India is host to 457 migratory fauna

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India is host to 457 migratory fauna

Part of: GS Prelims – Environment  and GS Mains III- Conservation

In news:

  • The total number of migratory fauna from India comes to 457 species
  • Birds comprise 83% (380 species) 
  • Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) had for the first time compiled the list of migratory species of India under the CMS before the Conference of Parties (COP 13) 
  • The Asian elephant was added to Appendix I and the urial to Appendix II.
  • The largest group of mammals is definitely bats belonging to the Family Vespertilionidae
  • Dolphins are the second highest group of mammals with nine migratory species of dolphins listed
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 2nd March 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 2nd March 2020

Source: The Hindu

From Prelims Point Of View

Convention for the conservation of migratory species or Bonn Convention

  • Signed in 1979 in Germany and is known as the Bonn Convention
  • Environmental treaty of the UN that provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats
  • Only global convention specialising in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes.
  • Appendix I of the Convention lists ‘Threatened Migratory Species’.
  • Appendix II lists ‘Migratory Species requiring international cooperation’

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