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=> Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) and the State Government have proposed to set up a full-fledged Agro-Forestry and Biodiversity College at Kokilabari.
=> Kokilabari is at the fringes of Manas National Park and Tiger Reserve.
=> It is one of the last few refuges of the critically endangered Bengal florican.
=> Kokilabari farm shelters as many as 25 floricans in 9 sq km as against the 33 floricans seen in the whole of the 850-sq km area of Manas National Park.
=> IUCN has severely criticised the government decision and called it “terrible sacrifice of a natural jewel” that could trigger the bird’s extinction.
=> It has written a letter to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, calling for a halt to such activities.
What is IUCN(International Union for Conservation of Nature)?
=> The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a global environmental organisation.
=> It is headquartered in Switzerland and was created in 1948.
=> Official Observer Status at the United Nations General Assembly.
Functions of IUCN?
1. Prepares the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
2. Runs hundreds of conservation projects all over the world.
Funding of IUCN?
=> Funded by governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies, foundations, member organisations and corporations.
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