Europe

Un estudio constata la venta ilegal de marfil de elefante africano en España

Un análisis de la Universidad de Oxford y Avaaz señala a webs de compraventa como Todocoleccion.net

10 July 2018

Legal EU ivory sales 'condemn elephants'

The open, legal sale of antique ivory in many European countries is covering up a trade in illegal and recently poached ivory, campaigners say.

10 July 2018

Ivory art is elephant in the room for MPs

MPs debating the ivory bill must distinguish between the illegal market and the legitimate sale of significant works of art, says Martin Levy.

10 July 2018

Global Dugong Genetics Project

The Global Dugong Genetics Project aims to examine the phylogeography of the dugong based on historical samples from throughout the dugong’s range. It will update conservation and management actions through mapping the distribution of discrete dugong populations; identifying historical and potential migratory routes; and highlighting small populations as a priority for conservation. The Project was a collaboration between James Cook University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

16 July 2018

Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit

The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit is an initiative by TOTAL, Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and CMS Dugong MOU to provide an easily accessible online resource that incorporates decision-making for the selection of the most appropriate methodologies for studies of dugongs, seagrasses and the associated human communities.

16 July 2018

Different Male vs. Female Breeding Periodicity helps Mitigate Offspring Sex Ratio Skews in Sea Turtles.

The implications of climate change for global biodiversity may be profound with those species with little capacity for adaptation being thought to be particularly vulnerable to warming. A classic case of groups for concern are those animals exhibiting temperature-dependent sex-determination (TSD), such as sea turtles, where climate warming may produce single sex populations and hence extinction. We show that, globally, female biased hatchling sex ratios dominate sea turtle populations (exceeding 3:1 in >50% records), which, at-a-glance, reiterates concerns for extinction.

13 September 2018

BBC's Antiques Roadshow to review ivory objects policy

The BBC is to review its policy of allowing objects made of ivory to appear on the Antiques Roadshow.

BBC

09 January 2018

Pressure grows for UK to bring in blanket ban on ivory trade

Consultation by the government shows huge public support for ending all sales

07 January 2018