Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Ramsar Sites form an international network of wetlands which are important for conserving global biological diversity and sustaining human lives through the maintenance of their ecosystem.
2.India has the highest number of wetlands globally.
3.Chilika Lake was one of the first sites to be placed on the Ramsar List by the Government of India.
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: C
Notes:

Statement 1 and 3 are correct. Ramsar Sites form an international network of wetlands which are important for conserving global biological diversity and sustaining human lives through the maintenance of their ecosystem. Keoladeo National Park (in Rajasthan) and Chilika (in Odisha) were the first two sites to be placed on the Ramsar List by the Government of India.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The United Kingdom has highest number of Ramsar sites globally. However, India has the highest number of Ramsar sites in Asia.

Source: PIB