Elephants

Apr. 1st, 2017 08:24 pm
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 Been a couple of weeks since I last posted, so here goes.

Because it's cute - have a baby elephant.


A baby elephant eats in a swamp in Amboseli national park, Kenya

He's celebrating the fact that China is shutting down it's ivory trade - http://www.itv.com/news/2017-03-31/china-shuts-down-a-third-of-ivory-factories-and-shops-ahead-of-formal-ban/
There's a risk that the trade may move underground, but this is still good news.  Reducing demand is likely to have more long-term effect than catching poachers (though both are necessary)

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The Marine Conservation Society has just published the results of their supermarket survey and Co-Op came out a clear winner on selling sustainable sea food.

I've certainly been noticing it on the shelves locally - all of their own brand produce is reasonably sustainable (eg Line-caught Icelandic cod, as opposed to cod from other sources) or even better, carries an MSC mark as certified fully sustainable (eg. their own brand tinned salmon).

(the MSC logo looks like a small blue oval with a white tick in it)

Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose also performed strongly.

The full results are here: http://www.mcsuk.org/what_we_do/Fishing%20for%20our%20future/Supermarket%20survey/Supermarket%20survey

Haddock for tea tonight (from the Co-op, of course!)

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