SectionsParticulars
1Short title and extent
(1) This Act may be called the Wild Birds and Animals Protection Act, 1912; and 2[(2) It extends to the whole of India except 3[the territories which, immedia...
2Application of Act
(1) This Act applies, in the first instance, to the birds and animals specified in the Schedule, when in their wild state. (2) The State Government may, by not...
3Close time
The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare the whole year or any part thereof to be a close time throughout the whole or any p...
4Penalties
(1) Whoever does, or attempts to do, any act in contravention of section 3 shall be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty rupees. (2) Whoever, having ...
5Confiscation
(1) When any person is convicted of an offence punishable under this Act, the convicting Magistrate may direct that any bird or animal in respect of which suc...
6Cognizance of offences
No court inferior to that of a Presidency Magistrate or a Magistrate of the second class shall try any offence against this Act. ...
7Power to grant exemption
Where the State Government is of opinion that, in the interests of scientific research, such a course is desirable, it may grant to any person a license, subj...
8Savings
Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to apply to the capture or killing of a wild animal by any person in defense of himself or any other person, or to the cap...
Schedule
(i) Bustards, ducks, floricans, jungle fowl, partridges, peafowl, pheasants, pigeons, quail, sand-grouse, painted snipe, spurfowl, woodcock, herons, engrets,...
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