A crash course in changing the world.
This revisit that I posted as comment is being given hereunder due to request from one of my friends:
Well, the province ‘Nord-Kivu' bordering Lake Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where the mountain Gorillas are Critically endangered (the highest risk category assigned by the IUCN for wild species; this means that a species numbers have decreased, or will decrease, by 80% within three generations).
You will get the anti-poaching super hero here: http://vimeo.com/1751195
Usually slash and burn is a part of shifting cultivation; it consists of cutting and burning of forests or woodlands to create fields for agriculture or pasture for livestock, or for a variety of other purposes. However the danger is maintaining soil quality and crop yields both of which decline over time. Further increase in population and related growing food demand have decreased the forest period of the cycle so much that slash and burn is no longer effective. Conservation agriculture is a good alternative.
Well, DRC (abbreviated form of Democratic Republic of the Congo ), is immensely rich in natural resources and is thought to be the wealthiest country on earth in regards to natural resources. Tantalum mining has destructive impact on the environment and the mountain gorilla. Head of gorilla monitoring is there named Innocent in the Mikeno sector.
John Kasaona was born and raised in the Kunene Region of Namibia, John grew up with a father who “poached” wildlife to put food on the table. He remains deeply committed to the development of communities through their conservancies.
Wildlife tourism is a souce of livelihood of local people of Africa. However, in a bad year, such as 2008, when tourists stop coming, revenue dries up for the local communities.
Conservation Agriculture means reduced/minimum tillage, retention of crop residues and crop diversification.
Biopiracy is a term used to describe situations where corporations from the developed world claim ownership of, or otherwise take unfair advantage of, the genetic resources and traditional knowledge and technologies of developing countries.
Biodiversity matters to the hungry and malnourished , to the impoverished, to the victims of wars and natural disasters and to one and all.
Terra preta is a term used to describe the rich, dark soils of the Amazon basin that were enriched with charcoal, organic matter and other amendments. years of adding composted biomass and charcoal can greatly improve the fertility of soil – giving some credence to claims that the addition of biochar can increase crop yields up to 17%. And then of course there are the carbon sequestration benefits of terra preta.
Usually children are first enrolled by his relative in the CNDP (National Congress of the Defence of the People). It seems a perpetual vicious cycle of self destruction.