Q. With reference to Dhole, consider the following statements:
1. The species is limited to Eastern and Western Ghats in India.
2. It is listed as Schedule II species under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: The dhole or Asiatic Wild Dog (Cuon alpinus) is found in three clusters across India namely the Western and Eastern Ghats, central Indian landscape and North East India. 
  • Statement 2 is correct: It is a Schedule II species under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. 

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