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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans
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Canada failing its oceans, biodiversity panel finds - British Columbia

Canada failing its oceans, biodiversity panel finds - British Columbia | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
An expert panel investigating the state of Canadian marine biodiversity has accused the government of failing to protect the country's oceans, leaving marine life threatened and the nation's ocean species at risk.
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Preserving biodiversity 'protects drylands' - SciDev.Net

Preserving biodiversity 'protects drylands' - SciDev.Net | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Biodiversity influences how well a dryland ecosystem functions, and therefore how it will respond to climate change, say scientists.

These crucial services include carbon storage and the build-up of nutrient pools, all of which are crucial to prevent negative impacts of climate change and desertification.

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Researchers discover world's tiniest chameleons in Madagascar

Researchers discover world's tiniest chameleons in Madagascar | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
A research team has discovered four new tiny chameleons that are the smallest chameleons - and some of the smallest reptiles - in existence.
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Who benefited most from charity Alaska bear hunts for veterans?

Who benefited most from charity Alaska bear hunts for veterans? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
There's no doubt a few veterans enjoyed great opportunities hunting bears near Tyonek between 2008 and 2010. But in some cases it appears celebrity guests and businesses did better.
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Arctic Drilling Needs Science, Not Politics -Oil Suicide

Arctic Drilling Needs Science, Not Politics -Oil Suicide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
More than 500 distinguished scientists signed a letter urging the Obama administration to use science to guide decision making on oil and gas activities in the remote and fragile U.S. Arctic Ocean.
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The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The quietest places on earth, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Moremi Game Reserve, Selous Tanzania, and Grasslands National Park. VIA

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Video Message from Misia - United Nations Decade on Biodiversity launch in Kanazawa

Video message from MISIA screened at the global launch of United Nations Decade on Biodiversity in Kanazawa (2011).
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Biodiversity Loss Costs EU 450 Billion Euros a Year

Biodiversity Loss Costs EU 450 Billion Euros a Year | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

"Natural capital needs to be integrated into the national accounts," said Gerbrandy. "It is profitable to cut down a forest. We need to make it economically worthwhile to preserve it too."

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Big trees, like the old-growth forests they inhabit, are declining globally

Big trees, like the old-growth forests they inhabit, are declining globally | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Already on the decline worldwide, big trees face a dire future due to habitat fragmentation, selective harvesting by loggers, exotic invaders, and the effects of climate change, warns an article published this week in New Scientist magazine.
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Biodiversity Hotspots - Madagascar - Unique Biodiversity

Biodiversity Hotspots - Madagascar - Unique Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The hallmark of the flora and fauna of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands is not necessarily their diversity (though this is high in some groups of organisms, particularly given the islands' size), but their remarkable endemism. The high level of species unique to Madagascar and its surrounding islands resulted from tens of millions of years of isolation from the African mainland and from people, who didn't arrive until 2,000 years ago

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Amazon rainforest mapped in unprecedented detail

Amazon rainforest mapped in unprecedented detail | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Scientists record Amazon's structure and biodiversity by bouncing laser beams off forest 400,000 times per second...
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Environment: Commission asks Italy to strengthen laws on environmental liability

Environment: Commission asks Italy to strengthen laws on environmental liability | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Brussels – The Commission is concerned that Italy has incorrectly implemented EU legislation on environmental liability, leading to insufficient protection...

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Biodiversity in danger without swift action, MEPs say

Biodiversity in danger without swift action, MEPs say | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

With Europe facing a “silent crisis” of biodiversity loss, MEPs are considering ways to strengthen protections for habitats and species but are divided over how to compel EU national governments to live up to their commitments.

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How wolves increased biodiversity in Yellowstone - VIDEO

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Canis lupus hominis, February 03, 2012
HOW WOLVES INCREASED BIODIVERSITY IN YELLOWSTONE  

In Yellowstone, elk browse on aspen, willows, and cottonwood less when they have to worry about wolves. The aspen forests have started to regenerate, which is great news for riparian areas. These improved riparian areas are good for a wide range of wildlife. Beavers return to eat the willows. They make ponds, which are good for lots of other wildlife, and the trees are great for songbirds.

http://retrieverman.net/2012/02/03/how-wolves-increased-biodiversity-in-yellowstone/


                                                      WATCH

                         SAVING THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE

                       Top Predators Crucial For Ecosystem Health

                                              http://sco.lt/7629bd


                                     FAREWELL TO A ROCK STAR -

                               GUNNING DOWN WOLVES FOR FUN

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3686668756/farewell-to-a-rock-star-gunning-down-wolves-for-fun




                                                        VIDEOS:
                               George Monbiot, The Guardian UK
                                          MASS WOLF KILLINGS
             ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES
                                             http://sco.lt/7PRq7t




                            ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE

                                              http://sco.lt/5lXpIX



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



 





 

 

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UN Announces Decade on Biodiversity - live more in harmony with nature. Our wellbeing is dependent on the health of our ecosystems.

UN Announces Decade on Biodiversity - live more in harmony with nature. Our wellbeing is dependent on the health of our ecosystems. | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
We have now entered the international decade on #biodiversity http://t.co/eUNCCvZE...
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As Gray Wolves Return, So Does Debate Over "Management" Hunting : NPR

                                           NPR INTERVIEW

                                          February 10, 2012

AS GRAY WOLVES RETURN, SO DOES DEBATE OVER MAN'S "MANAGEMENT" HUNTING http://www.npr.org/2012/02/10/146690053/return-of-gray-wolves-renews-debate-over-hunting



Yahoo News, February 11, 2015
COLLARED GREY WOLF SHOT BY UTAH HUNTER WAS ECHO, FAMED GRAND CANYON WANDERED. Ranchers and hunters in the region blame wolves for preying on livestock and big-game animals like elk favored by sportsmen.  http://news.yahoo.com/wolf-shot-utah-hunter-echo-famed-grand-canyon-205819421.html


KRWG, December 29, 2014
ENDANGERED, COLLARED, GRAY WOLF SHOT AND KILLED IN UTAH

http://krwg.org/post/endangered-gray-wolf-shot-and-killed-utah


                          SAVING THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE

             TOP PREDATORS CRUCIAL FOR ECOSYSTEM HEALTH

                                           http://sco.lt/7629bd


February 2014

RETURN OF GRAY WOLVES TO SOUTHWEST SLOW GOING DUE TO MAN'S MISMANAGEMENT  http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/3efa8f3f4c6a4a189e18d8a02bc19a74/NM--Endangered-Wolves


June 28, 2013 The Wildlife News
▶  PREDATOR "MANAGEMENT" BY STATE WILDLIFE AGENCY BIOLOGISTS QUESTIONED (IT'S ABOUT HUNTING, NOT ECOSYSTEMS) http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2013/06/28/predator-management-by-state-wildlife-agency-biologists-questioned/


                                   FOLLOW : Canis lupus 101

                             http://canislupus101.blogspot.com/


                        NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GRAY WOLF
             http://canislupus101.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html



Canis lupus 101, December 20, 2014
RECREATIONAL HUNTING OF GREAT LAKES WOLVES IS STOPPED: WOLVES ARE BACK ON THE FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. A federal judge on Friday placed the gray wolf back on the endangered species list, a measure that put an immediate stop to wolf hunts in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

  http://canislupus101.blogspot.com/2014/12/recreational-hunting-of-great-lakes.htmlhttp://ow.ly/GfHT1


NBC, March 06, 2013
▶  PROTECTED NO LONGER, MORE THAN 550 GRAY WOLVES SLAUGHTERED THIS SEASON BY HUNTERS AND TRAPPERS http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/06/17213786-protected-no-longer-more-than-550-gray-wolves-killed-this-season-by-hunters-and-trappers


Cascadia Wildlands, March 31, 2014
  -▶ NEARLY 500,000 MORE AMERICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST FEDERAL PLAN TO STRIP GRAY WOLVES OF PROTECTIONS http://www.cascwild.org/nearly-500000-more-americans-speak-out-against-federal-plan-to-strip-gray-wolves-of-protections/


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


Care2, July 15, 2013

▶  WHO KILLED THE LONE MEXICAN GRAY WOLF? http://www.care2.com/causes/endangered-mexican-gray-wolf-shooting-threatens-species-recovery-efforts.html


April 10, 2014
  -▶ A MASSACRE OF WOLVES IS TAKING PLACE

For about two years now, a wolf genocide has been occurring in North America. The population of Gray wolves in the Northern Rockies have plummeted; a slaughter of 2700 wolves in six states has occurred as of February 2014. While there has been a war on wolves for centuries, the bloodshed began to resurface when President Obama removed federal protection from gray wolves in Montana, Idaho, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wyoming and Michigan in April of 2011. Montana and Idaho won the rights to hunt and kill wolves in the most gruesome of ways, as a result of anti-wolf interests... http://positiveactivism.org/2014/04/10/op-ed-a-massacre-of-wolves-is-taking-place/


Back from near-extinction, the gray wolf will soon be removed from the endangered species list. Now, Wyoming has struck a deal with the federal government to allow trophy hunting of the predator in certain parts of the state.


TreeHugger, November 4, 2013

▶  WYOMING: WOLVES ARE NOT VERMIN OR PESTS YET STATE OF WYOMING WANTS TO KILL THEM ALL http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/wolves-are-not-vermin-or-pests-yet-state-wyoming-wants-kill-them-


Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife, November 22, 2013
▶  WISCONSIN: THE WEEK THAT WAS IN THE BLOOD SPORT CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES http://wiwildlifeethic.org/2013/11/22/the-week-that-was-in-the-bloodsport-capital-of-the-united-states/


Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife, November 28, 2013

▶  IS TROPHY HUNTING A FORM OF SERIAL KILLING?

http://wiwildlifeethic.org/2013/11/28/madravenspeak-is-trophy-hunting-a-form-of-serial-killing/

 
                                                    VIDEOS:
                               George Monbiot, The Guardian UK
                                          MASS WOLF KILLINGS
             ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES
                                             http://sco.lt/7PRq7t


▶  MICHIGAN GOP LAWMAKERS CONSIDERING LEGISLATION TO MAKE GRAY WOLVES A "GAME SPECIES"  http://www.michiganradio.org/post/tribes-opposed-possibility-michigan-wolf-hunting-seasonhttp://www.michiganradio.org/post/tribes-opposed-possibility-michigan-wolf-hunting-season


TakePart, April 26, 2014

▶  INSIDE IDAHO'S IRRATIONAL WAR ON WOLVES - KILL ALL WOLVES, EXCEPT 150 --  ANNIHILATING POPULATION -- FOR FUN https://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/21/inside-idahos-irrational-war-wolves


Jackson Hole News & Guide, August 20, 2014
   IDAHO SULLIED AGAIN BY WOLF DERBY MANIA. “We killed hundreds of thousands of wolves. Sometimes with cause, sometimes with none. In the end, I think we are going to have to go back and look at the stories we made up when we had no reason to kill and find some way to look the animal in the face again.”—Barry Lopez in “Of Wolves and Men.”

    No state in the Lower 48 hates on gray wolves more rabidly than Idaho.

If you think vigilantes in Wyoming and Montana have done reprehensible things — actions ranging from running down exhausted lobos on snowmobiles to openly promoting the poisoning of wolves and threatening pro-wolf conservationists with violence — they don’t come close to matching the odium that’s condoned by law enforcement and elected officials in the Gem State.

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/opinion/columnists/the_new_west_todd_wilkinson/idaho-sullied-again-by-wolf-derby-mania/article_99ff45bc-1bea-5b9f-ab70-66757473f969.html


Reuters, January 17, 2014
 JUDGE REFUSES TO HALT WOLF TRAPPING IN IDAHO WILDERNESS. A district judge denied a request from conservationists to block Idaho's efforts to TRAP AND KILL TWO WOLF PACKS TARGETED FOR ERADICATION IN FEDERALLY PROTECTED WILDERNESS AREA -- FOR PREYING ON ELK PRIZED BY HUNTERS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/18/us-usa-wolves-idaho-idUSBREA0H03K20140118


June 7, 2013 Take Part
▶  USA: SORRY, GRAY WOLVES - UNCLE SAM ISN'T GOING TO PROTECT YOU ANYMORE   http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/06/07/gray-wolf


                                                   VIDEO

                              THE TRUTH ABOUT WOLF HUNTING:

      A video of short clips showing different methods of cruel wolf hunting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN69cfHiB-I



▶  THE WEDGE PACK, A WASHINGTON STATE WOLF PACK, EXTERMINATED BECAUSE OF ONE ARROGANT RANCHER   http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/the-wedge-pack-a-washington-state-wolf-pack-exterminated-because-of-one-arrogant-rancher/

 

April 23, 2013 Examiner.com
▶  WOLF-KILLERS ADMIT IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SADISTIC SEXUAL THRILL - NATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION  http://www.examiner.com/article/wolf-killers-admit-it-s-all-about-the-sadistic-sexual-thrill

                                 

                                              --- WATCH ---

                            THE LAST WILD WOLVES - Part 1

                                        http://sco.lt/8zKhVp


 -▶ WHY WE NEED WOLVES: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/opinion/the-world-needs-wolves.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general


Dodo, July 18, 2014

  LITTER OF MEXICAN GRAY WOLF PUPS BORN IN THE WILD FOR FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS:  A HUNTERS DREAM https://www.thedodo.com/litter-of-mexican-gray-wolf-pu-633648208.html




                            ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE

                                             http://sco.lt/8FVdXF

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Food, Technology and Biodiversity

Food, Technology and Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

In the 21's century our food has become mass produced and shipped worl wide. Our companies are doing whatever they can jsut to produce the food, these companies dont care what they put in it as long as the customers are buying. They are putting to many chemicals in the food which make it unhealthy for humans. 


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This article explains in an emotive fashion that humans as a species aren't as diverse as first thought. The author, Rachel Laudan, explains that even as technology and food production has changed, much remains the same. There are on average 20,000 plants that are edible to humans, yet there are 11 plants that provide a steady diet for 93% of the worlds' population. These plants have been part of our diet for thousands of years and since the birth of farming itself. The article is produced from a food historians' point of view on the matter of change that we as a species have made. The information shows that even as technology, agriculture and farming has expanded, we have just found ways to do the same thing but slightly better than we previously had done.
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Plant biodiversity preservation is crucial to buffer negative effects of climate change on ecosystems, drylands

Plant biodiversity preservation is crucial to buffer negative effects of climate change on ecosystems, drylands | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Feb 01, 2012 -
An international team of researchers including Dr. Bertrand Boeken of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev suggest in a new study that plant biodiversity preservation is crucial to buffer negative effects of climate change and desertification in drylands.

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Taking the heat: a weathercaster’s view | UCAR

Taking the heat: a weathercaster’s view | UCAR | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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Taking the heat: a weathercaster’s view

Guest Column | Dan Satterfield, broadcast meteorologist February 6, 2012 •

The past twelve months have seen some of the most extreme weather of modern times, especially in North America. NOAA announced in Januarythat more of the United States was either extremely wet or extremely dry in 2011 than in any other year on record.

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Why Biodiversity Loss Deserves as Much Attention as Climate Change

Why Biodiversity Loss Deserves as Much Attention as Climate Change | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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

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Biodiversity in danger without swift action, Europe MEPs say

Biodiversity in danger without swift action, Europe MEPs say | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

With Europe facing a “silent crisis” of biodiversity loss, MEPs are considering ways to strengthen protections for habitats and species but are divided over how to compel EU national governments to live up to their commitments.

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South Pacific ‘Free-for-All’ Decimating Fish Stocks, Report Says

South Pacific ‘Free-for-All’ Decimating Fish Stocks, Report Says | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Years of lax oversight, corruption, and political rivalry have allowed industrial fishing fleets from Asia, Europe, and Latin America to decimate fish stocks across the southern Pacific, a “free-for-all” that has pushed one critical species to the brink, according to a new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

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Protecting original wetlands far preferable to restoration

Protecting original wetlands far preferable to restoration | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Even after 100 years have passed a restored wetland may not reach the state of its former glory.
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"Sustainable" Genetically Engineered Runaway Salmon Stir Conservation Worries

"Sustainable" Genetically Engineered Runaway Salmon Stir Conservation Worries | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The disappearance of 300,000 farmed Scottish salmon from their cages in a storm has left many wondering whether they will breed with wild ones and upset the gene pool.

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NRC Report Calls for New Nano Safety Research Strategy

NRC Report Calls for New Nano Safety Research Strategy | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Despite billions of dollars spent on nanotechnology research and development over the past decade, the human and environmental safety of nanomaterials remains unclear. As a result, a new nanomaterials safety research strategy is needed, and new governmental oversight is required to ensure the essential research is carried out, according to a report released today by the National Research Council (NRC).


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