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The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 – Complete detail – Updated

The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 – Complete detail – Updated pdf. Description of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. All chapters of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. It extends to the whole of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.* ] It shall come into force in a State or Union Territory to………….
The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, An Act to provide for the protection of [Wild animals, birds and plants]1 and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto.

Included all the chapters

Chapter 1. Preliminary, Chapter 2. Authorities to be appointed or constituted under this Act, Chapter 3. Hunting of Wild Animals, Chapter 3A. Protection of specified plants, Chapter 4. Protected areas, Chapter 4A. Central zoo authority and recognition of zoos, Chapter 4B. National tiger conservation authority, Chapter 4C. Tiger and other endangered species crime control bureau, Chapter 5. Trade or Commerce in Wild Animals, Animal Articles and Trophies, Chapter 5A. Prohibition of Trade or Commerce in Trophies, Animal Articles, etc. derived from Certain Animals, Chapter 6. Prevention and Detection of Offences, Chapter 6A. Forfeiture of property derived from illegal hunting and trade, Chapter 7. Miscellaneous

THE WILDLIFE (PROTECTION) ACT, 1972

(No. 53 of 1972)

An Act to provide for the protection of [Wild animals, birds and plants]1 and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto.

2 [***]                                                                                   CHAPTER 1

Preliminary

1. Short title, extent, and commencement, –

(1) This Act may be called the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

3 [(2) It extends to the whole of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.* ]

4 (3) It shall come into force in a State or Union Territory to which it extends, on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different provision of this Act or for different States or Union Territories.

2. Definitions – In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, –

(1) “animal” includes amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles, and their young, and also includes, in the cases of birds and reptiles, their eggs,

5 (2) “animal article” means an article made from any captive animal or wild animal, other than vermin, and includes an article or object in which the whole or any part of such animal [has been used and ivory imported into India and an article made therefrom]…………….

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