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#104145
2015-06-02

From Indonesia's elephant to Philippine eagle, wildlife matters

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the Philippines’ destroying its five-ton stockpile of seized elephant tusks. The June 21, 2013 incident “marked not only the first time an ivory-consuming nation took such a public action but also the first time a country took steps to guarantee that ...

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#104137
2015-06-02

Migrating Monarch Butterflies Might Actually Take to the Highway

The Monarch butterfly population has been in decline, but the North American insects are getting some unlikely help with their migration. This month, a Pollinator Health Task Force, formed at President Obama's request and including government agencies from the Federal Highway Association to Fish ...

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#94851
2013-07-29

Animal Attraction: New York Ends Shark Fin Trade

Fourteen major animal welfare, environmental and conservation organizations are applauding Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law A.1769b/S.1711b to end New York’s contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide. Taking effect on July 1, 2014, the law passed the state legislatur ...

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#91553
2012-12-11

Fisheries Commission Ignores Advice for Ending Overfishing

A five-day meeting on fisheries ended last week (6 December) amid complaints that big fishing nations have blocked efforts to curb tuna overfishing and ignored scientific advice.

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#91335
2012-11-29

Nine priorities for a ‘greener’ Europe by 2020

“Finally!” - member states and the European Parliament will say when the Commission adopts, on 28 November, a proposal to guide EU environmental policy up to 2020.

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#91257
2012-11-23

Australia outlaws illegally-logged wood from abroad

In another blow to illegal loggers, Australia has passed the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill, joining the U.S. in outlawing the importation of illegal logged timber from abroad. The new legislation makes it a criminal offense for Australian businesses to import timber from illegal operations.

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#90792
2012-10-19

Brazil's Rousseff enacts forest law in blow to farm lobby

Brazil enacted a controversial law on Thursday meant to protect forests and force farmers to replant trees on scattered swathes of illegally cleared land totaling an area roughly the size of Italy.

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#90662
2012-10-11

Brazil forms special environmental security force to combat spike in deforestation

Brazil will set up a special environmental security force in an effort to stem rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, reports AFP. Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1011-brazil-environmental-security-force.html#ZdYiRbBRGXXbSR4R.99

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#89946
2012-08-28

Draft law stresses govt role in environmental protection

Officials will be subject to administrative punishment if they fabricate environmental statistics or refuse to release information that should be made public, according to a draft amendment of the Environmental Protection Law.

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