biology

Assertion : Great Indian bustard is a rare species.

Reason : Vulnerable species are rare species.

A

Both the assertion and the reason are true and the reason is a correct explanation of the assertion.

B

Both the assertion and the reason are true but the reason is not a correct explanation of the assertion.

C

Assertion is true but the reason is false.

D

Both the assertion and reason are false.

E

Assertion is false but reason is true.

Answer

Threatened species may be critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable. Rare and indeterminate. Rare species are with naturally small populations, either localised or thinly scattered, which are always at risk from pests / pathogens / predators or exotic species. 
Great Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) is a rare species of birds found in parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Due to destruction of natural habitat and poaching, it has become a rare species. 
Vulnerable species are those for which presently the population is sufficient but is undergoing depletion due to some factor or factors so that is facing risk of extinction in medium term future.

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