A) Due to excessive hunting and poaching for sport and body parts by m
A) Due to excessive hunting and poaching for sport and body parts by man, these wild animals have become extinct.
B) Some of the wild species are on the brink of extinction and some of them are already extinct such as Dangs Giant Squirrel and Aldabra banded snail.
C) There was a time when India was home for some of the most beautiful flora and fauna.
D) As per information given by the BSI, 18 species of plants — four non-flowering and 14 flowering — have also gone extinct.
Right Answer is: B
The first statement should be C as it introduces the theme of the passage i.e. ‘flora and fauna in India’. The second sentence should be A since it tells that although India was a home for some of the beautiful flora and fauna, certain species have gone extinct due to man-activities. The third sentence should be B as it further tells which animals have got extinct and which are on the brink of extinction. The fourth sentence should be D as it aptly concludes the passage by telling about the flora which got extinct.
Hence, the correct order is option B i.e. CABD.