What are proposed amendments of Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972?

What are proposed amendments of Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972?
The proposed amendments of Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 are related to the trade of peacock feathers. The Peacock (Pavo cristatus) is an endangered bird. The Wildlife Protection Act 1972 prohibits the killing of peacocks as well as export of tail feathers or articles made from them. However, this act allows domestic trade in feathers or articles under the assumption that these are naturally shed. This loophole has been used by the poachers who strangle the birds and pluck out its shiny blue-green tail feathers. Amendment of the Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, will no longer exempt those possessing a certificate of ownership for peacocks from transferring or selling the tail feather and articles or trophies made from them. The ministry of Environment and Forests has invited suggestions and objections and within a month would come out with an ordinance for amendments.

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