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Fracking the Kalahari

Fracking the Kalahari | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, December 5, 2014
▶ FRACKING THE KALAHARI

While a fierce debate rages about fracking in South Africa and elsewhere, the Botswana government has been silently pushing ahead with plans to produce natural gas, keeping the country in the dark as it grants concessions over vast tracts of land, including half of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve – the ancestral home of the San.... http://intercontinentalcry.org/fracking-kalahari-21263/


Guardian, November 15, 2014
HOW THE KALAHARI BUSHMEN AND OTHER TRIBESPEOPLE ARE BEING EVICTED SUPPOSEDLY TO BENEFIT WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENT - AS INDUSTRY MOVES IN http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/16/kalahari-bushmen-evicted-wilderness


 

Guardian Environment, November 17, 2013
▶ BOTSWANA FACES QUESTIONS OVER LICENSES FOR FRACKING COMPANIES IN CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/18/botswana-accusations-fracking-kalahari

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                              Alliance Earth
-▶  THE HIGH COST TO AFRICA OF AMERICA'S CHEAP GAS

Largely uncontrolled gas companies in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are already drilling and fracking in much of the park, endangering precious water and environmental resources.
In Botswana’s longest running court battle the San Bushmen finally won the right to access these water sources and remain in their ancestral land. If the gas industry operates like it does in the USA their victory and the survival of this ancient culture is in question.

http://allianceearth.org/the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-fracking-in-the-karoo/#.UoqoC43piRQ

 

  OSISA, November 17, 2013
▶ EXPOSING BOTSWANA'S GAS PLANS - Botswana has been accused of sacrificing the Kalahari, one of the world's most precious wildlife reserves, to commercial fracking while ignoring the environmental risks and local communities who could lose access to scarce water.

http://www.osisa.org/economic-justice/botswana/exposing-botswanas-gas-plans

 

 

 ▶THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE: BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/6C6t05

 

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▶ ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" http://sco.lt/7anisL

 

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                 Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)
                             THE HIGH COST OF CHEAP GAS
A new documentary film – the "High Cost of Cheap Gas" – has uncovered incontrovertible evidence that drilling and fracking are underway in Botswana and that international companies are planning massive gas operations in the future. But there has been little attempt to inform the public, despite growing international concerns about the harmful effects of natural gas production. http://www.osisa.org/economic-justice/south-africa/high-cost-cheap-gas-0

 

▶ THE BATTLE TO PREVENT FRACKING IN THE KAROO. The Karoo is the largest ecosystem in South Africa and is home to a fascinating diversity of life, all having adapted to survive an unforgiving landscape. Natural gas exploration has now come to invade this magnificent land in order to exploit its natural resources.  http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/the-battle-to-prevent-fracking-in-the-karoo/

 

Examiner, March 18, 2014

▶ FRACKING THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-threatens-human-health-the-environment-and-wildlife

 

 ▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/5mrsCv

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Nature Makes And Designs Herself : Breathtaking VIDEOS.

                                                 WATCH

                     "WILD LIFE - THE OCEAN'S BORDER" (51:46)

This breathtaking series provides a magical tour of some of the world's most pristine beautiful places - full of biodiversity and lush with life! Natural bridges between continents create extraordinary richness, and unique flora and fauna seen nowhere else. Featuring groundbreaking and gorgeous nature cinematography, Wild Life lets you uncover seldom-seen secrets from the Earth's hidden regions... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOjq__EJMY

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Documentaries On Line http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/oceans-border/


 

                          The Mind Unleashed, October 04, 2014
        30 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS OF FRACTALS IN NATURE http://themindunleashed.org/2014/10/30-beautiful-photographs-fractals-nature.html


 

                                                  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

 

 

                                              IMPORTANT WATCH
                                 "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS" (56 min)

                            The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

 The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption.  Everything is Interconnected and interdependent.  Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms
“A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.”  http://vimeo.com/40615050

 

 

- ▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV



                                        NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                               SHORT VIDEOS
                        Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
JULIA ROBERTS PLAYS MOTHER EARTH AND HARRISON FORD STARS AS THE OCEAN.  HOLLYWOOD.  A -LIST 'SPEAKS OUT FOR NATURE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-nature


ORIGINAL SOURCE: Conservation International

http://natureisspeaking.org/mothernature.html

 

 

- ▶  URBAN NATURE:  HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES:  A NEW URBAN WILDLIFE MOVEMENT http://sco.lt/7ZVttR

 

- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

                                         THICH NHAT HANH:
                              Guardian Sustainable Business
BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239



-▶  HOW CLOSELY TIED IS HEALTH OF HUMANS TO HEAL OF TREES? http://sco.lt/69TAm1


▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D


 - ▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE http://sco.lt/8Q9slV


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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

 

 

                     -▶  -▶  -▶  SEE MY SCOOP-ITS -▶  -▶  -▶ 

 

  -▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE - A Healthy Biosphere Reflects in A Healthy Humanity  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

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

 -▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: THE CORPORATIZING OF OUR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

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Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet

Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

▶  MODERN, INDUSTRIAL, MONOCROP FARMING IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET. A growing number of organic consumers, natural health advocates and climate hawks are taking a more comprehensive look at the fundamental causes of global warming. And its led them to this sobering conclusion: Modern, industrial, monocrop farming are burning up our planet. How did they reach this conclusion? http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

HuffingtonPostGreen, July 10, 2014
 ▶ BIG CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE SEEKS INDEMNITY FROM ANIMAL WELFARE VIOLATIONS AND GMO WOES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/right-to-farm_n_5574943.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AG INTERESTS SEEKS TO MAKE BIG FARMING LAW. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
 -▶ FORGET AG-GAG LAWS.  THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER THE CORPORATE "RIGHT" TO FARM State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

 Independent Science News, October 30, 2013

 ▶ THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.independentsciencenews.org/un-sustainable-farming/the-founding-fables-of-industrialised-agriculture/

 

Climate Progress, July 09, 2014
THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF INDOOR FARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/09/3442719/weird-wonderful-indoor-farming/

 

 

EcoWatch, March 26, 2014
-▶ PROFITS AND DAMN THE TORPEDOES: U.S. FARMERS INCREASE PLANTING OF GMO CORN EVEN AS GLOBAL DEMAND FALLS AND BANNED FROM CHINA MARKETS http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/26/u-s-farmers-planting-gmo-corn-banned-china-markets/

 

 August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  THE GUARANTEED INCOME RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:  U.S. GOVERNMENT PAID OUT $17 BILLION FOR "OVER-PLANTED WEATHER-WITHERED CROPS" LAST YEAR — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/

 

▶  US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html

 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014
 ▶  INSECTICIDE PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 BBC News, June 24, 2014
 ▶  GROWING PAINS OF CHINA'S AGRICULTURAL WATER NEEDS. Farming accounts for about 65% of water use in China and the limited resource is coming under pressure from rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. The study focused on four major food crops - soya, wheat, rice and corn (maize) - and three livestock groups: ruminant, pork and poultry. Together, these products accounted for 93% of China's domestic food supply in 2005, according to figures from the United Nations.  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27978124

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

April 18, 2014, The Two-Way
 ▶  CHINA ADMITS THAT ONE-FIFTH OF IT'S FARMLAND IS CONTAMINATED - Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. http://listen.sdpb.org/post/china-admits-one-fifth-its-farmland-contaminated

 

Guardian Development, March 10, 2014

▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

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 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

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                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 ▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES: LOWEST ON RECORD:  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/5epVmz

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

▶  AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

New York Times, March 07, 2014
▶  MEAT MAKES THE PLANET THIRSTY http://www.americasfarmers.com/2014/03/07/women-in-agriculture/

 

Worldwatch Institute, May 08, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1

 

Guardian, September 18, 2013
▶  FOOD CRISIS FEARS PROMPT UN WAKE-UP CALL TO WORLD LEADERS AND BIG AGRIBUSINESS
UNCTAD, the UN trade and development body's 2013 Trade and Environment Review, calls on governments to "wake up before it is too late" and shift rapidly towards farming models that promote a greater variety of crops, reduced fertiliser use and stronger links between small farms and local consumers to achieve global food security and tackle climate change http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/18/food-crisis-un-governments

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

Common Dreams, September 23, 2013
▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

 The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

 ▶ "THEY HAVE POLLUTED THEIR OWN NEST" - MOVE OVER, BIG AG: SUSTAINABILITY'S MOMENT IS HERE http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/move-big-ag-sustainabilitys-moment/

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
▶ MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

  Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

 allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH.

Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 


                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting....http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/rape-in-the-fields/


OnEarth, January 6, 2014

▶AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain

 

▶  U.S. STARTS LANDMARK AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP IN VIETNAM - WHILE MONSANTO USES IT ON GMO FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food

 

▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

 ▶  HOW MONOCULTURE THREATENS THE FUTURE OF FOOD - GROWING FOOD IN DEAD SOIL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/01/bees-dying-from-chemical-agriculture.aspx?e_cid=20130101_DNL_art_2#_edn1

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7

 

 

FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs AND PESTICIDES  http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/

 

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH . The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

▶  PESTICIDES FOR BIG AG ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶  THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PETICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

                                                    PHOTOS

                                                FastCo Exist

▶  THESE HORRIFYING PHOTOS SHOW A DESTROYED AMERICAN LANDSCAPE THE AGRICULTURE GIANTS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016003/these-horrifying-photos-show-a-destroyed-american-landscape-that-agriculture-giants-dont-wan

 

Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013

▶  HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶  RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

 

▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE, OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL GRAVY TRAIN? http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE? http://sco.lt/5ev5Yf

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

 ▶  THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH The Leader of the Biotech Ag Cartel  http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE? :  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

                                                         WATCH

                                                        'FED UP!"

                                            Free Documentary Online
In the harvest of 1999, 60% of Canada's canola crop, 90% of Argentina's soybean crop, 50% of the US' soybean crop, and 33% of the US' corn crop was genetically engineered. Industrial agriculture is damaging the basis for future production. We've got soil erosion, soil compaction, salinisation, water logging, destruction of beneficial biodiversity, loss of natural enemies of pest... and all that is occurring in an alarming rate.
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fed-up/

 

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                                                    -- POLLUTION --

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
▶ MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

 ▶ "THEY HAVE POLLUTED THEIR OWN NEST" - MOVE OVER, BIG AG: SUSTAINABILITY'S MOMENT IS HERE http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/move-big-ag-sustainabilitys-moment/

 

▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group
▶  REPORT: 7.2 MILLION ACRES OF WETLANDS AND FRAGILE LAND GO UNDER THE PLOW http://www.ewg.org/release/72-million-acres-wetlands-and-fragile-land-go-under-plow

 

 May 27, 2013 Science Daily
▶  EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527100624.htm

 

▶  FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶

                                     A COMPELLING CASE
                   REVAMPING OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL POLICY

This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies,  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

  Treehugger, October 9, 2013

▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

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

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push

 

 

September 3, 2013 -Sci Dev Net

▶  FARMING AND KNOWLEDGE MONOCULTURES ARE MISCONCEIVED

Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science
In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains.
But intensified systems do not meet global food needs — they mostly suit export markets and corporate interests.... an industrial monoculture model of production — of both food and knowledge — avoids its ecological and social costs, while suppressing more effective sustainable alternatives, and underexploits science's potential versatility.... http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/opinion/farming-and-knowledge-monocultures-are-misconceived.html

 

                                                 SHORT VIDEO:
               THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

                                          -- CLIMATE CHANGE --

 

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013

▶  CLIMATE SUMMIT:  DON'T TURN FARMERS INTO 'CLIMATE SMART' CARBON TRADERS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-10

 

▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

New Scientist, January 16, 2014
▶ VERTICAL FARMS SPROUTING UP ALL OVER THE WORLD - Vertical farms aim to avoid the problems inherent in growing food crops in drought-and-disease-prone fields many hundreds of kilometres from the population centres in which they will be consumed. Instead, Dickson Despommier – an ecologist at Columbia University in New York City who has championed vertical farms since 1999 – suggests that food should be grown year-round in high-rise urban buildings, reducing the need for the carbon-emitting transport of fruit and vegetables. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129524.100-vertical-farms-sprouting-all-over-the-world.html#.Utrb8PbTlcw

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013

▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

  ETC Group, September 06, 2013
▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

▶  WORLD'S SACRED FORESTS MAY FALL PREY TO DEVELOPERS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.trust.org/item/20131004085253-l4gqn

 

                                            The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

 Post Growth, November 1, 2013
▶  UNLIMITED COMPETITION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE -  CORPORATE FARMING Large farms now dominate crop production in the United States. Although most cropland was operated by farms with less than 600 crop acres in the early 1980s, today most cropland is on farms with at least 1,100 acres, and many farms are 5 and 10 times that size. Meanwhile, in 1987, the average dairy herd size was 80 cows; by 2007, it was 570 cows, In 2012 5,000.  The change in hogs was even more striking, from 1,200 hogs removed in a year to 30,000... http://postgrowth.org/unlimited-competition-is-not-sustainable/

 

ETC GROUP:  September 23, 2013
▶  YET ANOTHER UN REPORT CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR PEASANT FARMING AND AGROECOLOGY http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1371403/3dcf9f8e43/546730523/69eaf81be4/

 

November 1, 2012 Mongabay

▶  FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1101-hance-agriculture-greenhouse-gases.html

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

▶  HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 ▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf

 

September 13, 2013 Treehugger
▶  WHY KANSAS IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER. If you eat corn or wheat in the United States, there's a good chance it was grown with the help of paleowater left over from the last ice age when glaciers covered the Great Plains.And as neat and healthy as that sounds -- paleowater! -- this is not good news.
The Ogallal Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers in the world, running beneath parts of eight states in the central US. And it is this giant, ancient aquifer that is being sucked dry faster than rain can keep up. Put another way, we've nearly used up a million-year-old source of water in the 100 or so years we've been tapping into it for irrigation.
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/why-kansas-running-out-water-ogallala-aquifer.html

 

                            WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                     http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
▶  GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

 

▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

             "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

August 21, 2013 Mongabay
▶  PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

▶  FOOD WASTAGE FOOTPRINT:  IMPACT ON NATURAL RESOURCES - FAO REPORT

11 September 2013, Rome - The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report.
http://reliefweb.int/report/world/food-wastage-footprint-impacts-natural-resources

 

▶  SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

▶  AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

 

 

September 4, 2013 NPR
▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA IS EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA September 23, 2013
▶  FED-UP FARMERS UNITE TO FIGHT BIG FOOD AND SUPERMARKET PRICE WAR WITH CODE OF CONDUCT THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-24/farmers-code-of-conduct-to-fight-supermarket-price-war/4976664

 

July 25, 2013 REALfarnacy

▶  URBAN HOMESTEADERS PRODUCE 6,000 POUNDS OF FOOD ON 1/10 ACRE http://www.realfarmacy.com/urban-homesteaders-produce-6000-pounds-of-food-on-110-acre/

 

August 26, 2013 Guardian Professionals: Farming and Food Security Hub
▶  NEW IDEAS PUT AGRICULTURE CO-OPERATIVES AT THE HEART OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/aug/26/agriculture-co-operatives-markets-credit

 

▶  FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

 

 January 13, 2012 Grist

▶  LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY: BIODIVERSITY vs MONOCULTURE http://grist.org/sustainable-food/2012-01-13-lexicon-of-sustainability-biodiviersity-vs-monoculture/

 

▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE".  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

August 1, 2013 Science Daily
▶  EXISTING CROPLAND COULD FEED FOUR BILLION MORE BY DROPPING BIOFUELS AND ANIMAL FEED http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801125704.htm

 

 

 

▶  DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE  http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE".  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

August 6, 2013 Resilience

▶  FIXING FOOD AND FARMING WITH A TRUE-COST ECONOMY
 A paradigm shift is underway in our nation’s approach to food and agriculture. Movements are gaining steam that support organic food, local food, farmers markets, local food security, and food safety. On the food safety front, outrage is growing over the inability to inspect more than two percent of imported food, especially in the wake of food scandals abroad (e.g., melamine in pet food, pork treated with chemicals to taste like beef, deaths of children from school lunches prepared in used pesticide containers)... http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-08-06/fixing-food-and-farming-with-a-true-cost-economy

 

September 9, 2013 Mother Jones
▶  ONE WEIRD TRICK TO FIX FARMS FOREVER: PEAK SOIL http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/cover-crops-no-till-david-brandt-farms

 

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

 

 

 

▶  THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

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

 

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

 

▶  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

 

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES  http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:40 PM

This  is  an  awful  lot  of  information  but  all  of it  spells  one thing: "Be  aware  and  beware!

Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:31 PM

"Our modern energy-, chemical- and genetically modified organism (GMO)-intensive industrial food and farming systems are the major cause of man-made global warming." Studies show that not only are greenhouse gasses caused by Carbon Dioxide but also by methane and nitrous oxide. Farming includes so many different ways of using fuel form the machinery to the end of food production. Another way farming isn't helping is through deforestation, and wetlands destruction. "When you add it all up, the picture is clear—contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet. And factory farms or, in industry lingo, Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), play a key role in this impending disaster." Climate rise is complex but a few of the top reasons are coal burning, and fossil fuels. To get this under control we would need to stop using 90% of the fosil fuels we are using.

Sally J. Everett's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:33 AM

We can't live in fear of the future, we have to have farms no matter what they emit into the air. Without farms, we couldn't survive.

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VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Seeing The Forests For The Trees

VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Seeing The Forests For The Trees | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                            TED TALK VIDEO

                       Carnegie Institution for Science - Greg Asner

                                    ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR

What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail -- what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon. In this fascinating talk, Asner gives a clear message: To save our ecosystems, we need more data, gathered in new ways... 

http://www.ted.com/talks/greg_asner_ecology_from_the_air?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&awesm=on.ted.com_Asner&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co



American Geophysical Union, February 25, 2015
FELLING OF TROPICAL TREES HAS SOARED, SATELLITE SHOW, NOT SLOWED AS UN STUDY FOUND http://news.agu.org/press-release/felling-of-tropical-trees-has-soared-satellite-shows-not-slowed-as-un-study-found/



                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                               Down To Earth, February 16, 2014
                          FORESTS WORTH MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD
http://www.france24.com/en/20150215--down-earth-deforestation-peru-illegal-mining-jacquet-rainforest-alliance-trees/#



Mongabay, May 08, 2014
- ▶  SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES: NEW HOLISTIC 'ONE HEALTH' CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMSRecently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging holistic “One Health” movement explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health, and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-nicole-sri-ehp-one-health.html


VIDEO (10:00)
OUR FORESTS ARE DYING, ARE WE NEXT?
Trees are the terrestrial lungs of the planet, and they are dying all over the globe. Government agencies and mainstream media are not reporting on the unfolding cataclysm of this die off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzix8TiHR8


WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org/

 

Washington Post, May 26, 2014
THIS SUMMER, NASA WILL BEGIN KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR GARDEN. Next month, the agency plans to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Its primary aim is to create a global map of carbon sources and carbon sinks. The OCO-2 mission will provide the most detailed map of photosynthetic fluorescence — that is to say, of how plants glow — ever created. Using this data, scientists should be able to estimate how quickly the world’s plants are absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-summer-nasa-will-begin-keeping-an-eye-on-your-garden/2014/05/23/8bc1f4de-df79-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html

 

 

                                              IMPORTANT WATCH
                                 "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS" (56 min)

                            The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

 The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption.  Everything is Interconnected and interdependent.  Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms
“A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.”  http://vimeo.com/40615050


Ensia, August 12, 2014
-▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/

 

 

Carnegie Institution For Science, December 17, 2013
FOREST MONITORING:  BRINGING THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE http://carnegiescience.edu/news/forest_monitoring_bringing_power_people


 Carnegie Institution for Science, March 03, 2014
AMAZON'S CANOPY CHEMISTRY IS A PATCHWORK QUILT. http://carnegiescience.edu/news/amazon%E2%80%99s_canopy_chemistry_patchwork_quilt

 

Independent, April 14, 2014
"LUNGS OF THE WORLD" UNDER THREAT: Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fires-could-turn-amazon-rainforest-into-a-desert-as-human-activity-and-climate-change-threaten-lungs-of-the-world-says-study-9259741.html


 - ▶ TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH: OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/5oDc8n


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                                                  WATCH

               MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate

 

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 - ▶ ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1



SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13



 - ▶ HOW CLOSELY TIED IS THE HEALTH OF TREES TO THE HEALTH OF HUMANS? http://sco.lt/5ax9hh


FORESTS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1610875320/forests-and-the-health-of-the-planet



                                                     VIDEO

USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED FOR A $13 BILLION GMO TREE ANNUAL BUSINESS http://sco.lt/7wrajZ


 

Huffington Post Green, April 15, 2014
CHINA EXPECTED TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER INDUSTRY/DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

 

 ▶ DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6831nN

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                  "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

 ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF IT AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://sco.lt/5nMisj


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

 

- ▶ DEFORESTATION AND EXTINCTION:  CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO http://sco.lt/4yRATR

 


 

- ▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

- ▶ NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ

 

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

 

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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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                                                       WATCH

                                         ▶  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/

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

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A World Without Elephants - Unbearable - Poaching to Extinction

A World Without Elephants - Unbearable - Poaching to Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html


The Dodo, November 21, 2014
-▶ IMAGINING A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS. A poacher’s bullet kills more than elephants — an elephant’s death ricochets through the ecosystem, affecting everything from other animals to the vegetation where the pachyderms roam.  https://www.thedodo.com/world-without-elephants-832031961.html


Focusing On Wildlife

-▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS = INFOGRAPH

More than 60 percent of Africa’s forest elephants have been killed in the past decade due to the ivory trade, reports a new study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study warns that the diminutive elephant species — genetically distinct from the better-known savanna elephant — is rapidly heading toward extinction....  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/



VIDEO
BBC News, September 04, 2014
THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814

                     

AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/



THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS 

http://sco.lt/8GNLvN



August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
- ▶ A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

March 5, 2013 BBC Nature -

- ▶ EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED BY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21655613



- ▶ GABON BANS LARGE-CALIBRE ARMS TO STEM ELEPHANT POACHING NOW AT 20,000 + IN PAST DECADE http://sco.lt/7OfQaP

 

 Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014
  -▶ KENYA TO DEPLOY DRONES IN ALL NATIONAL PARKS IN BID TO TACKLE POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/kenya-drones-national-parks-poaching


Live Science, February 05, 2014

 - ▶ DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINOS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA - THANKS TO CASH FROM GOOGLE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia


Guardian Environment

- ▶ KENYA TRIALS TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS IN BID TO CURB POACHING AS ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY WIPED OUT  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/11/kenya-text-message-alert-poaching


Jan 17, 2013 - TreeHugger

- ▶ POACHING IS ON THE RISE IN KENYA, IN WHAT SHOULD BE ONE OF FEW SAFE(ISH) PLACES FOR ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA.... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/are-elephants-doomed.html

 

May 7, 2013 Huffington Post - Slideshow

DAKAR, Senegal -- The WWF said in a statement that suspected poachers belonging to the Seleka rebel group have entered one of Africa's most unique elephant habitats in the Central African Republic, and park guards saw them shooting in the direction... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/seleka-rebels-poaching-elephants_n_3231093.html?ref=topbar#slide=1878054 

 

 

                                            RHINOS IN CRISIS:

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995102006/rhinos-in-crisis-poaching-and-illegal-trade-reach-highest-levels-in-20-years

 


- ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

http://sco.lt/8ps0gb

 

                                         CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS

                          NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                             http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

 Mongabay, December 2, 2013

- ▶ ANTI-POACHING STORY GOES VIRAL IN CHINA - 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 (WCS)... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1220-china-viral-elephant-story.html


The Dodo, May 08, 2014

-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

 June 17, 2012 - CNN REPORT

- ▶ WILL ELEPHANTS STILL ROAM EARTH IN 20 YEARS?   -- At the start of the 1980s there were more than a million elephants in Africa. During that decade, 600,000 were destroyed for ivory products. Today perhaps no more than 400,000 remain across the continent, according to Samuel Wasser of the University of Washington, who is widely recognized as an authority on the subject. It is a tragedy beyond reckoning and humanity needs to pay attention to the plight of the elephants before it is too late.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/15/world/africa/elephants-extinction-africa/index.html

 

 August 8, 2013 African Geographic
- ▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS... ...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                   - ▶      'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' - - ▶

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

                         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                        http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

 - ▶ SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS COULD BE EXTINCT WITHIN 30 YEARS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1050209887/sumatran-elephants-could-be-extinct-within-30-years

 

 - ▶ INDONESIA PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  FIRST THEY ERADICATE THE ORANGUTANS, NOW THEY'RE POISONING THE ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1824145798/indonesia-palm-oil-plantations-first-they-eradicate-the-orangutans-now-they-re-poisoning-the-elephants

 

- ▶ 14 PYGMY ELEPHANT DIES MYSTERIOUSLY IN BORNEO - CLEARING FORESTS - ELEPHANTS BECOME "PESTS" http://sco.lt/7J03HN

 

 

                                          ===============

                                                   IVORY

                                        

THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://sco.lt/5Bft8T

 

Feb 28, 2013 - Mongabay

- ▶ ELEPHANT MASSACRE IN CONGO - 75 PERCENT LOSS OF ITS ELEPHANTS IN 15 YEARS DUE TO POACHING FOR IVORY Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0228-congo-elephant-massacre.html#H3mZ7QFCCJmqRABO.99

 

- ▶ JANE GOODALL:  IVORY SALES MUST STOP OR AFRICA'S ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant

 

 

                              *****LEST WE FORGET *****

                                          A FAMILY FALLS

AFRICA'S IVORY-PROFIT DRIVEN ELEPHANT MASS SLAUGHTER CONTINUES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

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- ▶ SHINING A BRIGHT LIGHT ON AFRICA'S ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3134499916/shining-a-bright-light-on-africa-s-elephant-slaughter

 

- ▶ POVERTY, AS WELL AS GREED, KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3893395511/poverty-as-well-as-greed-killing-africa-s-elephants-10-000-massacred-in-gabon-alone

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment

- ▶ GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 


 

- ▶  IN A TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE  : NPR http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3096898697/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive-a-world-without-elephants-npr

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay
- ▶ 17 POACHERS ENTER ELEPHANT STRONGHOLD IN CONGO, CONSERVATIONS FEAR MASSACRE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-hance-elephants-car.html

 

 

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                                         ELEPHANT CULTURE

                                    =======================


                                                 ELEPHANTS

THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING

                           http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

                                      

                                               LOVELY  WATCH

           - ▶       "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC) - ▶

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

The Independent, December 10, 2013
- ▶ FIVE UNBELIEVABLE HABITS OF ELEPHANTS http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/five-unbelievable-habits-of-elephants-8995583.html

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                   The Elephant Listening Project
THE SECRET LIVES OF ELEPHANTS REVEALED WITH INFRARED CAMERAS https://www.thedodo.com/elephants-secret-lives-reveale-518906634.html

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER" http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
- ▶ ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

 

                                              WATCH:

                                  "FUN IN THE FOREST

                             Elephants on Candid Camera

http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/04/elephants-on-candid-camera/

 

 

- ▶ LEARNING TO LIVE WITH ELEPHANTS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0918-hance-elephants-camposarceiz.html#4dHR31CQ6Ih18SPW.99

 

May 30, 2013 The Telegraph
- ▶ INDIAN VILLAGERS ABANDON HOME TO MAKE WAY FOR AN ELEPHANT HIGHWAY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10089246/Villagers-abandon-homes-for-Elephant-highway.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

                                              "LIQUID IVORY"

               HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

                                       =======================

 

 -▶  THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP: : STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

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 August 2, 2013 Global Possibilities

- ▶ RANGER, WARRIOR, MOTHER - Sidonie Asseme risks her life to save endangered wildlife from poachers in southeastern Cameroon—all while raising five little future rangers ... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/ranger-warrior-mother/

 

===========================

EXTINGUISHING OUR WILDLIFE                             

===========================

 

- ▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE - ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/4q4CB7

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment

- ▶ TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS IS A MATTER OF GLOBAL URGENCY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/cites-animals-illegal-trade

 

March 1, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

- ▶ PEOPLE AND ANIMALS AT IMMEDIATE RISK FROM WILDLIFE CRIME, CITES CHIEF WARNS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/01/people-animals-wildlife-crime

 

 - ▶ LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES.  POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN WE THOUGHT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994950184/lions-extinct-in-25-african-countries-populations-in-more-trouble-than-previously-thought

 

 - ▶ THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep


VIDEO
TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting

http://sco.lt/6aXUSP

 

- ▶ A GLOBAL URGENCY: TACKING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5Dbzu5

 

 

- ▶ WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT GATHERS GLOBAL STRENGTH AS POACHING ESCALATES http://sco.lt/7qZH4D

 

- ▶ OUTGUNNED:  ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700199111/outgunned-illicit-trade-in-wildlife-has-exploded-into-a-19bn-criminal-enterprise-video

 

- ▶ TROPHY HUNTING FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3983008721/trophy-hunting-for-the-love-of-blood-and-money

 

14 March 2013 - Deutche Welles
- ▶ SANCTUARY SAVES ANTEATERS MAIMED BY POACHERS  http://www.dw.de/sanctuary-saves-anteaters-maimed-by-poachers/a-16627049?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

 

 - ▶ 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-

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 GO TO:

 ▶ Latest in GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE News http://sco.lt/7Myakz

 ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

▶  Biodiversity IS Life -- #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Water #Forests http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

                                ==========================

 

 

  - ▶ MORE ON POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=RHINOS

 

- ▶ ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997183560/all-about-elephants

 

 - ▶ MORE ON THE HORRIFIC WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=RHINO+POACHING

 

 

- ▶ FOLLOW @Wildlife Margrit FOR ALL ABOUT POACHING AND ANNIHILATION OF OUR TREASURED WILDLIFE:

 

 

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"Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey" ~ Full Episode - PBS Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                                       WATCH

                         "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY"

                                      Full Episode 50:35 PBS Nature

Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey won top honor at the 2011 Jackon Hole Wildlife Film Festival, known as the Oscars of nature films! Broken Tail won Best of Festival, Best Script, and Best Human/Wildlife Interactions at the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival!


The tiger known as Broken Tail was born in Ranthambhore National Park in northern India, a vast, natural reserve for a wide variety of Indian wildlife, but especially famous for its Bengal tigers. Historically revered in Indian tradition, tigers in the area were once protected by maharajahs, and then by government sanctuaries and conservation projects. But poachers have proven to be nearly unstoppable over the years, and tigers have struggled to survive, even with the protection of the park. At one point, there were as few as 26 tigers left in the reserve, and today, the fate of each and every tiger is important to the species as a whole. Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey is the story of the life and death of a tiger destined for greatness, who may still lead the way to a better future for those of his kind.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/broken-tail-a-tigers-last-journey/full-episode/6384/



The Straits Times, February 06, 2015
 ▶ THIRTEEN TIGER NATIONS FROM MALAYSIA TO RUSSIA TO SET UP ANTI-POACHING NETWORK http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-asia/story/thirteen-tiger-nations-malaysia-russia-set-anti-poaching-network-20150206


GreenBiz, February 06, 2015
IN INDIA, INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AND BIG DATA HELP SAVE TIGERS Using intelligence data and analytics, a new study identified 73 key “hot spots” in India with high likelihood of tiger poaching and trafficking in tiger parts. http://www.greenbiz.com/article/india-intelligence-gathering-and-big-data-help-save-tigers


Time, November 29, 2014
 ▶ TIGERS ARE DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS IN INDIA - MOSTLY DUE TO POACHING http://time.com/3610317/tiger-deaths-record-number-india/


Mongabay, September 16, 2014
 ▶ MALAYAN TIGER POPULATION PLUNGE TO JUST 250-340 INDIVIDUALS - ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE & DEFORESTATION

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0916-hance-malayan-tiger-drop.html


▶  RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING http://sco.lt/8ROSsD


All About Wildlife, October 31, 2014
 ▶ HOW LONG UNTIL TIGERS ARE GONE? Words And Worry Won’t Stop The Endangered Cat’s Virtual Extinction In The Wild By 2020  http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/endangered-species/how-long-until-tigers-are-gone/8872


TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING MANGROVE FOREST: BANGLADESH AND INDIA http://sco.lt/9J9Gdd


The Dodo, November 07, 2014
 ▶ THE INVISIBLE DRIVER OF TIGER EXTINCTION https://www.thedodo.com/canine-distemper-tigers-805650244.html


Mongabay, October 2, 2014
 ▶ TIGERS vs DIAMONDS:  INDIA'S PROTECTED AREAS RAMPANTLY DOWNGRADED TO MAKE ROOM FOR PEOPLE, INDUSTRY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1029-gfrn-watsa-india-downgrades-protected-areas.html


Mongabay, January 10, 2013

 ▶  DEAD TIGERS, DEAD PEOPLE: LOGGING BY PAPER INDUSTRY WORSENS HUMAN-TIGER CONFLICT IN SUMATRA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0110-dead-tigers-dead-people-sumatra.html


 ▶  INDONESIA: THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h


                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD


July 26, 2013 Macau Daily Times
-▶  TIGER TEETH, CLAWS AND BEAR BILE SMUGGLED AS EGG ROLLS http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/45690-tiger-teeth-claws-and-bear-bile-smuggled-as-egg-rolls.html?wwftw1


The Hindu, A[ril 30, 2014
▶  THE FUTURE OF THE TIGER HINGES ON GENE FLOW. The future of tigers, with approximately 3,600 remaining in fragmented habitats worldwide, hinges not just on population expansion but also on “gene flow” or the ability of the species to migrate and breed outside their territorial gene pool, finds a new study. http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/the-future-of-the-tiger-hinges-on-gene-flow/article5962766.ece

 

 ▶  DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA - LOSING OUR BIG CATS http://sco.lt/4o0U9x


                                                      WATCH
                                        SIBERIAN TIGER QUEST

                                    Full Episode 53:10 PBS Nature
Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/siberian-tiger-quest/full-episode/7916/


Mongabay, June 19, 2014
▶  CHINESE FISHERMEN GET RARE GLIMPSE OF SWIMMING SIBERIAN TIGER ON PHONE VIDEOSiberian tigers are imperiled by habitat loss and deforestation, however the biggest threat remains poaching for the animal's body parts which are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The subspecies almost went extinct in the 1930s when its population dropped to just 20-30 individuals. Due to this, a 2011 study found that Siberian tiger genetic diversity in the wild was incredibly low, essentially putting the "effective population" at just 14 animals. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0619-hance-siberian-tiger-swim-video.html



                                                  INFOGRAPHIC

                                     July 29, 2013 EarthTouch

                   International Tiger Day | Earth Touch Web TV

http://earthtouch.tv/blog/article/infographic-international-tiger-day/?category=nature-news


                                                  VIDEO

                          International Conservation Forum
             BRINGING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                              Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

                    http://www.icforum.info/category/tigers/


 

                                        FEATURED VIDEO                               

                                 August 29, 2013 Mongabay
              HOW TIGERS COULD SAVE HUMAN CIVILIZATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0829-hance-tigers-video.html?n3ws1ttr


Animal Planet, April 01, 2014
  -▶ WHAT'S SCARIER THAN LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS?  LIFE WITHOUT THEM http://blogs.discovery.com/bites-animal-planet/2014/04/remember-that-kruger-park-tourist-video-of-a-lion-pride-and-a-crocodile-playing-a-deadly-game-of-tug-of-war-with-a-buffalo-ca.html


Bloomberg, April 27, 2014
▶  VIETNAMESE PREMIER APPROVES NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION PLAN http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-27/vietnamese-premier-approves-national-tiger-conservation-plan.html

 

July 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
▶  A WIN FOR TIGERS IN NEPAL  http://worldwildlife.org/stories/a-win-for-tigers-in-nepal



▶  A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr


▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/6iIjtx

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                           "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

                                         A Short film by Carlos Quiles. 

The video is a short story of the long term documentary Saving Leuser. We need the maximum support not just for Tripa but to save the Leuser ecosystem, the only place in the world that hosts five endangered species as tigers, rhinos, orangutans, elephants and bears.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


 

                                     TROPHY, CANNED HUNTING: 

                 Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                             http://sco.lt/6qdbW5


July 17, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶ 80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIA BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html


▶  NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION: ONLY 3% OF FOREST WILL BE INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/?id=4470&Itemid=226&option=com_content&task=view


                                                 --- WATCH --

                         AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                 REMEMBERING "GREEN"

               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                       http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


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


  Rainforest Alliance
▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

Redd Monitor, June 05, 2014

 -▶  ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON CONTINUES IN SUMATRA AND NORTH KALIMANTAN BY ASIA PACIFIC RESOURCES INT'L LIMITED (APRIL) http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/06/05/aprils-ecological-armageddon-continues-in-sumatra-and-north-kalimantan/#more-15221

 


                                               IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                   Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
         KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/



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


▶  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION.  NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING http://sco.lt/8pAoSn

 

                                                    WATCH

                                                 TED VIDEO

     MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                 http://eradicatingecocide.com/

 

                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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

 

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                    http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING


                                                       VIDEO

                         CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                              CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Business Insider, March 2013

- ▶ EQUADOR SELLING ONE THIRD OF ITS' RAINFORESTS TO CHINA

As oil forces a state of emergency in Peru.

Ecuador owed China more than $7 billion — more than a tenth of its GDP — as of last summer.

In 2009 China began loaning Ecuador billions of dollars in exchange for oil shipments. It also helped fund two of the country's biggest hydroelectric infrastructure projects, and China National Petroleum Corp may soon have a 30 percent stake in a $10 billion oil refinery in Ecuador.

"My understanding is that this is more of a debt issue – it's because the Ecuadoreans are so dependent on the Chinese to finance their development that they're willing to compromise in other areas such as social and environmental regulations," Adam Zuckerman, environmental and human rights campaigner at California-based NGO Amazon Watch, told the Guardian.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ecuador-selling-its-rainforest-to-china-2013-3#ixzz2WLg5gu9S


26 March, 2013 The Guardian
- ▶ ECUADOR AUCTIONS OFF AMAZON TO CHINESE OIL FIRMS http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/26/ecuador-chinese-oil-bids-amazon

 

March 28, 2013 AMAZON WATCH »
- ▶ ECUADOR'S AMAZON RAINFOREST MAY BE AUCTIONED TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES  http://amazonwatch.org/news/2013/0328-ecuadors-amazon-rainforest-may-be-auctioned-to-chinese-oil-companies


September 4, 2013 Mongabay
- ▶ DEFORESTATION SURGES AS ECUADOR KILLS AMAZON PROTECTION PLAN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0903-ecuador-deforestation.html


 

- ▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt


 

- ▶ DEFORESTATION RISE AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON http://sco.lt/86G4dV

 

 

June 18, 2013 Business Insider

- ▶ INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News
- ▶ Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
- ▶ OIL INDUSTRY 'DEVASTATING' FOR AMAZON COMMUNITIES, WARNS UN RAPPORTEUR - James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/oil-industry-amazon-communities-un-rapporteur

 

Rainforest Alliance
- ▶ WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                                                   "ALMA"

                                  A journey into the soul of humanity -

A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial complex.                             http://sco.lt/68pTWb

 

 

- ▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

- ▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil and Monocrop Agriculture

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil and Monocrop Agriculture | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


 December 7, 2012 - Scientific American

▶  STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL

The world's growing appetite for cheap palm oil is destroying rain forests and amplifying climate change...Palm oil exports bring Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia $40 billion a year.Yet this profit comes at a terrible toll. Converting forests into oil palm plantations destroys the home of not only orangutans but also such critically endangered creatures as the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran rhino.

Moreover, the denuding of this land through logging and burning releases large quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Much of this forest sits on peatland, the draining and burning of which releases even more carbon dioxide than the clearing of the overlying trees does...http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil


The Dodo, April 08, 2015
-▶  ILLEGAL RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION IS ESCALATING TO CATASTROPHIC LEVELS https://www.thedodo.com/community/HBailey/people-protect-what-they-love-1079378478.html


July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/


                                                 FEATURED VIDEO
                                      Mongabay, January 05, 2015
                         "SUMATRA BURNING" The Heart of Palm Oil
http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0105-hance-sumatra-burning-video.html?n3ws1ttr


June 26, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  SMOKE OVER SUMATRA: WHY INDONESIA'S FIRES ARE A GLOBAL CONCERN. As Indonesia’s peatlands are drained and burned, one of the world’s greatest long-term carbon sinks is being transformed into a rapid carbon source . Scientists estimate that during the Indonesian fires of 1997, between 0.81-2.67 gigatons of carbon were released into Earth’s atmosphere (Page et al 2002). This is comparable to 13-40% of the fossil fuels emitted globally that same year, catapulting Indonesia to be ranked the world’s third highest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China and the USA) according to some indices ...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-op-ed-miles-fisher.html


The Guardian

▶  RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire


▶  MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS LOST IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FIRES  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter


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


             --- WATCH ---                        

        AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY - DEFORESTATION

                                     "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" -

                                 AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                        http://sco.lt/93dMUz


June 20, 2013 Common Dreams
PALM-OIL GIANTS DODGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR BURNING DOWN FORESTS CREATING TOXIC SMOG COVERING SINGAPORE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/20-3


June 28, 2014 Mongabay

▶  --  INDONESIA NGOs CALL ON GOVT TO INVESTIGATE 117 COMPANIES FOR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN PALM OIL FOREST FIRES  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0628-haze-companies.html


July 22, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶  INDONESIA COMES UNDER FIRE FOR PALM OIL SCORCHED EARTH POLICY http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/indonesia-comes-under-fire-for-fires-2/


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

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? The Environmental Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

                                              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


Climate Central, November 26, 2014
▶  PALM OIL PRODUCTION POSES MAJOR PROBLEMS FOR THE CLIMATE. Peatlands hold up to 28 times as much carbon as rainforests growing on mineral soil. The peat is so carbon rich that if it is buried long enough, say for a million years or so, pressure, time and heat will turn it into coal. A single hectare of peatland rainforest can release 6,000 metric tons of planet-warming carbon dioxide when it’s converted into a plantation. Researchers estimated that in 2012 nearly 70 percent of the carbon released during the transformation of Sumatran rainforests into palm plantations came from peatlands, a 75 percent increase over their portion of emissions in the 1990s and an indication that palm is increasingly expanding into peat. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/palm-oil-production-climate-18338


▶  INDONESIA LOST 8.8m ha OF FOREST IN THE 2000's, GENERATING SEVEN BILLION TONS OF CO2 http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3579095895/indonesia-lost-8-8m-ha-of-forest-in-the-2000s-generating-7-billion-tons-of-co2


▶  CGIAR Forests: DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS = BIG FACTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3567321526/deforestation-emissions-big-facts

 

Mongabay, August 21, 2014
▶  FIRES ON DEFORESTED LAND TRIGGER MASSIVE GHG EMISSIONS, HAZE. INDONESIA'S FORESTS SO DAMAGED THEY BURN WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S DROUGHT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0821-deforested-forest-fires-riau.html


Reuters, August 05, 2014
-▶ SINGAPORE APPROVES BILL FOR HEFTY FINES ON DOMESTIC, OVERSEAS AIR POLLUTERS INVOLVING SLASH & BURN OF RAINFORESTS IN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-singapore-haze-lawmaking-idUSKBN0G50WB20140805


HuffPost Green, May 21, 2014
▶  SINGAPORE BRACES FOR WORST 'HAZE' SEASON AS INDONESIA FAILS TO HALT SLASH-AND-BURN OF FORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/singapore-haze_n_5363611.html?utm_hp_ref=green


September 11, 2013 CNN Going Green
▶  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/world/why-you-should-care-sumatra-rainforest/index.html


 -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt


                                               PLANET PALM OIL

                           The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                              http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


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


VICE News, July 04, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA IS KILLING THE PLANET FOR PALM OIL https://news.vice.com/article/indonesia-is-killing-the-planet-for-palm-oil


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


December 5, 2012 EURACTIVE

▶  EU PALM OIL APPROVAL THREATENS INDONESIA'S FORESTS, NGOs say http://www.euractiv.com/energy/commission-decision-palm-oil-sus-news-516445


Mongabay, March 06, 2014

 ▶  PEATLANDS BIOSPHERE RESERVE FACING SEVERE ENCROACHMENT IN SUMATRA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0306-gsk-encroachment.html

 

December 8, 2012

▶  ENVIRONMENTAL HANGOVER FROM INDONESIA'S PALM OIL THIRST http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Environmental_hangover_from_Indonesias_palm_oil_thirst_999.html

 

                                       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-

 

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

 

July 16, 2013 Mongabay

▶   GREENPEACE, "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL BODY, RSPO, SPAR OVER INDONESIA PALM OIL FIRES BLAME http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0716-rspo-vs-greenpeace-haze-fires.html

 

▶  RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1001-great-apes-habitat.html

 

 Mongabay, November 7, 2013

▶  PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

                                            ---- WATCH ----

                               July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                              LIQUID IVORY:

              HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be


 

▶  WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS? http://sco.lt/4iLDeL


 ▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 

Rainforest Alliance
▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

World Watch Institute
▶  INDONESIA'S PALM OIL PUZZLE  3-PART SERIES http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6099

 

▶  INDONESIA: THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

 ▶  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


▶  DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE  - GLOBAL ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z

 

                                                      WATCH 

                   CNN: MISSION TO SAVE SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST

▶  "EXPEDITION: SUMATRA" an eight-part program with our Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau who explores the Sumatran rainforest and its animal sanctuaries. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/environment/

 

 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/


July 17, 2013 Mongabay

▶  BILLIONS LOST TO CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA'S FOREST SECTOR - REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-hrw-dark-side-of-green-growth.html

 

                                                ---- WATCH ----

    INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK,

              MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED

                                          http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

July 17, 2013 Mongabay
▶  80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html


Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822

 

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


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


 July 4, 2013 World Wildlife Fund Global

▶  PULP AND PAPER GIANT DODGES PROBE http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=209289&

 

October 1, 2012 New Scientist

▶  HOW THE MAFIA IS DESTROYING THE RAINFOREST http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22321-how-the-mafia-is-destroying-the-rainforests.html#.UeXdsFPpiRQ

 

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                                --- PALM OIL FOREST FIRES ---

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▶  RAINFOREST FIRES IN INDONESIA http://www.cifor.org/fire/


  Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
  ▶ AGAIN: INDONESIA'S FOREST, PALM OIL FIRES FEED 'BROWN CLOUD' OF POLLUTION CHOCKING ASIA'S CITIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/23/indonesia-forest-fires-pollution-asia

 

RTCC News, March 06, 2014
▶  PALM OIL CORPORATIONS BLAMES AS SMOG CHOKES INDONESIA http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/06/palm-oil-producers-blamed-as-smog-chokes-indonesia/

 

Mongabay, March 15, 2014
-▶ LOGGING GIANT SUSPENDS OPERATIONS TO FEND OFF PLANTATIONS FROM FIRES. In a company statement: "If we can't stop these fires, we will lose company assets."..but whose assets are the forests and all life within them? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-april-pulau-padang-riau-fires.html

 

August 29, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  INDONESIA BURNING:  FOREST FIRES  FLARING TO ALARMING LEVELS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/08/indonesia-burning-forest-fires-flare-alarming-levels

 

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia—

▶  "ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS 

Fires raging in an Indonesian swamp forest may have killed a third of the rare Sumatran orangutans. About 200 still live there. Only 12,267 hectares (30,311 acres) of Tripa’s original 60,000 hectares (148,260 acres) of forest remain.The rest has been broken up and degraded as palm oil companies drain the swamp and terminate the life of the forests.http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

 

 June 25, 2013 WRI Insights
▶  UPDATED DATA ON THE PALM OIL FIRES IN INDONESIA http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/06/wri-releases-updated-data-fires-indonesia

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶  --  SINGAPORE TELLS INDONESIA TO SHARE FOREST FIRE MAPS: Ministers call for publically holding plantation firms accountable for setting fires that caused record level of pollution (and annihilation of wildlife) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/indonesia-forest-fire-maps-singapore?CMP=twt_gu

July 9, 2013 Mongabay
▶  --  PALM OIL LOBBY GROUP MISLEADS ON ORIGIN OF HAZE, FIRES IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0709-world-growth-haze.html

June 21, 2013 Guardian
▶  --  SINGAPORE AIR POLLUTION FROM INDONESIAN DEFORESTATION FIRE HITS RECORD HIGH http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/21/singapore-air-pollution-record-high

July 17, 2013 World Resources Institute

▶  --  INDONESIA RAINFORESTS BURNING: HAZE RISK WILL REMAIN HIGH UNLESS MINISTERS KEEP PROMISES http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/07/indonesia-haze-risk-will-remain-high-unless-ministers-keep-promises?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_campaign=twitterfeed

June 27, 2013 Reuters Sustainability
▶  --  INDONESIA (SUPPOSEDLY) BUILDING CRIMINAL CASES AGAINST 8 FIRMS BURNING RAGING PALM OIL FOREST FIRES http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2013/06/27/indonesia-says-building-criminal-cases-against-8-firms-over-fires/

▶  --  WILMAR, WORLD'S LARGEST PALM OIL TRADER, TO CUT OFF SUPPLIERS FOUND TO BE SETTING FOREST FIRES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0701-wilmar-fires-indonesia.html

 


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                                                 BIOFUELS

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▶  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

 

▶  BIOFUELS LAND GRAB = SLIDESHOW

Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence"  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3583837341/biofuels-land-grab-guatemala-s-farmers-lose-plots-and-prosperity-to-energy-independence-slide-show

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  108 MILLION ha OF AMAZON RAINFOREST UP FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-oil.html#3GDrZGXohEFp2p2T.02tp://ow.ly/fW8P3

 

 

                                                WATCH

                                 "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

 

                    CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                        CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                  http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

EuroActive:

▶  HALF OF EUROPE'S RENEWABLE ENERGY 'COMES FROM WOOD'  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3617148159/half-of-europe-s-renewable-energy-comes-from-wood

 

August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

 

▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

 

▶  ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth" 

http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 

▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

▶  DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02



MORE ON:

▶  ***** THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 

MORE ON:

▶  ******* LAND GRABBING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=LAND+GRAB

 

▶  MORE ON CORRUPT INDONESIA

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=INDONESIA

 

 

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The Race To Save The Turtle and the Tortoise - VIDEO REPORT

The Race To Save The Turtle and the Tortoise - VIDEO REPORT | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Mongabay, June 24, 2014
▶ 'HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL' - THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF 100-YEAR OLD LONESOME GEORGE: THE LAST OF HIS KIND http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0624-morgan-lonesome-george.html

 

                                                      VIDEO:
                                      "THE LONELIEST ANIMAL" -

               THE MOST ENDANGERED SPECIES ON THE PLANET.
See, "Lonesome George" Pinta Island tortoise from the Galapagos Islands, is the very last of his kind. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-loneliest-animals/introduction/4898/

 

NOTE: Galapagos Conservancy
▶ LONESOME GEORGE DIED IN HIS CORRAL ON SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH 2012 MARKING THE EXTINCTION OF THE PINTA ISLAND SPECIES OF TORTOISE. HE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 100 YEARS OLD http://www.galapagos.org/about_galapagos/lonesome-george/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                           National Geographic
WORLD'S BIGGEST TORTOISE CAN LIVE UP TO 120 YEARS -- IF WE DON'T KILL IT http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/giant-tortoises

 

 August 13, 2013 Scientific American

▶ IMPERFECT APART: GIANT TORTOISES AND BAOBAB TREES http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/08/13/giant-tortoises-baobab-trees/

 

 

Mongabay, May 15, 2014
▶ CHINESE POACHERS CAUGHT WITH 556 MARINE TURTLES, MOST DEAD (PHOTOS) http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0515-hance-sea-turtles-poaching-philippines.html

 

TerraDaily, March 13, 2013

▶ DEMAND FOR EXOTIC PETS PUSHES SPECIES TO THE BRINK

Bangkok (AFP) Poisonous frogs, long-necked turtles, bears and chimpanzees may not be everyone's idea of an animal companion, but experts warn that demand for exotic pets is pushing some species closer to extinction.... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Demand_for_exotic_pets_pushes_species_to_the_brink_999.html

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                               December 9, 2012 CBS 60 Minutes

Turtles and tortoises have been roaming the planet for 200 million years, but now many of them are endangered by poachers who can sell some animals for as much as $60,000. Lesley Stahl reports from Madagascar http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-race-to-save-the-tortoise-50136708/

 

 

Humanature, June 30, 2014

▶ IN CAMBODIAN RIVERSIDE VILLAGES, NEW ATTITUDES TOWARD TURTLES http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/in-cambodian-riverside-villages-new-attitudes-toward-turtles/

 

 

Summit Voice, October 09, 2013

▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  STUDY SAYS SLOW AND STEADY NOT ENOUGH FOR SOME TURTLE SPECIES IN NORTH AMERICA. More than half of the world’s approximately 330 species of turtles and tortoises are threatened with extinction due to illegal trade and habitat loss, according to the Red List maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
     Turtles and tortoises, which evolved about 220 million years ago, are at a much higher extinction risk than many other vertebrates, paralleled only by primates, according to the IUCN. Many of the most threatened turtles and tortoises are in Asia. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/09/global-warming-study-says-slow-and-steady-not-enough-for-some-turtle-species-in-north-america/

 

 

              CAN SEA TURTLES:  WILL THEY SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/59Bam9

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                     SEA TURTLE MIGRATION

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0kXtmXuj8

 

February 27, 2013 Mongabay
▶ LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES SUFFER 78 PERCENT DECLINE AT CRITICAL NESTING SITES IN PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-hance-leatherbacks-pacific.html#QdTlGf0asfjZr0mb.99

 

                                                         VIDEO 

                                     GREEN SEA TURTLES BIRTH

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEQssLXDDGg

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                      Pure Nature Specials - 50:33
            TIGER SHARKS AND SEA TURTLES IN NATURE'S WARZONE 
Raine Island is a harsh cradle for new life for thousands of Pacific green turtles that come to nest each year. Waiting for them is one of the ocean's most ferocious predators - the tiger shark.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC-Kj5KK9Ek

 

April 5, 2013 - National Geographic
▶ ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION: A CLOSER LOOK AT ENDANGERED SPECIES http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/05/on-the-brink-of-extinction-a-closer-look-at-endangered-species/

 

                                               FEATURED VIDEO

                             Focusing on Wildlife, Mary 23, 2013
              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO'S MAGDALENA BAY
http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/

 

 

▶ NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH

 

 

March 03, 2013 Global Issues
▶ LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions

 

▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES  http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

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

 

 PHOTOS: 

▶ STUNNING IMAGES OF BREATHTAKING BIODIVERSITY IN REMAINING INDONESIAN FORESTS AND MARINE LIFE http://sco.lt/8zbjbl

 

 

▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/6iIjtx

 

 

 

 

▶ DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

 ▶ TREE HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 

 

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

 

 

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Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in 'worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years'

Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in 'worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years' | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Treehugger, October 33, 2013

  ▶  POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS WITH CYANIDE IN WATERING HOLES, IN WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 25 YEARS

In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks...

Zimbabwe Hwange National Park...seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

 

 

                                NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - VIDEO

                                  "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                            Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

                            THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC

                          August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R



AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS -- A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

▶ A DISASTER:  LOS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr

 

 

 - ▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS:  POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6LYM3V

 

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Pollination: A Love Story That Feeds The Earth

Pollination: A Love Story That Feeds The Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                                    WATCH

                                             POLLINATION:

                       A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

I've been sharing these beautiful vidoes on twitter for some time - since last year. They are absolutely stunning, and help to remind us about the wonder of creation and the marvel of pollination - a gift provided freely by nature, and one that feeds us. I thought it was high time I shared them a little further. Here they are: http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/pollination.html

 

(And Just Imagine if All this Pollen was from genetically modified plants and had been Sprayed with Pesticides and Insecticides. What would happen to the bees immune systems and to the honey?)


IUCN, March 13, 2015
  -▶ POLLINATING BIRDS AND MAMMALS DECLINING, REVEALS FIRST GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF TRENDS IN THE STATUS OF POLLINATORS

 http://www.iucn.org/?19038/Pollinating-birds-and-mammals-declining-reveals-first-global-assessment-of-trends-in-the-status-of-pollinators


BBCEarth

-▶  POLLINATOR ANIMALS IN DECLINE AROUND THE WORLD  http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150304-global-pollinators-in-decline


BBCEarth -
  -▶ BEES AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE  http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141011-bees-as-youve-never-seen-them-before


August 19, 2013 Time Magazine
-▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE HONEYBEE - Mass Deaths of bee colonies may mean disaster for farmers -- and your favorite foods
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html#paid-wall


MailTribune, March 13, 2015
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE: BLOOMS COMING TOO EARLY FOR ROGUE VALLEY'S BEES http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150313/News/150319831


The World Post, January 26, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEY BEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY : THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html

July 27, 2013 Digital Journal
-▶ DECLINE IN BEES IS AFFECTING PLANTS ABILITY TO POLLINATE http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/355300


 August 14, 2012 Science Daily
-▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29


 June 5, 2013 Fractured Paradigm
-▶ ARE BEES CAUGHT IN A GENETICALLY MODIFIED DOWNWARD SPIRAL? http://fracturedparadigm.com/2013/06/05/are-bees-caught-in-a-genetically-modified-downward-spiral/



                                         WHY WE NEED INSECTS

               EVEN PESKY ONES: PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL

                                            http://sco.lt/94UwhF



July 21, 2013 - Summit County
-▶ PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/


RT USA, February 05, 2015
MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/


 -▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES - THE PERFECT STORM - GMO CROPS, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS AND EXTREME WEATHER  http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

                             --- EUROPEAN UNION REPORT ---

                                        July 23, 2013 EurActiv

-▶ DRAMATIC EU 50% BUTTERFLY DECLINE IMPACTING HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND OTHER SPECIES

Hans Bruyninckx, the EEA’s executive director, said: “This dramatic decline in grassland butterflies should ring alarm bells – in general Europe’s grassland habitats are shrinking. If we fail to maintain these habitats we could lose many of these species forever. We must recognise the importance of butterflies and other insects – the pollination they carry out is essential for both natural ecosystems and agriculture.”
The report flags the over-intensification of agriculture in Western Europe as major cause of the decline.
A statement accompanying the report blames agricultural intensification for creating vast sterile, uniform grasslands which do not provide the habitat needed for many indigenous species to survive. Butterflies, and other species, are also vulnerable to the over-use of chemical pesticides, a major component of intensive farming....

Separately, the EU has stepped up efforts to restrict insecticides in a bid to stave off the decline in bee populations.... http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/dramatic-eu-butterfly-decline-wa-news-529524


 -▶ THE DISAPPEARING BEE: AGROCHEMICAL THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2666624018/the-disappearing-bee-agrochemicals-threat-to-wild-bees-food-security-and-biodiversity

 

-▶ PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS NOW SO WIDESPREAD IN ENVIRONMENT DISRUPTING BRAIN FUNCTIONING IN BEES AND OTHER INSECTS http://sco.lt/7PcIeP

 

-▶ 700,000x LETHAL DOSE OF PESTICIDES FOUND IN BEES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/973046639/700-000x-lethal-dose-of-pesticides-found-in-bees

 

                                       BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

        Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                           http://sco.lt/8QOFgv


The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html


                              THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

     NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP" INSECTICIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/8iHda5

 

-▶ 6.7 MILLION BATS KILLED DUE TO DEADLY WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME - PESTICIDES LINKED TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION http://sco.lt/7VCBvd



-▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/5XzNlx



-▶ IMPACT OF NEONICOTINOIDS ON BEES, OTHER WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH

http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/impact-of-neonicotinoids-on-bees-and-other-wildlife.html


                                           SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

              TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8VIcAz


 

-▶ BAYER RAKED IN $1 BILLION IN 2012 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/990749270/bayer-raked-in-1-billion-in-2010-with-bee-killing-pesticides

 


 -▶ GARDENERS BEWARE: PLANTS SOLD TO CONSUMERS AS 'BEE-FRIENDLY' PRETREATED WITH DEADLY PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4zXMBt

 

-▶ BEE-KILLING CHEMICAL LURKS INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICAL THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8mGvg1

 

-▶ NO BAN ON PESTICIDES THAT THREATEN BEES (AND YOU) http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2640852274/no-ban-on-pesticides-that-threaten-bees


 

-▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?  http://sco.lt/66LUbR



 -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx


-▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/74hXkX


-▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L


-▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 

 


-▶ THE PLANT "BRAIN": COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND WITH OTHER SPECIES  http://sco.lt/7TWRPd


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ELWHA RIVER DAM : Freeing a River to It's Former Glory - A Grand Experiment

ELWHA RIVER DAM : Freeing a River to It's Former Glory - A Grand Experiment | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


National Geographic, August 26, 2014
ELWHA: WORLD'S LARGEST DAM REMOVAL SETS U.S. RIVER FREE AFTER CENTURY OF HYDROELECTRIC PRODUCTION. As Washington State’s Elwha River runs free, a habitat for fish and wildlife is restored

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140826-elwha-river-dam-removal-salmon-science-olympic/


Seattle PI, September 12, 2014
CHINOOK SALMON RETURNING TO RESERVOIR SITE ON ELWHA RIVER AFTER 102 YEARS. The largest dam removal in history experienced a key first signal of success as three adult Chinook salmon were spotted above the site of recently blasted-away Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River in Washington’s Olympic National Park. http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/09/12/chinook-salmon-returning-to-reservoir-sites-on-elwha-river/


ELWHA RIVER RESTORATION
U.S. National Park Service, Olympic National Park
Start your exploration of this landmark project here, by watching our growing series of short web videos, reading the weekly Elwha River Restoration Blog, checking project webcams and much more... http://www.nps.gov/olym/naturescience/elwha-ecosystem-restoration.htm


WATCH (2:01)
SPECTACULAR TIME LAPSE VIDEO OF HISTORIC DAM REMOVAL
The Condit Dam in Washington State has been dramatically dismantled, to restore a salmon stream for the first time in a century.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111028-condit-dam-removal-video/

 

SPECIAL REPORT:  THE SEATTLE TIMES

The Grand Experiment to tear down two dams and return an Olympic Wilderness to its former glory http://seattletimes.com/flatpages/specialreports/elwha/?spotlightname=elwha&spotlightquery=elwha

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
HELPING FISH RETURN TO THE ELWHA RIVER - NOT SO EASY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&


 August 22, 2013 TerraDaily
DAMS DESTABILIZE RIVER FOOD WEBS: LESSONS FROM THE GRAND CANYON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dams_destabilize_river_food_webs_Lessons_from_the_Grand_Canyon_999.html


                                          DAMS vs RIVERS

              STATE OF THE WORLD'S RIVER'S REPORT 2014

International Rivers has launched 'The State of the World's Rivers', an interactive online database that illustrates the role that dams have played in impoverishing the health of the world's river basins.

http://www.internationalrivers.org/worldsrivers/



ENN, Environmental News Network, August 27, 2014

The "State of the World's Rivers' database shows how river fragmentation due to decades of dam-building is highly correlated with poor water quality and low biodiversity. Many of the world's great river basins have been dammed to the point of serious decline, including the Mississippi, Yangtze, Paraná and Danube. "The evidence we've compiled of planetary-scale impacts from river change is strong enough to warrant a major international focus on understanding the thresholds for 'river change' in the world's major basins, and for the planet as a whole system", said Jason Rainey, Executive Director of International Rivers. http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/47761



                      RESTORING RIVERS FROM DAMS TO NATURE

                                                      WATCH

                          "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                     Full Episode - PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/


 May 2013 - Solutions Magazine
THE RETURN OF THE SALMON:  HOW ONE DAM'S REMOVAL HAS TRANSFORMED OUR APPROACH TO NATURE http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22131

 

On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again

 

  GIVING THANKS TO SALMON: SUSTAINERS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST http://ow.ly/mITrI

 

August 22, 2013 Environment News Service

DAM REMOVALS OPEN NORTHEAST RIVERS AFTER 100 YEARS: RESTORING ECOSYSTEMS http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/22/dam-removals-open-northeast-rivers-to-fish-recreation/

 

April 3, 2012 Environmental Protection
NATURAL, HEALTHY RIVER NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEMS http://eponline.com/articles/2012/04/03/natural-river-networks-are-essential-for-biodiversity.aspx

 

 

                              *** COOL TIME-LAPSE VIDEO

                                      July 2, 2013 Treehugger

           REMOVAL OF GOLD RAY DAM, ROGUE RIVER, OREGON USA http://www.treehugger.com/infrastructure/time-lapse-video-shows-removal-dam.html

 

Guardian, International Day of Action For Rivers
CONTROVERSIAL DAM PROJECTS - IN PICTURES http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2012/mar/14/controversial-dam-projects-in-pictures

 

 CHINA PLANS OVER 300 MEGA DAM PROJECTS WORLDWIDE  http://sco.lt/7BROTp



                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT



 November 3, 2012 Deep Green Resistance News Service
CAMBODIA APPROVES PLAN TO BUILD PROFITABLE DAM, DISPLACING 50,000+ PEASANTS, DESTROYING RIVER ECOSYSTEMS http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/11/03/cambodia-approves-plan-to-build-profitable-dam-displace-50000-peasants/

 

July 4, 2013 Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation
WORKING WITH NATURE CAN PROTECT US FROM FLOODS  http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/working-with-nature-can-protect-us-from-floods/

 

DROUGHT AND DAMS IN BIBLICAL GARDEN OF EDEN  http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/11/drought-and-dams-in-biblical-garden-of-eden/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20130428ngnw-drought&utm_campaign=Content

 Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers

 

                                                    WATCH

                                              "DAMOCRACY"

Documentary Highlighting the battles over the Amazon's Belo Monte and Ilisu dams http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html

 

 

28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV


 RESTORING RIVERS

THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES

http://sco.lt/5tVYLB


May 23, 2013 Environment News Service

U.S. GROUND WATER CONSUMPTION ACCELERATING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/23/u-s-groundwater-consumption-accelerating/


 

                                                  --- WATCH --

                                                    GR8 VIDEO -

          AWHAR: RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                              http://sco.lt/5T7sNV


 AMID EGYPT CRISIS, ETHOPIA PUSHES MEGA NILE DAM  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Amid_Egypt_crisis_Addis_pushes_Nile_dam_999.html

 

THE FRESHWATER PROJECT: IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/78onVh


MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE AS SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

 

                  RESTORING THE EARTH: THE BORN CHALLENGE 

                                                http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z


 

1. Cambodia approves plan to build profitable dam, displace 50,000+ peasants http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3197322644/cambodia-approves-plan-to-build-profitable-dam-displace-50-000-peasants

2. WATCH the Full Episode of "Salmon: Running the Gauntlet: on the PBS Nature Website | http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

3. Problems With Big Dams | International Rivers http://www.internationalrivers.org/problems-with-big-dams

4. River Basin Basics | International Rivers http://www.internationalrivers.org/river-basin-basics

5. Letting the Xingu Run Freely http://www.internationalrivers.org/blogs/244/letting-the-xingu-run-freely

7. Environmental Impacts of Dams | International Rivers http://www.internationalrivers.org/environmental-impacts-of-dams

8. Brazil decree opens tribal lands to mining, dams in 'national interest' http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0726-brazil-indigenous-directive.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

9. Spectacular Time Lapse Video of Historic Dam Removal - National Geographic - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111028-condit-dam-removal-video/

10. WATCH "Grand Coulee Dam" - A Technocractic Decision Gone Horribly Wrong http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3478227734/watch-grand-coulee-dam-a-technocractic-decision-gone-horribly-wrong

11. A Global Treaty on Rivers: Key to True Water Security http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3403254267/a-global-treaty-on-rivers-key-to-true-water-security

 

                            ALTERNATIVE TO HYDROELECTRICITY:

 

                      SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                              http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

 

 

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             Dams have blocked salmon runs for more than a century.  

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Consuming Ourselves Out Of Existence: Economic report into biodiversity crisis

Consuming Ourselves Out Of Existence: Economic report into biodiversity crisis | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

May 21, 2010 Guardian

Species losses around the world could really cost us the Earth with food shortages, floods and expensive clean up costs.. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/biodiversity-un-report

 

 

Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html


THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/92ZVcP


 

-▶ 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

 

June 24, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
-▶ NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS DECLINING AS THREATS MOUNT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/north-american-birds-declining-as-threats-mount/

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES : Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out
   http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

 

PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


 

 

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Farming for A Living Landscape

Farming for A Living Landscape | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The Wildlife Trusts

Farmers and landowners can play a leading role in achieving A Living Landscape by managing their land to protect and enhance wildlife.

Across the UK, The Wildlife Trusts are working closely with farmers and landowners to secure nature’s recovery. A healthy natural environment underpins sustainable farming systems, and likewise farming and land management are critical to creating A Living Landscape, where farmland is producing food but also bursting with wildlife.... http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/living-landscape/campaigns/cap-reform/farming-living-landscape

 

BUT FARMLAND WILDLIFE IS IN TROUBLE: 

-    Many species are dependent on farmland, particularly birds like the tree sparrow, corn bunting, skylark and yellowhammer, but populations of farmland birds have fallen by 48% since 1970.

-    Bumblebees, butterflies and mammals like the brown hare have also seen major declines.

-    We have lost 97% of our wildflower grasslands due to intensification or conversion to arable land.More than 100,000 km of hedgerows were destroyed between 1984 and 1990.

 

- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

 - ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/5OxU8n

 

 - ▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 


▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGERS 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/5WgK8n

 

▶ THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES - Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide - http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

 Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 ▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

 

▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶ HOW SMART ARE PLANTS?  THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN " COMMUNICATION http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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VIDEO: The Remarkable Self-Organization of Ants: Organize Like Ants To Move Mountains

                                         WATCH (Full Episode)

                                                 PBS Nature

                   LORD OF THE ANTS - THE ANT WHISPERER

See the full episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/980049632 World-renowned naturalist Edward O. Wilson explains amazing discoveries in ant communication and... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKl8Luuotw


The Guardian, April 11, 2014
THE REMARKABLE SELF-ORGANIZATION OF ANTS http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/apr/11/ants-self-organization-quanta


                                          MIMICKING NATURE

                    ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

Just as social insects (like ants) divide tasks, so too can we humans. Emulating and imitating nature’s best and time-tested patterns and strategies, biomimicry, as a design discipline, can be applied to our businesses and communities. Be it following the leadership that came before us, adopting a flat versus hierarchical leadership style, or being responsive and adaptable to change – natural systems and processes provide cues and inspiration if we stop long enough to take notice.... http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/10/mimicking-nature-organize-like-ants-move-mountains/


Discovery News, February 02, 2015
-▶ LONELY ANTS DIE OF MALNUTRITION  http://news.discovery.com/animals/insects/lonely-ants-die-young-and-hungry-150202.htm


-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:  HEADS UP FOR THE GATHERING ROBOT SWARM. The idea for swarms of robots working together comes from nature. Army ants link themselves together to form rafts and bridges, and neurons in a brain fire off signals that collectively create intelligence. http://news.sciencemag.org/technology/2014/08/heads-gathering-robot-swarm


The Washington Post, December 02, 2014
▶ CITY ANTS ARE GARBAGE EATING, RAT-FIGHTING MACHINES, Urban ants might be more helpful thank you'd think. According to a study published Tuesday in Global Change Biology, tiny arthropods in New York City do massive amounts of garbage clean-up -- and by chowing down on your trash, they may help keep rats and other (bigger) pests at bay. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/12/02/city-ants-are-garbage-eating-rat-fighting-machines/


Smithsonian Science, May 30, 2012
SOME ANTS HAVE BEEN EATING THE SAME MEAL FOR 5 MILLION YEARS !! http://smithsonianscience.org/2012/05/fungal-fidelity-some-ants-have-been-raising-and-enjoying-the-same-meal-for-5-million-years/


Ars Technica, September 03, 2014
25 YEAR EXPERIMENT SHOWS ANTS CAN SEQUESTER CO2 AND BREAK DOWN MINERALS http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/09/25-year-experiment-shows-ants-can-break-down-minerals-sequester-co2/


Justmeans, August 22, 2014
CAN ANTS REALLY HELP EARTH AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? Ants are changing the environment and could be one of the Earth's most powerful biological climate brokershttp://www.justmeans.com/blogs/can-ants-really-help-earth-against-climate-change


VIDEO

SCIENTIST CAN'T EXPLAIN THIS CRAZY ANT BEHAVIOR, BUT THEY LOVE IT - Forget swarms of nanobots taking over the world—if something is going to band together to rise against humans, my money is on ants. Look at this video of them forming a chain to move something way bigger than any individual ant. Humans, faced with the same task, would probably devolve into trying to invent some kind of drone to do this for them. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/scientists-cannot-explain-this-crazy-ant-behavior-but-they-love-it/379390/


Modern Farmer, April 22, 2014
ANT FARM:  THESE INSECT COWBOYS HARVEST, HERD AND MILK:  Learning to farm is considered the beginning of modern civilization. We praise ourselves as very intelligent creatures capable of learning to grow crops and keep cattle, but we are hardly the first species to acquire the skill. Ants — ants! — mastered husbandry way before us — about 50 million years ago, and they still continue farming today. http://modernfarmer.com/2014/04/meet-earths-oldest-farmers-ants/


Inhabitat, March 02, 2014
THE BIOMIMICRY MANUAL:  WHAT CAN A LEAF-CUTTER ANTS TEACH US ABOUT FARMING? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-leaf-cutter-ants-teach-us-about-farming/#more-606388



-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:  HEADS UP FOR THE GATHERING ROBOT SWARM. Researchers build a 1000-strong swarm, which could lay the groundwork for robot construction crews or robot search-and-rescue parties. The idea for swarms of robots working together comes from nature. Army ants link themselves together to form rafts and bridges, and neurons in a brain fire off signals that collectively create intelligence. http://news.sciencemag.org/technology/2014/08/heads-gathering-robot-swarm


Science Daily, October 23, 2014
-▶ EARTHWORMS, ANTS, TERMITES:  THE REAL ENGINEERS OF THE ECOSYSTEM  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141023154945.htm


Mongabay, April 14, 2014
ANTS PLANT RAINFORESTS, ONE SEED AT A TIME. Deforestation is destroying forests around the world, but its effects are especially obvious in the Amazon Basin. Due to cattle ranching, soybean farming, logging, and slash-and-burn agriculture, the rainforest is disappearing at a rapid pace. In 2011, mongabay.com reported that a whopping 52.7 percent of Bolivia’s trees have been cut down, one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. But a recent study published in the Journal of Ecology offers a unique solution to replanting the deforested landscapes: ants. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0414-dulaney-ants-rainforests.html


Science Daily, January 14, 2014
PLANTS COMPETE FOR FRIENDLY ANTS. ANT ARE POLLINATORS TOO. Many woodland plants rely on ants to disperse their seeds; such seed dispersal increases the plant population's chance of survival. New research has recently demonstrated that ant-dispersed plants (myrmecochores) compete for ant dispersers by staggering seed release. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140114114138.htm


Phys.org, January 30, 2014
-▶ HOW TO GET ANTS TO SOLVE A CHESS PROBLEM http://phys.org/news/2014-01-ants-chess-problem.html


                                                    VIDEO
                                  Treehugger, June 13, 2014
RESEARCHERS REVEAL THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF AMAZING ANT RAFTS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/researchers-reveal-hidden-secrets-ant-rafts.html



                                                VIDEO (1:19)
                         THE INCREDIBLE PHYSICS OF ANTS
                 Ants That Can Flow Like a Fluid, or Move Like a Solid
                                          The New York Times
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opHsaJ1hxuc

                                                STORY HERE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/ants-that-can-flow-like-a-fluid-or-move-like-a-solid.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1387393239-3tHNPX1lMSJYGQvEvl5EGg&_r=0

 


 

 ▶ SOME AMAZING ANT FACTS: Australian Sugar Ants Walk In Circles When Lost http://sco.lt/8KBnOr


 

Christian Science Monitor, February 20, 2014
ANTS BUILD RAFTS -- OUT OF THEIR BABIES. IT'S ALL ABOUT PROTECTING THEIR QUEEN. Ants navigating through floods link with each other to build rafts, placing their buoyant offspring at the bottom of the raft, finds a new study....http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0220/Apparently-ants-build-rafts.-Out-of-their-babies.

 

Inside Science, February 20, 2014
ANTS ARE EVEN STRONGER THAN YOU IMAGINE . One ant species' neck joint can support 5,000 times an ant's entire body weight, new research finds http://www.insidescience.org/content/ants-are-even-stronger-you-imagine/1567

 

                                                      VIDEO

                       WHAT SCIENCE IS LEARNING FROM ANTS
                              New York Times, December 17, 2013
-▶ ANTS THAT CAN FLOW LIKE A FLUID, OR MOVE LIKE A SOLID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/ants-that-can-flow-like-a-fluid-or-move-like-a-solid.html?_r=0


 

-▶ INSECTS: THE SUPERIOR CIVILIZATION by Tim Flannery | The New York Review of Books: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson, with line drawings by Margaret C. Nelson
Norton http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/feb/26/the-superior-civilization/?pagination=false


Science/AAAS, November 03, 2014
▶ WHY FEMALE ANTS BATTLE FOR FOREIGN SPERM
http://news.sciencemag.org/evolution/2014/11/why-female-ants-battle-foreign-sperm



DW.DE November 10, 2014
-▶ BIG DATA:  REDRAWING THE INSECT TREE OF LIFE http://www.dw.de/big-data-redrawing-the-insect-tree-of-life/a-18051824


 

                                                     WATCH
                    Smithsonian Magazine, November 27, 2013
-▶ FIRE ANTS USE THEIR OWN BODIES TO FORM LIVING ARCHITECTURE http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/11/watch-fire-ants-use-their-bodies-to-form-living-architecture/

 

 August 31, 2013 John Innes Center
-▶ ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

 

SciDev.Net, December 17, 2013
-▶ PEST ANTS HELP TO IMPROVE INDONESIAN COCOA YIELDS http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/native-ants-help-indonesian-cocoa-yields-1.html

 

SciDev.Net, October 07, 2013
-▶ ANTS EMPLOYED TO DEFEND AFRICAN MANGOES FROM FRUIT FLIES http://www.scidev.net/global/food-security/news/ants-employed-to-defend-african-mangoes.html

 

                                                    WATCH
                                          BBC Documentary
                      "PLANET ANT - LIFE INSIDE THE COLONY"

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n0SkIGARuo

                     LEARN MORE - AntARK http://www.antark.net/

 

 

PsychOrg, December 23, 2013
-▶ MEET THE ENEMY OF KILLER FUNGUS THAT TURNS ANTS INTO ZOMBIES http://phys.org/news/2013-12-enemy-killer-fungus-ants-zombies.html

 

Digital Journal, December 29, 2013

AFRICAN FROG USES CHEMICALS TO HIDE FROM KILLER ANTS

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/african-frog-uses-chemicals-to-hide-from-killer-ants/article/364778

 

 

                                             WATCH (5:53)
                        WHAT'S INSIDE THE TERMITE NEST?
                     Differentiating Between Ants and Termites
                                   INCREDIBLE ARCHITECTURE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH4RbMbU74E&feature=youtu.be



                                    ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                   LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                         http://sco.lt/6TcKh7



WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS: WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8S26ef


                                                        VIDEO
E.O. WILSON: THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO NATURE THAN WHAT HUMANS KNOW  http://bigthink.com/think-tank/eo-wilson-we-humans-are-awful-at-taste-and-smell


 

                                                    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



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

 

 

 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ


 

 -▶ RESTORING THE EARTH:  THE BONN CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7sy3CT


▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES.... http://sco.lt/5RSzFB

 

 

 

 

 

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Saving the Wolves of Yellowstone - Top Predators Crucial For Ecosystem Health

Saving the Wolves of Yellowstone - Top Predators Crucial For Ecosystem Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Earth In Transition,

FAREWELL TO A ROCK STAR

She was the best-known wolf in the world – one of Yellowstone’s top tourist attractions. Wildlife watchers called her as a “rock star.” She was shot dead by a hunter, radio collar and all.... http://www.earthintransition.org/2012/12/farewell-to-a-rock-star/#more-27871


                                                     VIDEO:

                           OUR TOP PREDATORS ARE CRUCIAL

         HOW WOLVES INCREASED BIODIVERSITY IN YELLOWSTONE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1127450598/our-top-predators-are-crucial-how-wolves-increased-biodiversity-in-yellowstone-video


Canis Lupus, January 06, 2015
HOW WOLVES MAKE A DIFFERENCE  http://canislupus101.blogspot.com/2015/01/share-this-how-wolves-make-difference.html


August 1, 2013 Indian Country Today

 ▶  WOLVES' REINTRODUCTION TO YELLOWSTONE IS BOOSTING THE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM, STARTING WITH BERRIES, ELK AND GRIZZLIES http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/08/01/wolves-yellowstone-feasting-elk-good-news-bears-berries-150674


SF Globe, September 24, 2014
 ▶ WOLVES INTRODUCED TO PARK TO REVITALIZE ECOSYSTEM. In 1995, naturalists re-introduced wolves into Yellowstone National Park in 1995. These wolves were on their own initially but that soon spiraled into something much more amazing.   http://sfglobe.com/?id=14064&src=share_fb_new_14064


                    MORE ON YELLOWSTONE WOLVES AT PBS NATURE

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/search-results/?q=yellowstone%20wolves#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=yellowstone%20wolves&gsc.page=1


                                              GREAT VIDEO: 

                                        PBS Nature - Full Episide

                                 YELLOWSTONE WOLVES  (51:00)

                In the Valley of the Wolves - Reintroduction of the Wolves
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/in-the-valley-of-the-wolves/reintroduction-of-the-wolves/213/


 ▶  MURDER OF YELLOWSTONE WOLVES THREATENS AREA RENAISSANCE http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-03/killing-of-yellowstone-wolves-threatens-area-renaissance.html

 

Guardian Environment, February 06, 2013

 ▶  THE RETURN OF GREY WOLVES 'NOT ENOUGH TO RESTORE YELLOWSTONE'S ECOSYSTEM'  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/feb/06/return-grey-wolves-yellowstone-ecosystem


Summit Voice, October 09, 2014

▶  RETURN OF WOLVES LEADS TO ASPEN RESURGENCE IN YELLOWSTONE http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/09/return-of-wolves-leads-to-aspen-resurgence-in-yellowstone/


 February 5, 2013 Science
▶  YELLOWSTONE WOLVES NEED HELP FROM BEAVERS

  http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/02/yellowstone-wolves-need-help-fro.html?ref=em


                                                     WATCH:
                THE IMPORTANCE AND HISTORY OF PREDATORS

                                  THE YELLOWSTONE CASE (14.45)
A very good example of how vital the role of top predators is in ecosystems is shown in Yellowstone with the reintroduction of wolves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAGEXDlUHDE


                                                      WATCH:
          GRIZZLY BEARS AND WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE(44:29)

                                             (Full Documentary)

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KyNsMszBY4

 

EarthSky, March 18, 2014

BRING IN THE WOLVES

▶  OVERGRAZING BY DEER IS CHANGING THE FACE OF U.S. FORESTS http://earthsky.org/earth/overgrazing-by-deer-is-changing-the-face-


TreeHugger, March 28, 2014 - VIDEO
  -▶ MAJOR DISCOVERY: WOLVES HELP TREES GROW, RIVERS FLOW, COUNTLESS SPECIES FLOURISH http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/major-discovery-wolves-help-trees-grow-rivers-flow-countless-species-flourish-video.html


                                                       WATCH
                    WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE (Full Documentary)
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHGXXa7CfXs


  

                                              MASS WOLF KILLINGS

                     ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES

                                                http://sco.lt/7PRq7t

 

Guardian Environment, May 12, 2014
 ▶  GREY WOLF APPEARS IN IOWA FOR FIRST TIME IN 89 YEARS  – AND IS SHOT DEAD  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/12/grey-wolf-iowa-shot-dead

 

                                                  VIDEO
                            "THE ECOLOGY OF FEAR", QUEST TV
                          Mother Nature Network, March 06, 2014
               HOW THE FEAR OF WOLVES BENEFITS ECOSYSTEMS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-the-fear-of-wolves-benefits-ecosystems


April 22, 2013 MSN News

 -▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

September 28, 2012 New York Times

▶  WHY THE WORLD NEEDS WOLVES http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/opinion/the-world-needs-wolves.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=general&;


 

                                                           VIDEO:

                              THE TRUTH ABOUT WOLF HUNTING:

A video of short clips showing different methods of cruel wolf hunting. The truth about wolf hunting and ways in which you can help stop this cruel and unnecesary practice... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN69cfHiB-I



TakePart, April 26, 2014
▶  INSIDE IDAHO'S IRRATIONAL WAR ON WOLVES - KILL ALL WOLVES, EXCEPT 150: THOUSANDS SHOT https://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/21/inside-idahos-irrational-war-wolves


                                                  WATCH
                       HOW WOLVES CHANGE RIVERS (4:33)

This is an incredible video detailing the positive effects wolves have on the eco system! It first started by changing the behavior of the deer; they stopped going into certain areas they knew the wolves could catch them easily. That enabled trees to grow higher than they ever have! They regenerated forests, stabilized the river banks which grew more vegetation which allowed for more wildlife to thrive. The river changed in response to the wolves; they changed the physical geography by just existing within nature! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q#t=96

 "For more wonder, rewild the world" by George Monbiot. Watch the full talk, here: http://bit.ly/N3m62h


 Science Daily, February 22, 2012
 -▶  PREDATOR-PREY RELATIONSHIPS MAKE POSSIBLE THE RICH BIODIVERSITY OF COMPLEX ECOSYSTEMS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120222154633.htm#.T0cG2iWpjTY.twitter


Care2, October 17, 2014
 ▶ WOLVES CAN RESTORE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEMS.  NOW CAN WE CHANGE HOW WE TREAT THEM? http://www.care2.com/causes/wolves-can-change-entire-ecosystems-now-can-we-change-how-we-treat-them.html

 

 Idaho Statesman, January 14, 2014

  -▶ WOLF-KILLING PLAN COMPLICATES BALANCING ACT http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/01/14/2971988/wolf-killing-plan-complicates.html

 

                                             SHORT VIDEO:
                               THE LAST WILD WOLVES  - Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NNK30nwReRQ

 

 August 2, 2013 Take Part

▶  AFTER A KILLING: NEXT STEPS FOR AMERICA'S MOST ENDANGERED MAMMAL - MEXICAN GREY WOLF http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/02/mexican-gray-wolf-shooting-new-mexico

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

           THE TRUTH ABOUT AERIAL HUNTING OF WOLVES IN ALASKA"  -                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mu_rqmFpL8

 

                                                 WATCH:
                                STOP WOLF SLAUGHTER

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMWY86N2lw4

 

                                                WATCH:
                             WOLVES IN THE CROSS HAIRS

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krliS5d3s2o



Lobos of the SouthWest, December 23, 2013

▶  WOLF POPULATIONS SHOULD BE ASSESSED BY PACKS, NOT INDIVIDUALS: WOLVES MATE FOR LIFE “Wolves are perhaps the most social of all nonhuman vertebrates. A ‘pack’ of wolves is not a snarling aggregation of fighting beasts, each bent on fending only for itself, but a highly organized, well-disciplined group of related individuals or family units, all working together in a remarkably amiable, efficient manner.” http://www.mexicanwolves.org/index.php/news/1174/51/Op-Ed-Wolf-Populations-Should-Be-Assessed-by-Packs-Not-Individuals

 

                                         VIDEO - PBS Newshour
                                        LIVING WITH WOLVES

                          http://video.pbs.org/video/2339046935

 


                                              --- WATCH ---

                                           PBS Nature (53:10)
                                           A SUPERB WATCH
▶  "RADIOACTIVE WOLVES" CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER 25 YEARS ON. After a massive man-made destruction, still uninhabitable for man, nature reclaims herself in ironic ways.
What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor..http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/



The Converation, March 26, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIA SHOULD ENLIST DINGOES TO CONTROL INVASIVE SPECIES, INSTEAD OF KILLING THEM http://theconversation.com/australia-should-enlist-dingoes-to-control-invasive-species-24807

 

 

                 MAN HAS BEEN "MANAGING" NATURE FOR EONS

                          AND LOOK AT THE MESS WE'RE IN


 ▶  A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr

 

 The Wildlife News, June 28, 2013

PREDATOR "MANAGEMENT" BY STATE WILDLIFE AGENCY BIOLOGISTS QUESTIONED (IT'S ABOUT HUNTING, NOT ECOSYSTEM)

http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2013/06/28/predator-management-by-state-wildlife-agency-biologists-questioned/of-u-s-forests



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


 ▶  DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH


 ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN




                             ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE

                                          http://sco.lt/5lXpIX


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


 

 

-▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US - CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

                                                 MORE VIDEOS

"Greater Yellowstone Coalition - Wolves" (http://bit.ly/1lK4LaT)
"Wolf Mountain" (http://bit.ly/1hgi6JE)
"Primodial - Yellowstone" (https://vimeo.com/77097538)
"Timelapse: Yellowstone National Park" (http://bit.ly/1kF5axc)
"Yellowstone" (http://bit.ly/1bPI6DM)
"Howling Wolves - Heulende Wölfe" (http://bit.ly/1c2Oidv)
"Fooled by Nature: Beaver Dams" (http://bit.ly/NGgQSU)

 

 

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Deforestation Is Desertification -- A Deadly Game for All Life - GLOBAL ECOCIDE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mongabay, August 13, 2014
'▶  'NATURAL RESERVES' NO MORE:  ILLEGAL COLONISTS DEFOREST HUGE PORTIONS OF NICARAGUAN PROTECTED FORESTS -- ALL BUT DECIMATED. For centuries the forest survived as the sole home of the Rama and Kriol communities, supporting a wealth of fauna, from the mighty jaguar to the shy agouti. Today, both the fauna and people face a real and ever-present risk of being evicted from the only land they know. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0813-gfrn-watsa-silva-gorda.html?n3ws1ttr


The Dodo, April 08, 2015
-▶  ILLEGAL RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION IS ESCALATING TO CATASTROPHIC LEVELS https://www.thedodo.com/community/HBailey/people-protect-what-they-love-1079378478.html


July 18, 2013 The Raw Story
▶  DEFORESTATION SPIKES IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY 103 PERCENT http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/18/deforestation-spikes-in-brazilian-amazon-by-103-percent/


▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html


HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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


                                               VIDEO (2:00)
                 World Rainforest Movement, March 20, 2015
                               THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
http://wrm.org.uy/other-relevant-information/this-is-not-sustainable-video/


August 10, 2013 Euractive
▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850


▶  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL http://sco.lt/61yvZ3


                                      Ecowatch, January 28, 2015
6 STRIKING NASA SPACE IMAGES SHOW HOW DEFORESTATION HAS ALTERED THE EARTH  http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/28/deforestation-altered-earth/


WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org/


▶  Mongabay, August 16, 2014
INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REITERATE PLAN TO CLEAR 14M ha (28M Acres) OF FOREST BY 2020 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0816-indonesia-deforestation-plan.html


Mongabay, December 10, 2014
- ▶ HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.html


Mongabay, August 15, 2014
'▶  NOTHING LEFT TO LOG:  ARE ECO-CERTIFIED TIMBER COMPANIES STRIPPING RUSSIA OF ITS LAST OLD GROWTH FORESTS? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0815-gfrn-dasgupta-russia-greenpeace-fsc.html


Mongabay, September 23, 2014
▶  DISSOLVING PULP:  THE THREAT TO INDONESIA'S FORESTS YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF. Pull out some of your favorite items of clothing, check the label, and if you see Rayon, viscose, modal, or tencel among the fabrics it’s made of, you’re wearing a textile made from chemically dissolving pulp. And that could mean you’re wearing forest destruction.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-gfrn-gaworecki-dissolving-pulp.html


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


WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS - NGOs http://sco.lt/5IxW2j


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                                                  AUSTRALIA

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Yahoo News, March 02, 2015
▶  HUNDREDS OF STARVING KOALAS KILLED IN AUSTRALIA - MORE TO COME  http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-koalas-killed-australia-023426917.html


Sydney Morning Herald, August 10, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIA:  WOMBATS BURIED ALIVE BY LOGGING COMPANY. Forestry Corporation of NSW has buried wombats alive in their burrows, causing slow deaths, despite a deal with wildlife groups to protect the animals during logging. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/wombats-buried-alive-by-logging-company-20140809-10251m.html

 

 April 17, 2013 Treehugger

▶  AUSTRALIAN DEFORESTATION:

Although the logging operation was approved by the forestry service, judging by the koala's confused expression in this photo, not everyone got the memo.... http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html

 

 Mongabay, June 23, 2014
▶  WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE TAKES TEN MINUTES TO REJECT AUSTRALIA'S BID TO STRIP FORESTS OF PROTECTION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0623-hance-australia-world-heritage-rejected.html

 

 The Guardian, June 23, 2014
-▶ AUSTRALIA:  TASMANIA'S NEW LAWS THREATENS PROTESTERS WITH MANDATORY JAIL TERMS It is expected the legislation will primarily be used to target demonstrators unhappy with the logging of the state's forests http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/24/tasmanias-new-laws-threaten-protesters-with-mandatory-jail-term

 

 July 24, 2013 Mongabay

▶  AUSTRALIAN LOGGER: FINDING DEAD KOALAS ' A DAILY THING' http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0724-gen-koalas-logging.html

 

May 21, 2011 Independent
▶  UP A GUM TREE: ARE KOALAS 'SLIPPING TO EXTINCTION? http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/up-a-gum-tree-are-koalas-slipping-to-extinction-2288575.html

 

Guardian Environment, November 25, 2013
▶  AUSTRALIA UNDER FIRE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT THREATENED ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/26/australia-under-fire-for-failing-to-protect-threatened-animals

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                  ABC Australia, October 28, 2013

WOODCHIP GIANT, AUSTRALIAN BLUE GUM  PLANTATIONS STRIPPED OF ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION OVER KOALA DEATHS http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-28/koala-deaths-trigger-apology-from-timber-giant/5050784

 

 Rainforest Rescue
▶  AUSTRALIA: KOALAS CRY FOR HELP - PROTEST. PETITION
The cry of a koala on one of the last trees. The Australian timber industry is cutting down thousands of hectares of former habitat of the koalas. Now journalists and activists present alarming evidence. Many koalas are killed or severely injured by automatic harvesters. Please sign our letter of protest to the Australian government.... https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/925/australia-koalas-cry-for-help


Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia


                                           =================


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


                                           =================


August 13, 2013 Mongabay
▶  FOREST FRAGMENTATION LEADING TO HIGHER EXTINCTION RATES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0813-hance-fragmentation-extinction.html


                                                       WATCH

                      "THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN"  ~ Full Episode

                                             http://sco.lt/5oUaVV


▶  SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/7yO9ZJ

 

July 30, 2013 Mongabay
▶  POPULATION OF NEWLY DISCOVERED LEMUR IN MADAGASCAR DOWN TO LAST 50 INDIVIDUALS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-cheirogaleus-lavasoensis.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Mongabay, May 25, 2014
▶  INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0525-meijaard-wildlife-trade-indonesia.html


New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE A DISASTER IN THE MAKING http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/asia/in-indonesia-environmentalists-see-a-disaster-in-the-making.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY TO STRIP INDONESIAN FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS http://sco.lt/8ZU6k5

 

▶  CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST, THEIR TREASURES LITTLE KNOWN http://sco.lt/6F54E5


                                                    WATCH

                                                    "ALMA"

                               A journey into the soul of humanity

A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the Global Industrial Economy http://sco.lt/7RqffF


Mongabay, June 13, 2014
  'BORNE BY THE REST OF THE WORLD' DEFORESTATION HAS GLOBAL IMPACT, REDUCES FOOD SECURITY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0613-satriastanti-deforestation.html


▶  WEST PAPUA: 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE & COMMUNITIES WITHIN IT http://sco.lt/67I9ZJ

 


Mongabay, June 12, 2014
DESPITE GREEN PLEDGE, WILMAR PARTNER CONTINUES TO DESTROY FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-greenomics-kencana-agri-palm-oil.html


▶  ASIA PULP AND PAPER STILL DESTROYING FORESTS IN INDONESIA, DESPITE NEW 'SUSTAINABILITY' POLICY http://sco.lt/6GD4W9


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

 

                                                      WATCH

                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

             "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA -- INDONESIA IS THE WORST http://sco.lt/7DsLLd


▶  PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM -- EFFECTIVE 2030 !! http://sco.lt/6ylsUj



Mongabay, August 11, 2014
▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html


Greenpeace, October 22, 2013

▶  WANT A REASON TO SAVE INDONESIA FROM DEFORESTATION?  HERE'S FOURTEEN OF THEM  http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2013/10/22/the-environmentalist-14-reasons-we-need-to-save-indonesia-from-deforestation/?utm_source=gpusatwitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=forests

 

August 14, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶  DEFORESTATION: CHINA'S GROWING WINE INDUSTRY THREATENING PANDAS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-gen-pandas-wine.html


 Mongabay, July 10, 2014
A DEADLY GAME: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO DEFORESTATION ESCALATES DESPITE RESOURCE SHORTAGE, PROTEST, RAPE, HOMOCIDE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0710-cannon-gfrn-drc-congo.html

 


▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED (EUCALYPTUS) TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, CREATING A POISONED, BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/7vJIwL


                                                     VIDEO:

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

 

                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

       2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



                                 ========================

 

                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                      BATTLE FOR THE BEES

                   DYING BEES RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS

                                       http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                   THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING 

                                          http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

                         THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

 

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

 

▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN INDONESIA AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/7vnuMb


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


-▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


                                =========================



▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

 The Ecologist

▶  THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7fkZ3B

 

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

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7


 

                                                    WATCH

VIDEO

 EARTHRACE REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER  http://sco.lt/5pSMpV

 

VIDEO

▶  **** CNN: WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

VIDEO

▶  **** MILLIONS OF MIGRATING SONGBIRDS MASSACRED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN  http://sco.lt/5VlsJt

 

GR8 VIDEO

▶  AWHAR - RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ http://sco.lt/5T7sNV


 

                                                       WATCH

                              "FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                 A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                            http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

                                                       WATCH

                                  PBS Nature - Full Episode

                     "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY'

                                         http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

                                                      WATCH

                                    July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                                 LIQUID IVORY

                HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

▶  MORE ON EXTINCTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=EXTINCTION

 

▶  MORE ON DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION

 

 

 

 

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The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering

The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

-Financial Times

Humans have gained unprecedented supremacy over the seas in a short space of time, thanks to potent technological advances such as satellite tracking devices and engines so formidable they can drag nets big enough to engulf a cathedral. Add in the impact of pollution, from the likes of fertiliser run-off or discarded plastic, and the oceans have changed more in the past 30 years than in all of human history.

In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains...http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/9601c144-9dcd-11e1-838c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1vqzpHIBt

 

 

VIDEO

*** "SEA THE TRUTH -- by 2048 THE OCEAN WILL BE EMPTY! (1:00:15 full-length, HiQ) http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 VERY IMPORTANT WATCH.... THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES - With Compliments of http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/

VIDEO:

*** THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

 VIDEO:

*** SUPER TRAWLING TUNA - THE FISH DON'T HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST HI-TECH - Video Footage captured by tuna industry whistleblower
****SHOCKING FOOTAGE REVEALS TUNA INDUSTRY'S SLAUGHTER OF MARINE LIFE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video?CMP=twt_fd

 

 

 

OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

WE TAKE THEM BECAUSE WE CAN - EMPTYING OUR OCEANS FOR MEGA PROFITS

VIDEO

**** "THE BIGGEST CATCH""The Biggest Catch" National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-Eju09Ios

 

June 14, 2013 Huffington Post - Sylvia Earle:
CAN WE STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS NOW, PLEASE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvia-earle/world-ocean-day_b_3443436.html

 

                                            WATCH

VIDEO

*****"DEATH OF THE OCEANS?"  BBC David Attenborough http://sco.lt/97GRDV

VIDEO

+++ THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEANS" - SYLVIA EARLE 33:52

http://www.themonthly.com.au/video/2013/03/24/1364105192/future-oceans-sylvia-earle

 VIDEO - CNN

****"OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 

 

UNEP: WORLD FISH STOCK BEING DESTROYED BY RISING WEALTH AND SUBSIDIES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/world-fish-stock-_n_1227169.html

 

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

 

100 MILLION SHARKS KILLED A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%  http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE: YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES  http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 

BOTTOM TRAWLING: CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN SMOOTH: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3109196913/corporate-industrial-fishing-scraping-the-bottom-of-the-ocean-smooth-an-insatiable-drive-for-profits

 

OCEANS SO DEPLETED SOME WILD FISH STOCKS MAY NEVER RECOVER : CHANGING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2569118699/oceans-so-depleted-some-wild-fish-stocks-may-never-recover-changing-ocean-ecosystems-forever

 

                                             WATCH:

VIDEO

*** NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2478442068/no-super-trawlers-not-here-not-anywhere-video

 

10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS | Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/

 

LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacifichttp://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific

 

EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing

 

$400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY: LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

 

May 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

 

 

 

EMPTYING OUR OCEANS IS NO EXCUSE TO BOOST GMO RAISED FISH

Major US Food Retailers To Shun Genetically Modified, Factory Farmed, Enslaved Seafood http://sco.lt/6HqYt7

 

AQUACULTURE, FACTORY FARMED FISH:

MAJOR US FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, PATENTED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/4qgoDZ

 

 

SOMETHING'S FISHY ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEANS http://www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com/?gclid=CNqHlqqYsrcCFYp_QgodbHsA8g

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN... http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 

 

                                              WATCH

VIDEO:

*** THE WILD AND BEAUTIFUL BERING SEA ~ Wolfram Publications
This beautiful, wild place, home to one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet is at risk. Unsustainable fishing will continue destroying essential habitat in the Bering Sea Canyons, and taking massive amounts of fish that other animals depend on to survive - unless we act now to protect it http://wolfram-publications.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-wild-and-beautiful-bering-sea.html

 

VIDEO:
********OCEANS: BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET  http://sco.lt/78VQZ7

 

VIDEO:

********CHANGING SEAS: TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

VIDEO:
+++"DROP INTO THE OCEAN" 15:50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdo-YUFZd6c&feature=youtu.be

Take a deep breath and imagine the oceans... Short Greenpeace documentary outlining the threats to our oceans and what can be done to restore their health produced in 2005.

 

 

 

MORE:  "OUR OCEANS NEED US" http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?r=0.6681883705394192#post_4003544571

 

 

 

 


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Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 5:34 AM
The 'domino' affect !
Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 8:41 AM
Totally agree, sadly we have the double trouble of Atmosphere being Toxic, with Gov's not acting soon enough!...affecting Oceans, wildlife & us. Very sad :(
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▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


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


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


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


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

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CNN: What we can do about the poaching crisis

CNN: WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS http://www.scoop.it/t/rhino-poaching/p/4003267109/cnn-what-we-can-do-about-the-poaching-crisis


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

 

World Wildlife Fund
STOP WILDLIFE CRIME:  THE VIDEO SERIES http://worldwildlife.org/pages/stop-wildlife-crime-the-series

 

 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

 

July 20, 2013 Mongabay
ELEPHANT KILLERS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT TWEETS  [WARNING: brutally graphic images] http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0720-dparker-aceh-elephant.html

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE: CYBERPOACHING - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

                                                  WATCH

                              'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                                  National Geographic Special

                     Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

 

 INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR  http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

 

THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=WILDLIFE+POACHING

 


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Cousteau says we can:

1) Get the leaders of our nations to demand putting a stop to the poaching that is creating economic instability and national security risks

2) Be more aware of the products we purchase to make sure they do not contain illegal wildlife body parts

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WATCH: "GREEN" - Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

                                                  WATCH

                         "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction.

     This important documentary was filmed in the fast disappearing Indonesian rainforest and is not narrated, however, its message is clear and frightening. The home of the Orangutan and many other wildlife species in Indonesia is being decimated at an alarming rate by the widespread practice of 'slash and burn' to clear the lush rainforest to make way for extensive palm oil plantations... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

 

GREEN has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others...

 Make sure everyone you know watches this documentary. We owe it to our friends, the gentle Orangutan, we owe it to our planet, and we owe it to ourselves so that we can learn from it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

 

ALSO FEATURED ON "WITNESS" AL JAZEERA ENGLISH  http://ow.ly/9Y6ae

 

                                                  REVIEW

                              21 March 2012 Daily Mail
                                    THE FILM: "GREEN:
'SHE HAS LOST EVERYTHING": FILMMAKER'S HEART-WRENCHING DOCUMENTARY shows tragic final hours of orangutan's life as her rainforests home is ruthlessly destroyed http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118376/Filmmakers-heart-wrenching-documentary-shows-tragic-final-hours-orangutans-life.html

 

 This film is now available for free download on the website: http://greenfilm.free.fr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J57ZRSjpzQA

FILM'S WEBSITE http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

 

 

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HuffPost Green, December 15, 2014
ORANGUTAN'S HORRIFIC DEATH UNDERSCORE NEED FOR BRANDS TO USE CERTIFIED PALM OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-hii/orangutans-horrific-death_b_6318140.html


One Green Planet, September 24, 2014
ARE YOU EATING THE ORANGUTAN INTO EXTINCTION? The orangutan has lost 90 percent of their habitat in the past 20 years.
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-the-orangutan-into-extinction/


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


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


 

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

            WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL

                                            http://sco.lt/6ni33R


 ▶  MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS LOST IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FIRES  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter


The Guardian March 28, 2012

 ▶  RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING, BURNT ALIVE, AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire


Mongabay, December 13, 2014
 ▶  THE PROBLEM-SOLVING APE:  WHAT MAKES ORANGUTANS SPECIAL AND WHY THEY ARE THREATENED http://news.mongabay.com/2010/1212-neme_desilets_orangutans.html



Mongabay, August 19, 2014
▶  SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS -- LOSING THEIR FOREST HOME -- PHOTO http://blog.wcs.org/photo/2014/08/19/sumatran-orangutans-losing-their-forest-home/


 Mongabay, June 20, 2014
▶  THE PALM OIL DIET:  STUDY FINDS DISPLACED ORANGUTANS HAVE LITTLE ELSE TO EAT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0620-mark-orangutans-palm-oil.html


                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
          ▶ A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR


July 4, 2012 Focusing On Wildlife
▶  BEATEN AND CAPTURED ORANGUTAN DIES IN INDONESIA'S ACEH PROVINCE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/beaten-and-captured-orangutan-dies-in-indonesias-aceh-province/


                                                     WATCH

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                Ten News Australia Investigation

                                           PALM OIL ECOCIDE

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


                              THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST:

     ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST

                                              http://sco.lt/6JcGOn


 

 ▶  NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FOREST WILL BE INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4470&Itemid=214

 

 ▶  WILDLIFE IN THE TROPICS PLUMMETS BY OVER 60 PERCENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0515-hance-living-planet-report-tropics.html


Greenpeace, October 03, 2014
ENDANGERED SPECIES PAY THE PRICE OF PALM OIL'S EXPANSION http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/endangered-species-pay-price-of-palm-oil-expantion/blog/50844/


 -▶ SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL  http://sco.lt/6Sdg13

 

▶  HALF OF TROPICAL FORESTS PARKS LOSING BIODIVERSITY http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0725-hance-tropical-parks-biodiversity.html

 

                                          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-

 

 

 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



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


 

Mongabay, December 31, 2012

▶  THE YEAR IN RAINFORESTS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1231-year-in-rainforests-2012.html

 

 ▶  50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 


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

 

▶  CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST, THEIR TREASURES LITTLE KNOWN http://sco.lt/6F54E5

 

▶  DEFORESTATION AND EXTINCTION:  CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO http://sco.lt/4yRATR


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



   ▶  "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/61yvZ3


 

 

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                                                        "ALMA"

                               A  journey into the soul of humanity

            A powerful statement about the global industrial economy

"ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon. http://sco.lt/5miKgL

 



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pdjmoo's curator insight, December 22, 2014 10:14 PM

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THE SECOND IN THE TRIOLOGY BY PATRICK ROUXEL

 

"ALMA" is a journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about the global industrial economy

"ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon. http://sco.lt/5miKgL

 

 

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GR8 VIDEO - Awhar: Restoring The Mesopotamian Marshes in Iraq~ Full Episode

GR8 VIDEO - Awhar: Restoring The  Mesopotamian Marshes in Iraq~ Full Episode | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                    WATCH

                                               BRAVING IRAQ

                                     PBS Nature - Full Episode

In the 1990s, the Mesopotamian Marshes were virtually destroyed by Saddam Hussein in an attempt to eradicate the Marsh Arabs who lived there. Once the richest wildlife habitat in the Middle East, this “Garden of Eden” was reduced to mile after mile of scorched earth. But Azzam Alwash is making an extraordinary effort to return life to the green paradise he remembers from his childhood. Follow filmmakers David Johnson and Stephen Foote as they chronicle Azzam’s efforts ...VIDEO - NaturePBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/braving-iraq/full-episode/6028/

 

PARADISE FOUND: WATER AND LIFE RETURN TO IRAQ'S 'GARDEN OF EDEN' http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/09/iraq-marshes-reborn

 

August 7, 2013 Green Prophet
IRAQ'S NEWLY PROTECTED MARSHES A HUGE CONSERVATION TURNAROUND http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/08/iraqs-marshes-conservation-turnaround/

 

 

August 2, 2013 ARKive
IRAQ DESIGNATES FIRST NATIONAL PARK, IN MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES OF SOUTHERN IRAQ  http://blog.arkive.org/2013/08/iraq-creates-first-national-park/

 

July 25, 2013 The Goldman Environmental Prize
IRAQ'S FIRST NATIONAL PARK: MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHLANDS OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED http://www.goldmanprize.org/blog/mesopotamian-marshlands-officially-recognized-iraq%E2%80%99s-first-national-park

 

 

March 4, 2011 Green Prophet
RESTORING IRAQ'S 'GARDEN OF EDEN' - THE MEOPOTAMIAN MARSHLANDS http://www.greenprophet.com/2011/03/restoring-iraqs-marshlands/

 

June 1, 2013 BBC News -
MARSH FLOODING BRINGS NEW LIFE TO IRAQ'S 'GARDEN OF EDEN' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22706024

 

 

DROUGHT AND DAMS IN BIBLICAL GARDEN OF EDEN  http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/11/drought-and-dams-in-biblical-garden-of-eden/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20130428ngnw-drought&utm_campaign=Content


 

WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn


Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust
WETLANDS AND RIVERS http://www.bbowt.org.uk/wildlife/habitats/wetlands-and-rivers


RESTORING THE EARTH : THE BONN CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7sy3CT



 April 11, 2013 Green Prophet
TRACKING THE IMPACTS OF A HYDROELECTRIC DAM ALONG THE TIGRIS RIVER  http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/04/tracking-the-impacts-of-a-hydroelectric-dam-along-the-tigris-river/

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Restoring the Earth: The Bonn Challenge

 

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         RESTORING THE EARTH:  THE BONN CHALLENGE (6:32)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvmpnDDt9t4The future of our land, water and climate is under threat but large-scale ecosystem restoration can help reverse this. In 2011, the Bonn Challenge set a ten year target to restore 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land. This short film describes the many benefits of taking up this vital challenge.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvmpnDDt9t4

 

 

                                            --- WATCH ---

             HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: RESTORING THE EARTH
                                     LinkTV World News
http://news.linktv.org/videos/hope-in-a-changing-climate-restoring-the-earth

 

                                                   

▶ DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

Mother Earth Network, November 20, 2013
▶ SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY 2,370 'IRREPLACEABLE' ECOSYSTEMS FOR THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/scientists-identify-2370-irreplaceable-places

 

July 26, 2013 Climate Progress

▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

 

 

▶ HEALING THE EARTH:  INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/9HQq37

 

 Share International, October 2013
▶ A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE - PROTECTING OUR PLANET http://simedia.org/articles/environment/legal_duty_care_planet.php

 

 

                                                WATCH

STORIES OF HOPE ON THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET.  JOIN THE INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY... https://www.youtube.com/user/whatifwechange?utm_content=buffer15c37&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer


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                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                          Newshour, March 05, 2014

THE BIGGEST EVER FINES FOR A COAL COMPANY that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries.:
    6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. So it’s a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement.

    Twenty-seven-and-a-half million dollars in fines, $200 million for the cleanup, in the range of penalty, how does this rank? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/

 

                                                 VIDEO (3:42)
                                NOAA FISHERIES, February 17, 2014
             RESTORING FISHERIES THROUGH HABITAT RESTORATION

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2014/04/04_17_14restoring_fisheries_hab_restoration.html

 

                                         RESTORING RIVERS: 

THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES

                                          http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

         RESTORING NATURE TO NATURE AFTER MAN HAS HAD HIS WAY

                                                      WATCH

                          "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                     Full Episode - PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

 

GIVING THANKS TO SALMON: SUSTAINERS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST http://ow.ly/mITrI

 

May 2013 - Solutions Magazine
THE RETURN OF THE SALMON:  HOW ONE DAM'S REMOVAL HAS TRANSFORMED OUR APPROACH TO NATURE http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22131

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
HELPING FISH RETURN TO THE ELWHA RIVER - NOT SO EASY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&


 August 22, 2013 TerraDaily
DAMS DESTABILIZE RIVER FOOD WEBS: LESSONS FROM THE GRAND CANYON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dams_destabilize_river_food_webs_Lessons_from_the_Grand_Canyon_999.html

 

-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

Alternet, January 20, 2014
-▶  ALASKAN COPPER MINE COULD DESTROY THE WORLD'S LARGEST WILD SALMON RUN, SAYS EPA http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/copper-mine-could-destroy-worlds-largest-wild-salmon-run?akid=11427.237541.SV5Uzp&rd=1&src=newsletter950229&t=14


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4 BILLION GALLONS OF MINING WASTE POUR INTO PRISTINE B.C. WATERWAYS. The massive release of materials from a mine tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. is “virtually impossible to clean up,” according to a marine researcher — and may have already damaged salmon habitat beyond repair. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/07/video-watch-4-billion-gallons-mining-waste-pour-pristine-bc-waterways-156295

Vancouver 24 hrs, August 06, 2014
B.C. SPILL DAMAGE LIKELY PERMANENT: RESEARCHER. The massive release of materials from a mine tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. is “virtually impossible to clean up,” according to a marine researcher — and may have already damaged salmon habitat beyond repair...."the spill likely spells death for the fish that use the affected waterways....According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, which has banned fishing in affected waters, 1.52 million sockeye are expected to return to the Quesnel area this year. Across B.C., the forecast run is about 23 million sockeye...Anything that doesn’t get washed down can stay in riverbeds and be consumed by wildlife for generations to come... http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2014/08/06/spill-damage-likely-permanent-researcher

 

 Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

-▶  THE ICONIC SALMON http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=6

 

                                                ELWHA RIVER DAM

FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY: A GRAND EXPERIMENT http://sco.lt/51kuO1

 

Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013

▶ BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers

 

  ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D

 

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

 

August 31, 2013 John Innes Center
▶ ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

 

 July 4, 2013 | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation
▶ WORKING WITH NATURE CAN PROTECT US FROM FLOODS - RESTORING WETLANDS: The business case for maintaining and restoring nature's ecosystems is stronger than ever... http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/working-with-nature-can-protect-us-from-floods/

 

▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

                                            -- WATCH --

                                            LOVELY VIDEO -

                                         AWHAH - Full Episode

         RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                        http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

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

 

▶ THE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND WITH OTHER SPECIES  http://sco.lt/7TWRPd

 

                                 WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          The Global Water Crisis

                                             http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

 March 03, 2013 Global Issues

▶ LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions

 

▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

                                       Yale Environment 360

                       INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                       http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

 

 ▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

eTNDaily, November 24, 2013

▶ SOUTH AFRICA:  BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP AS A MECHANISM FOR ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eturbonews.com/39998/biodiversity-stewardship-mechanism-adaptation-climate-change

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

                     Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy 

                                          http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

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

 

 

 ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING - NATURE IS PRICELESS  http://sco.lt/8Sur3J

 

 

                                               PHOTOS

 STUNNING IMAGES OF BREATHTAKING BIODIVERSITY IN REMAINING INDONESIAN FORESTS AND MARINE LIFE http://sco.lt/8zbjbl

 

                                                  WATCH

                                             Video Report

              THE RACE TO SAVE THE TURTLE AND THE TORTOISE

                                        THE SYMBOLISM

                                        http://sco.lt/92YIDZ

 

 

May 29, 2013 Seed Daily

▶ EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING AS ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Even_farm_animal_diversity_is_declining_as_accelerating_species_loss_threatens_humanity_999.html

 

 

July 21, 2013 New York Times
▶ OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-

 

▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

                                      ERADICATING ECOCIDE

              Why business leaders must step up to the challenge

                                        http://sco.lt/7uGWKv

 

 

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

 

 ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶ WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES
Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

 

-▶ ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF

 

 

 ▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

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

 

▶ CLIMATE CHANGE - OUR CHANGING PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Poaching Trade - One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World

The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Poaching Trade - One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process.  NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for wildlife trade, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy.... http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/the-economics-of-the-illegal-wildlife-trade.29-05.html


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

 

 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014
  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

September 5, 2013 Treehugger
  ▶  POACHERS POISON WATERING HOLES WITH CYANIDE, KILLING 41 ELEPHANTS, THREATENING OTHER SPECIES TOO http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-poison-watering-hole-kill-41-african-elephants.html

 

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                          July 19, 2013 BBC News -

  ▶   HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG Chung http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038

 

▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 |  http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

  ▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

  ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELELPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
  ▶  THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
  ▶  WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
  ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                               >>ELEPHANTS -

  ▶  THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

 

                                                      -- WATCH --

                                      SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
倒带 REWIND - WHAT IF POACHED IVORY COULD BE RETURNED TO THE ELEPHANTS? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFEnsiqxDU&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferf3524&utm_medium=twitter

 

May 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
  ▶  UN CHIEF TAKES POACHING CONCERNS TO SECURITY COUNCIL http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/?uNewsID=208833&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic
  ▶  ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

                                NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - VIDEO

                                  "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                            Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
  ▶  GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News
  ▶  WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

                                                      VIDEO

  ▶  CANNED HUNTING INDUSTRY: THE LIONS BRED FOR TROPHY PRIVATE HUNTING http://sco.lt/7vy6Aj

 

 

MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

 

 

 

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Greer Noble's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:56 PM

Attention world! PLEASE bouycot Asia. Greed, greed, greed, greed. God, how is it that the powers that be can send people to the moon but can't SAVE the most magnificent animals on this earth.

 

Asia, what are you going to do after you've murdered all our elephant, rhino etc????? How are you then going to quench your greed and lust?

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How Smart Are Plants? The Incredible Plant “Brain” Communication

How Smart Are Plants? The Incredible Plant “Brain” Communication | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK

THE INCREDIBLE INTELLIGENCE OF PLANTS

The Plant “Brain”: Communication

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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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

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

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

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

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"I Will Be A Hummingbird" VIDEO: Wangari Maathai : Women Environmentalists As Warriors

                                                      WATCH:

                                  I WILL BE A HUMMINGBIRD

In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best you can under seemingly interminable odds. ... http://vimeo.com/32036910



Truthout, August 11, 2014
  -▶ WOMEN WARRIORS TAKE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INTO THEIR OWN HANDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25483-women-warriors-take-environmental-protection-into-their-own-hands


 

  YES Magazine, June 02, 2011
  -▶ NOBEL LAUREATE, WANGARI MAATHAI: HEALING OURSELVES BY REPLENISHING THE EARTH http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/wangari-maathai-spiritual-environmentalism-healing-ourselves-by-replenishing-the-earth

 

 

      THE AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL MANDELA WANGARI MAATHAI

  -▶ How Does The Simple Act of Planting a Tree Lead to Political Change and a Nobel Peace Prize? http://ow.ly/rNgxM

 

                                                        WATCH

                 "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

                      Multi Award Winning Documentary (1:19:57)                 

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

TAKING ROOT is a compelling documentary narrative about the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, Maathai suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, and brought Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

 

 

                                             WATCH (49:11)
PROF WANGARI MAATHAI 3RD NELSON MANDELA ANNUAL LECTURE 2005 .wmv - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmVSDkJ4jYw

 

                                                 WATCH (10:11)
SPEECH WANGARI MAATHAI ON GLOBAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, PART 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhZp2rntTyk

 

  -▶ VIDEOS ABOUT WANGARI MAATHAI ON VIMEO http://vimeo.com/tag:wangari+maathai/page:1/sort:date/format:thumbnail

 

 -▶ FOR MORE, SEARCH GOOGLE "WANGARI MAATHAL VIDEO CLIPS" 


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 Intercontinental Magazine, December 23, 2013
 -▶ THE HEALTH OF OUR EARTH IS WANING . INDIGENOUS PEOPLES VIEW THE EARTH AS A LIVING ENTITY http://intercontinentalcry.org/health-earth-waning/

 

 ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

February 20, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:

-▶  BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

-▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

                                                 ENOUGHNESS

                   WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 


 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

                                                 VIDEO (52:01)
                              "THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR"

Reconnecting With Our Natural World:  Are We Willing to Listen and Respond http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator

 

 

-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 

- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

 

 ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013

-▶  SUSTAINABLE FORESTS? IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm


 -▶ A DISASTER: TWO THIRDS LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/8K1lJJ

 

 

                           WATCH AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY
                                    Films For Action, December 16, 2013
               POISONING PARADISE:  ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND (2009)
http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/poisoning_paradise_ecocide_new_zealand_festival_version/


Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              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/

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013
▶ ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

 

 

 

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

 

 

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