Assam: Wildlife crimes discussed by Aaranyak and WCCB


Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) held a one-day sensitization programme on Friday at North Gongia, Kokrajhar, BTR in collaboration with Aaranyak, Raimona Sona Bhandar Ecotourism Development (RSBED) NGO, and Raimona Forest Department on the prevention of wildlife crimes and the role of Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) members.

The event was held as part of the Legal and Advocacy Division (LAD) of Aaranyak (, a biodiversity conservation and research organisation, continuing its efforts to raise awareness about the steepening global wildlife crime graph that has impacted Assam and Northeast India.

The programme began with an opening speech by Mohendra Basumatary, the RSBED Secretary. WCCB Assistant Director Jawaharlal Boro gave an overview of the WCCB and wildlife crime in general.

With examples, Dr. Jimmy Borah, senior manager, LAD, discussed the global threats posed by wildlife crime. Ivy Farheen Hussain, project officer of Aaranyak’s Tiger Research and Conservation Division (TRCD), explained the various types of wildlife crime that are currently taking place in the area. Conflicts, livelihood options, and ways to benefit from a national park as a tourism destination were among the topics discussed by the participants.

WCCB Intelligence Assistant Hiten Bora urged all members to work for wildlife conservation on a proactive basis. Range Officer Subhash Ch. Mushairy, who was accompanied by members of the Anchalik unit of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), village heads, and other community members, also attended the event. The gathering drew over 50 people. Aaranyak was asked by a local NGO group to provide and facilitate training and workshops for the local community. According to a press release, a special request was made to help people who are genuinely reliant on firewood collected from forests for their livelihood, as well as to help manage the conflict problem.

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