World Wildlife Day 2023
World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3 by the United Nations. The main objective of the celebrations is to increase awareness of wild flora and fauna.Why is World Wildlife Day celebrated on March 3?Because the CITES – Convention on ..
Tags: CITES • United Nations • Wildlife conservation
Month: Current Affairs - March, 2023
Category: Environment Current Affairs • Important Days & Events Current Affairs
Odisha: CAMPA New Action Plan for 2023-24
The Odisha government’s State-level steering committee for the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) has approved an annual plan of INR 1,086 crore for the 2023-24 fiscal year, with a focus on reducing man-animal conflicts. The plan was ..
Tags: Campa • Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management & Planning Authority • Forest management • Odisha Government • Wildlife conservation
Month: Current Affairs - January, 2023
Category: Environment Current Affairs • States Current Affairs
World Wildlife Day 2021
The world is observing and celebrating the World Wildlife Day 2021 on March 3, 2021. The day is being celebrated under the Theme- Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet. This theme was decided by United Nations.Significance of the dayThe ..
Tags: CITES • IUCN • United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) • Wildlife • Wildlife conservation
Month: Current Affairs - March, 2021
Theodore Baskaran won Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020
S. Theodore Baskaran who is a writer, a historian, a naturalist and an activist has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award, 2020. The award was instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.Why he won the award?Theodore Baskaran was chosen for the ..
Tags: Persons in News • S. Theodore Baskaran • Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award • Sanctuary Nature Foundation • Wildlife
Month: Current Affairs - February, 2021
Status of Leopard in India 2018 Report
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released the “Status of Leopard in India, 2018” report.Key Findings of the ReportIndia has 12,852 leopards as compared to 7,910 leopards in 2014. The leopard population has increased by 60% ..
Tags: Census • CITES • Guinness World Record • Indian leopard • IUCN
Month: Current Affairs - December, 2020
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil Deposits
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife refuge in the Alaskan region in the USA. It is the largest wildlife reserve in the USA. USA holds oil rights in an area called ‘1002 area’ in the coastal plains. The ..
Tags: Arctic • Cold War • Oil exploration • Reindeer • Wildlife conservation