Focus on Endangered and Vulnerable Mammals - 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

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.

Endangered Mammals

Freshwater/river dolphin

Image of Freshwater & River Golphin

Image of Freshwater & River Golphin

Image of Freshwater & River Golphin

  • India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan
  • 2 subspecies, the Ganges river dolphin and Indus river dolphin

Ganges river dolphin

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Image of Ganges River Dolphin

Image of Ganges river dolphin

  • Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers
  • Nepal.
  • National Aquatic Animal of India

Indus river dolphin

Image of Indus river dolphin

Image of Indus River Dolphin

Image of Indus river dolphin

  • Indus River in Pakistan
  • Beas and Sutlej tributaries.

Nautilus pompilinus

Image of Nautilus pompilinus

Image of Nautilus Pompilinus

Image of Nautilus pompilinus

  • It is a pelagic marine mollusc
  • One of the oldest animal lineages on the planet
  • Palm-sized adult animal & can live up to 20 years in ocean depths
  • Called pearly nautilus considering the pearly nacre on its external shell
  • It has a chambered shell with limited mobility
  • It may soon be included in the Appendix 2 of the CITES

Vulnerable Mammals

Great Indian one horn Rhinoceros

Indian one horn Rhinoceros

Indian One Horn Rhinoceros

Indian one horn Rhinoceros

  • Tall grasslands in the foothills of Himalayas [Terai region].
  • Kaziranga National Park, Pabitora wildlife sanctuary, Manas National Park, Assam.
  • Status in the Wild: Moved from Endangered to Vulnerable.

Gaur/Indian Bison

Image of Gaur or Indian Bison

Image of Gaur or Indian Bison

Image of Gaur or Indian Bison

  • Large bovine native to South Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • Evergreen forests or semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests.
  • The domesticated form is Bos frontalis, is called gayal or mithun.

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 18, 2017

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