Jalpaiguri Range Officer Selected for Wildlife Enforcement Awards by AWI in United States
The ceremony will be held on October 3 at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The honour is named in memory of Bavin, who was the late Chief of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's Division of Law Enforcement. Bavin had pioneered the highly effective use of covert investigations and 'sting' operations to uncover illegal wildlife trade. The Bavin Awards recognise the extraordinary efforts that law enforcement officers and other field-based individuals are willing to make in order to protect wildlife.