Wild Life Protection Act, 1972
Constitution of Officials, Wildlife advisory board and its duties
Appointment of Director of Wildlife Preservation by centre
Appointment of Chief Wildlife Warden by the state
Wildlife Advisory Board
Selection of areas to be declared as sanctuaries, national parks and closed areas
Formulation of policy of protection and conservation of wildlife/plants
Harmonising the needs of tribals and other forests dwellers
Prohibition of hunting
No person shall hunt any wild animal specified in the Schedule I, II, III and IV
Grant of permit for special purpose
Protection of specified plants
Declaration of Sanctuaries, National Park and Closed Areas
The state government by notification declare its intention to constitute any area as a sanctuary. All claims need to be settled by the collector and rights acquired subsequently.
Restriction of entry into WLS
Similarly National Parks are also declared
Greater restriction in case of National Parks
Grazing and livestock entry in all forms is banned
No alteration of boundaries of National Parks are permitted except on a resolution passed by state legislature
Even central government can declare these areas, when leased by state to do so.
Constitution of Central Zoo Authority
Prohibition of trade or commerce of articles derived from certain animals
Prevention and Detection of Offences
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