Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Mangroves can survive freezing weather conditions.
2.Mangrove forests can store more carbon per hectare than terrestrial forests.
3.The aim of Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) is to conserve, restore and grow the mangrove ecosystem.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1: Statement is incorrect. Mangrove forests can survive extreme weather conditions and require low oxygen levels to survive but it cannot survive freezing temperatures and are found mainly in tropical and subtropical latitudes.

Statement 2: Mangrove forests can store more carbon per hectare than terrestrial forests.

Statement 3: The aim of Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) is to conserve, restore and grow the mangrove ecosystem.

Source: PIB