Centre unveils new rules to regulate exotic animal trade

Animal trafficking in India
Animal trafficking in India

Recently the environment ministry has introduced new rules for import and export of “Exotic wild life Species” according to the new rules owners and possessors of this species will have register such animals with chief wild life warden of their respective states etc. According to the notification “Exotic Species” are those, whose names are listed in Appendices I,II,III  of CITES convention.      This news is related to the topic, Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment of GS 3.Details about these rules and CITES are important for both mains and prelims.

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