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How the engagement ring proves that we shouldn’t trade rhino horn - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog

How the engagement ring proves that we shouldn’t trade rhino horn - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog | safarious | Scoop.it
Is your engagement ring to you what rhino horn is to the Chinese? We investigate some marketing myths in light of the proposal to legalise the trade in rhino horn.
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Thank you Anton for a well constructed and very insightful article.

 

There is no doubt that legalising trade will be the final death knell of the rhino. The simple economics of increasing demand by legitimising a myth should be a no-brainer. I hope that articles such as yours, as well as an increasing body of literature against legalisation, starts to wake the public up to the fallacy that trade is good for conservation. We must do all we can to stop the 2016 proposal to CITES. And then we must find ways to rather de-bunk the myth - not an easy task by any means, but its where hope must lie.

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Africa's Aid Mess

Africa's Aid Mess | safarious | Scoop.it
Theroux explains why the aid efforts of people like Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Bono, and Jeffrey Sachs largely fail. Here's what works.
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Ivory trade on agenda at Botswana talks

Ivory trade on agenda at Botswana talks | safarious | Scoop.it
African ministers and experts are set to meet in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.
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Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa

Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa | safarious | Scoop.it

Guardian Environment, November 6, 2013

 ▶  In a damning 400-page investigation, palm oil corporations are charged with destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, report finds... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/06/palm-oil-companies-ethical-report

 

Nation of Change, November 11, 2013
▶  HOW FOOD WITH PALM OIL IS WIPING OUT ORANGUTANS AND ENSLAVING WORKERS http://www.nationofchange.org/how-food-palm-oil-wiping-out-orangutans-and-enslaving-workers-1384182288

 

                                                 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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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THE WORLD'S FORESTS DISAPPEAR ON GOOGLE EARTH
Science Report's Time Lapse Maps of Deforestation http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115610/science-reports-time-lapse-maps-deforestation

 

 

FILM

▶  ****REMEMBERING "GREEN" - An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction. http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

 

 

 ▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLING TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

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

 

 

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

 

14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation

 

May 25, 2013 The Observer

▶  SUMATRAN RAINFOREST WILL MOSTLY DISAPPEAR WITHIN 20 YEARS WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/26/sumatra-borneo-deforestation-tigers-palm-oil

 

 

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

 

 ▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

 

 ▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

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

 

 

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                  "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"

September 15, 2013 The Real News
- ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

 

 

 

 


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                                -------------RESOURCES-----------

 

▶ FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

▶ INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

▶ VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

▶SCIDEV.NET

Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

 

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UK gives support to Kenya in fight against wildlife poaching - Press releases - GOV.UK

UK gives support to Kenya in fight against wildlife poaching - Press releases - GOV.UK | safarious | Scoop.it
British Environment Secretary announces British Army support to tackle poaching in Kenya.
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Rhino Emergency — Passage To Africa

Rhino Emergency — Passage To Africa | safarious | Scoop.it
by Michael Lorentz

It's turning into yet another terrible year for rhino. It's not just the poaching, though that is awful and ongoing. It's the action that's now being considered to stop it.

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Killing in Kenya: Aidan Hartley tracks the last steps of an elephant

Killing in Kenya: Aidan Hartley tracks the last steps of an elephant | safarious | Scoop.it
  Laikipia The bull elephant had roamed our northern marches of the Laikipia plateau for decades. I always recognised him when he passed through the farm because his handsome 65-pound…
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Government to pay R1 billion for Mala Mala game reserve - Times LIVE

Government to pay R1 billion for Mala Mala game reserve - Times LIVE | safarious | Scoop.it
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.
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Millions of Migrating Songbirds Massacred in the Mediterranean

Millions of Migrating Songbirds Massacred in the Mediterranean | safarious | Scoop.it

JULY 24, 2013 - FOCUSING ON WILDLIFE

Each year, millions of songbirds are killed for food, for profit or just for the joy of shooting something, as they move from their winter grounds in Africa to their summer breeding territories in Europe.

In Egypt, hundreds of miles of nets cover the entire coastline, catching almost every bird that makes its way to shore from across the Mediterranean Sea. In Albania, hunters set up dozens of hunting blinds inside wildlife refuges while officials turn a blind eye.

In Cyprus, trees are outfitted with glue-covered lime sticks that catch birds like flies on flypaper as they attempt to land, breaking wings as the birds struggle to free themselves. The problem is widespread and growing as new methods and technology increase the deadly toll of the annual slaughter.... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/massive-bird-slaughter-around-the-mediterranean-shocking-photos/

 

July 22, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
EGYPT IS THE WORST PLACE TO BE A MIGRATORY BIRD - SHOCKING VIDEO http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/egypt-is-the-worst-place-to-be-a-migratory-bird-shocking-video/

 

 

July 13, 2013 National Geographic

VIDEO:

******* "LAST SONG FOR MIGRATING BIRDS" - SLAUGHTERED AS THEY MIGRATE ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN
From glue-covered sticks in Egypt hang two lives, and a question: How can we stop the slaughter of songbirds migrating across the Mediterranean? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/songbird-migration/franzen-text

 

November 2013 Wildlife Extra News -
MILLIONS OF BIRDS MASSACRED IN LEBANON - UNFETTERED HUNTING A DISGRACE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/lebanon-bird-hunt.html#cr

 

 

 

 

STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRD REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

 

 


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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 


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The 'gorilla whisperer' and her flight from rebel forces - Telegraph

The 'gorilla whisperer' and her flight from rebel forces - Telegraph | safarious | Scoop.it
With less than an hour’s notice, Angelique Todd was forced to leave the gorillas she’d befriended and the Africa she loved. We tell her amazing story
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What Will It Take to Save the East African Lion from Extinction? Hunting or Herding? | Africa Geographic Magazine Blog

What Will It Take to Save the East African Lion from Extinction? Hunting or Herding? | Africa Geographic Magazine Blog | safarious | Scoop.it
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Collectively we can do it.. and without it necessarily costing a cent.. start here: http://greernoble.com/non-fiction---invitation.html

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Serengeti Highway Compromise Proposed by Famed Scientist

Serengeti Highway Compromise Proposed by Famed Scientist | safarious | Scoop.it

Newark, N.J. — Building an elevated highway across the Serengeti may not sound like the most feasible or wise idea. But that's exactly what Kenyan scientist and conservationist Richard Leakey proposed yesterday (May 14), saying it could be the best solution for humans and wildlife.

 

In Tanzania and Kenya, there has been debate about how to connect the Lake Victoria region and its growing human population with areas to the east. A plan to build a highway connecting the two regions has been hotly contested, because the road would traverse the iconic Serengeti, which is home to some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife and habitat....


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, May 17, 2013 10:20 AM

Please, let's leave something untouched by humans for our planet's wildlife!

Habitat loss is supposedly the number one threat for many species' survival.

Greer Noble's curator insight, August 23, 2013 6:25 AM

How unsightly that would be.. and what a field day the workers will have during the years in its construction!!! But at least it's a compromise. Perhaps Dr Leakey could up the anti by including an 'army' of anti poaching game guards?!

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Safarious Gallery - Cameras for Conservation 2013 Winners

Safarious Gallery - Cameras for Conservation 2013 Winners | safarious | Scoop.it
Cameras for Conservation is a Botswana based non-profit organization that hosts Botswana's Wildlife Photographer, Wildlife Artist and Wildlife Short Documentary Maker of the year.
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Anti-elephant poaching story goes viral in China - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog

Anti-elephant poaching story goes viral in China - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog | safarious | Scoop.it
A newspaper story about the impact of the ivory trade has gone viral in China, raising awareness among millions of Chinese, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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Why we should be grateful for Melissa Bachman | Getaway Travel Blog

Why we should be grateful for Melissa Bachman | Getaway Travel Blog | safarious | Scoop.it
The Getaway blog, home to travel journalists, foodies, eco-warriors, photography nuts, record-breakers and plain-old crazy adventurers. Join our blogging community today.
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Western black rhino declared extinct

Western black rhino declared extinct | safarious | Scoop.it
Africa's western black rhino is now officially extinct according the latest review of animals and plants by the world's largest conservation network.
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One More Generation’s Carter & Olivia Ries are Helping to Conserve South Africa’s Rhinos

One More Generation’s Carter & Olivia Ries are Helping to Conserve South Africa’s Rhinos | safarious | Scoop.it
I selected Carter and Olivia Ries of the Atlanta, Georgia-based non-profit One More Generation to be my second choice to profile for my series on young crusaders for National Geographic’s News Watch.
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Infographic: The journey of a rhino horn

Infographic: The journey of a rhino horn | safarious | Scoop.it
Trade in rhino horn is banned, but the increasing demand has made it a very lucrative business on the black market.

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Uganda: Poaching hurting tourism says wildlife minister

Uganda: Poaching hurting tourism says wildlife minister | safarious | Scoop.it

Minister Maria Mutagamba has said poaching by armed and organized criminal syndicates is one of the major challenges facing the ministry....

 

The ministry report shows that the number of tourists coming to Uganda reduced from 207,000 in the year 2011/2012 to only 182,000 in the 2012/2013 financial year.  

She attributed this to the general economic downturn in the world, negative security advisories on Uganda by the source markets (UK, USA, Australia and European Union), the war in Eastern DRC and last year’s outbreak of deadly diseases like Ebola and Marburg...


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Uganda tourism seen significant decline in tourism because of poaching crisis...

From 207,000 in 2011/2012 to only 182,000 in 2012/2013. 

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Is walking with lions good conservation? Probably not. | Africa Geographic Magazine Blog

Is walking with lions good conservation? Probably not. | Africa Geographic Magazine Blog | safarious | Scoop.it
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The Interview - Peter Fearnhead — Passage To Africa

The Interview - Peter Fearnhead — Passage To Africa | safarious | Scoop.it

We are thrilled to introduce Peter Fearnhead as the July Interview

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Few organisations are as effective as African Parks in dealing with the real issues facing conservation today. We are honoured to have Peter Fernhead, CEO of African Parks offer us his insights in this interview. This is a must read...

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Gone, But Not Forgotten: Species We've Lost in the Last 10 Years

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Species We've Lost in the Last 10 Years | safarious | Scoop.it
With 150 to 200 species of life ceasing to exist every 24 hours, a mass extinction is looming and biodiversity is in crisis.
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Rhino deaths - 14 in 24 hours : David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Rhino deaths - 14 in 24 hours : David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation | safarious | Scoop.it
Fourteen rhino have been killed in a space of 24 hours bringing the tally of rhino killed for their horn to 327 in South Africa since January.  ...
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UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now • The Register

UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now • The Register | safarious | Scoop.it
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