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A day for horseshoe crabs in international calendar

Balasore: Expressing concern over the protection of endangered marine species like horseshoe crabs, a global conference has decided to mark June 20 of every year as International Day for Horseshoe Crab.

The international meet, held in China from June 15 to 20, was organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCAN).

Six experts from Balasore attended the conference. On return, they said that people living in coastal areas in Balasore and other districts will be sensitized about protection of this red-listed species. Experts at the meet had proposed to include a chapter on horseshoe crabs in textbooks.

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