14 June, 2022
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Human-wildlife conflict refers to the harmful interaction between humans and wildlife that lead to a loss in terms of life, property and resources. The expanding human population and their greediness lead to the encroachment of wildlife areas and disturbing their natural habitation.
VERMIN ISSUE AND RECENT LAW: Recently the wildlife (protection) amendment bill 2021 was introduced in the parliament with the objective to change the wildlife (protection) act 1972.
In 2016 the central government declared Rhesus monkeys in Himachal Pradesh, wild boar in Uttarakhand and Nilgai in Bihar to be vermin.
WILD LIFE (PROTECTION) Amendment Bill 2021:
The bill seeks to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and increase the species protected under law. The amendments are as follows:
Rationalization of Schedules
Formation of New Authorities as per obligation under CITES
Invasive Alien Species
Control Of Sanctuaries
Special Area includes:
Provision Regarding Captive animals
Increment in Penalties
Other Criticism of the Bill
Source: The Hindu
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