(The Gist of PIB) Initiatives launched on International Day of Biodiversity [JUNE-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) Initiatives launched on International Day of Biodiversity
Initiatives launched on International Day of Biodiversity
On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020, Union Minister of Environment launched five key initiatives towards conservation of biodiversity.
The year 2020 is also the “SUPER YEAR FOR BIODIVERSITY”, as the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity with 20 global Aichi targets adopted in 2010 ends in 2020 and all the countries together are in the process of preparation of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Program:
This is an initiative of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The program proposes to engage 20 students with postgraduate degrees for a period of one year to support the projects of NBA in various State/UTs and to technically assist the State Biodiversity Boards/UTs Biodiversity Council in discharge of their mandates.
Not all Animals Migrate by Choice:
The Campaign on Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Species: ‘Not all Animals Migrate by Choice’ was launched by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, with UNEP.
Illegal trade in wildlife carries the risk of spreading dangerous pandemics. It seeks to address these environmental challenges, to raise awareness, and to advocate solutions.