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Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006 (Act No. 39 of 2006).

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This Act amends the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. Its purpose is to strengthen the conservation of tigers and other endangered species by combating crimes against them through the special Crime Control Bureau.
Two new chapters shall be inserted after Chapter IVA of the principal Act as follows: Chapter IVB which provides for the establishment of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, for its composition and functions; and Chapter IVC which constitutes a Tiger and other Endangered Species Crime Control Bureau.
Functions of the National Tiger Conservation Authority shall include: approve the Tiger Conservation Plan prepared by the State Government; manage and protect tiger reserves; provide information on protection measures including future conservation plans, estimation of tiger population, status of habitats, disease surveillance, mortality survey, etc.; ensure that the tiger reserves are not diverted for ecologically unsustainable uses, except in public interest and with the approval of the National Board for Wild Life and on the advice of the Tiger Conservation Authority.
Minor amendments have been made to sections 51, 55, 59, 60 and 63.
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An Act further to amend the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
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