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 Forest Loss, Forests, Governance, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, International Trade, Rainforests, Tropical Forests Article published by Genevieve Belmakercenter_img As Myanmar works to restructure to private sector management of the country’s forestry and timber resources, reports of illegal logging are surging.Until now, a government entity called the Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) has been managing forestry resources and overseeing the export of timber products.Myanmar instituted a domestic logging ban from 2016-2017 that forbade private export of timber resources, but it did little to stop illegal activity.Since April of this year alone in just one of the country’s seven regions, there were 276 reported cases of illegal logging, along with 656 tons of seized timber and 59 vehicles. As Myanmar works to restructure its national timber authority and adopt a new fiscal calendar, the Southeast Asian country continues to struggle to control illegal logging. The country’s forestry management agency, Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) announced earlier this year it plans to restructure under private sector management.Myanmar ended a one-year ban on domestic logging for export on anything other than MTE-stamped and stockpiled wood in 2017. The MTE has claimed that the illegal harvest and export of both prized teak and non-teak wood was “drastically reduced” during the ban.It was reportedly largely ineffective.In-country journalists and other eyewitnesses on the ground point to continued trafficking seizures and millions in payoffs believed to have been made to Burmese officials at just one border crossing with China. In addition, according to the Tropical Timber Market Report, there could be complex legal ramifications if plans to restructure the forestry department as a corporation within the government go through. The earliest the changes would into effect beginning in 2020.Over the past 15 months since the end of the logging ban, there were 1,425 registered cases of illegal logging just in the centrally located Magway Region, according to officially released data. That’s more than 2,600 tons of illegal timber ferried mostly toward border points by 345 trucks.It’s believed that teak and other types of timber are smuggled along a regular route through the area that traverses into Malaysia and Thailand via a series of townships in the restive northern Rakhine State.There are no estimates of numbers of unregistered cases in the region. It’s also not clear why data for the country’s other seven regions were not announced. Full statistics and information about the country’s overall illegal logging situation are nearly impossible to obtain because a fair amount of illegal activity is nearly impossible to track.A villager from Mahu poses with his chainsaw in front of one other source of meager local income: a mat made of dry bamboo. Photo by Ann Wang for Mongabay.Much of Myanmar’s illegal logging work is done at the individual and village level. Some villages are so well-organized that each participating person has a specific job and efforts to conceal illegal activity are coordinated and well-organized.Myanmar recently announced that the change in its fiscal calendar would include a transitional period from April-September. Its new fiscal year will start to run from October-September.Officials have told local media that since April 2018 alone, the Magway Region Forestry Department reported 276 illegal logging cases, 656 tons of illegal timber, and 59 vehicles. The smuggled timber was mostly teak and hardwood.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.last_img

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