Biodiversity Current Affairs - 2020

77 new species of butterfly found in Maharashtra

The study conducted by Bombay Natural History Society has found 77 new species of butterflies in the ecologically sensitive forest of Matheran hill station in Mumbai. With this the total number of butterfly species in the forest has gone up to 140. Highlights Matheran hill station is spread over 214 square kilo metres and is Read More…

Uttarakhand opens Biodiversity Park

The State of Uttarakhand has recently opened a biodiversity park in Haldwani as the rich botanical heritage of the state is facing threats from climate change and degrading habitat loss, degrading landscapes and development activities. Highlights The Park was established on World Environment Day. The hill state that is rich in biodiversity has been losing Read More…

Nagar Van Scheme

On June 5, 2020, the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the “Nagar Van” scheme. The scheme was launched to mark the Environment Day. Key Features The scheme emphasizes on urban forestry. Under the scheme, around 200 urban forests are to be developed all over the country in next five years. Also, a film was played Read More…

June 5: World Environment Day

Every year the World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5. This year the day is being celebrated under the theme Theme: Celebrate Biodiversity Highlights This year, in 2020, the day is to be hosted in Colombia in partnership with Germany. The day was hosted by India in 2018. It was then India emphasized on Read More…

New Fresh water fish “Punitus Sanctus” found

A new fresh water fish called Punitus Sanctus was found in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu. The fish was found in a small water body. Highlights Sanctus means ‘holy’ in Latin. Punitus is a species of fish that are commonly found in the drains of western and eastern ghats and also in Eastern Himalayas. About the Genus Read More…