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Biodiversity & Conservation :

Mycorrhizal Biotechnology

Mycorrhizal Biotechnology has been used in rehabilitating degraded sites because Mycorrihza enables the plants to:

  1. Resist drought and increase absorptive areas
  2. Resist disease infestation
  3. Tolerate extreme of PH

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Insectivorous Plants

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Insectivorous Plants’:

  1. They prefer to grow in areas having less sunlight as they are not capable of doing photosynthesis.
  2. They grow in acidic and nutrient deficient soil.

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Maveli

‘Maveli’ sometimes seen in the news is related to?


Rhinos In India

Which of the following statements are correct with respect to Rhinos in India?

  1. In India, only one-horned Rhino is found.
  2. Rhinos can be found in the Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, Pobitora Reserve Forest and Orang National Park.
  3. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Olive Ridley Turtles

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Olive Ridley Turtles’:

  1. It is a migratory species that is found only in Indian Ocean.
  2. Its IUCN status is ‘Endangered’.
  3. It is listed in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act and in Schedule II of CITES.

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Olive Ridley Turtles

Which of the following are nesting sites for Olive Ridley Turtles in India?

  1. Sagar Island
  2. Hope Island
  3. Gulf of Khambat

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Invasive Species

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?


Wildlife Protection Act (WPA) 1972

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis Wildlife Protection Act (WPA) 1972:

  1. It deals with declaration and organization of biosphere reserves.
  2. It extends to the whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir.
  3. This act sets up Animal Welfare Board of India.

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Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Keoladeo Ghana National Park’:

  1. It is at the confluence of Banas and Chambal River.
  2. It is a man-made and man-managed wetland.
  3. It is listed as a World Heritage Site under the World Heritage Convention.

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Lion Tailed Macaque

Consider the following statement vis-à-vis ‘Lion Tailed Macaque’:

  1. Lion Tailed Macaque in its natural habitat is found in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha.
  2. It is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ as per the IUCN Red list.

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