What is National Wildlife Action Plan?
The Plan focuses on the preservation of genetic diversity and sustainable development. The NWAP has five components, 17 themes, 103 conservation actions and 250 projects. The five components; Strengthening and promoting the integrated management of wildlife and their habitats.
What was the objective of the new National Wildlife Action Plan 2002?
Overview and Objectives
The aim of the NWAP is to conserve in situ all taxa of flora and fauna along with the full range of ecosystems they inhabit. The ecological requirements for the survival of threatened, rare and endangered species, together with their community associations of flora and fauna, must be ensured.
How many wildlife sanctuaries are in India under the National Wildlife Action Plan?
There are 566 existing wildlife sanctuaries in India covering an area of 122420 km2, which is 3.72% of the geographical area of the country (National Wildlife Database, Dec. 2020). Another 218 sanctuaries are proposed in the Protected Area Network Report covering an area of 16,829 km2.
What is forest policy in India?
A draft National Forest Policy was released in 2019. The basic thrust of the draft is conservation, protection and management of forests along with safeguarding the interest of tribals and forest-dependent people. Other Legislations that Govern Indian Forests: Indian Forest Act 1927.
What does the term cites stand for?
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Which is the first wildlife sanctuary in India?
The first sanctuary or national park established in India is Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary which is many in one -a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India.
Which state has highest number of wildlife sanctuary?
The correct answer is Maharashtra. Maharashtra has 48 Wildlife Sanctuaries. Madhya Pradesh has 25 Wildlife Sanctuaries.