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UK’s ivory trade ‘ban’ just so much smoke and mirrors

UK Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced plans for a ban on ‘modern day’ ivory sales. The proposal outlined by the Government does not go nearly far enough and is effectively only a tightening of the present outdated regulations – the ivory trade in Britain will not be banned, nor even be further restricted


UK Govt called on to honour ivory ban manifesto pledge

Today, 26 organisations from the UK and around the world have petitioned UK Prime Minister David Cameron requesting that his Government honours its pledge to ban ivory trade in the UK. The promised was made in the Conservative Party’s election manifesto in 2010 and reiterated in its 2015 manifesto


Action alert: Tell the UK Govt to bin plastic bags in Europe

The UK Government is opposing concrete binding European targets to reduce single-use plastic bags, one of the most easily tackled forms of marine debris, so we urge supporters to press it to change its stance and lead efforts to tackle plastic waste across Europe by supporting mandatory reduction targets