Red sand boa snake: Rare Snake rescued in Madhya Pradesh
Part of: GS Prelims and GS III- Environment
- Red Sand Boa Snake which worth around ₹1.25 crore, was rescued from five persons, who were trying to sell it in Madhya Pradesh
- The rare non-poisonous snakes are used for making certain medicines, cosmetics and in black magic, and are in huge demand in the international market
- They are also believed to bring good luck and wealth.
- Persons were charged under the Wildlife (Protection) Act.
Value addition for Prelims
- The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted for protection of plants and animal species.
- Article 48-A of the Constitution says that the State shall endeavour to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forest and wildlife of the country.
- Article 51A (g) imposes a fundamental duty on every citizen of India to protect and improve the environment and have compassion for living creatures.