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The Government of India enacted Wild Life (Protection) Act 1972 with the objective of effectively protecting the wild life of this country and to control poaching, smuggling and illegal trade in wildlife and its derivatives. The Act was amended in January 2003 and punishment and penalty for offences under the Act have been made more stringent. The Ministry has proposed further amendments in the law by introducing more rigid measures to strengthen the Act. The objective is to provide protection to the listed endangered flora and fauna and ecologically important protected areas.
Act

  1. The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006 (No. 39 of 2006, [03/09/2006]) PDF
  2. The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2002PDFNo. 16 of 2003, [17/01/2003]PDF
  3. The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended in 1993.PDF

Bill

  1. Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill 2013PDF

Rules

  1. Recognition of Zoo Rules, 2009. EnglishPDF, HindiPDF
  2. S.O.1092(E), [22/9/2003] – The National Board for Wild Life Rules, 2003.
  3. S.O.445(E), [18/4/2003] – The Declaration of Wild Life Stock Rules, 2003.PDF
  4. G.S.R.350(E), [18/4/1995] – The Wildlife (Specified Plant Stock Declaration) Central Rules, 1995.PDF
  5. G.S.R.349(E), [18/4/1995] – The Wildlife (Specified Plants – Conditions for Possession by Licensee) Rules, 1995.
  6. G.S.R.348(E), [18/4/1995] – The Wildlife (Protection) Rules, 1995.PDF
  7. Recognition of Zoo Rules, 1992.PDF
  8. G.S.R.328(E), [13/4/1983] – The Wildlife (Protection) Licensing (Additional Matters for Consideration) Rules, 1983.PDF
  9. G.S.R.29(E), [25/1/1973] – The Wildlife (Stock Declaration) Central Rules, 1973.PDF
  10. G.S.R.198(E), [9/4/1973] – The Wildlife (Transaction and Taxidermy) Rules, 1973.PDF

Notifications

  1. S.O.2180(E), [4/9/2010] – Amendments to Constitution of the National Board for Wild Life.PDF
  2. S.O.802(E), [16/05/2007] – The National Board for Wild Life Rules, 2007.PDF
  3. S.O.1093(E), [22/9/2003] – Constitution of the National Board for Wild Life.PDF
  4. S.O.1091(E), [22/9/2003] – Coming into force of section 6 of the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2002 (16 of 2003).PDF
  5. S.O.446(E), [18/4/2003] – Delegation of Powers of section 58E of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972).PDF
  6. S.O.447(E), [18/4/2003] – Delegation of Powers of section 54 of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972).PDF
  7. S.O.332(E), [28/3/2003] – Coming into force of all the provisions except section 6 of the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2002 (16 of 2003).PDF
  8. S.O.1085(E), [30/9/2002] – Amendments to Schedule I and Part II of Schedule II of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972).PDF
  9. S.O.1197(E), [5/12/2001] – Amendments to Schedule I and Schedule IV of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972).PDF
  10. S.O.665(E), [11/7/2001] – Amendments to Schedule I and Schedule III of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972).PDF
  11. S.O.474(E), [28/5/2001] – Additions to Schedule I of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972).PDF

Guidelines

  1. Guidelines for Appointment of Honorary Wildlife Wardens.PDF