|Recently, wildlife officials and volunteers of and NGO involved in vulture conservation sighted long-billed vultures in the North-Eastern slopes of the Nilgiris. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?|
|1. Long billed vultures are found only in the Nilgiris.|
|2. White-backed, king and Egyptian vultures are the other three species found in the Nilgiris and the Moyar valley.|
|3. Diclofenac based drugs have been banned in this area and this is the reason the vultures thrive here.|
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below.|
A) 1 and 2
B) 2 and 3
C) 1 and 3
D) All of these
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] Statement 1 is correct, because, huge long billed vultures are found only in the Nilgiris and surrounding area. Statement 2 is also correct. White-backed, king and Egyptian vultures are the other three species found in the Nilgiris and the Moyar valley. Statement 3 is incorrect that diclofenac based drugs are not banned in the region, though they should be banned.
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