Q. How many schedules are incorporated in Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 to protect animal species?

[A] Three

[B] Four

[C] Five

[D] Five

Answer: D

The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 provides for the protection of wild animals, birds and plants; and for matters connected there with or ancillary or incidental thereto.  

  • It extends to the whole of India.  
  • It has six schedules which give varying degrees of protection. 

Source: The Hindu