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

CAG Report: Gujarat Tree Cover shrank between 2006 and 2017

Published: September 28, 2020

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

Published: August 20, 2019

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

Published: April 14, 2019

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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2 Feb: World Wetlands Day

Published: February 2, 2018

The World Wetland Day (WWD) is observed every year on 2 February to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands (also called as Ramsar Convention) in 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of ..

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Cancel illegal salt pans in Sambhar Lake: NGT

Published: December 12, 2016

The central zonal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Rajasthan government to cancel allotments of salt pans in the Sambhar Salt Lake. Ruling in this regard was given by NGT bench headed by Justice Dalip Singh and expert Satyawan Singh Garbyal on a petition filed by Ajay Dubey. What is the ..

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