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Right Answers to Quiz on wetlands

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Right Answer to Quiz on wetlands

1.57% of mangroves in India are found in the
  • East coast
  • West coast
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands

  • 2.Agriculture and aqua culture have destroyed more than 80% of mangroves in
  • Orissa
  • W.Bengal
  • Maharashtra

  • 3.Wetlands of international importance are called
  • International estuaries
  • Heritage sites
  • Ramsar sites

  • 4.India has a total of----------------Ramsar sites
  • 19
  • 26
  • 5

  • 5.The mangroves of Bhittarkanika are famous for
  • rare migratory water birds
  • nesting sites for endangered Olive Ridley turtles
  • prawn cultivation

  • 6.A larva called " cavaborus" abounds in this lake and eliminates bacteria in the water, thus contributing to exceptional purity of water. The larvae are found in this Ramsar site
  • Bhoj wetland in M.P
  • Deepor Beel in Assam
  • Sastamkotta lake in Kerala

  • 7.One of the most important mangrove forests in the world which is both a Ramsar site and a World Heritage site is,
  • Sunderbans
  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Both the above

  • 8.The most important factor which will decide the fate of mangroves is,
  • Local enforcement protecting mangroves
  • Prevention of clogging by crude oil & other pollutants
  • Worldwide reduction in consumer demand for pond raised shrimps

  • 9.Useful functions performed by wetlands are,
  • Many wading birds and water fowl like ergets, herons and ibises nest in wetlands.
  • They act as natural filters and help remove a whole range of pollutants from water such as viruses from sewage works or heavy metals from industrial plants.
  • Both the above

  • 10.Gulf of Mannar is a major habitat for the endangered
  • dolphin
  • whale shark
  • dugong



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