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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans
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Lessons from the Indigenous on Promoting Plant Biodiversity | Haiti ...

Lessons from the Indigenous on Promoting Plant Biodiversity | Haiti ... | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
By Jan Salick, Missouri Botanical Garden | Staff, e! Science News. The Yanesha of the upper Peruvian Amazon and Tibetans of the Himalayas are different peoples who live in radically dissimilar environments, but mountains ...
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Women inspire the future of environment

Women inspire the future of environment | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Business MirrorWomen inspire the future of environment. For centuries, women have been recognized as guardians of traditional knowledge of biodiversity.

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Global Demand for Vegetable Oils Contributing to Deforestation

Global Demand for Vegetable Oils Contributing to Deforestation | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Union of Concerned Scientists:

The global demand for vegetable oils is increasing at an unsustainable rate and contributing to massive deforestation in tropical regions, according to UCS.

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Monsanto’s Roundup Shown to be Ravaging Butterfly Population

Monsanto’s Roundup Shown to be Ravaging Butterfly Population | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Monsanto’s Roundup, containing the active ingredient glyphosate, has been tied to more health and environmental problems than you could imagine.
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The Biodiversity Crisis and Plants: Michael Pollan Describes the Organic Option

The Biodiversity Crisis and Plants: Michael Pollan Describes the Organic Option | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
This stop-motion animation short film is set to the words of Michael Pollan, organic food advocate and author of best-selling books The Omnivore's Dilemma and...
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"Gaming Can Make a Better World: Changing Attitudes and Perception

"Gaming Can Make a Better World: Changing Attitudes and Perception | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Jane McGonigal is also a future forecaster. She currently serves as the Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future, a non-profit research group in Palo Alto, California. Her research focuses on how games are transforming the way we lead our real lives, and how they can be used to increase our resilience and well-being. Her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, O(prah) Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Times Science section, and more.

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Holes in My Soles: I've Been Running....

Holes in My Soles: I've Been Running.... | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

A Wonderful Blog from the POV of an orphaned rhino whose mother was slaughtered buy poachers

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Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized - Vancouver Film School

 

 \WONDERING WHAT THIS BIODIVERSITY STUFF I ALL ABOUT?

                          GREAT 3-MINUTE VIDEO ANIMATION

 

                      "AWESOME:  BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED"

   Vancouver Film School via The TEEB Study: UNEP @TEEB

Visit http://www.vfs.com/blog/2010/08/13/international-year-of-biodiversity/ to find out more about this video and the International Year of Biodiversity! .

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                                    WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY

                                        http://sco.lt/6rzPEX

 

TerraDaily, March 18, 2014
UNDERSTANDING HOW MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS MAKE LIFE POSSIBLE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Understanding_how_mountains_and_rivers_make_life_possible_999.htm

 

Mother Nature Network, May 23, 2014

11 ISLANDS WITH AMAZING BIODIVERSITY.  Around the flobe, islands preserve habitats for a wealth of unique plants and animals on land and in the water http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/11-islands-with-amazing-biodiversityl

 

                                                  A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V


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                                         The Satoyama Initiative
SATOYAMA: TOWARD A RURAL SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Japan gave the name of the SATOYAMA Initiative to establishment of universal philosophy for sustainable maintenance and use of natural resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcS6px3WEg

 

Guardian Environment, February 14, 2015

-▶ UP TO HALF THE WORLD'S SPECIES WILL BE GONE BY 2050.  PREPARE TO BE APPALLED http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/14/sixth-extinction-unnatural-history-kolbert-review?CMP=twt_gu

 

                                   SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

Live Science, February 10, 2014
- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

 

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

 

 - ▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT? http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/importance/default.aspx

 

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        THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health

 

- ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington

- ▶  LETTING BIODIVERSITY GET UNDER OUR SKIN http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/

 

- ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH

 

 HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014
-▶ E.O.WILSON: @EOWilson

PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html

 

- ▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

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

 

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              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 

May 22, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶  UN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY: Water and biodiversity pictures http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0522-water-and-biod-un.html

                    

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                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                   VIDEO

                        THE WISDOM OF GRANDMOTHERS

Vandana Shiva on Knowledge, Biodiversity & Sustainable Living — End Child Hunger - Gandhi For Children http://www.gandhiforchildren.org/vandana-shiva-knowledge-biodiversity-sustainable/

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Rajita's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:27 AM

Very enlightneing! A must watch film for environmentalists and skeptics alike ...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, June 1, 2014 2:48 AM

An excellent short documentary on what is biodiversity and what we are doing to it.

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The Disappearing Male - Our loaded toxic environment - Documentary

The Disappearing Male - Our loaded toxic environment - Documentary | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive...
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The Green Leap: Can We Construct Urban Communities That Conserve Biodiversity?

The Green Leap: Can We Construct Urban Communities That Conserve Biodiversity? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Why are green developments different? The goals are conservation while providing a unique living experience. Biodiversity, however, often is lower on the totem pole of priorities.

For the first time in our history, more people live in urban vs. rural areas and humans continue to move into cities. Cities have huge impacts on our natural resources. Urban dwellers consume vast amounts of energy, produce waste, and alter landscapes to the point where native plant and animal populations decline precipitously. As cities grow, people have pondered -- can we develop land without destroying our natural heritage?.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-hostetler/the-green-leap-can-we-con_b_1314981.html

 

 

Yale Environment 360, January 6, 2014

URBAN NATURE:  HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES -- COULD IT BE THE START OF AN URBAN WILDLIFE MOVEMENT? http://e360.yale.edu/feature/urban_nature_how_to_foster_biodiversity_in_worlds_cities/2725/

 

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Business Line : Opinion : Biodiversity not adequately understood

Business Line : Opinion : Biodiversity not adequately understood | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The upcoming biodiversity meet in Hyderabad is an occasion to raise public awareness on the subject. the Convention on Biological Diversity is the international agreement that protects life on earth, and thereby, should be the base for all environmental discussions.

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Biodiversity in new VIDEO GAMES - Problem Solving StoryLines

Biodiversity in new VIDEO GAMES - Problem Solving StoryLines | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

A University team is researching the potential of raising awareness by incorporating biodiversity into video games.

"You don’t make computer games just to change attitudes. People only play them if they are enormous fun,” he explains. “You can’t write a game to make people eat more vegetables or save the world because it is not a lot of fun. You write stories in games, and can create particular dilemmas, inviting people to think about problems.”

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Middle East - Fostering Eco-Tourism And Protecting Biodiversity In Wadi Wurayah

Emirates / UAE

The next step in converting the protected area of Wadi Wurayah into a working National Park was announced by Fujairah Municipality working in cooperation with Emirates Wildlife Society - WWF.

 “Wadi Wurayah continues to be a stronghold for wildlife in the UAE with the continuous discovery of new species. We believe that this area is of great national importance to the UAE and are dedicated to its on-going protection, whilst allowing the community to gain access to and learn from its natural beauty.”

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Harm In Biodiversity And Human Accountability

10 Mar. As human population grows, the desire for the use of all-natural sources also increases. Extra people today will want air and drinking water, vegetation and animals for food, land use for ...

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World’s seabirds in major decline due to human activities

World’s seabirds in major decline due to human activities | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The status of the world’s seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and many populations are now perilously close to extinction.

Human activities lie behind these declines. At sea, commercial fisheries have degraded fish stocks and caused the deaths of innumerable seabirds through accidental bycatch, whilst on land the introduction of invasive species has extirpated many breeding colonies.

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Farms as components of complex ecosystems, not just money-making machines

Nairobi, Kenya:

The "Whole Landscape" Approach: The idea of the initiative is to get governments, funders, researchers and farmers to look at farms not just as means for producing food, fiber, fuel and income, but also as components of complex ecosystems that provide a range of vital services, from clean air and water to wildlife habitat.

 

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Heavy metal pollution causes severe declines in wild bees

Heavy metal pollution causes severe declines in wild bees | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 07, 2012 -
Wild bees are important pollinators and numerous studies dealing with pollination of wild plants and crops underline their vital role in ecosystems functioning.
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Biodiversity Loss to be Given Same Status as Climate Change

Biodiversity Loss to be Given Same Status as Climate Change | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Establishing a UN panel for biodiversity loss will give the issue the same status as climate change, which is the need of the hour.

Biodiversity loss is probably a challenge that is often ignored as climate change looms. Currently the world is losing species at a rate that is 100 to 1000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, further, it is currently seeing the sixth mass extinction.

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Myth of Sustainability by Dr. McPherson

The former professor of natural resources and environment at the University of Arizona will address "The Myth of Sustainability, the Importance of Durability, and a Method for Saving the Planet."  http://guymcpherson.com/

"He's a wealth of knowledge on many key environmental topics, from global warming to peak oil, and he's an excellent instructor," said Darlene DeHudy, the MC...

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GMO Foods and Intellectual Property: The Ultimate Food Fight VIDEO REPORT

As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property for online censorship, another IP issue threatens an even more fundamental part of our daily lives: our food supply. Backed by legal precedent and armed with seemingly inexhaustible lobbying funds, a handful of multinationals are attempting to use patents on life itself to monopolize the biosphere.

TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=3907 As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property for online censorship, a...

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Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity

Our mission: Protects the environment, Defends food biodiversity, Promotes sustainable agriculture, Supports small-scale food producers and values their traditional knowledge...
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B is for Biodiversity - Here Comes PROJECT NOAH

B is for Biodiversity - Here Comes PROJECT NOAH | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Project Noah is a tool that nature lovers can use to explore and document wildlife and a technology platform research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. The purpose of the project is to mobilize and inspire a new generation of nature lovers.

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Gardens benefit bees and biodiversity in agricultural landscapes

Gardens benefit bees and biodiversity in agricultural landscapes | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The Constantine and Candice Alexander Garden on Tilos Island- All Rights Reserved

 

Gardens are good for biodiversity, according to a study of intensively managed farmland in Sweden. The study has found that abundance and species richness of pollinating bees is higher near domestic gardens, with the pollination of a native plant also greater at these sites.

The loss and fragmentation of natural habitats caused by agricultural intensification has negative effects on wild plant reproduction. Pollination failure, either caused by lack of mates or lack of pollinators, poses a serious risk to ecosystems.

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Five hotbeds of biodiversity - Still over 70% intact

Five hotbeds of biodiversity - Still over 70% intact | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Here are five flora- and fauna-rich ecologies that Conservation International, a nonprofit organization in Arlington, Va., says are more than 70 percent intact.
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UAE effort to save the dugong key to biodiversity - Bikya Masr

According to experts, if the dugong go extinct, it would affect shrimp and other sealife creatures ability to survive, with many of smaller marine life dependent on the sea cow for their survival.

“In fact, dugongs actually improve the quality and quantity of seagrass beds through their grazing activities while eating the grass,” said Dr Donna Kwan

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