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  • Vulture Action Plan

    Why in News Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched a Vulture Action Plan 2020-25 for the conservation...

    17 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • New Ramsar Sites

    Why in News Recently, the Meteor lake at Lonar in Buldhana district of Maharashtra and the Soor Sarovar at Agra have been declared Ramsar sites, a...

    16 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • New Species in Andaman

    Why in News Recently a group of scientists has reported a new genus of treefrog from the Andaman Islands called Striped Bubble-nest frog. Key...

    13 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • National Water Awards

    Why in News The Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, is organising the 2nd...

    11 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • Panna Biosphere Reserve

    Why in News Recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has included the Panna Biosphere Reserve (PBR)...

    11 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • High Biodiversity in Ganga River

    Why in News Recently, the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in its survey of the Ganga river (the main river without its tributaries), has found...

    10 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • Biodiversity Governance

    This article is based on “Biodiversity governance” which was published in The Down to Earth on 06/11/2020. It talks about the issues...

    09 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • Petition for Declaring ESA Unconstitutional

    Why in News Recently, a Kerala-based NGO for farmers has moved the Supreme Court (SC) to declare the draft notification on the Western Ghats...

    09 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • Rescued Exotic Animals

    Why in News Recently six blue or hyacinth macaws and two capuchin monkeys were released in the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden in...

    09 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • Covid-19 Insurance to Green Soldiers: PTR

    Why in News Recently, Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Arunachal Pradesh has become the first in the eight-State northeast to provide insurance cover...

    07 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • Ganga Utsav 2020

    Why in News Recently, the Ganga Utsav 2020 has begun which celebrates the glory of the National river Ganga. Ganga was declared as the National...

    03 Nov 2020 Conservation

  • Shivalik Elephant Reserve: Uttarakhand

    Why in News The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has asked the Uttarakhand government to consider avoiding sensitive...

    31 Oct 2020 Conservation

  • Translocation of Corals in Mumbai

    Why in News The National Institute of Oceanography will carry out the translocation of 18 coral colonies from the coast of Mumbai for the Mumbai...

    31 Oct 2020 Conservation

  • Habitat Loss of Himalayan Brown Bear

    Why in News Recently, a study conducted by scientists of the Zoological Survey of India on the Himalayan brown bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) has...

    31 Oct 2020 Conservation

  • Commission for Air Quality Management in the NCR

    Why in News Recently, the President of India has signed ‘The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining...

    30 Oct 2020 Conservation

  • Dashboard for Monitoring Air Quality

    Why in News CarbonCopy and Respirer Living Sciences, two environmental organisations, have released a dashboard which presents a comparative picture...

    29 Oct 2020 Conservation

  • The Big Picture: Groundwater Extraction Norms

    Why in News? With around one-sixth of assessed ground water units in the country facing over-exploitation, the Centre Govt has issued revised...

    29 Oct 2020 Conservation

  • India - Australia Circular Economy Hackathon

    Why in News Atal Innovation Mission (AIM- an initiative set up by NITI Aayog), in association with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and...

    27 Oct 2020 Conservation

  • Two New Ramsar Sites

    Why in News Recently, Kabartal Wetland (Bihar) and Asan Conservation Reserve (Uttrakhand) have been designated as Ramsar sites, making them...

    26 Oct 2020 Conservation

  • Seagrass

    Why in News Recently, the restoration process of seagrasses has been taken up by Tamil Nadu in the Gulf of Mannar. Key...

    24 Oct 2020 Conservation

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