Key Constitutional Provisions for Protection of Wildlife

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While drafting the Constitution of India, the Constituent Assembly debated issues about forests and wild animals and their inclusion in the Central, State or Concurrent List. Finally, when the Constitution was adopted, forests, wild animals, and birds were included in the State List.

This was later amended in 1976 and the subjects, forests and protection of wild animals were moved to the Concurrent List under the Seventh Schedule (Article 246) of the Constitution. This amendment enables both the Central … Read More