Ordinary agricultural nature could provide many services

Ordinary agricultural nature could provide many services

A beaten artificial meadow in the south of France, an example of ordinary agricultural nature. © Christel Vidaller / IMBE / CNRS Two ecologists from the Mediterranean Institute of Marine and Continental Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE) examined which ecosystem services had already been identified in such common agro-ecosystems as intensively cultivated fields or artificial grasslands. … Read more

Medical Desert: Here’s the map of the new priority areas in need of doctors in Aveyron

Medical Desert: Here’s the map of the new priority areas in need of doctors in Aveyron

In these new priority intervention zones and in the “complementary intervention zones”, doctors can get a financial boost to settle in Aveyron. To combat medical desertification, the Occitan Regional Health Agency (ARS) has released a new map of priority areas for action, where doctors can benefit from financial assistance for the installation up to € … Read more

Ravel, this dog who helps child victims of violence to confide in, at the Saint-Lô hospital center

Ravel, this dog who helps child victims of violence to confide in, at the Saint-Lô hospital center

The nurses at Saint-Lô Memorial Hospital have a new, rather special colleague. He is neither a doctor nor a nurse, but a dog! Ravel, a black labrador two years old, arrived at the Medical Justice Unit (UMJ) in January and helps child victims of violence confide, during hearings with gendarmes and police. A specially trained … Read more

Animals with superpowers

Animals with superpowers

Tardigrad: invulnerability A tardigrad. SEBASTIAN KAULITZKI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY This microscopic animal, also called water bears, is almost indestructible. From 0.1 to just over 1 mm long, tardigrades are animals that can survive in extremely harsh environments such as temperatures from -272 to 150 ° C, pressures up to 6,000 bar and harsh environments … Read more

Podcasts: Bits of the Wild, Season 2

Podcasts: Bits of the Wild, Season 2

“Brèves de Nature sauvage” is a series of podcasts, which with each new episode reveals the secret life of a Parisian wild animal. After the kingfisher, the teal, the green frog, the black woodpecker, the catfish and the heron, here, to end season 2, is the story of the black-headed gull and herring gull … … Read more

Wildlife Photography in Issoire (Puy de Dome): “It’s good to start training where it’s easy”

Wildlife Photography in Issoire (Puy de Dome): “It’s good to start training where it’s easy”

With his Canon slung over his shoulder, binoculars in his pocket and his backpack, Philippe Coudé du Foresto roams the Issoir countryside for, he says, “the pleasure of meeting animals”. As a member of Collectif Images, the septuagene naturally signed up for the excursion held at the Parc animalier d’Auvergne in September. A session dedicated … Read more