first_imgBiodiversity, Conservation, Endangered Environmentalists, Environment, Indigenous Peoples, Social Justice, Wildlife Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Below are summaries of the most popular stories by our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, from the week of May 14 -20. Among the top articles: an environmental court seeks to stop environmental crimes in the most deforested region of Peru. In other news, with elections around the corner in Colombia, experts take a closer look at candidates’ environmental positions; the majestic Hyacinth macaws of Bolivia fight to survive; and the Cofán people of Ecuador protest mining on their lands.The image above from the vast Mongabay archive, of a red-winged parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus), a species native to Australia and New Guinea, was the most popular on Latam’s social networks.An environmental court created for the most deforested region of PeruPeruvian Supreme Court President Duberlí Rodríguez inaugurates the first environmental court in Madre de Dios. Image courtesy of the Supreme Court of the Republic of PeruThe first environmental court of Madre de Dios will have a caseload of 3000 environmental complaints. Mining, illegal mining and forest destruction are the most constant and relevant problems of this region.Colombia: How is the environment faring in the presidential elections?The #ColombiaSustainableVote campaign seeks to put the importance of creating inclusive, equitable, and low-carbon socio-economic development that sustains the country’s enormous biodiversity at the forefront of the presidential campaigns.Next Sunday Colombians will elect President Juan Manuel Santos’ successor. Fourteen environmental organizations came together to call attention to the environment, a theme often neglected in campaign discussions. Their ‘traffic light’ ratings gave leading rightwing candidate Iván Duque a red light for proposals to simply raise awareness about biodiversity and strengthen the National Environmental System as ‘insufficient’ actions to control deforestation. His main opponent, leftist Gustavo Petro, got a yellow light for proposals that focus primarily on only one deforestation driver: mining.Bolivia: “They say I’m not indigenous.”“I come in the name of my brothers from the Mosetén, Chimán, Ese eja, Tacana, Leco nations y my own Uchupiamona (La Paz) territory to ask that you respect our rights and listen to our voices against the Chepete-Bala hydro-electric megaprojects,” said Alipaz at a UN forum. Image by Flor Ruiz for Mongabay.After she spoke at the United Nations about the damage of hydroelectric plants to indigenous communities, Bolivian indigenous leader Ruth Alipaz Cuqui denounced government attacks and pressure to silence her. “The government and others said a lot of things about me. That I’m not indigenous and don’t represent anyone, that I’m a businesswoman,” said Alipaz, who still hasn’t gotten used to being called an activist, or an “environmental defender.” Her fight is not individual, but for many peoples, she clarifies. An NGO report estimates that the Chepete and El Bala hydropower projects will flood “an area five times larger than the urban footprint of the city of La Paz.”Colombia: What happens to the rainforest after the rebels are goneThe process of converting the rainforest to pasture in Solano town in the deparment of Caquetá. Image by Guillermo Rico for Mongabay.Recent studies show a pattern of increased deforestation that coincides with the exit of the FARC rebels from occupied territories. The rebels were present in strategic zones for forest conservation, such as Chocó, Guaviare, Caquetá y Putumayo. Half of them are protected areas.Ecuador: Mining threatens Sinangoe Cofán indigenous community Members of the Sinangoe Cofán community walk the shores of the Aguarico river with an excavator in the distance. Image courtesy of Jerónimo Zuñiga/Amazon Frontlines.Ten recent mining concessions in their territory have put Cofán communities in the Amazon on high alert. To protect their land, the Sinangoe community has developed its own environmental monitoring system to track mining activity. “We demand that they immediately annul the mining concessions at the head of the Aguarico river and ban mining in our territories, headwaters and sources, zones of hydro regeneration, special conservation zones, protected forests and fragile ecosystems,” asked Mario Criollo, community president.Hyacinth Macaw: Can the population of Bolivia’s iconic bird be saved?It is common to see the hyacinth macaw eating palm fruit on the ground. Image courtesy of Willy Montaño/ Fundación CLB.With less than 300 left in the San Matias Integrated Management Natural Area, Bolivian conservationists are trying to save the Hyacinth macaw through education and birdwatching tourism. Even if trafficking of this species is reduced in the area, one of the latent threats is the annual burning pastures that affects the availability of trees where it nests. You can read about these stories in Spanish herecenter_img Article published by Maria Salazarlast_img