Wildlife Protection Current Affairs, GK & News

Sea Fans

In a joint operation by the forest officials of Assam and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, a huge seizure of marine life has been made in Assam. This haul includes 50kg of sea fan, a type of soft coral, among other. Corals are listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Its possession ..

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Study on Himalayan Brown Bear: Habitats declining

The recent study by the Zoological Survey of India on Himalayan Brown Bear says that its suitable habitat in the biological corridors are declining. The Himalayan Brown Bear is one of the largest carnivore in the highlands of Himalayas. About the Study The study predicts that a massive habitat decline is to occur in the ..

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India’s first five animal bridges: Key Facts

India is to see the first five animal overpasses on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. The expressway is under construction. Highlights The animal bridges were planned to avoid disturbances to Ranthambore Wildlife Corridor that connects Mukundra and Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuaries. The plan of the animal bridges have been approved by the Central Wildlife Board. The Rajasthan Government ..

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Uttarakhand to set up Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve

Uttarakhand Government has decided to for Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). This decision was taken by State Cabinet meeting. The force will have 85 posts and will help serve as the much needed second layer of protection for the big cat. About Special Tiger Force (STPF) It will be effective in checking ..

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CoP18 of CITES held in Geneva

The 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was recently held in Geneva, Switzerland. Highlights of COP18 CITES Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) was moved from CITES Appendix II to CITES Appendix I, giving it highest level of international protection from commercial trade. ..

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