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.
Endangered sea turtles left stranded in GujaratThursday, August 14th, 2014
KOLKATA: Marine conservationists are trying to rescue a group of endangered sea turtles which are stranded inside a Gujarat lake after construction of large road culverts blocked their entry into the Gulf of Kutch.
A team of researchers from the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) have found that in Gujarat’s Armabada lake, a group of 20-30 turtles – Hawksbill sea turtle, Green turtle and Olive Ridley turtle – have been trapped for around a decade.
No rhino poacher convicted since 2009, report on Kaziranga revealsWednesday, August 6th, 2014
GUWAHATI: Despite Kaziranga National Park’s mounting notoriety as a poaching haven, not a single poacher has been convicted since 2009. The unscientific way of collecting evidence, lack of coordination among security forces and their poor knowledge of wildlife laws have resulted in the abysmal track record.
As per official figures, between 2009 and June this year, at least 70 rhinos were killed by poachers in the park and some 136 poachers were arrested, without a single conviction. The shocking revelation surfaced in a report submitted by park director M K Yadava before the high court on Tuesday.
Roads turn killer for big cats in KarnatakaTuesday, August 5th, 2014
BANGALORE: One fine morning a few years ago, a leopard emerged from Kaggalipura forest and strode onto the NICE Road stretch connecting Bannerghatta Road and Kanakapura Road. A leopard emerging from the nearby Kaggalipura forest area entered the road sectio
In no time, a speeding truck knocked it down. Ironically, a display board with the message, ‘Beware, leopard crossing’, meant for drivers, was probably the sole witness to the incident. witness to slow down their vehicles while moving on the stretch, was of little use.
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