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.
One arrested with Red Panda hideTuesday, September 16th, 2014
RASUWA-Nepal, Sept 15: One person has been arrested with Red Panda hide from Dhaibung-5, Kalikasthan of the district.
Nepal Army (NA) arrested Purwa Tamang of Deurali, Nuwakot while he was ferrying the contraband by hiding in a sack of potatoes on a bus en route to Kathmandu from Syaprubeshi.
A squad of NA arrested Tamang during security checks while he was smuggling hide of the endangered animal.
Chief Conservation Officer at Langtang National Park Bed Kumar Dhakal informed that Tamang will be charged as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act. Published on 2014-09-15 15:07:04
(Source : MyRepublica)
Leopard found dead in BetulTuesday, September 16th, 2014
BETUL, India (MP): Around seven-year-old leopard was found dead near Bhoura village in north forest division, a forest official said here on Sunday.
The carcass of the leopard was spotted by the forest guards during their routine patrol on the intervening nights of September 12 and 13.
“Injury marks were found near the leopard’s eyes,” north forest division’s divisional forest officer (DFO) A K Tiwari said.
A post-mortem was conducted and nine samples were sent to the forensic laboratory for examination.
“The exact reason behind the death will be known only after getting a detailed report from the laboratory,” he said.
Poached? Over 40 tigers go missing in MaharashtraMonday, September 15th, 2014
NAGPUR: Tigers seem to be fast disappearing from several habitats in Maharashtra. Preliminary findings of the 2014 tiger census and figures obtained through RTI of last year’s state-level count reveal that more than more than 40 tigers have gone missing across three sanctuaries in the state as compared with 2010 estimates.
The alarming drop in numbers cannot be explained by natural variation in the tiger populations, and points to the handiwork of poachers, sources said.