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Travelling by plane: what is the ecologic impact?

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If flying is the transport means with the strongest growth since its democratization in the 60s, it also is the most pollutant. Solutions do exist to be aware of the impact of our travelling by plane on ecology and compensate the CO2 emissions by travelling more responsibly. As a reminder, the transport sector in France represents over a quarter of ...

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Mayumbe project: to protect great apes and population in DRC

Engineers without Borders Québec (EWB) is a non-profit organization who is acting to improve life conditions within communities of developing countries thanks to sustainable engineering. This year 2017, EWB is launching 4 solidarity projects of which the Construction of an education and protection center for great apes in DRC, The Project Mayumbe! Lead by Vincent ROY, Maxime BOIVIN and Jean-Emmanuel POULIOT. ...

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Create a safe place for Asian elephants

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Baan Wassanna “Baan” meaning “House”, “Wassanna” being the elephant with whom everything began – Baan Wassanna is the project of a safe place for the elephants in Thailand. It is led to face the societies which exploit the elephants to feed on the mass tourism. It is a matter of building a place where the elephants will be treated well, where mahouts ...

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Paradise in danger: the deforestation of Madagascar

Since the beginning of the 20th century, half of the forested surfaces of the world have disappeared. The deforestation of Madagascar is one of the most worrying of the tropical world, and for a good reason: this island is a unique cradle of biodiversity on our planet. And yet, tens of thousands of hectares of forest have been razed over ...

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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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