Wildlife crime happens in a broad range in India, from small-scale subsistence hunting in rural areas to multimillion-dollar trading on the international market. Due to its global ties to other forms of illicit commerce, the international trade in wildlife and related trafficking may be the most prominent. Tiger and leopard skins, their bones, and other body parts, rhino horns, ivory, turtle and tortoise shells, sea horses, snake venom, mongoose hair, snake skins, tokay geckos, sea cucumbers, musk pods, bear bile, and caged birds like parakeets and munias are among the wildlife species and products from India that are frequently smuggled out of the country. Most people probably aren't even aware that India is home to such a diverse array of animals.

In recent years, wildlife trafficking has increased dramatically, earning enormous illegal revenues. In other terms, criminals are helping themselves to the valuable resources of the ecosystem without considering the cost to our earth. To safeguard the most recognisable species on the planet and stop the depletion of limited natural resources, we must take immediate action. The global organized crime networks are highly developed and well-equipped. Many of the same methods and illegal channels are employed by criminals in trafficking.

The workshop's main goal is to help participants comprehend how mapping may be used to collect, collate, analyse, and make available data on the legal procedures connected to illegal wildlife trading. On October 12 and 13, The Nature's Eye is pleased to offer you the chance to participate in a 2-DAY WORKSHOP ON MAPPING WILDLIFE CRIMES.

About the speaker:

Dr Nabi Kanta Jha is an Environmental Services Professional from Kolkata, West Bengal. He is currently working as an Assistant Field Director in the Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, an autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India, which has been identified as a focal agency to advance scientific knowledge, to evolve integrated management strategies, demonstrate their efficacy for conservation of natural resources, and to ensure environmentally sound development in the entire Indian Himalayan Region (IHR).

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Topics to be discussed:

  • Concept of wildlife crime

  • Collection of Intelligence

  • Registration of cases

  • Search and seizure

  • Investigation and Complaint

  • Post-trial action

  • Prosecution of cases in courts

Details of the workshop:

  • Date: 12th October & 13th October 2022

  • Time: 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm (IST)

  • Mode: Online

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Registration fee: INR 500/-

  • Early birds discount: INR 450/- (till 7th October 2022)

  • Group discount (min. 3): INR 400/- (till 7th October 2022)

  • E-Certificate will be given to all the participants

  • For further queries contact: Pavithra: +91 96339 03981 / info@thenatureseye.com

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