World Conservation Day is an annual event held on July 28. The day emphasizes the need to preserve a healthy environment and natural resources to maintain a sustainable and healthy society. Protecting endangered plants and animals is one of the primary objectives of World Conservation Day. Besides, the celebrations also emphasize the preservation of various elements of nature like flora, fauna, energy resources, soil, water and air. Also, World Conservation Day highlights the need to protect the environment for future generations. Therefore, we reserve the right to leave a healthy planet for those who come after us to enjoy.


Attempt the World Nature Conservation Day Quiz and test your understanding about conservation

Winner will get one year subscription of digital edition of Sanctuary Asia Magazine.

A certificate also will be provided to all who score above cut-off



ADHIRA M NAYAR – Thiruvananthapuram

2nd Position

Tanushree Jha – Kalyan

Akhila Raj – Pathanamthitta

3nd Position

ASWATHY S – Ernakulam


Quiz questions and answers

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  1. Why is world conservation day celebrated ?(90.86 correct responses)
    1. to increase awareness about protecting the natural resources
    2. to help poor
    3. to encourage education
    4. none of the above
  2. Which of the following is a way to protect the environment ?(70.80 correct responses)
    1. Recycling
    2. Deforestation
    3. hunting animals
    4. none of the above
  3. Soil conservation is the process where(59.13 correct responses)
    1. Soil is aerated
    2. Soil is protected against loss
    3. Sterile soil is converted to fertile soil
    4. Soil erosion is allowed
  4. This group consists of non-renewable organic resources(67.38 correct responses)
    1. Water, air and minerals
    2. Natural gas, oil and coal
    3. Wood, water and natural pastures
    4. Sand, air and clay
  5. Deforestation brings about(78.05 correct responses)
    1. Soil erosion
    2. Weed control
    3. Decreases drought
    4. Increased sunlight
  6. Extensive planting of trees to increase forest cover is called(70.94 correct responses)
    1. Deforestation
    2. Agroforestry
    3. Social forestry
    4. Afforestation
  7. In India, common type of forest is(30.33 correct responses)
    1. Tropical thorn forests
    2. Sal and Teak forests
    3. Tropical most deciduous forest
    4. Tropical dry deciduous forest
  8. In national park protection is provided to(57.87 correct responses)
    1. Flora only
    2. Flora and fauna
    3. Fauna only
    4. Entire ecosystem
  9. Maximum use of freshwater is in(49.37 correct responses)
    1. Agriculture
    2. Domestic use
    3. Industry
    4. Pisciculture
  10. More than 70% of world’s freshwater is contained in(61.42 correct responses)
    1. Ponds
    2. Glaciers and polar ice caps
    3. Green land
    4. Oceans
  11. Planned management of natural resources is(82.99 correct responses)
    1. Not possible
    2. Not easy
    3. called conservation
    4. Called depletion
  12. Red Data Book contains information about(84.26 correct responses)
    1. Red coloured insects
    2. Red eyed birds
    3. Red coloured fishes
    4. Endangered plants and animals
  13. Resources which are available in unlimited quantity are(47.72 correct responses)
    1. National resources
    2. Exhaustible resources
    3. Inexhaustible resources
    4. Natural resources
  14. Solar energy is which type of natural resources(17.00 correct responses)
    1. Renewable
    2. Non-renewable
    3. Exhaustible
    4. Inexhaustible
  15. The function of tree plantation is celebrated through(12.18 correct responses)
    1. Environment day
    2. Vanikaran
    3. Social forestry programme
    4. Vasant Mahotsav
  16. The life supporting gases such as O2, CO2 and N2 are primarily concentrated in _______.(56.09 correct responses)
    1. Troposphere
    2. Exosphere
    3. Homosphere
    4. Stratosphere
  17. The management of resources on earth which maintains the balance between human requirements and other species is(44.04 correct responses)
    1. Conservation
    2. Conversation
    3. Diversity of ecosystem
    4. Geological diversity
  18. What happens to plastic waste when left in the environment?(71.32 correct responses)
    1. It is a biodegradable material so it eventually disintegrates
    2. It never fully goes away, it just breaks into little pieces
    3. There is no such thing as plastic waste, all plastic is recycled
  19. Why is plastic dangerous for marine life?(62.06 correct responses)
    1. They mistake it for food and cannot digest it
    2. They can get tangled in it which hinders their ability to swim
    3. Bacteria on plastic can give coral diseases
    4. A, B, and C
  20. On average, how long is a plastic bag used by a person before being thrown away?(33.76 correct responses)
    1. 12 minutes
    2. 1 Hour
    3. 1 Day
    4. 1 Week
  21. Which item is the least recyclable?(29.7 correct responses)
    1. Cigarette butt
    2. Pet bottle
    3. Can
    4. Notebooks
  22. What is the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch?'(27.03 correct responses)
    1. landfill that spans the Central California coast from Santa Barbara to Salinas.
    2. A Charlie Brown movie starring Snoopy and Pig-Pen.
    3. A huge island of plastic debris swirling in the ocean that is roughly the size of Texas.
    4. A concentrated area in the North Pacific of mostly tiny particles of plastic that you cannot easily see.
  23. What can you do to help stop plastic pollution?(65.86 correct responses)
    1. Refuse single-use plastic bottles, straws, to-go containers and coffee cups and lids.
    2. Bring your own reusable bags wherever you go shopping or just need to carry stuff.
    3. Ask merchants, restaurants and other establishments you frequent to consider using plastic-free alternatives.
    4. All of the above
  24. _____________ is the process of reclaiming raw materials and reusing them to create new products.(74.37 correct responses)
    1. Reducing
    2. Repurposing
    3. Recycling
    4. Composting
  25. How long does it take for a plastic bag to decompose?(34.77 correct responses)
    1. Up to 5 days
    2. Up to 5 years
    3. Up to 1000 years
    4. Never
  26. How do you think ingesting plastic might harm animals?(51.78 correct responses)
    1. They face chronic, unrelenting hunger
    2. Shards of plastic pierce their stomachs and kill them
    3. They become too tired to search further for real food
    4. All of the above
  27. What happens when plastic bags are lost as garbage instead of being recycled?(9.9 correct responses)
    1. They end up in the oceans and other waterways.
    2. They end up in landfill.
    3. More valuable resources must be taken from the environment in order to make new bags and plastic products.
    4. All of the above
  28. How much plastic waste around the world has been recycled?(43.27 correct responses)
    1. 5%
    2. 9%
    3. 50%
    4. 80%
  29. Which country is the world’s worst plastic polluter?(21.32 correct responses)
    1. The UK
    2. China
    3. India
    4. The USA
  30. Plastic waste is such a problem because it takes so long to break down. How many years does it take a plastic bottle to decompose?(31.85 correct responses)
    1. 4.5 years
    2. 45 years
    3. 450 years
    4. 4,500 years
  31. Tiny particles of plastic are added to cosmetic products and toothpastes. What are the particles called?(61.8 correct responses)
    1. Smallballs
    2. Tinybits
    3. Microbeads
    4. Littlelumps
  32. Coral reefs are threatened by plastic pollution as well as climate change. Experts predict that 90% of coral reefs will be dead by which year?(50.12correct responses)
    1. 2050
    2. 2100
    3. 2150
    4. 2200
  33. Soil erosion can be prevented by(72.97 correct responses)
    1. Afforestation
    2. Overgrazing
    3. increasing birds population
    4. removal of vegetation
  34. The energy produced by the hydel-power plant is(49.87 correct responses)
    1. Non-polluting and non-renewable
    2. Polluting and non-renewable
    3. Non-polluting and renewable
    4. Polluting and renewable
  35. This is an example of non-polluting renewable type of energy(63.07 correct responses)
    1. Tidal
    2. Wind
    3. Solar
    4. all of these
  36. Fossil fuels are classified as nonrenewable because they…….(68.65 correct responses)
    1. require expensive equipment
    2. take millions of years to replace
    3. can be found all over
    4. provide all the energy we use
  37. What is an example of REUSING?(42.38correct responses)
    1. collecting newspapers to take to the recycling center
    2. using an old soup can as a pencil cup
    3. helping start a wildlife preserve in your community
    4. turning off the water while you brush your teeth
  38. Energy that uses heat that comes from within the Earth is called what?(68.02correct responses)
    1. Geophysical
    2. Geography
    3. Geothermal
    4. Geographic
  39. What is the MAIN reason nonrenewable resources may run out in the future?(54.18 correct responses)
    1. The population of the world is growing smaller.
    2. The population of the world is slowly growing larger.
    3. The population of the world is rapidly growing larger.
    4. The amount of natural resources is growing faster than its use.
  40. The burning of fossil fuels has raised the percentage of what in the atmosphere?(60.27 correct responses)
    1. carbon dioxide
    2. Ozone
    3. CFCs
    4. Radon
  41. The following statement explains which resource? They are formed from the remains of organisms.(60.53 correct responses)
    1. Fossil Fuels
    2. Geothermal Energy
    3. Wind Energy
    4. Solar Energy
  42. What is the trapping of heat by atmospheric gases called?(64.09 correct responses)
    1. Erosion
    2. acid precipitation
    3. Smog
    4. greenhouse effect
  43. What is the significance of natural resource conservation?(61.54 correct responses)
    1. Maintaining the ecological processes
    2. Disturbing the ecological balance
    3. Extinction of biological species
    4. Disruption of quality of the environment
  44. According to which utilitarian, biodiversity is important for many of the ecosystem services that nature provides?(44.67 correct responses)
    1. Narrowly utilitarian
    2. Broadly utilitarian
    3. Big utilitarian
    4. Small utilitarian
  45. Which of the following best exemplifies conservation?(57.11 correct responses)
    1. No use of natural resources
    2. The wise use of natural resources
    3. Excess use of natural resources
    4. Complete use of natural resources
  46. Which one of the following is not direct use of forest products?(20.30 correct responses)
    1. Bamboo for baskets
    2. Medicine
    3. Gums and resins
    4. Grass for grazing
  47. Environment is the life support system that includes(71.45 correct responses)
    1. Air
    2. Water
    3. Land
    4. All of the above
  48. Which of the following gases destroys the chlorophyll present in the plant leaves?(28.93 correct responses)
    1. SO3
    2. H2S
    3. SO2
    4. CO2
  49. The author of the book ‘Silent Spring’(41.88 correct responses)
    1. Jim Corbet
    2. Rachel Carson
    3. John Muir
    4. Charles Darwin
  50. What is the benefit of rain water storage?(33.63correct responses)
    1. Recharging ground water level
    2. Respite from floods
    3. Reduce the scarcity of water
    4. Protection from soil erosion