Wetlands Current Affairs, GK & News

Amrit Dharohar Scheme

India lost 30% of its wetlands in the past three decades. Of all Mumbai lost the maximum wetlands. 71% of wetlands in Mumbai were lost between 1970 and 2014. 57% lost in Ahmedabad, 56% in Bengaluru, 55% in Hyderabad, 38% in Delhi, and lots more in other major cities. The loss of wetlands is mainly ..

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Decline in Number of birds in Kole Wetlands

Kole wetlands are located in Kerala. The Asian Water Bird Census recently reported that the number of birds in the wetland has reduced significantly. The number of water birds in the wetland has decreased from 15,959 in 2022 to 9,904. This is huge and the survey accuses unscientific construction in the region of the decline. ..

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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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