New app in India against wildlife crimes

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From Wildlife Extra:

New app helps people across India report wildlife crimes

An app that allows users to report wildlife crimes across India has been developed by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and India’s Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB).

“The application provides a secure platform for real time exchange of wildlife crime related information between WCCB and relevant stakeholders,” said Shri S S Garbyal, the director of WCCB. “It is also a handy reference tool on the provisions of the Wild Life Protection Act for field level officers. WTI effort will therefore contribute greatly in improving wildlife crime enforcement in the country.”

<a href=”; title=”Reporting wildlife crime with a new app”>The app allows an individual to report a wildlife crime quickly and efficiently as the lead will be automatically delivered to a designated email id of WCCB. The user can also crucially remain anonymous and the WCCB will be the sole custodian of the collected information. Importantly no details of the person reporting the crime will be shared without the prior consent of the individual.

“WTI will always be striving to improve the present version of the app. It is a matter of great satisfaction that through this app, the reporting of wildlife crime has become very easy. However, quick analysis and practical application of information will be necessary to realize full potential of the app.” said Vivek Menon, Executive Director & CEO, WTI.

The app is compatible with devices running on Android Jelly Bean (ver 4.3) or higher and the minimum space requirement is 10 MB and 512 MB of free RAM with a screen size of 4.5” or higher. Users can download updated versions from and

“WTI is in consultation with its international partner IFAW to develop an application for identification of wild animals, and hopefully this aspect will be integrated in the next version of the present app with consent and suggestions of the WCCB,” said Dr Jagdish Kishwan, Chief Advisor to the ED&CEO of WTI.

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