Nagaland: Training held to counter wildlife trafficking
Dimapur, Sep. 6 (EMN): A two-day training programme to counter wildlife trafficking was held in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, on September 5 and 6. The training was organised by the department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Nagaland, under the aegis of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
The two-day training was led by Dev Prakash Bankwal, retired PCCF (WL) and CWLW Assam; Sahila Kudalkar, programme manager of WCS India; Mridula Vijairaghavan, legal advisor of WCS India; and Anirban Chaudhuri, training coordinator of WCS India.
An introduction to illegal wildlife trade, relevant provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act (1972) pertaining to IWT, search and seizure procedure as well as wildlife offence report were made aware to the participants through short videos and power point presentation. The welcome address was delivered by the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Wokha, Zuthunglo Patton. Chonpenthung Ezung, SDO (Civil) Wokha, appreciated the department for conducting the programme in the district.
The programme was attended by officials from the district administration, EACs from Englan and Sanis, Dobashis and OC Sungro along with police personnel.