Posts Tagged ‘ biodiversity ’

Coral smuggling degrades environment, economy

25. Mai 2017
Coral smuggling degrades environment, economy

Dima Abo Kous May 25 2017 Due to their brilliant composition, design, and strategic locations, coral reefs serve superbly as natural shock absorbers from the relentless force of the sea. By absorbing energy from gentle or powerful waves, coral reefs protect beaches from erosion, preventing water from easily cutting into mounds of sand that...
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CBD: NGO-government collaborations driving conservation

20. Dezember 2016
CBD: NGO-government collaborations driving conservation

Dr. Akram Darwich Tue, 12/20/2016 Human activities are contributing to the decline of species and ecosystems around the world, and partnerships between governments and NGOs are crucial to address these conservation issues. read more
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Championing wildlife at global biological diversity convention

5. Dezember 2016
Championing wildlife at global biological diversity convention

Joaquin de la Torre Mon, 12/05/2016 Yesterday, after an opening ceremony held by the Mexican government, the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (C read more
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Obama Administration makes history and protects Hawaii’s marine ecosystems

1. September 2016
Obama Administration makes history and protects Hawaii’s marine ecosystems

Azzedine Downes Thu, 09/01/2016 Yesterday, I had the great honor of joining President Obama in celebrating the Administration’s landmark decision to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument—establishing the largest stretch of officially protected ecos read more
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French biodiversity bill adopted; online wildlife crime fines increased significantly

5. August 2016
French biodiversity bill adopted; online wildlife crime fines increased significantly

Mia Crnojevic Fri, 07/29/2016 After two long years of discussion, the deputies of the French National Assembly finally adopted the bill for the restoration of biodiversity, nature, and landscapes.   Having followed the debates held throughout this process of securing a better legislative framework for online wildlife trade, we can now confirm that an...
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Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project Needs Summer Volunteers!

Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project Needs Summer Volunteers!

from Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project The photo is of Kara at BMBP last summer, who was arrested this May in Paris for attempted manslaughter after allegedly smashing the rearwindshield of a cop car. Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project needs volunteers for this year’s field season in August and through late September. Experienced volunteer are especially...
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Brazil: Thousands of People Occupy Paper Factory

Brazil: Thousands of People Occupy Paper Factory

from Global Justice Ecology Project The MST repudiates the agribusiness development model, which does not contribute to social, cultural and environmental areas. Against the production model of agribusiness and in defense of agrarian reform, thousands of workers and workers Landless occupied in the early hours of this Monday (13 June), the factory of Suzano...
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Indigenous People in Panama Use Drones to Fight Deforestation

Indigenous People in Panama Use Drones to Fight Deforestation

by Anastasia Moloney / news.trust.org BOGOTA, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Indigenous people in Panama are using drones as a new weapon to monitor deforestation on their lands as thousands of hectares disappear every year in one of the world’s most biodiverse rainforests, the United Nations said. More than half of Panama is...
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Billions of Cicadas Start East Coast Invasion

Billions of Cicadas Start East Coast Invasion

from Modern Farmer Periodical cicadas (Magicicada spp.) are among those insects that arrive in plagues. Related to smaller bugs like leafhoppers, they are often mistakenly called locusts. But the similarities between...
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Chile: On the Catastrophe of the Salmon Farms and Maritime Devastation

Chile: On the Catastrophe of the Salmon Farms and Maritime Devastation

from Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu An anarchist critique and propaganda unto the deranged machinery of death “Ecosystems will mutate rapidly and radically thanks to human stupidity, expressed in buckets of genetic manipulation. Once a new agent or gene is released on an ecosystem, it cannot recuperate itself: the ecosystem mutates. The...
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Celebrate Biological Diversity!

20. Mai 2016
Celebrate Biological Diversity!

Azzedine Downes Sun, 05/22/2016 May 22 is International Biological Diversity Day and this year’s theme: Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods, gets to the heart of IFAW’s work with communities who live near wildlife. read more
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Italy: “The Beaches Recite Memento Mori Ecocide”

Italy: “The Beaches Recite Memento Mori Ecocide”

from Black Shuck (see bottom of post for details) translation and notes by Earth First! Journal [Originally titled “Turnout (funeral): Of the referendum and environmental disasters” in reference to the defeated April 17 referendum to repeal the law which allows existing drilling concessions within 12 miles of the coast to remain valid until the...
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