Environmental Issues-Conservation Issues [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 7 - 12 of 13

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Question 7

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Why do the rivers of West Coast not form a delta?

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West Coast Rivers are generally fast flowing.

  • They do not have perennial flow of water.
  • Their path is rough generally.
  • West coast rivers do not pass through plains.
  • They have steep slope, sometimes causing waterfalls.
  • The flow of rivers must contain a slow flow of water to form Delta.
  • Water quantity is required to be large and must bring a big amount of …

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Question 8

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India՚s over exploitation of groundwater is contributing to “The worst water crisis in the in its history” . There is need for the bringing policy judicious use of groundwater discuss.

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Groundwater is the most important water resources in India. It supplies about of all irrigation water and about of the rural and urban domestic water.

  • According to the UNESCO World Water development, report states that, in the World, India is the largest extractor of groundwater.
  • Of India՚s groundwater, Wells have declined over the past few years …

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Question 9

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What is ozone pollution? Why is it still a cause for concern? Examine. (250 Words)

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Background:

In India pollution discussion is mainly concentrated with particulate matter but ground level ozone/surface ozone is equally hazardous. A recent study shows that the O3 levels will continue to rise drastically particularly in North India.

Ozone Pollution:

  • Ground level or “bad” ozone is not emitted directly into the air but is created by ch…

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Question 10

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No country can remain an island when it comes to climate action. In the light of ongoing COP23 climate negotiations, discuss the new challenges and responsibilities that countries are facing in striking a deal at COP23 to save earth from climate change. (250 Words)

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Introduction:

  • The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) .
  • The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn is the next step for governments to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and accelerate the transformation to sustainable, res…

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Question 11

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What is trophy hunting? What is its impact on conservation? Examine what efforts are needed to prevent trophy hunting. (250 Words)

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Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of animals for human recreation where animal or part of the animal (horns, skin, etc) kept as the trophy.

Impacts on Conservation:

  • Generic hunting bans do not automatically lead to increases in wildlife.
  • For example, in countries such as Kenya and India, where hunting bans came into force in the 1970s, wildlife …

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Question 12

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The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act (CAF Act) , 2016 has raised serious concerns about the human and environmental costs of compensatory afforestation (CA) . In the light of these concerns, discuss the role of local communities and gram sabhas in ecological restoration. (250 Words)

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  • Local communities in the forests have a holistic traditional scientific knowledge of their lands, natural resources and environment.
  • In view of the interrelationship between the natural environment and its sustainable development and the cultural, social, economic and physical well-being of these people national and international efforts …

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