Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Animals, Birds, Community Development, Community Forestry, Community Forests, Community-based Conservation, Conservation, Deforestation, Economics, Environment, Forests, Herps, Interviews, Podcast, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation On today’s episode, a special report on the community-based conservation and agroforestry operations known as ejidos in Mexico.Mongabay Newscast host Mike Gaworecki traveled to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in February to visit several ejidos in the states of Quintana Roo and Campeche. Ejidos are lands that are communally owned and operated as agroforestry operations, and they’ve proven to be effective at conserving forests while creating economic opportunities for the local rural communities who live and work on the land.But ejidos have also faced a threat to their own survival over the past decade, as younger generations, seeing no place for themselves in the fairly rigid structure of ejido governance, have moved out of the communities in large numbers. At the same time, the lack of inclusion of women in the official decision-making bodies, known as ejidatario assemblies, has also posed a challenge. On today’s episode, a special report on the community-based conservation and agroforestry operations known as ejidos in Mexico.Listen here: Article published by Mike Gaworecki I traveled to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in February to visit several ejidos in the states of Quintana Roo and Campeche. Ejidos are lands that are communally owned and operated as agroforestry operations, and they’ve proven to be effective at conserving forests while creating economic opportunities for the local rural communities who live and work on the land. But ejidos have also faced a threat to their own survival over the past decade, as younger generations, seeing no place for themselves in the fairly rigid structure of ejido governance, have moved out of the communities in large numbers. At the same time, the lack of inclusion of women in the official decision-making bodies, known as ejidatario assemblies, has also posed a challenge.In order to find out how the ejidos of the Yucatan Peninsula are dealing with these problems, I spoke with a number of ejidatarios and youth from a variety of different ejidos, as well as Rainforest Alliance’s director general for Mexico and an academic who is an expert on Mexican community forestry.Here are the lyrics to the “Rap de Calakmul” performed by 18-year-old Espiridion Gomez Jimenez, as well as a rough translation:Calakmul es una zona de mayor diversidadFlora y fauna y bellas ruinas que son de antigüedadHabitadas por personas increíbles que tenían capacidadDe crear arquitectura de mayor diversidadCalakmul es el hogar de muchos animalesPor montón y cantidadQue se encuentran alejadas de la gente por causas sorprendentesComo el gusto de matarO el trafico ilegal y otrosPorque no tienen cerebroQue son peor que el animalCalakmul is an area of greater diversityFlora and fauna and beautiful ruins that are of antiquityInhabited by incredible people who had abilityTo create architecture of greater diversityCalakmul is home to many animalsBy lot and quantityWho keep away from people for surprising reasonsSuch as the pleasure of killingOr illegal traffic and othersBecause they have no brainThey are worse than the animalHere’s this episode’s top news:‘Rainbow’ chameleon among three new species described from MadagascarVenezuela’s hungry hunt wildlife, zoo animals, as economic crisis growsAfrican vultures under the gun as lead ammunition takes a tollHow an island of mice is changing what we know about evolutionSifaka lemurs listed as “critically endangered” amid mysterious die-offHumans are leaving their mark on the world’s protected areas, study findsScientists highlight 9 potentially new reef fish species off West PapuaIf you enjoy the Mongabay Newscast, we ask that you please consider becoming a monthly sponsor via our Patreon page, at patreon.com/mongabay. Just a dollar per month will really help us offset the production costs and hosting fees, so if you’re a fan of our audio reports from nature’s frontline, please support the Mongabay Newscast at patreon.com/mongabay.Mongabay now has a free news app for Android users available in the Google Play Store. The app makes it easy to read and share Mongabay news features on Android devices, just look for “Mongabay Environmental News” inside the Google Play store.Apple customers can also now receive Mongabay stories on iPhones and iPads, via Apple News, just search for Mongabay after launching Apple News on your Apple device.You can subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast on Android, Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS, and via Spotify. Or listen to all our episodes via the Mongabay website here on the podcast homepage.Luis Alfonso Guzman Sanchez (front left), the 26-year-old forestry technician for Ejido Nuevo Becal. This is a relatively new position within the ejido, and Luis Alfonso has technical skills that the community needs to maintain its FSC certification. Nuevo Becal is an ejido in Campeche, Mexico whose forestry operations include FSC-certified timber, charcoal, and honey production. Photo by Michael Toolan.Follow Mike Gaworecki on Twitter: @mikeg2001FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.