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South Asia join hands on widlife trade

Intelligence wings and various law enforcement agencies of eight South Asian countries –Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – have now joined hands to tackle illegal wildlife trade in the region. 

As a step towards joint co-operation in combating wildlife crime, a meeting of these enforcement agencies under the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) took place at the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this week.

A specialized training curriculum from INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme was delivered, along with input from other experts and additional technical support including the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). 

Full report here Business Standard


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