Union Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, announced the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) as the mascot for the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) to be held in Gujarat in 2020. He also revealed that the bird has been fondly named by the ministry as ‘Gibi‘.
CMS-COP 13 is a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory species and their habitats. It has over 120 participating countries. So far, 12 COPs (Conference of Parties) have been convened. The Government also launched a website for the COP-13.CMS COP is also known as the Global Wildlife conference.
Source: Business Standard
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NIACL AO Mains Exam:
- CMS Headquarters: Bonn, Germany.