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Government Notifies Rules framed under Section 49M of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972

Published on March 08, 2024
Current Context: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the rules framed under Section 49M of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
Government Notifies Rules framed under Section 49M of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972
  • Here are the key points:
    • The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 provides the legal framework for the protection of various species of wild animals, management of their habitat, and also for the regulation and control of trade in the products derived from various parts of wild animals.
    • The Act was last amended in 2022, and the Wild life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2022 has come into force since 1st April 2023.
    • Section 49 M of the Act provides for registration of possession, transfer, and birth and reporting of death of living scheduled animal species which are listed in the Appendices of CITES and as such listed in Schedule IV of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
    • All persons possessing a living specimen of such an animal species are required to apply for registrations of such possession within six months from the date of commencement of these rules and thereafter within thirty days of possession of such animal species to the concerned State Chief Wild Life Warden, through the PARIVESH 2.0 portal.
    • Any transfer of possession and birth of offsprings of such specimen(s) shall also be registered and death of such specimen(s) shall be reported, to the concerned Chief Wild Life Warden through the said PARIVESH 2.0 portal in accordance with these Rules.

Question:

Q.1 Through which portal should the registration of possession, transfer, birth, and death of living scheduled animal species be made?
a. PARIVESH 1.0
b. PARIVESH 2.0
c. PARIVESH 3.0
d. None of the above
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