Wildlife smuggling

Smuggling in India report, 2019-20

Context in Current Affairs: The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently released the Smuggling in India Report 2019-20. The report was released during the 63rd founding day celebrations of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.  The report analyses the smuggling trends on narcotic ..


Preventing the death of wildlife from Electrocution

The standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) headed by the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has made the following recommendations to prevent the death of elephants and other wildlife from electrocution: Developing a nationwide ..

Smooth-Coated Otter and Tokay Gecko

The ongoing Eighteenth Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has approved: Prohibiting commercial international trade in a species of otter, Smooth-Coated Otter native to the subcontinent ..

India submits proposals to boost to protection status of 5 wildlife species at CITES. Where headquarters of CITES

India has recently submitted proposals regarding changes to the listing of five wildlife species viz. smooth-coated otter, small-clawed otter, Indian star tortoise, Tokay gecko, wedgefish and Indian rosewood in the CITES secretariat meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The species are facing ..

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 ..

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)

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 ..