Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Board for Wildlife (NBWL):
1.It is chaired by the Prime Minister.
2.No alteration of boundaries in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries can be done without the approval of the NBWL.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Both statements are correct

  • NBWL is a statutory body constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act,1972.
  • Chairman: Prime minister.
  • Vice-Chairperson: Minister of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
  • Functions: Its role is advisory in nature and advises the Central Government on framing policies and measures for the conservation of wildlife in the country.
  • The board has the power to review all wildlife-related matters and approve projects in and around national parks and sanctuaries.
  • No alteration of boundaries in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries can be done without the approval of the NBWL.