In Essonne, foresters “listen” to bats to protect them

Brunoy (Essonne), report The setting sun coats the tops of the oaks with orange shards. A smell of damp moss envelops the cooling forest. At 8 p.m., only a few joggers still venture into the sandy paths of the forest of Sénart (Essonne), in the south-east of Île-de-France. Humans are hiding. The nocturnal concert of … Read more

How climate change is affecting migratory birds

The Moëze-Oléron nature reserve, located on an old dune surrounded by swamps, is one of the oldest in France. Moëze-Oléron-LPO Nature Reserve REPORT – In the Moëze-Oléron nature reserve, the departures and arrivals of populations are gradually shifting over time. Attracted by the song broadcast by a tape recorder, the birds got tangled in the … Read more

Fries, cheese, honey… These foods we could miss this winter

Are we going to run out of cheese or potatoes this winter ? The question may make you smile, but is not so crazy. Since the beginning of the summer, France has suffered repeated heat waves and persistent drought. Climatic conditions that have a direct impact on agricultural production. Reporterre draws up a (non-exhaustive) list … Read more

“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

Dog, cat… How to have an animal when you are vegan?

“ We can consider that the fact of raising animals for recreational reasons, of having possession of their person, of imposing our company on them for our sole pleasure, of locking them in a restricted space […] relates to animal exploitation. » In his book Vegan planet: think, eat and act differently (ed. Marabout, 2017), … Read more