Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Natura 2000

Natura 2000 is a network of ecologically protected areas within the European Union. In May 1992, governments of the European Union adopted legislation designed to protect the most seriously threatened habitats and species across Europe. This legislation is called the Habitats Directive and incorporates the Birds Directive Birds founded in 1979. These two Directives are the basis of the creation of the Natura 2000 network.

The Birds Directive requires the establishment of Specially Protected Areas (SPAs) for birds. The Habitats Directive similarly requires Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) to be designated for other species, and for habitats. Together, SPAs and SACs make up the Natura 2000 network of protected areas.

Each EU member state must compile a list of the best wildlife areas containing the habitats and species listed in the Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive. This list must then be submitted to the European Commission, after which an evaluation and selection process on European level will take place in order to become a Natura 2000 site.

Natura 2000 protects 18% of land in the 15 countries that formed the EU before its expansion in 2004. The size and number of protected sites is currently being negotiated for each of the twelve new member states. The European Commission has already warned thirteen EU member states over non-compliance with the bloc's environmental directives. The European Commission started an "infringement procedure" against Poland in April 2006, which could result in Poland facing legal action and EU penalties.

MEPs in the plenary session of 3 February 2009 backed a report calling for further protection of Europe's wilderness. "The report also calls for more European funding to protect existing sites and "re-wild" ones that are currently being used by humans or agriculture. At present 13% of the forest zone of the 27-member EU is designated as Natura 2000 sites under the existing Birds and Habitats directive.

The allocated SAC's are not however no go areas for humans and human activity. Sustainable management is the key to these areas so farming practices are allowed to continue as long as they maintain habitats for birds and animals that rely on them for existence. Likewise marine areas that lye within SAC'S are allowed to be fished in sustainable ways, hence no commercial fishing is allowed but line and spear fishing are allowed, as is lobster pot style catching and other non dredging techniques such as diving for bi-valves.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Fur Trade Debate

Primitive man is believed to have evolved around the equator in hot conditions, they adapted to the cold conditions of night by wearing/sleeping in the skins of animals, presumably after eating them. As populations got bigger they had to populate colder climates and so soon began wearing animal skins and fur by day too. In the present day man has evolved in too manufactering machines that can make clothing, shoes and many other products out of animal hydes - often without the need to eat the meat provided by the animal. Fur is therefore primarily a luxury item in temperate climates, especially as clothing can be readily made from plant and chemical based material. This luxury stems from farm factory reared rabbit and mink especially - despite this being common knowledge, so called fashionable people seeking to be noticed wear this fur as a sign of their higher status than other non wearers - as they "Do whatever they want".

Friday, 6 November 2009

Canadian Faggots

Innuits do not export pelts; though they sell whatever they need to survive to traders who then export them. This is open to exploitation but apparently they have never overkilled seals, unlike non-indigenous people . They kill only the seals they need to survive and use all parts of the carcass.
Most of the Seal Pelts for export are killed by descendants from expats in Europe who must enjoy killing seals, as they would get more money from just combing their molting hair, which they do not do as it is regarded as faggoty!!!
This showes that thay do not need the money and just do it for fun. The Canadian government allows this though, so all Canadian products should be boycotted until they stop their bloodlust.

Judicial Precedent

A Judicial Precedent is a decision of the court used as a source for future decision making. This is known as stare decisis (to stand upon decisions) and by which precedents are authoritative and binding and must be followed. Thus eventually it creates a standardised fine, imprisonment or community order, so people can not complain or object to their unequal punishment compared to ones given to other people convicted of similar crimes. It also allows criminals to weigh up their options, so if a crime only results in a fine that the crime more than pays for if you get caught- its more than worth doing, but if the sentence is death you probably won't do it unless your really desperate or stupid!

Precautionary Principle

The Precautionary Principle is one of the key elements for policy decisions concerning environmental protection and management. It is applied in the circumstances where there are reasonable grounds for concern that an activity is, or could, cause harm but where there is uncertainty about the probability of the risk and the degree of harm. The precautionary principle is extremely relevant as it stops actions that allthough not scientifically proven, could produce harm to the environment. Hence if something is in doubt, such as "does the creation of a dam cause more harm than good"; in theory it would not be built. However most of the worlds dams are built regardless if others have been proven to cause damage to wildlife and of coarse humans through depletion of marine fish stocks. Therefore in the case of dams the need for hydroelectric power and water by humans outways the need for future food security, hence the Precautionary Principle is rejected in favour of present needs of humans in the hope that fish farming will help provide the worlds protein needs. Doh!!!!!!!!!!!!

Environmental Criminal Suspect

Environmental criminals are reknowned as being fossil fuel burning companies, endangered or cute slaughterers of animals, aeroplane users and of course tropical rain forest destroyers. However, the demand for resources from humans living a lot longer than they used to (due to diet and medicine) and having more than one child per person means all people who have more than one child per person and take great care over their health are Environmental Criminals!

Seals Dam Seals

Seals are a contensious issue for faggots when it comes to conservation.
 Claims that two many of them lead to a reduction in fish stocks are extremely fickle though, when you consider the amount of fish humans take from the sea. Much much further to this, impoundments to waterways reduce drastically the amount of nutrient rich sediment that plankton need to thrive on. This reduction in plankton leads to young fish having less to eat and so drastically reduces the amount of fish available in the food chain.
 Lack of silt entering the marine environment also leads to coastal and flood plain erosion which are nurserys for young fish so reducing fish numbers even further.
 So killing baby seals is pointless for conservation whilst breaking the seals of dams is essential for biodiversity.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Seals don't deplete fish stocks people doh!

The claim that 'seals need culling' in order to reduce their numbers is not justified.

In modern times, most seal numbers have been drastically reduced along with apex predators such as cestaceans and elasmobranchs. Furthermore, fish stocks which are seals main diet have also followed the trend along with plankton that complete the food web.

Damming, overfishing, whaling, shark fin souping, clubbing and humans indiscriminate taking of any species has knock on effects. If the sea was left to it's own devices - mainly the weak and old in each species would be eaten in the food chain therefore leaving the strongest and most fecundant individuals to survive.

 By taking the strong and virile individuals it leaves weaker animals to reproduce which do not produce as many or as adaptive young, so the gene pool becomes weaker and thus numbers reduce.

  This is Darwinism in a nutshell and shows why over population of humans could eventually lead all humans to cannabalism as there will be few animal species left