Forests of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Changes proposed in Forest Conservation Act

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has proposed an amendment to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, in a bid to liberalise the forest laws. Status of the amendments Ministry has sent the proposed amendments to all the state governments, asking for their objections and suggestions within 15 days. The draft proposal will be ..

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Bhitarkanika National Park largest habitat of endangered estuarine crocodiles in India

The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) of Odisha has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in India with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Recently, the enumerators have spotted 101 nests of crocodile in Kanika, Gahirmatha, Mahakalapada and Rajnagar wildlife forest range divisions under the park. As per the ..

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Indian Long Term Ecological Observatories (I-LTEO) programme

To study the effects of climate change, India has launched long term ecological observatories (LTEO) programme. Under the programme, eight long-term ecological observatories are opened to study the health of eight different biomes. They will cover the Western Himalayas to Western Ghats, Eastern Himalayas to Andaman & Nicobar Islands, central India to the Sunderbans, and ..

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Mammal population rises in Bhitarkanika National Park

The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) is located in Kendrapara district of Odisha and is spread over 672 square kilometers. It is in news recently because the national park has registered an impressive rise in mammal population due to adequate conservation measures and vigil by anti-poaching squad of the forest department. According to the latest head ..

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