Delisting of crocodiles from schedule I of Wildlife Act; Andaman Makes a Move

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Port Blair, July 03: The A&N Administration has taken up, through the Islands Development Agency, the issue of human-crocodile conflict in the Territory. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF & CC) has been requested for temporary delisting of crocodiles from Schedule I of Wildlife Act. Also, a study group has been constituted with several international/national experts to study the issue and suggest future course of action. On 03.07.2018, the study team including 2 foreign experts called on Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency and discussed the issue with him. The issue of delisting of crocodiles from Schedule I of Wildlife Act was emphasized.

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