Focus on Vulnerable Mammals- Expected Questions for 2017

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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.

Vulnerable Mammals

Four-horned antelope, Chousingha

Image of Four-horned antelope, Chousingha

Image of Four-horned antelope, Chousingha

Image of Four-horned antelope, Chousingha

  • Must drink water regularly in order to survive.
  • Confined to the Indian subcontinent.
  • Foothills of the Himalayas to Deccan Plateau.
  • Gir National Park has 1000 of these animals.

Takin

 Image of Takin

Image of Takin

Image of Takin

  • Mountainous regions in the Himalayan Mountains and western China.
  • Considered Endangered in China and Vulnerable per the IUCN.

Nilgiri marten

Image of Nilgiri marten

Image of Nilgiri marten

Image of Nilgiri marten

  • Endemic to the Western Ghats.
  • Inhabits areas that are far from human disturbance.
  • Only species of marten found in southern India.
  • Isolated localities in northern and central India, and SW Nepal.

Oriental small-clawed otter/Asian small-clawed otter

Image of Asian small-clawed otter

Image of Asian small-clawed otter

Image of Asian small-clawed otter

  • Semiaquatic mammals.
  • It is a smallest otter species in the world.
  • It lives in mangrove swamps and freshwater wetlands.

Clouded leopard

Image of Clouded leopard

Image of Clouded leopard

Image of Clouded leopard

  • Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China.
  • Northern West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.

Asian black bear/moon bear or white-chested bear

Asian black bear or moon bear or white-chested bear

Asian black bear or moon bear or white-chested bear

Asian black bear or moon bear or white-chested bear

  • Himalayas, Korea, NE China
  • Russian far east and the Honshu and Shikoku islands of Japan.

Dugong/Sea Cow

Image of Dugong or Sea Cow

Image of Dugong or Sea Cow

Image of Dugong or Sea Cow

  • Hunting for meat and oil
  • Habitat degradation, and fishing-related fatalities.

Manatees Species

Image of Manatees Species

Image of Manatees Species

Image of Manatees Species

  • Dugong belongs to manatees species.
  • India seas (near shore waters of Gulf of Mannar, Gulf of Kachchh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Amazon Basin
  • West Africa

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