Q. Which of the following are objectives of “Wild Life Protection Act, 1972”?
1. Protection and management of wildlife habitats
2. Establishment of protected areas
3. Prohibition of taxidermy
4. Regulation and control of trade in parts and products derived from wildlife
5. Prohibition of hunting
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1, 2, and 5 only

[C] 2, 3 and 5 only

[D] 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Answer: D
Notes:

India has been implementing various laws to save the wildlife and the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 is one of them. The objectives are as follows: 

  • Prohibition of hunting 
  • Protection and management of wildlife habitats 
  • Establishment of protected areas 
  • Regulation and control of trade in parts and products derived from wildlife 
  • Management of zoos 
  • WLPA is also against taxidermy, which is the preservation of a dead wild animal as a trophy, or in the form of rugs, preserved skins, antlers, horns, eggs, teeth, and nails. 

Source: Indian Express