Category: Biodiversity

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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 to manage relationships with stakeholders in the public policy arena at any level. These are […]

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forest conservation and climate change

Forest Conservation, 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 and Kenya is one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Millions of people and several endangered […]

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biodiversity

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 moved from the path of building projects – were rising rapidly and far outnumbered instances […]

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deforestation and climate change

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 in the world. Most palm oil is grown on land that was once pristine rainforest […]

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biodiversity

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 destruction with a token green project somewhere else around the world. Companies like Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, […]

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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 the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change. Because of deforestation, ecosystems in some regions […]

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biodiversity

Biodiversity Threatened By Sustainable Palm Oil The word “manifesto” rarely conjures up positive connotations. That word brings to my mind Karl Marx’s famous tome, at best, and, at worst, images of a bearded man in a remote cabin. Regardless, it’s a word most often associated with people or groups with strongly held convictions trying to […]

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Elephant conservation

Seven Countries Accused Of Helping Wildlife Poachers A new report has listed Tanzania among seven “corrupt governments” in Africa that support elephant poaching. Other countries on the list are Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Sudan, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The report, Ivory’s Curse: The Militarization and Professionalisation of Poaching in Africa, released early […]

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biodiversity and endangered species

Kilimanjaro Ecosystem At Extreme Risk Tanzania hopes to recruit more development partners (DPs) to support the country materially and financially in fighting wildlife poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking. In roundtable discussions chaired by the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr. Lazaro Nyalandu, the DPs including diplomatic representatives who attended the discussion, pledged in principle to […]

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biodiversity

Palm Oil Buyers Have Blood On Their Hands Thanks to the destructive practices of multinational conglomerates, such as Cargill, Unilever, Kellogg’s, Nestle, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, Procter and Gamble, General Mills, Mars, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, our rainforests are being destroyed every day to create massive palm oil plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia and elsewhere around the […]

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