Ecology Updates: one-liners.

Latest Updated on:  Thursday, 26-11-2020

Pilibhit (U.P.) Tiger Reserve: Philibhit Tiger reserve got the 1st international Award TX2, among the 13 tiger ranging countries for having doubled the number of tigers in less than the stipulated Time.

Read more athttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/79391153.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Britain(UK): banned the sale of  all new cars fuelled by Petrol & Diesel.

Tristan da Cunka:  Tristan da Cunha, a small chain of islands in the south Atlantic, is to create the planet’s fourth-largest marine reserve. A chain of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic will set aside a stretch of ocean almost three times the size of the UK to protect nature – creating the world’s fourth-largest marine reserve.

Sur-Sarovar( akka Keetham Lake) & Lonar Lake(Maharastra): founds a place Ramsar List of Wetlands

Vaisno Devi Shrines board: Got the "Water Conservation Award". In 2019, the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board received the ‘Best Swachh Iconic Place’ award under the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Mission. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has bagged the first prize for water conservation management in the category of best institution, resident welfare association and religious organisation for successful campus usage, from the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. Read more at: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/shri-mata-vaishno-devi-shrine-board-wins-centres-water-conservation-award-7049884/

Tripura  launches eco-friendly bamboo candles, diyas ahead of Diwali. Read at: http://Tripura launches eco-friendly bamboo candles, diyas ahead of Diwali.

Sandal Museum in Karrnataka: Karnataka Government has decided to set up a Sandal Museum in Masoor Palace, to add to the value addition of tourists at the Palace, in number.

Amur Falcons: Tripura Issues warning against killing killing of this migratory bird. Nagaland has done the same already.

To read more, click this link https://www.f3nws.com/news/tripura-issues-warning-against-hunting-of-migratory-amur-falcons-8177ed805f9

Kill 'Mink': Denmark Govt. has order killing of 1.5 crore minks, housing the nation, suspecting of adding to the infections of COVID-19.

World's largest Elephant Rehabitilation Center: Kerala's acclaimed elephant rehabilitation centre at nearby Kottoor is set to become the largest care-and-cure centre for pachyderms in the world with upgraded features and facilities. The existing jumbo care centre at Kottoor, located over 25 kmsaway from the capital city, is being upgraded to international standards as part of the state government's special programme for the protection and conservation of elephants.

Arunachal Pradesh: This state Government started PDS system based on Solar Energy.

Tejpur(Assam) Lichi: got GI tag. GI tag has granted Tezpur Litchi an incontrovertible proof of its origin in the state.

US quits: Paris Climate Agreement.

100 % tax free: Tamil Nadu govt. declared all battery run vehicles tax-free. 

Panna Tiger Reserve: located in M.P. has been enlisted in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, Now, it has a total of 714 such sites. 
To read more, click this link  https://www.tourmyindia.com/blog/panna-national-park-added-unesco-biosphere-reserves-list/

Jute Bags made mandatory: Central Govt. made it mandatory for 100%  packing  of Food-Grains.

Japan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to net-zero by 2050:  To read more, click this link: https://www.carbonbrief.org/daily-brief/japan-to-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-to-net-zero-by-2050

Adopt an Animal: is a scheme launched by Nandkanan Zoological park in Odisha. Now you can adopt an animal of your choice from Nandankanan Zoological Park. The “Adopt an Animal” program would support the Zoo's world-class care and services for all inhabitants by providing quality food to meet their nutritional requirements, medical care, equipment, up gradation of the enclosure and enrichments.

To read more, click this link  https://www.nandankanan.org/adopt-an-animal.php

Kabartal(in Bihar): also known as Kanwar Jheel is the latest Indian Entity included in the list of Ramsar Sites, thus , Indian tally is 39 now.

To read more, Visit this link    https://geographyandyou.com/ramsar-sites-india/

Asan Conservation Reserve:  first Uttarakhand wetland to make it to Ramsar sites list, thus total number of Indian Wetland sites in This list rose to 38. 

Ramsar Convention Signed in 1971 the Ramsar convention is a global treaty focusing on management and protection of important wetlands. India is among 170 signatory countries that agreed to pay attention and initiate needful actions towards conservation of wetlands. Globally, so far over 2300 wetlands have been identified as Ramsar sites. 

To read more, click this link https://www.thestatesman.com/india/asan-first-uttarakhand-wetland-make-ramsar-sites-list-1502930145.html

Biospheres in India: There are 18 biospheres in India, 1st such sphere recognised was Nilgiri in 1986, Latest is Panna in M.P. in 2011. Under Man & Biosphere program, there are 11 such Indian entities.

Vulture Conservation Center: in Maharajganj(UP).  To read more  visit here

National Wild Life week: 3 October - 8 October.

Uganda becomes the first African country to submit REDD+ results:  paves way for payments, The mechanism by the United Nations calls for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Uganda has become the first African country to submit results for Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

REDD+ is a mechanism developed by the parties to the UNFCCC to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

The results submitted to the UNFCCC has paved the way for potential results-based payments to the country, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on June 24, 2020.

 To read more,  click here

Kerala Govt. got a UN prize: for 'outstanding contribution' towards prevention, control of non-communicable diseases. To read more, Click here

CoP 26: to be held in November 2020 at Glasgow, Scotland.

J & K govt.: set up a 10-member Bio-Diversity council for the state.

World’s 1st Solar Technology Summit, hosted by: India,

Odisha Govt: decided to set up Elephant Rehabilitation Centre at Kumarkhunti in Chandaka-Dampada sanctuary close to the State capital. To read more, click here.

Mexico: the 1st nation to launch 'world's first' sovereign bond linked to U.N. sustainability goals. To read more, click here.

Rome's Fiumicino Airport: awarded world's first five-star anti-COVID award

India for Renewable Energy:

                                                                               

Digging in the past:--

·        Anoxic Water: Anoxic waters are areas of seawater, freshwater, or groundwater that are depleted of dissolved oxygen. The US Geological Survey defines anoxic groundwater as those with a dissolved oxygen concentration of less than 0.5 milligrams per liter.

·        Hypoxia: It is the situation of Anoxic Water, having 0% concentration of Dissolved Oxygen.

·        Hypoxic or Dyoxic water: water is having a concentration of D.O. between 1% to 30%.

 Exaerobic: when the area D.O. concentration lies between two.

·        Dead Zones: Dead zones are hypoxic (low-oxygen) areas in the world's oceans and large lakes, caused by "excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required to support most marine life in bottom and near-bottom water. Currently there are some 400 dead zones worldwide.·  

Biomagnification: This implies the concentration of Toxic in successive magnification by Toxic Compound that passes forth via Food Chain. Biomagnification, also known as bio-amplification or biological magnification, is any concentration of a toxin, such as pesticides, in the tissues of tolerant organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain. 

It is all due to the excessive exploitation of resources that led to this devastating situation. Hence, To avoid it, we should adopt for Sustainable Development

Various Social Movements to Save Environment/Ecology: