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Surge in the Indian Leopard Population Despite Challenges

Context: In the face of escalating environmental and human-animal conflict issues, the leopard population in India has witnessed an increase, reaching an impressive total of 13,874. This growth highlights the resilience of these magnificent creatures and signifies the success of conservation endeavors in our nation. Relevance: GS3- Environment- Mains Question: In the context of the recently released […]

Revolutionizing Waste Management through Pyrolysis

Context: A recent study has claimed that BioTRIG, a new waste management technology could help rural Indians. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: BioTRIG: Revolutionizing Waste Management through Pyrolysis Significance of BioTRIG: Understanding Pyrolysis: Chemical Recycling Process: Operational Procedure: -Source: Down To Earth

International Big Cat Alliance

Focus: GS III- Environment and Ecology Why in News? The Union Cabinet approved the establishment of International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA) with headquarters in India. The initiative is supported with a one-time budgetary support of Rs.150 crore for a period of five years from 2023-24 to 2027-28. About International Big Cat Alliance:

An Expansive Land Management Policy is Overdue

Context: Land plays a central role in all human activities, offering ecological, economic, social, and cultural services. However, the multifaceted nature of land is often overlooked in land management practices, leading to increased stress, land degradation, and environmental depletion. Globally, the annual losses of ecosystem services due to land degradation are estimated at $6 trillion. […]

About The Sub-National Climate Fund

Context: A delegation from the World Bank has arrived in Goa for talks with the state govt to set up the first sub-national climate resilient green fund. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Sub-national Climate Fund: Advancing Climate Resilient Solutions Global Blended Finance Initiative: Mission: Financial Model: Structure: Governance: -Source: The Hindu

Conservation of Migratory Species COP 14

Context: The Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS 14) has been concluded in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Key Outcomes of CMS COP 14: Enhancing Conservation Efforts for Migratory Species Species Listings: Cooperation Among […]

Clarity on the Nature and Extent of ‘Deemed Forest’ is Essential

Context: The Supreme Court of India has temporarily halted an ambitious effort by the Central government to amend the Forest (Conservation) Act of 1980, which was initially introduced to curb the extensive destruction of forests for non-forestry purposes. The Central government claimed that approximately four million hectares of forest land had been diverted between 1951 and 1975 and […]

Key Facts About Damselfly

Context: A team of researchers have discovered a new species of damselfly at the Ponmudi hills in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Key facts about the new species of damselfly Myristica Bambootail: About Ponmudi Hills: -Source: The Hindu

About Char Area

Context: Recently, the Chief Minister of Assam said his government would undertake a mission to reclaim the chars from encroachers to safeguard the “ecological integrity” of the Brahmaputra Valley. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Char Area: Issues with Char Area: -Source: The Hindu

Evolution of IPCC Assessment Reports

Context: Since 1988, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has consistently delivered six assessment reports, serving as comprehensive guidelines for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removal. These reports, collaboratively prepared by scientists from 195 countries within the UNFCCC, delve into the scientific foundations, consequences, adaptation strategies, vulnerability assessments, and mitigation aspects related to […]