the end of the line

CITES: championing extinction? By: Willie Mackenzie

The upshot is, more than ever it’s up to us to do what our governments have failed to do. We need to make the continued trade in endangered species like bluefin politically, socially, and morally unacceptable… and we need to remove the market that makes it so lucrative. Because our collective governments don’t seem up to the job.

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Negotiating with biology

‘…negotiating with biology. And you just can’t do that, and expect to see the biology survive’.

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Charles Clover, From Doha

As expected, the bluefin is causing the most excitement, particularly in Japan, where some 80 per cent of the journalists booked to be here are from. Japan has a delegation of more than 50.

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