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Towards the end of dolphins and orcas’ captivity: a bylaw and a nice surprise !

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After several months of discussion between associations, the French government, delphinariums and the National Natural History Museum, Segolene Royal (the Secretary of Environment) finally took the decision concerning cetaceans by signing a bylaw on Wednesday May 3rd.   Published this Saturday May 6th in the Journal Officiel, it replaces the 1981 law in order to propose new standards for the ...

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Reality on circus with images !

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Animal trainers hide it well, the audience don’t see it but circus animals, with no exception suffer daily. They suffer from their living conditions, attacks upon them and numbers they have to realize. “A stereotype movement is due to the impossibility of expressing our own behavior, therefore we do it partially and it’s registered in our nervous system. We do ...

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108 Footprints: a project for Asian elephants

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It was in November 2016… touched in the heart by elephants from GaneshaPark in Thailand, a couple from Belgium and committed volunteers united to create a big solidary event: 108 footprints on Mother Earth for the evolutive Consciousness and future generations (108 Empreintes sur la Terre-Mère au service de la Conscience évolutive et des générations futures). Their goal? To make ...

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A hope for pangolins ? Let’s act together

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In a previous article, we introduce pangolins, a threatened species for which CITES held in Johannesburg from September 24th to October 5th prohibited the trade. Where are we with these measures? A new hope for pangolins ? On November 17th 2016, during the international conference in Hanoi (Vietnam), Prince William declared and once again stating his commitment to fight illegal ...

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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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24th of September : global march in favor of wild animals

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On Saturday, the 24th of September, protests will occur everywhere around the World. Originally dedicated to elephants, tigers and rhinoceros, this global march is extended to every animal facing the threat of extinction. 6th mass extinction  Thousands of species are about to gradually disappear if we don’t plan on taking action. Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley scientists are even starting to mention ...

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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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