List of Biosphere Reserves in India

What are Biosphere Reserves (BR)?  Biosphere reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal/ marine ecosystems. They are multipurpose protected areas where both flora and fauna are protected. They are ‘Science for Sustainability support sites.’ – promoting research in ecological conservation and environmental preservation. The concept of Biosphere Reserves was launched in 1971 as a, part of… Continue reading List of Biosphere Reserves in India

Climate Change Performance Index(CCPI) 2020

Source: Click here News: Climate Change Performance Index(CCPI) 2020 has been released. Facts: Released by: The index has been developed by not-for-profit organizations Germanwatch and NewClimate Institute (Germany) together with the Climate Action Network(CAN International). Objective: It is an important tool to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress… Continue reading Climate Change Performance Index(CCPI) 2020

State of the Global Climate Report

Source: Click here News: The World Meteorological Organization(WMO) has released the annual State of Global Climate Report,2020 to keep a track of global warming. Facts: Key Highlights from the report: Hottest Year: 2020 will be one of the three hottest years just behind 2016 and 2019. Rise in Global Temperature: The global mean surface temperature for January-October 2020… Continue reading State of the Global Climate Report

[Prelims 2020] [Part 3/4] List of Indices and Reports: Environment-related: World Water Development Report, Emission Gap Report, Global Environment Outlook and more

Dear Students, In this post, we will discuss important Environment-related reports and indices released by international organizations/NGOs since 2018-19. [read more] This is the 3rd part of a 4-series of posts on Important Reports and Indices. For Part 1– Click here For Part 2– Click here List of Environment-related Reports and Indices Reports/Indices Details World Water… Continue reading [Prelims 2020] [Part 3/4] List of Indices and Reports: Environment-related: World Water Development Report, Emission Gap Report, Global Environment Outlook and more

[Prelims 2020] In News: Understanding IUCN, CITES and WPA Classification and Species

In this article we will study the following: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) categories, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Categories Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 schedules All the species those have been in news since 2019. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) categories Established in 1948, the IUCN… Continue reading [Prelims 2020] In News: Understanding IUCN, CITES and WPA Classification and Species