Wildlife Protection Act 1972 Current Affairs, GK & News

Wildlife Protection Act 1972

Prior to Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, India only had five designated national parks. This was the first umbrella act which established schedules of protected plant and animal species. By this act, hunting or harvesting these species was largely outlawed. Extends to the whole of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir which has ..

..Read More

Uttar Pradesh’s fourth tiger reserve

The fourth tiger reserve has been notified by the Uttar Pradesh Government. Key facts The state cabinet has approved the notification of Uttar Pradesh’s fourth tiger reserve in the Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary (RWS) in Chitrakoot district under the Wild life (Protection) Act of 1972. While this wildlife sanctuary does not host tigers of its own, ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

U.P: Pilibhit Tiger Protection Foundation

On June 14, 2022, Uttar Pradesh Government decided to give incentives for setting units in first medical device park of states. Key Points This unit has been proposed on 350-acre of land in Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA). Government also decided to implement Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Kisan Samridhi Yojana in ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

New Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (MSBWL) recently approved 12 new conservation reserves and 3 wildlife sanctuaries, for boosting wildlife conservation movement and environment protection movement. Key Facts These protected areas (PAs) will have an area of around 1,000 sq km. In this, an area of 692.74 sq km will be for conservation reserves while an ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

What are reasons for Unnatural Death of Elephants in India?

According to data given by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 600 elephants have died due to electrocution across India, in between 2009 and 2019. Key Points Out of total deaths, 116 took place in Karnataka, 117 in Odisha while 105 in Assam. Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Maharashtra are the only states ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Great Indian Bustards and related conflict with Power Lines

The Great Indian Bustards are making it slow to manoeuvre while flying. They have poor frontal vision and a habit of scanning earth while flying over flat grasslands across western borders of India. As a result, they often collide with power lines. What is the issue? Wide-open regions are home to Indian Bustard. These regions ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Haryana undertakes Monkey Census as a part of Wildlife Census

The Wildlife Institute of India recently conducted a “Monkey Census” in the state of Haryana. About the Census The “Monkey Census” was a part of the “Wildlife Census of Haryana-2021”. This in turn is a part of the Wildlife Census 2021. The unique feature of the “Monkey Census” is that the Wildlife Institute of India ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: