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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.

Burning of ivory sends a warning to poachers

Kenya has publicly burnt elephant ivory worth £10m in an attempt to focus attention on rising poaching deaths.

Letter from the editor: A gentle poaching

It was neither a grilling nor a roasting, perhaps a gentle poaching. The MPs started well, particularly the electrifying exchange between a dogged Tom Watson and Rupert Murdoch, looking every bit his 80 years, forcing son James to act as human shield.

Drop in City workers on the lookout for new jobs

Aggressive headhunting tactics could be on the way back to the City after a sharp drop in the number of financial workers looking for a new job, according to a financial services recruitment firm.

South Africa's rhino success brings big increase in poaching

Poachers have killed nearly 200 rhinoceros in South Africa so far this year, a huge increase in the number of deaths as criminal gangs increasingly use automatic weapons and helicopters to hunt down their prey.

PwC boosts its debt practice

The accountancy group PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has expanded its debt-advisory business after poaching a senior manager from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).

Rhinos are on the rise after surviving war and poachers in Nepal

Nepal's population of endangered rhinos appears to be growing after years of decline caused by a debilitating civil war and widespread poaching, new figures show.

Asia fuelling rhino poaching crisis

Africa's rhinos face their worst poaching crisis in decades with sophisticated organised crime syndicates killing more than 800 animals in the past three years, conservationists said yesterday.

Tullett blames poaching for 11 per cent fall in profits

Tullett Prebon's chief executive Terry Smith yesterday accused rival interdealer brokers of immature warfare and lack of financial discipline as he blamed a raid on his staff by its US rival BGC Partners for a fall in profits.

Wild swans under threat as numbers begin to decline

Britain's two species of migratory wild swans, which come from the far north to spend the winter here and add grace and charm to many lakes and pools, are undergoing contrasting fortunes which are beginning to worry conservationists.

Cooper Brown: Lock in

Down to the country for an early weekend. I've got to get the new cottage ready. By this, I mean throw everything on to a huge bonfire and set light to it as whoever furnished it was SO Noughties.

Smoked haddock with creamed watercress

Serves 4

Steve Connor: Bite marks key to identifying species responsible for death

One of the first tasks of the experts sent into Sharm el-Sheikh will be to identify the species of shark responsible for the attacks on tourists, which led to the death of an elderly German woman.

WWF warns of last Year of the Tiger

Wild tigers could become extinct in 12 years if countries where they still roam fail to take quick action to protect their habitats and step up the fight against poaching, global wildlife experts told a "tiger summit" yesterday.

Three's a crowd: Mark Hix uses two ingredients that perfectly partner each other to create classic dishes

My philosophy on cooking has always been to have no more than three main ingredients on the plate, otherwise it can be difficult to marry up all of the ingredients' flavours and you end up with a confused creation. But since recently cooking a dinner for the artist John Gerrard, I've been seriously thinking about narrowing my formula down to two ingredients which perfectly partner each other.

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