The United States has done it. The Philippines and China too. Even Hong Kong has said it will destroy some of its contraband ivory. But ahead of a conservation conference in London next month where world leaders will descend to seek a solution to wildlife crime, the debate about the future of stockpiles is set to heat up.
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Sunday 21 July 2013
Campaigners say South Americans should be seen as a distinct group
Saturday 20 July 2013
So the major winner from Northern Ireland is sneakily placed behind the leaders to make a tilt at the Claret Jug. No, not that major winner. Or indeed the other one.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Government proposals to ban all wild animals from travelling circuses should be watered down to allow zebras, camels, reindeer and snakes to stay on the road, MPs have recommended.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
The change in feeding behaviour had been a scientific mystery, as it occurred three million years before elephants evolved to have teeth better-suited to eating grass
Sunday 16 June 2013
Grieving elephants to feature in attempt to break taboo and explain subject to children
Friday 07 June 2013
The Lord's Resistance Army has resorted to elephant poaching in order to fund its activities, according to human rights organisations.
Friday 07 June 2013
John Walsh marks the demise of the writer who found comic gold in the world of Oxbridge
Monday 03 June 2013
Members of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a militia run by the fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, are killing elephants across Central Africa to raise funds, according to a report by watchdog organisations.
Thursday 25 April 2013
With no launch date in sight, company is set to be a costly ‘white elephant’, say critics
Monday 15 April 2013
More than 30,000 people signed an Independent petition calling for a ban
Thursday 11 April 2013
A baby elephant in India has been lifted out of a well after it fell down it and got trapped. After initial rescue attempts failed, a crane was used to break the side of the well and hoist the elephant out.
Thursday 04 April 2013
Gandhi’s problem is that he is starting from a very low base in his current bid to win public acceptability
Sunday 03 March 2013
The host nation for this weekend's global conservation gathering is called to account for its role in African elephant poaching
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Brigitte Bardot will not have to emigrate to Russia after all. The actress and animal-lover, right, had threatened to leave France if the government pressed ahead with plans to destroy two TB-infected elephants in a Lyon zoo.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
A council stands accused of using a £1.5bn regeneration scheme to cleanse one of Europe’s biggest housing estates of poor families after it emerged that just 79 of the 2,535 new homes on the site will be flats available to rent as social housing.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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