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POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PGDESD) Term-End Examination
December, 2015 MED-006 : NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT : PHYSICAL AND BIOTIC Maximum Marks : 50
Time : 2 hours
Note : Question no. 1 is compulsory. Attempt any three questions from the rest. 1. Attempt all parts. (a) Define a resource. By citing suitable examples, differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources.
(b) What are the different types of soils ? Give their important features.
(c) Expand any two of the following abbreviations and give one function of
each : (i)
(iii) CITES (d) Name the world's Heritage sites from India. MED-006
(a) Briefly discuss the factors responsible for the degradation of land resources. (b) What is Ramsar Convention ? Briefly state its aims.
(a) "Biodiversity provides an unbelievable range of products." Comment.
(b) Briefly explain how biodiversity helps in ecosystem regulation.
"Loss of global biodiversity has adverse effects on human society." Discuss.
Write short notes on any following :
In-situ conservation of biodiversity
Aesthetic value of biodiversity
Ecotourism and biodiversity
Natural extinction of species