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

Leith’s Softshell Turtle

India’s proposal to increase the protection of Leith’s softshell turtle was approved at the 19th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which is being held in Panama City from November 14 to 25. About Leith’s Softshell Turtle ..

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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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Kadavur Slender Loris sanctuary

The state government of Tamil Nadu has notified the establishment of Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary. Key facts Tamil Nadu is set to host India’s first ever Slender Loris Sanctuary. Named Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary, it will span across 11,806 hectares in Karur and Dindigul districts, covering areas of Kadavur taluk in Karur and, Dindigul East, ..

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Bannerman’s Turaco

Bannerman’s Turaco is at the brink of extinction. Key facts The population of the bird species Bannerman’s Turaco is deteriorating because of habitat loss and the ancient hunting tradition for obtaining these birds’ feathers. This bird species is categorized as Endangered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species. There ..

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Aravalli Biodiversity Park-India’s first OECM site

On World Wetlands Day, that is, on February 2, the Aravalli Biodiversity Park was announced as the first Other Effective Area – based Conservation Measures site, OECM site. What is OECM? The OECM tag is provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN. According to IUCN, the OECM sites are not protected but ..

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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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