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Wildlife crime: Foresters to share information

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MB GIRISH
Published Jun 6, 2019, 6:23 am IST
Updated Jun 6, 2019, 6:23 am IST
Workshop planned for senior forest officials from Karnataka, Kerala and TN from June 17.
Bandipur National Park has received a couple of good showers this season.
 Bandipur National Park has received a couple of good showers this season.

Chamarajanagar: To ensure better coordination among Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala on sharing information on wildlife crimes and to know what types of   crimes are happening in each other's territory, a workshop for senior forest officers will be held in Bandipur National Park on June 17 and 18.

Disclosing this to Deccan Chronicle on Wednesday, Director of Bandipur National Park and Conservator of Forests Balachandra said it is not that there is no coordination among the three states but it needs to be strengthened to get updates of wildlife crimes in each other's territory or on gangs operating in specific areas, to nip crimes in the bud. So the workshop was felt necessary.

 

By constantly getting updates on wildlife crimes in the forests, foresters can  come to know about the modus operandi of the poachers, if any, operating in an area, he said.

Citing an example, he recalled that brigand Veerappan used to kill tuskers with a single gunshot aiming at the neck and shot tuskers from as close as 10 feet.  The modus operandi  gave forest officials clues on the gang which have killed it.

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