India Becomes First Nation to Prepare Full List of Fauna

India just released the “Fauna of India Checklist Portal,” which is a big step toward saving animals. India is the first country in the world to record all of its wildlife, with this list of 1,04,561 species. On the 109th Foundation Day of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), the launch took place in Kolkata. The event was led by Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav.

What the Fauna Checklist Means

The ‘Fauna of India Checklist Portal’ has 121 checklists for 36 phyla and gives a lot of information on known taxa, like which species are endemic, rare, or on a checklist. A lot of things make this plan very important:

Conservation and Protection: It sets up a basic way to keep track of changes in biodiversity and find species that need to be protected right away.
Scientific Research: The checklist is helpful for science projects because it lists all the animals that live in a certain place. This helps experts make better use of natural resources and learn more about the different kinds of life that live in a place.
Plans and policies: The in-depth data helps make smart rules and programs that protect wildlife, keep habitats safe, and manage the world as a whole.

Conservation and Leadership Projects Around the World

India did a great job making this checklist, which not only shows that it is a leader in recording wildlife but also sets an example for other countries to follow. The Earth Minister talked about a number of projects that show how much India cares about the environment. The International Big Cat Alliance and the “Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam” project are two of these. These methods worked well to move cheetahs, showing that they are good for wildlife protection.

Effects and Hopes for the Future

It will be very helpful for taxonomists, researchers, academics, lawmakers, and people who are in charge of protecting species. It shows how much India cares about saving biodiversity and makes it a better global environmental steward. This important work sets the stage for continued leadership in the world’s fight to protect the environment.

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