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 13 June 2010
Friday 14 May 2010
Tuesday 11 May 2010
A javan rhino, one of the world's rarest large mammals, has been found shot dead with its horn chopped off in a national park.
Monday 03 May 2010
Tuesday 20 April 2010
Thuli Brilliance Makama is not everyone's idea of an environmental hero.
Thursday 18 March 2010
Brian O'Driscoll insists Ireland must adapt to the controversial new interpretation of the tackle law as soon as possible.
Sunday 21 February 2010
Friday 05 February 2010
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
The front page of this newspaper yesterday provided a stark reminder of the problem facing global elephant populations. At the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in March the international community have a choice. Either support the further ivory stockpile sales proposed by Tanzania and Zambia and risk further fuelling poaching, or support the proposals by countries including Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone to ban any further discussion about these so-called "one-off sales" for 20 years.
Monday 25 January 2010
Wednesday 06 January 2010
The case against Muslim protesters who branded soldiers murderers at a homecoming parade should never have been brought to court, their lawyers said today.
Sunday 03 January 2010
Anyone remember Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance? This lot don't sound exactly like that but they do aspire to the same things, which is to reimagine rock as a footloose folk music big on soul, complete with poachers, swans, parakeets and bluebirds.
Sunday 29 November 2009
Wednesday 18 November 2009
Icap, the money broker, yesterday admitted that its margins were being squeezed because of the need to pay up to keep hold of key moneymakers.
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