WCCB wins Asia Environment Enforcement Awards for combating trans-boundary environmental crime
The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has been selected among the winners of the Asia Environment Enforcement Awards for its work in combating trans-boundary environmental crime, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday.
The minister said this is the second time in a row that the awards are being given by UN Environment to India.
The awards recognize excellence in enforcement by government officials and institutions/teams combating transboundary environmental crime, such as illegal trade in wildlife, chemicals or waste, in Asia.
This is the third time the Awards will be given. For the first time, there will also be a separate award for gender leadership. The 2018 Awards are presented by UN Environment in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, INTERPOL, USAID, Freeland Foundation, and the Government of Sweden. Financing for the Awards is being supported by different partners, including generous support from the Government of Norway.