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Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

As Amended upto date

   
  Preamble
   
  CHAPTER I: PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
   
  CHAPTER II: AUTHORITIES TO BE APPOINTED OR CONSTITUTED UNDER THE ACT
3. Appointment of Director and other officers
4. Appointment of Life Warden and other officers
5. Power to delegate
5-A. Constitution of the National Board for Wild Life
5-B. Standing Committee of the National Board
5-C. Functions of the National Board
6. Constitution of State Board for Wild Life
7. Procedure to be followed by the Board
8. Duties of State Board for Wild Life
   
  CHAPTER III: HUNTING OF WILD ANIMALS
9. Prohibition of hunting
10. Omitted
11. Hunting of wild animals to be permitted in certain cases
12. Grant of permit for special purposes
13. Suspension or cancellation of licence [Repealed]
14. Appeals [Repealed]
   
  CHAPTER III A: PROTECTION OF SPECIFIED PLANTS
17-A. Prohibition of picking, uprooting, etc. of specified plant
17-B. Grants of permit for special purposes
17-C. Cultivation of specified plants without licence prohibited
17-D. Dealing in specified plants without licence prohibited
17-E. Declaration of stock
17-F. Possession, etc., of plants by licensee
17-G. Purchase, etc., of specified plants
17-H. Plants to be Government property
   
  CHAPTER IV : Protected Areas
18. Declaration of sanctuary
18-A. Protection of Sanctuaries
18-B. Appointment of collectors
19. Collector to determine rights
20. Bar of accrual of rights
21. Proclamation by Collector
22. Inquiry by Collector
23. Powers of Collector
24. Acquisition of rights
25. Acquisition proceedings
25-A. Time limit for completion of acquisition proceedings
26. Delegation of Collector's powers
26-A. Declaration of area as sanctuary
27. Restriction on entry in sanctuary
28. Grant of Permit
29. Destruction, etc., in a sanctuary prohibited without a permit
30. Causing fire prohibited
31. Prohibition of entry into sanctuary with weapon
32. Ban on use of injurious substances
33. Control of sanctuaries
33-A. Immunisation of live-stock
33-B. Advisory Committee
34. Registration of certain persons in possession of arms
34-A. Power to remove encroachment
  NATIONAL PARKS
35. Declaration of National Parks
36. Declaration of game reserve [Repealed]
36-A. Declaration and management of conservation reserve
36-B. Conservation Reserve management Committee
36-C. Declaration and management of Community Reserve
36-D. Community Reserve management Committee
  CLOSED AREA
37. Declaration of closed area [Repealed]
  SANCTUARIES OR NATIONAL PARKS DECLARED BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
38. Power of Central Government to declare areas as sanctuaries or National Parks
   
  CHAPTER IV A: CENTRAL ZOO AUTHORITY AND RECOGNITION OF ZOOS
38-A. Constitution of Central Zoo Authority
38-B. Term of office and conditions of service of Chairperson and members, etc
38-C. Functions of the Authority
38-D. Procedure to be regulated by the Authority
38-E. Grants and loans to Authority and Constitution of Fund
38-F. Annual report
38-G. Annual Report and audit report to be laid before Parliament
38-H. Recognition of zoos
38-I. Acquisition of animals by a zoo
38-J. Prohibition of teasing, etc., in a zoo
   
  CHAPTER IVB : NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
38-K. Definitions
38-L. Constitution of National Tiger Conservation Authority
38-M. Term of office and conditions of service of members
38-N. Officers and employees of Tiger Conservation Authority
38-O. Powers and functions of Tiger Conservation Authority
38-P. Procedure to be regulated by Tiger Conservation Authority
38-Q. Grants and loans to Tiger Conservation Authority and Constitution of Fund
38-R. Accounts and audit of Tiger Conservation Authority
38-S. Annual report of Tiger Conservation Authority
38-T. Annual report and audit report to be laid before Parliament
38-U. Constitution of Steering Committee
38-V. Tiger Conservation Plan
38-W. Alteration and de-notification of tiger reserves
38-X. Establishment of Tiger Conservation Foundation
   
  CHAPTER IV C : TIGER AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES CRIME CONTROL BUREAU
38-Y. Constitution of Tiger and other Endangered Species Crime Control Bureau
38-Z. Powers and functions of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
   
  CHAPTER V : TRADE OR COMMERCE IN WILD ANIMALS, ANIMAL ARTICLE AND TROPHIES
39. Wild animals, etc., to be Government property
40. Declarations
40-A. Immunity in certain cases
41. Inquiry and preparation of inventories
42. Certificate of ownership
43. Regulation of transfer of animal, etc
44. Dealings in trophy and animal articles without licence prohibited
45. Suspension or cancellation of licences
46. Appeal
47. Maintenance of records
48. Purchase of animal, etc., by licensee
48-A. Restriction on transportation of wild life
49. Purchase of captive animal, etc, by a person other than a licensee
   
  CHAPTER VA: PROHIBITION OF TRADE OR COMMERCE IN TROPHIES, ANIMAL ARTICLES, ETC. DERIVED FROM CERTAIN ANIMALS
49-A. Definitions
49-B. Prohibition of dealings in trophies, animal articles, etc., derived from scheduled animals
49-C. Declaration by dealers
   
  CHAPTER VI: PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF OFFENCES
50. Power of entry, search, arrest and detention
51. Penalties
51-A. Certain conditions to apply while granting bail
52. Attempts and abetment
53. Punishment for wrongful seizure
54. Power to compound offence
55. Cognizance of offences
56. Operation of other laws not barred
57. Presumption to be made in certain cases
58. Offences by companies
   
  CHAPTER VI A : FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY DERIVED FROM ILLEGAL HUNTING AND TRADE
58-A. Application
58-B. Definitions
58-C. Prohibition of holding illegally acquired property
58-D. Competent authority
58-E. Identifying illegally acquired property
58-F. Seizure of freezing of illegally acquired property
58-G. Management of properties seized or forfeited under this Chapter
58-H. Notice of forfeiture of property
58-I. Forfeiture of property in certain cases
58-J. Burden of proof
58-K. Fine in lieu of forfeiture
58-L. Procedure in relation to certain trust properties
58-M. Certain transfers to be null and void
58-N. Constitution of Appellate Tribunal
58-O. Appeals
58-P. Notice or order not to be invalid for error in description
58-Q. Bar of jurisdiction
58-R. Competent authority and Appellate Tribunal to have powers of Civil Court
58-S. Information to competent authority
58-T. Certain officers to assist Administrator, competent authority and Appellate Tribunal
58-U. Power to take possession
58-V. Rectification of mistakes
58-W. Findings under other laws not conclusive for proceedings under this Chapter
58-X. Service of notices and orders
58-Y. Punishment for acquiring property in relation to which proceedings have been taken, under this Chapter
   
  CHAPTER VII: MISCELLANEOUS
59. Officers to be public servants
60. Protection of action taken in good faith
60-A. Reward to persons
60-B. Reward by State Government
61. Power to alter entries in Schedules
62. Declaration of certain wild animals to be vermin
63. Power of Central Government to make rules
64. Power of State Government to make rules
65. Rights of Scheduled Tribes to be protected
66. Repeal and savings
   
  SCHEDULE-I
  SCHEDULE - II
  SCHEDULE - III
  SCHEDULE - IV
  SCHEDULE - V
  SCHEDULE - VI
 
 
 

 

 

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