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Rhinos to be re-introduced in Uttarakhand

Posted on : 13 Feb 2020

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  • According to officials, around 10 rhinos will be brought in CTR in the first phase and subsequently, 10 more would be added. 
  • Experts claim that protecting these rhinos from poaching will be the only challenge for the state’s forest department staff after the move.
  • The geographical terrain and environmental conditions in CTR are suitable for rhinos.
  • The ideal sites chosen in Corbett are valley habitats bounded on either side by the lower Himalayas (north), Shivalik Hills (south) and the Ramganga Reservoir (east), which would also act as natural barriers to rhino movement outside these area, thereby minimising conflict with people.

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  1. Consider the following statements regarding One-horn Rhino
    1.The Indian rhinoceros are ranged throughout the entire stretch of the Indo-Gangetic Plain currently.
    2.It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
    3.The Indian rhinoceros is regionally extinct in Pakistan.
    Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 and 2 only

    2.2 only

    3.3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 3 only


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