India is a signatory to several major international conventions relating to the conservation and management of wildlife. Some of these are the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Convention on the … [Read more...] about Biodiversity Protection: Steps Taken By Indian Government
Among the classification of threatened species, the category Critically Endangered corresponds to the greatest risk. In India, there are 70+ critically endangered animals and 60+ critically endangered plants. 300+ animals fall under the category of endangered while 140+ plants fall under the … [Read more...] about Critically Endangered Animal Species of India
Biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges such as climate change, sustainable development and food security. India is known for its rich biological diversity. The country has already documented over 91,000 species of animals and 46,000 species of plants in its … [Read more...] about Biodiversity of India
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation. Founded in 1948, today IUCN the largest professional global conservation network. IUCN has more than 1,200 member organizations including 200+ government and 900+ … [Read more...] about IUCN Classification : Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable
A biosphere reserve is a designated area that aims to balance the conservation of biodiversity, sustainable development, and scientific research. Biosphere Reserves of India often include one or more National Parks or sanctuaries, along with buffer zones that are open to some economic uses. Read … [Read more...] about Biosphere Reserves of India : Names and Location
Gadgil report and Kasturirangan report related with the Western Ghats is important for UPSC Prelims, Mains and Interview. Understand the details of HLWG report and WGEEP report. What is so controversial about Madhav Gadgil committee and Kasturirangan committee reports? 'Environment' being one of … [Read more...] about Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats
The Urban heat islands (UHI), concrete buildings, and asphalt is making the heat waves around the world more intense. Studies are indicating that UHI is increasing with more people being part of such areas. What are Urban heat islands? How is it affecting the global climate? Read here to find … [Read more...] about Urban Heat Islands
There is an imminent threat of Climate Change, due to greenhouse gas emissions and no nation can sit back without taking action. At the UNCED, the UNFCCC treaty was signed and India was also a party. India's plan to deal with climatic change is titled "National Action Plan on Climate … [Read more...] about How India Plans To Deal With Change In Climate?
This article will brief you and give a basic idea about bio-diversity hotspots, world heritage sites, biosphere reserves, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, tiger reserves etc. Read further. Bio-Diversity Hot-spots, World Heritage Sites, Biosphere Reserves, National Parks, Wild Life … [Read more...] about Hotspots – World Heritage Sites – Biosphere Reserves – National Parks – Sanctuaries – Tiger Reserves
The environment is a term that is widely discussed all over the world, and UPSC question papers year after year are proving that Environment and related areas are a must-know for every Civil Services aspirant. Questions from Environment touch areas of basic understanding as well as hot topics of … [Read more...] about How To Study Environment For IAS Exam?