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“On the Trail” n°17

1 Aug 2017

“On the Trail” n°17
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“On the Trail” n°16

19 May 2017

“On the Trail” n°16, information and analysis bulletin on animal poaching and smuggling
697 events from the 1st January to the 31 of March 2017
116 illustrated pages
Whales and marine mammals, pages 12 to 13

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(Français) Dauphins et Orques

9 May 2017

(Français) Dauphins et Orques

Only in French.

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The International Poaching and Smuggling Show

2 Feb 2017

The International Poaching and Smuggling Show

“On the Trail” n°15
Information and analysis bulletin on animal poaching and smuggling
October 1 – December 31, 2016
670 events, 455 sources
122 illustrated pages – 6 Mo
http://www.robindesbois.org/wp-content/uploads/ON_THE_TRAIL_15.pdf
Whales and marine mammals, pages 10 and 11

The Indian government has published a cohabitation guide between leopards and populations. Covering more than 3 million km2, India has 1,3 billion inhabitants and 10,000 to 12,000 leopards. 30 to 40 fatal accidents following attacks would occur each year. The guide explores all means of reducing conflicts, gives all the keys of the leopard behavior and gives clear instructions to forestry services. Do not kill, at worst anesthetize. On the contrary, the French parliament has just strengthened the legal capacity to kill wolves. There are about 300 of them on 550,000 km2. Enraged politicians organized a wolf and bearhunting in the rows of the National Assembly. The Senate was also stormed by Wolfcatchers Royals. The verbatim are overwhelming. Nothing about the positive contributions of the wolves. The watchword is to eradicate them as if the wolf was a disease. See page 58 and pages 72-73.

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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 mouth 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. A biologist confirms that teeth are quickly stolen from the sperm whales carcasses after their stranding.

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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)
Whales and marine mammals, page 11

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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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.

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

26 Oct 2016

Only in French.

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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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