When the Ivory Act 2018 passed into UK law on 20 December 2018 it was a success for all those who had pushed for the new law for many years – conservation NGOs, African governments, wildlife rangers on the front line of the fight against poaching (sometimes paying the ultimate price), influential politicians in all parties and, crucially, the public..
Dubbed “Benny” by an instantly adoring public, the beluga whale is the first ever sighted in London’s iconic Thames River. If whales such as this are rare visitors here, humans are increasingly common visitors to their Arctic home. Climate change is dramatically changing the Arctic, warming at twice the global rate
Last September, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) listed the entire genus of Dalbergia – more commonly known as rosewoods or redwoods – on its Appendix II, granting the species significantly higher protection through limiting trade