• Migratory birds, fish get new UN protection


    QUITO: Polar bears, whales, sharks and gazelles were among 31 new species granted new protection status on Sunday (Monday in Manila) by the United Nations conservation body, following six days of “intense” talks by leading conservationists. The UN Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals said six days of “intense negotiations” led to new protection for scores of bird, fish and mammal migratory species. A record 21 species of shark, ray and sawfish were added to the list.



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