Biodiversity Current Affairs, GK & News

Draft of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat released first official draft of a new post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Key points This framework will be used to guide actions worldwide through 2030 in order to preserve and protect nature & its essential services to people. Framework comprises of 21 targets for 2030. Key provisions of framework ..

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Endangered African Violet plant discovered in Mizoram

A new species of plant, called African violet, was discovered by Indian Institute of Science education and research (IISER), Bhopal. Key Points African violet is found in parts of Mizoram and adjoining areas in Myanmar. This discovery has given a platform for northeast in biodiversity which is still understudied and undiscovered. Discovery was done under ..

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India Biodiversity Awards 2021

Recently, India Biodiversity Awards 2021 were presented on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22. Who are the winners? Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS) won the award under the category ‘Sustainable Use of Biological Resources.’ Shaji N.M., who is also called as ‘Tuber Man’ of Kerala has won in individual ..

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Sunflower sea star breeding to increase kelp forest

The scientists in the United States are breeding the Sunflower sea stars off coast of Washington State. Background Between 2013 and 2017, warming of oceans killed 5.75 billion sunflower sea stars. Around 91% of the world sunflower sea stars are found between the sea waters of Mexico and Alaska. The scientists believe that reviving the ..

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Whitley Awards, 2021

Whitley Awards are called “Green Oscar”. In 2021, the Whitley Award was won by Nuklu Phom of Nagaland. He is the only Indian to receive the award. Whitley Awards Whitley Awards are presented annually by the Whitley Fund for Nature. It is presented to recognise grass root level conservation leaders. It involves process of reference, ..

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