Policy Analysis Paper – Topic Proposal

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Policy Analysis Paper – Topic Proposal The policy I pick for my political analysis paper is wildlife protection act , 1972. The Government of India enacted Wild Life (Protection) Act 1972 with the objective of effectively protecting the wild life of this country and to control poaching, smuggling and illegal trade in wildlife and its derivatives. The goal of this act is to provide protection to the listed endangered flora and fauna and ecologically important protected areas. This Act provides protection of wild animals, birds , plants and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto . This act extends to the whole of India except for the state of Jammu and Kashmir which has its own wildlife act. This act has six schedules which give varying degrees of protection. Schedule 1 and part II of Schedule 2 provide absolute protection - offences under these are prescribed the highest penalties. Species listed in
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Unformatted text preview: Schedule 3 and Schedule 4 are also protected with ower penalties. Schedule 5 includes the animals which may be hunted without any penalization. The plants in Schedule 6 are prohibited from cultivation and planting. . Enforcement can be performed by agencies such as the Forest Department, the Police, the Customs and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). One in four species of mammals, one in eight species of birds, one in three species of amphibians, and half of all tortoises and freshwater turtles are under threat of extinction. The earth is a fragile ecosystem of interdependence and balance . Our own survival as a species is dependent upon the preservation of biodiversity. In a country like India , where there is diverse wildlife with a significant amount of endangered species , the analysis of this policy can be crucial and thus I believe is important to study ....
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