Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) :

WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972, is the umbrella legislation for wildlife conservation and protection in the country. The implementation of the provisions of the Act is done by States mainly through forest &wildlife departments and police department. However, due to inadequate infrastructure in the States for combating organized wildlife crime and also keeping in view the inter-state and international ramification of the  crimes, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) was  constituted by Government of India under    Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change, as a sub–component of the on-going Central Scheme ‘Strengthening of Wildlife Divisions and Consultancies for Special Tasks’; to complement the efforts of the  State agencies and coordinate the actions of Central & State agencies in enforcement of the provisions of the Act. 

Website: http://wccb.gov.in/

The Central Zoo Authority (CZA):

CZA is the statutory body of the government of India responsible for oversight of zoos.[1] It is an affiliate member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). The CZA was formed to bring Indian zoos up to international standards.

The Central Zoo Authority has been constituted under the Wild Life (Protection) Act. The Authority consists of a Chairman, ten members and a Member Secretary. The main objective of the authority is to complement the national effort in conservation of wild life. Standards and norms for housing, upkeep, health care and overall management of animals in zoos has been laid down under the Recognition of Zoo Rules, 1992. Every zoo in the country is required to obtain recognition from the Authority for its operation. The Authority evaluates the zoos with reference to the parameters prescribed under the Rules and grants recognition accordingly. Zoos which have no potential to come up to the prescribed standards and norms may be refused recognition and asked to close down.

 Website: http://cza.nic.in/

Wildlife Institute of India (WII)

This is an Autonomous Institution of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.  Established in 1982, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an internationally acclaimed Institution, which offers training program, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management. The Institute is actively engaged in research across the breadth of the country on biodiversity related issues.

Website: http://www.wii.gov.in

National Tiger Conservation Authority / Project Tiger

The National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change constituted under enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended in 2006, for strengthening tiger conservation, as per powers and functions assigned to it under the said Act.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has been fulfilling its mandate within the ambit of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 for strengthening tiger conservation in the country by retaining an oversight through advisories/normative guidelines, based on appraisal of tiger status, ongoing conservation initiatives and recommendations of specially constituted Committees. ‘Project Tiger’ is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Environment, Forests and Climate Change, providing funding support to tiger range States, for in-situ conservation of tigers in designated tiger reserves, and has put the endangered tiger on an assured path of recovery by saving it from extinction, as revealed by the recent findings of the All India tiger estimation using the refined methodology.

https://projecttiger.nic.in/Index.aspx


Ajit