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Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 1

The state which has attained the dubious distinction of being a topper in the list with the highest encroachment of forest land is ______.

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 1

The state Haryana has attained the dubious distinction of being a topper in the list with the highest encroachment of forest land.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 2

The number of plant species considered to be endangered in India are

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 2

The number of Endangered Species: 79 species of mammals, 44 of birds, 15 of reptiles, and 3 of amphibians, 1,500 plant species are considered endangered.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 3

Leaves are mostly thick and small to minimize the transpiration in

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 3

Trees in Thorn forests and scrubs have mostly thick and small leaves to minimize water loss due to transpiration.

In this type of vegetation, trees are scattered and have long roots penetrating deep into the soil in order to get moisture.

The main trees of this vegetation are Acacia, Palms, and Cacti. Other important trees are Khair, Babul, Palas, Khatri, and Kajuri.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 4

Which is a medicinal plant used to treat some types of cancer?

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Himalayan Yew is a medicinal plant. It is found in Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh. It is used in making drugs. These drugs are used for treating some types of cancer.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 5

The name of the medicinal plant under the threat of extinction is the__________.

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 5

Himalayan Yew is a medicinal plant. It is found in Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh. It is used in making drugs. These drugs are used for treating some types of cancer.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 6

The forests seen in Assam and Meghalaya are

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 6

Evergreen forests are found in the Assam Valley, the foothills of the eastern Himalayas and the lower parts of the Naga Hills, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur, where the rainfall exceeds 2,300 mm (91 in) per annum.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 7

What is IUCN?

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Among the given options, India Rhino is an endangered animal. In 2012, the IUCN Red List included 3079 animal and 2655 plant species as endangered (EN) worldwide.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 8

Leaves are mostly thick and small to minimize the transpiration in

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 8

Trees in Thorn forests and scrubs have mostly thick and small leaves to minimize water loss due to transpiration.

In this type of vegetation, trees are scattered and have long roots penetrating deep into the soil in order to get moisture.

The main trees of this vegetation are Acacia, Palms, and Cacti. Other important trees are Khair, Babul, Palas, Khatri, and Kajuri.

 

 

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 9

The number of zoological parks in India is

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 9

72 zoological parks zoos in India | nature wildlife in India.

 

 

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 10

In which part of India mangroves are found?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 10
Mangrove forests are found in the coastal areas of India. The two largest concentrations are at Sunderban in Bengal and Pichavaram in T.N. The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world, located in the Ganges River delta in Bangladesh and West Bengal. The Pichavaram mangroves in Tamil Nadu is also India's one of the largest mangrove forests.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 11

What percent of the total forest area in India is occupied by open forests?

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According to the 2019 report, the total forest cover of the country is 712,249 square kilometres (21.67 per cent of India's total geographical area) slightly up from 708,273 sq. km (21.54 per cent)

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 12

The species which are not found in the areas of their occurrence are known as

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 12

The species which are not found after searching known areas where they may occur is said to have undergone extinction.

  • Extinction in biology or ecology means the end of organism or group of organisms.

  • Some of the animals that faced extinction are woolly mammoth, stellar sea cow, dodo etc.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 13

Plant species which have come to India from outside the country are called

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 13

The virgin vegetation, which are purely Indian are known as endemic or indigenous species but those which have come from outside India are termed as exotic plants.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 14

Name an endangered wildlife animal among the following

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 14

Among the given options, India Rhino is an endangered animal. In 2012, the IUCN Red List included 3079 animal and 2655 plant species as endangered (EN) worldwide.

 

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 15

Which of the following is NOT a cause for depletion of flora and fauna in India?

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Answer: A) Global warming. The causes for depletion of flora and fauna in India include colonial period, railways, agriculture, commercial and scientific forestry, agricultural expansion, shifting cultivation, large scale projects, mining, grazing, fuel wood collection, habital destruction, hunting, poaching, and overexploitation.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 16

 What was the main purpose of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act in 1972?

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Answer: B) To promote conservation of forest and wildlife resources. The Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act in 1972 was enacted to conserve the country's wildlife and protect endangered species.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 17

Which of the following species was declared extinct in 1952?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 17

Answer: D) Asiatic cheetah. The Asiatic cheetah was declared nearly extinct in 1952 and is one of the various species mentioned in the text that are on the verge of extinction.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 18

What is the primary purpose of Project Tiger in India?

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 18

Answer: A) To provide legal protection for tigers and their habitats. Project Tiger is an Indian government initiative aimed at protecting tigers and their habitats, as well as several other species that share their ecosystem.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 19

Madhuca Insignis (a wild variety of Mahua) is a ______.

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 19

Madhuca Insignis, also known as wild Mahua, is a plant species that is native to India and Southeast Asia and is commonly found in forests. The plant is valued for its edible fruit, which is used to make a variety of products such as juice, jams, and alcoholic beverages. Additionally, various parts of the plant are used in traditional medicine for their therapeutic properties.

Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 20

The species which are in danger of extinction are called:

Detailed Solution for Important Questions (1 Mark): Forest & Wildlife Resources - Question 20

Endangered species, any species that is at risk of extinction because of a sudden rapid decrease in its population or a loss of its critical habitat. Previously, any species of plant or animal that was threatened with extinction could be called an endangered species.

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