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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

Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on environment and biodiversity.

Critically Endangered Reptiles

Leatherbadc Turtle

Image of Leatherbadc Turtle

Image of Leatherbadc Turtle

Image of Leatherbadc Turtle

  • Largest of the living sea turtles, weighing around 900 kg.
  • Jellyfish is their primary food.
  • Tropical and subtropical oceans.
  • Tropical and temperate waters of Atlantic, Pacific, and into Indian Oceans.

Four-toed River Terrapin or River Terrapin

Four-toed River Terrapin or River Terrapin

Four-toed River Terrapin or River Terrapin

Four-toed River Terrapin or River Terrapin

  • Freshwater rivers and lakes.
  • Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Red-crowned Roofed Turtle or the Bengal Roof Turtle

Red-crowned Roofed Turtle or the Bengal Roof Turtle

Red-crowned Roofed Turtle or the Bengal Roof Turtle

Red-crowned Roofed Turtle or the Bengal Roof Turtle

  • Deep, flowing rivers but with terrestrial nest sites.
  • Found in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
  • In India it resides in the watershed of the Ganga.

Himalayan Brown Bear

Himalayan Brown Bear

Himalayan Brown Bear

Himalayan Brown Bear

  • Found in 23 protected areas
  • Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttaranchal

Great Indian bustard

Great Indian bustard

Great Indian Bustard

Great Indian bustard

  • A large bird with a horizontal body and long bare legs giving it an ostrich like appearance
  • Among the heaviest of the flying birds
  • Now found in central India, western India and eastern Pakistan
  • Arid and semi-arid grasslands, open country with thorn scrub.
  • It avoids irrigated areas
  • MoEFCC with Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra govt. - Artificial breeding program
  • State bird of Rajasthan

Endangered Mammals

Red Panda

 Image of Red Panda

Image of Red Panda

Image of Red Panda

  • Moved from Vulnerable to Endangered recently.
  • Endemic to the temperate forests of the Himalayas.
  • Sikkim, Assam, northern Arunachal Pradesh.

Wild ass/khur

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Image of Wild Ass/khur

Image of Wild ass/khur

  • Mostly occurs in Rann of Kutch region.
  • Population steadily increasing.
  • Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch.

Dhole/Asiatic wild dog or Indian wild dog

 Dhole/ Asiatic wild dog or Indian wild dog

Dhole/Asiatic Wild Dog or Indian Wild Dog

Dhole/Asiatic wild dog or Indian wild dog

  • South of the Ganges, Central Indian Highlands
  • Western and Eastern Ghats of the southern states.
  • Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and West Bengal.

Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 2

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on environment and biodiversity.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 14, 2017

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