Protected areas Current Affairs, GK & News

Protected areas  Current Affairs, GK & News

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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AIIB sanctions 145 million USD loan for Major Irrigation Project of West Bengal

On May 15, 2020, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approves a loan of 145 million USD to improve irrigation facilities and flood management West Bengal Highlights The project is to focus on the Damodar Valley of West Bengal. It will benefit more than 2.7 million farmers spread across five districts of West Bengal. The total ..

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FAO Report: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization released the Global Forest Resources Assessment Report, 2020. According to the report, around 178 million hectares of forests is lost in the last 30 years. However, the rate at which the forests are being destroyed has reduced. Key Findings The report says that between 2015 and ..

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Protected Area Permits stopped in Arunachal to prevent Corona Virus

With the number of infections raising in India to 34, the Ministry of Home Affairs recently stopped issuing Protected Area Permits (PAPs) in Arunachal Pradesh. Highlights The step is being taken as it was learnt that the number of Corona Virus cases are increasing in India mainly because of persons with travel history. The GoI ..

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