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Beware the disingenuous narrative from #biodiversity financiers ahead of #COP15. It goes like this:
1. We need to integrate #nature into our economies to protect it (except no one has ever demonstrated that we do, & history of conservation shows that we don’t) 1/6
2. Markets on nature are happening anyway, we just need to ensure good governance (they are not happening anyway, private lobbies are actively promoting them, and their conceptual issues go way beyond governance) 2/6…
In fact, off the record most financiers, environmental & policy experts agree that they will most probably be an environmental failure and a political success, just like carbon offsets, i.e. they will buy time to continue maximising growth 3/6
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🌱For the next couple of weeks, countries are coming together at the @UNBiodiversity #COP15 to adopt the landmark “Global Biodiversity Framework”.

➡️But what are the 7⃣elements that must be included in that framework, for it to be really ambitious & transformative?

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1⃣ - A clear and ambitious “Mission” for 2030, to halt and reverse the loss of #biodiversity and secure a #NaturePositive world by the end of the decade.

👉It means that in 2030, we have more #Nature than there is now.… Image
2⃣ - 2030 targets to conserve at least 30% of land, freshwater and oceans, and restore degraded ecosystems globally - placing Indigenous Peoples & local communities at the centre of conservation policies.
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I'm betting there are maybe two or three people on Twitter that can correctly identify these...and they probably have me blocked lol #nature Image
So they are cuttlefish eggs! I believe they maybe from a common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) but I am not really sure. Hopefully a #cephalopod #cuttlefish #teammollusk expert will see this and comment. If all goes well they will hatch and grow out!
One just hatched!! No question they are cuttlefish now! Image
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(1/3) CITES has moved to enact some of the most significant protection for shark species targeted in the fin trade and scores of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade. 👏

#CITES #wildlife #animals #nature #sharks #news #environment Turtle swimming

(2/3) 160 governments, parties to @CITES, adopted proposals to regulate international trade in more than 500 new species. 👏

#CITES #wildlife #news #turtles #oceans #CITESCoP19 #UN…

(3/3) If you are interested in #wildlife, #travel, #nature, #history, #climatechange, or #sustainability, read The Planet.

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First, kudos to the Chinese authors doing this work & a shoutout to @edwardcholmes also involved

I already flagged this Wang et al. preprint yesterday but it is worth explaining its significance to both the #origins discussion and the related pandemic #prevention discussion

First: Origins

One thing that goes often down in all the noise surrounding #lableak is the fact that SARS-CoV-2, and actually all CoVs, possess #mosaic genomes.

This is because CoVs evolve not only through mutation but also through exchanging genetic elements with other CoVs
This exchange is called '#recombination'.

One can imagine CoV genomes like colorful Lego brick walls, and recombination as taking one brick from a different virus and putting it in the wall of another; changing the color while keeping roughly the function.
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1) This is the cover of Good Will Hunting. Many people argue Robin William’s portrayal of a therapist in cinematic history [despite strangling and threatening the client in that famous scene]. Still, look at where Robin’s character did his best work: #Outdoors Image
2) This thread is about therapy outdoors as I was recently labelled as an “abuser”. I understand where this comes from my #research about survivors’ experiences in #WildernessTherapy. Good Will Hunting is not about Wilderness Therapy. They aren’t the same thing.
3) In 2020, I co-edited a book with Prof Nevin Harper titled Outdoor Therapies. This book examined #AdventureTherapy, #Nature-Based Therapy, Horticulture, #ForestTherapy, #Surf Therapy, #AnimalAssisted, &, yes, #WildernessTherapy.
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Al Gore (#WEF trustee) et al. are SO CONCERNED about the climate, that they in the process of turning all of #nature into a new asset class – where they will OWN nature, manage/control nature, & profit from nature (via "Natural Asset Companies").

#COP27 #EmergingMarkets #30x30 Image
Of course, this has nothing to do w/ Gore's Generation Investment (#hedgefund co-founded w/ David Blood from Goldman Sachs), #BlackRock, saving capitalism, or the expansion of #privatization. Rather, it's to save the planet.

The $4,000 trillion #climate wealth opportunity.
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David Blood to Mark Carney (TCFD/TNFD, #UN Special Envoy for #Climate), 2021:

"We know that #NaturalClimateSolutions are a critical part of the transition to #NetZero & we've known this for quite some time. Why is it so difficult for us in finance [] to put a value on nature?" Image
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کما کیوی چٹان (ساؤتھ کیریلیا، فن لینڈ) 11,000 سال قبل
Kummakivi Rock (South Karelia)
11,000 yrs ago
بےشک "Rock-Cut Art" انسانی ہاتھ کا اوج کمال ھے مگر قدرت کو چیلنج کرنا ناممکن ھے۔
ساءوتھ کیریلیا (فن لینڈ) کےقدرتی جنگلات میں واقع "کما کیوی چٹان"
جسےمقامی زبان میں "Strange Stone" کہا جاتا ھے، اپنے منفرد انداز اور توازن سےمشہور ھے کیونکہ یہ دو پتھروں پر مشتمل ھے۔ یہ چٹان 500 ٹن سے زائد وزنی اور 7 (22.97 feet) میٹر سے زائد چوڑی اور 5 میٹر اونچی ھے۔
گیارہ ہزار سال سے یہ چٹان اپنے اسی توازن سے قائم ھے جو قدرتی مہارت کا بہترین
نمونہ ھے۔ ایک پتھر دوسرے کے اوپری حصے پر غیر یقینی طور پر بیٹھا ھے۔ اگرچہ اوپری چٹان سے ایسا لگتا ھے جیسے یہ کسی بھی وقت گر سکتی ھے مگر ایسا ممکن نہیں۔
دونوں چٹانوں کو جوڑنے والا پوائنٹ بہت چھوٹا ھے جو ایک دفعہ تو اپنے دیکھنے والوں کو پریشان ضرور کرتا ھے۔
چٹان کا اس قدر نازک
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The Natural Capital Investment Alliance was created by SMI ("King" Charles - architect of #GreatReset) to serve as a central hub for global corps/finance to scale-up investments into "Natural Capital". #HSBC (Climate Asset Mgt) is a founding member.

2020: #Pollination partnered w/ HSBC to launch Climate Asset Mgt, which aims to be "world's largest dedicated natural capital asset manager"

Pollination: "...with #nature markets valued at more than $7trillion a year, we are in a new era of investing..."…
June 8, 2022: "Leading financial institutions partner with #UNECA & FSD #Africa to form the African Natural Capital Alliance (ANCA)" #UK

ANCA is a TNFD (Mark Carney) piloting programme partner.

#Nature as the new asset class.…
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C'est l'Automne, saison des Marbrés !
En effet, on peut observer actuellement des jeunes marbrés sur nos côtes, au niveau des zones de sables quasi exclusivement. Image
Ce poisson, Lithognathus mormyrus, mesure jusqu'à 55cm, possède un dos zébré caractéristique avec un profil rectiligne. C'est une espèce qui cherche ses proies, des invertébrés, dans le sable et le sédiment. Image
Ses solides molaires sont capables de broyer de petits oursins et des crustacés. A noter qu'il est protandre, c'est-à-dire qu'il est mâle vers 2 ans puis femelle entre 4 et 7 ans. La capture de tout individu de moins de 20 cm est interdite quelle que soit la technique utilisée. Image
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Merci à @YaelBRAUNPIVET d’avoir invité @valmasdel, @CelineGuivarch et moi-même à présenter les enjeux de #climat et #biodiversité à l'@AssembleeNat. C’est un pas en avant pour considérer les problèmes d’#environnement et vers la légitimation a-partisane de ces problématiques
Par souci de #scienceouverte, faisant suite à la présentation de @valmasdel sur le #climat et à celle de @CelineGuivarch sur l’économie de l’#atténuation, je restitue ici les éléments présentés sur la #biodiversité, à la suite de mes collègues (15 minutes chacun)
Expliquer le terme #biodiversité = diversité des individus, espèces et écosystèmes ; plus précis que #nature, porteur d’a priori ; plus complet que #vivant, faisant impasse sur les différences ; puis celui de #servicesécosystémiques = services rendus et bénéfices aux humains
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1/Thinking of #trees #peat #carbon and #nature and #fires. When are Victorians (without hysterics @theage ) to be made fully aware of the State #auslaws over fines in State Parks for picking up a rock, walking off track and so on. @DanielAndrewsMP/2
2/As it is now there are hundreds of shooting licensed people walking off track. Hundreds of thousands of feral deer, xrabbits,x pigs (latter two a food, anti #poverty source that cannot be culled by shooters) already damaging #native wildlife.Protecting #Indigenous locations/3
3/ @DanielAndrewsMP is key but to lock up (by fines) large areas is #segregation and discrimination. To lock up but then ok if you pay — is a cynical misuse of power. It would be good to hear from #Indigenous Victoria as we already know the value of the birthing trees was/4
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Photography Thread

Theme: Black and white photographs

Drop 1 photo 📷
Let's see what you guys have there.
I'll RT my favourites.

Posting the series of my black and white photographs i hope you like viewing

#nature #blackandwhite #bw #photography #photo #photographer
2) tap 👇🏼
3) tap 👇🏼
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Photographers show your photo below 🪁
Theme: falls/ Autumn

• Only one photo
• No links
• Retweet this

I will retweet the photos I like best 🏹
To start with few pics
Tap 👇🏼
Tap 👇🏼
Tap 👇🏼
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Oct 12 2022: "Deep-sea miner stock jumps after first seafloor collection since 1970s"

The "#greatreset" (#Commonwealth w/ WEF as secretariat) includes deep sea #mining. The annihilation of #oceans carried out under guise of sustainability.

#UN #SDGs…
"The fields in the CCZ represent the largest known, undeveloped #nickel resource on the planet & is estimated to contain over 3 times the amount of #cobalt, almost 2 x the amount of nickel & as much #manganese as all global land-based reserves, combined."

#Privatization of the #oceans will allow for ocean exploration & deep sea #mining - both essential for the fourth industrial revolution infrastructure desired by the ruling class technocrats. #4IR #EVs #Salesforce

Learning thread:

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Freeports and nature some thoughts.
Freeports aren't ports they are large areas of land including in some cases SSI's and National Parks. Some board members of Freeports and directors are local councillors.
#Freeports #Nature #Deregulation #RSPB #Wildlife
Significant areas of natural beauty including Dartmoor, the New Forest, the whole of the Isle of Wight and the North York Moors. They also engulf entire cities such as Derby and Nottingham, Hull, Scunthorpe, and large areas of Liverpool.
The new freeports between them cover around 15,000 to 20,000kms2 – approximately 8% of England’s total surface area.

National park authorities were not consulted before being included in the outer boundary of the new freeports. Changes in planning regulations will affect them.
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Sixth post of the #WildlifeWeek Reintroduction series.

Day 6 - Panna Roars Again !!

#Panna National Park covering an area of 543 sq km is a splendid mosaic of plateaus, plunging gorges, vast expanses of teak #forests and #Savannah #grasslands teeming with #wildlife...
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.... and its lifeline Ken river running through the middle. It was upgraded to the status of a tiger reserve in 1994 but within 15 years it lost all its stripes !! The news broke out in May, 2009 that Panna TR which once claimed to harbour 40+ tigers had none left anymore.
It shook the forest department, the govt and every concerned citizen of the country to its core. Investigations were done on the disappearance of tigers and reports submitted by the WII, SIT setup by the NTCA and by an expert committee initiated by govt of MP.
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(1) I love forests for their beauty, the peace and calm I feel when I walk on forest trails, and their role in preserving biodiversity and the climate.

Today, I was reminded twice how diverse other people's attitudes toward natural forests may be.

Start of a thread 🧵

(2) First, according to a BBC Panorama investigation, I learned that a firm that has received six billion pounds in green energy subsidies from UK taxpayers is cutting down forests that are essential to the Canadian ecology.

🧵 #forests #nature…

(3) Reporters concluded that millions of tons of imported wood pellets, classified as renewable energy, are burned at Drax's largest power plant in Britain. However, part of the wood came from Canada's old-growth forests, which took thousands of years to develop.

🧵 #trees
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Fifth post of the #Wildlife Week #Reintroduction Series.

Day 5 – Return of the #Barasingha to #Satpura #Tiger Reserve !!!

Swamp Deer commonly known as Barasingha have three subspecies, Wetland Barasingha, Hardground Barasingha and Eastern Barasingha.
Once #swamp #deer inhabited areas from Central India to the Godavari river in the south. Currently, they are found in five discrete populations in 3 regions of central, north-east and northern India.
Before the 1950s, the number of Hard ground Barasingha was estimated to be around 3,000 in Banjar Valley of Kanha National Park (KNP). However, by the 1960s the number had dwindled to a meagre 66 due to expansion of #agricultural activities into barasingha habitats...
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Fourth post in the #WildlifeWeek series. Today’s post is more of a #reviving one than #reintroduction.

Day 4 – Return of the #bandits to #Chambal !

The Red Crowned Roofed #turtle is a #species of #freshwater turtle endemic to South #Asia.
Historically the species was widespread in the #Ganga River, both in #India and #Bangladesh. Extirpated from most of its former range but currently it has dwindled a last surviving population of less than 500 adult individuals in the #wild.
Their population reduced drastically due to depredation of eggs and hatchlings by Golden #jackals, #habitat degradation due to #pollution and illegal sand mining in the floodplains. They are also extensively #poached for their meat and shell.
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Third post in the #WildlifeWeek series.

Day 3 - #Rhino resurgence in the #Terai !!

The Greater One-Horned #Rhinoceros is the second largest #mammal in #India after the #Elephant. Its distribution once ranged from the flood plains of the Indus to the Indo-Burmese border.
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However the loss of #grassland #habitat resulted in only a small population remaining in North East India and #Nepal.The species was totally extirpated from the Indian Terai in the 19th century, with the last rhino there being shot in the #Pilibhit Forest Division in 1878.
Following this extirpation, #Dudhwa National Park was surveyed for its habitat suitability for the species and finally in 1984, the Addl. CWLW U.P was tasked to capture 6 rhinos from the #Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, #Assam by tranquilizing them.
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Second post in the #WildlifeWeek series.

Day 2 – Squeals return to the tall wet #grasslands of #Assam !!!
Pygmy Hog is the tiniest, rarest and the most #endangered of all wild #pigs globally. In fact, phylogenetic analysis of the pygmy hog revealed that it belongs to a separate genus, Porcula. It is evolutionarily unique and completely different from #boars, #warthogs, and pigs.
Known to once thrive in the lush tall and wet grassland plains of the sub #Himalayas, they were feared to be extinct in the 1960's but were “rediscovered” in the year 1971.
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[1/10] 🆘#BreakingNews:
Please #share 🔁 this video:

Calling employees from every company in the country to take action from the inside and challenge their #employers to do more in protecting the #environment
[2/10] Take action on six steps - Read more on detail:…
[3/10] One - Awareness:
When you are aware of #climatechange negative impacts, you will also question if a project is detrimental to the #environment.
The challenge is to apply that personal awareness and thinking to the projects we are professionally responsible for.
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#WildlifeWeek is here. This week I will be sharing 7 #positive wildlife reintroduction stories from around the country. One story for each day. A small thread.
Day 1 - The return of Gaur in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve !!!
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#Gaur the largest #bovine in peninsular #India, was previously found in three discreet populations in Southern India (Western Ghats and #Nilgiri plateau), Central India (#Vidarbha, southern MP, #Chhattisgarh and Eastern ghats in #Odisha) and North-East India.
Gaur were historically found in #Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in small numbers. There were around 30-35 Gaur in BTR in the early 1990s, which had dwindled to just one individual in 1996 and zero in 1998.
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