Warriors play keep away with undermanned Knicks

first_imgSmart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports The Spurs hadn’t played on the road since absorbing their lone loss, 95-91 against Chicago Bulls on December 8. Leonard and Gasol grabbed 10 and nine rebounds, respectively.Devin Booker had 17 points and Eric Bledsoe added 14 for Phoenix, which hung with San Antonio for three quarters before falling victim to the decisive run.‘Keep coming’“We have such a deep group; we don’t play our guys a lot of minutes so we’re able to sustain our effort for the whole game,” Gasol said.“When teams ramp it up and make their runs and even get ahead, it’s hard for them to sustain that.“Our second halves and our fourth quarters are strong because we keep coming until we break the game open.” Down by nine late in the third quarter, the Suns rallied and took their last lead at 77-76 on a Leandro Barbosa three-point play with 10:08 left.But Phoenix scored only one basket over the next six minutes while the Spurs ran away and stretched their lead to 17 at 97-80 on Aldridge’s hook shot with 4:19 left.“We finally took care of the ball. It’s tough to score when you keep giving it away,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.In Milwaukee, Australian Matthew Dellavedova drained a three-pointer that restored a double-digit lead with 94 seconds left as the Bucks held off a late charge by the Chicago Bulls to win 108-97. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, center, and New York Knicks’ Justin Holiday, left, chase a loose ball as Knicks’ Ron Baker, right, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Klay Thompson scored a game-high 25 points as the Golden State Warriors posted their fifth straight victory over the shorthanded New York Knicks with a 103-90 win on Thursday.JaVale McGee made the most of a rare start by tallying 17 points for the Warriors who improved to a league best 23-4 with the win.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH We are young Senators to proceed with review of VFA Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter The Knicks were missing stars Carmelo Anthony (bruised right shoulder) and Derrick Rose (sore lower back).Reserves Justin Holiday (15) and Ron Baker (13) were the leading scorers for the Knicks, who fell to 2-2 on a five-game Western swing that began with a pair of wins.Anthony and Rose are both questionable for the trip finale Saturday in Denver. Elsewhere, Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol scored 18 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs used a 21-3 run in the fourth quarter to put away the host Phoenix Suns 107-92.LaMarcus Aldridge added 14 points and seven rebounds for San Antonio, which won 14 of 15 road games this season.ADVERTISEMENT The Warriors remarkably recorded assists on every basket until the streak was broken late in the third period by a driving hoop by reserve guard Ian Clark.The 41 total assists gave Golden State at least 30 in 19 of their 27 games this season. No other NBA team has reached 30 more than four times. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“We had great flow and trust in each other,” said Thompson.Kevin Durant finished just shy of a triple-double with 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds to go with eight assists. Draymond Green grabbed 11 rebounds and had five points, while Stephen Curry finished with a season-low eight points and eight assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes PH among economies most vulnerable to virus NBA, sports world mourn death of Craig Sager View commentslast_img read more

Borboran in right place at right time, caps Phoenix’s rally

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK PBA IMAGESWhen Phoenix needed a hero in its late-game rally against GlobalPort, one unassuming veteran stepped up from seemingly out of nowhere. Mark Borboran, has never been the guy to stand out in a PBA game, but on Wednesday he made sure his presence, though quiet, would ring out in the Fuel Masters’ 101-99 victory over the Batang Pier.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA MOST READ League-leading Beermen hold off Bolts Phoenix’ play was to have Simon Enciso shoot the game-winning triple from the corner, but when the point guard missed, Borboran was there for the timely offensive board and the ensuing putback with 2.4 seconds left in the game.“Yung tira ni Simon, ready lang ako to rebound at i-putback yung tira niya, ayun na convert ko naman (I was just ready to go for the rebound after Simon shot the ball, and fortunately I was able to make it),” said Borboran.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliPhoenix was down 87-61 early in the fourth after Globalport forward Niño Canaleta made a triple but the Fuel Masters, after suffering back-to-back losses to TNT and Star by an average of 31.5 points, was determined not to suffer another humiliating setback.The Fuel Masters rallied and went berserk with a 40-12 run that eventually sealed the game for them. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes “Total team effort talaga yun, yung fourth quarter nag-stick lang talaga kami sa game plan tapos one stop at a time then inayos namin execution sa opensa (That fourth quarter was a total team effort, we stuck to our game plan which was to make one stop at a time, and we executed on offense),” said Borboran.“Iyong character namin di na kami magpapatalo, hindi na kami magpapalamang ng ganun kalaki. Sinabi namin sa sarili namin na kaya naman namin manalo. (We now have this character that we won’t lose, we won’t allow ourselves to be down big. And we told ourselves that we can win this game).”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young View commentslast_img read more

Cerrado: traditional communities win back land from agribusiness firm

first_imgTraditional communities, which have inhabited rural lands sometimes for centuries but without land deeds, are protected under Brazilian law. However, a variety of elite land grabbers, ranging from cattle ranchers to large agribusiness companies, have used intimidation and other methods to seize community lands.Rural communities in Formosa do Rio Preto in Bahia state are a case in point. They are in conflict with Agronegócio Estrondo, an agribusiness firm which the communities say illegally seized their lands on the Black River. A state court has now ruled in the communities’ favor, ordering the land returned and fines paid.However, the communities say Estrondo, which has a documented history in Bahia as a land grabber, has continued its tactics of intimidation, recently digging a 1.8-mile trench to hinder movement of local people and livestock, and using a private security force and police to seize the rural community of Cachoeira’s cell phone tower.Also, in Cachoeira, in June, local police and private security, allegedly from Estrondo, entered the home of Adão Batista Gomes, arrested, then released him. He is the community leader whose name appears first on the judicial action against the agribusiness firm. Estrondo seems likely to appeal the court ruling. Catarina Lopes Leite has lived in a rural portion of Formosa do Rio Preto since being born there 59 years ago. She is one the geraizeiros who is resisting the encroachment of agribusiness on the traditional communities’ land. Image by Flávia Milhorance.Traditional communities in Western Bahia state, Brazil, have won a major legal victory, allowing them to remain on a tract of land claimed by Agronegócio Estrondo, a large agribusiness firm.As Mongabay reported in March, rural communities in the municipality of Formosa do Rio Preto accused the large farm of illegally expanding its operations onto their land. The communities had also denounced the firm for employing armed men who blocked local roads with security checkpoints to intimidate local people and to impede their passage to city markets.On 6 May, a Bahia state court of appeals upheld a preliminary decision safeguarding the communities’ territory and imposing a fine on the company of R$50,000 (US$13,000) per day, for each day that the court’s decision was not carried out. The firm still has the right to appeal the decision.The disputed land is within the threatened Cerrado savannah biome, Brazil’s second largest biome after the Amazon. The Cerrado plateaus, or the chapadas, are preferred by mechanized agribusiness because they are flat and can easily be plowed up for soy, cotton and corn crops. Image by Flávia Milhorance.“This victory is extremely important to these communities,” said Mauricio Correa, a member of the Association of Lawyers of Rural Workers in Bahia state, who oversaw the case. “We are all thrilled with it. Estrondo is very influential and got rid of a number of [other] judicial actions. The chances [that] this decision [will be] reversed is quite limited now.”The small-scale farmers are known as geraizeiros, and their traditional communities have occupied the region for up to two centuries. The geraizeiros have farmed and grazed the land, while preserving the surrounding biome, the Cerrado, the richly biodiverse Brazilian savannah. These traditional communities are recognized by the Brazilian government as having sustainable livelihoods rooted in their territories, and as worthy of protection.But Western Bahia state recently became a target for rapid agribusiness expansion, leading to fast-paced deforestation and an increase in agrarian conflicts. Formosa do Rio Preto, with approximately 22,000 residents, is now one of Brazil’s biggest soy producers, with 1.4 million tons harvested last year, and projections of 23 percent growth by 2027, according to the Ministry of Agriculture — which means that agribusiness conflicts with traditional communities are only likely to escalate.Estrondo Agronegócio, a large-scale agribusiness company, has placed signs at the edge of property it claims in rural areas of Formosa do Rio Preto. But the traditional communities say some of the land is theirs, a contention to which a Bahia state court recently agreed. Image by Flávia Milhorance.Historically, the traditional communities built their homes in the savannah lowlands, the baixões, and allowed their cattle to roam freely in the natural pastures of the plateaus, the chapadas. However, the chapadas are valued by mechanized agribusiness, because they are flat, allowing for use of heavy farm equipment, and because they receive plenty of rain, needed for water-intensive soy, corn and cotton monocultures.Because the traditonal communities typically lack legal deeds for these uplands – a common situation in rural Brazil – most of the plateau around Formosa do Rio Preto was taken over in recent years by large-scale industrial agribusiness. But the small communities still resist in the lowlands.Agronegócio Estrondo came to Western Bahia in the 1970s. Today, it occupies a 305,000-hectare (1,177-square mile) area, almost four times the size of New York City. The enterprise is owned jointly by 24 companies which produce soy, corn, and cotton. The land area claimed, and now won back, by the 62 families in seven communities is a portion of a 55,000-hectare (212-square mile) tract in the lowlands along the Rio Preto, or Black River.The 1.8 mile ditch dug by Estrondo Agronegocio stretches is up to three meters deep, with the excess soil piled high beside it, and is meant to prevent movement by people and livestock from the traditional communities in Formosa do Rio Preto, Bahia. Image courtesy of 10envolvimento.Ongoing conflictDespite the court’s ruling, the geraizeiros say that intimidation by Estrondo is ongoing. Within weeks of the decision, and in apparent defiance of the verdict, the company dug a 1.8-mile trench to hinder movement of local people and livestock. “We can’t take the cattle to pasture in some areas anymore, and a few families are more isolated,” says Jossone Lopes Leite, who lives in the Cachoeira rural community, 60 miles from paved municipal roads.Cachoeira is one of the best-organized geraizeiros villages along the Black River. During Mongabay’s visit last February, the community boasted a small mobile cell phone tower, built by the families themselves at a shared cost of R$10,000 (US$2,600), which connects them to the world.In May, however, community members say that Estrondo’s private security detachment, along with local police, dismantled the tower, which was then taken to the farm’s headquarters. No reason was given for the theft.Lopes reported to Mongabay via a WhatsApp call made 30 miles away from Cachoeira: “Today, if we need to talk to someone, I come here to a farm where the owner allows me to use the Internet.”The geraizeiros traditional communities have harvested small-scale crops and raised cattle in Formosa do Rio Preto, Bahia, for as much as two centuries. Image by Flávia Milhorance.Also, in Cachoeira, on the night of 6 June, the local police and private security men, allegedly in the employ of Estrondo, entered the house of Adão Batista Gomes, the community leader whose name appears first atop the judicial action against the agribusiness company.According to Gomes, the men lacked a warrant on charges of illegal weapons possession and destruction of the company’s security cabins. In March, Mongabay reported the geraizeiros tore down fences and two cabins erected by Estrondo because they blocked a road used to regularly travel to the city of Formosa do Rio Preto. The road remains open to traffic and armed men were no longer seen in that area, according to the community.Gomes spent the night in jail and talked to Mongabay the day after his release. He denied taking part in the destruction of the cabins and fencing, and explained that he did own an old gun which he uses to scare away wild animals from his backyard. “I was released at noon after being heard.… I believe this was only an excuse to incriminate me, as they [Estrondo] are being defeated in court. I know I’m targeted, but this won’t intimidate me.”Mongabay’s reporting team visited Estrondo’s security cabins, destroyed in February. Community leader Adão Gomes was accused by police and private security men of taking part in the destruction, but he denies his participation. Image by Flávia Milhorance.Martin Mayr, from the NGO 10envolvimento, says that these recent incidents have been reported to the Public Ministry’s Office (the MPE, Brazil’s independent Public Prosecutor’s Office, which operates on the state level). The NGO filed a formal complaint, stating “these forays disrespect the geraizeiros traditional communities’ territories at upper Rio Preto and will result in serious environmental damage.” Mauricio Correa adds that the court was also informed about the latest developments, but it has yet to fine the company for these new infractions.Agronegócio Estrondo was contacted by Mongabay and acknowledged the request for comment, but made no further response. In its court filling, the company alleged that it “has always respected” the communities, but argued that the geraizeiros based their claims on “biased” documents and oral accounts that could not “support the aforementioned area delimitation.” Mongabay also contacted the local police, but the police chief could not be reached, and law enforcement has not responded to multiple requests for comment.Judicial battle continuesThere have been two further developments in the judicial battle – both of which support local traditional communities against the large agribusiness company.In late May, a legal opinion issued by the state Public Ministry’s Office supported the geraizeiros’ land claims. There is “strong evidence” that the families are “the actual owners of the land in question,” the document attests. It also acknowledges that there are “a number of complaints of blockaded passages” through the local area, which “prevents them [community members] from conducting their activities.”NGO 10envolvimento warns that the ditch dug by Estrondo is intensifying soil erosion and causing environmental impacts. Image courtesy of 10envolvimento.In a second development, the government’s agrarian department (CDA), issued a report contesting Estrondo’s land titles. The document points out that the company’s behavior in the past was described by Brazil’s agrarian institute (INCRA) as being a “serious case of alleged grilagem [land grabbing] in Bahia.” CDA also supports the legal position of the court ruling: that the geraizeiros of the Black River “fit perfectly into the definition of traditional people” protected under Brazilian law.The CDA’s report was forwarded to the State Prosecutor’s Office (PGE), asking it to “promote the land regularization of the historically occupied area (about 55,000 hectares) by the geraizeiros communities of the upper Rio Preto.” PGE was contacted but did not respond as of time of publication.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Glenn Scherer agribusiness, Agriculture, Controversial, Corporate Responsibility, Corruption, Deforestation, Environment, Environmental Crime, Environmental Politics, Farming, Forests, Green, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Industrial Agriculture, Land Conflict, Land Grabbing, Land Rights, Land Use Change, Rainforests, Social Justice, Soy, Traditional People, Tropical Deforestation, Tropical Forests center_img 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 overSponsoredlast_img read more

Climate change spurs deadly virus in frogs in the U.K.

first_imgAmphibians, Animals, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Biodiversity Hotspots, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Climate Change And Biodiversity, Climate Change And Conservation, Climate Change And Extinction, Climate Change And Extreme Weather, Conservation, Ecology, Ecosystems, Environment, Fish, Fishing, Frogs, Herps, Impact Of Climate Change, IPCC, Reptiles, Research, United Nations, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation As temperatures climb, ranaviruses cause more frog deaths over a longer part of the year, according to a new study.The researchers combined data from outbreaks of disease caused by ranaviruses in common frogs (Rana temporaria) with laboratory investigations.They say that shaded areas and deeper ponds could provide refuges for afflicted animals that might slow the spread of the virus, but they also caution that this “short-term solution” is only a stopgap as the warming climate continues to make life difficult for amphibians. Warmer temperatures are fanning the spread of a deadly disease in frogs, a new study has found.Teasing apart the complex dynamics of the effects of climate change on how quickly disease ripples through a population and the toll it takes has proven difficult. But now, a team of researchers led by Stephen Price, a molecular biologist at the Zoological Society of London, has shown that, as temperatures climb, ranaviruses cause more frog deaths over a longer part of the year, publishing their work May 10 in the journal Global Change Biology. To demonstrate that link, they combined data from outbreaks in wild common frogs (Rana temporaria) in the U.K. and laboratory investigations.“A number of scientists have already alluded to the fact that climate change could increase the spread of disease, but this is one of the first studies that provides strong evidence of the impact of climate change on wildlife disease,” Price, also a professor of developmental neurobiology at University College London, said in a statement.Spawning frogs. The study revealed that warmer temperatures could lead to disease outbreaks in the spring, potentially threatening tadpoles. Image © Rod D’Ayala.The team looked at more than 25 years of records compiled by citizen scientists for the Frog Mortality Project. When temperatures spiked, so did the occurrence of the ranavirus-caused disease, which leads to ulcers, bleeding and death. They found that for every 1-degree-Celsius (1.8-degree-Fahrenheit) rise in temperature, the proportion of frogs in a population that died rose by more than 3 percent.The pattern of outbreaks also closely tracked historical climate shifts: Infections surged during a spate of warming in the 1990s and then tapered off as conditions cooled from the early 2000s through 2010. The scientists predict that ranavirus outbreaks, which typically occur in the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, could become more common as early as April and as late as October in the U.K., according to the scenarios for carbon emissions’ effects on temperatures mapped out by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.Springtime epidemics could impact not just adults, but also the larval tadpoles that represent the future of the species, the authors write. What’s more, it’s likely that the range of ranaviruses will expand throughout the country.A wildlife pond. Shade and vegetation for frogs could slow the spread of disease caused by ranaviruses. Image courtesy of Paul Kleiman’s garden © ZSL.“Climate change isn’t something that’s just happening in faraway places,” Price said. “[I]t’s something real and present that’s already had hard-to-predict impacts on wildlife in our own back gardens here in the U.K.”He and his colleagues also examined ranavirus infection in common frogs in the laboratory, as well as in cell cultures, and they found that higher temperatures increased the virus’s propensity to spread, take hold in a population, and kill more frogs.The researchers caution that other ectothermic animals, like reptiles and fish, which rely on the environment to regulate their temperature, could also be susceptible to ranaviruses energized by warmer weather, threatening entire ecosystems.A frog sits on a leaf. Image © Nicola Devine.The team said that shaded areas and deep ponds could provide refuges for afflicted animals that might slow the spread of the virus. But that’s only a “short-term solution,” Trenton Garner, a co-author of the study and a professor of zoology with the Zoological Society of London, said in the statement.“[I]f we don’t eventually slow and reverse human-driven climate change,” Garner said, “we unfortunately can only expect things to get worse for our amphibians.”Banner image of a common frog © Londonderry Desmond Loughery. CitationPrice, S., Leung, W., Owen, C., Puschendorf, R., Sergeant, C., Cunningham, A., … & Nichols, R. (2019). Effects of historic and projected climate change on the range and impacts of an emerging wildlife disease. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.14651FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by John Cannoncenter_img 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 overSponsoredlast_img read more