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Channel 4 - Dispatches - Conservation's Dirty Secrets

Posted on the 20 June 2011 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
Man, every now and then Channel 4's Dispatches show really delivers the goods. I've featured Dispatches THREE TIMES BEFORE on Free Planet. Tonight's show was totally fantastic, uncovering MASSIVE CORRUPTION in the Corporate Sponsorship of the cute/cuddly conservation movement.
You support MONEY on what should be a Free Planet, that's all you deserve.
Dispatches reporter Oliver Steeds travels the globe to investigate the conservation movement and its major CORPORATE organisations. Steeds finds that the movement, far from stemming the tide of extinction that's engulfing the planet, has got some of its conservation priorities wrong.
The film examines the way the big conservation charities are run. It questions why some work with polluting big businesses to raise money and are alienating the LOCAL people they would need to stem the loss of species from earth.
Conservation is massively important but few dare to question the movement. Some critics argue that it is in part getting it wrong, and that, as a consequence, some of the flora and fauna it seeks to save are facing oblivion.
You can now watch Conservation's Dirty Secrets on 4D
These facts relate to the Dispatches film, Conservation's Dirty Secrets
- Globally, the conservation movement raises and spends more than £3 billion a year.
- Coral reefs provide a home for more than a quarter of all marine life. Yet, globally, 20% have already been destroyed. It's estimated that by the middle of the century, half will have disappeared.
- Oceans cover 71% of the world's surface. Yet just 1% are protected zones - compared to 13% on land.
- Threatened large mammals were over 500 times more likely to be the subject of scientific research than threatened amphibians.
- By the middle of this century it's thought as many as 2 and a half million species may be extinct.

Corporate Government control on what should be OUR HOMEWORLD has to stop. We need to push for the dissolution of all global governments and release of their secret corporate agendas and espionage around the world. Only that way can we call this place our home, and care for it - this is our role as Guardians of the Earth, as Custodians of Free Planet.

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