Kolkata: WCS-India Country Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS and Research Consultant Sahila Kudalkar met with the Chief Wildlife Warden, West Bengal, Mr. Ravi Kant Sinha, IFS at Kolkata. They also attended the inaugural session of the Capacity Building Programme on Intelligence Collection, Investigation & Handling of Wildlife Crime led by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau in collaboration with the Directorate of Forest’s Wildlife Wing at Kolkata. The WCS-India team had a cordial and fruitful discussion with Mr. Sinha and other Forest Department staff, and look forward to partnering with the Forest Department, West Bengal and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau to build capacity of frontline staff and ensure better investigation and prosecution of wildlife crimes in the state.
(Left to Right) Sahila Kudalkar (Research Consultant, WCS-India), Agni Mitra (Regional Deputy Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau), Prakriti Srivastava (Country Director, WCS-India), Ravi Kant Sinha (Chief Wildlife Wardern, WB Forest Department), Kulandedaivel (Conservator of Forests and Joint Director, Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve, WB Forest Department) Shashi Kumar (Conservator of Forests, WB Forest Department)
WCS-India team with Forest Department and WCCB officers and trainees from the Forest Department