CITES: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

World Wildlife Day

March 3rd is observed as the World Wildlife Day. The 2020 observation is on the theme of ‘Sustaining all life on earth’. CITES: March 3rd is observed as the World Wildlife Day in commemoration of the adoption of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in 1973. Also called ..

World Wildlife Day celebrated on March 3

World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on March 3, across the world. On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim March 3 as World Wildlife Day. The day is observed to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. On the same day, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered ..

Smooth-Coated Otter and Tokay Gecko

The ongoing Eighteenth Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has approved: Prohibiting commercial international trade in a species of otter, Smooth-Coated Otter native to the subcontinent and some other parts of Asia because it is considered to be facing a high ..

India submits proposals to boost to protection status of 5 wildlife species at CITES. Where headquarters of CITES

India has recently submitted proposals regarding changes to the listing of five wildlife species viz. smooth-coated otter, small-clawed otter, Indian star tortoise, Tokay gecko, wedgefish and Indian rosewood in the CITES secretariat meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The species are facing two threats: loss of habitat to agriculture and illegal harvesting for the pet trade. Hence, ..

Species Protection in India

India is home to diverse species of both flora and fauna which are found all across the nation. While the Indian Government is concerned about the protection of the biodiversity of India, a few species are under threat. For the protection of such species, the Indian government has instituted various norms for the protection. To ..