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.
78 Cranes Seized, Three Poachers finedTuesday, October 21st, 2014
KARACHI-Pakistan: The Sindh wildlife department has confiscated 78 common cranes and arrested three poachers in a raid on a passenger bus near the Hyderabad toll plaza.
The poachers, identified as Sanaullah, Qudratullah and Mohammad Illyas Khan, belong to the Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The birds, being kept in the SWD office premises in Hyderabad, would be released later in the Indus delta.
“We have released the offenders after recovering a fine of Rs50,000. They told us that they were taking the birds to Peshawar where they would sell them to dealers,” said Hyderabad deputy conservator wildlife Ghulam Mohammad.
Fighting Wildlife Crime to End Extreme Poverty and Boost Shared ProsperityTuesday, October 21st, 2014
Now a US$ 213 billion industry, environment and natural resource crimes such as poaching, illegal logging and wildlife trafficking are growing every year and putting natural resources at risk. This is not just a tragedy for people who love animals or care about the environment. When elephants are slaughtered for their ivory and trees are illegally logged, ecosystems break down. The world’s poorest often bear the brunt of the fallout. And that is where—and why—the World Bank comes into the picture.
Interest in Rhino Horn Drops in VietnamMonday, October 20th, 2014
The poll of 1 000 people interviewed in six major municipalities in Vietnam (Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Nha Trang, Can Tho) was first conducted in August last year.
A year later, after an intensive education and awareness campaign by the Humane Society International (HSI) and the Vietnam Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) Management Authority, the same respondents were re-visited. The results of that poll were released yesterday.
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