IUCN Red list of Threatened Species Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: Dragonfly Festival

The World Wide Fund along with the Bombay Natural History Society launched the third edition of Dragonfly festival, 2020. The festival aims to create conservation of these insects. Highlights For the first time, the festival is to be organised in Kerala as “Thumbi Mahostsavam 2020”. This is a part of the National Dragonfly Festival. Along Read More…

IUCN adds 1840 new species to the Red List of Threatened Species

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) added about 1,840 new species to its updated “Red List of Threatened Species”, a catalogue of plants and animals that risk extinction. The list now contains over 30,000 species under threat of disappearing. The group released its Red List update in the middle of COP25 climate Read More…

IUCN adds more than 7,000 to its Red List

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has added more than 7,000 animals, fish and plants to its endangered Red List. IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species shows that more and more species assessed are being threatened with extinction. It also warned against mankind’s destruction of nature that is driving species to brink of Read More…

Kaziranga National Park: Special Rhino Protection Force deployed

An 82-member Special Rhino Protection Force which is trained to combat poachers and understand animal behaviour was recently deployed in Kaziranga National Park (KNP). About Special Rhino Protection Force Background: The process of setting up special force was initiated in 2015. In July 2018 members recruited were given appointment letter after which they were trained Read More…