Prelims 2023

Q73. 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

Question from UPSC Prelims 2023 GS Paper

Explanation : 

Correct Answer – a. The International Union for Conservation of Nature

Invasive Species Specialist Group

The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) is a part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN is a global organization that focuses on the conservation of nature and the sustainable use of natural resources. The ISSG is a specialist group within the IUCN that specifically works on addressing the threat of invasive species to biodiversity and ecosystems. They develop the Global Invasive Species Database, which is a comprehensive resource on invasive species and their impacts on native ecosystems.

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