Q. Which of the following countries comes under Indo – Burma Hotspot?
1. Myanmar
2. Indonesia
3. Thailand
4. Cambodia
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1, 2 and 3 only

[B] 2, 3 and 4 only

[C] 1, 3 and 4 only

[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: C

The Indo-Burma region, one of the largest hotspots, covers Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos PDR and also includes the Gangetic plains, areas around the Brahmaputra River and parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

  • This hotspot comprises plains that are fed with rich alluvial soil by several large Asian rivers besides the Ganga and Brahmaputra.  
  • Although it is one of the most biologically rich areas, it is also the most threatened.  
  • Many of the species found here like the Annamite muntjac and grey-crowned crocias have rarely been seen by human eyes.  
  • Threats such as illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss hang over them like Damocles’ Sword. This region is in dire need of stringent legal protection. 

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/children/wild-wonderlands/article34686553.ece