Name any Two Steps that the Government has taken to Conserve Plants and Animals

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

The government has taken a number of steps to conserve plants and animals, such as the establishment of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and biosphere reserves. Apart from that, the government has also conducted many awareness programs like ‘Vanmahotsav’ to conserve forests.

Steps Taken by Government to Conserve Plants and Animals

The Indian government has taken so many steps to conserve plants and animals. The two major steps include:

  • According to the list made by the international convention CITES, the trade of many species of birds and animals is prohibited.
  • CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It is an international agreement between governments.
  • CITES ensures that there will be no international trade in plants and animals.
  • According to the list of CITES, 28,000 species of plants and 5,000 species of animals are protected.
  • Apart from CITES, the Biosphere Reserve is one of the major initiatives taken by the government to ensure the safety of animals and plants.
  • A Biosphere Reserve is a series of protected areas where animals and plants are protected.

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