The Wild Life (Protection) Act `1972

An Act to provide for the protection of wild animals, birds and plants and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto with a view to ensuring the ecological and environmental security of the country.

List of Chapters & Sections

  1. PRELIMINARY

  2. AUTHORITIES TO BE APPOINTED OR CONSTITUTES UNDER THE ACT

  3. HUNTING OF WILD ANIMALS

  4. PROTECTION OF SPECIFIED PLANTS

  5. Sanctuaries

  6. Natioanl Parks

  7. Closed Area

  8. Sanctuaries or National Parks declared by Central Government

  9. CENTRAL ZOO AUTHORITY AND RECOGNITION OF ZOOS

  10. NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

  11. TIGER AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES CRIME CONTROL BUREAU

  12. TRADE OR COMMERCE IN WILD ANIMALS, ANIMAL ARTICLES AND TROPHIES

  13. PROHIBITION OF TRADE OR COMMERCE IN TROPHIES, ANIMAL ARTICLES, ETC., DERIVED FROM CERTAIN ANIMALS

  14. PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF OFFENCES

  15. FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY DERIVED FROM ILLEGAL HUNTING AND TRADE

  16. MISCELLANEOUS