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2086. 

What is the position of India in terms of highest number of impacted species in hotspots?

[A]. 8
[B]. 16
[C]. 21
[D]. 25

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India was ranked 16th in the world in terms of highest number of impacted species in biodiversity-rich zones (also known as hotspots) due to human actions. In India, 35 species affected on an average in biodiversity-rich zones. Malaysia ranks first among countries with highest number of impacted species (on an average 125 species). Southeast Asian tropical forests - including those in India's Western Ghats, Himalaya and north-east - are among the 'hotspots' of threatened species.

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