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National Parks and Sanctuaries

National Parks and Sanctuaries in India provides information on the legal aspects of over 540 national parks and sanctuaries in India created under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

The WLPA's primary objective is to form a uniform legislation for the protection of wildlife and the regulation and control of trade in wildlife products.

The creation of protected areas has also resulted in a range of conflicts and questions on the rights and activities of people living inside and adjacent to PAs. The resolution of such conflicts requires a better understanding of legal issues and the options available.

This booklet explains the formation of protected areas, outlines the various categories of PAs, conflicts that have risen between local communities and states, the restrictions and permissible activities in such areas, penalties for violations, the rights of the people living in and around such areas and the common methods used in conflict resolution. Basic information and procedures on how to report and file wildlife related cases are also provided. With relevant examples, the book attempts to create a better understanding of the legal issues pertaining to India's wildlife and protected areas.
By Sanjay Upadhyay and Ashish Kothari, Published by: Print World, Hardcover; Price: Rs. 125/-

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