Wild life protection act
Uganda wildlife bill 2017
Some wild animals and birds have already become extinct in this country and others are in the danger of being so. UPDATED: August 21, IST Wildlife Protection Act was passed today With buildings rapidly replacing nature all around the world, the ecological balance is very tilted, thus causing a rising number of instances of natural disasters in various countries. Wildlife Protection Amendment Act This amendment for this act was made in but came into force in January and under it, the punishment for defaulters is harsher. This has been amended with a view to curb illegal trade, and thus no person can now acquire Schedule I or Part II of Schedule II animals, articles or trophies except by way of inheritance except live elephants. To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education. Areas which were once teeming with life have become devoid of it and even in Santuaries and National Parks the protection affordable to wild life needs to be improved. What does the Wildlife Protection Act say? These provisions are similar to the provisions of 'Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, '. Wildlife Protection Amendment Bill The Wildlife Protection Amendment Bill, , was introduced by Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan in the Rajya Sabha on August 5, The bill seeks to further amend the Wild Life Protection Act, It has a provision of imprisonment up to seven years for poaching or hunting of wild animals The Bill also protects the hunting rights of Scheduled Tribes in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Withdrawal of the amendment bill In the year , Prakash Javadekar asked to withdraw the amendment bill to further amend the Wild Life Protection Act, , and announced a lot of changes which needs to be made before actually implementing it. Provisions have also been made empowering officials to evict encroachments from Protected Areas.
However, on the contrary, we have some of the most strict legislation to protect wildlife and habitats. To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.
Wild Life Protection Act, Introduction The rapid decline of wild animals and birds in India has been a cause of grave concern. People talk in public spaces about saving the flora and fauna and the need to protect our wildlife has come from the awareness to restore the crucial ecological balance in nature.
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Offence[ edit ] For offences relating to wild animals or their parts and products included in schedule-I or part II of Schedule- II and those relating to hunting or altering the boundaries of a sanctuary or national park the punishment and penalty have been enhanced, the minimum imprisonment prescribed is three years which may extend to seven years, with a minimum fine of Rs.
This has been amended with a view to curb illegal trade, and thus no person can now acquire Schedule I or Part II of Schedule II animals, articles or trophies except by way of inheritance except live elephants.
The existing State laws were not only outdated but provided punishments which were not commensurate with the offence and the financial benefits which accrued from poaching and trade in wild life produce.
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