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Five Initiatives to Conserve the Biodiversity – By GOI

Published on May 24, 2020
Current Context: On the occasion of International day for Biological Diversity, Government of India launched the key initiatives to conserve the biodiversity.
Five Initiatives to Conserve the Biodiversity – By GOI
  • The announcement of the initiatives was made by Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar in the virtual celebration of the day.
  • Initiative No 1. Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme: This is launched by the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This initiative involves the engagement of 20 Postgraduate students for a period of one year in an open, transparent, online competitive process. In this the students involved will be trained for natural resource management and biodiversity conservation and to support NBA projects.
  • Initiative No 2. UNEP Campaign on Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Species: This initiative was launched with the theme ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’. This initiative is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB).
  • Initiative No 3. World Wildlife Fund Model Conference of Parties: This was launched to involve young generation in conservation around the impact of humanity footprints in biodiversity. This is launched in partnership of World Wildlife Fund India , Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, NBA , UNEP and UNDP.
  • Initiative No 4. Awareness Campaign: An awareness campaign was launched to highlight the vital role of nature in providing ecological services to human beings.
  • Initiative No 5. Webinar: A webinar Series on Biodiversity Conservation and Biological Diversity Act, 2002 was launched.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NBA: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    • HQ of UNDP: New York, United States
    • HQ of UNEP: Nairobi, Kenya
    • HQ of WCCB: New Delhi


Q.1 Recently 5 initiatives were launched on the occasion of International day for Biological Diversity, What was the theme under one of initiatives called UNEP Campaign on Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Species? 
a. Protect and save animals
b. Stop Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Species
c. Not all animals migrate by choice
d. None of the above
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