SAWEN –South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network is a regional network of eight countries of South Asia; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Environment Ministers of South Asia at the 11th Meeting of the Governing Council of the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) held on May 2008 in Jaipur, India announced their support for the formation of SAWEN.
Message from Chief Enforcement Coordinator
It is my pleasure to welcome you through SAWEN Secretariat website. South Asia contains a range of habitats and environments of global signifi cance that supports a unique array of flora and fauna species. We are committed to conserve the biodiversity very seriously, but it is important to acknowledge that there are many threats to biodiversity which extend beyond political boundaries. Poaching and trade of wild species is clearly one such major threat. This often involves trans-boundary landscapes and habitats, movements of people and goods through porous borders, and increasingly characterized by organized criminal syndicates working in more than one country.
60 peacocks found dead in Warangal districtTuesday, July 22nd, 2014
WARANGAL: Nearly 60 peacocks were found dead in Chitur village of Lingala Ghanapur mandal early on Monday morning. The peacocks died as a result of drinking poisonous water. It is learnt the farmers in the area used pesticides in the fields and the peacocks which drank the water in which the pesticides were mixed died. Forest officials have arrived at the place to investigate.
(Source : Times of India)
Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in AlaskaTuesday, July 22nd, 2014
NOME(Alaska): A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman’s catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.
KNOM reports Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center until McFarland can have it mounted.
The rare crab has become a rock star of sorts, with people showing up at the center to have their photos taken with it.
(Source : Times of India)
UAE pledges to protect wildlifeMonday, July 21st, 2014
ABU DHABI: The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water, MoEW, has participated in the 65th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites), which concluded recently in Geneva, Switzerland.
The delegation from the UAE was headed by Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Executive Director, Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity, Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi, and Ahmed Al Hashimi, Director of Bio-diversity, MoEW.
August 27, 2014 8:00 am –
August 29, 2014 5:00 pm