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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Tuesday 05 February 2013
Developer St Modwen — part-owner of Elephant & Castle’s eyesore shopping centre — says it is training its sights on more buoyant property markets down south this year as the rest of the country struggles.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Supermodel Naomi Campbell accepted “substantial” libel damages at the High Court today over a false story that she was planning to organise an elephant polo match in India for her partner's birthday.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Amit Drori’s Savanna looks like a mechanical Eden. Enchanting robot creatures nose the air and investigate the stage: a trundling tortoise, a springbok made of springs. There are “ohhhs” of wonder and delight as each new animal emerges.
Sunday 13 January 2013
Queen Fabiola of Belgium has become the latest European royal to fall victim to the continent’s austerity drive, with the government vowing to slash her yearly stipend by nearly half a million euros after accusations that she was trying to dodge taxes.
Monday 07 January 2013
A problem even larger than Gérard Depardieu faces the French government this week. Should President François Hollande intervene to rescue two sick elephants in a Lyon zoo?
Friday 04 January 2013
Sex symbol-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is threatening to join actor Gerard Depardieu in Russian exile unless France halts the scheduled euthanasia of two sick circus elephants.
Monday 31 December 2012
The world is facing a new wildlife crisis with rhino and elephant poaching in Africa now running out of control, as the illicit wildlife trade booms across the globe as never before.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Soldiers in Nepal are hunting a wild elephant that is terrorising villagers in the south of the country and has killed four people in the past three months.
Friday 14 December 2012
Two circus elephants were saved from an icy death in Siberia by drinking ten litres of vodka diluted in warm water, their trainers claim.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
I didn’t even know there was more to white than just white or that All White was a million miles from Strong White
Saturday 01 December 2012
Simon Usborne meets the Asian elephant rescued from a life of drudgery and abuse
Grace Dent on TV: These affable fops weren't nearly daft enough. Oh well, at least there was Courtney Love
Friday 30 November 2012
The Aristocrats – Goodwood C4
Thursday 29 November 2012
Our writer, a former Director of the Press Complaints Commission, declares himself happy with Leveson's report
Sunday 25 November 2012
Some MPs say the new 10-year licences would make it harder for the use of wild animals to be outlawed
Thursday 22 November 2012
The often-disgusted residents of Tunbridge Wells are apparently also terrified after sightings of a ginger "Bigfoot" lookalike with demonic eyes, The Sun reports. A walker recorded the latest contact with the hairy giant in woods beside the Kent town, giving it a place in a (totally bogus) hall of fame featuring British beasts as diverse as mermaids, monsters and big cats. Here are three of the most celebrated.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
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