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Is Africa The Next Economic Frontier? At what expense?

Is Africa The Next Economic Frontier? At what expense? | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Many sources indicate that the continent is on its way up, but they must be assessed with caution.
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Who Has The Right Of-Way? NikelaWildlife

Is it time to inspire the next generation to do their part?
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Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 ‘planetary boundaries,’ that keep humanity in a “safe operating space.”

Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 ‘planetary boundaries,’ that keep humanity in a “safe operating space.” | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
"We cannot continue to place our environment in danger. As long as we continue to put corporate profits ahead of the health and well-being of people and the environment, we have learned nothing."..Karen Graham, Digital JournalMongabay, January 25, 2015-▶ NEW REPORT: WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.htmlUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, January 15, 2015-▶ HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES,' ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS. An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a “safe operating space.” http://www.news.wisc.edu/23409Stockholm Resilience Centre -▶ THE NINE PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-programmes/planetary-boundaries/planetary-boundaries/about-the-research/the-nine-planetary-boundaries.html-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundariesThe Guardian, April 08, 2012-▶ THE BIOSPHERE: NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/08/map-species-project?CMP=twt_guCommon Dreams, January 16, 2015▶ THAT WAS EASY: IN JUST 60 YEARS, NEOLIBERAL GDP CAPITALISM HAS NEARLY BROKEN PLANET EARTH. Pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth's natural systems http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/16/was-easy-just-60-years-neoliberal-capitalism-has-nearly-broken-planet-earth VIDEO REPORT "BEYOND GDP" The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning http://sco.lt/8HZxrNMother Jones, January 16, 2016-▶ WE'RE DESTROYING THE PLANET IN WAYS THAT ARE EVEN WORSE THAN GLOBAL WARMING. Humans are "eating away at our own life support systems" at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/01/humans-destorying-planet-earthStockholm Environment Institute, January 16, 2015-▶ PLANETARY BOUNDARIES ANALYSIS HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR BETTER POLICIES ON CHEMICALS http://www.sei-international.org/news-and-media/3006-▶ UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-reportIUCN International --▶ WORLD BANK RECOGNIZES NEED TO POSITION NATURE AT THE FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC STRATEGIES https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2012/09/08/the-world-bank-is-serious-about-nature-conservation/ FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8fNIET -▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET', ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17 -▶ HEALING THE EARTH: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/9HQq37▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanetOCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbRGREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73▶ COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/8wLmKX NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr▶ WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life-▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT-THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/599jsH -▶ BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995143933/businesses-are-not-just-agents-of-consumerism-but-also-of-society▶ POPE FRANCIS WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE ACTION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE http://sco.lt/5kGnYH ERADICATING ECOCIDE WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv-▶ HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE : HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET http://sco.lt/6wGoQj PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE: FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET http://sco.lt/7GrrPd-▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE : WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MAN http://sco.lt/4hz61p▶ RESTORING RIVERS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE The Global Water Crisis http://sco.lt/5odgG1 ENOUGHNESS: WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/4kcNH7 THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH" http://sco.lt/696Tlx-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE : ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND POPE FRANCIS SPEAK OUT http://sco.lt/57JX0L DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated http://sco.lt/79BRmT 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-MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEM AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp - ▶ ECOCIDE: A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7 -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt -▶ BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO NATURE - FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO DO SO http://sco.lt/5DoTRp ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON EXTINCTION CRISISWE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS: http://sco.lt/8fK5eT-▶ THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION : AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE http://sco.lt/8VentB-▶ THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7uzkCf-▶ THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6kqJaT WATCH TWO EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARIES "HOME" Yann Arthus-Bertrand An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet Solutions For A Sustainable Planethttp://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/ "PLANET OCEAN" WHO OWNS THE OCEANS? (1:29:00) http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems. http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3-MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%. NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER http://sco.lt/81D2Sv -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv
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Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 22, 7:36 AM

While the study focuses on several of these, including climate change and a troubling loss of biodiversity, Carpenter led the examination of biogeochemical cycle changes. Specifically, Carpenter looked at two elements essential to life as we know it: phosphorus and nitrogen.

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LA HUMANIDAD HA REBASADO 4 DE 9 "LÍMITES PLANETARIOS", SEGÚN LOS INVESTIGADORES

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Botswana wildlife migrate to mine-riddled Angola

Botswana wildlife migrate to mine-riddled Angola | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
There has been an increasing number of wildlife species migrating to landmine-riddled Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) of Angola
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7 reasons to think twice before visiting Thailand’s “Tiger Temple”

7 reasons to think twice before visiting Thailand’s “Tiger Temple” | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it

WAT PHA LUANG TA BUA — better known among travelers as “Tiger Temple” — is probably the most controversial temple in Southeast Asia.

 

You’ve probably seen pictures of people posing next to a majestic tiger, bravely holding up a tiger’s tail and grinning proudly, or perhaps even shoving a baby bottle filled with formula down a tiger cub’s mouth. Obviously great shots for Facebook.

 

However, I’m here to tell you those photos come at a steep price. In August of 2013, I volunteered to work at Tiger Temple for 30 days. I left after 18.

 

Here’s why... read on

http://matadornetwork.com/change/7-reasons-think-twice-visiting-thailands-tiger-temple/ ;

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For all those who Protect Wildlife

For all those who Protect Wildlife | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
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May 2015 be the year.......... for us to save our Rhinos!!!!

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Look What's On The Road In Botswana

Look What's On The Road In Botswana | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
PHOTOS Few roads traverse the land known as Botswana and what's on them is surprising.
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Bad for Tourism: 7 lions poisoned in game reserve, suspect vanishes

Bad for Tourism: 7 lions poisoned in game reserve, suspect vanishes | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it

Seven lions have been killed in Ikona Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located near Park Nyingoti Village here. Preliminary reports suggest that a local pastoralist poisoned the lions after they attacked his cow on Thursday

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Videos: Social Good Summit 2014

Social Good Summit 2014 - English by Mashable on Livestream - Livestream.com
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Rape of a conservation area: iMfolozi Wilderness versus Ibutho Coal | Daily Maverick

The iMfolozi Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal is fighting battles on many fronts. Human settlements, agriculture, poaching and mining are all challenging the existence of this important wilderness area. We must consider the impact of coal mining on the boundary of iMfolozi, specifically regarding the proposed Fuleni mine, and question the integrity of the process. 

This year, 2014, is a pivotal time in the life of the iMfolozi Game Reserve, situated 270km north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, as human settlements, farming, poaching and three coal mines challenge its existence. Another open-cast coal mine currently being proposed by Ibutho Coal poses a direct threat to the pristine wilderness area of the park.


The proposed Fuleni mine poses a severe environmental threat to a fragile conservation area situated in the south of the reserve. The iMfolozi Wilderness section of the park is part of the last 1% of true wilderness left in South Africa, and Ibutho Coal is preparing to establish an open–cast coal mine only 40 metres from its boundary fence....

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Can a LED Lights Keep Predators Away From Livestock?

Can a LED Lights Keep Predators Away From Livestock? | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Powerful LED lights may be the answer to end some human-wildlife conflicts and save predators, leopards and lions.
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Residents's nightmare as rare visitors come calling, wreak havoc

Residents's nightmare as rare visitors come calling, wreak havoc | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Lake Nakuru National Park is a sight to behold. The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide sanctuary for the black rhino, one of the largest concentrations in the country. This undertaking has necessitated a fence - to keep out poachers rather than to restrict the movement of wildlife.
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STOP THE KILLING OF LIONS IN AFRICA

STOP THE KILLING OF LIONS IN AFRICA | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
There are barely 15,000 lions left in Africa and only 5 viable populations. Unless things change, lions could be extinct in the next 10 years.
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The palm oil diet: study finds displaced orangutans have little else to eat

The palm oil diet: study finds displaced orangutans have little else to eat | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
In a recent study, researchers assessed how orangutans have adapted to living among oil palm plantations on Borneo. They found that while orangutans have adapted to the island’s human-transformed landscapes better than expected, oil palm plantations are unable to sustain orangutan populations in the long-term.
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Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish

Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Geographical, January 23, 2015 -▶ CHINA'S UNSUSTAINABLE FISH FARMS http://geographical.co.uk/nature/oceans/item/727-china-s-fish-farms-squeeze-global-supplyFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014 ▶ FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/ August 17, 2013 Salon, Lindsay Abrams -▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD IS A FANTASYBeing a responsible fish eater is much more difficult than it appears,,, http://www.salon.com/2013/08/17/sustainable_seafood_is_a_fantasy/ -▶ WHY ARTIFICIAL FISH FARMING IS UNSUSTAINABLE AND HARMING THE PLANET. There’s something fishy going on between the BigAg GMO soy industry and new fish farming methods, and there is little news coverage of this growing relationship. A report titled "Factory-Fed Fish: How the Soy Industry is Expanding Into the Sea: by Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/tools-and-resources/factory-fed-fish/ highlights some of the potential dangers created by the unexpected relationship between soy and fish, and looks at the harm that is being caused to the global environment by this unnatural coupling. What's the Problem? ... http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-fish-farming-is-unsustainable-and-harming-the-planet/-▶ SOMETHING'S FISHY ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEANS http://www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com/?gclid=CNqHlqqYsrcCFYp_QgodbHsA8g Ecowatch, August 16, 2012 ▶ AQUACULTURE: WORLD'S INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR FISH DECIMATES WILD FISH POPULATION. “Growth in fish farming can be a double-edged sword,” said Nierenberg, co-author of the report and Director of Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet project. “Despite its potential to affordably feed an ever-growing global population, it can also contribute to problems of habitat destruction, waste disposal, invasions of exotic species and pathogens, and depletion of wild fish stock.” http://ecowatch.com/2012/08/16/decimates-wild-fish-population/Tidal Vision, December 23, 2014 -▶ THREE FACTS ABOUT FARMED SALMON THAT WILL SHOCK YOU http://tidalvisionusa.com/3-facts-about-farmed-salmon-that-will-shock-you/ ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FISHING Ongoing Series by Triple Pundit " SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: THE BUSINESS OF A HEALTHIER CATCH" http://www.triplepundit.com/topic/sustainable-seafood-2014/Triple Pundit, May 07, 2014 -▶ SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING: FROM OPEN SEAS TO THE INNER CITY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/05/sustainable-fish-startups-open-seas-inner-city/ THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY ECO-LABELING http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3-▶ WATCH OUT FOR THE UNSUSTAINABLE, "SUSTAINABLE" MSC SEAFOOD LABEL: THE CORPORATE SHILL GAME http://sco.lt/8cnJYn SHRIMP: SEAFOOD SURPRISE: WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING? http://sco.lt/7KhClN SHRIMP THE MASSIVE HIDDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG DESTROYING MANGROVE FORESTS AND OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7eonir-▶ FARMED SALMON EXPOSED: THE WORST FISH YOU CAN EAT - VIDEO http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/30/farmed-salmon-exposed.aspx *** MUST WATCH *** SALMON CONFIDENTIAL 1:09:14 2013 British Columbia Documentary WHAT ARE YOU EATING? INDUSTRIAL SALMON FISH FARMS VIRUSES DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AUHpuJzac-▶ FOOD SAFETY AGENCY SHOULD PROTECT PUBLIC, NOT COVER UP VIRUS FOR SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY http://commonsensecanadian.ca/food-safety-agency-should-protect-public-not-cover-up-virus-for-salmon-farming-industry-cfia-isav-kibenge/ VIDEO REPORT THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON: AQUAFARMING IN CANADA EXPORTED TO USA http://sco.lt/8zJ8ojApril 27, 2013 Main Sun Journal-▶ AQUACULTURE OPERATOR TO PAY $490,000 AFTER ILLEGAL PESTICIDE USE KILLS LOBSTERS IN CANADA http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine-business/2013/04/27/cooke-aquaculture-pay-490000-after-illegal-pestici/1354960 August 24, 2013 Herald Scotland-▶ SCIENTISTS CLAIM SEA LICE IN FISH FARMS KILL ONE THIRD OF WILD SALMON http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scientists-claim-sea-lice-in-farms-kill-one-third-of-wild-salmon.21946288 Earth Justice▶ SALMON MUST BE PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/features/salmon-must-be-protected-from-pesticides WATCH FACTORY FARMED FISH-▶ THE MASSIVE POLLUTION AND CONDITION UNDER A FISH FARM IN NORWAY : Lerøy west (English subtitle) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIShIjPbIE-▶ ANOTHER VIRUS CRASHES CANADA'S MAN-MADE AQUA SALMON FARMED ENDANGERING WILD SALMON http://grist.org/food/sea-sick-another-virus-crashes-canadas-salmon-farms/Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014▶ SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/New York Times, January 01, 2015 -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE COD GONE? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/opinion/where-have-all-the-cod-gone.html =======================TriplePundit, June 26, 2014-▶ CONSUMER DEMAND COULD TURN THE TIDE ON SUSTAINABLE FISHING. In 2006 Walmart sold fresh Atlantic salmon fillets in its stores for $4.84 per pound — an incredibly low price. Where did it all this cheap salmon come from? As it turns out, over the previous 10 years, fish farms had proliferated along the coast of Chile, a country far from the natural habitat of Atlantic salmon in the cold waters of the northern hemisphere. Lax regulation and price-driven suppliers eager to meet Walmart’s demand led to exactly the kind of overcrowded, antibiotic-heavy, environmentally-destructive fish farms that environmentalists caution against. In 2007 an outbreak of an infectious disease led to a near-collapse of the salmon farming industry in Chile.... http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/06/corporate-policies-turn-tide-sustainable-fishing-push-consumer-demand/Guardian, June 10, 2014 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour May 30, 2013 Huffington Post ▶ GREENPEACE SEAFOOD REPORT FOR 2013: THE BEST AND WORST USA SUPERMARKETS FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/greenpeace-seafood-report-2013-supermarkets_n_3359255.html NPR, January 3o, 2012 ▶ PACIFIC MACKEREL STOCKS THAT FEED FARMED SALMON IN MASSIVE DECLINE. Farmed salmon, that ubiquitous pink fish decorated with ribbons of fat, can thank the forage fish of the southern Pacific ocean – like anchovy and jack mackerel – for their calorie-rich diet. Indeed, more than 5 pounds of jack mackerel typically can go towards raising one pound of farmed salmon. But that food supply – and the ocean ecosystem that supports it — may be in peril, according to a new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. According to scientists the ICIJ spoke to, "supertrawler" fishing vessels from Asia, Europe and Latin America have contributed to a 63 percent decline in jack mackerel stocks since 2006. At the current rate of overfishing, the world's stock of jack mackerel, which is largely located off the coast of Chile, could collapse soon.http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/01/30/146083919/pacific-mackerel-stocks-that-feed-farmed-salmon-in-declineSustainable Brands, February 21, 2014 ▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD? ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, GREEN FISH http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/cheryl_baldwin/sustainable_seafood_one_fish_two_fish_red_fish_green_fishEMagazine.com, May 1, 2013▶ FREE RANGE FISH: THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROMISE OF OPEN OCEAN FISH FARMS? open ocean fish farms may be the solution to a whole range of environmental problems. Not the crowded, close-to-shore pens where fish are trapped like caged chickens, requiring doses of antibiotics which leak, along with the concentrated wastes, into surrounding water. But submersible net pens, more than 150 feet apart, where ocean currents disperse waste, and fish swim and live in the closest possible approximation to their natural habitat. Free-range fish. - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/free-range-fish/ -- WATCH -- AQUACULTURE: TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER http://sco.lt/8a5KnxAugust 19, 2013 National Geographic-▶ CAN NEW SHARK-RESISTANT NETS SPUR RESPONSIBLE AQUACULTURE? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/19/can-new-shark-resistant-nets-spur-responsible-aquaculture/ Earth Website-▶ WORLD FISH STOCKS, FISHERIES MAPS, AQUACULTURE STATISTICS http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/fisheries-and-aquaculture.php ======================== GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GMO) FARMED SALMON ======================== -▶ GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON, COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU? http://sco.lt/6z3E1JHuffington Post, May 20, 2013 -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEAFOOD: WHOLE FOODS, TRADER JOE'S AND OTHERS VOW NOT TO SELL GMO FISHhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/genetically-modified-seafood_n_2912684.htmlAlterNet, March 07, 2012 -▶ WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE COMPANY PUSHING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON TO CONSUMERShttp://www.alternet.org/story/154454/what_you_should_know_about_the_company_pushing_genetically_engineered_salmon_on_consumers?akid=8379.237541.9t9h4W&rd=1&t=12 -▶ THE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON THAT COULD SOON RUN WILD - THE UNREPORTED DISASTER AT A PANAMA GROW-OUT FACILITY http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/science/Genetically-Engineered-Salmon-Running-Wild.html?page=all -▶ GMO (BIOTECH ENGINEERED) SALMON DESIGNED TO BE STERILE, TO GROW ABNORMALLY, TO BE IMPAIRED TO SWIM; RISK TO YOUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.inforensyan.com/2012/12/26/gmo-salmon-designed-to-be-sterile-to-grow-abnormally-to-be-impaired-to-swim-risks-to-your-health-and-environment/-▶ WHEN FARMED FISH ESCAPE: YOU COULD BE EATING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FRANKENFISH WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT http://gizmodo.com/5916306/you-could-be-eating-genetically-engineered-frankenfish-without-even-knowing-it -▶ "SUSTAINABLE" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED RUNAWAY SALMON STIR CONSERVATION WORRIES http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/-▶ THE ISSUES WITH GMO SALMON - CORPORATIONS GIVEN THE POWER TO CREATE LIFE - Ocean Robbins - Organic Connections http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/the-issues-with-gmo-salmon/#.UQS2nujZ03Y20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment-▶ MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT. The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon ▶ “FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE. NO Regulation NO Oversight NO Labeling... http://sco.lt/67gold ========================= WATCH SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qzMay 14, 2013 Mongabay-▶ INDUSTRIALIZED FISHING HAS FORCED SEABIRDS TO CHANGE WHAT THEY EAT - FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS FOR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-hance-petrel-bones.html -▶ 100 MILLION SHARKS KILLED A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS. SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ VIDEO: FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING... http://sco.lt/5xliU5 -▶ WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING -- AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/89htxZ WATCH "SEA THE TRUTH" IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTYhttp://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video -▶ OCEANS ARE OUR PLANETARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM http://sco.lt/4ynRkv-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl
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The List is Out! Here are the Worst Zoos for Elephants in the U.S.

In Defense of Animals released its list of the worst zoos in the U.S. for elephants.
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Forest giraffe on the brink of extinction, red list warns

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National symbol of the Democratic Republic of the Congo becomes victim of country's long-running war, IUCN says
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Tanzania National Parks rule protested against Serengeti villagers threaten to poison wildlife and ...

TANZANIA (eTN) - The community wildlife management areas are facing an uncertain future, as Tanzania moves to enforce a new rule that by implications, will deny the local folks a multi-million dollar business.

 

Recently, Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) announced to effect a new regulation, which experts say will confine tourists within the national parks....

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Can the Asian Miracle Happen in Africa?

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Joe Studwell’s book How Asia Works is a great look at the factors that drove the rapid economic growth in several Asian countries. I’d recommend it for anyone who’s doing business in Asia. As I wrote in the review I just posted on my blog, which I've shared below, the book also made me think about which parts of the Asian Miracle might apply in Africa, where the Gates Foundation funds a lot of work.I read Joe Studwell’s How Asia Works because it claimed to answer two of the greatest questions in
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This book (reviewed by Bill Gates) may provide us some insights not only into how Asia works but what is needed in Africa to create prosperity... which may curb the recruiting of poachers to kill rhino and other wildlife species.

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If the Wildlife Disappears so do the Tourists

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Africa for eons has attracted explorers, hunters and today tourists because of its wildlife. If the wildlife disappears so do the tourists.
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Endangered Orangutans Gain From Eco-Friendly Shifts in Palm Oil Market

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“Oil palm plantations are a major threat to orangutans, but new initiatives for deforestation-free palm oil may help save them.”
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How hunting drones are being regulated out of the sky

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Both U.S. and Canadian authorities have shot down calls from hunters to use unmanned aircraft to help catch prey
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Wildlife Depletion May Be Driving Child Labor and Crime

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Decline in biodiversity is a source of social conflict rather than a symptom, says UC Berkeley report...

 

What do overfishing, wildlife trafficking, and endangered species all have in common? According to a paper recently published in the journal Science, these environmental challenges may all have cascading social consequences when it comes to forced labor, organized crime, and even piracy....

 
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Demise of ‘skydancing’ bird puts focus on wildlife crime

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For many people the Forest of Bowland is a huge blindspot on the landscape.
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African Wildlife Is in Trouble, and Only Africans Can Save It

If the animals can be induced to stay where they belong, and the people can be convinced that they are no longer a threat, then peace can break out. I saw this happen in Tanzania, where the Living Wall project builds unbreachable fences that keep lio...
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Ezemvelo head faces jail over wetlands destruction

PUBLIC officials, engineers and consultants involved in the destruction of the Balamhlanga wetlands in the Pongola catchment area could be jailed for up to 10 years, or be fined up to R10million, if they are found guilty of violating environment legislation.....

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World Giraffe Day: No more than 80,000 giraffe left in Africa

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World’s tallest land mammal threatened by conflict with humans, habitat loss, war, and disease
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Did you know that Africa's giraffe population has fallen by 40% in the last 15 or so years?

Only 80,000 remain!   

 

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