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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.

Ben Chu: Strong meat from a poacher turned gamekeeper

I don't know whether George Soros's interesting personal history as a poacher turned gamekeeper makes his ideas on financial reform more or less credible.

Kenya's aristocrat killer freed after three years

One of Kenya's most prominent white aristocrats was released from prison yesterday five months after being convicted of killing a black poacher on his vast family estate.

Daniel Howden: Progress endangers unique set of wheels

Congo Notebook: The chikudu is an ingenious invention, a kind of wooden bicycle meets scooter that can be found nowhere else

Two in court after homecoming parade disturbance

Two men today denied public order offences in relation to a disturbance at a soldiers' homecoming parade.

Player profile: A midfield prodigy blighted by injury at Stamford Bridge

The coaches that work under Frank Arnesen at Chelsea's academy grade their young players according to three standards. Grade C are the kids on scholarship deals, earning £100 in traditional apprentice wages. Grade B earn £40,000-£75,000 with the potential for more. But Grade A are gold-plated, on salaries of £100,000 plus.

James Moore: Banks need to cool it as anger grows

Outlook Not wanting to be outdone by Lord "Tax 'Em" Turner, Gordon Brown has now decided he has to join in with the bonus bashing too. Of course, when you look beyond the headlines, it becomes clear that, amid all the noise and the fuss and the desperate desire to pass the buck on to someone else, they are saying much the same thing. Which is that there should be international action to rein in the recidivists, who can't seem to shake their addiction to seven-figure payouts for doing well at financial roulette.

Roe deer become target for urban hunters out to make a quick buck

Glasgow is the new focus of a dramatic upsurge in the poaching and baiting of wildlife. Cahal Milmo reports

Kenyan aristocrat jailed for 8 months

A court has sentenced a descendant of Kenya's most famous white settlers to eight months in prison for the manslaughter of a black man on his vast estate.

Slaughter of the elephants

Legal ivory sale linked to poaching surge across Kenya's huge Tsavo National Park

UK consumers warned of illegal meat trade

Rise in illegal African meat trade poses a serious threat to both native wildlife and human health across the globe

Daniel Howden: Love child scandal hits Zuma's stand-in

Cape Town Notebook: While one half of the South African media is navel-gazing, the other is selling newspapers and grabbing viewers

Use lynx to cull deer, says top ecologist

Britain's big cat may be reintroduced to help balance nature, 500 years after being hunted to extinction here

Letters: Mothers with children being forced to work

Brutal to force mothers of small children out to work
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