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Tiger reserves are in important part of our tourism industry. There are 42 declared tiger reserves in India which are generally operated by state forest departments. Indian tiger, also known as Bengal tiger is the national animal of India. Its scientific name is Panthera Tigris. Tigers are maintained in reserves for their scientific economic, aesthetic, cultural and ecological values and they are kept as national heritage for the education and enjoyment of the people.

But in recent years tiger tourism has become a troublesome issue due to the rapid growth of killing of tigers due to illegal poaching. This is a wake-up call not only for the department of tourism but also for the various wildlife organisations and other governing bodies. Seance the governments have failed to implement adequate enforcement response and investigation wildlife crimes have increased by yeas. Today there are some activists and environmentalist who are demanding a complete ban in public access to wildlife reserves. But such a complete ban would be a setback.

There is no question that commercial tourism must be strictly regulated, however a complete ban would be an extremely harmful step, as it will negatively impact conservation education monitoring and other conservation activities. 

01) Tiger tourism has become a problem in recent years because:  

 (a) There are too many tigers  
(b) Tigers kill people  
(c) Tourists disturb tigers  
(d) There is illegal poaching of tigers

02) Solution to the problem of wild life crimes can be found by:  
(a) Banning public access to wildlife reserves  
(b) Banning tiger tourism  
(c) Regulating commercial tourism  
(d) Curtailment of wild life population

03) A protected area for animals, plants etc. is called:  
(a) A Reserve 
(b) A Forest  
(c) Countryside 
(d) Cantonment  

04) . Tigers are kept in reserves for the following  reasons:  
(A) Ecological value 
(B) Cultural value  
(C) Agricultural value 
(D) Aesthetic value  
(E) Medicinal value  Choose the correct answer from the options  given below: 
(a) (A), (B) and (D) only  
(b) (B), (C) and (D) only  
(c) (C), (D) and (E) only  
(d) (A), (D) and (E) only 

05) Given below are two statements:  Statement I: Banning commercial tourism will positively impact conservation activities.  Statement II: Panthera tigris tigris is the national animal of India.  In the light of the above statements, choose the most appropriate answer from the options given below:
(a) Both statement I and statement II are correct.  
(b) Both statement I and statement II are incorrect.  
(c) Statement I is correct but statement II is incorrect.  
(d) Statement I is incorrect but statement II is correct.


 1 - d

 2 - c

 3 - a 

 4 - a

 5 - d