UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    With reference to an organisation known as 'Birdlife International', which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
    1. It is a Global Partnership of Conservation Organisations.
    2. The concept of 'biodiversity hotspots' originated from this organisation.
    3. It identifies the sites known/referred to as 'Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas'.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] Birdlife's Important and Biodiversity Area (IBA) programme aims to identify, monitor and protect a global network of IBAs for the conservation of the world's birds and other wildlife. The concept of 'Biodiversity hotspots' did not originate from this organisation. It was coined by Norman Meyers in 1988. Each Biodiversity hotspot represents a remarkable universe of extraordinary floral and faunal endemicity struggling to survive in rapidly shrinking ecosystem. Hence, option [c] is correct.

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