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National Rhino Conservation Strategy

Published on September 23, 2020
Current Context: On the occasion of World Rhino Day which is observed on 22nd Sep, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched National Rhino Conservation Strategy.
National Rhino Conservation Strategy
  • It is launched for Indian one-horned rhinoceros. 
  • The conservation initiatives which are undertaken for rhino till now has led to enrich grassland management which has ultimately helped to reduce negative impacts of climate change through carbon sequestration.
  • The National Rhino Conservation Strategy will work to conserve rhino species under 5 objectives namely, protection, expanding the distribution range , research, monitoring and adequate and sustained funding.
  • Static Part: In India, the population of rhino is high in West Bengal, Assam and Uttar Pradesh. Also, Rhinoceros is the only large mammal species in all over Asia, which is down-listed from endangered to vulnerable in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
    • HQ of IUCN: Gland, Switzerland


Q.1 Who among the following launched National Rhino Conservation Strategy on the occasion of World Rhino Day?
a. Giriraj Singh 
b. Prakash Javadekar
c. Mamta Banerjee 
d. Yogi Aditya Nath

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