UPSC Ecology And Environment Environment And Sustainable Development / पर्यावरण और सतत विकास Question Bank Sustainable Development

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     With reference to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. IUCN is an organ of the United Nations and CITES is an international agreement between governments.
    2. IUCN runs thousands of field projects around the world to better manage natural environments.
    3. CITES is legally binding on the States that have joined it, but this Convention does not take the place of national laws.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below. Code:

    A) Only 1              

    B) Only 2 and 3

    C) Only land 3                   

    D) 1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    IUCN is a voluntary organization, not an agency of United Nations.. Some facts about IUCN: Founded in 1948 as the world's first global environmental organization ; Today the largest professional global  conservation network ; A leading authority on the environment and sustainable development ; More  than 1,200 member organizations including 200 government and 900 non-government organizations; A neutral forum for governments, NGOs, scientists business and local communities to find practical solutions to conservation and development challenges; Thousands of field projects and activities around the world

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