Mangrove forests Current Affairs, GK & News
The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem is observed on July 26, annually. It seeks to raise awareness on importance of mangrove ecosystems. Mangroves are considered as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem”. It also seeks to provide solutions for sustainable management, conservation and uses of the mangroves. When was the day ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2022
Category: International / World Current Affairs
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released the State of Forest Report 2021. It is called the ISFR, 2021. The report says that there has been a continuous growth of forest cover in India. The current forest cover of India is 7,13,789 square kilometres. Increase in Forest Cover In the last two ..
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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently notified 48.32 square kilo metres around Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary as the Eco Sensitive Zone. Eco Sensitive Zones act as a buffer zone for protected areas. They reduce development pressures around national park or wildlife sanctuary. Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary It is home to twelve mangrove ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
According to the recent census at the Bhitarkanika National Park, the population of salt water (or estuarine) crocodiles have increased to 1,757 as compared to 1,742 in 2018. Highlights The peak winter is the ideal time to carry out the census as it exposes more than 50% of mud banks. Around 22 teams were formed ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Data obtained from latest study conducted using remote sensing and GIS for the first time has offered definite proof that the mangrove forest cover in Indian Sunderbans has been depleting alarmingly. From 1986 to 2012, 124.418 sq km or about 5.5% of the mangrove cover of Sunderbans was lost. Moreover, variable degrees of erosion were ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2017