IUCN Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Peru Environmental Emergency

Peru is a South American country. The Government of Peru recently declared an environmental emergency due to oil spill. The emergency is to last for 90 – days! What happened? Around six thousand barrels of oil were spilled into the Pacific Ocean. A tanker of Repsol, a Spanish Energy firm, was transporting oil to Vantinalla ..

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Punjab to begin Census of Indus River Dolphin

The state of Punjab is set to start the Census of one of the world’s most threatened cetaceans, Indus River dolphin. Key facts Indus River dolphin is scientifically called as Platanista gangetica minor. It is a freshwater dolphin, found in river Beas. Census will start in winter as part of a project by the Central ..

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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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National Dolphin Research Centre to come up in Patna

Much-awaited National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will soon come up in Patna. Process to set up the research centre has started. Key facts Opening up of the research centre will be a big step towards conservation of endangered Gangetic River dolphin. To set up the research centre, NDRC is coming up on 4,400 square metre ..

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