Biodiversity and conservation

Biodiversity and conservation

Due to human intervention in the ecosystem, many species have either extinct or on the verge of extinction. Many initiatives are ongoing all around for the conservation of the biodiversity. In this section, we will provide you with updates on all related updates and news:

Biodiversity and conservation updates/news
  • Project Lion: Proposal identifies 6 relocation sites apart from Kuno-Palpur
    News: Wildlife Institute of India along with the Gujarat Forest Department has identified six new relocation sites apart from the Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary under Project Lion. Facts Project Lion: The program has been launched by the Government of India for the conservation of the Asiatic Lion. It aims to focus on habitat development, ...
  • High biodiversity in 49% of Ganga main river
    News: The Wildlife Institute of India has released a survey on the Ganges river. The survey was conducted on behalf of the National Mission for Clean Ganga undertaken by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Facts: Key Highlights from the Survey: Increase in Biodiversity: 49% of the Ganges river is high on biodiversity with Gangetic Dolphins ...
  • Survey sights good signs: High biodiversity in 49% of Ganga main river
    News: The Wildlife Institute of India has released a survey on the Ganges river. The survey was conducted on behalf of the National Mission for Clean Ganga undertaken by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Facts: Key Highlights from the Survey: Increase in Biodiversity: 49% of the Ganges river is high on biodiversity with ...
  • Four more biodiversity heritage sites for Karnataka
    News: Karnataka Biodiversity Board has decided to declare four more areas in the State as biodiversity heritage sites. Facts: What are the four areas? The four areas declared as biodiversity heritage sites are: Antaragange Betta in Kolar Aadi Narayana Swamy Betta in Chickballapur Mahima Ranga Betta in Nelamangala,Bengaluru and Urumbi area on the Kumaradhara river basin ...
  • Sonneratia alba to be state mangrove tree in Maharashtra
    News: Maharashtra is set to become the first state in the country to declare Sonneratia alba as a state mangrove tree species. Facts: Sonneratia alba or mangrove apple: It is an evergreen mangrove tree in the family Lythraceae. Distribution: It grows naturally in many tropical and subtropical areas from East Africa to the ...
  • Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program
    News: Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program has been launched at G20 Environment Ministers Meet. Facts: Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation: It aims to strengthen the implementation of existing frameworks to prevent, halt and reverse land degradation within G20 member states and globally taking into ...
  • My Ganga My Dolphin campaign
    News: National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG), the Wildlife Institute of India, and the Forest Department has launched the My Ganga My Dolphin campaign on the occasion of Ganga River Dolphin Day. Facts: Aim: To promote and boost Dolphin based ecotourism in the country and to conduct Dolphin census. The program also includes dolphin safari ...
  • Fishing cat is now ambassador of Chilika Lake
    News: The Chilika Development Authority(CDA) has designated the fishing cat as ambassador which is being called as an important step towards conservation of the vulnerable species. Facts: Fishing Cat: It is a medium-sized wildcat found in South and Southeast Asia.They are nocturnal and are an adept swimmer which enters ...
  • What is Aquaponic cultivation of plants?
    News: The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali, has developed the technology for aquaponic cultivation of plants. Facts: Aquaponics: It is an emerging technique in which both fish as well as plants complement each other to sustain and grow.The fish waste provides organic food for plants and plants naturally filter ...
  • Vulture Conservation in India
    News: National Board for Wildlife(NBWL) has approved an Action Plan for Vulture Conservation 2020-2025. Facts: Key Highlights of the Plan: Vulture Conservation centre: Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will get a vulture conservation and breeding centre each. Vulture Safe zone: Establishment of at least one vulture-safe zone in each state for the conservation of ...
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