Category Archives: Biodiversity

Tips For Environmental Advocates

Best Practices In Public Affairs, Environmental Advocacy Public affairs and public relations are not synonymous or mutually exclusive terms, but the line is blurred as the art and science of influence evolves. I see public affairs as an organization’s efforts … Continue reading

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UN Recommends Reforestation Of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ecosystems Threatened Across East Africa The greater Kilimanjaro ecosystem is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. As the snows, glaciers and rains retreat, millions of lives and the future of nations hang in the balance. A new report by … Continue reading

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Reforesting Tanzania To Defend Ecosystems

Forest Conservation Can Mitigate Climate Change Ecosystems around the world are under assault like never before. The collapse of any ecosystem impacts life around the world–especially when the ecosystem is an anchor in Africa’s greenbelt. The greater Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania … Continue reading

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Filmmakers Target Elephant Poachers To Defend Species

Ivory Rising Puts Spotlight On Elephant Poachers, Wildlife Traffickers Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Prods. is teaming with with Red Bull’s Terra Mater Film Studios to produce a feature documentary about elephant poaching called, Ivory Rising. Not much can be revealed … Continue reading

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Relocation Of Wildlife Could Drive Some Species Into Extinction

Habitat Conservation and Wildlife Conservation The relocation of animals to make way for land development rarely succeeds and could push some species towards extinction, according to a new study. An international team of scientists found that “mitigation” translocations – where animals were … Continue reading

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Sustainable Palm Oil Crushing Wildlife

Wildlife Extinction Not Sustainable Sustainable palm oil is killing endangered species. In a rush to greenwash the palm oil industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and destruction with a token green project elsewhere … Continue reading

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Sustainable Palm Oil A Deadly Fraud

Sustainability Label Bought Not Earned The sustainable palm oil industry is destroying biodiversity at the speed of light. In a rush to greenwash the industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and … Continue reading

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Miami-Dade Wants To Destroy Rare Forest

One Of Last Stands Of Trees In South Florida To wildlife managers, the pine rockland surrounding Zoo Miami represents what could be a last stand for the embattled forest, the biggest swath found outside the protected confines of Everglades National … Continue reading

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Protected Areas Under Assault By Private Interests

Privatizing Natural Resources A Global Threat “If they’re well-managed and well-financed, protected areas are incredible for wildlife conservation.” James Watson of the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Queensland in Australia. He and colleagues analyzed protected land and sea regions … Continue reading

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Sustainable Palm Oil Is A Label Bought, Not Earned

Deforestation Not Sustainable Or Responsible Deforestation is directly responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the carbon released when forests are burned, deforestation impairs the planet’s capacity to absorb harmful CO2 from our air, which compounds … Continue reading

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