Page-4 of Environmental conservation Current Affairs, GK & News
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) recently launched an exercise ‘Operation Oliva’ along the serene sea waters of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha to protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles during their mating season. The exercise is part of its annual mission to ensure the safe mid-sea sojourn of breeding Olive Ridley sea turtles.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
Topics: Endangered animals • Endangered species • Environmental conservation • Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary • Lepidochelys • Olive ridley • Olive ridley sea turtle • Olive Ridley turtles • Operation Oliver • Reptiles • Ridley sea turtle • Sea turtle • Sea turtles • Turtle
In Hyderabad, India’s first genetic bank for wildlife conservation has been inaugurated by Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan at the Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) in CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) to protect India’s biodiversity and environment. It is dubbed as National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank (NWGRB), ..
Topics: Biodiversity • Biology • Branches of biology • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology • Conservation biology • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research • Ecology • Embryo • Environmental conservation • Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species • Nature • Population genetics
The International Tiger Day (ITD) is celebrated every year on July 29 to spread the message to protect these endangered species and assist in maintaining ecological integrity. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia with the goal to bring worldwide attention to the dwindling numbers of tigers and their ..
In Tamil Nadu, the tiger population in the reputed Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) has doubled to 60 from 30, due to intensive conservation efforts. The MTR is located in Nilgiri District of the state. On the occasion of International Tiger Day (ITR-2018), forest officials and nature enthusiasts, in and around the Annamalai, Mudumalai and Sathyamangalam ..
Topics: Conservation-reliant species • Districts of India • Environmental conservation • Felids • Mudumalai National Park • National symbols of India • Nilgiris district • Project Tiger • Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary • The Nilgiris District • Tiger • Tiger reserves of India
In the North-East, the Gaj Yatra has been rolled out by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) from Tura, the principal town of Garo Hills of Meghalaya on May 28, 2018. It is the part of an 18-month-long national campaign to protect India’s national ..
As climate is changing, creating resilient food systems has become the need of the hour. Agriculture is facing multiple setbacks be it in the form of extreme weather events like floods and droughts or factors such as soil degradation, soil salinity and water shortage. Ensuring food security, producing more with less resources and building the resilience of smallholder farmers are important ..
Topics: Agriculture • Agroecology • Agronomy • Biointensive agriculture • Environmental conservation • Fertilizer • Food and drink • Food security • Natural farming • Organic Farming • Sustainable agriculture