Chinese pangolin rescued near Assam-Arunachal border

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Guwahati: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) Guwahati and Chariduwar Forest Range of Sonitpur West Division on Saturday conducted a joint operation at Potasali on Balipara Bhalukpong Road in Sonitpur district of Central Assam and recovered 9.5 kg and 29 kg. Rescued two Chinese pangolins weighing 1 kg.
Two persons, identified as Mangfi village under Chiang police station in Arunachal Pradesh, and Gyan Bahadur Chetry of Gormura village under Chariduar police station in Sonitpur district, were arrested in connection with rescuing a pangolin near Arunachal. I have taken State border.
“Both of these pangolins were brought from Sepa area of Arunachal Pradesh. They often hunt pangolins for their meat. 9, 39, 44, 48A, 49B, 50, 51, “a WCCB official said.

Operation Intelligence, led by the WCCB’s Heaton Bora, was based on intelligence.

The Chinese pangolin is listed in Schedule-I of the Wildlife Conservation Act, 1972, and has been declared an “endangered” species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The WCCB, Guwahati, has stepped up operations against alleged wildlife smugglers across the region, especially in the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border areas, in the last few months.

A few weeks ago, teams from the WCCB and Nameri Range Office of the Assam Forest Department seized several parts of the leopard during an operation on Chariduar-Bhalukpong Road in Sonitpur district.

In February, WCCB Guwahati, police (both from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh) and police teams recovered several parts of wildlife, including the skin and skull of a Royal Bengal Tiger, from an oil depot at Banderdewa along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. ۔ Forest Department\

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