Q. Consider the following statements regarding International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN):
1. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species.
2. Every four years, IUCN convenes the IUCN World Conservation Congress to set the global conservation agenda.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

The IUCN is the world’s oldest global environmental organization (both government and civil society organizations) to promote nature conservation and the ecologically sustainable use of natural resources.  

  • Every four years, IUCN convenes the IUCN World Conservation Congress to set the global conservation agenda. 
  • The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, founded in 1964, is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. 

Source: The Hindu