OPERATION THUNDERBIRD” and “OPERATION SAVE KURMA” coordinated by WCCB
Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has coordinated OPERATION THUNDER BIRD and
OPERATION SAVE KURMA in India to fight against wildlife crime.
Operation Thunderbird is the code name for Interpol’s multinational and multi-species enforcement operation. It is a Global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber
Operation Thunderbird in India is an huge success, it has ceased a total of 2524 live species of scheduled animals, 19.2 kg of elephant ivory, 1 tiger skin, 9 carcasses of wild animals, 1 organ pipe coral, 1 jar snake venom, 8 leopard skins and 1 Indian Mujtac skin and 71 persons were arrested during the operation.
OPERATION SAVE KURMA
Operation Save kurma is species specific operation on turtles convened by Wildlife Crime control Bureau (WCCB). It has been conducted from December 15 2016 to January 30 2017, total of 15,739 live turtles has been recovered.
The operation brought awareness among the enforcement agencies on existing trade and major trade hubs of country, especially in future.