Podcast: Vandana Shiva on the agroecology solution for the climate, biodiversity crisis and hunger by Mike Gaworecki [05/18/2022]
– On this episode we talk about agroecology, which applies ecological principles to agricultural systems and is considered an important strategy for both mitigating and adapting to global climate change as well as a solution to a number of the other ecological crises we’re facing.
– Dr. Maywa Montenegro, an assistant professor in the department of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, joins us to discuss agroecology as a science, a practice, and a movement.
– We also speak with Dr. Vandana Shiva, whose brand new book synthesizes decades of agroecology research and implementation.
– Dr. Shiva shares how agroecology is an effective solution not just to climate change but also to a host of other ecological crises humanity faces, such as water scarcity, land degradation, and biodiversity loss.
‘It’s just a bird’: Online platforms selling lesser-known Indonesian species by Sean Mowbray [05/17/2022]
– Social media and online marketplaces are known to offer up a variety of wildlife, opening new avenues for traffickers.
– A recent survey of online trade shows that a lesser-known Indonesian species, the pink-headed fruit dove, is being openly sold on Facebook and online marketplaces.
– Experts say the trade in this and other “inconspicuous” species is fueled in part by rising demand overseas, which stimulates interest in collecting them domestically, where they’ve historically not been kept captive.
– They call for existing laws to be enforced locally, and for online platforms to do more to address the presence of wildlife traders on their platforms.
Indigenous village harvests seeds to slow deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado by Daniel Grossman and Dado Galdieri [05/16/2022]
– Mato Grosso’s Cerrado forest in Brazil is supposed to be protected with set asides when logged for new croplands and pastures. However, farms often get away with protecting less than they’re supposed to.
– In the village of Ripá, Indigenous Xavante people make expeditions for harvesting fruit with seeds for replanting forests, helping to repair some of the damage and supplement their income.
– Ripá and another two dozen Indigenous communities in Mato Grosso sell their harvest to Rede de Sementes do Xingu (RSX), a wholesaler that, since 2007, has sold or given away enough seeds to replant 74 square kilometers (about 29 square miles) of degraded land.
– This story was produced with support from the Pulitzer Center.
In Brazilian Amazon, Indigenous lands stop deforestation and boost recovery by Lais Modelli [05/13/2022]
– A new study has confirmed that the best-preserved, and recovering, parts of the Brazilian Amazon are those managed by traditional communities or inside conservation units.
– Between 2005 and 2012, deforestation rates were 17 times lower in Indigenous territories than in unprotected areas of the Amazon; in conservation units and lands managed by Quilombolas, the descendants of runaway Afro-Brazilian slaves, deforestation rates were about six times lower than in unprotected areas.
– The study also shows that officially recognized Indigenous and Quilombola territories saw forest regrowth at rates two and three times higher, respectively, than in unprotected areas.
– But the process of officially recognizing Indigenous lands has stalled under the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, which is instead pushing legislation that would open up Indigenous territories to mining and other exploitative activities.
Slender-snouted crocodile savior: Q&A with Whitley Award winner Emmanuel Amoah by Mohamed Fofanah [05/13/2022]
– Emmanuel Amoah was recently named one of the recipients of this year’s Whitley Awards, known as the “Green Oscars,” for his efforts to conserve the West African slender-snouted crocodile in his native Ghana.
– Through his Threatened Species Conservation Alliance, Amoah works with communities living along the Tano River to protect the critically endangered crocodiles.
– Threats to the species include the clearing of riverside forests where they nest, as well as increasing plastic pollution in the river.
– Mongabay spoke with Amoah about the cultural importance of the species, his plans to ramp up conservation efforts, and why he’s optimistic about the future of the West African slender-snouted crocodile.
As tiger numbers in Nepal and India grow, their freedom to roam shrinks by Abhaya Raj Joshi and Sahana Ghosh [05/13/2022]
– Nepal is one of the few countries on track to double its tiger population this year from a 2010 baseline.
– But a growing sense of “animal nationalism” threatens to mar this success, with local media playing up the tigers’ travels across the border into India.
– The big cats, which don’t recognize political boundaries, have always roamed a wide range in this region, yet even this behavior is under threat as key corridors are restricted or cut off entirely by infrastructure projects by both countries.
9m deaths a year from pollution, the ‘largest existential threat’ to humans By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts [19 May 2022]
– A new report has found that pollution is responsible for 9 million premature deaths per year, the majority of them caused by air pollution.
– While deaths associated with household pollution and water quality have decreased, deaths related to industrialization and urbanization have increased.
– It’s estimated that lead and other chemical pollutants are responsible for about 1.8 million deaths, but the authors say this is likely to be an undercount.
– The authors argue that more needs to be done to address the issue of pollution, which would also help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
In Bangladesh, a community comes together to save a life-giving forest By: Abu Siddique [19 May 2022]
– Several tribal settlements are spread across Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region, each with its own communally managed forest that residents can use.
– But the unchecked exploitation of the once-rich forests, a consequence of population growth, has led to local water holes drying up, forcing many residents to leave the villages.
– In one village, however, residents started an initiative with various programs aimed at conserving their forest and providing funding for alternative livelihoods to reduce members’ reliance on forest resources.
– The initiative in the village of Kamalchhori, which includes prohibitions on hunting and slash-and-burn farming, has seen local water sources restored and vegetation conserved.
Slick operator: Indonesian cooking oil probe may spread to biodiesel industry By: Hans Nicholas Jong [19 May 2022]
– A top economist in Indonesia has been charged for his alleged role in helping palm oil companies export the commodity instead of selling it domestically — a practice blamed for a shortage of cooking oil in the world’s top producer of palm oil.
– The arrest of Lin Che Wei, who prosecutors allege was “involved in every palm oil policy,” also puts the spotlight on the state palm oil fund that he helped create and that disproportionately channels subsidies to many of the same companies implicated in the cooking oil scandal.
– President Joko Widodo has called for a thorough investigation to “find out who is playing a game here,” but the palm oil lobby has pushed back against what it says is a vilification of the industry — even threatening to stop producing cooking oil for the domestic market.
– The cooking oil shortage has battered domestic trust in Indonesia’s powerful palm oil industry, whose reputation abroad has long been tarnished by its links to deforestation, labor abuses, and conflicts with Indigenous and local communities.
EU Parliament’s Environment Committee urges scale back of biomass burning By: Justin Catanoso [18 May 2022]
– The European Parliament’s Environment Committee this week made strong, but nonbinding, recommendations to put a brake on the EU’s total commitment to burning forest biomass to produce energy. While environmentalists cautiously hailed the decision, the forestry industry condemned it.
– A key recommendation urges that primary woody biomass (that made from whole trees) to produce energy and heat no longer receive government subsidies under the EU’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED).
– Another recommendation called for primary woody biomass to no longer be counted toward EU member states’ renewable energy targets. Currently, biomass accounts for 60% of the EU’s renewable energy portfolio, far more than zero-carbon wind and solar.
– The Environment Committee recommendations mark the first time any part of the EU government has questioned the aggressive use of biomass by the EU to meet its Paris Agreement goals. A final decision by the EU on its biomass burning policies is expected in September as part of its revised Renewable Energy Directive.
Indigenous group and locals sign agreement to protect sustainable livelihoods and culture By: Dimitri Selibas [18 May 2022]
– Most of Colombia’s remaining 600 Indigenous Nukak people live in camps around Guaviare’s capital and see returning to their territory, a one million-hectare Amazonian reserve, as the only way to survive and live dignified lives.
– A coexistence agreement signed between the Nukak and local campesinos is bringing the Indigenous community closer to returning to their territory and is meant to act as a stop-gap to their cultural eradication.
– Nukak people living in camps suffer from high levels of malnutrition, skin infections, diarrhea, and deeply rooted social malaises, including high levels of drug use, sexual violence, and depression.
– Promoting peace through the coexistence agreement and preventing deforestation are interconnected, says Patricia Tobón Yagarí of Colombia’s Truth Commission.
Open-pit mining ban lifted in Philippine province, clearing way for copper project By: Bong S. Sarmiento [18 May 2022]
– Located in the southern Philippine province of South Cotabato, the Tampakan project is touted as the largest undeveloped copper-gold minefield in Southeast Asia and among the biggest of its kind in the world.
– Since the 1990s, the mine has faced stiff resistance from civil society, the church, and some traditional landowners.
– In December 2021, officials in Manila overturned a nationwide ban on open-pit mining, leaving a provincial ban in South Cotabato as the last major obstacle facing the mine. That ban was overturned on May 16.
– Local activists have vowed to continue fighting the mining project, and called on the provincial governor to veto the decision.
Spotted hyenas adapt to climate change in famed Tanzanian park By: Ryan Truscott [18 May 2022]
– Spotted hyenas seem to be adapting to changing rainfall patterns affecting their preferred prey in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.
– In the past decade, migratory herds have been arriving later than previously at hyena clan territories in the middle of the Serengeti, forcing lactating females to “commute” further from their dens to find a meal.
– But researchers have observed no change in how much time they spend with their cubs at these dens, suggesting they’re having no trouble locating prey further from home.
– Hyenas are known for their robust and flexible foraging behavior, but researchers caution that in places other than the Serengeti, they may face additional challenges, such as fragmented habitat and intensifying human activity.
Study: Breeding adaptations help tree frogs thrive in different climates By: Malaka Rodrigo [18 May 2022]
– A new study shows how the Rhacophoridae family of Old World tree frogs has come to occupy a wide variety of environments across Asia and Africa, thanks to adaptations in its breeding methods.
– Frogs typically spend their larval stage in water as tadpoles, but different Rhacophorid species have also adapted other methods: gel nesting, foam nesting, and direct development.
– Foam and gel nests help the frogs lay a large number of eggs in more open and drier habitats to keep the eggs from getting dry, while direct development gives them an edge in spreading into warmer and drier areas where there are no water bodies.
– The study authors say the revelations about the frogs’ evolutionary past will be useful in predicting their responses to current and future climate changes, and hence their conservation.
Ivory from at least 150 poached elephants seized in the DRC raid By: Malavika Vyawahare [18 May 2022]
– A three-year investigation has led authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to 2 metric tons of ivory hidden in a stash house in the southern city of Lubumbashi.
– The tusks are valued at $6 million on the international market and estimated to have come from more than 150 elephants.
– The three people arrested in the May 14 raid are allegedly members of a major wildlife trafficking ring in the Southern African region.
Illegal mining footprint swells nearly 500% inside Brazil Indigenous territories By: Lais Modelli [18 May 2022]
– Illegal mining inside Indigenous territories and conservation units in Brazil increased in area by 495% and 301% respectively between 2010 and 2020, a new report shows.
– The worst-affected Indigenous territories were the Kayapó, Munduruku and Yanomami reserves, with a combined area of nearly 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) occupied by illegal miners.
– The trend is driven by the increase in international prices of gold, tin and manganese — the metals typically mined inside the reserves — as well as lax enforcement and lack of economic alternatives.
– While mining inside Indigenous territories and conservation units is banned under Brazil’s Constitution, the current government is pushing for legislation that would allow it.
‘Wildlife-friendly’ infrastructure rules in Nepal and India ignore the birds By: Abhaya Raj Joshi [17 May 2022]
– Nepal’s newly introduced guidelines for infrastructure projects are aimed at making them less disruptive to wildlife, but conservationists say they fail to consider birds.
– So-called linear infrastructure — things like roads, railways and power lines — fragment dense forests that are home to birds, severely impacting them.
– A recent study shows a higher diversity of bird species in a contiguous forest compared to a nearby isolated one that’s hemmed in by infrastructure projects.
– Conservationists say it’s important to keep contiguous forests intact, design mitigation measures for wildlife, and keep monitoring the impact of projects on wildlife.
From victims to claimants: Mobilizing the IPCC Assessment for climate justice (commentary) By: Jennifer E. Telesca and Vandhna Kumar [17 May 2022]
– Poor and marginalized communities worldwide, and island nations especially, have contributed the least to the climate crisis, but are nonetheless impacted the most by it.
– The most recent assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) affirmed for the first time the need for fairness, equity, and climate justice in the world’s response.
– The usual frame that casts island peoples as passive victims in need of climate aid is not only overplayed, but is shortsighted and counterproductive for the achievement of equitable policy and transformative adaptation, a new op-ed argues.
– This article is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily Mongabay.
Scientists uncover widespread declines of raptors in Kenya By: Caroline Chebet [17 May 2022]
– New research has found a steep decline in numbers for Kenya’s raptors over the past 40 years.
– Encounters with 19 of 22 species studied using road surveys fell during that period, 14 of these declining by 20-95% when compared to the 1970s.
– The study’s findings underlined the importance of protected areas for Kenya’s raptors as populations declined less severely inside parks and reserves.
In Brazil’s Amazon, Quilombolas fight the erasure of their African heritage By: Miguel Pinheiro [17 May 2022]
– In the 19th century, self-liberated Afro-Brazilian slaves took refuge in the remote jungles of what is today Pará state, where they established communities that today strive to maintain possession of their land.
– After suffering from impacts on hunting and fishing caused by the construction of the Tucuruí hydroelectric dam, these Quilombolas are now caught up in land conflicts with palm oil companies.
– At the same time, they face relentless attempts by Christian missionaries to erase their cultural traditions.
Oil exploration in DR Congo peatland risks forests, climate and local communities By: Lawon Olalekan [16 May 2022]
– The Democratic Republic of Congo is putting 16 oil exploration blocks up for auction, including nine in the peatlands of the Cuvette Centrale.
– Environmentalists warn that oil exploration and infrastructure for production could release huge amounts of carbon stored in the peatland and threaten the rights of local communities.
– The Congolese government says it needs to exploit its natural resources in order to generate income to develop the country, much as countries in other parts of the world have done before it.
To conserve the vibrant diversity of Central Africa’s forests, include Indigenous people (commentary) By: Anahita Verahrami [16 May 2022]
– Aspects of traditional BaAka culture and knowledge are intimately tied to their dependence on and respect for the forest. This relationship with the forest has allowed the BaAka to thrive in the Congo Basin for millennia.
– Colonialism and the creation of protected areas in Central Africa have led to the forced removal of BaAka Indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands in the region, in addition to reported human right abuses.
– To address these injustices effectively and equitably, conservation practitioners working in Central Africa should adopt a human rights-based conservation approach which acknowledges and supports the critical ways in which the BaAka lead local conservation efforts and incorporates their forest tenure rights as a measure of overall conservation success.
– This article is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily of Mongabay or any institutions the author is affiliated with.
Environment award stokes urge to save Indonesia’s karst landscape By: Donny Iqbal and Warief Djajanto Basorie [16 May 2022]
– A youth group that started out as a rock-climbing club has reached new heights in its efforts to stop the illegal mining of the Citatah karst landscape in Indonesia’s West Java province.
– The karst’s limestone is coveted for cement production, but its destruction has led to groundwater depletion, air and noise pollution, land erosion, animal extinction, and farmland loss.
– The Citatah Karst Care Youth Forum was last year recognized by Indonesia’s environment ministry for its work in conserving what remains of the landscape.
– Since its founding in 2009, the forum has staged public awareness campaigns, helped build a nascent “geotourism” industry, and engaged mining companies to conserve and restore local ecosystems.
Ousted anti-mining mayor heads back to Philippine city hall after landslide win By: Keith Anthony S. Fabro [16 May 2022]
– In July 2021, Mary Jean Feliciano, mayor of Brooke’s Point in the Philippine province of Palawan, was suspended from her post without pay after the country’s Ombudsman’s office ruled she had overstepped her authority in her actions against a nickel mining firm operating in the municipality.
– While still under suspension as mayor, Feliciano launched a successful vice-mayoral campaign, winning a landslide victory in the May 9 elections.
– Feliciano’s running mate also won over the pro-mining interim mayor.
– Feliciano says the vice-mayoral post will allow her to resume her fight against attempts to change local land use policies, which currently have not zoned any of the municipality to allow for mining.
Ugandan court hands Congolese parrot trafficker seven-year jail sentence By: Benjamin Jumbe [13 May 2022]
– A Congolese national has been sentenced to seven years in jail for trafficking African grey parrots.
– He was arrested in western Uganda in April by a joint operation of the police, the army, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
– The man’s arrest and swift prosecution have been welcomed by conservationists as sending a message that wildlife trafficking will be taken seriously by the authorities.
– However, conservationists warn that gaps in legislation in both Uganda and neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo continue to facilitate the illegal wildlife trade.
New investigation links chicken supply chains in Europe to Indigenous rights abuses in Brazil By: Laurel Sutherland [13 May 2022]
– A new investigation by Earthsight, a London-based environmental group, and De Olho nos Ruralist, which monitors agribusiness in Brazil, has linked supermarket chains, fast food outlets and pet food brands in Europe to a 9,700-hectare farm, Brasília do Sul, that has become synonymous with Indigenous rights abuses in Brazil’s Mato Grosso do Sul state.
– Brasília do Sul was the home to a group of Guarani Kaiowá Indigenous until they were forcibly evicted in the 1950s to pave the way for agricultural development.
– According to the report, fast food giant KFC, and UK supermarkets Sainsbury’s, Asda, Aldi and Iceland, as well as pet food sold in Germany by Lidl, Aldi, Netto, Edeka and other major retailers, rely on chicken fed with soy produced by Brasília do Sul.
– MEP Delara Burkhardt, shadow rapporteur for the Socialist and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, says the findings of the report show why the EU needs rules against imported deforestation and called for free, prior and informed consent to use and convert land to be made an integral part of the forthcoming EU deforestation framework.
Pasture replaces large tract of intact primary forest in Brazilian protected area By: Liz Kimbrough [13 May 2022]
– Satellites have detected forest clearing within the Triunfo do Xingu Environmental Protection Area (APA) this year, a legally protected area of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.
– Despite its status, 35% of the primary (or old-growth) forest within the APA was lost between 2006 and 2021, making it one of the most deforested slices of the Brazilian Amazon.
– The APA was created in 2006 to serve as a buffer for vulnerable surrounding areas, such as the Apyterewa Indigenous Territory and the massive Terra do Meio Ecological Station, but deforestation has spilled over into both.
– Deforestation in the region is largely driven by cattle ranching, but land grabbing and mining have also increased in recent years, with invaders emboldened by the rhetoric and policies of the current government.
Release the cats: Training native species to fear invasive predators By: Hannah Thomasy [13 May 2022]
– Invasive predators, like cats and foxes, have wreaked havoc on native species across Australia, leading conservationists to build fenced-in havens.
– But now researchers are finding that some animals in these havens have lost all fear not only of invasive predators but native ones as well.
– To combat this, researchers are trying a new strategy: release a few predators back into these havens to select for predator-savvy animals to aid long-term species conservation.
– Early efforts to date have shown some success, but scientists say much longer studies are needed.
Small-island fishers petition Indonesian president to end coastal dredging By: Suryadi [13 May 2022]
– Fishers on a small island off Indonesia’s Sumatra have called for an end to coastal dredging that they say has decimated their daily catch.
– Sand dredging along the north coast of Rupat Island ran from September to December last year, stopping due to protests by fishers.
– The fishers have petitioned Indonesia’s president and the energy minister to revoke the dredging company’s permit, and are backed by an environmental group’s findings of high rates of shoal erosion in the area.
– The government has issued 1,400 dredging permits throughout Indonesia as of November 2021, covering an area of almost 3 million hectares (7.4 million acres) and affecting some 35,000 fishers, according to activists.
Wage-related abuses in fishing industry exacerbated by pandemic response By: Annelise Giseburt [12 May 2022]
– The COVID-19 pandemic left migrant fishers in Asia, already a highly vulnerable section of the workforce, with less income and at higher risk of labor abuses, a new report says.
– The brief, commissioned by the International Labour Organization and authored by Cornell University researchers, looked at workers’ experiences in the fishing and seafood-processing industries of Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan from March 2020 to March 2021.
– Common issues they uncovered included employers paying wages below the legal minimum, making illegal wage deductions, deferring wage payments, and not paying wages upon termination of employment.
– Labor shortages caused by border closures due to the pandemic should have given workers more leverage in wage negotiations, but this wasn’t the case, the researchers found.
‘The wheels came off’: South Africa court nixes coal mine extension By: Victoria Schneider [12 May 2022]
– A South African judge has declared a 2016 decision to allow one of the country’s largest coal mines to expand invalid, saying it failed to secure consent from affected communities.
– The country’s minister for mineral resources and energy will now have to review an appeal by some community members against the expansion — jeopardizing the mine’s expansion.
– The mine’s operation has divided the community, with tensions remaining high after houses of local residents who oppose the mine were burnt down earlier this year.
Geoengineering Earth’s climate future: Straight talk with Wake Smith By: Jeremy Hance [12 May 2022]
– A new book, “Pandora’s Toolbox: The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention,” explores a number of ideas for pulling carbon out of the atmosphere or artificially cooling the planet, known collectively as geoengineering.
– The book argues that such dire actions may need to be taken by future generations to combat climate change, and if so, those generations deserve to inherit research done now to understand the potential impacts and feasibility of geoengineering.
– One tool whose implementation is likely inevitable, according to the book, is pulling carbon from smokestacks and the air and then sequestering it deep in the Earth, a technology currently happening at a very small scale. Another approach, far more controversial, would be to inject aerosols into the stratosphere to cool the Earth.
– None of these methods precludes the need to decarbonize now and fast. But given the dangerous trajectory of climate change, author Wake Smith argues that suffering future generations may decide to pull the geoengineering trigger.
‘Bring back burning culture’ to save seabirds: Q&A with Wudjari ranger Jennell Reynolds By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts [12 May 2022]
– Jennell Reynolds, a Wudjari woman of the Nyungar nation and senior member of the Tjaltjraak Ranger program based in Esperance, Western Australia, says cultural burning can help protect seabird breeding sites on the islands of the Recherche Archipelago.
– The region has been experiencing particularly hot and arid weather, heightening the fire risk on the 105 islands that make up the Archipelago.
– Shearwaters return to the same place each year to breed, but it’s difficult for the species to create burrows when fire has burnt away the vegetation that holds the ground together.
– While cultural burning has yet to be reinstated on the islands, Reynolds says it can stabilize key areas of vegetation and seabird breeding and nesting grounds.
Malawi steps up action against illegal charcoal trade (analysis) By: Nicholas J. Parkinson [12 May 2022]
– New forestry laws and improved capacity in Malawi’s courts have improved law enforcement’s ability to fight forestry-related crimes, like illegal charcoal production.
– Under a new amendment to the country’s Forestry Act, which treats charcoal as a forest product, the government now has the authority to issue stronger penalties, fines and jail sentences.
– The USAID and UKAID-funded Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests (MCHF) program supports the government in improving its capacity to investigate and prosecute these activities.
– This post is an analysis of the situation by a MCHF contractor. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay.
Training on pasture recovery is a win-win for Brazil’s cattle ranchers and forests By: Sarah Brown [12 May 2022]
– A recent study found that providing Brazilian cattle ranchers with customized training in sustainable pasture restoration could bring long-term economic and environmental benefits.
– Trained ranchers saw an increase in cattle productivity and revenue, and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions over a period of two years.
– Researchers say that recovering degraded pastures could help stop deforestation for agriculture by allowing farmers to increase cattle numbers without needing more land.
– Despite government-led programs that promote sustainable agriculture, experts say pasture recovery is not yet being fully prioritized.
Banks bet big on coal in Indonesia, bucking global shift away from fossil fuel By: Hans Nicholas Jong [12 May 2022]
– Loans from banks and leasing firms to coal-mining companies in Indonesia are increasing on the back of soaring global coal prices.
– Analysts say financial institutions are capitalizing on the high demand for capital from miners, effectively helping keep the fossil fuel industry afloat.
– The increase in lending to coal miners in Indonesia bucks a global trend that has seen financial institutions and investors increasingly avoid coal and other fossil fuel industries because of their environmental and climate impacts.
– Energy policy experts say that besides risking reputational damage, the banks financing Indonesia’s current coal boom could be left holding a lot of bad debt once the cycle inevitably turns into a bust.
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