Biodiversity


Straight.com

Straight.com

Museum of Anthropology's Amazonia surveys an ancient region at risk
Straight.com
Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, on at the Museum of Anthropology, examines the impacts of resource exploitation and industrial agriculture on indigenous peoples and the lands they have occupied for thousands of years. In its cultural and environmental ...

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Indigenous 'people of wildlife' protect nature – UN
The Manila Times
The urgent challenges that the world faces in maintaining biodiversity worldwide require that indigenous peoples are empowered to act at the national level with assistance from the international community, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization ...

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source

eco-business.com

eco-business.com

Clothing giant VF Corporation adopts sustainable forestry policy
eco-business.com
... pulpwood species like eucalyptus or acacia, as well as a number of environmental and social issues that are frequently associated with deforestation, including biodiversity loss, forced labor, and the violation of indigenous peoples' and local ...

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Catholics, indigenous ask commission to protect land rights
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Catholic leaders are calling for governments to protect the territorial rights of indigenous people suffering eviction from their lands and pollution of their water because of mining and oil operations in the Amazon basin. Testifying ...

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune

Indigenous people best custodians of threatened forests, studies show
The Express Tribune
WASHINGTON DC: Granting formal land rights to indigenous people living in the world's tropical forests is among the most effective, but underused, ways to stop illegal deforestation that fuels violence, poverty and global warming, according to new ...

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Catholic, indigenous ask Inter-American commission to protect land rights
National Catholic Reporter
Catholic leaders are calling for governments to protect the territorial rights of indigenous people suffering eviction from their lands and pollution of their water because of mining and oil operations in the Amazon basin. Testifying before the Inter ...

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Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

ICTSD Bridges News

ICTSD Bridges News

Sustainable Infrastructure: A Driver to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa?
ICTSD Bridges News
An illustrative example is the construction of a renewable energy water dam that creates risks for the local biodiversity and ecosystem as well as the habitat of indigenous people. Such a project could endanger the fish population and potentially lead ...

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Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on Globalization

Forests: The Devastating Ecological and Social Impacts of Monoculture Tree Plantations
Center for Research on Globalization
This expansion has brought misery to countless rural and peasant communities, and indigenous peoples. ... take over land used by villagers but also undermine climate protection: Carbon-rich forests could be destroyed and be replaced by monoculture tree ...

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Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Raise voice, or country will be sold out: Chukki Nanjundaswamy
The Hindu
Ms. Nanjundaswamy said the K. Kasturirangan report, if implemented, would take away the rights of farmers and indigenous people in the western ghat region. “If we don't raise our voice now, the country will be sold out soon,” she said. ICEP is an ...

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Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source

State Times

State Times

Indonesia deports 2 French journalists from Papua province - World ...
New Zealand Herald
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Indonesia has deported two French journalists for committing visa violations while shooting a documentary film in Indonesia's ...
Indonesia deports 2 French journalists from Papua provinceDaily Astorian

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Sun, Mar 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Bella Naija

Bella Naija

Mercy Abang: Superhighway Threatens World's Biodiversity Hotspot ...
Bella Naija
The southern Nigeria state of Cross River used to be known as an area with some of the oldest tropical rain-forests in the West African region, with mangrove ...

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Sun, Mar 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

UN Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights
Huffington Post
“I'm not saying I'm the great expert on what needs to happen on biodiversity,” he said. “I'm saying that the people who are the experts have spoken and states have agreed with them on what needs to happen on biodiversity, and [they're] not living up to ...

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Fri, Mar 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

The City Paper Bogota

The City Paper Bogota

Tayrona Park reopens after eco “healing” helps endangered biodiversity
The City Paper Bogota
The decision to shut it down was made by the country's largest indigenous community, the Arhuacos, in an attempt to 'purify mother nature'. The tribe believed that bringing in such a vast quantity of people to visit the park on a daily basis was ...

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Fri, Mar 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Mongabay.com

Mongabay.com

Clothing giant VF Corporation adopts sustainable forestry policy
Mongabay.com
... pulpwood species like eucalyptus or acacia, as well as a number of environmental and social issues that are frequently associated with deforestation, including biodiversity loss, forced labor, and the violation of indigenous peoples' and local ...

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Thu, Mar 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Calendar Listings for the Week beginning March 16
Freepress Online
Email calendar listings to copyedit@freepressonline.com or mail to The Free Press Calendar, 8 North Main St., Suite 101, Rockland, ME 04841 or FAX to 596-6698 by noon the Friday before the Thursday publication date. Please include your name, ..... or ...

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Thu, Mar 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source