Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding protection of elephants in captivity, 01/11/2018

  • 01/11/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife Rescue And Rehbilitation Centre & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/11/2018 regarding protection of elephants in captivity. Supreme Court is of the view that the Chief Wild Life Warden of each State must ascertain and identify elephants in captivity in that particular State and whether the owners of these elephants have an ownership certificate. The information so collected by the Chief Wild Life Warden shall be communicated to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change will file an affidavit on the basis of the information collected by the Chief Wild Life Warden so that at least there is a consensus about the elephants in captivity.