Which one of the following areas in India, is a hotspot of biodiversity

  • Option 1)

    Eastern Ghats

  • Option 2)

    Gangetic Plain

  • Option 3)

    Sunderbans

  • Option 4)

    Western Ghats

 

Answers (1)

 

Hot Spots -

Hot Spots refer to the area with high density of diversity or mega diversity which are threatened at present.” There are around 16 hot spots, out of which two are located in India by the name Western Ghats and North-East Himalayas. These hot spots are determined on the basis of four factors 

- wherein

  • Degree of expectation
  • Degree of endemism
  • Number of species diversity
  • Degree of threat to habitat as a result of fragmentation and degradation.

 

 


Option 1)

Eastern Ghats

This solution is incorrect.

Option 2)

Gangetic Plain

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Option 3)

Sunderbans

This solution is incorrect.

Option 4)

Western Ghats

This solution is correct.

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