Posted on 23 November 2023
23 November 2023, Kathmandu: WWF Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police (CIB) for the third time to join hands and work to control the poaching and illegal wildlife trade of endangered species of Nepal and their parts and products.
“WWF Nepal is pleased to be able to support and collaborate with CIB, Nepal Police. Curbing wildlife crime takes collaborative efforts from all concerned stakeholders and we all have to work together. We are happy to be continuing our joint efforts with the CIB, Nepal Police with the third phase of this formal partnership which has been continuing since 2014” said Dr. Ghana Shyam Gurung, Country Representative of WWF Nepal. “We are thankful to the leadership of CIB, Nepal Police in controlling wildlife trade and crime and with continued joint efforts, we look forward to make Nepal a zero transit nation for wildlife. ” he added.
The intent of this MoU is to use the strengths, knowledge, resources, and networks of both parties efficiently and effectively in a meaningful partnership to control poaching as well as illegal trade of endangered species. This partnership aims to enhance coordination between various law enforcement agencies working in wildlife crime control to increase effectiveness of investigations and build a strong research base on the issue.
“The third renewal of this MOU will continue a decade of formal partnership between WWF and CIB, Nepal Police and it will help to synchronize efforts to control organized and transnational wildlife crime” said AIGP Kiran Bajracharya, Chief of CIB, Nepal Police.
With this MoU, WWF Nepal and the CIB, Nepal Police will continue the collaborative efforts to curb wildlife crime in Nepal.