PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: The Sociable Lapwing and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 The Sociable Lapwing and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) The Sociable Lapwing Critically endangered — IUCN winter migrant to India current IUCN classification is CR A3bc—meaning that the population is expected to decline in the next decade or so by 80%, but based on theoretical considerations and the known habitat destruction …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: The Himalayan Quail and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: The Himalayan Quail and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) The Himalayan Quail Critically endangered – IUCN quail belonging to the pheasant family Presumed to be extinct since no reliable records of sightings of this species exist after 1876. Possible sighting of this species was reported in Nainital in 2003 …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Jerdon’s Courser and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Jerdon’s Courser and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Jerdon’s Courser Critically endangered –IUCN nocturnal bird flagship species for the extremely threatened scrub jungle found only in the Eastern Ghats of the state of Andhra Pradesh in peninsular The species was considered to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1986 and the …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) Critically endangered –IUCN It had been lost for more than a century. It has an interesting history. When not sighted for decades, posters were printed and Salim Ali, the premier ornithologist of India made a public appeal to look …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Bengal Florican and World Health Organization

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Bengal Florican and World Health Organization Bengal Florican Critically Endangered – IUCN CITES Appendix I. rare bustard species that is very well known for its mating dance Habitat Grasslands occasionally interspersed with scrublands Range — Cambodia, India and Nepal India — Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh   Threats: extensive loss and …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Rameshwaram ornamental tarantula (Rameshwaram parachute spider) and Andean Community (Comunidad Andina, CAN)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Rameshwaram ornamental tarantula (Rameshwaram parachute spider) and Andean Community (Comunidad Andina, CAN) Rameshwaram ornamental  tarantula (Rameshwaram parachute spider) Critically endangered — IUCN Once thought to be extinct. Discovered in 2004 by Andrew Smith from a sacred grove of the Hanumavilasum Temple in Rameshwaram Habitat found in plantations like tamarind, palm, coconut and …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Peacock Tarantula (Gooty Tarantula, Metallic Tarantula, Peacock Parachute Spider) and Minamata Convention on Mercury

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Peacock Tarantula (Gooty Tarantula, Metallic Tarantula, Peacock Parachute Spider) and Minamata Convention on Mercury Peacock Tarantula (Gooty Tarantula, Metallic Tarantula, Peacock Parachute Spider) Critically Endangered – IUCN Habitat found in a degraded dry deciduous forest Endemic to Andra Pradesh (Only known habitat) Threats Habitat loss and degradation — for logging and firewood …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Dhole (Asiatic wild dog ,Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog,or mountain wolf) and Bonn Convention —- Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Dhole (Asiatic wild dog ,Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog,or mountain wolf) and Bonn Convention —- Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals Dhole (Asiatic wild dog ,Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog,or mountain wolf) Endangered –IUCN CITES – Appendix II Shedule II of wildlife act canid …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Asiatic lion (Panthera leo or Indian lion and Persian lion) and Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Asiatic lion (Panthera leo or Indian lion and Persian lion) and Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Asiatic lion (Panthera leo  or  Indian lion and Persian lion) Endangered — IUCN CITES Appendix I Gir Forest National Park only wild habitats supporting the Asiatic lion Gir is dry deciduous forest dominated by teak, …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Hispid hare (Assam rabbit or Bristly rabbit),Rotterdam Convention — on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and Basel Convention — Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Hispid hare (Assam rabbit or Bristly rabbit), Rotterdam Convention — on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade  Basel Convention — Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal Hispid hare (Assam rabbit or  Bristly rabbit) leporid native to South Asia Endangered — …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Irrawaddy Dolphin and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) — Washington Convention

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Irrawaddy Dolphin and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) — Washington Convention Irrawaddy Dolphin endangered  — IUCN not a true river dolphin Habitat oceanic dolphin living in brackish water near coasts, river mouths and in estuaries in South and Southeast Asia Found in – Ganges, …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Leatherback sea turtle (lute turtle or leathery turtle or simply the luth) and Mercosur (Mercosul)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Leatherback sea turtle (lute turtle or leathery turtle or simply the luth) and Mercosur (Mercosul) Leatherback sea turtle (lute turtle or leathery turtle or simply the luth) Vulnerable – IUCN CITES Appendix I species the largest of all living turtles a the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 : Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) and South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) and South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) Critically endangered –IUCN It had been lost for more than a century. It has an interesting history. When not sighted for decades, posters were printed and Salim Ali, the premier ornithologist of India made a public appeal …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Baer’s pochard and Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Baer’s pochard and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Baer’s pochard  Critically endangered — IUCN Diving duck found in eastern Asia The name commemorates the Estonian naturalist Karl Ernst von Baer Habitat It breeds around lakes and other freshwater habitats (including artificial habitats such as fishponds) with rich aquatic vegetation, typically but not exclusively in dense grass or flooded tussock/shrubby …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Mrs. Hume’s pheasant (Hume’s pheasant or bar-tailed pheasant) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Mrs. Hume’s pheasant (Hume’s pheasant or bar-tailed pheasant) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Mrs. Hume’s pheasant (Hume’s pheasant or bar-tailed pheasant) Near Threatened – IUCN State bird of Mizoram and Manipur Local Lame – Nongin Habitat inhabits open, dry, subtropical evergreen (mainly oak), coniferous (chiefly pine) or mixed conifer-broadleaf forests on …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Common hill myna (Gracula religiosa, Mynha) and Central American Integration System (SICA)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Common hill myna (Gracula religiosa, Mynha) and Central American Integration System (SICA) Common hill myna (Gracula religiosa, Mynha) Least Concern (LC) — IUCN State bird of Meghalaya and chattisgarh resident in hill regions of South Asia and Southeast Asia It is known for its ability to mimic noises including human speech. member …

PRELIMS BOOSTER – 2018: Himalayan monal (Impeyan monal, Impeyan pheasant) and Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC)

PRELIMS BOOSTER – 2018 Himalayan monal (Impeyan monal, Impeyan pheasant) and Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Himalayan monal (Impeyan monal, Impeyan pheasant) Least Concern (LC) — IUCN. state bird of Uttarakhand Local name – danphe, monal National bird of Nepal, where it is known as the, Traditionally classified as monophyletic Himalayan monal have a shrill whistle, sometimes …

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Sarus crane (Antigone antigone) and IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa)

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018 Sarus crane (Antigone antigone) and IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) Sarus crane (Antigone antigone) Vulnerable (VU) — IUCN state bird of Uttar Pradesh largest known flocks —  Keoladeo National Park non-migratory crane tallest of the flying birds name — Sanskrit word sarasa for the “lake bird”, CITES Appendix II Habitat inhabit …

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Black francolin (Francolinus francolinus) and European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018 Black francolin (Francolinus francolinus) and European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) Black francolin (Francolinus francolinus) Least Concern (LC) — IUCN. state bird of Haryana Local name — Kaala Teetar or Karo tittar former name — Black Partridge gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae   Habitat found in scrubby habitats, with …

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Western tragopan (western horned tragopan ) and Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018 Western tragopan (western horned tragopan ) and Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) western tragopan (western horned tragopan ) Vulnerable (VU) — IUCN state bird of Himachal Pradesh Local Lame – Jujurana (king of birds) western tragopan is mostly arboreal but feeds on the ground Habitat …