SC Directs Centre to Declare Area Around National Parks as Eco-Sensitive
12, Dec 2018
Prelims level : Environmental conservation Mains level : GS 3: Environmental conservation
- The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Union Environment Ministry to declare 10 km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country as ‘eco-sensitive zones’.
- The Supreme Court bench took the initiative after its amicus curiae (advisor) informed the court that the State governments have taken no effort to protect the area around these sanctuaries and parks. The court ordered the Centre to make the declaration “at the earliest”. Any plea for modification by the States concerned should be made to the Environment Ministry in two weeks.
Related 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries:
|NATIONAL PARK/WILDLIFE SANCTUARY||PLACE|
|Hemis High Altitude and Kishtewar national parks,||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Changthang, Hokersar, Trikuta sanctuaries|
|Jogimatti, Thimlapura and Yadahalli Chinkara sanctuaries||Karnataka|
|Deolgaon Rehekuri and Thane Creek Flamingo sanctuaries and the Malvan marine sanctuary||Maharastra|
|Siroi National Park and Khongjaingamba Ching sanctuary||Manipur|
|Fakim and Puliebadze and Rangapahar sanctuaries||Nagaland|
|Jorepokhri sanctuary||West Bengal|
|Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar bird sanctuary and Pilibhit sanctuary||Uttar Pradesh|
|Baghmara Pitcher Plant sanctuary||Meghalaya|