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On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020, Union Minister of Environment launched five key initiatives towards conservation of biodiversity. 

Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme: 

  • This is an initiative of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 
  • The programme proposes to engage 20 students with postgraduate degrees for a period of one year to support the projects of NBA in various State/UTs and to technically assist the State Biodiversity Boards/UTs Biodiversity Council in discharge of their mandates. 

Not all Animals Migrate by Choice: 

  • The Campaign on Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Species: ‘Not all Animals Migrate by Choice’ was launched by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, with UNEP. 
  • Illegal trade in wildlife carries the risk of spreading dangerous pandemics. It seeks to address these environmental challenges, to raise awareness, and to advocate solutions.  
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