Zanzibar’s red colobus monkeys much more numerous than thought

first_img 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 Article published by John Cannon Agriculture, Animals, Bushmeat, Conservation, Deforestation, Endangered Species, Environment, Extinction, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Hunting, Islands, Mammals, Monkeys, Primates, Protected Areas, Rainforests, Tropical Forests, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation center_img The team logged 4,725 hours over 2 years tracking down more than 4,000 individual Zanzibar red colobus monkeys (Piliocolobus kirkii).Protected areas house nearly 70 percent of the monkeys they found, where monkey groups tended to be larger and to have more females than those outside of parks and reserves.The team also found that a relatively small number of young monkeys survive to adulthood, and they concluded that the overall population might be declining. Zanzibar is home to many more individuals of an endemic monkey species than biologists previously believed, according to a recent study.“Scientists have known about the Zanzibar red colobus monkey for 150 years, yet this is the first systematic study of this poorly understood species across its entire range,” said biologist Tim Davenport in a statement. Davenport directs the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania and was the lead author of a paper published on Dec. 7 in the journal Oryx.The team logged 4,725 hours over two years tracking down more than 4,000 individual Zanzibar red colobus monkeys (Piliocolobus kirkii) — nearly 3 1/2 times more than past estimates. Davenport and his team gathered information on the sizes of the groups, as well as the ages and sexes of the monkeys they found. The IUCN-listed Endangered primate is found only in the islands that make up Zanzibar, a region of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean.Although the recent survey revealed a larger population of Zanzibar red colobus monkeys than previously estimated, the researchers believe that the species may be declining. Photo ©Tim R.B. Davenport courtesy of WCS.“The systematic assessment redefines almost everything we know about this amazing animal, and is now guiding effective management strategies for this species,” Davenport said.Protected areas house nearly 70 percent of the monkeys they found, and the groups tended to be larger and to have more females than those outside these parks and reserves.“The results indicate that P. kirkii is resilient and thriving far better than assumed,” the authors wrote.However, deforestation rates on the island are high, topping 19 square kilometers (7.3 square miles) a year as the number of people living in Zanzibar grows and with it the need for more room for housing and farming. That expansion increases the chances that tree-dwellers like Zanzibar red colobus monkeys might steal crops or that hunters could go after them.Infographic by WCS-Tanzania.The team also found that a relatively small number of young monkeys survive to adulthood, leading to the conclusion that, despite the higher-than-estimated total numbers observed, the overall population might be declining. What’s more, the researchers weren’t able to find any monkeys in four spots where they’d once been.As a result, Davenport and his colleagues recommend the creation of a new reserve to protect the species. They also said the monkeys could be a draw for tourists.“The Zanzibar red colobus monkey is unique to Zanzibar and could be a wonderful example of how conservation efforts can succeed in protecting both wildlife and habitat, which in turn benefits communities,” Davenport said.The study also revealed that only a small number of young monkeys survive to adulthood. Photo ©Tim R.B. Davenport courtesy of WCS.They also advocate shining an even brighter spotlight on the animal by designating it as the national animal of Zanzibar, which maintains a degree of autonomy from Tanzania.“The species could serve as a fitting symbol for both Zanzibar and the government’s foresight in wildlife management,” Davenport said.CITATIONDavenport, T. R., Fakih, S. A., Kimiti, S. P., Kleine, L. U., Foley, L. S., & De Luca, D. W. (2017). Zanzibar’s endemic red colobus Piliocolobus kirkii: first systematic and total assessment of population, demography and distribution. Oryx, 1-9.Banner image of a Zanzibar red colobus monkey ©Tim R.B. Davenport courtesy of WCS.FEEDBACK: 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.last_img read more

Know your ESA: an online resource for Endangered Species Act docs and data

first_imgAnalysis, Conservation, data, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Environmental Policy, Habitat, Law Enforcement, Technology, Wildlife, Wildtech The ever-increasing number of species needing protection, inadequate funding, and poor understanding of how and where the US Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been implemented have made it difficult to assess the law’s success.A free, online platform offers access to and analyses of troves of ESA-related documents and data—including otherwise unavailable materials—on species, agency consultations, decisions, and effectiveness.By making these data more accessible, the platform aims to help the conservation community better understand how the ESA is implemented and where it can improve. Do you know where your endangered species are?A new online tool offers access to and analyses of a wealth of documents and data related to the United States Endangered Species Act (ESA), included species distributions, land use decisions, and plans for habitat conservation and species recovery.45 years of endangered species conservationThe US established the ESA in 1973 to conserve endangered and threatened species and their habitats. It’s the country’s premier species conservation law, but the ever-increasing number of species needing protection, inadequate funding, and poor understanding of how and where it has been implemented have made assessing its success problematic, even for agency staff.The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) administer the ESA for terrestrial and freshwater species, and marine wildlife, respectively. These implementing agencies prioritize imperiled species, develop habitat conservation and species recovery plans, carry out recovery actions, and assess progress toward species’ recovery. Over 2,300 species (including 680 foreign species) are currently listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA.The black-footed ferret, found in six western US states, is threatened by loss of native grasslands and its main prey, prairie dogs, which are eliminated by ranchers in the American West. Photo credit: J. Michael Lockhart/USFWS CC.20The ESA protects imperiled species by prohibiting the “take” and the trade of listed animals and plants without a specific permit. “Take” applies to activities that harass, harm, pursue, trap, capture, or collect wildlife, including degradation of habitat sufficient to impair its breeding, feeding, or sheltering patterns.FWS offers extensive information about listed species on its website, but its data management systems make accessing data and documentation on the implementation of the law difficult for the conservation community, the public, and even other agencies.Expanding access to ESA recordsThe Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI) at the US non-profit Defenders of Wildlife has launched a web platform that integrates a series of free, online tools, data, and publications on how the law is implemented. The tools complement FWS’s species-specific information by making the extensive ESA documentation and data more accessible to other agencies and the public.In an email interview with Mongabay-Wildtech, CCI Director Ya-Wei Li and data scientist Jacob Malcom explained the impetus to launch the CCI platform. “The ESA remains the most comprehensive law ever enacted to save endangered species, yet we often have very little information about how the law works in practice,” said Malcom and Li. “In the past, a lot of perceptions about the ESA were based on anecdotes and case studies. Using data and technology, we’re painting a far more accurate picture of how this law is implemented. And what we see is cause for real concern, because the conservation challenge is even greater than what many in the public believe.”The site’s home page lists (in unspecified order) the various apps, analyses, and papers, or you can select tools from the drop-down menus. Several tools are still in beta development, and new tools are in the works.A screenshot from CCI’s home page showing drop-down menus, brief instructions, and three of the available apps. Image credit: CCIHere’s a sampling of what’s currently available:1— ESAdocs Search app: The over-arching ESAdocs Search engine allows you to search roughly 15,000 ESA-related documents and data on the platform. You use this tool as you would use Google or Bing, by entering a search term—such as a species’ common or scientific name or a place—and the engine lists all the documents it has containing that term. A search for “pronghorn” produced 50 matches of PDF documents, most of which were consultations, communications regarding federal agency actions that could affect the pronghorn population.You can filter the search by the type of document, such as a report, recovery plan, five-year review, publication, map, or even an interagency letter. The tool makes the text of every document searchable (even the thousands of FWS’s image-format PDF documents).“Full-text search enables new insights that can’t be gained from FWS’s web resources,” said Malcom. “For example, the project that resulted in the first-ever map of recovery units (found here) was only feasible once we could search the recovery plans for >1,200 species that have completed plans.”You can also download a spreadsheet table of results of your search, many of which include links to the downloadable PDF documents. Nevertheless, CCI labels this tool as “beta” because some complex searches are still slow, and the team is still adding to it.Those unfamiliar with the ESA might begin with several “Intro” apps that provide brief overviews of the issue and lead the user to answers.2— ESA listings and occurrences apps: Several apps provide tabular, graphic, and map-based summaries of ESA species listings, including the occurrence of listed species by county or the listed species found only in a single state. You can also filter and download data on these “intrastate” species—Hawaii predictably has the highest percentage of these (99.2%), followed by California, Texas, and Florida.Map of states shaded by the number of intrastate (single-state) listed species, part of one of CCI’s “Intro” apps. Hawaii, not surprisingly, given its isolation, has the most intrastate listed species. Image credit: CCIThe information on the FWS ECOS website offers helpful reports on ESA-listed species—including five-year species review and single-state species data— on a species-by-species basis, said Malcom, but does not permit high-level views or big-picture inquiries, such as seeing where in the US all bird or amphibian species have been listed or how the number of endangered species changes through time.3— Analysis of ESA decisions app: Many imperiled species current wait years to be considered for listing, and producing a recovery plan that articulates actions needed to protect a given species can take several years. This app analyzes and presents data tables and graphs extracted from a PDF-formatted FWS workplan used to evaluate and prioritize the ESA listing of hundreds of species. The app enables users to search, filter and sort the information.“Deep-dive” apps, which present more detailed assessments or analysis, are designed for readers familiar with the ESA. Access to some of these requires permission.4— An ESA expenditure app displays data from 2008-2013 from FWS annual reports, with amounts spent on specific species. Currently, the lack of a system for prioritizing funding means that a few better-known species get most of the funding.5— The Section 7 Explorer app displays maps and graphs of data on the 100,000 consultations with FWS by federal and state agencies, as required under Section 7 of the ESA. Federal agencies must support the ESA and “consult” with FWS or NMFS to ensure the development activities they authorize or support (such as road building, drilling, or logging projects) are not likely to harm listed species or critical habitats.The Section 7 Explorer allows you to filter the data to explore consultations for particular species, places, years, agencies, or types of development project. The data include more than 4,000 consultation documents that FWS has not made publicly available, many of which contain up-to-date information on species status, as well as background and glossary of terms for users with limited ESA experience.A screenshot from the Section 7 Explorer app, with statistics on agency consultations with the ESA implementing agencies. Image credit: CCI6— Analyses: Besides the apps, the platform presents analyses of ESA-related data, generated through ESA consultations and other findings, cover specific topics and are presented as reports and figures. Several of these analyses use data from FWS’s otherwise unavailable Tracking and Integrated Logging System (TAILS) database. For example, CCI analyzed how well the FWS tracks the amount of “take”—harming of a listed species—it authorizes. It found that the current amount of “take” is not well known. Despite the obvious importance of knowing how much harm to an endangered species has been authorized previously before permitting future take, these data were insufficient to do so.They also learned that roughly half of the inter-agency consultations reported the geographic coordinates of a project, and that certain regional offices were more likely to include coordinates in their reports. As the platform grows, CCI expects to expand the currently limited mapping/spatial data analysis component.Clearing of forest habitat, such as here in Oregon, in areas critical to a listed species would be an example of “take”. Photo credit: Calibas CC 3.07— Papers: CCI has published expanded versions of some analyses as papers. These include an assessment of species recovery plans that found nearly 25% of listed species lack recovery plans, plans take more than five years to finalize, and half are at least 19 years old. Another paper analyzed data on over 88,000 consultations and found they did not hinder economic development and took less time than conventional wisdom suggested.8— Working Papers are unpublished works in progress that describe ongoing projects, upcoming features, new ideas, and case studies. For example, a working paper on dynamic recovery provides several models to address the need to modernize species recovery plans. The ESA requires recovery plans for each listed species, but many plans are out of date.“Current recovery plans are static Adobe PDF documents that are rarely updated, making them less useful for conservation,” explained Malcom and Li. “We are…creating the first-ever web-based recovery plan that can be very easily updated, like how people update a Wikipedia page in a snap.”The modernized, online format has piqued the interest of both FWS and NMFS, as well as the US Department of Defense, which follows species plans on land it manages, and some of these plans are more than 30 years old. As it progresses, the CCI is writing up a brief analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the various dynamic recovery plan types.The palila honeycreeper, like many Hawaiian birds, is highly endangered by loss of habitat and avian malaria, to which they lack resistance from thousands of years of isolation. Brought by human-carried mosquitoes in the 1820s, the disease has already caused the extinction of multiple bird species. Photo credit: HarmonyonPlanetEarth-Flickr CC 2.0A tool for practitionersMany of the CCI tools target ESA practitioners with some understanding of how the law works.“Part of the issue was that FWS’s internal software doesn’t allow them run simple queries of their data and visualize the results,” said Malcom and Li. “We have stepped in and filled that void. That’s why FWS, other federal agencies, Congressional staff, and the regulated community use the [Section 7] Explorer regularly. For example, the US Forest Service has used the Section 7 Explorer to help answer Congressional inquiries about how the agency fulfills its duty to consult on the effects of their timber harvest and other projects.”Advocates have used the tools to answer questions relevant to current issues in Congress, such as the status of the required ESA-listed species five-year status reviews. “There are proposals in Congress to stop federal funding for species that are behind schedule on the reviews,” said Malcom and Li, “which would be very bad for ~54% of species that meet the criterion.”Learn more about the ESA in this helpful FWS introduction video: Article published by Sue Palmintericenter_img 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 overSponsoredlast_img read more

Five years after zero-deforestation vow, little sign of progress from Indonesian pulp giant

first_imgEnvironmental watchdogs have criticized Indonesian paper behemoth Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) for not making good on the zero-deforestation pledge it made five years ago.The NGOs have highlighted several key problems in the implementation of APP’s Forest Conservation Program, including virtually no progress in addressing longstanding land conflicts with local communities, and the glacial pace of peatland restoration.APP has acknowledged some of the shortcomings in the implementation of its pledge, but says many of the outstanding issues and complex and that it remains committed to its goal. JAKARTA — Local and international watchdogs have criticized Indonesia’s biggest pulp and paper producer for what they deem a failure to live up to its flagship zero-deforestation policy.The joint statement lambasting Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) comes on the fifth anniversary of the launch of the company’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in February 2013, in which it pledged to not destroy natural forests for its pulpwood plantations.According to estimates by Eyes on the Forest, a coalition of environmental NGOs, APP had cleared more than 20,000 square kilometers (7,720 square miles) of natural forest in Indonesia in the three decades to 2010 — an area roughly the size of the U.S. state of New Jersey.Under its FCP pledge, the pulp giant sought to address the criticism by excluding timber sourced from the clearing of peatlands and rainforests. It also vowed to reduce social conflict and seek free, prior informed consent (FPIC) from communities when establishing new plantations. The policy is meant to apply to all APP operations and those of its suppliers.But the recent review by a group of 10 NGOs of how the FCP had been implemented over the past five years concluded that while APP had made some progress, the company still had a long way to go, and highlighted five key issues.The completion of PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mill in South Sumatra — which has greater production capacity than initially advertised — has raised concerns among NGOs whether APP will be able to maintain its zero deforestation commitment. Photo of an acacia plantation in various stages of harvest by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.1. Massive new mill threatens greater deforestationMany of the concerns revolve around APP’s massive new pulp mill in Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI) district, in South Sumatra province.Critics say they are worried the mill will boost APP’s appetite for pulpwood, compelling the company to clear more natural forest and peatlands. APP’s overall demand for wood fiber in Sumatra could rise by more than 50 percent once the OKI mill reaches its initial production capacity, stated to be 2 million tons of bleached hardwood kraft (BHK) pulp a year, according to a 2014 analysis by various NGOs.APP says the company could eventually increase the mill’s capacity to 2.8 million tons a year. But a 2017 report in Singapore’s Straits Times found the mill had been approved to produce up to 3.25 million tons of pulp a year, further stoking fears that large-scale deforestation is inevitable.If production capacity rises to APP’s stated figure, the company’s wood demand could increase by nearly 75 percent, according to the NGO report. But if the production capacity hits the higher reported figure, then APP’s demand could increase by 85 percent.The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), the country’s biggest green NGO, says there is no way APP’s existing plantations in Sumatra and Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, can supply the OKI mill with enough fiber to produce 2.8 million tons of pulp a year.Walhi notes that the government has ordered APP to retire some of its plantations in peat areas for conservation purposes under a new peat protection regulation. The regulation bans all types of commercial plantations in areas with deep peat domes. As compensation, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry will provide non-forested areas for affected companies under a land-swap mechanism.At present, half of APP’s 800,000 hectares of concessions in South Sumatra are in peat areas, according to Hadi Jatmiko, the head of the provincial Walhi chapter.“And when the land-swap policy is enacted, there will be new conflicts in other regions,” he said at a recent press conference in Jakarta. “Because where else do we have mineral soils in Indonesia [suitable for planting]? The land-swap mechanism violates President Joko Widodo’s commitment to solve agrarian conflicts.”Elim Sritaba, the director of sustainability and stakeholder engagement at APP, says that even once the OKI mill is producing at full capacity, the company will not resort to clearing rainforests.“Because of the issue of peatland and forest fires, NGOs always think that we won’t have enough supply [to feed the OKI mill] and accuse us of eventually clearing natural forests,” she told Mongabay in an interview at her office in Jakarta. “But so far, we haven’t done that for the past five years.”And while the OKI mill could eventually produce 2.8 million tons per year, it will need substantial capital investment in machinery to upgrade from the current capacity of 2.5 million tons, Elim said.“We’re committed to our FCP and we’re well aware of the concerns [surrounding the OKI mill],” she said. If supply cannot meet capacity, she said, “then we will lower our production, or import chip.”Another concern highlighted by the NGOs in their five-year review is that APP’s conservation areas continue to be deforested by third parties. Elim acknowledged the problem, calling it APP’s biggest challenge.“That’s what we’re struggling with the most at the moment,” she said. “Our commitment is that after we protect our conservation areas, we have to at least maintain them or even improve them. So if there’s anything degraded, we have to restore them back.”However, Elim said APP had made some progress in tackling illegal logging by third parties, citing a drop in the deforestation rate to less than 1 percent of its conservation areas per year.“But we still want to curb it [further],” she said.Mouley men and a boy brandish their weapons in West Papua. Photo by Rhett Butler/Mongabay2. Lingering land conflictsThe coalition of NGOs have also slammed APP for not working fast enough to resolve outstanding land conflicts with local communities.In 2016, APP said it had resolved 42 percent of the conflicts it had with communities. By the end of 2017, the number was 43 percent. Elim attributed the slow pace of progress to the high complexity of the disputes.“We’re also committed to solving all of our conflicts through deliberation and consensus. And that takes a long time,” she said.In a public statement on its website, APP acknowledged the sluggish progress: “We would agree that we hoped to be further along in resolving conflicts. However we are also committed to resolving conflicts in a lasting way.”The NGOs also criticized the company for not being transparent about the issue, with no information on the number of different conflicts it is dealing with, how many have been resolved, or what kind of resolution process was used.Elim said APP opted not to disclose its data on conflict resolution because of the risk that it might be misused, and thus hamper the resolution process.“They asked us to open [access to] our data, but if we do that then there will be lots of parties involved [in the process] and it’ll be harder to resolve the conflicts,” she said.The NGOs said their monitoring revealed that many communities affected by APP operations in the Sumatran provinces of Riau, Jambi and South Sumatra remained locked in conflict with the company. In cases where an agreement has been reached, some questions remain with regard to the quality and implementation of the agreement, they said.In addition, many communities that lost land, forest and livelihoods to APP’s operations remain unaware the company has made commitments to respect their rights and address their grievances.In response to this criticism and to speed up the conflict-resolution process, Elim said APP had set up working groups in each region in which it had conflicts with local communities, to facilitate discussion for all stakeholders.“We’re opening up the platform for anyone who wants to get involved,” Elim said, adding that this included local communities, NGOs, academics and government representatives. “This has been ongoing for the last six months.”The working groups will focus on those conflicts deemed particularly challenging, which Elim said accounted for roughly 30 percent of the conflicts in which APP is engaged.“There’s a lot of illegal logging, around 80 percent, happening in this 30 percent,” she said.Peat forest cleared for pulp and paper in Riau, Sumatra. Photo by Rhett A. Butler3. Lack of progress in restoring degraded peatlandIn 2014, APP publicly announced its commitment restore 10,000 square kilometers (3,860 square miles) of ecosystems in Indonesia, representing an area equivalent to the total plantation area from which it sourced its pulpwood in 2013.But the NGOs say there’s still no robust plan or clear progress to implement this ambitious restoration commitment.APP says it remains committed to restoring peatlands by focusing its initial efforts on mapping its concessions that contain areas of peat. In 2013, it hired Deltares, a Dutch consultancy with expertise in wetlands issues, to map its concessions using the high-resolution laser surveying technique known as lidar.“After the initial result of the mapping came out in 2014, Deltares immediately told us which areas have to be conserved,” Elim said. “So we decided to retire 70 square kilometers [27 square miles] of our concessions in South Sumatra and Riau to save a national park located next to our concessions.”In 2016, Deltares conducted a second round of lidar mapping to get more detailed data to improve the water management of APP’s peat concessions. The results of that survey are still being analyzed by APP, Elim said.The company and its suppliers have also revised their long-term work plans as mandated by the government under the 2016 peat regulation. That regulation calls for the conservation of at least 30 percent of all peat domes — landscapes where the peat is so deep that the center is topographically higher than the edges. It also requires the conservation of areas where the peat is deeper than 3 meters (9.8 feet) and which contain high biodiversity.The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has asked pulp and paper companies, including APP and its suppliers, to revise their work plans based on the ministry’s peat map, so that areas zoned for conservation under the 2016 regulation can be taken out of contention for development and rewetted to prevent future fires.APP says its new work plans have been approved by the government. However, there are differences between the ministry’s peat map and APP’s lidar-generated map, due to the difference in resolution. The ministry’s map has a scale of 1:250,000, while APP’s more detailed map has a finer resolution of 1:50,000.To reconcile these differences, APP plans to carry out field surveys to complement the lidar mapping, Elim said.A pulpwood plantation on a peatland in Indonesia’s Riau province. Photo by Rhett A. Butler4. Misinformation about supplier tiesA recent investigation by the Associated Press uncovered ownership ties between APP and more than two dozen plantation companies linked to devastating fires and deforestation in Indonesia.The news agency used hundreds of pages of corporate records to determine that APP, through parent company Sinar Mas, had “extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence” over a vast network of suppliers that the paper giant had consistently asserted were independent entities. Twenty-five of those suppliers were found to be owned by 10 individuals, including six current and two former employees of the Sinar Mas conglomerate, several of whom work in the latter’s finance department.The coalition of NGOs believe APP has misled stakeholders about the company’s relationship with the suppliers, and thus avoided accountability for Indonesia’s annual dry-season fires.Responding to the report, APP said it had never sought to mislead its stakeholders about its relationships with its suppliers. It also said it had undergone an independent assessment in 2013 and 2014 into its relationships with not only its suppliers but also several other companies that NGOs said had similar ties to APP.The assessment found that APP had business and economic influence over nine of those companies, and business transactions with 26. “And then there are three suppliers with which we had no transactions,” Elim said.A pulp and paper plantation neighboring peat forest in Riau, Sumatra in 2015. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.5. Lack of independent monitoringWhile APP reports its progress in the implementation of its FCP every year, the coalition of NGOs said there was no independent and credible third-party certification to verify the actual progress being made.The world’s most highly regarded forestry certification standard, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), dissociated itself from APP in 2007, citing the deforestation carried out by the company. The coalition of NGOs called on APP to find a way to revive its association with the FSC.APP said it welcomed stakeholder involvement in monitoring the implementation of the FCP through the independent assessment of FCP progress undertaken by the Rainforest Alliance, various public consultations, formal grievance mechanisms, and stakeholder advisory forums, which are held twice a year. The next such forum is scheduled for March 22.“We are open to work with the NGOs listed in this statement, and all other interested stakeholders, on improving how we report on progress so that concerns can be put to rest,” APP said. 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 Article published by Hans Nicholas Jong Conservation, Deforestation, Environment, Forestry, Forests, Indigenous Peoples, Indonesia, Logging, Plantations, Protected Areas, Rainforest Conservation, Rainforest Deforestation, Rainforest Destruction, Rainforests, Threats To Rainforests, Tropical Forests Banner image: Deforested peatland and peat forest at sunset in Riau, Indonesia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.last_img read more

Cerrado Manifesto could curb deforestation, but needs support: experts

first_imgArticle published by Glenn Scherer Agriculture, Cattle, Cattle Pasture, Cattle Ranching, China’s Demand For Resources, Controversial, Deforestation, Drivers Of Deforestation, Environment, Environmental Politics, Featured, Forests, Green, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Industrial Agriculture, Land Use Change, Rainforests, Social Justice, Soy, Tropical Deforestation, Tropical Forests The Cerrado Manifesto, issued in 2017, calls for a voluntary pledge by companies to help halt deforestation and native vegetation loss in the Cerrado. The Brazilian savannah’s native vegetation once covered 2 million square kilometers that has been reduced by soy, corn, cotton, and cattle production by more than half.A Manifesto Statement of Support (SoS) has been signed mostly by supermarkets and fast food chains, including McDonalds, Walmart, Marks & Spencer and Unilever. However, commodities firms such as Cargill, Bunge, and ADM, all active in the Cerrado, have yet to sign the SoS. Experts say big traders must join in to make the initiative effective.The Cerrado Manifesto is a call to action, and is somewhat akin to the 2006 Amazon Soy Moratorium, which some say was effective in cutting deforestation due to the direct conversion of forests to soy plantations. Critics of the Manifesto say that its top down approach should also include major incentives to farmers to not clear native vegetation.One concern is that the Manifesto and other deforestation mechanisms could force good actors out of the Cerrado, creating a vacuum into which entities unsupportive of environmental reform might enter. Among entities of concern is China, which already buys a third of Cerrado soy. China has not signed the Manifesto. A single tree is all that remains of native vegetation cleared for soy production in the Cerrado. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthIn October 2017, global companies, especially supermarkets and fast food chains including McDonalds, Walmart, Marks & Spencer, METRO, Tesco, Nando’s and Unilever introduced a Statement of Support (SoS) for the Cerrado Manifesto. In that document they called for action to halt deforestation and native vegetation loss in Brazil’s Cerrado.Seen as the uncharismatic sister to the Amazon, the Cerrado biome has been under-appreciated by conservationists, and significantly under-protected by government, for decades. Once seen as mostly worthless savannah east and south of the Amazon, the Cerrado is now known to support significant biodiversity including 10,400 species of plants, nearly half of which are endemic; 935 species of birds; 780 freshwater fish; 113 amphibians; 180 reptiles; and nearly 300 mammal species. Known as an “upside-down forest” for its small but very deeply rooted trees, shrubs and grasses, the region also has an enormous carbon storage capacity, which acts as a buffer against climate change.But the biome, originally covering more than 2 million square kilometers (772,204 square miles), has been reduced by more than half, as soy and cattle production rapidly replaces native vegetation and wildlife.In 2016, researchers found that cropland within 450,000 square kilometers (173,745 square miles) of the Cerrado had doubled over a decade, increasing from 13,000 square kilometers (5,019 square miles) in 2003, to 25,000 square kilometers (9,652 square miles) in 2013. Land conversion has intensified since then.The Cerrado Manifesto is being hailed by some environmentalists as a remarkable advance toward getting the Cerrado the environmental recognition and conservation it deserves. “The Manifesto represents a significant breakthrough in civil society consensus that there’s no need to destroy native ecosystems for soy,” said Glenn Hurowitz, CEO of Mighty Earth, an environmental NGO.But others say the declaration lacks teeth. It doesn’t spell out specific actions to be taken to conserve the region, or to curb new deforestation due to agriculture. Nor has the SoS so far been signed by large-scale industrial agribusiness, or by transnational commodity companies like ADM, Cargill, and Bunge, or Brazilian firms like Amaggi.Signs of the times: Bunge and Cargill logos planted in the Cerrado soil. The support of the big commodities companies for the Cerrado Manifesto is crucial to its success, but hasn’t come yet. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthThe need for the ManifestoThe Cerrado Manifesto does not clearly set out any rules that must be followed by agribusiness in the region. It is a call to action whose parameters are yet to be defined. The Manifesto is aimed at “companies that purchase soy and meat from within the biome, as well as investors active in these sectors.” These entities are asked to adopt “effective policies and commitments to eliminate deforestation and conversion of native vegetation and disassociate their supply chains from recently converted areas.” Since its creation, the Cerrado Manifesto has amassed 62 signatories, mostly in the consumer and retail sectors.Many conservationists arguing in favor of the Manifesto say that new public policies and legislation to protect the Cerrado are not likely to be created or implemented in time to curb the biome’s wholesale destruction. With that in mind, they say that markets and supply chains must play a leading role, which is where the Manifesto comes in.Some supporting the Manifesto believe that its application needs to be modeled on the Soy Moratorium (ASM) implemented in the Amazon in 2006. That agreement is reported to have significantly reduced direct deforestation caused by new soy plantations. Spporters argue that there is a huge amount of already degraded land in the Cerrado that farmers could use to grow crops, allowing the soy market and profits to continue expanding, while drastically reducing new deforestation.They also say that the best way forward is to get commodities companies to make a voluntary pledge to stop buying soy grown on newly deforested land. That would put pressure on growers to make a rapid shift away from forest conversion.A tractor tears up the last of the tree roots resisting crop cultivation. Deep-rooted Cerrado native vegetation helps to improve carbon storage, which curbs global warming. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthCargill silo and sign in the Cerrado. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthCommodity companies key to the agreementHurowitz believes that for the Cerrado Manifesto to be a success it needs to be adopted by the region’s two major commodities traders – Cargill and Bunge – who have been mostly silent on the initiative, and have resisted it, to date.In a statement, Cargill said: “We applaud the NGO Cerrado Manifesto signatories and the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) for taking a stand on deforestation and addressing issues in the Cerrado.” Beyond that, the transnational firm has made no movement.Asked why Cargill has not signed, the company replied: “the terms of the statement of support remain very high level and we await more clarity on the full weight of the expectations from such a manifesto. We recognize it will take all of us working together, especially with local governments and farmers, to develop and implement workable solutions.” While Cargill waits, say analysts, more native Cerrado is being plowed under.In a statement, Bunge said: “Bunge already has a clear commitment to eliminate deforestation in our supply chains, we are collaborating with NGOs, peers and other companies to build and use tools and approaches that drive conservation on the ground, and we are creating incentive programs that benefit farmers willing to engage beyond legal compliance.”Hurowitz expressed his frustration with another major Brazilian soy trader, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). It has refused to back the Manifesto, even though the company is reportedly producing soy in a relatively deforestation-free way.Jackie Anderson, spokesperson for ADM, said: “In the complex ecosystem and economic environment of the Cerrado, ADM believes that solutions to address deforestation and land use issues must be developed in consultation with, and buy-in from, all relevant stakeholders including local farmers, government, industry and civil society.” Moves by the company to help achieve this umbrella of cooperation were not enumerated.So far, the majority of Manifesto backing has come from consumer and retail food companies, with just one supporter from the agribusiness sector, Nutreco NV, a Dutch fish food production company. The initiative’s supporters to date also include 43 retail companies, 9 consumer goods companies, 3 food service firms, and four food processing and personal care companies.A tractor ploughs up newly deforested land. Experts say that there is plenty of degraded land in the Cerrado that could be brought into cultivation, without further deforestation. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthThe perils of delay Tiago Reis from IPAM (The Institute of Amazon Environmental Research) expressed great concern that a delay in clear policy action on the Cerrado Manifesto is causing farmers to deforest as much land as they can now to beat the clock, action driven by fears that a Cerrado Soy Moratorium could be just round the corner.Some say that the implementation delay is due to the inexactitude of the Manifesto itself, which fails to outline concrete policies for implementation. As Ida Breckan Claudi, Policy Adviser at Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) put it, the Manifesto “plans to establish ‘working groups’ and ‘roadmaps’” in order to drive significant change, “but we also know that [such mechanisms] can stagnate progress.”Until these details are worked out to the satisfaction of commodities companies, critics say, it seems the Manifesto could remain ineffective.Two international NGOs, Mighty Earth and Rainforest Foundation Norway, have also criticized the Manifesto for its Brazilian exclusivity. “There’s no technical reason why conservation issues can’t be applied continent-wide, to places like the Bolivian Amazon,” says Hurowitz. “The excuse boils down to the same inertia that prevented the soy moratorium from being expanded beyond the Amazon in the first place.”RFN’s Claudi agrees, noting that, like the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco in Argentina and the Atlantic Forest in Paraguay are undergoing widespread deforestation due to agribusiness cultivation, which needs urgently to be curtailed.Ploughing up the Cerrado to plant soy. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthIncentives needed for farmersSome economists argue against the consumer and commodities driven approach represented by the Manifesto. They advocate a “collaborative approach,” in which sustainably-minded commodities companies work directly with farmers and lawmakers to create a system that is palatable for all parties.This camp voices skepticism toward the Cerrado Manifesto due to its perceived lack of concern for Brazilian farmers. Current law holds that farmers whose properties lie within most of the Cerrado need only protect 25 percent of native vegetation (or 35 percent if their land falls within the bounds of Legal Amazonia). These farmers, many of whom have gone to some length to ensure they are abiding by the law, worry that they will suddenly start being penalized by the market for cutting trees and utilizing land for commercial purposes, even though they have the legal right to do so.Scientist Daniel Nepstad, who has written extensively about supply chain interventions in the beef and soy industries, points out that no financial compensation is currently being offered to farmers to offset the cost of protecting native vegetation on their land.“Farmers’ land value will decrease dramatically,” if the Cerrado Manifesto is implemented, Nepstad warns. He says that the Manifesto corroborates the suspicions of many Cerrado farmers who believe that international NGOs and governments are hell-bent on harming the agricultural sector, taking away their land and land rights.But others argue that Nepstad’s insistence on involving farmers is misplaced. “Giving deforesters a veto over forest protection would be like giving coal mine owners a veto on clean air laws,” says Hurowitz. “It’s a complete nonsense idea!” He believes that large-scale soy growers are the major players who need to be brought onboard in the Cerrado, but they seem unlikely to easily give in to conservationists.Recent clearance in the Cerrado. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthNevertheless, Nepstad asks: “Why don’t we frame this in a way that’s going to work for farmers? Particularly as Brazil cannot afford to seriously constrain [the agribusiness] industry.” Nepstad and his colleagues have written extensively about the importance of financial incentives offered in support of sustainable farming practices. They point to the effectiveness of credit programs which reward farmers who successfully limit their conversion of native vegetation to cropland.Tiago Reis says that he completely supports the idea of such a credit system, but that it’s hard to find the funds. “Current [native vegetation] conversion rates in the Cerrado are alarming – it’s an emergency,” he said. “That’s why we’re considering an immediate [deforestation] ban, and then we can work out financial mechanisms.” The Cerrado Manifesto does mention the importance of creating financial incentives for farmers.One source of incentive financing could be the Amazon Fund, a United Nations REDD+ mechanism (the U.N. Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries). However, the Cerrado is not currently considered for such investments, because most of its land lies outside of Legal Amazonia, a Brazilian designation. Still, experts argue that the Cerrado should be a candidate for the Fund.According to Nathalie Walker, from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), a number of NGOs and strategic partners are indeed working on a strategy for “Aligning Capital,” to establish incentives, business models and financial mechanisms that reward actors that adopt deforestation-free production alternatives.Fires rage as native vegetation is cleared for new croplands. Farmlands don’t have anything close to the carbon storage capacity of Cerrado lands covered in native plants. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthAn animal skull revealed in the aftermath of a fire. Fire is often used as a tool for converting forests to croplands. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthRisk of companies opting-outNepstad, while critical of the Manifesto’s lack of farmer incentives, is also concerned that this kind of top-down corporate pledge could have serious unintended consequences. Namely, sustainably-minded companies could simply stop buying from overly contentious regions, like the Cerrado, out of fear for the potential negative PR consequences from continued business there.Other companies could then swoop in and take their place as commodities purchasers – companies with little or no commitment to slowing deforestation, and who show a complete disregard for environmental sustainability.Nepstad points out that “China is by far the biggest buyer of Brazilian soy, and right now they don’t give a rip” about the environment. China currently purchases a third of all soy produced in the Brazilian Cerrado, according to Trase, a sustainability tool developed by the Stockholm Environment Institute. Withdrawal of Cargill or Bunge might simply create a commodities vacuum which the Chinese would be all too willing to fill.Indeed, European customers currently make up 52 of the 62 companies that signed in support of the Cerrado Manifesto, with 26 from the Netherlands, 10 from the U.K., 6 in the U.S., 3 in Brazil, and the rest scattered among EU countries. China is notably absent.Despite these challenges, preservation of the Cerrado biome remains fundamental to the preservation of global biodiversity, to curbing global warming, and to limiting Brazilian water shortages. So it makes sense for conscientious commodities traders and retailers to use their purchasing power to drive positive change – working with the national, state and local governments to ensure that soy farmers and cattle ranchers don’t convert native vegetation to farmland, but expand their operations into already-cleared land.Many analysts agree that the Cerrado Manifesto is a useful innovation in curbing deforestation, but if it is to be effective, they say, it needs to be acted on swiftly, with traders leading the way.“The Cerrado is a region where win-wins for production and habitat protection are possible,” says an optimistic Nathalie Walker. “We’d like to see that possibility put into action.”Clarification: This story originally quoted a “representative of Rainforest Foundation Norway.” Those statements have now been attributed to Ida Breckan Claudi, Policy Adviser at Rainforest Foundation Norway.FEEDBACK: 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.Mountain top clearance for soy, while fires rage behind. Brazil’s Supreme Court, in its March 2018 decision upholding the constitutionality of the Forest Code, legalized the clearance of steep slopes and hilltops for cultivation. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty EarthAn enormous cleared area in the midst of what was once Cerrado forest and native vegetation. Photo by Jim Wickens, Ecostorm / Mighty Earthcenter_img 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 overSponsoredlast_img read more

Big 2nd quarter propels Raptors to rout of slumping Celtics

first_imgCeltics: Host Portland on Wednesday night.Raptors: Host Portland on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcus Morris scored 17 points, and Jayson Tatum and Terry Rozier each had 11 as Boston lost for the fifth time in seven games. The Celtics are 0-3 since play resumed following the All-Star break.“We have to be a lot more connected as a team,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “That’s been the theme for a while.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCeltics guard Marcus Smart echoed his coach’s assessment.“Nobody is together,” Smart said. “We’ve got to have everybody on the same page doing the same things at the same time.” Still, Celtics guard Kyrie Irving wasn’t on the same page when asked to respond to Smart’s comments.“That’s Marcus’ opinion,” Irving said, declining to answer after being asked whether he agreed with his teammate.Irving also had little to say about Stevens’ comment that Boston is taking too many “shortcuts” on defense.“I don’t know,” Irving said. “It’s up to Brad.”Irving scored seven points. It was his lowest-scoring game since he had three points against Detroit on Oct. 27.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Serge Ibaka scored 14 points and Norm Powell added 11 as Toronto extended its home winning streak over Boston to eight. The Celtics have not win in Canada since a 117-116 overtime victory on April 4, 2015.Kyle Lowry had 11 assists and Toronto led by as many as 31, turning the game around by outscoring Boston 36-13 in the decisive second.“Everything they did took us out of what we wanted to do,” Boston’s Al Horford said.The Raptors have won 15 of 17 at home, where they’re 26-6 overall.Toronto made 17 3-pointers, one shy of a season-high. Siakam matched his career-best by connecting four times in five attempts from long range.The Celtics led 32-30 after one quarter and scored the opening points of the second, but the Raptors answered with an 18-0 run to lead 48-34 at 7:14. Leonard’s fast break dunk at 3:06 put Toronto up by 20, 59-39.“We locked in a little more,” Siakam said. “We got some stops. Obviously, when we get stops we’re dangerous in transition.”The Celtics had twice as many turnovers in the second quarter (eight) as made baskets (four).“I thought we were outplayed in every which way,” Stevens said.Toronto led 66-45 at halftime. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Claressa Shields in another boxing 1st on Showtime MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TIP-INSCeltics: G Brad Wanamaker (illness) was not available. … The Celtics shot six for 30 from 3-point range. … Boston has lost three straight on the road.Raptors: Toronto had 11 assists on 14 made baskets in the second. … The Raptors went 8-1 in February. … Toronto lost both visits to Boston this season, including one overtime defeat. Boston and Toronto split their four meetings this season, with the home team winning each time. The home team has won 11 straight in the series.TITANS OF TUESDAYToronto improved to 9-0 on Tuesdays, while the Celtics dropped to 5-1.FAST WORKThe Raptors outscored the Celtics 29-9 in fast break points.UNDER 100Toronto is 11-1 when holding opponents below 100 points, while Boston is 3-6 when failing to score at least 100.UP NEXT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shadows Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — A lack of togetherness is turning into big trouble for the struggling Boston Celtics.Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 21 and the Toronto Raptors used a huge second quarter to rout Boston 118-95 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN GIVEN SEVEN DAYS TO QUIT RESTAURANT AND BAR

first_imgA judge has ordered a businessman to vacate a bar and restaurant after a long and bitter battle over the premises.John G Larkin and his wife Honey outside Letterkenny Courthouse after yesterday’s case.David Mackey was given seven days to leave the Millview Bar in Letterkenny after a fractious stand-off with landlord and owner John G Larkin. What started off as an amicable business agreement in 2006 ended up in a violent altercation in which doors were smashed in and a chainsaw being brandished.Mr Larkin took Mr Mackey to court in a bid to get him ejected from the premises claiming his tenant owed him up to €150,000 in unpaid rent and other items.Mr Mackey’s barrister claimed that figure was more like €50,000.Mr Larkin told Letterkenny Circuit Court that he could not trust Mr Mackey any more.The Millview Bar and Diner at the centre of the disputed case.The court was told that there has been no rental payments on the property by Mr Mackey since January 17th, 2012.Mr Larkin said he received numerous cheques from Mr Mackey but claimed a number of them had bounced.The premises had initially been fitted with 10 bedrooms for bed and breakfast but Mr Mackey asked Mr Larkin if he could open an upstairs restaurant instead.The landlord agreed and fitted out a new restaurant called Flavours and agreed to give him a year’s free rent to see if the business took off.In December 2010 the restaurant was destroyed by flood damage.Mr Larkin told the court he was never reimbursed as Mr Mackey had never paid the insurance premium on the premises as had been agreed.On March 21st, 2012, Mr Larkin said he had had enough and went to change the locks on the premises.He was forced to employ security men from Dublin as he discovered his own security firm MICAD had been telling Mr Mackey what they were doing – a whistleblower as Judge O’Hagan referred to them.Mr Larkin and his group entered the building at 8.05am and took possession.Mr Larkin then said he phoned Gardai, they arrived and he told them he had taken possession and there was no breach of peace.However he revealed that throughout the day a large crowd of more than 30 people gathered.A small crowd including Mr Mackey tried to break their way into the back door and Mr Larkin said he was injured with a crowbar.“A chainsaw was brandished at one stage,” he said.However as they tried to keep these people out, another crowd were breaking their way into the building through its skylights.Mr Larkin said the men stayed there and it was made known to them that they were going to “ramraid” the rest of the building.He said his wife Honey began to cry and it was then he decided to leave the building.Judge John O’Hagan said he appreciated there was a lot of emotion in the case but that there was only one law on it.Mr Mackey’s barrister Seamus Breen asked for a ten minute recess.When he returned he said his client was withdrawing from the proceedings but asked for 28 days to leave the premises.Barrister for Mr Larkin, Conal Kelly, said his client wanted Mr Mackey out immediately.Judge O’Hagan said he would give Mr Mackey seven days to leave the premises.He also warned Mr Mackey that if he caused any damage to the premises he would face contempt of court and could find himself going to prison.Judge O’Hagan also ordered Mr Larkin to get an assessment of the cost of equipment belonging to Mr Mackey.He reserved the matter of costs and adjourned the case until July 29th.DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN GIVEN SEVEN DAYS TO QUIT RESTAURANT AND BAR was last modified: July 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:David MackeyJohn G LarkinLetterkenny Circuit CourtMillview BarNEWMILLSlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL AND RESULTS FROM THE GLENSWILLY 5K

first_imgPictures by Geraldine Diver.Glenswilly GAA 5k 2014Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club 1 39 15.20 Gerard Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C2 77 15.35 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C3 136 15.49 Gavin Corey SM Individual4 654 16.04 Adam Friel SM Letterkenny A C 5 203 16.10 james Brown M40 City Of Derry6 204 16.12 Pauric Breslin SM Letterkenny A C7 80 16.25 Shane Mc Nulty M35 Finn Valley A C8 527 16.30 Michael Black SM 24/7 Triathlon9 640 16.47 Ciaran Mc Gonagle M35 Rosses A.C. 10 81 16.49 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny A C11 531 16.50 Adam Speeer SM 24/7 Triathlon12 110 17.00 Kevin Ferry M40 Letterkenny A C13 152 17.02 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A C 14 642 17.03 Kevin Mc Gee M40 Rosses A.C.15 144 17.06 Aidan Mc Kenna M40 Letterkenny A C16 166 17.15 john Sweeney SM Cranford A C17 234 17.15 Liam Doherty M35 Cranford A C18 90 17.23 Gareth Kerrigan SM Milford A C19 146 17.26 Liam Murray M35 Individual20 501 17.34 Brian Mc Crea M35 Finn Valley A C21 602 17.35 John Mc Callion SM Individual22 122 17.37 James Mc Fadden SM Cranford A C23 621 17.42 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A C24 202 17.48 Dominic Bonner M50 Finn Valley A C25 103 17.57 Stefan Mc Crossan JM Letterkenny A C26 131 18.01 Mark Hunter SM 24/7 Triathlon27 52 18.01 Darren Price M35 Letterkenny A C28 196 18.05 Paddy Fox SM Cranford A C29 269 18.07 Conor Boyce Walker Individual26 June 2014 Page 1 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club30 209 18.08 Gerard Mc Gettigan M50 Milford A C31 514 18.20 Joe Gibbons SM Individual32 228 18.23 Mark Diver SM Letterkenny A C33 230 18.25 Gerard Devine SM Individual34 229 18.26 John Daly M40 24/7 Triathlon35 108 18.26 Johnny o’Doherty SM Individual36 199 18.43 Paul Mc Monagle SM Letterkenny A C37 655 18.45 martin Mc Ginley M40 Individual38 605 18.45 mark Connolly M50 Finn Valley A C39 92 18.46 Ray Mc Groary M40 Milford A C40 213 18.48 Paul Cosgrave M40 Letterkenny A C41 159 18.50 Dermott Mc Elchar M35 Individual42 539 18.51 Niall Gildea SM Individual43 525 18.51 Paul Gildea SM Individual44 151 18.51 Paul Mc Gettigan SM Milford A C45 134 18.55 Anthony Mc Daid M35 Individual46 444 18.56 Sean McGinley Walker Individual47 647 19.00 Dan Friel SM Individual48 118 19.06 PJ Hagan SM Milford A C49 117 19.08 Barry Mackey M50 Letterkenny A C50 1 19.12 Kay Byrne SW Finn Valley A C51 231 19.18 Barry Gallagher M35 Finn Valley A C52 94 19.21 Mark Cassidy SM Individual53 226 19.22 Olly Duffy SM Letterkenny A C54 455 19.22 Brian McIntrye Walker Individual55 535 19.22 Fergus Callaghan SM Individual56 120 19.29 Paul Lynch M35 24/7 Triathlon57 221 19.30 Cathal Morrison M40 Individual58 44 19.46 Eamon Ward SM Individual59 119 19.49 John Cannon M50 Tír Chonaill A C60 506 19.50 Francis Gildea SM Individual26 June 2014 Page 2 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club61 410 19.52 Mark McGinley Walker Individual62 543 19.56 Patrick Trimble M40 Individual63 128 20.02 Charley Bonner M35 Individual64 639 20.02 Liam Mc Hugh M50 Finn Valley A C65 97 20.03 Ciaran Gallagher SM Individual66 116 20.04 Padraig Boyle JM Individual67 528 20.06 Terry Mc Cauley SM Individual68 60 20.09 Jean Mc Ginley SW Letterkenny A C69 55 20.10 Charlie Gildea M40 24/7 Triathlon70 95 20.11 Hugh Gallagher M60 Letterkenny A C71 83 20.19 Daire Mc Monagle JM Individual72 123 20.20 Clare Keenan SW Finn Valley A C73 537 20.20 Kevin grennan M50 Individual74 141 20.20 PJ Friel M50 Individual75 243 20.23 Patricia Mc Nulty W40 Milford A C76 135 20.24 Mark Mc Fadden M40 Individual77 115 20.31 Eddie Mc Daid SM Individual78 210 20.32 james Gibbons M50 Milford A C79 227 20.32 Sharon Black W40 Letterkenny A C80 216 20.34 Gerard Mc Connell SM Individual81 222 20.34 Michael Mc Daid M35 Individual82 74 20.34 Sammy Johnston M40 24/7 Triathlon83 5 20.35 Shauna Mc Geehan SW Letterkenny A C84 620 20.36 Patrick Mc Nulty SM Individual85 250 20.37 Joseph Mc Dyre JM Individual86 148 20.38 Kevin Higgins SM Individual87 50 20.39 Carl Kelly M35 Individual88 646 20.41 John Mc Carron M40 24/7 Triathlon89 265 20.43 Conor Faul Walker Individual90 84 20.45 Anthony Murray M60 Individual91 3 20.46 Garvin Boyce M40 Individual26 June 2014 Page 3 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club92 612 20.49 Gerard Dorrian SM Individual93 67 20.50 Chris Nee M40 Individual94 653 20.51 michael Gallagher M40 Individual95 397 20.55 Jonathan Martin Walker Individual96 656 20.58 Deirdre Diver SW Letterkenny A C97 244 21.00 Matt Hogan M40 Milford A C98 601 21.02 Brian Mc Bride M60 Letterkenny A C99 102 21.04 Gabriel Mc Crossan M50 Letterkenny A C100 590 21.06 Jason Shiels Walker Individual101 88 21.08 Maeve Callaghan SW Letterkenny A C102 214 21.10 Charlie O’Donnell M35 Individual103 72 21.12 Chris Ashmore M40 Individual104 207 21.13 Sabrina mackey W40 24/7 Triathlon105 99 21.16 Terence Shiels SM Individual106 62 21.19 Noel Mc Cormick M40 Individual107 82 21.21 Dermot Boyle SM Killybegs A C108 153 21.22 Mary Hippsley W40 Finn Valley A C109 124 21.22 Michelle Hunter SW Finn Valley A C110 198 21.22 Richard Raymond M50 Letterkenny A C111 248 21.25 Bernard Mc Dyre M50 Individual112 631 21.27 Angus Hunter M40 Individual113 158 21.30 Finn Begley W40 Letterkenny A C114 456 21.31 Sean McGinley Walker Individual115 633 21.35 Leigh Crerand SM Individual116 10 21.37 Jeanette Maguire SW 24/7 Triathlon117 121 21.38 Serena Mc Daid SW Letterkenny A C118 127 21.41 Owen Coyle M50 Rosses A.C.119 211 21.42 Colette Mc Elwaine W35 Milford A C120 629 21.43 Pat Brady M50 Individual121 68 21.44 Amanda Mc Fadden SW Individual122 177 21.44 Martin Robinson M40 Milford A C26 June 2014 Page 4 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club123 18 21.49 John Hughes M50 Individual124 51 21.51 Ciaran Liddy M35 Letterkenny A C125 56 21.51 Patrick Mc Fadden SM Individual126 161 21.52 Paul Sweeney M40 Individual127 242 21.52 Collie O’Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C128 13 21.58 Hugh Ferry SM Individual129 412 21.59 Mark Bonner Walker Individual130 156 22.00 Vera Haughey W50 Tír Chonaill A C131 197 22.05 Pat Byrne M50 Killybegs A C132 652 22.08 Patrick Dunleavey M35 Letterkenny A C133 217 22.11 Sean O’Donnell M50 Milford A C134 53 22.12 Liam Mc Mullan M40 Individual135 274 22.16 Owen Collum Walker Individual136 630 22.17 Declan Mc Elwaine SM Individual137 645 22.18 Patrick Mc Monagle M40 Individual138 69 22.19 Lorraine Mc Daid SW Individual139 401 22.20 Oisin Randles Walker Individual140 149 22.21 Eilis Mc Clafferty SW Individual141 457 22.22 Orla Newell Walker Individual142 662 22.34 jonathan Mullen M40 Individual143 65 22.34 Imelda Gallagher W40 Individual144 7 22.36 Eimear Bradley SW Individual145 628 22.37 Brendan Sheridan M40 Individual146 125 22.42 Jackie Harvey W55 Tír Chonaill A C147 113 22.45 Gary Mc Daid M35 Individual148 513 22.45 Regina Gallagher SW Individual149 472 22.46 Sean McGinley Walker Individual150 232 22.48 Michelle Delaney SW Individual151 137 22.51 Dougie – M40 Individual152 186 22.52 Jason Flood Walker Individual153 236 22.55 Catherine Gallagher SW Individual26 June 2014 Page 5 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club154 114 22.55 Margaret Mc Glynn SW Individual155 176 22.59 ita Mc Gettigan W40 Milford A C156 592 22.59 Kealan Dunleavey Walker Individual157 63 23.00 Sean Mc Devitt M40 Individual158 64 23.04 Mary Gallagher W50 Individual159 17 23.06 Rosaleen Doherty W35 Letterkenny A C160 139 23.16 Mark Scott SM Individual161 607 23.20 Evelyn Mc Geehan W40 Finn Valley A C162 160 23.21 Pauline Sweeney W40 Individual163 613 23.21 Aidan Dorrian JM Individual164 192 23.22 Adrian Hards M40 Individual165 328 23.23 Neil Martin Walker Individual166 518 23.28 Tara Callaghan SW Individual167 721 23.28 Gary Mc Monagle SM Individual168 583 23.30 Conor Gallagher Walker Individual169 129 23.31 Martin Langan M40 Convoy170 512 23.33 Sinead Campbell SW Individual171 247 23.34 John Mc Ginley M60 Individual172 663 23.36 Marie Mullen W40 Individual173 107 23.37 Grace Friel W40 Milford A C174 174 23.37 Angela Mc Namee SW Individual175 20 23.43 Mark Doherty JM Individual176 25 23.44 Kieron Boyle M40 Individual177 96 23.45 Gloria Donaghey W55 Finn Valley A C178 526 23.46 Francesca patton SW Convoy179 505 23.47 amanda Mc Nulty W35 24/7 Triathlon180 75 23.48 Danny Gallagher M40 Individual181 61 23.49 Phillip Connolly M60 Letterkenny A C182 201 23.50 Jonathan Wilson SM Individual183 536 23.51 Arthur Lynch SM Individual184 273 23.51 Sean Collum Walker Individual26 June 2014 Page 6 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club185 529 23.52 Jack Brennan SM Individual186 9 23.52 Thomas Simmons SM Individual187 657 23.52 Denise Mc Gahern SW Finn Valley A C188 218 23.53 Alison Studdart SW Individual189 651 23.54 Mairead Jennings W40 Individual190 321 23.55 Reid Kelly Walker Individual191 641 23.56 mark Gildea SM Individual192 353 24.00 Danny McFadden Walker Individual193 658 24.04 marie Mc Colgan W40 Finn Valley A C194 223 24.07 Lisa Mc Glynn SW Individual195 500 24.10 Brian Doherty Walker Individual196 241 24.11 Darren Mc Ginley SM Individual197 604 24.16 Olivia Gillen SW Convoy198 6 24.25 Lisa Doherty SW 24/7 Triathlon199 220 24.28 Cathal Gallagher SM Individual200 544 24.31 Goretti Marley SW Finn Valley A C201 173 24.31 Eoin Sheehy M35 Individual202 294 24.33 Conor Mc Ginty Walker Individual203 509 24.34 Helene Mc Menamin W40 Individual204 206 24.38 PJ Sweeney M55 Finn Valley A C205 618 24.41 greta Toye W40 Individual206 619 24.41 james Toye M40 Individual207 329 24.42 Sean Martin Walker Individual208 533 24.43 Gary Price SM Individual209 466 24.47 Oisin McDaid Walker Individual210 89 24.52 Bernie Gallagher W35 Milford A C211 171 24.53 Darina Ferry W40 Milford A C212 172 24.54 Declan Friel M40 Milford A C213 48 24.55 John Hall M40 Individual214 392 24.55 Jude Hards Walker Individual215 239 24.57 Angela Trimble W40 Individual26 June 2014 Page 7 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club216 78 25.00 Billy Broderick M50 Killybegs A C217 617 25.00 martin Mc Kelvey M40 Individual218 293 25.04 Daithi Gallagher Walker Individual219 101 25.05 Ciara Donnelly SW Individual220 550 25.06 Eva Brennan Walker Individual221 673 25.07 Conor Mc Daid JM Individual222 402 25.09 Cian Randles Walker Individual223 493 25.10 Caoimhe Friel Walker Individual224 632 25.11 Henry Gallagher M35 Individual225 15 25.15 Brian Gormley M35 Individual226 100 25.22 AnneMarie Harold W40 Individual227 140 25.23 Frank Roache M40 Individual228 661 25.23 Sonya O’Donnell W40 Finn Valley A C229 11 25.25 MArie Mc Fadden SW Individual230 26 25.26 Anne Sweeney SW Individual231 24 25.27 Martina Mc Grenra W35 Individual232 23 25.34 Marcella Mc Grenra SW Individual233 451 25.37 Mandy Kelly Walker Individual234 361 25.40 Kyle Canning Walker Individual235 659 25.41 Bernie Crossan W40 Finn Valley A C236 16 25.43 Bridgeen Doherty W35 Letterkenny A C237 608 25.45 Eileen Morning W40 Individual238 664 25.48 Anne Kelly W40 Individual239 104 25.49 Dympna Bonner W40 Individual240 660 25.52 james doherty JM Individual241 130 25.54 Jackie Ireland W50 Letterkenny A C242 635 25.55 Dessie Mc Laughlin M40 Individual243 42 25.56 Brian Mc Hugh M40 Individual244 672 25.56 Lorraine Duffy W35 Individual245 126 26.16 Gerry Burke M50 Individual246 610 26.17 Paddy Gaffey SM Individual26 June 2014 Page 8 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club247 504 26.18 Denise Mc Bride W40 24/7 Triathlon248 59 26.19 Labhaoise Maguire W40 Individual249 46 26.20 Paul Lapsley M40 Individual250 245 26.21 Rory Reynolds M35 Individual251 245 26.21 Georgie Chan M40 Individual252 40 26.26 Fiona Temple W35 Individual253 665 26.27 Noleen Doogan W40 Individual254 208 26.28 amanda Mc Grath W35 Individual255 145 26.29 Clare Callaghan W35 Individual256 371 26.37 Philip McGee Walker Individual257 289 26.38 Tiernan Boyle Walker Individual258 357 26.40 Brian Marley Walker Individual259 219 26.47 Bernie Molloy SW Individual260 538 26.49 Gerry Durning M50 Individual261 112 26.50 Caoimhin marley JM Individual262 475 26.55 Evan Duddy Walker Individual263 541 26.55 Oliver Gallagher SM Individual264 147 26.55 Conor Mc Hugh JM Individual265 666 26.56 Shauna Moloney W40 24/7 Triathlon266 224 27.04 Cathy Harvey W45 Individual267 195 27.06 Denis Sheridan M50 Milford A C268 320 27.09 Jake Kelly Walker Individual269 22 27.11 Gerard Walsh M40 Individual270 254 27.13 Shane Devine Walker Individual271 415 27.15 Jack McGlynn Walker Individual272 400 27.17 Tanya Harvey Walker Individual273 70 27.19 Sinead Boyce W35 Individual274 175 27.20 Stephanie Dunleavey W40 Individual275 257 27.21 Eoghan Scott Walker Individual276 297 27.23 Daire Maguire Walker Individual277 76 27.24 Phyllis Lecky W40 Individual26 June 2014 Page 9 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club278 302 27.27 Eileen Quinn Walker Individual279 516 27.29 Francis O’Brien M40 Individual280 519 27.37 Eileen Dorrian W40 Individual281 142 27.38 Diane Mc Garrigle W35 Finn Valley A C282 422 27.40 Ben O’Connor Walker Individual283 79 27.43 Deirdre Mc Cloone W35 Individual284 476 27.44 Jack Harkin Walker Individual285 388 27.48 Darragh Enright Walker Individual286 200 27.49 Benny Sweeney M40 Convoy287 542 27.52 Cormac Gallen SM Individual288 143 27.53 Deirdre Browne W35 Finn Valley A C289 71 27.54 Miriam O’Donnell W40 Individual290 488 27.55 Shane McDaid Walker Individual291 497 27.56 Eamon Langan Walker Individual292 316 27.57 Jack Mc Glynn Walker Individual293 105 27.58 Packie Bonner M40 Individual294 508 27.59 Ciaran Mc Devitt SM Individual295 530 28.04 Shauna Walsh W35 Individual296 558 28.05 Orla Gallagher Walker Individual297 534 28.06 Agnes Ryan SW Milford A C298 45 28.07 Claire Bohan SW Individual299 205 28.08 Charlie Kane M50 Individual300 111 28.09 Stuart Friel SM Individual301 495 28.10 Oisin Gallagher Walker Individual302 29 28.11 Noreen Fagan W40 Individual303 311 28.12 Danny Hall Walker Individual304 215 28.13 Brid Mc Hugh SW Individual305 492 28.14 Aiden Friel Walker Individual306 373 28.15 Katie McGee Walker Individual307 491 28.16 Darren Friel Walker Individual308 87 28.17 Caoimhe Wherity SW Individual26 June 2014 Page 10 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club309 611 28.18 mary Gallagher SW Individual310 650 28.19 Stella Mc Cole W35 Individual311 626 28.22 Catherine Doherty W40 Individual312 66 28.26 Liam Dorrian SM Individual313 212 28.27 Ann Doherty W55 Milford A C314 503 28.32 Rita Conway W50 Individual315 699 28.33 Ann McMonagle Walker Individual316 502 28.34 Maria Mc Ginley SW Individual317 603 28.35 Mairead Mc Dermott SW Individual318 303 28.36 Rebecca Fletcher Walker Individual319 19 28.37 Corina Gibbons JW Individual320 237 28.42 Rosanna Byrne SW Individual321 634 28.47 mary Mc Gettigan W40 Individual322 391 28.50 Imogen Hards Walker Individual323 36 28.53 Bernie O’Donnell W40 Milford A C324 627 28.59 Maureen Mc Brearty SW Individual325 561 29.03 Ethan Spratt Walker Individual326 532 29.04 Pauline Dowds SW Finn Valley A C327 38 29.05 Katrina Mc Daid W35 Individual328 283 29.08 Colette Carberry Walker Individual329 138 29.09 Christine Barron W40 Finn Valley A C330 93 29.12 Avril Larkin W40 Individual331 327 29.13 Matthew Price Walker Individual332 360 29.16 Clare Mulrennan Walker Individual333 450 29.18 John Quinn Walker Individual334 389 29.20 Matthew Enright Walker Individual335 162 29.24 Naoise Enright M40 Letterkenny A C336 14 29.24 Karen Mc Hugh SW Individual337 35 29.25 Josie Gallagher W40 Individual338 616 29.26 Sophia Kelly W40 Individual339 622 29.27 Andrea Doherty W35 Individual26 June 2014 Page 11 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club340 165 29.28 Annette Duddy W40 Individual341 170 29.29 Nicola Bonner SW Individual342 669 29.30 Rose Stockdale SW Individual343 515 29.31 Deirdre Horan W40 Individual344 572 29.32 Matthew Gallagher Walker Letterkenny A C345 668 29.33 emma Gordon SW Individual346 348 29.34 Aiveen Randles Walker Individual347 458 29.35 Joanne Gallagher Walker Individual348 421 29.40 Conor McMonagle Walker Individual349 588 29.40 Annemarie Gallagher Walker Individual350 290 29.41 Caomhghin Boyle Walker Individual351 155 29.51 Catherine Cullen SW Individual352 599 29.52 Conor Aitken Walker Individual353 511 29.52 Catherine Deeney SW Individual354 609 29.55 Cecilia Sheridan SW Individual355 494 30.01 Nadine Friel Walker Individual356 184 30.01 Kyle McGarrigle Walker Individual357 54 30.08 Louise Dowling W40 Individual358 157 30.09 Una Kelly SW Individual359 271 30.12 Lee Boyce Walker Individual360 520 30.17 Mary Mc Brearty SW Individual361 469 30.22 Kyle Lynch Walker Individual362 358 30.22 Aine Duddy Walker Individual363 649 30.22 Donna Mc Gettigan W35 Individual364 595 30.26 Darragh Dunleavey Walker Individual365 27 30.33 Fiona Mc Connell W40 Individual366 411 30.33 Megan Bonner Walker Individual367 594 30.33 June Dunleavey Walker Individual368 179 30.42 Marnie Duffy W40 Individual369 178 30.50 jarlath Duffy M40 24/7 Triathlon370 336 30.55 Caolan Doherty Walker Individual26 June 2014 Page 12 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club371 403 30.56 Peter Russell Walker Individual372 523 30.57 Cathy Mc Glynn SW Individual373 194 31.00 Paul Russell SM Individual374 169 31.00 Annmarie Gallagher SW Individual375 484 31.01 Cillian Bonner Walker Individual376 524 31.16 mary Bonner SW Individual377 470 31.17 Adam Lynch Walker Individual378 582 31.23 Mhairi Clare McDaid Walker Individual379 667 31.24 Janet Mc Crudden SW Individual380 648 31.24 Georgina Mc Crudden SW Individual381 507 31.42 Michelle Rankin W40 Individual382 154 31.44 Avril Mc Mullen SW Individual383 256 31.45 Maria Carberry Walker Individual384 73 31.45 Catherine Brogan W40 Individual385 591 31.46 Caitlyn Ward Walker Individual386 636 31.49 Shelly Ward W40 Individual387 109 31.50 Claire Mc Bride SW Individual388 414 31.52 Shannon McGlynn Walker Individual389 334 31.55 Michael Doherty Walker Individual390 58 32.09 Julie Gaffney SW Individual391 485 32.09 Amanda Bonner Walker Individual392 312 32.11 Lauren Hall Walker Individual393 356 32.17 Emmet Browne Walker Individual394 712 32.23 Mikey McLaughlin Walker Individual395 540 32.24 Lorraine Gildea SW Individual396 396 32.26 Paul Crerand Walker Individual397 614 32.27 Anthony Carr M35 Individual398 318 32.28 Brigin Kelly Walker Individual399 319 32.29 Darcy Kelly Walker Individual400 615 32.32 Colette Bonner W35 Individual401 34 32.35 Mary Duddy W40 Individual26 June 2014 Page 13 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club402 167 32.37 Riaghan Mc Hugh W35 Individual403 477 32.38 Caitriona Duddy Walker Individual404 341 32.43 Aoife Gallagher Walker Individual405 701 32.48 Eithne Wallace Walker Individual406 510 32.51 Bernie Brennan SW Individual407 31 32.56 Anne Quinn SW Individual408 225 33.02 martina Mc Groarty SW Individual409 301 33.02 Niamh Quinn Walker Individual410 337 33.07 Aoife Campbell Walker Individual411 490 33.10 Mia Hunter Walker Individual412 259 33.12 Aine Carberry Walker Individual413 335 33.13 Cian Carberry Walker Individual414 37 33.13 Brendan Walsh M40 Individual415 98 33.18 Leonie Gallagher SW Individual416 517 33.20 martin Mc Brearty M50 Individual417 433 33.25 Leanne Gordon Walker Individual418 637 33.29 marina Cassidy W50 Individual419 638 33.33 Cathy nee W50 Individual420 235 33.41 Rosemarie Moore SW Individual421 106 33.41 Lisa Mackey SW Individual422 390 33.45 aoife Marley Walker Individual423 261 33.47 Amanda Gallagher Walker Individual424 308 33.48 Brid Mc Daid Walker Individual425 32 33.52 Evelyn Mc Bride SW Individual426 278 33.54 Marie Conaghan Walker Individual427 306 33.59 John Lapsley Walker Individual428 325 34.02 Caolan Glackin Walker Individual429 21 34.09 Philomena Walsh W35 Individual430 439 34.12 Teresa Crawford Walker Individual431 467 34.12 Maria Lynch Walker Individual432 376 34.18 Shane Doherty Walker Individual26 June 2014 Page 14 of 21Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club433 258 34.22 Cliona Doherty 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GLENSWILLY 5K was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:5kathleticsglenswillynewspicture specialSportlast_img read more

A soybean that adds value during times of lower commodity prices

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As a premium crop, high oleic soybeans can be especially beneficial to farmers in Ohio facing lower commodity prices this season. By offering the combination of strong yield performance and an opportunity to meet growing food industry needs, high oleic soybeans enable farmers to seek out higher profit potential.The soy checkoff notes that high oleic soybeans are bred with the same agronomic trait and disease packages that farmers expect in their other soybean varieties. Because they yield on par with, or better than, commodity soybeans, farmers don’t have to choose between growing top-performing varieties and providing a product that processors and end users demand.In addition, because the oil offers higher value for end users, processors offer farmers a premium to grow high oleic soybeans, resulting in higher profit opportunities. Premiums are based on what the end user will pay for the oil.In the audio above, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with USB farmer-leader  and early high oliec adopter John Motter from Jenera, Ohio about the way these premium soybeans have performed on his farm.In Ohio, high oleic soybeans are accepted by Bunge and Cargill.  Contracts will be opening soon for the 2016 growing season. For more information about high oleic soybeans and to find specific delivery locations visit www.soyinnovation.com.last_img read more

An Energy Efficiency Showcase for Dow and Collaborators

first_imgEven if it attracts significant buyer interest, “Vision Zero,” a recently completed energy efficient house in Bay City, Michigan, is unlikely to be sold for at least a year, say those who collaborated on the project. Vision Zero is – like a lot of other new builds that have popped up to help market energy efficient construction, retrofits, and materials – a demonstration home first and piece of housing inventory second.The Dow Chemical Company and Saginaw-based builder Cobblestone Homes joined forces with several other local contractors and suppliers to construct the 1,752-sq.-ft. three-bedroom/two-bath ranch-style house. It is being presented as Michigan’s first net zero energy single-family dwelling, but also as a destination for people who want to learn about energy efficient construction and materials and appliances that can be used to improve the performance of existing homes.A no-holds-barred approachThe house is packed with Dow insulation products, including Styrofoam structural insulated sheathing, Styrofoam polyurethane spray foam (for above-grade interior walls and the attic), Perimate insulation (on the basement wall exterior), Thermax sheathing (on the interior basement wall), and a range of sealing materials that collectively push the building’s energy efficiency to almost 70% above that of a comparable home built to code.This demo, though, is also very much about the virtues of renewable-energy systems, including its ground-source heat pump, solar hot water, and a solar-power system that features both a conventional photovoltaic array on the rooftop facing the back of the house and, on the front-facing roof, Dow Powerhouse solar shingles.The energy efficiency upgrades over code added $78,400 to the construction cost, according to Dow, while the house is expected save about $3,507 in annual energy costs.We’re checking with the builder on R values for the shell and on overall construction costs, and will include them here when they become available.last_img read more

Modi defends demonetisation in Bilaspur election rally

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi strongly defended the idea of demonetisation after a period of time, arguing that demonetisation has made “so much development possible” in a short period.He targeted the Congress for failing to develop the State over decades in his half-an-hour speech in an election meeting in Bilaspur in north Chattisgarh on Monday.Mr. Modi was in Chattisgarh to campaign for the second phase of polling on November 20 when 72 of State’s 90 constituencies will vote.Mr. Modi said that the speed at which his development projects are progressing is possible due to ‘notebandi’ or demonetisation.“People often ask me how do I deliver so much work in so many fronts — from road construction, electricity distribution, electrification of railways to building of schools or raising IIMs and IITs — where do I get so much money from. I say this money was there earlier also…”“This is not the money of Modi, but you people; earlier it was kept below the bed or in large jute bags…because of demonetisation it all came out and that is why there is so much of work,” the Prime Minister said.Targets Sonia, Rahul He then targeted the Nehru-Gandhi family for poor distribution of money for projects and corruption. He argued that during Congress’ rule money used to “disappear.”“One of Congress’ Prime Ministers — third generation prime minister as everything belonged to Congress – said that if ₹1 is released from Delhi only 15 paisa reaches people. Now, what is that ‘hand’ that used to make 85 paisa disappear? I would say, this demonetisation has brought the 85 paisa out.”Targeting Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, Mr. Modi said that when the “mother and son are out on bail in a money laundering case they are giving me the certificate of honesty.”They are asking for the “accounts of demonetisation” when it is for “demonetisation that the fraud these people [Sonia and Rahul] could be caught,” Mr. Modi said.last_img read more