Dimapur, March 6: Two-day training on “Combating Wildlife Crime and Biodiversity Conservation” for Forest and Police Personnel was jointly organised by the Nagaland Forest Department, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-India and the Nagaland State Biodiversity Board (NSBB) concluded today.
A total of fifty trainees from Forest and Police Departments attended the training.
The training was imparted on following topics: Wildlife trafficking and its combating; Important provisions of wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972; Biodiversity Conservation; Engagement of communities in management of natural resources; Management of Human -Wild Animal conflict; Search and seizure in wildlife crimes; Identification of wildlife species and their parts in illegal trade; Simulation exercise on wildlife crime; and Filing of court cases.
Satya Prakash Tripathi, Chairman, Nagaland State Biodiversity Board was the chairman of the valedictory programme and K Vekato Chishi, ACP, Dimapur was the special invitee for the programme.
The training emphasized on continuity of such trainings in future for Forest and Police personnel; necessity of awareness on conservation of forest, wildlife and biodiversity at grassroot level; and funding to the communities for continuity of conservation works.
H Tokaho Kinimi, Wildlife Warden, Wildlife Division, Dimapur proposed the vote of thanks for the valedictory programme.
(Page News Service)