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

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

July 23, 2013 Science Daily

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


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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-



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


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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


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/




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


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             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

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

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


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


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


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


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

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Non-Human Consciousness Exists Say Experts. Now What? - A more humane relationship with animals

Non-Human Consciousness Exists Say Experts. Now What? - A more humane relationship with animals | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF: THE CAMBRIDGE DECLARATION ON CONSCIOUSNESS IN NON-HUMAN ANIMALS

http://fcmconference.org/

 

Earlier this month, some of the leading scientists from around the world congregated at the Hotel Du Vin in Cambridge to discuss the evidence that has amassed over the years. The experts reached a unanimous decision that animals – specifically mammals and birds – are in fact conscious beings. Through advancements in brain imaging techniques such as fMRI and EEG machines, the scientists concluded that animals show a sufficient degree of characteristics that indicate they are not as non-human as some had believed.... http://singularityhub.com/2012/07/27/non-human-consciousness-exists-say-experts-now-what/


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 28, 2012 6:18 AM
uou, this shakes a bit my structures
gregorylent's comment, July 28, 2012 12:44 PM
oh just fucking duh .. crikey, western scientists are sooooo retarded, apart from materiality