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"Green Crimes in the Forests of Kaziranga, Assam" Free Download
International Journal of Advanced Legal Research, Volume 1 Issue 1 (2020)

JAYANTA BORUAH, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU)

Green crime, in recent times, has evolved as one of the primary issues across the globe. In nations like India, where most of the poor masses reside in forest areas, illegal activities concerning forests are steadily growing. As a result of its unpleasant effect on nature, it is slowly grabbing the attention of mankind worldwide. Green crime usually takes place through the formation of a network system between the localities and individuals involved in the green crimes who reside in urban areas, known as eco-mafia. Green crime not only disrupts the ecosystem of the forest but also breaks the management of the forest. Thus in Kaziranga National Park wildlife crime which includes poaching rhinos and other species has reached such a very disturbing stage. The existence of wild animals in Kaziranga National Park has become a matter of worry because of the presence of eco-mafia who are very active in those areas. Rhino poaching in Kaziranga has become a great matter of concern and one of the major green crimes in that area. This article will, hence, focus on the nature of green crimes and the issues connected to it, committed in the forest of Kaziranga, Assam from the facts that were collected through the Doctrinal method of research.

"Planning for Animals in Disasters: A Case for Disaster Risk Reduction" 
Ashleigh P A Best, 'Planning for Animals in Disasters: A Case for Disaster Risk Reduction' (2020) 48(1) University of Western Australia Law Review 68

ASHLEIGH BEST, University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School

The 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires revealed animalsí profound vulnerability to natural hazards. Since then, multiple Australian states have introduced planning instruments to improve outcomes for animals in disasters. While a welcome trend, these instruments primarily focus on the acute phases of emergency preparedness and response. However, the disaster management cycle is broader than this, commencing with prevention and mitigation. Recognising that action early in the cycle is crucial, international instruments emphasise pre-emptive disaster risk reduction measures. This article contends that animalsí vulnerability to disasters, as affirmed in the 2019-2020 Australian Bushfires, necessitates measures targeted at reducing their disaster risk.