Protected areas Current Affairs, GK & News

New Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (MSBWL) recently approved 12 new conservation reserves and 3 wildlife sanctuaries, for boosting wildlife conservation movement and environment protection movement. Key Facts These protected areas (PAs) will have an area of around 1,000 sq km. In this, an area of 692.74 sq km will be for conservation reserves while an ..

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Assam cabinet approves Industrial Relation Rules

On November 4, 2021, Assam cabinet approved “Industrial Relation Rules, 2021” with the aim of safeguarding the rights of employers and employees. Highlights Industrial Relation Rules have been framed to amalgamate, simplify and rationalise provisions of three central labour codes related to industrial relations. Cabinet also approved “Assam Migrant Workers’ Food Security Scheme” to provide ..

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Ladakh removes need for Inner Line Permit for Indian nationals

Ladakh Administration has removed the need of an Inner Line Permit (ILP) for all Indian nationals who seeks to visit protected areas of union territory. Highlights Ladakh administration issued notification regarding the Inner Line Permit on August 6, 2021. According to notification, requirement of an Inner Line Permit for Indian nationals, including domestic tourists and ..

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Blue Nature Alliance- Global Marine initiative

The Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership of five core partners and few other Non-Profit Organisations. The core partners are Conservation International, The Global Environment Facility, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Minderoo Foundation and Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. The Blue Alliance was launched on April 20, 2021. Objective The alliance aims to protect 5% ..

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US stops funding relocation projects from Protected Areas: Effects on India

The United States recently stopped its 12 million USD funding to World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society and other conservation NGOs. Why the stoppage? According to the United States Government, the international organizations have been abusing the local people, torturing them to leave their lands. These abuses and illegal actions were hidden by the NGOs ..

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China’s new border dispute with Bhutan

China is now claiming the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in Eastern Bhutan to be part of its territory. What is the issue? The boundary between China and Bhutan has never been demarcated. For a long time, the countries have disputes over central, eastern and western sectors. China has recently been attempting to stop the funding for ..

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