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Agriculture Biodiversity

It doesn’t make the birds laugh

This is the 2018 figure: 33% of birds would have disappeared from agricultural areas in France in fifteen years. This is an alarming observation that professional and amateur ornithologists like to explore in greater depth each year during the sessions of the Temporal Monitoring of Common Birds (STOC) programme. Cover picture: Vincent Leloup.

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Feminism

Since the lockdown, some men have discovered grocery shopping

“My father, who never goes there, has gone shopping for fear of a shortage. He came back with a whole ham and two pounds of cheese! “The confinement allowed some men to discover the big supermarkets. This does not mean that the equal sharing of household chores has been won. Cover picture: Unsplash.

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Unique project

The show is as simple as a phone call.

Lionel Epaillard, an actor in the Breton company Les Arts Paisibles, didn’t want to hang up during the lockdown. He decided to offer mini-shows over the phone. Cover picture: Catherine Dartevelle.

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Family Youth

During lockdown, it’s hard not to see your kids.

The containment decreed after the progression of the Covid-19 epidemic does not allow all separated parents to see their children. Whether the decision was deliberate or forced, this unprecedented separation is not easy to live with. In the light of psychologist Mary Gohin. Cover picture: Carolyn Attwood on Unsplash.

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Feminism

Jeanne Devidal, the “Lady of Saint-Lunaire”

She marked the small Breton seaside resort of Saint-Lunaire: Jeanne Dedival. Nicknamed the “madwoman” by the tourists, the one who was also called the “Lady of Saint-Lunaire” had undertaken the construction of an unusual house, made of objects found just about everywhere, in the manner of artist Facteur Cheval. Her whimsical residence had finally acquired […]

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Agriculture Biodiversity Employment

Bees give wings to refugees

Since 2016, the Ile-de-France-based association Espero has been working to promote the professional integration of refugees through urban agriculture. And one of the flagship areas it promotes is beekeeping. Ibrahim Karout, of Syrian origin, passes on his know-how on bees to new arrivals in France to help them find work. The association has set up […]

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Family Feminism Love

Proud to be single

Who said being single means not being happy? More and more women in this situation appreciate it and claim it loud and clear. A claim that is all the stronger as it is made in a society that is still very much focused on the couple as an achievement. With the insight of psychoanalyst Sophie […]

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Biodiversity Ecology

Fish also have heartache

Fish have a small beating heart. This is what Chloé Laubu, who defended her thesis in population biology and ecology in 2018, wanted to show by questioning the place of emotions and personality in decision-making in zebra cichlids, a monogamous species of fish. Because these water beings are also emotional beings capable of making decisions […]

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Agriculture Biodiversity Ecology

On Yeu Island, it’s not easy to embark on farming

Lionelle Arnaud is a chicken breeder on Yeu island. Since she announced her project for an organic hen farm, she has experienced great difficulties in getting her installation off the ground. Several things are involved. The lack of agricultural tradition in Yeu when most of the economic activity comes from fishing and tourism. But also […]

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Agriculture Biodiversity Ecology

Tomy Journaux, a scallops picker

Tomy Journaux is a special kind of fisherman. Every day he puts on his wetsuit in search of scallops in the bays of Saint-Malo and Saint-Brieuc. This way of fishing is also a way to preserve the resource without destroying other species as trawlers do. There are only a few dozen “scallops pickers” in Brittany. […]