EVI - To protect wildlife around the world


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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Endangered Great Apes : bushmeat, ape trade, consequences


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


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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Justice : nature recognized as a legal personality


Nature, ecosystems or other environmental elements are now recognized as legal entities in many countries in the world. This status grants them the same rights as human beings. Pollution is then seen as a damage of the environment physical integrity. This movement in favor of nature began in Latin America, with principles such as the Buen vivir, or « live well », ...

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The cosmetics regulation : a step forward for the end of the animal testing


In 2013, the European Union was the first area in the world to ban the animal use in the tests for cosmetics with the Directive 2003/15/CE. This law, on hold since 2003, has been renewed on septembre 21st 2016 by the European Court of Justice. India, Israel, Norway, New Zealand, Turkey and the State of São Paulo also banned the use of animals ...

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Dehydrated koalas, global warming’s victims


Due to hotter temperatures, the koalas population is rapidly declining. They suffer from severe dehydration because of heatwaves and the destruction of their natural habitat. This has never been seen for koalas. Heart-rending scenes are multiplying, showing weakened koalas forced to turn to humans. An Australian giving water through a hose to a koala in her garden A cyclist sharing ...

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The USA allows again the importation of hunting trophies

Credit GAO U.S Government Accountability Office

Another step backwards from the American government that favors the interests of hunters in spite of ethics and animals. The animals killed in Africa by American hunters will now be allowed back in the US as a (vulgar) trophy. On March 1st, 2018, the US Fish and Wildlife Service let people know that the importation of hunting trophies from six ...

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Scientific publications and threatened species

To the excitement of a discovery comes the fear of destroying it. This is the case when the discovery is a new species which is rare, endemic or strange, has a lot of value for the ecosystem or biologists… and for smugglers. Threatened species are made more vulnerable by scientific publications Ironically, describing precisely a threatened species and its location ...

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Cryptocurrencies: a virtual economy that weighs hard on real ecology…

Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, etc… these names ring a bell? Moneys of the future for some or danger for others, one thing is sure: cryptocurrencies are more and more presents in our economy. But what is their impact on environment? Is it as much virtual? Not so sure… What is a cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency or cryptographic moneys are alternative exchange moneys to ...

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