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Wildlife Protection Act


From Pune, Forest dept sends 63 turtles to Assam by flight, to be released into natural habitat

August 13, 2021 10:09 am

Forest officials said these turtles were recovered in cases of smuggling and during arrests of persons who wanted to sell the protected species illegally.

Explained: The 're-wilding' of wild animals, and the challenges it involves

July 15, 2021 7:56 am

The process of re-wilding of a wild animal after rearing it in captivity is very complicated, and fraught with risks. What is it and why has it been contentious?

Attack on wildlife activist puts spotlight back on Pangolin smuggling

April 21, 2021 11:48 pm

On April 16, activist and honorary wildlife warden Rohan Bhate and a team of the forest department, led by probationary assistant conservator of forest Amarjit Pawar, laid a trap and rescued a pangolin from a group of men at Umbarwadi in Gadhinglaj village of Kolhapur district.

In Arunachal, villagers and forest officials breathe new life into India’s only orchid sanctuary

February 03, 2021 10:23 pm

Notified in November 1989 under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the Sessa Orchid Sanctuary is a natural home to more than 236 species of orchids, as well as a wealthy diversity of mushrooms and other medicinal plants.

Police to obtain legal opinion on separate complaint against tattoo artist

August 21, 2020 9:14 am

On Wednesday, Kamaljit Singh and Deepak Vohra were arrested under sections 9, 39 and 50 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Kerala: 6 held for killing pregnant wild bison

August 20, 2020 8:32 pm

Close to midnight on August 10, forest officers, following a tip-off, raided the house of first accused Abu and came upon nearly 25 kilograms of wild meat.

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.