Quiz: Earth Day special

Do you know your famous environmentalists, nature reserves and sustainable destinations? Test your knowledge on the world with our Earth Day special quiz...

3 mins

1. Founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson, when was the first ever Earth Day?

1910

1930

1950

1970

2. Home to one-tenth of the world's overall species, which country is the most biodiverse?

Colombia

Brazil

Canada

Indonesia

3. Marjory Stoneman Douglas was best known for her efforts to protect what famous wetlands?

The Everglades, Florida

The Pantanal, Brazil

Danube Delta, Romania

Okavango Delta, Botswana

4. 28% of this country's land is dedicated to protected national parks. Where is it?

Cape Verde

Chile

Cambodia

Costa Rica

5. The World's second largest coral reef was removed from UNESCO's endangered list in 2018. Where is it?

Belize

Brazil

Bahrain

Barbados

6. 50-80% of the world's oxygen production comes from the ocean. But how much of the world's surface is made up from water?

52%

60%

71%

85%

7. Which of these animals are classed as critically endangerd?

Orangutan

Black rhino

Hawksbill turtle

All of the above

8. Which city has won the title of World's Most Sustainable Destination by the Global Destination Sustainability Index for four years running?

Copenhagen, Denmark

Gothenburg, Sweden

Vancouver, Canada

Portland, USA

9. In 2018, what country launched the first ever hydro-powered train?

Germany

China

United Kingdom

Vietnam

10. What are the only two carbon-neutral countries in the world?

Switzerland and Brazil

Brazil and Nepal

Bhutan and Suriname

Bhutan and Switzerland

11. In 2021, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) was held in which UK city?

Glasgow

Bristol

Cardiff

Liverpool

12. What's the USA's newest national park?

Pinnacles

Great Sand Dunes

Congaree

New River Gorge

13. Most notable for his preservation of Yosemite National Park, which naturalist and author shares his birthday with World Earth Day? (And also has his own trail!)

John Muir

Charles Darwin

Steve Irwin

Henry David Thoreau

14. In 2022, what was the second city in the world to gain National Park Status?

Adelaide, Australia

Oslo, Noway

Los Angeles, California

Vienna, Austria

15. Which countries have created a protected 'ocean highway' called the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor?

Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia

El Salvador, Belize, Panama and Mexico

Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala

Brazil, Suriname, Colombia, Peru

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