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Consider the following protected areas:

1. Bandipur

2. Bhitarkanika

3. Manas

4. Sundarbans

Which of the above are declared as Tiger Reserves?

1. 1 and 2 only
2. 1, 3 and 4 only
3. 2, 3 and 4 only
4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 1, 3 and 4 only

The correct answer is 1, 3 and 4 only.

  •  Bandipur
    • It is located in Gundulpet taluk, Chamarajanagar district.
    • This National Park was formed by including most of the forest areas of the then Venugopala Wildlife Park.
    • This reserve was brought under Project Tiger in 1973.
    • It has the second highest Tiger population in India.
    • Tigers, Indian Elephants, Leopard, Dhole, Sambar, Sloth bear, Chital many more animals and Birds can be spotted in the Bandipur National park.
  • Bhitarkanika
    • It is in the state of Odisha.
    • It is the second largest Mangrove ecosystems of India.
    • It is the breeding place for the endangered salt water crocodiles which are the prime attractions of the sanctuary.
  • Manas
    • It is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam.
    • About the half of the Park is covered by Grasslands of Terai and Bhabar type.
    • There are more than 650 species of Angiosperms alone.
  • Sundarbans
    • It is a national park, tiger reserve, and biosphere reserve in West Bengal, India.
    • The area is known for its wide range of fauna, including 260 bird species, the Bengal tiger and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python.

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