Wildlife Protection Act

Neelakurinji Plant Listed as a Protected Species under Wildlife Protection Act

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has listed Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) under Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, including it on the list of protected plants. This move is aimed at protecting the plant from ..

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Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2022

The Rajya Sabha has recently passed the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2022 which makes changes in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and give effect to India’s obligations to the CITES. The Bill was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha on ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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, ..

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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 ..

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