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Cull in Mauritius: The Local Press Reacts

The criticisms against the culls of Pteropus niger in Mauritius that we expressed in French newspaper Le Figaro were taken up in the local press, who have debated this issue on several occasions over the last days, especially in L'Express and Zinfos Morris. The tide may be turning, as the media coverage is increasingly critical of the government's actions.




Further coverage:

https://www.zinfos-moris.com/Abattage-de-chauves-souris-Le-ministre-Seeruttun-signe-et-persiste_a4326.html

https://inside.news/seeruttun-notre-but-nest-pas-deliminer-la-population-de-chauves-souris/


See also these older articles sparked off by the latest cull and legal action in court:

https://www.lemauricien.com/article/chauve-souris-et-si-la-communaute-scientifique-cessait-detre-gentille/

https://www.lexpress.mu/article/343568/abattage-chauves-souris-letat-et-lagro-industrie-demandent-temps

https://www.lexpress.mu/idee/345172/chauves-souris-pas-quune-nuisance

https://www.zinfos-moris.com/Exercice-d-abattage-des-chauves-souris-des-le-samedi-27-octobre_a2184.html

https://conservationbytes.com/2019/02/04/politics-matter-undoing-conservation-progress-in-the-land-of-the-dodo/


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