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.
For the past two years, activists have mounted media campaigns, protests and roadblocks to prevent a hydropower project that would submerge the natural beauty of Cambodia's Areng Valley. Prime Minister Hun Sen has now put the dam on hold.
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.