Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 approved by Lok Sabha

Highlights:

  • The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 is approved by the Lok Sabha. 
  • The Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972 already protects a number of species, but the proposed legislation would also implement CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. 
  • The Rajya Sabha still needs to pass the Bill, though.
  • According to Bhupender Yadav, the Union Environment Minister, the government operates under the Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam principle and strives to improve both humankind and all other animal species.
  • The Union Environment Minister has also urged people to avoid purchasing upscale goods derived from animals from threatened or endangered species.