Q19 Consider the following statements,
i) Basel Convention - Control of Trans boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal.
ii) Rotterdam Convention - Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
iii) Bonn Convention – - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
iv)Washington Convention - Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) i and ii Only
Explanation:The Basel Convention on the Control of Trans boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, usually known as the Basel Convention, is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs).
The Rotterdam Convention (formally, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade) is a multilateral treaty to promote shared responsibilities in relation to importation of hazardous chemicals.
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals -- more commonly abbreviated to just the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) or the Bonn Convention -- aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programmer, concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global scale.
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals. It was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)