Important Days
World Bee Day 2024
▪ World Bee Day is observed on May 20 every year.
▪ The day marks the birth anniversary of Anton Janša.
▪ He is considered to be one of the fathers of modern beekeeping.
Theme 2024 : “Bee Engaged with Youth”
Awards and Honour
2024 Whitley Gold Award
Purnima Devi Barman recently received the 2024 Whitley Gold Award for conserving Greater Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius).
▪ The award is also known as ‘Green Oscar’.
▪ She already received the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) ‘Champions of the Earth’ in 2022.
▪ She formed the “hargila army”, which is a group of rural women in Assam to protect the Greater Adjutant.
About Greater Adjutant
IUCN Status – Endangered
▪ Protected under Schedule IV of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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