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India to host UN wildlife summit in 2020

An announcement in this regard was made in the Philippine capital on the last day of the six-day 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2017 11:04 IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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Tourists riding on elephants watch Indian one horn rhinoceroses at Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, some 55 km east of Guwahati.(AFP file)

India will host the next United Nations (UN) global wildlife conference in 2020, it was announced on Saturday.

“India to be the host of the next CMS Conference of the Parties CMSCOP13! Officially announced at the closing CMSCOP12 plenary, in Manila,” the UN for Environment Programme tweeted.

An announcement in this regard was made in the Philippine capital on the last day of the six-day 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species, or CMS COP12, the only international treaty devoted exclusively to migratory animal species.

Delegates from over 120 countries had gathered there.

The CMS COP is held once in three years.

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 11:04 IST