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.
Rare, endangered turtle found living in partially dry water body in PatialaThursday, October 30th, 2014
PATIALA-INDIA: A 70 kg turtle, rescued recently, was living unobtrusively in an isolated water body in the heart of Patiala city since years, which has taken wildlife experts by surprise, who revealed that it could be of one of the “vulnerable species,” rarely found in Indus-Gangetic plains these days.
Wildlife officials are astonished how the turtle reached here and then survived in a small water body that is not connected to any fresh water stream since the past around 13 years and was partly dried.
The turtle was accidentally rescued on October 24 when municipal workers were clearing Rajendra lake, located in the centre of Patiala city. The lake, from where the reptile was rescued, is located adjacent to the busy Kali Devi temple on the Upper Mall road, which is Patiala’s busiest route. Read More
Tiger kills tribal woman in Kanha buffer zoneThursday, October 30th, 2014
BHOPAL-INDIA: Three days after a tiger mauled a teacher to death in Katni district, another tiger killed a 22-year-old at Manjhipur village of Mandla district in buffer zone of Kanha National Park.
The woman went missing on Saturday and the body was found in a jungle the next day.
Rambai Dhurve, 22, a resident of Manjhipur village, went into jungle to collect wood along with other villagers, but she did not return, sources said. Next day, when villagers went to look for her into the forest, the body was found there. Read More
HP to launch conservation programme for Himalayan brown bearTuesday, October 28th, 2014
SHIMLA-India: After conserving snow leopard and western tragopan, Himachal Pradesh is going to launch a conservation programme for the endangered Himalayan brown bear by setting up the country’s first conservation and breeding centre for the pheasant in Chamba district, for which the Union government has already given in-principle approval. The proposed centre is likely to start functioning in the next three-four months.
According to sources, a survey conducted by the Wildlife Institute of India in 2006 estimated the number of Himalayan brown bear to be around 500 to 750, spread among 23 protected areas and 18 other localities in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In HP, the Himalayan brown bear is found only in Kugti and Tundah wildlife sanctuaries, besides Pangi region of Chamba district.
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