Wild Animal Protection Laws in India is specially designed for students pursuing the three-year or fi ve-year degree course in law education institutes including national law schools. It will be useful for students who are interested in the historical development of statutory laws, and the judicial approach on protection of animals in India, on the lines of local social movements with international awareness through treaties and conventions. It is also a good reference guide for students and researchers to understand sociological problems and political issues relating to wild animal protection in India. It can be read by academicians to activists, lawyers to laymen and everyone. This book focuses on laws relating to protection of wild animals in India, which includes statutory laws, judicial pronouncements, environmental doctrines, international conventions and national policies. It is divided into ten chapters based on the broad theme of science, politics, society and law, which are the main issues for a conservation program in every country, from Africa to Europe and from America to Asia. This book is meant to remind us of the constitutional duty “to be compassionate to all living creatures” and the international obligation that “every form of life is unique.” Key Features • Discusses legal, constitutional, social and political status, as well as the religious position of wild animals. • Simplifies legal thoughts and theories, sources and reports into charts, figures and tables. • Distinguishes between the legal status of the US model of national parks and the Indian model of sanctuaries. • Analyses the ecosystem approach of rich countries and the species survival approach of poor countries. • Differentiates between anthropocentric conservation and ecocentric preservation recently adopted by the Supreme Court of India. • Explains more than 50 international and regional conventions on wild animals and ecology. • Refers to more than 100 Iegislations, especially from India, along with those from the UK, USA, Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh. • Refers to more than 100 important Indian and foreign case laws relating to wild animals, tribal rights, forest rights and trade rights.
Partha Pratim Mitra is Assistant Professor at the National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. A PhD in Law from the University of Burdwan, he has been teaching environmental laws for more than a decade.