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Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

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ADDED PROTECTION. Whale sharks are among the animals that received added protection at the Conservation of Migratory Species conference held in Manila. File photo by Gonzalo Araujo

Host country the Philippines lobbies for the inclusion of the whale shark, which has become a major tourist attraction

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 29, 2017) — Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organizers said on Saturday, October 28. Continue reading Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

UNEP: ‘We need to speed up’ on climate change

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‘The train has left the station, the train is speeding up, but we need to speed up more,’ says United Nations Environment Programme head Erik Solheim

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 27, 2017) — United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) head Erik Solheim on Wednesday, October 25, said nations “need to speed up” when it comes to climate change. Continue reading UNEP: ‘We need to speed up’ on climate change