Press Esc to close

Training for airport security, customs, CISF on forest crimes

DH News Service, Bengaluru, Oct 13 2017, 1:31 IST
Did you know that mongoose hair is being smuggled for making paint brushes, crocodile skin to manufacture belts, purses and hand bags and pangolin scales passing off as dry herbs and general products?

This was news even to CISF personnel, customs and vigilance staff at the Kempegowda International Airport who are undergoing a two-day training programme on wildlife crimes and capacity building.

The training workshop is being organised by the Karnataka Forest Department and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau. Officials from airport security, customs, directorate of revenue intelligence, police, customs and Central Industrial Security Force are attending the training. Four days ago, KIA security teams seized 1,012 turtles and star tortoises.

Six months ago, 97 star tortoises were smuggled to Singapore which the airport officials were unaware of.

“Not many are aware that many plants and roots having medicinal value and protected under various wildlife acts are being smuggled in the guise of ornamental plants. “This two-day workshop is being held to make officials aware of all such threats and cases,” said R Sharath Babu, environmental and wildlife advisor, who is part of the workshop.

Officials from across India are participating in the workshop, sharing their experiences and knowledge. The training is not limited to familiarising officials about wildlife products which are protected, face threat and are being smuggled, but also on the wildlife laws and relevant sections. The staff was also trained on how a natural or wildlife item will look like when it passes through X-ray machines and other scanners.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.