Saturday, 6 May 2017

Environment Quiz 30

1. For nearly 113 years, this species was considered to be extinct, until researchers rediscovered it in 1997 in Toranmal Reserve Forest near Shahada in the Satpuda ranges in Nandurbar District, Maharashtra. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has named this bird as the one facing a high risk of extinction. Which one of the following are we talking about?
Spoon Billed Sandpiper
Forest Owlet
Siberian Crane
Red Headed Vulture

2. This year's first cyclone of the northern hemisphere formed in Bay of Bengal hit myanmar recently bringing heavy rains in parts of the country. What is the name given to the cyclone?

3. "Phanuromyia odo" found in the tropical regions of North, South and Central America and named after the Star Trek character Odo is a newly found species of

4. Melanophidium khairei, the iridescent, bluish black non-venomous snake discovered in the forests of Western Ghats was named after Neelimkumar Khaire. Which one of the following was founded by him?
Herpetological Society of India
Friends of Snakes Society
Bedia Federation of India
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

5. PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. What does E stand for in PETA?

6. Sorting Hat Spider (Eriovixia gryffindori) is a unique new species of spider discovered in the Kans forest area of Karnataka. It was named after a fictitious character from a famous children's novel. Can you name the book?
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Harry Potter
His Dark Materials

7. Which country has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world?
Costa Rica
United States

8. What does the acronym HIPPO indicate in biology?
UN Initiative for Conservation
Major factors that contribute to the destruction of biodiversity
Group for protection of Hippopotamus
An organisation for biodiversity conservation

9. Name the Indian environmentalist who received the Goldman Environmental Prize 2017
Ramesh Agrawal
Sunderlal Bahuguna
Medha Patkar
Prafulla Samantara

10. The Three Mile Island accident was occurred on March 28, 1979 and was one of the most significant accidents in U S history. What kind of disaster happened there?

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