If we were living in the Middle Ages, Greta Thunberg would be burnt at the stake


Dear Friends,

If we were living in the Middle Ages, Greta Thunberg would be burnt at the stake – Greta, with her stubborn pigtails, her unrestrained ferocity and her Asperger’s syndrome. How dare she challenge world leaders just because they’re all looking the other way while the planet is burning? In 2002 in Johannesburg, when Jacques Chirac uttered these now famous words suggested by Nicolas Hulot, he also added: ‘Let us ensure that the 21st century does not become, for future generations, the century of humanity’s crime against life itself.’ Let us pay tribute to him for his foresight.

But above all, let us act! Each one of us, wherever we are and however we can. The IPPC report on our oceans hammers the message home: rising sea levels and acidification are our own doing. Some phenomena, such as melting permafrost that releases greenhouse gases, are irreversible. Floods, cyclones, heatwaves – what an array of disasters! We must act together and force politicians to take decisions that are difficult for them when they encroach on the sacrosanct economy. We can we do this with our votes and through collective, voluntary and personal action.

Fondation Ensemble operates in areas that you’re familiar with. In this issue of the Newsletter, the spotlight is on biodiversity conservation – the preservation of life itself - through a timely interview with Jean-Baptise Dumond, and a presentation of the projects we are supporting this year to protect threatened animal species.

Jacqueline Délia Brémond
Co-Founder / Co-Chair

‘By standing up for biodiversity, we’re also standing up for respect for others.’

Naturalist, photographer, musician … Jean-Baptiste Dumond describes himself as something of a jack of all trades. A former president of WWF France, in 2014 he founded FauneSauvage.fr, a website that attracts up to 500 000 visitors! As a member of the Foundation’s Board of Experts, he plays an active part in the selection of projects for the conservation of biodiversity and threatened animal species. We interviewed him this September, just after his return from the Abruzzo National Park in Italy: a meeting with a man of conviction, who for over 50 years has devoted himself to observing nature. And beyond…

Watch the video here

Read Jean-Baptiste Dumond’s biography here

Find out more about our 17 new
‘threatened animal species’ projects

To find out more, click on the links below

  1. Western Lowland Gorilla/Chimpanzee . Republic of the Congo . ESI Congo
  2. Red-bellied Monkey . Benin . Credi-ONG
  3. Brown-headed spider Monkey . Ecuador . Proyecto Washu
  4. Black-faced Lion Tamarin . Brazil . SPVS
  5. Greater Bamboo Lemur . Madagascar . Helpsimus
  6. Crowned Sifaka/Mongoose Lemur . Madagascar . Identi'terre
  7. Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant/White-browed Tit-Spinetail/Royal Cinclodes . Peru . ECOAN
  8. Araripe Manakin . Brazil . Aquasis
  9. Manapany Ornate day Gecko . Reunion Island . Nature Océan Indien
  10. Chinese Pangolin/Sunda Pangolin . Laos . CCL
  11. Madagascar big-headed Turtle . Madagascar . Durrell
  12. Carranchina Turtle . Colombia . Fundación Fuverde
  13. Sea Turtles . Republic of the Congo . Renatura
  14. Whale Shark . Philippines . Lamave
  15. Irrawaddy Dolphin . Cambodia . Marine Conservation Cambodia
  16. Cuatro Cienegas Platy . Mexico . Pro Natura
  17. European dark Bee . France . CETA

See all the Fondation Ensemble projects here

For Luzmila Vasquez,
agroecology also means gastronomy!

Luzmila is a beneficiary of the AVSF project in Ecuador. Not only a producer but also a trainer for MESSE (Social Solidarity Economy Movement), she shows us how her ethnoveterinary and agroecology skills enable her to provide up to 3000 potential customers with high-quality produce that is both environmentally friendly and good for health. For Luzmila, agroecology also goes hand in hand with gastronomy…

She tells her story here
To find out more about the AVSF project in Ecuador

Drones to assist in Amazon Rainforest conservation

The Peruvian Amazon harbours high levels of biodiversity and vast stretches of tropical forest, which to date have remained relatively intact. The Peruvian government has made a commitment to protect its forests but faces an increasing number of threats. With Fondation Ensemble support, Amazon Conservation has developed a near real-time monitoring technique. The information is collected via drones that fly over the protected areas.

To find out more, click here

Editor-in-chief: O. Braunsteffer
Graphic design and text: B. Galliot, B. Gicquaud
The Foundation wishes to thank its partners for the photographic material included in this issue.
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