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NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Social Science Geography Chapter 2 Forest and Wildlife Resources

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Social Science Geography Chapter 2 Forest and Wildlife Resources

Textbook Exercises

1. Multiple choice questions.

Question 1.
Which of these statements is not a valid reason for depletion of flora and fauna?
(a) Agriculture expansion,
(b) Large scale development projects.
(c) Grazing and fuelwood collection.
(d) Rapid industrialisation and urbanisation.
Answer:
(b) Large scale development projects.

Question 2.
Which of the following conservation strategies do not directly involve community participation?
(a) Joint forest management?
(b) Chipko Movement
(c) Beej Bachao Andolan
(d) Demarcation of Wildlife Santuaries
Answer:
(d) Demarcation of Wildlife Santuaries.

2. Match the following animals with their category of existence.

Animals/Plants: Category of existence
Blackbuck: Extinct
Asiatic elephant: Rare
Andaman wild pig: Endangered
Himalayan brown bear: Vulnerable
Pink head duck: Endemic
Answer:
Blackbuck: Endangered
Asiatic elephant: Vulnerable
Andaman wild pig: Endemic
Himalayan brown bear: Rare
Pink head duck: Extinct

3. Match the following:

(a) Reserved forests: 1.Other forests and wastelands belonging to both government and private individuals and communities
(b) Protected forests: 2.Forests are regarded as most valuable as far as the conservation of forest and wildlife resources
(c) Unclassed forests: 3.Forest lands are protected from any further depletion.
Answer:
a. 2.Forests are regarded as most valuable as far as the conservation of forest and wildlife resources,
b. 3.Forest lands are protected from any further depletion.
c. 1.Other forests and wastelands belonging to both government and private individuals and communities

4. Answer the following questions in about 30 words.

Question 1.
What is biodiversity? Why biodiversity is important for human lives?
Answer:
Biodiversity refers to wildlife and cultivated species. It is diverse in form and function. It is important for human beings for they keep creating and recreating the quality of air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil that gives us food.

Question 2.
How have human activities affected the depletion of flora and fauna? Explain.
Answer:
Human activities such as farming, grazing of animals, and hunting affect the depletion of flora and fauna. Through our activities, we are endangering numerous species of flora and fauna.

5. Answer the following questions in about 120 words.

Question 1.
Describe how communities have conserved and protected forests and wildlife in India?
Answer:
Conservation strategies are not new in our country. In some areas of India, local communities are struggling to conserve forests and around Bishnoi villages in Rajasthan, herds of blackbuck, (chinkara), nilgai and peacocks can be seen as an integral part of the community and nobody harms them.

These Solutions are part of NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Social Science. Here we have given NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Social Science Geography Chapter 2 Forest and Wildlife Resources.

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