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Chronicles

The Scottish wildcat, a species preserved by the local organizations

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The Scottish wildcat is one of the most threatened mammals in the world. Although its count can be tricky, the number of the so-called ‘pure origin’ wildcats that live in the nature is about a 100; 400 if those in captivity are counted. Having been present for 2 million years, it is not until the last 150 years that their ...

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Winning trio: Protected forests, biodiversity and alleviation of global warming

Protected rainforests alleviate global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emission. These forests are bastions of the biodiversity. In the tropical areas around the world, protected areas have been recognised in order to maintain the nature and the biodiversity from deforestation. They also help keeping lands for indigenous peoples who live there and the historical archaeological sites like Machu Picchu in ...

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Smocking experiments: Tobacco tested on animals for cigarette brands

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Smocking experiments: tobacco is tested on animals For the majority of cigarette brands, tobacco is tested on animals. Cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, monkeys (…) endure tests even though they are not useful. Variables that exist between each species do not allow us to have constructive results. The law does not require these tests to be conducted because alternative ...

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Endangered Great Apes : bushmeat, ape trade, consequences

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We are sharing 99,4 % of our genetic code with bonobos, a primate species. We have in common with the apes the capacity to create and use tools. We have also the ability to be self-aware. Nevertheless, the man is on the verge to kill these species. Illegal ‘bushmeat’ trade The expression ‘bushmeat” comes from the African culture. It is ...

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Deforestation in Brazil

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Deforestation in brazil Deforestation in the Amazonian forest which the main part is located in Brazil remains a complicated issue within environmental problems nowadays; there is a need to discuss all the different elements of this ecological problem. According a report from WWF published in June 2016 called Living Amazon Report, at least 31 ‘deforestation fronts’ represent now a danger ...

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Our favorite animals will disappear

Does our fascination for some animals precipitate them towards extinction? In any case it does not save them according to the remarkable scientific study on ten emblematic animals of the world. Tigers, lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards, pandas, cheetah, polar bears, wolves and gorillas: all are threatened with disappearance and ironically the cause for most of them is hunting. They conquered ...

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How to use a Camera Trap

Two previous articles (Photo trapping or Which camera trap should we choose?) brought up a really in fashion tool to observe nature, study it and manage biodiversity: photo trapping or ‘Camera Trap’! We alluded its characteristics and functioning. However, these devises are not magical. Knowing how they work, put them in nature and then looking at the pictures is normally ...

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Petra : Acts of torture on animals carrying tourists

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The ancient town of Petra, Jordan’s jewel, is assisting shocking scenes experienced by the animals used to transport international tourists. The PETA association reveals that more than 1300 camels, horses, donkeys and mules are living a real ordeal in the desert, as shown below.   Petra, Jordan’s iconic touristic site, has been part of the Unesco world heritage sites since ...

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Endocrine disruptors

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A report of the General Inspection of Social Affair (IGAS) published on Friday February 2, highlights the positive, but limited results of the national method on endocrine disruptors established by France in 2014. The opportunity to come back on a 25 years old topic widely controversial. What is an endocrine disruptor ? The expression “endocrine disruptor” is invented in 1991 ...

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International Save Bears Day on Saturday 17th February

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For the second year in a row, there will be in Paris the International Save Bears Day organised by AVES France (A voice for endangered species) and the support of Animal Asia France on Saturday 17th February. Get information about the bears and on the current situation of the different species This day will be about (re)discovering the 8 species ...

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