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Friday, April 03, 2020

Wildlife Protection Act


Telling Numbers: 388 wildlife crime cases last year, over 20% were about leopards

December 07, 2019 9:10 am

In nearly one in every three cases —123 of the 388 — the species involved was leopards or tigers. Leopards alone accounted for over one in five cases, at 81, while 42 cases involved tigers.

NTCA bars killing of tigers by private shooters, Wildlife Act still allows it

November 17, 2019 2:34 am

The NTCA has also dropped the use of the word 'man-eater' for the animal for which shooting orders have been issued.

Wildlife Protection Act, changing needs lead to dwindling numbers at Sonepur fair

December 10, 2018 3:20 am

Horses have always been a major draw at the month-long affair, which began on November 14 this year, but stricter provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, and a changing lifestyle means the animals are no longer indispensable.

Salman Khan verdict: Here's what the law says on killing blackbuck

April 05, 2018 5:16 pm

The Act has provided six Schedules which lists down animals against whom no physical harm is permitted under the law.

Wildlife Act’s provisions make states ‘rubber stamp’: Madhya Pradesh to Centre

February 25, 2018 2:07 pm

The recommendations were formed on the basis of inputs received from various stakeholders, including, few secretaries of Madhya Pradesh government, chief of Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India and others.

97 smuggled Indian star tortoises to fly back from Singapore to India

August 03, 2017 7:05 pm

Preparations to create suitable environment for them back in India have already started. Their health will be constantly monitored in Wildlife SOS Field Station in Koppal. They will be released back in natural habitat in North Karnataka after a period of six months of observation.

To speed up infra projects, stay out of wildlife clearance, Govt tells SC

April 13, 2015 3:34 am

This move was originally prioritised as an action point at a meeting chaired by Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, on July 12, 2014.

Law enforcement agencies get an ‘alert’ on fake animal products

November 10, 2014 12:32 pm

Alert comes after where nine men were arrested by the police for attempting to sell genuine tiger skins.

3 snakes, venom seized from Punjab Roadways bus

August 21, 2014 4:35 am

Three endangered snakes and 600 ml of venom from a Punjab Roadways bus on Wednesday morning.

Shimla man arrested, leopard skin seized

July 23, 2014 2:38 am

Singh said the value of the skin is estimated to be around Rs 5 lakh.