Police play a bigger role in the prevention of wildlife crime: Rahul Dutta

Police play a bigger role in the prevention of wildlife crime: Rahul Dutta

This is a “Wildlife Crime Scenario and Various Aspects” by Rahul Dutta, an expert in wildlife crime investigations and a consultant at the International Sai Foundation (IRF), with a large group of police officers in the Morigaan district. I mentioned it when I was giving a presentation at an interactive workshop on. The meeting room of the police chief’s office on Saturday.

This workshop was organized by Aaranyak, a biodiversity research and conservation organization, in collaboration with the Morigaon Police Department. Police Chief (SP) Aparna Natarajan, who prepares the workshop, said that only police and forest personnel will prevent wildlife crime and illegal trade, given the vast illegal network of wildlife criminals and illegal wildlife trade. Said he couldn’t. Wildlife, unless with the cooperation of people and NGOs who have the expertise to focus on wildlife conservation and address various aspects of wildlife crime.

Police officials also said that wildlife crime was not the main focus of police stations, but police are such, given the alarming aspects of the world’s fourth-largest trade after wildlife crime and illegal drug trafficking. He pointed out that crime must be emphasized enough. , Weapons and trafficking and the radicals involved in it.

Dr. Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, a world-renowned psychic conservation expert and CEO of Aaranyak, gave a presentation at the workshop, highlighting the salient features of the northeastern biodiversity hotspot and valuable resources of the region. Flagged the great responsibility of the local police to protect. ..

He highlighted the surge in wildlife crime, especially wildlife poaching and trade, when social and political unrest arose in certain areas. He said during such a turbulent phase, police focus shifted to maintaining legal and orderly conditions, and less attention was paid to wildlife crime.

Prashanta Chaudhry, senior counsel for the Gauhati High Court, addressed the workshop, emphasizing the power entrusted to police by national law in dealing with wildlife crime. He cited various proceedings related to wildlife crime to explain the important role of police in tackling wildlife crime.