Q. The “Red Data Book” is often seen in news is related to which of the following?

[A] IUCN

[B] UNEP

[C] WEF

[D] UNESCO

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: Species judged as threatened are listed by various agencies as well as by some private organizations. The most cited of these lists is the Red Data Book. It is a loose-leaf volume of information on the status of many kinds of species.

  • This volume is continually updated and is issued by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) located in Morges, Switzerland.
  • “Red” of course is symbolic of danger that the species both plants and animals presently experience throughout the globe.
  • The Red Data Book was first issued in 1966 by the IUCN’s Special Survival Commission as a guide for formulation, preservation and management of species listed.
  • In this Book, information for endangered mammals and birds are more extensive than for other groups of animals and plants, coverage is also given to less prominent organisms facing extinction.
  • The pink pages in this publication include the critically endangered species. As the status of the species changes, new pages are sent to the subscribers.

Source: Shankar IAS Environment book

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