“The excitement around the beluga was indecent”

Oceanographer, François Sarano sailed thirteen years aboard the Calypso, accompanying Commander Cousteau on his craziest expeditions. He is an outstanding diver, specialist in cetaceans. Reporterre — The beluga lost for more than a week in the Seine died on August 10. How do you feel about the media frenzy caused by this story? ? Francois … Read more

In the Bay of Somme, baby seals abandoned because of tourists

Allouville-Bellefosse (Seine-Maritime) and Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (Somme), report Can we suffer from his cuteness ? Surely, we think, looking into the big black eyes of the little harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). Here they are lying on the faded tiles of the Chene care center, in Allouville-Bellefosse (Seine-Maritime). Wet coats, fine muzzles and long mustaches, Maloya, Pogo and … Read more

Avian flu is (also) decimating seabirds

The season promised to be extraordinary for the Platier d’Oye nature reserve. At the beginning of spring, more than 3,000 sandwich terns, rare seabirds in France, took up residence in this area bordering the North Sea, in Pas-de-Calais. A figure unmatched for years. But in May, these migratory birds, recognizable by their ruffled black crest … Read more

caregivers caring for animals and baby red panda

No one escapes the high temperatures of the past few days and the animals in animal parks are not spared. Caregivers are stepping up their efforts to cool the most exposed species such as the red pandas in Clères Park. The red pandas take advantage of the foggers installed to fight against the extreme heat … Read more

Swallows’ nests destroyed in Nice, the Bird Protection League warns (and be careful, it can cost you dearly)

NOTWe were informed that swallows’ nests had been destroyed in the Lingostière sector and that anti-pigeon spikes had been installed. Yet it is totally forbidden, we are in the midst of nesting. » Tom Bettini does not take off. This naturalist animator at the LPO (Bird Protection League) notes with bitterness “that even today, people … Read more

22 new invasive species identified in Europe

Finlayson’s squirrel (Callosciurus finlaysonii) is now on Europe’s red list of invasive species. – Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0 / J. Maughn Finlayson’s squirrel (Callosciurus finlaysonii) is now on Europe’s red list of invasive species. – Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0 / J. Maughn July 21, 2022 at 5:37 p.m., Updated on July 21, 2022 … Read more