Q. Consider the following statements regarding “conservation reserves”:
1. It was created under forest conservation act, 1980.
2. It is an area owned by the State Government adjacent to National Parks and sanctuaries for protecting the landscape, seascape and habitat of fauna and flora.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2u00a0

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

The Amendment Act (Wildlife Protect Act, 1972) of 2003 provided for the creation of a new type of protected area called a Conservation Reserve. 

  • It is an area owned by the State Government adjacent to National Parks and sanctuaries for protecting the landscape, seascape and habitat of fauna and flora.  
  • It is managed through a Conservation Reserve Management Committee 
  • The State Government may, after having consultations with the local communities, declare any area owned by the Government as conservation reserve. 

Source: Shankar Page No: 177