Wildlife Crime Symposium organized in Aizawl | Popgen Tech


Mizoram State Legal Services Authority, Mizoram Police, Forest Environment & Climate Change Department and Customs Division Aizawl jointly organized a ‘Symposium on Wildlife Crime’ at the Assembly Annex Conference Hall on Thursday.

Gauhati High Court Judge and Executive Chairman Mizoram State Legal Services Authority – Justice Michael Zothankhuma, graced the occasion as its Chief Guest.

Judge Zothankhuma cited that it is unfortunate that a majority of protected wildlife species are illegally sold and traded.

He also emphasized the need for in-depth training for officials on various laws such as the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972; Customs Act, 1962; and Forest Act 1927.

The Director General of Police (DGP) of Mizoram – Devesh Chandra Srivastav, IPS, addressed the symposium and stressed that Mizoram is becoming the route of illegal wildlife trade. Therefore, establishing a Legal Personalized Wildlife Unit would prove to be useful in checking and preventing illegal trade in exotic wildlife species.


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