As the legal authorities are playing an important role in the prevention and mitigation of crimes against wildlife and illegal trade in wildlife parts, the law enforcers of Assam’s Charaideo district was on February 18, sensitised on such illegal activities.
Assam Police to take strict actions:
Biodiversity research and conservation organisation ‘Aaranyak’, in cooperation with the district police headed by its SP Sudhakar Singh, organised the workshop, a press release issued by the NGO reads.
Charaideo shares a boundary with Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, which have international borders, making it among the vulnerable areas and routes for carrying out wildlife crimes, it said. Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, the secretary-general, and CEO of ‘Aaranyak’, spoke on how social unrest could induce a grave threat to wildlife resources.
Emphasizing on wildlife crime:
Dr. Jimmy Borah, senior manager of the Legal and Advocacy Division (LAD) at ‘Aaranyak’, emphasised wildlife crime perspectives and flagged how collaborations among different security agencies can bring about a change for better in tackling the menace.
Ivy Farheen Hussain, project officer at Aaranyak, gave a brief summary of burgeoning crimes against wildlife beyond mega species and explained the kind of wildlife crimes prevalent in the northeast region.
About the crimes:
She emphasized on the fact that criminals committing crimes against wildlife are as much a danger to society as any other offenders.
Moreover, they discussed the Wildlife Protection Act at length, including its various relevant provisions and mandates.