IUCN: World Conservation Congress : Environment for UPSC Exams



IUCN: World Conservation Congress : Environment for UPSC Exams


  • 25th World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was held last year in Hawaii.

  • Hawaii is the endangered species capital of the world.

  • The last time it was held in Jeju, Korea in 2012.

  • USA hosted the event for the 1st time.

  • Theme: ‘Planet at the crossroads’.

  • Three Indian conservationists were felicitated for their work on nature conservation.

  • Dhrubajyoti Ghosh: Was awarded the prestigious Luc Hoffmann Award. He is being recognized for his pioneering work on the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW), which have been designated a Ramsar Site (Wetland of International Importance).

  • Bibhuti Lahkar: He received  IUCN Heritage Heroes Award. Lahkar, a grassland specialist working in Manas National Park, is the only Asian to get it.

  • Kartikeya V. Sarabhai: He received The International Brandwein Medal, for his lifetime work in creating an exemplary education movement focused on nature, the environment, and sustainability across India.

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