Biodiversity: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India attends Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity

On September 24, 2020, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change represented India at the Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity that was held virtually. The dialogue was hosted by China. Highlights The dialogue was conducted on Biodiversity Beyond 2020: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth. The dialogue was held a ..

J&K Biodiversity Council

The Jammu and Kashmir government recently set up a 10-member biodiversity council. It will document the biodiversity of the union territory. Key Points The council will maintain a Peoples Biodiversity Register (PBR) with the help of representatives from local governance bodies. The biodiversity council will function in consultation with National Biodiversity Authority, as per an order issued ..

Puducherry Body Starts ‘Let’s Save Our Native Birds’ Project

In a combined effort to bring back the native birds, Puducherry-based Indigenous Biodiversity Foundation (IBF) in association with The Living Earth has started ‘Let’s Save Our Native Birds’ project in order to offer an alternate habitat for the birds by distributing customized nest boxes at areas once frequented by these birds. The Living Earth is ..

National Medicinal Plants Board and ICAR sign MoU

On July 6, 2020, the National Medicinal Plants Board operating under Ministry of AYUSH and ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Highlights According to the agreement, the institutions will conserve medicinal and aromatic plants and their genetic resources at spaces designated by ICAR. All the ..

International Day of Forests observed on 21 March

The United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012. United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization are the main organisers of the Forest Day. The Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of all types of forests. The theme for each International Day of Forests is selected ..