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Survey of the canopy with the "arboglisseur"
Survey of the canopy with the "arboglisseur"
Laurence Caramel

MADANG - Armed with thousands of test tubes, flasks, microscopes, mouth aspirators, gillnets and compressors, Olivier Pascal and Philippe Bouchet have arrived in Madang, their departure point for their new expedition in Papua New Guinea, which started last month.

The botanist for an NGO, Pro-Natura International, and the zoologist specializing in mollusks at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris are old accomplices. They even have special nicknames for each other: "Muddy old boot" for the former and "Sea-shells" for the latter. Since 2006, they have led the biggest known research team in recent years. "Our Planet Reviewed" has taken them from Santo Island and Vanuatu to Mozambique and Madagascar in 2009 and 2010.

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Families wait for news of their missing relatives following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday

Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou and Bertrand Hauger

👋 Barev!*

Welcome to Wednesday, where 21 are killed in a school shooting in Texas, Davos focuses on Ukraine, and a vertigo-inducing world record is broken at Mont-Saint-Michel. Die Welt also offers a psychoanalyst’s perspective on how war survivors pass trauma onto their children.

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