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Bihar migratory bird festival

Bihar is planning its first ever migratory bird festival this year. This is a three-day festival to be organised in Bhagalpur District. It is to be jointly organised by Bhagalpur forest division, Bombay Natural History Society and the local Mandar Nature Club. The region houses a large number of migratory birds between November and March ..

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October 10: World Migratory Bird Day

The World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated twice a year, that is, on second Saturdays of May and October. Earlier in May, the day was celebrated on May 9, 2020. Both the days are celebrated under the same theme. This year, the day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Birds Connect Our World The World ..

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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 ..

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Facts Box: Cheetah Reintroduction Project

Cheetah has become extinct in India for more than 70 years now due to over hunting. Hence, several steps are being taken for the reintroduction of the cat in the country. It was brought up at CMS-COP 13 as well. Highlights On January 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of India cleared way for the reintroduction ..

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‘State of India’s Birds Report 2020’ released during CMS COP13

The ‘State of India’s Birds Report 2020’ was recently released during the 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 13). As per the report, 79 per cent of Indian species of birds declined in population while the number of Indian pea fowls has significantly increased. ..

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