Conference on Biodiversity: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

CMS COP 13: Insects Decline to be discussed for the first time

Published: February 17, 2020

The United Nations Conference of Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP-13) is to discuss the effects of insects decline on migratory species for the first time. Highlights According to Convention on Migratory Species, around half of the insect species are declining. Also, the third phase which is insect extinction is to begin. ..

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40% of Amphibian Species threatened: IPBES Report

Published: May 8, 2019

According to a study, called Global Assessment about 40% of amphibian species and more than a third (33%) of all marine mammals are threatened. The report released by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries and supported by 130 countries (including the U.S., China ..

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