Forest Conservation

i. Acts 1. Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, amended 1988 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 2. The Indian Forest Act, 1927 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 3. State/Union Territory Minor Forest Produce (Ownership of Forest Dependent Community) Act, 2005 - Draft [pdf], [word]. ii. Rules 1. G.S.R.23(E) - Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2003 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 2. G.S.R.719 - Forest (Conservation) Rules, 1981, amended 1992 [html], [pdf], and [word]. iii. Guidelines 1. No.5-5/86-FC, [25/11/1994] - Guidelines for diversion of forest lands for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 [html], [pdf], and [word].

J. Biodiversity

i. Act 1. Biological Diversity Act, 2002 [html]. 2. NO. 18 of 2003, [5/2/2003] - The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 [html]. S.O.753(E), [01/07/2004]- Coming in to force of sextions of the Biodiversity Act, 2002.[html], [pdf] and [word]. i. S.O.497 (E), [15/04/2004]- Appointment of non-official members on NBA from 1st October, 2003.[html], [pdf]and [word]. ii. S.O.1147 (E)- Establishment of National Biodiversity Authority from 1st October, 2003.[html], [pdf] and [word]. iii. S.O.1146 (E)- Bringing into force Sections 1 and 2; Sections 8 to 17; Sections 48,54,59,62,63,64 and 65 w.e.f. 1st October, 2003. [html], [pdf] and [word]. Rule 1. G.S.R.261 (E), [15/04/2004] - Biological Diversity Rules, 2004, [html], [pdf] and [word].

K. IFS

i. Rule 1. NO.17011/03/200-IFS-II, [10/2/2001] - Rules for a competitive examination to be held by the UPSC for the IFS [html], [pdf], and [word]. ii. Notification 1. NO.A.12011/1/94-IFS-I, [14/12/2000] - Scheme for staffing posts included in the Central Deputation Reserve of the Indian Forest Service and other Forestry Posts similar in rank and status in certain other organisations under the Government of India [html], [pdf], and [word].

2. Eco-sensitive Zone

i. Notifications 1. S.O.133(E), [4/2/2003] - Matheran and surrounding region as an Eco-sensitive Zone [html], [pdf], and [word]. 1. S.O.83(E), [16/01/2004] - Amendments to S.O.133(E) dated 4/2/2003 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 2. S.O.52(E), [17/1/2001] - Mahabaleswar Panchgani Region as an Eco-sensitive region. English - [html], [pdf] Hindi - [Pdf] 3. S.O.825(E), [17/9/1998] - Pachmarhi Region as an Eco-sensitive Zone [html], [pdf], and [word]. 4. S.O.350(E), [13/5/1998] - Order Constituting the Taj Trapezium Zone Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority [html], [pdf], and [word]. 5. S.O.884(E), [19/12/1996] - Dahanu Taluka Environment Protection Authority, 1996, amended 2001 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 6. S.O.481(E), [5/7/1996] - No Development Zone at Numaligarh, East of Kaziranga [html], [pdf], and [word]. 7. S.O.319(E), [7/5/1992] - Restricting certain activities causing Environmental Degradation at Aravalli Range [html], [pdf], and [word]. 8. S.O.416(E), [20/6/1991] - Dahanu Taluka, District Thane (Maharashtra) to declare as Ecologically fragile Area, amended 1999. English - [html], [pdf], Hindi - [Pdf] . 9. S.O.102(E), [1/2/1989] - Restricting location of industries, mining & other activities in Doon Valley (UP) [html], [pdf], and [word]. 10. S.O.20(E), [6/1/1989] - Prohibiting Industries in Murud-Janjira, Raigadh District, Maharashtra [html], [pdf], and [word].

Ozone Layer Depletion

i. Rule 1. S.O.670(E), [19/7/2000] - The Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 [html], [pdf], and [word].

F. National Environment Tribunal

i. Act 1. No.27 of 1995, [17/6/1995] - The National Environment Tribunal Act, 1995 [html], [pdf], and [word].

H. Wildlife

i. Act 1. No. 16 of 2003, [17/1/2003] - The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2002 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 2. The Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, amended 1993 [html], [pdf], and [word]. ii. Rules 1. S.O.1092(E), [22/9/2003] - The National Board for Wild Life Rules, 2003 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 2. S.O.445(E), [18/4/2003] - The Declaration of Wild Life Stock Rules, 2003 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 3. G.S.R.350(E), [18/4/1995] - The Wildlife (Specified Plant Stock Declaration) Central Rules, 1995 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 4. G.S.R.349(E), [18/4/1995] - The Wildlife (Specified Plants - Conditions for Possession by Licensee) Rules, 1995 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 5. G.S.R.348(E), [18/4/1995] - The Wildlife (Protection) Rules, 1995 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 6. Recognition of Zoo Rules, 1992 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 7. G.S.R.328(E), [13/4/1983] - The Wildlife (Protection) Licensing (Additional Matters for Consideration) Rules, 1983 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 8. G.S.R.29(E), [25/1/1973] - The Wildlife (Stock Declaration) Central Rules, 1973 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 9. G.S.R.198(E), [9/4/1973] - The Wildlife (Transaction and Taxidermy) Rules, 1973 [html], [pdf], and [word]. iii. Notifications 1. S.O.1093(E), [22/9/2003] - Constitution of the National Board for Wild Life [html], [pdf], and [word]. 2. S.O.1091(E), [22/9/2003] - Coming into force of section 6 of the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2002 (16 of 2003) [html], [pdf], and [word]. 3. S.O.446(E), [18/4/2003] - Delegation of Powers of section 58E of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972) [html], [pdf], and [word]. 4. S.O.447(E), [18/4/2003] - Delegation of Powers of section 54 of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972) [html], [pdf], and [word]. 5. S.O.332(E), [28/3/2003] - Coming into force of all the provisions except section 6 of the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2002 (16 of 2003) [html], [pdf], and [word]. 6. S.O.1085(E), [30/9/2002] - Amendments to Schedule I and Part II of Schedule II of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972) [html], [pdf], and [word]. 7. S.O.1197(E), [5/12/2001] - Amendments to Schedule I and Schedule IV of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972) [html], [pdf], and [word]. 8. S.O.665(E), [11/7/2001] - Amendments to Schedule I and Schedule III of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972) [html], [pdf], and [word]. 9. S.O.474(E), [28/5/2001] - Additions to Schedule I of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972) [html], [pdf], and [word]. iv. Guideline 1. Guidelines for Appointment of Honorary Wildlife Wardens [html], [pdf], and [word].

ii. Notifications

1. Coastal Regulation Zone

1. S.O.16(E), [4/1/2002] - Gujarat State Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 2. S.O.17(E), [4/1/2002] - Daman and Diu Coastal Zone Management Authority. English- [html], [pdf], and [word].Hindi- [Pdf] 3. S.O.18(E), [4/1/2002] - Maharashtra State Coastal Zone Management Authority. English- [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi- [Pdf] 4. S.O.19(E), [4/1/2002] - Goa State Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 5. S.O.20(E), [4/1/2002] - Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 6. S.O.21(E), [4/1/2002] - Karnataka State Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 7. S.O.22(E), [4/1/2002] - Pondicherry Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 8. S.O.23(E), [4/1/2002] - Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 9. S.O.24(E), [4/1/2002] - Orissa State Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 10. S.O.25(E), [4/1/2002] - West Bengal State Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 11. S.O.26(E), [4/1/2002] - Lakshadweep Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 12. S.O.27(E), [4/1/2002] - Andhra Pradesh State Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 13. S.O.28(E), [4/1/2002] - Andaman and Nicobar Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [Pdf] 14. S.O.17(E), [8/1/2001] - Re-constitution of the National Coastal Zone Management Authority (NCZMA) [html], [pdf], and [word]. 15. S.O.991(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of National Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], Hindi - [Pdf] 1. S.O.577(E), [13/7/1999] - Amendments to S.O.991(E) dated 26/11/1998 [html]. 16. S.O.992(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 17. S.O.993(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Andhra Pradesh Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 18. S.O.994(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 19. S.O.996(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Pondicherry Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 20. S.O.997(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of West Bengal Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 21. S.O.998(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Damn and Diu Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 22. S.O.999(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 23. S.O.1000(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Karnataka Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 24. S.O.1002(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Lakshadeep Islands Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 25. S.O.1003(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 26. S.O.995(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 1. S.O.518(E), [30/6/1999] - Amendments to S.O.995(E) dated 26/11/1998 [html], [pdf], and [word]. 27. S.O.1004(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Orissa Coastal Zone Management Authority. English - [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 1. S.O.399(E), [28/5/1999] - Amendments to S.O.1004(E) dated 26/11/1998 [html] . 28. S.O.1001(E), [26/11/1998] - Constitution of Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority. English [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 1. S.O.104(E), [12/2/1999] - Amendments to S.O.1001(E) dated 26/11/1998 [html]. 29. S.O.88(E), [6/02/1997] - Constitution of Aquaculture Authority. English [html], [pdf], and [word]. Hindi - [pdf] 30. S.O.114(E), [19/2/1991] - Declaration of Coastal Stretches as Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) amended 3/10/2001 [html], [pdf]. 1. S.O.838(E), [24/7/2003] - Amendments to S.O.114(E) dated 19/2/1991. English - [html], [pdf], and [word] Hindi - [pdf] 2. S.O.636(E), [30/5/2003] - Amendments to S.O.114(E) dated 19/2/1991 .English - [html], [pdf], and [word] Hindi - [pdf]. 3. S.O.635(E), [30/5/2003] - Amendments to S.O.114(E) dated 19/2/1991. English - [html], [pdf], and [word] Hindi - [pdf] 4. S.O.460(E), [22/4/2003] - Amendments to S.O.114(E) dated 19/2/1991. English - [html], [pdf], and [word] Hindi - [pdf] 5. S.O.1100(E), [19/10/2002] - Amendments to S.O.114(E) dated 19/2/1991. English - [html], [pdf], and [word] Hindi - [pdf] 6. S.O.550(E), [21/5/2002] - Amendments to S.O.114(E) dated 19/2/1991. English - [html], [pdf] Hindi - [pdf] 7. S.O.329(E), [12/4/2001] - Amendments to S.O.114(E) dated 19/2/1991. English - [html], [pdf], and [word] Hindi - [pdf] 8. S.O.1122(E), [29/12/1998] - Amendments to S.O.114(E) dated 19/2/1991. English - [html] Hindi - [pdf]

IFS

i. Rule 1. NO.17011/03/200-IFS-II, [10/2/2001] - Rules for a competitive examination to be held by the UPSC for the IFS [html], [pdf], and [word]. ii. Notification 1. NO.A.12011/1/94-IFS-I, [14/12/2000] - Scheme for staffing posts included in the Central Deputation Reserve of the Indian Forest Service and other Forestry Posts similar in rank and status in certain other organisations under the Government of India [html], [pdf], and [word].

International Treaties / Conventions / Declarations

Agenda 21 Rio Declaration Stockholm 1972 Convention on Biological Diversity Convention to Combat Desertification Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (Signed in May, 2002 but to be ratified by India) Full Text of the Convention Prior Informed Consent (PIC), Rotterdam Convention (For certain Hazardous Chemicals in International Trade) (Ratified on 24th May, 2005) Full Text of the Convention Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety India has ratified it on January 17, 2003. [html], [pdf], and [word]. Full text of the Protocol [html], [pdf], and [word]. The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) World Trade Agreement Helsinki Protocol to LRTAP on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions or their Transboundary Fluxes by at least 30 percent Sofia Protocol to LRTAP concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides or their Transboundary Fluxes (NOx Protocol) Geneva Protocol to LRTAP concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or their Transboundary Fluxes (VOCs Protocol) United Nations Conference on the Human Environment United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) Convention Secretariats of the UNEP Source: http://envfor.nic.in/ http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0773e/a0773e00.htm : State of the World's Forests 2007

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2007

The Convention on Biodiversity: http://www.biodiv.org/convention/default.shtml EIA Manual : http://envfor.nic.in/divisions/iass/eia/Cover.htm EIA Related notifications : http://envfor.nic.in/divisions/iass/notif/notif.htm Policy statements National Environment Policy - 2006 National Conservation Strategy & Policy Statement on Environment & Development -1992 India Policy Statement for Abatement of Pollution : National Forest Policy - 1988 Wildlife Conservation Strategy - 2002 Source: : http://envfor.nic.in/ Good Practices in Environmental Regulation [html], [pdf], and [word] http://envfor.nic.in/mef/gpractices.htm World Summit on Sustainable Development documents 1. Empowering People for Sustainable Development 2. Agenda 21 - An Assessment 3. Towards Sustainability - Learning from the Past, Innovating for the Future [HTML]/ [PDF] 4. Sustainable Development - Learnings and Perspectives from India [HTML]/ [PDF] II. Documents by WSSD Secretariat, New York http://envfor.nic.in/ Ebook on India's Forests http://www.nbaindia.org/docs/ec_pbr_manual.pdf Ecology is for the people : A Methodology Manual for People's Biodiversity Register by Prof Madhav Gadgil
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