India becomes co-chair of Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP)

India has been chosen as the co-chair of the IUCN-supported Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) for a period of three years till November 2023. India will replace South Korea, which held the post for 3 years until November 2020.  As a co-chair, India would be responsible to assist other Asian countries in managing their protected areas. The APAP is chaired by IUCN ( International Union for Conservation of Nature) Asia and co-chaired by an APAP nation member on a rotational basis.

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About Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP):

  • The APAP was formally launched in 2014, at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Australia.
  • It is a regional platform to assist governments and different stakeholders to collaborate for more practical administration of protected areas (PA) within the area.
  • Currently, there are 21 members from 17 international locations.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland.
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature CEO: Grethel Aguilar.
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature Founder: Julian Huxley.
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature Founded: 5 October 1948.

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