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[…] A confused koala atop a pile of woodchips, sadly surveying the remains of his home. 
The picture was captured by a volunteer with WIRES, a rescue operation licensed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. 
The scene occurred after forestry workers felled trees in NSW’s Vittoria State Forest. 
According to the WIRES website: “He was reported by a concerned man working at the site as he was sitting out in broad daylight on top of a woodchip pile with trucks and machinery working close by.” 
WIRES general manager Leanne Taylor told the Courier Mail: “It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there.” 
In April 2012 the Australian government declared the koala’s official status as “vulnerable”. 
The Australian Koala Foundation reports the animals are in serious decline suffering from the effects of habitat destruction, domestic dog attacks, bushfires and road accidents.
(Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/30/lonely-koala-australian-forest-felled-picture_n_3185241.html)

[…] A confused koala atop a pile of woodchips, sadly surveying the remains of his home.

The picture was captured by a volunteer with WIRES, a rescue operation licensed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The scene occurred after forestry workers felled trees in NSW’s Vittoria State Forest.

According to the WIRES website: “He was reported by a concerned man working at the site as he was sitting out in broad daylight on top of a woodchip pile with trucks and machinery working close by.”

WIRES general manager Leanne Taylor told the Courier Mail: “It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there.”

In April 2012 the Australian government declared the koala’s official status as “vulnerable”.

The Australian Koala Foundation reports the animals are in serious decline suffering from the effects of habitat destruction, domestic dog attacks, bushfires and road accidents.

(Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/30/lonely-koala-australian-forest-felled-picture_n_3185241.html)

america-wakiewakie:

A group of warriors from Brazil’s indigenous Ka’apor tribe tracked down illegal loggers in the Amazon, tied them up, stripped them and beat them with sticks.

Photographer Lunae Parracho followed the Ka’apor warriors during their jungle expedition to search for and expel illegal loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory in the Amazon basin.

Tired of what they say is a lack of sufficient government assistance in keeping loggers off their land, the Ka’apor people, who along with four other tribes are the legal inhabitants and caretakers of the territory, have sent their warriors out to expel all loggers they find and set up monitoring camps.

Last year, the Brazilian government said that annual destruction of its Amazon rain forest jumped by 28 percent after four straight years of decline. Based on satellite images, it estimated that 5,843 square kilometres of rain forest were felled in the one-year period ending July 2013.

The Amazon rain forest is considered one of the world’s most important natural defences against global warming because of its capacity to absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Rain forest clearing is responsible for about 75 percent of Brazil’s emissions, as vegetation is burned and felled trees rot. Such activity releases an estimated 400 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, making Brazil at least the sixth-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide gas.

(Photo Credit: Lunae Parracho/Reuters)

(via cultureofresistance)

kropotkindersurprise:

An activist from the International Solidarity Movement blocks IDF soldiers from shooting at protesting Palestinians in Gaza, saying “You’re shooting at kids, don’t you understand that? Just pull back!“[video]

kropotkindersurprise:

An activist from the International Solidarity Movement blocks IDF soldiers from shooting at protesting Palestinians in Gaza, saying “You’re shooting at kids, don’t you understand that? Just pull back!
[video]

(via effectiveresistance)

Pul-i-Charki prison, Afghanistan

Pul-i-Charki prison, Afghanistan

But sometimes protests get “out of hand,” which is to say, they actually impact the authorities’ ability to keep the population under control. Then, without fail, police and politicians proceed to the second strategy in their playbook: they declare that they support the protesters and are there to defend their rights, but a few bad apples are spoiling the bunch. In this new narrative, the enemies of the protesters are not the police who are gassing and shooting people, but those who resist the police and their violence.

—The Making of “Outside Agitators” (via ninjabikeslut)