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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Monday 26 October 2009
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.
Saturday 24 October 2009
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.
Tuesday 22 September 2009
Friday 11 September 2009
Two men today denied public order offences in relation to a disturbance at a soldiers' homecoming parade.
Friday 04 September 2009
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.
Wednesday 02 September 2009
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.
Thursday 16 July 2009
Saturday 06 June 2009
Thursday 14 May 2009
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.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Monday 23 February 2009
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Sunday 28 December 2008
Thursday 04 December 2008
World's most lethal spider found under a bunch of bananas
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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