2 [***] CHAPTER 1 Preliminary 1. The Wildlife Protection Act • The act was passed by the Parliament of India in 1972 to protect India’s wildlife. Wildlife was transferred from State list to concurrent list in 1976, thus giving powers to the Central government to enact legislation. The Act has been amended in 1982, 1986, 1991 and 1993. Authorities to be appointed or constituted under the Act 1. Short title, extent, and commencement 2. Government, are interested in the protection of Wildlife, “ substituted by Act 44 of 1991, sec.7. The Act has 7 Chapters, 66 Sections and 6 Schedules as of today. To protect the wildlife of the country the parliament of India passed Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 on the request made by eleven states. THE WILDLIFE (PROTECTION) ACT, 1972 (No. The Act consists of 60 Sections and VI Schedules- divided into Eight Chapters. Setting up and management of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. (B) 542/2010] P ART I PRELIMINARY Short title and commencement 1. PROTECTION OF WILD LIFE ACT, 1972 An Act to consolidate the laws relating to and to further provide the protection of wild life and for purposes connected therewith. Short title, extent, and commencement, - (1) This Act may be called the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Appointment of Director and other officers 2. Hoolock Gibbon (Hylobates hoolock) •Hoolock Gibbon is the only ape to be found in India. 3) It shall come into force in a State or Union Territory to which it extends, 4[* * *] on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act or for different States or Union territories. 2. (2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. It extends to the whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir. 4. It is the most accomplished acrobat of all the apes. section 15; Crown land. • 1980 - The Forest (Conservation) Act and Rules, 1981, provides for the protection of and the conservation of the forests. Short title, extent, and commencement, - (1) This Act may be called the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Appointment of Chief Wildlife Warden and other officers. 1. means— (a) unalienated land of the Crown; or 53 of 1972 dated 9th. 3. Short title, extent, and commencement. (1) This Act may be cited as the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010. 2. 53 of 1972) (9th September, 1972) An Act to provide for the protection of [Wild animals, birds and plants]1 and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto. Further, the then existing state legislations were felt inadequate in order to protect the wildlife of the country. Development of National Board for Wildlife and State Boards for Wildlife for identification of future protected areas. The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, provides for protection to listed species of flora and fauna and establishes a network of ecologically-important protected areas. The Act was amended subsequently in 1982, 1986, 1991, 1993 etc., to accommodate various provisions for its effective implementation. Definitions CHAPTER II - [ PDF ] 1. Short title, extent, and commencement: • (1) This Act may be called the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. 2 [***] CHAPTER 1 Preliminary 1. Appointment of Director and other officers. The Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 ¾Amended by Amendment Act 16 of 2003 ¾The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill 2002 proposes… zTo provide that captive animals and wild animals included in Schedule I and part II of Schedule II of the Wildlife Act and their parts and products can be acquired only by way of inheritance. The Act was necessitated as some wild animals and birds had become already extinct while some others were on the verge of extinction. Request PDF | On Feb 7, 2020, K.V Akhilesh published Sharks in Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, what we know? Appointment of Chief Wildlife Warden and other officers 3. Objective The main objective of the Act are as follows: Prohibition on hunting of specified wild animals, birds and plants. 31 October 2013 - 2 Forest • The word forest is derived from a Latin word “ Foris” means Outside • Forest are one of the most important natural resources of the earth. Reworked from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Report May 2007*.