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.
However, poisoning, electrocution or use of explosives to kill them will not be allowed.
The most number of casualties occurred between 2017 and 2019, when 334 deaths were registered.
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
Standing committee will give State govts complete control over conservation policy
Many citizens and conservationists have opposed the amendment to dilute Section 43 of the WPA permitting sale of elephants.
Scrapping section on transfer of ownership and transport may lead to elephant trade.
Killing of the sloth bears is a cognizable offense as the animal is listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife Act 1972.
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.
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.
The offenders were booked under the Wildlife Protection Act and further investigation is underway.
A person, identified as Reshan Daimary, who had allegedly installed the electric fences to protect his crops, surrendered before the police.
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.