Q. Which of the following is considered as the “forest of world heritage”?

[A] Nandankanan in Orissa

[B] Kaziranga in Assam

[C] Sundarban in West Bengal

[D] Indian botanic garden Shibpur in West Bengal

Answer: C

Explanation: UNESCO World Heritage Forests:

  • Forests are some of the most biodiversity-rich habitats on Earth.
  • These forests play a crucial role in climate regulation by absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) and are considered as one of the most cost-effective forms of climate action.
  • As of today, more than 200 World Heritage sites harbor unique forest ecosystems.
  • Ranging in size from 18 hectares (Vallée de Mai, Seychelles), to more than 5 million hectares (Central Amazon Conservation Complex, Brazil), World Heritage forest sites now have a total surface area of over 69 million hectares (roughly twice the size of Germany).
  • Sundarbans lie in Ganga Brahmaputra delta. They are one of the largest mangrove forests in the world. It was designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

Source: https://www.sunderbannationalpark.in/