Plundering, Trade and Cruelty

Vivants ou morts, entiers ou en morceaux, les animaux sauvages sont une marchandise ordinaire à vendre au plus offrant jusqu’à l’extinction de l’espèce. Les réseaux criminels s’enracinent, s’enrichissent et se mondialisent. La faune est traquée pour décorer, habiller, faire bander, guérir, divertir et se nourrir. Un cauchemar. Depuis juillet 2013, Robin des Bois publie « A la Trace », trimestriel unique sur le braconnage et la contrebande de la faune sauvage, sur les risques sanitaire du commerce international et sa cruauté. La disparition progressive de la faune sauvage prive la Terre de ses plus belles couleurs.

Record turtle seizure in Burkina Faso

11 Jun 2021

Record turtle seizure in Burkina Faso

On Tuesday, June 8, 555 juvenile African spurred tortoises were rescued from international trafficking by customs officers in Koudougou, Boulkiemdé province. They were hidden in the baggage compartment of a bus travelling between Bamako in Mali and Lomé in Togo. They were placed in wooden crates, cardboard boxes and canvas and plastic bags. False CITES permits accompanied the shipment. CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The African spurred tortoises are listed in Appendix II. Their international trade is still allowed. Export permits are required. The seizure is the result of cooperation between Mali Customs and Burkina Faso Customs.

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Radioactive rhinos

20 May 2021

Radioactive rhinos

Rosatom, the prime contractor and spearhead of the Russian nuclear industry, has found a new way to extend its influence on the African continent in the fight against poaching.

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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

Only in French.

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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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(Français) EcoZonia, c’est la zone

27 Jan 2021

(Français) EcoZonia, c’est la zone

Only in French.

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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) Cirques itinérants et cirques aquatiques

30 Sep 2020

(Français) Cirques itinérants et cirques aquatiques

Only in French.

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(Français) Charlie Hebdo et Robin des Bois

9 Sep 2020

(Français) Charlie Hebdo et Robin des Bois

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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