World Echos on Mauritius Disastrous Biodiversity Management

Never before has Mauritius been covered by the international media like the past two weeks. The Mauritian Government’s officials are by now famous on the international platform for their total disrespect and disregard towards animals and the biodiversity . Our ecosystem has been seriously weakened and its sustainability relies on actions taken now! Now is the time. It might soon be too late…

The worst point is that the Excellency, Mrs Ameenah-Gurib Fakim, The President of the Republic of Mauritius is a Biodiversity expert and renown scientist who led countless biodiversity projects! Her silence on this issue keeps the world perplex as well…

Read and reflect…. Nothing to be proud of!

  1. WASHINGTON POST – The island that was once home to the Dodo wants to kill off thousands of protected bats

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/10/23/the-island-that-was-once-home-to-the-dodo-wants-to-kill-off-thousands-of-protected-bats/

  1. MAURITIUS WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

http://www.mauritian-wildlife.org/application/templates/default/images/gallery/Mauritius%20Fruit%20Bat/Bat%20Cull%202015%20MWF%20Position%20Statement%20081015.pdf

  1. MONGABAY – Mauritius to kill 18,000 threatened native bats in ‘disgraceful’ cull

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/10/mauritius-to-cull-18000-native-bats-nearly-40-percent-of-bat-population/

  1. THE GUARDIAN-Conservationists urge Mauritius to halt cull of threatened fruit bat

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/17/conservationists-urge-mauritius-to-halt-cull-of-threatened-fruit-bat

  1. SOS – SAVE OUR SPECIES-MITIGATING THE IMPACT OF THE MAURITIUS FRUIT BAT (PTEROPUS NIGER) ON COMMERCIAL FRUIT FARMS

http://www.sospecies.org/sos_projects/mammals/mauritius_fruit_bat/

  1. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN SSC position statement on the culling of the Mauritius Fruit Bat

http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=22044

  1. CHANGE.ORG – PETITION

https://www.change.org/p/the-honorable-president-of-republic-of-mauritius-dr-ameenah-gurib-fakim-sooradehoo-punchu-trilock-ujoodha-minister-of-environment-honorable-raj-dayal-minister-of-environment-sustaibale-develo-stop-the-mauritian-government-from-killing-fruit-b

  1. PANDA.ORG- Mauritius must end unjustified mass cull of fruit bats

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/?256473/Mauritius-must-end-mass-cull-of-fruit-bats

  1. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC-Killing Thousands of Flying Foxes Only Hurts the Environment

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151111-bats-mauritius-flying-foxes-animals-science-conservation/

  1. DISCOVER WILDLIFE- Mauritius fruit bats face government cull

http://www.discoverwildlife.com/news/mauritius-fruit-bats-face-government-cull

  1. FIRESIDE SCIENCE-Cull of the threatened Mauritius fruit bats: disregarding science can bring one more species to be as dead as the dodo

http://scifundchallenge.org/firesidescience/2015/11/17/769/

  1. CONSERVATIONBYTES.COM-When science is ignored: Mauritius starts culling 18,000 threatened fruit bats

http://conservationbytes.com/2015/11/08/when-science-is-ignored-mauritius-starts-culling-18000-threatened-fruit-bats/

  1. CMS- Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals – Conservationists urge Mauritius to halt cull of threatened fruit bat

http://www.cms.int/en/news/conservationists-urge-mauritius-halt-cull-threatened-fruit-bat

  1. BEFORE ITS NEWS

http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2015/11/when-science-is-ignored-mauritius-starts-culling-18000-threatened-fruit-bats-2540936.html

  1. FOCUSING ON WILDLIFE- POLL: Should Mauritius be allowed to cull its bats?

http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-mauritius-be-allowed-to-cull-its-bats/

  1. BATCON.ORG – Bat conversation international- Say No to Killing 18,000 threatened Mauritian Flying Foxes

http://www.batcon.org/resources/media-education/news-room/gen-news/80-latest-news/940-say-no-to-killing-18-000-threatened-mauritian-flying-foxes

  1. ORGANIZATION FOR BAT CONSERVATION

http://save-the-bats.tumblr.com/post/132745050656/mauritius-to-start-culling-18000-bats-from

  1. BAT CONSERVATION TRUST- Cull of Flying Foxes in Mauritius

http://www.bats.org.uk/news.php/296/cull_of_flying_foxes_in_mauritius_

  1. PRESS READER

http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-daily-herald/20151025/281543699781093/TextView

  1. ON EARTH

http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/mauritius-fruit-bat-cull

  1. INATURALIST.ORG- Culling of Mauritian flying foxes has started!

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/afribats/journal/4720

  1. CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY – Mauritius to kill 18,000 threatened native bats in ‘disgraceful’ cull

https://www.cbd.int/kb/record/newsHeadlines/105685?FreeText=gender%20plan%20of%20action

  1. EXPRESS.CO.UK-The Mauritius fruit bat could end up like the dodo

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/619817/Mauritius-fruit-bat-excintct-dodo

  1. AFRICA GEOGRAPHIC- 18 000 Mauritian flying foxes: to cull or to treasure?

http://africageographic.com/blog/18-000-mauritian-flying-foxes-cull-treasure/

  1. LONELY PLANET- Conservationists call for an end to the flying fox cull in Mauritius

    Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2015/11/18/conservationists-call-for-an-end-to-the-flying-fox-cull-in-mauritius/#ixzz3smP426Lh

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2015/11/18/conservationists-call-for-an-end-to-the-flying-fox-cull-in-mauritius/

  1. ORGANIZATION FOR BAT CONSERVATION- EVERY NIGHT HUNDREDS OF BATS ARE DYING: PLEASE HELP US STOP THE KILLING

https://batconservation.org/every-night-hundreds-of-bats-are-dying-please-help-us-stop-the-killing/

  1. WIDESCREEN ARKIVE- 

http://www.arkive.org/mauritian-flying-fox/pteropus-niger/image-G39886.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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