Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

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Trophy hunting ban

Brown bears, wolves, lynx and wildcats will be able to rest a little more easily since a government ban on hunting for sport. Though protected under European law, a loophole had allowed hunting to become a multlmllllon-euro Industry. The move Is expected to save around 1,700 wild animals within the next year.

Ahorne of their own

Women in Afghanistan are getting a foot (or perhaps a toe) on the property ladder for the first time through a pilot scheme in Kabul that sees ownership rights spilt equally between married couples. In a country where homes are almost exclusively owned by men, campaigners are hailing this as an important first step towards sole property rights for women.

Net benefit

The internet ideal of equal access for all - or 'net neutrality' - has been upheld. …

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