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Forest Department Meet at Kolkata

(August 23, 2018) 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 fr...

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BSF Meeting at Kolkata

(August 22, 2018) Kolkata,: WCS - India Country Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS and Research Consultant Sahila Kudalkar met with the Inspector General, Mr. Rajesh Mishra, IPS and Deputy Inspector General Mr. R.V. Raghavacharlu, IPS at Kolkata as part of the partnership with the Border Security Forces to combat wildlife trafficking on India’s borders. Today, the team visited the BSF checkpost at Gojadanga where they had a very productive discussion with the Assistant Commandant Mr. Pradeep Kumar, and S...

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WCS - India Meets DRI

(August 21, 2018) Kolkata: WCS - India Country Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS and Research Consultant Sahila Kudalkar met with Additional Director General,  Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Mr. Deepankar Aron, IRS (above) at Kolkata. DRI and Customs officers are important agents of change in the fight against wildlife trafficking. We are hopeful that facilitating interagency cooperating will help ensure strict and enduring action against wildlife traffickers in West Bengal and Northeast India.

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WCS-India Combating Wildlife Trade Meeting with ED and WCCB

(August 20, 2018) Kolkata: WCS-India Country Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS and Research Consultant Sahila Kudalkar met with Special Director, Enforcement Directorate Mr. Yogesh Gupta, IPS (above) and Regional Deputy Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Mr. Agni Mitra, IFS (below) at Kolkata. As part of WCS India's efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in India, the organisation will facilitate interagency coordination and trainings and build law enforcement capacity to detect, investigate, and prosecu...

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WCS-India Signs MoU with WCCB

(August 07, 2018) New Delhi: WCS-India is very excited to announce its partnership with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) for combating wildlife trafficking in India. WCS-India will collaborate with WCCB to organize interagency, multi-tier capacity building workshops to improve detection, investigation, and prosecution of wildlife crimes in the country.Tilotama Varma, Additional Director, WCCB (left) and Prakriti Srivastava Country Director, WCS-India (right) signing the MoUWCS-India signed a memorandum of...

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