Tag - biodiversity

[Biodiversity] Meaning and Types of Species+ Mock Questions for CSAT

What is biodiversity? Keystone species Sentinel species: frogs Blue whales Non-native species Vultures and diclofenac What is biodiversity hotspot? Plant biodiversity and Green Revolution Cites: convention on international trade What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity = biological diversity. It means number and variety of plants and animals. [...]

in-situ and ex-situ conservation

[EnB] Biodiversity: In-situ and Ex-situ methods of Conservation, Difference between Wildlife sanctuary and National Park

What is biodiversity conservation? In-situ biodiversity conservation (Natural Home) Difference between a national park, wildlife Sanctuary, and a biosphere reserve Ex-Situ biodiversity conservation (artificial home) Seed Banks Zoos Decision Making question in CSAT Paper-II Botanical Gardens (Ex-situ) What is biodiversity conservation? First, what is biodiversity: [...]

[Answerkey] Environment, Biodiversity & Geography Questions UPSC CPF/CAPF 2012 All booklets

Environment and Biodiversity Geography:internal breakup Physical Geography World Geography Indian Geography Environment and Biodiversity 1. Consider the following statements : The Planning Commission of India in its environment performance report, released on 26th July, 2012, ranked Himachal Pradesh as top State in the country on [...]

Convention on Biodiversity CBD

[EnB] Convention on Biodiversity CBD: Prologue to Cartagena, Nagoya, Aichi, COP-11

What is UNEP? Earth Summit? What is the connection between UNEP and Earth Summit? Kids of Earth Summit What is Convention on Biodiversity CBD? What does CBD want? Objective#1: Protect Biodiversity Where is the money? How does CBD work? Mock Questions What is UNEP? [...]

Aichi Targets Convention on Biodiversity CBD

[Treaties] Aichi Targets for Biodiversity Protection under CBD

What are Aichi Targets? Strategic goal A Strategic Goal B Strategic Goal C Strategic Goal D Strategic Goal E Let’s recap what we learned in previous article: Earth Summit led to=> Biodiversity protection: CBD (Cartagena+ Aichi+Nagoya) Reverse Climate Change: UNFCCC (Kyoto+ Copenhagen) Sustainable Development: Agenda [...]

Western Ghats Map

[Conversation] Western Ghats: Overview of Physical Geography, Rivers & Biodiversity

What is Western Ghats? Administrative Regions Western vs Eastern Ghats Western Ghat: Forest Western Ghats: Rivers West Flowing Rivers East Flowing rivers Western Ghats- Other Names Agriculture Western Ghats: Biodiversity Western Ghats has been in news because of Gadgil Committee report controversy. What is Western [...]

[Western Ghats] Threats to Biodiversity, Monoculture Plantation, Exotic Species, Sacred Groves

British Raj Exploitation Era and Approach of exploitation What are Sacred Groves? Fisheries and exotic species Mining in Western Ghats Sand Mafias Thermal power plants Transport and Communication Farm Houses and Resorts Construction and allied activities Monoculture Plantation is Bad? Tribals of Western [...]

food chain pyramids

[Food Chain] Trophic Levels, Biotic Potential, Bio Magnification & IGNOU Material on Environment and biodiversity (free Download)

Food Chain What is Trophic Level? Type of Food Chains Ecological Pyramids Types of Pyramids Food Web Energy Flow in the Ecosystem 2nd law of themodynamics Connection: Trophic level vs Energy flow Energy=Unidirectional Nutrients/Material=Cyclic DDT and Biomagnification Biotic Potential. Carrying Capacity Interspecies relations [...]

[Studyplan] India 2013 Yearbook: Introduction and approach to Environment and Biodiversity (EnB) (part 1 of 6)

Utility in Prelims (CSAT) Utility in Mains Utility in Interview Limitations of yearbook General guidelines while using India Yearbook #1: Skipping sentences #2: Organizations #3: Schemes Yearbook Chapter Classification Environment and Biodiversity (EnB) EnB: organizations EnB: Important facts for MCQ/2m Laws/conventions/IR Environment : [...]

Stamps Biodiversity related

[Stamps] Biodiversity, Painting, Freedom struggle, Culture, Religion, Places: 2012, 2013

Prologue Biodiversity related Nicobar Megapod Bugun Liocichla Venated Gliding Frog Hoolock Gibbon Ape Vs Monkey Art Related Warli Painting Shekhawati Paintings Freedom Fighters and Polity Silk Letter movement UP legislature: 125 years completed Ghadar Movement: 100 years Madan Mohan Malaviya ShivaRam Hari Rajguru [...]

[EnB] 100 Mock MCQ Questions on Science Tech, Environment and Biodiversity

Instructions Question 1 to 20 Question 21 to 40 Question 41 to 60 Question 61 to 80 Question 81 to 100 Answers Instructions 100 questions worth 2 marks each = total 200 marks. Penalty for wrong answer= Minus 0.67 (=1/3rd of the mark allotted [...]

Chart CSAT 2013 Environment section

[Answerkey] CSAT 2013 Environment & Biodiversity (EnB) Questions solved with explanation, reference, all four sets (A,B,C,D)

Prologue Internal Breakup Parks Parks and hills Parks and rivers Wildlife, Flora-Fauna Macaque Equatorial forests Swamp Deer Spider monkey Mammals Agro/soil related Mycorrhizal biotech Biofertilizers Nitro cycle Contour Sugar byproducts Pollution Related E-waste Water pollutants Water consumption in industries Acid Rain Smog Ecology [...]