Elephants and Ivories

En 1986, Robin des Bois publie « Eléphants et ivoire végétal ». Un an plus tard, une élégante bande d’éléphants masqués tout droit sortis d’Art Déco et de Sherwood envahit les trafiquants d’ivoire à Paris. En 1988 les éléphants masqués saluent à Lausanne la décision d’interdire le commerce international de l’ivoire. Une victoire colossale. En 1997, le cartel de l’ivoire réussit à rouvrir les vannes du commerce international. Une défaite abyssale. C’était à Harare capitale du Zimbabwe. Le journal gouvernemental titre « L’Afrique australe gagne la guerre de l’ivoire ». Robin des Bois répond par « Harare humanum est ». De cette erreur, les éléphants ne se remettent pas.

“On the Trail” n°40, the defaunation bulletin

6 May 2024

“On the Trail” n°40, the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail” n°40
the defaunation bulletin
(pdf, 261 pages – 8.2 Mb)

1,532 events with references, checked, analysed, commented and strengthened
between March 1 and May 31, 2023.
376 iconographic documents, 
10 maps and historical archives.

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“On the Trail” n°39, the defaunation bulletin

28 Dec 2023

“On the Trail” n°39, the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail” n°39
the defaunation bulletin
(pdf, 192 pages – 6.7 Mo)

968 events with references, checked, analysed, commented and strengthened between January 1 and February 28, 2023. 331 iconographic documents, 6 maps and historical archives.
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“On the Trail” n°38, the defaunation bulletin

9 Oct 2023

“On the Trail” n°38, the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail” n°38,
the defaunation bulletin
1584 events with references, checked, analysed, commented and strengthened between October 1 and
December 31, 2022
397 iconographic documents 12 maps and historical archives
(pdf, 256 pages – 8.9 Mo)

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“On the Trail” n°37, the defaunation bulletin

4 Jul 2023

“On the Trail” n°37, the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail” n°37, the defaunation bulletin
1439 events with references, checked, analysed, commented and strengthened between
July 1 and 
September 30, 2022
359 iconographic documents 13 maps and historical archives
(pdf, 236 pages – 8.3 Mo)

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“On the Trail” n°36, the defaunation bulletin

20 Mar 2023

“On the Trail” n°36, the defaunation bulletin
“On the Trail” n°36, the defaunation bulletin
1,342 events with references, checked, analysed, commented and strengthened
between
April 1 and June 30, 2022 407 iconographic documents. 8 maps and historical archives
(pdf, 238 pages – 7.5 Mo)


Robin des Bois’ incredible miscellany on poaching and smuggling is going on. “On the Trail” highlights black market trends, new weapons, modus operandi of raiders and smugglers, and rumours meant to attract consumers of wild animals and their by-products. “On the Trail” also pays tribute to the individuals, NGOs and institutions that are fighting wildlife crime. From beginning to end, the 36 issues of “On the Trail” are the biological, social, police, customs, legal and financial chronicle of the poaching pandemic and the anarchic and hypocritical exploitation of biodiversity.

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“On the Trail” n°35, the defaunation bulletin

23 Dec 2022

“On the Trail” n°35, the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail” n°35, the defaunation bulletin
1,420 events with references, checked, analysed, commented and strenghtened between January 1 and March 31, 2022
368 iconographic documents.
10 maps and historical archives
(pdf, 218 pages – 7.4 Mo)

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The ups and downs of CITES

21 Nov 2022

The ups and downs of CITES

Press release CITES CoP19 n°4
Panama

Pineapple sea cucumber (Thelenota ananas), giant sea cucumber (T. anax) and red-lined sea cucumber (T. rubralineata)
The proposal by the European Union, the Seychelles and the United States to list the 3 species of the genus Thelenota in Appendix II was accepted by 97 votes in favour with 16 against and 15 abstentions. The listing will come into force after 18 months. France, which initiated the proposal, stressed the key role of sea cucumbers in ecosystems. In the seabed, sea cucumbers have a role comparable to that of earthworms.

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Panama, the great sellout of wild animals and plants

14 Nov 2022

Panama, the great sellout of wild animals and plants

Press release CITES CoP19 n°1

The 19th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) open today, Monday, November 14, in Panama City, the capital city of Panama, and will end on Friday, November 25. The global legal wildlife trade is worth an annual minimum 100 billion dollars. Trafficking fuelled by poaching and smuggling brings in between 7 billion and 23 billion US$ each year to international mafias.

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“On the Trail” n°34, the defaunation bulletin

25 Oct 2022

“On the Trail” n°34, the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail” n°34, the defaunation bulletin (pdf, 271 pages – 9.5 Mo)
1,854 events with references, analysed between September 1 and December 31, 2021.
506 iconographic documents.
Twelve maps and historical archives.

In 19 days, the 19th plenary meeting of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) will take place in Panama City with the participation of Robin des Bois, the Franz Weber Foundation and the Brigitte Bardot Foundation which support “On the Trail”.

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“On the Trail” n°33, the gorilla settles his scores

13 Jul 2022

“On the Trail” n°33, the gorilla settles his scores

“On the Trail” n°33,
the defaunation bulletin
(pdf, 287 pages – 10.6 Mo)

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