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.
India to destroy large number of seized illegal wildlife productsOn 15.10.2014, WCCB, Western Region, Mumbai detected a consignment containing articles made of Capiz Shells (Placuna placenta) weighing 1810 KgsPrime Minister's National Relief Fund217 pieces of Mongoose Hair Brushes were seized on 20.10.2014, in a joint operation conducted by the officials of the WCCB and Assam State ForestOne day sensitization programme was conducted for seashell sellers, fishing community members and panchayat members at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.One day Wildlife crime sensitization program was conducted for forest officers at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu on 16.10.2014.One day sensitization program was conducted for Indian Coast Guard officers at Kochi, Kerala on 14.10.2014 by WCCB Regional Office Chennai.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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