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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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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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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.
Efforts to rid the food and agribusiness industry of rampant deforestation and human rights abuses took a step forward on Friday when Wilmar International, one of the world’s biggest palm oil companies, committed to “sustainable” sourcing of the
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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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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?"
The global chronicle of photojournalist Gerry Ellis' search: "Will great apes survive in the wild by end of this decade?"
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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."
In Congo’s peace process, women’s empowerment is no substitute for inclusion.
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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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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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Overview feature on Dr Galdikas of Orangutan Foundation Inter'l 
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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.
Displaced families escaping fighting between soldiers and rebels face new threat of disease.
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Chimpanzees’ Table Manners Vary By Group
Depending on where a meal is served, a person might tuck in with a fork and knife, with chopsticks or with bare hands. Chimpanzees, it turns out, have a similar kind of cultural variation: Neighboring groups of the animals have unique nut-cracking styles, a new study in the journal Current Biology reports. http://ow.ly/cErlw
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