Human Animal Conflict:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Standing Committee on Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change headed by Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh has submitted its report. The report analyses the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 tabled in the Lok Sabha in December 2021.   Significance: While Standing Committee reports on Bills …

MPs’ panel lends voice against elephant trade:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 after being introduced in Lok Sabha was later referred to the Standing Com­mittee on Science and Tech­nology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The panel has recently recommended the Central Government not to encourage sale and purchase of captive …

Environment Ministry’s Proposed Changes to Wildlife Act:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues   Context: In December 2021, the Union environment ministry announced a plan to amend the Wildlife Act. The Act has been amended several times, in 1982, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2006 and 2013.   Changes proposed: The proposed amendment is likely the most expansive so far in …