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Fact: there are #BiosphereReserves in 131 countries 🌎

Each take a holistic approach towards ecosystem conservation & promote a full reconciliation with the living world through sustainable livelihoods & research.

A thread on @UNESCO_MAB's work #ForNature ⬇️
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🤝 When places reconcile conservation with #SustainableDevelopment & research, @UNESCO designates them as #BiosphereReserves.

As of 2022, these amazing places are allowing 250 million people to learn and thrive on sustainable solutions!

en.unesco.org/mab/ #ForNature
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The Tsimane have always guarded the Beni #BiosphereReserve in Bolivia.

To create a sustainable economic activity and restore ecosystems, the Amazon programme - supported by @LVMH - is helping them build a greenhouse & providing native seeds.

on.unesco.org/3wCuo8S
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Russia's front around the northern #Donbas town of #Lyman appears to have led to fighting in and around the Holy Mountains National Nature Park (Святі Гори національний природний парк), also: Sviati Gori. we've picked up fires around the park in the last week. #Ukraine 1/5 🧵🔽
The park (green area), which comprises chalk cliffs along the Donets river is 91% forested and is highly biodiverse, with 1/3 of the species found in #Ukraine recorded. Sviati Gori's boundaries are visible via protectedplanet.net/555719463 2/5
During the past week @NASA #FIRMS data records numerous fires in within the PA's eastern borders as the front line has pushed around #Lyman. 3/5
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🧑‍🌾👨‍💻🦉🐺🐺🐝👨‍🌾🌿🧙‍♂️🕵️‍♂️🥷Gentes de las #RenovablesAsíNO #renovablesSiPeroAsíNO
#aldeaslibresdemacroeólicos
Percibimos una GRAN FUERZA en las redes.
🧶Abrimos HILO para reflexionar y ofrecer herramientas y tácticas que optimizan la lucha por los territorios en nuestras redes:
En twiter @ están todos nuestros representantes y organismos, que deberían trabajar por nuestra vida y patrimonio y no para € del oligopolio.
📝 Ellos/as son los responsables de la factura de la luz, de que nos quieran poner macroeólicos a 500m de nuestras casas, etc,
Para ellos es sumamente importante su imagen pública en las redes. Constantemente envían mensajes de solidaridad y compromiso con el medio ambiente, cuando su práctica políticas no se corresponden con esos mensajes. Es lo que llamamos #greenwashing
#RenovablesAsiNo
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1. Suppose an alien spaceship will land on earth next week.

After many light-years of travel through space, some friendly little green creatures decide to get out and stretch their legs on our planet.

What would they report home?

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2. I guess their first description would be ecstatic.

Hidden in the fast, cold, and dark universe, they discovered a blue planet that brims with an incredible diversity of life, aided by ideal living conditions.

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#nature #life
theplanet.substack.com/p/humans-only-…
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3. But:

Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has lost 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants.

Of all the mammals on earth, 96% are livestock and humans, while only 4% are wild mammals.

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#wildlife #biodiversity #climatecrisis
theplanet.substack.com/p/humans-only-…
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The same entities seeking to grab lands from self-sufficient peoples in the Global South, '#ForNature', are also pushing non-animal sourced diets.

To understand the importance of animal source foods, check out this project: aleph-2020.blogspot.com
Speaker at XR Animal Rebellion event today: "Avoiding eating meat, dairy, eggs, and fish is the single best thing a person can do to eradicate their impact on the environment [...], and to biodiversity as a whole."

And destroy self-sufficiency?! Mad!
Why not just advocate genocide altogether, and be done with it?

Fewer humans, less impact on the environment...

Why not help create the kind of world sought by #NewDealForNature influencers and overpopulation advocates Attenborough and Goodall?
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As @UNESCO decides whether the Great Barrier Reef is world heritage in danger, it’s crucial to understand the history of the failure of Australian politicians to protect the Reef. Weirdly, it all began with a beautiful promise. A thread: #auspol #ForNature
In 1981 the Great Barrier Reef was declared as World Heritage under UNESCO, and Australia promised the world that “to the utmost of its resources” our nation would “do all it can” to protect the Reef: whc.unesco.org/en/conventiont…
It is important to remember that the Fraser Coalition Government chose to nominate the Great Barrier Reef - and the achievement of World Heritage status was something that we were proud of as a nation. Of course we would protect the Reef!
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We stand in the middle of a global-scale pandemic, witnessing various ecological disasters taking place around us. We are at a historical breaking point, where social inequality becomes visible, and out-of-control crises come one after another.

We must obviously make a choice.
Can't we be a prosperous, democratic, peaceful civilization where there are zero greenhouse gas emissions, the principles of equality and justice are not compromised, and all fundamental rights are guaranteed?#Climateaction #ForNature @WeDontHaveTime @JohnKerry
Do we really have a chance to advance to such a future under capitalism, which is literally a fossil fuel system that glorifies capital rather than life?
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Hey @ScottMorrison this week your ministers said they were “stunned” & “blindsided” by UNESCO saying that the #GreatBarrierReef should be listed as in danger. Why? Here's a sample of 15 expert warnings in the last 5 years about the mortal threat to the Reef from #climatechange.
In early 2016, the first of recent mass bleaching events occurred in the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists estimated 22% of coral was killed, clearly linked this to climate change and noted the need for urgent action to counter impacts. nature.com/articles/d4158…
Also in 2016, the UN released a major report on climate change with a key chapter focussing on the Great Barrier Reef. (You might remember that the government intervened prior to its release, objecting that the information would harm tourism).
theguardian.com/environment/20…
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Bello said the theme for this Year's celebration "We are part of the solution #ForNature" aligns perfectly with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 14 (Life under Water) and 15 (Life on Land)
that about 20% of the animal protein diet for close to 3 billion people worldwide is gotten from fish, while 80% of human diets is from plants.
He noted that the need by property developers to acquire land for housing developments in the State has led to the destruction of many wetlands and forest ecosystems, which serve as habitats for a considerable percentage of the State's biodiversity.
#LASG #ForAGreaterLagos
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Special @UN #BiodiversityDay 🕷️

Ahead of the crucial #CoP15 this October,
🇪🇺 Commissioner @VSinkevicius launched
the 🌏 Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity, calling on:
museums 🦋
zoos 🦘
aquariums 🐠
botanic gardens 🌼
national parks 🌲
to join forces #ForNature

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#BiodiversityDay

Since its launch on 3 March 2020, the 🌏 Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity welcomed
41 organisations
253 institutions from 49 countries
🇫🇷 38
🇩🇪 34
🇪🇸 27
🇬🇧 17
🇧🇪 15
🇩🇰🇵🇹 10

All raise their voice #ForNature ahead of #CoP15
ec.europa.eu/environment/na…
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#BiodiversityDay

Thanks to the support of the International Council of Museums @IcomOfficiel, all world museums are also invited to join the 🌍 Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity, to show the importance of nature for humanity ahead of #CoP15

ec.europa.eu/environment/ne…

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"To build a fairer, greener society, money must be made to serve the people, not the other way #coronavirus #ClimateAction
#ForNature
With governments and banksters basically being the same motley outfit, is it strange the system seems running on its last legs? And that the chasm between highest and lowest earners is back to record levels, on a par with the 19th century?#ClimateAction
#ForNature
We must work towards fair distribution of entitlement to the earth's purchasable goods. Clinging to gold, once thought to have intrinsic value because it came from the sun, looks to me to be an embarrassing step backwards in evolutionary time.#ClimateAction
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The researchers said human pollution has led to a global plastic cycle, akin to natural processes such as the carbon cycle, with plastic moving through the atmosphere, oceans and land. The result is the “plastification” of the planet, said one scientist.
People are already known to breathe, drink and eat microplastics and the other research suggests levels of pollution will continue to rise rapidly.#ClimateAction
It indicates that the billions of tonnes of plastic discarded into the oceans and land and being broken down into tiny pieces are being thrown back into the air by road traffic and winds over seas and farmland.#ClimateAction
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'People should be alarmed': air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers
Riders in major cities, especially New York, encounter particle quantities well above safe levels #ClimateAction @WeDontHaveTime #ForNature @JohnKerry
Tiny airborne particles, probably thrown up by train brakes or the friction between train wheels and rails are rife in the 71 underground stations sampled by researchers during morning and evening rush hours in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC #ClimateAction
The levels of these tiny specks of pollution, called PM2.5, were well above nationally determined safe daily levels of 35 micrograms per cubic meter in each of the cities. #ClimateAction @WeDontHaveTime #ForNature @JohnKerry
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Climate crisis pushing great white sharks into new waters
Shift is caused by the heating of the oceans and other wildlife is suffering more attacks #ClimateAction 🌐 #ForNature @WeDontHaveTime theguardian.com/environment/20…
Heating of the oceans, which reached a record level in 2020, has led young great white sharks to move 600km (373 miles) northwards off the coast of California since 2014, into waters that were previously too cold. #ClimateCrisis #ForNature @WeDontHaveTime
Scientists hope the disruption to the habitat of a high-profile shark will highlight how global heating is pushing marine animals towards the poles and scrambling the species present in oceans’ ecosystems, with unpredictable and damaging consequences.
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'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds
Pollution from power plants, vehicles and other sources accounted for one in five of all deaths that year, more detailed analysis reveals #ClimateAction @WeDontHaveTime theguardian.com/environment/20…
Countries with the most prodigious consumption of fossil fuels to power factories, homes and vehicles are suffering the highest death tolls, with the study finding more than one in 10 deaths in both the US and Europe were caused by the resulting pollution
The 8.7m deaths in 2018 represent a key contributor to the global burden of mortality and disease”, states the study, which is the result of collaboration between scientists at Harvard University,the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, University College London
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Chameleon last seen a century ago rediscovered in Madagascar
This article is more than 3 months old
Scientists find several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during expedition🤎🍀theguardian.com/environment/20…
Scientists have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago.
Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said on Friday they had discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during an expedition to the north-west of the African island nation.
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Plant-based diets crucial to saving global wildlife, says report
Vicious circle of cheap but damaging food is biggest destroyer of nature, says UN-backed report🍀#ClimateAction🍀theguardian.com/environment/20…
Agriculture is the main threat to 86% of the 28,000 species known to be at risk of extinction, the report by the Chatham House thinktank said. Without change, the loss of biodiversity will continue to accelerate and threaten the world’s ability to sustain humanity, it said.
The root cause is a vicious circle of cheap food, the report said, where low costs drive bigger demand for food and more waste, with more competition then driving costs even lower through more clearing of natural land and use of polluting fertilisers and pesticides.
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The endangered whales must contend with up to 1,000 boats moving daily through an important feeding area in the eastern South Pacific, according to research published in the scientific journal Nature.@WeDontHaveTime
#ForNature @JohnKerry
Scientists researching the feeding patterns of the largest cetacean found that 83% of daily operating vessels belonged to the extensive salmon farming industry in the area of northern Chilean Patagonia.nature.com/articles/s4159…
The blue whale – which can weigh 150 tonnes and measure as much as 30 metr in length – has made a dramatic comeback in numbers in Antarctic waters but remains endangered and was on the brink of extinction due to industrial whaling in the last century.@WeDontHaveTime
@JohnKerry
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The scaly-foot snail is one of Earth’s strangest creatures. It lives more than 2,300 metres below the surface of the sea on a trio of deep-sea hydro thermal vents at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. #climateaction @WeDontHaveTime #ForNature
Here it has evolved a remarkable form of protection against the crushing, grim conditions found at these Stygian depths. It grows a shell made of iron. Discovered in 1999, the multi-layered iron sulphide armour of Chrysomallon squamiferum #climateaction @WeDontHaveTime #ForNature
– which measures a few centimetres in diameter – has already attracted the interest of the US defense department, whose scientists are now studying its genes in a bid to discover how it grows its own metal armour. @WeDontHaveTime #ForNature
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Trump administration strips pollution safeguards from drinking water sources😡
Rollback of clean water protections for streams and wetlands😡
Obama-era rules have long been targeted by Trump😡
The Trump administration has completed its rollback of environmental protections for streams, wetland and other bodies of water, a process that has stripped pollution safeguards from drinking water sources used by around a third of all Americans.
Clean water protections strengthened under the Obama administration have long been targeted by Donald Trump, who has called it a “very destructive and horrible rule”. #climateaction @WeDontHaveTime #fornature
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COMMENTARY: If we are to minimize species loss and collapse in ecosystem function, we must do all we can to support Indigenous Peoples’ rights & their efforts to protect their lands & waters, write WCS’s David Wilkie, @sslieberman, & @cyclonewatson. 1/10

news.mongabay.com/2020/09/protec…
Why? Decisions Indigenous Peoples have made over generations have done more to protect species and ecological systems than all the protected areas established and managed by individual countries combined. bit.ly/2SbAIAq Image
Today, it’s estimated that 36% of remaining intact forests lie within Indigenous Peoples lands. Further reason we are working with these groups today at #NatureForLife on #LocalAction and every day. wcs.org/nature-for-lif… #ForNature #ClimateChange Image
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"They have exposed our societies to diseases for which no immunity has yet developed."
Errr... we need to have encountered a disease in order to have had the opportunity to develop immunity to it.
So this does not make the emergence of new pathogens by this route any different to the emergence by any other route even though it may well be accelerating the rate of emergence of new pathogens
I also have a problem with the idea that simply coming into contact with more species is really that significant except perhaps because we have been living in man made protected zones with very little contact with wildlife for some time.
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Deer found dead in Thailand with plastic bags and underwear in stomach🖤😔😢😢
The animal had 7kg of rubbish in its stomach including coffee grounds, noodle packaging and towels #ClimateAction @WeDontHaveTime #ForNature
A deer has been found dead in Thailand after swallowing 7kg (15lb) of plastic bags and other rubbish, raising the alarm on littering in the country’s waters and forests.

The south-east Asian country is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic,
with Thais using up to 3,000 single-use plastic bags each per year, whether for wrapping street food, takeaway coffee or packing groceries.Marine animals like turtles and dugongs have died in its waste-choked waters,
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Indian Country fights against more fracking🤨Families living in rural areas south-west of Counselor, New Mexico, were telling him they saw sickly bull snakes and near-death rattlers above ground during the snowy, winter months of the south
Sage, the administrator at the Counselor Chapter House, a Navajo local government center, was incredulous.

“In February? There’s no snakes in February,” he said.
Sage had a theory for what was happening: underground vibrations from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, forced the snakes from their dens and on to the surface.#ClimateAction @WeDontHaveTime #ForNature
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