Convention on Migratory Species: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India proposes inclusion of three species in global protection list

Published: February 22, 2020

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

Published: February 21, 2020

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

Published: February 17, 2020

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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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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India to host 13th COP of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species

Published: February 11, 2020

The 13th UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) (COP 13) is scheduled to be hosted by India in 2020, at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The COP-13 (Conference of Parties) is to be held from February 15-22, 2020. It was recently announced that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the summit. The theme ..

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