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Which of the following Protected Areas are located in Cauvery basin?

1. Nagarhole National Park

2. Papikonda National Park

3. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

4. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

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

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

The correct answer is 1 3 and 4 only.

  • Except 2 all the areas are located in Kaveri Basin Area while Papikonda National Park is located in Godawari Basin. Hence 2 is incorrect.
  • Nagarhole National Park - located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
  • Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve -located at the confluence region of Western and Eastern Ghats. It is also a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary-located in Wayanad Kerala, and comes under Project Elephant. It is also a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
  • Hence 1 2 and 3 are correct.

  • Protected areas are regions of zones of land or sea which provide protection for the conservation of biodiversity and socio-environmental values.
  • There are several kinds of protected areas, which vary by level of protection. Examples include national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, marine protected areas, community reserves etc.
  • IUCN has six categories of protected areas-
    • Category Ia-Strict Nature Reserve
    • Category Ib - Wilderness Area
    • Category II - National Park
    • Category III - National Monument or Feature
    • Category IV - Habitat Management Area
    • Category V - Protected Landscape
    • Category VI - Protected Area with sustainable use of natural resources

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