Population of Indian Rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park Increased

Population of Indian Rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park Increased: The population of the greater one-horned or Indian rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has increased by 200 in four years, the latest census of the World Heritage Site’s flagship animal has revealed. Population of Indian Rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park … Read more

The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing a sixth mass bleaching event

The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing a sixth mass bleaching event, the marine park’s authority confirmed today after completing aerial surveys of the region. This is the fourth time the region has bleached in the past six years, raising concerns that the world’s largest reef system will be unable to recover. Corals are marine invertebrates or animals not … Read more

Significant decline in the habitat of the Golden Langur

A recent study by scientists has suggested a significant decline in the habitat of the golden langur (Trachypithecus geei), an endangered primate species distributed in the transboundary region of Bhutan and India. Key-Points A recent paper titled “Future simulated landscape predicts habitat loss for the golden langur: a range-level analysis for an endangered primate” throws … Read more

Important Bird Area (IBA) in Naupada

A nematode infestation has led to mass mortality of spot-billed pelicans (Pelicanus philippensis) at Telineelapuram Important Bird Area (IBA) in Naupada swamp of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh. Over 150 spot-billed pelicans have succumbed to the infestation since December. Only adult birds have succumbed to the infestation till date. Until now, in South India, the … Read more

Creation Of An Independent Indian Environment Service

The Supreme Court sought the government’s response on the creation of an independent Indian Environment Service in the “All India Service cadre”. A Bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul issued notice on a plea by advocate Samar Vijay Singh for a specialised environment service in the lines of one recommended by the T.S.R. Subramanian … Read more

Sustaining Food Production under Environmental Stress

With reference to the “Sustaining Food Production under Environmental Stress”, consider the following statements: 1. It is organised by NITI Aayog. 2. The Arable land in South Asia was reported at 43.18 % in 2018 which has been stagnant since the early 1970s and recently declining. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. … Read more

Anamalai Tiger Reserve

With reference to the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, consider the following statements: 1. TRIFED recently conducted a campaign on “Knowledge empowerment of tribals’ and launched its STC (Scheduled Tribe Component) project at Attagatti in Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). 2. Anamalai Tiger Reserve is located in Andhra Pradesh. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. … Read more