WORKSHOP ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

Date:18, 19 & 20 October  ‘2012

Place: Kawal Tiger Reserve, Andhra Pradesh

Venue: Training Hall, Forest Nursery, Jannaram

Details: The Chief Conservator of Adilabad Mr. Nalini Mohan and the D.F.O Jannaram Mr. RamaKrishna Rao with 35 staff members (Range Officers, DRO’s, FSO’s, & FBO’s) have attended the workshop on Law Enforcement that was funded by Panthera.

Resource Person: Mr. Saurab Sharma, Advocate, Hon’ble Supreme Courts

KTR Staff attending the sessions.

Objective: To educate the forest staff about the Wildlife Protection Act and the methods to implement it. To build up the confidence level of the staff so that they can accomplish their task and contribute their services in protecting the wildlife and their habitat.

The Chief Conservator of Adilabad Mr. Nalini Mohan and the D.F.O Jannaram Mr. RamaKrishna Rao with 35 staff members (Range Officers, DRO’s, FSO’s, & FBO’s) have attended the workshop on Law Enforcement. The workshop began at 10:30 A.M with an introduction speech delivered by the D.F.O. A questionnaire was given to all the participants for the pre-session analysis. A resource book containing the Wildlife Protection Act, investigation related drafts were also distributed to the staff. Sandy did the telugu translation simultaneously.

After completing the first session the staff was divided into six different teams wherein each team was given a case scenario to be solved. The participants were asked to write the investigation steps, sections to be invoked and a draft of the seizure memo.

After the lunch three Crime Scenes were arranged in different areas at the venue. Two teams were sent for investigation in each area of crime. The staff participated and did their mock investigation. Later they shared their experience with the DFO and had given a positive feedback.

The D.F.O and Mr. Sharma has inaugurated the “Toll Free” poster which would be displayed in all the villages within the Tiger Reserve. (The poster was designed and published by Asif and Imran).

The staff dispersed to their respective Ranges after collecting their participation certificates.
DAY 2:
Today the session began at 9.30 A.M. Thirty staff members from Adilabad & Utnur ranges have attended the workshop. Imran has also added few more points in the workshop. The session was completed by 5:30 P.M.
DAY 3
The day started with a Nature trail near the canal (Alinagar) at 6:00 A.M. We saw few spotted deers and then visited one of the base camps. As we couldn’t spend much time inside the forest because of the workshop. The workshop began at 10:00 A.M. Twenty Two staff members from Nirmal, Pembi & Kadam Range have attended the workshop. The Sub-DFO Mr. Kondal Rao and the ACF Mr. Mohan have also attended the workshop.The workshop finished at 5.30 P.M after which Imran and Mr. Saurabh Sharma left to Nirmal. The training for the staff at NSTR would be followed.Special effort from Imran in arranging this training and participating in it. Also help from Sandy, Giri and Shankar is appreciated.
Mr. Sharma’s field session with DFO and staff.