Ramesh Pandey selected for UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award

Senior Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Ramesh Pandey was selected by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for prestigious Asia Environmental Enforcement Award. This is the fourth time the Awards will be given and there will be also a separate category for Africa-Asia cooperation in the area of illegal trade in wildlife.

Key Highlights

The selection panel of Asia Environmental Enforcement Award recognised the excellent work done by Ramesh Pandey in combating trans-boundary environmental crime. He will receive the award on 13 November 2019 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

About Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards

Objective: To publicly recognise excellence in enforcement and outstanding achievements made by public organisations/individuals in Asia in combating transboundary environmental crime like illegal trade in wildlife, chemicals or waste, in Asia.

The 2019 Awards are presented by UNEP in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), USAID, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), INTERPOL, Freeland Foundation, and Government of Sweden.

Categories: The 5 categories in which award will be given are-

(1) Collaboration

(2) Impact

(3) Innovation

(4) Integrity

(5) Gender leadership.

About Ramesh Pandey

He is a 1996-batch IFS officer. He is posted as Chief Conservator Forests in Lucknow and Secretary, Uttar Pradesh State Bio-diversity Board. He is known for his investigation and intelligence gathering on poachers.




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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho

    Congratulations to Ramesh Pandey.