Nilgai, in India, comes under Schedule III of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Environment related crimes in the country came down by over 11% last year compared to 2014 but there was no decline in states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Assam where the number o

NEW DELHI: Seeking to provide more teeth to the existing wildlife protection law, the Centre is looking for an option to introduce clauses of stricter punishment and to change the law to bring it i

Preliminary draft of the law which will replace the Wildlife Protection Act has been prepared and shared between select officials

Karnataka will soon experiment with the hugely successful South African birth control technique to check the growing elephant population in the state, in the face of increasing human-elephant confl

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of Nimmala Ankaiah Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change & Others dated 02/08/2016 regarding activities not permissible under ESZ Notification in the lands falling within the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) limit of Pulicat Bird Sanctuary (second largest brackish water lagoon in India).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Poaching of Wildlife, 26/07/2016. The management and protection in and around National Parks and Sanctuaries in the country is carried out by the concerned State/Union Territory Governments. Reports of death including poaching of endangered wild animals are received in the Ministry from time to time.

Seeking to put at rest certain controversies pertaining to reports that the central government has allowed "killing" of animals to protect agricultural farms, new Environment Minister Anil Dave on

KANPUR: Thousands of fishes of different species including 'Chilwa' and cat fish died in the lake of Kanpur zoo following dip in the level of dissolved oxygen in the lake water.

Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for conservation and to project India's eco-sensitive stance, the government's call for culling of "vermin" animals has caused a blot on its imag