Director General of Police (DGP) K B Singh on Saturday urged police personnel to consider wildlife crime cases at par with other serious crimes. He directed police personnel to take up investigation of cases pertaining to wildlife crimes like poaching on a priority basis.
Odisha is rich in wildlife resources. Besides, the state has a long unprotected coastline, which attracts many animal species including rare Olive Ridley turtles. Keeping in mind the strategic and yet vulnerable geographic location of the state there is utmost need to protect wildlife and ensure proper implementation of wildlife laws in the state,” said Singh while inaugurating a one-day workshop on strengthening wildlife law enforcement and conservation in the state at the crime branch here
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