Daily Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013
Chapter: Science & Technology
Topic: Celebrating Biodiversity
Q. When we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity
and what is theme of it for the year 2012?
Ans. United Nations
proclaimed May 22nd as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). The
theme for 2012 International Day for Biological Diversity is Marine
The annual contribution of biodiversity to the world is
estimated as US$ 33 trillion per year. However, this precious natural asset is
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Q. How costal and marine biodiversity part Biological Diversity?
Ans. Coastal and marine biodiversity form
the basis of survival for billions of people around the world today.The ocean
covers 71% of the surface area of the globe, and constitutes over 90% of the
habitable space. Coastlines are supporting fragile ecosystems – mangroves, coral
reefs, sea-grass and seaweeds.
Q. What are the main challenges against costal and marine biodiversity?
Ans. The diversity of life in costal and
marine region is poorly understood and under-valued resulting in
over-exploitation. Some of the marine species are disappearing and others are on
the threat of extinction. The number of patents being taken on products and
processes based on marine life is increasing by leaps and bounds every year.