Environmental Crimes and Laws to Prevent


  • Dr. Praveen Kumar Rathi, Richa Sharma, Aanya Aggarwal


Environmental crimes in essence are transgressions against the environment. Environmental crimes are not always a maneuver rather it also include everyday negligent acts of people leading to exploitation of the environment at multiple levels. At present, several judicial pronouncements have paved way for the environment to be recognized as a legal entity. Into the bargain, legislative initiatives have been made to prevent and preserve the nature and its natural resources both at international as well as municipal spheres. This alludes that environmental crimes is not a new emerging area of concern but the question here is what laws are available in this respect and how effective they are in curbing the issue.