Wetlands Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Pallikaranai marsh

The Pallikaranai marsh which is the only urban wetland in the city of Chennai has shrunk to barely a tenth of its size in the time span from 1965 to 2013. What has happened? The Pallikaranai marsh is one of the largest urban wetlands in India and the only one located in the city limits ..

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CMFRI, ISRO ink MoU to protect Smaller Wetlands

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have signed an MoU to map, validate and protect smaller wetlands in the coastal region and restore them through coastal livelihood programmes. Smaller wetlands (which were smaller than 2.25 hectares) cover an area of more than 5 lakh hectares across the country, ..

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