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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (August 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (August 2022)
(September 30, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter August 2022 In Focus Multiple seizures involving illegal trade of exotic wildlife species were reported in August. The cases were reported from Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, and Tripura. Seized wildlife includes exotic species of primates, hornbills, and reptiles, among others. Read full media reports on these seizures here: Passenger from Bangkok caught with live animals, including monkey & snakes at Chennai Airport; arrested...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2022)
(August 18, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter July 2022 In Focus Read more about these seizures in the News Scan section below.    ‘Wildlife Evidence Collection Kits’ gifted in support to the Telangana Forest Department On the occasion of International Tiger Day (29 July 2022), as part of the existing collaboration between Wildlife Conservation Society- India and Telangana Forest Department, we provided ‘Wildlife Evidence Collection K...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2022)
(July 14, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter June 2022 In Focus CITES is an international agreement between sovereign states aimed at ensuring that the international trade in specimens of wild plants and animals does not threaten their survival.  The parties to the convention will decide through voting on the amendments to Appendices I and II at the Conference of Parties held once every two to three years. For the next COP meeting, COP19 which will be held in Panama City in N...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (May 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (May 2022)
(June 27, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter May 2022   In Focus India continues to be a significant transit and destination country for illegal trade in exotic wildlife species. Here is a list of media-reported exotic wildlife seizures from May 2022: Customs officials recovered four endangered exotic primate species from a bus in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. Species recovered were a east javan langur, a red-shanked douc, and two monkeys belonging to Cercopithecus genus. In ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2022)
(May 19, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter April 2022 Wildlife trade trivia   Illegal wildlife trade in April 2022   News scan (1 to 30 April 2022)   Big cats 3 leopard skins recovered from house, man arrested | The Tribune A man, Sanjeev Kumar, resident of Prem Vihar on Tibba Road, Ludhiana, has been arrested for allegedly smuggling leopard skins. Read more More on big cats Berhampur: Record haul of illegal wild...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2022)
(April 12, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter March 2022   Wildlife Trade Trivia     Illegal Wildlife Trade in March 2022        In Focus   Hunting may have increased during the COVID lockdown We may have hunted more wildlife during the pandemic-induced lockdowns of 2020, according to a survey. Hunting for household consumption increased during this time; sports and recreation were motivators for hunting as we...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2022)
(March 15, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter February 2022   Illegal wildlife trade in February 2022     In Focus   Wildlife crime & camera trapping training | The Morung Express From 19th-21st February, 2022, WCS-India trained 32 Forest Guards and Foresters from Intanki National Park, Nagaland on ‘Wildlife Crime Prevention, Detection and Investigation’. Topics covered included ‘Offenses under Wild Life (Protection) Act, ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2022)
(February 15, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter January 2022   Wildlife trade trivia   Illegal wildlife trade in January 2022     In Focus   Media-Reported Wildlife Poaching and Illegal Trade in India: 2020 Media-Reported Wildlife Poaching and Illegal Trade in India: 2020 aims at providing a comprehensive overview of illegal wildlife trade in India for the year 2020. It is an assessment of data collected through publicly available...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (December 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (December 2021)
(January 24, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter December 2021 Wildlife trade trivia     Illegal wildlife trade in December 2021     News scan (December 1 - 31) Big Cats Ten held for poaching leopard in Salekasa, chopping paws | Times of India It’s raining tiger and leopard skins and body parts in the region. In a raid on poachers, the Nagpur forest division officials arrested ten accused from Salekasa under Gondia forest division for h...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (November 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (November 2021)
(December 20, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter November 2021 Wildlife trade trivia   Illegal wildlife trade in November 2021   In Focus Click here to view the guide   Superstitious Beliefs – Another Source of Demand in India’s Illegal Wildlife Trade | The Wire Science In India, the demand for animal parts in superstitious rituals fuels poaching and illegal trade, and the illegal availability of these parts sustains the rituals...

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