Parliamentary standing committee to undertake consideration of ‘Wild Life Amendment Bill, 2021’

Parliamentary panel to adopt a draft report on Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 on Monday in the parliament premises.

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The committee will undertake the consideration clause-by-clause of the bill. The bill is meant to increase the species protected under the law and attempt to implement the Convention on International trade in the areas of Wild Fauna and Flora. It was introduced in the Loksabha by the Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change on December 17, 2021, in order to regulate the protection of wild animals, birds, and plants.

The committee is headed by the Congress leader, Jairam Ramesh, which includes 10 Rajya Sabha and 20 Lok Sabha leaders. Members from the Rajya Sabha are Anil Bulani, Vandana Chavan, Seema Dwivedi, Indu Bala Goswami, Joginially Santosh Kumar, Parimal Nathwani, Bhaskar Rao Nekkanti, Nabam Rebia, and Rajani Ashokrao Patil.

According to the CITES, the management may use a system of an identification marks for a specimen under the bill. The bill strictly prohibits any removal of the identification mark. A registration certificate is mandatory for possessing live specimens for the scheduled animals.