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10 Simple Ways To Think About Content Marketing

Too many marketers and sellers to not employ a solid CONTENT MARKETING strategy to meet the needs of the audience and bottom line. Here're 10 ideas to help.vvb
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Watch it now – ‘Threatened forests’ the hidden truth behind EU ‘green energy’

Watch it now – ‘Threatened forests’ the hidden truth behind EU ‘green energy’ | Forest | Scoop.it
The film ‘Threatened forests’ reveals the hidden truth behind “green energy” in the EU. It's being shown on EUBioenergy.com right now, a moment when the European Commission is consulting stakeholders on sustainable bioenergy policy.
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Earthworms build huge mounds dotting tropical wetlands in South America

Earthworms build huge mounds dotting tropical wetlands in South America | Forest | Scoop.it
Earthworms are the engineers behind the 75,000 km2, densely packed, regularly spaced, and mound-patterned landscapes, called surales, in the South American seasonal tropical wetlands, according to a study published May 11...
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To define future of forests, first define ‘forests’

To define future of forests, first define ‘forests’ | Forest | Scoop.it
Tomorrow, most of the forests that our children and grandchildren will visit will be far from pristine.
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Indonesia's forests increasingly empty of wildlife

Indonesia's forests increasingly empty of wildlife | Forest | Scoop.it
Tropical rainforests are the most species-rich ecosystems in the world. Each square kilometer has hundreds of tree species, birds and mammals, and countless other creatures.
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China demand for luxury furniture 'decimating rosewood'

China demand for luxury furniture 'decimating rosewood' | Forest | Scoop.it
Runaway Chinese demand for luxury furniture is spurring illegal logging across Southeast Asia, stripping the region of precious Siamese rosewood and driving a chain of cross-border corruption and violence, environmentalists said Monday.
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Borneo bests Amazon in terms of giant tree growth rates

Borneo bests Amazon in terms of giant tree growth rates | Forest | Scoop.it
Trees in the rainforests of Borneo have faster growth rates than those in the Amazon, finds a study published in the Journal of Ecology.
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Rebuilding the Natural World: A Shift in Ecological Restoration

Rebuilding the Natural World: A Shift in Ecological Restoration | Forest | Scoop.it
From forests in Queens to wetlands in China, planners and scientists are promoting a new approach that incorporates experiments into landscape restoration projects to determine what works to the long-term benefit of nature and what does not.
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Rhino Horn: Debunking the Pro-Trade Propaganda :: ANNAMITICUS

Rhino Horn: Debunking the Pro-Trade Propaganda :: ANNAMITICUS | Forest | Scoop.it
Do the arguments in favor of a legalized trade in rhino horn stand up to basic scrutiny?

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Francesco Nardelli's curator insight, March 4, 2014 6:00 AM

Thanks to Mike Dee for sharing one of the best articles on the sensitive matter of legalizing the trade in rhino horn.

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What You Need to Know about Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide

What You Need to Know about Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide | Forest | Scoop.it

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO

Palm oil is an ingredient in products as diverse as shampoo, toothpaste, chocolate and detergent. But some palm oil is linked to forest destruction. This video tells the story you need to hear about palm oil... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/index.html

 

▶ DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1

 

Borneo Post, February 21, 2013
▶ GOOGLE-BACKED DATABASE STEPS UP FIGHT ON DEFORESTATION. The database will allow anyone to look online and verify the boundaries of protected forests, including buyers of palm oil who want to avoid illicit production http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/02/21/google-backed-database-steps-up-fight-on-deforestation/

 

 

                                                 WATCH

                          Ten News Australia Investigation

                                     PALM OIL ECOCIDE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

 

▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

 

▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

                                        PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                        THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                          Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                      http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

▶  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

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014
▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

                                                    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

 

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

 

▶  PHILIPPINES: OIL PALM EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

 

June 3, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
-▶ LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

                                                    VIDEO:

ETHOPIA - LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

 

 -▶ MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

May 24, 2013 100 Reporters
-▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/

 

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                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

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

 

-▶ UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report

 

-▶ 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-

 

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

-▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

                                                     VIDEO:

 -▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  -- WATCH--

                                                 Documentary
           -CALL OF LIFE:  FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

 Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

 

Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

-▶ DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

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

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

 

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

 

 

 


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Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:57 PM

Palm oil is not just a problem in Indonesia...it's affecting the Amazon too!

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Biodiversity higher in the tropics, but species more likely to arise at higher latitudes

Biodiversity higher in the tropics, but species more likely to arise at higher latitudes | Forest | Scoop.it
A study of 2300 species of mammals and 6700 species of birds helps explain why there are more species in the tropics than at higher latitudes.
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No to Biodiversity Offsetting - Nature Is Priceless

No to Biodiversity Offsetting - Nature Is Priceless | Forest | Scoop.it

Redd-Monitor, November 22, 2013

Natural Capital can be defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things.

“Offsetting treats nature such as forests or rivers as if it were an exchangeable item you buy in the supermarket. Destroying one forest or river with a promise of protecting another fails to recognise that they are part of a wider ecosystem and intrinsic to human and cultural landscapes. Destruction of complex and site specific biodiversity cannot be offset. It is time to be clear that offsetting will not tackle biodiversity loss but may impoverish communities.”

The World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh, Scotland. It's a large event, with 500 people from 35 countries taking part. .. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/11/22/no-to-biodiversity-offsetting/

 

 

 

▶  SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION: CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

 ▶  THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH'  http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

 

 

▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

 ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR

 

 ▶  RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

▶  RESTORING RIVERS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

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

 

Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
▶  THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html

 

 

 

▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET: SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

 ▶   LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

 ▶   THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

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

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 


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Ignoring scientists, Poland begins logging famous primeval forest  

Ignoring scientists, Poland begins logging famous primeval forest   | Forest | Scoop.it
A new plan by the Polish government will allow loggers to harvest more than 180,000 cubic meters of wood from Europe’s last old-growth lowland forest over the next ten years.
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Senegal's southern forests may disappear by 2018: ecologist

Senegal's southern forests may disappear by 2018: ecologist | Forest | Scoop.it
Senegal's heavily forested southern region of Casamance will have no tree cover left by 2018 if illegal logging driven by Chinese demand is not addressed, a Senegalese ecologist warned Thursday.
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Environmental groups demand end to logging of Australia’s native forests

Environmental groups demand end to logging of Australia’s native forests | Forest | Scoop.it
More than 30 green groups sign statement after damning report says extending regional forestry agreements ‘would constitute an irrational decision on environmental, economic and social grounds’
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China’s demand for rosewood is destroying forests in Southeast Asia and, Increasingly, In Africa

China’s demand for rosewood is destroying forests in Southeast Asia and, Increasingly, In Africa | Forest | Scoop.it
Rosewood imports into China increased some 1,250 percent since 2000 and were worth an estimated $2.6 billion between 2013 and 2014 alone — and there's evidence that much of the wood was illegal.
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India's forest cover is on the up – but are the numbers too good to be true? - The Guardian (blog)

India's forest cover is on the up – but are the numbers too good to be true? - The Guardian (blog) | Forest | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) India's forest cover is on the up – but are the numbers too good to be true? The Guardian (blog) India could be potentially over-reporting the forest cover by including many plantation categories and fruit orchards….
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Limited connectivity among brown bear populations in Northern Europe

Limited connectivity among brown bear populations in Northern Europe | Forest | Scoop.it
In a recent study, researchers have collected and analyzed brown bear samples from across Northern Europe. The estimation of gene flow points to a connectivity of the bears between Southern Finland and Western Russia, while migration between Scandinavia and Northern Finland appears to be limited.
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Loss of wildlife and deforestation can increase human disease

Loss of wildlife and deforestation can increase human disease | Forest | Scoop.it
Deforestation is wiping out habitat for plants and animals around the world. It is linked to reductions in air and water quality, hastening climate change, and is contributing to increased rates of drought and fire. Now, for the first time, researchers have found that deforestation may also lead to a heightened risk of human disease
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21 reasons why forests are important

21 reasons why forests are important | Forest | Scoop.it
In honor of the International Day of Forests on March 21, here are 21 reasons why woodlands are wonderful.
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“Gerthie” Mayo-Anda puts law to work in defense of Palawan's forests

“Gerthie” Mayo-Anda puts law to work in defense of Palawan's forests | Forest | Scoop.it
After her father — a well-respected prosecutor — was shot on the steps of the justice hall in Puerto Princesa, the capital of the northern Philippines province of Palawan, Gerthie made it her business to extend justice to more people.
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Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?

Are plants more intelligent than we assumed? | Forest | Scoop.it
Plants are also able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Göttingen have concluded from their investigations on Barberry (Berberis vulgaris), which is able to abort its own seeds to prevent parasite ...
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Tropical Forest Conservation Efforts Strengthened Through Philippines - U.S. ... - HispanicBusiness.com

Tropical Forest Conservation Efforts Strengthened Through Philippines - U.S. ... HispanicBusiness.com MANILA, Philippines , Dec.
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Satellites reveal browning mountain forests

Satellites reveal browning mountain forests | Forest | Scoop.it
In a dramatic response to global warming, tropical forests in the high elevation areas of five continents have been "browning" since the 1990s. They have been steadily losing foliage, and showing less photosynthetic activity.
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