PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Large Rock Rat (Elvira Rat) and United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Large Rock Rat (Elvira Rat) and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Large Rock Rat (Elvira Rat) Critically endangered — IUCN nocturnal and burrowing rodent endemic to India   Habitat Tropical dry deciduous shrubland forest, seen in rocky areas   Distribution Known only from Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu   Threats habitat loss …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Greater flamingo and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Greater flamingo and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Greater flamingo Least concerned — IUCN CMS Appendix II CITES Appendix II   Habitat The species inhabits shallow eutrophic waterbodies  such as saline lagoons, saltpans and large saline or alkaline lakes   Range this species is regularly seen from West Africa eastward …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Pygmy Hog and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Pygmy Hog and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Pygmy Hog Critically endangered — IUCN world’s smallest wild pig indicators of the management status of grassland habitats. The grasslands where the pygmy hog resides are crucial for the survival of other endangered species such as Indian Rhinoceros, Swamp Deer, Wild Buffalo , …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Andaman White-toothed Shrew, Jenkin’s Andaman Spiny Shrew and the Nicobar White-tailed Shrew and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Andaman White-toothed Shrew, Jenkin’s Andaman Spiny Shrew and the Nicobar White-tailed Shrew and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Andaman White-toothed Shrew, Jenkin’s Andaman Spiny Shrew and the Nicobar White-tailed Shrew Critically endangered — IUCN endemic to India nocturnal animal   Habitat lives in tropical moist deciduous and evergreen forests, …