Question

Who among the following heads the National Board of Wildlife in India?

A The President Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B The Prime Minister Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Cabinet Secretary Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

The National Board for Wildlife is chaired by India's Prime Minister and its vice chairman is Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Further, the board is mammoth body with 47-members including Parliament Members, NGOs, eminent conservationists, ecologists and environmentalists, Government secretaries of various departments. National Board for Wild Life is a Statutory Organization• constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Theoretically, the board is advisory in nature and advises the Central Government on framing policies and measures for conservation of wildlife in the country. However, it is a very important body because it serves as apex body to review all wildlife-related matters and approve projects in and around national parks and sanctuaries.

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