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WBR: Prince William attacks illegal ivory trade 08 Dec 14

December 8th, 2014

Episode 115 of 900 episodes

The illegal trade in ivory has grown - much of it down to Chinese demand. The UN says that over the last decade, the number of elephants killed has doubled and the amount of ivory seized has tripled. Today, Prince William has been tackling the issue at a meeting of the World Bank in New York. We get reaction from an antiques specialist and a conservationist. We'll also hear from our reporter in Delhi where an Uber minicab driver has been accused of rape. The online taxi service has now been banned from the Indian capital. Plus, would you invest in art from the Middle East? The auction houses Christies and Sothebys have consolidated their presence in the region - and their auctions routinely break records. We ask what the buzz is about. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway muses over whether dating apps could be useful when it comes to getting that job.

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