Save the Asian Big Cat

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‘Project Tiger’ launched by India was instrumental in bringing the tiger back from the brink of extinction, and  hoped that this training programme will  help law enforcement  agencies of the region to come together for a robust and far-reaching partnership to combat illegal wildlife trafficking.

-Shivnath Jha||

New Delhi, July 1: Director CBI Ranjt Sinha today inaugurated the Integrated Investigative Capacity Building and Operational Planning Programme for Asian Big Cat related Crimes in South Asia,  at the CBI Headquarters, New Delhi.CBI Director addressing

The CBI  in collaboration with Interpol’s Environmental Crime Programme, has organized the 5 day workshop , which is being attended by participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China , Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan , Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Addressing the participants Director CBI Ranjit Sinha said that the CBI has played an important role in tackling poaching by revealing the activities of a highly organized and extensive network of poachers actively operating in Sariska Wildlife Park during 2002 to 2005.

Sinha said that illegal wildlife poaching networks have crossed border linkages, and emphasized that, to effectively counter these, greater coordination between intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies transcending national boundaries is required.

He stressed upon the need to save the Asian Big Cat  and said that saving the tiger amounts to saving the eco-system which is crucial to man’s own survival. He stated that ‘Project Tiger’ launched by India was instrumental in bringing the tiger back from the brink of extinction, and  hoped that this training programme will  help law enforcement  agencies of the region to come together for a robust and far-reaching partnership to combat illegal wildlife trafficking.

Representatives from the Interpol, WWF-India and USA-AID also addressed the inaugural session, which was graced by senior officers of the CBI, wildlife conservationists and representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau in India, National Tiger Conservation Authority and TRAFFIC India are partners in this workshop.

This Programme to be held from July 1 to 5, 2013  includes sessions on New Initiatives in Tiger Poaching, Trends in Seizures, Tiger Genome Projects, Effective Prosecution of Wildlife Crimes, Wildlife Forensics and  Investigating Wildlife Smugglers. The sessions will be addressed by experts in wildlife crime, Interpol and CBI officers, forest officers including  Directors of Panna and Jim Corbett national Parks, tiger conservationists, senior lawyers specializing in wildlife crime and forensic experts.

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