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In the following questions, a statement of assertion (A) is followed by a statement of reason (R)

Assertion: Biodiversity conservation embraces maintenance, sustainable utilization, and restoration, of the lost and degraded biodiversity through two basic and complementary strategies called in situ and ex situ.

Reason: Ex situ conservation is the technique of conservation of all levels of biological diversity outside their natural habitats through different techniques like zoo, captive breeding, aquarium, botanical garden, and gene bank.

Option: 1

Both Assertion & Reason are true and the reason is the correct explanation of the assertion.

Option: 2

Both Assertion & Reason are true but the reason is not the correct explanation of the assertion.

Option: 3

Assertion is true statement but Reason is false.


Option: 4

Both Assertion and Reason are false statements.

Answers (1)


Both the Assertion and Reason are true, and the Reason correctly explains the Assertion. Biodiversity conservation does involve maintenance, sustainable utilization, and restoration of the biodiversity through in situ and ex-situ strategies. Ex situ conservation refers to the conservation of biodiversity outside their natural habitats using techniques like zoos, captive breeding, aquariums, botanical gardens, and gene banks. The Reason provides an accurate explanation for the Assertion. Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

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