UPSC Study Material: Environment and Ecology Notes

By Saroj Singh|Updated : April 9th, 2021

Environment Notes for UPSC IAS Exam. Environment and Ecology is a very important part of UPSC IAS Syllabus and each year a large number of questions are being asked from Environment in UPSC IAS Exam. This is more so after the changes brought by UPSC i.e. merging of Civil Services Prelims with Indian Forest Services Prelims exam. This has made Environment and Ecology, a very crucial subject for clearing UPSC Prelims and Main. Environment UPSC Notes will help you in covering all the important topic relevant for UPSC Exam.


In this article, we are providing you with a complete Notes on Environment and Ecology which will be helpful for upcoming UPSC Exam. Topics covered in this article have been divided into static Environment Notes and Current Affairs topics related to Environment and Ecology. Notes in these article links are created from various sources like NCERT, Shankar IAS Books, Government websites and Daily Current Affairs etc.

UPSC Study Material: Environment and Ecology Notes 

Environment Ecology

1.Basic Terminology on Environment & Ecology Part-1 Click here
2.Basic Terminology on Environment & Ecology Part-2Click here
3.Biogeochemical CyclesClick here
4.Sulphur CycleClick here
5.Phosphorus CycleClick here
 Soil Erosion and Its ConservationClick Here


 1. Biodiversity: Types, Importance and Conservation Click Here
2.  Biodiversity Hotspots in India & World Click here
3.Protected area network in IndiaClick Here
4.  Biosphere Reserves in India Click here
5.  Tiger Reserves in India Click here
6.  National Parks in India Click here
7.Ramsar WetlandsClick here
8.Coral Reefs: Introduction, Types, Formation, Locations

Click here

9.Coral Restoration in India

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10.Indian State of Forest Report, 2019 (ISFR) 

Click Here

 Mangroves in India

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Check Strategy to Prepare Environment & Ecology for UPSC Prelims

Environmental Pollution

 1.Environment Pollution: Types, Causes, EffectsClick here
2.Acid Rain: Causes, Effects, Solutions?

Click here

3.E-waste Management in India

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4.Solid Waste Management in India

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5.Air Pollution in Delhi 

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6.Zero Budget Natural Farming 

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7.Australian Bushfire Crisis

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 Climate Change

 1. Climate Change  Click here
2.Global WarmingClick Here
3.  Ozone Depletion: Causes, Effects, Solutions Click here
4.Ocean Acidification: Introduction, Causes, Effects and SolutionsClick here

 Acts and Policies

 1. Environmental Legislation in India (Part-1)Click Here
2.  Environmental Legislation in India (Part-2)Click Here
3.  Ban on Single-use plastics  Click Here
4.  Bharat Stage Norms 

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5.Government Schemes: Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Click Here

 6. Project Tiger and its role in Conserving EcosystemClick Here
7.National Tiger Conservation Authority

Click Here

 World Environment Day

Click Here

 Environmental Organisations and Conventions

 1. List of Environmental Organization in India Click here
2.Environmental Conventions and ProtocolsClick here
3.IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Click Here
4.13th CoP of Bonn Convention Click Here
 5.Global Energy Review 2020 by IEAClick Here

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DhrutiAug 16, 2020

Thank you
Gopal Kumar

Gopal KumarAug 17, 2020

Sir you can give PDF file of the ecology and environment PL reply
Neha sharma

Neha sharmaAug 24, 2020

Good evening sir not VIDEO available
Chanchal Yadav
Sir Class 6 to 12 notes open nhi ho rha h Old & New NCERT Books (Class 6th to Class12th) 
Click here
Sylvester Jack Iano
Is there geography notes. Please share the link
Saroj Singh
@Sylvester Jack Iano
ninganna prashanth
Thank u soo much sir....very useful information....helped so much

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