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Manta Rays: How illegal Trade Eats Its Own Lunch - Ocean Poaching

Manta Rays: How illegal Trade Eats Its Own Lunch - Ocean Poaching | Geography general | Scoop.it

March 5, 2013 Damian Carrington: The Guardian Environment

 

The gills of this magnificent glider of the oceans are valuable, but the rays are worth far more alive than dead.

If you think that protecting wildlife, especially the big, sexy creatures, is a worthy thing to do but has little to with the lives of people, consider the case of the manta ray. A trade in their gills worth just $5-10m a year is devastating their populations which, in the places where it is developed, supports a tourist trade worth well over $100m a year... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/mar/05/manta-rays-cites-illegal-wildlife-trade

 

THE GREAT SHARK MASSACRE - 100 MILLION GONE - Ocean Poaching http://sco.lt/5bjtYn

 

PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/58mqQL

 

THE END OF THE LINE - THE FUTURE OF FISH http://sco.lt/6MweXZ

 

 


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Marian Locksley's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:16 AM

Advisors giving knowledge to the local people...on different ways to help economy, Tourism would bring in a huge amount and leave the non zero medicine proof behind*

Sally Egan's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:12 PM

Ecosystems at Risk topic. Opportunity costs of Ecosystem where tourism provides a greater future for the environment than the highly prized gill of teh Manta ray.

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Infographic: What's Happening to Biodiversity?

Infographic: What's Happening to Biodiversity? | Geography general | Scoop.it
What's happening to biodiversity? We're losing it.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:58 PM

A great series of infographics showing the decline in world biodiversity, the factors threatening biodiversity, why bodiversity is imoportant and hope for teh future. Compiled by World Bank it is useful for students in develoing knowledge and understanding of the importance of global biodiversity in topic Ecosystems at Risk.

Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:45 PM

Great infographic for your class discussion on biodiversity

Diane Johnson's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:17 PM

Biodiversity is the key to a healthy ecosystem. Since there have been at least 6 mass extinctions in Earth's history, we can learn the stress this puts on all parts of the system and how to try to ameliorate the damage.

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The Penan Peace Park: A Bornean Tribe's Last Stand Against Corporate Greed Lust For Palm Oil

The Penan Peace Park: A Bornean Tribe's Last Stand Against Corporate Greed Lust For Palm Oil | Geography general | Scoop.it

The lush, pristine rainforest of Upper Baram, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, is currently the focus of a battle. On the one hand are the Penan tribe, who have lived here for centuries; on the other are those seeking to log the area and develop the jungle into profitable oil palm plantations. As in any war, there have been casualties, although so far they have been one-sided, with the Penan people suffering death, injury and incarceration for their protests. Now, at least, there’s some hope for a peaceful solution: the Penan Peace Park, an initiative taken on by the Penan people and their supporters.

Read more at http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-penan-peace-park-project?image=2#1Cf4QFTSyqbXXYRX.99 PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/palm-oil-ecocide-the-deforestation-holocaust-fast-tracking-our-own-extinction MORE ON DEFORESTATION AND PALM OIL HOLOCAUST http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE 

 

 

 


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Great Barrier Reef: Under Threat

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The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage Area that belongs to Australia. Yet this rich bio-diverse fragile ecosystem...

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dilaycock's curator insight, August 26, 2013 1:14 AM

One of many useful resources from ABC Splash 

Sally Egan's curator insight, August 27, 2013 2:54 AM

Ecosystems at Risk...

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'Pristine' forests protected

'Pristine' forests protected | Geography general | Scoop.it
When is an adjective a definition?(RT @QPublicServant: Some Qld National Parks to be opened for logging under Newman govt | Brisbane Times #qldpol http://t.co/cisyEF2fCa via @brisbanetimes)...
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