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Hong Kong says « stop » to the ivory trade !

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On Wednesday January 31 2018, the Hong Kong deputies widely spoke in favor of the progressive ban on the sale of ivory in their country. Thus, a law forbidding the domestic ivory trade has been passed and will lead to the end of this trade in 2021 in Hong Kong. The introduction of this law is a historical moment, as ...

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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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Trump’s offshore drilling plan

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United States President, Donald Trump, keeps on worrying environment defenders. He first signed a decree about the building of a wall on the frontier of Mexico which threatens to unsettle the way of life of plenty of animals living nearby. After deciding to reopen wolves and bears hunt in Alaska in April 2017, he now wishes to rekindle hydrocarbon offshore ...

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Insecticides are killing bees: they are back – latest news

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Last June, the French government had a question about reintroducing the biodiversity law of September 2016 about the ban of neonicotinoids, a type of insecticide especially damaging for the bees. It will be introduced on 1st September 2018. It now authorises the sulfoxaflor (from Dow AgroSciences) and the flupyradifurone (from Bayer CropScience). What are the neonicotinoides? The neonicotinoids are a ...

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

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

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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 the elephants from the Ganeshapark in Thailand, a couple of Belgians and a committee of volunteers united to create a big solidarity 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 ...

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Organic agriculture at the agriculture show

  From February 27th to March 5th, 2017 is held the Agriculture Show in Paris as every year. Although we do not support animals’ conditions exposed to many visitors but we will address the organic producers to have a better understanding of the organic sector, its values and principles.   With a constantly rising demographic growth, agriculture has to increase ...

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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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Giraffes and okapis threatened with extinction

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During the Conference of the parties at the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) held in Cancun from December 2nd to 17th, 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) updated its Red List. From now on, giraffes and okapis are threatened. With little media coverage these species are declining progressively in silence. Declining animal species IUCN announced on December ...

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Papahânaumokuâkea: let’s mobilize for the marine reserve!

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June 16th, 2016, the Hawaiian senator Brian Schatz, supported by all the Hawaiian community, suggests to president Barack Obama extending the “marine national Monument” of Papahânaumokuâkea. This marine reserve, registered on the heritage of the UNESCO in 2010, was created in 2006 by Georges W Bush. This initiative had moreover inspired a vast international movement of creation of marine parks ...

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