These are my articles on Environment & Biodiversity (EnB) section for UPSC Civil service exam for both preliminary (CSAT) and Mains (Descriptive) stage

[Environment] Doha COP18/UNFCC: Extension of Kyoto, Green Climate Fund, AAU issue, challenges explained

3 COPS under UNFCC 17th COP, Durban (2011)? 18th COP Doha (2012) Outcomes? Kyoto extended Agreement for 2020 Misc outcomes in DOHACOP11 1.Gender balance, 2.Vulnerable junta 3.LDCs, 4.Web registry 5.PR, 6.Forestry 7.Capture n Store, 8.Tech transfer 9.Fallout Problem/Challenges @DohaCOP18 [...]

By |2014-12-27T11:33:56+05:3015/05/2013|Categories: Environment|Tags: |54 Comments

[Environment] COP 11 – Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Hyderabad 2012 Outcomes, Bushmeat, Empty Jungle syndrome

Intro COP Conferences under CBD India and CBD COP11(HYDCBD): Outcomes/ Agreements #1: CASH #2: Ocean #3 Online forum #4: Bushmeat #5: Champions and their pledges #6: Nagoya Ratification #7:Misc Intro When it comes to environment protection, climate change, wildlife [...]

By |2014-12-27T11:12:36+05:3014/05/2013|Categories: Environment|Tags: |68 Comments

[Food Chain] Trophic Levels, Biotic Potential, Bio Magnification & IGNOU Material on Environment and biodiversity (free Download)

Food Chain What is Trophic Level? Type of Food Chains Ecological Pyramids Types of Pyramids Food Web Energy Flow in the Ecosystem 2nd law of themodynamics Connection: Trophic level vs Energy flow Energy=Unidirectional Nutrients/Material=Cyclic DDT and Biomagnification Biotic Potential. [...]

By |2014-12-27T11:05:58+05:3014/02/2013|Categories: Environment|Tags: |108 Comments

[Western Ghats] Gadgil report: Why Controversies, Athirappilly, Gundia Projects: Explained

Controversies: Gadgil report Contro: "NO" to Dams in Kerala and Karnataka Athirappilly Project: Why problem? Adar Tribal displacement Gundia Project: why problem? Contro: R.T.I. stonewallingTM Contro: Committee pe Committee. Contro: Angry Kerala Government Contro: Mining mafias spreading baseless rumors [...]

By |2014-12-27T11:01:03+05:3003/02/2013|Categories: Environment|Tags: |72 Comments

[Western Ghats] Gadgil Report: Ecologically Sensitive Zones (ESZ), WGEA Authority (Part 3 of 4)

What is Gadgil Panel? Ecologically Sensitive Zones (ESZ) Western Ghats Ecology Authority (WGEA)? Hierarchy Structure Functions Zonal recommendations General recommendations In the last two articles, we saw Western Ghats: overview of physical geography and biodiversity: Threats to the biodiversity [...]

By |2014-12-27T11:02:07+05:3003/02/2013|Categories: Environment|Tags: |28 Comments
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