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Whales: we can’t forget about them !

A quick assessment One of the hugest animals known on earth, this giant able to gobble 40 metric tons of food – with a preference for crustaceans rather than hominids – suffers from a an ongoing, ruthless hunt which sadly doesn’t decrease. The whale, as the leader of the marine ecosystem, has a substantial responsibility. Indeed it holds sway in ...

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Travelling by plane: what is the ecological impact?

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Since its democratisation in the 1960s, flying has become the fastest-growing means of transport, however it also causes the most pollution. Nevertheless, there are ways to become more aware of the ecological impact of travelling by plane and to compensate for our CO2 emissions by travelling more responsibly. As a reminder, the transport sector produces a quarter of France’s total ...

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Paradise in danger: the deforestation of Madagascar

Since the beginning of the 20th century, half of the world’s forests have disappeared. The deforestation of Madagascar is one of the most worrying examples of the disappearance of tropical rainforests, and for a good reason: this island is a cradle of unique biodiversity. However, tens of thousands of hectors of forest are destroyed every year, and today, only 10 ...

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The reality on circuses… in videos !

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Even though animal trainers keep it well hidden and out of the public eye, all circus animals suffer on a daily basis. They suffer due to their living conditions, the beatings that they are subjected to, and the acts that they are made to perform. “A repetitive movement is caused when the animal cannot express their normal behaviour, so they ...

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The danger of plastic microbeads – Let’s stop using them

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You have probably already seen those microbeads since they’re everywhere! They are mostly used in everyday cosmetic products: toothpastes, deodorants, facial scrubs, cleansing products… we can also find them in cleaning products (up to 10% of the content!), textiles, special papers, paints, and many others. However, are they really useful? Their softening or scrubbing effect has not yet been really ...

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The Pangolin threatened with extinction

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It is not only rhinos, elephants or tigers that are about to disappear even though their situation is serious. Other animals less newsworthy suffer the same fate, which is the case for the pangolin, a little scaly mammal! What is a Pangolin ? Only located in tropical and subtropical areas from Africa and Asia, this mammal with currently 8 species weighs ...

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International Vulture Awareness Day

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This day aims at raising public awareness and at presenting the different vulture species, the threats that hang over them and the steps that are taken to remedy those threats. EVI is taking this opportunity to recall the key role of these birds of prey in our ecosystem, so as to set right the misinformation from which they are victims, ...

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Japan Dolphin Day: Slaughter of Japanese dolphins

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Each year in the month of September, the beautiful bay of Taiji in Japan becomes a gruesome scene of the slaughtering of thousands of dolphins for the supply of aquariums and the food industry. Despite the release of the 2010 shocking film The Cove: Bay of Shame which revealed the slaughter of dolphins, and the actions of cetacean protection associations, ...

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Ban on the trade of the ivory and on the horn in France

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º On April 30th, 2016, Minister Ségolène Royal participated in Nairobi, in Kenya, in the ceremony of destruction of ivory undertaken by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. This initiative had for objective to fight against the poaching of the elephants, in cohesion with the States of Africa. Ségolène Royal then announced to undertake to forbid the trade of ivory in France, ...

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