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Silent Valley, the biodiversity hotspot is situated in
1. Mumbai
2. Uttarakhand
3. Kerala
4. Karnataka

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Kerala

The correct answer is Kerala.

  • To qualify as a biodiversity hotspot, a region must meet two strict criteria:
    • It must have at least 1,500 vascular plants as endemics — which is to say, it must have a high percentage of plant life found nowhere else on the planet. A hotspot, in other words, is irreplaceable.
    • It must have 30% or less of its original natural vegetation. In other words, it must be threatened.
  • There are 4 major biodiversity hotspots in India-
    • The Himalayas
    • Indo-Burma Region
    • The Western Ghats
    • Sundaland
  • Silent Valley is part of Western Ghats and is situated in Kerala.

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