illegal wildlife trade

William Nicolle mentioned in Cities Today: Should cities pay residents to spot idling offenders?

Bright Blue’s most recent report, Emission impossible? Air pollution, national accountability and the transport sector, has been featured in an article on Cities Today.

Bright Blue’s Researcher and co-author of the report, William Nicolle, was quoted as saying that councils don’t enforce anti-idling regulations:

“This is not just the fault of the councils– the current law is very difficult to enforce, due to needing the presence of a traffic officer and the fact that a warning must be issued before applying any fine”

Read the article here, and full report here.

Eamonn Ives: Our government must spend more on preserving global nature - the people will profit

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Our Researcher, Eamonn Ives, has written for the Telegraph ahead of London’s hosting of the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018.

In his article, Eamonn references Bright Blue and the Conservative Environment Network’s joint report, Saving global nature: greening UK Official Development Assistance, and calls for the Government to use the international aid budget to establish a new ‘Global Nature Conservation Fund’, and spend at least £1 billion a year to help protect, restore, and enhance some of the most iconic parts of the natural world, including mitigating the illegal wildlife trade.

Here’s an excerpt:

This week, the eyes of the international conservation community will be on the UK. The Government should continue with the good work it has been doing on the IWT, such as the ivory import ban, and commit to supporting global nature conservation more on a par with our international counterparts.

Read the full article here.

Wild animals are dying off rapidly. A new law could halt this destruction

Our Senior Associate Fellow, Ben Caldecott, has been published on the Guardian.

In his article, he calls for the UK to enshrine crimes against wildlife in future legislation which has been mooted to tackle international criminal misconduct, such as a UK version of the American Magnitsky Act. 

Read the full article here.