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Ministry of Environment to Create DNA Database

Union Ministry of Environment announced a project to create DNA Database for Indian Rhinos.
Ministry of Environment to Create DNA Database

Details:

  • This is done in order to curb poaching and collect evidence for wildlife crimes upon Rhinos.
  • The deadline to meet this project is 2021.
  • The database will be kept in the Wildlife Institute of India(WII) headquartered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  • The proponents of this project include the World Wide Fund for Nature-India(WWF-India) and the Centre-funded Wildlife Institute of India.

About the Wildlife Institute of India(WII):

  • It was established in 1982.
  • Dr. Vinod B. Mathur is the Director of Wildlife Institute of India.

Question:

Q. Union Ministry of Environment announced a project to create DNA Database for which Indian animal?
a. Indian Rhino
b. Indian Cheetal
c. Indian Black Buck
d. Great Indian Bustard
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