Tag : Illegal Wildlife Trade
A new study reveals how effective implementation of law to protect important marine species begins with awareness building among stakeholders. Bangalore, June 24, 2019: Awareness campaigns, involving local stakeholders in decision making and empowering the authorities, can go a long way in protecting marine species, as revealed by a new study. The Wildlife (Protection) Act, […]
On World Pangolin Day, a look at one aspect that seems unconnected but contributes to the trade in the world’s most trafficked mammal. Written by Aristo Mendis It is World Pangolin Day. And, as much as we would like to look at the pangolin trafficking dilemma as either glass ‘half-empty’ or ‘half-filled’ in terms of […]
Live wildlife trade in species like turtles, tortoises, birds and snakes often kept as pets could seriously affect some of these species. By Aristo Mendis General awareness of the threat posed by illegal wildlife trade involving high value species such as tigers, leopards, elephants, rhinos and pangolins is relatively better than how ‘live wildlife trade’ […]
Joint action by various enforcement agencies alone can check the organised illegal trade which also has national security ramifications. Written by Mridula Vijairaghavan I recently came across a powerful video called Last Days, which showcased the close link between trade in ivory and how it funds militants in Africa. It shook me, and I started […]
19 December 2018, Dulapally: WCS-India in collaboration with the Telangana Forest Department conducted a workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking. There were around 60 field officers of ranks – FRO (Forest Range Officers), FSO (Forest Section officers) and Dy ROs from across Telangana state who participated in the workshop. The event was held at Telangana State […]
New Delhi, 22 June 2018: WCS-India signed an MoU with BSF for combating wildlife trafficking along India’s borders. The organisation will partner with BSF to detect illegal trade of wildlife products and parts across transnational borders through inter-agency training and capacity building.
New paper warns of imminent extinction crisis for largest wild animal species Study Link:http://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/07/25/biosci.biw092 doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw092 Media Contact John Delaney – 718-220-3275; email@example.com New York (July 27, 2016) – A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world’s largest mammal species. In a public declaration published in today’s edition […]