SAWEN in collaboration with Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPWC) and National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) successfully organized a three day "Wildlife Law Enforcement Training for Armed Police Force (APF) Nepal" from June 13-15, 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The major aim of the training was to provide a comprehensive understanding of wildlife crime and wildlife parts identification to help curb the trans-national illegal wildlife trade as the APF works in border areas. Thirty one APF officers from various border areas of Nepal took part in the first ever training on wildlife crime.
The training was funded by Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife Protection in Asia Project of the World Bank through PCU-NTNC. SAWEN will continue enhancing capacity of enforcement agencies working in border areas across South Asia in view of increasing trans-border trafficking of wildlife parts.