Tag - conservation

Energy Conservation Building Code 2017, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

What: Developed by Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) along with technical support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ECBC 2017 prescribes the energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed across India. The updated version of ECBC provides [...]

in-situ and ex-situ conservation

[EnB] Biodiversity: In-situ and Ex-situ methods of Conservation, Difference between Wildlife sanctuary and National Park

What is biodiversity conservation? In-situ biodiversity conservation (Natural Home) Difference between a national park, wildlife Sanctuary, and a biosphere reserve Ex-Situ biodiversity conservation (artificial home) Seed Banks Zoos Decision Making question in CSAT Paper-II Botanical Gardens (Ex-situ) What is biodiversity conservation? First, what is biodiversity: [...]

Flora in Great Himalayan National Park

[Conservation] UNESCO status for Great Himalayan National Park, Draft Western Ghat Notification

Great Himalayan National Park Draft Notification on W.Ghats Great Himalayan National Park: UNESCO nomination why in News? March 2014: Government nominated it for UNESCO heritage site, because of its fragile ecology and inaccessibility. located at Kullu, Himachal Pradesh At the height of 1500-6000m. Climate: Western [...]

Difference Turtle vs Tortoise

[Conservation] Olive Ridley, Star Tortoise, Dancing frogs, Dwarf Gecko & other amphibian animals

Olive Ridley Mass Hatching lights OFF! Star Tortoise vs Olive Ridley Turtle [Newfound] Dancing frogs in Western Ghats Dwarf Gecko, Maharashtra Sengi Elephant Shrew, Africa Deaths from Snake bites Olive Ridley Mass Hatching lights OFF! IUCN status: “endangered” Olive Ridleys are found in warm [...]

IUCN Wild Chinese Sturgeon

[Conservation] Shifting Gir Lions to Madhya Pradesh, Robber crab habitat, Wild Chinese sturgeons

Moving Gir Lions to Madhya Pradesh Bor Tiger Reserve Langurs are multiple species Indo Pacific Hump-Backed Dolphins Wild Chinese Sturgeons Hyacinth: hazard to fishes Robber crab-Habitat destruction Mangroves species change in Sundarbans Moving Gir Lions to Madhya Pradesh Species IUCN Status: Endangered. Why in news? Last [...]

Amur Falcon

[Conservation] Why House Sparrow Population declining? Endangered Bird species of India

House sparrow Population decline Long billed Vultures Lake Kolleru & its bird sanctuary 15 Indian birds globally endangered Amur Falcon Nicobar scrubfowl/Megapod Narcondam Hornbill Mock Questions House sparrow Population decline House sparrows found around the world, except in the Polar Regions. IUCN status: Least [...]

EnB-vulture resturant

[Conservation] Vulture Restaurant, Houbura Bustad, Rainbow Warrior 3

Vulture restaurant More birds: Short eared Owl & Houbura Bustard Mangar forest NCZ Rainbow warrior 3 Vulture restaurant Vulture is a scavenger bird that feeds on dead carcasses But farmers use diclofenac drug for cattle,which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Vultures eat such [...]

Sterilize them, No elephants =No deaths, says W.Bengal Government!

[Conservation] Preventing Elephant-Train collissions, Dehorning Rhinos to protect’em from Poaching

Elephant Killer trains Dehorning Rhinos to ‘Protect’ them Elephant Killer trains Topic in news because W.Bengal Government cameup with a “Tughlakhi” idea- sterilization to control elephant population, to reduce train accidents!  Thankfully, Supreme Court has stopped them. Suggest reforms: Put danger signs near Elephant areas- so [...]

Cyclone Hudhud

[Revision] GS3: Environment, Conservation, Disaster-Management: Cyclone Hudhud, Kashmir Floods, Clean India & Ganga

[Block-1] Disaster Management Disaster#1: Cyclone Hudhud Rescue operation: operation “Lehar” Suggestions/ Precautions/reforms Ain’t nothing called national calamity Benefits of Ham radio Social media in disaster Management Disater#2: Kashmir floods Mission Sahayata Suggestion/ precaution/ reforms [Block-2] Cleaning India and Ganga B1: Swachh Bharat / [...]