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

Can Alligators regrow their tails?

Published: December 2, 2020

Recently, a study has found that similar to small reptiles like geckos, the alligators can also sacrifice and regrow their tails. Young American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) can regrow up to 18 percent of their total body length back, about 23 cm in length. However, unlike lizards which form new tails with muscles, these species form ..

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Gujarat’s PPP project in Leopard rescue and rehabilitation

Published: November 30, 2020

The Gujarat forest department has transferred 12 leopards to a private rescue and Rehabilitation centre in Jamnagar. These leopards were captured from the wild after they encountered conflicts with humans. The project is first of its kind in the state. Project is implemented under public private partnership between the Reliance Industries Limited and the state ..

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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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