Convention on Migratory Species Current Affairs, GK & News

World Migratory Bird Day: May 8

Every year, the World Migratory Day is celebrated on second Saturday of May and October. This year, it is celebrated on May 8th. The previous World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated on October 10th. The main objective of celebrating the World Migratory Day is to increase awareness of migratory birds and their importance in international ..

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Mandarin Duck spotted after 118 years in Assam

The Mandarin duck which is a colourful duck from eastern Asia was spotted in Assam recently after 118 years. More in news Spotting of the Mandarin has raised hopes for the wetland which was affected by a blowout and inferno at a natural gas well in the year 2020. The Mandarin duck was spotted by ..

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India proposes inclusion of three species in global protection list

India has proposed the inclusion of the three species: Great Indian Bustard, Asian Elephant and Bengal Florican in the global list for international protection under the UN’s Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species. The proposal was accepted unanimously by all 130 countries at the ongoing 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Conservation ..

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Asian Elephant, Great Indian Bustard and Bengal Florican classified as “Endangered Migratory Species” at CMS COP13

On February 20, 2020, Asian Elephant, Indian Bustard and Bengal Florican were declared as “Endangered Migratory Species” at the CMS COP 13. The proposal was accepted by 130 countries. Asian Elephant India declared Indian Elephant as “National Heritage Animal”. This provides highest degree of legal protection to the animal under Schedule I of Wildlife (Protection) ..

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India assumes presidency of CMS COP13

The Thirteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) commenced in the Indian city of Gandhi Nagar on February 17, 2020. India assumed presidency of UN body on Migratory Species (CMS) for the next three years. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the COP-13 through video conference. This year is ..

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