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NEWS IMPULSE – NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR CONSERVATION OF MIGRATORY BIRDS| 12 OCTOBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>Source &ndash; The Times of India</b></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>GS Paper</b> &ndash; 3</span></span></span></span></p>

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<p class=”text-node”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><b><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”color:black”>Context</span></b><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”color:black”> – </span><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”font-size:13.0pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:#1a1a1a”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>India has launched a national action plan for the conservation of migratory&nbsp;<span style=”border:none windowtext 1.0pt; background:white; padding:0cm”>birds</span>&nbsp;along with&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>the Central Asian Flyway</span></span></span></span><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”font-size:13.0pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:#1a1a1a”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class=”text-node”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><b><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”font-size:13.0pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:#1a1a1a”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>What is the National action plan for the conservation of migratory birds?</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#444444″><span style=”line-height:18.0pt”><span style=”tab-stops:list 36.0pt”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:11.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”>The plan was launched to be implemented between 2018 and 2023. The overall goal of the plan is to reduce the population decline of migratory birds and to secure their habitat. The short-term goal of the plan is to stop the decline in population by 2027.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#444444″><span style=”line-height:18.0pt”><span style=”tab-stops:list 36.0pt”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:11.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”>The plan is to be implemented by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change. A status report of the plan implementation is to be published by the Ministry every two years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#444444″><span style=”line-height:18.0pt”><span style=”tab-stops:list 36.0pt”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:11.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”>The plan aims to conserve the migratory birds and their habitats within the agenda of Sustainable Development Goals.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<p style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:18.0pt”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:11.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#444444″>Objectives</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:18.0pt”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:11.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#444444″>Reduce pressure on critical habitat</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:18.0pt”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:11.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#444444″>Avoid threat to habitats</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:18.0pt”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:11.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#444444″>Stop declining of migratory birds </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:18.0pt”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:11.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#444444″>Improve database</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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