Tag: Culling of wild boars


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. Note ▪ 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