Which of the following is declared as India’s first marine eco-sensitive zone?

Question:  Which of the following is declared as India’s first marine eco-sensitive zone?

A    Andaman and Nicobar Islands

B    Gulf of Mannar

C    Sundarbans Delta

D    Gulf of Kutch

Answer:   Gulf of Kutch

 

Aspect Description
Name of India’s first marine eco-sensitive zone Gulf of Kutch Marine National Park and Sanctuary
Location Along the western coast of India in the state of Gujarat
Habitat ·        Coral reefs

·        Seagrass beds

·        Bird species

Protection Objective To safeguard the fragile marine ecosystem and conserve biodiversity
Management Authority Managed by the Forest Department and Wildlife Division of the Government of Gujarat
Regulations Guidelines and regulations to control human activities that may impact the environment
Conservation Efforts Measures to minimize the impact of industrial development, tourism, and fishing on the marine ecosystem
Year of Establishment The Ministry of Environment and Forest on 9 September 2013 declared India’s first marine eco-sensitive zone around Marine National Park in Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat.
Location Details Located along the Arabian Sea coast in the Gulf of Kutch region