Top 5 Current Affairs Questions on International Ranger Awards

Recently, the winners of the first ever International Ranger Awards have been announced. The award has been provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) to 10 professionals across the globe. The award was instituted in the year 2020 through collaboration between the IUCN WCPA, the International Ranger Federation, Global Wildlife Conservation, and Conservation Allies. The award aims to recognize the remarkable work of rangers in protected and conserved areas around the world. The nominations for the awards were open from 17 November 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Q1. Who became the only ranger from Asia to win International Ranger Award?

Range officer Mahinder Giri has become the only ranger from Asia to win the prestigious International Ranger Award. He has been deployed at Motichur range of Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR) for the past few years.

Q2. How many people have been awarded with the International Ranger Awards this year?

10 professionals have been awarded with the award this year.

Q3. International Ranger Award is given by?

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)

Q4. International Ranger Award includes what?

All the winners will get a prize money of US $10,000 (Rs 7,26,150)

Q5. Why has been Mahinder Giri chosen for the International Ranger Award?

He has been awarded for his efforts in curbing human-wildlife conflict in and around Rajaji and his role in the ongoing tiger translocation exercise from Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) to Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

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