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A 30-year journey in search of saving the forests of South America

Constantino Aucca Chutas became interested in conservation thirty years ago when he was doing fieldwork as a biology student in Cusco, Peru. At that time, the majestic slopes of the Peruvian Andes that surrounded the city were suffering from illegal logging and farm expansion. “Conservation has become a necessity,” Aukka said recently in an interview…
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“At Mass, not a word about ecology! »

Eric de Kermel is sorry for the absence of prayers for nature and the living in most Catholic masses. For him, it is the result of an anthropocentric vision that corresponds neither to the biblical message nor to the encyclicals of Pope Francis. I recently participated in a gathering of Catholics engaged in society. As…
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Environment: integrating trees into the national sustainable development strategy

In a message from the government on National Tree Day (JNA) delivered on November 3 in Brazzaville, the Minister of Forest Economy, Rosalie Matondo, reiterated Congo’s commitment to fight against deforestation and climate deregulation. The Minister of Forest Economy invited the population to plant trees, as prescribed by the theme of the 36th edition of…
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France to plant 1 billion trees in 8 years

In 2022, France burned six times more forest than the average for the past 10 years French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new forest strategy that will plant 1 billion trees by 2030, or 10% of its forest area. He also pledged €250 million to purchase 16 Canadair amphibious aircraft by 2027, EURACTIV reported. The…
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Tree mortality in forests has increased by 54% in ten years

Spring drought, heat wave and violent summer fires… In 2022, extreme climatic episodes bruised more than 70,000 hectares of French forests. In its annual inventory, the National Institute for Geographic and Forest Information (IGN) reveals a 54% increase in tree mortality over the last decade. This increase “is linked to the recurrence of episodes of…
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250 KM AROUND PARIS FOR ECOLOGY, THE HUGE CHALLENGE OF ULTRA-TRAILER XAVIER THÉVENARD

Xavier Thévenard, triple winner of the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, sets off this Wednesday on a course of 250 kilometers in Île-de-France. The goal: to make young people aware of ecology during this 100% green journey. 250 kilometers, running, cycling, kayaking: this is the vast program that awaits Xavier Thévenard from this Wednesday. Three times…
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Scientists believe that dirt underfoot will help save the Earth from extinction

Researchers believe that we should take a little break from ourselves and think about the planet – more precisely, about the preservation of its microbial diversity. Microbial life was the first to originate on our planet. Scientists believe that it, in all likelihood, will be the last, and therefore we should already think about the…
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Man’s fault. Half of bird species are threatened with extinction

According to a recent report by BirdLife International, 73% of species have been affected by human activities, while 49% have been significantly reduced. Intensive agricultural activities, excessive exploitation of natural resources, climate change and active logging were recognized as the main threats to birds. The researchers calculated that since 1500, 187 species of birds have…
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Martens don’t like these home remedies at all

Fighting during the mating season in spring, searching for a place to sleep in autumn: martens are active all year round. What keeps them from the car – and what doesn’t. Many drivers fear damage from marten bites. With good reason: Every year, insurance companies settle 200,000 vehicle damages caused by the little rodent. Numerous…
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People with low ecological sensitivity are less empathetic and emotional than others

People who react less emotionally to images of environmental damage are also less emotional and empathetic in general, according to a recent US study. The defense of the environment is not just a matter of political opinion, emotions are also important. This is suggested by a new study from the University of Michigan, published in…
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