Chapter 9: Forests: Our Lifeline

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Forests: Our Lifeline


Which of the following statements is not correct?

(i) Forests protect the soil from erosion.

(ii) Plants and animals in a forest are not dependent on one another.

(iii) Forests influence the climate and water cycle.

(iv) Soil helps forests to grow and regenerate.


Incorrect statement(ii) Plants and animals in a forest are not dependent on one another. 

Correct statement: Plant and animals in a forest depend on each other. Herbivores eat plants. Carnivores eat herbivores. Omnivores eat both plants and animals. When plants and animals die, their dead remains are decomposed by microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) into nutrients, which are released back into the soil. 

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