The two days training on “ Wildlife Law Enforcement and Counter Wildlife Trafficking and Biodiversity Conservation”  for Forest and Police Personnel concluded on 8th of March 2022 with participation of 50 persons at the Conference Hall, Forest Mokokchung.

The training was jointly organised by the Nagaland Forest Department, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India and the Nagaland State Biodiversity Board (NSBB).

The training has covered the following topics with hands on

1. Wildlife trafficking.

2. Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

3. Protected areas.

4. Community Reserves and Biodiversity Conservation.

5. Enforcement of Wildlife and Biodiversity laws.

6. Investigation of Wildlife crimes.

The Valedictory function was chaired by Dr. Sentitula.IFS DFO Mokokchung. Shri Tiarenba Forester-I has shared the experience of learning hands on various crime related exercises and being able to equip with the legal aspects. Shri Atangba Sub-Inspector police has also shared his experience of learning various wildlife related crimes in the 2 days training programme.

Shri Dev Prakash Bankhwal, IFS (retired PCCF, Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Assam, and the Team Leader WCS appreciated the enthusiasm of the participants in their learning and advised them to continue learning and to make best use of possible time in their profession.

Shri Satya Prakash Tripathi, IFS (retired PCCF & HoFF), Nagaland and Chairman, State Biodiversity Board, Nagaland,  in his speech has recommended for continuation of such kind of training related to combating of Wildlife crime and Biodiversity Conservation for Forest and Police Personnel and to reach out to the villages towards conservation efforts through Community Reserves. The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Aosungla Forester-I, Mokokchung Forest Division.