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    RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Central defender Helio Neto has become the fifth survivor from last month's Chapecoense plane crash to be released from hospital.

    The 31-year-old was discharged from the Unimed clinic in the southern Brazilian city of Chapeco after a final examination by doctors on Thursday afternoon.

    "I want to thank everybody who has prayed for me. It's a difficult situation for me because I'm happy to be alive but I lost a lot of friends," Neto said.

    "I want to send a big hug to all of the families and friends that lost loved ones. I don't remember anything. I was out of it for 10 days. It still hasn't really sunk in. I'm alive but still debilitated. There's a long way to go."

    Seventy-one people died, including 19 Chapecoense players and all of their coaching staff, when the LaMia plane in which they were traveling crashed near Medellin, Colombia, on November 28.

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    by Lyndal Rowlands

    UNITED NATIONS, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Even if you don't buy ivory or eat shark fin soup, you can still help save wild animals, Nik Sekhran, director for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), told Xinhua in a recent interview.

    The World Wildlife Day, which falls on Thursday, has a special theme this year -- "The future of wildlife is in our hands".

    Sekhran, who took part in the official UN event to mark the day, told Xinhua that China's recent efforts to help stop the trade in ivory have helped contribute to a dramatic fall in demand.

    "You've seen the price of ivory fall, in fact it fell by over a thousand (U.S.) dollars in 2015," said Sekhran.

    Sekhran said the Chinese government's stand against ivory -- as demonstrated for example by public ivory burn -- had helped bring awareness to the frightening impact of the trade in ivory, including on Asian elephants.

    According to Sekhran, there has also been "a major change in China" and other Asian countries in the consumption of shark fin, with actions such as the government's decision to ban shark fin soup at official banquets.

    However, cutting out products like ivory or shark fin is not the only way to help conserve wildlife, said the UN official.