Wildlife Protection: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Haryana Government launches Asia’s first Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme
Published: June 4, 2016
Haryana Government has launched Asia’s first ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ at the Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre at Pinjore. It was launched by state Chief Minister Manohar Lal by releasing 2 captive bred Himalayan Griffons vultures in the pre-release aviaries close to the breeding centre at Pinjore. The vultures were released as part of the soft ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2016
Union Cabinet gives nod to adaptation of South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network
Published: April 13, 2016
The Union cabinet has given its formal approval for adopting the Statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN). With this, India will become member of SAWEN, a regional inter-governmental body in combating wildlife crime in the region and beyond. By becoming member of SAWEN, India will strengthen its ties with the member countries ..
India inks Raptor MoU to save birds of prey
Published: March 10, 2016
India has signed ‘Raptor MoU’, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on conservation of birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia. With this India becomes 56th county to sign the Raptor MoU under the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS). The MoU was singed Ambassador of India to the UAE Shri T.P Seetharam the Convention ..
MoEFCC declares Wild pig as vermin for year in Uttarakhand
Published: February 12, 2016
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has declared Wild Pig (sus scrofa) as vermin in Uttarakhand for a year. In this regard, MoEFCC has used its powers enshrined to it by section 62 of the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA), 1972. For this purpose, ministry has shifted protected wild pig (listed in ..
India’s biggest wildlife rescue centre commissioned in Nagpur
Published: December 19, 2015
India’s biggest Wildlife Rescue Centre named as Gorewada Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre has been commissioned at Gorewada near Nagpur, Maharashtra. The centre was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in presence of State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. Key facts Gorewada Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre is managed by the Forest Development Corporation of ..