IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics: IUCN declares Bornean Orangutan critically endangered

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IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics: IUCN declares Bornean Orang-utan critically endangered

IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the civil services (CS) preliminary examination on June 18 this year. It is one of the most esteemed and toughest exams in the country. With a success rate of 0.1- 0.3 percent of the total percentage of candidates who apply, it is really difficult to nail the examination.

As you know, Yesterday, we have shared IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: which will help you prepare for your upcoming examination. Here is the topic that we have discussed yesterday, Click on the link below to explore.

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As promised, today we are going to continue with the sixth topic i.e IUCN declares Bornean Orang-utan critically endangered. Let us provide you the brief explanation of the said topic.

 

IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: IUCN declares Bornean Orang-utan critically endangered

Today we will discuss the third topic i.e IUCN declares Bornean Orang-utan critically endangered. Below mentioned is the explanation of the said topic.

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IUCN declares Bornean Orang-utan critically endangered

Bornean orangutan, a primate species has been declared critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). The declaration was based on the assessment for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species was carried out earlier. IUCN assessment has found that population of Bornean orangutans has dropped by nearly two-third since the early 1970s. It has projected that their population will further decline to 47,000 animals by 2025 representing population loss of 86%.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has declared Bornean Orang-utan a primate species as critically endangered. The declaration was based on the assessment for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. According to the assessment, population of Bornean orangutans has dropped by nearly two-third since the early 1970s. It has projected that their population will further decline to 47,000 animals by 2025, a drastic loss of 86%.

The World Wildlife Fund reports that there are currently 41,000 Bornean and 7,500 Sumatran orangutans in the wild. Sumatran orangutans have been listed on IUCN’s Red List as critically endangered since 2000.

  • IUCN assessment has found that population of Bornean orangutans has dropped by nearly two-third since the early 1970s. It has projected that their population will further decline to 47,000 animals by 2025 representing population loss of 86%.
  • These new IUCN Red List assessments emphasise how urgent it is for the conservation community to act strategically to protect our planet’s incredible diversity of life.
  • The world’s oceans and forests will only continue to provide us with food and other benefits if we preserve their capacity to do so.”

Bornean orang-utan: A Fact file

  • Bornean orang-utan is a primate species native to the Borneo islands. Found only in the wild in Sumatra Island (Indonesia) and Borneo in the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah and Kalimantan. Together with the Sumatran Orang-utan, Bornean Orang-utan belongs to the only genus (Pongo) of great apes native to Asia. Orangutans share approximately 97% of their DNA with humans. They are highly intelligent and display advanced tool use and distinct cultural patterns in the wild.

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