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 Program was conducted for Customs Officials and CISF Personnel at DABH Airport, Indore, M.P. on 22.01.2015Inter-Agency Coordination Meeting on strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement was conducted at Raipur, Chhattisgarh on 29.01.2015Inter-Agency Coordination Meeting was conducted at Thiruvananthapuram under chairmanship of CWLW, Kerala on 19.02.2015Seizure of otter skins and leopard skins & bonesRhino Horn Seized on 10.02.2015, officials baikunthapur Forest Division of West Bengal, seized a Rhino Horn along with one van and a motorcycle.In an operation coordinated by WCCB, Himachal Pradesh Police apprehended 2 persons along with 4 Leopard skins at Bilaspur, Himachal PradeshRed Sand Boa seized in a Joint operation.WCCB Western Region Mumbai conducted two days capacity building training course for Police and Forest officers on investigation of wildlife offencesSensitization Program for newly appointed civil Judges junior division held at National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on 19.01.201520 kg of tortoise shell along with one vehicle was seized from two accused persons at Dakshin Dinajpur District of West Bengal by Custom officialsPrime Minister's National Relief Fund
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