Biodiversity

India Gets Its First Centre For Wetland Conservation And Management

On the occasion of World Wetland Day and as a part of its commitment towards conservation, restoration and management of India’s wetlands, the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Sh. Babul Supriyo on February 2, 2021, announced the establishment of a Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM), as a part of …

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PIB News: January 28, 2021

PM addresses WEF’s Davos Dialogue The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the World Economic Forum’s Davos Dialogue today via video conferencing. He spoke on the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution – using technology for the good of humanity’. Prime Minister also interacted with the CEOs during the event. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said …

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How To Reverse Global Wildlife Declines By 2050?

According to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund, Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. The report has revealed that Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years. Reversing global wildlife declines has become one of the most important challenges for the policy makers across the world. …

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Asiatic Lions And Poonam Avlokan

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi recently expressed his happiness over the increasing population of the majestic Asiatic Lion, living in Gujarat’s Gir Forest. The number was not estimated via Census but some observational method called Poonam Avlokan. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Two very good news: Population of the majestic Asiatic Lion, living …

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Human Activity To Blame For Virus Spread: Study

Diseases such as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe could become more common as human activity destroys habitats and forces disease-carrying wild animals into ever-closer proximity with us, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Viruses being transferred from Animals to Humans Illegal poaching, mechanised farming and increasingly …

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How Bats Are Increasing Chances Of People Getting Infected With Novel Viruses

It’s no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years — SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg originated in bats. And Bats are the most likely reservoir of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 as well. A study published in the Science Daily finds that bats’ fierce immune response to viruses could drive viruses to …

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India’s Wetlands & Ramsar Tags

10 More Wetlands From India Get The Ramsar Site Tag

UPSC 2020 General Studies; Biodiversity and Climate; India’s Wetlands & Ramsar Tags: In a major recognition towards Government of India’s effort towards conservation, restoration and rejuvenation of its wetlands, Ramsar has declared 10 more wetland sites from India as sites of international importance. The Ramsar Convention signed on February 2, 1971, is one of the oldest inter-governmental …

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