Current Questions

Biodiversity & Conservation :

Senna Spectabilis

Recently, the Kerala Government has planned to arrest the rampant growth of aninvasive plant species in the forest areas of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR), including the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.What is the name of that invasive plant species?


Hoolock Gibbon

Consider the following statements with reference to the Hoolock Gibbon:

  1. The Hoolock Gibbon is the only ape found in India.
  2. Two species of Hoolock Gibbon are found inhabiting the Indian forests.
  3. Of the two, the Western Hoolock is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN RedList, while the Eastern Hoolock is listed as Endangered.

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Assam Roofed Turtle

Consider the following statements about the Assam Roofed Turtle:

  1. The species is endemic to India, found only in the state of Assam.
  2. The turtle is classified as vulnerable and is listed in Schedule II of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Recently, the Odisha government declared to compensate fishermen families who would bear losses due to the fishing ban imposed for the protection of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Consider the following given statements about the turtle:

  1. The Olive Ridley turtles inhabit tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
  2. The species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List.
  3. Olive Ridley turtles use three different strategies to nest: arribadas, solitary nests and mixed strategy.

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Water Buffaloes

Recently, two Asiatic Water Buffaloes died due to the anthrax, in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Consider the following given statements about the Water Buffaloes:

  1. Asiatic Water Buffalo has been listed as aLeast Concern species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  2. It is included in CITES Appendix-III and is legally protected in Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Thailand.

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Wildlife Protection Act (WLPA), 1972

Recently, the Enforcement Directorate has issued a provisional attachment order in respect of three chimpanzees and four marmosets in connection with a money laundering probe into a Wildlife (Protection) Act case.Consider the following statements regarding the Wildlife Protection Act(WLPA),1972:

  1. It prohibits the injuring, destroying and removing any part of a wild animal’s body.
  2. It also has provisions regarding the is also against taxidermy, which is the preservation of a dead wild animal as a trophy, or in the form of rugs, preserved skins, antlers, horns, eggs, teeth, and nails
  3. Schedule V of the act provides protection and inhibit trade of medicinal plants as well as agricultural species of plants.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Bio-Fencing

Recently, which of the following state decided to implement bio fencing in order to reduce human animal conflict?


Conservation Of Gharial

Recently, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Madhya Pradesh government to submit progress report on conservation of gharial.Consider the following statements about the gharial:

  1. The gharial is listed on CITES Appendix I.It is classified as a endangered species in IUCN list.
  2. The species is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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Rudrasagar Lake

Recently, the Tripura government distributed free ducklings for people residing near Rudrasagar Lake in order to increase income of the citizens as well as boost tourism. Consider the following statements regarding the Rudrasagar Lake:

  1. Rudrasagar Lake is located in Kailashahar, North Tripura.
  2. It has identified as one of the wetlands of National Importance for conservation and sustainable use and designated as a Ramsar site under Ramsar convention on wetlands of international importance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


NilgiriTahr

Recently, NilgiriTahr’s population has increased from 568 in 2018 to 612 in 2019 in the Mukurthi National Park, Tamil Nadu.Consider the following statements regarding the NilgiriTahr:

  1. It has been listed as “Critically Endangered” by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  2. It has been listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  3. It is endemic to the Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the Western Ghats inTamil Nadu and Kerala.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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