Endangered: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Guidelines for Import of Exotic Species

Published: June 11, 2020

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently issued advisory to import of Exotic Live Species. What are Exotic Live Species? The Exotic Live Species are plant or animal species that move from the original range to a new one. Under the new guidelines, the Ministry has said that “Exotic Live Species” are to ..

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Asiatic Lion population increased

Published: June 11, 2020

On June 10, 2020, PM Modi on Twitter announced about the increase in population of Asiatic Lions. Highlights The Asiatic Lion population has increased by 29%. It was 523 in 2015 and has increased to 674 in 2020. India has recorded 36% increase in distribution area of lions. It was 22,000 square kilo metres in ..

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GoI launches 5 initiatives towards Conservation of Biodiversity

Published: May 23, 2020

On May 22, 2020, to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, 2020, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched five initiatives on conservation of biodiversity. Highlights The five initiatives include the following The “Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme” was launched. It aims at engaging 20 students in post graduate programme for a period ..

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Exploration underneath Assam National Park receives Environmental Clearance

Published: May 21, 2020

On May 20, 2020, the major exploration by the Oil India Limited beneath the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park of Assam received environmental clearance. There were concerns that the project would affect the flora and fauna in the region. The park is the only region in India that supports feral horses. Highlights The Oil India Limited (OIL) ..

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Leather back Sea Turtles build largest nests in 20 years in deserted beaches

Published: April 20, 2020

The largest number of nests of the rare Leather back sea turtles were found in Thailand. This was mainly because, the beaches in Thailand were deserted due to COVID-19 lock down. Highlights Earlier news reported that wild boars were patrolling the Israeli city of Haifa. With more than 2,765 infections in Thailand, the country has ..

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