Let’s hear it for sanity: on Friday, the 28th of August, INTERPOL confirmed that it had refused Malaysia’s bid for an arrest warrant for Clare Rewcastle Brown. An INTERPOL Red Notice would have put the journalist in the same league as hijackers and terrorists.
Rainforest Rescue took its message about the dangers of pesticides for bees straight to the shareholders of BASF, maker of the insecticide Fipronil. We spoke about its role in the decline of bee populations and delivered a petition with 178,000 signatures to the BASF board.
China has announced a ban on ivory imports with immediate effect. The ban, which is initially limited to twelve months, will only apply to mainland China – not to Hong Kong, which is the main port of entry for illicit ivory.