Odisha’s Rare Wildlife Species Trafficked To China: Report

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Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the report on the trafficking of rare wildlife species from Odisha to China, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WLCCB) convened an urgent meeting on Thursday.

Senior officials of CBI, Enforcement Directorate (ED), Coast Guard, State Forest and Environment Department and Special Task Force (STF) attended the meeting.

Presiding over the meeting, Additional Director WLCCB, Tilottama Verma said that an international racket is active in the trafficking of rare wildlife species from different sanctuaries and national parks in Odisha to China.

Present in the meeting, ADG, Coast Guard, Pranabindu Acharya said that some species are trafficked via sea route to China along the Bangladesh and Myanmar coasts.

The meeting discussed measures to track down the racket and stop this illegal trafficking.

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