Q. With reference to SECURE Himalaya project, consider the following statements;
1.The project supports the government’s efforts for the conservation of snow leopard and its habitat in Himalayan ecosystems.
2.The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
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: C
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: The project supports the government’s efforts for the conservation of snow leopard and its habitat by developing and implementing a landscape-based approach for Himalayan ecosystems.

It also addresses key issues of habitat degradation, threatened livelihoods and illegal trade in wildlife.

Statement 2 is correct: The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Source: The Times of India