The urgency to adopt sustainable measures to be able to conserve the ecosystem against increased human activities is now more pressing than ever. Unless the ecosystem is conserved, no developmental progress will be long-lasting.
One of the most revolutionary acts ever passed in the country, the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 laid down clear guidelines that were much needed to ensure preservation and conservation of India’s wildlife. Down the course of time, the Act has witnessed a large number of amendments, some of which added to its glory while others struggled to do so. In the accompanying Policy Brief, the authors take a look at the events that unfolded after the Act’s inception, the achievements and possible scope for the near future, followed by suggestions for the formation of a more effective policy.