Bird conservation: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

National Action Plan for Vulture Conservation, 2020-2025

The National Action Plan for Vulture Conservation, 2020-25 was recently approved by National Board for Wild life. The plan has suggested that new veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs be tested on vultures before they are commercially released. Key Highlights of the Plan The new plan automatically removes veterinary use of a drug if it is found ..

Vulture conservation centres to be established in 5 states of India

The National Board for Wildlife recently approved an action plan for vulture conservation, 2020-20-25. Under the new National Action Plan for Vulture Conservation, five new conservation centres are to be established in five different state. Key highlights The new vulture conservation centres are to be established in the states of Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and ..

What is National Action Plan for Conservation of Migratory Birds?

On the eve of world migratory bird day, 10th October 2020, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that India has launched the National Action Plan for the Conservation of Migratory Birds. He apprised to the country that the ministry has launched the conservation plan along the central Asian flyway. Highlights There are 9 flyways in the ..

Great Indian Bustard becomes mascot of the COP13 UN Convention of Conservation of Migratory Species

The Great Indian Bustard is the mascot of the UN Convention of Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) (COP 13). India has recently proposed to include three species- the Asian elephant, the Great Indian Bustard and the Bengal Florican in the list of ‘migratory species threatened with extinction’, under the CMS-COP 13. The Ministry of Environment, ..

2019 edition of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed every year on 11th of May to raise awareness of issues affecting migratory birds and to inspire people and organizations around the world to take measures for their conservation. The 2019 theme ? “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” ? will put the spotlight on ..