Environment and Ecology
Culling of wild boars
▪ The Tamil Nadu government has decided to allow culling of wild boars that cause distress to farmers in farmland close to forest areas.
▪ The areas adjacent to reserve forests would be divided into three zones —
Zone A (within one km from forest limits)
Zone B (one to five km)
Zone C (beyond five km).
Shooting of wild pigs will not be allowed within five kilometres from the reserve forest.
▪ Vermins are placed in schedule V of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
▪ The central government has the power to declare any wild animal as vermin under the 62nd section of the Wildlife Protection Act

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