Q. With reference to the Black necked crane, consider the following statements:
1. The black-necked crane is central to Buddhist mythology and culture.
2. It is listed as Near Threatened species under IUCN red list.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
- Statement 1 is correct: The black-necked crane is central to Buddhist mythology and culture. According to a World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF), previous incarnations of the Dalai Lama were carried from monastery to monastery on the backs of these holy birds.
- Statement 2 is correct: It is listed as Near Threatened species in the IUCN Red List.