Biodiversity: these endangered species that can still be saved

SURVEY – If the last decades have seen the disappearance of an immense part of our biodiversity, actions in the field of conservation have borne fruit. But it was without counting on the revival of an old current of decolonialist thought which weakens these efforts …

It was March 20. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published a study showing that the African black rhino population increased by 2.5% per year between 2012 and 2018. Good news for this species that industrial poaching has left behind bloodless, with less than 6,000 specimens on the continent against nearly 70,000 sixty years ago.

As for pachyderms, the annual report of the Cites program for monitoring the illegal killing of elephants, published on November 13, 2020, states that the poaching of these animals has experienced a relatively stable and encouraging downward trend since 2011, and this despite a weak recovery in 2014. For mountain gorillas, whose habitat distributed between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo was strongly threatened in the middle of the XXe century, the 1000 specimen mark was exceeded last year – in Virunga National Park, DRC, no gorillas have been killed by

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