Highlight on Flora & Fauna (IUCN)- 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.

Critically Endangered Mammals

Large Rock Rat or Elvira Rat

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Image of Large Rock Rat or Elvira Rat

Image of Large Rock Rat or Elvira Rat

  • It is a medium sized, nocturnal and burrowing rodent endemic to India.
  • Tropical dry deciduous shrub land forest, seen in rocky areas.
  • Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu at about 600 m above mean sea level

Namdapha Flying Squirrel

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Image of Namdapha Flying Squirrel

Image of Namdapha Flying Squirrel

  • Unique (only one in its genus) flying squirrel
  • Only in Namdapha in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Resides in Tropical forest.

Malabar Civet

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Image of Malabar Civet

Image of Malabar Civet

  • It is endemic to India and was first reported from Travancore, Kerala.
  • Nocturnal in nature
  • In Western Ghats.
  • Wooded plains and hill slopes of evergreen rainforests.

Critically Endangered Mammals

Sumatran Rhinoceros

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Image of Sumatran Rhinoceros

Image of Sumatran Rhinoceros

  • Smallest and most endangered of the five rhinoceros species.
  • Regionally extinct in India, once occurred in foothills of Himalayas and NE India.
  • Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus): Extinct in India, Survive in Java and Vietnam.

Kashmir stag/hangul

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Image of Kashmir Stag/hangul

Image of Kashmir stag/hangul

  • Subspecies of Red Deer which is native to India.
  • Kashmir valley and northern Chamba in Himachal Pradesh.
  • State animal of Jammu and Kashmir.

Critically Endangered Birds

The Jerdon’s Courser

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Image of Jerdon’s Courser

Image of Jerdon’s Courser

  • It is a nocturnal bird
  • Andhra Pradesh (Sri Lankamaleswara Wildlife Sanctuary).
  • Undisturbed scrub jungle with open areas.
  • Endemic to Andhra Pradesh.

Forest Owlet

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Image of Forest Owlet

Image of Forest Owlet

  • Dry deciduous forest.
  • South Madhya Pradesh
  • NW and north-central Maharashtra.

White-bellied Heron

Image of White-bellied Heron

Image of White-bellied Heron

Image of White-bellied Heron

  • Extremely rare bird
  • Five or six sites in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
  • One or two sites in Bhutan
  • Few in Myanmar.
  • Rivers with sand or gravel bars or inland lakes

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 9, 2017

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