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°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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Elephant calves trade : forcing through before the market closes

25 Oct 2019

Elephant calves trade : forcing through before the market closes

Update 3:30 p.m.: after a 13-hour flight, the 32 calves arrived in Shanghai in an unknown condition. Temperature on boarding: 38°C. Temperature on arrival: 19°C.

Yesterday, 32 elephant calves were exfiltrated by a Saudia Airlines cargo plane from the Victoria Falls airport in Zimbabwe to China. The plane made a night stopover in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The calves’ final destination is business classified. It is probable that one of the beneficiaries of the calves used as attractive product is the Guangzhou safari park, where uninformed visitors can already admire elephants suffering from PTSD (Posttraumatic stress disorder) due to their violent capture, the separation with their family and captivity.

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(Français) Positif !

28 Aug 2019

Only in French.

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(Français) Vers la fin du commerce international d’éléphants vivants

27 Aug 2019

Only in French.

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(Français) L’Europe remettra-t-elle les éléphanteaux derrière les barreaux ?

26 Aug 2019

Only in French.

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The wildlife stock exchange

16 Aug 2019

CITES CoP18 Press release n°1

The 18th meeting of the Conference of the 184 Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – CITES – is meeting in Geneva from 17 to 28 August 2019. Robin des Bois (Robin Hood), the Paris based NGO, has been an observer at CITES for 30 years. This conference was scheduled to be held in Colombo in May-June 2019. It was postponed and then moved to Switzerland due to the April 21 attacks in Sri Lanka.
Will CITES prove that it is competent to coordinate the international cooperation against environmental crime and resist the siren song of the wildlife extinction capitalism?
Will CITES Parties finally recognize that wild animals are No Border and that species such as giraffes and elephants should have the right to move across political and administrative boundaries?

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“On the Trail“ n°23, the defaunation bulletin

5 Aug 2019

“On the Trail“ n°23, the defaunation bulletin

“On the Trail“ n°23, the defaunation bulletin
(pdf, 166 pages – 13.6 Mo)
Rhinoceroses, elephants and mammoths, pages 100 to 136

Information and analysis report on animal poaching and smuggling
from the 1st October 2018 to the 31 of January 2019
1112 poaching, smuggling and rescue casese

16 dead persons: 10 rangers, 2 civilians and 4 poachers

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France and Elephants

13 Mar 2019

France and Elephants

The French president is in Nairobi for the One Planet Summit. Robin des Bois’ director asked him to support the proposal of Kenya and the African Elephant Coalition countries in favour of CITES Appendix I banning all international trade in ivory. The next CITES plenary session will take place in Sri Lanka from 23 May to 3 June 2019.

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