Ecosystem Current Affairs, GK & News

Thai Mangur: Banned Cat fish of India

Thai Mangur is a catfish that was banned by the National Green Tribunal as it was harming the local ecosystem and the consumers’ health. It is favoured by the cultivators due to its ability to feed on anything and survive in hostile conditions. It also has high demand because it is cheaper when compared to ..

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Global Coalition for Biodiversity launched on World Wildlife Day

On March 3, 2020, on the sidelines of the World Wildlife Day celebrations, Global Coalition for Biodiversity was launched. The initiative was launched by the European commission. The coalition was named “United for Biodiversity”. Highlights The Global Coalition is constituted of national parks, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens and science museums that are spread all over ..

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Maharashtra Government orders to destroy “Thai Mangur” fish breeding centres

On February 21, 2020, the Maharashtra Government ordered to destroy the Thai Mangur fish breeding centres. This is mainly because the fish is cultivated in unhygienic conditions. Highlights The fish whose breeding is to be stopped in Maharashtra is commonly called Thai Mangur or foreign Mangur or African Mangur. As they are being cultivated in ..

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Great Indian Bustard becomes mascot of the COP13 UN Convention of Conservation of Migratory Species

The Great Indian Bustard is the mascot of the UN Convention of Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) (COP 13). India has recently proposed to include three species- the Asian elephant, the Great Indian Bustard and the Bengal Florican in the list of ‘migratory species threatened with extinction’, under the CMS-COP 13. The Ministry of Environment, ..

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Supreme Court: African Cheetah permitted to be introduced in India

On January 28, 2020, Supreme Court ruled that African Cheetah shall be permitted to be introduced in India. The cat is being introduced on experimental basis. Highlights The Apex Court had put the move on hold 10 years back. It was proposed by the then Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh. The proposal was to introduce foreign ..

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