Indian National Board for Wild Life (NBWL)

I am not sure but is the Indian National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) in breach of statutory duty? I believe that this body or organization was set up under the Wild Life Protection Act 1972 and the Wild Life Protection (Amendment) Act 2002.

Under these Acts the central government of India was obliged to constitute the National Board for Wild Life within 6 months of the Wild Life Protection (Amendment) Act 2002 coming into force (pursuant to section 6 of the Wild Life Protection Act 1972). Under section 7 of the Wild Life Protection Act 1972, the Board shall meet twice per year.

The first meeting of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) was in January 2002. The second meeting as on 18th March 2004. That appears to a breach of statutory duty. If I am correct there was another. In 2007 there was only one meeting on the 10th September 2008.

Does this indicate a lack of will and commitment to protect wild life in India and is it why endangered wild species are gradually becoming extinct in the wild in India?

See Cat and Animal Law in India
See Bengal tiger facts

Am I completely wrong? - tell me - leave a comment please.

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Update: the first meeting may have been 24th Dec. 2003. That would mean only one breach during the year of 2007. There have been years when there has been three meeting as well. Perhaps I am being too harsh?

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Is the Indian National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) in breach of statutory duty? - Source:
  • http://envfor.nic.in/divisions/wild.html (for dates of meetings)
  • Animal Laws of India by By India, Maneka Gandhi, Ozair Husain, Raj Panjwani
  • Me

Indian National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) Indian National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) Reviewed by Michael Broad on November 17, 2008 Rating: 5

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Michael Broad said...

Any comment that is simply an excuse to try and add links will be deleted.

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