Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicWildlife Protection Act

Topic: Wildlife Protection Act

Why Parliamentary panel for environment wants a new mechanism to manage human-animal conflict

A committee led by Jairam Ramesh wants changes in the Wildlife Protection Amendment Bill, 2021. It also wants a clause that allows the transport of live elephants scrapped.  

Wildlife Protection Amendment Bill 2021 misses the target despite good intentions

Instead of taking an ecological approach and define an ‘alien species’ in the context of its natural location, the WPA Bill understands the term ‘alien’ in a geopolitical context.

Modi govt proposes amendment to Wildlife Protection Act, plans better use of protected areas

Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 also proposes to amend schedules which list wildlife species & ensure better care of seized animals, disposal of seized animal parts and products.

2,247 endangered Indian star tortoises seized at Chennai airport as smuggling bid is foiled

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and airport customs authorities say the seized tortoises have been handed over to the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for rehabilitation.

CBI to probe ‘smuggling’ of sea cucumbers — in first wildlife protection case in years

CBI registered the case over smuggling of endangered species after a request from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.

WHO nod for traditional Chinese medicines could mean extinction of some of India’s wildlife

India could 'express its apprehension' over the WHO approval internationally as it 'basically encourages widespread use of animal products'.

Action sought after video of Priyanka Gandhi holding snakes surfaces

Lawyer-activist Gauri Maulekhi sought immediate action under the Wildlife Protection Act alleging that the snakes were illegally procured.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.