UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Which of the following Indian Species have been included in Red Data Book of IUCN as endangered species?
    1. Blue whale                
    2. Caribou              
    3. Bengal tiger               
    4. Kea parrot
    5. Black bear                
    6. Chinchilla            
    7. Wild goat
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1, 2, 3 and 6                

    B)  1, 3, 5 and 7       

    C)  2, 4, 5, 6 and 7

    D)         All of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [b] The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1964, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the worlds main authority on the conservation status of species. A series of Regional Red Lists are produced by countries a organisations, which assess the risk of extinction to special within a political managements unit. The Red List of 2012 was released at the Rio + 20 Earth Summit. It contains 132 species of plants and animals in India listed as critically endangered. Few of the endangered species are
    Asian black bear Asian elephant
    Bengal tiger Blue whale           
    Barasingha Clouded leopard      
    Central Kashmir vole Dhole
    Gee's golden langur Gaur
    Marbled cat Nilgiri marten
    Nicobar flying fox Nilgiri tahr
    Nicobar treeshrew Palm rat
    Red panda

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