Q. Which of the following Biosphere Reserve/s is/are part of World Network of Biosphere Reserves?
1.Nilgiris
2.Nokrek
3.Nanda Devi
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: There are 18 biosphere reserves in the country, only nine, including the Nilgiris, Nanda Devi, Nokrek, Gulf of Mannar, Sundarban, and Great Nicobar, have been included in the network.

  • Biosphere reserves are “representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over a large area of terrestrial or coastal/marine ecosystems or a combination thereof and representative examples of bio-geographic zones/provinces.”
  • Globally, 621 biosphere reserves from 117 countries are included in the network so far, according to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/Agasthyamala-likely-to-be-part-of-World-biosphere-reserves/article60514619.ece