Peatlands Current Affairs, GK & News

Congo Basin Forests – State of the Forests 2021

The report titled “Congo Basin Forests – State of the Forests 2021” was released recently by the Central African Forests Commission. Key findings Increased investment and research is required for the protection of peatlands in central Congo basin, which are currently under threat because of hydrocarbon exploration, logging, palm oil plantation, hydroelectric dams and climate ..

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Cranes return to Ireland after 300 years

The Cranes that have been a part of Irish folklore (traditional stories and beliefs) were recently spotted in Ireland. The birds were spotted in the country during their breeding season after three hundred years. About the Cranes The Cranes were extinct in Ireland in 1700. This was mainly due to the destruction of their habitats. ..

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UN Report: “Peatland” protection will help attain climate goals

The Food and Agriculture Organization operating under United Nations released a report recently on Peatlands. The report says that though Peatlands cover only 3% of the earth’s surface, they trigger the carbon that were locked in a few decades. Key Findings of the report The report says that peatlands consists of 30% of world soil ..

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Brazzaville declaration signed to protect world’s largest tropical peatland

The Brazzaville declaration was singed to promote better management and conservation world’s largest tropical peatlands-Cuvette Centrale region in Congo Basin from unregulated land use and prevent its drainage and degradation. It was signed jointly by Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo and Indonesia on the sidelines of Third Partners Meeting of Global Peatlands ..

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