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Primates in Peril

October 17, 2012

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It makes for bleak reading but 25 species of primates are on the brink of extinction because of destructive human activity. The stark warning comes following a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature at the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity in the Indian city of Hyderabad. Six of the severely […]

WSPA gives a helping hand to the Met

January 30, 2012

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For many riding out the financial doom and gloom has not been easy, unless you’re a banker with little conscious about your annual bonus. Historically conservation groups struggle even in buoyant times to get funding so it came as a bit of surprise to see the tables turn this week.  Today the charity, The World Society […]

Charm offensive hopes to highlight the underground trade in Britain’s wildlife crime

September 20, 2011

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Coming back through the airport last week I was reminded just what a major hub London is for people wanting to access different parts of the world, something that isn’t necessarily a good thing when it works in favour of international criminals. A new exhibition run in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police and a number […]