Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 498-501 January-March 2008

 

LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROTECTION OF WETLANDS

 

R. Jaikrishna

National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 9, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

Wetlands occupy only 6% of the surface of the earth, however there existence is an inevitable factor in flood control, food production, water supply and purification and wildlife habitat across the world. Increasing urban settlement and industrial establishments in causing diminution to these lands. A comprehensive legislation has to be enacted along with Rules for the respective State, taking aid from

 

Keywords : Wetlands, Ramsar Convention, Constitutional obligation, Legislative Scheme

 

 

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