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Which of these activities are usually restricted (partially or fully) in National parks?

1. Hunting of wild animals

2. Destruction of habitat

3. Construction of tourist lodges

4. Collecting minor forest products

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

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

The correct answer is 1, 2, 3, 4.

  • National parks and sanctuaries are areas of significant ecological, floral, faunal or natural significance.
  • Hunting of wild animals, encroachment and/or destruction of habitat, construction of tourist lodges and other such activities are prohibited in protected areas.
  • A National park is a protected area which is reserved for the conservation of only animals, where no human interference in any form of harvesting of timber, collecting minor forest products and private ownership rights is allowed.

  • But, a wildlife sanctuary is a protected area which is reserved for the conservation of only animal and human activities like harvesting of timber, collecting minor forest products and private ownership rights are allowed as long as they do not interfere with the well-being of animals.
  • They are notified by the State Governments; and protected by the Forest Departments under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 & its amendments, Indian Forest Act of 1927, Forest (Protection) Act of 1980, Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Forest Rights Act, 2006.

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