Wetlands Current Affairs, GK & News

Four more Indian wetlands added to Ramsar list

Four more wetlands from India have been added to the Ramsar list and have been recognized as wetlands of global importance in accordance with the Ramsar Convention. Key Points India is home to more than a dozen of threatened and near threatened bird species. Four sites that have been included are: Thol from Gujarat Wadhwana ..

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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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Kaliveli Wetlands- First Declaration for converting it into Bird Sanctuary

Recently, the Villupuram district administration in Tamil Nadu has issued the first declaration under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The declaration was issued in a bid to declare Kaliveli wetlands as a bird sanctuary. Key Facts This decision is highly appreciated by the Forest Department officials and conservationists since it will boost their efforts to ..

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India’s first Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management to be opened in Chennai

The Central government has announced that, it will soon set up a new Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM) in Chennai. Why it will be set up? This Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management will be set in a bid to address the knowledge gaps and specific research needs for the conservation and management ..

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CAG Report: Gujarat Tree Cover shrank between 2006 and 2017

The Comptroller and Audit General (CAG) recently submitted its reports at both the houses of the parliaments. According to the report, forest cover in Gujarat decreased between 2006 and 2017. Highlights The report says that the tree cover in the state was 8,390 square kilo metres. It shrank to 6,910 kilo metres in 2017. According ..

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