Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

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Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.svg
Motto"Fighting Transboundary Environmental Crime"
Agency overview
Jurisdictional structure
National agencyIndia
Operations jurisdictionIndia
Governing bodyGovernment of India
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) a statutory body established by the Government of India to combat wildlife crime. It was constituted through the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006 and received its on 6 June 2007. It became operational in 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]

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

See also[edit]


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

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