Ppt on endangered species of flora and fauna in india

Randy G. Westbrooks Rebecca M. Westbrooks Steven Manning

< 1 (Permitted Entry) Score 1 – 6 (Evaluated Further) Score > 6 (Prohibited Entry) Ranking of Established IAS NatureServe I-Ranking (400 Species Ranked) *More in Unit 7. Homogenization of World’s Flora & Fauna Session 4. Factors Enhancing Spread of IAS. 1.11. IAS and Globalization. The Global Village Instant Communications Global Trade, Travel Homogenization of World’s Flora & Fauna Species Introductions – Social, Economic Reasons The Great American Exchange North American Mammals Panama Land/


Biodiversity & Bangladesh

: Not located anywhere for the last 50 years Endangered: Whose number has reduced to a critical level at an alarming rate and are in danger of extinction Flora: All the plants species (plants, trees, creepers, shrubs) Fauna: All the animal species (insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals) Hot spots: They are the areas that support rich biodiversity, because of geological formations and endemic flora and fauna and exhibit exceptional scientific interests. Hot spots are severely/


Dr. K. Arulananthan HeadOceanography Division National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) Impacts of the Sethusamudram Canal Project.

from this area. More than 100 species of stony corals in 48 genera in the Bar Reef in SL Over 500 species of reef and reef associated fish species Spiny lobsters, sea cucumber, chanks, sponges, tunicates, gorgonians, soft corals and other fauna and flora Dugongs, turtles, dolphins and 28 species of whales Sand flats and associated life including sea birds Mangrove species and associated fauna and flora Sea grass species and associated fauna and flora Bio diversity BOBP Fishing Trials-1986 Trawling/


WTO, Trade and Environment

of certain natural resources (flora and fauna). Adoptions of: bilateral fisheries treaties (1909 Water Boundaries Treaty between USA and Canada), 1902 Convention for the Protection of birds useful to agriculture, 1911 USA-UK treaty relating to the preservation and protection of fur seals,1933 London Convention on the preservation of fauna and flora in their natural state… 1945-1972: Creation of international organizations with competence in environmental matters and adoption at regional and global level of/


DANGER TO WILDLIFE AND SOME POSSIBLE REMEDIES. Bio Diversity of Pakistan Wildlife of Pakistan is a mix of species of diverse origins. Pakistan is home.

(past) There were More than 500 species of mammals 1,220 species of birds 1, 600 species of reptiles and amphibians 57,000 species of insects WILDLIFE OF Pakistan (TODAY)  The flora and fauna of wild species today is declining rapidly in Pakistan  Possible extinction is a possibility for over 77 mammals, 72 bird species, 17 reptile species, 3 amphibian species  Large amount of butterflies and beetles which are considered to be endangered.  Rapid growth in industrialization has hampered the ecosystem/


Session – 8. Indian Subcontinent The Indian Subcontinent is made up of how many countries?

the foothills of India and Nepal. It has a particularly rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the park, which is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger. 4.Sagarmatha National Park Sagarmatha is an exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys, dominated by Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world (8,848 m). Several rare species, such as/


An innocent shadow on global environment : The degradation of Himalayan Alpine Biome The Himalayan biome is one of the least populated in terms of human.

ecosystem cannot be restored - such is the interdependence of flora and fauna in this part of the world. Overall, there are currently 81 endangered species¹ residing in the Tibetan pleatue region alone of the biome comprising of 39 mammals, 37 birds, 4 amphibians and 1 reptile. The impact of Himalayan Alpine biome on global climate ? 1. The effect on Asian and South Asian monsoon : The importance of the Himalayas have been recognized for a long/


Outcomes of Rio+20: Progress on Law for Sustainable Development Marie-Anne Birken, Deputy General Counsel Office of the General Counsel Asian Development.

green courts 3) Preservation of Natural Capital The Nationalization of International Environmental Laws Judicial Colloquium on Biodiversity at the Biodiversity COP (India) Judicial Colloquium on Biodiversity at the Biodiversity COP (India) Conference of the Parties on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in Asia (CITES) Conference of the Parties on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in Asia (CITES) Thank You/


BIODIVERSITY AND WILDLIFE TRADE IN VIETNAM M.A Dang Xuan Dao Member of Justice Council Chief Judge of Economic Court The Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam.

monsoon climate -An intersection point of fauna and flora in India-Myanmar, South of China and Indo-Malaysia region 2. SOME MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF BIODIVERSITY IN VIETNAM -One of the 16 most biologically diverse countries in the world -Species diversity: about 11.458 species of fauna, 21.017 species of flora and 3.000 species of micro-organisms have been recognized -Every year, many new species are discovered. Ex: in the period of 1993- 2002, 13 new genera, 222 species, 30 subspecies were discovered. 3/


Seven Wonders of the World

Throat" is the tallest at 80 m in height. The Iguazu Falls are on the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones, and are surrounded by two National Parks (BR/ARG). Both are subtropical rainforests that are host to hundreds of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. New seven wonders of Nature Table Mountain SOUTH AFRICA New seven wonders of Nature www.new7wonders.com Table Mountain is/


 Biodiversity It refers to the diverse life-forms existing in nature. The various species of plants and animals, interdependent on each other, constitute.

-forms existing in nature. The various species of plants and animals, interdependent on each other, constitute the biological diversity.  India is home to nearly 8% of the world’s biodiversity.  India has over 81,000 species of fauna and 47,000 species of flora.  A large number of animal and plant species in India is in the endangered list.  India has about 22% of its total area under forests. Half of its natural forests have been destroyed.  Classification of Species  Normal Species: Their population/


By Amie Apps.  Madagascar was formed as its own country 88 million years ago when it broke off from India.  Its population is around 22 million and.

. There is no end to the endemic species living there! Being able to adapt to their new and old environments and by not getting eaten by predators, birds of prey and other animals makes them evolutionary. But flora and fauna survive and adapt in different ways, for example: fauna ( animals) survive and adapt by things like camouflage, speed and intelligence. Flora ( plants) on the other hand, adapt and survive by changing themselves so they can/


EC 500-1 Environmental Foundations and Principals April 7, 2011.

Authorities to advise them on the effects of trade on the status of the species. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Widespread information nowadays about the endangered status of many prominent species, such as the tiger and elephants, might make the need for/


DEPARTMENT OF OCEAN DEVELOPMENT ICMAM PROJECT DIRECTORATE, CHENNAI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA CRITICAL HABITAT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR ISLANDS OFF KARWAR, KARNATAKA,

F: Karkalgudda Island ICMAM-PD 58 species of phytoplankton and 40 species of zooplankton constituted the planktonic forms. 10 species of macrophytes (seaweeds) and 1 mangrove species were recorded. A total of 60 species comprising gastropods, bivalves, echinoderms, crustaceans and others formed the inter-tidal faunal composition. Biodiversity During the study period (1998-99), flora and fauna of neritic and benthic (intertidal, eulittoral) environments of Karwar islands and adjoining waters were studied. 34/


By Dr Giam Choo Hoo. Both the statements above are untrue. The truth is – 80% of sharks are accidentally caught Most fins are humanely taken from landed,

shark. Whatever they get, they keep and sell. The fishermen are too poor and hungry to throw away the meat and retain the fins only. India declared at the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting (May 2011) ‘’Sharks In India, Elasmobranchs (sharks) are mainly caught as by-catch by different fishing and trawling gear....’’ Of the developing countries, Indonesia and India are the world’s top two shark/


Reserves and National Parks Textbook chapter- Conservation of Biodiversity Textbook chapter- Conservation of Biodiversity.

as endemics, and it has to have lost at least 70 percent of its original habitat." endangered species, any species of plant, animal, or other organism that is at risk of extinction because of a sudden rapid decrease in its population or a loss of its critical habitat. plantanimalextinction populationhabitat CITES Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (of Wild Fauna and Flora) an international agreement treaty aimed at preventing trade in endangered species of plants and animals thereby/


Endangered Habitat loss Poaching Total 9 subspecies 3 extinct 6 survive Mortality rate in India 8.19% Birth rate in India 4.93%

Settlement Isolation Cut off from new genes Eliminate avoiding inbreeding Secretary-general of the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Letter addressing concern Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister of India) Population in India Estimated approximately 3,600 Main reason for decrease in population Poaching Hunting National park workers Deny poaching Prevent poaching and hunting Population doesn’t reach extinction Conservation zone Preserve habitat corridors Madhya/


1 Compendium of Environment Statistics of Bangladesh Abdullah Harun Pasha Director Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

endangered and 27 are threatened Government has taken some steps for afforestation 11 Fauna Fauna: The total number of animal species of Bangladesh 4469. Vertebrate fauna of Bangladesh is 1597. According to IUCN Red Book 266 species of inland fishes, 442 species of marine fishes, 22 species of amphibians, 109 inland reptiles,17 marine reptiles, 388 resident birds, 240 migratory birds, 110 inland mammals and 3 species of marine mammals exist in Bangladesh. According to IUCN red list 54 species of/


16 Biological Resources. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. Overview of Chapter 16  Biological Diversity  Extinction and Species Endangerment.

loss  Was not reauthorized in 1992 as scheduled Private property rights vs. conservation © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. Conservation Policies and Laws  Habitat Conservation Plans  1982 Amendment to ESA  Resolved conflicts between development interests and species protection  International Conservation:  World Conservation Strategy (1980)  Convention on Biological Diversity  Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) (1975) © 2015/


The Incredible India Submitted By: Gaurav Goswami (IX-A) Submitted To: Mr. Shiv Kumar Tyagi 2012 - 2013 Social Science Project On A RISING STAR IN THE.

. The variety of flora in the state includes eucalyptus, mulberry, kikar, pine, babul and shisham. A wide variety of fauna is seen in Haryana comprising nilgai, blackbuck, fox, panther, jackal, mongoose, and wild dog. Over 300 varieties of birds are seen in the state. Demographic features of Haryana The literacy rate of the state is 71.4% and the state occupies the 17th position in India in terms of literacy. About 90% of the population of the state are/


BET Module 2 Measuring and Assessing Impacts and Dependencies Main presentation February 2012.

(Persistent Organic Pollutants) 2001 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) 1998 + IPCC+ IPBES Other significant multi-lateral environmental agreements: The Earth Summit (1992) 37 February 2012 Mitigation – ongoing Impact on industry – innovative solutions; change of business of usual International policy trends – Introduction to the CBD Issue recognition – heightened concern over damage / loss of species and ecosystems (1970s) International response – Strategic Goal B – headline/


1 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora www.CITES.org Briefing on CoP15 ( and SC59) Presented to the Permanent.

International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora www.CITES.org Briefing on CoP15 ( and SC59) Presented to the Permanent Missions Environment House, 18 February 2010 © Copyright CITES Secretariat 2007 SC59 – 12 March 2010 Summary records of meetings of the Standing Committee and other committees National laws for implementation of the Convention National reports Review of Significant Trade –Implementation of recommendations of the Animals and Plants Committees –Review of recommendations to/


SAWEN Establishment: Scenario of Bangladesh Rezaul Sikder, DCF Md. Abu Naser Khan, DCF Md.Farid Miah, ACF Forest Department, Bangladesh.

or captured according to law. CITES listed species of fauna and flora are treated as protected species in Bangladesh. Policy for Deer rearing, Elephant rearing, Crocodile farming have been developed and approved Progress in New Bangladesh Wildlife (Conservation), Act 2011 ( waiting for pass in the parliament). Salient Feature in New WL act 2011 According to CITES Rules & regulations, species of flora and fauna are incorporated Trade of CITES listed species prescribed as per CITES rules, regulation & guide/


Invasive Plants What is an invasive plant? Why are these invasive plants such a problem? What are some common invasive plant species across the country?

chemistry Create additional fire hazard Problem of Invasive Species Invasive plants represent 47% of the total flora of most states. This percentage continues to increase annually (Zheng et al., 2004) Cost $138 billion annually in the US (Pimental et al., 2000). USDA’s budget at $990 million. USACE’s budget at $55 million. Approximately 42% of Threatened and Endangered species are at risk because of invasive species (Pimental et al.,2000) Executive/


NEPAL Nepal is a land of amazing extremes. Altitude ranges from near sea level to the highest point on the planet- the summit of Mt. Everest at 8848 meters.

diverse flora and fauna. In addition to the superb natural beauty, Nepal is also home to a remarkable number of ethnic groups, cultures, traditions and languages. It is undoubtedly one of the finest places in the world to enjoy a relaxing vacation - be it simple sightseeing tours or the more challenging adventure activities. Nepal at a Glance: Area: 147,181 sq. KM. Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in/


Global and Antarctic Climate Change and Biodiversity: Physical connections and Legal disconnections Tina Tin, Scott Hajost, James Barnes Antarctic and.

(1972) (CCAS) Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (1991) Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (1980) (CCAMLR) International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (1946) Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (2001) (ACAP) Antarctic Treaty System Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (1973) (CITES) Convention on Biological Diversity (1992) (CBD) UN Framework Convention on Climate Change/


TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENT (THM 317)

zones by several hundred kilometres towards the poles. Flora and fauna will lag behind the climate shifts and find themselves in ‘hostile’ environments. As some species will not be able to adapt to such rapid changes in habitat, species will become extinct in greater numbers than before. THM 317 GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE 9 INCREASE IN THE FREQUENCY AND INTENSITY OF STORMS A shift in large-scale weather patterns could greatly alter the/


Pioneering Polymaths in Ecology, Biogeography, and Palaeoecology John Birks The Past is a Foreign Country – David Lowenthal 1985.

at RBGE) 1.Divided world’s flora into six latitudinal zones and described the now well-known parallel between latitudinal and elevational ranges of species. Arctic species of different continents more similar than temperate species. Temperate species have a more northern distribution on western oceanic coasts than on eastern continental coasts due to differences in temperature. Flora of eastern Asia resembles flora of eastern North America. Flora of western Europe resembles flora of western North America. 2/


 The scientific name is Panthera Tigris.  They are usually located on the Mainland of Southeastern Asia and in central and southern India.

powers.  Even though it is illegal, white tigers are hunted by poachers in many Asian countries.  White Tigers are classified as endangered and they are protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) which came into force in 1975 to save endangered wildlife.  Those living on islands have almost disappeared, most now live in zoos or special wildlife parks.  1. What color eyes do White Tigers/


Malaysia, federation of 13 states forming a constitutional monarchy in South East Asia, comprising two distinct regions separated by some 650 km (400.

than fifteen hundred years ago a Malay kingdom in Bujang Valley welcomed traders from China and India. With the arrival of gold and silks, Buddhism and Hinduism also came to Malaysia. BAKO NATIONAL PARK Situated at about 37 km from Kuching. The Bako National Park is mainly a tropical rain forest rich in tropical plants and vegetation especially the various types of flora and fauna. There are the silver- leaf monkeys, proboscis/


Threats from International Trade Chapter 6: OVEREXPLOITATION THREATENING LIVING SPECIES.

Conservation Union), works to ensure that trade does not threaten the survival of wild species or their role in natural ecosystems. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) Objective: to ensure that trade will not cause the extinction of plant or animal species. Came into force on 1 July 1975 >150 countries Appendices I, II and III Parties meet every three years http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/


Population in the Wild: 25-40 individuals Population in Captivity: 170 individuals (approximate) Locality: Southwest Primoskiy Krai, of far eastern Russia.

.php 7 IUCN Red Li st. (2010, March 2). The International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved from http://www.iucn.org/ 8 Appendices I, II and III. (2009, May 22). Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna. Retrieved from http://www.cites.org/eng/app/appendices.shtml 9 2010 Year of the Tiger. (2010). World Wildlife Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.worldwildlife.org/ 10/


Endangered Species Treaties and legislations Why is biodiversity important? What is biodiversity? What are the five major threats to biodiversity? What.

sustainable.” The IUCN Red List uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of species and subspecies. The overall aim of the Red List is to convey the urgency and scale of conservation problems to the public and policy makers, and to motivate the global community to try to reduce species extinctions. www.iucn.org CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora X An international agreement, drafted by IUCN/


ECOSYSTM AND BIODIVERSITY. INTRODUCTION The interaction and exchanging of materials between the biotic community and abiotic environment ecosystem Tansley.

Man-made or natural Depth varies from shallow level at corners to greater depth in the middle Permanent and Non-perennial They affect the composition of flora and fauna of the area in their vicinity The river at its flow becomes wider and water currents become slower Sediments are deposited on river bed The rate of photosynthesis and biological activities increases at lower levels due to more sunlight or larger area/


Entire Year Environmental Review. SUSTAINABLE To use resources in such a way as to meet needs now and provide for needs in the future. Without depleting.

allowed. Congress can take back if needed for national good. CITES- (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival Annually, international wildlife trade is estimated to be worth billions of dollars and to include hundreds of millions of plant and animal specimens. The trade is diverse, ranging from live animals/


Compliance of Environment Clearance of Limestone Mining Project of M/s. Jammu & Kashmir Cements Ltd. Location of Mining Project:Near Village - Khrew Tehsil.

I.Environmental clearance is subject to final order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs. Union of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 460 of 2004, as may be applicable to this /conservation and protection of flora and endangered fauna namely leopard, hangul etc. spotted in the study area. Action plan for conservation of flora and fauna prepared shall be implemented in consultation with State Forest and Wildlife Department. All the safeguard measures brought out in the/


CITESCITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species International agreement with aim to ensure that international trade in specimens of.

trafficking in flora and fauna CITES lacks enforcement; the Lacey Act allows federal and state wildlife officials to prosecute US citizens if they violate international wildlife laws IUCN Red listIUCN Red list(International Union for Conservation of Nature) Comprehensive, global database detailing the conservation status of plant and animal species. Plays role in guiding conservation activities of governments, NGOs and scientific institutions. IUCN Red list Bengal tigers Bengal tiger Found in India with/


Government of India Department of Ocean Development Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management Project Directorate, Chennai... ICMAM-PD MenuNextExit.

areas that are particularly rich in species (e.g. coral reef); or highly productive areas (e.g. seagrass); or areas of special scientific interest. Mangroves Coral Reefs Seagrass Nesting Grounds for Turtles CRITICAL HABITATS... ICMAM-PD MenuNextBackExit the years.... ICMAM-PD MenuNextBackExit SALIENT FEATURES OF THE MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMSALIENT FEATURES OF THE MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM Provides a valuable physical habitat for a variety of flora and fauna. Organic matter exported from/


Environmental Institutions and Law

in implementation: Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora /India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Strategies for the six focal areas of the GEF and for two cross-cutting areas (sustainable forest management and/


BIODIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENT

of India especially Nicobar Islands) IUCN categories Extinct A species not definitely located in the wild and never sighted even once in the last 50 years Threatened Species: The term is used in conservation context for species which are in one of the categories – Endangered Vulnerable Rare Indeterminate RED DATA BOOK Why Biodiversity is important? Provides food, fodder, fruit, fuel, timber, medicine 1.Commercial value : Oil, Fertilizers etc. extracted from species of plants and animals/


Intro: David Suzuki-Test Tube Clip: Story of stuff:

ecological International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Prevent commercial trade of endangered species World Wildlife Fund (WWF)=advises government how to protect species Captive breeding programs Protecting African’s Animals = Elephant and rhinoceros parts are being protected by trade bans in the EU, US, and Japan Rhino horn is medicinal and in North Yemen it is a status symbol=leads to/


Intro: David Suzuki-Test Tube Clip: Story of stuff:

ecological International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Prevent commercial trade of endangered species World Wildlife Fund (WWF)=advises government how to protect species Captive breeding programs Protecting African’s Animals = Elephant and rhinoceros parts are being protected by trade bans in the EU, US, and Japan Rhino horn is medicinal and in North Yemen it is a status symbol=leads to/


TREE SPECIES DIVERSITY IN PART OF WESTERN GHATS FORESTS IN INDIA V.K.Srivastava1, M.Niphadkar2, Neeti3, M.Kukreja4 1 = Land Resources Group, NRSA, HYDERABAD.

, vol. 14; 2971 – 3001. Table 2: Total number of species, total number of genera and average number of species found in each forest type in each district of the study area. SUMMARY Western Ghats of India is one among the major “Biodiversity Hotspots” of the world. Its rich floral wealth is considered a store house of endemism not only for flora bt also for fauna. In order to boost the conservation efforts,esessential to characterize tree/


White Bangle Tiger Alexis Mathis And Jeremy Royster.

is about 3,176 to 4,556 There are about 4000 white bangel tigers in the world they are being protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) which came into force in 1975 to save endangered wildlife. Interesting facts: – Largest of the cat family – They are known for there power and strength – They use there distinctive coats as camouflage Questions 1.What is being/


Coastal Wetlands By: Lizzie Crider. Location Transition zones : Both land and open water environments- Wetlands have both land and water characteristics,

. White-winged Wood Duck: This endangered wetland animal is found in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. In 1970, they were added to the endangered species list. West Indian Manatee: Found in the Florida state, they are also known as sea cows. In winter, they are generally found in rivers, mangrove estuaries, and the coastal marshlands. This endangered wetland animal has been listed in both the Federal and State of Florida endangered species list. Human Effects Decreased quality/


Ch. 5 Biodiversity and Conservation Biodiversity and Conservation.

habitats - increases species and genetic diversity ‘Toad Tunnel’ in England ‘Wildlife Bridge’ in Netherlands ‘Migration Corridor’ for herptofauna C.Restoring Ecosystems - speeding up a damaged ecosystem’s recovery Bioremediation - Bacteria and plants have been used to remove or immobilize pollutants. D.Legally Protecting Biodiversity - Endangered Species Act (1973) protects endangered species in U.S. - CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (1975) The/


Environmental Science Introduction. Environment (biophysical), the physical and biological factors along with their chemical interactions that affect.

for itself by being a major player in CITESITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival and other International Environmental Treaties and Accords during her tenure. SP Godrej –One of India’s greatest supporters of wildlife conservation and nature awareness programs. –He was awarded the/


Regional or Local Biodiversity: Biodiversity at regional level is better understood by categorizing species richness into four types. Whittaker (1972)

, hides, horns, tusks etc by killing prohibited endangered animals also results into loss of biodiversity. Despite International ban on trade in production from endangered species Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which came into force in July 1975 illegal poaching is going on rampant in many part of world including India due to high value associated with these product. The cost of elephant tusks can go up to $ 100 per/


Unit 3 – Case Studies Biodiversity Under Threat. Madagascar Key Characteristics-> Total of 8 plant,4 bird and 5 primate families that are all endemic.

of plants and animals does not threaten their survival as a species. Protections include 35,000 species of flora and fauna covering the trade of; dried herbs, live animals or animal skins. It has 181 members CITES is a widely acknowledged as the most successful international environmental treaty in/happening here faster than at anywhere else in the country. Endangered species are under pressure and indigenous groups are losing land and traditions. There are several species of fish that are unique to the /


FIELD NATURAL HISTORY BIO 120 Instructor: Karl Kleiner, PhD

their knees.  The rain helps to make them an easy target for hunters.  Poaching and deforestation has likely pushed this primate to the brink of extinction and, based on interviews with hunters, scientists estimate only around 300 remain.  Scientists with Flora & Fauna International believe this species to be ‘critically endangered’ by IUCN standards.  Researchers have found them in the wild, but have only been able to get photographs/


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