UPSC Prelims 2023 Question:
‘Invasive Species Specialist Group’ (that develops Global Invasive Species Database) belongs to which one of the following organizations?
a) The International Union for Conservation of Nature
b) The United Nations Environment Programme
c) The United Nations World Commission for Environment and Development
d) The World Wide Fund for Nature
Learn the characteristics of Invasive Species Specialist Group below.
The Global Invasive Species Database was developed and is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group’ of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the erstwhile Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) in 2000. The GISD over the past two years has been redesigned with support from the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, the Italian Ministry of Environment and ISPRA - the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy.
The ISSG is a global network of experts working to address invasive species issues. It was established in 1994 as a specialist group within the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The ISSG has three main objectives:
The ISSG carries out various initiatives and programs to achieve its objectives, including:
Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.
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