most popular – 2017-01

Most popular

  1. Watch video of an electric eel attack [55137]
  2. Temer government set to overthrow Brazil”s environmental agenda [37026]
  3. The end of a People: Amazon dam destroys sacred Munduruku “Heaven” [25177]
  4. Saving Bangladesh’s last rainforest [24421]
  5. E.O. Wilson on Half-Earth, Donald Trump, and hope [22772]
  6. Terror from above: eagle tackles deer in stunning camera trap photos [21513]
  7. Hunting, not deforestation, biggest threat to Southeast Asian biodiversity: Study [16800]
  8. Poaching gang of wealthy software engineers, coffee planters arrested in India [12509]
  9. Hunted to the brink: Mammals in crisis [12201]
  10. New dolphin discovered in the Amazon surprises scientists [11038]
  11. Fish kills at Amazon”s Belo Monte dam point up builder”s failures [10633]
  12. The top 10 most biodiverse countries [10320]
  13. Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia [9051]
  14. NASA releases images of dramatic deforestation in Cambodia [8255]
  15. Sudden sale may doom carbon-rich rainforest in Borneo [6900]
  16. Sudden sale may doom carbon-rich rainforest in Borneo [6566]
  17. New species of poison frog discovered in Amazonian slopes of Andes in southeastern Peru [4889]
  18. Top 10 HAPPY environmental stories of 2016 [3774]
  19. Photos: Top 20 new species of 2016 [3720]
  20. Bridge through Borneo wildlife sanctuary moving forward [3390]
  21. What to expect for rainforests in 2017 [3349]
  22. What does Nature give us? A special Earth Day article [3212]
  23. Incredible encounter: whales devour European eels in the darkness of the ocean depths [3149]
  24. How one conservationist is sparking a ‘young revolution’ in Indonesia [3035]
  25. Elephants in Borneo slaughtered for ivory (WARNING: graphic photos) [2889]
  26. Trade in skulls, body parts severely threatens Cameroon”s great apes [2783]
  27. Jokowi grants first-ever indigenous land rights to 9 communities [2774]
  28. The year in tropical rainforests: 2016 [2708]
  29. New study analyzes biggest threats to Southeast Asian biodiversity [2613]
  30. HSBC financing tied to deforestation, rights violations for palm oil in Indonesia [2481]
  31. New maps show how our consumption impacts wildlife thousands of miles away [2472]
  32. Things you want to know about Mongabay [2452]
  33. “Biogeographical oddity”: New monitor lizard is the only large predator on remote Pacific Island [2420]
  34. “Revolutionary” new biodiversity maps reveal big gaps in conservation [2415]
  35. Scientists catch boa constrictor eating a howler monkey (photos) [2356]
  36. Scientists ‘impressed and delighted’ by animals found in remnant forests [2313]
  37. World”s most endangered fruit bat could soon be extinct due to rapid forest loss [2275]
  38. Newscast #8: Top new species discoveries of 2016, and how fig trees can save rainforests [2225]
  39. Audio: E.O. Wilson talks about Half-Earth, Trump, and more [2204]
  40. Saving the Sumatran rhino requires changing the status quo [2156]
  41. “Running out of time”: 60 percent of primates sliding toward extinction [2113]
  42. Then and now: 100 years of wildlife loss and deforestation in Borneo [2025]
  43. Increased use of snares in Southeast Asia driving extinction crisis, scientists warn [2023]
  44. How local elites earn money from burning land in Indonesia [1968]
  45. Battle for the Amazon: Tapajos Basin threatened by massive development [1925]
  46. An “infrastructure tsunami” for Asia: Q&A with researcher William Laurance [1895]
  47. Adorbs: scientists capture first photos of African golden cat kittens [1829]
  48. Local NGOs: Ecosystem services, not orangutans, key to saving Leuser [1798]
  49. New orange-black snake discovered in Mexico [1737]
  50. Restoring seagrass under siege [1734]

Most influential tweets

  1. 27 critically endangered Javan slow lorises rescued from online traders in Indonesia. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/27-critically-endangered-javan-slow-lorises-rescued-from-online-traders-in-indonesia/ …pic.twitter.com/sbrg48t0wJ Mark Gately (@GatelyMark)28 January 2017 [120 retweets+likes]
  2. Saving the Sumatran rhino requires changing the status quo https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/saving-the-sumatran-rhino-requires-changing-the-status-quo/ … … via @mongabaypic.twitter.com/cQuryKptur Helping Rhinos (@HelpingRhinos)23 January 2017 [86 retweets+likes]
  3. Newscast #9: Joel Berger on overlooked “edge species” that deserve conservation http://ow.ly/Gzh8307TgHw pic.twitter.com/VzhpkgN2Fh Mongabay (@mongabay)11 January 2017 [85 retweets+likes]
  4. “#TeamSeagrass / Some #OceanOptimism to kickstart 2017! Restoring #seagrass under siege… / https://twitter.com/ErikHoffner/status/816043032193748992 …pic.twitter.com/ZRaliq35X4” Richard Lilley (@RJLilley)2 January 2017 [74 retweets+likes]
  5. Record heat and drought seen in Amazon during 2015-16 El Niño | @CL_Salisbury @mongabay https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/record-heat-and-drought-seen-in-amazon-during-2015-16-el-nino/ … #climatepic.twitter.com/Qdh54UnNc3 climatehawk1 (@climatehawk1)31 January 2017 [68 retweets+likes]
  6. Battle for the Amazon: Tapajós Basin Threatened by Massive Development (via @Truthout) http://bit.ly/2kaHSTc pic.twitter.com/5Qq7Bmn1HC AMAZON WATCH (@AmazonWatch)23 January 2017 [59 retweets+likes]
  7. Norway starts $400-million fund to halt deforestation, help farmers: http://ow.ly/E3gh308yU5Q pic.twitter.com/7f2M2WiO78 Mongabay (@mongabay)1 February 2017 [59 retweets+likes]
  8. “Norway starts $400-million fund to halt deforestation, help farmers @VidarHelgesen @borgebrende
    https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/norway-starts-400-million-fund-to-halt-deforestation-help-farmers/ …pic.twitter.com/hDVOP70IYr”
    Svein T veitdal (@tveitdal)1 February 2017 [58 retweets+likes]
  9. No ‘pause’ in rising global temperatures: Study confirms NOAA estimates of ocean warming: http://ow.ly/ALb7307KiZs pic.twitter.com/n3AoIqGMlH Mongabay (@mongabay)8 January 2017 [56 retweets+likes]
  10. Then and now: 100 years of wildlife loss and deforestation in Borneo – http://ow.ly/OK98308fMpt pic.twitter.com/Wqb91nA0d6 Mongabay (@mongabay)25 January 2017 [55 retweets+likes]
  11. “RT
    HSBC financing tied to #deforestation, rights violations for palm oil in #Indonesia: http://ow.ly/rxcV30898gX pic.twitter.com/Ayj33wYao4”
    Tim Huijsmans (@HuijsmansTim)20 January 2017 [52 retweets+likes]
  12. Increased use of snares in Southeast Asia driving extinction crisis, scientists warn: http://ow.ly/WHWK308mOOC pic.twitter.com/dBojSheFne Mongabay (@mongabay)26 January 2017 [51 retweets+likes]
  13. Saving the Sumatran rhino requires changing the status quo ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/saving-the-sumatran-rhino-requires-changing-the-status-quo/ …pic.twitter.com/y4tTdQeZeE Mongabay (@mongabay)21 January 2017 [48 retweets+likes]
  14. Running Out of Time: 60 Percent of Primates Sliding Toward Extinction http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39202-running-out-of-time-60-percent-of-primates-sliding-toward-extinction … #extinction #conservation Truthout (@truthout)24 January 2017 [47 retweets+likes]
  15. ‘Running out of time’: 60 percent of primates sliding toward extinction: http://ow.ly/qMEg308blS4 pic.twitter.com/ZcjHB1ETBN Mongabay (@mongabay)20 January 2017 [44 retweets+likes]
  16. Korean company bans forest clearing for Indonesian palm oil concessions: http://ow.ly/AuL4307XOeV pic.twitter.com/cufzIYIj1s Mongabay (@mongabay)13 January 2017 [44 retweets+likes]
  17. “RT
    27 critically #endangered Javan slow lorises #rescued from online traders in #Indonesia http://opensources.info/27-critically-endangered-javan-slow-lorises-rescued-from-online-traders-in-indonesia/ …pic.twitter.com/m2jYYb2A1l”
    Tim Huijsmans (@HuijsmansTim)28 January 2017 [39 retweets+likes]
  18. “Restoring seagrass under siege
    https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/restoring-seagrass-under-siege/ …
    coastal canaries
    CC @ProjectSeagrass #biodiversitypic.twitter.com/JxyHxuZm4v”
    CECHR (@CECHR_UoD)3 January 2017 [37 retweets+likes]
  19. ‘Revolutionary’ new biodiversity maps reveal big gaps in conservation http://bit.ly/2kMSozF pic.twitter.com/7AdVlZRsAL AMAZON WATCH (@AmazonWatch)31 January 2017 [35 retweets+likes]
  20. Amazon #Indigenous REDD+ ~ an innovative approach to conserve Colombian forests? https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/amazon-indigenous-redd-an-innovative-approach-to-conserve-colombian-forests/ …pic.twitter.com/T49WKn1ftK Mongabay (@mongabay)7 January 2017 [35 retweets+likes]
  21. “New species of poison frog discovered in Amazonian slopes of Andes in southeastern Peru
    https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/new-species-of-poison-frog-discovered-in-amazonian-slopes-of-andes-in-southeastern-peru/ … #biodiversitypic.twitter.com/Yd5Pwi2T8v”
    CECHR (@CECHR_UoD)19 January 2017 [32 retweets+likes]
  22. “How one conservationist is sparking a ‘young revolution’ in Indonesia
    https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/how-one-conservationist-is-sparking-a-young-revolution-in-indonesia/ …
    Power of one
    #Conservationpic.twitter.com/JctqHsWYub”
    CECHR (@CECHR_UoD)14 January 2017 [32 retweets+likes]
  23. How one conservationist is sparking a ‘young revolution’ in Indonesia: http://ow.ly/2Fcf3082kG3 pic.twitter.com/tqadEIdsAv Mongabay (@mongabay)16 January 2017 [32 retweets+likes]
  24. “#TeamSeagrass / Some #OceanOptimism to kickstart 2017! / “”Restoring #seagrass under siege”” / https://twitter.com/ErikHoffner/status/816043032193748992 …pic.twitter.com/cFtkf48zmg” Project Seagrass (@ProjectSeagrass)2 January 2017 [32 retweets+likes]
  25. Increased use of snares in Southeast Asia driving extinction crisis, scientists warn http://buff.ly/2jBworm pic.twitter.com/l7VrCg3AiN Rainforest Trust (@RainforestTrust)28 January 2017 [32 retweets+likes]
  26. Green groups want paper giant to stop using drained peat in Indonesia: http://ow.ly/C4cB308iaK3 pic.twitter.com/54lDO0PlxS Mongabay (@mongabay)24 January 2017 [31 retweets+likes]
  27. Is Brazil green washing hydropower? The case of the Teles Pires dam: http://ow.ly/vaEN30898s8 pic.twitter.com/4qPTedV97l Mongabay (@mongabay)19 January 2017 [30 retweets+likes]
  28. Want to be a responsible palm oil firm? Follow these reporting guidelines: http://ow.ly/ax3O308mOvY pic.twitter.com/4L2WtzllYR Mongabay (@mongabay)26 January 2017 [29 retweets+likes]
  29. Indonesian government challenges another green group over freedom of information request: http://ow.ly/EzD53086Z4u pic.twitter.com/abgoeZwka7 Mongabay (@mongabay)18 January 2017 [29 retweets+likes]
  30. ‘Out of control’ wildfires damage protected areas in northern Peru http://buff.ly/2iJaLny pic.twitter.com/TgYfSjSzmd Rainforest Trust (@RainforestTrust)18 January 2017 [29 retweets+likes]
  31. The year in tropical rainforests: 2016 http://bit.ly/2izrICO  via @mongabaypic.twitter.com/MyrLevpk1M AMAZON WATCH (@AmazonWatch)3 January 2017 [28 retweets+likes]
  32. Smuggled to death: how loopholes and lax enforcement have sealed the fate of Siamese rosewood: http://ow.ly/RLC5307Kiax pic.twitter.com/4EOG2x2sGz Mongabay (@mongabay)6 January 2017 [28 retweets+likes]
  33. Deforestation rises with incomes in developing economies: http://ow.ly/qaCV308wjtU pic.twitter.com/KRwPgRQ8VL Mongabay (@mongabay)31 January 2017 [27 retweets+likes]
  34. Then and now: 100 years of wildlife loss and deforestation in Borneo via @BorneoFutures @emeijaard http://ow.ly/lK2t308fvEs pic.twitter.com/4QgvneeQDt Mongabay (@mongabay)23 January 2017 [27 retweets+likes]
  35. Rusty patched bumblebee now first bee to be listed as endangered in continental U.S. ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/rusty-patched-bumblebee-now-first-bee-to-be-listed-as-endangered-in-continental-u-s/ …pic.twitter.com/ukn1YtkE5S Mongabay (@mongabay)14 January 2017 [27 retweets+likes]
  36. Tropical birds may not fare so well in a warming world: http://ow.ly/p2is307FBvi pic.twitter.com/MHduL0kBjS Mongabay (@mongabay)8 January 2017 [27 retweets+likes]
  37. 27 critically endangered Javan slow lorises rescued from online traders in Indonesia https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/27-critically-endangered-javan-slow-lorises-rescued-from-online-traders-in-indonesia/ … via @mongabaypic.twitter.com/21Lexe7Zxm BorneoNatureFdn (@BorneoNature)29 January 2017 [25 retweets+likes]
  38. “‘REVOLUTIONARY’ NEW BIODIVERSITY MAPS REVEAL BIG GAPS IN CONSERVATION” @Greg_Asner @CarnegieScience @johnccannon https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/revolutionary-new-biodiversity-maps-reveal-big-gaps-in-conservation/ … Ken Caldeira (@KenCaldeira)27 January 2017 [25 retweets+likes]
  39. Record heat and drought seen in Amazon during 2015-16 El Niño: http://ow.ly/UEv0308wjak pic.twitter.com/bET4tjAFzE Mongabay (@mongabay)31 January 2017 [25 retweets+likes]
  40. NASA scientists find connection between fires and droughts in sub-Saharan Africa: http://ow.ly/QXaz308bmP3 pic.twitter.com/goAFpFDA5k Mongabay (@mongabay)23 January 2017 [24 retweets+likes]

Most influential Facebook Posts (rank excludes Mongabay page posts)
RankMongabay URLDateComments+Likes+SharesProfile URLFacebook NameText
14: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/bridge-through-borneo-wildlife-sanctuary-moving-forward/ [22 January 2017] 2802
Danau Girang Field Centre Read this and share it! https://news.mongabay.com/…/bridge-through-borneo-wildlife…/
29: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/new-species-of-poison-frog-discovered-in-amazonian-slopes-of-andes-in-southeastern-peru/ [23 January 2017] 1920
Jeff Corwin Hi Guys, I know it’s been a while, I’ve been on the road and I am now just having a chance to get back to my Facebook community, I missed connecting with you guys, thought I’d begin with really exciting news. You know I love new species! Scientists have discovered a new species of poison frog on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in southeastern Peru. The species is commonly known as the Amarakaeri poison frog. Like other poison frog species, A. shihuemoy adults are very atten…tive parents. After females deposit their eggs inside of crevices or caves, males guard the eggs, keeping them clean and moist. Once the eggs hatch and the conditions are right, males then carry their newly hatched tadpoles on their back to a body of water, which they choose carefully to ensure the tadpoles can develop without being threatened by too many predators. For more information on this exciting discovery: https://news.mongabay.com/…/new-species-of-poison-frog-dis…/. More posts to come, please share your thoughts and share this story! Cheers Jeff! See More
49: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/scientists-impressed-and-delighted-by-animals-found-in-remnant-forests/ [25 January 2017] 1273
Jeff Corwin Bridges of life connecting habitat, reuniting ecosystems and serving as a refuge for the rarest and most amazing animals in Sumatra! A new study finds promising conservation value in forest corridors along rivers in Sumatra’s plantation-dominated landscape. But government regulations require areas of forest that border rivers — called “riparian” forests – be left standing to safeguard water quality for downstream communities. In the first study of its kind conducted in the t…ropics, researchers set camera traps in riparian forests through tree plantations near Tesso Nilo National Park. They found a significant mammal presence, including tapirs, tigers, bears, pangolins, and elephants. The researchers say their findings indicate Sumatra’s forest remnants could help keep wildlife populations afloat in areas with lots of habitat loss. However, they caution that these corridors are threatened by lax regulation enforcement, and can only work in tandem with larger forested areas. Checkout these fantastic photos of the elusive and rare creatures using these corridors, we see a fresh gigantic tiger track, A rare clouded leopard, a gorgeous Sunbear, a tiger on the prowl, A pig tailed macaque, and a strange but wonderful Malaysian tapir! For the details of this exciting story: https://news.mongabay.com/…/scientists-impressed-and-delig…/ Please share this great story and share your thoughts with me! Cheers Jeff! See More
75: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/trade-in-skulls-body-parts-severely-threatens-cameroons-great-apes/ [24 January 2017] 849
Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP-UNEP) The alarming trade in great ape skulls and body parts is a major conservation threat, and GRASP’s Apes Seizure Database has recorded the confiscation of 159 skulls globally since 2015. For more, visit https://news.mongabay.com/…/trade-in-skulls-body-parts-sev…/
78: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/elephants-in-borneo-slaughtered-for-ivory-warning-graphic-photos/ [3 January 2017] 774
Rettet den Regenwald Bitte unterschreibt für die Elefanten in Asien: Rettet den Elefantenwald von Sepintun! https://www.regenwald.org/…/rettet-den-elefantenwald-von-se… Bitte teilt Hier sind weitere schreckliche Bilder:… https://news.mongabay.com/…/elephants-in-borneo-slaughtere…/ Bitte teilt See MoreSee Translation
86: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/elephants-in-borneo-slaughtered-for-ivory-warning-graphic-photos/ [3 January 2017] 454
COPAL WORLD’S SMALLEST ELEPHANTS KILLED FOR IVORY IN BORNEO ! Even the planet’s smallest elephants, tucked away on the island of Borneo, are no longer immune to the global poaching crisis for ivory. On New Year’s Eve, wildlife officials in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, found the bones of a beloved male elephant, nicknamed Sabre for his unusual tusks that slanted downwards like the extinct sabre-toothed tiger’s canines….Continue Reading
87: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/new-species-of-poison-frog-discovered-in-amazonian-slopes-of-andes-in-southeastern-peru/ [18 January 2017] 454
SAVE THE FROGS! “The region that the Amarakaeri poison frog calls home is considered one of the most biodiverse on the planet for herpetofauna, but it is also threatened by human activities, including agriculture, gold mining, logging, and an illegally constructed road meant for the transport of fuel for illegal miners and loggers in the area.”
89: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/jokowi-grants-first-ever-indigenous-land-rights-to-9-communities/ [12 January 2017] 429
Indigenous Environmental Network For the first time, Indonesia’s central government has recognized the rights of nine indigenous communities to the forests they call home, a milestone for a national indigenous peoples movement that is seeking to bring to a close an era of abuse and discrimination at the hands of the state. That movement still has a long way to go. The nine “customary forests” — known as hutan adat in Indonesian — acknowledged by President Joko Widodo’s administration last week encompass a to…tal of 13,100 hectares (32,370 acres). But the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) has mapped more than 8.2 million hectares of customary lands it says belongs to the nation’s adat groups, as those who practice ancient modes of knowledge, belief, community and economy are called here. By point of comparison, Indonesia’s nine biggest oil palm firms in 2013 had planted nearly 2 million hectares. “This is only the beginning,” President Jokowi, as he is popularly known, declared in a speech marking the occasion. The area handed out is “still so very small,” he said. https://intercontinentalcry.org/jokowi-grants-first-ever-i…/ See More
91: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/primates-face-impending-extinction-whats-next/ [25 January 2017] 310
Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP-UNEP) The dire prediction that 63% of the world’s primates are threatened and face severe extinction threats has prompted an opinion article co-authored by GRASP Ambassador Russell Mittermeier, vice-chair of Conservation International and chair of the IUCN / SSC Primate Specialist Group, and Anthony Rylands, senior research scientists of Conservation International and deputy chair of the IUCN / SSC Primate Specialist Group. For more, visit https://news.mongabay.com/…/primates-face-impending-extinc…/
92: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/jokowi-grants-first-ever-indigenous-land-rights-to-9-communities/ [9 January 2017] 301
Milieudefensie Een mijlpaal: Indonesië kent voor het eerst landrechten toe aan de oorspronkelijke bewoners van het regenwoud. In totaal wordt ruim 13.000 hectare bos teruggeven aan negen stammen. Een keerpunt na decennia van discriminatie, mishandeling en landroof door de overheid. Volgens president Joko Widodo is deze landteruggave nog maar het begin. Dat klopt, want er is nog maar liefst 8,2 miljoen hectare bos in bezit van de overheid, wat eigenlijk toebehoort aan de adat (stammen). Ter vergelijking, minstens 2 miljoen hectare hiervan was in 2013 vernietigd en heringericht als palmolieplantage. Wij zullen samen met onze Indonesische partner Walhi president ‘Jokowi’ aan zijn belofte houden.See Translation
93: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/running-out-of-time-60-percent-of-primates-sliding-toward-extinction/ [24 January 2017] 280
Truthout According to a new study, 60 percent of primates — including drills and gibbons, lemurs and tarsiers, bush babies and spider monkeys — face the threat of extinction.
94: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/meet-the-new-skywalker-gibbon/ [12 January 2017] 222
Check123 – Video Encyclopedia Nature News – Meet the new “Skywalker” gibbon!
95: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/trade-in-skulls-body-parts-severely-threatens-cameroons-great-apes/ [23 January 2017] 201
Ian Redmond Disturbing report of an escalation in trade in #ape body parts in #Cameroon, with indications that Traditional #Chinese #Medicine is branching out into potions made from apes and monkeys… Just what declining primate populations need – a new baseless reason for killing them!
96: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/battle-for-the-amazon-tapajos-basin-threatened-by-massive-development/ [22 January 2017] 159
Truthout Indigenous groups, traditional river communities, environmentalists and social NGOs oppose mega-infrastructure projects in Brazil, which they say will bring deforestation, cultural disruption and quicken local and global climate change. The conflict is over no less than the fate of the Amazon.
97: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/how-one-conservationist-is-sparking-a-young-revolution-in-indonesia/ [14 January 2017] 134
Far Wiza Ada yang kenal ga? Kenalin dooong
98: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/e-o-wilson-on-half-earth-donald-trump-and-hope/ [18 January 2017] 117
José Sabino Em minha breve passagem pela Folha de S. Paulo (1991-1992), tive a honra de fazer o que talvez tenha sido a primeira entrevista com Edward Wilson no Brasil. Genial, ele continua vigoroso e criativo.In my brief passage by folha de s. Paulo (1991-1992), I had the honor of doing what might have been the first interview with Edward Wilson in Brazil. Great, he’s still strong and creative. · See original · Rate this translation
100: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/sudden-sale-may-doom-carbon-rich-rainforest-in-borneo/ [4 January 2017] 115
Willie Smits When the natural forest is not making enough “economic value” by conserving it, market forces and corporate greed can make fast work of turning natural resources into currency. Hence why we are working in Indonesia to create economically viable models of reforestation and restoration. http://www.eco-business.com/…/sudden-sale-may-doom-carbon-…/
101: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/pileated-gibbons-poached-as-bushmeat-to-feed-illegal-rosewood-loggers/ [18 January 2017] 75
Environmental Investigation Agency Thailand: Pileated gibbons poached as bushmeat to feed illegal rosewood loggers There were 14,000 Pileated gibbons (Hylobates pileatus) in south-east Thailand in 2005, the last time a census survey was done. No one knows what those numbers look like today. The animals are falling victim to illegal hunting, which is the most serious threat to wildlife across South-East Asia according to a recent study. ———————————————————… * Want to know more about illegal logging of rare, protected rosewood species? Read the EIA report ‘Routes of Extinction’ at https://ht.ly/vHlQ3087ccV ——————————————————— The gibbons are especially being poached as bushmeat in Thap Lan National Park by poachers who feed on them when they venture deep into the forest to cut Endangered rosewood trees. US $1.2 billion worth of rosewood timber was illegally smuggled into China between 2000 and 2014, where it is valued highly. Underfunded and under-equipped Thai park rangers regularly engage in firefights with the armed loggers, but it is believed that gibbon numbers continue to fall, as the animals are easily spotted when they sing, and are shot out of the trees. Read in full on Mongabay.com at https://news.mongabay.com/…/pileated-gibbons-poached-as-bu…/ #Thailand #China #gibbons #monkeys #bushmeat #rosewood #Hongmu #furniture #forests Image: Pileated gibbon in the treetops, by Rigelus See More
102: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/french-bank-backs-out-of-financing-indonesian-coal-plant/ [4 January 2017] 75
Niccolò G. Famiglietti “French bank Société Générale has confirmed that it will not finance the expansion of Tanjung Jati B-2 coal plant project in the Jepara district of Indonesia’s Central Java province, activist group Friends of the Earth France announced Tuesday.” Mongabay
104: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/new-species-of-poison-frog-discovered-in-amazonian-slopes-of-andes-in-southeastern-peru/ [18 January 2017] 72
Crees Foundation So proud of our frog loving researcher Jennifer, who appeared in Nat Geo and Mongabay today, for her work on a species new to science!… https://news.nationalgeographic.com/…/poison-dart-frog-spec…/ https://news.mongabay.com/…/new-species-of-poison-frog-dis…/… Congratulations Shirley Jennifer Serrano Rojas and good luck on your new adventure in French Guiana! See More
105: https://news.mongabay.com/wildtech/2017/01/free-online-analysis-forest-change/ [18 January 2017] 68
Inyaku Tomoya 世界の森林の破壊と回復を調べることができるオンラインマップ。 とても便利そう。やはりアマゾンの森林破壊(以前に比べて、そのスピードは遅くなっていたのだけど、昨年からまたピッチが上がってしまった)の破壊が目立つ。 惜しいのはlossとgainがそれぞれ赤と青で表示されていて、人によってはその違いが見にくいかもしれないということ。全般的に紫に表示され、すべてが破壊されているように見えてしまうが、紫は破壊と回復が拮抗している地域。緑と赤など補色関係にある色を選ぶべきだったのではないだろうか? https://www.globalforestwatch.org/map/ 記事… https://news.mongabay.com/…/free-online-analysis-forest-ch…/ 原生林も表示できる http://www.globalforestwatch.org/…/loss,forest…/607,590,610… パームオイルや単一品種産業用植林などのプランテーションも表示可能。 http://www.globalforestwatch.org/…/…/ALL/grayscale/none/670… ざっと触っただけだけど、かなり使えそうだ。 See MoreSee Translation
109: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/trade-in-skulls-body-parts-severely-threatens-cameroons-great-apes/ [24 January 2017] 59
Gorilla Warriors omg ! omg ! omg ! Donna Roslyn Collins :”This equates to people displaying skulls of humans…little difference…no value for life. ” in Africa almost EVERYTHING has some value as a token for voodoo worshipers. Cannibalism and drinking the blood of young children is used to imbue strength and protection. i could post proof of this but i won’t ruin your day with that. unless you request it. if HUMAN life has no value … WHAT CHANCE does the wildlife have to survive this plague of humans destroying the world ?
110: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/elephants-in-borneo-slaughtered-for-ivory-warning-graphic-photos/ [3 January 2017] 56
Africa Nomads Conservation Horrible
112: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/korean-company-bans-forest-clearing-for-indonesian-palm-oil-concessions/ [12 January 2017] 49
Richard Zimmerman
113: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/elephants-in-borneo-slaughtered-for-ivory-warning-graphic-photos/ [3 January 2017] 45
Richard Zimmerman
115: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/deforestation-free-commodities-represent-a-major-investment-opportunity-report/ [1 February 2017] 43
Rainforest Alliance Growing demand for beef, palm oil, soy, and pulp and paper are driving rampant deforestation, particularly in the tropics. We’ve been working with a broad range of partners to eliminate deforestation from commodity supply chains, so of course we are glad to see this report confirming that what’s good for the planet is also good for business! US$ 200 billion annually: that’s nothing to sneeze at.
116: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/trade-in-skulls-body-parts-severely-threatens-cameroons-great-apes/ [24 January 2017] 40
Great Apes Gazette Horrifying! People pay money for this grisly butchery?
117: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/jokowi-grants-first-ever-indigenous-land-rights-to-9-communities/ [4 January 2017] 40
If Not Us Then Who For the first time, Indonesia’s central government has recognized the rights of nine indigenous communities to the forests they call home, a milestone for a national indigenous peoples movement that is seeking to bring to a close an era of abuse and discrimination at the hands of the state. That movement still has a long way to go. The nine “customary forests” — known as hutan adat in Indonesian — acknowledged by President Joko Widodo’s administration last week encompass a total of 13,100 hectares (32,370 acres). But the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) has mapped more than 8.2 million hectares of customary lands it says belongs to the nation’s adat groups, as those who practice ancient modes of knowledge, belief, community and economy are called here. https://news.mongabay.com/…/jokowi-grants-first-ever-indig…/
118: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/a-possible-undiscovered-orangutan-population-in-borneo/ [31 January 2017] 40
Richard Zimmerman https://news.mongabay.com/…/a-possible-undiscovered-orangu…/
119: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/indonesian-government-challenges-another-green-group-over-freedom-of-information-request/ [20 January 2017] 39
Free West Papua Campaign Sydney 1) Indonesia’s West Papua: Settlers Dominate Coastal Regions, Highlands Still Overwhelmingly Papuan 2) GUEST BLOG: Maire Leadbeater – Indonesian Military Sensitivity revealing 3) Indonesian government challenges another green group over freedom of information request 4) Freeport seeks guarantees from Indonesia amid mining shake-up… http://awpasydneynews.blogspot.com.au/…/1-indonesias-west-p… See More
120: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/korean-company-bans-forest-clearing-for-indonesian-palm-oil-concessions/ [12 January 2017] 37
Free West Papua Campaign Sydney 1) Human Rights Watch Country report Indonesia 2) Korean company bans forest clearing for Indonesian palm oil concessions 3) Indonesia says Freeport, other miners halt exports… http://awpasydneynews.blogspot.com.au/…/1-human-rights-watc… See More
121: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/running-out-of-time-60-percent-of-primates-sliding-toward-extinction/ [24 January 2017] 34
Greg Allen Not that it really matters anymore, but… “Gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans – our great ape cousins teeter on the precipice of extinction. And it’s not much of a secret that we humans have had a lot to do with putting them there. But what about the other primates? The news isn’t much better, it turns out. According to a new study, 60 percent of primates – including drills and gibbons, lemurs and tarsiers, bush babies and spider monkeys – face the threat of extinction. Even …those not in immediate danger of dying out are at risk, as the numbers of three-quarters of all primate species are trending downward. We are running out of time for much of this.” http://www.truth-out.org/…/39202-running-out-of-time-60-per… http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/1/e1600946 http://www.iucnredlist.org/ See More
122: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/bridge-through-borneo-wildlife-sanctuary-moving-forward/ [22 January 2017] 33
Richard Zimmerman
123: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/elephants-in-borneo-slaughtered-for-ivory-warning-graphic-photos/ [3 January 2017] 32
Ashok Hallur Mans Greed Will Be His Undoing. He Is Turning Into The Lowest Form Of Any Living Form On Earth. Mother Nature Will Hit Back With A Vengeance In Time.
124: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/primates-face-impending-extinction-whats-next/ [29 January 2017] 32
HTTH Ban Trophy Hunting A future without primates seems unthinkable, but an extensive review of #ape, #monkey, #tarsier, #lemur and #loris populations finds that 60% of all primates are now threatened with extinction, and about 75% are declining in numbers. The review, the most comprehensive of its kind to date and published in Science Advances, paints a dire future for our closest biological relatives. Their only hope hangs on global conservation becoming an immediate priority, the international te…am of authors says. “It is possible that some primates will go extinct in our lifetimes if we don’t increase our efforts dramatically,” Russell Mittermeier, a primatologist who is the president of Conservation International. Link to the review: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/1/e1600946 Related article: http://www.seeker.com/climate-change-is-driving-hundreds-of… Lee #CommittedToConservation #RacingExtinction #StopPoaching #BanTrophyHunting #HTTHBanTrophyHunting https://twitter.com/htth16htth See More
125: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/politicians-son-named-a-suspect-over-illegal-land-clearing-in-aceh-wildlife-reserve/ [26 January 2017] 32
Richard Zimmerman Why is this not surprising? 🙁
126: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/trade-in-skulls-body-parts-severely-threatens-cameroons-great-apes/ [20 January 2017] 31
Gorilla Haven – Gorilla Fans GRAPHIC IMAGE! Warning!! But necessary to show what’s really happening to animals all over the world …
127: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/running-out-of-time-60-percent-of-primates-sliding-toward-extinction/ [24 January 2017] 30
International Primate Protection League The terrible plight of primates worldwide is highlighted by this article. http://www.truth-out.org/…/39202-running-out-of-time-60-per…
128: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/new-species-of-poison-frog-discovered-in-amazonian-slopes-of-andes-in-southeastern-peru/ [18 January 2017] 28
Shirley Jennifer Serrano Rojas Dear people from ABUN, I want to say thank you all for the wonderful art you did for my poison frog. You are such an amazing team of great people who through your art show the people the love you feel for animals, you teach with your art to care and love them and in this way you are helping for their conservation. Thank you for being so awesome wonderful people. I will share and show your art to people in Peru, in Manu so they can meet my poison frog with your art. I love thi…s frog and I will work hard to give back what this little beauty is giving me. I want to share with you this links related to our poison frog: https://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4221.1.3 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/…/poison-dart-frog-spec…/ https://news.mongabay.com/…/new-species-of-poison-frog-dis…/ http://www.crees-manu.org/new-discovery-science-amazon/ Thank you very much amigos See More — with Kitty Harvill and 5 others.