Wildlife sanctuaries Current Affairs, GK & News

Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary Exempted from SC’s ESZ Mandate

On December 1, the Supreme Court exempted Maharashtra’s Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (TWS) from its June order mandating the creation of a 1 km eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) around all protected areas in India. About Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary or Tungareshwar National Park is situated on a plateau east of Vasai and Virar in Maharashtra’s ..

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Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary

The Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary was notified recently by the state government of Tamil Nadu. The state government had earlier notified Kazhuveli Bird Sanctuary, Nanjarayan Bird Sanctuary, Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary and Dugong Conservation Reserve. About the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary An area in the reserve forests of Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri have been notified as ..

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Leopards in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Leopards have been sighted in Delhi’s Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary for the first time since 1940. Key facts • Eight leopards have been sighted in the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. • This is a sign of a booming ecosystem. • According to the Gazetteer of Delhi, this sanctuary has not recorded sightings of leopards since ..

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Task Force to be set up to prevent Human and Animal transmission of COVID-19

The Indian Government is taking precautionary steps after it was learnt that COVID-19 infects animals as well. Recently a Malayan tiger in the zoo of New York was reported to have infected with COVID-19. Highlights India is taking precautionary step to prevent Animal and Human transmission of the virus in the country. The Central Government ..

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Maharashtra Government approves Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary

The Maharashtra Government has approved Ghodazari in Chandrapur district as new wildlife sanctuary in the state. The decision was taken at 13th meeting of Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (SBWL), chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The formation of this wildlife sanctuary will help provide employment opportunities to the youths from 59 villages on the ..

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