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Parliamentary panel suggests changes to Wildlife Protection (amendment) Bill

The parliamentary panel headed by senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh submitted a 254-page report on Thursday after reviewing the Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill 2021.
Environmental lawyers had pointed out another concern regarding the bill that makes a provision for trade in live elephants. (AFP)
Environmental lawyers had pointed out another concern regarding the bill that makes a provision for trade in live elephants. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2022 02:33 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

House panel adopts report on wildlife bill

The bill which seeks to amend the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 for better implementation of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was introduced in Lok Sabha on December 17 .
The bill seeks to include the aspects of “conservation” and “management” of wildlife which are covered by the Act and make amendments for better management of protected areas. (Getty Images)
The bill seeks to include the aspects of “conservation” and “management” of wildlife which are covered by the Act and make amendments for better management of protected areas. (Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 01:36 AM IST
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National wildlife board seeks framing of rules for ecological management

The proposed guidelines should also address the problem of bird mortality due to power lines, the committee said.
As many as six Great Indian Bustards died in the Thar between 2017-20 due to power line collisions; some deaths were connected to wind turbines, a study by the Wildlife Institute of India revealed last year. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
As many as six Great Indian Bustards died in the Thar between 2017-20 due to power line collisions; some deaths were connected to wind turbines, a study by the Wildlife Institute of India revealed last year. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2022 11:08 PM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UK report says crabs, lobsters feel pain, classifies them as 'sentient beings'

The bill, when it becomes law, will establish an animal sentience committee made up of experts from within the field. It is currently under debate in the United Kingdom.
The UK government order is based on a report by the London School of Economics, which said that lobsters and crabs shouldn't be boiled alive.
The UK government order is based on a report by the London School of Economics, which said that lobsters and crabs shouldn't be boiled alive.
Published on Nov 24, 2021 08:33 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bear with plastic container stuck on its head for 28 days get rescued. Watch

The video shared by MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife, shows a bear had a container around its neck for over 28 days. It was removed and the bear was released back into the wild.
The bear gets rescued after having a plastic container stuck on its head for 28 days. (facebook/@MyFWC)
The bear gets rescued after having a plastic container stuck on its head for 28 days. (facebook/@MyFWC)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 02:28 PM IST
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