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"In March 2023 the #Forest #Conservation Amendment bill was plaed before the LokSabha. Ms Prakriti Srivastava,IFS (PCCF #Kerala) & I jointly wrote a submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee, link provided at the end of the (long) thread. 1/n
highlighting the imp pts:
Fundamental changes in the proposed bill:
a)Limits the scope & ambit of the original FCA (1980), removing crucial safeguards from a vast majority of India's #biodiverse rich #forests, thereby opens the floodgates for diversion for other uses
b) Undoes many provisions of the existing #ForestConservationAct; c) dilutes the 202/1996 #SupremeCourt ‘Godavarman’ #judgement, overturns its #conservation gains
(d) facilitates privatisation of forests to create plantations
e) shifts focus from conservation of forests to 3/n
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@EU_Commission It's #Climate - The #FourSeasons nothing else.
#CO2 0.04% #carbondioxide, have never affected the earth's #Temperature, at least since 600 million years. #Atmosphere of Earth… Image
@EU_Commission Global #Temperature and Atmospheric #CO2 over Geologic Time - Late #Carboniferous to Early #Permian time (315-270 M yrs ago) is the only time period in the last 600 million years when both atmospheric #CO2 and #temperatures were as LOW as they are today
@EU_Commission #PragerUniversity is a 5013 non-profit conservative digital media organization. PragerU@prageru:
- What They Haven't Told You about #ClimateChange

- #Climate - The only constant is change Image
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With the cacophony over #Elephant #Arikomban, lets understand how such #elephants are 'made', and #conflict created. As per a #Kerala cabinet decision taken in August 2002, 559 families of landless tribals were settled on 276 ha land in #Chinnakanal during 2003. The then 1/9 Image
DFO (#Munnar) #PrakritiSrivastava objected: it was prime #elephant habitat & corridor, the consequences would be disasterous. Within a year, human-elephant conflict had escalated. Giving pattas wily-nily w/o w/o #forest dept inputs #wildlife consideration is best avoided 2/9 representative image from t...
The settlement opened the floodgates. #tourism resorts mushroomed, encroachments were ignored, regularlised chocking passage for #wildlife Conflict exacerbated exponentially-huge loss of crops, people were killed.As a former Kerala IAs officer puts it 3/9 Image
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En #Belgique, depuis des années, le parti @Ecolo est accusé d'entretenir des liens étroits et privilégiés avec l'#islamisme, en particulier les #FrèresMusulmans.
1⃣ En septembre 2021, @ladh publie une interview explosive de Josy DUBIÉ, ex-sénateur et figure historique de @Ecolo.

L’ancien cadre du parti accuse Rajae MAOUANE, actuelle co-présidente, de faire partie de la dérive communautariste de @Ecolo. Image
2⃣ En mai 2021, Rajae MAOUANE avait été accusée d’#antisémitisme, après avoir publié une photo d'un combatant #palestinien, accompagné d’une chanson de Julia BOUTROS, réputée proche du #Hezbollah, qui incite à la lutte armée contre les “fils de Sion”.…
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Very proud of this team effort "A regional integrated assessment of the impacts of #climatechange and of the potential #adaptation avenues for #Quebec’s #forests" is now published

A (very long) thread. Buckle up!…

@cflscf @NRCan

First, I would like to acknowledge the work of all my colleagues including Jesus, Annie Claude, Yves, @mariehbrice, @DominicCyr, Louis, Daniel, @GauthierSylvie9 , Pierre, @Guillemette_L , Mathieu, Maryse, Tadeusz, Martin-Hugues, @ethiffault , @Tremblay_Jun and Stephen
Quebec’s #forests goes from northern hardwood with sugar #maple, beech, hemlock in the south, to pure boreal black #spruce forests up north. Natural #disturbances, go from single-tree windthrow or mortality in the south, to large stand-replacing #fires in the north.
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Do you know #elephant family is all women group. Made of #mother, #aunts, #grandmother & all other #ladies. Most of the times Male leave herd early. Kids are looked by all female elephants in herd not only mother. Most experienced female makes all decision for family. #WomensDay
Obvious that experienced matriarch should lead #elephant family. She has accumulated immense traits/wisdom due to her long life. Which comes handy in long journeys & dangers. So when matriarch dies of some accident, the herd is directionless for some time.
Males keep on joining & leaving herds. Well one of the accepted theory is. That males when they get young are pushed out from the herd/family by dominant female, also called as matriarch. To check the inbreeding. Which only shows elephants are highly intelligent.
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I have been researching relocation of people from #ProtectedAreas - v contentious – and also v nuanced. There r many issues/problems related to it, which I hope to discuss/address in my #PhD but here I share some good practices in #Wayanad #Kerala of people moving out from 1/6
#forests outside PAs. The people apply & then are funded. Conflict with #elephants is acute. Most-not all-people esp the younger generation have aspirations for better #education, jobs etc when they move out but find themselves disadvantaged as they lived in remote #forests 2/6
There is rarely skilling & other such support provided post relocation. But here, in #Wayanad the #Kerala #Forest Dept #RebiuldKerala has a program to provide skills to rebuild the lives of the displaced such as tailoring, electrical, driving etc 3/6
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#Brazil’s Amazon Guardians have been busy protecting their land from illegal invaders – while the authorities encourage the land-grabbers.

It’s a dangerous job & many have been killed. Can you imagine putting your life on the line everyday to protect your home & family?

Their most recent activities include:

👉 Land monitoring in the Arariboia #forest. The Guardians found a large logging camp, stopped the loggers and burned their equipment.

👉 During an expedition they found evidence that a rancher had encroached further into their territory, crossing its border. The Guardians re-opened the trail that marks the border of the #Indigenous territory, as a clear sign to the ranchers to keep out.

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"Locals of the Baiga community and Gond tribes used to kill deer and sell the meat for a few bucks to support their needs. I just provided them with an alternative."⁠

#Award #Proud #Respect #Wildlife #Protection #Forest #Bhopal #India Image
Even after getting death threats, 58-YO Deputy Ranger Sumeri Lal Yadav busted the #Sambar hunting practice going on in Dongariya village & played a pivotal role in wildlife protection. He also rehabilitated the hard-ground Barasingha on the land of #JhoBarasingha.⁠
As a result of his initiatives, over 90% of the community has given up hunting. Ranger Yadav has also been honoured with Satpuda Landscape Tiger Partnership Conservation Hero Award by the #MadhyaPradesh Forest Department.⁠
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"Locals of the Baiga community and Gond tribes used to kill deer and sell the meat for a few bucks to support their needs. I just provided them with an alternative."

#Award #Proud #Respect #Wildlife #Protection #Forest #Bhopal #India
Even after getting death threats, 58-YO Deputy Ranger Sumeri Lal Yadav busted the #Sambar hunting practice going on in Dongariya village & played a pivotal role in wildlife protection. He also rehabilitated the hard-ground Barasingha on the land of #JhoBarasingha.
As a result of his initiatives, over 90% of the community has given up hunting. Ranger Yadav has also been honoured with Satpuda Landscape Tiger Partnership Conservation Hero Award by the #MadhyaPradesh Forest Department.
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It’s #SolutionsDay at #COP27. Key solutions to the #ClimateCrisis:
‼️ Phase out all #FossilFuels, NOW not tomorrow
‼️ Halt #Deforestation
Forests play a vital role in:
🧯 Mitigating #ClimateChange,
🐿️ Protecting biodiversity, and
🫒 Supporting the lives and livelihoods of #IndigenousPeoples and forest-dependent communities.
The ability of forest ecosystems to fulfill these critical functions is increasingly threatened by deforestation and forest degradation.
Curbing illegal logging and #TimberTrade is a critical but neglected component in addressing global deforestation.
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Desperate response of CEO Drax Will Gardiner ⁦@ddwg⁩ to ⁦@BBC⁩ Panorama “Green scandal exposed” shows great opportunism. But repeating the so-called 'sustainability credo' of energy industry does not make industrial tree burning ‘green’ or ‘clean’ (2-8)
#biomass Image
Under current Brussels incentives for biomass in the RED, many Member States fund their energy companies to cut down and burn forests for energy production. Total financing amounted more than €20 billion. But the ability of forests to fulfill their functions as..3
.. a carbon sink, purifier of #air and water, and hotspot for #biodiversity are chronically undermined, as a result. In several Member States, #forests have become #carbon emitters as a result of this policy. #Sweden showed a loss of 18% of carbon storage in 1 year
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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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1/10 PM @JustinTrudeau & #NATO @jensstoltenberg just visited #Canada’s biggest fighter jet base, CFB Cold Lake, in #Alberta. Canadians should know that the land for this @RCAF_ARC base & air weapons range was stolen from First Nations 70 years ago. 🧵⬇️
2/From 1952-1960 Liberal govt gave minimal compensation to Dene & Cree peoples for taking land then stopped all payments. Loss of land had devastating consequences: poverty, despair & trauma. They lost traditional hunting grounds & sacred sites that were under Treaties 6, 8 & 10.
3/For 7 decades, all year long, Canada’s #fighterjets conduct loud, low-level flights over reserves & they bomb, strafe and torpedo #ColdLake Air Weapons Range, it's boreal #forest habitat for endangered #caribou. Land contaminated w/ munitions & toxins from military. @IENearth
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When does something stop being a game but instead turn into another kind of app with gamification applied?

That's the kind of questions I ask myself interacting with The Ssum.

#thessum Image
This is not a diss on the Ssum. It has many neat features and I'm enjoying using it. I'm asking because there are lifestyle apps such as @SuperBetter , @habitica , @forestapp_cc etc. that ratio just as much actual game functionality as I've seen so far in the Ssum.

#thessum ImageImageImage
There is, however, 1 glaring key difference between those 3 apps mentioned above and the Ssum.

The 3 other apps mentioned above are productivity tools that help you accomplish your goals IRL and reward you for them.

#thessum #habitica #superbetter #forest ImageImage
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Thread for AAP Ka News #E99 - 26th July 2022

Add your news articles & links to the last post in this thread.

#aapKaNews #aap #News

@phani_nath @Randhr602 @Gokul_kool @RupamCh81732018

#thread : post 1 / n
#news Thread 2/n

The probe agency said the mountain of cash found at Chatterjee's aide's home belonged to the minister.
#WestBengal #sscscam #politics #corruption… #MamataBanerjee #Bhubaneswar #ParthaChatterjee
#news #thread 3/n
#Gujarat hooch tragedy: Village head had approached police in March seeking action against illegal #liquor trade…

#ModiHaiToMumkinHai #bjp @AAPGujarat @HasanSafin @AAPYouthWing
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Unpacking land banks, Gair Majarua lands in Jharkhand
Land is not only required for mining, but also for compensatory afforestation. However people's history in the state is already replete with troubles over common land
#JustTransition #CommercialCoal…
“Adani company go back,” residents of Jharkhand’s Gondalpura declared in a public hearing organised on July 15, 2022, by the Hazaribagh District Collector’s office to discuss issues surrounding impending land acquisition for an upcoming mine.
while applying for forest clearance in March 2021, AEL sought more land – 293.53 ha of non-forest land and 219.65 ha of forest land. The private company also asked the state for land from the land banks for compensatory afforestation
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Thank you to the @0xfilswan team for organizing an outstanding #FilTorontoSummit 🤝

It was a privilege to help represent @Filecoin and @IPFS at an event that brought @Filecoin to the heart of Toronto 💙

(AND brought the ChainSafe fam even closer through shared community 🫂)

We were stoked to have an opportunity to occupy a booth alongside @Seagate and @0xfilswan, and made use of it to engage with the web2 and web3 devs present at the event 🗣️

Takeaway? People want to LEARN! 📚

We had the pleasure of speaking to an engaged audience about our @rustlang impl of @Filecoin, #Forest 🌲, presented by @lerajk44 & @elizabethereum.

They also participated in an Implementation Teams Panel w/ @protocollabs' @juanbenet & @lotus_web3's @_jennijuju, & Aayush 𑁍

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MoEFCC has directed the constitution of a project screening committee in each state/UT for an initial review proposals involving diversion of #forest land, according to the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022, notified on Tuesday. 1/6
The five-member committee will meet at least twice every month and will advise the state governments on projects in a time bound manner, the rules state. 2/6
The new rules also prescribe the time frame of review for different kinds of projects. All non-mining projects between 5-40 hectares must be reviewed within a period of 60 days and all such mining projects within 75 days. 3/6
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Exposed! The Nature Conservancy falsely promotes logging as a #climate solution. Stop #greenwashing the #forest industry!…

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💰The Nature Conservancy's “mission” is to conserve the lands & waters on which all life depends. IRL, they promote #logging and wood products as a solution to the #ClimateCrisis.
💰TNC aligned with biomass giants - Drax & Enviva via the Forest & Climate Working Group.
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The Kerala Independent Farmers Association (KIFA) chairman Alex Ozhukayil said that around 20 towns and 1 lakh families in the State will be affected, according to a report by @NewIndianXpress . 1/5…
If 1km of #ESZ is demarcated from Wildlife Sanctuaries' boundaries (Kerala has 8 lakh acres+); around 4 lakh acres of human settlements, including farmlands, would come within that purview and that would be a matter of sheer survival of lakhs of people. 2n…
Due to the high density of human population around the #forest lands, politicians & people are demanding that human settlements must be exempted from it.
@pinarayivijayan said that the government will consider legal solutions & will raise the issue before central government. 3n
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On FathersDay let me share story of this father from #forest. Great #Hornbill male is feeding the female who has locked her inside nest. This he will do for months !!
This is a story about hornbills which are perfect couple and which are also called as Gardner of the forest. How ?

There are 9 species of hornbills found in India. From Great to Grey. Hornbills are generally monogamous. The pair lasts long. Here a Wreathed Hornbill couple.
They move together and live very long.

When the couple is expecting they go shopping for a house. A nest.

It can be a natural cavity in a tree or nest of some other bird or their old nest.
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Once upon a time around 500 BCE, in a town called Takshashila, there lived a boy named Pāṇini, and he was an utter fool. Everyone made fun of him for being a fool, and his parents and teachers thought he would amount to nothing.
One day, he somehow got admitted to Takshashila University, where people came from far and wide to study. Perhaps his father knew someone there, or perhaps they took pity on him. He was a #Sanskrit #Grammar major. Grammar was the respectable subject to study at the time.
Perhaps he wanted to study #Yoga or something, but his father, like other South Asian dads, wanted his son to study the best thing for his future. It was something like SA dads wanting their kids to study #medicine or #engineering today.
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Journey2 #Pothigai is a great opportunity2see the vegetational variation in #KMTR,as the altitude varies, as crucial part of the trek is vertical climb& while nearing the peak, it's almost 90degree slope.This is view of Karaiyar&the surrounding vegetation from Thulukkan mottai
From Karaiyar to almost mid way to kannikatti, Tropical evergreen forest with many layers and dominated by taller and bigger trees like Ficus. The ground is not too wet and the springs in the higher altitude have already become big streams. #Pothigai #Tirunelveli #KMTR #forests
Midway2kannikatti,the size of the tree trunks reduces.Still trees are taller and ground becomes moist&the moisture level increases as we go up. In this season,this belt is invaded by giant spiders.This is near Injikuzhi. #Pothigai #KMTR #Tirunelveli Follow this thread 2 know more
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