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.
Leopard RescuedWednesday, October 22nd, 2014
BHUTAN : A forest rescue team yesterday freed a male leopard caught in a snare at Thongjabi in Umling gewog, Sarpang on October 18.
The snare was set by one of the villagers to guard his crop from wild animals.
Umling park ranger Dorji Wangchuk said that the range office was informed of the trapped leopard on Saturday at around 9am. “We reported the matter to the head office, which sent a rescue team the same day,” he said.
The rescue team from Thimphu and other forest officials went to the site, tranquilized the leopard and finally managed to release the trapped leopard around 3pm yesterday.
Officials said that they reached the site around noon and managed to rescue the leopard but the leopard took around three hours to fully regain consciousness.
The villager was not fined as the snare was set up within 50 metres of his paddy and millet field.
(Source : KUENSEL ONLINE)
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.
|« Sep||Nov »|
- Back from Nepal, elephant begets calf at Dudhwa national park Posted on: Aug 25th, 2013
- Leopard Rescued Posted on: Oct 22nd, 2014
- Rhinos may be extinct by 2020: Experts Posted on: Apr 15th, 2014
- Steps taken to curb wild animal deaths due to train hits Posted on: Sep 3rd, 2013
- Wildlife trade surfaces in Bengal again Posted on: May 26th, 2014
- Two rangers killed by poachers in Kenya Posted on: Jul 25th, 2013
- Rhino shot dead in Assam Posted on: Mar 28th, 2014
- New fish species found in Arunachal Pradesh Posted on: Aug 26th, 2013
- 123 birds of prey seized in Spain Posted on: Jul 23rd, 2013
- Six poachers held with two tiger skins in Sundarbans Posted on: Oct 19th, 2014