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Palm Oil Giants Announce Deforestation Moratorium -- Effective Immediately

Palm Oil Giants Announce Deforestation Moratorium -- Effective Immediately | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

Mongabay, September 15, 2013

PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - 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


                                            ONE SHORT VIDEO

▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/5moIAT


  ▶  THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE?  http://sco.lt/7KU641


 ▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3


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


▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/5l38Dp



                                                   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


- ▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j



                                          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-



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



                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8PcKsD




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


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


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


                                               ENOUGHNESS

            WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt



-▶ 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


                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                     CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

  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


                                               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 SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?  http://sco.lt/630INt


>> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/









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Just One Road Can Destroy a Forest

Just One Road Can Destroy a Forest | Garry Rogers | 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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New Lawsuit To Protect Richardson Grove Redwoods

New Lawsuit To Protect  Richardson Grove Redwoods | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

News release from wildcalifornia.org:   Third Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Caltrans From Vandalizing Ancient Redwoods in Richardson Grove State Park SAN FRANCISCO


— Following two previously successful federal and state court legal actions, conservation...

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These incredible trees are worthy of protection. 

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Global Eco Crime Report

Global Eco Crime Report | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

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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