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Jin Kai during training © Wayne Wu/TRAFFIC Illegal Wildlife trade

The great dog detectives

At the arrivals hall of China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, passengers are bustling as usual. Jin Kai is carrying out a routine inspection of passengers’ luggage. Although Jin Kai isn’t the typical airport security officer you’d expect… she’s a Labrador. Jin Kai is one of the first graduates from a detector dog training programme run […]

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Smuggled Tiger Cub © WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

9 images that tell the story of illegal wildlife trade

WWF commissioned the award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker James Morgan to travel to Africa and Asia to document the grisly realities behind both the supply and demand sides of the illegal wildlife trade. Here, James tells us the story behind some of his images. And he explains why we need to find new ways to tackle […]

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Aeroplane in flight

There is no business case for airport expansion

UK newspapers are full of speculation about what Sir Howard Davies and the Airports Commission are going to reveal as their short list for airport expansion, when they publish their interim report on 17 December. According to newspaper reports, Sir Howard is going to be recommending Heathrow as his favoured site for expansion. The debate […]

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Lib Dems have been showing their green side at the Brighton conference © Christine Matthews / Wikimedia Commons Here in the UK

Green grow the Lib Dems-o

The environment is centre stage at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton. All the senior leaders have been lining up to talk about green growth: Vince Cable, Danny Alexander, Ed Davey, and maybe even Nick Clegg might give the environment a mention in his keynote speech later in the week. It’s heartening to see the […]

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