Consider the following statements about the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL):

  1. It is a statutory committee chaired by the Prime Minister
  2. Its mandate is to promote conservation of wildlife and protected Areas

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
The Wildlife Protection Act specifies that the NBWL (not the government) may, at its discretion, constitute a 10-member standing committee chaired by the Environment Minister.

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