Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

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Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
Motto"Fighting Transboundary Environmental Crime"
Agency overview
Jurisdictional structure
National agencyIndia
Operations jurisdictionIndia
Governing bodyGovernment of India
Operational structure
HeadquartersTrikoot-1 Building, 2nd Floor, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Tilotama Varma, Additional Director
Parent agencyMinistry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) is a statutory body established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to combat organised wildlife crime. The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006 provisions came in to force on 4 September 2006. It became operational in the year 2008.[1]

WCCB won the prestigious 2010 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards for its outstanding work on wildlife law enforcement in the country, which was received by Ramesh K Pandey, Deputy Director, on behalf of WCCB.[2] UNEP has also awarded WCCB with Asia Environment Enforcement Award, 2018.

WCCB is also partnering with United Nations University and CIESIN-Earth Institute at Columbia University through the Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System Initiative.

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  1. ^ "Creation of WCCB". wccb.gov.in. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ Species Survival Network

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