NATIONAL BOARD OF WILDLIFE
The standing committee of the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) has rejected the proposal of the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) to build a concrete road to Kodachadri hills cutting through Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
NATIONAL BOARD FOR WILDLIFE
- Statutory Organization
- Constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
- Role is “advisory” in nature
- Advises the Central Government on framing policies and measures for conservation of wildlife in the country
- Primary function of the Board is to promote the conservation and development of wildlife and forests
- Power to review all wildlife-related matters and approve projects in and around national parks and sanctuaries.
- No alternation of boundaries in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries can be done without approval of the NBWL.
- Composition: The NBWL is chaired by the Prime Minister. It has 47 members including the Prime Minister. Among these, 19 members are ex-officio members. Other members include three Members of Parliament (two from Lok Sabha and one from Rajya Sabha), five NGOs and 10 eminent ecologists, conservationists and environmentalists.