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United States calls for global ivory destruction on 8th October

United States calls for global ivory destruction on 8th October | Corinne | Scoop.it
The United States has sent a notification to the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) inviting the global community to join them in destroying their stocks of ivory.

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Elephant Poachers Poison Vultures to Thwart Cops

Elephant Poachers Poison Vultures to Thwart Cops | Corinne | Scoop.it

Vultures flock to the carcasses of illegally killed African wildlife, and conservation cops follow the flocks to track poachers. Like mobsters assassinating witnesses and informants, elephant and rhino poachers poison the carcasses of their quarry to kill vultures and thwart law enforcement efforts

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Recently approximately 600 vultures died after feeding on a poisoned elephant corpse in Namibia’s Bwabwata National Park, reported the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Most of the birds were African white-backed vultures (Gyps africanus), which is classified as endangered by the IUCN....


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:26 PM

Really horrible!

Vultures in trouble.

Being poisoned by ruthless elephant poachers covering their ivory kills.

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Rhino poacher sentenced to 14 years in jail; 550 rhinos killed this year

Rhino poacher sentenced to 14 years in jail; 550 rhinos killed this year | Corinne | Scoop.it
Some reward for the sweat equity put in by rangers and soldiers during long and arduous hours of work in the bush tracking and apprehending rhino poachers has come from the Nelspruit Regional Court...

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, August 19, 2013 12:26 PM

The sentencing is good news.

Thanks to all those that made it happen.

Such a sad photo!

Peter tells us that you'll never forget the cry of an orphanced rhino calf

http://www.nikela.org/portfolio/stop-rhino-poaching  

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International Lion Breeding Awareness Day(12 August).

International Lion Breeding Awareness Day(12 August). | Corinne | Scoop.it
Today is solely dedicated to captive bred lions of all ages, males and females. How we can improve their survival and improve their animal rights.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, August 12, 2013 5:53 PM

Please don't support the breeding, petting or hunting of captive bred lions

 

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Poachers Kill 19 Russian Tigers in 2012-13

Poachers Kill 19 Russian Tigers in 2012-13 | Corinne | Scoop.it
At least 19 endangered Siberian tigers, some of the rarest animals on earth, have been killed by poachers in Russia since 2012, the World Wildlife Fund said Wednesday.

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ARKive blog Endangered Species of the Week: Balearic shearwater -

ARKive blog Endangered Species of the Week: Balearic shearwater - | Corinne | Scoop.it
Species: Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus). Status: Critically Endangered (CR).
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Philippine wildlife trafficker kills animals before being caught by authorities - Examiner.com

Philippine wildlife trafficker kills animals before being caught by authorities - Examiner.com | Corinne | Scoop.it
Examiner.com Philippine wildlife trafficker kills animals before being caught by authorities Examiner.com A suspected illegal wildlife trader in the Philippines killed five crocodiles, 14 critically endangered turtles and other rare species to...
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The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction

The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction | Corinne | Scoop.it
The Ethiopian wolf is seriously endangered, with only 450 individuals left on Earth. However, hope remains among conservationists who are doing heroic work to preserve this fascinating species for future generations.

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Raided Tondo house yields dozens of dead endangered animals

Raided Tondo house yields dozens of dead endangered animals | Corinne | Scoop.it
Dozens of animals belonging to endangered species, including Palawan mynas, parrots, turtles and crocodiles, were found dead when authorities raided a house in Tondo, Manila, where they had been kept for trading, officials said on Thursday.

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Wildlife News Roundup (June 22-28, 2013)

Wildlife News Roundup (June 22-28, 2013) | Corinne | Scoop.it
The National Institutes of Health have decided to end research on most of its chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Meanwhile, the USFWS has proposed adding the species to the Endangered Species List.
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About time, great news for these highly intelligent animals.

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ARKive blog Endangered Species of the Week: Sumatran orangutan -

ARKive blog Endangered Species of the Week: Sumatran orangutan - | Corinne | Scoop.it
Species: Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii). Status: Critically Endangered (CR). Interesting Fact: The name 'orangutan' means 'person of the forest'. The Sumatran orangutan lives almost exclusively in trees, only very rarely coming down to ...
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Bear Family and Me researcher ordered to shut down research

Bear Family and Me researcher ordered to shut down research | Corinne | Scoop.it
Dr Lyn Rogers who was introduced to the UK public through the BBC series Bear Family and Me has been ordered to shut down his research on black bears. He has been given until the end of July to track down bears with radio collars and remove them.

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Corinne's - Wildlife Matters's comment, June 29, 2013 5:39 AM
Why do governments shut down worthy projects.....removing the collars and shutting down the project leaves all the bears in the research area vulnerable to hunters etc and sadly end up like beautiful Hope. It's disgraceful
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TYPICAL OF ALL GOVERMENTS WHO LIVE IN THEIR OWN MINUTE SMALL MINDED BUBBLE
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The Lion Trophy Hunting Debate

The Lion Trophy Hunting Debate | Corinne | Scoop.it

South Africa's multimillion-rand lion hunting industry - and, it is claimed, the existence of wild lions - is threatened by proposed legislation in the US that would make it illegal for US hunters to take lion trophies home.

The US Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is currently considering a petition - drawn up by five wildlife organisations - calling for it to put lions on the US's endangered species list.

 

South African experts fear a further reduction in the lion's habitat.

"Habitat loss is by far the biggest threat to wildlife in general and if you stop [lion] hunting on these farms you could have a further decrease in suitable habitat," said Dr Paul Funston, of the big cat conservation group Panthera....


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, June 25, 2013 9:16 PM

Come on! Lion farming has little to do with preserving lion habitat wouldn't you agree?

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Act now to #SaveMauisDolphin from extinction

Act now to #SaveMauisDolphin from extinction | Corinne | Scoop.it
New Zealand’s critically endangered Maui’s dolphin is the world's smallest and rarest marine dolphin and is in very real danger of extinction. Only about 55 adult dolphins now remain alive.
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Tell the Feds: Save Mexican Gray Wolves

Tell the Feds: Save Mexican Gray Wolves | Corinne | Scoop.it
In the slew of bad news the federal government has visited on our country's gray wolves, there's finally a bit of good news: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering reforming Mexican gray wolf management.
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Relocated deer struggling to adapt at wildlife refuge - Longview Daily News

Relocated deer struggling to adapt at wildlife refuge - Longview Daily News | Corinne | Scoop.it
Relocated deer struggling to adapt at wildlife refuge Longview Daily News An effort to re-establish a population of endangered Columbian White-tailed deer at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is off to a shaky start, but biologists remain...
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The Race To Save The Turtle and the Tortoise - VIDEO REPORT

The Race To Save The Turtle and the Tortoise - VIDEO REPORT | Corinne | Scoop.it

December 9, 2012 CBS 60 Minutes

VIDEO REPORT

Turtles and tortoises have been roaming the planet for 200 million years, but now many of them are endangered by poachers who can sell some animals for as much as $60,000. Lesley Stahl reports from Madagascar http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50136708n&tag=api

 


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Russia approves harvest and smuggling of endangered species ...

Russia approves harvest and smuggling of endangered species ... | Corinne | Scoop.it
State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted in the third reading legal amendments that introduce criminal responsibilities with maximum imprisonment up to 7 years for harvest of and trade in rare and endangered wildlife, ...
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Two Indus River Dolphin Calves Rescued in Eastern Pakistan | Stories | WWF

Two Indus River Dolphin Calves Rescued in Eastern Pakistan | Stories | WWF | Corinne | Scoop.it
2 endangered #dolphins trapped in a canal in Pakistan rescued by WWF + wildlife dept, safely released http://t.co/30Dd25WnIX
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Keep Orca Whales on Endangered Species List ! PLEASE SIGN ...

Keep Orca Whales on Endangered Species List ! PLEASE SIGN ... | Corinne | Scoop.it
A population of orca whales that spend several months of the summer and fall each year in Washington State's Puget Sound, was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 2005.
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Give Wolves a Fighting Chance

Give Wolves a Fighting Chance | Corinne | Scoop.it
An all-out war on wolves has now officially been declared. In what can only be described as a purely political move -- and despite clear science that shows wolves are far from recovered --  the U.S.
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Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil: Scientific American

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil: Scientific American | Corinne | Scoop.it

December 7, 2012 - Scientific American

The world's growing appetite for cheap palm oil is destroying rain forests and amplifying climate change...

Palm oil exports bring Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia $40 billion a year.Yet this profit comes at a terrible toll. Converting forests into oil palm plantations destroys the home of not only orangutans but also such critically endangered creatures as the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran rhino.

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

 

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

 

June 28, 2014 Mongabay
INDONESIA NGOs CALL ON GOVT TO INVESTIGATE 117 COMPANIES FOR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN PALM OIL FOREST FIRES  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0628-haze-companies.html

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

July 4, 2013 World Wildlife Fund Global
PULP AND PAPER GIANT DODGES PROBE http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=209289&

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

THE STORY OF REDD: A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION ANIMATION 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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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 NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth"  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

December 5, 2012 EURACTIVE

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

 

December 8, 2012 ENVIRONMENTAL HANGOVER FROM INDONESIA'S PALM OIL THIRST http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Environmental_hangover_from_Indonesias_palm_oil_thirst_999.html

 

INDONESIA LOST 8.8m ha OF FOREST IN THE 2000's, GENERATING 7 BILLION TON 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

 

EuroActive:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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                WATCH AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

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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/

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

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

 

 

 

CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

*** CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

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

 

 

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

 

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


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

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Saiga Success: Critically Endangered Antelope Population Doubles in 5 Years | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

Saiga Success: Critically Endangered Antelope Population Doubles in 5 Years | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network | Corinne | Scoop.it
Well it's about time I had some success to report about the saiga (Saiga tatarica), the critically endangered antelope species native to Kazakhstan and nearby countries ...
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Illegal Palm Oil Plantations Threaten Protected Forests | Stories | WWF

Illegal Palm Oil Plantations Threaten Protected Forests | Stories | WWF | Corinne | Scoop.it
Critically endangered Sumatran elephants + tigers losing 1 of their last safe havens to illegal palm oil plantations http://t.co/FTFmhd8g9l
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Russia Finally Cracks Down on Animal Traffickers

It's sickening to imagine that some of the world's most iconic species, like elephants, polar bears andtigers, could go extinct on our watch. But data tracking the recent explosion in the illegal wildlife trade indicates that this seemingly absurd possibility is actually an inevitability, if something doesn't change and change quickly.

 

Fortunately, there are growing signs that governments around the world are beginning to wake up to the poaching crisis. Kenya recently passed strict new penalties for convicted poachers, and G8 leaders meeting in Lough Erne last week pledged to "tackle the illegal trafficking of protected or endangered species."

 

Now Russia, which wildlife experts have long lamented had one of the most egregious loopholes in its laws concerning protected species, has finally passed legislation with some teeth....


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