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Insecticides are killing bees: they are back – latest news


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 !


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


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


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


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!


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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September 22nd: International rhinoceros day


Since 2010, an international day is dedicated to rhinoceros and especially to the five species still living in Africa and Aisa: the white, black, Sumatran, Javan and unicorn (Indian) rhinoceros. Victims of poaching, illegal trade and its habitat destruction, rhinoceros are on UICN’s red list (Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature – International union for nature preservation) “in ...

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The World Conservation Congress: vote to protect oceans


From the 1st to the 10th of September, the World Conservation Congress (IUCN) takes place in Hawaii. This major event occurs every four years and over 8300 governments officials are gathered, as well as numerous decision makers from non-profit organisation, aboriginals and scholars from 184 countries. The purpose of this event is to call together a maximum of decision makers ...

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The Pangolin: threatened with extinction


It is not only rhinos, elephants and tigers that are on the verge of disappearing, although it goes without saying that this should be taken seriously. Other, less newsworthy, animals are suffering the same fate, such is the case of the pangolin: a small scaly mammal! What is a Pangolin? This mammal is only found in tropical and subtropical areas ...

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