Question

Select the correct statement about biodiversity.

A

Large scale planting of cotton has no adverse effect on biodiversity.

B

Western Ghats have a very high degree of species richness and endemism.

C

Conservation of biodiversity is just a fad pursued by the developed countries.

D

The desert areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat have a very high level of desert animal species as well as numerous rare animals.

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Correct option is B)

The Western Ghats is one of the hottest biodiversity spots. It occurs along the western coast of India in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. There is a high degree of species richness and endemism of flowering, non-flowering plants, reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds, fishes species. Many of the species are undiscovered and many of them threaten species occur in the Western Ghats. Thus, the correct option is B.

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