Q. Which of the following areas is/are declared by state as protected areas for their adequate ecological, geo-morphological and natural significance?
1. National Parks
2. Wildlife sanctuaries
3. Estuaries
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

The Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972 provided for the declaration of certain areas by the State Government as wildlife sanctuaries if the area was thought to be of adequate ecological, geo-morphological and natural significance. 

The Wild Life (Protection) Act (WPA) of 1972 provided for the declaration of National Parks by the State Government in addition to the declaration of wildlife sanctuaries. 

Source: Wildlife Protection Act, 1972