Great Indian bustard: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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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Three Animal Species in India Extinct Due To Desertification: Researchers

Published: September 9, 2019

According to some researchers three animal species namely Indian Cheetah, pink-headed duck and Great Indian Bustard have become extinct due to desertification in India. The study by researchers was put forth at 14th meeting of Conference of Parties to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14). The UNCCD COP 14 meeting is being ..

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NGT asks centre to prepare plan for protection of Great Indian Bustard

Published: September 7, 2019

A National Green Tribunal (NGT) Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has directed Central government to prepare a time-bound action plan within two months for protection of Great Indian Bustard. This decision is in response to the high mortality rate of birds noted by NGT. Key Highlights Committee: NGT Bench headed by ..

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Indian Government seeks Army’s help to save the Great Indian Bustard

Published: September 5, 2019

The Indian Government has decided to take the help of the Indian Army to help conserve a part of the population of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard bird who’s current range current extends into the Pokhran firing range of Rajasthan. What has happened? The Indian Government has decided to enlist the help of the ..

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SC forms Panel to frame Emergency Plan to prevent extinction of Indian birds

Published: July 17, 2019

Taking serious note of alarming extinction of two Indian birds namely Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican, the Supreme Court of India has constituted a High Powered Committee to urgently frame and implement an Emergency Response Plan for protection of these species, considering the approaching monsoon and breeding season. Both the birds are protected under ..

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