Elders to sue UK government for injusticesDaily Nation | 23 Nov 2010
The Taita Council of Elders is pondering filing a case in The Hague over historical injustices against the community. The council, also known as Waghosi wa Isanga, has called Taita lawyers for a brainstorming meeting on the matter. The councils treasurer Gabriel Nyambu said on Tuesday that they would discuss the possibility of suing the British government for taking away more than 17,000 square kilometres of their land to establish a national park.
National parks safeGuardian Unlimited | 16 Nov 2010
The suggestion that housing estates and business parks will suddenly appear in England's national parks is absolutely ludicrous (Conservationists warn of threat to national parks, 12 November). The national parks are some of our finest natural treasures. The conservation and recreation they provide...
Government Consults on National Park GovernanceEnvironmental Protection UK | 16 Nov 2010
Defra is reviewing the governance arrangements of National Park Authorities (NPAs) via a consultation aimed at increasing local accountability. The stated purpose of the review is to explore ways in which governance of the NPAs can be made more effective and more responsive to local concerns and to consider the extent to which it is appropriate for different NPAs to have different organisational arrangements in place.
Our forests are our futureGuardian Unlimited | 16 Nov 2010
Next year, 2011, will be the UN's International Year of Forests, aiming to strengthen the sustainable management of forests for the benefit of current and future generations. It would be a tragic legacy for the government if it marked this year by starting to sell off large parts of our public forests. We hold these magnificent green spaces in trust for our children. Once they've gone we will not get them back.
Japan faces whale 'cruelty' claimBBC | 19 Jun 2006
Australia is to present what it says is proof that Japan's scientific whaling programme is cruel to the meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
New homes drive out rare wildlifeGuardian Unlimited | 19 Jun 2006
Government plans to build hundreds of thousands of new houses across Britain are a greater threat to the country's most at-risk species and habitats than climate change.
Japan wins first pro-whaling vote at global grouptoday.reuters.co.uk | 19 Jun 2006
Japan and other whaling nations on Sunday for the first time in more than two decades won support for a motion criticizing a global whaling ban, signaling they might finally have the muscle to challenge the moratorium.
Humpback whales: Licence to killThe Independent | 19 Jun 2006
Humpback whales - the best loved and one of the most endangered of all the giant mammals - are to be slaughtered for the first time in more than 30 years, in defiance of an international ban.
Saved from extinction, the demoiselle damselflyThe Independent | 19 Jun 2006
One of Britain's most striking insects is making a comeback that is as spectacular as its appearance - thanks both to pollution and an environmental clean-up operation.
Hunt for the humpbackThe Independent | 19 Jun 2006
Herman Melville described them as 'the most gamesome and lighthearted' of whales. Their leaping and singing have captivated the human race. And Japan wants to kill 50 of them next year
Japan fails to take control of whaling commissionThe Independent | 19 Jun 2006
Conservationists around the world breathed a sigh of relief last night when Japan, the leading pro-whaling nation, narrowly failed in its attempt to gain control of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and so start challenging the international commercial whaling ban.
'Fossil' rock rat pictured aliveBBC | 16 Jun 2006
Images have been obtained of a live Laotian rock rat, the animal science now believes to be the sole survivor of an ancient group of rodents.
Bush creates new marine sanctuaryBBC | 16 Jun 2006
US President George W Bush has designated a swathe of Hawaiian islands as a US national monument, making them the world's largest marine sanctuary.
'Fang' dentures link to skeletonBBC | 16 Jun 2006
A man whose 4,500-year-old bones were found in Mexico may have worn ceremonial dentures made from jaguar or wolf fangs, an archaeologist claims.