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Think Q - 16th October 2021
Kunming Declaration announced at UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Recently, the Kunming Declaration was adopted by over 100 countries at the ongoing 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in China.

Government launches Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M)

Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj recently launched Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M) tool for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Scheme.

Think Q - 15th October 2021
The Vision Plan (2021-2031) for Indian zoos by Central Zoo Authority (CZA) released

Union Environment Minister recently released the Vision Plan (2021-2031) for Indian zoos by Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to upgrade them to global standards and strengthening of Central Zoo Authority.

  • The vision document is committed to making CZA and Indian zoos a greater force for conservation by providing unparalleled animal care, cutting edge research, and immersive visitor experiences that strike meaningful chords with people of all ages.
Think Q - 14th October 2021
Ecological Threat Report, 2021

The second edition of the Ecological Threat Report, 2021 has been recently released which shows that a cyclic relationship exists between ecological degradation and conflict

Think Q - 13th October 2021
Detoxing pilot project has brought a river back from dead

The Meghalaya Government has recently claimed that a detoxing pilot project has brought the Lukha River back from the dead. The Lukha — “reservoir of fish” in the local Pnar language — was considered toxic beyond redemption due to contamination on acid mine drainage and run-off from the coal mines.

  • The detoxification process, called phycoremediation, used algae to remove toxic contents from the water.
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