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Conservation Agreements, Explained | Conservation International (CI)
 
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In this animated video, learn how Conservation International works with nature's strongest allies--indigenous peoples and local communities--to protect the nature we all rely on.
Bern Convention: Protecting nature for a better future
 
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For more than 30 years, the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) has been providing assistance, surveillance and innovation to develop strong political actions for the conservation of Europe's natural heritage, involving not only governments but also citizens and NGOs. This promotional video explains how the Bern Convention works and what are its objectives. The Bern Convention is much more than a regional agreement about environmental protection: it´s the European contribution to the sustainable development of life on the planet.
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Important International Conventions on Environment and Ecology -हिंदी में-UPSC CSE/ IAS Preparation
 
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You can find the entire course here: https://goo.gl/aD3nSW Join my live classes here: https://goo.gl/Jw3Vj4 You can find all my courses here: https://goo.gl/QPGfYG In this course, Vimal has explained all the important international conventions on Environment and Ecology. This is one of the most important and scoring section of UPSC Prelims and other State Civil Services Exams. In this lesson, aspirants will get to know all the important concepts, conventions, agreements and latest initiatives in Environment and Ecology, for UPSC/IAS and all other competitive exams. India is a party to five major international conventions related to Wild Life conservation, viz., Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), International Whaling Commission (IWC), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-World Heritage Committee (UNESCO-WHC) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). Download the Unacademy Learning App from the Google Play Store here:- https://goo.gl/02OhYI Download the Unacademy Educator app from the Google Play Store here: https://goo.gl/H4LGHE Do Subscribe and be a part of the community for more such lessons here: https://goo.gl/gycFVs
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Kuranda Region Voluntary Conservation Agreement Program Info Session 19 July 2018
 
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Thank you to all contributors of material for this information video. -- Cathy Retter, Kuranda Envirocare, opens community session, overview, feedback forms, refreshments http://kuranda.envirocare.org.au -- Willie Brim, Buluwai Cultural Custodian | Traditional Owner | Buluwai Indigenous Corporation http://www.bulwaicollective.org - Welcome to Country. --- Jax Bergersen, Kuranda Conservation http://www.kurandaconservation.org - Keynote --- Keith Smith – Nature Refuge Officer, Department of Environment and Science - Nature Refuge covenants in Queensland - Australian Wildlife Conservancy – http://www.australianwildlife.org - Queensland Trust for Nature - http://qtfn.org.au --- Lisa Gale – Senior Natural Resource Management Officer, Department Natural Resources, Mining and Energy - Vegetation Management Act 1999 - Voluntary Declaration (VDec) - Category A by agreement - VDec vs Category A by agreement http://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au --- Inga Kamps – Natural Resource Management Officer, Department Natural Resources, Mining and Energy - Recent Changes to Framework - High value regrowth – 15 years (down from 29) - Remnant 50% canopy cover, 70% height - Early Detection System http://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au --- Scott Buchanan - CEO, Wet Tropics Management Authority - Wet Tropics World Heritage Area 900,000 hectares - National Park protection - 30 year anniversary of World Heritage listing http://www.wettropics.gov.au - World Heritage is community responsibility. http://www.daintreeblockade.com.au - WTWHA Neighbours provide a buffer for the National Parks and refuge areas – reducing ‘edge effects’ - Black Mountain Corridor from Lamb Range to Mount Carbine - Kuranda Tree Frog - Evolution & Ecology of the Kuranda Treefrog : Dr Conrad Hoskin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCSGugGYk9E - Evolution & Ecology of the Kuranda Treefrog – Question Time: Dr Conrad Hoskin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV4preamN2U - Kuranda Tree Frog Action Plan - interview with JCU Dr Conrad Hoskin, ABC Far North, Feb 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkBW1E_BcrY - There is a need to look at strengthening covenants -- ATTACHMENTS - Distinguished Professor Bill Laurance regarding Rainforest Trust application for 626ha Myola Valley http://kurandaregion.org/content/uploads/2017/11/Rainforest-Trust-Laurance-Kuranda-letter.pdf - STOP KUR-World Fundraiser July 2017 welcomes Distinguished Professor Bill Laurance www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9aruVklZJA - Queensland Council Research Map https://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/e5896f3d2910421a93f370617af29eea
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Important International Conventions on Environment and Ecology By Vimal Singh Rathore
 
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Important International Conventions on Environment and Ecology: In this lesson, aspirants will get to know all the important concepts, conventions, agreements and latest initiatives in Environment and Ecology, for UPSC/IAS and all other competitive exams. India is a party to five major international conventions related to Wild Life conservation, viz., Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), International Whaling Commission (IWC), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-World Heritage Committee (UNESCO-WHC) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). You can find the entire course here: https://goo.gl/aptUD2 Download the Unacademy Learning App from the Google Play Store here:- https://goo.gl/02OhYI Discuss the course with fellow aspirants here:- https://goo.gl/dRDGJ1
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Introduction to Conservation Biology
 
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Have you ever wondered what makes endangered species "endangered?" Who decides which animals are protected? Watch and find out! By: Kevin Chang, Josh Hobbs, Justin Qian Rice University To support conservation organizations, check out the following links: National Wildlife Federation Adoption Program: http://www.shopnwf.org/Adoption-Center/index.cat Conservation International: http://www.conservation.org/Pages/default.aspx Natural Resources Defense Council: https://www.nrdc.org/ Learn more about the Paris Climate Agreement: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/paris-climate-agreement Made in Adobe After Affects Music: Quick Musical Doodles by Two Feet Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2eGAfVM Some icons taken from The Noun Project: http://bit.ly/1NCCFQ8
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NRM 101: Definitions Part 1
 
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Definitions frequently used in natural resource conservation and policy course at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
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Indigenous Protected Areas -- Overview
 
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Parks Australia -- Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities An Indigenous Protected Area is an area of Indigenous-owned land or sea where traditional owners have entered into an agreement with the Australian Government to promote biodiversity and cultural resource conservation. Indigenous Protected Areas make a significant contribution to Australian biodiversity conservation - making over 23 per cent of Australia's National Reserve System. For more information, please visit: www.environment.gov.au/indigenous/ipa © 2010 Commonwealth of Australia
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Natural Capital Project and Nature's Benefits
 
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Title: The Natural Capital Project and Nature's Benefits Presenter: Dr. Taylor Ricketts, Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Professor of Natural Resources at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM. Topic: Gund Director, Taylor Ricketts, discusses the Natural Capital Project, which is developing tools for quantifying the values of natural capital in clear, credible, and practical ways. He discusses InVEST, a family of software-based tools that enable decision-makers to quantify the importance of natural capital, assess tradeoffs associated with alternative choices, and integrate conservation and human development. He explains his work examining the benefits of native pollinators for farmers in maximizing their crop production. With the overall goal of optimizing the management of landscapes that allow farmers to make a living while species and biodiversity thrive. Taylor also explores how he is applying this work to the Vermont landscape through the variety of locally important crops and farmer livelihoods that depend on pollination services. The Gund Institute is a hub for transdisciplinary scholarship, based at the University of Vermont and comprising diverse faculty, students, and collaborators worldwide. Together we conduct research at the interface of ecological, social, and economic systems, develop creative, practical solutions to local and global environmental challenges, and provide future leaders with the tools and understanding necessary to navigate the transition to a sustainable society. To learn more visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~gundiee/
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Be part of the action – IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016
 
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Come, be part of the action. Register today: www.iucnworldconservationcongress.org Humanity has always been bound to nature. We may forget, but nature always reminds us. Our current path must change. Last year the world agreed to combat climate change and develop more sustainably. But how can we build this new relationship with our planet? And who will lead the way? This September in Hawaiʻi, top government officials, CEOs and civil society leaders will come together with leading scientists and experts from the field to define the path to a sustainable future. Join them in moving global climate and sustainable development agreements into action. Our planet is at a crossroads. Now is the time to act.
ALL environmental conventions and protocols-1 environment current affairs for upsc 2018 part 4
 
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JOIN FOR FREE ENVIRONMENT GK PDF - https://t.me/studyforcivilservices environment current affairs series 4 for upsc ias uppsc mppsc bpsc upsc 2018 ENVIRONMENT CURRENT AFFAIRS SERIES 4 TIMELINE OR CHRONOLOGY OF International and national organisations, PROTOCOLS, CONVENTIONS FOR ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE Latest Environment Current Affairs 2017 for UPSC Exams, Bank Exams, Civil Services, SSC and other Competitive Exams. Latest developments in Environment and Climate Change 2017 all important national updates in Environment events for the year 2017. Prelims – General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change IUCN , MONTREAL PROTOCOL , The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization  The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held at Stockholm June 1972 CITES-It was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) The Conference aims to control or prevent international commercial trade inendangered species or products derived from them. The Convention does not seek todirectly protect endangered species, rather it seeks to reduce the economic incentive topoach endangered species and destroy their habitat by closing off the international market. The Convention on the Conservation of MigratorySpecies of Wild Animals (also known as the BonnConvention) aims to “conserve terrestrial, marine and avianmigratory species throughout their range.” The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It was considered as of 2010 to be the world's worstindustrial disasterThe Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions or their Transboundary Fluxes by at least 30 per cent is a 1985 protocol to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution agreement that provided for a 30 per cent reduction in sulphur emissions or transboundary fluxes by 1993. The protocol has been supplemented by the 1994 Oslo Protocol on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions. Vienna convention The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC assessments provide a scientific basis for governments at all levels to develop climaterelated policies, and they underlie negotiations at the UN Climate Conference – the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Amendment to Montreal Protocol, 2017 170 countries have reached a historic deal to phase out Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) after years of protracted and at times seemingly intractable negotiations in Kigali, Rwanda accepted an amendment to the Montreal Protocol that will see developed countries reduce their use of HFCs from 2019. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases with a significantly higher global warming potential than carbon dioxide and are widely used as refrigerants, aerosol sprays and in solvents. HFCs have been widely used as an alternative to Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) since the Montreal Protocol came into effect to prevent ozone depletion. Developed countries must reduce HFCs use by 10% by 2019 from 2011-2013 levels, and 85% by 2036. A second group of developing countries The protocol settargets for reducing the consumption and production of a range of ozone depletingsubstances. ENTERED INTO FORCE : 1989 In a major innovation the protocol recognized that all nations should not betreated equally. The agreement acknowledges that certain countries have contributed toozone depletion more than others. MONTREAL PROTOCOL
Environmental Econ: Crash Course Economics #22
 
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So, if economics is about choices and how we use our resources, econ probably has a lot to say about the environment, right? Right! In simple terms, pollution is just a market failure. The market is producing more pollution than society wants. This week, Adriene and Jacob focus on the environment, and how economics can be used to control and reduce pollution and emissions. You'll learn about supply and demand, incentives, and how government intervention influences the environment. Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark, Eric Kitchen, Jessica Wode, Jeffrey Thompson, Steve Marshall, Moritz Schmidt, Robert Kunz, Tim Curwick, Jason A Saslow, SR Foxley, Elliot Beter, Jacob Ash, Christian, Jan Schmid, Jirat, Christy Huddleston, Daniel Baulig, Chris Peters, Anna-Ester Volozh, Ian Dundore, Caleb Weeks -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Convention on Biological Diversity negotiations: Message from IUCN's Deputy Director General
 
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Visit the IUCN website here: http://iucn.org/ IUCN's Deputy Director General bill Jackson gives his expectations for the next CBD meeting in Nairobi in May 2010, and IUCN's support for the creation of a new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Amanda Rodewald: Intro to Natural Resources Management
 
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This video was developed for the online course Environmental Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems. This online course was developed under Assistant Agreement No. NT-83497401 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed are solely those of Cornell University and the individual lecturers; EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned. This video is available for noncommercial distribution. Commercial use of this material is prohibited. Please contact Marianne Krasny, Cornell University, for more information.
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Countries agree urgent measures to stop illegal trade and secure elephant populations
 
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Delegates at the African Elephant Summit in Botswana on Tuesday signed an agreement to urgently stop the illegal trade of elephants and secure their population across Africa. The conference was convened by the Botswana government and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). On Tuesday the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) released data showing that as many as 20 percent of Africa's elephants could be killed in the next 10 years if illegal poaching continues at the current rate. An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across Africa in 2012, slightly lower than the 25,000 elephants poached in 2011, according to the report. "A strong momentum from all over the world is developing to turn this tide and many nations and individuals are calling for solutions that are implementable and will work," said Ian Khama, the president of Botswana. "It is now time for Africa and Asia to join forces to protect this universally valued species," he added. "I wholeheartedly invite your active participation and equally anticipate your unprecedented commitment to action." One of the 14 points in the agreement delegates committed too is classifying wildlife trafficking as a serious crime. "The fact that this was a meeting involving the entire value chain of the elephant situation, the range countries, the transition countries and the consumer countries was unique and very important," said Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). "I think this sort of model will actually be followed in other parts of the world for other species and of course the Asian elephant also," she added. Africa currently has about 500,000 elephants, according to the IUCN. Elephants in central Africa are bearing the brunt of the poaching. But high poaching levels in all sub-regions mean that even the large elephant populations in southern and eastern Africa are at risk unless the trend is reversed, the IUCN has said. "I think it is very important that as well that we take ownership, because having elephants and wildlife is sustainable and it also gives livelihood to communities," said Tshekedi Khama, Botswana's Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism. "If we deplete those resources we also deplete the livelihood through tourism through wildlife and various other ways to the communities, remembering that we don't always start on the same level as everybody else," he added. "So the decisions we make today are the decisions not just for us at our level, but decisions for people who live in our countries." Poverty and weak governance in elephant range states, together with rising demand for illegal ivory in consuming nations, are believed to be the key factors behind the increase in elephant poaching in recent years. The European Commission announced it was spending 12.3 (m) million euros (16.7 (m) million US dollars) to implement any decision agreed on at the conference. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6e2454b519200ab75843efbd87048545 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Theresa Mundita LIM, Department of Environment & Natural Resources, PHILIPPINES
 
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The Philippine Clearing House Mechanism is a website that provides relevant information on the Convention on Biological Diversity in the country. It is established as part of the Philippine commitment to the CBD to promote and facilitate technical and scientific cooperation among the various stakeholders on biodiversity in the country. It contains national biodiversity-related information that is required to assist policy makers and interested stakeholders to meet obligations under the Convention and to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. It also aims to facilitate the sharing of data and information between and among various stakeholders on biodiversity in the Philippines. Thus, regular inflow of information from partners and stakeholders is necessary to maintain the content of the PCHM. It operates through an information technology-based network called the BIOWEB.PH established through a Memorandum of Agreement among different biodiversity partners. Sharing of information is done through a web-based information system. To read more, click: http://www.chm.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=399&Itemid=53
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Carol Yuen - The Role of Civil Society in Environmental Law and Policy in Southeast Asia
 
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Slide 01: Introduction Slide 02 (01:35): Importance of Public Participation Slide 03 (03:17): UNEP - Stockholm Declaration Slide 04 (03:54): Earth Summit - Rio Declaration Slide 05 (04:33): ASEAN Agreement on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Slide 06 (05:43): UNECE - Aarhus Convention Slide 07 (06:39): UNEP - Bali Guidelines Slide 08 (07:11): Environmental Impact Assessments Slide 09 (08:50): Singapore: Chek Jawa Slide 10 (10:25): Singapore: Cross Island Line / Central Catchment Nature Reserve Slide 11 (11:34): Sabah, Malaysia: Cancellation of Sukau Bridge Slide 12 (12:28): Indonesia: Food Law Slide 13 (13:53): Myanmar: Farmland Law Slide 14 (14:55): Land Law Reform Slide 15 (15:58): Environmental Litigation Slide 16 (17:30): Indonesia: Air Pollution Litigation Slide 17 (18:26): Mekong River: Xayaburi Dam Slide 18 (19:44): Conclusion
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Farm Panel: Sharing Experiences: Mike Arnoldy, Brent Ireland and Gabe Brown
 
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Presentation: Farm Panel: Sharing Farming Experiences: Mike Arnoldy, Farmer, Lyman County, SD; Brent Ireland, Farmer, Bennett County, SD, and Gabe Brown, Brown Ranch, Burleigh County, ND. South Dakota’s educational effort to raise awareness about the importance of soil health continues. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service entered into a cooperative agreement with the South Dakota No-Till Association, and South Dakota State University Extension for delivering these seminars with the latest soil health and productivity technology to South Dakota farmers and ranchers. This recording was made possible by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) South Dakota. The December 16, 2014 event in Rapid City, SD was part of a series of statewide events and made possible by the additional support of: Ducks Unlimited South Dakota Wheat Commission Monsanto Warne Chemical Dakota Mill & Grain SARE-SD SD No Till Association SDSU Extension Service USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service To learn more about managing for healthier soils, contact your location USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff or visit the Soil Health Information Center at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/soils/health/. March 2015 USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider
Saving Land, Protecting Water
 
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Land sustains us all. Clean air, clean water, livestock and agriculture, wildlife habitat, personal renewal, and so much more. How can we ensure the land remains healthy for generations to come? As a Land Trust, the Land Conservation and Stewardship Program at Green Spaces Alliance works to conserve and preserve the natural world we depend on, so its resources may be available for future generations. To accomplish this, nonprofit land trusts work with landowners to create a Conservation Easement. This legal agreement is bound to the land, limiting certain types of intensive or permanently-altering land uses. It also forever protects the property from development. Landowners may be interested in placing a conservation easement on their property for many reasons. Some may want to solely forever protect the land from development, or to keep their scenic views. And for some, several tax benefits may help a family keep their property altogether. Upon meeting the requirements for this conservation easement and enjoying the tax benefits for the past 10 years, we are able to keep, maintain and live on the land entrusted to us 75 years ago, with its many oak trees that also provides nesting places for the owls, hawks, and caracaras to reside. To provide more land conservation opportunities to more landowners, Green Spaces Alliance also works with the City of San Antonio. The City's Edwards Aquifer Protection Program aims to protect the quality and quantity of water entering the aquifer, to ensure the region continues to have plenty of clean water as San Antonio rapidly grows. A conservation easement today ensures that the aquifer's vital recharge zone is protected forever, so that future generations may have the same clean water we are provided today. Everything is connected to land. Won't you help us continue our work protecting valuable Texas landscape for the benefit of the wildlife, citizens of San Antonio, and all who call Texas their home? Your generous support is greatly appreciated, and will allow Green Spaces Alliance to carry on our mission of sustaining the natural environment. It is about being part of something historic, something timely, something wonderful.
Rights and Resources: Indigenous Communities and Environmental Conservation #SkollWF 2017
 
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Indigenous people are often considered the world’s best stewards of land. But lack of clear legal rights to property and land use has led to environmental exploitation including deforestation, extractive industrial waste, and pollution. This session will explore tensions between indigenous peoples’ land rights and development–or protection–of the land by government, corporations, and conservation organizations. It will also highlight successful collaborations between these actors and indigenous people. Nicole Rycroft - Moderator Founder and Executive Director, Canopy Mandy Gull - Speaker Deputy Chief, Cree First Nation of WasWanipi Victor López Illescas - Speaker Executive Director, Ut'z Che' - Guatemalan Community Forestry Association Flaviano Bianchini - Speaker Founder and Director, Source International Nicole Rycroft - Moderator Founder and Executive Director, Canopy Changemakers from around the globe and across all sectors gather each year in Oxford, England for the Skoll World Forum to share new ideas, new perspectives, and ultimately, new relationships built on trust and a mutual desire for human progress. Over the span of one week, this community tackles the thorniest challenges through the lens of social entrepreneurship. With their drive, creativity, and leadership, these innovators work tirelessly to create equilibrium change towards a more just, sustainable and prosperous world.   The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world's most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world's leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large-scale social change.   Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions and information.   http://skoll.org/skoll-world-forum/
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CCNL's Employment Programs
 
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Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) is a not-for-profit organization celebrating 25 years of providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage. CCNL's goals are as follows: (1) To help young people gain leadership, teamwork and employment skills. (2) To work with communities and partners to enhance, restore and sustainably develop the natural and cultural resources of the province. (3) To develop and promote a strong conservation ethic in Newfoundland and Labrador.
John Fraser: Environment, Population and Conservation Psychology
 
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This video was developed for the online course Environmental Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems. This online course was developed under Assistant Agreement No. NT-83497401 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed are solely those of Cornell University and the individual lecturers; EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned. This video is available for noncommercial distribution. Commercial use of this material is prohibited. Please contact Marianne Krasny, Cornell University, for more information.
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Let's Protect Our Natural Heritage
 
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To explore the natural beauty and ecological status of Mount Taw Naw (also know as Mount Dawna), the Karen Student Network Groups (KSNG) together with a local person visited the upstream area of the mountain where local people plan to establish as a community forest. Before KNU and Burmese government reached ceasefire agreement, there were no threats to this forest. The forest was protected by KNLA soldiers in the front line. There was no significant logging in the area. However after ceasefire, more logging was done by different armed groups. According to the local people, there was no group who will protect this forest and the rivers. Currently local people are trying to establish this area as a community forest with the vision of conserving the forest resources and the watershed area that serve their rice farms, vegetables, tobacco and other crops plantation. The villagers have already submitted the application to the township Kawthoolei Forestry Department (KFD). Yet, there has been no response from the officials.
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Is Being ‘Green’ Finally Trendy?
 
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Going Green seems to finally be trendy, and it’s doing a lot of good for the world. Trace explains conspicuous conservation, and how it’s leading people to care more about the environment. Read More: Conspicuous Conservation: The Prius Effect and Willingness to Pay for Environmental Bona Fides http://are.berkeley.edu/fields/erep/seminar/s2011/Prius_Effect_V1.5.3.pdf “Veblem explained in 1899 that ‘in order to gain and hold the esteem of man it is not sufficient merely to possess wealth or power.’” Social Class as Culture: The Convergence of Resources and Rank in the Social Realm http://cdp.sagepub.com/content/20/4/246.abstract “Social class reflects more than the material conditions of people’s lives. Objective resources (e.g., income) shape cultural practices and behaviors that signal social class.” Conspicuous conservation http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069613001228 “This paper develops a theory of conspicuous conservation, a phenomenon related to conspicuous consumption in which individuals seek status through displays of austerity amid growing concern about environmental protection.” “Conspicuous Conservation” and the Prius Effect http://freakonomics.com/2011/04/21/conspicuous-conservation-and-the-prius-effect/ “This month, Toyota sold its one millionth Prius hybrid in the U.S. In 10 years, this strange-looking vehicle with the revolutionary engine has claimed a spot among the best-selling cars.” Going Green to Be Seen: Status, Reputation, and Conspicuous Conservation http://assets.csom.umn.edu/assets/140554.pdf “Why do people purchase pro environmental ‘green’ products?” Conspicuous Conservation http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edward-flattau/conspicuous-conservation_b_1198331.html “I bought my battery-charged Prius hybrid vehicle back in 2001 when there were only 12,000 on American roads.” Hey Baby, Is That a Prius You’re Driving? http://freakonomics.com/2011/07/07/hey-baby-is-that-a-prius-you%E2%80%99re-driving/ “Remember when keeping up with the Joneses meant buying a diamond-encrusted cigarette case?” The Psychology of Environmentalism: How the Mind Can Save the Planet http://science.time.com/2011/04/20/the-psychology-of-environmentalism-how-the-mind-can-save-the-planet/ “There aren’t a whole lot of scientific disciplines that haven’t had something to say about climate change over the years — and with good reason.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Linking  Human Values and Natural Resource Decisions
 
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Presenter: Ken Wallace Abstract: Across world cultures adequate food and water, spiritual-philosophical contentment and health are some of the many values obtained from the natural biotic and abiotic elements of systems. Such values, in turn, determine human wellbeing. As pressures on natural resources and conflicts over their allocation intensify, setting priorities amongst values becomes essential to effective planning across all scales. Despite advances in the management of natural resources, scope remains for more explicitly identifying the relative importance of values to stakeholders as a basis for management decisions. This seminar presents a classification of values that has been applied to planning in the south-west of Western Australia, and piloted with the Thames Estuary Partnership in the UK. The outputs from values assessments not only provide information on the relative importance of values, but also the level of agreement amongst participating stakeholders – often with surprising results! As part of the seminar, the audience will be invited to (anonymously) assess the values of the native biota of the Western Australian south-west. Results will be fed back to the audience by email after the session.
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Voices from the REEF
 
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The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Australia is the largest coral reef ecosystem on the planet, the most inspiring, the most iconic and probably the greatest marine World Heritage area on Earth, with outstanding universal value. Over the last few years though, coral reefs worldwide suffered major die-off because of sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies, or ocean warming, a phenomenon exacerbated between 2015 and 2017 by the strongest El Niño recorded ever since 1950 and also impacts of climate change. This short video is a compilation of different voices from different GBR actors who express their most pressing feelings about this global tragedy that could be unfolding before us. In times like these, with scientific uncertainty as to when the next bleaching event might take place, the international community must consider the precautionary principle of limiting greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement and raising ambition. The dangers of climate change impacts on the ocean may result in catastrophic loss of fundamental ecosystems such as coral reefs. Therefore, as the world celebrates the start of the International Year of the Reef (IYOR 2018), it is important to work together to aim for a 2°C and strive for a 1.5°C of temperature rise, only achievable through reinforced management practices, and behavioural change. Find out more about coral reefs here: https://www.iucn.org/resources/issues-briefs/coral-reefs-and-climate-change To find out more about the International Year of the Reef, visit: www.IYOR2018.org and follow @IYOR2018 and #IYOR2018
SD Soil Health Challenge: What's So Special About Soil Microorganisms with Mike Lehman
 
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Presentation: Mike Lehman, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Brookings, SD, on "What's So Special About Soil Microorganisms?" South Dakota’s educational effort to raise awareness about the importance of soil health continues. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service entered into a cooperative agreement with the South Dakota No-Till Association, and South Dakota State University Extension for delivering these seminars with the latest soil health and productivity technology to South Dakota farmers and ranchers. This recording was made possible by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) South Dakota. This December 10, 2016 event in Lemmon, SD was part of a series of statewide events and made possible by the additional support of: South Dakota Wheat Commission Farm Credit Services of America Monsanto Wheat Growers Mustang Seeds CHS-Southwest Grain The SD No Till Association The SD Soil Health Coalition SDSU Extension USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service To learn more about managing for healthier soils, contact your location USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff or visit the Soil Health Information Center at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/n... March 2016 USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider
Help Communities Protect Coral Reefs
 
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Visit our crowdfunding page at http://digitalocean.net/projects/help... Communities in southwest Palau know that prevention of illegal fishing is the most important immediate step toward bringing about healthy coral reefs and productive turtle and bird nesting areas. Fana and Merir Island communities in SW Palau (see FIGURE 1 below) are traditional owners and stewards of their islands. They want to protect and sustainably manage them, but do not have the necessary financial, technical, and scientific resources. Under OneReef's marine conservation agreements (MCAs), communities commit to no-take protected areas, catch limits that prevent over-exploitation, and scientific monitoring of reefs and nesting areas. A second party- coral reef investors- commits to providing necessary resources. Although these parties may live far apart and differ culturally, they share a commitment to resilient and intact reefs. OneReef has successfully implemented this approach at Helen Reef in Palau and other areas in Micronesia. In the process, OneReef secured over 90,000 acres of no-take marine area within marine managed areas totaling about 200,000 acres. OneReef is now in final negotiations for agreements with Merir and Fana. Both islands have intact reefs and green turtle nesting beaches. Fana is a globally recognized marine bird-nesting site. Threats include poaching by commercial fishing operations and, to a lesser degree, over-exploitation by local communities. This project will address the illegal fishing problem by supporting teams of conservation officers with the authority to apprehend illegal fishing operations. We also finance various systems, including coast watch programs and radar needed to monitor vessel traffic for suspected illegal fishing. Fast skiffs are used to patrol and apprehend illegal operations. We also supply communication equipment required to call Palau's central enforcement authorities when necessary. Our objective is to raise $20,000 by March 1, which will enable us to launch new agreements, support conservation officers, and supply needed enforcement equipment. The Center for Blue Economy (CBE) has pledged a $10,000 match, so we're already half way to reaching our goal. The project is part of OneReef's larger effort to put a solution in place that fosters climate change adaptation at reefs with the toughest corals, in places where immediate stressors can be brought under control. Through the agreements we negotiate, communities receive jobs, skills, and healthy reefs. Coral reef investors benefit when critical climate change adaptation tasks and sustainable resource use are bundled, packaged and pegged to a finite investment stream. Combined with an existing agreement for Helen Reef and Tobi Island, the pending agreements will lead to creation of a network of coral reef protection in Palau covering most of the SW Islands and associated ocean areas--a total area of about 25,000 square kilometers at the seascape level when the project is completed. The $10,000 net proceeds from this campaign will be allocated as follows: Conservation officer support and equipment -- $12,000 Monitoring data collection -- $6,000 Community outreach and youth program -- $2,000 Thank you so much for your support.
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How capitalism tries to save nature - VPRO documentary - 2017
 
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We are taking nature for granted, but for our global nature conservation, 300 billion dollars are needed annually, but only 51 billion dollars are raised worldwide each year. Nature doesn't come cheap even if we take it for granted. Is it the time for capitalism to save nature? There are voices to tackle nature management professionally: in order to preserve nature, people literally want to give value to it: capitalism to save nature. How much is nature worth to us? Our planet urgently needs a future-proof scenario for nature conservation and management. The era of 'cheap nature' is over. Our capitalist exploitation has colonized and exhausted nature. The global ecological crisis should not be approached other than an economic crisis. In the United States, the national counterpart of our Vereniging Natuurmonumenten has looked for cooperation with banks and financial institutions. They are now going to eliminate the annual 'financing shortage' of nature. Is that at the expense of something, and what is the return? What is 'nature' in the anthropocene, this era with man as the all-determining factor? In the Netherlands, man and nature are perhaps even more inextricably linked than elsewhere. Nowhere is the influence of man not visible. At the moment, Wageningen University and the Central Bureau for Statistics are mapping the value of Dutch nature to the square meter. In doing so, the monetary value that nature has for people is allocated, for example via tourism, recreation or agriculture. But how do you determine the price of 'natural capital'? Will the 'nature book' attribute the most important value to other things than nature pur sang? The challenge: how we retrain ourselves from time-honored rulers about nature to serviceable managers who stand up for people and nature. With, among others: Matthijs Schouten (natural philosopher), Lars Hein (environmental system analyst), Roel Posthoorn (engineer), Frans Vera (founder of the Oostvaardersplassen nature park), Jason Moore (eco-sociologist and writer of 'The Capitalocene') and Mark Tercek (formerly Goldman Sachs, now director of The Nature Conservancy). Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2017. © VPRO Backlight November 2017 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Daan Veldhuizen English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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What Are Some Of Oklahomas Natural Resources?
 
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Susan Clayton: Environmental Identity
 
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This video was developed for the online course Environmental Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems. This online course was developed under Assistant Agreement No. NT-83497401 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed are solely those of Cornell University and the individual lecturers; EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned. This video is available for noncommercial distribution. Commercial use of this material is prohibited. Please contact Marianne Krasny, Cornell University, for more information.
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JPMorgan Upgrades Cliffs Natural Resources to Overweight
 
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Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources soared by more than 30 percent during Tuesday's trading session. This follows news that JPMorgan upgraded the iron ore producer's shares to OVERWEIGHT from NEUTRAL and put a $7 price target on the shares. The firm noted that Cliffs has 'significant near-term earnings growth' as rising steel prices should result in higher pellet prices for the remainder of 2016. Additionally, Cliffs entered into a new long-term iron ore supply agreement with ArcelorMittal which will run through 2026. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
Climate Finance Insights - Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement
 
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Climate Finance Insights - Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement Interviews with: Barbara Buchner, Executive Director, CPI Climate Finance; Norbert Gorißen, Head of International Climate Finance, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany; Pacifica F. Achieng Ogola, Director, Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources & Regional Development, Kenya; Jay Koh, Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group; Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. Several representatives of governments and financial institutions discuss financing needs, opportunities, and trends as countries work to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement in a summary video. The "Climate Finance Insights" series of interviews with representatives of governments and financial institutions was filmed at a gathering of the San Giorgio Group in Spring 2017. They gathereded in Venice for frank discussions on the most pressing policy and investment issues related to increasing global climate action. This video was produced through a partnership between the ICCG and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI).
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CNHP 2018 Partners Meeting Panel 2: Natural Climate Solutions: Benefits for Nature and People
 
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Colorado’s forests, rangelands, and aquatic systems contribute towards mitigating the impacts from a warming planet by sequestering carbon and providing resiliency from severe climate events. Increased wildfires, droughts, and damage from insects and disease stand to lessen the value of Colorado’s natural lands. Our Partners will discuss their visions and strategies for incorporating climate impacts and natural solutions into their efforts. We will also pose the question: How can we effectively achieve natural solution goals, adapt to a changing climate, and maintain a healthy human community? Moderator: Renée Rondeau, Conservation Planner/Ecologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program Panelists: Imtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist, NOAA ESRL, CIRES/Western Water Assessment Bruce Rittenhouse, Branch Chief, Cultural and Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management George Schisler, Aquatic Research Chief, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Betsy Neely, Climate Change Programs Manager, The Nature Conservancy Robin O’Malley, Director, North Central Climate Science Center
(हिन्दी में) UPSC Prelims: Ramsar Convention and sites: Tricks to Remember: Sunil Singh
 
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Very simple way to remember the Ramsar wetlands in India. Also, cover the other relevant information related to it.
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What does the Paris Climate Agreement mean for land conservation organizations?
 
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The Paris Climate Agreement marked a historic moment in our collective fight against climate change. Since that time, and, particularly, at the recent COP in Marrakesh, countries have been working to frame their climate change pledges. Considering these developments, how can land conservation organizations help their countries to meet their climate goals? Will the Paris Agreement lead to new funding sources? How should an organization start thinking about integrating carbon accounting into their projects? Join the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) and carbon finance experts for a crash course on how land conservation organizations can engage in climate change adaption and mitigation within the framework of the Paris Climate Agreement. This webinar, moderated by the Director of the ILCN, Laura Johnson, will feature presentations by Andrea Tuttle, consultant in forest and climate policy, and Rob Wilson, Director of Conservation Finance at the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Andrea and Rob covers: - A high-level overview of the Paris Climate Agreement; - How a land conservation project may fit into a country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); - The basics of carbon markets, offsets, and third party verification; and - An example of a conservation project that included a carbon market framework to finance ongoing stewardship. This is the first in an upcoming series of webinars hosted by the ILCN and partners that will explore the latest innovations in conservation finance, law and policy, organization and governance, and stewardship. The ILCN is a project of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Language of Nature 2015
 
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February is the month of language for us. This month has an emotional attachment with us. Because in this month we fought to preserve our mother tongue. Our people were martyred in that fight to establish Bengali language as our mother tongue. In this month Nature also speaks out to inform us that Nature is mixed with every layer of our life. Today’s program is about the language of Nature. On behalf of Prokriti O Jibon Foundation we are trying to perceive the very own language of Nature. Today we have with us River specialist and Professor Emeritus of BRAC University, Dr. Ainun Nishat; renowned poet of our country Mr. Asad Chowdhury; Professor of zoology department of Dhaka University, Dr. Noor Jahan Sarkar; and we also have Mr. Muqeed Majumder Babu, Chairman of Prokriti O Jibon Foundation and Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd./Channel i. Today we’ll try to understand the language through which Nature is communicating with us or vice versa. Dr. Nishat, do you think that we can comprehend the language of Nature? Let me start with a metaphor- say you put a beautiful plant on a tub and it was growing nicely in outside. Then you brought it inside the house and out of kindness you kept it beside the window. If you observe it after 15 days, you’ll find it leaned towards the window from where it is getting light. It is saying that I need sunlight to survive, you are depriving me of sunlight and I’m trying to survive by leaning towards window. Isn’t’ it a language? To me, it’s a language. So we have understand the nature. 2-3 thousand years ago when human used to live in forests and even now those people who live in forests can understand the capacity of the forest. They understand the language of the forest. They never harm the forest and its biodiversity. Our production system is ruining the nature. When we cultivate fast growing Tilapia fish in our water body, the nature protests by removing fish biodiversity from that water body. Our natural forest declines when we create a eucalyptus forest. We understand the health of a River by observing its width, depth, flow of water, flow of sediments, river slope etc. If you disturb any one of those elements, the River will react. If you decrease its flow- it’ll decrease its width, depth etc. to let human know that it doesn’t want to obey human command. Rabindranath Tagore wrote a poem named “Nodi” (River). When the River is merging with Sea it becomes salty, as it can sense its death. So the coast becomes salty with the tears of River. That means, the Poet realized but we don’t realize the language of nature. Article 18A of our Constitution states that the State shall endeavor to protect and improve the environment and to preserve and safeguard the natural resources, biodiversity, wetlands, forests and wildlife for the present and future citizens. Now we want to see what the State is doing to fulfill its responsibility. Rabindranath Tagore has written a lot on nature. In his short story “Bolai”, a young boy becomes sad when a tree is cut down. Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose understood the language of trees. Nature is a vital part of the writings of Jibanananda Das. Poet Asad Chowdhury, please tell us about the existence of Nature in our literature. Nature has been included in many ways in our literature. Let me quote from Poet Shamsur Rahman; “In cropland, in the bank of Meghna River, in sandy Char, in bird nest, you & I write alphabets of love.” Our alphabets, our populations, our nature, our weather, our growth in this geographical environment, our pronunciation etc. are like this. Rabindranath Tagore wrote - “Maybe I’ll find, if I understand the language of flowers.” I can’t even imagine what would have happened if Rabindranath could understand the language of flowers. But whatever he understood, was luckily before our alphabets got bloodstained. [6.00] As a result, we have got many literary things (e.g. love songs, poems etc.) to rejoice in the month of Falgun (Spring). But what we see now? We see our alphabets to be mixed with gunpowder and blood. I am grateful to our nature, as the nature has made us to be loyal towards our alphabets. As a result, we have got secular alphabets. For that we are indebted to our elder poets. We find about Rivers in the “Chorjapod”, but whatever it is- we don’t find the same Nature in our literature now, we don’t find the Hills or Sea that used to surprise us anymore. Nowadays Nature is taking revenge differently. Bangla alphabets are now in indebted to the Nature. We have learnt our feelings of love, sorrow, happiness, anger from Nature. Wildlife have language to communicate between themselves and Dr. Noor Jahan Sarkar is an expert in this regard. We probably don’t understand that language and hence, we are killing many wildlife.
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What is NATURAL CAPITAL? What does NATURAL CAPITAL mean? NATURAL CAPITAL meaning & explanation
 
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What is NATURAL CAPITAL? What does NATURAL CAPITAL mean? NATURAL CAPITAL meaning - NATURAL CAPITAL definition - NATURAL CAPITAL explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Natural capital is one approach to ecosystem valuation which revolves around the idea, in contrast to traditional economics, that non-human life produces essential resources. Thus, ecological health is essential to the sustainability of the economy. In Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution the author claims that the global economy is within a larger economy of natural resources and ecosystem services that sustain us. In order to continue to reap the benefits of our natural environment, we need to recognize the importance of natural capital within the economy. According to the authors, the "next industrial revolution" depends on the espousal of four central strategies: "the conservation of resources through more effective manufacturing processes, the reuse of materials as found in natural systems, a change in values from quantity to quality, and investing in natural capital, or restoring and sustaining natural resources." In a traditional economic analysis of the factors of production, natural capital would usually be classified as "land" distinct from traditional "capital". The historical distinction between "land" and "capital" defined “land” as naturally occurring with a fixed supply, whereas “capital”, as originally defined referred only to man-made goods. (e.g., Georgism) It is however, misleading to view "land" as if its productive capacity is fixed, because natural capital can be improved or degraded by the actions of man over time (see Tragedy of the Commons). Moreover, natural capital yields benefits and goods, such as timber or food, which can be harvested by humans. These benefits are similar to those realized by owners of infrastructural capital which yields more goods, such as a factory which produces automobiles just as an apple tree produces apples. The term 'natural capital' was first used in 1973 by E.F. Schumacher in his book Small Is Beautiful and is closely identified with Herman Daly, Robert Costanza, the Biosphere 2 project, and the Natural Capitalism economic model of Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins. Recently, it has begun to be used by politicians, notably Ralph Nader, Paul Martin Jr., and agencies of the UK government, including its Natural Capital Committee and the London Health Observatory. All users of the term currently differentiate natural from man-made or infrastructural capital in some way. Indicators adopted by United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to measure natural biodiversity use the term in a slightly more specific way. According to the OECD, natural capital is “natural assets in their role of providing natural resource inputs and environmental services for economic production” and is “generally considered to comprise three principal categories: natural resources stocks, land, and ecosystems.” Within the international community the basic principle is not controversial, although much uncertainty exists over how best to value different aspects of ecological health, natural capital and ecosystem services. Full cost accounting, triple bottom line, measuring well-being and other proposals for accounting reform often include suggestions to measure an "ecological deficit" or "natural deficit" alongside a social and financial deficit. It is difficult to measure such a deficit without some agreement on methods of valuation and auditing of at least the global forms of natural capital (e.g. value of air, water, soil).
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Shri Prakash Javadekar meeting with Dr Barbara Hendricks, German Minister for Environment.
 
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India committed to pursue and practice clean and sustainable development – Shri Prakash Javadekar Indo- German Working Groups on Water Management & Circular Economy to be set up The Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar has said that Government’s initiatives to tap cleaner sources of energy reflected India’s commitment to pursue and practice clean and sustainable development. As a fast developing economy, climate adaptation measures along with mitigation formed the defining factor in India’s approach towards development. He also emphasized the need to alter the energy mix in favour of renewable energy sources so that a balanced approach towards development and environment conservation could be evolved. Shri Javadekar stated this while giving a joint statement with Dr. Barbara Hendricks, Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, of Germany here today. Also speaking on the occasion, Dr. Barbara Hendricks has said that Indian and German governments held similar positions for the Post-2015 agenda on Climate Change. Both Countries needed sustainable development goals that address all three dimensions of sustainability – economic, ecological and social aspects – equally. Germany was ready to share with India its experience in adapting to sustainable development models, the German Minister said. In a Bilateral Meeting held here, both the countries have decided to set up two Working Groups - One on Circular Economy and the other on Water Management. The Ministers stated that the focus of the working group would be restoration of water bodies, waste management, and more efficient use of water resources. Both the Ministers emphasized that the UN Climate Summit in Lima had laid the foundations for negotiations on a new global climate agreement which would be adopted in the Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris later this year. Courtesy:pib.nic.in
The Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa
 
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In 2012, President Ian Khama of Botswana co-hosted with CI the Summit for Sustainability in Africa. The Summit was attended by heads of state and ministers from 10 African nations, corporate leaders, and other thought leaders, and together they set the path to tackle the urgent issue of growing the economy of their respective countries while also ensuring the protection of their vital natural resources like forests and fresh water. The result: a sea change in the way these forward-thinking African nations are choosing to develop. http://bit.ly/2EOtIRt
Eclipse
 
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I made this video for my companion. We are so lucky to be able to travel through out Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and so many other places. Ali has opened up my eyes to the beauty of nature that exists all around us in Kentucky. We are surrounded by beautiful rivers, lakes, streams, and forests. These areas are refuges for so many plants and animals and yet we continue to exploit and diminish our natural resources. We must conserve our environment. We must act today to halt the pollution of planet earth. Climate change is here. We are experiencing the devastation now. I believe in conservation. I believe in climate change. I believe in a better future. From the Red River Gorge here in Kentucky to preserving our National Monuments like Bears Ears in Utah, we must vote in our best interest to make corporations accountable for exploiting what belongs to us. Big coal, paper, and industrial deregulation and pollution is in part to blame for the cancer epidemic in eastern Kentucky to causing major issues with drinking water down stream... We live in the shadow of industry through low cost, cheap backdoor political kickbacks, and handshakes our future does not look bright. We can make a difference. It starts with your money. Reduce, reuse and recycle... Reducing what you use from energy to buying things that last will change the course of our country. Stop living in a throw away society. I see so much garbage in my hikes and excursions into the country that I am angered. We can do so much better. We must vote with our conscience. We must vote to build up our communities out of poverty and not wait for our fellow Americans to figure it out for themselves. We must be proactive. Services that spray chemicals on your lawn to kill mosquitos don't advertise that those same chemicals run off and poison our lakes and streams. They kill our fish. Factory farm runoff is one of the major reason that so many of our beautiful lakes here in Kentucky are becoming dangerous to swim in because of algae outbreaks. You don't have to stop eating meat today, but reducing the amount of Pigs, Cows and Chickens you consume could be a great way to make you healthier (not only by reducing your antibiotic intake), could lead to less methane released into the air from manure which very much is a factor that contributes to climate change. Ali has opened up my eyes to see how we are all accountable. I have known and read about these issues for close to 30 years, but seeing the state of our environment, for myself, is an awakening for me to want to preserve and enhance it. This issue isn't a conservative or liberal issue. This is an issue that will affect our survival and health as a species. Unfortunately, the Republican party is no longer a conservative party. It pushes for deregulation and misinformation about our current environmental situation. While climate scientist are nearly in full agreement, many in the GOP, who are funded by big corporate interests, want to cut corners to preserve a profit. We do not benefit from the profits, but pay for our apathy. The bottom line is we can't keep passing the bill to future generations. Cheap products and throw-away-culture may seem like a good buy today, but we will pay for it. Ask any economist how much account they take in the environment. They don't. Not until there is a deficit of product do the accounts change and when the supply of food is effected it will be too late. We must start planning for our future and stop cutting corners. Ali has inspired me to do my part. Don't you think that now is the time? If not now, when??? Do a google search on what you can do. Post in the comments on how we can all make a difference. Vote with your mind. Vote with your heart. Vote for a crystal clear blue earth and a beautiful future. Thank you for your time
Views: 155 Ken Howl
EM1 Hariyali Activated Method
 
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EM.1 Hariyali We are manufacturing and propagating EM in India under agreement with EMRO, Japan. EM technology was developed by Dr. Teruo Higa in Japan. EM stands for ‘Effective Microorganisms’. It is a consortium of different strains of beneficial and effective microorganisms, both aerobic and anaerobic in nature. It is processed by EMRO personnel under strict quality standard in Maple Orgtech Kolkata. These organisms are collected from the natural environment and not imported, exotic or genetically engineered. The main microbes are Lactobacillus, Photosynthetic bacteria, yeast. Agriculture practiced with EM.1 technology follows five principles. The principles are as follows: Production of safe and nutritious food for better health. Improves economic and holistic benefits to both producers (farmers) and consumers. Sustainability and ease of practice by every person. Conservation of the environment. Production of sufficient food of high quality for the increasing populations. Framing with EM technology is a way that harmonizes with nature .Hence; it is a living process that blends all components of agricultural ecosystems to provide healthy food to all living beings, while maintaining the sustainability. Benefits of Maple EM Technology in Agriculture are : Maple EM is ECO FRIENDLY,SAFE and ORGANIC Maple EM.1 reduces the time span for making compost drastically Maple EM.1 increases the efficiency of organic matter as a Bio fertilizer Maple EM.1 helps to maintain the soil microbial balance by suppressing harmful microbes and increase beneficial microbes. Maple EM.1 helps in continuous cropping and excellent weed control over a period of time ( 3-5 years) Maple EM.1 develops resistance of plants to pests and diseases and is a powerful tool for IPM Improves plant vigour and induces resistance to plants against drought/ stress Continuous use of Maple EM.1would result in improvement in soil structure, texture, water retention, labour reduction and better yield, thus increasing the profitability for the farmers and conserving valuable natural resources Maple EM.1 increases fruit setting and quality It increases shelf life of fruits and vegetables Enhances both cell division and elongation Enhances key enzymes and physiological process in plants Improves translocation of solutes and membrane permeability Improves photosynthesis and increases dry weight Yield increased due to direct action on pollination and fertilization EM is safe for mammal, bird and fishes. EM is very economical All these mean lower cost of operations, easy application and better yield Our Product PDF ........................................................................................................................................................................ Maple Termin Maple TERMIN for control of Crop Pests The Need: Pest damage in crops often leads to a significant impact on productivity and quality of crop. The use of conventional insecticides and acaricides are the most common method known to bring about immediate reduction in pest populations, increased yield and reliable economic returns. In fact, chemical pesticides have virtually become sin qua non for cultivation of different crops and are often an index of progressiveness of the agricultural industry. But they have significant limitations. The extensive use of chemical pesticides to control different pests has had many well documented adverse consequences. Risk with chemical pesticides –Agricultural and Consumer front Indiscriminate use let to the three sad R’s: Resistance, Resurgence and Residues. Elimination of Natural enemies of pests Upsetting the ecological balance Environmental degradation/Pollution Beyond the Economic: Farmer, Practices and Identities Enters food chain and lead to Bio-Accumulation and Bio-Magnification https://youtu.be/EozzCgHQFv0 https://youtu.be/pDvDCKprGrA https://youtu.be/R-CqaZKBZ4Q https://youtu.be/nl2Anq9Rc2g
Views: 1477 RATHEESH RAJAN
International Union for Conservation of Nature
 
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; in French: Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature, UICN) is an international organization dedicated to finding "pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges". The organization publishes the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which assesses the conservation status of species. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects globally and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy. IUCN is the world's oldest and largest global environmental network—a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries. IUCN's work is supported by more than 1,000 professional staff in more than 40 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. The Union's headquarters are located in Gland, Switzerland, near Geneva. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Lao NEWS on LNTV: The 25th Meeting of ASOEN kicks off in Laos.27/8/2014
 
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VO The 25th Meeting of Asean Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN) kicks off in Laos INTRO: Delegates from Asean member nations and the bloc’s dialogue partners gathered in Vientiane to discuss different environmental issues at the 25th Meeting of Asean Senior Officials on the Environment STORY: The 25th ASOEN Meeting, which was being held at the Landmark Riverside in Vientiane from August 26-28, aims to contribute to the implementation of the ASCC Blueprint by playing a role in promoting environmental protection and sustainable development. In her opening remark, Vice Chairperson of the 25th ASOEN Meeting, Madame Monemany Nhoybouakong, (ມອນມະນີ ຍອຍບົວກອງ ) who is the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment said, the government of Laos reconfirms its strong commitment to implement the provisions set under the Asean Blueprint SCCF, the Asean agreement on Trans-boundary Haze Pollution and other relevant strategies,” she continued. According to her, the government of Laos had emphasised the wise management of its natural resources, specifically forest and water resource management, including the promulgation of the Decree on Forest Protection and the revised Environment Protection Law. The existing Forest Resource Strategy and law is also under revision and expected to be approved by the year 2014, Reafforestation, afforestation and forest rehabilitation as well as all effective measures to curb illegal timber logging and forest fire activities have been undertaken from village level through the entire country Also speaking at the meeting was the Chairperson of ASOEN, Ms Inar Ichsana Ishak, who said, “In this important meeting, we shall hear of invigorating achievements from the seven Asean Working Groups under the purview of the Asean Senior Officials on the Environment. The meeting participants also discussed some highlights in the progress of environmental cooperation, including global environmental issues, environmental education, environmentally sustainable cities, nature conservation and biodiversity, water resources management, climate change as well as sustainable consumption and production. The 25th Meeting of Asean Senior Officials on the Environment in Laos also intended to strengthen overall cooperation between the Asean member countries in achieving environmental sustainability. Along with the meeting, a series of other events were also held in the framework of the 25th Asean Senior Officials on the Environment meeting. They included the 16th Meeting of the Governing Board of the Asean Centre for Biodiversity, the 8th Asean-Japan Dialogue on Environmental Cooperation, Asean-India Dialogue on Environmental Cooperation, the 11th Asean +3 Three Senior Officials Meeting on the Environment and the EAS Officials’ Meeting for the Preparation of the 4th EAS Environment Ministers Meeting.
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Pilot Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Initiative in Cameroon
 
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Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is the fair and equitable distribution of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources and their related traditional knowledge. The Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) concept originated from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) established in 1992 and ratified by Cameroon in 1994. ABS falls under the third objective of this international treaty coming to support the 1st and 2nd objectives, which focus on the conservation of genetic resources and sustainable use of their components. In Cameroon, the pilot ABS Initiative, is focused on a plant, Echinops giganteuas. Echinops giganteus was located in Cameroon by ERuDeF through their previous botanical inventory. In 2012, through the intervention of Man & Nature and ERuDeF, V Mane Fils S.A became interested in the exploitation of this plant. This was to serve as a conservative incentive for the local community in the management of the neighboring Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mount Bamboutos ecosystems. Within this context, the Echinops project was then launched in November 2012 in Magha-Bamumbu with financial and technical support from Mane Foundation and Man and Nature. This documentary therefore gives a panoramic view of Cameroon's ABS Initiative.
Agri+Culture: Following Food from Farm to the Fork in South Carolina
 
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This documentary explores the rise of the farm to fork movement in South Carolina, and highlights some of the folks who are working hard to promote and produce fresh, good tasting, safe, local foods. The rise of "locavorism" leads people to shop for food grown in their community for what "locavores" consider a healthy and safe food source, that wasn't shipped from across the country, or from a foreign country. This film introduces you to some of the local characters that are growing, cooking, and buying our state's bounty of fresh vegetables and meat. The film's narrator, Erin Eisele, leads you on an intimate journey as she gets to know and understand what makes these folks passionate about what they do to strengthen and support farming in our state. Special thanks to the film's creator, Dr. Buz Kloot, for his never ending energy, insight, and vision. This project was created through an outreach agreement between SC USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the University of SC-Earth Sciences and Resources Institute. For a DVD copy, or for questions/comments, contact Amy Overstreet [email protected], or (803) 765-5402.
Earth Observation to support Nature Based Solutions - The FAST Project Documentary
 
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Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology (FAST, 2014 - 2018) is a project funded by the European Union's (EU) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement number 607131. FAST is developing down-stream services for the European Earth Observation Programme Copernicus to support cost-effective, nature-based shoreline protection against flooding and erosion. This short documentary includes the project achievements over the past three years, including: + Presentation and description of coastal flood risk issues, including the perspective of end-users. + Presentation of the objectives and contribution of the project to society. + Description of the different approaches used to achieve our objectives. + Description of main challenges faced by FAST and how they were solved. + Presentation of the MI-SAFE package (including the MI-SAFE viewer). + Description on which services the MI-SAFE package can provide to society. This is a preliminary version that will undergo improvements as new material is generated in the final phase of the project. Creator: Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Flores (Imagina Creaciones, http://imaginacreaciones.com)
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Gender Empowerement in Azraq Part 2
 
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Visit the IUCN website here: http://iucn.org/ This documentary showcases the process of gender empowerment and the implementation of CEDAW agreement in Azraq, Jordan through the IUCN Azraq Oasis Restoration Project.
Kenya: Involving communities in conservation
 
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Neville Omondi, VoicesofAfrica alumnus, Nairobi, Kenya (27 October 2009) Ndaragwa and Laikipia forests like many others in Kenya, have been adversely affected by human activities. The forest's indigenous trees have been indiscriminately cut by illegal loggers and the local community. The Kenya Forest service intervened to stop any human activity in that forest. It was never effective because the institution itself did not have enough resources to protect the entire forests. On the other hand the local community felt that they were denied a natural resource that they have been using since their ancestral times. With that situation a way out was essential. The environmental problems affected the community and the community itself was responsible for it. That meant that the community itself would and should be the initiators of those interventions, a policy that Tree Is Life Trust firmly believes in. The government of Kenya finally gave in to the community needs and reviewed the earlier forest law. In December 2005, the government passed a new law that guides forest management. It empowered the community to participate in the management of forests together with the other stakeholders. The Tree Is Life Trust has helped the locals to form forest managements associations, equipped them with necessary skills and gave them financial assistance. The groups provide labor in the management of the forests including the maintenance of the seedling nurseries. In return they are allowed to collect firewood and graze in the forest without destroying it. With this there is improvement in terms of the forest conservation. Tree Is Life Trust also works with community of the other nearby forests to embrace this kind of resource management.

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