Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021

Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021:

The Lok Sabha passed the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021

  • The Bill amends the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. The Act regulates the protection of wild animals, birds and plants.
  • The Bill seeks to increase the number of species protected under the law, and implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
  • Currently, the Act has six schedules for specially protected plants (one), specially protected animals (four), and vermin species (one).
  • The Bill reduces the total number of schedules to four.
  • The Bills empowers the central government to regulate or prohibit the import, trade, possession or proliferation of invasive alien species.

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