Humpback Whale Population Leaps Back From Near-Extinction — From Just 450 To Over 25,000 — Collective Evolution – December 5, 2019

(Collective-Evolution)  A new study from the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has revealed that the humpback whale population (also known as Megaptera novaeangliae) is growing, and has rebounded from near extinction numbers to approximately 25,000. The researchers believe that these numbers are close to pre-whaling numbers. The study was co-authored by Grant Adams, John Best and André Punt. →

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The Bee Has Been Declared “The Most Important Living Being On The Planet” — Prepare For Change – November 9, 2019

By Mayukh Saha,

(Prepare For Change)  At a meeting of the Royal Geographic Society of London, Earthwatch Institute declared bees the most invaluable species on this planet, as reported by The Guardian in 2008. And along with it comes this disturbing piece of news. If the bees were to disappear today, mankind would follow suit very soon! Scientists and wildlife experts have joined bees to the list of species that are doomed to extinction in the near future if humanity does not do something about its most beneficial insects. →

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Nature therapy as a lifestyle intervention offers many benefits — NaturalNews.com – October 15, 2019

(Natural News)  People may improve their well-being by exposing themselves to natural settings for extended periods. Such a beneficial lifestyle intervention falls under the green umbrella of nature therapy.
A recently established field of medicine, nature therapy prescribes interventions based on increasing a patient’s exposure to natural environments like forests. Also called “green medicine,” its sub-disciplines include: →

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A Pregnant and Hungry Orangutan Has Been Spotted Holding On To The Last Tree Left While Bulldozers Ravage Her Home — True Activist – October 3, 2019

(True Activist)  With the rainforests of the world being destroyed and burnt down at a rapid rate by the human society in order to profit from the area of the once lush jungle and home to wild animals, this becomes another problem for those living there.

Animals that seek refuge in jungles and forests have suddenly been displaced and oftentimes have nowhere else to go.
The orangutan population has further diminished because of land urbanization that they are on the brink of extinction, all thanks to human activity. →

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‘Huge Win for Wildlife’ – Peru Vows to End Deforestation Driven by Palm Oil — Waking Times – September 20, 2019

‘Huge Win for Wildlife’ – Peru Vows to End Deforestation Driven by Palm Oil

September 19, 2019 – Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times

Peru has vowed to put an end to palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021, according to reports, in a move that is being hailed as a “momentous win” for wildlife and sustainable agriculture by conservationist group the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
The Andean nation joins Colombia in its pledge to produce the oil without deforestation. Palm oil cultivation has been a booming crop across Latin America, but has also been one of the foremost drivers of deforestation in rural regions. →

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Sobering Footage Shows Orangutan Fighting Off Excavator To Protect His Home — Collective Evolution – September 17, 2019

(Collective-Evolution)  By now many of us know about the destructive nature of palm oil harvesting. As each year goes by about 6,000 orangutans are killed as a direct result of deforestation for palm oil. According to The Orangutan Project, every hour 300 football fields of precious remaining forest is ploughed to the ground across South East Asia to make way for palm oil plantations. →

Read more & video clip:”Sadness As An Orangutan Tries To Fight The Bulldozer Destroying Its Habitat” (2:05)  — Collective Evolution

Defending the Amazon, Indigenous Rights & Planetary Integrity — Collective Evolution – September 13, 2019

(Collective-Evolution)  As the Amazon Rainforest crisis persists, our inability to protect our planet poses an existential threat to all of Earth’s inhabitants. As the sky recently turned black over Sao Paolo, Brazil because of smoke (thousands of kilometers away) from the fires that is so thick it can be viewed by NASA space satellites, the world’s leaders were assembled at the G-7 summit in Europe, seemingly more interested in exchanging sophomoric insults than solving the world’s most pressing and urgent problems. According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, almost 73,000 forest fires have been documented this year alone. That’s an alarming 84% increase from what was observed in 2018. →

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