Wildlife Protection: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs
Four Asian vulture species from India gets highest protection under CMS
Published: October 30, 2017
Several species of vultures including four from India on their migratory routes were awarded highest protection by the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). They were among 34 species which were awarded highest protection during CMS Summit held in Manila in submissions made by 24 countries from Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe ..
Sawfish more threatened than tigers: Scientists
Published: October 18, 2017
Scientists on World Sawfish Day (observed on October 17th) announced that sawfish, sighted off Indian coast less than 10 times in over a decade appears to be more threatened than tigers and elephants Anecdotal evidence suggested that sawfish was once common along the Indian coast but today it may be the most endangered fish species ..
Government launches SECURE Himalaya Project
Published: October 3, 2017
The Union Government had launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project to ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in high Himalayan ecosystem spread over four states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. It was launched by Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in association ..
Snow leopard no longer endangered: IUCN
Published: September 16, 2017
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has downgraded conservation status of snow leopard from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. It was changed after three-year assessment process by international experts. The change in status comes 45 years after snow leopard was first declared endangered in 1972. However, experts have warned that snow leopard species still faces ..
India has 27,312 elephants: 2017 Census Estimation
Published: August 17, 2017
According to the census report, released by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) the population estimation of Asian elephant in India is around 27,312. The census was conducted between March and May 2017 by the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) at the Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru), several NGOs and independent ..