Biodiversity Heritage Site

Biodiversity Heritage Site #GS-03 Biodiversity For Prelims: Biodiversity Heritage Site: Biodiversity Heritage Sites are areas that are unique, ecologically fragile ecosystems – terrestrial, coastal, inland and marine waters – having a rich biodiversity. Sl No Biodiversity Heritage Site (BHS) District/State 1. Nallur Tamarind Grove Bangalore, […]

Amur falcons

Amur falcons #GS-03 Biodiversity For Prelims: About Amur Falcons: Scientific Name: Falco amurensis. IUCN Status: Least Concern. CITES: Schedule II. The species is protected under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and the Convention on Migratory Species. Amur falcons are the world’s longest travelling raptors […]

The Man And Biosphere programme

A chance to expand the world’s biosphere footprint # GS-03 Biodiversity For Prelims About MAB: The Man And Biosphere programme is an intergovernmental scientific programme that aims to establish a scientific basis for enhancing the relationship between people and their environments. It combines the natural […]

Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11

Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 #GS-03 Science and Technology, Biodiversity For Prelims: About Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC): Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is the apex regulator of genetically modified plants and food products in the country. It functions under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate […]

Great One Horned Rhinoceros

Great One Horned Rhinoceros #GS-03 Biodiversity For Prelims: Types of Rhinos: There are five species of rhinos; white and black rhinos in Africa, and the greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran rhino species in Asia. IUCN Status: Black Rhino: Critically endangered. Smaller of the two African […]

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Invasive tree spreading in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve #GS-03 Biodiversity For Prelims: About Mudumalai Tiger Reserve: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1942 in the Mudumalai forest area in Tamil Nadu. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary was designated as Mudumalai National Park in 1990. Mudumalai was designated as […]