Published on: March 29, 2022

NATIONAL BOARD OF WILDLIFE

NATIONAL BOARD OF WILDLIFE

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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

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  • 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.