Answer the following questions briefly.
(i) Define an ecosystem.
(ii) What factors are responsible for the distribution of plants
and animals in India?
(iii) What is a bio-reserve? Give two examples.
(iv) Name two animals having habitat in tropical and montane type
(i) Ecosystem is a system of
interdependence comprising the physical environment and the
organisms living therein.
(ii) Temperature, humidity,
precipitation, land and soil are the factors responsible for the
distribution of plants in India. The nature of plants in an area,
to a large extent, determines the animal life of that
(iii) A bio-reserve is a conserved
ecosystem. It is managed in such a way that not only is its
biodiversity preserved but also its resources are used in a
sustainable manner for the benefit of the local communities.
Examples: The Nilgiris, Sunderbans
(iv) Tropical animals
leopard, spotted deer
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