BirdLife International

RELEVANCE – UPSC GS PRELIMS 

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

First go through the text (given after the questions) and then attempt the questions.

QUES 1 . With respect to BirdLife International which of the following statements is/are correct?

1 .It was founded in 1994  by T. Gilbert Pearson and Jean Theodore Delacour.

2 . It is the world’s largest partnership of conservation organisations.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

a . 1 only

b . 2 only

c . Both 1 and 2

d . Neither 1 nor 2

Answer – b

QUES 2 . Consider the following statements about  BirdLife International-

1 . The group’s headquarters are located in Cambridge, UK.

2 .It is the official listing authority for birds for the World Conservation Union’s Red List of threatened species.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

a . 1 only

b . 2 only

c . Both 1 and 2

d . Neither 1 nor 2

Answer – c

About BirdLife International

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BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations (NGOs) that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

It is the world’s largest partnership of conservation organisations, with over 120 partner organisations.

Foundation

BirdLife International was founded in 1922 as the International Council for Bird Preservation by American ornithologists T. Gilbert Pearson and Jean Theodore Delacour.The group was renamed International Committee for Bird Preservation in 1928, International Council for Bird Preservation in 1960, and BirdLife International in 1994.

Headquarters

The group’s headquarters are located in Cambridge, UK.

Focus of BirdLife International

1 . Preventing extinction of bird species.

2 . Identifying and safeguarding important sites for birds.

3 . Maintaining and restoring key bird habitats.

4 . Empowering conservationists worldwide.

BirdLife International and IUCN

BirdLife International is the official listing authority for birds for the World Conservation Union’s Red List of threatened species.