Which species of wildlife are protected in India?
In 2017, the country was the third-most protected country in the world, behind the US and the UK.
The country is home to more than 4,000 species of mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles and fishes.
The National Biodiversity Conservation Act has protected over 6,000 endangered species since the law was passed in 1972, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
There are more than 20,000 plants and animal species that are currently threatened by extinction in India, according to the WWF.
While India has become a world leader in conservation, it is also home to many of the world’s most endangered species, including elephants, tigers, lions, rhinos, rhinoceros, tigers and elephants.
India is home for more than 200,000 mammals and more than 1.5 million birds.
India has one of the largest wild elephant populations in the country.
In 2017 there were approximately 1,200,000 wild elephants living in the forests, which is one of most-populated in the entire world.
The government says that if wild elephants are left unchecked, there is a chance that they could wipe out the country’s remaining wildlife.
India also has some of the highest deforestation rates in the region, with a loss of approximately 20,827 hectares of forests each year.
In addition to the elephants, the government says the country has an estimated 1,700 wild tigers, with an estimated 10,000 individuals roaming the forests.
Wildlife protection in India has come under pressure from a number of environmental groups, who say the government is not doing enough to protect wildlife and is prioritizing development over conservation.