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Inter agency co-ordination meeting on wildlife crime

Published on 6 Dec. 2017 11:31 PM IST
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Inter agency co-ordination meeting on wildlife crime was jointly organised by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Government of India and Wildlife Wing of Nagaland Forest Department at Forest conference hall Dimapur, Wednesday. 
According to a release by forest department (wildlife wing), in the meeting, PCCF and Chief Wildlife Warden Nagaland, Satya Prakash Tripathi illustrated the scenario of wildlife crime in Nagaland and said that people are now coming forward to protect the indigenous wildlife and presented the efforts of the people of Nagaland for protection of the Amur Falcon. 
He also emphasized upon the need for creating further awareness for other species common in illegal trade.
Additional director wildlife crime control bureau, Government of India New Delhi, Tilotama Varma, apprised on the recent trends of Wildlife crime in the region. 
Varma emphasised on the need for cooperation among all the central and state government agencies to work towards tackling wildlife crime by dissemination of information and intelligence between them. 
Regional deputy director WCCB, ER also illustrated the scenario of wildlife crime in North Eastern Indian states and initiated the discussions. 
The release informed that the discussion included the important routes for smuggling in the area and the imperatives for different enforcement agencies. 
The meeting also discussed strategies best combat poaching and smuggling in the region. A future road map was agreed to by all the agencies present after the threadbare discussion, informed the release. WCCB assured the state government forest departments for training of forest staff and sensitization of other enforcement agencies.
The meeting was chaired by chief wildlife warden government of Nagaland, Satya Prakesh Tripathi and attended by the chief wildlife of warden Manipur, field director Kaziranga Tiger Reserve and officers from Forest departments of Nagaland, Manipur and Assam along with DCP Dimapur and other officers from Police department Nagaland, SSB, Assam Rifles, RPF, CISF, SIB, customs and scientists from ZSI and BSI. 

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