Current affair diary 24/12/2020

Subject: Environment

Great Indian Bustard

√Pokhran’s ‘firefly bird diverters’ shine to save the Great Indian Bustard

√IUCN status: critically endangered.

√Listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection)Act, 1972 and in the CMS Convention and in Appendix I of CITES.

√Identified as one of the species for the recovery programme under the Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

√Project Great Indian Bustard — state of Rajasthan — identifying and fencing off bustard breeding grounds in existing protected areas as well as provide secure breeding enclosures in areas outside protected areas.

√Protected areas: Desert National Park Sanctuary — Rajasthan, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary – Andhra Pradesh and Karera Wildlife Sanctuary– Madhya Pradesh.

?focus area for prelims 2021:

√ IUCN Status
√Protected areas.
√ Habitats.
√ Integrated development of wildlife habitat



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