Focus on Biodiversity- Expected Questions for 2017 (Download PDF)


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We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace


Agasthyamala among 20 UNESCO world biosphere reserves

  • Location -Western Ghats
  • Comprises mostly of tropical forests
  • Shendurney, Peppara, Neyyar & Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger reserve

Myanmar’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

  • Location: Inle Lake in Shan state

Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program (1971)

Aim: Improve relationships between people & environments

  • To safeguard natural and managed ecosystems
  • Promoting innovative approaches to economic development
Biosphere Reserves in India

Biosphere Reserves in India

Biosphere Reserves in India

Pakke Tiger Reserve

  • East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh has won the ’India Biodiversity Award 2016’
  • Conservation of threatened species category for its Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme

Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme

  • Joint collaboration of Ghora-Aabhe Society, Nature Conservation Foundation & State Forest Department.
  • Urban citizens contribute money to protect hornbill nests (4 species)

India BiodivesityAward

  • 4 categories

    • Conservation of Threatened Species
    • Sustainable use of biological resources
    • Successful models for access and benefit sharing
    • Biodiversity Management Committees
  • Joint initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and UNDP
  • Winner: Cash prize of 1 lakh rupees & runners up receive 50, 000 rupees
Image of Malabar grey hornbill

Image of Malabar Grey Hornbill

Image of Malabar grey hornbill

Map of Arunachal Pradesh

Map of Arunachal Pradesh

Map of Arunachal Pradesh

- Published/Last Modified on: March 20, 2017


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