04 August, 2022
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Wildlife Protection Amendment Bill 2021
The Lok Sabha passed by voice vote the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill-2021 which seeks to provide for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
It also seeks to amend the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
The objective of the bill
Invasive Alien Species:
Greater control and regulation of wildlife sanctuaries
Type of Violation 1972 Act 2021 Bill
General violation Up to Rs 25,000 Up to Rs 1,00,000
Specially protected animals at least RS 10,000 at least RS 25,000
CITES is an international agreement between governments to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species.
Under CITES, plant and animal specimens are classified into three categories based on the threat to their extinction.
The Convention requires countries to regulate the trade of all listed specimens through permits.
It also seeks to regulate the possession of live animal specimens.
The Bill seeks to implement these provisions of CITES.
Source: The Indian Express
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