Recently, a first of its kind in the world economic valuation of tiger reserves has been conducted in India. As per the study which tiger reserves has highest annual flow benefits?
Recently, a first of its kind in the world economic valuation of tiger reserves has been conducted in India. As per the study which tiger reserves has highest annual flow benefits? [A]Periyar Tiger Reserve [B]Ranthambore Tiger Reserve [C]Kanha Tiger Reserve [D]Corbett Tiger Reserve
Periyar Tiger Reserve In a first of its kind exercise, India has conducted economic valuation of six of its tiger reserves and placed their value at Rs 1,49,900 crore. The valuation study was conducted by Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, at the behest of the environment ministry’s National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). The study provides quantitative and qualitative estimates of benefits accruing from tiger reserves which include economic, social and cultural services. The report shows that Periyar tiger reserve has the highest annual flow benefits (Rs 1,760 crore), followed by Kanha (Rs 1,650 crore) and Corbett (Rs 1,470 crore).
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The Tadoba-Andhari Tiger reserve is located in ____? [A]Andhra Pradesh [B]Maharashtra [C]Madhya Pradesh [D]Rajasthan
Maharashtra Taboda-Andhari tiger reserve is in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The Taboda-Andhari is Often referred to as “The Jewel of Vidharba.
According to latest tiger census report (2015), which among the following states has recorded highest number of tigers? [A]Madhya Pradesh [B]Karnataka [C]Tamil Nadu [D]Kerala
Karnataka Tiger numbers in India grow by 30% in four years according to latest tiger census report. The population of tigers has increased in India from 1,706 in 2011 to 2, 226 in 2014. Karnataka has the highest number of tigers (406) followed by Uttarakhand (340), Madhya Pradesh (308), Tamil Nadu (190) and Maharashtra (167).
Which among the following is the only breeding ground for Indian Skimmer, an endangered fresh water bird species? [A]Chambal River [B]Sunder bans [C]Ganga-Yamuna basin [D]Godavari Delta
Chambal River The Indian Skimmer is an endangered fresh water bird species. The Chambal River is the only breeding ground for the bird. The colourful bird, with a black cap and orange bill, was once widely found in major rivers and estuaries. But it is now mainly seen in and around the National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary, spread across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Which among the following states is the venue for the National Biodiversity Conference-2015? [A]Assam [B]Goa [C]Kerala [D]Sikkim
Kerala The National Biodiversity Conference-2015 will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 23rd to 27th February. National Biodiversity Conference 2015 (Biodiversity – Access and Benefit Sharing) is being organized as the most important biodiversity mega event of India, under the auspices of MoEF and National Biodiversity Authority and all other organisations involved in conservation and promotion of biodiversity in the country.
The “Aichi Targets” are related to _____? [A]Conservation of Biodiversity [B]Conservation of Wetlands [C]Conservation of Coral reefs [D]Prevention of Plastic use
Conservation of Biodiversity The Aichi Targets are a set of 20, time-bound, measureable targets for the conservation of biodiversity. The targets were agreed by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010. Achievement of the targets will contribute to reducing, and eventually halting, the loss of biodiversity at a global level by the middle of the twenty-first century.