IUCN Red List Current Affairs, GK & News

Singalila National Park- Introduction of Red Pandas

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park recently launched a programme to introduce 20 Red Pandas in around five years to the Singalila National Park. About Singalila National Park Singalila National Park is a highly protected area, located at the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is the highest altitude in the state. This park ..

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Aardvark Calf

A zoo in Cheshire, United Kingdom witnessed the birth of an aardvark calf in January 2022, for the first time in its 90-year history. Highlights It’s a girl aardvark, and they are “over the moon”. Staff have named the aardvark ‘Dobby’ because wrinkled, hairless skin and dangling ears of the calf seemed to remind of ..

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A.P: Mass mortality of spot-billed pelicans

Andhra Pradesh State Forest Department has approached experts from Wildlife Institute of India (WII-Deharadun), Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Zoological Survey of India (ZSI-Kolkata), for preventing mass mortality of spot-billed pelicans in Naupada swamp at Telineelapuram, Srikakulam district. Key points Telineelapuram is a designated Important Bird Area (IBA), where pelicans have been succumbing to ..

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Earth’s sixth mass extinction

As per a report published in Biological Reviews, Sixth Mass Extinction crisis is underway on the Planet Earth. It could have already lost around 13 percent of its total species. Mass extinction on Earth In the past Earth has witnessed five mass extinctions. The last mass extinction was about 65 million years, that wiped out ..

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Gulabo: India’s oldest sloth bear

On January 10, 2022, India’s oldest sloth bear, named Gulabo, died at the Van Vihar National Park and Zoo in Bhopal. The bear was aged 40. Highlights The female sloth bear was one of the star attractions of this park. She was rescued from a Madaari or street performer, when she was 25-year-old, in May ..

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IUCN assessment on Red Sanders

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) recently categorised the Red Sanders (or Red Sandalwood) again into the ‘endangered’ category in its Red List. Red Sanders The species, called Red Sanders, is scientifically called as Pterocarpus santalinus. It is an Indian endemic tree species and its geographical range is restricted to Eastern Ghats. The species ..

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