GK 77th CITES Standing Committee meeting removed Red Sanders from Review of Significant Trade (RST)

 What is the purpose of the CITES RST (Review of Significant Trade) process?

a. To promote international trade

b. To examine a country's species exports for compliance with CITES

c. To impose trade suspensions on compliant countries

d. To assess the economic impact of species exports

Correct Answer: b

In which year did India first come under the RST process for Red Sanders?

a. 2002

b. 2004

c. 2006

d. 2008

Correct Answer: b

How does the removal of Red Sanders from RST benefit farmers?

a. It increases trade suspensions

b. It facilitates entry into the legitimate trade supply chain

c. It imposes stricter disciplinary actions

d. It has no impact on farmers

Correct Answer: b

What is the significance of the 2022 amendment to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, in relation to Red Sanders?

a. It increased trade restrictions

b. It led to trade suspensions

c. It incorporated provisions of CITES, moving India to Category 1

d. It had no impact on the RST process

Correct Answer: c

In which category has CITES Standing Committee placed India after the amendment to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972?

a. Category 1

b. Category 2

c. Category 3

d. Category 4

Correct Answer: a

What is the primary feature of Red Sanders that makes it valuable?

a. Rare flower

b. Medicinal properties

c. Heartwood impregnated with red dye called 'santalin'

d. Endangered status

Correct Answer: c

Where is Red Sanders endemic?

a. Amazon Rainforest

b. Eastern Ghats

c. African Savannah

d. Himalayan Mountains

Correct Answer: b

What is the conservation status of Red Sanders on the IUCN Red List?

a. Critically Endangered

b. Endangered

c. Vulnerable

d. Near Threatened

Correct Answer: b

What international agreement aims to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten species' survival?

a. WTO Agreement

b. Paris Agreement



Correct Answer: c

What does the acronym NLP stand for in the context of CITES and the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972?

a. National Legislative Protocol

b. Natural Language Processing

c. National Legislation Programme

d. Noncompliance Legal Procedure

Correct Answer: c

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