Educate yourself for nature instead of “reconnecting” with it

Educate yourself for nature instead of “reconnecting” with it

Dimitri de Boissieu is a trained ecologist and teaches nature and the environment. He is the author of Bolivia, the ecological illusion, published by Écosociété editions (2019). Origins of research in ecopsychology in the 1990s, the concept “ connection to nature » has recently been picked up and popularized by those involved in education, biodiversity … Read more

Green growth protects the industrial model, not nature

Green growth protects the industrial model, not nature

On September 14, 2020, in front of an audience of digital business leaders, Emmanuel Macron uttered this dense, mature and nuanced statement about opponents of 5G: “ I hear many voices rise to explain to us that we should address the complexity of contemporary problems by returning to the oil lamp ! I do not … Read more

Hunt or preserve? The battle around the badger

Hunt or preserve?  The battle around the badger

This report is part of our series The Naturalist’s Hike: a Hike to Discover a Unique Species or Environment in the Company of an Enthusiast. National Forest of Rambouillet (Yvelines), report On this sunny afternoon with temperatures well above normal for the season, Aymeric Benoit, 35, browses in his “ oasis » with his dog, … Read more

The fantastic role of fear in animals

The fantastic role of fear in animals

It is white, the head slightly ocher. Black feathers lengthen its wings and tail. Its wingspan exceeds 1.60 meters. Cape Fool (Morus capensis), an emblematic bird off the coast of South Africa, is, however, on the red list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The last census, in 2018, counted only … Read more

Death of insects, sick animals … pesticides ravage the living

Death of insects, sick animals … pesticides ravage the living

Are pesticides dangerous to living organisms? ? At the request of the government, forty-six researchers worked on the issue for two years ; they compiled, compared, and analyzed more than 4,000 studies. The answer, published on Thursday 5 May, is in three letters: yes, they pollute all environments and weaken biodiversity. This observation is not … Read more

Too many wildlife photographers interfere with wildlife

Too many wildlife photographers interfere with wildlife

Montier-en-Der (Haute-Marne), report It was an inevitable event for lovers of nature photography. For the 24th year in a row, the international festival Montier-en-Der (Haute-Marne) welcomed 44,000 visitors over four days and more than a hundred exhibitions. The small town was transformed into the capital of nature’s expanded universe, where through the greyness and drizzle … Read more

Death of insects, sick animals … pesticides ravage the living

Death of insects, sick animals … pesticides ravage the living

Are pesticides dangerous to living organisms? ? At the request of the government, forty-six researchers worked on the issue for two years ; they compiled, compared, and analyzed more than 4,000 studies. The answer, published on Thursday 5 May, is in three letters: yes, they pollute all environments and weaken biodiversity. This observation is not … Read more

In the Negev desert, Israel expels Bedouins to plant forests

In the Negev desert, Israel expels Bedouins to plant forests

Negev Desert (Israel), report In Israel, the Negev desert is in revolt: Assembly tents have been set up near several villages where sit in multiply, drain protesters and a strong police presence. Dozens of people were arrested, including many minors, and several were seriously injured. Support meetings have taken place in several Palestinian cities and … Read more

In Andalusia, an ecosystem is fighting desertification

In Andalusia, an ecosystem is fighting desertification

Los Molinos del Río Aguas (Andalusia, Spain), report The place is located at the entrance to the tiny village of Los Molinos del Río Aguas. An oasis with almost twenty inhabitants located in the middle of the Andalusian mountains in the nature park Karts en Yesos. After driving about ten minutes with Chloé and Idir, … Read more