On the Trail n°31, the defaunation bulletin

23 Dec 2021

On the Trail n°31, the defaunation bulletin

On the Trail n°31 – October-November-December 2020
1,294 events with references, along with analyses, 469 iconographic documents, maps and historical archives.
222 pages (pdf – 12.2 Mo)

Winter 2020, curfews and lockdowns. Some are poaching for survival or for a bit of money, others by idleness. Zebra meat dries on ropes in the savannah. In the United States, 17-year-old teenagers are poaching deer with the spotlights of their parents’ GMC truck. There are traps everywhere and of all kinds from north to south, east to west, on land and at sea. No wildlife can escape them, from the biggest ones like bears to the smallest ones like Berthe’s mouse lemur. Birds by hundreds of thousands are captured to brighten up the stay-at-home holiday season. The Ganges river dolphins are lynched, people need to unwind.

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(Français) Coronavirus

20 Dec 2021

(Français) Coronavirus

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(Français) Lâchers de ballons 2021

9 Dec 2021

(Français) Lâchers de ballons 2021

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Shipbreaking #64, the International Shipbreaking Show

23 Nov 2021

Shipbreaking #64, the International Shipbreaking Show

“Shipbreaking” # 64
Bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition
July-August-September 2021
85 pages, 102 sources, 302 photos (+ 3 maps), 16.1 Mo
https://robindesbois.org/wp-content/uploads/shipbreaking64.pdf

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Covid and other pathogen catapults

19 Nov 2021

Covid and other pathogen catapults

Forced-air leaf blowers, operating on petrol or lead or lithium batteries, disperse toxic and infectious agents including coronaviruses. The French High Council for Public Health (Haut Conseil de la Santé Publique, HCSP), seized by the General Directorate for Health (Direction Générale de la Santé, DGS), recommended in its opinion of April 4, 2020 during the first of the Covid waves, “especially not to use engines like leaf blowers to blow dust from the ground”.

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(Français) Faits d’hiver en Arctique

18 Nov 2021

(Français) Faits d’hiver en Arctique

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(Français) La porcherie de la Hague

9 Nov 2021

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Atomic cargo ship resumes service

3 Nov 2021

Atomic cargo ship resumes service

The Russian nuclear-powered container ship Sevmorput, which lost half of her propeller last year on her way to Antarctica, has just left St Petersburg. She is carrying 1400 tonnes of equipment for the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. The heavy packages will be unloaded in Vladivostok and then transferred to a conventional vessel bound for Bangladesh. The Sevmorput will use the north-east sea route. According to the press release from Atomflot, a subsidiary of Rosatom, “the crew is ready for the task at hand, the technical characteristics of the vessel will allow her to travel the entire route without the help of an icebreaker.” “Timely delivery of equipment and materials for nuclear power plants under construction is crucial for the timely and cost effective accomplishment of our projects.” The St Petersburg-Vladivostok journey is expected to take 25 days.

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(Français) Sur le front* à Hong Kong

12 Oct 2021

(Français) Sur le front* à Hong Kong

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(Français) Les basses fringues

1 Oct 2021

(Français) Les basses fringues

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Concerns about ex-Deep One

30 Sep 2021

Update of October 4 in link
Update of October 8 in link

Forget the Deep One, Saint Kitts and Nevis flag, ex-Odeep One, Panama flag! Take note that she is now called the Lotus, Gabonese flag, belonging to a certain Seaeco Global Pte Ltd, born on August 17, 2021, whose activity is building and repairing of ships as well as wholesale trade of various goods. Is it a way for Seaeco to negotiate at the best rate possible the pallets of expired hydro-alcoholic lotions stuck on board its property?

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(Français) Plainte Notre-Dame de Paris – Désignation d’une juge d’instruction (+ rectificatif)

29 Sep 2021

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(Français) Sur le front de l’anti-éolien offshore

25 Sep 2021

(Français) Sur le front de l’anti-éolien offshore

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(Français) Les incendies à la loupe – Normandie

23 Sep 2021

(Français) Les incendies à la loupe – Normandie

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(Français) Soutien aux manifestations des pêcheurs professionnels à Cherbourg et au Havre demain 24 septembre 2021

23 Sep 2021

(Français) Soutien aux manifestations des pêcheurs professionnels à Cherbourg et au Havre demain 24 septembre 2021

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(Français) Comptoir d’informations Lubrizol

21 Sep 2021

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(Français) Nitrate d’ammonium, entre amnistie et amnésie

17 Sep 2021

(Français) Nitrate d’ammonium, entre amnistie et amnésie

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The International of Elephant and Rhino Gravediggers sentenced

8 Sep 2021

The International of Elephant and Rhino Gravediggers sentenced

Rennes

The Criminal Court of Rennes (France) today imposed exemplary sentences on eight men of Irish, English, Chinese and Vietnamese origin guilty of trafficking in elephant ivory and rhino horn on French territory and, for some of them, of exporting it to Asia. Seven were found guilty of having committed these offences in conspiracy.

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Container ships are bombs (bis)

8 Jul 2021

Container ships are bombs (bis)

A fireball and shock waves felt up to 25 km from Jebel Ali Port, near Dubai, United Arab Emirates, woke up and worried residents on the evening of Wednesday July 7, 2021. Firefighters responded to prevent the fire from spreading to other vessels, in particular the GFS Giselle, a 240 m long container ship.

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(Français) La manif contre la vente du vent

21 Jun 2021

(Français) La manif contre la vente du vent

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(Français) L’horizon est notre avenir, ne le gaspillons pas !

21 Jun 2021

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Like beasts in substandard ships

17 Jun 2021

Like beasts in substandard ships

The report “78 EU-approved livestock carriers” written by Robin des Bois in partnership with the NGOs Animal Welfare Foundation and Tierschutzbund Zürich is more than damning. It is sharp.

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(Français) Le tour de la Med en 92 jours et 12.000 km

17 Jun 2021

(Français) Le tour de la Med en 92 jours et 12.000 km

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Killings in the Arly National Park in Burkina Faso

28 Apr 2021

Killings in the Arly National Park in Burkina Faso

Rory Young, co-founder and CEO of Chengeta Wildlife, David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile, Spanish reporters, were murdered on 26 April 2021 in Arly National Park in Burkina Faso while participating in an anti-poaching patrol with soldiers and rangers. One Burkinabé is still missing. The Arly park is home to elephants, lions and leopards. In 2015, Robin des Bois praised the work of Rory Young in its bulletin “On the Trail” dedicated to poaching and smuggling.
Extract from “On the Trail” n°9 p.75 :
Arrest of 81 suspected poachers. Malawi. May 2015.
Rory Young is a specialist of the anti-poaching battle. He joined the French Foreign Legion when still very young and later becomes a forest ranger in Zimbabwe after 5 years of training. Yet he’s no warmonger. On mission in Malawi, he helps the wildlife agents use to their furthest extent the meager logistical resources at their disposal. 33 poachers have been arrested in 15 days during the month of April around Livonde by 30 rangers who have nothing more than a car and a half and an old boat. A true success compared to the 28 arrests made in all of April in Kruger Park watched over by thousands of guards, drones, helicopters and to some extent by thousands of tourists.

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(Français) Animaux victimes de pratiques magiques et commerce illégal

16 Apr 2021

(Français) Animaux victimes de pratiques magiques et commerce illégal

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(Français) Les sans-chênes

18 Mar 2021

(Français) Les sans-chênes

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Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Nada!

22 Jan 2021

Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Nada!

This Friday 22 January 2021 is a great day. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (1) enters into force.

On 7 July 2017, 122 countries adopted this Treaty. In accordance with its Article 15, it enters into force 90 days after the deposit of the 50th instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Honduras was this 50th categorical opponent to atomic weapons. All the nuclear powers have withdrawn from the adoption Conference and some of them, France, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, are openly hostile to it.

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In search of a solution for the contaminated water of Fukushima

5 Nov 2020

In search of a solution for the contaminated water of Fukushima

Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, March 11, 2011 – Press release n°17

It is said that the Japanese government is about to authorize the release of radioactive water from Fukushima Daiichi into coastal waters and the ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean. Tepco, operator of the plant that crashed on March 11, 2011, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the International Atomic Energy Agency are promoting this option. This voluntary pollution would set a precedent that could be brought up again in the Atlantic Ocean in the event of a major accident at a nuclear power plant or at the La Hague atomic complex in Normandy.

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(Français) Remèdes anti-ordures

21 Jan 2020

(Français) Remèdes anti-ordures

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(Français) L’Atlas du Business des Espèces Menacées

9 Oct 2019

(Français) L’Atlas du Business des Espèces Menacées

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(Français) Linkysition

7 Sep 2016

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(Français) Atlas de la France Toxique

11 May 2016

(Français) Atlas de la France Toxique

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