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Africa’s Boma Technique

  • 23 Mar 2022
  • 3 min read

Why in News?

Recently, Africa’s Boma technique was undertaken at Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district.

What is Boma capturing Technique?

  • The Boma capturing technique is popular in Africa.
  • It involves luring animals into an enclosure by chasing them through a funnel-like fencing.
  • The funnel tapers into an animal selection-cum-loading chute, supported with grass mats and green net to make it opaque for animals, which are herded into a large vehicle for their transport to another location.

What are Key Points Related to Keoladeo National Park?

  • Keoladeo National Park is formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
  • It is located in the State of Rajasthan.
  • It is an UNESCO World Heritage and a Ramsar site.
  • Breeding Ground: Different species from far-flung areas of northern hemisphere visit the Sanctuary for breeding. The Siberian crane is one of the rare species that can be spotted here.
  • Fauna: Animals such as Jackals, Sambar, Nilgai, wild cats, hyenas, wild boar, porcupine and mongoose can be found in the region.
  • Flora: The principal vegetation types are tropical dry deciduous forest dominated by Acacia nilotica intermixed with dry grassland.
  • River: Gambhir and Banganga are two rivers that flow through this National Park.

What are Protected Areas in Rajasthan?

UPSC Civil Services Examination, Previous Year Questions (PYQs)

Q. Consider the following pairs: (2014)

Wetlands Confluence of Rivers
1. Harike Wetlands : Confluence of Beas and Satluj/Sutlej
2. Keoladeo Ghana : Confluence of Banas National Park and Chambal
3. Kolleru Lake : Confluence of Musi and Krishna

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Ans: (a)

Source: TH

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