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Video: "One in a Million" By Owen Cant

Sumatra is Burning: Video from the Heart of Palm Oil Country

Palm Oil as many of you may not know is used for more than 50% of goods sold in our supermarkets - from chocolates to lipsticks, conditioning agent in shampoos, instant noodles, crisps and many more. Result of Deforestation fire for a palm oil plantation.  Photo: Alexander Hotz / Coconuts Media  Nicely demonstrated by Coconut TV below is a cheat sheet on Southeast Asia's Palm Oil Crisis Coconuts TV's documentary SUMATRA BURNING looks into the sumatra palm oil crisis and where the camera team travelled to Palembang, Indonesia to investigate rainforest clearance fires for palm oil plantations that cause environmental, economic, political, and health problems throughout Southeast Asia . Via Have your say on this topic? What do you feel about Palm Oil and what steps can you take to make a difference ?

Bird of the Day #BOTD Series - It is Mumbai's 'Multi-storey Lesser Flamingos'

Welcome back to the  Bird of the Day #BOTD Series and today we feature the Lesser Flamingo   ( Phoenicoparrus minor ).  Near threatened in the IUCN Conservation status - The Lesser Flamingos species are found in sub-Saharan Africa, with another population found in India (Rann of Kutch, Gujarat). The characteristics of this bird species is that it is one of the smallest species of flamingos. Their weight can vary from 1.2 kgs to 2.7 kgs with a standing height of 80 to 90 cms.  The Lesser Flamingo species comes in the Old World Species of flamingos along with the Greater Flamingos. The Lesser Flamingo stand out with it's distinctive black mark on it's bill compared to the Greater Flamingos.  Bird of the Day #BOTD series capture was taken by Setu Sunnu and he calls it the 'Multi-storey Lesser Flamingos ' and was featured on his Facebook page  A large number of Lesser Flamingos and their chicks reach Mumbai (India) from it's breeding grounds of the Rann of K