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.

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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The International of Elephant and Rhino Gravediggers on Trial in Rennes, France

6 Sep 2021

The International of Elephant and Rhino Gravediggers on Trial in Rennes, France

Rennes

The trial of nine defendants charged with importing, possessing, transporting and exporting elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn as part of an organized gang opens this September 6, 2021 in the Rennes Criminal Court. Three defendants are on the run and an arrest warrant has been issued against them. The investigation also led to the discovery of two workshops processing raw ivory and rhino horn on French soil. The 9 defendants are of Irish and English, Vietnamese and Chinese origin. They declare to be second-hand dealers, antique dealers, employees in the construction industry, manager of an import-export company, cook, computer specialist or unemployed.

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On the Trail n°30 – the defaunation bulletin

6 Aug 2021

On the Trail n°30 – the defaunation bulletin

On the Trail n°30 – July, August and September 2020
1040 events with references, along with analyses, iconographic documents, maps and historical archives
201 pages (pdf), 12 Mo

“On the Trail” is going on with its analysis of the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on poaching and animal smuggling through one thousand or so genuine examples from around the world. In the third quarter of 2020, rumours are taking hold about pangolin meat, feline meat and lion organs being considered miracle cures for Covid-19. The pandemic causes a surge in wildlife plundering. As soon as the pandemic emerged, it caused an upsurge in trapping. In India and Africa, people from the cities returned to the villages, there were many mouths to feed, and poaching increased. In rich countries, recreational hunting is in full swing; people kill deer, bears, moose and birds of prey to kill time. Wildlife trafficking is on the rise on social networks. In Myanmar, transit and force-feeding centres for pangolins waiting to be smuggled to Thailand are full because of the border closures and transport paralysis. Destocking of raw ivory and other wildlife products accumulated during the full disruption of supply chains are beginning to appear. The global market for wild birds is expanding. The Covid-19 crisis has opened up new opportunities with a confined humanity in need of nature.

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On the Trail n°29 – The defaunation bulletin

30 Mar 2021

On the Trail n°29 – The defaunation bulletin

On the Trail n°29 – April, May and June 2020
990 events with references, along with analyses,
iconographic documents, maps and historical archives
182 pages (pdf), 11.6 Mo

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“On the Trail” n°28 – the defaunation bulletin

1 Oct 2020

“On the Trail” n°28 – the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail ” n°28
The defaunation bulletin
January, February and March 2020
816 events
137 pages (pdf), 7.5 Mo

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(Français) Terrassés par qui ou quoi ?

26 Aug 2020

(Français) Terrassés par qui ou quoi ?

Only in French.

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“On the Trail” n°27 – the defaunation bulletin

7 Jul 2020

“On the Trail” n°27  – the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail” n°27
The defaunation bulletin
773 events from the 1st October to the 31th December, 2019
460 source
132 pages, 9.5 Mo (pdf)

Orangutans always knocked down
The orangutans are brought down by palm oil, clearing fires and retaliation from small and large producers. The rescuers do not know which way to turn and during these months of ashes and want for the adult and baby orangutans, the Nutella maker poses in a suit with a big smile on the front page: “We’re coming out of the Covid-19 crisis even stronger. During the stay at home order, we all ate Nutella”. The orangutans hate it. To be found pages 66 to 68.

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“On the Trail” n°26 – the defaunation bulletin

30 Apr 2020

“On the Trail” n°26,
The defaunation bulletin
739 events from the 1st July to the 30th September, 2019
470 source of information
116 pages, 13 Mo
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“On the Trail” n°25 – the defaunation bulletin

9 Jan 2020

“On the Trail” n°25 – the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail“ n°25
the defaunation bulletin
pdf, 124 pages – 10.8 Mo
Rhinoceroses and elephants, pages 75 to 99

The true novel of poaching and smuggling around the world
924 events from the 1st April to the 30 of June 2019

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“On the Trail” n°24 – the defaunation bulletin

13 Nov 2019

“On the Trail” n°24 – the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail“ n°24, the defaunation bulletin
(pdf, 94 pages – 8.6 Mo)
Rhinoceroses, elephants and mammoths, pages66 to 81

Information and analysis report on animal poaching and smuggling
from the 1st February
to the 31 of March 2019
590 poaching, smuggling and rescue cases

11 dead persons: 4 rangers, 1 civilian and 6 poachers

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