Current Questions

Biodiversity & Conservation :

Sumatran Rhino

Recently, with the death of the last known specimen, the Sumatran Rhino is now officially extinct in Malaysia. Consider the following statements about the Sumatran Rhino:

  1. The Sumatran Rhino is the biggest of the rhinoceros species and the only rhino with two horns in Asia.
  2. Sumatran Rhino have been placed in the list of Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Paddy Frogs

Consider the following statements with respect to Paddy Frogs:

  1. This is the first known species of this genus which was originally described from the island of Sri Lanka.
  2. It is currently endemic to Northeast India.
  3. It has been declared the state amphibian

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Royal Turtles

Consider the following statements about ‘Royal Turtles’:

  1. It is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List.
  2. It is endemic to Western Ghats of India.
  3. It lives in brackish water ecosystem.

Which of the above answer is/are incorrect?


Echidna

Consider the following statements about Echidnas:

  1. It inhabitates the polar regions of the world.
  2. It is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List.

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Parrot Fish

Which of the following statements are correct with respect to Parrot Fish?

  1. They play a significant role in bio-erosion.
  2. They are economically important because commercial fishery exists for some of the largerspecies.
  3. Most parrotfish species are herbivores.
  4. It is categorized as ‘endangered’ in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Pangolin

Consider the following statements:

  1. Chinese Pangolin is listed as ‘Endangered’ as per IUCN Red List.
  2. Indian Pangolin is listed in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife protection Act (WPA) 1972, while Chinese Pangolin is listed in Schedule II of the WPA.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Report

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Report was recently launched by which of the following?


Wetlands International

With reference to a conservation organization called ‘Wetlands International’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is an intergovernmental organization formed by the countries which are signatories to Ramsar Convention.
  2. It is based mostly in Developed World with its headquarter at Montreal, Canada.

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Asian Elephant Alliance (AEA)

Recently the Asian Elephant Alliance (AEA) has come together to secure 96 out of the 101 existing corridors used by elephants across 12 states in India. The AEA is an initiative of which of the following?

  1. Wildlife Trust of India
  2. World Land Trust
  3. IUCN Netherland
  4. Elephant Family
  5. International Fund for Animal Welfare

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Bumphead Parrotfish

Consider the following statements about ‘Bumphead Parrotfish’:

  1. It is endemic to Indian Ocean only.
  2. It is world’s largest Parrotfish.
  3. Coral bleaching is one of the causes for decrease in its number.

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