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Biodiversity

What we do next: a message from the Kogi

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Nature triumphs in the city

How Văcărești turned from a Communist failure into a nature reserve.  “The wild wetland of Văcărești is a symbol of nature’s resilience. Without human interference, wildlife has reconquered this abandoned lake and transformed it into a green oasis in the middle of one of Europe’s densest cities.”  

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‘Neonics’ – more bad news

The Soil Association has reported further dangers from neonicotinoids, the chemical pesticides which are known to be dangerous to bees:- Now, disturbing new research, part-funded by the Soil Association and thanks to the Roddick Foundation, reveals that neonicotinoids don’t just stop at the crop. They seep into soils and dust and into hedgerows and flowers … Continue reading »

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Forest conservation

As if to emphasize the need for everyone to plant trees, which is one of the InDeed initiatives, the Global Forest Coalition has published a report called Biomyths: the costly carbon scam of bioenergy, exposing the dangers to the environment of growing wood merely for biomass generation.  This is not a method of reducing carbon … Continue reading »

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Ireland promotes pollinators

Waterford/Dublin, Thursday September 17th, 2015 – Sixty-eight governmental and nongovernmental organisations have agreed a shared plan of action to tackle pollinator decline and make Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020, published today, makes Ireland one of the first countries in Europe with a strategy to address pollinator … Continue reading »

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Voices of Amerikua | Moretecocha – Ecuador

The community of Morete Cocha is located in the region of Pastaza Province in the Amazon region of Ecuador. Like many other communities Morete Cocha is under threat by oil companies seeking to exploit crude oil in the community’s land. This is the story of one community’s search for environmental and cultural preservation. The phrase … Continue reading »

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Prince Charles on biodiversity and rural communities (Radio 4)

Episode 1 When His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales first visited Transylvania nearly 20 years ago, he was captivated by the region’s “timelessness”, and said it reminded him of stories he read as a child. Bears roam the forested slopes of the Carpathians, mountain pastures tinkle with the sound of cowbells and farmers scythe … Continue reading »

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