EcoInternet Surges with Two Decisive Victories
Follows science showing right on biofuels and natural ecosytems, and recent news of three preliminary victories
Press Release by EcoInternet
Contact: Dr. Glen Barry, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 920 776 1075
(Earth) – EcoInternet's Earth Action Network reports two stunning victories in campaigns to promote global ecological sustainability. Colombia's Constitutional Court has declared their Forestry Bill unenforceable [original alert] because it treats forests only as wood, and indigenous and black peoples that have protected forests for decades were not consulted . And French President Sarkozy has announced gold mining activity by a Canadian company in French Guiana's rainforests [original alert] been permanently cancelled . We had earlier reported progress on these measures.
These decisive victories come as EcoInternet (EI) has recently reported important initial success in helping to freeze oil palm development in Woodlark, Papua New Guinea; ending rainforest timber use for park benches in NYC; and keeping ancient timbers out of Ocean City, New Jersey's boardwalks and in rainforest canopies . Efforts continue to finalize and expand these recent initial strategic victories. EcoInternet's ecological science based environmental advocacy continues to prove itself time and time again.
For years EI has highlighted impacts of ill-conceived biofuel development. EI led successful efforts to highlight the tremendous carbon released to “protect” the climate by oil palm production in Indonesia's peatlands, making it an international issue. We were amongst the first to work on global biofuels' impact upon ecosystems, food and water. This week science caught up with EI's ecological intuition, as a definitive report shows biofuel production releases huge amounts of carbon as it almost always results in clearing of natural ecosystems .
In each case EI's large international protest campaigns supported active, well organized local opposition. Their efforts had become stymied by local power elites, and international protest came at just the right target and time to shame them internationally, strengthen local demands, and delay inevitable start of ecological destruction to allow time to pursue final victory. “Assuming success raising funds, EI expects to continue leading and contributing to saving the world's rainforests and climate,” says EI's President Dr. Barry .
“The world needs to stop looking for easy answers to failing global ecosystems; and commence radical, even revolutionary, means to protect our atmosphere, land, water and oceans. The Earth and humanity's very survival — being — depends upon protecting and restoring intact ecosystems, ending burning of fossil fuels, reducing human population and consumption, and other sufficient actions to avert global ecological collapse.”
 The original URL for the protest campaign is found at:
 EcoInternet worked closely with Pita Verweij of the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation. The original URL for the protest campaign is found at:
 A list of selected recent environmental victories by EI can be found at: http://www.ecoearth.info/kudos/
 More on emissions from land clearance to grow biofuels:
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