The leopard (Panthera pardus) is found in many parts of India. Leopards are agile and stealthy predators and adjust easily to their surroundings. The Leopard is illegally hunted for its skin. The leopards are protected under the Schedule-I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is one of the largest cat species found in India. Also called the Bengal Tiger, its recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on a reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. Tigers are apex predators, primarily preying on ungulates such as deer and bovids. They are territorial, generally solitary but social animals. Due to destruction of its habitat and illegal hunting for its fur, bone, nails and other parts it has become an endangered species. The Tigers are protected under the Schedule-I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
The sambar (Cervus unicolor) is one of the largest Indian deer. The appearance and the size of sambar vary widely. Sambar prefers the dense cover of deciduous shrubs and grasses. They are a favourite prey item for tigers and Asiatic lions. It is protected under Schedule-III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
The Spotted Deer or the cheetal (Axis axis) is found in large numbers in dense, deciduous or semi evergreen forests and open grasslands. Cheetal are primarily grazers and feed on short, sprouting grasses. Predators of the cheetal include wolves, tigers, Asiatic lions (Gir Forest), leopards, Indian rock, pythons, dholes and mugger crocodiles . It is protected under Schedule-III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Capacity Building Training Program on “Strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement” organized by WCCB, Western Region and Goa State Forest Department at Forest Training School, Valpoi, Goa on 25th and 26th August 2015.
Sensitization Program was conducted on “Prevention of Wildlife Crime & Trans-Border Smuggling” for the Enforcement Agencies & Border Guarding Forces on 08.05.2015 at Moreh, Manipur.
Sensitization Program was conducted for members of Panchayati Raj Institutions at Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh on 22.08.2015. The members were made aware about conservation and protection of wildlife in and around their natural habitat.
Sensitization Program was conducted on “Prevention of Wildlife Crime & Trans-Border Smuggling” for the SSB officer Trainees on 18.09.2015 at SSB Academy, Srinagar, Uttarakhand.
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 person was apprehended on seizure of 400 numbers of Pangolins Scale from his possession on 10 August 2015138 Spotted Black Terrapin being smuggled to Kuala Lumpur seized In ChennaiSeizure of 76 Turtles and Tortoise
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