortoises-baobab-trees/

 

SAVE THE FROG, SAVE OURSELVES - The Incredible Role Of Frogs in Our Biosystems http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0904-frog_editorial.html?fbfnpg

 

SAVE THE BEES, SAVE ME http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=SAVE+THE+BEES

 

 

                                                        WATCH

                         300 YEAR OLD FOOD FOREST IN VIETNAM

Built on 2 acres of land and still functioning well in the same family 28 generations later http://sco.lt/8avJaL

 

                                                     GR8 VIDEO -

                                                        AWHAR

RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ - FULL EPISODE

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                           INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                              A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                             http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


                                               ENOUGHNESS 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

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


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


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

 

May 10, 2013

MARCH TOWARD DISASTER: WORLD HITS 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE' http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

 



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


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

 

 

12 MOST AMAZING TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS OF STARS, LANDSCAPES AND URBAN SCENES http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/12-most-amazing-time-lapse-videos-stars-landscapes-and-urban-scenes/page/2/#slide-top


 

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



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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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


                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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



                                                   WATCH

                                                 "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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




 


 

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


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


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


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


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

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Do Your Cookies and Shampoo Contain "Deforestation?"

Do Your Cookies and Shampoo Contain "Deforestation?" | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

  ▶ DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? Forests are being cleared at an alarming rate to make room for new palm oil plantations. ...http://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/petition/UnionOfConcernedScientists-Deforestation


BACKSTORY: Thousands of Orangutans have become "collateral" damage as a result of the corporate palm oil destruction of natural rainforests in which all life and biodiversity is lost as they ravage the terrain for the profits from the burgeoning demand of palm oil.  Below is an indepth look at the terrible price we are paying in the rush by corporations to destroy our forests for palm oil plantations


                                            ANIMATED VIDEO
                                                 Green Peace
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL IN ONE SHORT VIDEO
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


                                                    WATCH

                  "THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN"  ~ Full Episode

                                          http://sco.lt/5oUaVV


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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


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


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


One Green Planet

▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY PALM OIL? THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY PALM OIL INDUSTRY IS IRREVERSIBLE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/


One Green Planet, September 24, 2014
ARE YOU EATING THE ORANGUTAN INTO EXTINCTION? The orangutan has lost 90 percent of their habitat in the past 20 years.
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-the-orangutan-into-extinction/


The Dodo, March 17, 2015
YOUR SHAMPOO MAY SOON BE NICER TO ORANGUTANS.  HERE'S WHY https://www.thedodo.com/orangutans-palm-oil-king-business-boycott-1046482375.html


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


Rainforest Action Network
THE MANY INGREDIENT NAMES FOR PALM OIL: PALM OIL'S DIRTY SECRET: http://understory.ran.org/2011/09/22/palm-oils-dirty-secret-the-many-ingredient-names-for-palm-oil-or-what-ingredients-contain-palm-oil/

                                                INFOGRAPHS

                                    TriplePundit, March 13, 2014 -
  ▶ IS DEFORESTATION THE SECRET INGREDIENT IN YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/palm-oil-driven-deforestation-secret-ingredient-favorite-products/


PRODUCTS CONTAINING PALM OIL - SAVE THE RAINFOREST.  SAVE THE ORANGUTAN. http://a-z-animals.com/palm-oil/products/


Dodo, December 05, 2014
YOUR SOAP BAR IS KILLING ENDANGERED ORANGUTANS.

In a tragic scene, a dying orangutan was found lying in Borneo with 40 air rifle pellets in her body, 10 of them in her head. Her arms and legs were broken and, despite the best efforts of medics, she died on Thursday.

The orangutan had been living on the fringes of a palm oil plantation, a farm that produces oil used in many packaged foods. It’s also in lipsticks, soaps, biodiesel and countless other products. The plantations are notorious for conflict with orangutans, because they usually set up shop in the heart of orangutan habitat. And, according to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, the group that tried to rescue the female orangutan, palm oil plantations have been known to provoke similar incidents all over Indonesia. https://www.thedodo.com/orangutan-killed-borneo-palm-860568193.html


NPR THE SALT, February 21, 2014
▶  HOW TRACING THE OIL IN YOUR POP-TARTS MAY HELP SAVE RAIN FORESTS AND THEIR ECOSYSTEMS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/20/280257631/how-tracing-the-oil-in-your-pop-tarts-may-help-save-rainforests

 

 Business Green, December 24, 2013

 ▶ HOW SUSTAINABLE IS YOUR MINCE PIE (AND ITS PALM OIL) http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2320494/how-sustainable-is-your-mince-pie-and-its-palm-oil

 

March 14, 2013 The Ecologist

▶  PALM OIL: THE HIDDEN INGREDIENT CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/home/1273788/palm_oil_the_hidden_ingredient_causing_an_ecological_disaster.html

 

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

 

January 22, 2013 International Business Times

▶  RED PALM OIL TOUTED BY DR. OZ AS A DIET MIRACLE COULD LEAD TO 'WAR ON ORANGUTANS' http://www.ibtimes.com/red-palm-oil-touted-dr-oz-diet-miracle-could-lead-war-orangutans-1032416


                                                     VIDEO:  
                                        Rainforest Action Group
                  "LAST STAND FOR THE ORANGUTAN" - PALM OIL

                                            http://ran.org/palm-oil


Care2, November 23, 2012

▶  HOW TO STOP BUYING PALM OIL AND HELP SAVE THE ORANGUTANS AND RAINFORESTS http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-to-stop-buying-palm-oil-and-help-save-the-orangutans.html


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                                           PLANET PALM OIL

                     The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                         http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


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SAY NO TO PALM OIL: WHAT IS PALM OIL?  http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/palm-oil.php

 

                                                     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

 

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


                                                       WATCH

                    Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

              REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                            http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


                                        “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL

                          SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


June 30, 2013 The Ecologist
▶  DON'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD - IT COULD BE KILLING ELEPHANTS  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1985948/dont_turn_a_blind_eye_to_whats_in_your_food_it_could_be_killing_elephants.html

 

                                            ---- 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

 


TIMEWorld, October 31, 2013

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/

 

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


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

 

A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/89sJ5V

 

                                                WATCH CLIP #2 :

▶ ***** CONSUMERISM AND DEFORESTATION IN BORNEO  @BBCEarth http://ow.ly/d4hv8


                                                   WATCH

▶ ***** SHOOTING ORANGUTANS, PART TWO, BBC ORANGUTAN DIARIES  - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeOSzhtBVms&feature=youtube_gdata

 

                                                    WATCH:

▶ ***** BBC EARTH TV:  ORANGUTAN DIARY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTdVR-G1B5Q

 

*****From BBCEarth TV:

Steve Leonard and the team at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation help Mama Abut and her baby, found starving in an oil palm plantation. With help from the foundation, both mother and baby are nursed back to health with the aim to release them back into their natural habitat. Great clip from series two of BBC natural history series Orangutan Diaryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LK4gfzOIZo&feature=youtube_gdata#

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


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  CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY AND 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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Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest - Awe & Wonder of Nature

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest - Awe & Wonder of Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Today, at a time of multiple crises, we need to move away from thinking of nature as dead matter to valuing her biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature herself is the best teacher.,, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/vandana-shiva-everything-i-need-to-know-i-learned-in-the-forest

 

WATCH: The Future of Food-Part 2 Vandana Shiva http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:B8xKrZ_sr-UJ:www.foxnews.com/health/2012/12/06/genetically-modified-foods-what-need-to-know/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 

WATCH: A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

 

Vandana Shiva: Corporate monopoly of seeds must end http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2920670940/vandana-shiva-corporate-monopoly-of-seeds-must-end

 

 

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A VERY IMPORTANT VIDEO - Who Gave Us the Right? "Green - Death of the Forests" (:45min)

A VERY IMPORTANT VIDEO - Who Gave Us the Right?  "Green - Death of the Forests" (:45min) | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

“If we never look at the consequences of our behavior, we can always maintain the illusion of our competence. ." Dietrich Dörner

 

Via: AL JAZEERA "WITNESS" Expose

Green is an unusual film. It contains no narrative or dialogue and yet helps us understand complex commodity chains. It is both a hard hitting portrayal of the causes and consequences of deforestation in Indonesia, and a film which captures the tranquillity and calm of wild nature.  The film takes viewers on an emotional journey, following Green's final days and revealing the devastating impact of fulfilling unbridled consumerism thru logging, land-clearing and palm oil plantations.

Stunning images of the natural world and its biodiversity are counter-pointed with scenes of their destruction and the resulting loss of all life in the forest. NOTE: This film contains upsetting scenes including cruelty to animals.

OFFICIAL FILM WEBSITE: http://www.greenthefilm.com/

Producers BLOG for Educational Purposes: http://studyinggreen.wordpress.com/

 

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VIRUNGA: Gorilla habitat in Rwanda Under Threat By Big Oil and Deforestation

 Mashable, February 20, 2015
-▶ OSCAR HOPEFUL "VIRUNGA' IS AMMO AGAINST BIG OIL FOR BATTERED PARK LOVERS
http://mashable.com/2015/02/20/virunga-oscar-hopeful/


                                                     WATCH
                               "VIRUNGA" - Official Trailer 2014
Funded by Howard G Buffett, CEO The Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Virunga is the incredible documentary about the brave individuals risking their lives to save Africa’s oldest national park http://virungamovie.com/


                                              VIDEO (3:15)

                         DW (English), December 02, 2011

GORILLA HABITAT IN RWANDA'S VIRUNGA FORESTS UNDER THREAT

Gorilla habitat in Rwanda Rwanda's verdant Virunga forests are home to rare mountain gorillas. Their habitat however is critically endangered. New projects seek to protect the primates and improve life for local communities.,, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNnRTKLV29c&feature=youtu.be 


Treehugger, February 17, 2015
-▶ THE DOCUMENTARY THAT COULD SAVE AFRICA'S OLDEST NATIONAL PARK  http://www.treehugger.com/conservation/documentary-could-save-africas-oldest-national-park.html


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

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


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


One Green Planet, January 08, 2015
-▶ OIL EXPLOITERS:  KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF VIRUNGA, AFRICA'S OLDEST NATIONAL PARK  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/oil-explorers-keep-your-hands-off-virunga-africas-oldest-national-park/


 World Wildlife Fund, December 16, 2013
-▶  LOCAL PRESSURE MOUNTS AGAINST BIG OIL EXPLOITATION IN NATIONAL PARK IN VIRUNGA http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=213312&


Guardian, October 5, 2013
-▶  AFRICAN GORILLAS UNDER THREAT FROM BIG OIL SURVEY http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/06/africa-gorillas-threat-oil-survey


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


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                                                    VIDEO         
                                GORILLAS IN THE CROSSFIRE
                            http://vimeo.com/111433177

    

                                                      WATCH
                       SOME PLACES ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR -

                                   VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK

                             http://www.youtube.com/user/gorillacd



The Independent, September 06, 2014
BRITISH OIL GIANT ACCUSED OF BRIBERY IN TUSSLE OVER AFRICA'S OLDEST NATIONAL PARK. Soco International has been conducting studies on whether it is feasible to drill for oil in Lake Edward in Virunga, the Unesco world heritage site made famous by Dian Fossey and the movie Gorillas in the Mist.   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/british-oil-giant-accused-of-bribery-in-tussle-over-africas-oldest-national-park-9710277.html


New York Time, November 15, 2014

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo

OIL DISPUTE TAKES A PAGE FROM CONGO'S BLOODY PAST http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/world/oil-dispute-takes-a-page-


WWF, February 14, 2014
-▶  A MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN FIGHT TO STOP OIL EXPLORATION IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK http://worldwildlife.org/stories/a-major-step-forward-in-fight-to-stop-oil-exploration-in-virunga-national-park


Mother Nature Network, November 05, 2014

'VIRUNGA' REVEALS PARADISE IN PERIL  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/virunga-reveals-paradise-in-peril

 

                                                   FILM TRAILER

                                     The Dodo, September 10, 2014
CAN ONE DOCUMENTARY SAVE THE LAST OF THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN VIRUNGA? https://www.thedodo.com/can-one-documentary-save-the-l-713438983.html


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

from-congos-bloody-past.html?_r=0

                               

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France24, April 17, 2014
-▶ THE CHIEF WARDEN OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO'S VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, EMMA NUEL DE MERODE HAS BEEN SHOT DEAD IN AN AMBUSH http://www.france24.com/en/20140416-virunga-merode-national-park-shot-congo-kivu-drc/


 Yale Environment 360, January 08, 2013
-▶  THE PERILS AND REWARDS OF PROTECTING CONGO'S GORILLAS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_perils_and_rewards_of_protecting_congos_gorillas/2607/

 

                                            VIDEO TED TALK
           A STORY OF CONFLICT RENEWAL AND HOPE IN VIRUNGA
                                       Emmanuel De Merode
Please take a moment to listen to Emmanuel’s passionate words about his vision for Virunga and its animals via @BenAffleck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhnGzaEOE34#t=616


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

 

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    PRIMATOLOGIST WARNS OF POSSIBLE GREAT APE EXTINCTION

                                              http://sco.lt/7zDhMf


                                                     WATCH
                     FIGHT TO SAVE VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2013/oct/15/anna-friel-stephen-poliakoff-wwf-virunga-national-park-video



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


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Treehugger, March 4, 2013

-▶  NEARLY 3,000 WILD GREAT APES STOLEN EACH YEAR

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


                                                        VIDEO

                               Africa Geographic, February 27, 2014
-▶  VIDEO OF A TOUCHING CHIMP RELEASE FROM JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE'S CHIMP REHAB CENTER IN THE CONGO
http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/videos/video-of-a-touching-chimp-release/


World Widlife Fund - PHOTOS
-▶  5 GORILLA FACT YOU SHOULD KNOW http://worldwildlife.org/stories/7-gorilla-facts-you-should-know

 

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


-▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/66Lk8n


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


                                                     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



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


 

                                                       VIDEO

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


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

 

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



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


                              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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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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Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse EBOLA

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

July 23, 2013 Science Daily

HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE

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

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


Science Daily, May 11, 2012
-▶  ABSENCE OF ELEPHANTS AND RHINOCEROSES REDUCE BIODIVERSITY IN TROPICAL FORESTS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120511101347.htm


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


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


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


Focusing on Wildlife, November 23, 2014
 ▶ 'GUNS KILL TREES TOO' : OVERHUNTING RAISES EXTINCTION THREAT FOR TREES  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/guns-kill-trees-too-overhunting-raises-extinction-threat-for-trees/


JSTOR, December 30, 2014
 ▶ OVERHUNTING CAN KILL FORESTS, TOO  http://daily.jstor.org/overhunting-can-kill-forests/


Mongabay, November 10, 2014
-▶ HUMAN INFECTIONS BY ' MONKEY MALARIA' INCREASING AS FORESTS DISAPPEAR  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1109-lbell-monkey-malaria-spreading.html


Science/AAAS, November 03, 2014
-▶ DEFORESTATION RELEASES DEADLY MALARIA PARASITE

 http://news.sciencemag.org/sifter/2014/11/deforestation-releases-deadly-malaria-parasite?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&utm_source=eloqua


                                                       PHOTO

EBOLA EXISTED AT LOW LEVELS IN INTACT RAINFORESTS ONLY EMERGING AS OVER-POPULATION WIDELY DESTROYED AND BEGAN EATING BUSHMEAT  https://twitter.com/EcoInternet/status/523296942961340417/photo/1


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


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                                                   EBOLA

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SustainableBusiness.com, October 22, 2014
-▶ THE EBOLA-DEFORESTATION CONNECTION. "As the forests disappeared, so too did the buffer separating humans from animals - and from the pathogens that animals harbor," says Vanity Fair. http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25968


EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
-▶  EBOLA IS ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


                                                         VIDEO

                                     France 24, October 08, 2014
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS BREAKS OUT DEEP IN RAINFOREST  http://www.france24.com/en/20141008-video-msf-ebola-outbreak-drc-rainforest-lokolia-congo/


IUCN, October 08, 2014
▶  EBOLA OUTBREAK HIGHLIGHTS CRITICAL LINKS BETWEEN BIODIVERSITY LOSS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://www.iucn.org/?18439/Ebola-outbreak-highlights-critical-links-between-biodiversity-loss-and-human-health-says-IUCNs-Wildlife-Health-Specialist-Group



CIFOR Forests News Blog, September 02, 2014
-▶ EBOLA AND BUSHMEAT IN AFRICA:  Q&A WITH LEADING RESEARCHER  http://blog.cifor.org/23924/ebola-and-bushmeat-in-africa-qa-with-leading-researcher


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

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


Guardian, October 10, 2014
▶  EBOLA:  EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS TO ASSESS RISK OF BUSHMEAT TO EU COUNTRIES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/ebola-bushmeat-risk-europe-food-safety-expert-assessment


The Ecologist, October 29, 2014
-▶ OIL PALM EXPLOSION DRIVING WEST AFRICA'S EBOLA OUTBREAK http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2612900/oil_palm_explosion_driving_west_africas_ebola_outbreak.html


Guardian, October 28, 2014
-▶ EBOLA IS A PRODUCT OF DESTRUCTIVE AND EXPLOITIVE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/28/ebola-africa-symptom-failing-economic-system-west-deforestation


Science 2.0 October 17, 2014
▶ EBOLA:  BATS GET A BAD RAP WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING DISEASES:  BATS AS BUSH MEAT http://www.science20.com/the_conversation/ebola_bats_get_a_bad_rap_when_it_comes_to_spreading_diseases-147104


The Ecologist, October 23, 2014
-▶ EBOLA:  DON'T BLAME THE BATS !! http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606208/ebola_dont_blame_the_bats.html


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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


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


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


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


                                            --- WATCH --

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

              REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                       DON'T MISS THIS

                                      http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


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


             THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES

                                          AND MUST CEASE

                                              http://sco.lt/6iIjtx


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


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




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


 

                                            --- WATCH ---

                                                  PBS Nature

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

                                        http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                       Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

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

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





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


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


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

 

May 29, 2013 Seed Daily

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


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


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


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


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


                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

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



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


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                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                ONE WORLD, ONE HUMANITY, ONE ENVIRONMENT http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

                  WHY BUSINESS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE

                                         http://sco.lt/7D9Av3


 

                                                   PHOTOS: 

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

 


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


 

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



                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                      http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

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


March 7, 2013 - Science Haven

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



 ▶  LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


 

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


 

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

 

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


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

 

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


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


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


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


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

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Monsanto GMO trees devastate forest ecosystems creating a poisoned, biological desert

Monsanto GMO trees devastate forest ecosystems creating a poisoned, biological desert | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                  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

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                                            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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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.

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Can saving forests help feed the world?

Can saving forests help feed the world? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 28, 2013 Mongabay

CAN SAVING FORESTS HELP FEED THE WORLD?

As world population climbs from 7 to a projected 9 billion people and emerging and developing economies demand ever more of the food and fiber that drive deforestation, many environmentalists ask with increasing urgency whether and how tropical forests can survive. But the question may actually be whether and how the world’s increasing, and increasingly rich, population can be fed unless tropical forests survive.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-swf2013-schwartzman.html#wJLZX6OV82fltE8q.99

 

 

La Via Campesina, March 26, 2014

- ▶ INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO DEFINE FORESTS BY THEIR TRUE MEANING. 

“FAO’s forest definition needs to reflect the cultural wealth that forests represent. The present definition only helps to hide this diversity, rather strengthening a set of false solutions and privatization trends, as well as activities that create negative impacts in the communities that depend on forests”.

For these people who depend on forests, non-timber forest products like fruits, seeds and medicinal plants have a huge importance, as well as fishing, hunting and also agriculture.

“Peasants in forest areas traditionally practice agriculture based on knowledge transmitted over many generations, conserving, not destroying forests. Forests are fundamental for peasants to guarantee their food sovereignty. We oppose the increasing commodification of natural resources like forests, pushed by TNCs and mechanisms like REDD. Forests are crucial to maintain the ecosystem and therefore the farmers' livelihoods”, explains Henry Saragih from the largest global peasant organization La Via Campesina.

One of the most perverse aspects of the present FAO forest definition is the fact that it includes industrial tree monocultures. According to Teresa Perez of the World Rainforest Movement, “these large-scale industrial tree plantations have expanded four times in the past 20 years in the global South and now account for tens of millions of hectares. The result has been deforestation and many other negative impacts for indigenous, other traditional and peasant populations like loss of territory, water and biodiversity”... (more)  http://www.viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/biodiversity-and-genetic-resources-mainmenu-37/1574-international-campaign-to-define-forests-by-their-true-meaning

 

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

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

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

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

                                                     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

 

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

 

                                            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

 

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Study: World's Mighty Giants Dying off at Alarming Rate

Study: World's Mighty Giants Dying off at Alarming Rate | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
December 11, 2012
The world's biggest and oldest living trees are disappearing and will never be replaced, according to a new review of global ecosystems. The world's mighty trees are dying off faster than ever before, a new study reports. (Photo: henryalien / Flickr) The study, published last week in the journal Science, found that trees between 100 and 300 years old are dying off at an alarming rate.... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/12/11-7
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Elders of the Forests 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

 

Our Place in the World: The Worldwide Vulnerability of Forests http://forhumanliberation.blogspot.com/2012/11/960-worldwide-vulnerability-of-forests.html

 

WATCH: "MOTHER TREE" - VIDEO - How Do Trees Communicate? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate

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Elders of the Forests Disappearing Worldwide -Irreplaceable habitat for many animals.

Elders of the Forests Disappearing Worldwide -Irreplaceable habitat for many animals. | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

December 5, 2012 - Our Amazing Planet

 -▶ BIG TREES IN DECLINE

These elders of the forest do many things that smaller, younger trees cannot; for example, providing homes for many types of animals, providing space for other plants to grow in tropical rainforests and producing large amounts of seeds that serve as food for other animals and replenish tree populations, according to the study, published today (Dec. 6) in the journal Science. Old trees also store an enormous amount of carbon and... http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3856-big-trees-in-decline.html



       GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORLD'S OLDEST TREES AT NIGHT

                                   http://onemorepost.com/oldest-trees/


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


SIFY News, January 07, 2011

-▶ UN: WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION 'We are losing our biodiversity thousand times faster than natural extinction, leading to widespread and irreversible loss of natural ecosystem. The stakes could not be higher, what we do, or fail to do, over the next 10 years will influence the well-being and prosperity of billions of people for generation to come,'
http://www.sify.com/news/world-losing-biodiversity-at-unprecedented-rate-un-news-national-lbhpEhbfcaf.html


    December 14, 2012 Mongabay

-▶ WORLD'S MIGHTY AMAZON GIANTS DISAPPEARING AT ALARMING RATE:   found in a genetic study published in the December 2012 edition of Ecology and Evolution.... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1214-amazon-tree-age.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Mongabay, August 26, 2014
 -▶  HOW DO WE SAVE THE WORLD'S VANISHING OLD-GROWTH FORESTS? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0826-hance-primary-forest-policy.html


Science Daily:

-▶ WORLD'S BIG TREES ARE DYING: ALARMING INCREASE IN DEATH RATES AMONG TREES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121206162519.htm


Mongabay, August 07, 2014
 -▶  OLD-GROWTH TREES STORE HALF RAINFOREST CARBON - DISAPPEARING FAST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0807-big-trees-biomass.html


-▶  STUDY: WORLD'S MIGHTY GIANTS DYING OFF AT ALARMING RATE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3690136289/study-world-s-mighty-giants-dying-off-at-alarming-rate


Mongabay, January 27, 2015
 -▶  SCIENTISTS CALL ON OBAMA TO STOP CLEAR CUTTING LOGGING IN OLD GROWTH FORESTS IN ALASKA'S TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0127-tongass-old-growth-forest-logging.html


                  GMO FORESTS DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS

                             CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

                                      http://sco.lt/52lFDN


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/


-▶ TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - EVERYTHING IS INTERCONNECTED  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995362264/tree-health-linked-with-human-health-our-interconnected-lives


                                            -- WATCH --

               "MOTHER TREE" HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

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


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



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


Discovery News

-▶ DO FEWER TREES MEAN MORE DEATH? http://news.discovery.com/earth/plants/do-fewer-trees-mean-more-death-130118.htm


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


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


The Guardian
'▶  WAR AND PEACE - AND WAR AGAIN?  THE BATTLE FOR AUSTRALIAN TASMANIAN'S ANCIENT FORESTS. For 30 years activists and loggers fought over the future of Tasmania’s old-growth forests. Finally, in 2012, came a historic peace deal. But on 2 September the state’s newly elected Liberal government tore it up. So what next for both sides? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/-sp-tasmanian-forestry-peace-deal


The Conversation, May 26, 2013
- ▶ AUSTRALIA:  VICTORIAN LAW CHANGE ABANDONS NATIVE FORESTS TO CORPORATE LOGGERS -- FOR PURE PROFIT http://theconversation.com/victorian-law-change-abandons-native-forests-to-loggers-14113


                                                 IN PICTURES

Sad pics of loggers in 1915 cutting down the giant California Redwoods, destroying all life within them. These trees were over a 1,000 years old and have a life span of between 1,200 and 1,800 years http://ow.ly/BFsr8


August 23, 2013 Care2Causes
-▶ U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa


RT News, August 18, 2014
'▶  TINY INDIAN VILLAGE MAKES FINAL STAND AGAINST COAL GIANTS WANTING TO CLEAR ANCIENT FOREST FOR MINING PROJECT. Research by Greenpeace India shows that there are 54 villages that are dependent on the Mahan forest for their livelihood.

“The Mahan coal mine is not only placing the climate at risk, but will also destroy the livelihoods of thousands of people who depend on the Mahan forest for survival,” said Priya Pillai from the NGO.

http://www.rtcc.org/2014/08/18/tiny-indian-village-makes-final-stand-against-coal-giants/


                                                      WATCH:

                                 TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST

      THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/63qBIv


Forest.Org Dec.6. 2012:

-▶ END TO GREEN-WASH OF CANADIAN OLD-GROWTH LOGGING - Thanks to GreenPeace http://forests.org/blog/2012/12/release-victory-as-ecological.asp



Mongabay, January 26, 2012

 -▶  BIG TREES, LIKE THE OLD-GROWTH FORESTS THEY INHABIT, ARE DECLINING GLOBALLY  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0126-big_trees.html


Mongabay:

-▶ GLOBAL DECLINE OF BIG TREES IN OLD-GROWTH FORESTS WORRYING, argue scientists http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1206-big-old-trees.html

 

 Pew Environment Trust

-▶ A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE USA OLD-GROWTH TREASURES  http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/a-rare-opportunity-to-save-old-growth-treasures-85899434591


 -▶  WHY ARE OLD TREES DISAPPEARING? http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1305830--why-are-old-trees-disappearing



 -▶  OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD:  THE WORLDWIDE VULNERABILITY OF FORESTS http://forhumanliberation.blogspot.com/2012/11/960-worldwide-vulnerability-of-forests.html


                                       SLIDE SHOW

                        Scientific American, March 11, 2014
                          ANCIENT TREES SPROUT NEW LIFE

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-trees-sprout-new-life


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

 

 -▶ 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


                           CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST 

                                THEIR TREASURE LITTLE KNOWN

                                             http://sco.lt/6F54E5


-▶ A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE OLD-GROWTH TREASURES http://sco.lt/6wDvM1



 ▶ 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


                         NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


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


 -▶ WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2770994964/what-s-wrong-with-tree-plantations


                                                    WATCH

                         Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                         A SILENT FOREST

      THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

                                               Full Movie

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



                              - ▶  HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

            THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP


 

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


UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: 

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS

http://sco.lt/8PcKsD


FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

http://sco.lt/8fNIET



-▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3644472714/stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil-scientific-american


DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION

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



                                           FEATURED VIDEO

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


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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


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


KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL

http://sco.lt/99SfhJ


                                             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



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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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Big trees, like the old-growth forests they inhabit, are declining globally

Big trees, like the old-growth forests they inhabit, are declining globally | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Already on the decline worldwide, big trees face a dire future due to habitat fragmentation, selective harvesting by loggers, exotic invaders, and the effects of climate change, warns an article published this week in New Scientist magazine.
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