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13th April 1972
To amend and consolidate the law relating to
preservation, conservation and management of wildlife in
WHEREAS it is expedient to amend and consolidate the
law relating to preservation, conservation and management of wildlife in
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Martial Law Proclamation of 25th March, 1969, read with the Provisional Constitution Order, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of Sind and Martial Law Administrator, Zone ‘D’ is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:---
Short title and extent.
1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Sind Wildlife Protection Ordinance, 1972.
(2) It extends to the whole of the
(3) Nothing hereinafter provided shall be deemed to authorise any person to hunt in the reserved or protected forests or on any person’s private property without permission.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say,---
(a) “Board” means the Sind Wildlife Management Board constituted under section 4;
(b) “certificate”, “license” or “permit” means a certificate, license or permit granted or issued under this Ordinance;
(c) “Dealer”, when used in relation to wild animals. Trophies or meat, shall mean any person who in the course of trade or business carried on by him whether on his own behalf or on behalf of any other person,---
1. First published on 13th April, 1972 after having received the assent of the Governor on 6th April, 1972. L(iv)183-1.
(i) Sells, purchases or barters any wild animal, its
meat or trophy;
(ii) Cuts, carves, polishes, preserves, cleans, mounts or otherwise prepares any such animal, trophy or meat or manufactures any article therefrom;
(d) “Game animal” means a wild animal specified in the First Schedule;
(e) “game reserve” means any area declared as such under section 16;
(f) “Government” means the Government of Sind;
(g) “National Park” means the area declared as such under sub-section (1) of section 15;
(h) “officer” means the Chief Game Warden, a Game Warden, Game Inspector or Game Watcher or any other officer appointed honorary or otherwise in this behalf to carry out all or any of the purposes of this Ordinance or to do anything required to be done by or under this Ordinance and includes every Forest-officer as defined in the Forest Act, 1927 (Act XVI of 1927);
(i) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules;
(j) “protected animal” means a wild animal specified in the Second Schedule;
(k) “rule” means a rule made under this Ordinance;
(1) “trophy” means any dead animal or any horn, antler, tooth, tusk, bone, claw, hoof, skin, hair, feather, egg-shell or other durable part of a game animal or protected animal whether or not included in a manufactured or processed article;
(m) “wild animal” means a wild bird or animal specified in the First or Second Schedule;
(n) “wildlife” includes organic resources, animals, birds, reptiles vegetation, soil and water;
(o) “wildlife sanctuary” means the area declared as such under subsection (1) of section 14.
Appointment of officers.
3. (1) Government may determine the number and class of officers including honorary officers to be appointed under this Ordinance.
(2) Except as otherwise prescribed, an honorary officer shall have all powers conferred by this Ordinance and shall hold office for a period of three years unless the appointment is revoked earlier.
Constitution of the Board
4. (1) As soon as may be after the commencement of this Ordinance, Government shall establish a Board to be called the Sind Wildlife Management Board.
(2) The Board shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to acquire and hold property and shall by the said name sue and be sued.
(3) The Board shall consist of- (i) a Chairman; and (ii) such number of members as may be appointed by Government.
(4) 1 [Chief Minister of
(5) A member shall unless sooner removed by Government hold office for such term as may be prescribed.
(6) Chairman may appoint any person a Secretary of the Board.
(7) The Board shall have such powers and exercise such duties as may be prescribed.
(8) The meetings of the Board shall be held at such times and at such places and in accordance with such procedure as may be prescribed.
5. (1) There shall be a fund to be known as “Board fund” vested in the Board. The fund shall be raised and administered in such manner as may be prescribed.
(2) All moneys at the credit of the Board shall be kept in such custody as may be prescribed. (3) The Board shall maintain complete and accurate books of accounts in such form as may be prescribed.
1. Substituted by
(4) The accounts of the Board shall be audited in such
manner as may be prescribed.
(5) Copies of the audit report shall be sent to the Board and with the comments of the Board to Government.
(6) The Board shall carry out any direction issued by Government for rectification of an audit objection.
Returns and statements.
6. Government may require the Board to furnish Government with any return, statement, estimate, information or report regarding any matter under the control of the Board and the Board shall comply with every such requisition. Restrictions on hunting.
7. No person shall,---
(i) Hunt any protected animal;
(ii) Hunt any game animal except under a permit and in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance or the rules;
(iii) hunt any wild animal by means of a set-gun, drop spear, deadfall, gun trap, explosive projectile, bomb, grenade, baited hook, net, snare or any other trap, an automatic weapon, or a weapon of a caliber used by the Pakistan Army or Police Force or by means of a projectile containing any drug or chemical substance having the property of an anaesthetizing, paralysing, stupifying or rendering incapable an animal whether partly or totally;
(iv) Hunt any game animal, other than birds or hares, with a shot gun or with non-magnum rifle of ‘22 caliber or less;
(v) use, or have in his possession any net, snare, bhagwa, poison or like injurious substance for the purpose of hunting a game animal;
(vi) Use vehicle of any type to pursue any game animal, or to drive or stampede game animals for any purpose whatsoever;
(vii) Shoot any game animal from any conveyance or from within 200 yards of the conveyance; (viii) Hunt with the help of decoys or call birds;
(ix) Construct or use, for the purpose of hunting any wild animal any pitfall, game pit, trench or similar excavation, any fence or enclosure, or use bhagwa or any other similar contrivance:---
Provided that it shall not be an offence to use,---
(a) a motor vehicle or aircraft to drive any wild animal away from an aerodrome or airstrip when such action is necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft using that aerodrome;
(b) any one or more of the aforesaid prohibited methods if the officer authorized in this behalf grants, at his discretion, a licence with permission to employ such methods;
(x) Hunt after sunset and before sunrise;
(xi) hunt by hiding near a water hole or salt licks.
Prohibition to employ hawks and dogs without special licence.
8. No person shall use hawks for hawking or dogs for coursing the game animals except under a special licence issued under this Ordinance.
Animals found dead or killed or caught unlawfully.
9. Any protected animal or game animal which is found dead or dying, or which has been killed or caught otherwise than in accordance with the Provisions of this Ordinance and any meat or trophy thereof shall be the property of Government.
Certificate of Lawful Possession.
10. (1) No person shall be in possession of any wild animal dead or alive, trophy or meat of a protected animal or the horns of Goral, Ibex Sind Wild Goat, Markhor or Urial, or Skin of Beech or Stone Martan, Jungle Cats and Desert Cats unless he be in possession of a Certificate of Lawful Possession granted in respect thereof by the officer authorized in this behalf: Provided that any person importing any wild animal, trophy or meat of a wild animal in accordance with this Ordinance, or acquiring such animal, trophy or meat in accordance with the terms of permit issued under this ordinance, shall obtain such certificate by applying to the authorized officer within thirty days from the date of importing or acquiring the animal, trophy or meat.
(2) The officer authorized in this behalf may mark or register, the animal, trophy or meat in respect of which a Certificate of Lawful Possession is issued, in the prescribed manner or he may seize, pending the taking of legal action under, this Ordinance, any such animal, trophy or meat which in his opinion has not been legally imported or acquired.
(3) No person shall counterfeit, change or in any way interfere with any marks or registration put on any animal, trophy or meat for which a Certificate of Lawful Possession has been issued, or alter or in any way change a Certificate of Lawful Possession.
Restriction on transfer of animals, trophies or meat.
11. No person shall transfer by gift, sale or otherwise to any other person any animal, trophy or meat of a kind specified in sub-section (Dot section 10 unless he be in possession of a Certificate of Lawful Possession in respect thereof, and such certificate is endorsed with details of the transaction and given to the transferee at the time of the transfer.
(2) No person shall receive by gift, purchase or otherwise any animal, trophy or meat of a kind specified in sub-section (1) of section 10 unless he receives at the same time valid Certificate of Lawful Possession in respect thereof.
Restriction on import and export of animals, trophies or meat.
12. (1) No person shall import or attempt to import into Sind any wild animal of an endemic or exotic species, or any trophy or meat of a kind specified in sub-section (1) of section 10 except under an import permit granted under this Ordinance and if such import be from outside Pakistan except through a customs post of entry and subject to any law relating to control on imports for the time being in force.
(2) No person shall export, or attempt to export any animal, trophy or meat specified in sub-section (1) of section 10 except under an export permit granted under this Ordinance, and if such export be to any country outside Pakistan except through a customs post of exit and subject to any law relating to control on exports for the time being in force.
(3) Nothing in this section shall apply to any animal,
trophy or meat in transit through
(i) is accompanied by necessary transit customs documents;
(ii) is entered through a customs post of entry or is scheduled to a Customs post of exit;
(iii) is not unloaded from the ship or motor vehicle on which it is being carried or, in the case of rail or air transport, it does not leave the precincts of the railway station or airport at which it is landed or trans-shipped or does not remain there for more than forty-eight hours.
Restriction on dealing in animals, trophies or meat.
13. (1) No person shall as a profession, trade or business, buy, sell or otherwise deal in wild animals, trophies or meat thereof, or process or manufacture goods or articles from such trophies or meat, unless he be in possession of a valid licence to do so, hereinafter called a dealer’s licence issued by the officer authorised in this behalf.
(2) The officer authorised in this behalf may on payment of such fees as may be prescribed grant a dealer’s licence to any person, which shall entitle that person to deal in any wild animal, trophy or meat thereof, or any class of wild animals, trophies or meat specified in such licence.
(3) For the purpose of assessment of fees dealers may be divided into different classes and a different fee may be prescribed for each class.
(4) The holder of a dealer’s licence shall maintain such register or record of his dealings in such manner as may be prescribed, and shall produce them for inspection at any reasonable time when called upon to do so.
14. (1) Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare any area to be a wildlife sanctuary and may demarcate it in such manner as may be prescribed.
(2) The wildlife sanctuary shall be set aside as undisturbed breeding ground for the protection of wildlife and access thereto for public shall, except in accordance with the rules, be prohibited and no exploitation of forest therein shall be allowed except for reducing firehazards, epidemic or insect attacks or other natural calamities.
(3) No person shall,---
(i) enter or reside,
(ii) cultivate any land,
(iii) damage or destroy any vegetation,
(iv) hunt, kill or capture any wild animal or fire any gun or other firearm within three miles of the boundaries or,
(v) introduce any exotic species of animal or plant,
(vi) introduce any domestic animal or allow it to stray,
(vii) cause any fire, or
(viii) pollute water, in a wildlife sanctuary: Provided that Government may for scientific purposes or for aesthetic enjoyment or betterment of scenery authorize the doing of the aforementioned acts.
15. (1) With a view to the protection and preservation of scenery, flora and fauna in the natural state, Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare any area of outstanding scenic merit and natural interest to be a national park and, may demarcate it in such manner as may be prescribed.
(2) A national park shall be accessible to public for recreation, education and research.
(3) Provision for access roads to and construction of rest houses, hostels and other buildings in the national park alongwith amenities for public may be so made and the forest therein shall be so managed and forest produce obtained as not to impair the object of the establishment of the national park.
(4) The following acts shall be prohibited in a national park: Pelican.
(i) Hunting, shooting, trapping, killing or capturing of any wild animal in a national park or within three miles radius of its boundary;
(ii) Firing any gun or doing any other act which may disturb any animal or bird or doing any act which interferes with the breeding places;
(iii) felling, tapping, burning or in any way damaging or destroying, taking, collecting or removing any plant or tree there-from;
(iv) Clearing or breaking up any land for cultivation, mining or for any other purpose;
(v) Polluting water flowing in and through the national park: Provided that Government may for scientific purpose or betterment of the national park authorize the doing of the above mentioned prohibited acts.
16. Government may declare any area to be a game reserve where hunting and shooting of wild animals shall not be allowed, except under a special permit, which may specify the maximum number of animals or birds that may be killed or captured and the area and duration for which such permits shall be valid.
17. (1) Whoever contravenes or attempts to contravene,---
(i) any provisions of sections 10,11,12 and 13 shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to a period of one year or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both, and any licence or permit granted or issued to him under this Ordinance shall be suspended for a period of two years;
(ii) Any provisions of section 7 shall be punished with imprisonment, which may extend to two years, or with fine, which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.
(iii) Any provisions of sections 8, 9 and 24 shall be punished with a fine which may extend to five hundred rupees;
(iv) Any provision of this Ordinance or any rule for the contravention of which no special penalty is provided, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, orwith fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.
(2) Whoever interferes or attempts to interfere in the
performance of any functions or in the discharge of any duties under this
Ordinance, shall be punished as in clause
(i) of sub-section (1).
(3) Whoever, having already been convicted of an offence under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) is again convicted thereunder, shall on every subsequent conviction, be punished with imprisonment which shall not be less than twelve months or fine which shall not be less than one thousand rupees or both, and his firearm, vehicle, appliance or anything used in the commission of the offence and his hunting licence shall be confiscated and he shall not be entitled to a hunting licence for a period of ten years.
Abetment of an offence.
18. An abetment of any offence underthis Ordinance shall be punishable as the offence. Killing or capturing in self-defence.
19. (1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Ordinance it shall not be an offence if,---
(a) Any person kills any wild animal by any means in the immediate defence of his own life or that of any other person;
(b) The owner of standing crops or his employee kills any wild animal, which is doing material damage to those crops by any means within the bounds of those crops;
(c) The owner of livestock or his employee kills any wild animal that is doing damage to the livestock by any means within a reasonable distance or where that livestock is grazing or where it is enclosed for the night: Provided that clauses (b) and (c) shall not apply to any unlawful cultivation in a national park, wildlife sanctuary and a reserved or protected forest or any livestock unlawfully grazing or herded therein.
(2) The killing under sub-section (1) of wild animals specified in the First and Second Schedules shall be reported to the nearest office established for the purposes of this Ordinance with the least possible delay.
Onus of Proof.
20. When in any proceedings taken under this Ordinance or in consequence of anything done under this Ordinance, a question arises as to whether any wild animal, trophy or meat is the property of Government, such wild animal, trophy or meat shall be presumed to be the property of Government until the contrary is proved.
Power to search without warrant.
21. Any officer or any other person authorised by Government in his behalf, may search any person, premises, vessel, vehicle, animal, package, receptacle or covering so as to satisfy himself as to whether or not an offence under this Ordinance has been committed.
Power of seizure.
22. Any officer or any person authorised by Government in this behalf, may seize any wild animal dead or alive together with any firearm, net, trap, snare, bow, arrow or any vehicle or vessel or anything whatsoever used or suspected to have been used in the commission of an offence under this Ordinance.
Procedure as to perishable property seized under section 22.
23. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Ordinance the officer or any other person authorised in this behalf may sell any property seized under section 22 which is subject to speedy and natural decay, and may subject to the determination of the rights thereto deal with the proceeds in such manner as may be prescribed.
Duty to produce permit on demand made by any officer or person authorised in this behalf.
24. Every person in possession of any wild animal specified in the Second Schedule shall produce his Certificate of Lawful Possession on demand made by any officer or any other person authorised by Government in this behalf.
Duty of coupe purchaser, chowkidars, village watchman, etc.
25. Every coupe purchaser of forest produce, public work department daroga, chowkidar, village watchman, abdar, tapedar, supervising tapedar and Mukhtiarkar shall be bound in the absence of reasonable excuse to give to any officer or any person authorised in this behalf by Government, information in respect of any snaring, trapping, netting, unauthorized killing or any other offence under this Ordinance committed within the limits of his jurisdiction, as soon as the commission of such offence comes to his knowledge.
Procedure when offender not known or cannot be found.
26. When the offender is not known or cannot be found any officer authorized in this behalf may, if he finds that an offence has been committed, confiscate the property used in the commission of the offence.
Power to arrest.
27. (1) Any officer or any other person authorized in this behalf may, without orders from a Magistrate and without a warrant, arrest any peson against whom a reasonable suspicion exists of his having been concerned in any offence under this ordinance.
(2) Every officer making an arrest under this section shall without un-necessary delay and subject to the provisions of this Ordinance as to release on bond, take or send the person arrested before the Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case or the officer-in-charge of the nearest police station.
Power to release on a bond of a person arrested.
28. Any officer not below the rank of the Game Inspector or of an equivalent rank who has arrested any person under the provisions of section 27 may release such person on his executing a bond to appear, if and when so required, before the Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case or before the officer-in-charge of the nearest Police station.
Power to prevent commission of offence.
29. Every officer or any other person authorised in this behalf shall prevent and may interfere for the purpose of preventing the commission of any offence.
Persons who may lodge complaints, and cognizance of offence.
Power to try offences summarily.
31. The District Magistrate or any Magistrate of the first class specially empowered in this behalf by Government may try summarily, any offence, punishable under this ordinance.
Prosecution of offences under any other law.
32. Nothing contained in this Ordinance shall be deemed to prevent any person from being prosecuted under any other law for any act of commission which constitutes an offence under this Ordinance or from being liable under any other law to any higher punishment or penalty than that provided by this Ordinance.
Power to compound offence.
33. (1) Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, empower an officer,---
(a) to accept from any person against whom reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed any offence under this ordinance, a sum of money by way of compensation for such offence;
(b) when any property has been seized as liable to confiscation, to release the same on payment of the value thereof, as estimated by such officer.
(2) On the payment of compensation such sum of money, or such value of property under sub-section (1) or both, as the case may be, the suspected person if in custody, shall be discharged and the property, if any, seized shall be released and no further proceedings shall be taken against such person or property.
(3) The sum of money accepted as compensation under clause (a) of sub-section (1) shall in no case exceed the sum of [fifteen]1 hundred rupees.
(4) No officer shall have power to compound a second and subsequent offence under this Ordinance.
Government may invest officer with certain powers.
34. Government may invest any officer or any other person authorised in this behalf with all or any of the following powers, that is to say,---
(a) the powers of a
(b) the power to issue a search warrant under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898);
(c) the power to hold an inquiry into offences under this ordinance and in the course of such inquiry to receive and record evidence; and
(d) the powers to prosecute a case before a Magistrate.
Officers etc., to be public servants.
35. The officers or persons authorised under any provisions of this Ordinance to do a certain thing or act in certain manner shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860).
Protection of action taken under this Ordinance.
36. No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against any officer for anything in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of any provision of this ordinance or the rules.
Duty of Police officer.
37. Every Police Officer shall, upon request made by any officer or person employed under this Ordinance, assist him in the due discharge of his duties under this Ordinance.
Delegation of powers.
38. Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, delegate all or any of the powers conferred upon it under the provisions of this Ordinance to any officer subordinate to it.
Power to grant exemption.
39. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Ordinance, Government may, in the interest of any scientific or public purpose allow by notification in the official Gazette, killing and capturing of such wild animals in any specified place by any specified means.
Power to add to or exclude from Schedules.
40. Government may, by notification, in respectto any specified area-(i) add to or exclude from the Schedules any wild animal, subject to such conditions as it may impose in each case; (ii) alter the period during which any wild animal specified in the First Schedule may be killed.
Power to make rules.
41. (1) Government may, make rules for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Ordinance.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for,---
(a) the function and powers of the Board;
(b) the powers and duties of the officers and other persons, specially authorised to perform functions under this Ordinance;
(c) the form in which, the terms and conditions on which, a licence, special licence, a permit or a special permit may be granted;
(d) the fees to be charged for any licence or permit or special licence or special permit;
(e) in the case of any species or wild animals the number and the sex that may be killed under a special permit;
(f) reward to persons who render help in detection of offences under this Ordinance;
(g) the authorities by whom, and the conditions on which, and the manner in which, licences, may be issued;
(h) the management of wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and game reserves;
(i) tenure of office, resignation and terms and conditions of Members of the Board;
(j) the recruitment, tenure of office, terms and conditions of service of the officers and servants appointed by the Board;
(k) the delegation of administrative and financial powers to Members, Secretary, officers and servants of the Board or other persons;
(I) any other matter required under any of the provisions of this Ordinance to be prescribed.
Dissolution of the Board.
42. Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare that the Board shall be dissolved on such date and with such consequences as may be specified in the notification.
(See section 2(d))
Part /-Animals which may be hunted on an ordinary Hunting Permit.
Name of Animal
Time and Season when hunting permitted
Anatidae Ducks. Dendrocygna Javanica. Lesser Whistling Teal, Silahli.
25 Ducks per hunting licence loo Ducks per hunting party consisting of four or more licencees.
1st Friday of November to last Saturday of February Fridays & Saturdays only.
Dendrocygna bicolor. Large Whistling Teal, Bara Silahli Chuka.
Anasacuta. Pintail, Sanh.Sikhpar, Digosh.
Anas crecca. Common teal, keraputari, Suchuruka, Muraro.
Anas platyrhynchos. Mallard, Chaka, Nilsir, Nilrug
Anas Strepera. Gadwall, Mila, Bhur, Beykur.
Chotiya, Wano Hurwa.
Anas penelope. Wigeon, Peasan, Partarui. Lal sir.
Anas querquedula. Garganey, Chai Putari.
Anas clypeata. Shoveler, Tidari, Punana, Tarakwala, Ghira.
Netta rufina, Redcrested Pochard, Lalsir.
Aythya ferina. Common Pochard, Burarna, Thurhandao.
Aythya nyroca. White-eyed Pochard, Kurchiya, Burar mada, Lal bigri Bhuti hans.
Aythya fuligula. Tufted Duck, Dubaru, Ablak, Rahwara Duck. Aythya marila. Scaup.
Name of Animal
Time and Season when hunting permitted
Bucephala clangula. Golden eye Duck, kumbaro.
Mergus albellus. Smew, Dayali, Jhali.
Mergus serrator.redbreasted Merganser.
Phasianidae. 1 * * Partridges, Ammoperdix griseogufaris, Seesee Partridge, Kuckie, Chaukiau, Siai.
Alectoris gracea Oranker, Chukor Chukra; Khonk, Charu, Zarka’-.
Francolinus francolinus asiae. Black Partridge, Kala Titar, Tetra, KaroTitra, KaisTitar,
Francolinus pond icerianus. Grey Partridge, Titar, Kyah, Khyr, Kaijah, BhuraTitar.
Charadriidae, Sandpipers, Plovers, Snipe and Unlimited other Waders.
Vanellus leucurus. Whitetailed Lapwing.
Vanellus vanellus. Lapwing, Rodhur, SabazTitti
Vanellus indicus. Redwattled Lapwing. Tita,Titeri,Tatechar.
Vanellus malabaricus. Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Ziridi, Jithiri
Numenius phaeopus. Whimbrel. Chota, Goungh, Chota Golinda.
Numenius arquata. Curlew, Goar, Goungh, Choppa. Sada, Kastachura.
1st Friday of November to last Saturday of February Fridays & Saturdays
1st Friday of November to 1st Friday of February Fridays only.
1st Friday of November to last saturday of February Fridays & saturdays.
Name of Animal
Time and Season when hunting permitted
Gallinago gallinage. Fantail Snipe, Pakhi.Jalakri.
Gallinago stenura. pintail Snipe, Pakhi, Jalakri, Kadakhocha.
Lymnocryptes minimus. Jack Snipe, Chota Chaha, AsrafPak.
Rostratula benghalensis. Painted Snipe,
Pteroclidae: Sandgrouse syrraptes tibetnus.
Galiinula chloropus. Moorhen, Jal Murghi,
20 Sandgrouse per hunting licence 60 Sandgrouse per hunting party consisting of 3 or more licencees.
Unlimited but not All year round. more than fiv” hares of all species combined in any one day.
1st Friday of October to 1st Friday of February Fridays & Saturdays.
1st Friday of Novemberto last Saturday of February Fridays & Saturdays.
All year round.
(5ee section 2 (1))
1. All game animals when immature or not fully grown.
2. All Female game animals when,---
(b) in a condition that indicates they are suckling or feeding young;
(c) accompanied by their immature offspring.
3. All females of the following species:---
Capra hircus.-Sino Wild Goat or Ter, Sarah, Pashin
Ovis orientafis.-(all races) Urial or Shapu, Hurian, Shah Kohi, Koch, Gad, Garand.
4. All individuals of the following species, genera,
families or groups of birds:-
All members of the family ARDEIDAE: i.e. all herons, Night Herons, Paddy Birds, Egrets or Bitterns.
All members of the family PELECANIDAE: i.e. all Pelicans.
All members of the family CICONIIDAE, i.e. all Storks.
All members of the family THRESKIORNITHIDAE: i.e. All Ibises and Spoon bills. All members of the family PHOENICOPTERIDAE; i.e. all flamingos.
All members of the genera Anser and Branta i.e., all Geese/ including the Barheaded Goose.
All members of the genus Cygnusi.e., all Swans.
The following species of Ducks:-
Anas angustirostris, Marbled Teal or Choi, LanjhoyDudjalri.
Anas poecilorhyncha. Spotbill Duck, orGarm pai, Gugral, Hampur, Hangro. Nettapus coromandeiianus.-Cotton Teal or Girri, Girria. Oxyura leucocephala.-White headed Duck or Stiff-tailed Ud-balau.
All members of the family ACCIPITRIDAE; i.e., all Hawks, Vultures, Kites, Buzzards, Hawk-Eagles, Eagles, Harriers and Ospreys.
All member of the family FALCONIDAE; i.e., all Falcons, Kestrels, Hobbies.
All members of the family PHASIANIDAE; i.e., 1 * * *
1 * * and Peafowls other than those species specified in the First Schedule. All members of the family GRUIDAE; i.e., all Cranes.
All members of the genus Heliopais, i.e., all Finfoots.
All members of the OTIDAE; i.e., alt Bustards.
Scolopax rusticola.-Woodcock or simkukri, Jalalkari, Julkari, Wilaiti Chaha, Bumpal, Dhabba.
Pterocles alchata- Large Pin-tailed Sandgrouse.
2[ Rosy Pastor-Startlings,]
Rudy Shelduck, Brahminy Duck, Surkhab, Chakwa Lal Surkhab.
Common Shelduck, Safro Chakwa, Sated Surkhab All Owl Houbara Bustard, Tiloor, Khermor, KarWank
5. All individuals of the following races, species, genera or groups of mammals:---
Manis crassicaudata.-Pangolin or Bajra Kit, Bagra, kapta, Suraj, Mukhi, Silu, Kishaur, Sibi, Mirun, Challa, Kat Pohu.
Mellivora capensis.-Rate! or Honey Badger, Bejue, Gorpat, Ghurna.
Lutra perspicillata.-Smooth Indian Otter or Ludher, Ludra, Udni.
Vi’verricu/a indica.-Small Indian Civet or Naundero, Gandogaula, Kasturi.
Felis caracal.-Caracal or Siva-gush, Ech.
Felis v/vern’na.-Fishing Cat or Mash Billi, Mach Bagral.
Panthera pare/us- Leopard or Panther, Tendwa,
Equus hem/onus.-Wild Ass or Ghor Khar, Ghuran, Kiang.
Axis porcinus.-Hog Deer or
Gazella gazella.-Indian Ghazella or Chinkara, Kal-punch, Gora Hiran, Chitka Hiran, Chiatica, Abu, Ast, Phaskela, Area Gambat, Gajar Onashkai.
Boselaphus tragocamelus.-Bluebull or Nilgai, Gond, Bain, Ranjh, Roz, Rojra.
Panthera uncia-Snow leopard.
6. All individuals of the following species, genera of families of reptiles:---
Crocodilus palustris.-Marsh Crocodile or Muggar, Magar Mach.
Gavialis gangeticus.-Gharial, or Soondy Muggar, Sansar.
All Snakes of the genus Python i.e., all Pythons, Azhda, orArar.
All Lizards of the genus Varanus i.e., all Monitor Lizards, Goah, Bar! Chapkati, Ram Gaddi, Suna Gaddi or Kala Gaddi.
All marine turtles of the genera Dermochelys, Chelonia, Caretta and Eretomochelys i.e., all Leatherback, Green or Edible, Hawksbill, loggerhead and tortoise-shell Turtles.