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Assam: Second rhino poached this year

Guwahati, Jan 9 (IBNS) : Poachers killed another rhino in Assam and managed to flee with its horn on Friday.

'Silent emergency' in South Sudan as protracted conflict displaces millions of cattle-UN

New York, Jan 1 (IBNS) As South Sudan's livestock owners flee the country's conflict, a "silent emergency" has emerged threatening the very fabric of society and further undermining social stability, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday as it announced a scale-up in its livestock interventions in the embattled nation.

Another rhino poached in Kaziranga

Guwahati, Dec 10 (IBNS): Poachers killed another one horned rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Wednesday and fled with its horn, officials said.

Injured female rhino dies at Kaziranga

Assam, Sept 8 (IBNS): Suffering from severe pain for over 72-hours, a female rhino died at Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Monday, reports said.

UN issues guide to make fisheries more sustainable

New York, May 29 (IBNS): A new series of guides released on Wednesday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will make it easier for fishers to identify deep-sea sharks, as well as improve reporting on catches and make deep-sea fisheries more sustainable.

UN adopts new global platform to tackle wildlife

New York, May 22 (IBNS): In response to the rising levels of illicit trafficking of fauna and flora, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has adopted a new global platform taking aim at this "particularly devastating" form of organized crime involving a raft of illegal activities - from poaching to timber smuggling and money laundering.

UN urges global action to disrupt illegal wildlife trade

New York, May 14 (IBNS): Urging the international community to "come together at the highest political level" to halt the escalation of wildlife and forest crime, the United Nations crime chief said on Tuesday that the USD 8-USD 10 billion reaped annually from this "ruthless trade" ranks it alongside the trafficking of human beings, arms and drugs in terms of illicit profits.

UN official urges vigorous response to wildlife crime

New York, May 13 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Monday stressed the need for a vigorous response to wildlife and forest crime, noting the growing threat the scourge poses to development worldwide.

UN taps tourists to help protect original long-distance travellers

New York, May 10 (IBNS): On this year's World Migratory Bird Day, the United Nations is spotlighting the role sustainable tourism can play in conserving one of the world's true natural wonders: the spectacular movements of migratory birds along their flyways.

UN seeks global instrument to protect marine biodiversity

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): United Nations Member States have begun a series of meetings in New York to discuss the need for an international instrument that would regulate the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond countries' national jurisdiction.

Japan: UN court rules against whaling activities in Antarctic

New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic.