Consider the following:
1. Hawksbill Turtle
2. Leather back Turtle
3. Blackbuck
4. Swamp deer

Which among the above is / are protected species in India?

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

Over 250 animal species in India are endangered and in need of immediate protection. There are nearly 500 wildlife protected areas covering 4 per cent of India’s land area divided into national parks and sanctuaries set up under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Some of the animals include Green Turtles, Hawksbill Turtle, Leather back Turtle, sperm whales, shark, tiger, black buck, one-horned rhinoceros and the swamp deer.

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