Implementation protocol for determination and notification of critical wildlife habitats in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries

Implementation protocol for determination and notification of critical wildlife habitats in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries

The purpose of this Implementation Protocol is to detail the procedure for determining Critical Wildlife Habitats within National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries as required by the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. This involves determining and notifying such areas that are to be kept as inviolate to ensure the conservation of wild flora and fauna. This Implementation Protocol is in no way intended to cause or force resettlement or relocation of Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers from National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, but to facilitate the determination and notification of Critical Wildlife Habitats following due process of law. This conformity with the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forests Dwellers
(Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 is a mandatory requirement.

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