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.
Two persons were apprehended and 4 pieces of Elephant tusk weighing 2.3 Kgs was recovered.Joint raid was conducted on 08.01.2015 at the Natun Bazar market area of Karbi Anglong Dist. AssamOver 2000 Live Turtles seized in a Joint Operation in West BengalTwo Days Training Program on ‘Prevention of Wildlife Crime & Investigation’ for the Forest & Police Officers of Tripura was conducted at AgartalaSuspected illegal ivory trader targeted in INTERPOL operation arrested in ZambiaSensitization Program for Panchayat Raj Institutions held at Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Karnataka on 22.12.2014 by WCCB Regional Office, Chennai.Two Days Capacity Building Training Program for Forest & Police Department officials was conducted at Bhadra Tiger Reserve, KarnatakaLeopard skin seized at Chikmagalur.Prime Minister's National Relief Fund
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