International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Current Affairs, GK & News

IUCN: 37% of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

According to a new red list by IUCN, world’s sharks and rays have been witnessing declines in their populations since 2014 and are now threatened with extinction. Key Points New red list was released by IUCN at global conference with the aim of protecting dwindling species. It notes that, there are signs of hope as ..

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China: Giant pandas are vulnerable, not endangered now

Chinese conservation officials have announced that, Chinese giant Panda is no longer an endangered species. Key Facts Status of giant panda has been updated to “vulnerable”. There are now 1,800 giant pandas living in wild. Number increased due to the China’s devotion in maintaining nature reserves and other conservation initiatives during recent years. Number of ..

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Two species of Monals sighted together in Arunachal Pradesh

Two species of monals were sighted together by local wildlife enthusiasts in upper Siang district of central Arunachal Pradesh. Monals is a colour pheasant. Highlights One discovered species is While Himalayan monal also called as Lophophorus impejanus. It is widely distributed from Afghanistan to northeast India While, other is Sclater’s monal which is also called ..

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Top 5 Current Affairs Questions on International Ranger Awards

Recently, the winners of the first ever International Ranger Awards have been announced. The award has been provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) to 10 professionals across the globe. The award was instituted in the year 2020 through collaboration between the IUCN WCPA, the ..

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New Assessment by IUCN on African elephants

The Red List by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently showed that, African elephants living in forests and savannas are increasingly threatened with extinction. Following which, conservationists have called for an urgent end to poaching. Highlights New assessments by IUCN underscore the persistent pressures that two species of elephants in Africa faces due ..

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