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Twitter / Ms_Nikki_G: Photo from today at #TheCove ... #Tweet4Taiji & Never be silent, never give-up!

RT @Ms_Nikki_G: Photo from today at #TheCove via @SeaShepherd #RIP sweet dolphins. We are so sorry.

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Seal cull will not revive Canada's cod stocks, say scientists

Seal cull will not revive Canada's cod stocks, say scientists | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

Canada's multimillion dollar proposal to cull grey seals will not bring back the ravaged stocks of Atlantic cod it is intended to help, scientists have said.

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Mangroves under threat from shrimp farms - UN - AlertNet

Mangroves under threat from shrimp farms - UN - AlertNet | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

Around a fifth of the world's mangroves have been lost since 1980. Valuable mangrove forests that protect coastlines, sustain sealife and help slow climate change are being wrecked by the spread of shrimp and fish farms.

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New labelling for palm oil

New labelling for palm oil | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

New labelling will give consumers more power to say no to the palm oil that fuels deforestation. The Government is putting EU rules into action in the UK to force food and drink manufacturers to  declare if their products contain palm oil.

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Marine Connection - Japan's tragic orca anniversary

Marine Connection - Japan's tragic orca anniversary | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

2007 marked the 10th anniversary of the tragic day in 1997 when 10 members of an orca family were herded into a small bay near the Japanese coastal town of Taiji.


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Cruel beyond belief: The moment a truck crammed with 500 cats was stopped en route to restaurants in China

Cruel beyond belief: The moment a truck crammed with 500 cats was stopped en route to restaurants in China | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
The neglected and hungry cats were piled together in cages in the truck as they made their way to food outlets in China. Fortunately they were rescued thanks to routine checks in Xuzhou in Jiangsu.

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Mountain gorilla numbers rise by 10%

Mountain gorilla numbers rise by 10% | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
A Ugandan survey found that the population has risen from 786 in 2010 to 880 today, due to conservation efforts...
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Sir David Attenborough: 'Climate change dangers worse than we thought' - video

The broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough says scientists and environmentalists have been cautious of overstating the dangers of global warming...
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European Commission could open GM pandora's box

European Commission could open GM pandora's box | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
US and Argentina show devastating effects of glyphosate-resistant GM crops includes more pesticides and farmers locked into seed contracts, says Kumi Naidoo...
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New mammal menagerie uncovered in remote Peruvian cloud forest

New mammal menagerie uncovered in remote Peruvian cloud forest | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

Every year scientists describe around 18,000 new species, but mammals make up less than half a percent of those. Now scietists discover new mammals in Peru.

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What Seaworld doesn't want you to know.

The secrects of seaworld - stealing free killer whales for exploitation and caging or sometimes death...


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How to identify Chalara ash dieback in the field

Steve Scott, Area Director for the Forestry Commission, shows how to spot the tell-tale signs of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea), the disease currently threat...

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Wood Wise: conservation grazing

Wood Wise: conservation grazing | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
The Woodland Trust’s latest Wood Wise publication focuses on conservation grazing by a range of species. There are a number of case studies from different organisations to show best practice and sh...
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Galapagos Islands park staff begin extermination of non-native rats

Galapagos Islands park staff begin extermination of non-native rats | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
A helicopter is to begin dropping nearly 22 tons of specially designed poison bait on an island Thursday, launching the second phase of a campaign to clear out by 2020 non-native rodents from the archipelago that helped inspire Charles Darwin’s theory...
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Climate Change Link to Mayan Civilization's Collapse Discovered

Climate Change Link to Mayan Civilization's Collapse Discovered | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Scientists have been able to accurately measure past precipitation changes and correlate this with political and cultural changes in Mayan civilization.
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Native street trees can boost birds' survival

Native street trees can boost birds' survival | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

As native birds continue to lose their homes due to the spread of the Australia's cities, scientists are urging city planners and householders to help save them by planting more native trees.

A world-first study in the Australian national capital shows that the amount of native trees on suburban streets has a big effect on the numbers and types of birds in the area. "We found that suburbs with more than 30 per cent native street trees have 11 per cent more bird species of all types than those with exotic street trees," say Dr Karen Ikin and Professor David Lindenmayer.

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A shocking scandal : The Great, Secretive Africa Land Grab

A shocking scandal : The Great, Secretive Africa Land Grab | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Oxfam’s Phil Bloomer reports on the shocking scandal of (mostly) secretive land-grabbing, usually from those least able to defend their rights.

12 November 2012 - The Ecologist

Land grabbing has fast become a major threat to poor communities in Africa, Asia and South America. Poverty-stricken women and men are being driven from their homes and the land they rely on to grow food to eat and make a living, usually without compensation.

The drivers of this new land rush are numerous but come down to three major factors: foreign governments increasingly anxious to secure their food supplies, triggered by the two food-price spikes of 2008 and 2011; speculators who see African land as a one-way bet – prices can only go up in the next decade..... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303

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Citizen science data: addressing important questions on the future of UK woods and trees

Citizen science data: addressing important questions on the future of UK woods and trees | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
The Woodland Trust has been actively involved in citizen science for many years. Its projects have included the Ancient Tree Hunt, helping to map the UK’s valuable ancient trees and the Natur...
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Plans for an artificial beach in Hong Kong attracts locals’ fury

Plans for an artificial beach in Hong Kong attracts locals’ fury | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Cross Posted from France 24 Mock-up of the artificial beach slated to open in 2014 in Lung Mei. Photo courtesy of HK Wild Life. Three hundred animal and plant species could vanish from Hong Kong’s ...
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Forget the Kyoto Accord And Tax Carbon Consumption by Dieter Helm: Yale Environment 360

Forget the Kyoto Accord And Tax Carbon Consumption by Dieter Helm: Yale Environment 360 | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

It is a stark and frightening fact that, despite more than two decades of international effort – including enormous time and energy expended on the Kyoto Protocol – and significant economic costs, carbon emissions are rising faster than they were in 1990. Unless people pay the cost of their pollution, they will not do much about it. That pollution is best measured by carbon consumption, not carbon production. Therefore there has to be a price (a tax) on carbon consumption — a carbon tax with border adjustments to ensure that imports of carbon-intensive goods from countries without a carbon price are treated on the same basis as domestic production.

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Ash action plan to be published

Ash action plan to be published | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
The government is set to publish an action plan outlining how it plans to tackle the outbreak of ash dieback threatening the UK's ash trees.
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6 Signs of Progress at U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity

6 Signs of Progress at  U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

November 8, 2012

At recent U.N. conferences, side events carried out by civil society organizations have come to be at least as important as the governmen- level activities themselves, particularly with regard to raising awareness and political or private sector...the need for transitioning to a “green economy” to deliver these goals grows more palpable and urgent every year.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-mittermeier/un-biodiversity-conference_b_2083463.html

 

Conservation International: Pavan Sukhdev - October 22, 2012
Nations Commit to Double Biodiversity Funding — But Is It Enough?

n Bhutan, biodiversity is everywhere around you, abundant and healthy. People love it and respect it. This is the kind of world that all those Aichi Targets seek to achieve, and it lives here for all to see. We often hear of rights-based approaches to biodiversity conservation, but in Bhutan, this is not just dreamy talk — it is visible reality.

http://blog.conservation.org/2012/10/nations-commit-to-double-biodiversity-funding-but-is-it-enough/

 

Aichi Biodiversity Targets for 2012 - Convention on Biological Diversity: http://www.cbd.int/sp/targets/

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White Wolf: Orangutan rescue: Dramatic images of seven Sumatran apes saved as bulldozers move in to clear their home for an oil plantation

White Wolf: Orangutan rescue: Dramatic images of seven Sumatran apes saved as bulldozers move in to clear their home for an oil plantation | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

Charity saves orangutans from habitat destruction by a company supposedly producing sustainable palm oil and certified the RSPO! Fears are that the remaining orangutans will be harmed or killed...

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Log tale - A new investigation accuses HSBC of ignoring its own sustainability policies

Log tale - A new investigation accuses HSBC of ignoring its own sustainability policies | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it

SOME big banks do little more than pay lip service to environmental issues, signing sustainability statements, HSBC likes to think of itself as different, but is it? ... 

 

The bank proudly trumpets the HSBC Climate Partnership, a $100m scheme with the WWF and others that provided clean water to more than 30m people.An upcoming report points to a blot on HSBC’s copybook: its financial support of unsustainable logging in Sarawak, a Malaysian part of Borneo. The bank maintains commercial ties with some of the most active logging and plantation firms there, despite their failure to meet HSBC’s sustainability policies.

Sarawak has lost more than 90% of its “primary” forests to logging and has the fastest rate of deforestation in Asia.... http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21565622-new-investigation-accuses-hsbc-ignoring-its-own-sustainability-policies-log

 

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


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