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Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Just One Road Can Destroy a Forest

Just One Road Can Destroy a Forest | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
keeping wild areas free of roads is a remarkably cost-efficient way of protecting biodiversity and keeping the planet cool
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As roads increase, biodiversity declines, and Earth warms. The "Road-Free" initiative might have lost steam, but you can help.  Go to http://roadfree.org and register to show your support.

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Global Eco Crime Report

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Environmental Investigation Agency:  Very good coverage by Nirmal Ghosh of yesterday’s Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime report.

Organised green crimes escalating.

FROM a Colombian rebel group that controls a tungsten mine to armed African groups that sell ivory, organised environmental crime is outpacing the ability of law enforcement agencies to control it, according to the Geneva-based Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (Gitoc).

The reason: The impunity of so-called “kingpins” of crimes ranging from illegal wildlife trade – alone worth around US$19 billion (S$23.7 billion) a year – and illegal fishing estimated at US$23 billion, to logging and the trade of toxic waste.

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