IUCN Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Sunflower sea star breeding to increase kelp forest

The scientists in the United States are breeding the Sunflower sea stars off coast of Washington State. Background Between 2013 and 2017, warming of oceans killed 5.75 billion sunflower sea stars. Around 91% of the world sunflower sea stars are found between the sea waters of Mexico and Alaska. The scientists believe that reviving the ..

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Whitley Awards, 2021

Whitley Awards are called “Green Oscar”. In 2021, the Whitley Award was won by Nuklu Phom of Nagaland. He is the only Indian to receive the award. Whitley Awards Whitley Awards are presented annually by the Whitley Fund for Nature. It is presented to recognise grass root level conservation leaders. It involves process of reference, ..

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Pacific football fish

The Pacific Football Fish was recently washed ashore on a California coast. It is usually found in deep sea. Black in colour, it is usually addressed to as “Monster looking fish”. It is very rare to find the fish near the coast or washed away in coastal areas as they live in deep seas. About ..

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