Wildlife Week India

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News:The Forest department has organised an awareness rally to launch Wildlife Week India.

Facts:

About Wildlife week:

  • The Wildlife Week is celebrated all over the country every year between 2nd October and 8th October. 
  • The aim of this week is to preserve animal life in India.
  • The event is organized by National Board of Wildlife since its establishment in 1972.
  • The theme of this year’s event is “Life Below Water:For people and planet”.
  • The events are organized to teach people about animal life and encourage them to save a large number of animals by not killing them for food and other purposes.

Additional information:

About National Board of Wildlife:

  • The NBWL has been constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act,1972. 
  • NBWL advises the government on policy and strategy for wildlife conservation. 
  • It also reviews proposals for non-forestry use of forestland within National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries and issue or deny permissions.
  • The NBWL is chaired by the Prime Minister.It also comprises of a Standing Committee headed by Union Environment Minister. 
  • The Wildlife Protection Act,1972 specifies that the committee should comprise of 10 eminent ecologists and five NGOs.The committee considers the merits of projects that come to it for scrutiny.