Thursday, February 11, 2010

Centre to train forest officials to stop poaching of big cats.

Neha Attre
Tags : railways, trains
Posted: Monday , Feb 08, 2010 at 0503 hrs

The officials of Uttar Pradesh Forest Department of the Project Tiger areas will be trained by the Central government about the latest techniques in science and technology to tackle poaching of big cats.

The week-long training programme, to be held by the end of this month, is being organised by National Tiger Conservation Authority in collaboration with Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Gujarat Forensic Science University, and Traffic-India, wildlife NGO.

Samir Sinha, Head of Traffic-India, said: “This type of training is being held for the first time. The course has specially been designed to update the forest officials on the latest advances in science and technology that can be used to tackle wildlife crime.”

“It will be an extensive training about the role of modern science in investigation of wildlife crime. Currently, the training will focus on big cats. Later, it will be extended to deal with crime on other species,” added Sinha.

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