The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and Aaranyak conducted a workshop to sensitize the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel on prevention of wildlife crimes at Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh.

The workshop was attended by personnel from the 30th Battalion of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at Dirang on Monday.

“The programme was held as part of the series of programmes for border agencies in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to arrest the rising graph of wildlife crimes in the region,” said Aaranyak, a premier biodiversity conservation organization, in a statement.

The programme was inaugurated by commandant Sunil Soni, who stressed the need to curb wildlife crime through using practical methods.

He said wildlife crime is a major crime and frontline staff members of SSB are dedicated to save natural resources of country in extreme conditions.

Dr. Jimmy Borah, senior manager of Legal and Advocacy Division (LAD) from Aaranyak, presented a global perspective of wildlife crime with a focus on reducing demands and supply through cooperation and collaboration among different agencies including the SSB. Assistant

WCCB director Jawaharlal Baro spoke on the WCCB’s involvement in reducing wildlife crime.

He mentioned about the sections under which enforcement agencies like SSB can help minimise crimes.

Intelligence assistant of the WCCB, Hiten Borah spoke about wildlife trafficking, techniques of intelligence collection and on decoy deal to curb wildlife crimes.

He explained in detail how intelligence network can help generate information which can be utilised properly to minimize offences.

A practical session on identifying different wildlife products was also conducted for the participants.

“A total of 42 participants were present from different battalions of Dirang, Tawang and Bomdila,” the statement said.

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