UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    Three of the following criteria have contributed to the recognition of Western Ghats, Sri Lanka and Indo-Bumu regions as hotspots of biodiversity.
    1. Species richness           
    2. Vegetation density
    3. Endemism                
    4. Ethno-botanical importance
    5. Threat perception
    6. Adaptation of flora and fauna to warm and humid conditions
    Which three of the above are correct criteria in this context?

    A)  1, 2 and 6                    

    B)  2, 4 and 6

    C)  1, 3 and 5                    

    D)  3, 4 and 6

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] Endemism is an important dimension why the Western Ghats Sri Lanka and Indo-Burma regions are classified under biodiversity hotspots. Many species endemic to the region are threatened and are not found anywhere else in the world. The other statements of species richness and threat perception also follow.

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