Sundarbans: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans increase to 96

Published: May 8, 2020

On May 7, 2020, the Bengal Forest Ministry announced that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers in the Sundarbans has increased to 96 according to the census conducted for the year 2019-20. Highlights In 2017-18, the total count of Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans was 87. It increased to 88 in the 2018-19 census. With ..

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‘Matla Abhiyaan’ held in Kolkata

Published: February 3, 2020

The Indian Navy has conducted a five-day-long coastal security exercise called ‘Matla Abhiyaan’ at Kolkata, which started on 29 January. The exercise is named after the Matla river, which flows around the Sundarbans. The exercise aims at interacting with coastal communities to spread awareness on coastal security. During the exercise, the naval personnel interacted with ..

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Royal Bengal Tigers may not survive Climate Change: UN Report

Published: May 10, 2019

According to a recent UN report, Climate change and rising sea levels may eventually wipe out ‘The Sundarbans’, which is one of world’s last and largest tiger strongholds. The studies of report rely on climate change scenarios developed by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for its simulation models. Key Findings of Report As per ..

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Impact of increase in salinity on Gangetic Dolphins

Published: January 7, 2019

A five-year study by researchers Sangita Mitra (National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai) and Mahua Roy Chowdhury, (a marine biologist from the University of Calcutta, West Bengal) has been published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. The research has found that raising water salinity level is threatening the habitat of Gangetic river dolphins. Findings of the Study ..

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Bhitarkanika National Park largest habitat of endangered estuarine crocodiles in India

Published: July 3, 2018

The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) of Odisha has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in India with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Recently, the enumerators have spotted 101 nests of crocodile in Kanika, Gahirmatha, Mahakalapada and Rajnagar wildlife forest range divisions under the park. As per the ..

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