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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.

Sturgeon: On the edge of extinction

Caviar could be a thing of the past as poaching and poverty are killing the once-mighty sturgeon. Heleen Van Guest reports from Zelenga, Russia

Rare rhino killed in national park

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.

Wigan belatedly respond to Maguire's call

Wigan 28 Huddersfield 10

Swaziland's No 1 lady detective wins green prize

Thuli Brilliance Makama is not everyone's idea of an environmental hero.

O'Driscoll urges Ireland to adapt to laws

Brian O'Driscoll insists Ireland must adapt to the controversial new interpretation of the tackle law as soon as possible.

Square Mile's gamekeeper prepares to turn poacher

As the outgoing Takeover Panel chief, Robert Hingley, gets set to rejoin his old investment house, Simon Evans finds him in fighting form – despite Cadbury

With the death of Boa Sr, her people and their songs fall silent forever

Final survivor of ancient tribe spoke of the sadness of having no one left to talk to

Letters: The voting system

Let disaffected voters express their anger

Nick Herbert: A unique chance to choke demand for ivory once and for all

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.

Robbie Marsland: Don't underestimate the huge scale of this bloody trade

Western nations have the power to stamp out the trade and save this iconic species

Parade protest case flawed, say lawyers

The case against Muslim protesters who branded soldiers murderers at a homecoming parade should never have been brought to court, their lawyers said today.

Album: Danny & the Champions of the World, Streets of Our Time (Loose)

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.

Stoke bag a point as keepers thwart poachers

Blackburn Rovers 0 Stoke City 0

Icap's margins squeezed by need to pay to keep key 'rain makers'

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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