General Awareness Questions
Q. Consider the following statements about National Wildlife Action Plan
(NWAP) of India for 2017-2031.
1. This is the Third National Wildlife Action Plan.
2. The NWAP is unique as this is the first time India has recognized the concerns relating to climate change's impact on wildlife.
3. The NWAP has ten components. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 1 and 2 only
c. 2 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3
India unveiled the third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031. The plan was unveiled by environment minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on the inaugural day of the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) conference The third National Wildlife Action Plan is unique as this is the first time India has recognized the concerns relating to climate change impact on wildlife and stressed on integrating actions that need to be taken for its mitigation and adaptation into wildlife management planning processes. The plan adopts a â€œlandscape approachâ€ in the conservation of all wildlife. The government has also underlined an increased role of the private sector in wildlife conservation. The plan has 5 components, 17 themes, 103 conservation actions, and 250 projects.