THE WILDLIFE (PROTECTION) ACT, (No. 53 of ). (9th September, ). An Act to provide for the protection of [Wild animals, birds and plants]1 and . Try out the HTML to PDF API. THE INDIAN WILDLIFE (PROTECTION) ACT, (as amended 2. Appointment of Chief Wildlife Warden and other officers. The Wildlife (Protection) Act (with Amendment Acts of and )1. This is an Act which provides for the protection of wild animals.
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(1) This Act may be called the Wild Life (Protection) Act, (3) different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act or for. The Wild Life (Protection) Act, (Act No. 53 of ). An Act to provide for the protection of wild animals, birds and plants and for matters connected. The Wildlife Protection Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted for protection of .. Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
This includes the resettlement of people, if required, and the land acquisition process. Once the sanctuary is functional, the Chief Wildlife Warden is the highest authority for the sanctuary. It is not strictly off-limits.
National Parks- The state governments are again responsible for taking initiative in declaring a site as National Park. The boundary of a National Park is fixed and clearly specified, unlike a sanctuary.
If this boundary needs to be changed for any purpose, a motion has to be passed in favor of it in the Legislative Assembly of the state. Closed Areas- These are areas that are temporarily off limits for a particular duration of time. Oftentimes, this for regulation of hunting of animals.
Zoos- Under Chapter IV-A, zoos have been recognized to help in ex-situ conservation, when protection in-situ is not possible or impractical.
If a person is found guilty of breaching this Act unless provisions are stated , it can lead to an imprisonment of a minimum of three years and a fine of minimum of 25, rupees.
This Bureau will be called the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and has powers to set up infrastructure to monitor activities in Tiger Reserves, apprehend violations of national and international laws and treaties and even prescribe punishment. This was a landmark Act in the environmental movement of India.
Schedule V delineates the animal species that can be hunted, like deer or ducks, and the rules pertaining to their hunting. Schedule VI covers the protection and trade of medicinal plants as well as agricultural species of plants. Chapter IV of this act spells out the rules for the different types of protected areas that will be marked out for the protection of wildlife.
Chapter V concerns with the trade and commerce involving wild animals, as well as prohibition of the hunting of trophy animals. It states that every wild animal is the property of the Indian Government.
A license is maintained by the government for the regulation of hunting as well as possession of wildlife parts.
Chapter VI spells out the punishments for different offences.
Protected Areas The Act talks about the setting up of three types of Protected Areas for the protection of wildlife. These are- Wildlife Sanctuaries- A state government can declare any area as a wildlife sanctuary if it feels that the area has the necessary ecological importance. The setting up of the sanctuary is then taken up by the concerned District Collector. This includes the resettlement of people, if required, and the land acquisition process.
Once the sanctuary is functional, the Chief Wildlife Warden is the highest authority for the sanctuary.
National Ministry of Environment and Forests. Related topics. Retrieved 26 September Indian legislation.
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