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BUT IS IT ENOUGH?
To say that our forests are important understates things, yet this declaration represents the first time that so many nations, together with more than 30 multinational corporations including Cargill, Wilmar and Golden Agri-Resources, have made such a bold pledge to safeguard the future of the world’s forests. 

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"When women are absent from peace talks, so too are issues considered exclusive to them like sexual violence and maternal health."

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yes Bruce - it is a V-h Hummer
I believe this is a Violet-headed Hummingbird and would appreciate confirmation or correction.  Thanks.
Arenal, Costa Rica, March 2014
#hummingbird   #costarica   #BPMc  
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"The remote habitat of western lowland gorillas likely helps protect them, although they are listed as critically endangered. They are threatened by increased rainforest logging, being killed for bushmeat and Ebola outbreaks."  - Smithsonian Magazine

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In 2012, Wilmar was named the world's  least environmentally friendly company by US news magazine Newsweek. Due to their poor environmental performance they were excluded in 2013 from The Government Pension Fund of Norway, the largest stock owner in Europe.

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The new Facebook Terms of Use have been modified to allow the company to sell virtually anything that is uploaded to the service, including all your photos, your identity and your data. Facebook has also explicitly removed the privacy protection from the commercialization rights.

This means that any photos uploaded to Facebook may be sold, distributed or otherwise commercialized with no compensation to the photographer. These new terms of service go into effect today.
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Check out this great palm oil info page on Mongabay... by far one of the most solid environmental websites on the web....
http://www.mongabay.com/0811.htm

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Overview feature on Dr Galdikas of Orangutan Foundation Inter'l 

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Great Ape Diaries is now on Google+ I'll be posting regular great ape and project update as I travel the planet trying to answer, "Will great apes - gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans - survive in the wild by the end of this decade?"

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"To manage the cholera, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders has set up a hospital, but they are already overwhelmed with the volume of people needing treatment." - Goma, DRC near the southern sector of the Virunga NP - where a quarter of the world's mountain gorillas survive.
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