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Living with the competition

A little over two years ago at the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in Chile, one of the most influential attendees was quoted saying “in the space of a single generation, human activity has severely damaged the ocean by catching fish faster than they can reproduce while also destroying their nurseries.”  

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Brazilian leather and footwear production hurt by truck strike

After a challenging ten consecutive days of truck strike that blocked key national roads and led to a general shortage of fuel, Brazil is slowly returning to normal. Damages to the economy are being calculated but it is estimated that 32% of Brazilian footwear destined for exports have not left warehouses and around one million hides have not been produced.

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Leather Naturally calls for industry unity to fight for leather

Leather Naturally, the initiative to promote a positive and truthful image of the global leather manufacturing industry, met for a breakfast meeting during the APLF in Hong Kong on March 15 to outline its recent work and to listen to new ideas around the future steps the initiative should take.

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Whose technology anyway?

In the latest update to its operating system Apple followed the trends set by its introduction of Maps and angered its customers by creating more problems than benefits from its new offer. Even for those who had no major issues the update was time consuming and fraught with concern, plus a huge amount of work remembering passwords and resetting background activity, notifications and the like. This blog got delayed as the updates to iPad and to desktops now makes sharing over their cloud system impossible. 

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