"Il n’y a pas de bête plus intelligente que l’éléphant (Elephanto beluarum nulla prudentior)"

Cicéron (De natura deorum 45 av. J-C.)

(Français) Robin des Bois dans le sapin de Noël

7 Dec 2016

(Français) Robin des Bois dans le sapin de Noël

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Ivory theft in the Seine Bay

30 Nov 2016

Ivory theft in the Seine Bay

An adult sperm whale was found stranded in the Seine on Friday, November 25, 2016 downstream to Port 2000, Le Havre. The carcass is still in place. Thieves have snatched or cut the ivory teeth.

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(Français) Non à la décharge sous-marine du Machu (50 millions de tonnes) dans la baie de Seine !

17 Nov 2016

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“On the Trail” n°14 – 1st July – 30th September 2016

16 Nov 2016

“On the Trail” n°14 – 1st July – 30th September 2016

“On the Trail” n°14
Information and analysis bulletin on animal poaching and smuggling
n°14 / 1st July – 30th September 2016
112 pages (6.8 Mo)

Bags stuffed with monkeys, turtles, pangolins, ivory and birds, cruelty and money go together. Countless victims of so-called sustainable palm oil. Scared eyes and rangers who die or bring up cubs on the bottle.
112 illustrated pages.

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(Français) Des urnes dans les prisons

9 Nov 2016

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“Shipbreaking” #45, July 1 – September 30, 2016

3 Nov 2016

“Shipbreaking” #45, July 1 – September 30, 2016

“Shipbreaking” #45
Bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition
from July 1 to September 30, 2016

– Update on ship demolition in Europe.
– The historical destinations.
– A supply vessel involved in the fight against the Olympic Bravery oil spill has left to be broken up.
– The hasty scrapping of container ships.
– Update on the Modern Express.
– Update on the disaster on Gadani ship dismantling beach (Pakistan).

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Ominous before IWC

28 Oct 2016

Ominous before IWC

66th IWC – International Whaling Commission
Portoroz – Slovenia
24-28 October 2016

Ominous :

  • October 27, 2016. Daly, California. The male blue whale with skull fractures runs aground at the foot of the cliffs. 65 ft in length.
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IWC comes to the aid of whales

27 Oct 2016

Press release n°3

66th IWC – International Whaling Commission
Portoroz – Slovenia
24-28 october 2016

3 positive resolutions adopted by vote :

1 – Resolution on Cetaceans and their Contribution to Ecosystem Functioning submitted by Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Uruguay.
At last, whales are no more considered as absolute predators and competitors with fishing activities. The resolution instructs the IWC Scientific Committee to include in its works services rendered by alive and dead cetaceans. This is a satisfaction and a success for Robin des Bois who has been working on this issue since 2010 (1).

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(Français) CBI – Commission baleinière – lettre ouverte à Sa Majesté Le Roi du Maroc

26 Oct 2016

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The South Atlantic sanctuary lost in the Political Ocean

25 Oct 2016

Press release n°2

66th IWC – International Whaling Commission
Portoroz – Slovenia
24-28 october 2016

Hope of seeing the international community declare the South Atlantic Ocean to be a domain where whales and sperm whales are protected from pollutions, collisions, industrial fishing and acoustic chaos is sinking in the quick sand of political alliances.

The South Atlantic represents slightly more than 10% of the world ocean. It is home or harbors temporarily according to migration periods 51 cetacean species, including blue whales, fin whales, Minke whales, Antarctic Minke whales, southern right whales, humpback whales and sperm whales.

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IWC – International Whaling Commission, Portoroz – Press release n° 1

21 Oct 2016

Press release n° 1 – Opening

66th International Whaling Commission
Portoroz – Slovenia
24-28 October 2016

Opening

On the table of the 88 Member States, no whale meat, but several important topics for their future, the future of the order Cetacea and of the Commission itself.

Sanctuary
Sanctuaries are geographically defined areas in the world ocean where commercial whaling is prohibited and will remain even if the commercial whaling suspension entered into force in 1986 was eventually to be lifted. The Indian Ocean sanctuary was established in 1979 on a proposal of the Seychelles. The Southern Ocean (Antarctic) sanctuary was adopted in 1994. However, given the current state of the IWC founding text , some Member-States may lead scientific whaling with lethal methods in contradiction with the ethics and purpose of the sanctuary.

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The horizon and the D-Day beaches threatened by an industrial area

17 Oct 2016

The horizon and the D-Day beaches threatened by an industrial area

The maritime industrial area will cover 50 km2 and will be spiked with 75 monsters, iron and non recyclable composite made and 150 m in wingspan. They will peak 180 m above sea level. The seabed will be drilled by underpinning stakes. The marine sediments will be occupied by a mess of electrical wires. Each machine will weigh at least 1500 tonnes. No wind turbine of this type and power – 6 MW – has ever proved in real conditions its supporting capacity and productivity.

These outrageous projects of construction of wind turbine parks off Noirmoutier, Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Brieuc, D-Day beaches, Fécamp and Le Tréport are promoted and operated by Alstom, Areva and EDF, the very same players which have imposed the nuclear miracle upon France. Caution is the order of the day.

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(Français) Commerce d’espèces menacées – bilan de la CITES

11 Oct 2016

(Français) Commerce d’espèces menacées – bilan de la CITES

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(Français) Sauvetage de la Toison d’Or

10 Oct 2016

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Viva Botswana and boo to the European Union, chant the elephants

4 Oct 2016

Press release n°6

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
17th Conference of the Parties. Johannesburg – South Africa
September 24 to October 5, 2016

At least 26 elephants were beheaded end of August in the Chobe National Park in north Botswana and at the heart of an immense territory where 150,000 no border elephants are roaming. Botswana didn’t wait for this massacre to understand that a new situation- the advent of elephant poaching in countries of southern Africa- calls on a new stance. Robin des Bois, no matter what will come out of following events and other positions Botswana may have, admires this courageous and contagious standpoint. In supporting the listing in Appendix I of the elephants who season after season are crisscrossing its territory, Botswana shows also concern for the elephants of Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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Sea tide turns green except the Banggaï who remains red

3 Oct 2016

Press release n°5

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
17th Conference of the Parties. Johannesburg – South Africa
September 24 to October 5, 2016

Sharks
Sharks fall victim of targeted and accidental catches from the fishing industry. The fins are subjected to intense international trade and aimed at the Asian market. Once the fin cut off, the carcass is the most often thrown back to sea; it is rare that the meat be used.

The silky shark was listed in Appendix II of CITES with 111 votes in favour, 30 votes against, 5 abstentions. Their name comes from their soft skin. Found in the tropical ocean and coastal waters, populations in the Atlantic have dropped by 90% since the 1950s.

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(Français) Un sursis de 2h pour les éléphants

3 Oct 2016

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Something is moving in wood

1 Oct 2016

Press release n°3

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
17th Conference of the Parties. Johannesburg – South Africa
September 24 to October 5, 2016

Good news for tropical forests. Three important changes.

1- Dalbergia
It was feared that China would oppose. Trade in Dalbergia, commonly known as rosewood or red wood (“hongmu” in Chinese) had been booming in the world’s biggest importer. 10,000 producers of furniture and decorative objects are in activity in China, transforming “hongmu”. The industry employs one million people and generates 7 billion US$ in revenue per year. The Dalbegia odorifera, the most prestigious species, is sold at present for 1.5 million US$ per m3. Ordinary species are sold between 10,000 and 40,000 US$ per m3. After China, the United States and Europe are the main importers.

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The chameleon WWF

29 Sep 2016

Press release n°2

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
17th Conference of the Parties. Johannesburg – South Africa
September 24 to October 5, 2016

– With a flurry of mailings and pathetic declarations, the WWF floods the world with calls for help to save elephants. The surface speech is in red and black tones as it should, emotionally correct, touching its members and supporters.

– Behind the scenes of ministries and conventions, the WWF has been campaigning for 26 years so that the legal ivory trade remains ajar. The WWF has its foot in the door and does not pull out. To the bloodshed and cruelty of poaching, the WWF wants to add the poison of legal trade and opposes to the return of all elephant populations in Appendix I of CITES, which would ban international ivory trade. Unfortunately, this murky speech is taken over by the majority of countries of the European Union, Belgium and Germany in the lead.

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CITES CoP17. Johannesburg – Press release n°1

23 Sep 2016

Press release n ° 1 – Opening

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
17th Conference of the Parties. Johannesburg – South Africa
September 24 to October 5, 2016

Ivories from elephant and mammoth will be on the table with hornbill red ivory, pangolin scales, tiger and lion bones, psychedelic gecko, banggai cardinal fish and peregrine falcons…

Rosewoods traffickings will be viewed with a magnifying glass. Chainsaws will haunt the hallways.

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“On the Trail“ – Special Edition. 17th meeting of the CITES

21 Sep 2016

“On  the  Trail“ – Special Edition. 17th meeting of the CITES

Special Edition – 17th meeting of the CITES

For 3 years, the NGO Robin des Bois (Robin Hood) has been publishing in French and in English the quarterly bulletin “On  the  Trail“ on the poaching  and smuggling of animal  species  threatened  with  extinction. Information come from a thousand sources, institutions, local medias and NGOs on the spot throughout the world. Each event is analyzed, related with a maximum of practical details and further developments are traced through time.

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(Français) Linkysition

7 Sep 2016

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(Français) Les Flexi PCB

1 Sep 2016

(Français) Les Flexi PCB

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(Français) Séisme: prévenir, réagir, rétablir

24 Aug 2016

(Français) Séisme: prévenir, réagir, rétablir

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(Français) Les déchets du Probo Koala – 2006/2016

19 Aug 2016

(Français) Les déchets du Probo Koala – 2006/2016
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(Français) La marée noire de la Toison d’Or

16 Aug 2016

(Français) La marée noire de la Toison d’Or

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(Français) Alang à Brest

12 Aug 2016

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(Français) Feux de forêt: prévenir, réagir, rétablir

12 Aug 2016

(Français) Feux de forêt: prévenir, réagir, rétablir

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“Shipbreaking” # 44, April 1 – June 30, 2016

29 Jul 2016

“Shipbreaking” # 44, April 1 – June 30, 2016

“Shipbreaking” # 44 (pdf – 8 Mo)
Bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition
from April 1 to June 30, 2016 (pdf, 90 p. – 8 Mo)

– The Panama Papers in the troubled waters of shipbreaking
– Alang is the first class beaching for Maersk
– More and more oil platforms on the beach
– A North Korean freighter to be scrapped in Mexico
– The Spanish aircraft carrier is looking for her final destination
– The latest news from in situ breakings of shipwrecks

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(Français) De mal en pis

6 Jul 2016

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(Français) Abandon de la Taxe Nutella

23 Jun 2016

(Français) Abandon de la Taxe Nutella

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(Français) Mergitur

10 Jun 2016

(Français) Mergitur

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(Français) Groningue, Verdun, Hiroshima : villes jumelées

27 May 2016

(Français) Groningue, Verdun, Hiroshima : villes jumelées

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(Français) Captain Tsarev : une démolition à la hussarde?

25 May 2016

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(Français) Avis sanitaire à la CGT

23 May 2016

(Français) Avis sanitaire à la CGT

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Departure of Saint-Nazaire of Monster of the Seas*

13 May 2016

Departure of Saint-Nazaire of Monster of the Seas*

Those who live in housing projects will not really be removed from their usual surroundings. The type of cruise ship that is Harmony of the Seas are apartment blocks. On land, the tendency is to their burst. At sea, they are considered as progress. 6,360 passengers are threatened by seasickness, gastroenteritis, and the crumbling of old fashioned decorations. They are serviced by 2,400 crew members of 70 nationalities living in tight quarters in the lower decks, similarly to the time of the Titanic.

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(Français) Atlas de la France Toxique

6 May 2016

(Français) Atlas de la France Toxique

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(Français) Défense d’ivoire

30 Apr 2016

(Français) Défense d’ivoire

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(Français) Des bonnes nouvelles de Libye

11 Apr 2016

(Français) Des bonnes nouvelles de Libye

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(Français) Une tartine d’orang-outan

14 Mar 2016

(Français) Une tartine d’orang-outan

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(Français) Bonne nouvelle : les chasseurs de baleine s’engueulent

26 Feb 2016

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(Français) Note d’information “boues rouges” – suite

23 Dec 2015

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(Français) Une usine sous dérogation et sous perfusion

18 Dec 2015

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