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With reference to 'Eco-Sensitive Zones', which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Eco-Sensitive Zones are the areas that are declared under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
2. The purpose of the declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zones is to prohibit all kinds of human activities, in those zones except agriculture.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer:

D

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Explanation:

tatement 1 is incorrect. Eco-Sensitive Zones are not specifically declared under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zones is under Environment Protection Act (EPA),1986..

Statement 2 is also incorrect. The purpose of declaring Eco-Sensitive Zones is not to prohibit all kinds of human activities but rather to regulate and restrict certain activities that may have a negative impact on the environment and ecological balance. The restrictions placed on activities within Eco-Sensitive Zones vary based on the specific needs and conservation objectives of the area.

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