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LOKTAK LAKE AND UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS



  Apr 05, 2024

LOKTAK LAKE AND UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS



QUESTION 1: What unique geological feature is Loktak Lake known for?

A) Saltwater geysers
B) Floating islands called phumdis
C) Underwater volcanoes
D) Natural hot springs

QUESTION 2: Which endangered species is found in the Keibul Lamjao National Park, located on Loktak Lake?

A) The Royal Bengal Tiger
B) The Asiatic Lion
C) The Indian Rhinoceros
D) The Sangai Deer

QUESTION 3: What is the primary purpose of UNESCO Global Geoparks?

A) To protect endangered animal species
B) To promote geodiversity and sustainable development
C) To preserve historical monuments
D) To focus exclusively on underwater ecosystems

QUESTION 5: What would be a potential benefit of Loktak Lake achieving UNESCO Global Geopark status?

A) Increase in industrial activities around the lake
B) Reduction in the local community’s involvement in the lake’s conservation
C) Promotion of conservation efforts and sustainable tourism
D) Decrease in the biodiversity of the region

QUESTION 6: What makes the Keibul Lamjao National Park unique?

A) It’s the world’s only floating national park.
B) It’s located on the highest peak in the world.
C) It’s the largest dry desert park.
D) It’s an underwater park accessible only to divers.

QUESTION 7: As of now, which country holds the most UNESCO Global Geoparks?

A) India
B) China
C) France
D) Brazil

ANSWER KEY:

1. B) Floating islands called phumdis
2. D) The Sangai Deer
3. B) To promote geodiversity and sustainable development
5. C) Promotion of conservation efforts and sustainable tourism
6. A) It’s the world’s only floating national park.
7. B) China

These questions are designed to test knowledge on Loktak Lake’s unique ecological system, its significance to the local community, and the global importance of UNESCO Global Geoparks. 

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