Environment for Prelims

Kaziranga National Park – UPSC Prelims

Kaziranga National Park: It is a national park in the state of Assam, India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sanctuary hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses. Rhinos are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species. Tigers: Kaziranga is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the …

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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): Formally Called : Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It is also known as Washington Convention It is a multilateral Treaty. Participation is voluntary. It is legally binding on the Parties, but it does not take …

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Coral Reefs and Coral Bleaching

 What are Coral reefs? It is underwater marine ecosystem characterized by reef-building corals. Reefs are formed of colonies of coral polyps held together by calcium carbonate. Corals secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons that support and protect them. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, whose polyps cluster in groups. Coral belongs to class Anthozoa in animal phylum Cnidaria, …

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