This Action Plan for Vulture Conservation in India, 2020-2025, rightly advocates the prevention of misuse of veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by ensuring their sale only on prescription. This would ensure that banned drugs are not used in veterinary treatment.

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) of the Solomon Islands, with the assistance of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), developed a report on the state of the environment in the country.

India has the largest number of wild Asian Elephants, estimated at 29,964 according to 2017 census by Project Elephant, i.e. about 60% of the species’ global population.

The following draft rules which the Central Government proposes to make, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6, 8 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), in supersession of the Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001, published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section 3(ii), vide number

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has notified Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 (hereinafter Wetlands Rules) under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 as regulatory framework for conservation and management of wetlands in India.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MOEFCC) has published a Draft Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2019 on 4th December 2019 to further amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986. The Amendment is brought under Schedule 1 relating to standards for emission or discharge of environmental pollutants.

The National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP), 2019 seeks to create a 12 facilitative and regulatory environment to mainstream resource efficiency across all sectors 13 by fostering cross-sectoral collaborations, development of policy instruments, action plans 14 and efficient implementation and monitoring frameworks.

ENCORE aims to strengthen integrated coastal zone management in all coastal States and Union Territories of India.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in order to conserve, protect and improve the quality of environment and preventing, controlling and abating environmental pollution has decided to identify beaches for the purpose of Blue Flag Certification.

The Government of India had declared certain coastal stretches of the country as Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) vide Notification No. S.O.19 (E), dated the 6th January, 2011 (referred to as the CRZ Notification, 2011).

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