Which of the following is not a narrowly utilitarian reasons for the conservation of Biodiversity?

  1. Direct economic benefits like cereals, pulses and Fruits
  2. Firewood, Fibre, construction material
  3. Tannins, lubricants, dyes, resins, perfumes
  4. Oxygen, Aesthetic Pleasure
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How much Oxygen does Amazon Forest is estimated to produce through photosynthesis?

  1. 20 per cent of the total oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere
  2. 30 per cent of the total oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere
  3. 40 per cent of the total oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere
  4. 60 per cent of the total oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere
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Which of the following is not categorized under broadly utilitarian reasons of biodiversity?

  1. Oxygen
  2. Pollination
  3. Intangible benefits like walking through thick woods
  4. Tannins, lubricants, Perfumes
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More than…a…. of the drugs currently sold in the market worldwide are derived from plants and …b…...species of plants contribute to the traditional medicines used by native people around the world.

  1. a- 25 per cent
  2. b-12000
  3. a- 30 per cent
  4. a- 39 per cent
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In bioprospecting, which of the diversity is not explored for products of economic importance?

  1. Molecular Biodiversity
  2. Genetic level biodiversity
  3. Species level biodiversity
  4. Gamma biodiversity
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Which of the following is an intangible benefits obtained from biodiversity?

  1. Aesthetic Pleasure walking through thick woods
  2. Watching spring flowers in full bloom
  3. Waking up to a Bulbul's song in the morning
  4. All of these
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Which of the following does not come under ethical argument for the conservation of biodiversity?

  1. We owe to millions of plants, animal and microbe species with whom we share this planet
  2. We need to realise that every species has an intrinsic value even if it is of no economic use to us
  3. We have a moral duty to care for their well being and pass on our biological legacy in good order to future generations
  4. They provide us aesthetic pleasures of walking through thick woods. So, to get the same uninterrupted we need to conserve
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In situ conservation means except

  1. On site conservation
  2. Saving the entire forest to save the tiger
  3. When we conserve and protect the whole ecosystem, it's biodiversity at all levels is protected
  4. Endangered species is protected at priority
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Ex situ means except

  1. Off site conservation
  2. Endangered plant or animal is protected
  3. They are kept in more protected space than natural area
  4. Saving the entire forest to save the tiger
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Which of the following is not the problem regarding in situ approach that has been addressed by eminent conservationists?

  1. The conflict between development and conservation
  2. Unrealistic and economically not feasible to conserve all their biological wealth
  3. The number of species waiting to be saved from extinction far exceeds the conservation resources available
  4. Human Intrusion is the major cause of its failure
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