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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Thursday 21 July 2011
Kenya has publicly burnt elephant ivory worth £10m in an attempt to focus attention on rising poaching deaths.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
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.
Monday 11 July 2011
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.
Tuesday 05 July 2011
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.
Monday 20 June 2011
The accountancy group PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has expanded its debt-advisory business after poaching a senior manager from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
Wednesday 27 April 2011
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.
Saturday 26 March 2011
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.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
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.
Monday 21 February 2011
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.
Wines of the week: Coyam Emiliana, 2007; La Vieille Ferme, Côtes Du Ventoux, 2009; St Hallett Poacher's Blend, 2008
Sunday 30 January 2011
Thursday 20 January 2011
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.
Saturday 18 December 2010
Tuesday 07 December 2010
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.
Monday 22 November 2010
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
Saturday 20 November 2010
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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