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21.12.2015

Soy Business Invades Brazil’s Amazon Jungle

Soy Business Invades Brazil’s Amazon Jungle

Human Wrongs Watch By Fabiana Frayssinet* BELTERRA, Brazil, December 2015 (IPS) – In the northern Brazilian state of Pará, the construction of a port terminal for shipping soy out of the Amazon region has displaced thousands of… »

08.11.2015

GMO vs Biodiversity

GMO vs Biodiversity

Bio diversity is crucial for any species to survive, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as plants destroy bio diversity with their perfect copies waiting for a specialized disease or parasite to ravish the clones. Swati Srivastava (Avatar name on social media) gives some “simple facts” about GMOs: 1) There is not… »

12.06.2015

How Loggers Are Destroying the Amazon — and Getting Away with Tt

How Loggers Are Destroying the Amazon — and Getting Away with Tt

Human Wrongs Watch By Dawn Bickett* 9 June, 2015 – The Amazon rainforest is the largest on earth. Its biodiversity is unparalleled, it is crucial to the stability of the global climate, and it is home to many indigenous peoples. But for its immense size and importance,… »

29.05.2015

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

By Prof. Vandana Shiva* 28 May 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service — Biodiverse ecological agriculture in women’s hands is a solution not just to the malnutrition crisis, but also the climate crisis. The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and climate change. And both are interconnected,… »

27.01.2015

Worldwide Mission to Assess the Planet’s State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Worldwide Mission to Assess the Planet’s State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Human Wrongs Watch  Bonn, Germany – The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which was created to provide policymakers with reliable, independent and credible information on the status of biodiversity, on 19 January 2015 agreed to initiate a set of regional assessments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and… »

01.11.2014

Biodiversity, the Hidden Jewel that Is Being Depleted at an “Alarming Rate”

Biodiversity, the Hidden Jewel that Is Being Depleted at an “Alarming Rate”

  Human Wrongs Watch Biodiversity for food and agriculture is among the earth’s most important resources, says the UN Food and agriculture Organization (FAO)*. It is indispensable: be it the insects that pollinate plants, the microscopic bacteria used for making cheese, the diverse livestock breeds used to make a… »

17.10.2014

“Eradicating Poverty Goes ‘Hand in Hand’ with Biodiversity Protection”

“Eradicating Poverty Goes ‘Hand in Hand’ with Biodiversity Protection”

  Human Wrongs Watch The protection of biodiversity is directly related to the eradication of poverty and stimulation of economic growth, senior United Nations officials on 15 October 2014 stressed at a meeting in Republic of Korea, calling on countries to take an integrated approach when it comes to… »

10.10.2014

Benefits of Investing in Protection of Biodiversity Outweigh Financial Costs — Report

Benefits of Investing in Protection of Biodiversity Outweigh Financial Costs — Report

Human Wrongs Watch Implementing measures that promote the sustainable use of biodiversity is a worthwhile investment that will bring multiple economic and environmental benefits to countries, according to a United Nations-backed report released on 7 October 2014.     The report, released at the 12th meeting of the Conference of… »

09.10.2014

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

  Human Wrongs Watch The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a United Nations report launched on 8 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (ROK). This… »

08.10.2014

‘Indigenous Knowledge Essential to Halting Biodiversity Loss’

‘Indigenous Knowledge Essential to Halting Biodiversity Loss’

  Human Wrongs Watch The knowledge and traditional practices of indigenous people and local communities are key to halting biodiversity loss and achieving sustainable development, a United Nations official on 7 October 2014 stressed at a major meeting on biological diversity in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. “The collective work… »

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