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A sub-council for anti-poaching has its first meeting



Posted on 13 October 2017
A sub-council for anti-poaching has its first meeting
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Arrest or discovery of incidents of illegal hunting and trade of wildlife is an uneasy task, because this type of crime is often networked and well organized by the culprits.  However, it is possible to reduce and eliminate this type of crime through close cooperation between the law enforcement agencies (the police) and local communities.
Under the cooperation framework, WWF-Mongolia facilitated  a meeting among law enforcement organizations in last May.  As a result of the meeting, a sub-council was set up with the responsibility to manage and supervise preventive activities for anti-environmental crimes. The sub-council was established by the Mongolian Justice and Internal Affair Minister’s Order of 18 August, 2017 and its members include representatives from the law enforcement agencies and WWF-Mongolia. On 21 September, they held the first meeting. During the meeting the sub-council members presented ongoing activities dealing with arrest, discovery, reduction, and elimination of illegal wildlife hunting and trade, constraints encountered, and proposed activities in the nearest future.  Meantime, they exchanged data and incidents and proposed and discussed about the opportunities for cooperation in the fields.  The sub-council members have agreed on preparation of annual work plan based on the discussed issues and proposals and having semi-annual meetings for presentation and evaluation of its performances.   
 
A sub-council for anti-poaching has its first meeting
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