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SAWEN (South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network) meeting held in Kolkata

Published on May 16, 2018
The South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) held its first ever meeting in India.

  • It organized the Fourth Executive Committee Meeting and a three day Workshop on 'Strengthening Institutional Capacity of SAWEN' in collaboration with the Government of India.
  • The two-day meeting was organized in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • The conference witnessed participation from seven out of the eight member countries. 
  • The conference was not attended by Pakistan.
  • The members agreed on having an operational framework for strengthening the regional body to combat wildlife crime.
  • India adopted many proposals to curb wildlife crime in the South Asian Region.
  • SAWEN is regional inter-governmental wildlife law enforcement support body of South Asian Countries.
  • It was launched in January, 2011 in Paro, Bhutan during the second meeting of the South Asia Expert Group on Illegal Wildlife Trade.
  • The SAWEN Secretariat was formally established on 20th April, 2011 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • India became its formal member in 2016 in order to strengthen ties with the member countries in controlling the trans-boundary wildlife crime through communication and co-ordination.

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