Notification on regulatory framework for wetlands conservation

Wetlands have for long remained undefined and there has not been any special enactments for their conservation although they are providing crucial ecosystem services and are sensitive ecosystems with high biodiversity values. In this background the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) effort in drafting the notification on Regulatory Framework for Wetland Conservation in
exercise of powers conferred by the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA), 1986. The framework