first_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 overSponsored Activism, Environment, Environmental Law, Environmental Policy, Forestry, Forests, Freedom of Information, Governance, Mapping, Palm Oil, Rainforests, Transparency, Tropical Forests Forest Watch Indonesia has been trying to force the Ministry of Land and Spatial Planning to release in full the maps of oil palm companies’ concessions, known as HGUs.The Supreme Court’s decision hands the NGO a victory in its freedom of information request, launched in 2015.Once it receives the hard copies of the documents, FWI will scan and upload them on its website. Indonesia’s highest court on Thursday ordered President Joko Widodo’s administration to hand over detailed maps of land on which oil palm companies have been licensed to operate, adding momentum to a civil society push for greater transparency over the management of the country’s vast natural resources.A year and a half ago in response to a freedom of information request filed by Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI), the country’s Central Information Commission ordered the Ministry of Land and Spatial Planning to release the documents, known as HGUs. The ministry’s appeals have proven unsuccessful.A plantation firm’s HGU includes the precise boundaries, coordinates and area of its concession, as well as the company’s name. The ministry had agreed that sharing the former presented no problem but argued that releasing the permit holder’s name violated its privacy.The NGO only requested the HGUs for Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of Borneo island.Pressure groups like FWI and Greenpeace, which is fighting a battle of its own over data held by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, want the HGUs in order better monitor an industry rife with illegality. Oil palm companies routinely clear outside of their licensed areas, destroying forests and community lands with little oversight from local officials.Companies have been loathe to share their maps, even though many promised to do in 2013 as part of their obligation as members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the world’s largest association for ethical production of the commodity. Some planters have argued that publication will expose them to extortion by local saboteurs or advantage their competitors. Ultimately, growers in Indonesia and Malaysia, the source of most of the world’s palm oil, have claimed to want to release the maps but insisted that doing so would violate the law.FWI chief Christian Purba said that once the ministry hands over the hard copies, the NGO will scan and upload the data to its website.Banner image: Oil palm fruit in Indonesia’s Aceh province. Palm oil is used in everything from chocolate to lipstick and laundry detergent. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabaycenter_img Article published by mongabayauthorlast_img read more

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first_imgSummer 2015 has been a blast for a group of over 40 youngsters from the traditionally tough community of Back Bush in Mountain View, St Andrew, courtesy of an exciting three-week baseball clinic which was staged by a team of professional coaches, with support from a prominent political and corporate representative.Leon Taylor, a professional scout for the Pittsburg Pirates Baseball Club in the United States and assistant district administrator for the Jamaica Little League Baseball Association, was in charge of the clinic recently when the one-day-a-week exercise entered its final leg. He and other coaches took the youngsters, aged between six and 16 years, through the fundamentals of the sport before treating the community gathering to an impromptu game.In between the activities, Taylor outlined that little league baseball is played in 86 countries globally, including Jamaica, with the sport being represented in places like Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth; Manchester, Portland and Westmoreland. Drawing on the accepted position that Jamaica produces an abundance of natural athletic talent, he said it is logical that the phenomenon will extend to baseball.guidance and attitude”Professional baseball players earn on average about US$1 million a year. With good opportunities through early introduction to the sport and the availability of scholarships, youth from Jamaica can make it there, with the right guidance and attitude, of course,” he indicated.The head coach said playing equipment will be left with the youngsters after the clinic, with two teams being formed to continue to train and compete with each other.Business executive and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for Eastern St Andrew, Fayval Williams, who partnered with the coaching panel and the Back Bush community to stage the clinic, was elated at the success of the event, to which there were continuous enquiries from youth groups engaged in other summer activities in neighbouring communities.”I am really delighted to partner with the Little League Baseball Association to bring this initiative to the community of Back Bush in Mountain View,” she said. “It is a relatively different sport from what we are used to in Jamaica, but it is exciting and the kids clearly love it.”Williams said offering opportunities to the youth fell within both her corporate and political responsibilities.”The opportunity that is provided to them can be really meaningful when fully exploited,” said Williams, who personally tried her hand at the game. “Sports in general fosters discipline and the kids are learning about this very important factor. Things like rules and teamwork help to shape their overall development, whether in the sport or otherwise in life.”last_img read more

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