Consider the following statements in context with the Biodiversity Act 2002:

  1. Biodiversity Heritage Sites can be declared by the Union Government under the Bio Diversity Act 2002
  2. The Vaids and Hakims who have been practicing indigenous medicine, are now required to give prior intimation to the State Biodiversity Board to use the bio-resources of the country.
  3. The patents related to Biological Resources can not be applied for without due permission from the National Biodiversity Authority.

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] Only 1 & 3 are correct
[D] Only 3 is correct

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