Conservation of Wetlands Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI released Draft Visionary Perspective Plan (2020-30) to Conserve Avian Ecosystem ahead of CMS COP-13

Ahead of the Conservation of Migratory Species Conference of Parties-13 (CMS COP-13), the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has introduced a draft Visionary Perspective Plan (2020-2030) to conserve ecosystems, habitats, avian diversity and landscapes in the country. Visionary Perspective Plan (2020-2030) According to the draft, there are 1,317 bird species in India. Out ..

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Facts Box: World Wetlands Day

The World Wetlands Day is marked on February 2 by the Ramsar Secretariat with financial support from Danone Group. This year the day was marked under the following theme Theme: Wetlands and Biodiversity Highlights The World Wetland Day is being marked since 1997. February 2 was chosen as the Ramsar Convention was signed on this ..

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10 more Wet lands declared Ramsar Sites: Maharashtra gets its first Ramsar site

On January 28, 2020, the Union Ministry declared that Ramsar Convention had added 10 more sites from India. Today, there are 37 Ramsar sites in the country. Highlights Among the 10 sites, Maharashtra (Nadur Madhameshwar) gets its first Ramsar site. The other wetlands sites include one in Uttar Pradesh and 3 in Punjab (Beas Conservation ..

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National Ganga Mission Begins Conservation of wet lands along the Ganges

The National Mission of Clean Ganga (NMCG) has taken up the initiative under Namami Gange Project to conserve wetlands of the Ganges basin. The primary aim of Namami Gange project is to rejuvenate the river by increasing its flow. It also includes recharging aquifers and conservation of wetlands. Highlights The NMCG along with the State ..

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October Big Day: International Bird Survey

The International Bird Survey is being conducted by eBird organization biennially. Once in May and once in October. The aim is to gather information in the form of checklists of birds and share it to the environmental conservation and education institutes. The Cornell University Ornithology Lab, that holds world’s largest birds’ database helped in conducting ..

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