Enhancing capacity to fight illegal wildlife trade

Posted on
07 November 2012

Representatives of various law enforcement agencies in the country are attending the capacity building workshop for combating illegal wildlife trade from today.

Organized jointly by Forest Protection Surveillance Unit (FPSU), Department of Forests and Park Services, WWF-Bhutan and TRAFFIC India, the two-day workshop will involve participants on issues of illegal wildlife crime, its trans-national nature and global connect.

The workshop will also focus on wildlife forensics, identification of wildlife products and will also provide a hands-on experience of identification of wildlife products in trade and methods of collection and preservation of samples.

Participants from various law enforcement agencies in the country will also share experiences on intelligence networking such as database compilation and provide recommendations as to how best illegal wildlife trade in Bhutan can be fought.