Tag: africa

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Ivory trade experts are still avoiding the key issue

The BBC documentary Ivory Wars: Out of Africa detailed the ongoing tragedy of rampant elephant poaching and the international ivory trade. Leading experts featured in the Panorama special failed to confront the most pressing issue – that China’s ‘legal’ ivory trade is driving the slaughter

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Strip China of ivory ‘Approved Buyer’ status

In a new briefing, Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market, released today, we are on the UK and other governments that supported the sale of stockpiled ivory to China and Japan to accept responsibility for their decision and take proactive steps to reverse the harm done to global elephant populations

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Strong enforcement needed to police new EU e-waste rules

New rules governing the collection and disposal of electronic waste in the European Union (EU) were today approved – but while welcoming the move, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) warned the regulations would be meaningless without rigorous enforcement