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Biodiversity & Conservation :

Forest-PLUS 2.0 Programme

  • Recently, India's Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Forest-PLUS 2.0 programme.

India Identifies 130 Wetlands For Priority Restoration

On 7th September, 2019, theGovernment identified 130 wetlands for priority restoration in the next five years.


Effort To Preserve Sunderbans Mangrove

  • On 19th August, 2019, Discovery India and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India partnered with the West Bengal government and local communities in the Sundarbans in a bid to help save the world’s only mangrove tiger habitat.

Gogabeel: Bihar's First Community Reserve

  • On 8th August, 2019, Gogabeel in Bihar’s Katihar district which is an ox-bow lake,was announced as the state’s first Community Reserve(CR).

Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas

  • On 6th August, 2019, the World Resources Institute released a report- Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, according to which seventeen countries, home to 25% of the global population are facing "extremely high" water stress.

All India Tiger Estimation – 2018

  • On the occasion of Global Tiger Day(29th July), Prime Minister released the results of the fourth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation – 2018 in New Delhi.

A New Species ‘Impressive’ Tortoise Discovered

A team of herpetologists from the Forest Department and two NGOs found the Impressed Tortoise (Manouria impressa) in Lower Subansiri, Arunachal district a few days ago.


Plantation Of Native Species In Bhubaneswar

Why is it in News?

Experts have urged the Bhubaneswar city administration to undertake plantation of native species which could withstand strong cyclonic winds in future.


Source : TH

DNA Database For Indian Rhino

Why is it in News?

The Union Environment Ministry has started a project to create DNA profiles of all rhinos in the country.


Source : TH

New Parasitic Plant

Why is it in News?

An orchid, which is a variant of a Japanese orchid, has been found in Assam which is a mycoheterotroph.


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