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London gathering against the wildlife trade: Final war?

  • February 19th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Wildlife 9The London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade fired the first shots, 13.2.14, in what is being announced as a stepped-up, and desperate new campaign to save world wildlife from heavy, increasing, and terminal poaching.

It named and confronted Asian markets for the trivialised use of  objects from animals that have now become precious and almost unimaginably expensive – as status symbols, and ingredients for obscure special foods. … Read More »

Ending 2013. World Action on Environment: EU steps up; Australia steps back …

  • December 30th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Climate globe ANUGatherings in Warsaw and Colombo kept the international community’s focus  on anxiety about climate change and sustainability, at the year’s end, though the Australians started to march out of step.

Actions on the home front in Australia show clear trends in a ‘non-environmentalist’ direction.

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Cancun: EU “Bridging” The Climate Change Factions …

  • December 14th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

cancun-conference.jpgThe European Union says the Cancun agreement on climate change (picture) made progress towards legally binding rules, though the eventual outcome would have to remain uncertain. … Read More »

EU Rainforest Ban Goes Through

  • July 10th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

timber-papua.jpgAn overwhelming vote in The European Parliament is expected to ensure strong legislation will now go into place to ban imports of illegal timber, mostly from tropical forests. timber-protest-png-greenpeace.jpg … Read More »

Tropical Wood Trade – New Move By EU

  • June 23rd, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

png-forestry.jpgThe Greenpeace organisation says it is satisfied the European Union will now crack down effectively on illegal imports of rainforest timber. … Read More »

Rainforest Products: Legislators Trying Again …

  • May 26th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

rainfoest-umfmaineedu2.jpgAn arm-wrestle between the European Parliament and the Council made up of Agriculture Ministers, over control of products from rainforest logging, has gone into a second year. … Read More »

One More Step On Rainforest Laws

  • April 24th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

rainfoest-umfmaineedu.jpgThe full European Parliament has approved the proposed new law for controlling the importation of rainforest timber products – a step hailed by the environmental lobby against illegal exploitation. … Read More »

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