Tag : wildlife trafficking
By Divya Krishnan Pangolins are the introverts of the animal kingdom. They are nocturnal, solitary and shy creatures and for this very reason, remain elusive to the scientific community at large. Amongst the 8 species surviving across Asia and Africa, they range from a weight of 1.6kgs to a maximum of 33 kgs and […]
April 24, 2019: A two-day training was conducted by WCS-India and Telangana State Forest Department at Kawal Tiger Reserve Forest Office Complex, Nirmal. The training focused on building capacity of forest officers to understand the scale of wildlife trade, impacts of wildlife trafficking, protocols to be followed during investigation, search and seizure, powers entrusted to […]
April 17, 2019: The WCS-India team led by Country Director Prakriti Srivastava, IFS met with Mr. Suresh Kumar, Commandant (Training and Establishment), Border Security Force, Guwahati along with the rest of the Combating Wildlife Trafficking team members Ms. Sahila Kudalkar and Mr. Arijit Ghosh. Mr. Kumar and Ms. Srivastava discussed ways to build capacity by training […]
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 […]
New Delhi, 7 August 2018: WCS-India is very excited to announce its partnership with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) for combating wildlife trafficking in India. WCS-India will collaborate with WCCB to organize interagency, multi-tier capacity building workshops to improve detection, investigation, and prosecution of wildlife crimes in the country.
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.