1 Tahrcountry Musings: Interpol launches new Tiger conservation initiatives

Friday, November 04, 2011

Interpol launches new Tiger conservation initiatives

Interpol on Wednesday launched a new initiative to coordinate the global fight against tiger poaching.

Interpol's new Project Predator is designed to help coordinate efforts of police, customs and wildlife officials in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.

According to INTERPOL tackling tiger crime requires an enforcement response that employs advanced, intelligence-led methods of investigation and the engagement of the whole criminal justice system. The response must target the individuals who control this lucrative trade, bring them to justice, and seize any assets obtained through their crimes. The Project has three aims: organize collaborative, high-level international efforts to improve political will; transform this will into departmental support, and train officers in the necessary skills. Activities will focus on capacity building, intelligence management, operational initiatives and advocacy. Police, customs and wildlife enforcement seminars will help develop departmental support. The Project will also call upon countries to establish National Tiger Crime Task Forces that will be connected regionally and internationally through the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus. Through these task forces, the Project hopes to encourage the use of modern intelligence-led enforcement practices for tiger conservation.  
This is an ambitious on-going project continuously seeking support from individuals, organizations and institutions.
If you are interested in helping INTERPOL please click HERE

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