The government has re-constituted the State Board for Wildlife (SBWL). It will assist the government in selection and management of protected areas and formulation of policy for protection and conservation of wildlife.

The terms of reference of the board will be to discuss issues relating to amendment of any schedule, measures to be taken for harmonising the needs of tribal and other dwellers of forests and any other matter referred to it. The government issued an order on November 6, constituting the board invoking provisions under Section 6 of Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 (principal Act) and section 7 of the same Act amended in 2002.