About Hornbill Watch

About Hornbill Watch Hornbill Watch is an online platform created to record public sightings of hornbills from anywhere in India. Hornbill Watch was launched in 2014 by Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Conservation India (CI). It is a citizen science project to encourage birders, nature enthusiasts, and photographers to share information on hornbill presence, behaviour,Continue reading “About Hornbill Watch”

Basel Convention- 1989

Basel Convention– 1989 • Basel convention is formally called as The Basel Convention on the Control of TransboundaryMovements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. • The Convention was opened for signature on 22 March 1989, and entered into force on 5 May 1992. • India ratified the Convention in June 24, 1992.   Background • The Basel Convention was adopted by the Conference ofContinue reading “Basel Convention- 1989”

Issues related to groundwater

Issues related to groundwater Issues of over-exploitation: The South Asia Ground Water Forum says the region is the largest user of groundwater, accounting for nearly 50% of the total groundwater pumped for irrigation globally. Groundwater abstracted in the Indo-Gangetic basin is about one-fourth of the global total. India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are, respectively, the first,Continue reading “Issues related to groundwater”

About Climate Change Performance Index 2019

About Climate Change Performance Index 2019 The Climate Change Performance Index is an instrument designed to enhance transparency in international climate politics. The index evaluates the climate protection performance of 56 countries and the European Union which are together responsible for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The CCPI fully incor­porates the Paris Agreement measuringContinue reading “About Climate Change Performance Index 2019”

About Pondicherry shark

About Pondicherry shark Known as ‘Pala Sora’ in the local parlance, the Pondicherry Shark is on the verge of extinction. Scientifically known as Carcharhinus hemiodon, it belongs to the Carcharhinidae family with a growth of 3.3 feet. It is identified by its black tips of dorsal, pectoral and Tai fins. The front teeth are distinctlyContinue reading “About Pondicherry shark”

About Great Indian Bustard

About Great Indian Bustard • The Great Indian Bustard is one of the largest flying birdsin the world. • It is also one of the heaviest flying birds that weigh up to 15 kg. • It is considered to be the flagship grassland speciesbeing endemic to the grasslands of India. • Further the great Indian bustard is classified as “critically endangered” in the IUCN Red List. • Accordingly it a “schedule IContinue reading “About Great Indian Bustard”

About Harrier (Bird)

About Harrier (Bird) Harrier, any of about 11 species of hawks of the subfamily Circinae (family Accipitridae). They are plain-looking, long-legged, and long-tailed birds of slender build that cruise low over meadows and marshes looking for mice, snakes, frogs, small birds, and insects. Harriers are about 50 cm (20 inches) long, have small beaks, andContinue reading “About Harrier (Bird)”

About Bio-plastics

About Bio-plastics Bioplastic are a category of plastics derived from renewable bio-based resources. Conventional plastics are made from petroleum-based raw materials, bioplastics are made from 20 percent or more of renewable materials. Bioplastic can be both biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Bio-plastics can also be non-biobased but biodegradable.       Types of Bioplastics Depending on theContinue reading “About Bio-plastics”