"Those Who Protect & Save Other Animals, Lead The Way In Protecting And Saving Humanity And Earth"
Wildlife Trafficking involves the illegal trade, smuggling, poaching, capture, or collection of endangered species, protected wildlife (including animals or plants that are subject to harvest quotas and regulated by permits), derivatives, or products thereof.
International organizations, such as UNODC and INTERPOL use the term 'wildlife and forest crime' to 'refer to the taking, trading (supplying, selling or trafficking), importing, exporting, processing, possessing, obtaining and consumption of wild fauna and flora, including timber and other forest products, in contravention of national or international law. Broadly speaking, wildlife and forest crime is the illegal exploitation of the world's wild flora and fauna' (UNODC, 2019)
In India, trade in over 1,800 species of wild animals, plants and their derivatives, is prohibited under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Mongoose hairs, Elephant tusks, Pangolin scales, Rhino horn, Snake skins & venom, Tiger and Leopard claws, bones, skins, whiskers, Deer antlers, Shahtoosh (Tibetian antelope) shawl, Turtle shells, Musk pods, Tokay Gecko, Bear bile, medicinal plants, timber and caged birds such as parakeets, mynas, munias, etc. are among the common products traded illegally in India.
DESTROY TRAPS IMMEDIATELY
Traps can be set either on land or in or near the water. Some types of traps are designed to kill the trapped animal, and others are designed to capture the animal alive and unharmed(live-restraining devices).
Whenever you see any trips, immediately destroy them and inform nearby forest department as soon as possible.
Hundreds of innocent animals & birds are killed every year due to hunting. If you come across any such activities please inform nearby Forest Department immediately or contact Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Office.