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🇫🇮 yhtiö @UPMSuomi @UPMGlobal kolonisoi Uruguayssa. Seuraa ketju.

🇫🇮 selluteollisuus ei kosketa vain suomalaisia ja Suomen hiilinieluja, vaan ihmisiä & ekosysteemejä ympäri maailmaa. UPM käy kauppaa ihmisten asuin- ja viljelyalueista muuttaakseen ne plantaaseiksi tuotantoonsa. ImageImage
Huhtikuussa 2023 UPM avasi maailman suurimman sellutehtaan Uruguayn Paso de los Torosiin. Tehdas nielee yli 7 miljoonaa kuutiota puuta vuodessa UPM:n Uruguayssa omistamilta plantaaseilta. Uuden tehtaan myötä 59% UPM:n sellusta tuotetaan nyt Uruguayssa. Image
Paikalliset kritisoivat tehtaan avaamista koska selluntuotanto on sosiaalisesti ja ekologisesti kestämätöntä.

UPM:n tuotanto perustuu monokulttuurisiin eukalyptusplantaaseihin, luonnonvarojen ylikulutukseen ja maan siirtämiseen ulkomaalaisomistukseen. Image
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NEWS: Protected areas in Britain are struggling to halt declines in insects and spiders that have occurred over the past 30 years, according to a new study led by @UK_CEH 🕷️🐞🪰

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#BiodiversityLoss 🧵 1/5 Map of Great Britain on left showing protected natural areas
Almost 1 million records of 1,238 invertebrate species were included🐝. @RobertSCCooke & colleagues found that protected areas were richer in species than unprotected areas of the country but both suffered similar rates of decline in native insects and spiders between 1990-2018. Graph on left shows Species richness in protected and unprot
The results suggest that while protected areas are helping to conserve valuable habitats and the species within them, they need more help to tackle wider threats posed by climate change, pollution and invasive species that are causing #biodiversity loss…
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1/a few *Yesterday, I had two conversations about the threat of swifts, or any species, becoming nationally extinct: one with a politician, the other with a school pupil.
#COP15 thread
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One reacted by saying they thought it unlikely the government would help swifts because it would set a pretence to help the 69 other species of British birds on the red list. A list defined by the need for ‘urgent action.’
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The other said, 'It sounds like a nightmare. How can I help? What can I do?’

One has the power to stop it. One doesn't. One will have to live with the consequences of the choices made by the other.
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1.Friday’s 🧵is all about Eels. The species we have in 🇮🇪 is Anguilla anguilla, the #EuropeanEel, not to be confused with other Anguilla species (such as the American eel), or indeed the mighty Congor eel (Congor congor). The photo is a bit blurred because....😱 Image
2.European eel can be found in almost every stream and river in Europe, from the top of Norway, to the bottom of Spain, and also along the coast of North Africa Map of the distribution of ...
3. Eels are catadromous which means that they spawn in the sea, and then travel back to freshwater. (Anadromous species like salmon and trout spawn in freshwater before migrating to the sea) Thanks to Filipe Romão for this informative infographic Life cycles of migratory fi...
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1. Good morning ☀️ Thursdays 🧵is about #Trout
For clarity, we are talking about Salmo trutta, the native trout to Ireland, which can be either resident (brown trout) or migratory (sea trout) or many things in between 📸 G. Rogan
@WildTroutTrust @AST_Salmon @TheFSBI #FishSci Juvenile trout
@TheFSBI 2. Trout display phenotypic plasticity. A phenotype is a set of observable characteristics or traits of an organism ➡️what does it look like and how does it function? Here’s various L. Melvin trout, thanks to A. Ferguson & P. Prodöhl @QUBelfast… Types of trout from Lough Melvin
@TheFSBI @QUBelfast 3. For trout, the decision to stay put in freshwater, or migrate to sea is complex, governed by genetics, the condition of the fish, and environmental conditions. This is an excellent infographic also from Andy and Paulo @QUBelfast , + Tom Cross, @TomEReed & @mcginnity_p @uccBEES infographic of trout life history decisions
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June 8 marks #WorldOceanDay.

We honor this day by highlighting the need to protect marine life from human #fishing activities—a step that has the potential to both tackle biodiversity loss and the ongoing climate crisis. @WorldOceansDay👇 1/10
Ocean ecosystems are vital since oceans:

🗺️ make up 70% of Earth’s surface
🫁 produce 80% of the oxygen we breathe
🐠 house 80% of all life on Earth

At the same time:
🎣98.5% of the #ocean is open to fishing fleets

Human activity is the number one threat to #ocean health.

An initiative led by @aquaticlifeins urges consumers to protect oceans by choosing #PlantBased seafood alternatives and improving the legal protection of marine animals, @matthewzampa reports. 3/10…
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Did you know that this week marks #EndangeredSpeciesDay and #BiodiversityDay?

We honor these days by highlighting the need to change our eating habits and fashion choices to protect animals from going extinct.👇1/10
Animals play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy #environment. For example:

- beaver dams prevent fires
- squirrels help trees take root
- #fish feces can lock carbon away for 600 years
- elephants create water sources for other species

Our current food system is a key driver of #BiodiversityLoss, a 2021 report by @ChathamHouse found.

The expansion of #AnimalAgriculture, in particular, destroys ecosystems by turning them into pasture or farmland to grow feed. @CaroChristen reports. 3/10…
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We're in a Climate & Ecological Crisis, Sixth Mass Extinction, a threat to us all. Fossil fuels, though they account for over 80% of carbon emissions produced by humans, continue to be widely used. That's massively destabilising our biosphere, yet our Parliament says/does nothing Image
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Palm oil corporations, whose products are found in so many of our foods, are gaslighting us & greenwashing a horrifically exploitative & damaging industry. They are responsible for deforestation and are driving many species to extinction.
#SayNoToPalmOil… ImageImageImageImage
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Estimating the monetary cost of #invasivespecies has never been easy, but it can have great scientific and practical value! In our special @Invacost issue we've collected research on #biologicalinvasions costs from all over the world 1/21 Image
Taken together, all publications in this issue estimate global realized and potential economic impacts of #biologicalinvasions around US$2.3 trillion, but a lot of the costs remain underreported. 2/21 @FranzEssl1 @garciaberthou

More in our editorial:…
In Africa🌍, reported costs of #biologicalinvasions ranged between US$ 18.2 billion and US$ 78.9 billion between 1970 and 2020 - a massive, yet highly underestimated economic burden for African countries. 3/21 @CABI_News @Akademie_ved_CR

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Taronga’s #science team collaborates on programs that assess and maximise #GeneticDiversity in zoo-based, wild populations, & CryoDiversity Banks (frozen repositories), to promote population resilience & the capacity of species to adapt to change. #RRAP Image
#GeneticDiversity within #wildlife populations relates to long-term survival. Genes affect many things, including body size, #disease, tolerance of temperature extremes, all of which can be important for #CoralReef systems. #Coral #RRAP
Every animal - #frog, #coral or #rhino - is subtly unique and diversity is key for populations to thrive and be healthy. When populations become small and inbred, or ecosystems suffer too much #biodiversityloss, ecosystems collapse. #RRAP
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Today, on day 3 of #ScienceWeek, we’re also delving into another major driver of #biodiversityloss and focus of Taronga #Science: the #illegalwildlifetrade or #IWT. Tonnes of live animals & their parts are traded illegally internationally driving many species towards #extinction Pangolin being sampled in P...
Taronga and partners are developing novel #IWT tools and technologies to curb the illegal removal of #wildlife from their natural environments, which negatively impacts individual #animalhealth, #animalwelfare, and #ecosystemresilience Dr Phoebe Meagher and Dr Ka...
#wildlife laundering might be a new term for you, but players in the #InternationalWildlifeTrade can pass off wild animals by masquerading them as captive bred. Enter Taronga’s Wildlife Forensic #Science team. #WildlifeCSI #IWT
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Day 2 this #ScienceWeek we focus on #carnivore ecology and #conservation, particularly #HumanWildlifeConflict, a major contributor to biodiversity decline, and consequently a focus for our #science team. PC: Bobby-Jo Vial. Image
We’ll cover some of the core #science projects that Taronga has established or contributed to, highlighting how science-based solutions and evidence-based approaches to #conservation are critical.
In a conjoint role with @CES_UNSW, Taronga’s Conservation Biologist, Dr Neil Jordan (@HWConflict) works in #HumanWildlifeConflict and management, focusing on the #ecology and #conservation of African #carnivores and #dingoes, Australia’s own apex terrestrial carnivore.
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