Illegal Wildlife Trade Current Affairs, GK & News

Illegal Wildlife Trade and Climate Change: Joining the Dots

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently released a paper titled “Illegal Wildlife Trade and Climate Change: Joining the dots”. It was released at the side event during the COP27 held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. What are the key highlights of the paper? Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) should not just be viewed from ..

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World Wildlife Trade Report

The first-ever World Wildlife Trade Report was released at the 19th Conference of Parties to CITES, which is being held in Panama from November 14 to 25 this year. This conference is the fourth such meeting to be held in Central and South America and the Caribbean since the CITES came into force in 1975. ..

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Turtle Rehab Centre in Bihar-First of its kind

In January 2020, a turtle rehabilitation Centre is to be set up in Bihar’s Bhagalpur forest. The centre will shelter more than 500 turtles and is to be spread over half a hectare. Highlights The rehab centre will act as home to sick and severely injured turtles that are being rescued from smugglers. Prior to ..

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India awarded Certificate of Commendation by CITES for its effort to combat illegal wildlife Trade

India was awarded certificate of commendation for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The award was given to Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) for its efforts in conducting and coordinating species-specific wildlife enforcement operation, codenamed ‘Operation Save Kurma’. It recognises ..

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