By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 04:52

( August 23, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) I read with considerable scepticism the Tourism Ministry’s new “strategic plan” to focus on increasing tourist spending, rather than tourist numbers.

Sri Lanka’s hotel and restaurant industry already provide Third World services at First World prices. By imposing minimum hotel rates the government effectively kills the competition that may contribute to a change in this status quo.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:19

An elephant named Rex, dozens of crocodiles and enough eel meat to fill a swimming pool.

That unusual list is just a small sampling of what Canadian officials have seized over the past decade while investigating illegal attempts to smuggle animals and animal products in or out of the country.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:55

Fauna and Flora International lists Vietnam among the countries with high biodiversity with 13,200 terrestrial plant species, 10,000 animal species and 3,000 aquatic species. However, many wildlife species are in danger because of poaching and trafficking.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:21

A 54-year-old Congolese National conducting agri-business at Mkanda Trading Centre in Mchinji is in police custody after being found in possession of eight pieces of ivory.

Mchinji Police spokesperson, Kaitano Lubrino, said Abdullah Sebambe who comes from Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested on Wednesday following a tip-off that he was in possession of ivory.

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By Archiver
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:54

As highly social animals – like human beings – elephants rely on their bonds to navigate everyday life. Group living helps elephants with the difficult decisions that they make on a regular basis – what to eat, where to go when the water dries up, how to parent.

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