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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.

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Rare rhino killed in national park

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Swaziland's No 1 lady detective wins green prize

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

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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)

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Stoke bag a point as keepers thwart poachers

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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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