Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The World Network of Biosphere Reserves promotes North-South and South-South collaboration.
2.Bhutan and Nepal do not have any biosphere reserves.
3.The first biosphere reserve in South Asia was Nilgiri Biosphere reserve.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 3 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1: The World Network of Biosphere Reserves promotes North-South and South-South collaboration and represents a unique tool for international co-operation through sharing knowledge, exchanging experiences, building capacity and promoting best practices.

Statement 2: Bhutan and Nepal do not have any biosphere reserves.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. The first biosphere reserve in South Asia Hurulu Biosphere Reserve in Sri Lanka (1977) while first biosphere reserve of India was Nilgiri Biosphere reserve (1986).

Source: The Hindu