Biodiversity & Conservation :
Recently, the discovery of a lesser known plant species in Andaman Islands could help scientists reconstruct the continental connection of the insular island region in the Bay of Bengal with peninsular India and Sri Lanka in the remote past. What is the name of the plant species discovered?
Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched a project for undertaking Immunocontraceptive Project for population management of wild animals. Consider the following statements regarding the project:
- The project includes four species of wild animals, viz. Elephant, Wild boar, Monkeys and Hog Deer.
- It will begin in Assam and then implemented in rest of the country.
- The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the National Institute of Immunology (NII) will develop a protocol of immunocontraception.
- It is technology that uses a female animal’s immune system to build a protein around the egg that prevents it from fertilising.
Which of the following statements are correct with respect to Rhinos in India?
- In India, only one-horned Rhino is found.
- Rhinos can be found in the Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, Pobitora Reserve Forest and Orang National Park.
- It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
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Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Olive Ridley Turtles’:
- It is a migratory species that is found only in Indian Ocean.
- Its IUCN status is ‘Endangered’.
- It is listed in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act and in Schedule II of CITES.
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This plant is native to Mexico, where it is called as Mesquite, but now this has become an invasive species all across the world including India; when it was introduced in India it was called as ‘Wonder Tree’ (due to its usage as firewood by the farmers), but is now called as ‘Devil Tree’. These references are with respect to which plant?