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 Wildlife Protection(Amendment) Act, 2022

  • The Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Act, 2022 was passed by the Indian Parliament on March 30, 2022, and came into force on June 4, 2022.

  • The Act amends the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, which is the primary legislation for wildlife conservation in India.

Significant changes to the original Act, including:

  • Reducing the number of schedules: The original Act had six schedules, which listed different categories of protected species. The amended Act reduces the number of schedules to 4.

Wildlife Protection(Amendment) Act, 2022

  • Adding new species :  The amended Act adds a number of new species to the list of protected species, including the Indian leopard cat, the pangolin, and the smooth-coated otter.

  • Allowing the use of elephants for religious purposes

  • New authority for wildlife conservation:  Act establishes a new authority, called the National Wildlife Conservation Authority, to oversee the implementation of the Act.

Wildlife Protection(Amendment) Act, 2022

  • Act welcomed by many conservationists, who believe that it will help to strengthen wildlife protection in India

  • Some critics have argued that the Act weakens wildlife protection by allowing the use of elephants for religious purposes.

Overall, the Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Act, 2022 is a significant piece of legislation that has the potential to strengthen wildlife protection in India.



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