A succinct view of wildlife crimes in West Bengal and their conservation practices
Keywords:Wildlife Crimes, Biodiversity Conservation Attitude, West Bengal,, Wildlife (Protection) Act, Sundarban Wildlife Sanctuary
The wide range of wildlife animals in India is suffering from a combination of threats, which leads to suitable habitat loss, and increasing conflict between human and illegal wildlife trade that is pushing the wildlife population towards extinction. However, studies in India are showing that indiscriminate poaching and illegal trade are increasingly becoming the main drivers for the extinction of species. Recent, illegal wildlife trades have received attention from biological and conservation perspectives. In that context, the present reviewed the wildlife crimes in West Bengal and their conservation practices. The study reviewed the recent wildlife crimes in West Bengal and the conservation practices employed in West Bengal to save the wildlife species are also listed. The law enforcement and involvement of NGOs in the protection of wildlife are also itemized in detail and the actions which is taken by the Indian government against wildlife crimes are enumerated in detail. Following this, the impact caused by the occurrence of wildlife crimes is also discussed. Thus, the present study will guide future researchers about the wildlife crimes in West Bengal and the conservation practices, which are involved in animal protection. It also creates awareness among people regarding the impact of wildlife crimes and the measures taken against wildlife crimes.
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