DR Ambedkar IAS Academy

Operation Save Kurma

Operation Save Kurma
  • The operation was conducted to combat the proliferating illegal trade of live turtles and their parts from the country to destinations abroad.
  • To focus on the poaching, transportation and illegal trade of live turtles and tortoises.
  • The operation was also aimed to invite the attention of the enforcement agencies towards such illegal trade.
  • During the operation conducted from December 15, 2016, to January 30, 2017, approximately 16,000 live turtles and tortoises were seized and released back into the wild.
  • WCCB had worked in close collaboration with regional law enforcement agencies of different states.

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