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Ramesh Pandey, the 1996-batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, has been selected for the prestigious UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award for his excellent work in combating transboundary environmental crime. He will receive the award on November 13 at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok. Pandey is posted as Chief Conservator Forests (CCF) in ..
Kim Jong Yang, a South Korean police officer, has been elected the new President of Interpol for a two-year term. He succeeded Meng Hongwei of China. The decision was taken at the 87th General Assembly of the Agency in Dubai, UAE. The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is the international organization that facilitates international police ..
The first-ever executive committee meeting of South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) held in Kolkata
The 4th executive committee meeting of South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) was held in Kolkata, West Bengal on May 8-10, 2018 to curb wildlife crime in South Asian region. It was the first-ever meeting of SAWEN to be held in India since its inception in 2011. The 2-day conference was attended by representatives of ..
WCCB is statutory multi-disciplinary body under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to combat organized wildlife crime in the country. It was established in June 2007 by amending the Wildlife (Protection) Act (WLPA), 1972, a special Act to protect the wildlife and fauna in the country. It is headquartered in New Delhi ..
In April, 2016, the Union Cabinet had approved adopting and becoming a member of the Statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN), a regional inter-governmental body in combating wildlife crime in the region and beyond. By becoming member of SAWEN, India will strengthen its ties with the member countries for controlling the trans-boundary ..
WCCB (Wildlife Crime Control Bureau), selected for Chief Dave Cameron Award 2010 for distinction in Environmental Crimes Enforcement and Education by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Award is presented to full-service law enforcement agencies that work to put into effect environmental laws and educate the public Award will be presented to the ..