In which one among the following categories of protected areas in India are local people not allowed to collect and use the biomass?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2012 Prelims]

(a) Biosphere Reserves

(b) National Parks

(c) Wetlands declared under Ramsar Convention

(d) Wildlife Sanctuaries


Answer: (b)        

Explanation:

Biosphere Reserves

  • Biosphere reserves serve as learning places for sustainable development.
  • They test interdisciplinary approaches to managing social and ecological systems.
  • Provide local solutions to global challenges.

National Parks

  • Areas set aside by national governments for preservation of natural environment
  • May be designated for public recreation, historical or scientific interest
  • Biomass collection and use is prohibited for local people

Wetlands

  • Often viewed as wasteland and converted for development
  • Over 64% of wetlands lost through drainage and conversion since 1900
  • Freshwater-dependent nature in major decline

Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Areas where animals and their habitats are protected from human disturbance
  • Poaching and hunting strictly prohibited
  • Examples include Chilika Lake Bird Sanctuary

Consider the following statements:                                                                   The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements:                                                         The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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