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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Monday 03 June 2013
Prix du Jockey-Club winner can rival Derby victor as Dettori suffers disappointing day
Sunday 02 June 2013
Our obsession with neatness is harming plants, bees and butterflies
Tuesday 28 May 2013
From wakeboarding in Sussex to photography is Cornwall, here's how to get busy this summer
Thursday 16 May 2013
Plan unveiled that would allow patients to sign a disclaimer asking for help to end their lives
Labour peer Lord Falconer to table assisted dying Bill that could allow adults with less than six months to live to request help to end their lives
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Opponents say changing the law could put vulnerable people under pressure 'not to be a burden on others'
Saturday 11 May 2013
Mud (130 mins, 12A)
Thursday 02 May 2013
A boy of five has shot dead his two-year-old sister in the US with a rifle he was given as a present.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Witnesses in a northeast Nigeria village where officials say at least 187 people were killed in an assault by the military and Islamic extremists said soldiers purposefully set fire to civilian homes, directly contradicting the government’s claims.
Sunday 28 April 2013
I cooked from a young age My mum was single parent, so she'd use us in the kitchen like little slaves, peeling the vegetables and doing the washing up. She had a lot of dinner parties for which she needed a lot of help with complicated food. I got a thrill from cooking things such as whole salmon.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Sergei Pomazun arrested by two transport police as he tried to flee the city on a freight train
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Indian Supreme Court rules other populations should be established in neighbouring states
Wednesday 10 April 2013
The Spanish king! Basking in the love of his subjects?
Tuesday 09 April 2013
We are living through fascinating times, so why do we prefer fairy-tales of good and evil to honest thought-provoking drama?
Monday 08 April 2013
The Other Voices festival has been bringing big and new names to the tiny St. James church in Dingle, County Kerry for a decade. For this franchising expedition to London, Dexys, Laura Marling, John Grant, Villagers, Imelda May and Matthew E. White are amongst those playing short sets in the similarly old, intimate, lovely Wilton’s Music Hall. Subsidised by TV coverage hosted by Aidan Gillen, over three nights, rare, close-up snapshots of the varied musicians take shape.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Step-by-step DIY guide to ending a Balkan blood feud
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
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