IUCN Red List: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Last White Giraffe of the world fitted with GPS tracking device

Published: November 19, 2020

In order to keep poachers at bay, the world’s only known White Giraffe was fitted with GPS tracking device in north east Kenya. The Giraffe is white in colour due to a rare genetic condition called Leucism. Leucism is loss of pigmentation. The tracking device will provide hourly update about the whereabouts of the Giraffe. ..

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Vulture conservation centres to be established in 5 states of India

Published: October 27, 2020

The National Board for Wildlife recently approved an action plan for vulture conservation, 2020-20-25. Under the new National Action Plan for Vulture Conservation, five new conservation centres are to be established in five different state. Key highlights The new vulture conservation centres are to be established in the states of Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and ..

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October 23: International Snow Leopard Day

Published: October 23, 2020

Every year, the International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated on October 23. It is also called the World Snow Leopard Day. Snow Leopard is called Man’s Best Friend. The first International Snow Leopard Day was celebrated in 2014. Highlights The International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated to create awareness about conservation and preservation of Snow ..

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India’s Sandalwood trees facing serious threats from Sandalwood Spike Disease

Published: September 28, 2020

The Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD) has infected several aromatic sandalwood trees in Kerala and Karnataka. This was founded based on the study by Institute of Wood Science and Technology. Highlights According to the study, the sandalwood trees in Marayoor forests of Kerala and several other forest regions in Karnataka are heavily infected with SSD. The ..

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Cyanobacteria: Cause of death in 330 Botswana Elephants

Published: September 23, 2020

More than 330 elephants died in Botswana. The first mass death of these elephants were reported in May 2020 when a group of 169 elephants were found dead. Later in July 2020, another 281 were reported to have died mysteriously. The authorities have found that Cyanobacteria is the cause of death in these 330 elephants. ..

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