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Illegal mining threatens last remaining habitat of green peafowl in China

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 Article published by Shreya Dasgupta Animals, Biodiversity, Birds, Conservation, Dams, Endangered Species, Environment, Forests, Habitat Degradation, Habitat Destruction, Habitat Loss, Hydropower, Illegal Mining, Mining, Wildlife center_img China is home to about 500 green peafowls, all of which are known to occur only in the Yunnan province.The mining operations — that include construction of roads, mine shafts and storehouses — are all illegal, the report says.Greenpeace’s investigation also revealed that two roads servicing a hydropower project have been built inside the core area of Konglong River Nature Reserve. Illegal mining and hydropower expansion could spell doom for China’s green peafowl, according to a new report by Greenpeace East Asia.The extremely rare green peafowl (Pavo muticus) is a close cousin of the more common blue peacock (Pavo cristatus) found across the Indian subcontinent. The green peafowl, too, was once widespread, but less than 20,000 individuals remain in the world today, mostly scattered across Southeast Asia. The green peafowl’s populations are in serious decline and the species is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.China is home to about 500 of these birds, all of which are known to occur only in the Yunnan province. However, illegal mining could be wiping out their last remaining habitats in the country, Greenpeace has found.Fewer than 20,000 green peafowls are thought to occur in the world today. Photo by Dr. Raju Kasambe via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)Through field surveys and analysis of satellite images of the region, Greenpeace East Asia claims to have found evidence of mining within the core zone of the Konglong River Nature Reserve in Shuangbai County of Yunnan Province, a key habitat of the green peafowl. The mining operations — including construction of roads, mine shafts and storehouses — are illegal, the report says. This is because the activities are in violation of China’s 1994 regulations on nature reserves that prohibits “production installations” from being built in the core area and buffer zone of nature reserves.  The mine is being operated by local miner Yinyang Mining Company, Greenpeace said.“The mining activity in this area is in flagrant disregard of the law, endangering a protected habitat and contributing to the threat of extinction of one of the world’s rarest birds”, Greenpeace East Asia forests campaigner Yi Lan said in a statement.Map by Greenpeace showing the spatial relationship between Yinyang’s mining activities and the nature preserve. Copyright: Greenpeace.Another major threat to the green peafowl’s disappearing habitat is the ongoing construction of a hydropower project on the Jiasa River. Greenpeace’s investigation revealed that two roads servicing the project have been built inside the core area of Konglong River Nature Reserve. Conservationists fear that the construction of the hydropower dam, which is scheduled to be completed this year, could push the bird to the brink of extinction in China.“In the dry season the birds rely on the seeds of aquatic plants found along the river to survive,” Wan Rong of Chinese NGO Wild China wrote in China Dialogue in April 2017. “The development of the riverside will completely destroy this habitat, while the wider civil engineering works associated with the hydropower plant will encroach on Yunnan’s last expanse of unspoiled, seasonal, tropical forest, causing a wider ecological disaster.​”Greenpeace and other conservationists have called for an immediate evaluation of green peafowl populations in China and urgent protection of the bird’s habitat.“We do not quite clearly know about the green peafowl’s distribution and activities and further surveys to clarify this are urgently needed,” Han Lianxian, a professor of zoology at Southwest Forestry College in Kunming, told Mongabay. “And until we get these details, all commercial development in the area should be temporarily halted. The system of environmental impact assessment and the process of establishing national nature reserve in China also needs a big change.”Green peafowls are listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Photo by Arddu via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)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.Follow Shreya Dasgupta on Twitter: @ShreyaDasguptalast_img read more