Q. “Conservation Reserve and Community Reserves” came into effect by amending which of the following acts?

[A] Forest Conservation Act, 1980

[B] Wildlife Protection Act, 1972

[C] Forest Rights Act, 2006

[D] India Forest Act, 1927

Answer: B

Conservation Reserve and Community Reserves are the outcome of Amendments to the Wild life protection act in 2003.  

  • The Amendment Act of 2003 provided for the creation of a new type of protected area called a Conservation Reserve.  
  • It is an area owned by the State Government adjacent to National Parks and sanctuaries for protecting the landscape, seascape and habitat of fauna and flora.  
  • It is managed through a Conservation Reserve Management Committee. 

Source: Shankar