About the book
Effective implementation of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (WLPA) and prosecution of offenders requires Forest Officers to also have a reasonable understanding of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC). However, lack of formal training makes interpretation of law and criminal procedures, an intimidating subject. This book seeks to address this major lacuna and has therefore been written in a very simple, easy to understand style along with specific wildlife related examples.
The step-by-step procedure to be followed right from detection of an offence to conviction or acquittal has been illustrated in three simple colour charts with all important stages covered. The book also contains a simple, detailed chart with classification of various wildlife offences as Cognizable, Non-Cognizable, Bailable and Non-Bailable. Apart from Forest Officers, this book will be of interest to other Enforcement Officers with jurisdiction on Wildlife Offences.
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About the author
Praveen Bhargav has represented Wildlife First on the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), the highest statutory body on wildlife chaired by the Prime Minister. He has also served on various expert committees of the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the National Tiger Conservation Authority. He was part of the sub-committee on amendments to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. He has conducted several training programs and workshops for Judicial Officers in association with Judicial Academies in many States, Police Officers under the aegis of the Karnataka Police Academy and Forest Officers/staff in association with various State Forest Departments. He has also been invited to speak on Conservation Policy and law at National Law Schools. He has delivered guest lectures to officers at the National Academy of Customs and the State Forest Service College of the MoEF. In 2002, he was nominated for the Environmental Leaders Forum hosted by CERC, Columbia University, New York. He was also selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program on Public Parks & Conservation by the US Government in 2005. He currently anchors the policy and litigation campaigns of Wildlife First.