Migratory Species Current Affairs, GK & News

‘Latham’s Snipe’ Migratory Bird

Latham’s Snipe shorebird fly non-stop from Japan to Australia twice in a year. The bird takes five days to cover the distance of thousands of kilometres of ocean for their survival. Highlights The migratory shorebird is similar in size to a blackbird. It completes the gruelling migration to warmer climes and prepare itself for its ..

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Elephant Seal: Recent Study

The scientists of Scotland have conducted a detailed study on the Elephant Seals in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Key Findings of the Study The seals migrate to north eastern pacific ocean post breeding season mainly to feed their young ones. It has been found that the female seals spend more than twenty to twenty four ..

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Mandarin Duck spotted after 118 years in Assam

The Mandarin duck which is a colourful duck from eastern Asia was spotted in Assam recently after 118 years. More in news Spotting of the Mandarin has raised hopes for the wetland which was affected by a blowout and inferno at a natural gas well in the year 2020. The Mandarin duck was spotted by ..

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Conservation of Migratory Species

New species were added to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS). This brings the total number of migratory species from India to 457. Newly added Species: Currently, out of the more than 650 species listed by the CMS as migratory, 457 are from India. The newest addition to this list are the ..

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Conclusion of the COP13 on CMS

The conference of parties-13 on the conservation of migratory species, held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, concluded recently. India is to hold the COP presidency for the next 3 years. Which species is the mascot of the COP13? The Great Indian Bustard is the mascot of the COP13 on CMS held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It is a ..

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