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1. Firefighters in California are in a desperate battle to defend giant sequoias

Like glaciers or coral reefs, it is another example where climate change threatens some of the most beautiful sights on our planet.

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#Sequoia #wildfires #California #ClimateCrisis
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2. The changing climate changes the planet, including some of the most beautiful sights that you may see in your lives.

From the magnificent glaciers in the mountains to the coral reefs in the oceans, we destroy the most iconic examples of nature.

theplanet.substack.com/p/firefighters…
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3. I remember how amazed I was in the 1990s when seeing some of these enormous trees in California.

Standing on the forest floor and looking up, they seemed to grow into infinity.

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#nature #forests #SequoiaNationalPark #California #hiking
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On this day in 1730, 363 Bishnois from Jodhpur were killed in Khejarli, when objected to felling of Khejri trees by the king. Day is celebrated as #ForestMartyrsDay. Scores of ground staff & officers have laid down their lives in protecting the ecological security of country.
When teams came to cut Khejri trees summons were sent to 83 Bishnoi villages.

The cry was “सिर साटे रुख रहे तो भी सस्तो जाण” which means even if head goes to save a tree then also it is worth.

With this 363 Bishnoi’s martyred to save trees led by Amrita Devi Bishnoi. 2/n
To commemorate the day of this 'bishnoi massacre' India observe this day as 'Forest Martyrs Day'.

The modern Chipko movement was spread in years & is considered as eco-feminist movement, led by women. And a movement for ownership of resources based on gandhian principles.
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LONG THREAD about forest industry jobs, based on Stats Can data:

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So I'm looking at numbers on logging levels and forest sector employment for some research I'm doing, and comparing how many jobs are created by logging in different provinces.

#bcpoli #cdnpoli #forestry
2/30 The data is from this Stats Can data set, which lets you toggle between the numbers for logging (by volume or by area), employment, inventory, investment and other values.

cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/statsprofile/e…
#bcpoli #abpoli #cdnpoli #forests #forestry
3/30 I'm particularly interested in efficiency --not in the standard sense under capitalism, but with regard to the actual value this industry provides to our communities, in exchange for it's huge impacts, which anyone who follows me on here will be aware of my thoughts about.
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Some morning thoughts about #wildfires and forest management in #bcpoli:

About a month ago I started playing drop in soccer again.

My first night there, there were three guys I didn’t know, talking about setting wedges + other things I know to be associated with falling trees.
I asked them if they were arborists, or if they worked in the forest industry.

They said neither, they are forest fire fighters on the local crew. This was a couple days before the heat dome, and we talked about how busy they expected fire season to get in the coming weeks.
They haven’t been at soccer since, and, as there are mercifully fewer fires here on the Island, I assume that’s because they are redeployed to the interior, where hundreds of fires are raging.

#BCPoli #BCWildfires
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PNAS issue “Sustaining the Commons” reports on a set of pre-registered, harmonized RCTs in 6 countries to assess how community monitoring of common pool resources can lead to better resource outcomes.
Issue: bit.ly/3keVi2b
3-min video:
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@gotonura & I on what we can learn from the Special Feature, incl. the challenges of developing generalizable knowledge about institutions in complex social-ecological systems & of synthesizing empirical evidence in sustainability science [2/11]
pnas.org/content/118/29… Image
#Meta-analysis: @tara_slough @dktr_dr @RoeeLevyZ & country teams use all the data for Big Picture meta-analysis. Read the individual studies below to see full richness of lessons learned about mechanisms & moderators of impacts across contexts. [3/11]
pnas.org/content/118/29… Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/08/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/05/08/dai…
Grimm Choices: How Energy Transition Threatens A Fairy Tale Forest

worldcrunch.com/green-or-gone-…

#WindEnergy #germany #environment #forests #consequences
‘Escape mutation’ in Covid strain discovered in Angola able to evade Coronavirus antibodies

cityam.com/escape-mutatio…

#COVID19 #africa #variants #EscapeMutation
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🚨New in @PNASNews! We demonstrate that aquatic #biodiversity directly benefits humanity via nutritional benefits of #seafood.
I’m thrilled to share this: it's a BIG one for me, it’s the product of > 7 years (!) of developing ideas & collecting data.
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@mioconnor and I bridge the gap between #biodiversity science and human nutrition science & demonstrate mechanistic links between aquatic #biodiversity and human nutritional well-being in the context of #AquaticFoods. Photo of seafood at at market in Papua New Guinea,  courtesy
We answer one of the most pressing questions in ecology:

Does biodiversity per se (species richness and ecological functional diversity), distinct from the identities and abundance of species enhance human well-being?

#AquaticFoods
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#Fires burn through the summers in most dry #forests of India till monsoon rains quench them. In the hills in Uttarakhand, in the Nilgiri plateau in Bandipur, now in Bandhavgarh #fires are making news in India. (Thread 1 of 4)
Fires can be set by locals for getting fresh grass for their livestock or to collect minor forest produce. They are also set by #foresters to manage grasslands to get fresh grass for wild ungulates or even to reduce dry tinder in forests (pix P Dwivedi) ( Thread 2 of 4).
Fires are also set to manage fires by setting them in opposing lines. In this landscape of fire and forest several species fall prey to the raging flames, especially amphibians, reptiles& ground dwelling birds or their chicks. Others make hay ( 3 of 4)
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.@GreenpeaceEU & @greenpeace_de just published an important report showing the carbon absorption potential of EU forests, if they were to be managed differently.

Here's a short thread on its main findings and their implications:
First, the bad news: forests are being logged very intensively. 77% of annual EU forest growth is harvested, and forest harvesting rates rose approximately 20% between 2000 and 2018.
One of the main drivers of this increase is burning trees to produce energy. The report indicates that harvesting of wood for energy increased by 47% between 2000 and 2018.

This has a disastrous impact on the health of the #forests and biodiversity.

fern.org/publications-i…
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My piece in @MongabayIndia on relocation from #Wayanad #Wildlife Sanctuary based on my @MPhilCL @Cambridge_Uni research supervised by @EliaApos Ialso drew on my yrs of experience.Resettlement from #ProtectedAreas (PA) is contentious @csandbrook 1/22
bit.ly/3bjo3V7
& I discuss a largely ignored narrative:of people seeking support for relocation.Historically,resettlements have been poorly recorded; there have been evictions from PAs that have led to penury, isolation, further impoverishment, which I strongly condemn.There is NO room 2/22
for forced,induced,unjust resettlement. However,it is troubling that resettlement discourse has ignored the narrative of people voluntarily seeking to move out of PAs where they face immense hardship due to lack of access to education,healthcare, markets,roads,jobs,business
3/22 A camera trapped pic  from Kali #Tiger Reserve, sourced from
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#GlobalDealForNature, #NatureNeedsHalf, #VoiceForThePlanet, #30x30, #CampaignForNature (#Wyss, National Geographic),

- all marketing serves elite sought financialization of nature; the corporate capture of the commons.

#WEF #WWF #GDP #NaturalCapital #PES #Privatization
#VoiceForThePlanet is the sister marketing campaign of the #NewDealForNature. At helm of both campaigns are #WWF (atrocities against #Indigenous) working in #lockstep w/ World Economic Forum founded/headed by Klaus Schwab. Founding partners include UN - partnered w/ WEF in 2019.
The National Geographic Society markets the Global Deal for Nature, New Deal For Nature, & the Campaign for Nature w/ the #Wyss Foundation (billionaire Hansjörg Wyss). The Society operates via National Geographic Partners - a joint venture w/ #Disney.

#EmergingMarkets
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On #WorldElephantDay horrified to see this regressive unempathetic report from @MoEFCC  that fails to recognize the ecology & nature of #elephants, seeks to block their #RightOfPassage confine them to tiny slivers of #ProtectedAreas 1/n
It speaks of 'restricting #elephants in their natural habitat- Restricted by way of trenches , railway fences , cement structures and this is what such 'best management' practices do . 2/n
#elephants are migrants they will move...and try to break down barricades that hem in their #forests and block their passage.
Like this tusker from #Bandipur .3/n

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BREAKING: June 2020 was the worst June on record for Amazonian deforestation - 1034 km2 of #forests were lost. Bolsonaro has been in office for 18 months, during 9 of which we have seen record deforestation rates.
President #Bolsonaro took office in January 2019. Since then these are the months with record deforestation:
May 2019 (then surpassed by May 2020)
July 2019
Aug 2019
Set 2019
Nov 2019
Jan 2020
Feb 2020
June 2020

Data from the Brazilian Space Agency: terrabrasilis.dpi.inpe.br/app/dashboard/…
45% of the area deforested between January 2019 - April 2020 has not yet burned. When adding this up with the area deforested in May 2020 (832 km2) and June 2020 (2034 km2) we can expect a *very* bad burning season to come.
Check data from @IPAM_Amazonia: ipam.org.br/wp-content/upl…
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Large charismatic birds with disproportionately large beaks and distinctive calls, #hornbills are the #farmers of our #forests. Today’s #WildAboutFacts series focuses on these feathered foresters.

Join us & share your hornbill images!

Rufous-necked Hornbills
📷Sarbajit Ghosh
#WildAboutFacts

There are 62 #hornbill species in the world, with 32 in #Asia and 30 in #Africa.

#India is home to 9 of them including the #GreatHornbill, the #MalabarPiedHornbill and the #RufousNeckedHornbill.

Malabar Pied Hornbill
📷 @samyak15
#WildAboutFacts

Several #hornbill species have a distinct #casque on their upper mandible. #GreatHornbills have a prominent #yellow and #black casque.

📷 Keya Das
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A message from Dr. Jane Goodall to all Ecosia users. 💚🌳🐒 Thank you, @JaneGoodallInst. ✨
Ecosia plants trees in Uganda with @JGIAustria. For more info on how your searches #PlantChange in Uganda, visit the Ecosia blog 👓📲 blog.ecosia.org/uganda/
We made a film of our collaboration with the @JGIAustria and of how your searches are planting new #forests in Uganda ➡️ Watch & subscribe 🍿🎥 #PlantChange
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The count-up begins! 🔝⏱🌳 100 million trees means removing 1771 tonnes of CO2 every day. But it means so much more. Why do we need to #PlantForests? [THREAD]
2/ In just ten years, an improbable idea has grown into a global movement 🌍🌎🌏 blog.ecosia.org/100-million/
3/ Without trees, we don't stand a chance – #forests are the heroes keeping our planet healthy, and us alive. Here’s why 🎥
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Welcome back to another episode of the #WildAboutFacts series. Today, we are taking over your feed with pictures and #trivia of one of the most alluring creatures from the #wild, the #RedPanda.

Join us, share your #photographs of the #Firefox of the #Himalayas.

📷Sourav Mondal
#WildAboutFacts

Its distinctive fur has earned this species monikers such as #Firefox, Firecat, or Fire-coloured Cat. Arguably, the #RedPanda is the only true #Panda, as the #GiantPanda, which is believed to be closely related, belongs to the #bear family.

📷Senthil Murugan
#WildAboutFacts

Around half of the #RedPanda’s natural habitat lies in the Eastern #Himalayas#Nepal, #Sikkim, northern #WestBengal, #Bhutan, and #ArunachalPradesh.

Its remaining home is in northern #Myanmar and a few provinces of central #China.

📷Ramshesha N
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Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020

🌲 fao.org/forest-resourc…

#FRA2020 examines the status of, and trends in, more than 60 forest-related variables in 236 countries and territories in the period 1990–2020

@FAOForestry 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

#soyforestal #forestalactivo #forestry
The world has a total forest area of 4.06 billion hectares (ha), which is 31 percent of the total land area. This area is equivalent to 0.52 ha per person1 – although forests are not distributed equally among the world’s peoples or geographically
#FRA2020 #soyforestal
The world’s forest area is decreasing, but the rate of loss has slowed

The rate of net forest loss declined from 7.8 million ha per year in the decade 1990–2000 to 5.2 million ha per year in 2000–2010 and 4.7 million ha per year in 2010–2020

#soyforestal #FRA2020 #deforestation
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Amazonian and African *intact* forests are absorbing less carbon, than they sued to, thus contributing less to mitigate #ClimateChange Here goes a few thoughts on the new paper @nature
nature.com/articles/s4158…
@nature First and foremost, it is commendable the vast amount of data used in this paper. Data that was sampled in extreme #fieldwork conditions by dozens of people. Without these,such robust analyses would never be possible. It takes a lot of time, different grants and plenty dedication
@nature Second, long-term data curation was vital to make this paper possible. @ForestPlots is an example of how to store long-term data and on how to do multiple checks on data quality.
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Time to look back. In january I shot this story in #Scotland for @asturiassemanal @RTPAOficial. A modern tale about #forests, wild #cats and rugby set in the Scotish #Highlands and #Asturias. Shot with an #iphone X using @FiLMiCPro #mojo
Watch it here: Image
From february on, I followed the efforts of a group of convicted people to give up drugs in order to walk away from jail. #mojo
Watch the story for @asturiassemanal @RTPAOficial here:
➡️ rtpa.es/video:Asturias… Image
A fragil ice heart beats under the limestone soil of Picos de Europa National Park. The only way in is through the ice caves. In march @asturiassemanal @RTPAOficial broadcasted this story I shot with an #iPhoneX & a light gear after a 4 hours walk #mojo Image
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Today we spent a chilly day out in the uMkhomazi catchment in the south of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a group of stakeholders who are mutually concerned about water security in the catchment #Water #SharedBenefits #SharedRisks
Why this catchment?
1. The Mkhomazi River is the 3rd largest river in KZN, with major infrastructure projects on the horizon #Water #InfrastructureDevelopment
2. It's identified as possible solution to long term water deficits in uMngeni catchment #WaterDemand #InfrastructureDevelopment
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On August 7, 2019, the @IPCC_CH published Climate Change and Land, a special report that addresses greenhouse #gas emissions and their link to #desertification, #land degradation and #food #security. Image
This report is the culmination of two years of work by 107 experts from 52 countries. The report is a key scientific input at the Conference of the Parties of the #UN Convention to Combat Desertification (COP14) in New Delhi this month. ruralindiaonline.org/library/resour…
About 1/4th of the Earth’s ice-free land area is subject to human-induced degradation that is an adverse land condition caused directly/indirectly by humans, leading to a long-term reduction in/ loss of,the land’s biological productivity,ecological integrity, or value to humans.
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