The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change submitted its report on the proposed , which was introduced in Lok Sabha last December.

A bill which seeks to conserve and protect wildlife through better management of protected areas and rationalise schedules which list out species under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, was introduced in Lok Sabha on December 17, 2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gaurav Kumar Bansal Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/06/2021. This application is for execution of order of the NGT, May 31, 2019 directing issuance of requisite notification under section 26A of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 for protection of the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh.

The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 provides for listing of species in various schedules based on the threat status. The species listed in Schedule I of the Act is provided with highest degree of protection.

Over a ten-year period from July 2010 to June 2019 the authors found neither India nor Bhutan had reported any incidences of poaching or illegal trade in Red Pandas, but in Nepal a total of 13 seizure records were reported between 2016 and 2019, accounting for a total of 29 pelts. All except two took place in Kathmandu.

In India, the Project Tiger coverage has increased to 50 tiger reserves, spread over 18 states, cover 72749.02 sq.km which amounts to around 2.21% of country's geographical area.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N.

Judgement of the High Court of Bombay in the matter of Worli Koliwada Nakhwa & Others Vs Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai & Others dated 16/07/2019 regarding construction of a coastal road on the western coast of Mumbai from Princess Street Flyover to the Worli end of the Borivali– Worli Sea-link. Four interchanges are connecting the existing road to the proposed Coastal Road.

The report ‘Living Planet’ is released every two years, and keeps track of around 4,000 species spread across nearly 17,000 population of the planet.

The mighty Sharavathi river basin in the Western Ghats is considered a significant refuge for the endangered Lion-Tailed Macaques (LTM) in the country.

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