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Andrew Dudley a.k.a Jungle Bird (@JungleBird) is a light-hearted environmental activist, blogger, host and producer of Jungle Bird Live a new webcast dedicated to bringing the issues of deforestation, reforestation and climate change center stage.

Will also be reporting on issues surrounding sarcopenia, / human ageing and frailty

Website: www.JungleBird.org

Facebook: www.FB.com/JungleBird

Entries by Andrew Dudley

A Powerful New Tool to Help Track Deforestation

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 9:02 AM

Mountain View, California. When Professor Carlos Souza of Brazil approached Google for the extra computing power he needed to calculate deforestation, he set into motion a chain of events that led to the development of their groundbreaking Earth Engine.

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Charles Barber on the Complexities of Stopping Deforestation

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 10:37 AM

Washington, DC: As the need to feed a burgeoning population is pitched against our ability to preserve rainforests, the need for people like Charles (Chip) Barber has never been greater.

Since graduating in 1989 from UC Berkeley, Chip has spent the last twenty five years working to...

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Elderly Women Prefer Death to Suffering a Hip Fracture

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Speaking at the 7th International Conference of the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD), Professor Maria Fiatarone from the University of Sydney presented her research on "muscle wasting, exercise and hip fracture."

As a specialist in human aging, Maria kindly takes us...

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An Open Letter to the Fans of the Washington Nationals and New York Mets Baseball Teams

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 2:57 PM

As you may know, on May 16 I made an appearance at the Washington Nationals and New York Mets baseball game. In the ninth inning, I walked onto the field of play and ran the bases.

Two years ago my alter ego "Jungle Bird" embarked on a light-hearted activism campaign to bring the issues of deforestation, reforestation and climate change center stage.

I abide by a strict code of ethics and do not interrupt active play and always surrender to security. For the record, I am always sober during my activism.

My practice of peaceful disobedience is motivated by my concern that my children's children and their children, will not be born into a world like the one we enjoy today.

Amongst others, I've appeared at a U.S. Open Golf trophy ceremony, a Notre Dame / Navy football game, and an Everton / Juventus soccer match.

I would you to think about this: Every single minute, we lose the equivalent of 50 soccer fields worth of rainforest to illegal deforestation. Our rainforests provide a key defense against the impact of climate change and need our immediate protection.

If we are to make a difference, we must act...

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Defaunation: Loss of Animals, Threatening Rainforests and Public Health

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 3:46 PM

Palo Alto, California: It gets flagged by my spellchecker and is yet to make it into the Oxford dictionary, but "defaunation", a phrase coined by Professor Rodolfo Dirzo of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University, describes a phenomena that's...

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Global Forest Watch: A New Frontier in the Battle Against Illegal Logging

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 3:52 PM

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Nigel Sizer, Global Director of the Forests Program for the World Resources Institute.

In this interview he discusses Global Forest Watch, a satellite monitoring system, which powered by Google's Earth...

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Mike Hands and Inga Alley Cropping: A Frontline Defense Against Slash-and-Burn Farming and Rainforest Destruction

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 11:27 AM

Contributing more carbon emissions than global transportation, slash-and-burn farming is one of the greatest forces in rainforest destruction.

Developed in the Neolithic's, this method of farming requires the logging and burning of trees to open up land for the practice of agriculture. Sadly, while we have been able...

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Living in a Tree for a Year, This Is Miranda Gibson's Story

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 3:30 PM

A year ago this week 30 year old Miranda Gibson climbed a Eucalyptus tree in the Southern forests of Tasmania, South West Australia and hasn't touched the ground since.

Suspended on a makeshift platform 60 meters in the air, Miranda demands protection for the ancient forests that surround...

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KFC UK and Ireland Goes Green On Forests

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 12:13 PM

A HUGE thank you to KFC UK & Ireland for removing Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) from their supply chain!

As some of you may know APP has earned the dubious reputation of illegally logging Indonesian rainforests, turning it into paper pulp and selling it to KFC.

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KFC, Please Stop Trashing Our Rainforests?

(4) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 6:15 PM

Dublin, Ireland -- As the American arch rivals Notre Dame and Navy battled it out at the Emerald Isle Classic, I ran out on the pitch wearing a T-shirt with "KFC - STOP Deforestation" and scored a touchdown before being escorted away by security at the packed out Aviva stadium.

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Is Jungle Bird The New Scary Villain? Ask Spider-Man?

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 8:18 PM

Following my video bombing of the U.S. Open golf awards ceremony in San Francisco, CBS and Columbia Pictures surprised me with this on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Is Jungle Bird the scary new villain or an activist trying to raise awareness on deforestation. You decide?

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So Why Did You Do It, Jungle Bird?

(3) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 11:22 AM

It's been over two weeks since I jumped in front of the television cameras in that crazy hat, did three bird calls and tried my best to shout "Stop Deforestation." What pushed me out and beyond that line of cameras to make a spectacle of myself in the name of...

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