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Red sand boa snake: Rare Snake rescued in Madhya Pradesh

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  • December 30, 2019
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Red sand boa snake: Rare Snake rescued in Madhya Pradesh

Part of: GS Prelims and GS III- Environment

In News

  • 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.

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