Wildlife Protection Act Current Affairs, GK & News

Kadavur Slender Loris sanctuary

The state government of Tamil Nadu has notified the establishment of Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary. Key facts Tamil Nadu is set to host India’s first ever Slender Loris Sanctuary. Named Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary, it will span across 11,806 hectares in Karur and Dindigul districts, covering areas of Kadavur taluk in Karur and, Dindigul East, ..

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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, ..

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Palk Bay Dugong Reserve

Tamil Nadu government has begun work to set up the first Dugong Conservation Reserve of India in the Palk Bay region. Dugongs are endangered species and are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act’s, 1972 Schedule 1. Overview: Tamil Nadu’s Environment, Forests, and Climate Change Department accepted the concept note of Shekhar Kumar Niraj, the Chief ..

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White Cheeked Macaque

The scientists recently found white cheeked macaque in Arunachal Pradesh. The discovery adds a new species to the mammal list of India. The White Cheeked macaque was first discovered in southeastern Tibet. About White Cheeked Macaque These macaques are different from the other macaques mainly because of their white cheeks. Also, they have a longer ..

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Hoolock Gibbon: India has only one species

Hoolock Gibbons are lesser apes. They are the second largest of the Gibbons after Siamang. Earlier it was said that India (North East India) is home to two species namely Eastern Hoolock Gibbon and Western Hoolock Gibbon. However, a recent study by Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has found that only western Hoolock Gibbon ..

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Advisory for Human-Wildlife Conflict Management

The National Board of Wildlife recently approved advisory for Human-Wildlife Conflict Management. About the Advisory The advisory empowers the Gram Panchayats to deal with problematic wild animals according to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. It encourages to use the crop compensation allocated under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana against crop damage due to human-wildlife ..

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