Question 1: Write a brief note on protected areas?
Answer: Areas which have been demarcated to protect our flora and fauna and their habitat are called protected areas. The government lays down rules, methods and policies to protect and conserve forests and wildlife.
Question 2: What do you understand by endemic species? Give some examples of endemic species.
Answer: Species which is found exclusively in a particular area is called endemic species. Sal and wild mango are endemic flora to Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve. Bison, Indian giant squirrel and flying squirrel are endemic to this region.
Question 3: State two reasons which can lead to extinction of an endemic species.
Answer: Following can lead to extinction of endemic species:
Question 4: What are the features members of a species?
Answer: Members of a species show following features:
Question 5: What are the two reasons for migration of animals?
Answer: Following are the reasons for migration of animals:
Question 6: How does deforestation cause global warming?
Answer: We know that plants take up carbon dioxide and release oxygen during photosynthesis. This helps in maintaining the balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the atmosphere. Deforestation results in loss of green cover on the earth. Less number of plants means level of carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide traps solar energy and thus leads to overall increase in global temperature. Thus, deforestation causes global warming.
Question 1: What are the consequences of deforestation?
Answer: Consequences of Deforestation
Question 2: Explain different types of protected areas.
Answer: Different types of protected areas are as follows:
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