Wildlife: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

National Wildlife Week, 2020

Published: October 4, 2020

Every year National Wildlife Week is celebrated in India between October 2nd and October 8th. It is being celebrated since 1954. The main objective of celebrating the day is to save the lives of Indian animals by taking critical steps. The week is celebrated under the following theme Theme: RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring ..

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China’s new border dispute with Bhutan

Published: July 7, 2020

China is now claiming the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in Eastern Bhutan to be part of its territory. What is the issue? The boundary between China and Bhutan has never been demarcated. For a long time, the countries have disputes over central, eastern and western sectors. China has recently been attempting to stop the funding for ..

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Current Affairs FAQs: Saharan Cheetah

Published: May 27, 2020

For the first time in a decade, the naturalists have filmed a Saharan Cheetah in a Hoggar Mountains national park in Algeria. What is Saharan Cheetah? Saharan cheetah (Zoological name: Acinonyx jubatus hecki) or Northwest African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus hecki) is a subspecies of Cheetah endemic to Sahara and the Sahel regions of Africa.  It ..

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Australian Koalas become endangered in bush fires

Published: January 13, 2020

The Australian Koalas population suffered an extraordinary hit in the bush fires of Australia. It took 3 months for the firemen to control the fires. Highlights Australia recorded 2019 as its hottest year on record. Around 1.25 billion animals are believed to be dead in bush fires. It has also destroyed more than 10 million ..

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Wildlife biologist K. Ullas Karanth awarded George Schaller Lifetime Award

Published: November 11, 2019

Wildlife biologist K. Ullas Karanth was awarded the Wildlife Conservation Society’s George Schaller Lifetime Award in Wildlife Conservation Science for his contribution to the field of conservation. He is the first recipient of WCS’s award. WCS George Schaller Lifetime Award in Wildlife Conservation Science The award is instituted by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), New York. ..

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