Q. With reference to Red Sanders, consider the following statements:
1.It is a flora-species that is endemic to a distinct tract of forests in Eastern Ghats region of Andhra Pradesh.
2.The export of Red Sanders from India is prohibited as per the Foreign Trade Policy.
3.It falls under endangered list in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] .2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:
  • Red Sanders is a flora-species that is endemic to a distinct tract of forests in Eastern Ghats region of Andhra Pradesh
  • It falls under ‘endangered list’ in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Red Sanders is also listed in Appendix-II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife Fauna and Flora (CITES). Its rich hue and therapeutic properties are responsible for its high demand across Asia, particularly China, for use in cosmetics, medicinal products and high-end furniture/woodcraft.
  • The export of Red Sanders from India is prohibited as per the Foreign Trade Policy.

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