‘Dangerous’ Decline in Biodiversity Threatening Humanity’s Wellbeing Worldwide

By Jessica Corbett Originally posted by Common Dreams   From failures to combat global warming to pollution and the exploitation of natural resources, human activity is significantly contributing to a worldwide and “dangerous” decline in biodiversity, jeopardizing nature’s ability to… Read More

Indigenous Communities Urge Governments to Support their Biodiversity Conservation Initiatives

Via Global Forest Coalition   Indigenous communities’ own conservation practices are vital to biodiversity conservation, said two new reports [1] launched by communities in Kenya [2] and Ghana [3]. These are part of a series of reports from… Read More

Ecological Annihilation vs. The Battle to Save Last Pockets of Biodiversity

The Sixth Great Extinction and the Fight to Save the Ancient Bialowieza Forest in Poland   BY ANNE PETERMANN In this Guardian article Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Event Under Way, Scientists Warn, and associated video, a recent study… Read More

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarized Mind

Originally published on CommonDreams.org By Vandana Shiva   “Amaranth, Amaranto, love-lies-bleeding, tassel flower, Joseph’s coat, or ramdana (gods own grain) is the grain of well-being,” Shiva writes. (Photo: Elizabeth Weller/flickr/cc) A recent report from the National Academy of Science of… Read More

Destructive Companies ‘Creating More Biodiversity’?

Originally published by the World Rainforest Movement: As we have already argued in previous bulletins, it is absurd to accept the idea that companies can freely destroy an area—for example to conduct mining activities—as long as they “offset”… Read More