Your question: What is prohibited under wildlife protection act?

What does the Wildlife Protection Act protect?

The Wildlife Protection Act’s main goal is to rescue the over one hundred globally threatened species in Belize from local extinction. The National List of Critical Native Species includes 11 Critically Endangered Species, 31 Endangered Species and 63 Vulnerable Species.

What are the objects of Wildlife Protection Act?

Objectives of the Wildlife Protection Act

1. To prohibit hunting of wild animals and other various species of birds etc. 2. To regulate the proper control over the activities of human beings and serve other purposes of the Act.

What are the 6 schedules of wildlife protection?

The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 has divided the protection status of various plants and animals under the following six schedules:

  • Schedule I: It covers endangered species that need rigorous protection. …
  • Schedule II: …
  • Schedule III & IV: …
  • Schedule V: …
  • Schedule VI:

Which of the following is protected under Wildlife Protection Act 1972?

The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted for protection of plants and animal species. Before 1972, India had only five designated national parks.

Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

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The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972
Enacted 9 September 1972
Status: In force

Is killing a snake illegal in India?

Are snakes protected under laws in India? Yes, snakes are protected as wild animals under various schedules of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Illegal hunting and possession of such protected snakes/ its body parts / venom are punishable offenses under the Act.

Is hunting banned in India?

Post-Independence, hunting was banned by the government under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, except for specified purposes such as for self-defence, to prevent crop damage, to counter vermin species and for scientific or educational reasons. Hunting for sport is prohibited in India.

Under what circumstances hunting is permitted?

Hunting of wild animals to be permitted in certain cases

If the Chief WildLife Warden is satisfied that any wild animal specified in schedule (I) which is dangerous to human life or diseased as to be beyond recovery, by order in writing and stating the reasons therefor, permit any person to hunt such animal.

Which act is known as umbrella act?

The umbrella act called the Environment (Protection) Act got passed in 1986 encompassing water, air, land and other inter-relationships. The Act identified MoEF as the nodal agency in pollution control.

What are the provisions in Wildlife Protection Act 1972 pertaining to an area as a national park and sanctuary?

(1) Whenever it appears to the State Government that an area, whether within a sanctuary or not, is, by reason of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological or zoological association or importance, needed to be constituted as a National Park for the purpose of protecting, propagating or developing wild life

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