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Wildlife (Stock Declaration) Central Rules, 1973 – updated

The Wildlife (Stock Declaration)  Central Rules, 1973 pdf – updated

In exercise of the powers conferred by Cl. (a) of sub-section (1) of Sec.63 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely –

  1. Short title and commencement
  • These rules may be called the Wildlife (Stock Declaration) Central Rules, 1973.
  • They shall come into force 2 in the State of Madhya Pradesh on the 25th January, 1973 and in other States and Union Territories on such date as the Central Government may, by notification appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different States and Union Territories
  1. Declaration by manufacturer of, dealer or taxidermist in, animal article, etc.,

Every manufacturer of, or dealer in, animal article or every dealer in captive animals, trophies, or uncured trophies, or every taxidermist shall, within fifteen days from the commencement of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, declare his stock of animal article, captive animal, trophies, and uncured trophies, as the case may be, as on the date of such declaration to the Chief Wildlife Warden in the form given below.

Form of Declaration

(See sub-section (2) of Sec. 44)

To

The Chief Wildlife Warden

State or Union Territory of …………………………………………

  1. Full name and address of the manufacturer/dealer/taxidermist making the declaration ________
  1. Actual stock held on the date of declaration in animal articles :
  • Description including name of animal from which derived _________________________
  • Number _________________________________________________________________
  • Dimensions or weight ______________________________________________________
  • Premises where kept _______________________________________________________
  1. Actual stock held on the date of declaration in captive animals
  • Species and sex ___________________________________________________________
  • Number _________________________________________________________________
  • Adult or juvenile __________________________________________________________
  • Premises where kept _______________________________________________________

4. Actual stock held on the date of declaration in trophies

  • Description including name of animal from which derived _________________________
  • Number _________________________________________________________________
  • Dimensions or weight ______________________________________________________
  • Premises where kept _______________________________________________________

5. Actual stock held on the date of declaration in uncured trophies

  • Description including name of animal from which derived _________________________
  • Number _________________________________________________________________
  • Dimensions or weight ______________________________________________________
  • Premises where kept _______________________________________________________

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