Biodiversity Current Affairs - 2019

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1 million species risk extinction due to humans: Draft UN report

According to draft of UN report set to be released on May 6, 2019, up to One million world species are at risk of extinction due to human activity.  It highlights how humanity has undermined natural resources upon which its very survival depends. This 44-page draft report which has summarized 1,800-page assessment of scientific literature Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC


GEF assisted Green – Ag Project to transform Indian Agriculture

The Government has launched the “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environmental benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in association with Global Environment Facility (GEF). About the Project The features of the project are: The project would be implemented in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


Four new horned frogs discovered in Northeast Himalayas

Team of biologists has discovered four new species of Indian horned frogs from Himalayan regions of Northeast India. The team also comprised S D Biju, famously known as the ‘Frogman of India’. Horned frogs get their name from fleshy horn-like projection on upper eyelids of some species Four new species of horned frogs They were Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity


Norway becomes the first country to ban deforestation

Norway has become the first country in the world to prohibit deforestation. In this regard, Norwegian Parliament had pledged to make government’s public procurement policy deforestation-free. The step was taken by Norwegian Government based on official recommendations of Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and Environment as part of the Action Plan on Nature Diversity. Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityInternational