Wildlife Protection Act

No move to commercialise trade of Schedule-I species says Minister of Forest and Environment

It is technically and legally incorrect to say that the Centre is commercialising the trade of Schedule-I species under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

published on : 20th June 2022

Kerala: Government authorises local bodies to kill wild boars

However, poisoning, electrocution or use of explosives to kill them will not be allowed.

published on : 25th May 2022

450 died of snakebite in state in past 5 years: Forest Minister

The most number of casualties occurred between 2017 and 2019, when 334 deaths were registered.

published on : 25th February 2022

Rethinking the wildlife protection strategy

If wild animals come out of national parks or sanctuaries, people of concerned local bodies should have the right to either demand payment for tolerating them or cull them & use various body products

published on : 25th February 2022

Tamil Nadu: Foresters against diluting powers of wildlife board

Standing committee will give State govts complete control over conservation policy

published on : 22nd February 2022

Saving jumbos: Animal activists against dilution of Wildlife Protection Act

Many citizens and conservationists have opposed the amendment to dilute Section 43 of the WPA permitting sale of elephants.

published on : 28th January 2022

New wildlife act plan ruffles animal lovers

Scrapping section on transfer of ownership and transport may lead to elephant trade.

published on : 24th January 2022

Six held for hunting sloth bear for game meat in Tumakuru  

Killing of the sloth bears is a cognizable offense as the animal is listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife Act 1972.

published on : 17th December 2021

Row over fishermen’s arrest for poaching as recovered marine species does not belong under Wildlife Protection Act

Stating that Himantura fluviatilis is protected under schedule I, part II of the Wildlife Protection Act, Divisional Forest Officer JD Pati said the species is classified as endangered.

published on : 14th November 2021

Tusks missing from dead elephant in Tamil Nadu's Boluvampatti forest range

The staff of Boluvampatti forest range noticed a pair of tusks missing from an elephant carcass suspected to be aged between 25 to 30 years. 

published on : 25th October 2021

Monitor lizard skins seized, two poachers held in Odisha

The offenders were booked under the Wildlife Protection Act and further investigation is underway.

published on : 18th September 2021

Two elephants electrocuted in Assam's Baksa

A person, identified as Reshan Daimary, who had allegedly installed the electric fences to protect his crops, surrendered before the police.

published on : 21st August 2021

Wildlife trade racket busted, 330 live turtles seized in Telangana

The Forest department said that many pet shops buy these turtles thinking that they are an exotic species imported from other countries and are not protected under Indian laws. 

published on : 1st August 2021