Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
IInd Floor, Trikoot-I
Bhikajicama Place, New Delhi
Ph:+91-11-26182484 Fax: +91-11-26160751
Wildlife Crime Control Bureau is a statutory multi-disciplinary body established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, to combat organized wildlife crime in the country. The Bureau has its headquarter in New Delhi and five regional offices at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Jabalpur; three sub-regional offices at Guwahati, Amritsar and Cochin; and five border units at Ramanathapuram, Gorakhpur, Motihari, Nathula and Moreh. Under Section 38 (Z) of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, it is mandated to collect and collate intelligence related to organized wildlife crime activities and to disseminate the same to State and other enforcement agencies for immediate action so as to apprehend the criminals; to establish a centralized wildlife crime data bank; co-ordinate actions by various agencies in connection with the enforcement of the provisions of the Act; assist foreign authorities and international organization concerned to facilitate co-ordination and universal action for wildlife crime control; capacity building of the wildlife crime enforcement agencies for scientific and professional investigation into wildlife crimes and assist State Governments to ensure success in prosecutions related to wildlife crimes; and advise the Government of India on issues relating to wildlife crimes having national and international ramifications, relevant policy and laws. It also assists and advises the Customs authorities in inspection of the consignments of flora & fauna as per the provisions of Wild Life Protection Act, CITES and EXIM Policy governing such an item.
One day sensitization programme was conducted for Indian Coast Guard officers at Kochi, Kerala on 16.09.2014 by WCCB Regional Office Chennai.A Two Day Training Programme was conducted for Rajasthan Forest Dept. and Police Dept. Officials at Jaipur, Rajasthan on 09-10 September 2014 by WCCB.Two Indian Soft Shelled Turtles were seized in a joint operation by WCCB and Forest Intelligence Cell on 31.08.2014 at Kannur, Kerala.Shivram alias Sohram S/o Late Dhulichand was apprehended on 26.08.2014, in a joint operation by WCCB and Punjab Police at TalwaraWCCB conducted a wildlife crime sensitization programme for SSB personnel on 05.09.2014 at SSB Academy Srinagar (Uttarakhand)200 Pcs. of Mongoose hair brushes were seized and one person apprehended in a joint operation by WCCB and Assam Forest Department on 28.08.2014One day wildlife crime sensitization programme was conducted for Panchayat members and the fringe villagers of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary.One day sensitization programme was conducted for Customs and BSF Officials at the Indo-Bangladesh at Petrapole, West Bengal on 05.08.2014.One day wildlife crime sensitization program was conducted for Customs and CISF officials at Thiruvanatha Puram International Airport on 08.08.2014A sensitization program was conducted for Sub-Inspector of Police at Kerala Police Academy, Thrissur, Kerala on 31.07.2014.A sensitization program was conducted for the member of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Anti-Poaching watchers at Mudumalai TR on 22/07/2014.Sensitization Programme for the BSF personnel at BSF STC Chakur, MaharashtraSensitization programme for Panchayati Raj Institution leaders held at Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve.Elephant tusk seized at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.Inter – agency coordination meeting on organized wildlife crime issues held in Patna on 21st May 2014Tiger skin seized at Coimbatore.
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